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Nursing Faculty News and Accomplishments

Faculty Scholarly Productivity and Accomplishments

2013-2014

April 5, 2014

It is our pleasure to announce that Ms. Karen Link, RN, MSN, CNS, CNE was awarded the Excellence in Teaching award by the Ohio League for Nursing at the Annual OLN education Summit held in Columbus, Ohio!!! The educator selected for this award is chosen from nominees throughout the state.....so this is an incredible recognition - and well deserved! Those of us that attended the Summit were filled with pride for her - and Ursuline College.

 

Karen Link was recognized with the following summary of her nomination read at

the Annual Meeting yesterday: 

 

Karen Link has been an educator for more than 7 years, a clinical nurse specialist, and a nurse for more than 40 years. Her passion for excellence in teaching and her specialty of psychiatric and mental health nursing is unparalleled. She obtained the Certified Nurse Educator designation in 2013, demonstrating her commitment to teaching excellence. Her passion for removing the stigma from mental health diseases has resulted in her publishing patient education newsletters, presenting at national symposiums and promoting sensitivity to this issue with students and faculty alike. Her desire to sensitize nurses to mental health issues "happening to anyone" has resulted in her students scoring exceedingly high on standardized exams, communicating effectively with all patients and remembering that "crazy" is never a word to use! She continues to serve as a volunteer as a support group facilitator for the Alzheimer's Association .

She inspires students to better understand and communicate with all patients, many students highlight her classes in graduation speeches, and rank her as one - if not the best - instructor that they had throughout their education. Faculty call on her to consult in caring for students, and in looking for ways to be creative in their teaching. Karen Link makes it a mission to focus on developing strong nurses of the future through relevant and grounded teaching. One student reported that "I heard Ms. Link's words in my head as I took the NCLEX. Her teaching inspired me and will allow me to remember that mental health issues are not to be feared....but rather managed. They can happen to anyone!"

One unique component of Karen Link's teaching is her effective use of simulation. Students have commented on how the simulations she uses in her classroom teaching allow for a complete understanding of what patient's endure when living with mental illness. For example, one simulation she uses is to require students to attempt to complete activities while listening to voices a schizophrenic patient might experience. Students who complete this simulation comment on how this educational approach allows them to fully appreciate the complexity of mental health issues. Another effective tool that Karen employs in her classroom is the use of You Tube videos, such as David Letterman addressing his battle with depression. Her open dialogue in the classroom allows for students to share concerns, identify patients who may be manifesting mental health issues and employ self-care methodologies that promote healthy living.

Please congratulate her when you see her!



Dr. Mary Lind Crowe was recognized by the Greater Cleveland Nurses Association and will be fully featured in Cleveland Magazine for her work as an educator and her commitment to service of the Cleveland community, especially her efforts with the Cleveland Refugee and Immigration Center.

Dr. Laura Goliat was recognized by the Midwest Nursing Research Society for the Outstanding DNP Project Award!



2012-2013

Nursing Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Receive National Recognition

June 25, 2013

The Ursuline College Breen School of Nursing is one of six recipients to receive the 2013 NLN Hearst Foundations Excellence in Geriatric Education Awards. The award for Excellence in Geriatric Education is a multi-year competitive awards program recognizing nursing schools that demonstrate exceptional instruction and innovation when teaching care of older adults. A dozen schools of nursing will be selected for this prestigious honor between 2012 and 2015.

According Patricia A. Sharpnack, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Programs at the Breen School of Nursing, “The number of people age 65 and older is expected to grow from 39 million in 2008 to 72 million by the year 2030. Faculty in the undergraduate program of The Breen School of Nursing used creative teaching methods to sensitize students to the special needs of the older adult in clinical experiences, simulation and in the classroom. We are honored by this recognition that differentiates our program and school as a model in nursing education.”

The Excellence in Geriatric Education Awards program is a component of the Hearst Foundation's $400,000 grant to the National League for Nursing (NLN) to expand Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACES).

The Breen School of Nursing will receive the award at the NLN Education Summit in Washington, DC in September, 2013. The award will be presented by Dr. Judith Halstead, NLN President, and Dr. Beverly Malone, NLN CEO, along with representatives of the Hearst Foundations. Faculty from the Breen School of Nursing will present their innovative approaches to teaching geriatrics at an NLN Education Summit pre-Summit Invitational ACES workshop session.

Additionally, the Breen School of Nursing's Masters in Nursing program made the list of best MSN programs in the country by Masters Degree Online.


