Brooke Flinders, DNP, RN, APRN-CNM, FACNM

Brooke Flinder

Chair and Associate Professor

115 University Hall, Hamilton Campus
106D Pearson Hall, Oxford Campus
513-785-7749
flindeba@MiamiOH.edu


Education

  • DNP, Frontier Nursing University
  • MSN, Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
  • Certification, Midwifery Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
  • BSN, Miami University

Professional Experience

  • Full-scope midwifery services
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Welcome Home
  • Early Intervention
  • Long-Term Care/ Alzheimer's Dementia

Teaching Focus

Nursing 252: Foundations of Professional Nursing
Nursing 351: Care of Childbearing Families
Nursing 352: Care of Childbearing Families Clinical
Nursing 301: Theory-Based Nursing Practice

Service

My most recent, large-scale disciplinary service was as Co-PI for FOCUS Butler County, which provided evidence-based education to teens (2010-2015), in a community-based setting, with the objectives of preventing unplanned pregnancies and STIs. The program was delivered in Butler, Warren, Hamilton, and Montgomery Counties, to females 15-19 years old, in partnership with the YWCA Hamilton. The project was federally funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health.

This single program provided an avenue for my own disciplinary service and research activities, and embedded service-learning experience for hundreds of junior-level nursing students, student internship experiences, and undergraduate research opportunities. Of the ten "high impact educational practices" identified by George Kuh as being widely studied and beneficial to students (Washington, DC: AAC&U, 2008), I instituted eight of the measures by incorporating/facilitating: 1) common intellectual experiences, 2) learning communities, 3) collaborative assignments and projects, 4) undergraduate research, 5) diversity, 6) service-learning, community-based learning, 7) internships, and 8) a form of a senior capstone project.

Scholarship

Books, Chapters

Bernstein, J., Flinders, B. (Eds.). (Winter 2016). Enhancing teaching and learning through collaborative structures. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 148. San Francisco: Jossey- Bass.

Bernstein, J., & Flinders, B. (Winter 2016). Introduction. In J. Bernstein & B. Flinders (Eds.), Enhancing teaching and learning through collaborative structures. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 148. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Flinders, B., Dameron, M., Kava, K. (Winter 2016). The development of a high-impact structure: Collaboration in a service-learning program. In J. Bernstein & B. Flinders (Eds.), Enhancing teaching and learning through collaborative structures. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 148. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Bernstein, J., & Flinders, B. (Winter 2016). Concluding Comments. In J. Bernstein & B. Flinders (Eds.), Enhancing teaching and learning through collaborative structures. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 148. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ‘

Articles

Flinders, B. (In Review). Teenage pregnancy prevention: An observational study. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice.

Flinders, B. & Dameron, M. (In Review). Transparent teaching: Evaluation of open communication and remediation in the classroom. Association for University Regional Campuses of Ohio (AURCO) Journal.

Flinders, B. & Zehler, A. (In Review). Quality improvement in teen pregnancy prevention: Follow-up to a "focus on fidelity". Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice.

Musallam, E., & Flinders, B. (April, 2021). Senior BSN students' confidence, comfort, and perception of readiness for clinical practice: The impacts of COVID-19. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. DOI: 10.1515/ijnes-2020-0097.

Flinders, B. (November, 2017). Improving quality in teen pregnancy prevention through effective replication: A mixed-methods focus on fidelity. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 10(2), pp. 149-154. DOI: 10.1891/2380-9418.10.2.149

Flinders, B., Gilb, K., Neu, T. (December, 2014). Teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection prevention: A pilot study exploring knowledge and reported behaviors. American Journal of Health Sciences, 5(2). DOI: 10.19030/ajhs.v5i2.8992

Flinders, B., Carlascio, A., Gilb, K., Nicholson, L. (Second Quarter, 2013). A "partnership model for service-learning": A step-by-step approach. American Journal of Health Sciences, 4(2). DOI: 10.19030/ajhs.v4i2.7760

Flinders, B. (Third Quarter, 2013). Service-learning pedagogy: Benefits of a learning community approach. Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 10(3). DOI: 10.19030/tlc.v10i3.79327

Flinders, B. (Third Quarter, 2013). Participant perspectives on an evidence-based pregnancy/STI prevention curriculum: The importance of atmosphere, active learning, and accurate advice. American Journal of Health Sciences 4(3). DOI: 10.19030/ajhs.v4i3.8004

Flinders, B. (Third Quarter, 2013). Using the baccalaureate essentials to create context: Evaluation of an innovative approach. Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 6(3). DOI: 10.19030/cier.v6i3.7900

Reviews, Abstracts

Flinders, B. (January/February, 2010). Your premature baby, Volume I: Preemie basics and medical care, your premature baby, Volume II: Interacting with and feeding your preemie: Your premature baby, Volume III: Going home: A media review. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health Volume 55 (1), pages e17-e18. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2009.10.012.

