Associate Professor of Nursing
I earned a doctorate in Psychiatric Nursing through Indiana University and am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. My primary research interests are in the area of mental health promotion with a special focus on children, adolescents, and young adults. Research methodology is a mixed methods approach with primary emphasis on quantitative methods. Teaching is focused in the graduate program, although I taught undergraduate psychiatric nursing for many years. My teaching pedagogy is focused on being a content expert, mentor, and motivator of students at all levels.
Education and Certifications
PhD Indiana University
Post MSN University of South Alabama
MSN University of Evansville
BSN University of Evansville
ANCC - Board Certified as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
NURS662 Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing across the Lifespan I
NURS663 Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing across the Lifespan I
NURS664 Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing across the Lifespan III
NURS855 Critical Appraisal of Practice II
Faculty Mentor for DNP Capstone Courses
Research (current projects)
Beckham, R., Schaar, G., & Riedford, K. (2015 March/April). The computer will not give me the information I need: A quality method to intervene. MEDSURG Nursing, 24 (2), 130-132.
Beckham, R., & Riedford, K. (2014). Evolution of a graduate-level informatics course for the non-informatics specialist nurse. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10, 387-392 doi: /10.1016/j.nurpra.2014.03.012
Simmons, G., & Riedford, K. (2013). Epidemiology of early childhood caries: Epidemiologic review of early childhood caries: Clinical application. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28, 369-373.
Riedford, K. (2011). Bridging the gap between clinical experience and client access: Community engagement. Journal of Nursing Education, 50, 337-340. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20110415-05.
Riedford, K. (2010). Recognizing anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 9, 728-728. doi: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2010.07.007
Professional Organizations (selected)
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN)
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)
Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI)
Sigma Theta Tau International Omicron Psi Chapter