Hong Tao, PhD, RN

Hong Tao, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
(414) 229-6197
Cunningham Hall 451

Dr. Tao started her doctoral studies after a successful career as a faculty member at a prestigious Chinese University. Prior to studying in the US, she had accrued an impressive list of leadership positions, and publications in peer reviewed journals. She was also the recipient of a number of research and program grants, as well as the recipient of a number of professional and teaching awards.

Dr. Tao’s dissertation study focused on the impact of US federal reimbursement policy on home healthcare. This secondary data analysis study was funded by a University of Massachusetts Doctoral Dissertation Grant and the results were presented at the 2010 meeting of the Eastern Nursing Research Conference. Besides the dissertation, her research has focused also on Chinese nurses’ job satisfaction, occupational commitment, and retention, which was funded by Shanghai government.

Dr. Tao’s teaching portfolio includes clinical courses in emergency nursing, critical care, disaster care, and gerontology nursing. Her classroom teaching includes research courses in nursing research and secondary data analysis.

Awards & Honors

Werley Faculty Research Award
College of Nursing, UWM
May 12, 2012

Contracts & Grants

  1. Development of a Track & Trigger Intervention to Reduce Re-Hospitalization.
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization:
    Investigator: Hong Tao

Intellectual Contributions

  1. Hong Tao,  P. Songwathana,  S. A. Isaramalai,  Y. Zhang,  Personal awareness and behavioral choices on having a stoma: A qualitative metasynthesis, Journal of Clinical Nursing
  2. L. N. Wang,  Hong Tao,  Y. Zhao,  Y. Q. Zhou,  X. R. Jiang,  (2014) Optimal timing for initiation of biofeedback-assisted relaxation training in hospitalized coronary heart disease patients with sleep disturbances., Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 29(4), 367-376
  3. A Zhang,  Hong Tao,  C Ellenbecker,  X Liu,  (2013) Job satisfaction in Mainland China: Comparing critical care nurses and general ward nurses, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(8), 1725-1736
  4. A Zhang,  Hong Tao,  Y Xu,  L Gui,  XH Liu,  (2012) Influence of limited fluid resuscitation on brain function of rats with non-controlled haemorrhagic shock., Chinese Nursing Research, 26(10A), 2600-2603
  5. L Wang,  Hong Tao,  CH Ellenbecker,  X Liu,  (2012) Job satisfaction, occupational commitment and intent to stay among Chinese nurses: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey., Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68((3)), 539–549
  6. Lin Wang,  Hong Tao,  Carol Ellenbecker,  Xiaohong Liu,  (2012) Predictors of hospital nurses’ intent to stay: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey in Shanghai, China, International Nursing Review, 59(4), 547-554
  7. Hong Tao,  A. Zhang,  J. Hu,  Y. Zhang,  (2012) Regional differences in job satisfaction for mainland Chinese nurses., Nursing Outlook, 60(4), 213-220
  8. Hong Tao,  C H Ellenbecker,  J Chen,  L Zhan,  J Dalton,  (2012) The influence of social environmental factors on rehospitalization among patients receiving home health care services, Advances in Nursing Science, 35(4), 345-358
  9. Hong Tao, (2011) Computer-based Simulative Training System -- a New Approach to Teaching Pre-hospital Trauma Care, Journal of Medical Colleges of PLA, 25(6), 335-344
  10. Lin Wang,  Hong Tao,  Xiaohong Liu,  (2011) Study on the relationship between nurses’intent to stay and job satisfaction, Chinese Journal of Nursing, 46(5), 19-22


  1. Chinese Nurses Job Satisfaction Scale (CNJSS) & Applications
    Event: The 2nd international nursing conference and symposium on critical care
    Presenter: Hong Tao
    August 24, 2012
  2. How Social Environmental Factors Influence Re-hospitalization among Patients Receiving Home Healthcare Services
    Event: 2012 MNRS 36th Annual Research Conference
    Presenter: Hong Tao
    April 12, 2012

(414) 229-6197
Cunningham Hall 451

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