Melanie K Kalman, PhD, CNS

Melanie K Kalman, PhD, CNS
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

  • Adolescent Women; End of Life Care

Research Abstract

Research Interests

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

Scholarly Activities 2005-2010

Research

2009 Kalman, M., Matters of the Heart: Instrument Development to Test Women's Knowledge of Female 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

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 Association, 38(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   M. Kalman, 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 M. Kalman, Nursing hourly rounds: Impact on falls, patient satisfaction, and call light usage, Paper Presentation. Sigma Theta Tau Research Conference, Singapore 
July 3, 2008  M. Kalman, 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, & M. Kalman, 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 School Paper 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 of Female 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