Shin Hye Park, PhD, RN

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

Park is an assistant professor at the KU School of Nursing. Her program of research has been focused on nursing workforce characteristics, nursing work environments, and their relationship to patient outcomes in acute care hospitals.

During her doctoral and post-doctoral programs, Park was involved in various research projects on the nursing workforce and patient outcomes using large-scale databases, such as the University HealthSystem Consortium data, the American Hospital Association data and the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators data.  Park's research has been published in Medical Care, Research in Nursing & Health, and Journal of Nursing Administration.  Currently, she is a principal investigator on a research project of examining quality of care and nursing work environments with high patient turnover, which was funded by the Sigma Theta Tau International. 

Park received her Ph.D. from the University of California at San Francisco, and her MSN and BSN from Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® at the University of Kansas. 

Areas of Teaching 

Quantitative research methods

Selected Publications

Blegen, M., Goode, C., Park, S.H., Vaughh, T., & Spetz, J. (2013). Baccalaureate education in nursing and patient outcomes. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(2), 89-94. 

  Park, S.H., Blegen, M., Spetz, J., Chapman, S., & De Groot, H. Comparison of nurse staffing measurements in staffing-outcomes research. Medical Care. [Dec 6, 2012, Epub ahead of print].

 Park, S.H., Blegen, M., Spetz, J., Chapman, S., & De Groot, H. (2102). Patient turnover and the relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes. Research in Nursing & Health, 35(3), 277-288.       

  (Note. This article was ranked 6th in downloads from Research in Nursing & Health in 2012)

Blegen, M., Goode, C., Spetz, J., Vaughn, T., & Park, S.H. (2011). Nurse staffing effects on patient outcomes: Safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals. Medical Care, 49(4), 406-414.

Goode, C., Blegen, M., Park, S.H., Vaughn, T., & Spetz, J. (2011). Comparison of patient outcomes in Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals. Journal of Nursing Administration, 41(12), 517-523.



Last modified: Nov 13, 2013


Shin Hye Park, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

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