Faculty Profile

Kate Shade
Assistant Professor
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Dr. Shade has worked as a child and adolescent psychiatric/mental health nurse, a public health nurse and program coordinator of a teen parent program, and a school nurse/high school health teacher. She has taught in higher education since 2005 and has been with Samuel Merritt University since 2008.

Dr. Shade earned her BSN from San Francisco State University and a MSN/school health services credential and authorization to teach health from Sac State. She graduated with a PhD from the University of California at San Francisco in 2012.

Dr. Shade is interested in employing best practices in curriculum development and teaching with technology. She has also developed relationships with an extensive network of community health providers and has established effective clinical partnerships that benefit students in pre- and post-licensure programs. Dr. Shade enjoys teaching and mentoring students in research and evaluation.

Dr. Shade has taught courses in psychiatric/mental health nursing, community/public health nursing, family theory, human sexuality, and introduction to professional nursing and the healthcare system. She currently teaches epidemiology, nursing research, and the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) project courses. In 2015-2016, Dr. Shade developed new courses in statistics, research, community/public health nursing, and mindfulness based stress reduction for the RN to BSN program.

Dr. Shade conducts research with youth involved in the juvenile justice system. She has utilized qualitative methods to investigate adolescent father identify development among justice-involved young men. She has completed one and is working on a second grant-funded mixed methods evaluation project to reduce recidivism among youth with justice system involvement. The first is a cognitive behavior program called 'Thinking for a Change' and the other is a family therapy intervention called 'Functional Family Therapy.' 

Pearson, G. S., Shelton, D., Shade, K., Bonham, E., & Fowler, N. C. (2016). Mental health needs of youth in juvenile justice: An executive summary. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2016.11.006

Zou, J, Hampton, M. D., Shade, K, & Kaku, L. (2016). A bone health intervention for Chinese immigrants in Santa Clara County. Orthopaedic Nursing Journal [in press].

Shelton, D., Shade, K., Fowler, N.C., Bonham, E. & Pearson, G. (2015). Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse: A critical review of practice and research role in juvenile justice. Journal of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing [in press]

Hampton, M.D. & Shade, K. (2015). The experience of commercial sexual exploitation in adolescence: A systematic review protocol. The JBI Library of Systematic Reviews.

Raoufi, F. & Shade, K. (2014). Evaluation of nursing dysphagia screening tools among patients with stroke: a systematic review protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 10, p. 61 – 72. doi:10.11124/jbisrir-2014-1560

Bonham, E., Fowler, N.C., Pearson, G., Shade, K., & Shelton, D. (2014). Position paper: Meeting the mental health needs of youth in juvenile justice. International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Washington, D.C.

Shade, K., Kools, S., Pinderhughes, H., & Weiss, S. J. (2012). Adolescent fathers in the justice system: Hoping for a boy and making him a man. Qualitative Health Research, 23(4), 435-449. doi: 10.1177/1049732312470520

Shade, K., Kools, S., Pinderhughes, H. & Weiss, S.J. (2012) Choosing fatherhood: How teens in the justice system embrace or reject a father identity. Journal of Community Health Nursing,29, 1-15. doi: 10.1080/07370016.2012.670573

Shade, K., Kools, S., Weiss, S.J. & Pinderhughes, H. (2011) A conceptual model of incarcerated adolescent fatherhood: Adolescent identity development and the concept of intersectionality. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 24, 98-104. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6171.2011.00274.x

Raingruber, B., Hill, J., Rutan, P, Shade, K., Wall, D., Roseberry-McKibbin, C….Afshar, N. (2007). Sharing knowledge: A comparison of high and low tech approaches to developing nursing expertise. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 6(10), 15-24.

2015: Shade, K. & Kaku, L. Completing a semester-long community assessment project (CAP) using Google Docs. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators

2013: Shade, K. Paper: Reducing Recidivism among Youthful Offenders: Evidence-Based Practice Strategies, 24th International Research Congress of Sigma Theta Tau

2013: Shade, K. Paper: How Boys in the Justice System Describe Mental Health Problems, Origins, and Treatments, Western Society of Criminology Annual Conference

2012: Shade, K. Poster: Interventions to Reduce Recidivism among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, American Psychiatric Nursing Association Annual Conference

2012: Shade, K. Paper: Adolescent Fathers involved in the Justice System, International Association of Forensic Nurses Scientific Assembly

2010: Shade, K. Paper: The Intersection of Masculine Identity Development, Attachment and Adolescent Fatherhood in the Context of Involvement in the Juvenile Justice System. Western Society of Criminology Annual Conference

Shade, K. (2013). Book Review: Laura S. Abrams and Ben Anderson-Nathe, Compassionate Confinement: A Year in the Life of Unit C. Punishment & Society, 15(5), 566-569. doi: 10.1177/1462474513494698

Dr. Shade's research has received funding support from Sigma Theta Tau, the Interrnational Society of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurses; and Samuel Merritt University's Faculty Org Research Committee and the School of Nursing. Her most recent project is funded by the California Board of State and Community Corrections.

Dr. Shade is a member of the International Association of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the International Association of Forensic Nurses.


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