Cynthia Betcher

Cynthia Betcher

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Procter Hall

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Procter Hall
3110 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221

Professional Summary

I am assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing. I graduated from the Christ Hospital School of Nursing and later completed the RN-BSN Program at the University of Cincinnati. I completed my MSN in Occupational Health Nursing and the DNP Program at the University of Cincinnati.
After working in acute care hospitals in medical-surgical units, I worked in a rehabilitation hospital, working with ventilator-dependent adults and tracheotomy patients. I have worked in a physician’s office, in private-duty nursing, a nursing home, and in various roles with a medical cost containment company. I have experience in both field and telephonic/online nurse case management for injured workers. I was also a school nurse for 14 years. More recently, my experience has been in Occupational Health Nursing.

Education

Master's in the Science of Nursing, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2011 (Occupational Health Nursing)

Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, 2018 (Nursing)

Positions and Work Experience

BAD DATE -BAD DATE Instructor Represented Adjunct, RN-BSN and OHN MSN Programs, University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing

01-01-1980 -BAD DATE 99% Adjunct Instructor, CLINICAL AND OTHER NON-ACADEMIC NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE Occupational Health Nurse PRN Maxim Health Services 2012-2013 Patheon Cincinnati, OH Nurse Case Manager Macy’s Corporate Offices 2012 Cincinnati, OH Occupational Health Nurse University of Cincinnati 2012 Cincinnati, OH Occupational Health Nurse Tri-Health Corporate Health 2011 Cincinnati, OH School Nurse Princeton City Schools at 1995-2009 Cincinnati Hills Cincinnati, OH Staff Nurse Drake Center, Inc. 1991-1996 Cincinnati, OH Interim Auditing Manager Intracorp 1989-1990 Southfield, MI Auditing Branch Manager/ Intracorp 1986-1989 Rehabilitation Specialist Maitland, FL Staff Nurse Drake Memorial Hospital 1983-1985 Cincinnati, OH Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse The Jewish Hospital 1980-1981 , University of Cincinnati, Uptown

08-15-2019 - Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Research and Practice Interests

Practice Interests:
Occupational Health Nursing (OHN)
     Toolkit for an OHN to champion a drug-free workplace program
Community Health

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Bien, Elizabeth Ann; Gillespie, Gordon Lee; Betcher, Cynthia Ann; Thrasher, Terri L; Mingerink, Donna R (2016. )Respiratory Protection Toolkit: Providing Guidance Without Changing Requirements-Can We Make an Impact?.Workplace health & safety, ,64 (12 ),596-602

Betcher, C.A., Standish, M.D., & Gillespie, G.L. (2020. )Need and capacity of a toolkit for occupational health nurses to promote a new or enhanced drug-free workplace program. .Workplace Health & Safety, ,68 (6 ),263 --271

Betcher, Cynthia A; Standish, Michele D; Gillespie, Gordon Lee (2020. )Need and Capacity of a Toolkit for Occupational Health Nurses to Promote a New or Enhanced Drug-Free Workplace Program.Workplace health & safety, ,68 (6 ),263-271

Book Chapter

Gillespie, G. L., Betcher, C., & Fitzgerald, S. (2020 )Health planning for occupational and environmental health . In C. L. Savage (Ed.), Public/community health and nursing practice: Caring for populations (2nd ed.) .(pp. 509 --536).Philadelphia, PA,F.A. Davis(Co-Author)

Honors and Awards

Award Nominations AWARDS/HONORS Nominated by the students of UC Clermont College to receive the 2016-2017 Faculty Recognition Award Teaching Excellence Award in Fall, 2016 0 Status:Nomination Level:College Type:Recognition

Service

Univ of Cincinnati College of Nursing Other Type:University/College Service Level:College

