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Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Program
Areas of Interest: Health work environments; how the work environment impacts patient outcomes
Christine Boev

Critical Care Registered Nurse
Certified Nurse Educator
Registered Nurse


Ph.D., University of Rochester
M.S., Georgia College and State University
B.S., Binghamton University
B.S., Allegheny College

Dr. Boev's program of research focuses on the health work environment and how the work environment impacts patient outcomes.

Specifically, her research found that nursing units with favorable working conditions are related to superior patient outcomes.

One study showed that hospital units with favorable nurse/physician collaboration were associated with lower rates of central line blood stream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonias. She is currently working on a qualitative study that explores nurses and physician's perceptions of collaboration. This study was funded by a St. John Fisher College faculty development grant.


  • Deadbeat Left Ventricle, and the Beat Goes On: A Multidimensional View of the Patient with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Presented at NTI May 2018, Boston, MA


  • Boev, C.A. & Kiss, E. (2016). Healthcare associated infections in the intensive care unit. Critical Care Nursing Clinics. Volume 29 (1), 51-65.
  • Boev, C.A., Xue, Y., & Ingersoll, G.L. (2015). Nursing job satisfaction, certification and healthcare-associated infections in critical care. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 31(5), 276-284.
  • Boev, C.A. & Xia, Y. (2015). Nurse-physician collaboration and hospital-acquired infections in critical care. Critical Care Nurse, 35 (2) p. 66-72. ISSN: 0279-5442
  • Boev, C.A. (2013). A critical analysis of two nurse perception instruments: The Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index and the Index of Work Satisfaction. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43, 215-220.
  • Boev, C.A. (2012). The relationship between nurses’ perception of work environment and patient satisfaction in adult critical care. Journal of Nursing Scholarship., 44, 368-375. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2012.01466.x
  • Boev, A.N., Fountas, K., Boev, C.A., Robinson, J.S, Troup, E.C. (2005) Quantitative Pupillometry: Normative Data in Healthy Pediatric Volunteers. Journal of Neurosurgery. 103(6 Suppl.): 496-500.

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