Rojann Alpers

College of Nursing and Health Innovation
500 North 3rd Street NHI 1 Room 336
Associate Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020

Biography

Rojann Alpers is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Her research interests include adolescent pregnancy, family caregiver needs, nursing education and public and international health. 

She received the University Academic Council Chair and Senate President Award and Downtown Faculty Assembly President Award in 2010. 

 

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Iowa 1992
  • M.S. Nursing, Arizona State University 1983
  • B.S.N. Arizona State University 1977

Research Interests

  • Adolescent pregnancy
  • Family caregiver needs
  • Nursing education
  • Public and international health

Publications

For a current list of publications and research activity visit Experts.asu.edu.

Research Activity

  • Cesarotti, E., Alpers. R.R. (2004) Graduate Distance Education for Public Health Nurses (HRSA $315,701)
  • Komnenich, P., & Hrabe, D., Alpers, R. R. (2004) Nurse Educator Grant (HRSA $435,000
  • Alpers, R.R. (2003) The Making of an Icon. The Center for the Study of the History of Nursing Lillian Sholtis-Brunner Fellowship ($2,500)
  • Killeen, M., Komnenich. P., Alpers, R.R., & Bell S. (2001). Meeting RN Workforce Needs, HRSA $1.3 Million

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
HCR 220 Intro Health Professions U.S.
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
HCR 220 Intro Nursing&Health Care Sys
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
HCR 220 Intro Nursing&Health Care Sys
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HCR 220 Intro Nursing&Health Care Sys
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
HCR 220 Intro Nursing&Health Care Sys
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
HCR 220 Intro Nursing&Health Care Sys
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
HCR 220 Intro Nursing&Health Care Sys
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
HCR 220 Intro Nursing&Health Care Sys
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
HCR 220 Intro Nursing&Healthcare Sys
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
HCR 220 Intro Nursing&Healthcare Sys
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
HCR 220 Intro Nursing&Healthcare Sys
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
HCR 220 Intro Nursing&Healthcare Sys

Presentations

  • Alpers, Rojann. Nursing Students Make a Difference. APHA Eliminating Health Disparities Annual Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann. Putting Care into Practice: Nursing Students Caring Behaviors. Sigma Theta Tau 5 Chapter Research Consortium Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann. Setting a Trajectory of Excellence: Sigma Theta Tau Induction.
  • Alpers, Rojann, Hrabe, D. The Thrills and Chills of on-Line Nursing Education. International Conference on Distance Education
  • Alpers, Rojann, Salik, S. Community Health Nursing Education on the Internet. National League for Nursing Annual Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann, Salik, S. Education for the New Millennium: Community Health Nursing Goes On-Line. ACHNE Annual Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann. Breast Health and Wellness Program for Junior High School Women. Arizona Disease Control Research Commission: Bridging Disciplines
  • Alpers, Rojann. Storga, Tharos, Tima: Past, Present, Future. Beta Upsilon 25th Anniversary Keynote
  • Alpers, Rojann. Successes of Teaching on-Line: Student Outcomes and Faculty Lessons. Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann. The Art of Nursing: A Journey of Professional Development. Sigma Theta Tau Research 5 Chapter Research Consortium
  • Alpers, Rojann. The Art of Nursing: A New Course for a New Curriculum. AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann, Komnenrich, P., Alpers, R., Saewert, K., Killeen, M. Facilitating the Education of RN-BSN Students through Preparation and Recognition of Master Clinical Mentors and Nursing Faculty. Nursing Education Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann. Innovative Curriculum: Outcomes of an Art of Nursing Course. State of the Science Conference AACN
  • Alpers, Rojann. The Art of Nursing: Outcomes from a New Professional Development Course. Sigma Theta Tau 5 Chapter Research Consortium
  • Alpers, Rojann. Creating a Legacy: Establishing the American Museum of Nursing.
  • Alpers, Rojann. Leadership Development: Process and Outcomes of a Professional Development Course. AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann. Best Nursing Practices: Lesson from the Past. Sigma Theta Tau 5 Chapter Research Consortium
  • Alpers, Rojann, Jarrell, K., Lersch, J. Reducing Disparities in Vulnerable Populations: A Nursing Student Homeless Shelter Clinic (Symposia). AACN/STTI State of the Science Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann. The American Museum of Nursing. Sigma Theta Tau International Creative & Expressive Arts Presentations Biennial Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann. Using Nursing History to Develop Future Leaders. Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Presentations Biennial Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann, Cearotti, E., Hill, V., Alpers, R. Graduate Distance Education for Public Health.
  • Alpers, Rojann, Adam, S. Nurse Camp. Mosby Faculty Development Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann, Alpers, R., Brown, G., Jarrell, K., Wotring, R. Education Strategies to Support Evidence-Based Practice: Symposium. Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress
  • Alpers, Rojann, Adams, S. Nursing South of the Border. Mosby Faculty Development Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann, Adams, S., Brown, G., Cesarotti, E., Jarrell, K., Wotring, R. The Subtle Curriculum: What are We Really Teaching Our Students. Mosby Faculty Development Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann, Brown, G., Cesarotti, E. Making Things Real in Community Assessment and Program Planning: Writing Grants Instead of Papers. AACN Masters Education Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann, Brown, G., Jarrell, K., Wotring, R. Men in Nursing: Using a Professional Development Course for Recruitment & Retention.
  • Alpers, Rojann, Ceasrotti, E., Brown, G., Hill, V. Partnerships That Work to Enhance Graduate Community Health Education: Symposium. ACHNE Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann, Wotring, R. Health Promotion in the Amazon Rainforest. Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Conference
  • Alpers, Rojann, Wotring, R. Nursing along the Amazon: Taking Undergraduate C/PHN to the next Level. National League for Nursing Education Summit
  • Alpers, Rojann, Wotring, R. Nursing in the Amazon: Adventures in the Rainforest.

