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PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
MSN, University of Hawaii, 2005
MPA, Troy State University, 1994
BSN, University of Pittsburgh, 1982


Nurse managers, healthy work environment, professional practice


Nora  Warshawsky, PhD, RN, CNE

Assistant Professor, Population and Organizational Systems Leadership DNP Track Coordinator

Dr. Warshawsky coordinates the Populations and Organizational Systems Leadership track of the DNP program. She teaches health care systems course such as quality and safety, healthcare informatics, and advanced organizational assessment.

Dr. Warshawsky is a nationally recognized expert in nursing leadership and management development. She has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare organizations, primarily in nursing leadership and quality management roles. In her current practice role, she helps clinical nurse leaders develop and implement evidence-based management skills. Her research interest is to better understand nurse manager practice and how the organizational context influences the outcomes of nurse manager practice.


Warshawsky, N. E., Joseph, M. L., Fowler, D. , Edmonson, C. , Nelson-Brantley, H. , Kowalski, K.  (2015). CGEAN Perspectives: Pioneering through chaos. Journal of Nursing Administration, 45 (3), 130-132.

Tovar, E. G., Warshawsky, N. E. (2015). Use of a problem-based learning exercise to teach the lean 8-step problem solving method to DNP students. Nurse Educator, 40 (2), 101-104.

Murphy, L. , Scott, E. , Warshawsky, N. E. (2014). Nursing administration research: An evolving science. Journal of Nursing Administration, 44 (12), 622-624.

Baxter, C. , Warshawsky, N. E. (2014). Exploring the acquisition of nurse manager competence. Nurse Leader, 12 (1), 46-59.

Murphy, L. , Warshawsky, N. E., Mills, M.  (2014). An assessment of the alignment between graduate nursing leadership education and established standards. Journal of Nursing Administration, 44 (10), 502-506.

Warshawsky, N. E., Havens, D. S. (2014). Nurse manager job satisfaction and intent to leave. Nursing Economic$, 32 (1), 32-39.

Warshawsky, N. E., Lake, S. , Bradford, A.  (2013). Nurse managers describe their practice environments. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 37 (4), 317-325.

Havens, D. , Warshawsky, N. E., Vasey, J.  (2013). RN work engagement in generational cohorts: The view from rural US hospitals. Journal of Nursing Management, 21 (7), 927-940.

Warshawsky, N. E., Rayens, M. K., Rahman, R. , Stefaniak, K. A. (2013). The effect of nurse manager turnover on patient fall and pressure ulcer rates. Journal of Nursing Management, 21 (6), 725-732.



Warshawsky, N.E. (2014, November).  Meeting the Future of Nursing's recommendations: Understanding Kentucky's RN workforce. International Nursing Administration Research Conference, Dallas, TX.

Warshawsky, N.E., Brandford, A. (2014, October).  Meeting the Future of Nursing's recommendations: Understanding Kentucky's RN workforce. Celebrating Kentucky Nursing's Best Practices, Shelbyville, KY.

Warshawsky, N.E., Page, C. (2014, October).  Teaching essential informatics competencies in a DNP program. National League for Nursing Technology Conference, Nashville, TN.

Warshawsky, N.E. (2014, September).  Meeting the Future of Nursing's recommendations: Understanding Kentucky's RN workforce. Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders, Louisville, KY.

Warshawsky, N.E., Brandford, A. (2014, May).  Meeting the Future of Nursing's recommendations: Understanding Kentucky's RN workforce. 10th Annual Faculty Development Workshop, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY.

Warshawsky, N.E. (2014, March).  Organizational characteristics to support evidence-based practice. Transforming Practice through Publication Conference, Baptist Health, Lexington, KY.

McCallie, D., Warshawsky, N.E. (2013, November).  Can you hear me? Can you hear me now? Can Nurse-Physician communication be improved?. International Nursing Administration Research Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Havens, D., Warshawsky, N.E., Vasey, J. (2013, November).  RN work engagement in generational cohorts: The view from US rural hospitals. International Nursing Administration Research Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Tovar, E.G., Warshawsky, N.E., Yates, A., Rosenbaum, C. (2013, July).  Use of a simulation exercise to teach the LEAN 8-step problem solving method. Summer Institutes on Evidence-Based Practice, San Antonio, TX.