Roxanne Calabria, PhD, RN, CTN-A, CNE, FTNSS


Expertise Areas:

global health, global service-learning, Latino cultures, including Guatemala and Peru, nursing education, and cultural competency of nursing students. Dr. Calabria previously received NIH funding for research in Guatemala with community promotoras.

Languages spoken, read/write*:

English, Conversational Spanish and Italian

Select Publications:

Amerson, R. (2020). Using a Global Health Blog to Prepare Nursing Students for Global Nursing Practice. Nurse Educator, 45(2), E13-E14. DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000703.

Amerson, R. (2021). Striving to Meet Global Health Competencies without Study Abroad. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 32(2), 180-185.

Amerson, R., Parker-Mandersion, J., Garrison, C., Finleyson, S., Kunkle, M., & Santos Dominguez, C. (2021). Fair Trade Learning Evaluation of a Global Partnership, Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 13(1),

Amerson, R., Fisher, B., Burgess, L., Ravan, L., Bible, J., Ward, L. (2021) Nursing education amidst a pandemic: Mental health in a time of virtual learning. Nurse Educator, 46(4), 255-260.

Amerson, R., Boice, O., Mitchell, H., & Bible, J. (2022) Nursing Faculty’s Perception of Climate Change and Sustainability, Nursing Education Perspectives, 43(5),277-282. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000991

Present/Future Directions 

Transcultural nurses need to be proactive in addressing the greatest public threat facing our planet, climate change. We must move beyond conversations which simply discuss changing weather patterns and begin taking decisive action to protect the health of our environment. The actions we take now will influence the health of individuals and communities across our globe. This is an urgent need which must take priority for clinical practice, research, and nursing education. Every nurse has a personal, professional, and organizational responsibility to work toward actions to promote sustainability. My most recent research focused on evaluating the integration of climate change content into nursing curricula. The results indicated that nursing students in the United States are not being adequately prepared to address climate change. My scholarly efforts now focus on the effort to educate nursing faculty about climate change, the impact on health outcomes, and strategies to incorporate climate change content.

Updated 03/2023