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Faculty

Melanie K Kalman, PhD, RN

Melanie K Kalman, PhD, RN
Appointed 06/15/92
318 College of Nursing
545 Cedar Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-4276

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • College of Nursing

Education & Fellowships

  • BS: SUNY Upstate Medical University, CNS- Adult Health
  • MS: SUNY Upstate Medical University, CNS- Adult Health
  • PhD: University of Colorado Health Science Center, 2000, Nursing

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular disease and women; Adolescent Women; End of Life Care

Publications

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Research

Scholarly Activities

Research

2009

Kalman, M.Matters of the Heart: Instrument Development to Test Women's Knowledge ofFemale MI Symptoms and Risk Factors

2008

Randolph, C. & Kalman, M., Does chewing gum after non- emergent laparoscopic colectomy surgery decrese ileus?

2007

Olrich, T. & Kalman, M. Effects of nursing rounds on patients fall rates, satisfaction, and call light use in an in-patient medical surgical unit

2003-2006

Kalman, M., (PI). & Wells, M.
Returning to school: Experiences of female baccalaureate RN students

Publications

In Press Publications

2017 McMullen, S. L.; Kozik, C. A.; Kalman, M.; Myers, G., Keenan, K., Wheelock, M. (2017). Improving Nursing Care: Examining Errors of Omission. MEDSURG Nursing.

Publications

2015 Leonard, K. & Kalman, M. (Sept). The meaning of touch to patients undergoing chemotherapy. Oncology Nursing Forum.

2015 Mandebvu, F. & Kalman, M. (2015). The 3 D's and Newly Acquired Cognitive Impairment: Issues for the ICU Nurse. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly38 (3), 317-26.

2014 Kalman, M. (2014). Thoughtful committed Clinical Nurse Specialists gain title protection in New York State.Clinical Nurse Specialist: The International Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice. 28(3), 182-3.

2013 Kalman, M., Fahs, P.S., Wells, M., et al (2013) Education to increase women's knowledge of female MI symptoms. Journal of the New York State Nurses Association. 43(2), 11-16. With CE activity.

Kalman, M. & Hendrickson, A. E. (2013). So You Want to Be a Clinical Nurse Specialist? Choose the Right Program. Medscape Nurses Online http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/780821

2012 Olrich, T., Kalman, M. , & Nigolian, C. (2012). Hourly Rounding: A Replication Study. MEDSURG Nursing.21, (1), 23-26, 36.

2011 Kalman, M. (2010). Editorial. Why nursing?. Journal of the New York State Nurses Association, 41(2), 3.

2011 Kalman, M. (2011). Women's heart health. Journal of the New York State, Nurses Association, 41 (2), p. 14.

2011 Wells, M., & Kalman, M. (2011). Women and heart disease: symptoms and treatment guidelines. The Nurse Practitioner, 36(9), 22-27 DOI-10.1097/01.NPR.0000403287.84771.c7

2010

Wetzel, c. & Kalman, M.
Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist: Is This the Role for You? 
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing
. Jan/Feb 2010

2009

Kalman, M., Wells, M., & Gavan, C. 
Returning to school: Experiences of female baccalaureate RN students
Journal of the New York State Nurses Association.

2008

Fahs, P. S. & Kalman, M. 
Matters of the heart: Cardiovascular disease and rural nursing,
Annual Review of Nursing Research; 26, 41- 84.

Fall/Winter
2007-08

Rolland, R. A. & Kalman, M 
Hospice referral: Where are we? 
Journal of the New
 York State Nurses Association38(2), 10-12.

2008

Kalman, M. The Clinical Nurse Specialist role: Could it be for you? 
American Journal of Nursing, 108
(4), 72AAA- 72BBB. 10-12.

2007

Kalman, M. & Rolland, R. Notification of eligibility for hospice services for terminally ill pulmonary disease, end-stage renal disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis inpatients at a university hospital. In LL Lake and PS Fahs (Ed.),Conversations in the Disciplines: Sustaining rural populations. (pp. 111-121). Binghamton NY: Binghamton University.

