The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

SATURDAY SESSIONS

Concurrent Sessions C

8:00-8:45 a.m. (0800-0845)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: C 01

Creating a Healthy Work Environment Through Mentoring for Novice Nurse Educators

Room 101

Pamela R. Cangelosi, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF; and Jeanne M. Sorrell, PhD, RN, FAAN
This presentation will address mentoring strategies that assist novice educators in gaining new skills and self-confidence in their ability to teach. Through discussion of research findings, both novice and experienced educators will be stimulated to explore ways to help experienced clinicians move successfully to their new role as nurse educators.

Session: C 02

Exploring Nurses’ Feelings on Floating: A Phenomenological Study

Room 102

Marie-Paule M. Lafontant, EdD, MSN, RN-BC
The current study aimed to explore nurses’ lived experiences floating in an acute healthcare facility. The purposive sample included 11 full-time male and female registered nurses who routinely float. Participants described their feelings during recorded interviews based on three open-ended research questions to address the research purpose.

Session: C 03

The Relationship Nurse Champion Program™

Room 103

Cheryl Dellasega, PhD, MS, BSN, CRNP; and Jared Michael Dougherty, BS, RN, CCRN
This author is participating in a book signing.
This presentation will describe a program for nurses, designed to improve inter-professional relationships in a mid-size academic medical center in central Pennsylvania. A curriculum based on the ERI Model of Relationship Building was implemented on two units for an initial three-month pilot study. A preliminary progress report will be discussed.

Cancelled - Resilience, Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety, Stress in Nurses Working Shift Work in Australia
Mozhdeh Tahghighi, RN

Session: C 04

Emotional Intelligence: The Linchpin for Healthy Workplace Environments

Room 104

Cheri Clancy, MSN, MS, RN, NEA-BC, CPXP
Healthy workplace environments (HWE) provide staff a psychological safety net. The way we treat each other while at work contributes greatly to employee engagement, empowerment and satisfaction. Emotional intelligence is the foundation to establishing a HWE because it provides a better understanding of the behavioral propensities that improves interprofessional relationships.

Session: C 05

AACN Standards for Healthy Work Environments: After More Than a Decade, Where Are We Now?

White River Ballroom A-C

Connie Barden, MSN, BSN, RN, CCRN-K, CCNS; and Linda Cassidy, MSN, EdM, BSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K
Research confirms the inextricable link between healthy work environments and optimal outcomes for patients, healthcare professionals, and organizations. Key evidence contributing to the second edition of the AACN HWE standards and perspectives of nurses regarding the health of the work environment and barriers to optimal nursing practice will be discussed.

Concurrent Sessions D

9:00-9:45 a.m. (0900-0945)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: D 01

Exploring Interprofessional Teamwork

Room 101

TeamSTEPPS Training Improves Teamwork
Tina M. Withrow, MSN, RN, CFRN, CEN, EMT-P, NREMT
TeamSTEPPS was implemented in the emergency department and operating room. Eventually the entire hospital will be educated in TeamSTEPPS. Everyone in each department is required to attend the trainings. The hospital identified a requirement for improved teamwork within and between departments. Improved teamwork increases patient satisfaction and quality of care.

Keeping Nurses Safe: Creation of a Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program
Rebekah Powers, DNP, RN-BC, CMSRN, CSPHA; and Christina Ramdeo, MSN, RN, CNOR, CHTS-CP
An organization can create a safe patient handling and mobility program that helps reduce expense, saving on lost time work injuries and employee compensation. Interprofessional teamwork, unit champions, and a formal program will help ensure success.

Session: D 02

Impacting the Work Environment: From Bedside to Academia

Room 102

Surviving and Thriving in a "Not-So-Healthy" Academic Work Environment
Teresa M. Stephens, PhD, RN, CNE
Participants will be guided in the development of a personal strategic plan to increase resilience through self-reflection and identification of protective factors to develop and/or enhance, and the creation of specific strategies to actively and confidently move forward in their professional career trajectory.

Impact of Meaningful Recognition on Nurses' Environment: Comparative Exploration of Leaders' and Staff Nurses' Perception
Usha Koshy Cherian, DNP, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC
This project explored the perception of Meaningful Recognition (MR) among staff nurses and nurse leaders and identified the barriers in providing MR and innovative methods for recognizing nurse's contributions. The results emphasize that the art and science of providing MR should be included as an essential competency for nurse leaders.

