Dean Stephanie Genz

Stephanie Genz, EdD, RN

stephanie.genz@chaminade.edu

Henry 110
Tel (808) 739-4616 Fax (808) 739-8564
3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Dean, School of Nursing

Stephanie Genz Dr. Stephanie Genz, EdD, RN, is the Dean of the Chaminade University School of Nursing. Prior to joining Chaminade, Dean Genz served as Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Nursing at Viterbo University, a Catholic, Franciscan university sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Dr. Genz taught Public Health Nursing and leadership at the undergraduate level and taught in the Masters program as well as the Parish Nurse Program.

Also for several years, Dr. Genz worked as a consultant and mentor for the State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services Division of Public Health, where she provided public health mentoring and consultative services to local health departments in Wisconsin. Consultation topics include budgeting, program development, evaluation, community systems, policy and procedure development, teamwork, and working with a Board of Health.

Dr. Genz earned her master's degree in public health nursing and her doctorate in higher education policy and administration from the University of Minnesota. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

“Dr. Genz is an excellent nurse, a leader, a compassionate and exacting educator, and a wonderful asset to our team here at Chaminade,” said Dr. Helen Turner, Chaminade University’s Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. “Her research interests are in the areas of cultural competence and effect on nursing care delivery, and on the value of immersion experiences in nursing curricula.”

Education

BS, Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
MS, Master of Science with Public Health Nursing focus, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
EdD, Higher Education Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Teaching

  • Public Health Nursing
  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Nursing Perspectives
  • Grant Writing
  • Transcultural Nursing

Recent Research

  • The Development of Emotional Intelligence in Undergraduate Nursing Students (2010-present)
  • Student and Community Perceptions of Health Disparities in Native Hawaiian Populations, (2010-present)
  • Dissertation: Developing Cultural Competence in Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Students through a Short-term Immersion Program, 2007
  • Barriers to Success of Hmong Women in Higher Education, 2005
  • A Case Study: Institutional Response to the Nursing Shortage, 2004
  • A Phenomenological Study: Students’ Perceptions of a Salvation Army Experience, 2002

Publications

Sparacino, P., Genz, S. (2012). A unique collaboration: University of California San Francisco School of Nursing and Chaminade University of Honolulu School of Nursing. Submitted for publication.

Genz, S.R., Thompson, L., Jarvis, S. (2011). Connecting service-based learning to health equity research in a baccalaureate nursing program in Honolulu, HI. Submitted for publication.

Genz, S. R., Talbott, J.R. (spring, 2004). Creation of Free Clinic Benefits Homeless Individuals and Families. The National Area Health Education Centers Bulletin, XX (2), 22-23.

Genz, S. R., Talbott, J.R. (July, 2003). Nursing students help the poor through free clinic at Salvation Army. Nursing Matters. 6-7.

Scholarly Activities

  • Grant Writing - January, 2011, E.L. Wiegand Foundation, $497,000
  • Grant Writing - 2010, 2012 Supplemental Funds Title III $150,000, $12,252
  • Development of a baccalaureate nursing program, Chaminade University, 2009-present
  • WASC Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities Site Visitor
  • Grant writing – in March 2008, was awarded a $450,000 Healthiest Wisconsin Partnership Grant from the Medical College of Wisconsin—primary grant writer and Project Director
  • Developed an on-line continuing education course, The Cultural Dimensions of Public Health Nursing, for the LEAP Project (Linking Education and Practice), University of Wisconsin, Madison (2008)
  • Completed final defense for doctoral degree on December 13, 2007 - University of Minnesota
  • Chairperson, NCA Self Study, Criterion 5 Subcommittee 2006-2008
  • Completed Doctoral Prospectus Meeting, Dec. 19, 2006
  • Completed Doctoral Oral Exam, September 18, 2006
  • Presenter at the Wisconsin Public Health Nursing Conference: Public Health Nursing Advocacy in practice and Teaching, Stevens Point, WI, August 22, 2006
  • Completed course work for doctorate, University of Minnesota, June, 2006
  • Planned, organized, and facilitated Nursing Research on the Green, Viterbo University, April, 2006-2009 -a regional nursing research event offered in conjunction with STTI Induction
  • Facilitator and Chair for the Western Wisconsin Public Health Legislative meeting, Viterbo University, January 23, 2006
  • Appointment to the Clinical Specialist in Community Health Nursing Content Expert Panel, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Washington, DC, 2004-2008
  • Served as primary advisor for Master’s Projects 2003-2004, Nurse Practitioner Practice Model: Provision of Primary Care to the Rural Mentally Ill and 2001-2002, Health and Well-being of Midlife Hmong Women in a Midwest Community
  • Grant writing to fund CARING, INC., a nurse-managed clinic for the poor and homeless (2000-2008) with grant awards totaling over $250,000
  • Collaborated with Viterbo University School of Nursing faculty to develop a student/ public health nurse collaboration allowing for completion of public health visits in a variety of courses (2000-2002)
  • Preceptor for regional Public Health nurses as part of the University of Minnesota grant project entitled: Public Health Nursing Practice in the 21st Century: Competency Development in Population-based Practice (1998-2002)
  • Served as a preceptor for graduate students in the Masters in Nursing Program at Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota (1998-2000)
  • Developed a Women’s Health Program and regional collaboration to provide preventive health care for uninsured and underinsured women over forty in Western Wisconsin (1998)

