Genieveve "Gen" Cline, PhD, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC, CNE, RN-BC , will present  "Building a Body of Science: The Backstory of a Nurse Research Scientist"  at  12 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, in MDN 2002 , as part of the USF College of Nursing's Faculty Applicant Presentation Series. Dr. Cline is applying for the role of assistant professor of research.
Dr. Cline currently serves as an advanced education specialist for nursing research and evidence-based practice at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, a role she has held since 2012. She previously served as an advanced education specialist at All Children's from 2007 to 2012.

For her efforts in promoting research and evidence-based practice among the front-line staff at All Children's, Dr. Cline received the prestigious “Shining Star Award” by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 2014. 

Dr. Cline obtained her BSN in 1979 from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., before obtaining her MSN in 1995. She completed her DNP at USF in the education leadership cognate in 2009. As part of her DNP program, she completed a one-year residency with a focus on academic and clinical education. Dr. Cline earned her PhD as a nursing research scientist from USF in 2018.

Over the past 40 years in her professional practice, Dr. Cline has served in many different leadership, practice, and education roles in the NICU. She holds three national certifications as a neonatal nurse practitioner, clinical nurse educator and professional development specialist.

Dr. Cline's primary research interest is focused on advocacy for opioid-dependent women and interventions to improve the care and treatment of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Her passion for this vulnerable population was ignited after participating in a phenomenological research study with her USF faculty mentors, Drs. Mary Webb and Denise Maguire, which described the experience of NICU nurses dealing with moral and ethical issues in the care of extremely low birth weight infants and infants diagnosed with NAS. Her PhD dissertation research is titled, “Assessing Abstinence in Infants Greater Than 28 Days Old.” 

To view her curriculum vitae,  click here .

For information, contact Hannah Mark-Serieux at  or (813) 974-8005.