Session: D 03

Implementation and Dissemination of Preceptorships

Room 103

Cancelled - The Huddle: An Accessible Pedagogy for Clinicians to Disseminate Knowledge on the Tenets of Preceptorship
Katherine Mary Mansfield, MN, BScN, CGN, RN; and Raajpreet K. Sekhon, MN, BScN, BA, RN

Implementation of a BSN Nurse Preceptor Program in a Rural Environment
Gloria Ann Browning, PhD, RN; and Esther Christian Sellars, EdD, MSN, RN
Nursing Preceptorship is a practice of support presented to nursing students in the clinical setting by a registered nurse (preceptor) who displays nursing leadership skills and is a role model to the nursing student.

Session: D 04

Improvement in Job Satisfaction

Room 104

Nurse-Led Peer Review Committee Promotes External Recognition of Nurses
Pamela Petto, MEd, BSN, RN, NE-BC; Maggie Finke, BSN, RN, NE-BC; Renee Roberts-Turner, DHA, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CPHQ; and Cheryl Reggio, BN-PC, RN, CPON, BMTCN
This abstract describes a peer-review committee that promotes nurses and nurse-led collaborative teams for external award nomination. Support for external awards promotes a positive, professional nursing work environment that provides meaningful recognition for nurses, strengthens the brand for an organization, and promotes the image of nursing in the community.

Generating Gratitude in the Workplace to Improve Job Satisfaction
Amy Stegen, MSN, RN; and Jamie Wankier, MSN, RN
Retention of nursing staff and faculty is a growing concern and the replacement of those individuals’ costs organizations thousands of dollars each year. Creating a culture of gratitude is one way to improve job satisfaction and employee retention. We will discuss techniques we implemented to infuse gratitude into our workplace.

Session: D 05

Create a Healthy Work Environment with Meaningful Recognition

White River Ballroom A-C

Kay Clevenger, MSN, RN
According to the AACN Healthy Work Environment Standards, “Nurses must be recognized and must recognize others for the value each brings to the work of the organization.” This session will describe the importance of meaningful recognition in employee motivation, and how it is central to morale and job satisfaction.


Concurrent Sessions E

10:15-11:00 a.m. (1015‑1100)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: E 01

Incivility in Academia

Room 101

Using Cognitive Rehearsal to Address Nurse-to-Nurse Incivility: Student Perceptions
Jennette S. Logan, DNP, RN; Maija Andrson, DNP, RN; and Pamela Stoekel, PhD, RN
Incivility in nursing is defined by researchers as rude, discourteous, dismissive, and belittling behavior which causes physiological and psychological problems for all involved. Nurses and nursing students therefore need an evidenced based strategy to address this phenomenon. Cognitive rehearsal coupled with role play can effectively impact an uncivil environment.

Incivility in Nursing Classrooms
Sheri L. Wainscott, MSN, RN; Carie L. Strauch, MSN, RN; and Angela D. Martindale, MSN, RN
Phenomenological study of nurse educators that have experienced incivility. Themes include causation, sequelae, and prevention/intervention measures. Discussion includes reflections and insight from participants on strategies to prevent or diffuse escalating uncivil encounters.

Session: E 02

Interprofessional Collaboration and Wellness

Room 102

Promoting Wellness and Mindfulness for Nurses
Deborah A. Raines, PhD, EdS, RN, ANEF
This presentation will present the process of designing, implementing and evaluating a series of personal wellness and mindfulness for nurse leaders and graduate nurses in an acute care healthcare facility. The desired outcomes are improved nurse morale, enhanced retention and improved patient satisfaction.

The Synergy of True Interprofessional Collaboration
Darla K. Hagge, PhD, MA, CCC-SLP; Debra Brady, DNP, RN, CNS; and William L. Ofstad, PharmD, RPh, BCPS, CDE
Interprofessional education improves communication, ethical practice, roles, and teamwork and ultimately drives patient-centered, safe, collaborative, healthy clinical practice. This California Interprofessional Education Research Academy (CA-IPERA) presentation will actively engage participants in improving teamwork, managing conflict, and exploring the synergistic benefits of interprofessional education at institutional, faculty, and student levels.

Cancelled - Interprofessional Education and Healthy Work Environments: A Pilot Study
Mary Louanne Friend, PhD, MN, BSN, RN

Session: E 03

Job Retention Factors

Room 103

Reasons Why Dissatisfied Acute Care Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants Remain in Their Jobs
Zelda Gibbs, PhD, RN
Job Embeddedness (JE) clarifies the reasons why dissatisfied employees remain in their jobs. An investigation of these reasons can lead to effective retention strategies and improvement of quality of care, relationships, and workflow processes. This study specifically addressed JE of registered nurses and healthcare assistants in acute care facilities.

