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Dr. Santhiny Rajamohan, PhD, RN

Professor of Nursing; Director of First-Year Seminar


Dr. Rajamohan is the Director for the First Year Seminar and Associate professor of Nursing at Roberts. She is passionate about mental health, resilience, person-centered care, and suicide prevention. As a Board member for AFSP, she maximizes her opportunity to teach and train those interested in becoming smarter about mental health on campus and in the larger communities. She is a great advocate for creating and supporting a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment where students can thrive and soar like an eagle. Her encouragement empowers students to care for themselves holistically, which is the foundation to a meaningful transition year to college.

She has been married to her middle school friend for over 25 years. Dr. Rajamohan and her husband have two boys athletes attending a university in NY and pursuing a doctoral degree in physical therapy. She enjoys watching her boys play soccer and connecting with students 1:1 outside the classroom whenever possible. She loves leading small mastermind prayer groups and workshops on resilience in her spare time. She feels blessed to serve students in a Christ-centered environment and thankful to God for His calling to be a nurse and an educator. Read about Dr. Santhiny Rajamohan in the Roberts news article, My journey through uncertain times.

Areas of Specialty

  • Mental Health and Resilience
  • Management and Leadership
  • Rehabilitation Clinical review
  • Geriatric and Psychiatric Nursing

Recent Scholarship / Research Interests

Publications & Presentations

  • Rajamohan, S, Crotser, C, & Flemming, W (in press, 2023). How do we, as people committed to serving others, deal with crisis moments in our vocation? 10 Leadership Lessons with Reflection. Journal of Christian Nursing.
  • Helms, K, Rajamohan, S, & Tedone, D (in press, 2023). Spiritual resilience through praying the Psalms. Journal of Christian Nursing.
  • 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. Available at
  • Rajamohan, S. (2021, February). REST (R-Relationship with self, God, 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. (2021). Enhancing Personhood in the Care of Older Adults with Dementia: A Biblical Perspective. Journal of Christian Nursing, 38(1), E1–E4.
  • Rajamohan, S., Davis, C., & Ader, M. (2020). REST: Break through to resilience. Nursing (Jenkintown, Pa.), 50(8), 53–56.
  • 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 Scholarship, 51(5), 560–568.
  • Rajamohan, S (2019, April). Emotional Resilience, Suicide Prevention and Self-Care. Lead Chapel Discussion.  RWC, Rochester, NY.
  • Rajamohan, S., Bennett, E., & Tedone, D. (2019). The hazards and benefits of social media use in adolescents. Nursing, 49(11), 52–56.
  • Rajamohan, S (2018, February).  Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. Podium Presentation. Faith Bible Church, Rochester, NY.
  • Rajamohan, S., Sharkey, P., & Heavey, E. (2018). Therapeutic approaches for suicidal adolescents. Nursing 2018, 48(9), 32-38.
  • Rajamohan, S., Chang, Y., Brewer., & Porock, D. (2017, October). Person-Centered Care and Leadership in Long-Term Care. Poster session presented at the 44th Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN.
  • 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., 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.
  • Rajamohan, S. & Porock, D. (2014, November). Person-Centered Care Staff Training and Outcome in Long-Term Care Settings. Poster session presented at the Gerontological Society of America's 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, DC.

Professional Activity

  • Certified John Maxwell Team Member (JMT-Speaker, Trainer and Coach)
  • Certified International Health Coach (CIHC)
  • Western New York Chapter Board Member for the American Foundation for Suicide prevention (AFSP)
  • Safe TALK trainer
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Tau Xi Chapter
  • Member of National League for Nursing (NLN), Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF), American Nurses Association and ANA-New York

Favorite Bible Verse

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9