Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., Nursing, Taipei Medical University
  • M.S.N., CNS-Adult Health Nursing & Nursing Education, The University of Akron
  • R.N.-B.S.N., Nursing, The University of Akron
  • A.D.N., Nursing, Chang-Gung Institute of Nursing
  • Diploma, Nursing & Midwife, Cardinal Tien School of Nursing

I have been an outstanding nursing educator and capable clinician since August 1999. “Loving, sharing, and caring of person” is the primary principle for my teaching attitude and motivation. During my academic years, I am a scholar with sustained interest in the advancement of nursing profession and in the improvement of nursing practice through research and education. My teaching experiences have made me realize that even the smallest difference makes a difference. I have learned that advocating for the underserved is not only a worthwhile cause, but a rewarding one. Every time I stand at the podium, my main hope is that my students will “be good nurses” in the future. I am not a grade producer, but I want to produce a good nurse. Because of that, I always encourage students “He or she may be one of your 100 patients, but you are his or her one and only nurse.” My intent is that students attain the wisdom, knowledge, and skills necessary to serve, engage, and transform the communities in which they live and work. Helping students grow into successful nurses makes me truly proud and happy.


 

 

Clinical Certifications and Expertise

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing

Professional Memberships

  • American Nurses Association (ANA)
  • Colorado Nurses Association (CNA)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)

 

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Oncology-symptom distress and symptom management
  • Innovation and evaluation in teaching-learning process

Recent Publications

Chiang SH, Ho KY, Wang SY, Lin CC (2018) Changes in symptom clusters in head and neck cancer patients undergoing postoperative radiotherapy: A longitudinal study. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 35(2018), 62-66.

Shen HS, Chen SZ, Cheung DST, Wang SY, Jae LJ, Lin CC (2018) Differential family experience of palliative sedation therapy in specialized palliative or critical care units. Journal of Pan and Symptom Management, pii: S0885-3924(18)30073-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.02.007. [Epub ahead of print
Wang, SY. (2018). Spiritual growth: Building your practice with love.  Journal of Christian Nursing. (Accepted/In press).

Chou, PL., Rau KM, Yu, TW, Huang, TL, Sun, JL, Wang, SY, Lin CC. (2017).  Patient-clinician relationship seems to affect adherence to analgesic use in cancer patients: A cross sectional study in a Taiwanese population.  International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Oct. 26. 1 – 6.  DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzx134.

Chung, MH, Wang, SY, Lin CC.  (2016).  Symptom clusters and impact of fatigue and sleep disturbance on symptom experiences of hepatoma patients in Taiwan.  Cancer Nursing, July 28.  DOI 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000417.

Su, CC, Su, PY, Wang, SY, Lin, CC (2015). Circadian rhythm mediates the relationship between physical activity and quality of life in younger and older cancer survivors. Chronobiology International, 32(10), 1417-1426. 10.3109/07420528.2015.1102150

Wang, S. Y., Tsai,, C. M., & Lin, C. C. (2014). Relationship of cytokines to symptom distress and symptom clusters among non-small-cell lung cancer patients receiving gefitinib treatment: A pilot study. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, 6(2), 50–56.

Wang, Shu-Yi, Chun-Ming Tsai, & Chia-Chin Lin. (2014). Changes in symptom severity in Taiwanese lung cancer patients after gefitinib treatment: a pilot study. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 20(3), 135–142.

Recent Presentations

Wang SY, Whalen K. (July 12, 2018). Conducting a Class Debate in Evidence-Based Practice Course. Annual Nurse Educator’s Conference in the Rockies, Vail, CO.

Wang, SY. & Buxton, T. The Effectiveness of Online Case Studies among Medical-Surgical Nursing Students.  28th International Nursing Research Congress.  Dublin, Ireland. July, 2017.

Patton, R., Sundquist, V., Schwab, E., & Wang, SY.  Potential of Point-of-Care Ketone Testing for Reducing the Risk of Diabetic Ketoacidosis.  2017 Western Institute of Nursing’s 50th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference.  Denver, CO. 2017.

Moss, A., Jones, C., Erikson, M., Murphy, C., Sauceda, C., Keller, C & Wang, SY.  Epidural vs. Nitrous Oxide in Managing Pain during Labor.  2017 Western Institute of Nursing’s 50th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference.  Denver, CO. 2017.

Laird, M., Reynolds, A., Rawson, S. & Wang, SY. 8 Hour versus 12 Hour Inpatient Nursing Shift.  2017 Western Institute of Nursing’s 50th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference.  Denver, CO. 2017.

Anderson, A., Contaxis, J., Doncouse J., Hodges, L., Nelson, J., Montes, J., Wang, SY. Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection and the Central Line Bundle.  2017 Western Institute of Nursing’s 50th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference.  Denver, CO. 2017.

Wang, SY. The Effectiveness of Online Case Studies among Medical-Surgical Nursing Students, ATI Nurse Education Summit Conference, Las Vegas, NV. April 9, 2013.

Awards and Recognition

Grants
  • The Content Validity Testing of An Evidence Based Practice Competence Questionnaire: Translation from Spanish to English version for Future Use with Nursing Students at Regis University (Principle Investigator), Alpha Kappa-at-Large Chapter, STTI grant, 2018
  • Central line-associated bloodstream infection and the central line bundle. Regis University, URSC student grant, 2017
  • Epidural vs. nitrous oxide in managing pain during labor. Regis University, URSC student grant, 2017
  • Potential of point-of-care ketone testing for reducing the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. Regis University, URSC student grant, 2017
  • 8 hour versus 12 hours inpatient nursing shift. Regis University, URSC student grant, 2017

Recognition

  • LHSON Pinning and Recognition Ceremony, Mistress of Ceremonies, LHSON, May 2018
  • Nominated for “Teaching Award” by RHCHP Faculty Awards Committee, February, 2018
  • 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award by Cardinal Tien Junior College of Healthcare & Management, Taiwan, ROC
  • Visiting Scholar, Cardinal Tien Junior College of Healthcare & Management, Taiwan, R.O.C., December, 2017
  • Visiting Scholar, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, R.O.C., November 2017

Community Involvement and Service

Service to Profession
  • Co-Chair of research committee, Alpha Kappa At-Large of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (past Treasurer)

Service to University 

  • Educational Technology Committee, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions (RHCHP)
  • Committee on Rank, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions (RHCHP)
  • Quality and Evaluation Committee, Loretto Heights School of Nursing (LHSON)