Chenit Ong-Flaherty

Chenit Ong-Flaherty

Assistant Professor



Chenit grew up in Malaysia, and has studied and worked in 4 countries. Nursing, a pathway to change on a personal level, called her away from international law; her global perspective and lived experience shape her interest in cross-cultural awareness and understanding. Her research focuses on diversity and the effects of culture on communication in education and healthcare with a commitment to the healthcare needs of underserved populations. Personal interests include reading and traveling.


  • DNP, University of San Francisco

Selected Publications

  • Ong-Flaherty, C., Banks, A., Doyle, M. & Sharifi, C. (In press). Meaning of evidence and non-maleficence. Online Journal of Health Ethics.

  • Ong-Flaherty, C. (In press). Cultural incongruence in nursing education. American Journal of Nursing.

  • Banks, A., Ong-Flaherty, C. & Sharifi, C. (In press). Culture of oppression and African-Americans with heart failure. Journal of Cultural Diversity

  • Banks, A., Ong-Flaherty, C. & Sharifi, C. (2016). Reflections on leadership in nursing education: a minority perspective. Creative Nursing, 22 (2).

  • Rowniak, S. & Ong-Flaherty, C. (2015). Promoting transgender understanding and acceptance at a Jesuit University. Jesuit Higher Education, 4(2).

  • Ong-Flaherty, C. (2015). Critical cultural awareness and diversity in nursing: a minority perspective. Nurse Leader, October, 2015.

  • Ong-Flaherty, C (2015). Clinical Nurse Leaders in the community: building an academic faculty practice partnership. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5(3).

  • Ong-Flaherty, C. (2012). Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment: a nursing perspective. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 38(1):54-6

  • Ong-Flaherty, C. (2010). Open to being different…. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 36(2):167-8.