David M. Foley, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, MPA

Assistant Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Psychiatric-Mental Health
  • Leadership
  • Performance Improvement
  • Community Health
  • Adult Medical/Surgical

Research Information

Research Interests

  • The impact of variances in social capital on nursing student success
  • Cultural competence in nursing education
  • Pedagogical innovation in psychiatric-mental health nursing education

Research Projects

  • Advance Opportunity Grant, ACES + Initiative: "The Pop-Up Coffee House: Safely Promoting Relaxation and Socialization During Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Clinicals."
  • Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR)
  • Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program

Awards and Honors

Golden Apple Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching
Cleveland State University
Outstanding Faculty of the Year: 2006, 2010, 2011
The University of Phoenix
The Secretary's Award for Excellence in Nursing
Department of Veterans Affairs

Professional Memberships

The Greater Cleveland Nurses Association, President-Elect 2018
Ohio Nurses Association State Caucus on Cultural Diversity, Chairperson 2018
American Assembly for Men in Nursing, President, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Chapter



  • Foley, D. (2016). SMART Simulations in the Psychiatric Nursing Classroom. April 2016 Ohio Consortium of Nursing Learning Laboratories State Conference.


Doctor of Philosophy
Urban Education-Nursing Education
Cleveland State University

Additional Information


  • ANCC Board Cerfiication, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

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