Flinders, B. (July/August, 2010). Babies in the cornfield: A media review. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 55 (4), pg. e53.

Papers

Flinders, B., Carlascio, A., Gilb, K., Nicholson, L. (2012). Partnership model: Creating and sustaining authentic partnerships for students, faculty, and communities. Paper presented with students at Clute Institute: Orlando, Florida.

Peer-Reviewed Podium Presentations

Flinders, B., Winston, J., Williford, C., & Rudzinski, K. (November, 2016). "Fidelity monitoring in service-learning: The most helpful hows and whys. Concurrent session at the 2016 Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching: Miami University.

Flinders, B., Gilb, K., Perkins, C., Mignery, R. (May, 2015). "The development of a high impact. leadership structure". Concurrent session at SoTL Academy 2015: University of Findlay.

Flinders, B., Bernstein, J. (May, 2015). "What are collaborative structures and why should we bother?". Concurrent session at SoTL Academy 2015: University of Findlay.

Flinders, B., Dameron, M., Flannigan, B., Kava, K. (January, 2015). "Transparent teaching and other "high impact" practices". Concurrent session at Lilly Conference on College Teaching: Austin, TX.

Flinders, B., Dameron, M., Flannigan, B., Kava, K. Murphy, N., Schaeffer, A. (November, 2014). "Transparent Teaching: An innovative approach to open communication and active learning". Concurrent session at the 34th Annual International Lilly Conference on College Teaching: Oxford, OH.

Bishop-Clark, C., Sanders, L., Flinders, B. (November, 2014). "The power of women mentoring women". Concurrent session at ACE Women's Network, Ohio: Columbus, OH.

Flinders, B., Clark, R., Glass, M., Schubert, A., Neu, T. Honaker, H., & Wilson, B. (November, 2014). "At your service: A student learning community approach to service learning programs". Concurrent session at the 33rd Annual International Lilly Conference on College Teaching: Oxford, Ohio.

Flinders, B., Clark, R., Glass, M., Schubert, A., &Wilson, B. (January, 2014). "Steps to service- learning sustainability". Concurrent session at Lilly Conference on College Teaching: Austin, TX.

Flinders, B. (November, 2014). Topic: Service-Learning. Open table invited session at the 33rd Annual International Lilly Conference on College Teaching in Oxford, Ohio.

Flinders, B., Gilb, K. (September, 2013). "Students and service and SoTL, oh my!". Concurrent session at Maryville Fifth Annual SoTL Conference: St. Louis, MO.

Flinders, B., Martin, S., & French, I. (March, 2013). "Service-learning, step-by-step: A new approach to walking the walk". Concurrent session at Lilly West Conference on College and University Teaching: Pomona, CA.

Flinders, B., Martin, S., Gilb, K. (November, 2012). Topic: Service-Learning. Open table invited session at 32nd Annual International Lilly Conference on College Teaching in Oxford, Ohio.

Flinders, B., Glesige, P., Price, K., Gebhart, C., Neu, T., Dees, J., Carroll, J. (November, 2012). "The "partnership model" for service-learning: A fresh approach for collective impact". Invited Concurrent Session, "32nd Annual International Lilly Conference on College Teaching" in Oxford, Ohio

Flinders, B., Gilb, K., Price, K. (May, 2012). "Implementation of an evidence-based service-learning program". SoTL Academy: Grand Valley State, Ypsilanti, MI.

Flinders, B., Martin, S., Glesige, P., Martin, S., Price, K., and French, I. (October, 2012). "What's the big idea? A partnership model for service-learning that really works". Presented at Maryville University SoTL Conference: St. Louis, Missouri.

Flinders, B., Carlascio, A., Gilb, K., and Nicholson, L. (March, 2012). "Students as authentic partners: A success story". Presented at Lilly West Conference on College and University Teaching.

Flinders, B., Carlascio, A., Gilb, K., and Nicholson, L. (January, 2012). "The partnership model: Creating and sustaining authentic partnership for students, faculty, and communities". Presented at Clute Institute's International Conference.

Flinders, B., Carlascio, A., Gilb, K., Nicholson, L. (November 19, 2011). "Cooperative learning in action". Panel presentation at "31st Annual International Lilly Conference on College Teaching" in Oxford, Ohio.

Flinders, B., Carlascio, A., Gilb, K., Nicholson, L. (May 16, 2011). "Moving beyond engagement to authentic partnership: A working model". Presented panel discussion at "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Academy" at Eastern Michigan University.

