Evelyn Fitzwater

Evelyn L Fitzwater

Adj Associate Professor

Education

ADN, Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY, 1976 (Nursing)

BSN, Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY, 1983 (Nursing)

MSN, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Cincinnati, OH, 1985 (Nursing, Gerontology/Mental Health)

DSN, University of Alabama Birmingham, AL, 1995 (Doctor of Science of Nursing)

Positions and Work Experience

2006 -To Present Associate Professor Emerita; Adjunct Professor; Associate Director, Center for Aging with Dignity (part-time), University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

2000 -2005 Associate Professor, Tenure Track, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

2006 - Associate Director, Center for Living (part-time), University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

1996 -2000 Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

1992 -1995 CNS (part-time), Consultant, University Hospital/Multi-Disciplinary Memory Assessment Center, Cincinnati, OH

1987 -1995 CNS (part-time), Consultant, University Hospital/Maple Knoll Village Multi-Disciplinary Geriatric Evaluation Center, Cincinnati, OH

1988 -1996 Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1985 -1988 Instructor of Clinical Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1985 -1990 Gerontological Nurse Teacher/Clinican (part-time), RWJ Teaching Nursing Home Project, Maple Knoll Village Retirement Center, Cincinnati, OH

1983 -To Present Nurse Officer, Rank: Lieutenant COL, United States Army Reserve Nurse Corps, Cincinnati, OH

1983 -1985 Clinical Instructor (part-time), Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

1980 -1985 Staff Nurse (PRN), St Elizabeth Hospital South, Edgewood, KY

Research and Practice Interests

Safe Aging; Age Related issues; Elder Abuse Prevention/Intervention

Research Support

Investigators:Gates, D & Fitzwater, E 1999 -2003 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH_ Reducing Violence Against Nursing Home Caregivers Role:Co-PI $588,000

Investigators:Gates, D & Fitzwater, E 1999 -2003 NIH (AREA Grant), National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) Violence and Caregivers in Nursing Homes: An Intervention Study Role:Co-PI $100,000

Investigators:Fitzwater, E; Gates, D; Matthews, G; & Succop, P 11-2001 -2002 Rabinowitz Award UC College of Nursing Developing the Primary Appraisal Instrument for Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes $2,070

Investigators:Fitzwater, E; Fates, D; Matthews, G; & Succop, P 05-2001 -2002 Dean's Research Award UC College of Nursing Developing the Primary Appraisal Instrument for Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes $4,900

Grant: #OHCA EF-01-01-A0-S0-E0 Investigators:Fitzwater, Evelyn 01-01-1999 -10-01-1999 Ohio Health Care Association Violence Against Nursing Assistants: An Educational Intervention Role:PI $6,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #SRS 006954 Investigators:Fitzwater, Evelyn; Puchta, Charles 06-01-2010 -11-30-2010 Foundation Generational Diversity and Sensitivity Training: Look Closer Role:Collaborator $25,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #Grant Agreement - 2013 Investigators:Fitzwater, Evelyn; Puchta, Charles 01-11-2013 -01-10-2014 Fifth Third Bank Assessing Opportunities to Enhance the Financial Security of Older People Role:Collaborator $25,000.00 Active Level:Industry

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Fitzwater, E; Gates, D & Succop, P (2004. ) Influence of Anger on Occupational Stress: Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes .

Gates, D; Fitzwater, E; & Succop, P (2005. ) Reducing Assaults Against Nursing Home Caregivers .Nursing Research, , 54 (2 ) ,119 -127

Fitzwater, E & Gates, D (2004. ) Clinical Consultation. How Do You Manage the Aggressive Behavior of Cognitively Impaired Patients. Rehabilitation Nursing, , 29 ,5 -13

Gates, D; Fitzwater, E & Salazar, M (2003. ) Dealing with Workplace Violence: Strategies for Prevention .AAOHN Journal, , 51 ,243 -245

Gates, D; Fitzwater, E & Deets, C (2003. ) Testing the Reliability and Validity of the Assault Log and Violence Prevention Checklist .Journal of Gerontological Nursing, , 29 ,18 -23

Gates, D; Fitzwater, E; & Succop, P (2003. ) Predicting Assaults Against Caregivers in Nursing Homes .Issues in Mental Health Nursing, , 24 (8 ) ,775 -793

Gates, D; Fitzwater, E; Telintelo, S; Succop, P; & Sommers, ML (2002. ) Preventing Assaults by Nursing Home Residents: Caregivers' Knowledge and Confidence - A Pilot Study .Journal of the American Medical Directors' Association, , 3 ,366 -370

Fitzwater, E & Gates, D (2002. ) Testing an Intervention to Reduce Assaults in Nursing Home Nurse Assistants: A Pilot STudy .Geriatric Nursing, , 23 (1 ) ,18 -23

Gates, D; Fitzwater, E & Telintelo, S (2001. ) Using Stimulations and Standardized Patients in Intervention Research .Clinical Nursing Research, , 10 (4 ) ,387 -400

