Gene Harkless

Phone: (603) 862-2285
Office: Nursing, Hewitt Hall Rm 241, Durham, NH 03824
Gene Harkless

Public Health Leadership Initiative Scholar. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2008; Distinguished Lecturer. University of South Florida College of Nursing. January 2008; American Academy Think Tank. Nurse Practitioners and the Medical Home. Washington, D.C. December 4-5, 2007; Visiting Professor. S0r-Tr0ndelag University College. Faculty of Nursing. October 2007 - present; New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award 2007;Region 1 Annual Invitational Leadership Meeting. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 2003 - 2007; HERS/NE Management Institute. Wellesley College. 2005-6;End of Life Nursing Education Graduate Training Program. Certified End of Life Curriculum Trainer. Pasadena, CA. June 24-26, 2004;Awarded Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant. Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. Spring Semester 2004; Nursing Clinical Education for Quality Improvement: A Partnership of NP Schools of Nursing, IHI, BPHC, and AHRQ, Planning meeting. New Orleans. December 1-2, 2003;Excellence in Teaching and Research Award. Eta Iota Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. May 2000; Grants -Project Director. Partnerships for Quality Education Grant. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care/ Robert Wood Johnson. October 1999-August 2001. $30,000; Project Director. Minority Health Coalition Health Care Transition Fund Subcontract. Development of Diverse Standardized Patients to Promote Cultural Competency. July 1999-Spring 2000 $23,276; Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant for lecture and research exchange at the University of Oslo, Norway, Spring Semester 1997.


  • D.N.Sc., Nursing Science, Boston University
  • M.S.N., Family Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt University
  • B.S.N., Nursing, Duke University

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Nursing
  • NURS 506: Hum Dev Inter & Learn Lifespan
  • NURS 535: Death and Dying
  • NURS 794: Spc Top/Lessons for Nursing
  • NURS 925: Health Care Sys & Leadership
  • NURS 951: Clin Epidem & Dec Analys
  • NURS 952: Clinical Nursing Leadership
  • NURS 955: Practm/Adv Nursing Practice
  • NURS 956: Capstone Project Seminar
  • NURS 963: Adv Clinical Epidemiology
  • NURS 976: Psych Mental Hlth NP Pract I
  • NURS 980: Doctoral Scholarly Project I
  • NURS 981: Doctoral Scholarly Project II
  • NURS 982: Doctoral Scholarly Project III

Selected Publications

Ferris, R., Blaum, C., Kiwak, E., Austin, J., Esterson, J., Harkless, G., . . . Tinetti, M. E. (2018). Perspectives of Patients, Clinicians, and Health System Leaders on Changes Needed to Improve the Health Care and Outcomes of Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions. Journal of Aging and Health, 30(5), 778-799. doi:10.1177/0898264317691166

Cappiello, J., Eaton, J., & Harkless, G. (2016). Case of Jeremy Wilson. In A Day in the Office: Case Studies in Primary Care (2nd ed.). C.V. Mosby.

Nakrem, S., Vinsnes, A. G., Harkless, G. E., Paulsen, B., & Seim, A. (2013). Ambiguities: residents’ experience of ‘nursing home as my home’. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 8(3), 216-225. doi:10.1111/j.1748-3743.2012.00320.x

Vinsnes, A. G., Nakrem, S., Harkless, G. E., & Seim, A. (2012). Quality of care in Norwegian nursing homes - typology of family perceptions. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(1-2), 243-254. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03857.x

Harkless, G. E. (2009). Review: high-quality evidence on the effectiveness of laxatives for functional constipation in children is limited. Evidence-Based Nursing, 12(4), 107. doi:10.1136/ebn.12.4.107

Nakrem, S., Vinsnes, A. G., Harkless, G. E., Paulsen, B., & Seim, A. (2009). Nursing sensitive quality indicators for nursing home care: International review of literature, policy and practice. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46(6), 848-857. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.11.005

Reece, S. M., & Harkless, G. E. (2002). Testing of the PHS-ES: A Measure of Perimenopausal Health Self-Efficacy. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 10(1), 15-26. doi:10.1891/jnum.

Vinsnes, A. G., Harkless, G. E., Haltbakk, J., Bohm, J., & Hunskaar, S. (2001). Healthcare personnel's attitudes towards patients with urinary incontinence INFORMATION POINT:Regression analysis. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 10(4), 455-462. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2702.2001.00513.x

Harkless, G. E. (1989). Prescriptive Authority:. The Nurse Practitioner, 14(8), 57-61. doi:10.1097/00006205-198908000-00009

Vinsnes, A. G., Helbostad., Nyrønning., Harkless., Granbo., & Seim. (n.d.). Effect of physical training on urinary incontinence: a randomized parallel group trial in nursing homes. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 45. doi:10.2147/cia.s25326

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