Sara Burke, MSN, RN

Sara Burke

Assistant Professor
132 University Hall


MSN, Xavier University

BSN, Xavier University

Professional Experience

  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Critical care
  • Cardiac/Congenital Heart
  • Nursing Education


Sara has experience teaching didactic courses in pathophysiology, pharmacology, and critical care nursing. She also have experience teaching clinical courses in pediatrics, critical care, nursing assessment, community nursing, and mental health.


President of the Sigma Theta Tau International Omicron Omicron Chapter 

President of the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Graduate Student Association


Peer Reviewed Poster Presentations

Miller, E. & Burke, S. (2016, August). INANE Editor Best Practices. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Nursing Editors: London, England.

Lee, G., Burke, S., Ali, A., & Jaja, C. (2017, March). Scientific paradigms and nursing research: The theory-practice gap. Poster presented at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference: Minneapolis, MN.

Burke, S. J. (2015, August). Patient Outcomes Before and After Implementation of Tele-ICU. Cincinnati VA Medical Center: Cincinnati, OH.

Selected Publications

Miller, E. T. & Burke, S. J. (2017). INANE editor best practices. Nurse Author & Editor 27(1).

Burke, S. J. (2016). Generating middle range theory: A book review. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 30(2).

Current Research

2017- Development and Psychometric Testing of the Quality of Developmental Care Scale


As the recipient of grant funding, Ms. Brown is studying Incivility in Nursing Education. Future research interests include a project she is developing on the use of wheelchair quilts to increase communication among persons with dementia.