Timothy Burns, MSN, RN, EMT-P

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Saint Louis University PhD

Timothy Burns is a registered nurse and firefighter/paramedic for many years. He graduated from Broome Community College with his Associate’s Degree in Nursing (1994), followed by his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Utica College (2013) and Masters of Science in Nursing with a nurse educator focus from the University of Central Florida (2016). He is a current PhD student at Saint Louis University. In the past, he has been employed as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit and level II Trauma Center Emergency Department at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, New York and is currently a firefighter/paramedic with the City of Binghamton Fire Department. Concurrent to his employment as a firefighter/paramedic, he is also employed as a registered nurse in the emergency department at Binghamton General Hospital. Twice he was awarded the Marion Bender Scholarship at Saint Louis University. He has been the recipient of the Deans and Directors of Nursing Programs in the Greater St. Louis Area scholarship, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Sigma Lambda and Phi Kappa Phi. As a lifelong provider of emergency services, Tim has experienced firsthand the mental health strain, in particular stress and anxiety, that plagues emergency care providers. Moving forward, his research agenda will focus on the effects of this strain and the coping related to stress and anxiety in emergency department nurses.


Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Scholar – Psych-Mental Health
Dissertation: Stress, anxiety and coping in the emergency department nurse.

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