Katherine M Robinson

Associate Professor

Nursing • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Critical Care Nursing

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Family Caregiving

Nursing Theory

Clinical pathophysiology

Qualitative Methodology

Education

PhD, Nursing Science,  (Minor Qualitative Sociology and family studies), 1999

University of Florida

Dissertation: Family Caregiving of the Patient with Complex Needs: Doing What You Gotta Do

MS, Nursing Major, 1982

Thesis: Promoting Sleep in Hospitalized Clients Using Relaxation Techniques

BS, Health Education, 1977

Oklahoma City University

Diploma, Nursing, 1973

 

 

Biography

Dr. Robinson was born in Chicago IL; but has lived in upstate NY (Utica), Phoenix AZ, Roswell, NM; Denville and Woodbridge, NJ, Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City, OK and finally, Jacksonville, Fl..  She received her diploma in Nursing from St. Anthony's School of Nursing, in Oklahoma City.  Subsequently, she completed her BS at Oklahoma City University, her MS at Texas Woman's University, and her PhD at the University of Florida.

 

Dr. Robinson's clinical expertise is in critical care and adult health nursing. She is prepared as a clinical nurse specialist in critical care.  Dr. Robinson has also worked in a variety of hospital administrative positions including head nurse, shift supervisor and Director of Critical Care Nursing.

 

Currently, Dr. Robinson is employed as an Associate Professor at the University of North Florida, where she teaches advanced pathophysiology; nursing theory to graduate students.  She also manages the Clinical Nurse Specialist track for MSN students.  She also teaches Evidence Based Practice to undergraduate nursing students.

 

Dr. Robinson's research interests are varied; family caregiving of patients with complex medical problems, qualitative methodology; applying theory to practice.  She is currently conducting historical research about the intellectual environment of Teachers College at Columbia University during the first half of the 20th century.

 

Dr. Robinson has been married to James since 1978; she has two sons and one granddaughter.

Awards

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award; 1998

TIP award; 1996

Outstanding Catholic Woman, 2001

Affiliations

American Association of Critical Care Nursing

American Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

Sigma Theta Tau International

Grants and Contracts Awarded

2008 - 2009 DOH Contract
Principal Investigator
Refinement of Florida CMS Care Coordination Guidelines
Funded

2005 - 2005 Public Service Grant for Volunteers in Medicine
Principal Investigator

Funded

2004 - 2004 Public Service Grant for Volunteers in Medicine
Principal Investigator

$85,000 requested $40,000 funded

2003 - 2003 Community Block Grant for Volunteers in Medicine
Principal Investigator

Written with Dr. Diana Openbrier $325,000 requested, $25,000 received

2000 - 2003 Brook’s Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation
Principal Investigator
Brook’s Research Professorship


1998 - 1998 Sigma Theta Tau Lambda Rho Chapter
Principal Investigator



1997 - 1998
Principal Investigator
State University System Grant-in-Aid for Women and Minorities
 

Publications & Presentations

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Robinson, K.M. (work in progress). The Genealogy of Mid-century Nursing Thought.

 

Robinson, K.M. (work in progress). Testing the Fit of Zerwekh's Family Caregiving Model with the Work of the Care Coordinator.

 

Robinson, K.M. (2009) Backwards studying: Study smarter, not harder. Imprint: The Professional Magazine for Student Nurses, 56(4), p. 38-40.

 

Devers, E. & Robinson, K.M. (2002) The making of a grounded theory: After death communication. Death Studies, 26, 241-253.

 

Robinson, K.M. (2002). Using Graduate and Undergraduate Students for Simultaneous Concept Analysis. Proceedings: 3rd Annual Advances in Qualitative Methods. Calgary, Alberta, CA: The Institute for Qualitative Research.

 

Robinson, K.M. (2001). Unsolicted first person narratives from the Internet: A rich source of qualitative data. Proceedings; 8th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference. Calgary, Alberta, CA: The Institute for Qualitative Research.

 

Robinson, K.M. (2001). Unsolicited narratives from the Internet: A rich source of qualitative data. Qualitative Health Research, 11(5), 706-714.

