Christine Sayre, DNP, RN, is an assistant professor of clinical practice. She has been at The Ohio State University College of Nursing since 2005, and is currently course head and clinical instructor in the course Nursing Care of Women and Their Families during Reproductive Transitions.
Sayre's clinical areas of expertise include all areas of obstetric nursing, including high-risk antepartum, labor and delivery, postpartum and nursery nursing. Her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project involved providing a cognitive behavioral skills-building program to women who screened mild to moderate for postpartum depression and anxiety, and who had babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Sayre is a member of the Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth. She is a facilitator for the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare. She is also a Wellness Innovator for the College of Nursing.
Sayre received her BSN from the University of Cincinnati, and her MSN as a perinatal clinical nurse specialist from the University of Pittsburgh. She graduated with her DNP from The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Sayre’s honors include being inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (1979) and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (2017). She is also a member of the Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and holds a certification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring.
- Professional Activities
- Certified Health Athlete/Nurse Athlete Trainer
- Wellness Innovator for the College of Nursing
- Mentor for the Center for Trans-disciplinary Evidence-based Practice
by Pat Ford-Roegner
Lurking right behind the COVID-19 pandemic is another major killer: the seemingly unstoppable incidences of violence by Americans on one another. Most recently, we witnessed senseless shootings in areas including Atlanta, Austin, Boulder, Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kenosha, WI and Orange County, CA. Major cities are experiencing a steep rise in gun violence. My hometown of Philadelphia reels daily from violence. Innocent children are frequent victims.
The events themselves are horrific, but only part of the story.
OHIO-Nurses are up against major obstacles every day: workplace violence; burnout; unsafe staffing; COVID-19; and other traumatic events. Many of these have a lasting impact that go beyond the bedside, leading to moral injury within the profession. Moral injury, often described as a consequence of continual acts that go against one’s morality, is a phenomenon sweeping the profession, which is why the Ohio Nurses Foundation announced today the winners of a $100,000 award to support important research on moral injury in nursing.