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Charles Larew, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
Nursing

Fisher Hall 516
Phone: 412.396.1032

Education:

PhD, Nursing, University of Maryland Baltimore, 2006
MN, Nursing Education, Washington State University, 1989
BSN, Nursing, Alderson-Broaddus College, 1985
Bio

Dr. Charles Larew joined the Duquesne University School of Nursing at the rank of Assistant Professor in 2008. He previously had completed a NIH funded post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. He earned a PhD at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. His graduate degree in nursing education was obtained at Washington State University and he received a BSN from Alderson-Broaddus College. Dr. Larew started his clinical career in medical/surgical units and intensive care units. He subsequently moved into case management roles including coordination of acute care services, discharge planning, and utilization review. He has extensive experience in litigation support and risk management. 

Dr. Larew is a Certified Nursing Educator whose primary teaching responsibilities have focused on the senior-level traditional BSN program. He teaches case management content as well as professional issues. He worked with other faculty members to develop experiential learning activities including a case manager shadow experience, mock interviews with agency recruiters, mass casualty drills, and an entrepreneurship contest.  Dr. Larew facilitates the senior-level community clinical experiences including the homecare/hospice rotation and the community projects.

Dr. Larew has coordinated the development of multiple simulation lab experiences for senior students, collaborates with faculty at other levels regarding simulation scenario development, and recruits and trains standardized patients.  

 Dr. Larew facilitates research practicum experiences for graduate students and has worked with many of these students on simulation based learning or health literacy focused projects. He coordinated the team of graduate students that participated in the psychometric evaluation of the SM-SAT clinical evaluation tool. He has chaired DNP capstone projects and served on PhD dissertation committees.

Dr. Larew's scholarly focuses include family caregiving systems, quality of life, and clinical simulation.  His dissertation examined predictors of quality of life outcomes for family members of traumatic brain injury survivors. Findings from this study have been presented at multiple national level research conferences. He led the team that developed a National League for Nursing demonstration project at the University of Maryland. He was primary author of a publication discussing this project which has been cited in over 50 peer reviewed journals and has been identified as a seminal piece of the literature. Dr. Larew continues to create and refine simulation methodologies in partnership with faculty peers. Many of these ideas have been presented at regional, national, and international conferences. 

Dr. Larew's community service activities include editorial support for the Coalition Against Violence's policy development and community engagement programs. He has developed a student-staffed computer training and health literacy program at a local senior residential facility. He supported a fellow faculty member's educational event to reduce the incidence of SIDS and was identified by the residents of this community as "the blue-eyed soul brother" for his culinary skills.  Dr. Larew is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and serves on the review committee for the Epsilon Phi Chapter Research Committee.


Research

Research Interests

Caregiver Quality of Life

Health Literacy & Web Based Health Related Information

Clinical Simulation

Internet Based Research Methods

Grants

Dean, B. (PI), Larew, C., Simko, L., Goodfellow, L., & Henry, R.  Evaluation of the             Synergy Model-Simulation Appraisal Tool (SM-SAT), American Nurses Foundation Anne Zimmerman Nursing Scholar Grant, $1400.00. Oct 2009-Oct 2010

Larew, C. (PI) The Effect of an Educational Intervention on Competency and Self-Efficacy for Finding and Critically Evaluating Internet Based Health-Related Information Resources. Duquesne University School of Nursing Faculty Development Grant, $4700.00. June 2009-July 2010.


Scholarship

Presentations

Larew, C. (2012, Oct 25). Using analysis of musical lyrics to promote awareness of social justice issues in veteran populations. Poster presentation at the 3rd Annual Social Justice Symposium. Pittsburgh, PA.

Colizza, D., Larew, C., Henry, R., Clark, B., & Letterio, N. (2012, June 21). Facilitating independent and peer learning through a cross-level mass casualty simulation experience. Poster presentation at the 11th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Larew, C., Lewis, D., Letterio, N., Jenkins, K., & Henry, R. (2012, June 21). Sextasy in the simulation lab: incorporating substance abuse content into clinical scenarios. Poster presentation at the 11th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Brletic, C., Henry, R. & Larew, C. (2011, June 19). Simulation Lab Scheduling Made Simple. Poster presentation at the 10th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference. Orlando, FL.

Larew, C. & Colizza, D. (2011, April 28). Medium Fidelity Mass Casualty Simulation: A Cross-Level Learning Experience. Supervised Senior Projects & Simulation. Podium presentation at Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board / Center for Health Care Careers'- Redefining Excellence: Pennsylvania-'s Best Health Care Practices Conference. Harrisburg, PA.

Larew, C., Lewis, D., & Henry, R. (2010, June 17). Clinical Simulation: More Than Just the
Scenario. Poster presentation at the 9th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Larew, C., & Lewis, D. (2010, April 14). Clinical Simulation: More Than Just the Scenario. Invited preconference presentation at Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board / Center for Health Care Careers'- Redefining Excellence: Pennsylvania-'s Best Health Care Practices Conference. Harrisburg, PA.

