Margaret C Toukonen (Meg Toukonen), PhD,RN,CNS
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 Title: Clinical Associate Professor
 Dept: Nursing
 Office: JH 227
 Phone: 216-687-5179
 Email: M.TOUKONEN@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 227, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Education:
Ph.D., Nursing, Kent State University, Ohio
M.S.N., Nursing, Kent State University, Ohio, 1996
B.S., Nursing, Southeastern Louisiana University, 1984
A.A.S., Animal Science, State University of New York, Delhi, 1975
 
Brief Bio:
Meg Toukonen joined the faculty at Cleveland State University in 2004. She earned her doctorate in nursing from Kent State University. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Meg has worked at several mental health facilities in both community and acute care settings. With a background and previous degree in Animal Science, she has combined her interest in people and in animals to develop the focus of her research looking at the human-animal bond and therapeutic work with animals. In the community, Meg facilitates pet-loss and bereavement services.  Meg is also the Cleveland Area Network Leader for the American Holistic Nurses Association.
 
Research Interests:
Human-animal bond
Animal Assisted Therapies
Pet loss and Bereavement