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Cira Fraser, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC

Professor

Director of the DNP program

Graduate Faculty

PhD, Adelphi University

MSN, Rutgers University

BSN, College of Staten Island

Office: McAllan Hall , Room 307

Phone: 732-263-5294

Email: cfraser@monmouth.edu

Regularly Taught Courses:

NU 514 Data Management for Advanced Nursing Practice

NU 518 Education and Motivation of Clients

NU 701 Translating Evidence to Clinical Practice

About:

Professor, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC Adelphi University. Specialty interest areas include nursing research, chronic illness, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Professional Associations:

International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers 2000-present

Awards:

Research Award, International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses, San Diego, June 2012.

Hannelore Sweetwood Mentorship Award, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Lambda Delta Chapter, Monmouth University, May 9, 2007

Writing Excellence Award  for A Prospective Study of Adherence to Glatiramer Acetate in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (2004) was the winner of the 2005 JNN, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 2005.

Selected Works:

Scholarly Articles:

Fraser, C. & Keating, M. (2014). The Effect of a Creative Art Program on Self-Esteem, Hope, Perceived Social Support and Self-Efficacy in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study.  Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 46 (6), 330-336.

DiIorio, C, Hinkle, J.L., Stuifbergen, A., Algase, D. Amidei, C.S., Austin, J., Buelow, J.M., Fraser, C., Gulick, E. E., Habermann, B. & Smeltzer, S.C. (2011). Updated research priorities for neuroscience nursing. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 43 (3), 149-155. 

Fraser, C. (2011). Family issues associated with military deployment, family violence, and military sexual trauma (445-455). In S.W Stark (Guest Ed.), Victims of Abuse , Nursing Clinics of North America. Philadelphia:  WB Saunders Company.

Fraser, C & Stark, S. (2011). Gait disorder in older adults: Is it NPH? The Nurse Practitioner,36 (3), 14-20.  

Fraser, C. (2010). Multiple Sclerosis: Nursing strategies to improve patient outcomes.  Monograph. Brockton, MA: Western Schools, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-57801-412-5 

Fraser, C.J. & Mahoney, J. (2009). The relationship between self-efficacy, self-esteem, hope and disability in women with multiple sclerosis. In D. O'Mahoney & A. de Burca (Eds.), Women and Multiple Sclerosis (pp. 111-123). Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Fraser, C.J., Meehan, D. & McGurl, J. (2009). A comparative study of health outcomes in women with multiple sclerosis. In D. O'Mahoney & A. de Burca (Eds.), Women and Multiple Sclerosis (pp. 139-151). Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Fraser, C., Mahoney, J., & McGurl, J. (2008). Correlates of sexual dysfunction in men and women with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing,40 (5), 312-317.

Fraser, C & Polito, S. (2007). Comparative study of self-efficacy in men and women with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing , 39 (2), 102-106.

Fraser, C., & McGurl, J. (2007). Psychometric testing of the americanized Guy's Neurological Disability Scale (GNDS). Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 39 (1), 13-19.

Fraser, C, Morgante, L., Hadjimichael, O & Vollmer, T. (2004). Prospective study of adherence to glatiramer acetate in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neuroscience  Nursing, 36  (3), 120-129.

Fraser, C. & Stark, S. (2003). Cognitive symptoms and correlates of physical disability in individuals with progressive and relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Journal of  Neuroscience Nursing, 35 (6), 314-320.

Fraser, C, Hadjimichael, O. & Vollmer, T. (2003). Predictors of adherence to glatiramer acetate in individuals with self-reported progressive forms of multiple sclerosis. Journal of  Neuroscience Nursing, 35 (3), 163-170, 174.

Fraser, C., Hadjimichael, O. & Vollmer, T. (2001). Predictors of adherence to copaxone therapy in individuals with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Journal of  Neuroscience Nursing, 33  (5), 231-239.    

Fraser, C.  (1999). The experience of transition for a daughter caregiver of a stroke survivor. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 31 (1), 9-16.  

Presentations/Invited Talks:

Maughan, E., Jannone, L. & Fraser, C. (2015). School Nursing Around the World: An International Research Study  presented by Maughan, E and Jannone, L. at the School Nurses International Conference: A World of Opportunity- International Perspectives on Maximising Children and Young People's Health Through School Nursing Services. 'Visible, Confidential, Accessible' at the University of Greenwich Old Royal Naval College, Park Row London, July, 28, 2015. Contribution to the study: data analysis and prep of data slides.

Fraser, C. (2012). A prospective study of spasticity in individuals with multiple sclerosis in transition from interferon to glatiramer acetate . Research poster of the preliminary findings presented at the American Academy of Neurology conference in New Orleans, April 26, 2012.

Keating, M. & Fraser, C. (2012). The effect of a creative art program on individuals with multiple sclerosis. Research poster of the preliminary findings presented at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers conference in San Diego, June 2012.

Invited by Teva Neuroscience to present at the Global Perspectives in MS Nursing: From Nursing Support to Multi-Disciplinary Team Work. Research Poster - Psychometric Testing of the Americanized Guy's Neurological Disability Scale (GNDS) . Poster by  Fraser, C., & McGurl, J., Stockholm, Sweden, April 4-5, 2008.

Forthcoming:

Urbanski, P., Fraser, C. & Kim, S. (In Progress 2015-present). The Experience of Transition in Koreans  Americans Who Become a Grandparent. Interdisciplinary research (social work and nursing). 

Urbanski, P., Fraser, C. & Kim, S. (In Progress 2015-present). The Experience of Korean-Immigrant Mothers of Adolescents and Grandparents who Originally Immigrated to Assist with child Care. Interdisciplinary research (social work and nursing).