Second Quarter 2006

Kalman, M. NACNS statement on practice and education: By, of, and for the CNS.Clinical Nurse Specialist 20(5), 1-2.

Presentations

October 30, 2008

MKalman, CNS Education. Extended paper presentation. Registered Nurses 
Association of Ontario's 4th International Conference Education for the Future of Nursing: Building Capacity Through Innovation in Toronto Ontario, Canada.

July 7, 2008

MKalman, Nursing hourly rounds: Impact on falls, patient satisfaction, and call light usage,Paper Presentation. Sigma Theta Tau Research Conference, Singapore

July 3, 2008

MKalman, Nursing hourly rounds: Impact on falls, patient satisfaction, and call light usage,Paper Presentation. International Nursing Research Conference, Jerusalem, Israel

May 2, 2008

R. Rolland, & MKalman, Attitudes about end-of-life care among nurses at an academic medical center, Poster Presentation, Conversations in the Discipline: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on QOL and Palliative care, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

April 24, 2008
IHP Syracuse NY

M. Kalman & T. Olrich, Hourly rounds and patient safety. Poster presentation. CON and Sigma Theta Tau International Poster Session.

March 3-5, 2008

M. Kalman Teaching students practical skills: The clinical project as a culminating experience. Poster presentation. Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Annual Conference: Leaders in Clinical Excellence. Atlanta, GA

March 3-5, 2008

T. Olrich & M. Kalman Hourly nursing rounds: Shaping nursing culture to achieve nursing quality outcomes. Poster presentation. Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Annual Conference: Leaders in Clinical Excellence. Atlanta, GA

November 2007

M. Kalman, T. Olrich, C. Nigolian, & L. Johnson Nursing hourly rounds: Impact on falls, patient satisfaction, & call light usage. Ross Poster Session Ross Poster Session SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY

March 1, 2007

M. Kalman Cost benefit analysis in CNS education: An opportunity for demonstrating value. Paper Presentation. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Annual Conference.CNS Outcomes: Ensuring Safety and Quality.
Phoenix, Arizona

November 29-30, 2006

Ross Poster Session M. Kalman & M. Wells
Experiences of female baccalaureate RN students returning to school
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY

October 26-27, 2006

M. Kalman & M. Wells Experiences of female baccalaureate RN Students Returning to SchoolPaper Presentation.
Embracing the Future of Nursing: Educating Tomorrow's Nurses: Registered Nurses Association of Ontario 3rd Annual Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2006

M. Kalman Returning to school: Experiences of female baccalaureate RN students 
Paper Presentation.17th International Nursing Research Congress 
Focusing on EBP. Montréal, Québec, Canada

July 2006

Radio spots for health link - three on Sleep, Mercury and pregnancy, and Menopause

May 20, 2006

Striving for excellence. 
Keynote Speaker Awards Ceremony. 
SUNY Upstate Medical University, College of Nursing. Syracuse NY

March 30, 2006

Experiences of female baccalaureate RN students: Preliminary results
Paper Presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International - Omicron Alpha Chapter 
SUNY Upstate Medical University, CON, Syracuse NY

November 12-16, 2005

Eligibility for hospice services and notification of eligibility in a select inpatient population
Paper Presentation,Sigma Theta Tau International 38th Biennial Convention
Create the Future Through Renewal
 Indianapolis, Indiana

Awards

2009

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

2009

Kalman, M.
Women and Heart Disease Conference. Conversations In The Disciplines (CID) Awards $5000

2009

Kalman, M., Matters of the Heart: Instrument Development to Test Women's Knowledge ofFemale MI Symptoms and Risk Factors Intramural Pilot Research Grant $8900

Professional Reviews

  • The Journal of the New York State Nurses Association Editorial Review Board
  • Member New York State Nurses Association, Peer review Committee
  • Reviewer for The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
  • Reviewer for Journal of School Health
  • Reviewer for Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice.
Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/kalmanm