Neva Crogan, Ph.D.

Professor of Nursing

A systems approach to improving the nutritional status and quality of life of nursing home elders is Dr. Crogan’s nursing and research focus. She has identified barriers to nutrition care, developed a predictive model for malnutrition, tested a...

Neva Crogan

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Washington State University

Post-graduate Certificate, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Virginia

M.N., Eastern Washington University

B.S.N, The University of the State of New York

B.S., Eastern Washington University

Courses Taught

NURS 730: Clinical Program Development, Implementation and Evaluation

NURS 750: Health Policy and Advocacy

NURS 761: Integrative Application of Evidence for Advanced Practice Seminar I

NURS 762: Integrative Application of Evidence for Advanced Practice Seminar II

NURS 763: Integrative Application of Evidence for Advanced Practice Seminar III

NURS 764: Integrative Application of Evidence for Advanced Practice Seminar IV


A systems approach to improving the nutritional status and quality of life of nursing home elders is Dr. Crogan’s nursing and research focus. She has identified barriers to nutrition care, developed a predictive model for malnutrition, tested a nutrition educational program, explored views of nursing home residents regarding food and food service, developed and pilot tested an instrument to measure nursing home resident food satisfaction, and tested a new theoretical framework designed to explain the relationship between nutrition status, quality of life, and health outcomes in nursing home elders. She has published more than 75 data based research articles, several book chapters, two educational booklets and has spoken at multiple regional, national and international conferences.

Dr. Crogan first worked as a nurse educator training nursing home staff in the care of older adults; then as a Washington State nursing home inspector ensuring quality care and compliance with state and federal regulations, and finally as a Nurse Consultant for a large number of skilled nursing facilities. Currently, she conducts aging research, practices nursing as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, and acts as a consultant and expert reviewer for nursing homes and attorney groups.

Dr. Crogan was the recipient of the 2011 Western Institute of Nursing – John Harford Geriatric Research Award for a senior researcher, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the Western Institute of Nursing, and was the co-recipient of the 2013 Sigma Theta Tau International Research Utilization Award.

Refereed Journal Articles:

Crogan, N. (1992). Choices in the long term care continuum. Geriatric Nursing, 14, 323-6.

Crogan, N. & Shultz, J. (2000). Comparing nutrition knowledge exam scores with reported nutrition topics of interest among nursing home nurses. Journal of Nurses in Staff Development, 16(6), 277-281.

Crogan, N. & Shultz, J. (2000) Nursing assistants perceptions of barriers to nutrition care for residents in long-term care facilities. Journal of Nurses in Staff Development, 16(5), 216-221.

Crogan, N. & Evans, B. (2001). Nutrition care of elders: Protein-calorie malnutrition in nursing homes. American Journal of Nursing, 101(8 ), 24AAA-24DDD.

Crogan, N., Shultz, J., & Massey, L. (2001) Nutrition knowledge of nurses in long-term care facilities. Journal for Continuing Education in Nursing, 32(4), 171-176.

Crogan, N. & Evans, B. (2001). Guidelines for improving resident dining room experiences in long-term care facilities. Journal of Nurses in Staff Development, 17(5), 256-259.

Evans, B. & Crogan, N. (2001). Quality improvement practices: Enhancing quality of life during mealtimes. Journal of Nurses in Staff Development, 17(3), 131-136.

Crogan, N., Dupler, A., & Short, R. (2001). Satisfaction with onsite boarding home consultation: A Washington State program. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 16(1), 68-73.

Dupler, A., Crogan, N., & Short, R. (2001). Pathways to quality improvement for boarding homes: A Washington State model. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 15(4),1-16.

Crogan, N. & Evans, B. (2001). Nutrition education for nursing assistants: An important strategy to improve long term care. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 32(5), 216-218.

Evans, B., & Crogan, N. (2001). Nutrition assessment: Experience in not a predictor of nutrition knowledge. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 32(5), 219-222.

Crogan, N., Shultz, J., Adams, C. & Massey, L. (2001). Barriers to nutrition care for nursing home residents. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 27(12), 25-31.

Crogan, N., & Corbett, C. (2002). Predicting malnutrition in nursing home residents using the Minimum Data Set. Geriatric Nursing, 23(4), 224-226.

Crogan, N., Corbett, C., & Short, R. (2002). The Minimum Data Set: Predicting malnutrition in newly admitted nursing home residents. Clinical Nursing Research, 11(3), 341-353.

Corbett, C., Crogan, N., & Short, R. (2002). Using the Minimum Data Set to predict weight loss in nursing home residents. Applied Nursing Research, 15(4), 249-253.

Crogan, N., & Pasvogel, A. (2003). The influence of protein-calorie malnutrition on quality of life in nursing homes. Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 58A(2), 159-164.

Evans, B., Crogan, N., & Shultz, J. (2003). Quality dining in the nursing home: The resident’s perspective. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 22(3), 1-17.

