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Assistant Professor/Director, Entry-Level Nursing Programs
School of Nursing
University Academic Building (UAB) 219

School of Nursing


  • Ph.D. Nursing Education - Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2022)
  • M.S. in Nursing - Towson University (2012)
  • B.S. in Nursing - Stevenson University (2009)


Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)

Research Interests

First-generation college students
Student issues
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
Pedagogical strategies (including technology)


Davis, R. K. (2022). Developing trusting - helping relationships through use of an icebreaker activity. Nurse Educator, 47(1). https://doi:10.1097/NNE.0000000000001032 
Thomas, V., & Davis, R. K. (2021). Workout and devotion: Physically distant but spiritually connected. The Maryland Nurse Journal, 22(3).
Davis, R. K. (2021, Apr 2). User’s manual: Getting to know your faculty. Scholarly Teacher. https://guides.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/APA/blogpost 
Davis, R. K., Grobbel, C., Mallette, C., & Poly-Droulard, L. (2020). Social justice as an expression of caring through holistic admissions in a nursing program: A proposed conceptual model. Nursing Forum, 1-7. 
Davis, R. K. (2020). Healthy nurse, healthy nation, healthy Maryland: Combating the state of “busyness”. The Maryland Nurse Journal, 21(3), 14. 
Grobbel, C., van Wynsberghe, A., Davis, R., & Poly-Droulard, L. (2019). Designing Nursing Care Practices Complemented by Robots: Ethical Implications and Application of Caring Frameworks. International Journal for Human Caring, 23, 132-140. 

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
American Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau Mu Eta Chapter