Presentations

  • Key Note Speaker Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Psi-at-Large Chapter Induction Ceremonies, A Vision for the Future: Following the Yellow Brick Road, Honolulu, HI, May, 2012
  • Key Note Speaker Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Psi-at-Large Chapter Induction Ceremonies, A Vision for the Future: Following the Yellow Brick Road, Hilo, HI, May, 2012
  • Chaminade University, Board of Regents, School of Nursing Progress Report and Accreditation Update, Honolulu, HI, April, 2012
  • Liberty Dialysis, A Community-based Curriculum: The Nursing Program at Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI, January, 2012
  • Papa Ola Lokahi and the Native Hawaiian Scholarship Program, The Nursing Program at Chaminade University, October, 2011
  • Key Note Speaker Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Psi-at-Large Chapter Induction Ceremonies, A Vision for the Future: Leadership, Honolulu, HI, May, 2011
  • Key Note Speaker Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Psi-at-Large Chapter Induction Ceremonies, A Vision for the Future: Leadership, Hilo, HI, May, 2011
  • Pacific Institute of Nursing (PIN) Conference, The Future of Nursing Report and its Implications for Nursing Education, Honolulu, HI, March, 2011
  • Chaminade University, Board of Regents, Achieving the Vision of Quality Nursing Education: A Progress Report, Honolulu, HI, September, 2010
  • Kaiser Permanente Health Care System, Nursing Administration, Innovations in Nursing Education: The Nursing Program at Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI, August, 2010
  • Hawai'i State Board of Nursing, Phase III Report, Honolulu, HI, June, 2010
  • Hawai'i Association of Case Managers, A Community-based Nursing Curriculum, Honolulu, HI, May, 2010
  • Kamehameha Schools, The Nursing Program at Chaminade University and a Focus on Building Native Hawaiian RN Workforce, Honolulu, HI, May, 2010
  • Key Note Speaker, State Of Hawai'i Public Health Nursing Conference, Building Leadership Capacity in Public Health Nursing, Honolulu, HI, May, 2010
  • Queen’s Medical Center, Innovations in Nursing Education: The Nursing Program at Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI, April, 2010
  • Title III Director’s Meeting, Panel presentation, Lessons From the Trenches: Title III Project Management from Vermont to Hawai'i, Washington, DC, April, 2010
  • The Filipino Community in Hawai'i, The New Nursing Program at Chaminade University, COX Radio, April, 2010
  • Hawai'i State Board of Nursing, Phase II Report, Honolulu, HI, March 4, 2010
  • Hawai'i State Center for Nursing, Board of Directors, The Nursing Program at Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI, March, 2010
  • Hawai'i Catholic Schools Association, Leadership, The Nursing Program at Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI, March, 2010
  • University of Hawai'i-Manoa, Senior level students, Transforming Nursing Education, Honolulu, HI, March, 2010
  • Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Conference, The New Nursing Program at Chaminade University and a Focus on Building the Native Hawaiian RN Workforce, Maui, HI, December, 2009
  • Windward Community College, Pathway Program, The Nursing Program at Chaminade University and a Focus on Building the Native Hawaiian BSN Workforce, Kaneohe, HI, December, 2009
  • Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Care Center, The Nursing Program at Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI, October, 2009
  • Tripler Army medical Center, Nursing Administration and Education, The Nursing Program at Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI, October, 2009
  • St. Francis Health Care Center, The Nursing Program at Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI, October, 2009
  • Hawai'i Clinical Utilization Review Committee, The Nursing Program at Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI, October, 2009
  • Hawai'i State Board of Nursing, Phase I Report, Honolulu, HI, September 4, 2009
  • Key note address, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Student Learning Outcomes in a Short-term Immersion, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 11, 2008
  • Viterbo University, all faculty workshop, The Value of Short-term Immersion Programs, April, 2008
  • Social Issues of Aging, Continuing Education Course, Gerontology Certificate Program, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, February 11 and 12, 2008
  • LEAP Project, Leaping ‘round the Wheel: Best Practices for Public Health Nurses, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, January 28, 2008
  • Planning and Implementing Study Abroad Experiences, Viterbo University, November 7, 2007
  • Wisconsin Nurses Association Annual Conference, Public Health and Advocacy, October 18-20, 2007
  • Career Expo, Nursing as a Career Choice, La Crosse, Wisconsin, October 9, 2007
  • Wisconsin Public Health Nursing Conference: The Process of Developing a Successful Public Health/Academic Partnership and Positive Outcomes, Stevens Point, WI, August 21, 2007
  • Second Annual Title III Demonstration Faire, Active Learning Project: Epidemiology, Viterbo University, January 10, 2007
  • Academic Integrity Program in a Nursing Program, Viterbo University, January 9, 2007
  • Faculty Development Workshop, The School of Nursing’s Academic Integrity Program: The First Year Experience, September, 22, 2006
  • Wisconsin Public Health Nursing Conference: Public Health Nursing Advocacy in Practice and Teaching, Stevens Point, WI, August 22, 2006
  • Board of Trustees, Viterbo University, Academic Integrity and Honor Codes, October 17, 2005
  • 17th Annual Conference for Teachers of Nursing Practice: Evaluating Learning: Best Practices for 2005, Portfolio as an Assessment Tool, January 14, 2005
  • Fall Symposium, Caring for the Community: The Intersection of Learning and Scholarship, Viterbo University, August 24, 2004
  • Wisconsin Annual Public Health Nursing Conference: Integration of Core Competencies in a BSN Curriculum, Stevens Point, WI, August, 2003
  • Wisconsin Annual Public Health Nursing Conference: How will we evaluate our curriculum to assure there is a match with the health priorities in the State Health Plan? August, 2002
  • National Association for Community Health Educators, St. Louis, MO: A Phenomenological Study: Students’ Perceptions of a Salvation Army Experience, May, 2002
  • Nurses Day at the Capitol, WINPAC: Political Advocacy, Madison, WI, March 5, 2002
  • Western Wisconsin Joint Public Health Legislative Group, The Nursing Shortage, La Crosse, WI, January 21, 2002
  • Wisconsin Public Health Nurses Conference: Connecting PHN Standards and Best Practices to the Academic and Practice Arena, August, 2001
  • Wisconsin Public Health Association Conference: CARING, INC - A Partnership for Public Health Practice, June, 2001
  • Wisconsin Public Health Nurses Conference: Collaboration between a Local Public Health Department and a School of Nursing, September, 1999

