Dr. Meg Wilson

Director of the MHA Program

Professor of Healthcare Administration

PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, CNE

Professional Education

PhD 2003
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Doctor of Philosophy: Nursing
Dissertation: Health Practices of Homeless Women

MS 1990
Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana.
Master of Science in Community Health Nursing.
Thesis: Health Locus of Control, Health Value, and Spirituality: Components of Health Promotion in Older Adults

BSN 1976
DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana.

Clinical Expertise/Certification
Licensure

1976-Present Registered Nurse
State of Indiana Health Professions Bureau/State Board of Nursing
License Number 28065771

Certification

2011-Present Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

2011-Present Advanced Public Health Nurse-Board Certified (APHN-BC): ANCC
Certification Number 2011008936

Awards and Recognitions

Fort Wayne Medical Education Program Employee of the Month: October 2014; Recognition for tireless and outstanding support of all Family Medicine Residents’ development of scholarly activity.

The Rescue Mission/University of Saint Francis Service Award for Charis House Clinic: November 15, 2013

Fort Wayne Healthy Cities 25th Anniversary Recognition for contributions toward Community Health in Fort Wayne-Allen County: November 7, 2013

Indiana Academy of Family Physicians 2013 Research Day—First Place in Original Research Category, May 2, 2013. Indianapolis, IN: Assessment of Barriers that Medical Professional Face When Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect

Minette Baum Community Service Award from the Raymond Rosenberger Award Foundation: 2012

Awarded Professor Emeritus from the University of Saint Francis, May 15, 2012

Awarded Sabbatical: Fall 2011; Spring 2002

NLN The Giving Wall Recognition: 2011

20 Years of Service to Healthy Cities Health Fair: 2011

Teaching Excellence & Leadership Award. University of Saint Francis, 2006

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers Award 1996, 1998, 2006

Awarded Tenure: 1995

Promotion: 2006: Professor; 2000 Associate Professor; 1991: Assistant Professor

Dissertation Award, Duquesne University, School of Nursing 2003

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Professional Memberships

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing: Xi Nu at-Large Chapter
Healthy Cities Health Fair Planning Committee
National League for Nursing
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (2014 – present)
American Public Health Association (2003-2010, 2013-present)

Publications

Books
Wilson, M. (2012; 2007). Health Behaviors of Homeless Women. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller. ISBN: 978-3-8364-2944-3

Refereed Journals
Poling, D., Finke, L, Wilson, M, Bokhart, G., & Buchanan, J (under review). Interprofessional research education guidelines for interprofessional student learners: Developed by an interprofessional community research consortium with lessons learned. Submitted to the Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education (JRIPE).

Wilson, M, Dawson, A., & Hasan, S. (manuscript in progress). Health Literacy in Adult Patients in an Urban Family Medicine Center.

Wilson, M., Penland, K., Erickson, C., & Roberts, T. (manuscript in progress). Leading, Learning, Serving: A nursing faculty initiative to reduce health disparities among a homeless shelter population.

Wilson, M. (2014). Community Research Consortium. Fort Wayne Medicine Quarterly, 12(1), 34-35.

Wilson, M, McMahan, D. & Sanders, J. (2013). Barriers to reporting child abuse & neglect. Fort Wayne Medicine Quarterly, 11(2), 13-14.

Wilson, M. (2009). Readability and patient education materials used for low-income populations. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 23(1), 33-40.

Wilson, M. (2005). Health-promoting behaviors of sheltered homeless women. Family & Community Health, 18(1), 51-63.

Wilson, M. (2002). Method note: Control of variables in research. AORN Journal, 75 (5), 935.

Wilson, M. (1999). Using benchmarking practices for the learning resource center. NurseEducator, 24 (4), 16-20.

Riner, M.E., Mueller, C., Ihrke, B., Smolen, R.A., Wilson, M., Richardson, V., Stone, C., & Zwirn, E.E. (1998). Computerized NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN preparation programs: Comparative Review, 1997. Computers in Nursing, 15 (5), 255-267.

Presentations/Exhibitions/Performances

Interprofessional Research Guidelines: A Community Research Consortium Approach to Implementing Research. Poster Presentation. Xi Nu Research Showcase. IPFW, Fort Wayne, IN 11/18/14.

