Faculty Detail

Craig R. Sellers, PhD, RN, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP

  • Professor of Clinical Nursing and Geriatrics and Aging
  • Director, Master's Programs
  • Specialty Director, Adult and Geriatric NP Programs
Craig R. Sellers

Contact Information

255 Crittenden Blvd. Box SON Rochester, NY 14642
Work: 275-8098
Fax: 5852731270
Email:

Education

Post-Master's Certificate, 2010. Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

PhD, 2009. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

MS, 1988. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

BS, 1978. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

Experience

Faculty Appointments: 7/2010 - Current. Director, Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Programs. University of Rochester (Masters Program, School of Nursing). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 7/2009 - Current. Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing. University of Rochester (School of Nursing). Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 9/2001 - 6/2010. Director, ANP Program. University of Rochester . Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 6/1997 - 6/2009. Senior Teaching Associate. University of Rochester (School of Nursing). Rochester, NY, US.

Fellowship (Pre Doctoral): 5/2000 - 9/2003. . Univ. of Rochester (NRSA). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 6/2001 - Current. Adult Nurse Practitioner. Strong Memorial Hospital (Emergency Department). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 8/1991 - 1/2001. Adult Nurse Practitioner/ Director of Clinical Ope. Community Health Network (Outpatient HIV/AIDS Primary Care Practice). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 5/1988 - 6/2000. Adult Nurse Practitioner. Rochester General Hospital (ED/ Nursing Practice/ Same Day Admissions). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 6/1978 - 6/1989. Registered Nurse. Strong Memorial Hospital (Adult Medicine/ ICU). Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1987 - 1988. Staff Nurse. Rochester General Hospital (Emergency Department). Rochester , NY, US.

Professional Experience: 1985 - 1986. Staff Registered Nurse. Eastman Kodak Co. (Occupational Health). Rochester, NY, US.

Licensure

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Adult Nurse Practitioner (Professional Board Certification)

Research

End-of-Life Decision Making in ICUs: Roles and Relationships of Key Players. 3/2010 - 3/3012. NINR.

Recruitment and Training of Natural Helpers as Research Partners: Mental Health Promotion and Violence Prevention in Urban Neighborhoods. 6/2009 - 12/2010. NIMH.

HIV Infection, Reproduction, and Mothering: A 10-year Follow-up Study. 2005 - 2009. NIGMS, NIH.

Advance Directives and HIV/AIDS: A Grounded Theory Study. 5/2000 - 12/2008. FNYSNA, STTI, NRSA.

Publications

Quinn, J. R., Schmitt, M. H., Baggs, J. G., Norton, S. A., Dombeck, M. T., & Sellers, C. R.. (n.d.). “The problem often is that we do not have a family spokesperson but a spokesgroup”: Family member informal roles in end of life decision making in adult ICUs. American Journal of Critical Care.

Baggs, J. G., Schmitt, M. H., Prendergast, T. J., Norton, S. A., Sellers, C. R., & Quinn, J. R. . (n.d.). Understanding attending: ICU attending physician role and decision making at the end of life ..

Seshadri S, Sellers CR, Kearney MH. (2017). Balancing eating with breathing: Community-dwelling older adults’ experiences of dysphagia and texture-modified diets. The Gerontologist.

Quinn, J.R., Schmitt, M.H., Baggs, J.G., Norton, S.A., Dombeck, M.T., & Seller, C.R.. (2012). Family members' informal roles in end-of-life decision making in adult intensive care units. American Journal of Critical Care, 21 (1), 43-51.

Young, A., & Sellers, C. R. . (2010). Nursing education: What’s new in the healthcare literature?. Journal of the New York State Nurses Association, 40 (2), 27.

Sellers, C. R.. (2010). Review of the book Ending nurse-to-nurse hostility: Why nurses eat their young and each other. Journal of the New York State Nurses Association, 41 (1), 14.

Sellers, C. R. (2010). Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). In B. A. Swanson (Ed.), ANAC's core curriculum for HIV/AIDS nursing (3rd ed.), 93-96.

Sellers, C. R., & MacIntyre, R. (2010). Ethical and legal concerns. In B. A. Swanson (Ed.), ANAC's core curriculum for HIV/AIDS nursing (3rd ed.), 384-391.

Sellers, C. R.. (2009). Advance directives and guardianship planning by people with HIV and AIDS: A grounded theory . International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 8 (3), 30.

Sellers, C. R.. (2009). What helps or hinders people with HIV or AIDS to make decisions about advance directives and guardianship?. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 8 (4), 24.

Lunney, M., & Sellers, C. R. (2007). Frameworks for change [Editorial]. Journal of the New York State Nurses Association, 38 (1), 3-5.

