Nursing — Full-time
Christina  Purpora

Christina Purpora, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. (Nursing) - University of California, San Francisco
MSN (Nursing Education focus) - University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
BSN - Regis University, Denver, CO
ADN - Ventura College, Ventura, CA
Diploma - Thompson School for Practical Nurses, Brattleboro, VT

Administrative Appointments

Co-Chair, Faculty Development Committee
Member, Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects
Member, Center for Teaching Excellence Steering Committee

Research Areas

Predictors and conseqences of workplace incivility, horizontal violence, and workplace bullying and effective interventions to address them.

Courses Offered
  • Nursing Fundamentals
  • Applied Assessment
Purpora, C., & Blegen, M.A. (2015). Job satisfaction and horizontal violence in hospital staff registered nurses: The mediating role of peer relationships. Journal of Clinical Nursing.doi: 10.1111/jocn.12818.
Purpora, C., Blegen, M.A., & Stotts, N.A. (2014). Hospital staff registered nurses' perception of horizontal violence, peer relationships, and the quality and safety of patient care. WORK: Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. doi: 10.3233/WOR-141892.
Purpora, C.
, Blegen, M.A., & Stotts, N.A. (2012). Horizontal violence between hospital staff nurses related to oppressed self or oppressed group. Journal of Professional Nursing, 28, 306-314. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2012.01.001
Purpora, C., & Blegen, M.A. (2012). Horizontal violence and the quality and safety of patient care: A conceptual model. Nursing Research and Practice, 2012, 5 pages. doi:10.1155/2012/306948.
Purpora, C., & Davison-Price, M. (2008). How to trade an editor's red pen for a peer editor's compassion. In K.T. Heinrich, A nurse's guide to presenting and publishing: Dare to Share (pp. 372-377). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Purpora, C. (2005). Nurse vs nurse: Understanding horizontal violence. LPN 2005, 1(16), 32-36.