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Idaho State University

Gina Clarkson, Ph.D., APRN, NNP-BC

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Assistant Professor

College of Nursing
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave Stop 8101
Pocatello, ID 83209-8101

Office: Beckley 313 – Pocatello Campus
Phone: 208-282-2102

Email: clargina@isu.edu

Education
  • BS in Psychology- University of Florida
  • BSN- Hawaii Pacific University
  • MSN- Vanderbilt University
  • Ph.D in Nursing Science- Vanderbilt University
Research Interests
  • Families of newborns
  • Care of newborns
  • Decision-making
  • Palliative care and bereavement
  • Survey methodology
  • Rural community health

Profile

Dr. Gina Clarkson is an Assistant Professor at Idaho State University teaching in the Ph.D. program in the School of Nursing.  Dr. Clarkson’s primary research interests involves rural families and particularly, fathers of infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Dr. Clarkson's general areas of interest focus on care of newborns, families of newborns, palliative care and bereavement, decision-making, rural health needs, and survey methodology.  In addition to working as faculty in the School of Nursing, Dr. Clarkson practices as a neonatal nurse practitioner in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Dr. Clarkson currently holds the office of Treasurer for ISU School of Nursing’s Theta Upsilon chapter of the International Nursing Honor Society, Sigma.  Dr. Clarkson is also a member of the Rural Health Research Group, an interdisciplinary group of researchers at Idaho State University interested in meeting the health needs of rural Idaho communities.  

Featured Scholarship and Publications

CURRENT RESEARCH:

Study 1) Primary Investigator- Follow up Fathers in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, contact clargina@isu.edu. Co-Investigator- Dr. Gesine Hearn, Department Chair, Department of Sociology. Data analysis in progress. Funded by: ISU Seed Grant

Study 2) Primary Investigator- Evaluating the Quality of Online Bereavement Using Kahn’s Social Support Theory. Co-Investigators- Dr. Lee Ann Jarrett Johnson and Dr. Nancy Dias at East Carolina University. Data Analysis completed. Manuscript in progress.

Study 3) Co- investigator- Use of Digital Bereavement Support Tools in the Early Bereavement Period: A Study of Functional and Structural Social Support with Co-Investigator Dr. Lee Ann Jarrett Johnson at East Carolina University

Data collection ongoing. Twitter user ID: PEDSGRIEFSTUDY and ADULTGRIEFSTUDY
Email: PEDSBEREAVEMENTSTUDY@ecu.edu and ADULTBEREAVEMENTSTDY@ecu.edu

ARTICLES:

Clarkson, G. (2016). Factors Influencing Paternal Involvement in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Doctoral Dissertation). Vanderbilt University. Retrieved from http://etd.library.vanderbilt.edu/available/etd-12102015-163939/unrestricted/Clarkson.pdf

Manuscript in Review: Clarkson, G., Gilmer, M.J., Moore, E., McBride, B.A, Dietrich, M.S. (2017). Factors influencing paternal involvement in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Manuscript in Progress: Clarkson, G. & Gilmer, M.J. (2018). Factors affecting time nurses spend with fathers in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Manuscript in Progress: Clarkson, G., Jarrett, L.A., & Dias, N. (2018). Evaluating the Quality of Online Bereavement Using Kahn’s Social Support Theory.

PROFESSIONAL/NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS, (Peer Reviewed):

Clarkson, G. & Gilmer, M. (2017, July) Factors affecting time nurses spend with fathers in the neonatal intensive care unit. Paper presented at the meeting of the 28th International Nursing Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland. (Podium session) http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/621856

Clarkson, G., Dietrich, M., McBride, B., Moore, E., & Gilmer, M. (2017, April) Factors influencing paternal involvement in the neonatal intensive care unit. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Institute of Nursing’s 50th Annual Research Conference, Denver, Colorado. (Podium session)

POSTER PRESENTATIONS (Peer Reviewed):

Clarkson, G., Dietrich, M., & Gilmer, M. (2015, February) NICU Nurse Attitudes and Beliefs about Father Involvement in Care. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Southern Nursing Research Society, Tampa, FL