Gates, D; Fitzwater, E; Deets, C (2001. ) Testing the Reliability and Validity of the Assault Log and Violence Prevention Checklist .The Journal of Gerontological Nursing, , 29 ,18 -23

Fitzwater, E & Gates, D (2000. ) Violence in Home Healthcare: A Focus Group Study .Home Healthcare Nurse, , 18 (9 ) ,596 -605

The Nightingale Tracker Field Test Nurse Team (1999. ) Designing an Information Technology Application for Use in Community-Focused Nursing Education .Computers in Nursing, , 17 (2 ) ,73 -81

Gates, D; Fitzwater, E & Meyer, U (1999. ) Violence and Caregivers in Nursing Homes: Expected, Tolerated, Accepted .The Journal of Gerontological Nursing, , 25 (4 ) ,12 -22

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Fitzwater, E (02-06-2000. ) Comprehensive Assessment of the Older Adult .Western Caribbean Cruise Seminar, Gerontological Nursing: A New Perspective on Chronic Illness, Carnival Cruise Ship Sensation.

Fitzwater, E & Gates, D (07-09-2002. ) Training Staff to Prevent and Manage Aggressive Behavior by Residents: Research and Practice outcomes .University of Kentucky, Summer Series on Aging, Lexington, KY.

Fitzwater, E & Gates, D (10-17-2001. ) Violence Against Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes: Preliminary Results of an Intervention Study .Ohio Academy of Nursing Homes, Adams Mark Hotel, Columbus, OH.

Gates, D & Fitzwater, E (2001. ) Violence Against Caregivers in Nursing Homes: Expected, Tolerated, and Accepted? .American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACHIH) Association, Columbus, OH.

Gates, D & Fitzwater, E (11-11-2000. ) Program of Research .Scholarship Roundtable at University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH.

Fitzwater, E & Gates, D (05-23-2000. ) Violence and Health Care Workers .Graduate Research Class, UC College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH.

Fitzwater, E (05-10-2000. ) The Aging Experience .College of Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Fitzwater, E; Baas, L; & Miller, E (05-02-2000. ) Introducing the Hartford Foundation, Institute for Geriatric Nursing Partnership .Faculty Development Program, UC College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH.

Fitzwater, E (04-2000. ) Successful Aging .WMKV 89.3 FM "Everybody's Planning Hour", Cincinnati, OH.

Fitzwater, E (09-21-1999. ) Family Sensitivity to Sensory Changes in Alzheimer Disease .Alois Alzheimer Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Fitzwater, E & Gates, D (05-19-1999. ) Program of Research in Healthcare Violence .Research Process in Advanced Nursing Practice, Graduate Program, UC College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH.

Fitzwater, E (05-13-1999. ) Pain and the Older Adult: Assessment/Intervention/Evaluation .Pain Management Course, UC College of Nursing, Clermont Campus, Batavia, OH.

Fitzwater, E (05-12-1999. ) Assessment of the Aging Family .Family Health Practitioner Graduate Program, UC College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH.

Fitzwater, E & Gates, D (10-11-1999. ) Violence Against Healthcare Workers: Expected, Tolerated, and Accepted? .Scholarship Roundtable Presentation, UC College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH.

Fitzwater, E (01-28-1999. ) Older Adults at Risk in the Community .Nursing in the Community Course, Undergraduate Program, UC Clermont Campus, Batavia, OH.

Fitzwater, E (01-28-1999. ) Older Adults at Risk in the Community .Nursing in the Community Course, Undergraduate Program, UC College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH.

Poster Presentations

Fitzwater, E & Gates, D (03-20-2003. ) Relationships of Stressors, Strain and Anger to Caregiver Assaults .Work and Stress Conference, Toronto, Canada. .

Fitzwater, E & Gates, D (03-04-2004. ) Preventing Violence Against Caregivers in Nursing Homes .American Medical Directors Association, Phoenix, AZ. .

Gates, D & Fitzwater, E (06-24-2003. ) Violence Against Caregivers: An Intervention Study .NORA, Working Partnerships-Research to Practice, Washington, DC. .

Gates, D; Fitzwater, E; & Telintelo, S (10-20-2000. ) Using Videotaped Simulations to Measure Violence Prevention Skills .Conference 2000: Bridging the Worlds of Practice, Education, and Scholarship, Cincinnati, OH. .

Paper Presentations

Fitzwater, E; Gates, D & Succop, P (06-07-2004. ) Resident Violence Toward Nursing Home Assistants: An Intervention to Increase Staff Safety .Vienna, Austria.

Fitzwater, E & Gates, D (09-2002. ) Effects of Violence Prevention Skills for Nurse Assistants in Nursing Homes .Geneva, Switzerland.

Fitzwater, E (08-10-1999. ) Violence Against Nursing Assistants: An Educator Intervention .Maui, HA.

Fitzwater, E & Puchta, C (10-2006. ) Model for Older Adult and Family Health Education .Hyatt Hotel, Cincinnati, OH.

Gates, D & Fitzwater, E (03-2002. ) Assaults Against Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes .Chicago, IL.

