Ruth Staten, PhD, APRN-CS-NP

Ruth Staten, PhD, APRN-CS-NP

Ruth Staten, PhD, APRN-CS-NP

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs; Associate Professor
Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office

Recent Publications:

Butler, K., Hahn, E., Rayens, M.K., Adkins, S. & Staten, R. (2012).  Smoke-free policy and alcohol use among undergraduate college students.  Public Health Nursing, 29(3), 2560-65.

Mahmoud, J.S., Staten, R.R., Hall, L.A., and Lennie, T.A, (2012).  The relationships among young college students' depression, anxiety, and stress and their demographics, life-satisfaction and coping style.  Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 22, 103-116

Adams, S.M., Peden, A.R., Hall, L.A., Rayens, M.K., Staten, R.R. & Leukefeld, C.G. (2011).  Predictors of retention of women offenders in a community-based substance abuse treatment program.  Journal of Addictions Nursing, 22, 103-116

Staten, R.R. (2011).  Can we curb substance abuse in college students?  American Nurse Today,6(9).

Strakowski, S.M., Gunderson, D., Reinhardt, D.J., & Staten, R.R, (2011).  Medscape Psychiatry.Where has Psychotherapy Gone?  Posted 8/18/11.

Mahmoud, J.S.R., Hall, L.A., & Staten, R. (2010).  The Psychometric Properties of the 21-Item Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21) among a sample of young adults.  Southern Nurse Research Society On-line Journal.

Staten, R. (2010). Are we preparing our nursing work force to provide mental health promotion? Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing.23(4) 244-245.

Noland, M., Rayens, M. K., Riggs, R. S., Staten, R., Hahn, E., & Riker, C. (2011). Student and principal perceptions of school tobacco policy. American Journal of Health Education42(1), 41-49.

Hahn, E. J., Rayens, M. K., Ridner, S. L., Butler, K. M., Zhang, M. & Staten, R. R. (2010). Smoke-free laws and smoking and drinking among college students. Journal of Community Health,35(5), 503-511.

Staten, R. & Delaney, K. (2010). IOM releases report on preventing mental,emotional, and behavioral disorders among young people: Progress and possibilities. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 23(2), 117-118.

Delaney, K. & Staten, R. (2010). Mental health promotion and mental illness prevention. Nursing Clinics of North American, Mental Health, 45(4), 521-539.

Staten, R. &Peden, A.  (2010). Primary prevention: In support of parents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 23(1), 42-43.

Recent Poster/Oral Presentations:

Staten, R. & Phoenix, B (2012). Finding Our Voice: Building Advocacy Skill.  American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Pittsburgh, PA. (National)

Pessagno, R. & Staten, R. (2012). Perinatal Mood Disorders. American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Pittsburgh, PA. (National).


Staten, R., McGuinness, T., & Phoenix, B (2010). Building Advocacy Skills. American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2010, Louisville, KY. (National).

Staten, R., Beebe, L., Cheves, E., Matthews, J. & Rohr, J. (2010). A Community Mental Health Clinical Project to Promote Mental Health, Engage Undergraduate Students and Serve the Community American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Louisville, KY (National).


Staten, R. & Phoenix, B. (2009). Finding you own voice: Advocating for change. American Psychiatric Nurses Association. South Carolina. (National)

Johnson, M., Hamera, E., &Staten, R. (2009). A Review of the History, Status, and Future Steps for PMHN on the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation. Webinar. American Psychiatric Association, Arlington, VA. (National)


Staten, R. & Mahmoud. J.(2009, February). The Relationship of Substance Use and Selected Demographics and Mental Health Factors Among College Students. Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. (Regional)

Educational Background

  • 1975 - BSN, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
  • 1982 - MSN, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • 1996 - PhD, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • 2011 - Postmaster's Certificate, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 - Outstanding Alumnae, Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing
  • 2012 - United States Army Certificate of Achievement
  • 2011 - United States Army Achievement Medal
  • 2010 - APNA Education Poster, First Place
  • 2010 - LFUCG Mayor's Alliance Hall of Fame
  • 2010 - Excellence in Service, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky
  • 2009 - Teachers Who Make a Difference, University of Kentucky

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • American Nurses' Association
  • Kentucky Nurses' Association
  • Southern Nurse Research Society
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association