Nurse-Midwifery; Certified Nurse Midwife 2002- present
Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
African American women's infant feeding decisions; Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy; Nursing interventions to help increase breastfeeding rates among African American women; Infant mortality; Nursing Workforce Diversity
Titles of Courses Recently Taught
NURS 1001 Nursing & Health in Jesuit Tradition
NURS 1002 Dimensions of the Nursing Profession in the Jesuit Tradition
NURS 3800 Maternity Nursing and Women’s Health
NURS 5803 Maternity Nursing and Women’s Health
NURS 6742 Advanced Concepts in Antepartum Management
NURS 6744 Advanced Concepts in Postpartum and Newborn Management
(in press) Robinson, K., Perinatal Nurses: Key to Increasing African American Breastfeeding Rates. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing.
K. Robinson, L. VandeVusse, J. Foster. (2016). Low-income African American women’s reactions to breastfeeding peer counselors. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 45, 62-70. . http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2015.10.011
K. Robinson, L. Piancientine, L. Waltke, J. Tjoe, & A. Ng. (2015). Survivors speaks: A qualitative analysis of motivational factors influencing breast cancer survivors’ participation in a sprint-distance triathlon. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25, 247-256. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13067
N. Johnson, A. Bekhet, K. Robinson, & D. Rodriguez. (2014). Attributed meanings and strategies to prevent challenging behaviors of hospitalized children with autism: Two perspectives. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 28(5), 386-393, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2013.10.001
Tjoe, J. A., Waltke, L. J., Engel, A., Cybulski, A., Robinson, K., Piacentine, L., Papanek, P., & Ng, A. (2014). Surgery‑chemotherapy‑radiation,followed by a different kind of triathlon: Medically directed group exercise program is unique and effective among overweight and obese breast cancer survivors. Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews, 1(3), 150-151.
K. Robinson & L. VandeVusse. (2011). African American Women’s infant feeding choices: Prenatal breastfeeding self-efficacy and narratives from a Black Feminist perspective. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing.
K. Robinson. (2010). Neither White nor male: Female faculty of color [Review of the book, Neither White nor male: Female faculty of color, by K. G. Hendrix]. The ABNF Journal, 21(3), 66-67.
K. Robinson & L. VandeVusse. (2009). Exploration of African American women’s infant feeding choices. Journal of National Black Nurses Association. 20(2), 32-37.
K. Robinson. (2009). A pilot study of African American women’s narratives about their newborn feeding choices [Abstract]. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31(8), 1082-1083. doi: 10.1177/0193945909342527 African American Women’s infant feeding Choices: Prenatal breastfeeding self-efficacy and narratives from a Black Feminist perspective. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing.
Grant or Awards
2011-Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Childbearing Related Research Section New Investigator Award.
2011-2012- Marquette University Regular Research Grant: “Infant Feeding Decision Making Among African American Women.”
2010- NBNA Leadership Institute Fellow
2009-Midwest Nursing Research Society Student Poster Winner: Doctoral Category
2009-National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations, Inc. Poster Presentation Excellence Award
2007-Recipient of the Richard Frenn, Sr. and Freda Frenn Service Award. Awarded: $1,000 by Marquette University College of Nursing
Supplemental subsidy for federally funded Creating Nursing Workforce Diversity grant