 

Robinson, K.M. (2000) Becoming a Lay Nurse. Proceedings; 7th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference. Calgary, Alberta, CA: The Institute for Qualitative Research.

 

Robinson, K.M.(1999). Doing what you gotta do: Family caregiving of patients requiring complex care. Negotiating Nursing’s Research Agenda in the 21st Century: 13th Annual Conference of the Southern Nursing Research Society. Charleston: Southern Nursing Research Society.

 

Robinson, K.M. (1997). Family caregiving, who provides the care and at what cost?, Nursing Economic$, 15(5), p. 243-247.

 

Robinson, K. M. (1985). Microcomputers in Infection Control, Texas Hospitals, December, 1985, p. 35-37.

 

PRESENTATIONS
Robinson, K. & Kruger, B. J. (2009, June). Bringing theory to practice: Viewing care coordination for children with special needs through the lens of Zerwekh’s Family Caregiving Model. Paper presented at the 9th International Family Nursing Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

Kruger, B. J., Robinson, K., Surrency, S., & Sloyer, P. (2009, Feb.). Linking practice-based knowledge with a conceptual framework to guide care coordination interventions. Poster presented at the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs Annual Conference, Washington DC.

 

Robinson, K., Kruger, B. J., Surrency, S., & Sloyer, P. (2009, Feb.). Linking practice-based knowledge with a nursing conceptual framework to guide care coordination interventions for families of children with special needs. Paper presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Baltimore MD.

 

Multisystem Organ Failure,, (2008),  CCRN Review Course, AACN First Coast Chapter, Jacksonville, FL. 32225

 

Robinson, K. & Hough, M.C. (2007). Bringing Evidence Based Educational Practices to the Nursing Classroom. The 18th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice Vienna, Austria July 11-14, 2007

 

Throwing Out the Bath Water and Saving the Baby: Integrating Self-Directed Learning into a Core Clinical Nursing Course; International Symposium on Self-Directed Learning. Cocoa Beach, Fl. February 1, 2007.

 

Robinson, K.M. (2006). It’s Alive: Atherogenesis, A dynamic inflammatory process. [revised] Proceedings: American Association of Critical Care Nurses National Teaching Institute. Aliso Viejo, CA: AACN

 

Robinson, K.M. (2005). It’s Alive: Atherogenesis, a dynamic inflammatory process. Proceedings: American Association of Critical Care Nurses National Teaching Institute. Aliso Viejo, CA: AACN

 

Robinson, K.M. (2004). The other nursing shortage: Just say ‘yes’ to being a faculty member. Proceedings: American Association of Critical Care Nurses National Teaching Institute. Aliso Viejo, CA: AACN

 

Understanding Qualitative Research; College of Health/Department of Public Health; Undergraduate and graduate research class, July, 2004

 

Promoting Academic Integrity; College of Health; Annual Faculty and Staff Meeting, September 5, 2003

 

Heading off Disaster Before it Arrives: Identifying the Patient at Immediate Risk for Cardiopulmonary Arrest; Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, July 2003

 

Bringing Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Information to the Underserved of Duval County, Florida; Brook’s Professorship Reception, January 2003

 

Simultaneous Concept Analysis of Hardiness, Resilience, Empowerment and Self -efficacy; Brook’s Research Professorship Reception, January 2002

 

Using Graduate and Undergraduate Students for Simultaneous Concept Analysis Advances in Qualitative Methods International Institute of Qualitative Methodology African Institute of Qualitative Methodology Johannesburg, South Africa January 28, 2002

 

Family Caregiver: Client or Colleague? Association of Rehabilitation Nurses; 27th Annual Educational Conference, Philadelphia, PA. October 13, 2001

 

Unsolicited First Person Narratives from the Internet: A Rich Source of Qualitative Data International Qualitative Health Research Congress Seoul, Korea June 26-29, 2001

 

Parish Health Nursing: Documentation and Accountability; Parish Health Development Seminar; St. Vincent’s Hospital; Jacksonville, Florida, April, 2001; 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

 

Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis; Undergraduate Research Class; University of North Florida, Department of Nursing, April 9, 2001; October 2002

 

Using the Internet as a source for qualitative data; Brook’s Professorship Reception, January 2001

 

