Kyeongra Yang, PhD, MPH, RN
Entry to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice Division
A respected expert in health-promoting behaviors and related psychosocial factors in adults with chronic diseases, Dr. Kyeongra Yang has served as an Associate Professor in the Entry to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice Division of the Rutgers School of Nursing since 2017.
Dr. Yang’s research focuses on areas such as physical activity, fall prevention, mind-body intervention, prediabetes and diabetes, disease prevention and management, acculturation, community health nursing, and middle-aged and older adults. The findings from that work have been published in various journals, with 25 of the 29 peer-reviewed articles being data-based.
For 12 years before arriving at Rutgers, Dr. Yang served as primary or clinical faculty for the Community Health Nursing Theory and Practicum for traditional nursing students, RN-option students, and second-degree students at the University of Pittsburgh and Pace University. She has been actively involved with mentoring students at various levels, from undergraduate to graduate and from nursing to exercise science, and on different projects from data collection and analysis to conference presentations and manuscript writing.
Four of her publications are related to her collaborative work in teaching and mentoring. These publications concerned (1) an in-service workshop for school nurses; (2) departmental effort in mentoring junior faculty in their progression toward promotion and tenure; (3) teaching experience with collaborative learning in the Community Health Nursing Course; and (4) poverty simulation promoting culturally competent care in community health nursing.
Dr. Yang has been active in school-wide and university-wide committees and professional organizations such as STTI Honor Society of Nursing, American Nurses Association, Eastern Nursing Research Society, American Diabetes Association, and The Greater New York Korean Nurses Association. She serves as a reviewer for professional journals, conferences, and associations.
Dr. Yang earned her PhD in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin, her MPH from Seoul National University, and her BSN from Chonbuk National University, South Korea.
School of Nursing
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Stanley S. Bergen Building, Room 1025E
65 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07107