Honors/Awards

  • 2010 - March of Dimes Clinical Nurse Educator of the Year: nomination
  • 2010 - University Academic Council Chair and Senate President Award
  • 2010 - Downtown Faculty Assembly President Award
  • 2009 - Outstanding Faculty Award, College of Nursing and Health InnovationAlumni Chapter
  • 2009 - Global Caring Foundation Nurse Educator Award

Service

  • ASU Senate Student-Faculty Policy Committee, Chair (2006 - Present)
  • ASU Senate Committee Faculty/Student Issues, (2005 - Present)
  • ASU Senator, (2005 - Present)
  • Learning through Serving, (2004 - Present)
  • Phoenix Archdioceses Safe Environment Certificate, (2004 - Present)
  • ASU Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, (2003 - Present)
  • Classroom Visit Program for Student Recruitment, (2003 - Present)
  • Academic Welcome, Speaker (2002 - Present)
  • American Museum of Nursing, Curator (2002 - Present)
  • Mayo Clinic, Nursing Research Committee (2002 - Present)
  • The University of Hartford, Promotion & Tenure Reviewer (2001 - Present)
  • ASU Freshman Orientation, (2000 - Present)
  • Clinical Research Fellowships in Nursing and Midwifery, Reviewer for the Health Research Board (2000 - Present)
  • Undergraduate Distance Education, Consultant (2000 - Present)
  • Faculty Ambassador Program, (1998 - Present)
  • College Convocations, (1996 - Present)
  • ASU Senate, (2007 - 2008)
  • ASU Senate University Affairs Committee, Chair (2007 - 2008)
  • Academic Assembly, Chair (2007 - 2008)
  • CONHI Philosophy Revision Task Force, Chair (2007 - 2008)
  • ASU Senate DTC Governance Committee, (2006 - 2008)
  • Academic Assembly, Chair (2006 - 2007)
  • ASU Senate Academic Integrity Committee, (2007)
  • Established Scholarship for International Nursing & Healthcare Students, (2005 - 2006)
  • AzNA Nurses Legislative Day, Financial Support for Students to Attend AzNA Nurses Legislative Day (2002 - 2006)
  • New Faculty Orientation, (2002 - 2006)
  • ASU Global Health Task Force, (2006)
  • American Museum of Nursing, Conducted a Conservation Assessment (2005 - 2006)
  • American Museum of Nursing, Developed and Implemented Two Docent Orientation Programs (2005 - 2006)
  • American Museum of Nursing, Developed Special Traveling Exhibits for AzNA, AAN, School Nurse Consortium, Military Nurses (2005 - 2006)
  • American Museum of Nursing, Developing a Proposal to Conduct a Strategic Plan (2005 - 2006)
  • American Museum of Nursing, Developing a Proposal to Request ‘Piece of Pork’ from the US Congress (2005 - 2006)
  • American Museum of Nursing, Developing New Exhibits (Military Nursing and C/PHN) (2005 - 2006)
  • American Museum of Nursing, Docenting the AMON (2005 - 2006)
  • American Museum of Nursing, Multiple Community College Student Tours (2005 - 2006)
