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Sharon Keating, Ph.D.

Sharon Keating, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | Nursing

Dr. Sharon Keating graduated from Boston College in 1993. She received her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island in 1997 and has been a certified Family Nurse Practitioner since then. She received her doctorate in Philosophy of Nursing in 2017 from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dr. Keating joined the Salve Regina Nursing department in 2020 and teaches in the undergraduate and graduate Nursing programs. She continues to practice as a nurse practitioner with a concentration in pediatric and young adult care. She is a board member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, and a member of the Eastern Nursing Research Society and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Featured Spring 2022

 Emerging Adults’ Attitudes and Beliefs About Suicide and Technology/Social Media

Sharon R. Keating, Margaret Rudd-Arieta

Abstract:   Suicide in emerging adults (18-29 years) is increasing in the United States, especially amidst coronavirus disease 2019. How the use of technology/social media affects suicidal behaviors is unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine attitudes and beliefs of emerging adults about suicide and identify whether relationships exist with technology/social media use. A total of 297 participants completed an online survey examining attitudes about suicide and technology use. Results indicate a normalization of suicide. Significant relationships were found with technology/social media, including a positive relationship between YouTube and glorification/normalization of suicide. Recommendations for primary and secondary suicide prevention are made for nurse practitioners in various settings.


Keating, S. R., & Rudd-Arieta, M. (2021). Emerging Adults’ Attitudes and Beliefs About Suicide and Technology/Social Media. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 17(7), 833–839.


Open Access:   DOI 10.1016/j.nurpra.2021.04.010