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Pauline Komnenich

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Program Director & Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3020
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Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3020
Biography: 

Pauline Komnenich is a professor and director of the MS in Nursing and Nurse Educator Program in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University. Her research interests include family caregiving of older adults cross culturally, characteristics of caregiver dyads, end of life issues, palliative care of older adults, nursing education and interprofessional research and education. Since 2008, she has been the ASU faculty coordinator for the Nursing Education Exchange (NEXus) Consortium Project comprised of 12 university-based nursing colleges offering distance accessible doctoral programs. Among her honors and awards is the March of Dimes' Legend of Nursing Award in 2010.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • M.A. Cultural Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • M.N. Medical/Surgical (Nursing Education), University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • B.S. Nursing, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Research Interests: 
  • Family caregiving of older adults cross culturally
  • Characteristics of caregiver dyads
  • End of life issues
  • Nursing education
  • Interprofessional education internationally specifically in the Balkans
Publications: 

For a current list of publications and research activity visit experts.asu.edu.

Research Activity: 
  • Komnenich, P. Project Director, (N. Miehl, Project Coordinator). Nurse 2020: Future of Nursing Project.
  • Komnenich,Pauline*. FY 16 Nurse Faculty Loan Program. HHS-HRSA(7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016).
  • Komnenich,Pauline*, Hrabe,David Paul, Hrabe,David Paul. C/S: Nurse Faculty Loan Program. INT ASU(7/1/2012 - 6/30/2015).
  • Komnenich, P. Project Director, Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). (E. Bradley,Coordinator), $30,000. 2009-2011.
  • Komnenich, P. Project Director, (E. Bradley, Coordinator). Meeting Demands for 21st Century Nurse Educators, Women and Philanthropy, $27,500. 2012-2013.
  • Fleury,Julie M*, Komnenich,Pauline. Meeting Demands for 21st Century DNS Leaders. HHS-HRSA(7/1/2005 - 6/30/2009).
  • Komnenich,Pauline*Hrabe,David Paul. Meeting Demands for 21st Century Nurse Educators. HHS-HRSA-BHPR-NUR(7/1/2004 - 6/30/2008).
  • Komnenich,Pauline*. CULTURAL & CAUSAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE QUALITY OF CAREGIVNG. UNIV OF AZ(7/15/1989 - 5/31/1995).
  • Komnenich,Pauline*. CONTINUING EDUCATION IN NURSING RESEARCH. HHS(9/1/1987 - 2/28/1989).
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 593Applied Project
NUR 604Phil of Science Perspectives
NUR 628Palliative Care in Older Adult
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 593Applied Project
NUR 604Phil of Science Perspectives
NUR 628Palliative Care in Older Adult
NUR 690Reading and Conference
NUR 692Research
NUR 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 509Prevention & POP Health Prac
NUR 593Applied Project
NUR 692Research
NUR 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 604Phil of Science Perspectives
NUR 628Palliative Care in Older Adult
NUR 690Reading and Conference
NUR 692Research
NUR 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 595Continuing Registration
NUR 670Curriculum Development
NUR 690Reading and Conference
NUR 692Research
NUR 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 590Reading and Conference
NUR 604Phil of Science Perspectives
NUR 628Palliative Care in Older Adult
NUR 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 595Continuing Registration
NUR 692Research
NUR 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 670Curriculum Development
NUR 692Research
NUR 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 595Continuing Registration
NUR 604Phil of Science Perspectives
NUR 628Palliative Care in Older Adult
NUR 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 503Adv Phy Assess Patho Pharm II
NUR 692Research
NUR 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
NUR 628Palliative Care in Older Adult
NUR 670Curriculum Development
NUR 799Dissertation
Presentations: 
  • Komnenich, Pauline. An Integrative Analysis of Informal Caregiving Research Literature, Variables and Findings. Advancing Nursing Practice Excellence: State of the Science Conference
  • Komnenich, Pauline. The Sandwich Generation: Caring for Aging Parents. MSCI Annual Meeting
  • Komnenich, Pauline, Cross, S. Montenegro and Serbia: Ethno nationalism and Political Struggle in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. 4th International Symposium on Ethnic Identities, Globalization & Human Security: Identity Expression in the Post-Cold War World
  • Komnenich, Pauline, Denson, V. Maternal Serum Screening: Women’s Experiences. WIN
  • Komnenich, Pauline. Research utilization or evidenced based practice: A model for International nursing education
  • Komnenich, Pauline. Scholarly Research in Nursing: Implications for Education and Advanced Practice. 3rd Congress of Nurses and Health Technicians (Male Nurses)
  • Komnenich, Pauline. Gender Based Equity and Inequity in Family Caregiving of Older Adults. Oxford Roundtable
  • Komnenich, Pauline. Integrating Technology into Nursing Education for the 21st Century: Theory.
Honors / Awards: 
  • March of Dimes, Legend of Nursing Award - 2010
  • Virginia Henderson Fellow, Sigma Theta Tau - 2009
  • Joyce Finch Award for Outstanding Teaching - 2008
  • ASU College of Nursing Faculty Alumni Award - 2005
  • Sigma Theta Tau Leadership Award Beta Upsilon Chapter - 2003