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About

Faculty

Kay Ball , PhD, RN, CNOR FAAN

Professor
Department of
Nursing

p/ 614.823.1213
e/ KBall@otterbein.edu
Office: Roush Hall 439A

Education

  • Virginia Commonwealth University, PhD, 2009
  • Central Michigan University, MSA, 1987
  • Otterbein University, BSN, 1983
  • Columbus State Community College, ADN,1974.

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Compliance with surgical smoke evacuation recommendations
  • Perioperative nursing
  • Legislative activities

Publications

Books Chapters (peer reviewed):

  • Ball, K. (2016). Transition from the Operating Room to the PACU and Care and the Laser/Laparoscopic Surgical Patient.  In J. Odom-Forren (ed.). Drain’s Perianesthesia Nursing:  A Critical Approach (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier.
  • Ball, K. (2015) Surgical modalities in Rothrock, J. Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery (15th ed.). (pp.211-252). St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Ball, K. (2012). Transition from the Operating Room to the PACU and Care and the Laser/Laparoscopic Surgical Patient.  In J. Odom-Forren (ed.). Drain’s Perianesthesia Nursing:  A Critical Approach (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier.
  • Ball, K. (2012). Surgical modalities. In J. Rothrock (ed.).  Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery (14th ed.). (pp.204-249). St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Ball, K (2011). Hazards from Surgical Smoke: Decreasing Your Risk. In D. Watson (Ed.) Perioperative Safety. (pp. 214-221). St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
  •  Ball, K. (2011). Surgical modalities. In J. Rothrock (Ed.). Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery (14th ed.). (pp.204-249). St. Louis: Mosby.

Journal Articles (peer reviewed):

  • Ball, K., Sorensen, E. (2016). Experiences of Faculty and Students in a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program (submitted for publication in the Journal of Professional Nursing, June 2016).
  • Ball, K., Doyle, D., Oocuma, N. (2015). Creating a perioperative nursing program to help solve nursing shortages in the OR. AORN Journal, 101(1): 115-136.
  • Haverkamp, J. & Ball, K. (2013). BSN in 10:  What is Your Opinion? AORN Journal, 98(2):144-152.
  •  Ball, K. (2013). The Three C’s of Policy Health:  Create, Communicate, and Comply. AORN Journal, 98(2):189-191.
  •  Ball, K. (March, 2012). Compliance with Surgical Smoke Evacuation Guidelines:  Implications for Practice. ORNAC Journal, 30(1):14.  (peer reviewed)
  •  Ball, K. (2011). Surgical smoke evacuation recommendations. Hospital Healthcare Europe. The Official Hope Reference Book.
  • Ball, K. (2011, June) 14 irrefutable reasons to eliminate surgical smoke.  Outpatient Surgery. 46-51.
  • Ball, K. (2011, Mar). Surgical smoke evacuation recommendations.  Hospital Healthcare Europe, 023-027. 

Affiliations & Awards

  • 2016, MODNA Volunteer of the Year Award
  • 2016, AORN Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Education, Academia
  • 2010, AORN Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Nursing Research
  • 2008, AORN Outstanding Achievement in Mentorship Award
  • 2008, Worthington High School Hall of Fame
  • 2004, ANA Barbara Thoman Curtis Award (Political Excellence Award)
  • 2003, AORN Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing
  • 2003, ONA Excellence in Political Action Award
  • 1998, Alumnae of the Year 1998, Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH
  • 1997, Fellow in the American Academy of Nurses (induction into Academy)
  • 1997, Distinguished Alumnae Award, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH
  • 1990, Book of the Year Award for Lasers: The Perioperative Challenge, 1st ed. American Journal of Nursing
  •  1987, Sigma Theta Tau, Indianapolis, IN
  • 1983, Highest grade point average for class (BSN), Otterbein College, Westerville, OH  
  • 1982-3, Torch and Key Honorary Society, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH
  • 1982, Resolution authored by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons in recognition of Kay Ball’s pioneering efforts to form collaborative relationships between the nursing community and osteopathic physicians
  • 1974 ,Highest grade point average for class   (A.D.N.), Columbus Technical Institute, Columbus, OH   

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The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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