Every nurse has access to nursing research.
 Dr. Jacqueline Campbell, PHD, RN, FAAN


Are you excited to meet a nurse and mentor who has inspired new generations of nurse researchers? Check out this interview with Dr. Jacqueline Campbell, PHD, RN, FAAN for this week’s episode.

Her studies paved the way for a growing body of interdisciplinary investigations by researchers in the disciplines of nursing, medicine, and public health.

Her expertise is frequently sought by national and international policymakers in exploring IPV and its health effects on families and communities.

  • She is a national leader in research and advocacy in the field of domestic and intimate partner violence (IPV).
  • She has authored or co-authored more than 230 publications and seven books on violence and health outcomes.
  • Her BSN, MSN, and PhD are from Duke University, Wright State University, and the University of Rochester. She teaches an undergraduate and MSN elective in Family Violence as well as in the PhD program and is the PI of an NIH-funded (T32) fellowship that provides funding for pre- and postdoctoral fellows in violence research.
  • Elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2000, Dr. Campbell also was the Institute of Medicine/American Academy of Nursing/American Nurses’ Foundation Senior Scholar in Residence and was founding co-chair of the IOM Forum on the Prevention of Global Violence.
  • She is on the Board of Directors for Futures Without Violence, is an active member of the Johns Hopkins Women’s Health Research Group and has served on the boards of the House of Ruth Battered Women’s Shelter and four other shelters. She was a member of the congressionally appointed U.S. Department of Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence.


Part One of ‘2020: Year of the Nurse
Dr. Jacqueline Campbell, PHD, RN, FAAN)’

Dr. Campbell talks about how multiple cases of domestic violence against young African-American women often occur before homicide.


You have to be passionate about and convinced
that what you are doing will help people.
– Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FGSA, FAAN


When completing her Masters thesis in the late 1970’s, one of the stories stuck in her brain forever is about the young woman that was shot in the temple by her boyfriend whom she lived with.

Having seen the autopsy, she had a fractured ulna. It’s the small bone in your forearm which is almost never fractured all by itself because when you fall and break your arm, you break either your radius or both bones.

At that time, domestic violence was something that wasn’t being taken into consideration in the healthcare system. Together with her interdisciplinary team, Dr. Campbell set out to change that through her work as a nurse scientist.


Part Two of ‘2020: Year of the Nurse
(Dr. Jacqueline Campbell, PHD, RN, FAAN)’

Back in the 1980s, Dr. Campbell became part of a small organization called The Nursing Network On Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI) which still exists today.

It is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization founded in 1985 at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst during the first National Nursing Conference on Violence against Women.

Its mission is to contribute to the elimination of violence against women through education, practice, research, and public policy.

Since 1985, the Network has widened its national focus to include education, practice, and research collaboration with nurses and other health professionals.


2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
–  Melissa Batchelor (43:49-43:52)


Being a nurse gives you the chance to follow your passions and to improve health and well-being. Every nurse should have access to good nursing research. Nurses with PhDs help to generate new knowledge to inform practice and partnering with bedside nurses is a great way to do that – because sometimes the best nursing research questions come from the nurses who are practicing and seeing the problems. Together, we can come up with solutions and develop the evidence for practice.





Join AgeWiseU Today!

AgeWiseU is a hub of digital courses with curated resources and video content – PLUS an interactive community for caregivers of people living with dementia, adult children caring for aging parents, anyone wanting to learn more about brain health, and people who want to learn more about staying healthy as they age.

About Melissa:

Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FGSA, FAAN. I am a nurse, nurse practitioner, nurse educator and nurse researcher with over 25 years of experience in the aging and long-term care healthcare space. You can visit my website at MelissaBPhD.com to learn more about me, how you can work with me directly,
and/or support future episodes of the podcast. Within the first 18 months of launching this podcast, we reached a ranking of top 10% globally. I have all of you who’ve been with me on this journey so far to thank for that!

The best way you can help the podcast continue to grow is to LIKE the podcast with a thumbs up, SHARE the podcasts you like with others, SUBSCRIBE, and LEAVE A REVIEW. These things only take a minute of your time, but they really do help increase my rating and ranking; but more importantly, these actions help other people find the podcast. For the most up-to-date news and information about the podcast and other products and services I am offering, please visit my website, sign up for my newsletter, and follow me on social media.

Find out more about her work HERE.