Flinders, B. (October, 2010). "Evaluating service-learning through SoTL in nursing". Presentation "At Integrating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning into Academic Culture". Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri.

Flinders, B. (March, 2010). "Evaluating service-learning outcomes and a relationship to critical thinkingability". Presentation at "Lilly West Conference on College and University Teaching" in Pomona, California.

Flinders, B. (November, 2009). "Gathering evidence to improve service-learning outcomes in Nursing". Presentation at "29th Annual International Lilly Conference on College Teaching" in Oxford, Ohio.

Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentations

Flinders, B., & Gilb, K. (May, 2014). "Evaluation of FOCUS: A teenage pregnancy prevention program and service learning initiative". Poster presenter at American College of Nurse Midwives 59th Annual Conference: Denver, Colorado.

Flinders, B., Gilb, K., Martin, S., Price, K., Wilson, B., Clark, R., Schubert, A. (June, 2013). "FOCUS: Evaluation of a teenage pregnancy prevention program" (Pilot Results). Poster presented at American College of Nurse Midwives 58th Annual Conference: Nashville, Tennessee.

Flinders, B., Carlascio, A., Gilb, K. (June, 2012). "FOCUS: Evaluation of a teenage pregnancy prevention program" (Research Design). Poster presented at American College of Nurse Midwives 57th Annual Conference: Long Beach, California.

Flinders, B., Carlascio, A., Gilb, K., Nicholson, L. (August 20, 2011). "Moving beyond engagement to authentic partnership in practice". Presented poster at American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/ Association of Women's Health and Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses joint "Summer Conference" in Columbus, Ohio.

Flinders, B., Carlascio, A., Gilb, K., Nicholson, L. (April 15, 2011). "Moving beyond engagement to authentic Partnership". Presented poster at "12th Annual Midwest Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" at IU, South Bend.

Flinders, B., Carlascio, A., Gilb, K., Nicholson, L. (April 8, 2011). "Moving beyond engagement". Presented poster at OCADNEA conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Flinders, B., Carlascio, A., Gilb, K., Nicholson, L. (March 16, 2011). "Authentic partnership". Presented poster at "Lilly West Conference on College and University Teaching" in Pomona, California.

Current Research

My scholarship agenda over the next three to five years will include completion of two more manuscripts regarding Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP). I have already analyzed data from a four-year qualitative study on teen participant perspectives of TPP programming. I have also already analyzed data from a four-year mixed-methods study on BSN student outcomes related to service-learning. I plan to focus further on collaborative structures as well as systems for quality improvement in nursing education, particularly in regards to leadership methodology.

Funding

External Funding Received

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health YWCA Hamilton $405,575 each year for five years, totaling: $2,027,875 (2010-2015)

External Funds Approved/No Federal Funding (Per Court Order)
Funding Source Role Partner Years Status Amount
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Lead PI YWCA Hamilton 2019- 2021 Approved for funding, but no federal funds available for programming (Appendix III. H.) $944,925
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Lead PI YWCA Hamilton 2018-2019 Approved for funding, but no federal funds available for programming, per court order (Appendix III. I.) $966,507
Total Approved but not Awarded due to Lack of Federal Funds Post-Tenure $1,911,432

Internal Funding Received

Funding Received through Boldly Creative
Funding Source Role Co-Authors Years Amount Awarded
Miami University, Boldly Creative Year 2 Lead Author, Nursing Drs. Rode and Nicely 2020-2021 $908,111
Miami University, Boldly Creative Year 1 (Nursing's Portion of the Proposal) Lead Author, Nursing Drs. Rode and Nicely 2019-2020 $1,196,104
Miami University, Boldly Creative Pre-Proposal Lead Author, Nursing Drs. Rode and Nicely 2018 N/A
Miami University Strategic Academic Enrichment Fund Proposal Author Faculty Input 2018-2019 $469,400
Miami University Strategic Academic Enrichment Fund Proposal Author Faculty Input 2018-2019 $360,744
Total Approved to Date (including new positions)(Excluding Boldly Creative Year 3, under review) $2,934,359
Other Internal Funding

Miami Hamilton: Scholarship and Research $1573, 2010-2011

Miami Hamilton: Scholarship and Research $735, 2009-2010

Miami Hamilton: Special Funds $470, 2009

CELT: Faculty Development $300, 2008-2009

Miami Hamilton: Small Assessment Grant $780, 2008

ATS Faculty Learning Community Award $2100, 2009-2010

SoTL Faculty Learning Community Award $800, 2008-2009

CELT: New-Faculty Teaching Enhancement $400, 2007

CELT: PTEP Program $300, 2006