Empowering Experienced Pediatric Nurses Working on General Medical and Surgical Units
Alexandra De Almeida Vicente, MScN, RN, OIIQ, PALS, CPR
Experienced pediatric nurses caring for increasingly sick and vulnerable children on medical and surgical units may be at particular risk for work-related stress. Participants will be able to identify their work-related stressors and how they might be mitigated to promote healthy work environment.

Session: E 04

Managing Workplace Relationships

Room 104

The Watson Room: Managing Compassion Fatigue in Clinical Nurses on the Front Line
Crystal Crewe, DNP, CMSRN
Determine if a “quiet zone” in the workplace setting help decrease, or prevent, CF in nurses at the bedside. Raise awareness of CF, and emphasize the mental, physical, and emotional impact of caring for patients.

Authentic Leadership Impact on Psychological Safety and Relationship Quality in the Acute Care Healthcare Setting
Mechelle Jean Plasse, PhD, MS, CNS, PMHNP
A presentation of the significance, literature and research findings related to the impact of leadership behavior on nurse’s relationship quality with colleagues. The ability to have crucial conversations, the experience of psychological safety, and the relationship with patient outcomes as demonstrated in the literature is also explored.

Session: E 05

Does Leadership Impact Work Environment?

White River Ballroom A-C

Cancelled - Director of Nursing Leadership in Strengthening Public Health Nursing
Tiffany A. Barta, BSN, RN

Concurrent Sessions F

11:15 a.m.-Noon (1115‑1200)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: F 01

Creating a Healthy Work Environment for Nurses Transitioning from Staff Nurse to Management

Room 101

Jennifer Sylvia Buffenbarger, EdD, MSN, RN; and Jeanne M. Sorrell, PhD, RN, FAAN
This presentation focuses on a qualitative bounded case study that was implemented to explore nurses' experiences in transitioning from staff nurse to management. Research findings will offer avenues for discussion of nurse manager turnover and identifying aspects of a healthy work environment that can facilitate nurse manager retention.

Session: F 02

Transcending the Scarcity Narrative: Understanding and Leveraging Nursing's Strengths to Create a Healthier Work Environment

Room 102

Carolyn J. Cumpsty-Fowler, PhD, MPH; Erin K. Van Dyke, MSIS; and Deborah Dang, PhD, RN
Deborah Dang is participating in a book signing.
Could nursing leaders' commitment to understanding and addressing the causes and consequences of unhealthy work environments be compromising their success? This presentation describes the impact of a scarcity/deficits lens, the rationale for adopting a strengths-focus, and a series of strengths-focused initiatives at a large academic medical institution.

Session: F 03

Characteristics of the Nursing Practice Environment Related to Creating Healthy Work Environments for Nurses

Room 103

Yasuko Ogata, PhD, MM, RN, PHN; Kimiko Katsuyama, PhD, RN; Sachiko Tanaka, PhD, RN; Midori Nagano, MSN, RN; Yoshie Yumoto, MSN, RN, PHN; and Masaomi Ikeda, PhD, BSc, RTD
Nurse managers' leadership and support of nurses form an important part of the nursing practice environment and have a significant effect on staff nurses' health and tendency to remain in their jobs. To create a healthy work environment for nurses, authentic leadership by their managers is vital.

Session: F 04

Work-Life Balance of Doctoral Nursing Program Faculty and Implications for Nursing Education

Room 104

Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, MS, RN, ANEF, FAAN; Mary Ann Cantrell, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN; Nancy C. Sharts-Hopko, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Mary Ann Heverly, PhD, MEd, BA
Work-life balance (WLB), ‘balance’ between work and life outside work, contributes to healthy work environments and affects job performance and satisfaction and intent to remain in a position. WLB of 554 doctoral nursing program faculty and strategies used to achieve work-life balance were examined and will be presented with implications.

Session: F 05

Responses to Workplace Bullying

White River Ballroom A-C

Responding When Incivility Arises in the Workplace
Monica Kennison, EdD, MSN, RN; and Laura C. Dzurec, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, ANEF
Almost a decade has passed since a Sentinel Alert linked intimidating behaviors to medical errors, patient dissatisfaction, and adverse outcomes. Workplace incivility, bullying, and physical abuse still undermine healthcare cultures of safety. The purpose of this presentation is to describe strategies aimed at individual responses to acts of workplace incivility.

