Sara J Burke, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor, Miami University, Ohio
How long have you been a member of PCICS?
Why did you choose the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care field?
When I became a nurse, I wanted a job that would allow me to think critically. My first job was at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, and as a result, I fell in love with the patient population. I also had ample opportunity to think critically and identify areas where we could improve our care delivery.
Please list a few of your most recent accomplishments:
ARTICLES, PEER-REVIEWED Miller, E. T. & Burke, S. J. (2017). INANE editor best practices. Nurse Author & Editor 27(1). Retrieved from http://naepub.com/?p=1511&preview=true
Burke, S. J. (2016). Generating middle range theory: A book review. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 30(2).
INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION Miller, E. & Burke, S. (2016, August). INANE Editor Best Practices. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Nursing Editors: London, England
REGIONAL PRESENTATION Lee, G., Burke, S., Ali, A., & Jaja, C. (2017, March). Scientific paradigms and nursing research: The theory-practice gap. Poster presented at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference: Minneapolis, MN.
LOCAL PRESENTATION Burke, S. J. (2015, August). Patient Outcomes Before and After Implementation of Tele-ICU. Cincinnati VA Medical Center: Cincinnati, OH.
Why did you join PCICS?
I joined PCICS in order to find people with whom to collaborate on future studies. I’m particularly interested in looking at what we can do in the CICU in order to ameliorate some of the poor neurodevelopmental outcomes we see in our patients.
I am currently an assistant professor at Miami University in Ohio, as well as a PhD student and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar at the University of Cincinnati. My dissertation focuses on creating an instrument which measures developmental care performance delivered to neonates with congenital heart disease. Before pursuing my doctoral studies, I was a bedside nurse in the cardiac ICU at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio with my family and dog. We love to travel, hike, and find the best “hidden gem” restaurants in our city.