Estelle Codier, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN
Dr. Codier is one of the early innovators in the field of nursing emotional intelligence, and has presented her research in this field both nationally and internationally. Her research provided the first evidence that measured emotional intelligence correlates with performance and retention in clinical staff nurses. Further research explored the role of emotional intelligence in nurse managers (funded by AONE in 2009-10) and in clinical oncology unit practice. An ongoing multisite study explores the emotional intelligence of nursing students.
In 2007, Dr. Codier was in Who’s Who of Health Sciences Academia. In 2008, she was nominated for the University of Hawaii Excellence in Teaching Award. She was also nominated and recommended for the Francis Davis Teaching Award from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In 2010, Dr. Codier was accepted as a fellow in the Consortium for Emotional Intelligence, a world consortium of 60 top researchers in the field of Emotional Intelligence research.
Dr. Codier has an additional interest in the use of Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVE) and avatars in nursing education, for which she received pilot seed grant funds from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and subsequent funding to expand on her pilot research from the NLN.