June 21, 2017

Cheryl Schmidt, PhD, MSNc

C O P H Associate Professor, Cheryl Schmidt, P h D, M S N c
Associate Professor (Secondary)


1999 – Ph.D. (Nursing), University of Pittsburg
1975 – Masters (Nursing), Ohio State University
1973 – BSN, Ohio State University
1970 – Diploma in Nursing, Trumbull Memorial Hospital

Research Interests

Disaster preparedness in health care professionals, nursing students, and communities

Current Research Projects

Developed a course offered through the American Red Cross to prepare pre-licensure nursing students throughout the United States to serve as volunteers in Red Cross disaster shelters. Conducting longitudinal follow-up to determine effectiveness of the course in increasing volunteer capacity.

Courses Taught

N4415: Community Health Nursing Theory and Practicum

Recent Publications

Schmidt, C.K. (2008). Issue Editor for “Disaster Preparedness” in Family and Community Health: The Journal of Health Promotion and Maintenance, 31(1).

Schmidt, C.K., Davis, J., Sanders, J., Chapman, L., Cisco, M. & Hady, A. (2011). Exploring nursing students’ level of preparedness for disaster response. Nursing Education Perspectives, 32(6), 380-383.

Schmidt, C.K.; Terry, D.; Dorman, D.; Finley, S.; Jennings, J.; Ritchie, S.; Betts, K. & Cooley Huff, D. (In press). Disaster nursing in schools and other community congregate child care settings, in Veenema, T.G., (Ed.). Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, 3rd Ed., New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company (anticipated July 2012 publication).

Schmidt, C.K., Finley, J., Jennings, J., Ritchie, S, and Rooker, J. (2010). Preparing nursing students to respond to disasters. In J.J. Fitzpatrick, C.M. Shultz & T.D. Aiken, Giving Through Teaching: How Nurse Educators are Changing the World, New York, NY: National League for Nursing and Springer Publishing Company.

Springer, J. Schmidt, C.K., and Farrell, K. (2010). Disaster nursing and the American Red Cross. In P.S. Cowen & S. Moorhead, 8th Ed., Current Issues in Nursing, St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier, pp. 669-675.