Scholarship Poster and Podium Presentations:

Baker, J. & Sharpnack, P. (2013, April 12-15) A Multi Methods Approach to Assess Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) Students’ Competencies. NONPF 39th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. Poster presentation, peer reviewed.

Baker, J. & Sharpnack, P. (2012, November 4-6) Multi Methods Approach to Assess Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) Students’ Competencies. Poster Exhibit at the 22nd  Annual OAAPN Statewide Educational Conference and Meeting, Columbus, Ohio. Poster presentation, peer reviewed.

Crowe, M. and Petrinec, A, (October 2013).  A pilot study of stress and coping of health care providers in a Federally Qualified Health Center.  Walsh University Nursing Research Day, poster presentation, peer reviewed.

Crowe, M.L. (2012, June 6-9). How to stay healthy in college: An educational presentation by student nurses providing health related information and anticipatory guidance for college bound high school seniors. ACHNE Annual Conference, Portland Oregon, Podium presentation.

Crowe, M.L. and Brown, D. (May 2013) A Framework for Teaching Baccalaureate Nursing Students to Assess  the Decisional Capacity of Developmentally Disabled  Individuals.  Student Research Symposium Ursuline College

Crowe, M.L. and Brown, D. (March 2013) A Framework for Teaching Baccalaureate Nursing Students to Assess  the Decisional Capacity of Developmentally Disabled Individuals. Kent State University Driving the Future Conference. 

Crowe, M.L. (2012, June 6-9). Student nurses as educators helping high school seniors bridge the transition into college. ACHNE Annual Conference, Portland Oregon, poster presentation, peer reviewed.

Drew, B., Motter, T., Ross, R., Bozeman, M., Govoni, A., Goliat, L., Sharpnack, P., Rababah, J. (2013, September 24-25).  Mind-body self-care for accelerated nursing students at three universities. Honor Society for Nursing: Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Summit; Creating Healthy Work Environments. Indianapolis, IN. Poster Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Drew, B. L., Motter, T., Ross, R., Bozeman, M. C., Goliat, L., Govoni, A. L., & Sharpnack, P. A. (2013, March 4). Evaluation of a mind-body self-care module for accelerated nursing students at three universities. 37th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. Chicago, IL. Poster Discussion Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Drew, B., Motter, T., Ross, R., Bozeman, M., Govoni, A., Goliat, L., Sharpnack, P., Rababah, J. (2013, July 22-26).  Care for the caregiver: Evaluation of a self-care module for accelerated nursing students at three universities. Honor Society for Nursing: Sigma Theta Tau International 24th International Research Congress. Prague, Czech Republic. Podium / Paper Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Goliat, L., Sharpnack, P., Madigan, E., & Baker, J. (2013, October 24). Using TeamSTEPPS® resources to enhance teamwork attitudes in baccalaureate nursing students.  23rd  Annual OAAPN Statewide Educational Conference and Meeting, Columbus, Ohio Poster presentation, peer reviewed.

Goliat, L., Sharpnack, P., Madigan, E., & Baker, J. (2013, July 9-13). Using TeamSTEPPS® resources to enhance teamwork attitudes in baccalaureate nursing students.  2013 Educators’ EBP Workshop®, San Antonio, Texas. Poster Presentation, Peer Reviewed.

Goliat, L., Sharpnack, P., Madigan, E., & Baker, J. (2013, June 11-13). Using TeamSTEPPS® resources to enhance teamwork attitudes in baccalaureate nursing students.  2013 TeamSTEPPS National Conference, Dallas, TX. Poster Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Goliat, L., Sharpnack, P., Madigan, E., & Baker, J. (2013, April 29). Building Team Synergy: Using TeamSTEPPS® resources to provide for safer patient experiences.  4th Annual Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Summit. Cleveland, Ohio. Poster presentation; Peer reviewed.

Goliat, L., Sharpnack, P., Madigan, E., & Baker, J. (2013, April 29). Using TeamSTEPPS® resources to enhance teamwork attitudes in baccalaureate nursing students.  The Power of Sharing: nursing Research and Project Outcome. 2013 Ohio Nurses Association and Central Ohio Healthcare Educators Annual DNP Poster Session. Columbus, Ohio, Poster Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Goliat, L., Sharpnack, P., Madigan, E., & Baker, J. (2013, March 4). Using TeamSTEPPS® resources to enhance teamwork attitudes in baccalaureate nursing students. 37th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. Chicago, IL. Poster Presentation, Peer reviewed. Award winning poster.


