The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

SATURDAY SESSIONS

Concurrent Sessions H

8:30-9:15 a.m. (0830-0915)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: H 01

Service Learning in Nursing Education

Using Service Learning to Increase Depression Awareness on College Campuses
Linda Mays, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
This presentation will identify ways nursing faculty can increase depression awareness through a service learning project as well as potential challenges and opportunities for nursing students and stakeholders.

How to Embrace (and Love?) Community Engagement
Melissa A. Wholeben, PhD, RN; and Carla J. Ellis, MSN, RN
Due to the dwindling number of sites, educators need to create active learning environments that give students the opportunity to practice what they have learned in didactic. This presentation teaches how students can be successful in achieving learning objectives through participation in community health fairs and other alternative community engagements.

Session: H 02

Interprofessional Practice to Promote Health

A Pilot Interprofessional Education and Practice Project With Migrant Farm Workers
Lora R. Shelton, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNE, COI; Cynthia G. Cortes, DrPH, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, COI; and Andrea W. Collins, DNP, RN, NP-C, CNE, COI
The Migrant Farm Worker Project was developed by nurse practitioners at a college of health sciences in the southeastern United States. The project provided opportunities for faculty and students from nursing, communication sciences and disorders, and nutrition to provide medical screenings and education for Hispanic migrant farm workers.

An Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Model (IPCP) for Enhancing Population Health and Care Transitions
Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FACHE, FAAN; and Connie White-Williams, PhD, RN, NE-BC, FAAN
This presentation will discuss early findings following the implementation of an IPCP used within an academic-practice partnership to enhance health outcomes and care transitions in an underserved patient population. Leadership and partnership strategies used to facilitate IPCP and care coordination will also be identified.

Session: H 03

Special Session

How to Amend Your STTI Chapter to Add a College of Nursing or Practice Setting
Jenny Hoffman, BS
STTI chapters can officially expand by adding an institution of higher education or practice setting. Learn the requirements, process, and timeline to officially expand your chapter.

Session: H 04

Special Session

Secrets of the Most Successful Nurse Educators
Suzanne Prevost, PhD, RN, FAAN
Come and learn what it takes and how to become a highly successful leader as a nurse educator. Then, begin planning your next steps to leave a powerful legacy as an educator.

Session: H 05

Promoting Health Policy

Using Twitter to Engage Nurses in Policy Debate to Inform Health Strategy
Siobhan O’Connor, BSc, CIMA, CBA, RN, FHEA
How social media was used by the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Scotland to engage nurses in a debate about the future of the profession will be presented. Key topics discussed during the Twitter chat and how effective this medium was to inform health policy will be outlined.

The Challenges of Online Education With Respect to Accessing Health Policy Expertise
Patricia A. Brennan, PhD, RN, DFNAP
In an effort to provide "social presence" in the online environment, this project integrated synchronous dialogue about relevant health policy issues. Exposure to researchers, clinicians, and policy makers provides opportunities to bridge geographical gaps across programs and disciplines while suggesting other models of interprofessional education through shared resources and expertise.

Session: H 06

Chronic Illness Management

American Lymphedema Framework Project: An Overview of 8 Years in Moving the Lymphedema Field Forward
Jane Armer, PhD, RN, CLT, FAAN; Nathan C. Armer, MEd; and Joseph L. Feldman, MD, CLT-LANA
The origin, mission, goals, and structure of the American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP) will be shared, along with summaries of stakeholder meetings held over a 8-year span; processes and outcomes of 10 published systematic reviews; other professional publications; collaborations between multidisciplinary colleagues and students; and exemplars of ALFP projects.

Insomnia and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
Susan M. Sereika, PhD; Eileen R. Chasens, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Letitia Y. Graves, MSN, RN-BC
Sleep is a basic physiological need required for optimal well-being. This session will describe the effects of insomnia on the physical and mental health-related quality of life in persons with type 2 diabetes.

Session: H 07

Special Session

Sigma Theta Tau International Global Initiative
Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN
The Global Initiatives department focuses on five key strategies: Global Expansion; the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing; Relationship Building; Member Engagement and Member Growth. This session will include discussion on STTI’s global initiatives, and invite dialogue on efforts to enhance member growth and engagement.

Session: H 08

Children in the Intensive Care Unit

Newly Licensed Nurses' Experiences With End-of-Life in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Maureen Hillier, DNP, RN, CCRN
Many newly licensed nurses seek to start their careers in the PICU setting. This research will help academic and hospital educators learn to better prepare newly licensed pediatric nurses for the experience of caring for the dying child while also honoring and supporting the family.

Factors Affecting Time Nurses Spend With Fathers in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Gina Clarkson, PhD, ARNP, NNP-BC; and Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD, MBA, RN
This purpose of this presentation is to describe nursing perceptions of factors affecting family-centered care of the father in the NICU. In addition, implications for nursing practice, administrative policy, and future research will be discussed.

Session: H 09

Clinical Practice Initiatives

Advance Care Planning (ACP) Training: Your Role as a Nursing Leader
Jessica Tully, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN, CNML; and Carol Boswell, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
A growing need for ACP exists, yet training for healthcare teams on ACP is often nonexistent. This session will provide an overview of the development of an ACP program. Participants will discuss how leaders can ensure that healthcare teams have the training to instill confidence regarding end-of-life discussions.

Factors Associated With the Completeness of Nursing Process Documentation on Health Institutions
Ruth Natalia Teresa Turrini, PhD, MSN, RN; Erika de Souza Guedes, PhD, RN; Regina Márcia Cardoso de Sousa, PhD, MSN, RN; Lilia de Souza Nogueira, PhD, MSN, RN; Mariana Alvina dos Santos, PhD, MSN, RN; Bernardo dos Santos, MSc, BS; and Diná de Almeida Lopes Monteiro da Cruz, PhD, MSN, RN
This session will explain the association between selected variables and the completeness of the documentation of the nursing process in hospitals and ambulatory care settings.

Session: H 10

Culturally Diverse HIV Health Education

Sex Education in the Mosque: An Abstinence-Based Approach to Prevent HIV, STDs, and Pregnancy
Shaakira Lateefa Abdul Razzaq, DNP, RN; Suzanne Willard, PhD, RN, APN-C, ANCC, FAAN; Prudence Arthur, DNP, RN; and Radhika Patel, DNP, RN
Religion often has a great impact on aspects of sexuality. Islam presents unique challenges with regard to sex education. Data will be presented on an adapted evidenced-based intervention. Recommendations will be made that can be utilized in designing and implementing programs with Muslim female adolescents.

Knowledge of HIV/AIDS Among Women in Rural Ugandan Villages
Linda Johanson, EdD, MS(n), RN, CCNE
Women in sub-saharan Africa have a disproportionate risk for HIV infection, and it is unclear how much education about this condition reaches rural areas. To assess the scope and knowledge of women in rural Uganda about HIV/AIDS, two focus groups of women were interviewed.

