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Mary Bemker-Page

Core Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Dr. Bemker worked in community health with high-risk youths and adolescents for over 20 years. In addition, she has a private practice with specializations in addictions, PTSD and trauma issues, and family dynamics. She co-edited and wrote several chapters in three nursing textbooks. The population health textbook was selected as the 2018 AJN Book of the Year for advanced practice nurses. The other texts are on the development and execution of a DNP project and how to disseminate the results. Dr. Bemker is a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer, lead for Disaster Mental Health (American Red Cross Kentuckiana Chapter) and offers Services to the Armed Forces via workshops and community outreach. Presentations on the above topics at professional conferences, community events and via written works are something that Dr. Bemker enjoys. Dr. Bemker is a Henderson Fellow and a Fellow in the American Association of Social Psychiatry.

Courses Taught

NURS 6052 - Evidence Based Practice

Education

PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham, AL United States

PsyS, Spalding University - Louisville, KY United States

MSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham, AL United States

MS, Indiana University

BSN, Spalding College - Louisville, KY United States

Post-master's Certificate, Cornell University - Ithica, NY United States

Public Service

American Red Cross - Services to the Armed Forces, Volunteer - Louisville, KY United States

American Red Cross, Volunteer Lead - Louisville, KY

Middletown Rotary Club, President - Louisville, KY

Buechel Rotary Club, President - Louisville, KY

SOAR Advisory Board, Board Member - Frankfort, KY United States

Bridgehaven, Board of Directors - Louisville, KY

Awards / Honors

Henderson Fellow, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2018

Paul Harris Fellow, 1998

Honarary Doctorate - Psychology, University of Victoria (Australia), 1990

Honorary Doctorate Humanities , London Institute of Applied Research, 1992

First Place Book of the Year Award, American Journal of Nursing, 2019

Publications

Bemker-Page, M. A., Schreiner, B. (2016). The DNP Degree and Capstone Project.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2018). Population Health and Its Integration Into Advanced Nursing Practice.

Bemker-Page, M. A., Ralyea, C., Schreiner, B. (2020). The Successful Completion of your DNP Project: Practical Guide and Exemplars.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2016). Compassion Fatigue. NevadaRNformation.

Bemker-Page, M. A., LaPoe, V. (2018). Compassion Fatigue and Journalists: An Investigation.

Biddle, M., Bemker, M. (2018). Care for Self: Compassion Fatigue and Burnout.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2017). Compassionate Care: Who Provides Care for the Caregiver? . International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices.

Bemker-Page, M. A., Schreiner, B. (2016). DNP Contributions to the Future of Nursing Practice, Nursing Education and Health Care Policy.

LaPoe, V., LaPoe, B., Bemker, M. (2018). Looking at the Role of Nurses in Media: Nurse Jackie and HawthoRNe.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2016). Planning and Conducting the DNP project: A Toolkit for Success.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2016). Sharing Results of the DNP Project: Practical Tips for Dissemination.

LaPoe, V., LaPoe, B., Bemker, M. (2018). Sticking to the Mother Myth: Discussing Race and Gender in Nurse Jackie and HawthoRNe.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2018). Substance Use Disorders.

Batchen, M., Bemker, M. (2018). Trauma and Mental Health in Population Health.

Presentations

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2018). Adolescent Female High Risk Behaviors. AHNA.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2015). Adolescent Female Substance Abuse. TUN.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2019). Adolescent Female Substance Use Disorders. STTI Psi Nu Chapter.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2017). Adolescent Females High Risk Behaviors: Early Intervention Measures for Healthy Outcomes. Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies.

LaPoe, V. L., Bemker, M. (2014). Authentic Native Voices: How Digital Platforms are Changing American Indian Information and Education. Eastern Kentucky University.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2018). Compassion Fatigue. NNF.

Bemker, M. (2016). Compassion Fatigue and Nurses. Spalding University.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2019). Compassion Fatigue and Nursing. Neuman Systems Foundation.

Bemker-Page, M. A., Holladay, K. (2017). Compassion Fatigue. Clinical and Mental Health and Individual Trauma Division. KY Counseling Association.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2018). Compassion Fatigue.in Rural Nursing. Southwest Minnesota Nursing Honor Society.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2017). Cultivating Community in an Online Environment. Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies,.

Bemker-Page, M. A., Holladay, K. (2018). Ethics for the 21st Century Counselor . TSS.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2019). Family Members of Individuals with Substance Use Disorders. Psi Nu STTI.

Bemker-Page, M. A., Holladay, K. (2018). Intervention and the Substance Use Disorder Family. KCA.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2014). Maximizing your career: Manage your stress. Blog Talk Radio..

Bemker-Page, M. A., Ralyea, C. (2019). Neuman Systems Model and Adolescent Substance Use Disorders. NWSM.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2017). Own Your Own Career: Followership. Rod Colon - Blog Talk Radio.

Bemker-Page, M. A., Leibold, N. (2018). Peer Mentoring: A Key to Success in Online Graduate Nursing Education. STTI.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2017). Psychological Health and Holistic Initiatives. 3rd Global Summit on Herbals & Traditional Medicine.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2017). Social Intelligence. National Blog Talk Radio. .

Leibold, N., Bemker, M. A. (2018). Storytelling and Praxis for Nurses. AHNA.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2018). Storytelling as a Means to Address Resistance in Clients.

Bemker-Page, M. A., Holladay, K. (2018). Storytelling as a Therapeutic Intervention. KCA.

Leibold, N., Bemker, M. A. (2018). Telling Our Story: From Change Resistance to Readiness. STTI.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2017). The Cost of Caring. International Society of Psychiatric and Mental Helath Nurses.

Bemker-Page, M. A. (2017). The Price of Support: Compassion Fatigue.

Bemker-Page, M. A., Leibold, N. (2016). Top 10 Tips for Program Accreditation. Oklaholma Nurses Assocaition.