Jennifer Rode, PhD, MSN, RN

Associate Professor

147 University Hall



PhD, University of Cincinnati

MSN, University of Indiana-Purdue University Indianapolis

BSN, University of Loyola Chicago

ANCC Certified, Adult Nurse Practitioner



Medical-Surgical nursing, nursing research, simulation-based learning activities


Dr. Rode serves in the volunteer clinic at Mercy St. Raphael. She has also contributed as a volunteer on a medical mission trip to Haiti and hopes to continue with international service trips in the future. 


Areas of interest
Emotional intelligence and mental health, simulation-based learning, alternative healthcare solutions for chronic disease


Rode, J. and Kiel, E. The mediated effects of maternal depression and infant temperament on maternal role evaluation. (under review)

Rode, J. The role of emotional intelligence in predicting postpartum depression (under review)

Rode, J. (2011). A clinical translation of the research article titled “Major depressive disorder in persons exposed to trauma: Relationship between emotional intelligence and social support.” Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 17(3), 246-249.

Peer Reviewed Presentations
Gates, D., Gillespie, G., Smith, C., Rode, J., Kowalenko, T., and Smith, B. (2011). Using action research to plan a violence prevention program for emergency departments. Journal of Emergency Nursing. 37 (1), 32-39.

Rode, J. “The Protective Effects of Social Support on Postpartum Depression: Does Emotional Intelligence Matter?” American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Smith, C., Rode, J., Gates, D., Gillespie, G., & Mentzel, T. (2009) “Patient and Visitor Violence Against Emergency Department Staff at Six Midwestern Hospitals in the U.S.” NIOSH conference: Occupational Stress and Health, Puerto Rico