Kristi Stinson earned her B.S.N. at Villanova University. She earned both her M.S.N. (Adult care and Acute care) and Ph.D. at Seton Hall University. She has been practicing as a nurse and nurse practitioner for over 25 years. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including med-surg, neurology, intensive care, pain management, and, most recently, cardiology private practice, health promotion/preventive services and as a nurse educator for Atlantic Health System - Western Region.
Dr. Stinson's passion and love for nursing led her to teaching. Prior to accepting a full time position at Seton Hall, she worked in an adjunct capacity for several years teaching in both the didactic and clinical settings at the undergraduate and graduate level. She was extremely fortunate to be able to pursue her doctorate degree through the generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - New Jersey Nurse Initiative. Dr. Stinson's dissertation research examined registered nurses' clinical experience and clinical decision making processes in relation to physical restraint use in the critical care setting.
- Ph.D., 2013, Seton Hall University
- M.S.N., 2002, Seton Hall University
- B.S.N., 1995, Villanova University
- "Benner's Framework and Clinical-Decision Making in the Critical Care Environment," Nursing Science Quarterly, 30 (1), 52-57, January 2017.
- "Nurses' Attitudes, Clinical Experience, and Practice Issues with Use of Physical Restraints in Critical Care Units," American Journal of Critical Care, 25 (1), 21-26, January 2016.
- Manuscript reviewer for Critical Care Nursing, Nursing Outlook
Submitted grant for research support for work on Gen Z diverse nursing students and mentorship for pursuing PhD
- Manuscript Reviewer - American Journal of Critical Care Nursing (AJCN), American Journal of Nursing (AJN)
- Faculty Researcher of the Year, Seton Hall University, CON, 2017
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/ New Jersey Nursing Initiative (RWJF/NJNI) Scholar, Seton Hall University, 2009.
- Member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Nu Chapter
- Member of ENRS – Eastern Nursing Research Society
- Member of AACN – American Association of Critical Care Nurses
- 2019 Daisy Award – Excellence in Classroom Teaching
- Co-chair of the Middle States Re-Accreditation Self-Study Working Group, Standard IV (Support of the Student Experience).