Jonas IV Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

Sarah Givens, RN

Case Western Reserve University

Sarah E. Givens is currently enrolled in the BSN-PhD program at CWRU Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Her research interest is sleep and cognitive functioning, and she would like to study the effects of rotating shift work on healthcare provider's circadian rhythms, cognitive functioning, and ultimately patient care. She is passionate about quality improvement, and was the chapter president for the Case Western Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter for the 2013-2014 school year. Sarah also serves as the laboratory coordinator for Dr. Decker's Neuroscience laboratory at the school of nursing, and plays an active role in coordinating certain research activities. Currently, her research is focused on examining methods of measuring markers of systemic inflammation in patients. She hopes to promote interdisciplinary collaboration through her laboratory work at the school and her coursework. Currently she is employed by University Hospitals as a clinical nurse, and plans to continue to work there to gain patient care experience throughout her graduate studies.