Glenise L. McKenzie, R.N., M.N., Ph.D.

Glenise Mckenzie

Associate Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
Portland, OR 97239




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I am passionate about educating nurses and developing habits for life-long learning. I have been on faculty at OHSU since 2006. Clinically I am passionate about promoting and maintaining the physical and mental health of older adults. 


PhD in Nursing from the University of Washington BSN from Washington State University  


I teach in the undergraduate, RN-BS and Masters of Education programs in the areas of mental health, communication, gerontology, ethics and leadership.

Practice Activities

My clinical experience includes over 20 years of providing care for adults and older adults in acute and outpatient psychiatric and behavioral health settings.

Service Activities

RN-BS Program Director

Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer's Research (OPAR) –board member OHSU Evaluation Committee –SON representative/member

School of Nursing Standing Search Committee –co-chair Masters of Nursing Education Faculty Committee PhD Integrative Review Committee, Member

Current Research

My research has focused on improving the care of individuals with dementia and on enhancing the successful translation of evidence based dementia care practices in long term care settings

Publications (selected)

McKenzie, G., Lasater, K., DeLander, G., Neal, M., Morgove, M. W., Eckstrom, E. (2016). Falls Prevention Education: Interprofessional Training to Enhance Collaborative Practice. Gerontology &Geriatrics Education. E-pub ahead of print.

McKenzie, G. , & Harvath, T. (2016). Late-life Depression. In M. Boltz, (Eds.), Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practices (5 ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Eckstrom, E, Neal, MD, Cotrell, V, Casey, CM, McKenzie, G, Morgove, M, DeLander, GE, Simonson, W, Lasater, K, (2016). An Interprofessional Approach to Reducing the Risk of Falls through Enhanced Collaborative Practice. J American Geriatrics Society. 64:1701-1707. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14178

Lasater, K., Cotrell, V., McKenzie, G., Simonson, W., Morgove, M. W., Long, E. E., &Eckstrom, E. (2016). Collaborative Falls Prevention: Interprofessional Team Formation, Implementation, and Evaluation. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 47(12), 545-550.

McKenzie, G., Freiheit, H., Steers, D., &Noone, J. (2016). Veteran and family health: Building competency with unfolding cases. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 12(3), 79-83.

Sideras, S., McKenzie, G., Noone, J. Dieckmann, N. &Allen, T. (2015). Impact of a simulation on nursing students' attitudes towards schizophrenia. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 11 (2), 134-141.

Teri, L., McKenzie, G., & Coulter, C. (2015).  Psychosocial interventions for older adults with dementia and their caregivers.  In W. Shaie & Willis, S. (Eds), Handbook of Psychology of Aging, 9th  Edition.

Sikma, S.K., Young, H.M., Reinhard, S.C., Munroe, D.J., Cartwright,  J., McKenzie, G. (2014). Medication Management roles in  assisted living. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 40(6), 42-53.

Noone, J., McKenzie, G. (2014) Escuchando a  nuestros jóvenes: A Latino Youth Photovoice Project on Teen Pregnancy. Hispanic  Health Care International, 12 (2), 63-70.

Sideras, S., McKenzie, G., Noone. J., Markle, D., Frazier,  M. & Sullivan, M. (2013). Making simulation come alive: Standardized  patient in undergraduate education. Nursing Education Perspectives.34 (6).  421-5.

McKenzie, G., Teri, L., Pike, K.,  LaFazia, D., & van Leynseele, J. (2012). Reactions of assisted living staff  to behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Geriatric Nursing. 33  (2), 96-104.