Rita Pickler

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Rita Pickler portrait
First Name
Rita
Last Name
Pickler
Credentials
PhD, RN, FAAN
FloAnn Sours Easton Endowed Professor of Child and Adolescent Health
Professor
Director, PhD and MS in Nursing Science Programs
Address
200V Heminger Hall
Address (Line 2)
1577 Neil Avenue
City
Columbus
State
OH
Zip Code
43210

Dr. Rita Pickler is the FloAnn Sours Easton Endowed Professor of Child and Adolescent Health and Director of the PhD and Masters in Nursing Science Programs at the Ohio State University College of Nursing. Dr. Pickler, whose research on the care of the preterm infant spans over 35 years, is a well-funded, nationally/internationally known researcher whose work has improved quality of life for an extremely defenseless population.  She has served as principal investigator, co-investigator, or significant contributor on 18 externally funded grants and 20 significant internally funded grants. Her research has improved care provided to preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), particularly feeding care. Building on her research, she is now advancing knowledge and care provision to improve short and long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants who are born preterm.

Editorial Experience

Research Department Editor, Journal of Pediatric Health Care

Editor, Journal of Advanced Nursing

Publications
Funded Research Grants
Honors
Professional Society Memberships

News

January 24, 2023

U.S. News & World Report rankings also place online bachelor’s among country’s best

January 19, 2023

Application deadline is March 1


The second round application window for Ohio State College of Nursing’s top-ranked Master of Science in Nursing (traditional, post-master’s and graduate entry options) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP option) programs will open on February 1 and close on March 1 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.