Nursing Department Faculty


Katherine A. Hinderer, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CNE

Office: Devilbiss Hall – Office 206
Telephone: 410-543-6417
Fax: 410-548-3313


Positions Held

  • Salisbury University Department of Nursing: Associate Professor - 2015 - present
  • Salisbury University Department of Nursing: Assistant Professor - 2010 - 2015
  • Salisbury University Department of Nursing: Instructor - 2006 - 2010
  • Salisbury University Department of Nursing: Lecturer - 2005 - 2006
  • Salisbury University Department of Nursing: Adjunct Clinical Faculty - 2001 - 2004
  • Peninsula Regional Medical Center: Professional Development Nurse, Intensive Care Unit - 2002-2004
  • Peninsula Regional Medical Center: Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit - 2000-2004, 2005-2009
  • Saint Joseph Medical Center: Staff Nurse, Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit - 1998-2000


  • Journal of Trauma Nursing Writing Award, Research, November 2014
  • Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Summer Research Institute, 2014
  • AACN Research Abstract Award for 2013, presented at the AACN National Teaching Institute, Boston, MA, May 2013
  • Junior-Researcher Mentee, Dyads Program, National Institute of Nursing Research, The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End of Life and Palliative Care Bethesda, MD, August 2011
  • MHEC New Nursing Faculty Fellowship, 2006


Institutions Attended

  • PhD, Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2010
  • MSN, Nursing Leadership: Educator Emphasis, Wilmington College, 2004
  • BSN, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 1998

Selected Publications

  • Lee, M.C., Hinderer, K.A., & Friedmann, E. (2015). Engaging Chinese American adults in advance care planning: A community-based, culturally sensitive seminar. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 41(8), 17-21.
  • Hinderer, K.A., Friedmann, E., & Fins, J.J. (2015). Withdrawal of life sustaining treatment: Patient and proxy agreement. A secondary analysis of "Contracts, Covenants, and Advance Care Planning. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 34(2), 91-9.
  • Hinderer, K.A, Von Rueden, K., Friedmann, E., McQuillen, K. et al. (2014). Burnout, compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, and secondary traumatic stress in trauma nurses. Journal of Trauma Nursing,21(4), 160-169.
  • Hinderer, K.A. & Joyner, R.L. (2014). An interprofessional approach to undergraduate critical care education. Journal of Nursing Education, 53(3), S46-50.
  • Hinderer, K.A., DiBartolo, M.C., & Walsh, C.M. (2014). HESI Admission Assessment (A2) exam scores, program progression, and NCLEX-RN success in Baccalaureate nursing: An exploratory study of dependable academic indicators of success. Journal of Professional Nursing.
  • Lee, M.C., Hinderer, K.A., & Kehl, K. (2014). A systematic review of advance care planning and advance directives in Chinese people from eastern and western cultures. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing , 16(2) 75-85.
  • Hinderer, K.A. & Lee, M.C. (2014). Assessing a nurse-led advance directive and advance care planning seminar. Journal of Applied Nursing Research, 27(1), 84-86. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2013.10.004. Epub 2013 Oct 28.
  • Reid, T., Hinderer, K ., Jarosinski, J., Mister, B., & Seldomridge, L. (2013). Expert clinician to clinical teacher: Developing a faculty academy and mentoring initiative. Nursing Education in Practice, 13: 288-293 .
  • Hinderer, K. (2012). Reactions to patient death: The lived experience of critical care nurses. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 31(4), 252-259.
  • Von Rueden, K., Hinderer, K., McQuillen, K. et al. (2010). Secondary traumatic stress in trauma nurses: Prevalence and exposure, coping, and personal/environmental characteristics. Journal of Trauma Nursing,17(4), 191-200.

 Selected Presentations

  • “Improving knowledge of advance directives in the Chinese American population: A pilot study” (M.C. Lee & K.A. Hinderer). Presented at the 10th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society (ICGB), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 11 ­ 14, 2014.
  • "Engaging Chinese Americans in advance care planning: a pilot study" (M.C. Lee & K.A. Hinderer).  Presented at Sigma Theta Tau International's 25th International Nursing Research Congress, Hong Kong, July 24-28, 2014.
  •  “Who Will Replace Us?  Outcomes of an Initiative to Increase Clinical Nursing Faculty” (K.A. Hinderer, T.P. Reid, L.A. Seldomridge, & J.M. Jarosinski).  Presented at NETNEP 2014: 5th International Nurse Education Conference, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 22-25 June 2014.
  •  “Developing a Culturally Sensitive Seminar Assessing Attitudes Toward Advance Care Planning in Chinese Americans” (K.A. Hinderer & M.C. Lee). Presented at Sigma Theta Tau International 42nd Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN, November, 2013 and the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Emerging Scholars Program, Toronto, Canada, November 28-29, 2013.
  • “What Patients Want: Assessing an Educational Intervention to Improve Advance Directive Completion” (K. Hinderer).  Accepted for oral and poster presentation at 2013 American Association of Critical Care Nurses National Teaching Institute, Boston, MA, May 2013.
  • Speaker, “What is Advance Care Planning and Why is it Important” and “The Role of Advance Care Planning in Determining Treatment Plans.” Presented at Looking to the Future: The Role of Advance Care Planning in Providing High Quality across the Health Care Continuum, Milford, DE, December 10, 2012.
  • Podium Presentation, “Building Our Future: Multi-professional Critical Care Education”(K. Hinderer & R. Joyner). Presented at NETNEP 2012: 4th International Nurse Education Conference, Baltimore MD, June 2012.
  • Podium Presentation, “Addressing Clinical Faculty Shortages Through Collaborative Partnerships: Creating a Clinical Nursing Faculty Academy in Rural Maryland” (B. Mister, J. Jarosinski, K. Hinderer, T. Brown Reid, L. Seldomridge & M. Anderson). Presented at NETNEP 2012: 4th International Nurse Education Conference, Baltimore MD, June 2012.
  • Poster Presentation, “An Initial Experience With An Undergraduate Critical Care Course” (K. Hinderer & R. Joyner). Presented at the 2012 American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Francisco, California, May 2012.
  • Poster Presentation, “End-of-Life Decision Making Among Patients and Their Proxies” (K. Hinderer & E. Friedmann). Accepted for Presentation at the National Institute of Nursing Research, The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End of Life and Palliative Care, Bethesda, MD, August 2011.


  • PI, Faculty Mini-Grant, Salisbury University Research Committee, “A Multi-Cultural Comparison of an End-of-Life Decision-making Educational Intervention,” 2013-2014

  • Nursing Educator Doctoral Grants for Practice and Dissertation Research, 2013-2014

  • PI, "Assessing an Educational Seminar for End-of-Life Decision-Making in Chinese Americans,” STTI Pi Chapter Research Grant, 2012-2013
  • Co-PI, “Eastern Shore Faculty Academy and Mentorship Initiative (ES-FAMI),” Maryland Higher Education Commission, $376,498, 2011-2013
  • Faculty Mentor, Guerrieri Undergraduate Research Summer Program, Summer 2011

Areas of Interest

  • End-of-Life Decisions Making and Advance Directives
  • Grief and Nurses
  • End-of-Life Care, Hospice, & Palliative Care
  • Adult Critical Care Nursing
  • Cardiac Nursing
  • Adult Acute Care Nursing
  • Interprofessional/Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Education