Gene Harkless

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

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.


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

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Nursing
  • NURS 535: Death and Dying
  • NURS 611: Care Adult Acute Illness I
  • NURS 641: Transl Research for Pract
  • NURS 704: Public Health Nursing
  • NURS 794W: Top/Honors Seminar
  • NURS 797W: Honors Thesis
  • NURS 925: Health Care Sys & Leadership
  • 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

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

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

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

O'Grady, E., & Harkless, G. (2018). Maximizing APRN Power and Influencing Policy.. In A. B. Hamric, C. M. Hanson, M. F. Tracy, & E. T. O'Grady (Eds.), Advanced practice nursing: An integrative approach (6th ed., pp. 487-523). Elsevier Health Sciences..

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

Vinsnes, A. G., Helbostad, J. L., Nyronning, S., Harkless, G. E., Granbo, R., & Seim, A. (2012). Effect of physical training on urinary incontinence: a randomized parallel group trial in nursing homes. CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS IN AGING, 7, 45-50. doi:10.2147/CIA.S25326

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

Vinsnes, A. G., Harkless, G. E., Haltbakk, J., Bohm, J., & Hunskaar, S. (2001). Healthcare personnel's attitudes towards patients with urinary incontinence. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 10(4), 455-461. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2702.2001.00513.x

Reece, S. M., & Harkless, G. (1996). Divergent themes in maternal experience in women older than 35 years of age. APPLIED NURSING RESEARCH, 9(3), 148-153. doi:10.1016/S0897-1897(96)80278-3

Most Cited Publications