Joan E Thoman, PhD, RN, CNS, CDE
Assoc Dean & Assoc Prof
Coordinator Community Health Nursing
||2121 Euclid Ave. JH 260, Cleveland, OH 44115
|Diabetes and related topics,
Care Across the Continuum
Ph.D., Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing Research, Kent State University College of Nursing, 2009
M.S.N., Medical Surgical Nursing & Nursing Education, The University of Akron College of Nursing, 1995
B.S.N., Nursing, The University of Akron College of Nursing, 1984
Diploma, Nursing, St. Vincent School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio, 1978
| Joan Thoman first received her diploma in nursing at St. Vincent Charity Hospital School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio. Later she earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Akron, College of Nursing and a PhD in Nursing Research from Kent State University in 2009. Her clinical experiences as a registered nurse includes hospital medical surgical units, charge nurse, public health, as a visiting home care nurse, and as a diabetes program coordinator. Joan has experience in staff development, informatics and management.
Joan is credited with implementing and maintaining the Diabetes Self Management Skills and Training Program at St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio which achieved recognition from the American Diabetes Association in August 2002. In 2003, Joan was selected by her nursing peers to receive the award of Outstanding Excellence in Clinical Nursing.
She started a multidisciplinary Diabetes Resource Team to address both in-patient and out-patient needs. In collaboration with the hospital's community outreach department, she started a community health worker program for the diabetes center.
In 2004, Joan was key in assisting the hospital become an affiliate of the Joslin Diabetes Center which has a philosophy of an integrated team approach for the care of people with diabetes. Joan assisted in implementing a medical clinic portion to augment the education program based on the Joslin diabetes standards of care. In October 2004, St. Vincent Charity Hospital recognized Joan as "Caregiver of the Month" for her work with the Joslin Diabetes Center. In June, 2005, Joan was selected to receive the Distinguished Women in Health Care award for clinical practice and was featured in Cleveland Magazine. She has been a registered nurse for over 25 years. She continues her program of research and teaching at Cleveland State University School of Nursing.
|Honors and Awards:|
|March, 2014 Merit Recognition Award for achievement in contributions to the
profession for AY 2014-2015.
March, 2012 Merit Recognition Award for achievement in contributions to the
profession for AY 2012-2013.
June, 2011 Circle of Hospitals Award from the American Diabetes Association,
2005-Selected to receive the "Distinguished Women in Health Care" award for clinical
practice and was featured in Cleveland Magazine.
2004- Recognized by St. Vincent Charity Hospital as "Caregiver of the Month" for her
work with the Joslin Diabetes Center.
2003-Selected by her nursing peers to receive the award of "Outstanding Excellence in
|Diabetes and related topics
Care across the continuum
|Community Health Nursing
Home Health and Hospice Nursing
Diabetes and related topics
RN Refresher on the topic of diabetes
2010-present Nurses Christian Fellowship CSU Faculty Advisor
1999-present Nurses Christian Fellowship(NCF) Member
1995-present Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Member
Society of Nursing (Delta Omega Chapter & Nu Delta Chapter)
1995-present Professional Section, American Diabetes Member
1990-present American Association of Diabetes Educators Member
2005-present Midwest Nursing Research Society Member
2002-present Ohio League for Nursing Member
1995-present Ohio Association of Advanced Member
1980-present Ohio Nurses Association Member
1999-present Greater Cleveland Nurses Association Member
1997-present Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Member
Of Northeast Ohio
1997-1999 Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Board of Directors
Of Northeast Ohio
1998-1999 Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Vice President of
Of Northeast Ohio
1995-present Professional Section, Diabetes Association Member
Of Greater Cleveland
1990-present Northeastern Ohio American Association Member
Of Diabetes Educators
1996-1997 Northeastern Ohio American Association Secretary
Of Diabetes Educators