Baggs, J. G., Norton, S. A., Schmitt, M. H., Dombeck, M.T., Sellers, C. R., & Quinn, J. R. (2007). ICU cultural environments and end-of-life decision making. Journal of Critical Care, 22 (2), 159-168.

Norton, S. A., Baggs, J. G., Schmitt, M., Sellers, C. R., Quinn, J. R., & Dombeck, M.T. (2004). ICU family meetings for adults near the end of life: Unpacking a common intervention. Journal of Palliative Medicine,, 7, 160.

Baggs, J. G., Norton, S. A., Schmitt, M. H., & Sellers, C. R. . (2004). The dying patient in the ICU: Role of the interdisciplinary team. Critical Care Clinics, 20 (3), 525-540.

Sellers, C. R., & Angerame, M. C. (2002). HIV/AIDS in older adults: A case study and discussion. AACN Clinical Issues, 13 (1), 5-21.

Presentations

Root cause analysis (RCA) in the emergency department: A comparison study.
Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians

Qualitative Health Research: Understanding and Applying.
Geriatric Grand Rounds, Monroe Community Hospital

What helps or hinders people with HIV or AIDS to make decisions about advance directives and guardianship?.
15th Qualitative Health Research Conference, International Institute for Qualitative Methods

Taking it one day at a time versus anticipating the future: A grounded theory of advance directives and guardianship planning by people with HIV and AIDS.
25th Annual Clinical Convention, Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State

Management of Chronic Diseases.
Center for Lifelong Learning, University of Rochester School of Nursing

"It’s No Longer a Death Sentence…But You’d Better Kind of Deal with Reality”: A Grounded Theory of Advance Directives and Guardianship Planning by People with HIV and AIDS.
21st Annual Conference, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

Advance Directives and Guardianship Planning by People with HIV and AIDS: A Grounded Theory.
14th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology

Planning for the Future by People with HIV and AIDS.
2008 ENRS 20th Annual Scientific Sessions, Eastern Nursing Research Society

Advance Directives and HIV/AIDS: A Grounded Theory Study - Preliminary Report.
25th Anniversary Spring Dinner, Sigma Theta Tau - Epsilon Xi

ICU Cultural Environments and End-of-Life Decision Making.
Centennial International Conference on Nursing History and Leadership, Yonsei University College of Nursing

Management of Chronic Diseases.
University of Rochester School of Nursing

ICU Cultural Environments and End-of-Life Decision Making.
Gerontological Society of America

APA: A Workshop for Nurses.
University of Rochester School of Nursing

"Despite Having a DNR Order, He Wanted to be Put Back on the Ventilator": ICU Patients' Wishes as Expressed in Advance Directives.
National Congress on the State of the Science in N

HIV/AIDS and Advance Directives: A Review and Recommendations for Practice.
Sigma Theta Tau

Advance Directives and HIV/AIDS: What Does the Research Tell Us and How Can We Improve Clinical Practice?.
Assoc. of Nurses in AIDS Care

HIV and AIDS in Older Adults.
New York State Society on Aging

Advance Directives and HIV/AIDS: A Review of the Research Literature and Recommendations for Future Research.
ENRS

Anal PAP smears in HIV+ patients at a community based clinic.
XIV International AIDS Conference

Issues in Gay Men's Health.
Rochester Institute of Technology

Awards

Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP).
AANP, 2013

Dissertation Award.
Sigma Theta Tau - Epsilon Xi, 2009

Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence.
University of Rochester, 2008

RN Best Poster Award.
11th Annual Nursing Research and Leadership Conference (GVNA and Sigma Theta Tau), 2008

Katharine Donohoe Scholarly Practitioner Award.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2005

Jill Thayer Dissertation Award.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2003

End of Life Nursing Education Consortium---Graduate.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2003

Outstanding Faculty Colleague Award.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2002

Edward Peck Curtis Award - Excellence in Teaching.
University of Rochester, 2001

Research Award.
Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi Chapter, 2000

Graduate Student Research Award.
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's, 2000

18th Annual Faculty Development Course- Scholarship.
American Academy on Physician and Patient, 2000

Excellence in Clinical Precepting Award.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2000

Rita C. Kopf Memorial Research Award.
New York State Nurses Association , 1999

Memberships

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, member

American Nursing Association, expert member of the Standard Setting Study Group for development of the Adult-Gero Primary Care NP certification exam

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Member

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, member

Sigma Theta Tau, member

ANA, member

NYSNA, member

GVNA, Member

NP Association of New York, Member

Greater Rochester Chapter NPAGR, Member

Community Service

Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi Chapter, member

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, member

New York State Nurses Association, member

New York State Nurses Association, Editorial Board Member