Trish Keresztes

Associate Professor, Department of Nursing Science

"Students will develop the skills needed to pursue whatever avenue they want with their advanced degree.  Whether they want to work with the government to change public policy or with health care institutions to improve outcomes, this program will give them the skills to advance their career."

2 Havican Hall | 574-284-4996 | pkereszt@saintmarys.edu

Trish Keresztes is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and a leader in the field of nursing. She is an ICU nurse for Memorial Hospital and is a certified critical care registered nurse through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Trish specializes in promoting collegiality among nursing faculty and staff educators in order to foster student development.

Education

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
MSN, University of Illinois at Chicago
BSN, Indiana University at South Bend

Area of Expertise

Developing mentoring partnerships
Critical Care/ICU
Medical-surgical/cardiovascular nursing

Research Interests

QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses)
Collegiality development

Graduate Courses Taught

NURS 600: Communication and Relationship Centered Leadership\

NURS 644: Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology

Professional Experience

Saint Mary's College, Associate Professor, 2011–present

Saint Mary's College, Assistant Professor, 2005–2011

Purdue University Calumet, Assistant Professor, 2001–2005

Director ICU/CCU and Open Heart Recovery Units, Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana, 1995–2000

Cardiovascular Clinical Specialist, Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana, 1993–1995

Staff Nurse Critical Care Center, Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana, 1993

Critical Care Clinical Preceptor, Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana, 1992

Indiana University at South Bend School of Nursing, Visiting Lecturer: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 1991–1993

Indiana University at South Bend School of Nursing, Adjunct Lecturer: Medical-Surgical Nursing, 1991

Staff Nurse Cardiovascular Intensive Care, Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana, 1987–1991

Research Assistant with Dr. Mary Kunzer, Indiana University at South Bend School of Nursing, 1988–1992

Staff Nurse Intensive Care, Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Indiana, 1984–1987

Awards and Honors

  • Center for Women's Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) Award, Saint Mary's College, 2013
  • Who's Who in Amercan Nursing, 1990
  • National Collegiate Nursing Award, 1989

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses 
  • Sigma Theta Tau 
  • North Central Indiana Chapter of AACN
  • Indiana State Nurses Association 

Invited Lectures

“Health Promotion Assignment in Pharmacology.” Poster. 24th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2013.

“Integrating QSEN Competencies in a Senior Leadership Clinical.” Poster. Drexel University Nursing Education Institute, Savannah, Georgia, June 2012.

“Integrating QSEN Competencies in a Senior Leadership Clinical.” Poster. Nurse Educator Institute, Branson, Montana, April 2012.

“Developing Collegiality Among Nursing Faculty and Staff Educators.” Poster. National League For Nursing, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2010.

“Developing Collegiality Among Nursing Faculty and Staff Educators.” International Nursing Research Congress, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 2009.

“Developing a Rubric for Evaluating Clinical Care Maps.” Poster. Mosby’s Faculty Development Institute, Orlando, Florida, January 2009.

“Mentoring Partnerships that Foster Student Development.” Poster. Mosby’s Faculty Development Institute, Orlando, Florida, January 2009.

“Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Gender Specific Issues.” The Critical Link Symposium, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, October 2008.

“Polypharmacy in the Geriatric Patient.” Critical Link Symposium, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, October 2007.

“Creating a Rubric for the Concept Map.” Poster. 18th Annual International Nurse Educator Conference in the Rockies, Breckinridge, Colorado, July 2007.

“Easing the Learning Curve: Students Mentoring Students.” 17th Annual International Nurse Educator Conference in the Rockies, Breckinridge, Colorado, July 2007.

“CSF Drainage After Thoracic Aneurysm Repair.” American Association of Critical Care Nurses National Teaching Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2005.

“Disparities in the Treatment of Women with Cardiovascular Disease,” 2005 Nurses Week Conference: Demystifying Women’s Heart Health, Purdue University North Central, Westville, Indiana, May 2005.

Publications

“Novel Influenza A (H1N1): What nurses need to know.” MEDSURG Nursing, 18, no. 5, (2009):302–304.

With M. Wcisel. “Management of clients with cardiac function disorders.” J. Black & J. Hawks (Eds.) Luckman’s Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical management for positive outcomes, 8th Edition, Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2008.

With M. Wcisel. “Management of clients with myocardial infarction.” J. Black & J. Hawks (Eds.) Luckman’s Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical management for positive outcomes, 8th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2008.

With J. Tazbir. Atlas of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Thompson Delmar Learning, Philadelphia, 2007.

With G. Wegner. “Coping with workplace death.” Nurse Leader, 4 no. 2 (2006):32-33.

With L. Miskovich-Riddle. “CAP management guidelines.” The Nurse Practitioner, 31 no. 1 (2006):43-53.

With K. Brick. "Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest." Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 25 no. 2(2006):71-76.

With J. Tazbir. “Management of clients with cardiac function disorders.” J. Black & J. Hawks (Eds.) Luckman’s Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical management for positive outcomes, 7th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company, 2005.

With J. Tazbir. “Management of clients with myocardial infarction.” J. Black & J. Hawks (Eds.) Luckman’s Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical management for positive outcomes, 7th Edition. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company, 2005.

With J. Tazbir, M. Marthaler, and C. Moredich. “Decompressive hemicraniectomy with duraplasty: A treatment for intracranial pressure,” The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 37 no. 4(2005):194-199.

With J. Tazbir. “The PFA-100: Analysis and interpretation of a platelet function measurement.” Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 20 no.6(2005):405-7.

With C. Moredich and D. Kark. “Implications of LDL subclass in patient at cardiovascular risk.” Nurse Practitioner, 30 no. 7(2005):16-29.