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Seton Hall University

Kathleen Neville, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN

Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
College of Nursing

Kathleen Neville Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, is an experienced nurse educator with an extensive background in both undergraduate and graduate education with a focus on research, evidence-based practice and curriculum development. She is a graduate of New York University where she obtained both a Ph.D. and master's degree in Nursing, and a B.S. in Nursing from Rutgers College of Nursing. Prior to joining Seton Hall College of Nursing in January 2018, she was professor in the School of Nursing at Kean University and taught in the R.N.-B.S.N. master's and Ph.D. programs. Previous teaching experiences include Rutgers University and Yale University.

In 2018, Seton Hall University College of Nursing and the School of Health and Medical Sciences, and the Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine were awarded a three-year Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration Grant to address the opioid epidemic. As principal investigator and one of three project directors, in collaboration with SAMHSA grant team members, nurse practitioner, medical and physician assistant students are afforded the opportunity to receive state of the art didactic and clinical training to prescribe medication-assisted treatment (MAT), the gold standard treatment for individuals with opioid use disorders.

Dr. Neville’s research interests pertain to investigations addressing challenges in nursing practice and further testing of her instrument, the Nurses' Perception of Patient Rounding Scale© (Neville,2010). She has been primary author to numerous nursing studies in refereed journals examining compassion fatigue, rounding practices, substance abuse, the opioid epidemic, servant leadership, fatigue, noise mitigation, psychosocial oncology and uncertainty in illness. Dr. Neville is the author of the pediatric/adolescent text, Mature Beyond Their Years: The Impact of Cancer on Adolescent Development. Throughout her career she has presented locally, nationally and internationally on her many research studies and has extensive experience as a nursing research editor. Dr. Neville is passionate about facilitating and mentoring nurses in the conduct of scholarly inquiry to guide practice.