Session: H 11

Transitions in Care of the Older Adult

Effects of Care Arrangements on Chinese Older Adults' Relocation to Long-Term Care Facilities
Jing Wang, MSN; Bei Wu, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE; Wei Pan, PhD; and Qing Yang, PhD
China's population is experiencing the most rapid aging process in the world. Elder care in China has become a growing public concern. This study was among the first to use national longitudinal survey data to examine how different care arrangements would affect institutionalization among Chinese community-dwelling older adults.

Participatory Approach to Build Capacity: Nurse-Led Research to Overcome Insufficient Mobility in Hospitalized Older Adults
Gordana Dermody, PhD, RN, CNL; and Ruth A. Bryant, PhD, RN, CWOCN
Participants will discover the importance of using a participatory approach to involve bedside nurses and other disciplines in the conduct of nurse-led research to overcome insufficient older adult mobilization. Further, participants will learn how this approach may serve as a springboard to build capacity for nurse-led research at the bedside.

Session: H 12

Fall Prevention in the Aging Adult

Perceived Quality of Life Following Falls: Voices of Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Anthony A. Adeniran, DNP, MSN, RN, PCA,
This presentation will discuss community-dwelling older adults’ perceived quality of life following the experience of falls. Study participants expressed the measures taken to reduce risks for falling, heightened awareness vulnerability, and how the fear of falling influenced their perceived quality of life.

Exploring the Effects of Tai Chi Training on Balance and Balance Confidence
Angela K. Wooton, PhD, RN, FNP-C
This study explored the effects of a tai chi program on balance and balance confidence in a group of community-dwelling older adults, ages 65 years and older.

Session: H 13

Global Influences on Cancer Screening

Influence of Muslim Fatalistic Beliefs on Breast Cancer-Screening Behaviour of Women: A Systematic Review
Esra Al-Khasawneh, DNSc, MSN, RN, FAAN
This session will discuss findings and implications from a systematic review that explored the role of Muslim fatalism in breast cancer-screening behaviour of Arab Muslim women. It will emphasize the significance of religious fatalistic beliefs in policies and programmes related to health promotion in Arab Muslim women.

Understanding Patient-Level Variables That Influence Lung Cancer-Screening Behavior and the Nurse's Role
Lisa Carter-Harris, PhD, RN, ANP-C; and Susan M. Rawl, PhD, RN, FAAHB, FAAN
Lung cancer screening has recently been approved in the U.S. Screening uptake is low in the target patient population. Nurses are well-positioned to educate high-risk patients about screening, but it is critical that the variables that influence screening from the patient's perspective are understood to design effective patient educational materials.

Session: H 14

Promoting Physical Activity in Women

Physical Activity in U.S. Asian Indian Women: Comparison of Acculturation Level and Immigrant Status
Nitha Mathew Joseph, PhD, RN; Sandra K. Hanneman, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Sheryl L. Bishop, PhD
This presentation will inform the audience about the relationships between physical activity, acculturation level, and immigrant status in Asian Indian women in the United States.

Midlife African American Women's Maintenance of Lifestyle Physical Activity
JoEllen Wilbur, PhD, RN, FAAN; Lynne Braun, PhD, APN, FAAN; Susan Buchholz, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP; and Arlene Miller, PhD, RN, FAAN
During this presentation, African American women's maintenance of physical activity 1 to 3 years after completion of the Women's Lifestyle Physical Activity program will be examined. The 48-week program included six culturally tailored group meetings held throughout the year at community-based health facilities along with telephone calls.

Session: H 15

Use of Big Data to Influence Nursing Care

Data Acquisition Collaboration for Nursing-Cost Study Using
Peggy A. Jenkins, PhD, RN; and Esther M. Chipps, PhD, MS, BSN, NEA-BC
The science of “big data” provides a great enhancement and new methodological approaches to understand the complex question of nursing costs associated with patient care and outcomes. This presentation will include an overview of the complexities of data acquisition and the collaborations among multiple stakeholders used in one research study.

Analytical Challenges in the Era of Big Data
Alvin D. Jeffery, RN-BC, CCRN-K, FNP-BC
This presentation will use an exemplar to illustrate, and propose solutions to, commonly encountered problems in large clinical datasets, such as data acquisition/management, missing data, statistical model assumptions, and model evaluation.

Session: H 16

Socioeconomic Effects in Pediatrics

Association Between Household Resources and Child Mortality: Ghana as a Case Study
Jerry John Nutor, MSN, BSN, RN; Jaime C. Slaughter-Acey, PhD, MPH; and Janice F. Bell, PhD, MN, MPH, RN
Social determinants of health have been identified as key contributors to the health statuses of adults and children. One category of social determinants of health is household resources. This presentation will focus on the contribution of various household resources to children's survival in developing countries.

Parenting Bedtime Behaviors and Sleep Among Toddlers Living With Socioeconomic Adversity
Monica Roosa Ordway, PhD, APRN, IBCLC; Nancy Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN; Craig Canapari, MD; Sangchoon Jeon, PhD; and Lois Sadler, PhD, PNPBC, FAAN
Consistent with other health disparities, sleep disparities occur in children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged homes, and emerging literature suggests that this disparity begins at age 12 months. This presentation will report findings of a study conducted with toddlers (ages 12-15 months) and their parents living in socioeconomically disadvantaged homes.

Session: H 17

Special Session

Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy Sustainable Advancements in Nursing Education
Deborah Cleeter Bailey, EdD, MSN, RN; Larry Z. Slater, PhD, RN-BC, CNE; Barbara J. Patterson, PhD, RN, ANEF; Jackie L. Michael, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC; Jodie C. Gary, PhD, RN; and Carolyn Hart, PhD, RN, CNE
Developing effective and successful leaders in nursing education requires intentionally guided self-awareness and behavioral change. The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy, presented in partnership with Elsevier Foundation, provides an intense personal and professional development experience designed to foster career success, promote nurse faculty retention and cultivate high performing supportive work environments in academe.

Concurrent Sessions I

9:30-10:15 a.m. (0930-1015)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: I 01

Promoting Health in Obese Patients

A College and a University Collaborating on “Moving On” Project: Reducing Hispanic Childhood Obesity
Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, MSN, MA, BSN, RN-BC, FAAN; Nora Hernandez-Pupo, MSN, RN; Yolanda Nitti, MSN, RN; Giannina Santos, DNP, MSN, ARNP; Guillermo Valdes, DNP, RN-BC; Kathleen Muniz, MSN, RN; and Yamina Alvarez, DNP, RN
Twenty-five collegiate ASN/RN-BSN students participated with 56 children at summer camp and nine university BSN students participated with 42 students in an elementary school in the "Let's Move" project. Children (ages 4-15) completed five pre-/post-tests involving food cutouts, plates with appropriate portions, nutritional requirements, and how to read labels.

