Decker nursing faculty

Joyce Rhodes-Keefe was an adjunct faculty member at the Decker School of Nursing  from 1995-1997, before becoming a full-time faculty member in 2008. She teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition, she has been employed at Lourdes Hospital since 1981.


  • Maternal newborn nursing

Clinical interests

  • Perinatal nursing
  • Orthopedic nursing
  • Primary care network

Research interests

  • Women's and infant's health
  • Tobacco usage and cessation
  • Campus initiatives toward a healthy campus
  • Simulation in nursing education


  • James, G. D., Britton, G. R., Sobczak, J., Rhodes-Keefe, J., Sprague, L., & Gueldner, S.H. (2012). A pilot randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial of a multi-step herbal program for assisting smokers to quit. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 23(4), 231-240.
  • 2011-2013: Various poster presentations at Eastern Nursing Research Society; Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Conferences
  • 2013: Podium Presentation: Eastern Nursing Research Society Perinatal Smoking Cessation: Pilot Testing a Perinatal Smoking Status Survey

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