Joanne Noone, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E.

Joanne Noone

Campus Associate Dean, Ashland Campus
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Ashland Campus
1250 Siskiyou Blvd., SN-SOU
Ashland, Ore. 97520
Phone: 541 552-8453
Fax: 541 552-8208


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My research, community involvement and clinical practice revolve around health equity. My most current research study is "Development of a Theater Intervention to Promote Latino Parent-Adolescent Sexual Communication" funded by Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute developed and piloted a theater intervention to facilitate Latino parent-child communication. Increased general communication, sexual communication and comfort with talking about sexual health was associated with the intervention. I am also project manager of Advancing Health Equity through Student Empowerment & Professional Success (HealthE STEPS), funded by Health Resources & Services Administration Nursing Workforce Diversity grant. In addition, I am on the Steering Committee of Southern Oregon Regional Health Equity Coalition funded by Oregon Health Authority.

My nursing practice for the past twenty years has been rural-based and I am interested in the rural influence on health outcomes and health equity. Living in Hawaii for eighteen years encouraged my concern for cultural diversity and social justice and I am committed to developing a nursing workforce who can provide expert nursing care to diverse populations


University of Hawaii, Ph.D.


I teach in the undergraduate program in Ashland and the Master's in Nursing Education program.


Oregon Public Health Advisory Board
Oregon Center for Nursing Workforce Diversity Steering Committee


Unintended Pregnancy
Parent-Child Communication
Simulation in Nursing Education


SON Faculty Affairs Committee, Chair
Oregon Nurses Association Cabinet on Nursing Education
Oregon State Board of Nursing Educational Advisory Group
Oregon Health Authority Office of Equity and Inclusion Community Advisory Council
Jackson County Public Health Advisory Board, Chair

Practice Activities

Inaugural Faculty Policy Intensive Cohort, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2013


Noone, J., Wros, P., Najjar, R., Cortez, D., & Magdaleno, L. (In press). Advancing health equity through student empowerment &professional success: A state-wide approach. Journal of Nursing Education.

Noone, J., Sullivan, M., Castillo McKinnis, N., Allen, T., Regalado, C. &Esqueda, T. (2016). Latino youth participation in community-based participatory research to reduce teen pregnancy disparities. Child &Youth Services Review, 63, 36-39. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.02.011

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. DOI:

Noone, J., Castillo, N., Allen, T., &Esqueda, T. (2015). Latino Teen Theater: A theater intervention to promote Latino parent-adolescent sexual communication. Hispanic Health Care International, 13 (4), 209-216.

Sideras, S., McKenzie, G., Noone, J., Dieckman, N. & Allen, T. (2015). Impact of a simluation on nursing students' attitudes towards schizophrenia. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 11 (2) 134-141. DOI:10.1016/j.ecns.2014.11.005.

Noone, J., Allen, T, Sullivan, M., McKenzie, G., Esqueda, T., & Ibarra, N. (2014). Escuchando a nuestros jóvenes: A Latino youth Photovoice project on teen pregnancy. Hispanic Healthcare International. 12 (2),

Nielsen, A., Noone, J., Voss, H., and Mathews, L.R. (2013). Preparing nursing students for the future: An innovative approach to clinical education. Nurse Education in Practice. 13 (4), 301-309.

Noone, J., Sullivan, M., Nguyen, T. & Allen, T. (2013). Pilot test of interactive theater to improve parent communication on pregnancy prevention. Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 5 (1), 68-80. DOI:10.1080/17533015.2012.718717

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), 421-425

Noone, J., Bromley, T., McKenzie, G., Naumes, S., Sideras, S., & Voss, H. (2013). Implementing cultural learning activities through community and academic partnerships. In L. Caputi (Ed.) Innovations in nursing education: Building the future of nursing (pp.61-73). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

Noone, J., Sideras S., Gubrud-Howe, P., Voss, H. & Mathews, L.R. (2012). Influence of a poverty simulation on nursing student attitudes towards poverty. Journal of Nursing Education, 51 (11), 617-622. DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20120914-01