Sharpnack, P., (2013, November 19-23) Twitter, theory bursts and flipped classrooms: Engaged students, effective learning! AACN's 2013 Baccalaureate Education Conference, New Orleans, LA. Podium presentation, peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P. (2013, October 18-20). Dedicated Education Units:   Bridging the Theory-Practice Gap with Academic-Practice Collaborations. 40th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education & Development: Lessons from Oz: Assuring Capabilities for Future Nursing Education & Practice. Kansas City. MO. Podium Presentation, Peer Reviewed.

Sharpnack, P. (2013, October 17). 40th Annual PNEG Symposium” Pre-conference: Concept Based Learning: Getting Started. 40th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education & Development: Lessons from Oz: Assuring Capabilities for Future Nursing Education & Practice. Kansas City. MO. Invited Panel Presentation

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L., Rogers, K. (2013, September 18). Integrating Geriatric Core Competencies.  Innovations in Teaching: The ACES Workshop. NLN Pre-Summit Workshop. Invited panel speakers and Hearst Award Recipients.

Sharpnack, P. (2013, September 10-13). Connecting theory to practice: The Relationship –based care model. International Relationship Based Care Symposium, Huron, Ohio. Invited Panel Speaker.

Sharpnack, P. & Koppelman, C. (2013, September 10-13). Connecting theory to practice: The Relationship –based care model. International Relationship Based Care Symposium, Huron, Ohio. Poster Presentation, Peer – reviewed.

Sharpnack, P., Koppelman, C., Fellows, B., Shockey, P., Dus, J., & Ball, N. (2013, May 30-31). Dedicated Education Units: Bridging the Theory – Practice Gap with Education-Practice Collaboration. 2013 QSEN National Forum, Atlanta, GA. Podium Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L., Rogers, K. Crowther, D, & Lowery, B. (2013, May 30-31) Curriculum Revision: Facilitating a shift to conceptual teaching. 2013 QSEN National Forum, Atlanta, GA. Poster Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L., Rogers, K., Lowery, B., & Crowther, D. (2013, April11-15).  Curriculum Revision:  Bridging the quality and safety gap in nursing practice. 2013 ATI National Education Summit. Las Vegas, Nevada. Poster Presentation. Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L., Rogers, K. Crowther, D, & Lowery, B. (2013, April 5) Curriculum Revision: Facilitating a shift to conceptual teaching. Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit 60 minute presentation. Podium Presentation, Peer reviewed.
Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L. Rogers, K., Shockey, P., & Baker, J. (2013, March 7-10). Deliberate Practice: Engaging students to think like a nurse. 37th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. Chicago, IL. Podium Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P., Koppelman, C., Fellows, B., Shockey, P., Dus, J., & Ball, N. (2013, March 7-10). Dedicated Education Units: Bridging the Theory – Practice Gap with Education-Practice Collaboration. 37th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. Chicago, IL. Podium Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P., Koppelman, C., Fellows, B., Shockey, P., Dus, J., & Ball, N.  (2013, May 30-31). Dedicated Education Units: Bridging the Theory – Practice Gap with Education-Practice Collaboration. 7th Annual Driving the Future 2013. Kent, Ohio Podium Presentation, Peer reviewed

Sharpnack, P., Koppelman, C., Fellows, B., Shockey, P., Dus, J., & Wynd, C. (2012, November 14-17). Dedicated Education Units: Bridging the Theory – Practice Gap with Education-Practice Collaboration. AACN Baccalaureate Conference, San Antonio, Texas. Podium Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P. & Wynd, C. (2012, November 14-17). Curriculum Revision: Facilitating a shift to conceptual teaching. AACN Baccalaureate Conference, San Antonio, Texas. Poster Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L. Rogers, K., Shockey, P., & Baker, J. (2012, November 14-17). Deliberate Practice: Engaging students to think like a nurse. AACN Baccalaureate Conference, San Antonio, Texas. Podium Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P. & Rodriguez, R. (2012, October 12). Educating Nurses, A radical Transformation. Book Discussion, Ursuline College, BSN Journal Club.

Sharpnack, P. & Wynd, C. (2012, October 5). Curriculum Revision: Facilitating a shift to conceptual teaching. Implementing a Concept-Based Curriculum – University of Kansas School of Nursing. Kansas City, MO. Podium Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L. Rogers, K., Shockey, P., & Baker, J. (2012, September 19-22). Thinking like a nurse: Using video scenarios in nursing education. National League for Nursing: Nursing Education Summit: Anaheim, California. Podium – concurrent session Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P. (2012, July 23). The Amish Culture, Spirituality and Use of Natural Remedies. Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio, Guest Lecture for Wenzao faulty

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L. Rogers, K., Shockey, P., & Baker, J. (2012, July 17-19). Thinking like a nurse: Using video scenarios in nursing education. 2012 Improvement Science Research Network, San Antonio, Texas

