Dr. Shin is involved in teaching NURS 204 (Fundamentals of Nursing), NURS 322 (Nursing Research), and NURS 633 (Nursing Research). She has practiced for 17 years as a nurse before becoming an educator. She has worked as a staff nurse in a variety of settings including medical-surgical and intensive care units, emergency departments as well as outpatient clinics. She was also an educator for an intensive care nursing course in Korea.
She graduated from Margaret Pritchard University (Korea) with Diploma in Nursing. Then she obtained her BSN from Korea National Open University (Korea) and master of public administration (major in nursing administration) from HanYang University (Korea). She received a Thesis Award of master program (Title: A Study of Health Service Utilization by Foreigners in Korea) and published articles while working in an International clinic in Korea.
She completed a PhD in nursing at Saint Louis University with a study of Predictors of Physical Activity and Healthy Eating of Korean Adults in the United States. She received the Doctoral Research Award from the Delta Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International as well as a New Scholar Scholarship from the International Orem Society for Nursing Science and Scholarship.
Dr. Shin’s research interests are primarily in the area of health behaviors, specifically focused on physical activity and healthy eating related to chronic conditions. Her professional memberships include Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, and International Orem Society for Nursing Science and Scholarship.