Using Motivational Interviewing to Address Obesity: A Global Perspective
Juanita L. Wilson, DNP, NP-C, COHN-S
This presentation will introduce an evidence-based practice (EBP) project that can be used to address the global health problem of obesity. After this presentation, participants will be able to construct an EBP project plan and generalize the use of motivational interviewing to mitigate obesity within the commercial truck driver populations.

Session: I 02

Education Strategies in Academia

Self-Leadership in Male Learner Nurses During Their Training at a College in South Africa
Shahnaaz Mia, MCur, RN, RM
The study examined the best experiences of South African male learner nurses during their 4-year diploma programme, and its results should be of great interest to all involved in the education and training of nurses. It is relevant and important to gain insight into the plight of the male nurse.

Choosing Wisely©: Registered Nurse and Advance Practice Registered Nurse Knowledge Assessment
Pamela J. Bradshaw, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN-K
The Choosing Wisely® campaign supports conversations between practitioners, patients, and families to help patients choose care that is supported by evidence, avoids duplicate tests or procedures, is actually necessary, and causes no harm. This session will reveal results of a survey that evaluated the perception of nurses regarding this campaign.

Session: I 03

Culturally Diverse Geriatric Health Practices

The Experiences of Elderly Immigrants of Mexican Origin With Life-Limiting Illness: A Critical Ethnography
Sandra Scott Lee, PhD, RN, CNE
This study examined the health experiences of elderly Mexican immigrants with life-limiting illnesses. Attendees will learn how study participants reacted to diagnoses, responded to illnesses, and related to healthcare providers. The patients' emotional needs when diagnosed and learning to manage their illnesses, and the role of nurses will be discussed.

“I Should Have Come Sooner”: A Qualitative Study Describing Care Preferences of Elders With HF
Victoria Vaughan Dickson, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, CRNP; Saul Blecker, MD, MHS; Corita Grudzen, MD, FACEP; Stuart Katz, MD, MPH; Billy A. Caceres, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, AHNP; Melissa Martelly, MSN, RN; Tina Sadarangani, MSN, RN; and Caroline Blaum, MD, MS
This qualitative study explores the most common reasons that elder patients with heart failure present to the emergency department and care preferences including barriers and facilitators to home discharge. Results suggest that future interventions should focus on addressing unique social support and care-coordination needs as well as deficits in self-care.

Session: I 04

Closing the Theory-Practice Gap

Using Competency Testing to Close the Practice Gap With Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Patricia A. Sharpnack, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF; Kimberly Dillon-Bleich, MSN, RN; and Lauren Patton, MSN, RN, CCRN, CHSE
Systematic use of competency testing fosters success in students' transition to clinical nursing practice. Chi-square analysis found a relationship between standardized assessments, NCLEX passage, clinical decision-making, and quality and safety competencies. Reliable assessments that support a safe transition to practice are essential in nursing education.

Theory-Practice Gap: Perceptions of Nurse Faculty, Nursing Students, and Clinicians in Ghana
David Abdulai Salifu, BSN, RGN
The purpose of this presentation is to illuminate the nature and scope of the theory-practice gap from the perspective of nursing faculty, nursing students, and clinicians in Ghana.

Session: I 05

Enhancing the Inpatient Hospital Experience

Perception and Acceptance of Hospital Meals Among Inpatients in a Tertiary Hospital in Nigeria
Funmilola Adenike Faremi, MSc (Nsg), BNSc, RN, RM, RPHN; Omowumi R. Salau, MSc (Nsg), BNSc, RN, RM, RPHN; and Adeyinka T. Ajayi, BNSc, RN, RM
Hospital food service remains a widespread problem all over the world due to the important role it plays in patient recovery and satisfaction with the overall hospital experience. Hence, this study assessed patients’ perception and acceptance of hospital meals to improve the quality of hospital food, thus promoting patients’ health.

Nurse-Led Mobilization Activities in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Settings
Deonni P. Stolldorf, PhD, RN; Mary S. Dietrich, PhD; and Cathy A. Maxwell, PhD, MSN, RN
ICU patient mobilization is imperative for positive patient outcomes following critical illness. Patient- and non-patient-related barriers to ICU patient mobilization have been reported. This study explored nurse-led mobilization practices in two community hospitals’ ICU settings and reported on variability in practices after controlling for patient characteristics.

Session: I 06

Functional Status of Oncology Patients

The Power Over Pain Coaching Intervention Improves Functional Status in African Americans With Cancer Pain
April Vallerand, PhD, RN, FAAN; Susan M. Hasenau, PhD, RN, NNP, CTN-A; and Thomas Templin, PhD
African Americans report higher levels of pain, more pain-related distress, and lower functional status. With its affective nature, antecedents to distress are more amenable to intervention. The Power Over Pain Coaching Intervention reduces pain-related distress and improves function by increasing patients' perceived control over pain.

Effect of Exercise Training on Vascular Function in Cancer Survivors: A Meta-Analysis
Rhys I. Beaudry, MSc; Yuanyuan Liang, PhD; Steven T. Boyton, BS, GSR; Wesley Tucker, PhD, RD; R. Matthew Brothers, PhD; Kathryn M. Daniel, PhD, RN, ANPBC, GNP-BC; and Mark Haykowsky, PhD
This meta-analysis examined the effect of exercise training on vascular function and exercise capacity across the cancer-survivorship continuum. Four eligible trials, including 82 survivors randomized to exercise training and 81 to nonexercise training control, were reviewed. Exercise training improved vascular function and exercise capacity across all studies.

Session: I 07

Global Perspectives on HIV Prevention

Factors Contributing to Irregular Attendance in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV Services
Marie Claire Uwamahoro, MSN, BSN, RN
The main challenge that PMTCT services faces is the irregular attendance of women. This study assessed the factors contributing to irregular attendance at PMTCT services.

Predictors of Internet Use for HIV Prevention Among Hispanic Women in South Florida
Natalia Villegas, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC; Rosina Cianelli, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, IBCLC; Lila de Tantillo, BSN, RN; Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano, DrPH, RN, FAAN; Brian E. McCabe, PhD; Giovanna De Oliveira, PhD, ARNP, ANP-C, PMHNP-BC; and Lilian Ferrer, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN
The purpose of this study was to describe the use of technology and technology preferences to learn about HIV and to assess predictors of Internet usage for HIV prevention among Hispanic women in south Florida.

Session: I 08

Health Promotion for Patients With Kidney Disease

Novel Barriers to Exercise for Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
Mary F. Hannan, MSN, APN, AGACNP-BC; and Ulf G. Bronas, PhD, ATC, FSVM, FAHA
This abstract will report findings of an integrative review on patient-identified barriers to exercise for patients with chronic kidney disease. Fatigue and self-reporting of comorbid health problems were the most commonly reported barriers. These findings present a unique opportunity for nurses to assess, intervene, and educate to promote exercise adherence.

Causation and Confounding Factors for 30-Day Readmission of Kidney Transplant Patients: A Descriptive Study
Jean Dowling Dols, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE; and Katie A. Chargualaf, PhD, RN, CMSRN
Study identifies and describes the risk factors and causes for 30-day readmission post kidney transplant for adults 18 years of age and older in a southern U.S. region demonstrating findings unique to the region and its culturally diverse population. Findings enable readmission reduction strategies to be individualized for the population.

