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Shin Hye Park, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Kansas, National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators®
Ph.D., University of California San Francisco, School of Nursing
BSN, MSN, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea


  • My research has been focused on nursing workforce, nursing work environments, and their relationship to patient safety and quality of care. I have been involved in various research projects on nursing workforce and patient safety using large-scale databases, such as the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), the University HealthSystem Consortium, and the American Hospital Association Annual Survey of Hospitals. I have extensive experience in nursing health services research, advanced statistical methods, quantitative research methods, quality measure development, reliability and validity testing, and quality improvement projects. 
  • KU faculty since 2013.
  • Peer Reviewer for Medical Care, Nursing Research, International Journal for Quality in Health, Research in Nursing & Health, Journal of Nursing Management, and Journal of Nursing Education. 

Academic Program Affiliations

  • MS
  • DNP
  • PhD

Current Area of Teaching

  • NRSG 943 Quantitative Research Methods
  • NRSG 944 Quantitative Research Application 
  • NRSG 949 Synthesis Workshop II
  • NRSG 885 Evaluation and Analysis for Healthcare Effectiveness 
  • NRSG 804 Interpreting Research for Applied Science 
  • NRSG 898 Research Project in Nursing 

Selected Publications

  • Park, SH., Hanchett, M., & Ma, C. (In Press). Practice environment characteristics associated with missed nursing care, Journal of Nursing Scholarship.
  • Ma, C., Park, SH., & Shang, J. (2018). Inter- and intra-disciplinary collaboration and patient safety outcomes in US acute care hospital units: A cross-sectional study, International Journal of Nursing Studies, 85, 1-6. 
  • Park, SH., Dunton, N., & Blegen, M. (2016). Comparison of unit-level patient turnover measures in acute care hospital settings. Research in Nursing & Health, 39, 197-203.
  • Park, SH., Gass, S., & Boyle, D. (2016). Comparison of reasons for nurse turnover in Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals. Journal of Nursing Administration, 46, 284-290.
  • Park, SH., Blegen, M., Spetz, J., Chapman, S., & De Groot, H. (2015). Comparison of nurse staffing measurements in staffing-outcomes research. Medical Care, 53, e1-8. 
  • Park, SH., Boyle, D., Bergquist-Beringer, S., Staggs, V., & Dunton, N. (2014). Concurrent and lagged effects of unit-level registered nurse turnover and staffing on unit-acquired pressure ulcer outcomes in acute care hospitals. Health Services Research, 49, 1205-1225.
  • A complete list of publications is available by clicking here

Selected Presentations

  • Park, SH. (2018). Missed nursing care and nurses' perceptions of job satisfaction and intent to leave, April 2018, at Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference, Cleveland, OH. (Paper Presentation). 
  • Park, SH. (2017). Feasibility and usability of patient turnover data collection in acute care hospital units, April 2017, at Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN. (Poster). 
  • Park, SH. (2016). Patient turnover and nurse outcomes on acute care hospital units. November 2016, at International Nursing Administration Research Conference, Orlando, FL. (Invited as a Session Presenter). 
  • Park, SH. (2016). Nurse staffing projection and outcomes associated with high patient turnover in acute care hospitals. March 2016, at Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference. (Podium Presentation). 


  • 2018-2019, Principal Investigator, Nursing Excellence and CMS Value-Based Programs, Funded by MacArthur Interprofessional Collaboration Award. 
  • 2015-Present, Co-Investigator, Development, Implementation, and Maintenance of Quality Measures for the Program of All‐Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Funded by Econometrica, Inc. Subaward, Dept. Health and Human Services (PI: K. McNealy). 
  • 2014-2016, Principal Investigator, Patient Turnover in Acute Care Hospital Units, Funded by Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing (CGEAN) and KU SON OGR Faculty Research Award. 
  • 2013-2014, Principal Investigator, Nursing Work Environments with High Patient Turnover, Funded by Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grant. 
  • 2011-2014, 2016-2017, Senior Research Associate and Faculty Researcher, National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), Funded by American Nurses Association and Press Ganey Inc.

 Awards & Honors

  • 2014, Experienced Career Award, Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing (CGEAN) Advancing Leadership Education and Research
  • 2014, OGR Faculty Research Award, KU SON
  • 2013, Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grants Award
  • 2006-2010, Graduate Dean's Health Science Fellowship, University of California San Francisco
Last modified: Oct 09, 2018


Shin Hye Park, Ph.D., RN
Assistant Professor

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