Dr. Ora V. Robinson received her doctorate in Human Services at Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. Her master’s degree is in community mental health at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and her baccalaureate degree of science in nursing at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Her specialty area is Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health. Research methodology is mixed, predominately grounded in Qualitative Methods. Hardy and Conway’s Role Theory guides her research. Current research interests are “Minority Nurse Role Conflict” and “The Invisible Black Nurse.”
She is a certified nurse educator (CNE) through the National League of Nursing. She is competent in the areas of facilitative learning, learner development and socialization, assessment and evaluation strategies, curriculum design, evaluation of program outcomes, continuous quality improvement and engaging in scholarship, service, and leadership. Her passion for social justice is evident in her research on health disparities among Minority Nurses. Her hope is to impact social change within the nursing profession in caring for the well being of its members.
Her international travel has taken her to countries of diversity such as Trinidad & Tobago, France, Canada, Africa, South Korea and India. She gives insight into the multicultural aspects of health promotion within the complexity of the delivery of health services.
She has been invited to speak at various professional organizations, colleges on multicultural leadership, minority nurse role conflict, and mentoring minority nurses and students.She has been invited to moderate sessions and panel discussion through her various professional organizations. She is an active participant in The American Psychiatric Nursing Association, Sigma Theta Tau, Association of Black Nursing Faculty, and Psi Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Dr. Robinson received the prestigious The Young Publisher Award by the Association of Black Nursing Faculty, on her numerous publications on diversity and mental health.
Robinson, O. (2014). Characteristics of Racism and Health Consequences Experienced by Black Nursing Faculty. The ABNF Journal,25 (4) 110-115.
Robinson, O. (2013). A literature review toward a theory of nurse role conflict. Journal of Nursing Education.
Jensen, M.E., Pease, E.A, Lambert, K., Hickman, D.R., Robinson, O., McCoy, K.T.,Barut, J.K., Musker, K.M., Olive, D., Noll, C., Ramirez, J., Gogliser, D, and King, J.K. (2013).
Championing Person-First Language: A Call to Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 19 (3), p 146-151.
Qilan, H., Smith-Stoner, M., Robinson, O., and Taha, A. (2013). Stranger in a Strange Land, American Nurse Today 98 (8).
Robinson, O.V. (2011). A definition of gender role conflict among Black professional fathers. The Qualitative Report, 16 (5) 1389-1406.
Robinson, O. (2007). Essential communication skills. In Author End of life: A nurse’s guide to compassionate care (pp.14-22). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins:Philadelphia
- Abstract, Robinson, O. (2009). Autoethnography: Nursing while Black. A 14 year review Abstract, Robinson, O. (2009). Autoethnography: Nursing while Black. A 14 year review of role conflict in nursing. Advances in Qualitative Methods.
- Abstract, Robinson, O. (2009). Nursing students perceived experiences with racism in nursing and its impact on cardiovascular changes, psychological well-being, and learning outcomes. Advances in Qualitative Methods.
- Contributor, Editorial Advisory Board, R.O. (2015-2017) vSim Mental Health. Wolters Kluwer
- Contributor, R.O. (2009). Creating practice questions Unit 4: Nursing Care of Clients with Psychiatric Disorders and Mental Health problems. Wolter Kluwer, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia.
- Contributor, R.O. (2010). Fast Facts NCLEX-RN, Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins:Philadelphia.
- Robinson, O.V. (2017). The Invisible Black Nurse Part II: Resiliency Factors among Black Nurses and its Impact for Transforming Professional Nursing in the 21st Century. 64th Bi-Annual Boule’ and Education Conference.
- Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated 63rd Bi-Annual Boule and Education Conference, Health Promotion through Globalization, Interprofessional collaboration and Enhanced Access to Care. “The Invisible Black Nurse”. Summer 2015
- Robinson, O.V. (2014). The Invisible Black Nurse. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Odyssey 2014 conference.
- Robinson, O.V. (2013). Empowering Minority Nursing Students for Leadership Roles in The 21st Century. The 26th Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference: “Leadership In Nursing: Managing the Future of Professional Engagement”
- Robinson, O.V. (2012). Compassionate Communication. Podium presenter at International Conference on nursing education and training in a global context. Dayananda Sagar Institutions, DSI Campus, Bangalore, India.
- Robinson, O.V. (2011). Creating a Simulation Immersion Clinical Nurse Instructor Training. Podium presenter at the 24th Annual Meeting & Scientific Conference: Teaching Clinical Nursing and Conducting Research in an Era of Healthcare Reform. Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Arlington, Va.
- Robinson, O.V. (2011). How to Create a Supportive Learning Environment for Psychiatric Nursing Students using Simulation to Orchestrate an Immersion Experience using Brain/Mind Learning Capacities. American Psychiatric Nursing Conference, 25th Annual Conference. Anaheim, Ca.
- Robinson, O.V. (2010). Autoethnography as a teaching strategy: Engaging Faculty and Learning In Simulation Exercises on Cultural Diversity. Podium presenter International Alliance of Teacher Scholars, Cal Poly Technical College, Pomona, Ca.
- Robinson, O.V. (2009). Nursing students perceived experiences with racism in nursing and its impact on cardiovascular changes, psychological well-being & learning outcomes. Podium presenter, 23rd Annual Conference American Psychiatric Nursing Conference. Charleston, South Carolina.
- San Diego National Association of Black Nurses. “ Mentoring students of color.” Spring 2014
- San Diego National Association of Hispanic Nurses. “ Empowering Minority nurses As leaders, breaking the concrete ceiling.” Spring 2014
- International Conference on Nursing Education & Training in a Global Context, Dayananda Sagar Institutions, Bangalore India. “ Compassionate communication.” Spring 2012
- Riverside Community College’s nursing program, cultural diversity. Spring 2009
- Keynote speaker at Riverside Community Hospital (RCH) 3rd Annual Awards Dinner Nursing Partnership Program at CSUSB. “Giving Back through Mentoring.” Spring 2009
- Young Publisher Award, Association of Black Nursing Faculty (ABNF) 2014
- Sigma Theta Tau, Certificate of Appreciation 2014
- Sigma Theta Tau, Odyssey Innovation Poster Award (3rd place) 2013
- Visiting Scholar, Dayananda, Sagar Institutions 2012
- State Senator, 32nd District CA, Certificate of Appreciation 2011
- National League of Nursing (NLN) Ambassador 2010
- IIQM Scholar 2010
- Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) NLN 2010
- Poster Award (3rd place) American Psychiatric Association 2006
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- Wolters Kluwer Health vSim Mental Health Editorial board 2014-present
- Minority Fellowship Program National Advisory Committee 2014
- The ABNF Journal 2014-present
- The Qualitative Report 2012-present