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Patricia E. Freed, Ed.D., RN, CNE

Associate Professor


  • Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Southern Illinois University
  • M.S.N., Psychiatric Nursing, Southern Illinois University
  • B.S.N., Southern Illinois University

Research Interests

Freed's research interests focus on the fields of psychiatric nursing and nursing education.
Implemented research topics include:

  • Teaching methods
  • Trauma in teen mothers
  • Suicide in acute care settings
  • Patient education in psychiatric nursing

Publications and Media Placements

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Sigma Theta Tau; Delta Lambda Chapter, 2001 - present
  • American Nurses Association, 2010 - present
  • Missouri Nursing Association, 2010 - present
  • American Association of Psychiatric Nurses, 2015 - present