1997-1998 Northeastern Ohio American Association President- Elect
Of Diabetes Educators
1998-1999 Northeastern Ohio American Association President
Of Diabetes Educators
1990-present Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland Member
|2010-present Appointed to CSU Graduate Faculty
2010-present Appointed to MPH/NEOMED Graduate Faculty
2014 Spring Cleveland State University School of Nursing-Associate Professor and
9/2009-2014 Cleveland State University School of Nursing - Assistant Professor and
2008-9/2009 Cleveland State University School of Nursing Instructor and Course
2001-2007 St. Vincent Charity Hospital/Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate (Management) Diabetes Program Coordinator and Nursing as a CNS & Diabetes Education
1999-2002 Visiting Nurse Association Nursing Staff Development, Staff
Nurse/Medical-Surgical and Telemedicine Project, Nursing Informatics
1998-2002 Diabetes Education Associates Nursing Founder/Coordinator
1978-1979 Erie County Sandusky Health Department Public Health Staff Nurse
1978-1979 Providence Hospital Nursing Charge Nurse and Staff Nurse
|September, 2014 Member of the University Research Council
December, 2013-present Search committee member for Associate Vice Provost of
November, 2011 to April, 2012 Search committee member for the University for the
Director of Interdisciplinary Health, Education and
|2008-2014 Course coordination for Community Health Nursing that includes clinical
placements and visiting new sites and arrangement of affiliation
agreements. Orienting and working with new Clinical Experience
Coordinator as she is oriented to this task.
2013-present Community Review Board Member for Cultural Competency Toolkit for
Researchers (in development), Centers for Reducing Health Disparities
in collaboration with MetroHealth Medical Center.
2013-present Remediation plan crafted for students not successful in passing the
NCLEX Predictor. This remediation plan is a dynamic process as the
needs of the students vary.
2011-present Remediation for students who fail the NCLEX predictor, Cleveland State
April, 2011 Renewal of CITI for the Protection of Human Research Subjects
2010-2013 Participated with a Human Performance Consortium (HPC). The HPC is
comprised of researchers from both academic and service sector areas
for the purpose of possible collaboration.
2010 -2013 Applied and was chosen as one of the participants for the Outside
Research Mentor for Assistant Professors Program through the Office of
Applied Research. Through this program, working with research mentor,
Dr. Mary Anthony, Associate Dean of Research from Kent State
Fall, 2009 Led five honors students in projects on the topics of H1N1, wound care,
and mental health in the specialty area of community health nursing.
1997-2001 Served on the Medical Advisory Board of Well Corp, Inc. (a wellness-
health promotion company), Lyndhurst, Ohio
July, 1999 Teamed with endocrinologist and dietician, presented Ohio Department of
Health Standards of Care for patients with diabetes to primary care
physicians at Metro Health Medical Center.
1997-1999 Demonstrated meters and provided diabetes instruction to the public,
pharmacists and Pharm techs at various retail pharmacies for the Bayer
Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio.
Nov/Dec.1994 Served on Diabetes Staff Focus Group to develop a telephone survey to
measure knowledge of diabetes, Visiting Nurse Association, Cleveland,
Nov. 1994 Participated in a Diabetes Focus Group to determine successful outcomes
for the care of patients with diabetes, Visiting Nurse Association,
Feb. 1989 Coordinated and presented to the VNA Administrative Board, as a case
manager, a mock interdisciplinary.
|Jan., 2014 Sigma Theta Tau International CSU Nu Delta Chapter, accepted as a delegate
representing the CSU Nu Delta chapter.
2013-present Take between 7-10 students from Nurse Christian Fellowship (NCF), Student
Nurses Association (SNA) and Minority Association of Nursing Students
(MANS)to monthly service opportunities at Corey Church and 2100 Lakeside
Men's Shelter (homeless shelter). Students perform foot checks, blood
glucose checks, blood pressure checks, health teaching and referrals for
Dec., 2013 Took 7-8 students to the 2100 Lakeside Men¿s Homeless Shelter to do foot
checks, blood glucose checks, health teaching and referrals for follow up.
June 29, 2013 Took 12 students to Merrick House in Tremont to do health screenings for
Hispanic and their families 9 am to 2 pm.
