Denice Sheehan, Ph.D., RN | College of Nursing | Kent State University

Denice Sheehan, Ph.D., RN

Denice Sheehan

Dr. Denice Sheehan is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She directed the development of the first graduate nursing program in palliative care in the United States in 1998 at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. 

Dr. Sheehan’s program of research focuses on adolescents with a parent in hospice. She has been funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research as a Principal Investigator to study the strategies adolescents use to cope with the changes in their lives during the final months of a parent’s illness.


  • NURS 70747 - Advanced Methods for Nursing Research: Application of Qualitative Methods
  • NURS 70730 - Qualitative Research Methods in Nursing
  • NURS 60101 - Theoretical Basis for Nursing Practice
  • NURS 41095 - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Palliative and End of Life Care 
Job Title

Associate Professor

Job Department

College of Nursing



Office Location

Room 315 Henderson Hall





Office Hours

Mondays: 8 - 9 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m., Thursdays: 8 - 9 a.m. and 12 - 1 p.m., Office hours by appointment