Session: I 09

Improving Education Through Simulation

Measuring Nurse Tutor Simulation Education Confidence and Competence Following a Collaborative Nursing Education Certificate Program
Mary E. Mckay, DNP, ARNP, CNE; Deborah Salani, DNP, PMHNP-BC, ARNP, NEBC; and Jill Steiner Sanko, PhD, BA, BSN, RN, ARNP-BC, CHSE-A
A collaborative international partnership was developed to offer a hybrid nursing education certificate program for Guyanese tutors in an effort to advance global nursing education and increase the workforce. Post-program data revealed increased nurse tutor self-reported levels of competence and confidence regarding knowledge and the use of simulation education strategies.

The Effect of Evaluator Training on Reliability in High-Stakes Assessment Simulations: Pilot Study Results
Jone Tiffany, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF; Linda Blazovich, DNP, RN, CNE; and Vicki Schug, PhD, RN, CNE
This presentation describes the results of a national pilot study conducted to test the effectiveness of a training intervention in producing intra- and inter-rater reliability among nursing faculty evaluating student performance in simulation. The lessons learned will inform best practices in high-stakes assessments and have shaped a national experimental study.

Session: I 10

Interventions in Birth Outcomes

The Critical Role of Fathers to Reduce Stillbirth in India
Lisa R. Roberts, DrPH, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CHES; and Susanne Montgomery, PhD, MPH
Stillbirth is a global public health burden with significant mental health sequelae for mothers, but less is known about its effect on fathers. In India, a women’s mindfulness-based intervention shows promise, but men’s needs are still unaddressed.

Should Our Approach for Reducing Poor Birth Outcomes Differ in Urban and Rural Populations?
Judy Griffin McCook, PhD, RN-BC; and Beth A. Bailey, PhD, MA, BS
Preterm birth (PTB) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) are significant health disparities in inner-city and rural regions that may need to be addressed differently. Results show that urban and rural women have different rates of predictors of these poor birth outcomes and predictive variables differ by region of residence.

Session: I 11

Nursing Students and the Care of Vulnerable Populations

Using Trigger Films as a Bariatric Sensitivity Intervention to Improve Nursing Students’ Attitudes and Beliefs
Margory A. Molloy, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE
Nurse educators are uniquely positioned to improve obesity-related attitudes and beliefs among prelicensure nursing students. A bariatric sensitivity intervention using six trigger films was designed and delivered to students. The project evaluated the effects of the intervention on students’ attitudes toward obesity and their beliefs about caring for obese patients.

What Do Nursing Students Know About the Homeless and Their Care Experiences? A Qualitative Study
Kim Schafer Astroth, PhD, RN; Cindy H. Kerber, PhD, PMHCNS, BC; Sheryl Henry Jenkins, PhD, APN, ACNP-BC, RN; and Wendy M. Woith, PhD, RN, FAAN
This qualitative study of nursing students' experiences and perceptions of care of the homeless will help with planning strategies to infuse care of the homeless into the nursing curriculum.

Session: I 12

Perinatal Health Promotion

Preconception Health Planning: Improving Outcomes
Julie A. Fitzgerald, PhD, RN, CNE
Preconception health planning is a global goal to improve birth outcomes, but less than half of pregnant woman report receiving education. This session will describe an educational intervention with 70 mothers of preterm infants. Risk assessment and motivational interviewing were used to engage women in lifestyle changes during the postpartum.

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Competency About Providing Perinatal Care to Women With Disabilities
Lorraine Byrnes, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNM, FAANP
This study reported findings of a survey conducted regarding knowledge, attitudes, and competency of WHNPs/CNMs providing perinatal care to women with disabilities. Few respondents reported having didactic or clinical exposure to this topic in their educational programs. Practice experience was the greatest predictor of comprehensive knowledge, positive attitude, and competency.

Session: I 13

Service Learning in Undergraduate Nursing

Service Learning and Development of Caring in Undergraduate Nursing Students
Teresa Dean, MSN, RN; Olga Van Dyke, MSN, RN, CAGS; and Betty Cheng, MSN, FNP-BC
Students' participation in a service learning program fostered the development of caring in undergraduate nursing students. Students' responses indicated self-growth and development in such areas as caring, compassion, and community involvement.

A Diabetes Camp Impacts Nursing Students and Children: Evaluation of an Interprofessional Service Learning Course
Jennifer L. Saylor, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, APRN-BC; and Christina Calmaro, PhD, RN, CRNP-BC
Faculty consistently search for unique teaching strategies to prepare nurses for the changing healthcare environment. Evaluation of a service learning course that included a diabetes camp found an increase in students’ (n=23) confidence levels and four themes. This course also enhanced clinical and life skills: teamwork, leadership, and conflict resolution.

Session: I 14

Promoting Safety and Clinical Outcomes

Adopting a High Performance Management System Utilizing a Lean Visual Management Tool to Sustain Improvements
Louise C. Rudden, MScN, RN, BScN, NP (Paed); Melody Hicks, BScN; Stephanie Lappan-Gracon, MN, BScN; Yogini Walli, MN, BScN, RN; Irene Koo, MHA, BSc, BScPT; and Rose Rivard, CPA, CA, BA (Hons)
To support managers and leaders in sustaining improvement, a High Performance Management System (HPMS) was adopted using a LEAN visual management tool. HPMS is an organizational framework that enables a culture of transparency and defines standard work for each tier of management that supports & improves work at all levels.

Improving Clinical Outcomes: A Study of the Impact of Audit and Feedback on Nurse Performance
Rebecca Clark, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN; and Kimberly Ferren Carter, PhD, RN
Individual variations in practice account for variations in clinical outcomes. In efforts to improve outcomes, individual nurses must incorporate clinical guidelines. This study explored the role of audit and feedback on nurse performance on departmental immunization rates and found it had a significant impact.

Session: I 15

Clinical Practice Strategies

Implementing Best Practices Using Appreciative Inquiry
Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN; Reynaldo R. Rivera, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Bernadette Khan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; and Wilhelmina M. Manzano, MA, RN, NEA-BC
The Appreciative Inquiry Model was implemented to enhance RN-to-RN interaction. The model was applied by taking the best evidence from the literature related to key areas central to enhancing RN-to-RN interaction: the bedside shift report and RN floating.

Development of a Practice Change Model to Incorporate Tradition-Based Nursing Practices
Annette M. Bourgault, PhD, RN, CNL; and Michele J. Upvall, PhD, RN, CNE
Qualitative, descriptive inquiry was used to explore factors influencing the use of tradition-based practices by critical care nurses, yielding a new model for practice changes that incorporates both evidence-based and tradition-based practices. Uncertainty regarding the scientific underpinnings of clinical nursing practice emerged as a major theme in the model.

