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Paula N. Kagan

Specialization and Interests

  • Nursing science
  • Women's health
  • Public health
  • Health policy
  • Critical social and feminist theory and practice
  • Emancipatory nursing
  • Health disparities
  • Media images of nurses
  • Documentary filmmaking

Awards and Honors

  • University of British Columbia School of Nursing Centenary Medal of Distinction (2019)
  • DePaul University Via Sapientiae Award (2019)
  • American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Award 2015
    Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing: Social Justice as Praxis​
    Kagan, PN, Smith, MC, and Chinn, PL
    • ​Two categories: History/Public Policy and Professional Issues
  • Op-Ed Fellow - The Op-Ed Project Public Voices Fellowship 2014​
  • DePaul Humanities Center Fellow 2008-2009​
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education Nurse Faculty Fellowship Award 2008

DePaul Affiliations

  • Affiliate Faculty Women's and Gender Studies
    • ​Interim Chair AY 2014-2015
  • College of Science and Health Personnel Committee

Past Affiliations

  • DePaul University Institutional Review Board
  • Health Sciences Department Council
  • Master of Public Health Program Advisory Board
  • DePaul Taskforce on Drugs and Alcohol

Professional Affiliations

  • American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau

Select Publications

Kagan, PN, Smith, MC, and Chinn, PL, Eds. Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing: Social Justice as Praxis. Routledge Taylor Francis Publishers. 2014. 343 pages.

Pater, P., Shattell, M., & Kagan, P. (2015). Video games as nursing interventions. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36(2), 156-160.

Kagan, P. N. (2014). Innovation in nursing: Only radical change will do. Advances in Nursing Science. pp. 268-270.

Kagan, P. N. (2011). Catastrophe and response: Expanding the notion of self to mobilize nurses’ attention to policy and activism.  Nursing Science Quarterly, 24, pp. 71-78.

Kagan, P.N., Smith, M. C., Cowling, W.R., & Chinn, P.L. (2010). A nursing manifesto: An emancipatory call for knowledge development, conscience and praxis. Nursing Philosophy. 11, pp. 67-84.

Kagan, P. N. & Chinn, P.L. (2010). We’re all here for the good of the patient: A dialogue on power. Nursing Science Quarterly. 23, pp. 41-46.

Kagan, P.N. (2009). Historical voices of resistance: Crossing boundaries to praxis through documentary filmmaking for the public. Advances in Nursing Science. 32 (1), pp. 19-32.