Transformative Leadership for True Workplace Collaboration: Strengthening Workplace Culture Through Attention to Workplace Bullying Affronts
Laura C. Dzurec, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, ANEF; and Monica Kennison, EdD, MSN, RN
By attending the session, participants will recognize workplace bullying as a deterrent to effective workplace operations; examine the reasons that workplace bullying interferes with true collaboration; and engage in discussing components of transformative leadership that could contribute to stemming workplace bullying.


Concurrent Sessions G

2:00-2:45 p.m. (1400-1445)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: G 01

Interprofessional Relationships Using Simulation

Room 101

Building Healthy Relationships through Peer Review in Simulation Education
Dylan Cooper, MD, FAEM; Chassity Mays, BSN, RN, CNOR; and Greg Hasty, CST, LPN, CHSE
To improve service to learners and educators using simulation methodologies, a team of simulationists/staff from a large multi-site healthcare system and a school of nursing and medicine implemented a peer review process for all events conducted at the simulation center using an SBAR tool.

Study of an Interprofessional Simulation Intervention to Improve Nurse-Physician Collaboration
Lori J. Pajakowski, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN; and Cheryl J Erler, DNP, RN, CNE
This study contributed to the existing body of knowledge supporting the use of interprofessional simulation as an educational tool to improve attitudes toward nurse-physician collaboration in nursing and medical students. The reliability of implementation allows for replication of the intervention in similar training environments.

Session: G 02

Nursing Incivility Interventions

Room 102

Confronting Nursing Incivility: Educational Intervention for Change
Sharon Kay French, MSN, RN; and Ernestine Cuellar, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
The purpose of this activity is to examine educational awareness strategies, including an incivility overview of causes, consequences, prevention through early detection, and the overall impact to the nursing profession; and to investigate interventions that foster civility.

The Effect of Leadership and Staffing Adequacy on Nurse Coworker Incivility in Hospitals
Jessica G. Smith, PhD, RN; Karen Morin, PhD, RN; and Eileen T. Lake, PhD, RN, FAAN
Coworker incivility in hospitals contributes to nurse dissatisfaction and is potentially a patient safety hazard. Our findings show that incivility is associated with inadequate nurse staffing and ineffective nurse manager leadership. Promising approaches to reduce coworker incivility include reductions in nurses' workloads as well as improving nurse managers' abilities.

Session: G 03

Organizational Change to Promote Healthy Work Environments

Room 103

The Relationship Among Change Fatigue, Resilience, and Job Satisfaction of Hospital Staff Nurses
Robin J. Brown, PhD, RN
Healthcare is typified by change. Organizational changes have a negative impact on nurses and the effects of organizational change are being overlooked and under researched. The presentation will discuss the relationship among change fatigue, resilience, and job satisfaction of hospital staff nurses and the differences between novice and experienced nurses.

Positive Practice Environment: A COO/CNO's Testimony
Maricon Dans, MSN, RN
Broward Health (BHIP) COO and CNO Sandra Todd-Atkinson, EdD, MBA, BSN, RN turned to ANCC's Pathway to Excellence® as a blueprint to deliver high-quality and cost-effective care, bringing BHIP's nursing practice environment to a new level with marked improvements in several outcomes, including staff engagement.

Cancelled - The Emerging Leadership Behaviors of Filipino Nurse Leaders: A Qualitative Study of Organizational Effectiveness
Jean Rizza Aguilar Dela Cruz, PhD, MAN, BSN, RN

Session: G 04

Patient Safety: Fall Prevention

Room 104

A Multi-Center Study for the Psychometric Testing of the Humpty Dumpty Inpatient Scale
Deborah Hill-Rodgriguez, MSN, PCNS-BC, ARNP; Jacqueline Gonzalez, DNP, MBA, ARNP, NEA-BC, FAAN; L. M. Hernandez, DNP, ARNP, CPN, FNP-C; and Jennifer Cordo, MSN, ARNP, NE-BC
The Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program™ was studied to for six years to examine the reliability, validity, specificity, and sensitivity of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale across multiple pediatric acute care settings around the world.

