Joan E Thoman, RN, PhD, CNS, CDE
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 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Nursing
 Office: JH 260
 Phone: 216-687-3518
 Email: J.THOMAN@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 260, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Diabetes and related topics
 
Education:
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
 
Brief Bio:
      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) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Akron, College of Nursing.  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.
 
Honors and Awards:
2003-Selected by her nursing peers to receive the award of "Outstanding Excellence in
     Clinical Nursing".

2004- Recognized by St. Vincent Charity Hospital as "Caregiver of the Month" for her
      work with the Joslin Diabetes Center.

2005-Selected to receive the "Distinguished Women in Health Care"  award for clinical
     practice and was featured in Cleveland Magazine.
 
Research Interests:
Doctoral dissertation, The Process by Which Persons With Type 2 Diabetes Manage Their Disease at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Defended September, 2009
 
Teaching Areas:
Community Health Nursing

Home Health and Hospice Nursing

Diabetes and related topics

RN Refresher on the topic of diabetes
 
Professional Affiliations:
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (1997 - present)  member, former member Board of Directors and Vice President of Education

Northeastern Ohio - American Association of Diabetes Educators (1990-present)  member
Former President

American Association of Diabetes Educators (1990-present) member

Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland (1990-present)  member

Professional Section, Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland (1995-present)  member

Professional Section, American Association of Diabetes Educators (1995-present)  member

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing - Delta Omega Chapter (1995-present)

Ohio Nurses Association (1980-present) - member

Greater Cleveland Nurses Association (1999-present) - member

Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (1995-present) - member

Ohio League for Nursing (2002-present) - member

Midwest Nursing Research Society (2005-present) - member

Nurses Christian Fellowship (1999-present) - member
 
Professional Experience:
Sept., 2009-present Cleveland State University School of Nursing Course Coordinator
Assistant Professor
(Undergraduate)

2008 - Sept.,2009 Cleveland State University School of Nursing Course Coordinator
Instructor
(Undergraduate)

2001 - 2007 St. Vincent Charity Hospital Management Diabetes Program
Nursing Coordinator
CNS & Diabetes
Education

1999 - 2002 Visiting Nurse Association Nursing Staff Development Nurse
Nurse/Medical-Surgical
Telemedicine Project


1998 - 2002 Diabetes Education Associates Diabetes Founder/Coordinator
Education


1978 - 1979 Erie County Sandusky Health Public Health
Department
Public Health Nurse


1978 - 1979 Providence Hospital Nursing
Charge Nurse
Staff Nurse