Santhiny Rajamohan, Ph.D., MSN, RN

Santhiny Rajamohan, Ph.D., MSN, RN

Assistant Dean for the School of Nursing
Chief Nurse Administrator


Wilson Center, W3104
2803 Lincoln Drive
Roseville, MN 55113



As a health professional, Dr. Rajamohan specializes in psychiatric, geriatric, and leadership in nursing. She is an accomplished author, whose published articles demonstrate her passion for mental health, resilience, and person-centered care. Dr. Rajamohan brings a long history of training, mentoring, and leading discussions regarding mental health and suicide prevention. She also holds multiple certifications as a coach, teacher, and speaker. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Roberts Wesleyan University (RWU), a master’s degree in Nursing from St. John Fisher University, a Post-Master’s Certification in Nursing Education from RWU, and a doctoral degree in Nursing from the University at Buffalo – The State University of New York. 


Rajamohan, S., Crotser, C., & Fleming, W. (2024). Applying Biblical Wisdom to Trying Times: 10 Leadership Lessons for Nurses. Journal of Christian Nursing41(2), 88-.95. doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000001149

Helms, K., Rajamohan, S., & Tedone, D. (2024). Praying the Psalms as a Nursing Resilience Intervention. Journal of Christian Nursing, 41(1), 38–43. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000001129

Rajamohan S, Chalmers K, Bennett E, Brzoza S (2023). Fostering Resilience in Nursing Through R.E.S.T., Journal of Christian Nursing, 40(1):20-27. doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000001016. PMID: 36469873.

Rajamohan, S. (2022). Inaugural Contributor, Implementation Tool Kit: The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education. Domain 2 – Person-Centered Care. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.

Rajamohan, S. (2021).  Helping Students Soar. Journal of Christian Nursing38(4), 258–258. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000878.

Rajamohan S. (2021). Enhancing Personhood in the Care of Older Adults with Dementia: A Biblical Perspective, 38(1): E1-E4. doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000801. PMID: 33284224.

Rajamohan, S., Davis, C., & Ader, M. (2020). REST: Break through to resilience. Nursing (Jenkintown, Pa.), 50(8), 53–56. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NURSE.0000684196.97792.03

Rajamohan, S., Bennett, E., & Tedone, D. (2019). The hazards and benefits of social media use in adolescents. Nursing (Jenkintown, Pa.)49(11), 52–56. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NURSE.0000585908.13109.24

Rajamohan, S., Porock, D., & Chang, Y. (2019). Understanding the Relationship Between Staff and Job Satisfaction, Stress, Turnover, and Staff Outcomes in the Person‐Centered Care Nursing Home Arena. Journal of Nursing Scholarship51(5), 560–568. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12488

Rajamohan, S., Sharkey, P., & Heavey, E. (2018). Therapeutic Approaches for Suicidal Adolescents. Nursing (Jenkintown, Pa.)48(9), 32–38. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NURSE.0000544211.85664.4c

Rajamohan, S., Porock, D, Brewer, C., & Chang, Y. (2016).  Person-Centered Care and Leadership in Long-Term Care Arena. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, Ann Arbor, MI.


Rajamohan, S (2024, February). Co-lead the Journal of Christian Nursing Journal Club: Praying the Psalms: A key Strategy for Resilience. CEConnection for Nursing: Praying the Psalms as a Nursing Resilience Intervention

Rajamohan, S (2023, November). REST: A Pathway to Building Resilience among Nurses through an Innovative Educational Workshop. Poster session presented at the ANA-NY’s 11th Annual Conference, Nurses: Lighting the Way. Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Verona, NY.

Rajamohan, S (2023, June). Keynote Speaker, REST: A Pathway to Becoming Resilient ®. Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN.

Rajamohan, S & Figueroa. S (2023, February). Roberts Wesleyan Case Study: Proactively Supporting First-Year Student Mental Health. Presented at the virtual 42nd Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience in Los Angeles, CA.

Rajamohan, S. (2021, September). Keynote Speaker, Restore Ladies’ Conference. Faith Bible Church, Rochester, NY.

Rajamohan, S. (2021, February). R.E.S.T. (R-Relationship with self, God/higher power, and others; E-Exercise-body, mind, and spirit; S-Self-Compassion; T-Transformative thinking: Breakthrough to resilience, presented at the virtual 40th Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience.

Rajamohan, S(Co-host) Virtual Event (09/2020). ‘Let’s Talk about Saving Lives.’ RWC.

Rajamohan, S (2019, April). Emotional Resilience, Suicide Prevention, and Self-Care. Panel Chapel Discussion.  RWC, Rochester, NY.

Rajamohan, S (2018, February).  Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. Podium Presentation. Faith Bible

Rajamohan, S., Chang, Y., Brewer., & Porock, D. (2017, October).  Person-Centered Care & Leadership in Long-Term Care. Poster session presented at the 44th Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Rajamohan, S., Chang, Y., Brewer., & Porock, D. (2016, April).  Person-Centered Care Implementation, Leadership Styles and challenges in Long-term Care Facilities. Poster session presented at Research Day, UB, Buffalo, NY.

Rajamohan, S., Chang, Y., Brewer., & Porock, D. (2015, November).  Person-Centered Care Implementation and Leadership Styles in Long-term Care Facilities. Poster session presented at the Gerontological Society of America’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Academic Awards

2021 – The Barbara S. Muller Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence.  This award is presented annually to a faculty member in recognition of effective teaching. RWU, Rochester, NY

2016 – Received Darlene E. McCown Faculty Service Award. This award is presented annually to a faculty member who provides outstanding service to others and is an extraordinary caring faculty member, RWU, Rochester, NY

2016 – Ruth G. Elder Excellence in Research Award.  This award is presented to the graduate and doctoral student who has demonstrated outstanding knowledge and ability in the research process who also shows special promise for leadership in nursing research. UB, Buffalo, NY

2015 –The Shirley DeVoe Dissertation Award. This award was presented to support doctoral student dissertation research.  The innovation, originality of ideas, significance, background and feasibility of the research were considered for the nominees.UB, Buffalo, NY