Session: I 16

Promoting Research in Nursing

Measuring What Matters: A Multisite Study of Self-Reported and Objectively Measured Nursing EBP Knowledge
Darrell Spurlock, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF; Anglea McNelis, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, CNE; Amy Hagedorn Wonder, PhD, RN; and Pam Ironside, PhD, MS, BA, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Lacking well-developed objective measures, nursing education and practice-related knowledge, skills, and abilities are often measured using self-assessment tools. This session will report on a multi-site study of US nurses' EBP knowledge and the near zero correlation between self-reported and objectively measured EBP knowledge.

Adult Attachment Style and Family Presence Preference During Invasive Nursing Procedures
Nurten Kaya, PhD, RN
It was carried out in the descriptive and correlational type to examine the effect of adult attachment styles regarding that patients prefer family members during invasive nursing procedures. It was determined that the patients' adult attachment styles did not affect the status of demanding someone during invasive nursing procedures

Session: I 17

Special Session

Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy Sustainable Advancements in Nursing Education
Deborah Cleeter Bailey, EdD, MSN, RN; Larry Z. Slater, PhD, RN-BC, CNE; Barbara J. Patterson, PhD, RN, ANEF; Jackie L. Michael, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC; Jodie C. Gary, PhD, RN; and Carolyn Hart, PhD, RN, CNE
Developing effective and successful leaders in nursing education requires intentionally guided self-awareness and behavioral change. The Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy, presented in partnership with Elsevier Foundation, provides an intense personal and professional development experience designed to foster career success, promote nurse faculty retention and cultivate high performing supportive work environments in academe.


Concurrent Sessions J

1:30-2:45 p.m. (1330-1445)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: J 01

SYMPOSIUM: Building EBP Capacity and Getting Results: What a Difference One Year Makes

Building EBP Competence and Capacity By Leveraging Opportunities and Planning
Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, DFPNAP, NE-BC
This symposium describes the innovative work of a nationally recognized university-based EBP program in advancing EBP through a collaborative relationship with a large, Magnet designated Pediatric Health System to create a successful EBP program that is delivering improved care and significant outcomes.

Overcoming Buzzwords and Variability Through a Nurse EBP Mentor Program
Diedre Bricker, MSN, RN, CRRN, CPHIMS
This symposium describes the innovative work of a nationally recognized university-based EBP program in advancing EBP through a collaborative relationship with a large, Magnet designated Pediatric Health System to create a successful EBP program that is delivering improved care and significant outcomes.

EBP in Action: Ensuring Best Practice is Standard Practice
Kathleen Martinez, MSN, RN, CPN
This symposium describes the innovative work of a nationally recognized university-based EBP program in advancing EBP through a collaborative relationship with a large, Magnet designated Pediatric Health System to create a successful EBP program that is delivering improved care and significant outcomes.

Session: J 02

SYMPOSIUM: Cognitive and System Factors Impacting Nurses’ Postoperative Pain Management

Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare
Priyadarshini Pennathur, PhD
Health care work systems are complex, Human factors engineering is a scientific discipline concerned with matching people’s capabilities and limitations to design through application of scientific principles and methods. Human factors principles must be considered and used in health care systems around the world.

Cognitive and System Factors Impacting Nurses Postoperative Pain Management
Laura Cullen, DNP, RN, FAAN; and Toni Tripp-Reimer, PhD, RN, FAAN
Pain, a common patient experience has complex recommendations to guide practice. A qualitative study used observations, interviews and focus group to analyze cognitive and system factors during nurses’ pain management when caring for post-operative total knee replacement patients.

Evidence-Based Pain Management Solutions
Michele Farrington, BSN, RN, CPHON
Pain is a frequent, complex, important clinical condition with established practice recommendations. EBP is an expected standard for care, yet is not consistently provided. Provision of evidence-based pain management requires nurses to balance numerous factors, including patient preferences, individual responses to interventions, and coordination with colleagues.

Session: J 03

SYMPOSIUM: Engaging Non-Traditional and Innovative Partners Across the Nursing Research Process

Non-Traditional Community Partnerships for Recruiting Hispanic Research Participants
DeAnne K. Hilfinger Messias, PhD, MS, BAS, BS, RN, FAAN
Improved access to culturally and linguistically tailored health information through technology enhances healthcare access and outcomes for Hispanic immigrants. However, little is known about technology usage patterns for those living in recent settlement areas, and research poses unique challenges. This session describes non-traditional community partnerships to enhance research participant recruitment.

Innovative Academic-Retail Partnership for Carbon Monoxide Intervention Funding
Amber P. Williams, DNP, APRN, FNP, RNC-MNN
Carbon monoxide (CO) is the primary cause of US poison-related death; in South Carolina, the majority of homes do not have CO monitors, nor do EMS workers. This session describes innovative academic-retailer partnerships to fund and conduct intervention research on CO morbidity and mortality through increased access to CO alarms.

Partnering With Students to Enhance the Pipeline of Future Nursing Researchers
Courtney Catledge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Research is an integral part of nursing practice, yet undergraduate nursing and high school students considering a career in nursing rarely have exposure to nursing research. This session describes the formation, implementation, and evaluation of a unique research partnership between rural BSN and local high school students.

Responding to a Community-Partner Identified Knowledge Gap
Robin Dawson Estrada, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC; Edward B. Card, BS, MBA; and Anthony Scoggin, HS
Novel partners with specific expertise facilitate the identification of previously unknown knowledge gaps and the process of conducting research. This session describes the findings of a website review on fire safety messaging and autism, conducted in partnership with representatives of the South Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal (SCOSFM).

Session: J 04

SYMPOSIUM: International Collaboration: A Cross-Cultural Brazil and U.S. Perspective in Practice, Education, and Research

Establishing International Research Collaborations: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Diana Lynn Woods, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, FGSA, FAAN; Priscilla Souza, PhD, RN; Renee Pozza, PhD, MSN, RN, CNS, CFNP, FAASLD; Fernando Sanches, MSN, BSN; and Celia Caldas, PhD, RN
The presentation will focus on a research collaboration between a university School of Nursing in Rio de Janeiro and a university School of Nursing in California, United States. the experience and insights of establishing a collaboration, engaging students , establishing common approaches, and future plans for sustaining this collaboration.

How International Interchange Brings Benefits Into Professional Lives
Fernando Sanches, MSN, BSN; Priscilla Alfradique, PhD, RN; Diana Lynn Woods, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, FGSA, FAAN; and Renee Pozza, PhD, MSN, RN, CNS, CFNP, FAASLD
This project was created to promote interchange between two universities from differents countries, wich includes a limeted resources health system. This experience brings more self-confidence to individual, a sense of adventure in a nursing knowledge and skills to understand better other perspectives.

Student and Faculty International Exchanges
Renee Pozza, PhD, MSN, RN, CNS, CFNP, FAASLD; and Aja Lesh, PhD, RN, NP
A model of collaboration and exchange built upon a trusting relationship and mutual identification of goals and outcomes is an effective way to establish collaborative partnerships between two Schools of Nursing in two different countries.

