Dr. Cline is an adult nurse practitioner with bed-side clinical experience in emergcy and critical care nursing. He was a National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, Patricial G. Archbold, Predoctoral Scholar from 2012-2014, and He has interests in systems and quality of care, rural healthcare, older adults, and diabetes.
PhD - New York University
MSN - Unviversity of Pennsylvania
BSN - University of Vermont
MCA - I
MCA - II
Health Assessment - I
Health Assessment - II
Cline, D. D., Capezuti, E., Kovner, C. T., Dickson, V. V., Boltz, M., & Kolanowski, A. (2014). Factors influencing RNs’ perceptions of quality geriatric care in rural hospitals. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(6), 748-768. doi: 10.1177/0193945913513505
Capezuti, E., Denysyk, L., Boltz, M., Shuluk, J., Brouwer, J. P., Rosenberg, M. C., Dickson, V., Cline, D. D., Wagner, L., Farichild, S., Kim, H., & Secic, M. (2013). Utilization of a benchmarking database to inform NICHE implementation. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 6(3), 198-208. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20130607-01
Capezuti, E., Boltz, E., Cline, D., Dickson, V., Rosenberg, M., Wagner, L., Shuluk, J. & Nigolian, C. (2012). Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders - a model for optimising the geriatric nursing practice environment.. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(21-22), 3117–3125. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04259.x
Djukic, M., Kovner, C. T., Brewer, C., Fatehi, F., Cline, D. D. (2011). Work environment factors other than staffing asociated with nurses’ ratings of patient care quality. Healthcare Management and Review, 42(10 Suppl), S17-26. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0b013e3182388cc3
Cline, D. D., Rosenberg, M. C., Kovner, C. T., Brewer, C. (2011). Early career RNs’ perceptions of quality care in the hospital setting. Qualitative Health Research, 21(5), p. 673 – 82. doi:10.1177/1049732310395030
Cline, D. D. (2014). Complexity of care: A concept analysis of older adult health care experiences. Nursing Education Perspectives, Published Ahead of Print. doi: 10.5480/14-1362
Cline, D. D. (2014). A concept analysis of individualized aging. Nursing Education Perspectives, 35(3), 185-192. Individualized aging a concept analysis. doi: 10.5480/12-1053.1
Cline, D. D., Manchester, J., & Tagliareni, E. (2012). Gerontological nursing content in general medical/surgical nursing textbooks: Where is it? Nursing Education Perspectives, 33(3), p. 150-155. doi:10.5480/1536-5026-33.3.150
Tagliareni, E., Cline, D. D., Mengel, A., McLaughlin, B., & King, E. (2012). Quality care for older adults: Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACES) Project. Nursing Education Perspectives, 33(3), p. 144-149. doi:10.5480/1536-5026-33.3.144
King, E., Cline, D. D., Mengel, A., McLaughlin, B., & Tagliareni, E. (2011). Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors: Resources and teaching tools to use in prelicensure nursing curricula. Nursing Education Perspectives, 32(4), p. 276-277. doi: 10.5480/1536-5026-32.4.76
Cline, D. D. (2013). Rural Elderly. In Capezuti, E. A., Malone, M. L., Katz, P. R., & Mezey, M. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Elder Care. Springer Publishing Company: New York
John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) Scholar
Competitive, Pre-doctoral funding award
07/2010 – 07/2012
Sigma Theta Tau, Upsilon Chapter Dissertation Research Award
Dissertation: “A Mixed Method Study Exploring the Nurse Work Environment and Perceived Quality of Geriatric Care in Rural Hospitals” Cline, D. D (PI), Capezuti, E. (Co-PI), Kovner, C. (Co-PI), Dickson, V. (Co-PI).
03/2011 – 05/2012
Community College of Philadelphia Foundation Award
“Senior Capstone Project: Geriatric Evidence-Based Practice Conference” Moriarity, C. (Co-PI), Cline, D. D. (Co-PI).
01/2008 – 05/2008.
Gerontological Society of America
Emergency Nurses Association