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
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The five-year, $3.13 million grant will deploy social-assistive robots at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber and Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton near Canton for an eight-week trial. The study is aimed at curbing loneliness and apathy in older adults, especially for those with dementia.