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Ergie Pepito Inocian, EdD, MSN, RN, CNOR

Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

550K Fisher Hall
Phone: 412.396.1513


EdD, Doctor of Education, Southwestern University-Philippines, 2015
MSN, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Cebu Normal University-Philippines, 2009
BSN, Southwestern University-Philippines, 2007

Dr. Ergie Pepito Inocian joined Duquesne University School of Nursing as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2020. He earned his BSN and Doctorate in Education from Southwestern University-Philippines in 2007 and 2015, respectively, and his Master of Science in Nursing in 2009 from Cebu Normal University, a recognized Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the Commission on Higher Education in the Philippines.

He formerly worked at King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University Medical City in Saudi Arabia as a nurse educator and head nurse in Perioperative Units, and as a manager in Nursing Research. He was also an adjunct faculty in the College of Nursing at the same institution teaching Adult Health and Health Assessment. Dr. Inocian worked part time in the online and distance learning programs at Malaysian Allied Health Sciences Academy (MAHSA) University for several cohort groups of Associate Degree RN students pursuing a BSN. In the Philippines, he was a full-time clinical instructor in the undergraduate BSN program at Southwestern University.

His master's thesis investigated the dependency needs in the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) performance among older people and its association to cognitive impairment. In his doctoral research study in education, he focused on the clinical learning environment and supervision of nursing students during placement in the acute care settings.

Dr. Inocian is a Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR) issued by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI), a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) issues by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing and is a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Ireland and USA.

  • Clinical Nursing Education
  • Mentorship and Preceptorship
  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Gerontology
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Practice Guideline Adaptation
  • Continuous Quality Improvement and Patient Safety


Continuing the overarching theme of his early research studies, Dr. Inocian's interest is two-fold: Nursing Education and Clinical Practice. He likes to conduct nursing education studies that would support nursing students' theoretical learning and ultimately enhance their clinical competence. In addition, he wants to explore evidence-based nursing interventions that help improve the quality of life and health outcomes among patients.



Felicilda-Reynaldo, R.F., Inocian, E. P., Patterson, K., Adams, K. (2021). Cephalosporins with Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Coverage. MEDSURG Nursing, 30(4), 270-274.

Inocian, E.P., Cruz, J.P., Alshehry, S.A., Alshamlani, Y., Ignacio, E.H., Tumala, R.T. Professional quality of life and caring behaviours among clinical nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic , Epub ahead of print, 6 July 2021. Journal of Clinical Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15937

Inocian, E.P., Nolfi, D.A., Felicilda-Reynaldo, R.F.D., Bodrick, M.M., Aldohayan, A., Kalarchian, M.A. Bariatric Surgery in the Middle East and North Africa: Narrative Review with Focus on Culture-Specific Considerations, Epub ahead of print, 28 June 2021. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, doi: https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2021.06.015.

Inocian, E., Felicilda-Reynaldo R.F., Dillon, D., & Ignacio, E. (2021). Using Beers Criteria to Avoid Inappropriate Prescribing for Older Adults. MEDSURG Nursing, 30(2), 113-117.

Balay-odao, E., Alquwez, N., Inocian, E., & Alotaibi, R.S. (2020). Hospital preparedness, resilience, and psychological burden among clinical nurses in addressing the COVID-19 crisis in Saudi Arabia. Frontiers in Public Health. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.573932

Felicilda-Reynaldo, R.F., & Inocian, E. (2020). Drugs for pulmonary arterial hypertension: endothelin receptor antagonists. MEDSURG Nursing, 29(4), 259-266.

Zamel, O. N., Inocian, E.P., Alshehry, A.S., Tumala, R. B., Patalagsa, J. G., & Alsaleh, K. A. Quality of life among breast and colon cancer patients before and after first-cycle chemotherapy. Epub ahead of print 14 Sept 2020, Journal of Holistic Nursing. Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association, https://doi.org/10.1177/0898010120958859

Inocian, E., Patterson, K., & Felicilda-Reynaldo R.F. (2020). Direct-acting oral anticoagulant. MEDSURG Nursing, 29(6), 391-394

Cruz, J., Colet, P., Alquwez, N., Inocian, E., Al-Otaibi, R., & Islam, S. (2017). Influence of religiosity and spiritual coping on health-related quality of life in Saudi hemodialysis patients. Hemodialysis International, 21(1), 125-132

Aboshaiqah, A. E., Tumala, R. B., Inocian, E., Almutairi, A. F., & Atallah, M. (2017). Enhancing Culturally Competent Nursing Care in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 24(1), 20-26.

Amer, Y., Ciocson, M., & Inocian E. (2018). A systematic critical appraisal of clinical practice guidelines for the primary prevention of childhood obesity using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation II (AGREE II) instrument. PROSPERO CRD42017078593 Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42017078593

Inocian, E., & Patalagsa, J. (2016). Cognitive impairment in older people living in the community. Nursing Older People, 28(2), 25-30.

Inocian, E., Atallah, M., & Amer, S. (2015). An evidence based clinical practice guideline adaptation process on surgical site infection. Surgical Infections. 16(1): Poster 36. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1089/sur.2015.9981.abstracts