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Psi-at-Large Chapter - President (2011-present)
  • UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program (UHC/AACN) State of Hawai'i Collaborative, Executive Committee member, (2010-present)
  • American Organization of Nursing Executives(AONE), Member (2009-present)
  • American Organization of Nursing Executives (AONE), Hawai'i chapter, Member (2009-present)
  • Pacific Institute of Nursing Planning Committee, Member (2009-present)
  • Centralized Clinical Placement System (CCPS), Executive Committee, Member, (2009-present)
  • Hawai'i Public Health Association (HPHA), Member (2009-present)
  • Evidence-based Practice Project, Hawai'i State Center for Nursing, Member, (2009-present)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Psi-at-large Chapter, President-Elect (2009-2011)
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Member (2007-present)
  • Wisconsin Cares, Regional Managed Care Organization, Board of Directors, (2006-2008)
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Chairperson, Program Committee (2004-2008)
  • Wisconsin Nurses Association Research Council, Member and Chair (2004-2008)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA), Delegate (2004-2006)
  • La Crosse District Nurses Association (LDNA), President (2004-2006)
  • Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE), Member (2003-present)
  • Viterbo Student Nurses Association (VSNA), Academic advisor (2003-2007)
  • Curriculum Steering Committee, Viterbo University, School of Nursing, member, (2002-2006)
  • La Crosse District Nurses (LDNA), Vice-President (2002-2004)
  • Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) - Regional Rep and Board of Directors (2000-2008)
  • Wisconsin Nurses Political Action Committee (WINPAC), Board of Trustees, 2000-2004)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Member (1999-present)
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Phi chapter, Vice President (1999-2003)
  • Gundersen Lutheran Visiting Nurses Home Care and Hospice, Board member, (1999-2003)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA), Member (1998-present)
  • La Crosse District Nurses Association (LDNA), Member (1998-2008)
  • Gundersen Lutheran At Home Advisory Council, Board of Directors (1996-2008)
  • Western Region Educational Consortium - Board of Directors, (1996-1999)
  • Medicaid Home Care Provider Advisory Committee - State of Wisconsin, Member (1996-1998)
  • Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA), Board Member and Regional Representative (1995-2008)
  • Wisconsin Home Care Organization (WHO), Board of Directors (1994-1998)
  • WHO Reimbursement Committee, Member (1994-1998)
  • Dubna, Russia/La Crosse Health Care Partnership, Member and participant (1991-1997)
  • HSS 133 Task Force - Committee Member - State of Wisconsin, Member (1990-1994)
  • WHO Legislative Committee, Member (1990-1994)
  • American Public Health Association, Member (1990-present)
  • WHO Region 5 Chairperson, Member (1986-1990)

Community Involvement

  • Women of Christ, Burr Oak, President, 2008
  • American Red Cross, Disaster Response Certification, 2002
  • Alzheimer’s Association Fundraising Committee--member
  • Onalaska High School Hockey Booster Club President – 1997-1999

Honors and Awards

  • Partnership Award, Wisconsin Public Health Association, 2009
  • Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals 2007-2008
  • Mentor Award, Given by Viterbo Student Nurses Association 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Honor A Colleague Recipient 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004, 2005
  • Advisor of the Year-Wisconsin Student Nurses Association-2002, 2004
  • YMCA Outstanding Women Award – 2000, 2006, 2008
  • Wisconsin Home Care Regional Award – 1998
  • La Crosse County Outstanding Employee Award – 1991 and 1996