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Cathy L. Campbell

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
McLeod 4057
202 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Dr. Campbell's research and clinical interests are focused on hospice and palliative care decision-making and outcomes. Her program of research is focusing on end-of-life decision-making, exploring rural and ethnic/racial perspectives on patient/caregiver satisfaction with hospice services, and educating nurses in rural communities about pain management.

NR-Compassionate End of Life Care for Transgender Elders
Source: Mind and Life Institute
September 14, 2020 – September 13, 2022
Chaplain Research Literacy: an Introduction for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Residents
Source: Rush University Medical Center
October 01, 2017 – June 30, 2019
NR- Virginia Nurse Advocacy Fellowship
Source: Virginia Nurses Foundation
February 19, 2016 – February 18, 2017
NUCO 2210: Foundations of Nursing CARE
Credits: 3
CARE includes a focus on Compassion, Awareness of self and cultural variance, Resilience, and Effective communication for interprofessional teams. This learner-centered seminar course facilitates student exploration of professional concepts foundational to safe, high quality, patient- & family-centered nursing care across all settings and populations and to enhance student awareness of self within the nurse-patient clinical encounter.
NUCO 2220: Cells to Society for Nursing Practice
Credits: 2
Using a common chronic disease, this seminar connects the patient to critical elements in the BSN Essentials and IOM Competencies. Real life, interactive opportunities connect the values and core professional concepts to patient experiences across the continuum of health care delivery. Students learn how care of the patient raises questions across multiple domains, such as basic science, culture & society, public policy, and healthcare costs.
NUCO 2440: Principles and Application of Case-Based Learning for Nursing Practice
Credits: 2
Using patient cases, this learner-centered seminar facilitates student exploration of patient- & family-centered care across the continuum of health care delivery and provides clinical experiences to apply critical elements of the BSN Essentials and IOM Competencies. Thinking critically, students synthesize prior and concurrent knowledge in their clinical reasoning and incorporate evidence-based practice across the lifespan.
GCNL 5130: Clin Prac & Decis-Making: Nursing Care of Adults w/ Common Health Problems
Credits: 3
This course provides students with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and clinical skills needed to provide safe and effective nursing care to adults experiencing acute illness. Clinical experiences in acute care settings focus on applying the principles of family-centered care and offer opportunities to provide nursing care focusing on health promotion as well as health protection and recovery from illness. Prereqs: GNUR 6010 & GCNL 5110.
GNUR 6050: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
Credits: 3
This course focuses on the specialized knowledge in nursing including nursing theory, ethical principles, historical perspectives, and aesthetics. Emphasis is placed on relating these dimensions to the student's professional nursing practice. The role of praxis, empirics, ethics, and aesthetics in theory development is studied. The course goal is to prepare practitioners of nursing to interpret current literature of nursing and its application. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
GNUR 9010: Mentored Study
Credits: 1–4
PhD students register for 1-4 credits of mentored study with a faculty member. The mentored study develops a topic through in-depth literature review. The final project is a manuscript ready to be submitted for publication in a professional journal. If agreeable with the dissertation committee, this publication could be included as one of the dissertation manuscripts for students selecting the manuscript option.
GNUR 9110: Research Practicum I
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the student with opportunity to develop and refine research skills by participating in an ongoing research study. Students should plan on devoting 8 hours a week for each 9110 credit enrolled each semester. Students must register for GNUR 9110 for a total of 4 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and advisor.
GNUR 9998: Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
Students register for GNUR 9998 concurrently with course work until the dissertation proposal is successfully defended. Credits from non-topical research are not counted in the total program hours of credit. Prerequisite: Permission of faculty advisor.

Anne Pollok Hemmings Fellow 2009-2010, University of Virginia School of Nursing Class of 1959 (2009)

Member of the Healthy Appalachia Institute at University of Virginia's College at Wise, University of Virginia's College at Wise (2009)

Excellence in Diversity Fellow, Teaching Resource Center at the University of Virginia (2005)

Fellow of the Center for Global Health University of Virginia, The Center for Global Health University of Virginia (2013)