Pamela Kathleen Rutar (Pam), EdD, MSN, RN, CNE
 Title: Assoc Dean & Assoc Prof
 Dept: Nursing
 Office: JH 262
 Phone: 216-875-9672
 Fax: 216-687-3556
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 262, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Mentoring, minority nursing students, on-line learning, student nurse retention, teaching/learning methods in nursing, use of technology in learning
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Ashland University, 2008
M.S.N., Parent Child Nursing/Administration, Kent State University, 1991
B.S., Nursing, The University of Akron, 1981
Brief Bio:
I have clinical experience in Neonatal, Obstetrics, and Pediatric nursing. My non-clinical experience includes over 8 years each in nursing management and in case management. Prior to coming to CSU, I taught for 6 years in a Diploma nursing program.
Personally, I am married, with a daughter living in Charlotte, NC. My husband and I enjoy golf, spending time with friends, and travel.
Honors and Awards:
Certified Nurse Educator, NLN
Research Interests:
I am interested in methods to assist nurses in transition to practice. This interest has led me to look at interprofessional education strategies.
Mentoring for both students and nurses. My doctoral dissertation used a mixed methods approach to look at the effectiveness of a formal mentoring program for school superintendents in Ohio. I am interested in transferring this background and applying it to nurses.
I have also done some qualitative research related to the experiences of minority  nurses in a small community setting.
Another interest includes the use of technology to enhance learning experiences in student nurses.
I hope to combine interest in these three areas to identify and implement innovative methods to aid students and graduate nurses in transition to the professional nurse role.
Teaching Areas:
Nursing leadership, Women's and Children's health
Professional Affiliations:
National League for Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau
Ohio League for Nursing
Professional Experience:
Cleveland State University (Current)
Cleveland, Ohio
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Currently teaching Nursing Leadership and Management.

Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing (Jan. 2003-Aug. 2009)
Sandusky, Ohio
Faculty, Maternal-Child Health Nursing and Nursing Care of the Adult III, a senior-level course in critical care and management. Also assists in teaching Nursing Care of the Adult II, a second-level medical-surgical nursing course. Initiated web-based management course in January 2007. Serves on Admission Committee, Curriculum Committee and Faculty Committee. Serves as Recruitment Coordinator. Appointed to Nursing Process Improvement Committee.
The MetroHealth Medical Center (Dec. 1995-Jan. 2003)
Cleveland, Ohio
Case Manager/Utilization Management Coordinator. Worked closely with Physicians, Social Work, and R.N. staff in coordination of care for patients in a tertiary care setting. Worked closely with insurance companies in coordination of patient services. Implemented movement of case management from strictly inpatient to include outpatient settings. Performs tasked such as utilization review, discharge planning, ordering home care and durable medical equipment. Maintained communication with patients via phone contact and in person. Served on Grant team for RWJ funded research project, Catalyst for Kids. Served as representative in Nursing Senate.
St. John Westshore Hospital (April 1992-Dec. 1995)
Westlake, Ohio
Director, Women¿s and Children¿s Health. Supervised obstetric and pediatric inpatient services at Level 1 hospital. Implemented home health visits for post partum mothers and infants. Opened OB clinic for low income and Medicaid eligible patients. Implemented neonatal resuscitation program utilizing NALS standards. Actively involved in negotiation of insurance contracts with managed care organizations. Rotated duties as Hospital Administrator on call.

The MetroHealth Medical Center (June 1991-April 1992)
Cleveland, Ohio
Education Specialist. Coordinated education programs for OB and pediatrics. This included education programs for ONA continuing education credit, mandatory education programs covering OSHA requirements and JCAHO requirements.

St. Joseph Hospital and Health Center (Sept. 1982-June 1991)
Lorain, Ohio
Director, Obstetrics and Pediatrics. Supervised professional and technical staff in the delivery of care to patients at a Level 1 hospital. Initially employed as staff RN, then promoted to Nurse Manager position and eventually, Director. Implemented mother-baby care and single room maternity care. Implemented hospital wide acuity system.

Aultman Hospital (Nov. 1981-Sept. 1982)
Canton, Ohio
Staff nurse, neonatal intensive care unit. Provided nursing care to newborns and infants in a Level 2/3 NICU.
University Service:
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor, McNair Scholars Program
¿SON Committees:
Co-chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Member, Program Evaluation Committee
Member, Graduate Curriculum Committee
Member, Graduate Admissions Committee
¿College Committees:
Graduate Faculty Council-Nursing Representative
        Carnegie Classification Work Group
        Faculty Senate-representative 2013-2013
Professional Service:
National League for Nursing:
Ambassador (2006-2009)
Task group member
Evaluation in All Domains of Nursing (2007 ¿present)
Information Management and the Educational Process (2005-2006)
Member, Education and Learning Advisory Council
2009 NLN Summit Planning Committee participant
Ohio Action Coalition, co-chair, Task Group on Transition to Practice
Community Service:
St. Joseph Church Pastoral Council
Emily's Hopeful Holiday fundraiser participant
Research Grants:
MEDTAPP Mentor-2012-present: Grant aimed at developing a workforce prepared to address the multiple needs of Medicaid enrollees by pairing nursing and social work students with mentors in the field to participate in caring for the Medicaid population. Years 2&3 will expand the project to include other health care disciplines, with the objective of integrating the program into an interdisciplinary curriculum.

Preventing Diabetes Using the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Module-April, 2013;Project Director with Joan Thoman. Uses the Stanford Model of Chronic Disease Self-Management to promote participant confidence and ability in the management of chronic disease.

Mandel Civic Engagement Grant-Feb., 2014-funds from this grant will be used to develop interprofessional continuing education programs for health care professionals servicing the Medicaid population in NE Ohio. Topics will be aimed at meeting the needs of the Medicaid population.