Cancelled - Authentic Leadership for Improving RN-MD Collaboration and Patient Safety
Annee G. Naidoo, DNP, BA (Hons), RN, RM, RCN, RPN, PCN, CPHHA

Cancelled - Errors Reported By Portuguese Nurses and the Importance of Non-Technical Skills
Cidalina da Conceição Ferreira Abreu, PhD, MSc, RN

Cancelled - The Impact of Nurses' Response to Errors of Treatment
Haya Raz IV, PhD, RN

Session: G 05

Skilled Communications for the Academic Setting

White River Ballroom A-C

Working Together to Create a Respectful, Trusting, and Healthy Workplace for Faculty, Staff, and Students
Joanne K. Olson, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Joanne Profetto-McGrath, PhD, MEd, RN
A healthy workplace is vital to the recruitment, retention, and success of any academic and practice setting. Critical to this goal is the establishment of a healthy workplace committee (HWC) that fosters a rewarding and strong workplace in collaboration with faculty members, staff, and students.

Crucial Conversations in Nursing Academics: Practical Strategies
April L. Folgert, PhD, RN
Nominal literature has explored approaches to address incivility among nurse educators and even more so, in nursing academia. This session focuses on practical strategies for discussing critical issues with passionate colleagues using the crucial conversations framework.

Concurrent Sessions H

3:00-3:45 p.m. (1500-1545)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: H 01

Supporting the Strength of Nurses

Room 101

Critical Conversations with New Nurses
Susan Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A; and Molly E. Kellgren, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE
Learn how to coach novice nurses using debriefing strategies and the NLN Guide to Teaching Thinking that fosters positive growth as novice nurses transition into professional practice.

Cancelled - Patient Safety Culture in Magnet and Non-Magnet Hospitals in United States
Melanie McCloskey, DNP, RN, BC-NE

Session: H 02

Psychological Safety: A Healthy Work Environment Characteristic in a High Reliability Organization Culture of Resilience

Room 102

Cynthia A. Oster, PhD, ANP, MBA, ACNS-BC, CNS-BC; and Jane Braaten, PhD, MS, RN
These authors are participating in a book signing.
This session informs the audience of how a full service, acute-care referral hospital used the principles of high reliability to advance an organizational culture of resilience by way of healthcare worker psychological safety to improve clinical outcomes.

Session: H 03

Room 103

Cancelled - How Nurse Work Environments Relate to the Presence of Parents in Neonatal Intensive Care
Sunny G. Hallowell, PhD, PPCNP-BC, IBCLC, RN; and Eileen T. Lake, PhD, RN, FAAN

Session: H 04

How Nurses Educators Cope with Incivility

Room 104

Participatory Action Research: Learning About Work Environments Among Baccalaureate Nursing Faculty
Lisa A. Ruth-Sahd, DEd, RN, CEN, CCRN; and Norma H. Beyer, DNP, RN
Participants will hear about participatory action research as a methodology to investigate the academic work environment according to AACN and NLN’s guidelines. Given the nursing faculty shortage, it is imperative to assess the academic work environment and factors that may impact recruitment and retention of nursing faculty.

The Effect of Play With Canines on Psychological and Physical Stress Measures in College Students
Cheryl Delgado, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, CNL; Margaret Toukonen, PhD, RN, CNS; and Corinne Wheeler, PhD, RN
This research examines the stress relieving effect of play with therapy dogs for college students during finals week. Initial data showed significant reductions in psychological measures and mixed results in physical measures (n=41). Additional data will be collected in fall 2016. The expanding use of therapy dogs is discussed.

Cancelled - How Nurses Educators Cope with Incivility
Michele Patterson Pyles, PhD, RN, PMHN/RN-BC, CNE

Session: H 05

Staffing Strategies to Improve Outcomes

White River Ballroom A-C

Care Zones Staffing Model: Solving Workflow Barriers to Improve Patient and Nurse Outcomes
William G. Kingsley-Mota, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; and Barbara J. Hill, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, ACCNS-AG, CCRN
Care Zones Staffing Model schematic assist learners to understand pre- and post-workflow changes that lead to improved patient and nurse outcomes. Tools for implementation assist pilot projects in being replicated in multiple unit environments.

Nursing Staffing and Technology: A Relationship Formed in the Electronic Environment Benefiting Patients and Nurses
Gayle Luker, BSN, RN, CPN
Learn how implementation of an electronic staffing and acuity system has improved the productivity, safe, equitable patient assignments, and desired patient outcomes on inpatient units.