Fitzwater, E & Gates, D (11-18-2001. ) Effects of an Intervention to Reduce and Manage Violence Against Nursing Assistant in Nursing Homes .Chicago, IL.

Fitzwater, E (11-19-1999. ) Violence Against Nursing Home Nursing Assistant: An Educational Intervention .San Francisco, CA.

Fitzwater, E & Gates, D (11-08-1999. ) Violence Against Healthcare Workers: Expected, Tolerated, and Accepted? .Convention Center, Chicago, IL.

Fitzwater, E & Gates, D (11-21-1999. ) Testing an Intervention to Reduce Nursing Home Resident Violence Towards Staff .

Gates, D & Fitzwater, E (04-16-1999. ) Violence Against Health Caregivers: Expected, Tolerated, and Accepted? .Wyndham Garden Hotel, Lexington, KY.

Gates, D & Fitzwater, E (08-07-2001. ) Reducing Violence Against Caregivers in Nursing Homes .Cincinnati, OH.

Fitzwater, E (05-16-2001. ) Assessment of the Older Adult Family .Cincinnati, OH.

Fitzwater, E (05-17-2001. ) Sensory Changes and Communication with Older Adults .Cincinnati, OH.

Fitzwater, E (04-27-2001. ) Comprehensive Overview of the Older Adult .Cincinnati, OH.

Fitzwater, E (01-17-2001. ) Sensory Changes in Aging: Implications for Health Care Providers .Cincinnati, OH.

Fitzwater, E (01-10-2001. ) Consultation Theory .Cincinnati, OH.

Fitzwater, E (11-14-2000. ) Overview of Research Program on Violence Against Nursing Assistants in Nursing Homes .Cincinnati, OH.

Event Organized

Workplace Violence

Workplace Violence Workshop 05-14-2000 Philadelphia, PA

Ethical Decision Making -- Ohio Nurses Association in Collaboration with the Ohio Board of Nursing, Nursing Quality Institute

Ethical Decision Making -- Ohio Nurses Association in Collaboration with the Ohio Board of Nursing, Nursing Quality Institute Workshop 10-19-2000 Columbus, OH

End-of-Life Education Consortium: How Can We Pack Any More Content Into the Curriculum? Ways and Resources to Integrate Essential Content

End-of-Life Education Consortium: How Can We Pack Any More Content Into the Curriculum? Ways and Resources to Integrate Essential Content Workshop 10-29-2001

Older Offenders

Older Offenders Workshop 09-20-2000 Sharon Woods Conference Center, Sharonville, OH

Gerontological Nursing: A Comprehensive Overview

Gerontological Nursing: A Comprehensive Overview Workshop 05-07-1999 05-21-1999 Embassy Suites, Blue Ash, OH

Honors and Awards

05-2005 Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Aging Award Association of Professionals in Aging, Cincinnati, OH

05-2001 Excellence in Research Award UC College of Nursing

03-2001 MNRS Recognition for Research Award Annual Convention, Cleveland, OH

05-1999 Excellence in Teaching (Clinical Track) UC College of Nursing

01-1999 All University Faculty University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing

09-1998 Service Recognition Award, Strategic Enrollment Management Workgroup University of Cincinnati

05-1998 Learning at a Distance, Faculty Recognition Award UC College of Nursing

05-1996 Excellence in Teaching (Clinical Track) UC College of Nursing

04-1996 Excellence in Research Award Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Iota Chapter, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

03-1996 Dissertation Paper Competition Winner Health Sciences Division, 73rd Annual Alabama Academy of Science Meeting, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee AL

08-1995 Outstanding Doctoral Student Sigma Theta Tau International, Nu Chapter, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL School of Nursing

08-1995 Doctoral Student Alumni Award School of Nursing University of Alabama Birmingham, AL

05-1993 Certificate of Achievement for Scholarly Productivity University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL School of Nursing, Center for Nursing Research

05-1992 Outstanding Graduate Student Alumni Award (MSN) University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

09-2006 Meritorious Service Medal, Contributions to the US Army Reserve as Commander 369th MCD, Sharonville, OH

12-2004 US Army Commendation Medal 4th Oak Leaf Cluster, Performance Duty Above and Beyond a Commander, 914th Combat Support Hospital (HUS)

05-2004 US Army Commendation Medal 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster, Performance Above and Beyond as Commander, 369th MCD, 256th Combat Support Hospital, Sharonville, OH

05-2003 Meritorious Service Medal Contributions to the US Army Reserves, Chief Nurse, 914th Combat Support Hospital (HUS), Sharonville, OH

09-2004 US Army Commendation Medal 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster, Performance of Duty Above and Beyond, 914th Combat Suppor Hospital, Sharonville, OH

09-1994 Certificate of Achievement Performance of Duty Above and Beyond, 350th Combat Support Hospital, Sharonville, OH

05-1990 US Army Reserve Commendation Medal 311th Station Hospital, Sharonville, OH

05-20-1989 US Army Achievement Medal 4th Oak Leaf Cluster, 311th Station Hospital, Sharonville, OH

Contact Information

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Phone: 513-558-6532