Gene Harkless

Phone: (603) 862-2285
Office: Nursing, Hewitt Hall Rm 241, Durham, NH 03824

Public Health Leadership Initiative Scholar. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2008; Distinguished Lecturer. University of South Florida College of Nursing. January 2008; American Academy Think Tank. Nurse Practitioners and the Medical Home. Washington, D.C. December 4-5, 2007; Visiting Professor. S0r-Tr0ndelag University College. Faculty of Nursing. October 2007 - present; New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award 2007;Region 1 Annual Invitational Leadership Meeting. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 2003 - 2007; HERS/NE Management Institute. Wellesley College. 2005-6;End of Life Nursing Education Graduate Training Program. Certified End of Life Curriculum Trainer. Pasadena, CA. June 24-26, 2004;Awarded Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant. Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. Spring Semester 2004; Nursing Clinical Education for Quality Improvement: A Partnership of NP Schools of Nursing, IHI, BPHC, and AHRQ, Planning meeting. New Orleans. December 1-2, 2003;Excellence in Teaching and Research Award. Eta Iota Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. May 2000; Grants -Project Director. Partnerships for Quality Education Grant. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care/ Robert Wood Johnson. October 1999-August 2001. $30,000; Project Director. Minority Health Coalition Health Care Transition Fund Subcontract. Development of Diverse Standardized Patients to Promote Cultural Competency. July 1999-Spring 2000 $23,276; Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant for lecture and research exchange at the University of Oslo, Norway, Spring Semester 1997.

Courses Taught

  • NURS 504: Disease and Drugs I
  • NURS 505: Diseases and Drugs II
  • NURS 794W: Top/Honors Seminar
  • NURS 797W: Honors Thesis


  • D.N.Sc., Nursing Science, Boston University
  • M.S.N., Family Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt University
  • B.S.N., Nursing, Duke University

Selected Publications

  • Gleason, K. T., Jones, R., Rhodes, C., Greenberg, P., Harkless, G., Goeschel, C., . . . Graber, M. (2021). Evidence That Nurses Need to Participate in Diagnosis: Lessons From Malpractice Claims. JOURNAL OF PATIENT SAFETY, 17(8), E959-E963. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000621

  • Gleason, K., Harkless, G., Stanley, J., Olson, A. P. J., & Graber, M. L. (2021). The critical need for nursing education to address the diagnostic process. NURSING OUTLOOK, 69(3), 362-369. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2020.12.005

  • Olson, A., Rencic, J., Cosby, K., Rusz, D., Papa, F., Croskerry, P., . . . Graber, M. L. (2019). Competencies for improving diagnosis: an interprofessional framework for education and training in health care. DIAGNOSIS, 6(4), 335-341. doi:10.1515/dx-2018-0107

  • Cahill, M., Gleason, K., Harkless, G., Stanley, J., & Graber, M. (2019). The Regulatory Implications of Engaging Registered Nurses in Diagnoses. JOURNAL OF NURSING REGULATION, 10(2), 5-10. doi:10.1016/S2155-8256(19)30110-3

  • Harkless, G., & Vece, L. (2018). Systematic review addressing nurse practitioner reimbursement policy: Part one of a four-part series on critical topics identified by the 2015 nurse practitioner research agenda. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NURSE PRACTITIONERS, 30(12), 673-682. doi:10.1097/JXX.0000000000000121

  • Graber, M. L., Rencic, J., Rusz, D., Papa, F., Croskerry, P., Zierler, B., . . . Olson, A. P. J. (2018). Improving diagnosis by improving education: a policy brief on education in healthcare professions. DIAGNOSIS, 5(3), 107-118. doi:10.1515/dx-2018-0033