Session: J 05

SYMPOSIUM: Improve Nursing Practice: Outcomes, Technologies, and Clinical Supervision

Validity and Reliability of Self-Management Style Instrument
Fernanda Bastos, PhD, MsC, RN; Alice Brito, PhD, McN, RN; and Filipe Miguel Soares Pereira, PhD, RN
Presentation of an instrument that through the characterization of personal features, different ways of living with the disease, and a self-report perception of behavior toward the therapeutic regimen. It allows identifying people with chronic illness with different styles of self-management and identifying the most vulnerable.

Clinical Utility of Self-Management Style Instrument
Alice Brito, PhD, McN, RN; Fernanda Bastos, PhD, MsC, RN; and Filipe Miguel Soares Pereira, PhD, RN
The use of an instrument, that indicate personal characteristics and behaviors towards health, allows to predict difficulties in self-management. In this presentation we show some results of the application of the “self-management style instrument”, its relationship with socio-demographic variables and its predictive values in clinical outcomes.

Nursing Outcomes Related to Self-Care
Maria Joana Campos, MScN, RN; and Abel Paiva Silva, PhD, MScN, RN
Participants should expect listen about: Nursing outcomes to improve quality of care and reflexive practice;nursing outcomes in context of long term care at home related to self-care, pressure ulcer and other aspects of the patient's health condition as well as the preparation of the family caregiver.

The Value of Educational Technology in Nursing Care: Benefits in Clinical Practice
Maria José Lumini Landeiro, PhD, MScN, RN; and Teresa Martins, PhD, MsC, RN
In the current scenario, it is important that health professionals use innovative educational plans using the new technologies of information and communication to address health problems.

Nursing Clinical Supervision in Integrated Continuous Care Unit
Regina M. Pires, MsC, RN; and Filipe Miguel Soares Pereira, PhD, RN
Clinical supervision (CS) is a facilitator process of professional support and learning with the purpose to improve practice, the quality and safety of care, based on interactive functions: formative, restorative and normative (Proctor, 1987).

Session: J 07

SYMPOSIUM: Psychological Stress and Multi-Omics Interactions on Health Disparities Among African Americans

Genetic and Perceived Racism-Discrimination on Blood Pressure Among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study
Jacquelyn Taylor, PhD, PNP-BC, RN, FAHA, FAAN
To address the paucity of research examining the interaction between genes and discrimination in blood pressure among African Americans, we conducted analyses of Jackson Heart Study participants. Candidate gene analysis indicated two SNPs in common for both discrimination interactions with systolic and diastolic blood pressures, respectively.

Effects of Perceived Racial Discrimination and DNA Methylation on Blood Pressure Among African American Women
Veronica Barcelona de Mendoza, PhD, MSN, RN, APHN-BC
To address the paucity of research examining the interaction between genes and discrimination in blood pressure among African Americans, we conducted analyses of women enrolled in the Intergenerational Blood Pressure Study. Responses to three discrimination instruments and DNA methylation were studied for effects on blood pressure.

Parenting Stress and DNA Methylation Among African- mericans in the Intergen Study
Michelle Wright, PhD, RN
To examine the relationship of DNA methylation and parenting stress among African American mothers and their children, we conducted analyses of Intergen participants. We identified differential DNA methylation in genes that are involved in stress signaling in mothers who reported higher levels of parenting stress.

Session: J 08

SYMPOSIUM: Improving Nursing Care and Outcomes for Patients Living With End-Stage Renal Disease

Sodium-Restricted Diets and Symptoms in End-Stage Renal Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Maya Nicole Clark-Cutaia, PhD, ACNP-BC, RN
Globally, two million patients are undergoing hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease. Hemodialysis patients have higher morbidity and mortality associated with adverse events and a complex treatment regimen. This symposium explores patient, provider, and system factors that can be leveraged to decrease adverse events, readmission, and improve symptom management and quality-of-life.

Nurse-Sensitive Indicators and Patient Transition Safety in Outpatient Hemodialysis Units
Charlotte Thomas-Hawking, PhD, RN
Globally, two million patients are undergoing hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease. Hemodialysis patients have higher morbidity and mortality associated with adverse events and a complex treatment regimen. This symposium explores patient, provider, and system factors that can be leveraged to decrease adverse events, readmission, and improve symptom management and quality-of-life.

Stakeholder Perspectives on Care Transition Needs of Patients on Hemodialysis Therapy
Olga F. Jarrín, PhD, RN
Globally, two million patients are undergoing hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease. Hemodialysis patients have higher morbidity and mortality associated with adverse events and a complex treatment regimen. This symposium explores patient, provider, and system factors that can be leveraged to decrease adverse events, readmission, and improve symptom management and quality-of-life.

Session: J 09

SYMPOSIUM: Translational Research: Dissemination and Implementation of Interventions From Research to Practice

Implementation of Project Students Are Sun Safe (SASS) in Rural and Underserved High Schools
Lois J. Loescher, PhD, RN, FAAN
University researchers partnered with a community education center to adapt and implement an existing, successful sun safety program into rural and underserved high schools adjacent to the Arizona-Mexico border using a CBPR framework and a peer-to-peer training model.

Implementation of a Diabetes Self-Management Intervention for Mexican American Families in the Arizona-Mexico Border Region
Marylyn M. McEwen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Refinement, implementation and testing of a culturally tailored diabetes self-management education community-based intervention for Mexican American adults with Type 2 diabetes and their family members will be described. A CBPR approach for refinement, implementation and testing, and challenges for future research before dissemination, the next translational phase, will be discussed.

Dissemination and Implementation of Colon Cancer Screening Program for Latinos Living Near the U.S.-Mexico Border
Laura Szalacha, EdD, RN
Recent trends in increased colorectal cancer screening test utilization are not mirrored in poor and minority populations. We will detail the process of conducting a dissemination and implementation study in the context of our presently funded D & I program.

Dissemination and Implementation of a Cervical Cancer Screen and Treatment Program in Ethiopia
Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN
Cervical cancer incidence and mortality are rising in Ethiopia. With low resources for cancer treatment, prevention of cervical cancer is a key strategy to decreasing incidence. This presentation is describes dissemination and implementation research in the context of a cervical cancer screen and treat program in Gondar, Ethiopia.

Session: J 10

SYMPOSIUM: Advancing Science in Community-Engaged Research: Increasing Capacity to Reach Diverse Populations and Address Health Disparities

Community-Engaged Strategies for Recruitment and Retention of Asian Immigrant Women in a Church-Based Randomized Trial
Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, FAAN
We will discuss main findings from a focus group study to identify facilitators of effective recruitment and retention of Asian American immigrant women in a church-based randomized clinical trial and suggest future directions.

Training and Consultation are Effective Strategies to Build Capacity for Community-Engaged Research
Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP
We will describe institutional efforts to build capacity for community engaged research among researchers, students and our local community through education and training, establishment of translational research communities for investigators, and the development of Community Research Advisory Councils and report iterative evaluation data and implications for future capacity building efforts.