Strategies to Support Family Caregivers; CRRN Review Course; Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital; Jacksonville, Florida October, 2000, 2001, 2002

 

Qualitative Health Research and Analysis; Presentation to Master’s Research Class; University of Florida (Jacksonville, Campus); Jacksonville, Florida October, 2000, 2001, 2002

 

The Moral Obligation to Provide Care International Health Care and Ethics Forum George Mason University, Washington, DC October 2-4, 2000

 

Parish Health Nursing: Documentation and Family Support; Parish Health Development Seminar; St. Vincent’s Hospital; Jacksonville, Florida September 21, 2000

 

Living Will, Dying Well: End of Life Decisions Respect Life, St. Michael’s Parish, Fernandina Beach, FL. September 12, 2000

 

NIC/NOC/NANDA Standardized Nursing Language, Presented to the Department of Nursing, Annual Faculty Retreat, University of North Florida, Department of Nursing, August 25, 2000.

 

Becoming a Lay Nurse: Family Caregivers of Patients with Complex Needs International Qualitative Health Research Congress Banff, Alberta, Canada April 2-7, 2000

 

Joyful Aging, State Conference: Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, Jacksonville, Florida, April 1, 2000

 

Robinson, K.M. (1999). Family caregiving of patients requiring complex care. Proceedings: International State of the Science Nursing Congress. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau, International.

 

Older, Better, Wiser...Joyful Aging, Respite Volunteers Annual Inservice, Diocese of St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Florida October 9, 1999

 

What’s going on here? An Overview of Qualitative Research; Guest lecture: Undergraduate Health Science Research (local) October 7, 1999

 

The Caring Challenge, Family Response to Chronic Illness Rehabilitation/Restorative Nursing Concepts and Applications; Sponsored by Genesis Rehabilitation Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida (Regional), September 30, 1999

 

Doing What You Gotta Do: Family Caregiving of Patients with Complex Needs: International State of the Science Congress: Better Health Through Nursing Research; American Academy of Nursing, September 15-19, 1999

 

Doing What You Gotta Do, Family Caregiving of the Patient with Complex Needs: Research Day; Lambda Rho, Chapter at Large, Sigma Theta Tau, Jacksonville, Florida (Local) June 7, 1999Doing What You Gotta Do: The Basic Social Process of Family Caregiving, Sigma Theta Tau Region 6 Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, March 5-6, 1999

 

A Grounded Theory of Family Caregiving: Doing What You Gotta Do; Southern Nursing Research Society, Charleston, South Carolina, February 19-22, 1999

 

Family Response to Chronic Illness Rehabilitation/Restorative Nursing Concepts and Applications; Sponsored by Genesis Rehabilitation Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida (Regional) October 30, 1998

 

Assessment Skills for Nurses: Two Day Workshop, Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital (Formerly Genesis ), Jacksonville, Florida 1995, 1997, 2000

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS


Meires, J.M., & Robinson, K.M. (2009) Hematology module in Lippincott's online course in pathophysiology.

 

Robinson, K.M.,& Meires, J.M. (2009) Neurology module in Lippincott's online course in pathophysiology.

 

Robinson, K.M. (2009). Linking practice-based knowledge with a nursing conceptual framework to guide care coordination for families of children with special needs. in Interdisciplinary research: A road less traveled. Proceedings of the Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference. Abstract # 349/

 

Robinson, K.M. (2009). Linking practice-based knowledge with a nursing conceptual framework to guide care coordination for families of children with special needs. in From insights to intervention: The cutting edge of family nursing. Proceedings of the 9th International Family Nursing Conference, Reykjavic, Iceland.

 

Kruger, B., Robinson, K.M., & Surrency, S. (2009) Care Coordination Manual prepared for Florida State Department of Health, Children's Medical Service division.

 

Robinson, K.M. (2008). Theoretical foundation for family centered care coordination. A technical report prepared for the Florida State Department of Health; Children's Medical Services.

 

Robinson, K.M. (In Press) Nursing and family caregiving: State of the Art. Caregiving Across the Professions. Rosalyn Carter Institute. Oxford University Press, London
 

RobinsonContact Information

Building 039A, Room 4104

(904) 620-1459

krobinso@unf.edu