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L. Rogers, K., Shockey, P., & Baker, J. (2012, July 17-19). Thinking like a nurse: Using video scenarios in nursing education. 2012 Educators’ EBP Workshop®, San Antonio, Texas
 
Publications (refereed journals):

Goliat, L., Sharpnack, P., Madigan, E., Baker, J., & Trosclair, M. (2013, April). UsingTeamSTEPPS®  Resources to Enhance Teamwork Attitudes in Baccalaureate Nursing Students.  Midwest Nursing Research Society: Western Journal of Nursing Research. (Available online – print – August 2013)

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L., & Rogers, K., (2013) Using standardized patients to teach leadership competencies. Clinical Simulation in Nursing.  9(3) 95-102. 

Sharpnack, P. & Madigan, E., (2012). Using low-fidelity simulation with sophomore nursing students in a baccalaureate nursing program, Nursing Education Perspectives.33:4, July – August 2012, 264-68.


Journal Reviewers:

Dr. Alice Kempe:
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: the official journal of HORATIO: European Psychiatric Nurses. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing is an international forum for the advancement of psychiatric and mental health nursing practice.

Dr. Patricia Sharpnack:
Clinical Simulation in Nursing - an international, peer reviewed journal and the official journal of the International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulated Learning (INACSL)2011-2012


2011-2012

Scholarship Poster and Podium Presentations:

Baker, J., (2012, April 13). Improving Academic Communication Skills of Diverse Students through Inter-professional Collaboration. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty Annual Conference, Charleston, South Carolina. Podium Presentation Peer Reviewed.

Baker, J., & Sharpnack, P. (2011, November 3). Health Information Technology-HIT/Meaningful Use- “What’s it all about for APNs?” Poster Exhibit at the 21st Annual OAAPN Statewide Educational Conference and Meeting, Columbus, Ohio. Poster presentation, peer reviewed.

Baker, J., Sharpnack, P., Rogers, K., Goliat, L., &Shockey, P, J. (2012, July 17-18). Thinking like a nurse: Using video clinical scenarios to teach and evaluate critical thinking skills of students in a baccalaureate nursing program. Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Quality Improvement: Improvement Science Summit and Educators’ EBP Workshop. San Antonio, Texas. Poster Presentation Peer reviewed.

Crowe, M.L. (2012, June 6-10). How to stay healthy in college: An educational presentation by student nurses providing health related information and anticipatory guidance for college bound high school seniors. ACHNE Annual Conference, Portland Oregon, Podium presentation. Peer Reviewed.
 
Crowe, M.L. (2012, June 6-9). Student nurses as educators helping high school seniors bridge the transition into college. ACHNE Annual Conference, Portland Oregon, poster presentation, peer reviewed. Peer Reviewed.
 
Crowe, M.L. and Petrinec, A. (2012, April 27). From Concept to Practice:  Using a conceptual model to teach nursing students about vulnerable populations, vulnerability and health outcomes.  Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, Ohio Annual  Research Day. Poster presentation. 
 
Crowe, M.L., Dimarco, M.A., Wineman, M.N., Chiu, S., Drew, B.L., and Barnbaum, D. (2012, April 12-15). An exploration of the self-reported influence of resource scarcities on the clinical decision making of nurse practitioners providing primary care services in community clinics. Midwest Nursing research Society Annual Research Conference, Dearborn Michigan, Poster Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Crowe, M.L. and Donahue, G. (2012, March 30). An innovative clinical assignment for student educators:  Improving health related decision making using mental simulation of behavioral choices and resulting consequences. Ohio League for Nursing Educational Summit, Columbus, Ohio. Poster Presentation.

DiMarco & Savrin (April, 2012) “New Frontiers in Prevention: Fluoride Varnish and Oral Health. NAPNAP 33rd Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Eghtesad, S., Morrison, B., Gazik, J., Kolojek, S., Steiber, A. L. Role of Support on Times New RomanMothers’ Continuation of Breastfeeding. FNCE (American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo), San Diego, CA. September 24-27, 2011.

Link, K. (2012, April) Maintained Primary Planner status for the Breen School of Nursing – Attended 2012 ONA Provider Update, Columbus, Ohio.

Goliat, L. & Sharpnack, P. (2012, April 12-15). Building Geriatric Competencies: Bridging the gap between classroom and clinical practice.  Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Annual Research Conference, Dearborn, Michigan. Poster presentation, Peer reviewed.

Goliat, L. & Sharpnack, P., (2012, March 30). Building Geriatric Competencies: Bridging the gap between classroom and clinical practice. Ohio League for Nursing: Nursing Education Summit: Columbus, Ohio. Poster Presentation, Peer reviewed.
 