Church-Based Recruitment of African Immigrants: Evidence and Lessons Learned From the Afro-Cardiac Study
Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, RN; Joycelyn Cudjoe, BSN, RN; and Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP
African immigrants (AIs) are a growing yet understudied immigration population in the US. Churches that serve the AI population are a feasible and ideal setting for conducting community-based research to understand the cardiovascular health of AIs. The evidence and lessons learned from the Afro-Cardiac Study¬Ě among AIs will be presented.

Contribution of Community-Research Advisory Councils to Research Institutions: An Effective Strategy to Inform Community-Engaged Research
Sabianca Delva, BSN, RN
Community engaged research (CER) provides a platform for maintaining equitable partnerships with community members and researchers. This approach can be challenging when there is a divergence between community acceptance and the scientific agenda. Community research advisory councils can facilitate connections between community stakeholders and academic institutions.

Session: J 11

SYMPOSIUM: Nursing Research on Sexual Assault: Utilizing Data to Increase Knowledge and Improve Practice

Descriptive Study of 2,300 Sexual Assault Victims: Identifying Vulnerabilities to Promote Healthy Communities
Leslie W. Miles, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
The purpose of this presentation is to share results from a nursing research study on demographic findings and rape crime factors of a retrospective study (cases from 2010 to 2014) of sexual assault victims (N = 2,350) in a Western state in the United States.

Understanding Peritraumatic Symptoms of Sexual Assault: Transforming Nursing Care of Victims Worldwide
Linda Mabey, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC
This presentation shares findings from a retrospective chart review on the incidence of peri-traumatic symptoms, including loss of consciousness and memory loss, of patients seen for a forensic medical examination following sexual assault. Predictors of peri-traumatic symptoms will be explored.

Sexual Assault Evidence Kits: Interprofessional Research on Submission Rates and Implications on Practice
Julie Valentine, PhD, RN, CNE, SANE-A
This presentation shares findings from an interprofessional research study linking forensic nurses and scientists in exploring the submission rates of sexual assault kits and their predicting variables, and the impact of these findings on a Western state in the United States.

Session: J 12

SYMPOSIUM: Addressing the Global Burden of Alcohol Use in Nursing Curricula

Integrating Alcohol-Use-Related Content in Nursing Curricula
Deborah S. Finnell, DNS, RN, FAAN
There is a strong evidence base for alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT). Nurses are in key roles to deliver these clinical strategies. However, there is little content addressing the continuum of alcohol use to alcohol use disorder. Innovative curricula are needed.

Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment: Evidence for Use in Older Adults
Bryan R. Hansen, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, ACNS-BC
As the baby boomer cohort enters older adulthood, alcohol use is expected to rise as a public health concern among older adults. This presentation examines the evidence for alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for older adults. Key considerations for minimizing risk are also highlighted.

Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Nurses Working With Persons With HIV/AIDS
Michael Sanchez, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
Alcohol use among people living with HIV (PLWH) can have deleterious effects on health outcomes. By using the guided step-by-step intervention offered in this presentation, nurses working with PLHW can screen, provide brief intervention and referral to treatment, to promote positive health outcomes in this population.

Session: J 13

End-of-Life Care

The Closing Composition: End-of-Life Communication Strategies
Mary J. Isaacson, PhD, RN, CHPN; and Mary E. Minton, PhD, RN, CNS, CHPN
Nursing is an integral part of end-of-life care, which is indicated for more than 19 million adults (IAHPC, 2016; WHO, 2016). Challenging conversations involving essential nursing communication strategies for end-of-life decision-making were framed within the overarching qualitative pattern of the closing composition. Implications for practice and education were emphasized.

Symptom Burden of Critically Ill Patients at High Risk of Dying: Reliability of Proxy Reports
Peggy Kalowes, PhD, MSN, RN, CNS, FAHA
This session reports study findings of reported symptom burden in ICU, at-risk for dying, validating concordance of proxy use, when patients can no longer self-report. An integrated approach to symptom assessment/treatment and strategies to use proxies in ICU will be shared, so clinicians can provide optimal symptom management at EOL.

Shall We Let Them Die?: Factors Influencing the Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment in ICU
Fiona D. Foxall, MA, BSc, DPSN, PGCE (FAHE), RN
Using narrative inquiry, stories of withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment in ICU were analysed to determine the factors influencing the decision-making process. Ethical perspectives of nurses and physicians differ. and links between lack of collaboration, moral distress, and professional conflict have been determined.

Session: J 14

Promoting Interprofessional Teams

Interprofessional Collaboration: Nurses and Physicians Continue to View Collaboration Differently
Tanna Thomason, PhD, RN-BC, CNS, PCCN; and Belinda M. Toole, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS
The purpose/target audiences of this presentation are healthcare leaders who want to learn methodologies to assess the nurse – physician interprofessional collaborative environment. Attendees will learn how perceptions of collaboration vary by provider role and/or practice area and the interpersonal interactions that are critical to collaborative practice.

Post-Graduation Follow-Up of Graduates of an Interprofessional Simulation Curriculum: Is IPE Important in Clinical Settings?
Sharon Cannon, EdD, RN, ANEF; Saju Joseph, MD, FACS; and Adrian R. Mulig, BSN, RN, CVRN
Interprofessional Education(IPE) has become an integral part of education for all health professionals; however, little data exists to determine if this model is helpful in clinical practice. This results in a gap between education and practice. This presentation focuses on post-graduate results of an IPE curriculum in a clinical setting.

Empirical Evidence of Theorized Clinical Nurse Leader Integrated Care Delivery Model Domains
Elizabeth Spiva, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN; Miriam Bender, PhD, RN; Wei Su, PhD, MS; and Lisle Hites, PhD, MEd
The study focuses on a new innovative nursing model -Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) integrated care delivery model- and generates theory and evidence reflecting clinical importance and policy-education impact about how this care delivery model functions to achieve outcomes for patient populations with acute and chronic disease care needs.

Session: J 15a

Special Session

“Finding a Balance Point”: A Concept Central to Family Caregiving for Older Persons in Taiwan
Yea-Ing Lotus Shyu, PhD, RN
A series of studies from theory development to theory testing and its application in the family caregiving process for vulnerable older persons will be presented.

Session: J 15b

Special Session

Computer-Tailored Interventions to Increase Cancer Screening: Building a Program of Research
Susan M. Rawl, PhD, RN, FAAHB, FAAN
The presenter will share her extensive program of research that is focused on developing and testing computer-tailored interventions that are designed to increase cancer screening. Her research has primarily centered on screening for colorectal cancer, a preventable disease that is the third-leading cancer killer in the United States.

Session: J 16a

Special Session

Advancing Research and Researcher Training by International Research Collaboration
Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, PhD, Lic HC, MSc, RN, RM
This presentation will discuss current experiences of international research collaboration between European and USA partners in advancing care of cancer patients and their family caregivers. This session will highlight the importance of a long-standing program of research for knowledge development as well as impact on health policy and practice.

