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Linda S. Koharchik, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor/Director, Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Affairs
School of Nursing
Nursing

Fisher Hall 521
Phone: 412.396.4229

Education:

DNP, Nursing, Waynesburg University, 2010
MSN, Nursing, Duquesne University, 2004
BSN, Nursing, Indiana University of PA, 1976
Bio

Dr. Koharchik became a part of Duquesne University School of Nursing faculty as a clinical assistant professor in the fall of 2010. She is a certified nurse educator as well as a board-certified nurse executive. Dr Koharchik earned her MSN from Duquesne University and a DNP from Waynesburg University.

Before becoming a nurse educator, Dr. Koharchik worked for many years in intensive care nursing and in nursing administration. While at Duquesne, Dr. Koharchik has conducted process improvement projects to insure safe student practice, including an initiative to improve students' competency in medication dosage calculation and an initiative to improve nursing students' immunization rates for influenza. She has been awarded the Duquesne University School of Nursing Faculty Research Intramural Grant.

She is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma International Sorority for Women Educators and has been a recipient of the 2012 Lucille Cornetet Professional Development grant, 2012 Woman of Distinction Award, and recipient of the 2013 Educational Foundation Award. In 2012, Dr. Koharchik received the Rita M. Carty Faculty Leadership Award. In 2008, Dr. Koharchik was recognized with the Cameo of Caring for Nurse Educators Award by Citizens School of Nursing. Additionally, Dr. Koharchik has served as an item writer for the National Council for Licensure Examination.

Research
  • 2013 Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation Award ($500, funded)
  • 2012 Lucile Cornetet Individual Personal Development Award ($1400, funded)
  • 2011 Duquesne University School of Nursing Research Faculty Development Grant ($5000, funded)

Scholarship

Publications

Koharchik, L., & Hardy, E. (Accepted for publication, January, 2012). Dosage calculations made easy. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!

Koharchik, L., Salman, K., Hardy, E., & Mayle, K. (2012). Influenza immunisation status among nursing students, Journal of Infection Prevention, 13(3).

Presentations

Koharchik,L. (2009). Looking for answers... searching for evidence.  Alle-Kiski Medical Center, Natrona Heights, PA.

Koharchik,L. (2009). What is evidence-based nursing practice?  Seeking answers to clinical questions. Alle-Kiski Medical Center, Natrona Heights, PA.

Koharchik, L. (2009). Evidence-based nursing practice:  The Iowa model and forming a clinical question", Alle-Kiski Medical Center, Natrona Heights, PA.

Koharchik, L. (2009). Evaluating evidence and developing outcomes". Alle-Kiski Medical Center, Natrona Heights, PA.

Koharchik, L. (2009). Strategy for assessing and facilitating evidence-based nursing practice in a community hospital.  Southwest Pennsylvania Organization of Nursing Leaders (SWPONL).  Nemacolin Woodlands, Farmington, PA. (Third Place Poster).

Koharchik, L. (2009).  Strategy for assessing and facilitating evidence-based nursing practice in a community hospital.  . Greater Pittsburgh 21st Annual Nursing Research Conference. Pittsburgh, PA.

Koharchik, L. (2008). Implementing an evidence-based practice:  Development of a new faculty orientation manual.  National League for Nursing Leadership Conference,  Kissamee, FL.

Koharchik, L. (2008). Implementing an evidence-based practice:  Development of a new faculty orientation manual. Sigma Theta Tau-Nu Sigma, Washington, PA.

Koharchik, L. (2007). Mentoring of new faculty.  Pennsylvania League of Nurses,  Area VI. Pittsburgh, PA.



Honors/Awards
  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nurses
  • Cameo of Caring 2009
  • Delta Kappa Gamma: Woman of Distinction 2012
  • Rita M. Carty Faculty Leadership Award 2012