Crogan, N., Evans, B., Severtsen, B. & Shultz, J. (2004). Improving nursing home food service: Uncovering the meaning of food through residents’ stories. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 30(2), 29-36.

Dupler, A., & Crogan, N. (2004). Comparing needed training with topics of interest among assisted living providers. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 20(1), 38-41.

Crogan, N., Evans, B., & Velasquez, D. (2004). Measuring nursing home resident satisfaction with food and food service: Initial testing of the FoodEx-LTC. Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 59A(4), 370-377.

Evans, B., Crogan, N., & Shultz, J. (2004). Resident coping strategies in the nursing home: An indicator of the need for dietary services change. Applied Nursing Research, 17(2), 109-115.

Crogan, N. (2004). The influence of oral status on body mass index in nursing home residents. Arizona Geriatric Society Journal, 6(3), 17-20.

Evans, B., Crogan, N., Shultz, J. (2004). Resident coping strategies in the nursing home: An indicator of the need for dietary services change. Applied Nursing Research, 17(2), 109-115.

Evans, B., Crogan, N., & Shultz, J. (2005). The meaning of mealtimes in the social world of the nursing home. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 31(2), 11-17.

Evans, B., & Crogan, N. (2005). Using the FoodEx-LTC to assess institutional food service practices through nursing home residents’ perspectives on nutrition care. Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 60A(1), 125-128.

Crogan, N., Velasquez, D., & Gagan, M.J. (2005). Testing the feasibility and initial effects of iron and vitamin C to enhance nursing home residents’ immune status following an influenza vaccine. Geriatric Nursing, 26(3), 188-194.

Shultz, J., Crogan, N., Evans, B. (2005). Organizational issues related to satisfaction with food and food service in the nursing home from the resident’s perspective. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 24(4), 39-55.

Crogan, N., Velasquez, D., & Gagan, MJ., (2005). Testing the feasibility and initial effects of iron and vitamin C to enhance nursing home residents’ immune status following an influenza vaccine. Geriatric Nursing, 26(3), 188-194.

Chang, S, & Crogan, N. (2006). A partnership model for the teaching nursing home project in Taiwan. Nurse Education in Practice, 6, 78-86.

Crogan, N., & Alvine, C. (2006). Testing of the Individual Nutrition Rx assessment process among nursing home residents. Applied Nursing Research, 19, 102-104.

Evans, B., & Crogan, N. (2006). Building a scientific base for nutrition care of Hispanic nursing home residents. Geriatric Nursing, 27(5), 273-279.

Crogan, N., & Evans, B. (2006). The shortened food expectations – Long-Term Care questionnaire: Assessing nursing home residents’ satisfaction with food and food service. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 32(11), 50-59.

Crogan, N., Alvine, C., & Pasvogel, A. (2007). Improving nutrition care for nursing home residents using the INRx process. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 25(3/4), 89-103.

Evans, B., & Crogan, N. (2007). Translating a food and food service satisfaction measure into Spanish. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 18(3), 233-237.

Chang, S., Crogan, N., & Wung, S. (2007). The self-care self-efficacy enhancement program for Chinese nursing home elders. Geriatric Nursing, 28(1), 31-36.

Crogan, N.L., Jones, E.G., & Kang, Y. (2006/2007). Nutritional health among deaf adults. JADARA, 40(1), 59-72.

Crogan, N., Evans, B. (2007). Clostridium difficile: An emerging epidemic in nursing homes. Geriatric Nursing, 28(3), 161-164.

Evans, B., Coon, D., Crogan, N. (2007). Personalismo and Breaking Barriers: Accessing Hispanic Populations for Clinical Services and Research. Geriatric Nursing, 28(5), 289-296.

Kang, Y & Crogan, N.L. (2008). Social and cultural construction of urinary incontinence among Korean American elderly. Geriatric Nursing,29(2), 105-111.

Evans, B.C., Crogan, N.L., & Bendel, R. (2008). Storytelling intervention for patients with cancer: Part 1 – Development and implementation, Oncology Nursing Forum, 35(2), 257-264.

Crogan, N.L., Evans, B.C., & Bendel, R. (2008). Storytelling intervention for patients with cancer: Part 2 – Pilot testing. Oncology Nursing Forum, 35(2), 265-272.

Crogan, N.L., & Evans, B.C. (2008). Quality improvement in nursing homes: Identifying depressed residents critical to improving quality of life. Arizona Geriatric Society Journal, 13(1), 15-18.

Chang, S., Wung, S. & Crogan, N. (2008).  Improving activities of daily living for nursing home elders in Taiwan. Nursing Research, 57(3), 191-64.

Crogan, N.L., & Evans, B.C. (2008). Quality improvement in nursing homes: Identifying depressed residents critical to improving quality of life. Arizona Geriatric Society Journal, 13(1), 15-18.

Evans, B.C., Crogan, N.L., & Greenberg, E. (2008). Lessons Learned in Clinical Research: Using the MMSE with Older Mexican-American Nursing Home Residents.  Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 14(5), 373-378.

