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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Daniel D. Cline, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Daniel Cline

Dr. Cline earned a nursing bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont, an adult health nurse practitioner master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD from New York University. He has clinical experience in critical care and emergency nursing, and his research interests include quality of care for hospitalized older adults, nursing workforce development, and health-system redesigns aimed at improving staff and patient outcomes. His research uses mixed methods research designs and is primarily focused on hospitals, patients, and providers located in rural communities.

He was a 2010-2012 John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) Pre-doctoral Scholar and 2011-2012 Hermann Biggs Health Policy Scholar while at New York University College of Nursing. He is a consultant and faculty member on the National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACES) Project, a national initiative aimed at transforming prelicensure gerontological nursing education.

Degree Awarding Institution Field of Study Graduation Date
PhD New York University
New York, NY
Health Services Research
Care of Hospitalized Older Adults
MSN University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Adult Health Nurse Practitioner 2003
BSN University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
Nursing 2000
  1. Cline, D. D., Manchester, J., & Tagliareni, E. (2012). Gerontological nursing content in general medical/surgical nursing textbooks: Where is it? Nursing Education Perspectives, 33(3), p. 150-155. doi:
  2. Tagliareni, E., Cline, D. D., Mengel, A., McLaughlin, B., & King, E. (2012). Quality care for older adults: Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACES) Project. Nursing Education Perspectives. , 33(3), p. 144-149. doi:
  3. Djukic, M., Kovner, C. T., Brewer, C., Fatehi, F., Cline, D. D. (2011). Work environment factors other than staffing associated with nurses’ ratings of patient care quality. Healthcare Management and Review. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0b013e3182388cc3
  4. King, E., Cline, D. D., Mengel, A., McLaughlin, B., & Tagliareni, E. (2011). Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors: Resources and teaching tools to use in prelicensure nursing curricula. Nursing Education Perspectives, 32(4), p. 276-277. doi: 10.5480/1536-5026-32.4.76
  5. Cline, D. D., Rosenberg, M. C., Kovner, C. T., Brewer, C. (2011). Early career RNs’ perceptions of quality care in the hospital setting. Qualitative Health Research, 21(5), p. 673 – 82. doi:10.1177/1049732310395030Barton, A. J., (2010). Using mobile health technology to enhance patient-centered care Clinical Nurse Specialist, 24(5), 233-234.
Title Organization Year
Building Academic Geriatric Nursing
Capacity (BAGNC) Scholar
John A. Hartford Foundation


Herman Biggs Health Policy Scholar Hermann Biggs Society,
New York City


PhD Valedictorian New York University College of Nursing


  • 2011, Primary Investigator, A Mixed Methods Study Exploring the Nurse Work Environment and Perceived Quality of Geriatric Care in Rural Hospitals, Sigma Theta Tau International, Upsilon Chapter of New York University College of Nursing, Dissertation Research Award, $1,500
  • 2008, Primary Co-Investigator, Senior Capstone Project: Geriatric Evidence-Based Practice Conference, Community College of Philadelphia Department of Nursing, Community College of Philadelphia Foundation, $1,500
  • National League for Nursing (NLN) Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACES) Project, Consultant and Project Faculty, March 2012 - Present
  • 2010-2012, Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) Scholar, Predoctoral Funding, John A. Hartford Foundation and American Academy of Nursing, $100,000