Goliat, L. & Sharpnack, P. (2011, November 3). Classroom without Borders: a Pilot Study Bridging the Theory ? Practice Gap. Poster Exhibit at the 21st Annual OAAPN Statewide Educational Conference and Meeting, Columbus, Ohio. Poster presentation, peer reviewed.
 
Iacobucci, T. (2012). The relationship between professional values, self-esteem, and confidence in ethical decision making among American nursing students. Unpublished thesis – FPB, CWRU – Doctor of Nursing
 
Iacobucci, T. (2012, May 7&8). The relationship between professional values, self-esteem, and confidence in ethical decision making among American nursing students. Eighth Annual Cleveland Clinic Foundation Nursing Research Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.
 
 
Rogers, K., Goliat, L. Sharpnack, P., Shockey, P., & Baker, J. (2012, April 10-12). Thinking like a nurse: Using video clinical scenarios to teach and evaluate critical thinking skills and quality and safety competency development. Assessment Technologies Incorporated (ATI) National Nurse Education Summit, Scottsdale, Arizona. Poster Presentation, Peer reviewed.
 
Saunders, M.A., Goliat, L. & Rogers, K. & Sharpnack, P. (2012, March 5). Running on empty: Modeling self-care for student nurses. Sixth Annual Driving the Future Event. Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Podium presentation, Peer reviewed. 
 
Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L. Rogers, K., Shockey, P., & Baker, J. (2012, September 19-22). Thinking like a nurse: Using video scenarios in nursing education. National League for Nursing: Nursing Education Summit: Anaheim, California. Podium – concurrent session Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L. Rogers, K., Shockey, P., & Baker, J. (2012, May 30- June2). Thinking like a nurse: Using video scenarios to teach and evaluate clinical reasoning.  QSEN National Forum: Tucson, Arizona Podium – concurrent session Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L. Rogers, K., Shockey, P., & Baker, J. (2012, May 22). Thinking like a nurse: Using video scenarios in nursing education. OLN Northeast Ohio Region Dinner Meeting, Invited podium presentation.

Sharpnack, P. (2012, May8). The Future of APN Practice: How can we move from inertia and active opposition to a more rational development and utilization of APNs?  University Hospitals Case Medical Center Health System – 2012 Advanced Practice Program, Cleveland, Ohio. Invited podium presentation.
 
Sharpnack, P., Rogers, K., Shockey, P., Goliat, L., & Baker, J. (2012, April 12-15). Thinking like a nurse: Using video clinical scenarios to teach and evaluate critical thinking skills of students in a baccalaureate nursing program. Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Annual Research Conference, Dearborn, Michigan. Poster presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L. Rogers, K., Shockey, P., & Baker, J. (2012, March 30). Thinking like a nurse: Using video clinical scenarios to teach and evaluate critical thinking skills of students in a baccalaureate nursing program. Ohio League for Nursing: Nursing Education Summit: Columbus, Ohio. Poster Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P., & Baker, J. (2012, March 30). Health Information Technology: Effective Integration of Informatics Competencies. Ohio League for Nursing: Nursing Education Summit: Columbus, Ohio. Poster Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P. (2011, November 17-19). Using standardized patients to teach leadership and quality and safety competencies: Connecting classroom to clinical practice. AACN Baccalaureate Conference, St. Louis Missouri. Podium Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P. & Baker, J. (2011, November 17-19). Health Information Technology: Effective curricular integration of informatics competencies.  AACN Baccalaureate Conference, St. Louis Missouri. Poster presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P. & Baker, J. (2011, November 4-6) Health Information Technology: Effective curricular integration of informatics competencies.  The Sixth Annual Technology Conference, “Health Information Technology; Meaningful Uses in Nursing Education” Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC. Poster Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L. & Rogers, K. (2011, November 4-6) The ABC’s of Learning: Using Standardized Patients to Apply, Bridge and Connect Classroom to Clinical Practice. The Sixth Annual Technology Conference, “Health Information Technology; Meaningful Uses in Nursing Education” Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC. Poster Presentation, Peer reviewed.

Sharpnack, P. (2011, October 28). NEONI's 10th Annual Fall Conference, Becoming Involved in Evidence-Based Practice and Research, Cleveland, Ohio. Invited panel speaker.

Sharpnack, P. & Baker, J. (2011, October 27-28).  High Impact Learning: Turning Mirrors into Windows. The Ohio Teaching and Learning Conference - “High Impact Learning in a Time of Change, SOCHE, Dayton, Ohio. Peer reviewed podium presentation.
 
