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Sarah Killian, DNP, MS, NEA-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor    
Education

DNP – Nursing, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
MS – Nursing, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
BS – Nursing, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
AD – Dekalb Community College, Clarkston, Georgia

Biography

Dr. Killian is a registered nurse and board certified as a Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC). She spent the majority of her nursing career in the practice setting as a nurse administrator and nurse educator. She served patients across the life-span.

Dr. Killian’s research interest is formal mentoring of nurses in the practice, academic, and professional organization settings. She focused on mentoring of nurses and retention in the three settings. Formal mentoring programs have been established under her encouragement and leadership.

Dr. Killian also has a special interest in global health nursing. She has participated in healthcare delegations to the former Soviet republic of Georgia, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. The delegations focused on assessing and implementing healthcare practices to improve healthcare delivery systems and outcomes. The Dominican Republic delegation was coupled with a student nurse group immersion experience.

Selected Publications

Killian, S. M. (2016). Examining mentoring for nurses. NBNA News, Spring 2016, 5-6.

Killian, S. M. (Fall 2015/2016). Examining Mentoring Relationships for Nurses: A Pilot Study. JOCEPS, 59(1), 17-21.

Selected Presentations

Killian, S. M (2017) Mentoring: A Success Story in Organizational Effectiveness, Southeast Regional Conference and Educational Workshops, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Atlanta, GA, March 2017

Killian, S. M (2017) Mentoring: A Success Story in Organizational Effectiveness, Middlesouth Regional Conference and Educational Workshops, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Grapevine, TX, March 2017

Killian, S. M (2017) Best Practices in Providing Quality Continuing Nursing Education: 2017 ANCC Update, Middlesouth Regional Conference and Educational Workshops, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Grapevine, TX, March 2017

Killian, S. M (2017) Mentoring: A Success Story in Organizational Effectiveness, Northeast Regional Conference and Educational Workshops, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Baltimore, MD, April 2017

Killian, S. M (2017) Best Practices in Providing Quality Continuing Nursing Education: 2017 ANCC Update, Northeast Regional Conference and Educational Workshops, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Baltimore, MD, March 2017

Killian, S. M (2017) Mentoring: A Success Story in Organizational Effectiveness, Middlewest Regional Conference and Educational Workshops, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Cleveland, OH, April 2017

Killian, S. M (2017) Best Practices in Providing Quality Continuing Nursing Education: 2017 ANCC Update, Middlewest Regional Conference and Educational Workshops, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Cleveland, OH, April 2017

Killian, S. M (2017) Mentoring: A Success Story in Organizational Effectiveness, Southwest Regional Conference and Educational Workshops, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Las Vegas, NV, May 2017

Killian, S. M (2017) Best Practices in Providing Quality Continuing Nursing Education: 2017 ANCC Update, Southwest Regional Conference and Educational Workshops, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Las Vegas, NV, May 2017

Killian, S. M. (2017). Interprofessional Clinical Assessment Rounding and Evaluation: I-CARE a Practice Model, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. National Meeting and Educational Conference, Newport Beach, CA, July 2017.

Killian, S. M (2017). Best Practices in Providing Quality Continuing Nursing Education: 2017 ANCC Update, Southwest Regional Conference and Educational Workshops, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Las Vegas, NV, May 2017.

Cranford, J. & Killian, S.  (2016). Mentoring Workshop for Mentors and Mentees, Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, August 2016.

Killian, S. M (2016) Mentoring: A Success Story in Organizational Effectiveness, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. National Leadership Summit, Destin, FL, November 2016.

Killian, S. M. (2016). Evaluation of a Study Abroad: Clinical Practicum in the Dominican Republic, International Nursing Education Consortium Workshop, Atlanta, GA, January 2016.

Killian, S. M. (2015). Health Promotion through Leadership Training: Best Practices in Providing Quality Continuing Nursing Education, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. National Meeting and Educational Conference, Indianapolis, IN, July 2015.

Killian, S. M. (2014). 21st Century Changes in Professional Nursing Practice, Chi Eta Phi Sorority , Inc. International Leadership Summit, Saint Thomas, USVI, June 2014.

Killian, S. M. (2013) Preparation for Globalization, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. National Meeting and Educational Conference, Mobile, AL, July 2013.

Killian, S. M. (2012) Professional Management, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. National Leadership Summit, Arlington, Texas, December 2012.

Killian, S. M. (2012) “Getting Started on the Right Foot: Professional Management”, Southeast Regional Conference, Columbus, Georgia, April 2012.

Killian, S. M. (2012).The International Connection: Chartering a New Course, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. National Leadership Summit, Panama City, Florida, June 2012.

Professional Service Activities
American Nurses Association
Georgia Nurses Association, Atlanta Metro Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Epsilon Alpha Chapter
International Nursing Education Consortium, Advisory Board Member
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated, National Second Vice President
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Decatur Alumnae Chapter
Towers High School Healthcare Science Advisory Board

Awards and Honors

2017 – Nursing Achievement Award, Gamma Chi Chapter, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated

2014 – Jonnie Robinson Nurse of the Year Award, Gamma Chi Chapter, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated

Memberships

American Nurses Association
Georgia Nurses Association, Atlanta Metro Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Epsilon Alpha Chapter
International Nursing Education Consortium, Advisory Board Member
Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated, National Second Vice President
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Decatur Alumnae Chapter
Towers High School Healthcare Science Advisory Board