2011-2014 Serve as a member of the American Diabetes Association of Northeast Ohio interdisciplinary planning committee for the Circles of Hospital Awards
for 2012, 2013 and 2014.
June, 2012 American Diabetes Association. Invited to be a member of the Advocacy
Committee by the American Diabetes Association
May, 2011 Arranged students who volunteered to provide educational sessions to
grades 1-5 at Urban School in near west side neighborhood of Cleveland.
The topics were hygiene and nutrition food portion size. Assisted the
students with content and presentation plan for these experiences. The
students volunteered after the official semester was over for CSU.
June 11, 2011 Took 10 students to the Medworks interdisciplinary community screening
initiative on a Saturday 7 am to 1 pm.
Spring, 2010 Arranged health assessment and flu vaccine clinic at 2100 Lakeside Men¿s
Homeless Shelter. For the 82 patients who received an H1N1 vaccine, as
organizing faculty I entered all patient information on the Ohio
Department of Health web site for all vaccines administered by the
students (under faculty direction).
Dec, 2005 Subject of interview for Rocky River Magazine featured for award for
Distinguished Women in Health Care for Clinical Practice, Rocky River,
Nov., 2005 Radio Talk Show related of topic of diabetes for 90 FM, Cleveland, Ohio.
August, 2005 Subject of interview for Cleveland Magazine featured for award for
Distinguished Women in Health Care for Clinical Practice, Cleveland, Ohio.
June, 2005 Television interview on Channel 3 with Fred Griffith, media promotion for
Joslin Diabetes Center, affiliate at St. Vincent Charity Hospital,
|5/15 Co-Principle Investigator with Dr. Pam Rutar, NEOMED/Area Health Education
Center(AHEC). This is a collaborative pipeline initiative representing many
intraprofessional programs to bring an AHEC to the Cleveland region. This
initiative is to promote intraprofessional education, serve as a pipeline for
children to interest them in the health professions and provide health focused
interventions to the community.
4/15 Principle Investigator with co-investigators Dr. Pam Rutar and Professor Bimpe
Adedipe, McGregor Foundation: Healing Hands at Home: Preparing Nurses for Home
Care and Hospice Practice. This workforce development initiative is to start a
home care/hospice curriculum.
7/14 Principle investigator National Institutes of Health (NIH): Diabetes Health
Sense comparison group site
5/14 Co-principle investigator with Dr. Pam Rutar for an initiative through
MEDTAPP(federal grant run through the states) entitled Improved Health Outcomes
and Programs through Education (I-HOPE). This workforce development initiative
is to start a community health worker (CHW) program that is Ohio Board of
Nursing (OBN) certified and is combined with the Stanford Chronic
Disease Self-Management (CDSM) intervention Group Leader certification.
2/14 Co-principle investigator with Dr. Linda Wolf and Professor David Foley
Diversity Inclusion Engagement Grant. To expand the outreach and increase
diversity education and service learning for Nursing students whole also
providing service learning for Nursing students while also providing much
needed services and medical attention working in community agencies, homeless
shelters, etc.. Written for Community Health Nursing clinical groups and for
three student nursing organizations (Nurses Christian Fellowship [NCF], Student
Nurses Association [SNA], Minority Association of Nursing Students [MANS]) to
provide funds and resources for expendable supplies used during these
7/13-7/14 Co-investigator with Dr. Ken Sparks and graduate student Shane Draper from the
College of Education and Human Performance on the initiative Effects of
Intermittent Pneumatic Compression on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) in
Long Distance Runners.
4/13 Co-principle investigator with Dr. Pam Rutar (along with Dr. Linda Wolf) for an
initiative through the Ohio Minority commission on Health involving a program
using the Stanford Chronic Disease Diabetes Self-Management model for the
management of diabetes in the community setting.
10/12 Contributing author (with Dr. Pam Rutar and Dr. Linda Wolf) for an initiative
involving an online orientation and mentoring program for faculty within the
school of nursing to promote retention and ease transition to a faculty role