Colizza, D., Henry, R., Wilt, K., & Larew, C. (2009, June 12). Hidden in Plain View: Techniques for Providing Information and Materials During Clinical Simulations. Poster presentation at the 8th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference. St. Louis, MI.

Larew, C. (2007, Nov. 4). Application of the multi-trait multi-method technique to multiple-respondent family level data. Concurrent session at the Sigma Theta Tau 39th Biennial Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Larew, C. & Jenkins L. (2007, Oct. 27). Gender Differences and Factors Predicting Male Nursing Doctoral Students'- Intentions to Seek a Faculty Position. Concurrent session at the American Assembly for Men in Nursing 32nd Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Larew, C. (2007, May 17). Factors predicting quality of life in caregivers of brain injury
survivors. Poster presentation at Clinical and Translational Science Day at the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education, Pittsburgh, PA.

Larew, C. (2007, March 16). Structure of the Informal Family Caregiving System for Survivors Of Traumatic Brain Injury. Guest lecture for Senior Leadership Course. Alderson-Broaddus College Department of Nursing, Philippi, WV.

Larew, C. (2007, Feb. 12). Ethnic Differences in Family Caregivers of Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors. Poster presentation at DiversiTea at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA.

Jenkins, L. S., & Larew, C. (2006 Oct 13). Nursing Doctoral Students: Do Influences on Intention to Seek/Stay in a Teaching/Academic Role Differ by Whether They are Current Faculty? Concurrent session at the 2006 National State of the Science Congress in Nursing Research. Washington, DC.

Larew, C. (2006, Oct 13). Structure of the Informal Family Caregiving System for Victims Of Traumatic Brain Injury. Concurrent session at the 2006 National State of the Science Congress in Nursing Research, Washington, DC.

Larew, C. (2006, June 16). Perceived Caregiving Demands, Family Resiliency Factors,
and Quality of Life Outcomes for Family Caregivers of Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
During Acute Hospitalization. Poster session at the NINR 20th Anniversary, Celebrating Nursing Science: The Research-Practice Link. Bethesda, MD.

Jenkins, L.S., & Larew, C. (2005, November 14). Attitudes and Intentions of Nursing Doctoral Students Regarding Teaching/Academic Roles: a National Survey. Concurrent session at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 38th Biennial Convention. Indianapolis, IN.

Spunt, D., Covington, B., Foster, D., Lessons, S., Larew, C., Hagegeorge, G. & Compton, R (2004, September 30). Simulation: An Adult Health Enrichment Experience. Poster session at the NLN Education Summit 2004: Excellence and Innovation in Nursing Education. Orlando, FL.

Larew, C., Junlapeeya, P. & Stull, D. (2003, April 17). Strain in caregivers of frail elderly -V A test of the resiliency model. Poster session presented at the 2003 UMB-UMBC Graduate Research Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Larew, C., & Stull, D. (2002, November 16). Quality of life in caregivers of frail elderly -V a test of the resiliency model. Poster session presented at the 2002 Charleston Area Medical Center Institute Nursing Research Conference, White Sulphur Springs, WV.

Publications

Smith, A. & Larew, C. (2013). Strengthening role clarity in acute care nurse case managers: application of the synergy model in staff development. Professional Case Management. 18(4), 190-98.

Chmil, J. & Larew, C. (2013). Psychometric properties of the lasater clinical judgment rubric. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 10(1), 1-8.

Larew, C. (2008). In response to: Cantrell, M. & Lupinacci, P. (2007) Methodological issues in online data collection. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 63(5), 535.

Larew, C., Lessens, S., Spunt, D., Foster, D., & Covington, B. (2006) Innovations in clinical simulation: Application of Benner-'s theory in an interactive patient care simulation. Nursing Education Perspectives, 27(1), 16-21.

Larew, C (Writer). (2003). Instructional Resources. In Maryland Higher Education Commission CD-ROM for K-12 Educators. Baltimore, MD: University of Maryland Baltimore Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Larew, C (Writer). (2003). Health Sciences Programs at University of Maryland Baltimore. In Maryland Higher Education Commission CD-ROM for K-12 Educators. Baltimore, MD: University of Maryland Baltimore Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Larew, C. (Writer/Director) & Kleveno, P. (Producer). (1989). Starting IV-'s --Motion picture (Available from Sacred Heart Media Productions, Spokane, WA).

Larew, C. (Writer/Director/Producer). (1988). The health promotion program at Head Start Slides with audio tape. Immigrant Resettlement Program, Spokane, WA


Honors/Awards

June 19, 2011
Second Place Poster, 10th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference

April 17, 2003
Second Place Research Poster, UMB - UMBC Graduate Research Day                     

2001-2002
Graduate School Merit Award, University of Maryland Baltimore