Cancelled - Deciding How to Improve Work Environments By Supporting Bullied Workers
Judith A. MacIntosh, PhD, RN


Concurrent Sessions I

4:15-5:00 p.m. (1615-1700)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: I 01

Patient Safety: Fall Prevention

Room 101

A Multi-Center Study for the Psychometric Testing of the Humpty Dumpty Inpatient Scale
Deborah Hill-Rodgriguez, MSN, PCNS-BC, ARNP; Jacqueline Gonzalez, DNP, MBA, ARNP, NEA-BC, FAAN; L. M. Hernandez, DNP, ARNP, CPN, FNP-C; and Jennifer Cordo, MSN, ARNP, NE-BC
The Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program™ was studied to for six years to examine the reliability, validity, specificity, and sensitivity of the Humpty Dumpty Fall Inpatient Scale across multiple pediatric acute care settings around the world.

Cancelled - Leadership Strategies for Implementing and Sustaining Falls Prevention Quality and Safety Initiative
Joanne Bennett, MHScN, BScN, RN, CGN; and Katherine Mary Mansfield, MN, BScN, CGN, RN

Session: I 02

Responses to Workplace Bullying

Room 102

Responding When Incivility Arises in the Workplace
Monica Kennison, EdD, MSN, RN; and Laura C. Dzurec, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, ANEF
Almost a decade has passed since a Sentinel Alert linked intimidating behaviors to medical errors, patient dissatisfaction, and adverse outcomes. Workplace incivility, bullying, and physical abuse still undermine healthcare cultures of safety. The purpose of this presentation is to describe strategies aimed at individual responses to acts of workplace incivility.

Transformative Leadership for True Workplace Collaboration: Strengthening Workplace Culture Through Attention to Workplace Bullying Affronts
Laura C. Dzurec, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, ANEF; and Monica Kennison, EdD, MSN, RN
By attending the session, participants will recognize workplace bullying as a deterrent to effective workplace operations; examine the reasons that workplace bullying interferes with true collaboration; and engage in discussing components of transformative leadership that could contribute to stemming workplace bullying.

Session: I 03

Skilled Communications for the Academic Setting

Room 103

Working Together to Create a Respectful, Trusting, and Healthy Workplace for Faculty, Staff, and Students
Joanne K. Olson, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Joanne Profetto-McGrath, PhD, MEd, RN
A healthy workplace is vital to the recruitment, retention, and success of any academic and practice setting. Critical to this goal is the establishment of a healthy workplace committee (HWC) that fosters a rewarding and strong workplace in collaboration with faculty members, staff, and students.

Crucial Conversations in Nursing Academics: Practical Strategies
April L. Folgert, PhD, RN
Nominal literature has explored approaches to address incivility among nurse educators and even more so, in nursing academia. This session focuses on practical strategies for discussing critical issues with passionate colleagues using the crucial conversations framework.

Session: I 04

Staffing Strategies to Improve Outcomes

Room 104

Care Zones Staffing Model: Solving Workflow Barriers to Improve Patient and Nurse Outcomes
William G. Kingsley-Mota, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; and Barbara J. Hill, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, ACCNS-AG, CCRN
Care Zones Staffing Model schematic assist learners to understand pre- and post-workflow changes that lead to improved patient and nurse outcomes. Tools for implementation assist pilot projects in being replicated in multiple unit environments.

Nursing Staffing and Technology: A Relationship Formed in the Electronic Environment Benefiting Patients and Nurses
Gayle Luker, BSN, RN, CPN
Learn how implementation of an electronic staffing and acuity system has improved the productivity, safe, equitable patient assignments, and desired patient outcomes on inpatient units.

Session: I 05

Trending Issues within Academia

White River Ballroom A-C

Participatory Action Research: Learning About Work Environments Among Baccalaureate Nursing Faculty
Lisa A. Ruth-Sahd, DEd, RN, CEN, CCRN; and Norma H. Beyer, DNP, RN
Participants will hear about participatory action research as a methodology to investigate the academic work environment according to AACN and NLN’s guidelines. Given the nursing faculty shortage, it is imperative to assess the academic work environment and factors that may impact recruitment and retention of nursing faculty.

The Effect of Play With Canines on Psychological and Physical Stress Measures in College Students
Cheryl Delgado, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, CNL; Margaret Toukonen, PhD, RN, CNS; and Corinne Wheeler, PhD, RN
This research examines the stress relieving effect of play with therapy dogs for college students during finals week. Initial data showed significant reductions in psychological measures and mixed results in physical measures (n=41). Additional data will be collected in fall 2016. The expanding use of therapy dogs is discussed.


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