Estelle Codier, Ph.D.

member emotional intelligence consortium

Affiliation: University of Hawaii in Oahu


Estelle Codier is an Associate Professor at the University of Hawaii in Oahu, Hawaii and an Honorary Research fellow at the University of Stravenger, Norway. Dr. Codier has a Doctorate from the University of Hawaii, Manoa as well as a masters degree from The Catholic University of America and an undergraduate degree from The American University.

Dr. Codier’s research interest is on workforce applications of emotional intelligence within the health care sector. Her doctoral dissertation provided the first evidence that measured emotional intelligence ability correlated with performance in clinical nursing practice. This finding was validated by a larger replication study that also demonstrated a correlation between measured EI ability and retention in clinical nurses. Dr. Codier’s further research has focused on EI abilities as they related to gender, learning styles, generational differences, the impact of education on EI and interventions in the health care setting designed to develop EI ability. These studies examine interdisciplinary practice, peer coaching, and EI rounds.

Dr. Codier has presented her research at over a dozen national and international venues, including the National Conference on EI in Higher Education at Georgetown University and the International EI Conference in 2008. Most recently, she guest edited the first issue of a nursing journal dedicated entirely to nursing research on emotional intelligence.  Asia Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing. 2(2).


Codier E., Kofoed NA, & Peters, J. (2015) Graduate-Entry Non-Nursing Students: Is Emotional
 intelligence the difference? Nursing Education Perspectives.1): 46-47. doi

Codier. (2015) Why models matter: Letter from the guest editor. Asia Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing. 2(2).

Codier, E & Codier, D. (2015) A model for emotional intelligence and patient safety . Asia-Pacific
Journal of Oncology Nursing

Codier, E. (2014) Commentary: Emotional intelligence: Enhancing value-based practice and        compassionate care in nursing. Evidence  Based Nursing ebnurs-2014-101733 Published         Online First: 7 May 2014. 18(1):8. doi: 10.1136/eb-2014-101733. PMID:24809941

Codier, E. (2014). Emotional Intelligence Ability as an Element of Basic Oncology Nursing        Care. Current Nursing Journal 1 (1): pp. 36-41.

Codier, E. (2014) Making the case for emotionally intelligent nurse managers. The Journal of
Nursing Management
. 45 (1): pp 45-48.

Codier, E. & Odell, E. (2014). Measured emotional intelligence ability and grade point average
in nursing students. Nurse Education Today., 34 (2014) 608–612.

Codier, E., Muneno, L., & Frietas, E. (2013). Emotional intelligence rounds: Developing emotional intelligence ability in clinical oncology nurses. Oncology Nurse Forum. January, 2013.

Codier, E. (2012) The business case for emotionally intelligent nurse managers. Nursing Management. In Press.

Codier, E. (2012) Emotional Intelligence: Why walking the talk transforms nursing care.American Nurse Today. April, 2012.

Codier, E., & MacNaughton, N. (2012).  Are male nurses emotionally intelligent? Nursing Management, 43 (4), 1-4

Codier, E., Muneno, L., & Frietas, E. (2011). Emotional Intelligence Abilities in Oncology and Palliative Care. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 13(3), 183-188.

Codier, E., Kamikawa, C., & Kooker, B.M. (2011) Developing the emotional intelligence of nurse managers. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 235(3), 1-7.

Codier, E., Kamikawa, C., Kooker, B. M., & Shoulz, J. (2009). Emotional Intelligence: Performance and Retention. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 33(4) 310-316.

Codier, E., Freel, M., Kamikawa, C., & Morrison, P. (2011). Emotional intelligence, caring, and generational differences in nurses. International Journal for Human Caring, 15(1), 49-55.

Codier, E., Muneno, L., Franey, K., & Matsuurza, F. (2010). Is emotional intelligence an important concept for nursing practice? Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17(10), 940-948. doi:

Codier, E.,  Kooker, B. M., & Shoultz, J. (2008). Measuring the Emotional Intelligence of Clinical Staff Nurses An Approach for Improving the Clinical Care Environment. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 32(1), 8–14.

Kooker, B. M., Shoultz, J., & Codier, E. (2007). Identifying emotional intelligence in professional nursing practice. Journal of Professional Nursing, 23(1), 30-36. doi:









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