Patricia Vermeersch, Ph.D., RN, CNP

Dr. Vermeersch’s research focuses on the use of technology in the management of health and illness in older adults.  She is particularly interested in finding creative and effective telemedicine solutions to address the complex health needs of the growing aging population.  Recent projects include the use of a telepresence robot for both teaching and clinical practice, and exploration of remote sensing devices useful for older adults at risk for a variety of geriatric syndromes.  She is engaged in geriatric practice through a free clinic serving those ineligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

Courses
  • NURS 60015 - Advanced Health Assessment
  • NURS 60045 - Advanced Pathophysiology for the APRN (Course Coordinator)
  • NURS 70630 - Research Methods for EBP
Education: 
  • Post-master’s certificate in Gerontological Nursing Practice – St. Louis University
  • Ph.D. - Case Western Reserve University
  • MSN - Case Western Reserve University
  • BSN, Minnesota State University – Mankato
Publications: 
  • Vermeersch, P. E. H., Sampsel, D., & Kleman, C. (2015). Acceptability and usability of a telepresence robot for geriatric primary care: A pilot. Geriatric Nursing, 36(3), 234-238.
  • Doarn, C. R., Vermeersch, P. E. H., & Sampsel, D. (2014). Utility and effectiveness of a remote telepresence robotic system in nursing education in a simulated care environment. Telemedicine and e-Health. 20(11), 1015-1020.
  • Sampsel, D, Vermeersch, P., & Doarn, C. R. (In press, planned for Nov. 2014). Utility and effectiveness of a remote telepresence robotic system in nursing education in a simulated care environment. Telemedicine and e-Health.
  • Jamerson, P. A. & Vermeersch, P. (2012). The role of the nurse research facilitator in building research capacity in the clinical setting. Journal of Nursing Administration, 42(1), 21-27.