Evans, B.C., Crogan, N.L., Belyea, M.J., & Coon, D.W. (2009). The utility of the life course perspective in research with Mexican-American caregivers of older adults. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 20, 5-14.

Kang, Y., & Crogan, N.L. (2009). An evidence-based review of infectious diseases, Geriatric Nursing, 30(4), 272-86.

Crogan, N.L., & Evans, B.C. (2009). Utilizing predictive resident-focused problems to improve nutritional outcomes in nursing homes. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 63(7), 913-5.

Crogan, N.L., & Evans, B.C. (2010). Food expectations - Long Term Care Spanish Questionnaire. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 4, 282-90.

Ganzer, C.A., & Crogan, N.L. (2010). Diabetes in African Americans: The critical importance of cognitive assessment. Geriatric Nursing, 31(3), 223-227.

Crogan, N.L. (2011). Managing xerostomia in nursing homes: Pilot testing of the sorbet increases salivation intervention. JAMDA, 12(3), 212-6.

Heaton, G., Crogan, N., Short, R., Dupler, A. (2011). Resident food choice: Evolution of the facility menu using Rate the Food. Dietary Manager, 20, 30-34.

Crogan, N.L., Short, R., Dupler, A.E., Heaton, G. (2012). The influence of cognitive status on elder food choice and meal service satisfaction. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias, doi:10.1177/1533317512461556.

Crogan, N.L., Dupler, A., Short, R., Heaton, G. (2013). Food choice improves resident meal service satisfaction and nutritional status. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 39(5), 38-45.

Crogan, N.L., Dupler, A. (2014). Quality Improvement in Nursing Homes: Testing of an Alarm Elimination Program.  Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 29(1).

Crogan, N., Simha, A., & Morgenstern, C. (2014).  Increasing food intake in nursing home residents: Efficacy of the Sorbet Increases Salivation Intervention, Geriatric Nursing, 35(5), 335-338.

Doneen, A.L., Dupler, A.E., & Crogan, N.L. (2014). Cardiovascular wellness and optimal oral health: A symbiotic relationship. Heart Health Open Access, 1(1), 104.

Crogan, N. (2015). Relieving Drug-Induced Xerostomia with Sorbet, Annals of Long-Term Care, 23(2), 17-21.

Doneen, A.L., Dupler, A.E., & Crogan, N.L. (2015). Why the RDH is a critical member of the health-care team. RDH (Feb 2015).

Dupler, A.E., Crogan, N.L., & Beqiri, M. (2015). Medication Assistant-Certification Program in Washington State: Barriers to implementation. Geriatric Nursing, 36(4), 322-326.

Crogan, N.L. (2015). Quality improvement within an academic-community partnership. SM Journal of Nursing, 1(1), 1002.

Hudson, M, Crogan, N,L.  Bislky EJ. (2016). Efficacy of Ondansetron as a Prophylactice Anti-Hypotensive Pharmacologic Intervention for Obese Parturients Undergoing Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery. Anesthesia eJournal. Vol 4 No 1.

Crogan, N.L. (in press). Nutritional problems affecting older adults. Nursing Clinics of North America, special Geriatric Syndromes issue, Kim J., Miller, S (ed).

Crogan, N.L., Simha, A. (in press). Implementing medication assistants in one eastern Washington nursing home. Annals of Long-Term Care. 

Books & Chapters

Crogan, N., & Evans, B., (2003). Applied nutrition in long-term care: Staff training for positive outcomes, National Gerontological Nursing Association, Pensacola, FL.

Crogan, N.L. (2014). Dysphagia and malnutrition. In K. Mack (Ed.), Gerontological nursing competencies for practice, 3rd ed. (pp. 620-646). Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Crogan, N.L. (2014). Behavioral and psychological disorders in the elderly. (Chapter 8) In J. Rhoads (Ed.). Clinical Consult in Psychiatric Nursing, 2nd ed. (pp. 81-92). Springer Publishing.

Crogan, N.L. (in press). Dysphagia and malnutrition. In K. Mack (Ed.), Gerontological nursing competencies for practice, 4rd ed. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Other

Crogan, N.L. (2007) Contributor to new Gerontology Focused PEPID – online and palm database for advanced practice gerontological nursing.

Crogan, N.L.  (2011). Invited Commentary found in Evidence Based Journals:  Mursu J, Robien K, Harnack LJ, Park K, Jacobs DR Jr. Dietary supplements and mortality rate in older women: the Iowa Women’s Health Study. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Oct 10;171(18):1625-33.

Crogan, N.L., Dupler, A.E., Heaton, G. (2013). Eat Right Food Delivery System Tool Box. Unpublished workbook, Department of Nursing, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA.

Crogan, N.L. (April, 2017). Invited commentary “Healthy Bites” found in Gonzaga Magazine: The Magazine of Gonzaga University.

  • Gerontology/Geriatrics
  • Palliative and Hospice Care
  • Long-term Care
  • Quality of Life
  • Food intake
  • Nutrition/Malnutrition