Patient Literacy Levels in an Urban Family Medicine Center. Poster Presentation. Xi Nu Research Showcase. IPFW, Fort Wayne, IN 11/18/14.

Barriers Medical Professionals Face When Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect. Podium Presentation. Innovations in Faith Based Nursing Conference, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN 06-17-14

Leading, Learning, Serving: A Nursing Faculty Initiative to Reduce Health Disparities among a Homeless Shelter Population. Podium Presentation. Innovations in Faith Based Nursing Conference, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN 06-17-14

Assessment of Barriers Medical Professionals Face When Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect. Podium Presentation. Indiana Academy of Family Physicians, 2013 Research Day, Indianapolis, IN, 05-02-13

Leading, Learning, Serving: A Nursing Faculty Initiative to Reduce Health Disparities among a Homeless Shelter Population. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 42nd Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN 11-16-13.

Assessment of Barriers Medical Professionals Face When Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect. Paper Presentation. Indiana Academy of Family Physicians, 2013 Research Day, Indianapolis, IN, 05-02-13

Assessment of Barriers Medical Professionals Face When Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect. Paper Presentation. Xi Nu Research Showcase, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN 04-16-13

Assessment of Barriers Medical Professionals Face When Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect. Poster Presentation. Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect: Fort Wayne, IN 04-10-13

Institutional Review Boards: Protecting Research Subjects. Northeast Indiana Caregiver Coalition. Aging & In Home Services, Fort Wayne, IN. 02/27/13

Community Research Consortium. Allen County Health Disparities Coalition. Fort Wayne Urban League, Fort Wayne, IN. 10/24/12

The Changing Face of Homelessness. Department of Nursing. Baccalaureate Seminar. University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN 09/07/12

The Sabbatical Experience: Process & Report. Department of Nursing. Faculty- at-large. University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN. 3/2/12.

Online Teaching Pedagogy: Putting the Pieces Together. Department of Nursing Scholarship of Teaching Series. University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN. 2/11/11.

Allen County Low-Income Health Assessment. PHES 457 Community Health Class, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN. 9/7/10

Readability and Patient Education Materials (PEMs) Used for Low-Income Populations Healthcare Access Program, Fort Wayne, IN 02/22/10

Process Education: An active learning philosophy for nurse educators. Department of Nursing Scholarship of Teaching Series. University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN. 12/11/09.

Writing for Publication: Ten Steps to Success. Faculty Development Day/2009. University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN. 10/6/09.

Research

Barriers to Dementia Screening in Primary Care (in progress)

Readability and Suitability of Patient Education Materials in a Primary Care Residency Clinic (in progress)

Nutrition, Health Promoting Behaviors, and Falls in Community Dwelling Older Adults (in progress)

Physical Health of Family Medicine Residents in the United States (2014)

A Retrospective Analysis of Overdose Deaths in Allen County, 208-2013 (2014)

Health Literacy of Adult Patients in an Urban Family Medicine Clinic (2014)

Prevalence of Latent TB Infection among Asian Nail Salon Technicians (2014)

Testing Burmese Refugees’ Comprehension and Compliance of their Medical Provider’s Instructions (2013)

Assessment of Barriers that Medical Professional Face When Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect (2013)

Low-Income Health Assessment, Allen County, Indiana (2007)

Health Literacy and Patient Education Materials in Low Income Populations (2006)

Health Practices of Homeless Women: Dissertation Research. (2003). Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Family Stress, Family Coping, and Health Promoting Behaviors in Homeless Women with Children (1996)

Determinants and Characteristics of Homeless Women and Children: Review of the Literature (1995)

Components of Community Health Nursing Education: A Survey of Generic Baccalaureate Schools (1995)

Perceived Control of Health, Health Value, and Health Promotion Behaviors of College Students (1993)

Health Locus of Control, Health Value, and Spirituality: Components of Health Promotion in Older Adults (1990)

Community Service

Board Membership
St. Joseph Community Health Foundation
Fort Wayne Healthy Cities Committee Board of Directors
Charis House Clinic

Curriculum Vitae