Vance, A. and Zeni, M.B. (October 2011) Strategies and Tools for the Implementation and Evaluation of an Educational Intervention by a Major Medical Center and Community Partners to Promote Health Outcomes.  139th Annual Meeting of American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.

Wynd, C.A. Current Challenges in Professional Nursing.  Cuyahoga Community College, Senior Nursing Convocation and Pinning Ceremony, Keynote Speaker, May 17, 2012, Cleveland, Ohio (invited-local).

Zeni, M.B.  (November 2011) Determining Risks: The Use of Cohort Study Designs to Determine Risk Ratios of the Global Burden of Disease.  12th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education, and Technology, College of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland.

Zeni, M.B.  (April 2012) Determining Risks: The Use of Cohort Study Designs to Determine Risk Ratios of the Global Burden of Disease.  Sigma Theta Tau International Region 10 Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Zeni, M.B. (April 2012) Investigating the Relationships between Obesity, Neighborhood Environment, TV Access, and After-School Activities among Racially and Ethnically-Diverse Midwest Children.  36th Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society Research Conference, Dearborn, MI.

Zeni, M.B.  (May 2012) Determining Risks: The Use of Cohort Study Designs to Determine Risk Ratios of the Global Burden of Disease.  8th Annual Nursing Research Conference.  Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Zeni, M.B.  (May 2012) A Systematic Review of Health Literacy in Cochrane Review Articles on Pediatric Asthma Educational Interventions: Searching beyond Rigorous Design. 7th Annual Nursing Research Conference.  Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Publications in review or in press:

Chiu, S., DiMarco, M., & Prokop, P.  (2011) Childhood obesity and dental caries in homeless children Reference: YMPH968:  Journal of Pediatric Health Care: accepted for publication- in press-available online.

Felty, J.  and Crowe M.L., faculty advisor (Summer 2013). The real patient experience. Stethos, v.3, 30-31.

Garcia, K., Morrison, B., Kilanowski, J. & Savrin, C. (2012). Effect of a culturally sensitive teaching on Guatemalan traditional midwives’ knowledge about nursing interventions to address postpartum hemorrhage. MCN: American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing, 37(1), 42-47.


Goliat L, Sharpnack PA, Madigan E, Baker J, Trosclair M. (2013). Using TeamSTEPPS(R) Resources to Enhance Teamwork Attitudes in Baccalaureate Nursing Students. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 35:9, October 2013, [Epub ahead of print].

Morrison, B. & Ludington-Hoe, S. (2012). Interruptions to the breastfeeding dyad in a community hospital LDRP unit. MCN: American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 37(1), 36-41.

Norris, D., DiMarco, M., Thacker, P.  (2012- in press) Open Wide: Tips for Performing Oral Health Screening on Young Children during Fluoride Varnish Application, Nurse Practitioner.

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L. Baker, J., Rogers, K. & Shockey, P., Thinking like a nurse: Using video scenarios to rehearse for professional practice; Clinical Simulation in Nursing. Accepted for publication May 13, 2013, In Press July, 2013.

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L., & Rogers, K., (2013) Using standardized patients to teach leadership competencies. Clinical Simulation in Nursing.  9(3) 95-102. 

Sharpnack, P., Goliat, L., & Rogers, K., Using standardized patients to teach leadership competencies. Clinical Simulation in Nursing – In Press – Available in online version - Accepted for publication, September 2011.

Research:

Morrison, B. & Naughton, J. S. (2009-present). Changing Nursing Practices to Improve Breastfeeding Outcomes in a labor-delivery-recover-postpartum birthing unit.

Morrison, B., Sedlock-Naughton, J., & the Lakewood Lactation Consultants. (2009-present) Maternal perception of postpartum care and interruptions before discharge and 4-6 weeks later.


Other Research Activities:

Mayo, Murray (2010-present). Strategies to Help Adolescents with a Parent in Hospice.
National Institute of Nursing Research Grant: PI-Denice Sheehan. [Murray serves as a data collector/subject interviewer.]

Miscellaneous Scholarship:

Murray Mayo and Janet Baker completed the Intermediate Certificate Program for Evidence-based Practice course at Sarah Hirsch Institute for best Nursing Practice Based on Evidence.

Janet Baker and Murray Mayo completed the Quality Matters Course for designing online and hybrid courses and are now eligible to proceed on to obtain the  Online Peer Reviewer Certification.

Certifications:
 
Baker, Janet. (2011, January). Certified as a Nurse Educator by the National League for Nursing (CEN).

