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Faculty and Staff Profile

Hyewon Shin

Assistant Professor

Office: 512 Edwards Hall
Phone: 8646563115
Fax: 8646565488
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 Educational Background

Ph.D Nursing
University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2017

MSN Nursing
Ewha Womans University 2005

BSN Nursing
Ewha Womans University 2001

 Courses Taught

Undergraduate Course:
NURS 3300 Research in Nursing


Dr. Shin teaches Nursing in Researcher to undergraduate nursing students. She received her undergraduate and master’s degree from Ewha Womans University in South Korea. In addition to her studies in South Korea, she also gained six years of clinical experience in pediatric oncology and kidney transplantation, followed by three years teaching as a full-time clinical instructor. In 2011, she moved to North Carolina to obtain her doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina (UNC). While at UNC, Dr. Shin received an international fellowship from the American Association of University of Women between 2012 and 2013 and served as an elected chair of the North Carolina Korean Nurse Association. In 2014, She transferred to University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She completed her dissertation focused on health-related quality of life in long-term survivors of childhood cancer while interning at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. Her combined academic, clinical, and cultural experiences have contributed to her interest in mentoring nurses and international scholars.

 Research Interests

Symptom management and health-promoting behaviors in survivors of pediatric cancer
Health-related quality of life in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
Use technology (smartphone app) in nursing/patient education
Mixture modeling
Secondary data analysis and using big data

 Research Publications

Hong, M. J., Shin, H. W*., & De Gagne, J. C. (2017). Social Networks, Health Promoting-Behavior, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Korean Adults, Nursing & Health Sciences, doi: 10.1111/nhs.12390 (*: corresponding author).

Kim, S. J., Shin, H*., Lee, J., Kang, S., & Bartlett, R. (2017). A smartphone application to educate undergraduate nursing students about providing care for infant airway obstruction. Nurse Education Today, 48, 145-152. DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2016.10.006 (*: corresponding author).

Oh, J., Shin, H., & De Gagne, J. C. (2015). The use of the movie ‘The Island’ for nursing informatics in nursing students. The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, 15 (4), 330-341. doi: 10.5392/JKCA.2015.15.04.330

Oh, J., & Shin, H. W., (2013). Status of nursing competency education in USA and QSEN competencies for undergraduate nursing students. Health Science Journal, 4, 42-53.

Oh, J., Shin, H. W., & De Gagne, J. C. (2012). QSEN competencies in pre-licensure nursing education and the application to cinenurducation. The Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Education, 18(3), 474-485. doi:10.5977/jkasne.2012.18.3.474.

Shin, H. W., & Lee, J. H .(2008). A correlation study on the resilience of children with cancer and their mothers, Journal of Korean Oncology Nurse, 8, 24-31.

Sherwood, G., & Barnsteiner, J. (2015). Quality and safety education for nurses: A competency approach to improving outcomes (J. Oh, H. Shin, J. Kang, & J. C. De Gagne, Trans.). Seoul, South Korea: Soomoonsa. (Original work published 2012).

 Honors and Awards

Cancer Care Delivery Research Seed Grant 2017-2018, Greenville Health System Health Science Center, Greenville, SC (Project title: Collaborative approaches to improving health-related quality of life, fatigue, and coping skills of adolescent and young adult cancer patients) (2018-2019)

Glaxo Fellowship Fund Scholarship, School of Nursing at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill(2013-2014)
Appenzeller Memorial Scholarship from International Foundation for Ewha Womans University, inc. (2013).
AAUW International Fellowship, the American Association of University of Women(2012-2013).
Graduate Tuition Intensive Scholarship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School(2012).