Janine Overcash

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Janine Overcash
First Name
Janine
Last Name
Overcash
Credentials
PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FAAN
Professor of Clinical Nursing
Co-Director of the Academy for Teaching Innovation, Excellence and Scholarship
Address
392 Newton Hall
Address (Line 2)
1585 Neil Avenue
City
Columbus
State
OH
Zip Code
43210

Janine Overcash is a Professor of Clinical Nursing and the Co-Director of the Academy for Teaching Innovation, Excellence and Scholarship. Dr. Overcash is also a nurse practitioner in the Senior Adult Oncology Program and the James Cancer Hospital Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Cancer Center specializing in the care of the older person.  Dr. Overcash is recognized as a Fellow in the National Academy of Practice, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nurses. Dr. Overcash was an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of South Florida and assisted in the design and management of one of the first geriatric oncology programs located at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.  Dr. Overcash has authored over fifty peer reviewed journal articles in the area of geriatric assessment. A book entitled, The Older Cancer Patient: A Guide for Nurses and Related Professionals by Janine Overcash and Lodovico Balducci highlights principles of care of the older person with cancer and received book of the year award by the American Journal of Nursing.  Dr. Overcash has completed a postdocterate with the John A. Hartford Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Program. Dr. Overcash participated in the Geriatric Nurse Educational Consortium sponsored by the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation that instructed over 500 faculty from all over the United States. 

Dr. Overcash's research interests include understanding falls, performance status and independence in older cancer patients. Dr. Overcash speaks nationally and internationally on aspects of geriatric assessment and care of the older person diagnosed with cancer. 

Publications
Recent Research Activities

News

February 13, 2020

Proposal asks policymakers, healthcare leaders to support needs for culture change, resources

A new evidence-based policy brief released today addresses an alarming level of healthcare clinician burnout – and its consequential impact on patient care – and asks state policymakers and healthcare leaders to take urgent action to ensure safe and high-quality care.

February 12, 2020

College ranks #16 among all nursing colleges, #9 among public institutions

The Ohio State University College of Nursing has strengthened its standing as a top earner of grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research’s new review of NIH grant awards ranks the College of Nursing at #16 overall and #9 among public institutions, with approximately $4.3 million in NIH research funding.