  • International Nursing & Healthcare, Developed a Joint Poposal with SWB for Ifra-Sructure Support (2005 - 2006)
  • International Nursing & Healthcare, Developed a Mission, Philosophy and Goals for INHC Initiative (2005 - 2006)
  • International Nursing & Healthcare, Developed a Proposal to Bring Nurses from India to ASU (2005 - 2006)
  • International Nursing & Healthcare, Developed a Proposal with C. Baldwin for a Pan American Health Organization Technical Agreement (2005 - 2006)
  • International Nursing & Healthcare, Developed a Strategic Plan Methodology and Budget (2005 - 2006)
  • International Nursing & Healthcare, Developed and Co-hosted Holiday Bazaar for New International Program Scholarship (2005 - 2006)
  • International Nursing & Healthcare, Established the Eleonore Curran Scholarship with Barbara Sherman (2005 - 2006)
  • International Nursing & Healthcare, Meetings about Costa Rican Nurses, Spanish language, CLAS, Malaiwa Nurses (Africa) (2005 - 2006)
  • International Nursing & Healthcare, Tempe Sister City, Mayo Hospital International Efforts (2005 - 2006)
  • Office of International Nursing & Healthcare, Director (2005 - 2006)
  • ASU Center for Latin American Studies, Developing International Community/Public Health Nursing Course (2004 - 2006)
  • Academic Nursing Centers Fundraising Project through NUR 461, Fund Raiser (2004 - 2006)
  • American Museum of Nursing, Curator (2001 - 2006)
  • AMON Exhibit for AzNA Promise of Nursing, (2004 - 2005)
  • CON Alumni Association, Board of Directors (2002 - 2005)
  • Lifelong Learning Initiative, Speaker (2005)
  • AMON Exhibit for Arizona School Nurse Conference, (2003 - 2004)
  • AMON Exhibit for Luke Air Force Base Nurse’s Day, (2003 - 2004)
  • ASU Leadership Academy, (2003 - 2004)
  • AMON Exhibit for SNA/BSNO Career Day, (2002 - 2004)
  • Balboa Conservation Institute internship, (Sabbatical) (2004)
  • Image of Nursing Student Project (Sue Hall) AMON, (2004)
  • Smithsonian Conservation internship, (Sabbatical) (2004)
  • Kids Into Healthcare Recruitment, (2001 - 2003)
  • Faculty Appointment and Search Committee, (2000 - 2003)
  • Faculty Compensation Committee, Chair (2000 - 2003)
  • Faculty Development Committee, (2000 - 2003)
  • Personnel Committee, (2000 - 2003)
  • RN-MS Asynchronous Learning Committee, (2000 - 2003)
  • Undergraduate Forum, Chair (2000 - 2003)
  • First Annual Nurses Camp (KIHC), (2003)
  • Inauguration of President Michael Crow, (2003)
  • Task Force on Workload Appraisal, (2001 - 2002)
  • Dept. of Anthropology Museum Director Course, (2002)
  • United Way, Unit Representative (2001)
  • Ad Hoc Task Force on Student Recruitment, (2000)
  • Lighting the Lamp Ceremony, Co-Developed (2000)
  • Task Force on Electronic Theses & Dissertations, (2000)