Iacobucci, T. (December 2011). Certified for Emergency Nursing: Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN). 
 
Awards and Honors:

Rogers, K., ATI National Nurse’s Touch Award – May 2012
Rogers, K., promoted to Assistant Professor
Sharpnack, P., MNRS Nursing Education Section Advancement of the Science Award – April 2012
Sharpnack, P., awarded tenure.

Grants Received:

Goliat, L., Mitchell, R., Rogers, K., Lowery, B., Elmore, J., Dannemiller, M., & Sharpnack, P.  (2013). Evidence-Based Nursing Day 12/2/13: Student Poster and Abstract Presentations. Greater Cleveland Nurses Association, $300.00.

Holloway, J. (2011, July 1). Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students. Funded: $106,856.

Wynd, C.A. (2011, 1 July).  Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), (7-1-11 to 6-30-12); funded project for “Advanced Education in Nursing Traineeships (AENT),” $18,878; covers tuition and fees for MSN students.

Wynd, C.A. (2011, 1 July).  Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), (7-1-11 to 6-30-12); funded project for “Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP),” $250,868.

2010-2011

Presentations

Albert, N. M.; Siedlecki, S. L., Sorrel, J., & Zeni, M. B. (2011). Establishing and promoting a hospital-based nursing research program; preconference March 24th 1 – 4:30. Presented at Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, March 24-28; Columbus Ohio.

Baker, Janet. (2011, April 16). Evaluation of nurse practitioner students' performance skill development throughout the curriculum. The 37th Annual Meeting of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), Albuquerque, New Mexico (podium presentation).

Baker, J., Goliat, L., Elshaw, S., Kosmalski, K., Sobolewski, J. (2010, November 4). Multicultural aspects of nursing education. The 20th Annual Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, Statewide Educational Conference, Columbus, Ohio (poster presentation, peer reviewed).

Baker, J., & Sharpnack, P. (2011, April 1). Health information technology (HIT): What's it all about for nurse educators.  OLN Education Summit, Columbus Ohio (podium presentation).

Crowe, M.L. (2011, June 9-11).  Development of cultural competency skills of nursing students through participation in a nurse-run advocacy clinic at a Hispanic senior center. 2011 Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE) Annual Institute, Chicago, Illinois (poster presentation).

Goliat, L. (2011, February 19). Student Leadership Conference 2011: Leadership into Action. Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio. (invited podium presentation).

Mitchell, Rebecca. (2011, February 7-9).  Ear, nose, and throat assessment, infection, and trauma.  The 2011 Camp Nurse Symposium, San Diego, California (refereed podium presentation).

Pennington, R. (2011, March 7). Clinical nurse specialist as facilitator: Implementing a chronic disease management program within the community health setting. Fifth Annual Driving the Future 2011: Rethinking the Link: Driving the Future in Today’s Uncertain Healthcare Environment, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio (refereed poster presentation).

Rogers, K., Goliat, L., & Sharpnack, P.  (2011, April).  The ABC’s of using hybrid simulation to teach IOM competencies in nursing Leadership course: A-pplying…B-ridging…C-onnecting from classroom to clinical practice.  Assessment Technology Institute, National Nurse Educator Summit, Orlando, Florida (poster presentation).

Sabo, L., Pennington, R., Dunn, M. (2011, March 7). Clinical nurse specialist: A collaborative approach to the role, the market, and future expectations. Fifth Annual Driving the Future 2011: Rethinking the Link: Driving the Future in Today’s Uncertain Healthcare Environment, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio (poster presentation).

Sharpnack, P. (2010, July 22). The Amish culture, spirituality and use of natural remedies. Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio. Guest Lecture for Wenzao faulty.

Sharpnack, P. (2010, September 20). Rural spirituality and nursing interventions – What can we do? Advanced Practice Nurse Summit – Veterans Administration, Akron, Ohio. Invited podium presentation.

Sharpnack, P. (2010, November 11). Rural spirituality and folk medicine: Implications for the advanced practice nurse. Advanced Practice Nurse Group, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center (invited podium presentation). 

Sharpnack, P. (2011, March 24-27). Using hybrid simulation to teach IOM competencies in a nursing leadership course. Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Annual Research Conference, Columbus, Ohio (refereed poster presentation).

Sharpnack, P., & Baker, J. (2010, October 19-21). Contemporary professional nursing education: Transition from classroom to clinical practice. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Conference on Enhancing Nursing Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting, Alexandria, Virginia (poster presentation, peer reviewed).

Sharpnack, P., & Baker, J. (2010, October 29-31). Contemporary nursing education vitalized through technology. The National League for Nursing - Fifth Annual Technology Conference: Health Information Technology: Meaningful Uses in Nursing Education, Indianapolis, Indiana (poster presentation, peer reviewed).

