College of Health Professions


Department of Nursing

 

Faculty

Nikki Austin, PhD, MA, RN, CEN

Associate Professor


Office:  

Linthicum Hall

Rm. 301 F

Phone:   410-704-4208
E-mail:   eaustin@towson.edu

Nikki Austin, M.S., M.A., R.N.


Education and Certification

  • Ph.D.: Binghamton University
  • M.S.: Binghamton University
  • M.A.: St. Joseph's College of Maine
  • B.S.: The University of the State of New York
  • Licensed in Maryland and Pennsylvania
  • Certification of :Pennsylvania Department of Health: Pre-Hospital RN
  • Certification of: American Heart Association: Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider


Courses Taught

  • Nursing 330-Professional Nursing Bridge
  • Nursing 347- Health Assessment Across the Life Span
  • Nursing 350-Foundations
  • Nursing 435-Nursing Research
  • Nursing 485-Clinical Practicum
  • Nursing 486-Nursing Seminar
  • Nursing 601-Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Nursing 603-Nursing Research
  • Nursing 605-Nursing System in Health Care
  • Nursing 610-Curriculum Development
  • Nursing 670-Special Topics in Nursing
  • Nursing 700-Community-Based Nursing
  • Nursing 710-Evaluation in Nursing Education
  • Nursing 800-Advanced Community Based Nursing Practice
  • IHSM 633-Disaster Response and Community Health

Professional /Research Interests

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Critical care and cardiac nursing
  • Disaster nursing
  • Military nursing
  • Spiritual care and faith based nursing


Selected Publications

  • Austin, E. N., Bastepe-Gray, S. E., Nelson, H. W., Breitenbach, J., Ogle, K. T., Durry, A., Green, S. D., Crabtree, L. A., Haluska, M. (2014). Pediatric mass-casualty education: Experiential learning through university-sponsored disaster simulation. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(5), 428-433. doi: 10.1016/jjen.2014.05.015
  • Austin, E. N. (2013). Older rural women moving up and moving on in cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 13(2), 22-55.
  • Austin, E. N., Hannafin, N., & Nelson, H. W. (2013). Pediatric simulation in graduate and undergraduate nursing education. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28, 393-399. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2012.12.004
  • Austin, E. N., Nelson, H. W., Agley, D., Ogle, K. T., McCormick, M. J., Jerome, G. J., Phillips, R. M., Kirwan, M., Weinstein, M., & Minken, S. (2012). Emergency preparedness education using full scale exercises. State Defense Force Journal Monograph Series, 5, 63-75.
  • Nemcek, M. A., & Austin, E. N. (2009). A psychiatric-cardiac case: Analysis for education clinical practice. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 30, 392-308.
  • Austin, E. N. (2009). Adult intraosseous infusion. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, 7(1), 14-15.
  • Fahs, P. S., & Austin, E. N. (2006, Summer). Cholesterol check: How low should you go? Every Woman, 9, 52,55.
  • Austin, E. N., Johnston, Y. A. M., & Morgan, L. L. (2006). Community gardening in a senior center: A therapeutic intervention to improve the health of older adults. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 40(1), 48-56.
  • Austin, E. N., Austin, H. C. & McKechnie, T. N. (1993). The effect of disinfectants on 2024 T-3 aluminum in the air medical helicopter. Air Medical Journal, 1(3), 57-64.
  • Nemcek, M. A., & Austin, E. N. (2009). A psychiatric-cardiac case: Analysis for education &
    clinical practice, Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 30, 392-398.
  • Austin, E.N., Hannafin, N., & Nelson, H. W. (2013). Pediatric simulation in graduate and undergraduate nursing education. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(4), 393-399. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2012.12.004
  • Austin, E.N., Nelson, W. H., Agley, D., Ogle, K. T., McCormick, M. J., Jerome, G. J.,... Minken, S. (2012). Emergency preparedness education using full scale exercises. State Defense Force Monograph Series. 63-74.

Selected Presentations


Zaffos, L. & Austin, N. (2015, April 21). A novel approach to campus pandemic preparedness. The Infrastructure Security Partnership’s 2015 Critical Infrastructure Symposium, Baltimore, MD.


Austin, N. (2015, April 9). Nurses’ roles in inter-professional planning, preparedness, and response: Health systems, academic centers, community members, and disaster response organizations. Invited key note presentation for the Maryland Nurses Association, District 8 Conference: Nurse’ Role in Disaster Preparedness & Response: Home, Workplace, and Community, Meritus Medical Campus, Hagerstown, MD


Austin, E. N., Bastepe-Gray, S. E., Nelson, H. W., Breitenbach, J. E., & Durry, A. (2014, April). Whole community emergency Preparedness Education. Workshop presented at the 2014 Preparedness, Emergency Response Consortium and Exposition, Orlando, FL.


Austin, E. N. (2014, April). Blast injuries. Invited presentation for the Annual Conference of the Metropolitan Baltimore Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association. Baltimore, MD

McSweeney-Feld, M. H., Austin, E. N., Nelson, W., & Jerome, G. J. (2012). Operation STAT: A mass casualty field training exercise with applications for health care administration students. Poster presented at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.


Austin, E. N., Ogle, K. T., Hannafin, N., Rudolf, E., Geier, L., Nusbaum, A., …Weinstein, M. (2011, October). Operation STAT: Mass casualty simulation on a university campus. Poster presented at the Biannual International Rural Nursing and Rural Health Conference, Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.


Austin, E. N. (2011). Older rural women moving up and moving on in cardiac rehabilitation. Podium presentation for the International Rural Nursing and Health Conference, Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton, NY.


McCormick, M. A., Austin, E. N., Nelson, H. W., & Weinstein, M. (2009, October). Mass casualty simulation: Preparing future public health nurses for disaster. Presentation for the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.


 

 

Department of Nursing
Linthicum Hall, Room 301 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2067
Fax: 410-704-4325
E-mail: bnecker@towson.edu


 

 

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