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Katie Hooven, PhD, RN, MBA, CAPA, CNE

Assistant Professor

2000 Pennington Road, Trenton Hall, Room 218, Ewing, New Jersey 08628

Phone Number: (609) 771-2871 / Fax Number: (609) 637-5159 / Email:

About Dr. Hooven

Headshot of Dr. Katie Hooven.Dr. Katie Hooven is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing. She joined the faculty in 2016, but has been at The College of New Jersey in the role as the Clinical Site Coordinator since 2011. Dr. Hooven’s  academic history includes graduating from West Chester University in 2002 with her Bachelors in Nursing (BSN), graduating with her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a focus in finance, and her Masters in Nursing (MSN) with a focus on nursing administration. Dr. Hooven graduated from Villanova University earning her PhD with a focus on nursing education. Her dissertation included tool development on collaboration in the clinical learning environment, along with a mixed methods national survey on clinical education. Dr. Hooven has been a nurse for over 18 years and has worked on a variety of units taking care of both pediatrics and adult patients. In her time here at TCNJ she has received $450,000 as a Project Director for the Robert Wood Johnson foundation on her work with population health. She has also been a co-investigator for a $100,000 grant from Novo-Nordisk focusing on obesity in the Trenton schools.

She currently teaches and has taught a range of Nursing Courses including:

  • Professional Role Development
  • Research and Evidence Based Practice
  • Medical Surgical Clinical
  • Leadership
Curriculum Vitae



 Villanova University– PhD in Nursing Education May 2016 Graduation

 Member Sigma Theta Tau

La Salle University– MSN/MBA May 2011 Graduation

 Member Sigma Theta Tau

West Chester University– BSN May 2006 Graduation

 Member of Sigma Theta Tau Member of Alpha Sigma Tau



Nurse Researcher, Hunterdon Medical Center

  • Attended nursing research council meetings at HMC 8/2016- present
  • Working with team to evaluate newly created Survivorship Care Plan
  • Analyzed data in SPSS & Nvivo

Project Director, $197,321, The College of New Jersey

  • Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 7/1/2016- present
  • Using academic-practice partnerships to advance population health in nursing education at TCNJ
  • Responsible for finance, personnel and all grant related activities

Project Director, $198,627, The College of New Jersey

  • Grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 8/15/2015- 8/15/2016
  • Using Academic-Practice Partnerships to Enhance Population-based Health Care in BSN Education: Creating Curriculum to Create Change
  • Responsible for finance, personnel and all grant related activities

Project Director, $50,000, The College of New Jersey

  • Grant from New Jersey Nursing Institute 1/15/2015- 5/21/2015
  • Using an Academic-Practice Partnership to Enhance Population-focused Health Care in BSN Education: Planning for the Future
  • Responsible for finance, personnel and all grant related activities

Chair of Research Council, St Mary Medical Center

  • Planned and ran monthly meetings with hospital staff nurses 2011- 2012
  • Worked with PhD Nurse Researcher to implement QI projects on nursing units
  • Researched and completed research project on pre-warming in the perioperative setting

Primary Investigator, St Mary Medical Center

  • QI for hospital based project titled “Preprocedure Warming Maintains Normothermia 2010-2011

throughout the Perioperative Period”

  • Disseminated results to hospital and through national presentations
  • Wrote and published article in Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing

Research Council Member, St Mary Medical Center

  • Participated in monthly meetings on a hospital based committee 2008-2011
  • Helped with setting up research day annually at the hospital



The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

  • Instructor, NUR 210- Professional Role Development I (Theory) 2016- Current
  • Traditional BSN Students
  • One student completed 210 as Honors-By-Contract course

The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

  • Clinical Instructor, NUR 424- Medical Surgical 2016- Current
  • Traditional BSN Students

The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

  • Instructor, NUR 460- Professional Role Development III (Leadership) 2016-


  • RN-BSN Students

The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

  • Instructor, NUR 310- Professional Role Development II (Clinician) 2012-


  • RN-BSN Students

The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

  • Co- Instructor, NUR 328 Evidence Based Practice Spring 2012
  • Co- Taught two sections, with two different professors

St Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA

  • Presenter at the Trauma Nurse Course 2010-2013
  • Lecture on needs of the perioperative trauma patient



 The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 2016- Present

Assistant Professor- Department of Nursing

 Tenure-Track, Full time Assistant Professor

  • Responsibilities include teaching, service and scholarship
  • Member Faculty Development, Student Affairs Committee
  • Member Financial Task Force Committee

The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 2011-2016

Clinical Coordinator- Department of Nursing

 Responsible for arranging and maintaining clinical sites for the BSN and NP students

  • Organizing continuing education programs with the college
  • Maintains clinical affiliations contractually with surroundings agencies
  • Member of BSN curriculum committee
  • Member of MSN curriculum committee

St Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA 2007-Present

Registered Nurse, PRN- Surgical Services

 Provide Pre and Post Operative Assessments of Surgical Patients

  • Cross Trained as a circulating RN for Pain Management and Endoscopy
  • Conscious Sedation Certified
  • Nurse Preceptor
  • Facilitates patient flow through the departments surrounding the Operating Room

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Hamilton, NJ 2006 – 2008

Registered Nurse-Telemetry-Step Down Unit

 Responsible for close monitoring of patients pre and post cardiac diagnostic procedures

