Gene Harkless

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


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

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Nursing
  • NURS 506: Hum Dev Inter & Learn Lifespan
  • NURS 535: Death and Dying
  • NURS 794: Spc Top/Lessons for Nursing
  • NURS 925: Health Care Sys & Leadership
  • NURS 951: Clin Epidem & Dec Analys
  • NURS 952: Clinical Nursing Leadership
  • NURS 955: Practm/Adv Nursing Practice
  • NURS 956: Capstone Project Seminar
  • NURS 963: Adv Clinical Epidemiology
  • NURS 976: Psych Mental Hlth NP Pract I
  • NURS 980: Doctoral Scholarly Project I
  • NURS 981: Doctoral Scholarly Project II
  • NURS 982: Doctoral Scholarly Project III

Selected Publications

Ferris, R., Blaum, C., Kiwak, E., Austin, J., Esterson, J., Harkless, G., . . . Tinetti, M. E. (2018). Perspectives of Patients, Clinicians, and Health System Leaders on Changes Needed to Improve the Health Care and Outcomes of Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions. Journal of Aging and Health, 30(5), 778-799. doi:10.1177/0898264317691166

Nakrem, S., Vinsnes, A. G., Harkless, G. E., Paulsen, B., & Seim, A. (2013). Ambiguities: residents’ experience of ‘nursing home as my home’. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 8(3), 216-225. doi:10.1111/j.1748-3743.2012.00320.x

Vinsnes, A. G., Nakrem, S., Harkless, G. E., & Seim, A. (2012). Quality of care in Norwegian nursing homes - typology of family perceptions. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(1-2), 243-254. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03857.x

Harkless, G. E. (2009). Review: high-quality evidence on the effectiveness of laxatives for functional constipation in children is limited. Evidence-Based Nursing, 12(4), 107. doi:10.1136/ebn.12.4.107

Nakrem, S., Vinsnes, A. G., Harkless, G. E., Paulsen, B., & Seim, A. (2009). Nursing sensitive quality indicators for nursing home care: International review of literature, policy and practice. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46(6), 848-857. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.11.005

Reece, S. M., & Harkless, G. E. (2006). Perimenopausal Health Self-efficacy Among Hispanic Caribbean and Non-Hispanic White Women. Health Care for Women International, 27(3), 223-237. doi:10.1080/07399330500506519

Reece, S. M., & Harkless, G. E. (2002). Testing of the PHS-ES: A Measure of Perimenopausal Health Self-Efficacy. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 10(1), 15-26. doi:10.1891/jnum.

Vinsnes, A. G., Harkless, G. E., Haltbakk, J., Bohm, J., & Hunskaar, S. (2001). Healthcare personnel's attitudes towards patients with urinary incontinence INFORMATION POINT:Regression analysis. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 10(4), 455-462. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2702.2001.00513.x

Harkless, G. E. (1989). Prescriptive authority: debunking common assumptions.. The Nurse practitioner, 14(8), 57-61.

Vinsnes, A. G., Helbostad., Nyrønning., Harkless., Granbo., & Seim. (n.d.). Effect of physical training on urinary incontinence: a randomized parallel group trial in nursing homes. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 45. doi:10.2147/cia.s25326

Most Cited Publications