School of Nursing

Bonnie Farmer PhD, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing
Bonnie Farmer PhD, RN

Office

339 Masterton Hall, Portland Campus

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 780-4803

Credentials, degrees, school attended:

Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., College of Nursing, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, December 1994. Area of specialization: gerontological nursing, theory development, nursing research.

Dissertation: The Meadows of Madison: An Ethnographic Study of the Organizational Climate of a Nursing Home

Master of Public Administration, Health Care Management Concentration, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, June 1984.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire, June 1972.

Associate of Science in Nursing, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, June 1969.

Additional Education

Certificate, Fundamentals of Geriatrics, University of Connecticut Geriatric Education Center, Farmington, Connecticut, 1990.

Certificate, Management Skills for Nurses in Primary Health Care, Harvard School of Public Health, Executive Programs in Health Policy and Management, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975-1976.

 

Service

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP (Spring 2011)

USM Research Council School of Nursing Admission and Advancement Committee, Scholarship Committee (Chair), and ad hoc committees as needed.

Research Interests

Aging, health promotion , Long-term care/senior living, Parent Care, Healthcare management/policy, Qualitative research

Recent Publications

Farmer, B.C. (in press). Exercise and falls. In Wallace, M. & Neal-Boylan, L. (Eds.) Case studies in Nursing Care of Older Adults. Hoboken, N.J.; Wiley and Sons.

Jones, D., Richeson, N.E., Croteau, K., & Farmer, B.C. (2009). Focus Groups to Explore the Perceptions of Older Adults on a Pedometer-Based Intervention. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sports, 80(4), 710-717.

Croteau, K.A., Richeson, N.E., Farmer, B.C., & Jones, D.B. (2007). Effects of a pedometer- based intervention on the daily step count of community dwelling older adults. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 78(5), 401-406

Croteau, K.A., Farmer, B.C., & Richeson, N.R., (May, 2007). Cross-sectional relationship between chronic illness and pedometer-determined physical activity. American College of SportsMedicine's 52nd Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. [Abstract] Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38, 5.

Farmer, B.C., Croteau, K.A., Richeson, N.E., & Jones, D.B. (2006). Using pedometers as a strategy to increase the daily steps of older adults with chronic illness: From research to practice. Home Health Care Nurse, 24 (7), 449-456.

Richeson, N.A., Croteau, K.A., Jones, D.A., & Farmer, B.C. (2006). Effects of a pedometer- based intervention on the physical performance and mobility related self-efficacy of community- dwelling older adults: An interdisciplinary preventive health care intervention. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 11(1), 18-32.

Croteau, K.A., Richeson, N.R., Farmer, B.C., Jones, D.B., Sterling, K. (2005). Effects of a pedometer intervention on older adults’ physical activity and mobility [Abstract]. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37, 5, S247.

Papers presentations

Farmer, B.C., (2010, December). Exercise and Falls. Presentation at National Gerontological Nursing Association, Greater Portland chapter, Portland, Maine.

Farmer, B.C. (2008, October). Needs of Daughters and Sons Caring for Very Old and Failing Parents: How Personal Experiences Shape and Shift One's Scholarship. Roundtable facilitator at University of Southern Maine Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Day Pineland, New Gloucester, Maine.

Farmer, B.C. (2007, June). Health promotion: Beyond the basics. Podium Presentation at Promoting Best Practice in Interdisciplinary Geriatric Care, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine.

Farmer, B.C. (2007, June). Normal aging Part II. Podium Presentation at Promoting Best Practice in Interdisciplinary Geriatric Care, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine.

Farmer, B.C. (2007, June). NVivo: Tales from the field II. Presentation at Maine Medical Center, Center for Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes, Portland, Maine.

Farmer, B.C. (2007, June). Let's talk parent care. Podium Presentation at Promoting Best   Practice in Interdisciplinary Geriatric Care, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine.

Farmer, B.C. (2007, May). NVivo: Tales from the field I. Presentation at Maine Medical Center,  Center for Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes, Portland, Maine.

Farmer, B.C. (2006, March). Action is our middle name: Creating healthcare opportunities through broad based collaboration. Podium presentation at the 2006 Maine Nursing Summit, Augusta, Maine.