  • Provided total patient care for up to 5 patients of a diverse population
  • Process admissions and discharges
  • Assessment, treatment, and education for patient and families
  • Effectively communicated regarding patients condition to other members of the health care team
  • Responsible for analyzing and interpreting cardiac rhythm strips
  • NIH Stroke Scale Certified



 Board Member- Treasurer, The College of New Jersey 2016- Present

  • Delta Nu- Sigma Theta Tau
  • Responsible for financial management of chapter funds

Team Lead, The College of New Jersey

  • Academic Progression: Pilot Project-NJRAC 2012- Present
  • In charge of team comprised of 3 schools of nursing and 7 clinical partners
  • Performed curriculum gap analysis based on Nurse of Future (NOF) core competencies
  • Designed plan of study for seamless academic progress with neighboring community college

Leadership Succession Committee Chair, The College of New Jersey 2014- 2015

  • Delta Nu- Sigma Theta Tau
  • Responsible for organizing succession planning of leadership board

Nurse Planner, SANE Course, The College of New Jersey 2012-2013

  • $15,000 grant from the Department of Criminal Justice, State of New Jersey
  • Responsible for writing and distributing 75 CEU’s from NJSNA
  • 15 Participants obtained SANE certification

Expert Content Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Nursing 2011- Present

  • Review, edit and make suggestions for publication on articles related to perianesthsia



 Member, Medical Reserve Corporation- Hunterdon County 2015- Present

  • During a public health emergency, volunteers duties include direct patient care, administrative, secretarial, translation or reception duties
  • Participate in training and education in order to be adequately prepared should an event occur

Member, Board of Health– Delaware Township, NJ 2016- Present

  • Appointed by the Town Council
  • The role of the Township Board of Health is to assure the protection, promotion and monitoring of the health status and condition of the citizens of Delaware Township

Advisor, Board of Health– Delaware Township, NJ 2015- 2016

  • As an advisor: attend monthly meetings, strategize with board on issues related to nursing



  • UNC Nursing Measurement Course, Dr. Mary Lynn in 2015
  • SPSS analysis (version 24)
  • NVivo qualitative data analysis
  • Tool Development and Psychometric Analysis
  • Certification Course in Nursing Education- Completed 7/20/12 at Rutgers University
  • Clinical Ladder Review Board Member 2009- 2012
  • ASU Shared Governance Committee Member 2010-2011
  • Chair of Surgical Services Practice Council 2011- 2012
  • Current PA & NJ State Licenses



Surgical Services Nurse Excellence Award Recipient 2010 



CNE (Certified Nurse Educator) 2015-Current 

CAPA (Certification in Ambulatory PeriAnesthesia Nursing) 2009- Current



Hooven, K. (2017). Development and Testing of the Collaboration in the Clinical Learning Environment Tool. Journal of Nursing Measurement; 25(2) 353-369.

Hooven, K & Sharts-Hopko, N. (2016). Learning to teach: When should the socialization begin? Journal of Nurse Education and Practice. 6(1), 16-22.

Hooven, K. Perron, T. & Bryne, S. (2016). Creating Curriculum to Create Change. What is nursing doing to promote population health?

Accountable Care News, 7(5), 3.

Bryne, S. & Hooven, K. (June 2016). Family Nursing-2016’s 5th International Conference on Family Nursing. Incorporating Concepts of Population Health within the Context of Family Nursing, Philadelphia, PA.

Hooven, K. (2015) Review of Evaluation of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs: Improving Population Health through Evidence-Based Practice, 5thEdition. Doody’s Review Service (on-line). Available: (Accessed 5/28/2015)

Hooven, K (2015). Nursing Students’ Qualitative Experiences in the Medical-Surgical Clinical Learning Environment: A Cross-Cultural Integrative Review. Journal of Nursing Education.54 (8), 421-429.

Hooven, K. (2015) Review of Health Policymaking in the United States, 6thEdition. Doody’s Review Service (on-line). Available: (Accessed 8/04/2015)

Ledger, P. & Hooven, K. Settle up before surgery. Outpatient Surgery Magazine. December 2013.

Hooven, K. (2014). Evaluation of Instruments Developed to Measure the Clinical Learning Environment: An Integrative Review. Nurse Educator, 39(6), 316-320.

Hooven, K. (2011) Preprocedure Warming Maintains Normothermia throughout the Perioperative Period: A Quality Improvement Project. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing.26; 9-14



Hooven, K. (2017). Creating Curriculum to Create Change: Threading the concept of Population Health into the Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum, Challenges and Opportunities. Podium Presentation at World Nursing Congress, Prague, Czech Republic.

Hooven, K. (2017) A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Nursing Students’ Experiences in the Clinical Learning Environment: Implications for Educators. Poster presented at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Bi-Annual International Congress, Barcelona, Spain. Bi-Annual International Congress

Hooven, K. (2017) Using Academic-Practice Partnerships to Enhance Population-based Health Care in BSN Education: Creating Curriculum to Create Change. Poster presented at the Society for Public Health Educators (SOPHE) annual conference, Denver, CO



Sigma Theta Tau 2012- Current 

American Society of Perianesthsia Nurses (ASPAN) 2009- Current 

American Nurses Association (ANA) 2010-Current


TCNJ is currently accepting applications for the RN-BSN program, but owing to exceptionally high enrollment and retention, the Department of Nursing has no capacity for external transfer students seeking admission to the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program for the 2023-2024 academic year. This notice will be updated if capacity allows for applications to be submitted through the Office of Admissions for the 2023-2024 academic year