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Dr. Carolyn Kleman

Dr. Carolyn Kleman, Assistant Professor

"Having a BSN will make a nurse more marketable and open more opportunities for advancement."

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D. – Kent State University, 2017
  • MHA – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993
  • BSN – University of Maryland, 1987

Career Highlights


Kleman, C. (2107). A path analysis of trust in nurses, social support, patient self-advocacy, psychological distress, and physical symptoms in patients with chronic heart failure (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Ohio Link ETD. (150513325871688).

Ross, R.& Kleman, C. (2017). Health Defined: Objectives for promotion and prevention. In C. L. Edelman, E. C. Kudzma, & C. L. Mandle (Eds.), Health Promotion throughout the lifespan (9th ed.) (pp.1-2 1). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Vermeersch, P. E. H., Sampsel, D., & Kleman, C. (2015). Acceptability and usability of a telepresence robot for geriatric primary care: A pilot. Geriatric Nursing, 36(6), 234-238.

Ross, R., Kleman, C., Jittapirom, P., & Stidham, A. W. (2014). Path models of physical symptoms, emotional support, self-esteem, and depressive symptoms in HIV-positive perinatal women in Thailand. Journal of Clinical Research in HIV AIDS and Prevention, 2(1), 12-26. doi:10.14302/issn.2324-7339.jcrhap-12-147.

Ross, R., Stidham, A. W., Saenyakul, P., & Kleman, C. (2014). The construct validity of the CES-D among HIV-infected perinatal Thai women: Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Journal of Clinical Research in HIV AIDS and Prevention, 2(1), 35-51. doi:10.14302/issn.2324-7339.jcrhap-12-158.

McIntyre, K. & Kleman, C. C. (1994). Measuring customer satisfaction. In C. P. McLaughlin, & A. D. Kaluzny (Eds.), Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care (pp. 102-121). Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen.


  • Critical care nurse in CCU and trauma OR
  • Director of CCU
  • Taught Health Policy and Critical Care Staff Development
  • Research in patient self-management of heart failure

In which online programs do you teach?

RN to BSN, MSN Nurse Educator

Which class do you teach online?

NSG 398: Health Policy

What types of work/projects can students expect in your online courses

Discussion boards, written papers, group work

What do you want students to learn in these courses?

I would like students to become more familiar with the policy process and with their potential to influence policy.

What is the value of a BSN for current, working nurses?

Having a BSN will make a nurse more marketable and open more opportunities for advancement.

What advice would you give to people considering an online nursing program?

Be patient with yourself, be diligent, communicate with your instructor and get started!

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