Sandra Rogers

Sandra Rogers (no photo)

Assistant Professor

Academic Credentials

Ph.D., George Mason University
M.B.A., University of North Florida
Professional field specialty/interests: Trauma ICU, moderate traumatic brain injury


My name is Dr. Sandy Rogers and I look forward to sharing my 30 plus years of nursing experience with you. This includes over 20-years of bedside nursing experience in Trauma Intensive Care Units as well as Emergency Departments and Travel Nurse assignments. I look forward to meeting each of you and hearing about your own interests in nursing.
I have a passion for bedside nursing, teaching, and research. My clinical research interests include moderate traumatic brain injury and predictors of functional outcome as well as quality of life.  My classroom research interests include civility and collaborative testing.

Other Information

  • CNE (Certified Nurse Educator)
  • Memberships: 
    • Society of Trauma Nurses
    • Association of Critical Care Nurses
    • American Nurses Association
    • Virginia Nurses Association

Teaching Area

Teaching areas include Medical Surgical Courses:  NU 307 (Course Manager) & NU 308

Research Interests

Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (Clinical); Collaborative Testing & Civility (Classroom)


Rogers, S.& Trickey, A.W. (2017).  Classification of Traumatic Brain Injury Severity Using
Retrospective Data.  Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 7(11), 23-29.
 Rogers, S., Richards, K.C., Davidson, M., Weinstein, A.A., & Trickey, A.W.  (2015).  Description of the moderate brain injured patient and predictors of discharge to rehabilitation.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(2), 276-282.
Herrick, J.E., Bliwise, D.L., Puri, S., Rogers, S., Richards, K.C.  (2014).  Strength training and light physical activity reduces the apnea-hypopnea index in institutionalized older adults.  J Am Med Dir Assoc, 15(11), 844-846.
Oral Presentations:
“Regional Differences in Rehabilitation of Moderate Traumatic Brain Injured Patients” as a part of a session entitled “Family Caregiving”, for the 14th International Family NursingConference, Washington DC, August 2019 
“”Classification of Traumatic Brain Injury Severity Complexities in Retrospective Data”” as a part of a session entitled “”Promoting Clinical Outcomes”” for Sigma Theta Tau International’s 29th International Nursing Research Congress, Melbourne, Australia, July 2018

Poster Presentations:
Examining the Impact of a Student-Centered Assessment Strategy on Nursing Student Engagement (accepted for presentation), 2020 National Nurse Educator Summit, Seattle, WA, April 2020
Student Satisfaction Related to Basic Civility Strategies Implemented in an Entry Level Nursing Course (accepted for presentation), Nursing Education Research Conference, Washington DC, March 2020 
“Description of the Moderate Brain Injured Patient and Predictors of Discharge to Rehabilitation”, Rising Stars poster presentation; 2013 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 42nd Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN, November 2013 
“The Relationship between Health-Related Quality of Life and Inflammation in Women with PTSD,” poster presentation; 2012 National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington, DC, September 2012.



Phone: 703-284-1588