Professional Affiliation

01-01-2011 -02-01-2018: Work Experience and Professional Association Membership FORMAL EDUCATION Christ Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH Diploma, 1979 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1999 09-1976 to 12-1979 Focus: Acute Care Nursing 06-1995 to 06-1999 Focus: Acute Care Nursing University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH Masters of Science in Nursing, 2011 09-2009 to 03-2011 Focus: Occupational Health Nursing ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE 99% Qualified Adjunct Instructor College of Nursing 2015-Present University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Visiting Instructor-Clinical College of Nursing 2013-2015 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Adjunct Faculty College of Nursing 2013 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH CLINICAL AND OTHER NON-ACADEMIC NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE Occupational Health Nurse PRN Maxim Health Services 2012-2013 Patheon Cincinnati, OH Nurse Case Manager Macy’s Corporate Offices 2012 Cincinnati, OH Occupational Health Nurse University of Cincinnati 2012 Cincinnati, OH Occupational Health Nurse Tri-Health Corporate Health 2011 Cincinnati, OH School Nurse Princeton City Schools at 1995-2009 Cincinnati Hills Cincinnati, OH Staff Nurse Drake Center, Inc. 1991-1996 Cincinnati, OH Interim Auditing Manager Intracorp 1989-1990 Southfield, MI Auditing Branch Manager/ Intracorp 1986-1989 Rehabilitation Specialist Maitland, FL Staff Nurse Drake Memorial Hospital 1983-1985 Cincinnati, OH Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse The Jewish Hospital 1980-1981 Cincinnati, OH ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE Part-time Intern Researcher University of Cincinnati 2010-2011 NIOSH-funded College of Nursing Under Leadership of Researcher, Tracey Yap, PhD, RN Cincinnati, OH OHN Practicum Carroll County Memorial Hospital 2010 Occupational Health Clinic Carrollton, KY Guest Researcher NIOSH 2010-2011 Cincinnati, OH Developed hearing conservation training for school nurses and presented for Cincinnati Health Department School Nurses, January 3, 2011 and for Cincinnati area private school nurses, February 12, 2011. Presented 3 live webinars using NIOSH Live Meeting in 2011. Practicum Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation 2011 Cincinnati, OH Participated in medical claims review and consultation for industrial commission hearings. Committee Member University of Cincinnati 2010-2011 NIOSH Educational and Research Center (ERC) Travel for occupational health nurses, industrial engineers, industrial hygienists, and occupational health physicians. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Courses Taught

-ANCH-8050 OHN PRACTICUM I Level:Graduate

-ANCH-8052 OHN PRACTICUM II Level:Graduate

-NBSN-4066C RN-BSN COMM PARTNR Level:Undergraduate

-NBSN-4066C RN-BSN COMM PARTNR Level:Undergraduate

-NBSN-4066C RN-BSN COMM PARTNR Level:Undergraduate

-NURS-1001 NURSING SUCCESS Level:Undergraduate

-NBSN-4063 RN-BSNCONCCOMHEALTH Level:Undergraduate

-NBSN-4066C RN-BSN COMM PARTNR Level:Undergraduate

RN-BSN Community as Partner Level:Undergraduate

RN-BSN Focus on Community Level:Undergraduate

RN-BSN Focus on Community Level:Undergraduate

-ANCH-8040 OCC/ENV DIS & INJ

RN-BSN Focus on Community Level:Undergraduate

-ANCH-8042 OH & SAF PROGRAMS Level:Graduate

RN-BSN Focus on Community Level:Undergraduate

RN-BSN Focus on Community Level:Undergraduate

-ANCH-8050 OHN PRACTICUM I Level:Graduate

Accelerated Community as Partner Level:Both

Accelerated Community as Partner Level:Both

Accelerated Community as Partner

Accelerated Community as Partner

Accelerated Community as Partner Level:Both

-ANCH-8052 OHN PRACTICUM II Level:Graduate

RN-BSN Focus on Community Level:Undergraduate

RN-BSN Focus on Community Level:Undergraduate

Faculty Development Activities

04-10-2011 -05-13-2018 AAOHN 2018, OAOHN, 2017, ODH 2018 American Association of 7.50 AAOHN Occupational Health Nurses Reno, Nevada (AAOHN) Conference 2018 Ohio Department of Health (ODH) 6.25 Annual School Nurse Conference ODH Beavercreek, Ohio 2017 Ohio Association of Occupational 14.25 OAOHN Health Nurses (OAOHN) Columbus, Ohio 2017 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical 5.75 CCHMC Center (CCHMC) Annual School Health Cincinnati, Ohio Workshop 2017 American Association of 12.5 AAOHN Occupational Health Nurses New Orleans, LA (AAOHN) Conference 2016 Ohio Safety Congress 7.00 CNEs Sponsored by Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Columbus, OH 2016 Ohio Association of Occupational 8.00 CNEs OAOHN Health Nurses (OAOHN) Annual Columbus, OH Conference 2016 Ohio Policymaking Basics 1.00 CNE Center for Public Health Practice The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 2015 29th Annual School Health 6.25 CNEs Cincinnati Children’s Workshop Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH 2015 OAOHN Annual Conference 10.00 CNEs OAOHN Columbus, OH 2015 NIOSH-Approved Spirometry 7.50 CNEs M.C. Townsend and Refresher Course Associates, LLC In cooperation with UPMC Columbus, OH 2015 Shoulder Injuries 1.00 CNE Nova Care Rehabilitation Lisa Stroth, PTA Columbus, OH , AAOHN, OAOHN and ODH Reno, Nevada Type:Conference Attendance

Contact Information

Academic - Procter Hall
3110 Vine Street
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221
Phone: 513.558.5500
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