Faculty and Staff
Carol Kostovich, PhD, RN, CHSE
Title/s: Associate Professor
Assistant Dean Innovative Educational Strategies and Simulation
Office #: Building 125, Room 2534, HSD
Dr. Kostovich teaches undergraduate adult health nursing and undergraduate and graduate research courses. Her areas of research include the phenomenon of nursing presence and teaching/learning strategies, including simulation. She is a certified healthcare simulation educator.
|PhD||Loyola University Chicago, Nursing||2002|
|MS||Governors State University, Nursing||1994|
|BS||Saint Xavier College, Nursing||1983|
|Post-graduate certificate, Educational Research Methodology - University of Illinois at Chicago - 2013|
Dr. Kostovich teaches MSN 277 Adult Health I (medical-surgical nursing) to undergraduate students and also serves as the director for this course. Dr. Kostovich has taught graduate and undergraduate research courses and graduate level teaching courses.
Courses Taught, 2015-2016
MSN 277 Adult Health I
Research/Scholarly Interests and Selected Publications
Nursing presence, patient-centered care, instrument development, and teaching-learning strategies including simulation.
Becker WC, Fiellin DA, Black AC, Kostovich CT, Kerns RD, Fraenkel L. (2016). Initial development of a patient-reported instrument assessing harm, efficacy, and misuse of long-term opioid therapy. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 53 (1), 127–136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.11.0285
Kostovich, C. & Clementi, P. (2014). Nursing presence: Putting the art of nursing back into hospital orientation. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 30 (2), 70-75.
Kostovich, C. & Thurn, K. (2013). Group mentoring: A story of transition for undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students. Nurse Education Today, 33 (4), 413-418.
Poradzisz, M., Kostovich, C., O’Connell, D. & Lefaiver, C. (2012). Preceptors and New Graduate Nurse Orientees: Implications of Psychological Type Compatibility. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 28 (3), E9-E15.
Kostovich, C. (2012). Development and Psychometric Assessment of the Presence of Nursing Scale. Nursing Science Quarterly, 25 (2), 167-175.
Kostovich, C. & Bermele, C. (2011). Top Ten List: Lessons Learned from Teaching a Study Abroad Course, Journal of Nursing Education Perspectives, 32 (5), 308-310.
Poradzisz, M. & Kostovich, C. (2011). The Research Environment: The Challenge of Getting True Data. Nursing Science Quarterly, 24 (2), 102-106.
Kostovich, C., Saban, K., & Collins, E. (2010). Becoming a Nurse Researcher: The Importance of Mentorship. Nursing Science Quarterly 23 (4), 281-286.
Kostovich, C. &. Thurn. K. E. (2006) Connecting: Perceptions of Becoming a Faculty Mentor, International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 3 (1), Article 7. Available at http://www.bepress.com/ijnes/vol3/iss1/art7.
Professional & Community Affiliations
- Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Omicron and Alpha Beta chapters
- Midwest Nursing Research Society
- National League for Nursing
- International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
- Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Post-doctoral fellowship from the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines, Jr VA Hospital, 2009-2012.