Session: J 16b

Special Session

Developing the Evidence for Airway Management of Critically-Ill Ventilated Patients
Mary Lou Sole, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN, FCCM
This program describes a trajectory of research to build the evidence for best practices for airway management in critically ill ventilated patients. Discussion will focus on practices including suctioning and management of the endotracheal tube in adult patients.

Session: J 17

Special Session

Publishing: A Career Road for You?
Susan Gennaro, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
This is an interactive session for those interested in how nurses can help in dissemination of quality work through roles other than authorship. Additionally, there will be a discussion of how much time each of these activities take so that participants can think about whether or not they wish to become involved in publication activities.

Concurrent Sessions K

3:30-4:00 p.m. (1530-1600)


Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: K 01

Special Session

From Cherry Ame’s Nursing Dreams to Sigma Theta Tau International Hall of Fame
Jane M. Armer, PhD, RN, CLT, FAAN
The presentation will share the story of progressing from the childhood dreams of becoming a nurse through the journey to becoming a successful nurse clinician, educator, and researcher.

Session: K 02

Special Session

The Nurse Scientist in a Practice Organization
Diane L. Carroll, PhD, RN, FAAN
This educational activity will describe the role of the nurse scientist in creating a spirit of inquiry, designing clinical meaningful projects to answer research questions with nurses, testing interventions to improve patient outcomes, and disseminating research findings.

Session: K 03

Special Session

The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame: One Nurse’s Journey
Trisha Lynette Dunning, PhD, MEd, AM, RN, CDE, ACN-DLF
The presentation will describe Professor Trisha’s Dunning’s journey to the STTI International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and her key learnings along the way using stories.

Session: K 04

Special Session

Getting the Most Out of Existing Data Sources for Nursing Research Questions
Veronica D. Feeg, PhD, RN, FAAN
This is a special session prepared to summarize several studies that each launched from prior work. Over the years, these studies have in common the use of existing or available data sources to generate nursing research questions that combine clinical and methodological areas of inquiry.

Session: K 05

Special Session

Lymphedema Symptom Science: Precision Phenotyping, Genotyping, and Intervention
Mei R. Fu, PhD, RN, FAAN
This presentation focuses on the methods for precision phenotyping and investigating biological mechanisms of symptoms to develop an innovative and pragmatic assessment and precision interventions for lymphedema. Methods of deep phenotyping, genomic approach to understand biological underpinnings of disease conditions, and ways to develop mHealth intervention will be discussed.

Session: K 06

Special Session

Using the Decisional Involvement Scale (DIS) to Gauge Staff Nurse Unit Decisional Involvement
Donna S. Havens, PhD, RN, FAAN
The Decisional Involvement Scale (DIS) will be discussed as a measure of staff nurse reports of actual and desired involvement in decisions on the nursing unit. Use of the scale and DIS findings will be shared. Implications for nurse leaders and shared governance will be discussed.

Session: K 07

Special Session

The Tale of Two Tengu: A Program of Research in a Child’s World
Christine Kennedy, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC, FAAN
Highlights from a career program of research focused on the influence of illness, media, and culture on children’s health will be shared. From children’s TV habits and behavior in working-class neighborhoods to influencing health policy engagement, this précis will demonstrate the tenet that ”research is all about relationships.”

Session: K 08

Special Session

A Program of Research: Cancer Symptom Management
Susan C. McMillan, PhD, MS, PhD, ARNP, FAAN
Dr. McMillan will review her program of research in cancer symptom management. She will report her early descriptive studies that led to her later funded clinical trials.

Session: K 09

Special Session

Nurse-Initiated Protocols Save Lives: The QASC Trial
Sandy Middleton, PhD, RN
This session will showcase a program of rigorously conducted implementation research evaluating the effectiveness of nurse-initiated care. Three inter-linked studies demonstrate the progress of evidence generation (seminal research from a randomised controlled trial), evidence of effect sustainability (longer-term effects) and evidence translation (statewide roll-out of the intervention).

Session: K 10

Special Session

Physical Restraint and Falls in Older Hospitalized Adults: Where Do We Go From Here?
Lorraine Mion, PhD, RN, FAAN
At the end of this session, participants will be able to (1) describe the history of physical restraint associated with hospital fall prevention, (2) identify organizational-, nurse-, and patient-level strategies to reduce physical restraint and falls, and (3) identify new directions of research to decrease restraint and fall rates.

Session: K 11

Special Session

Self-Management of Insomnia Among Patients With Stable Heart Failure: Evolution of a Research Program
Nancy S. Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
The purpose of this presentation is to explain the evolution of a program of research focused on self-management of insomnia among patients with stable heart failure (HF).

Session: K 12

Special Session

Research Passages in Cancer Symptom Management and Lymphedema
Sheila Hedden Ridner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Ridner will discuss her program of research in cancer symptom management and lymphedema. Measurement development, descriptive, and interventional research studies will be covered. The implications of the program of research on policy, clinical care, and mentoring of a new generation of nurse scholars will also be discussed.

Session: K 13

Special Session

Improving Health and Wellness for Persons With Chronic and Disabling Conditions: Evidence for Practice
Alexa K. Stuifbergen, PhD, RN, FAAN
This presentation will summarize a 25-year program of research describing the impact of health promotion behaviors on quality of life for persons with a range of chronic and disabling conditions. Findings from studies using both descriptive and experimental designs and qualitative and quantitative methods will be discussed.

Session: K 14

Special Session

The Evolving World of Qualitative Methodology as a Tool for Nursing Knowledge Development
Sally Thorne, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCAHS
In this session, Dr. Thorne positions nursing’s powerful contributions to qualitative methodology over past decades, illustrating how our discipline has extracted ideas from the social sciences, applied them to its own distinctive epistemological direction, and generated knowledge forms ideally suited to translation and integration into practice thinking.

Session: K 15

Special Session

The Postpartum Transition: A Critical Life Course Juncture for Women’s Behavioral and Psychosocial Health
Lorraine O. Walker, EdD, MPH, RN
The postpartum period is often seen as a brief stage of transient importance in the life course. This session will present a re-visioning of the postpartum period as one of consequence for both maternal and infant health and well-being.

Session: K 16

Special Session

Feeding and Dementia: Bridging the Gap
Roger Watson, PhD, RN, FRCN, FEANS, FFNMRCSI, FAAN
As an inductee into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, this presenter will describe the development of the Edinburgh Feeding Evaluation in Dementia Scale.

Session: K 17

Special Session

Can’t Sleep at Night, Can’t Function During the Day: Effect of Sleepiness on Daily Behaviors
Terri E. Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN
This session will present a program of research exploring the impact of sleep disorders on daily functioning and response to treatment. Emphasis will be on how sleepiness affects multiple behaviors and how this is evaluated. Also considered will be why some with sleep disorders display daytime sleepiness while others do not.


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