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Glenise McKenzie Ph.D, R.N.

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    Portland Campus

    • Associate Professor School of Nursing

Glenise McKenzie, is an associate professor in the school of nursing and program director for the online RN completion program at OHSU.

She is passionate about promoting and maintaining the physical and mental health of older adults. Dr. McKenzie teaches undergraduate and graduate nursing courses in the areas of mental health, gerontology, ethics and evidence-based practice.  Her clinical experience includes over 20 years of providing care for adults and older adults in acute and outpatient psychiatric care settings. Her research has focused on improving the care of individuals with dementia and on enhancing the successful translation of evidence based dementia care practices in community settings.

Dr. McKenzie joined OHSU in 2006 after completing her doctorate at the University of Washington (Seattle).  She completed a Hartford Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2009.   

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  • Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle Washington United States 2006
  • B.S.N., Washington State University, Pullman Washington United States 1979
  • M.S.N., University of Washington, Seattle Washington United States 2002
  • Fellowship:

    • Hartford Post-doctoral Fellowship


  • "Collaborative falls prevention : Interprofessional team formation, implementation, and evaluation." Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing  In: , Vol. 47, No. 12, 01.12.2016, p. 545-550.
  • "Falls prevention education : Interprofessional training to enhance collaborative practice." Gerontology and Geriatrics Education  In: , 21.08.2016, p. 1-12.
  • "An Interprofessional Approach to Reducing the Risk of Falls Through Enhanced Collaborative Practice." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society  In: , Vol. 64, No. 8, 01.08.2016, p. 1701-1707.
  • "Veteran and Family Health : Building Competency With Unfolding Cases." Clinical Simulation in Nursing  In: , Vol. 12, No. 3, 01.03.2016, p. 79-83.
  • "Psychosocial Interventions for Older Adults with Dementia and Their Caregivers."  Handbook of the Psychology of Aging: Eighth Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2015. p. 447-474.
  • "Impact of a simulation on nursing students' attitudes toward schizophrenia." Clinical Simulation in Nursing In: , Vol. 11, No. 2, 01.02.2015, p. 134-141.
  • "Escuchando a Nuestros Jóvenes : A Latino youth photovoice project on teen pregnancy." Hispanic Health Care International  In: , Vol. 12, No. 2, 2014, p. 63-70.
  • "Madication management roles in assisted living." Journal of Gerontological Nursing  In: , Vol. 40, No. 6, 2014, p. 42-53.
  • "Making simulation come alive : Standardized patients in undergraduate nursing education." Nursing Education Perspectives  In: , Vol. 34, No. 6, 11.2013, p. 421-425.
  • "Translation of two evidence-based programs for training families to improve care of persons with dementia." Gerontologist  In: , Vol. 52, No. 4, 08.2012, p. 452-459.
  • "Reactions of Assisted Living Staff to Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia." Geriatric Nursing  In: , Vol. 33, No. 2, 03.2012, p. 96-104.
  • "Relationship between system-level characteristics of assisted living facilities and the health and safety of unlicensed staff." AAOHN Journal  In: , Vol. 59, No. 4, 04.2011, p. 173-180.
  • "Staff training in assisted living : Evaluating treatment fidelity." American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry  In: , Vol. 18, No. 6, 06.2010, p. 502-509.
  • "Improving Dementia Care in Assisted Living Residences : Addressing Staff Reactions to Training." Geriatric Nursing In: , Vol. 30, No. 3, 05.2009, p. 153-163.
  • "Psychosocial treatment of depression in older adults with dementia." Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice  In: , Vol. 12, No. 3, 09.2005, p. 303-316.
  • "Self-serving and other-serving : matters of trust and intent." Nursing Science Quarterly  In: , Vol. 17, No. 2, 04.2004, p. 183-184.
  • "Letters to the editor (multiple letters)." Nursing Science Quarterly  In: , Vol. 17, No. 2, 04.2004, p. 183-184.

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