Sharpnack, P., & Baker, J. (2010, November 4). Wikis, blogs, you tube, and podcasts: how technology can transform your classroom. The 20th Annual Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, Statewide Educational Conference, Columbus, Ohio (poster presentation, peer reviewed).

Sharpnack, P., & Baker, J. (2010, November 17-19), Wikis, blogs, you tube and podcasts: How technology can transform your classroom. International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. Madrid, Spain (virtual podium presentation, peer reviewed).

Sharpnack, P., & Baker, J. (2011, March 7). Using technology to prepare baccalaureate nursing students for professional practice.  Fifth Annual Driving the Future 2011:Rethinking the Link: Driving the Future in Today’s Uncertain Healthcare Environment, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio (refereed podium presentation).

Sharpnack, P., & Baker, J. (2011, April 1). Contemporary nursing education vitalized through technology. OLN Education Summit, Columbus Ohio (poster presentation).

Sharpnack, P., & Goliat, L. (2011, March 7). Classrooms without borders: A pilot study bridging
the theory-practice gap. Fifth Annual Driving the Future 2011: Rethinking the Link: Driving the Future in Today’s Uncertain Healthcare Environment, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio (guided poster presentation).
 
Sharpnack, P., Rogers, K., Goliat, L.  (2011, March 7). The ABC’s of learning using
hybrid simulation. Fifth Annual Driving the Future 2011: Rethinking the Link: Driving the Future in Today’s Uncertain Healthcare Environment, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio (refereed podium presentation).

Sharpnack, P., Rogers, K., Goliat, & Baker, J. (2011, April 1).  The ABC's of learning using hybrid simulation. OLN Education Summit, Columbus Ohio (poster presentation).

Sharpnack, P., & Sharpnack, L. (2010, October 8). Using virtual integrated practice (VIP) teams in advanced nursing practice: Helping to bridge the quality gap. Celebrating CNS practice:  Connecting, Collaborating, Creating, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio (poster presentation, peer reviewed).

Sharpnack, P., & Sharpnack, L. (2010, November 4). Virtual integrated practice (VIP) teams: Bridging the quality gap between acute and post-acute care.  The 20th Annual Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, Statewide Educational Conference, Columbus, Ohio (poster presentation, peer reviewed).

Siedlecki, S. L. (2010, September 14). Qualitative research design and analysis: An introduction. Cleveland Clinic, Nursing Institute. Invited speaker.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2010, September 17). Exploring the generation of knowledge by bedside nurses: A grounded theory approach.  Louis Stokes VA Medical Center Nursing Research Conference, Cleveland Ohio. Poster presentation.

Siedlecki. S. L. (2010, October 20-24). Factors impacting self-rated health in patients with heart failure. Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (poster presentation).

Siedlecki, S. L. (2010, November 5). Exploration of the impact of the professional practice environment on “Failure to Rescue.” Celebrating 40 years of the Clinical Nurse Specialist: Reflecting on the past, valuing the present, and building the future. St John’s Conference Center, Plymouth Michigan (invited speaker).

Siedlecki, S. L. (2011). Assessing operating room practice environments. Presented at AORN Annual Conference March 23rd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Siedlecki, S. L. (2011). The professional Practice Environment: Impact on patient outcomes. Part of symposium titled: Relationships matter: Violence in the workplace, physical or verbal, impacts patient outcomes. Presented at Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, March 24-28; Columbus Ohio.

Siedlecki S. L., & Klein, D. (2010, October 12). Creative manuscripts, presentations, and posters. Cleveland Clinic, Nursing Institute (invited speaker).

Siedlecki, S. L. & Zeni, M.B. (2011). Back to the sandbox: Qualitative analysis of responses to open-ended questions by nurses and physicians on workplace bullying survey. Part of symposium titled: Relationships matter: Violence in the workplace, physical or verbal, impacts patient outcomes. Presented at Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, March 24-28; Columbus Ohio.

Simek, J. (2011, June 9-11).  Provision of health related education by nursing students for participants in a court mandated treatment program:  A real world opportunity for enhanced learning in the clinical environment. 2011 Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE) Annual Institute, Chicago, Illinois (poster presentation).

Viola, J., & Petrinec, A.  (2011, April 1). Clinical assessment survey guide for clinical coaches: A QSEN approach to a quantitative evaluation for a capstone integrative clinical experience. Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit, Columbus, Ohio (poster presentation).

 Viola, J., & Wajda, K.  (2011, April 1). Is civility in the classroom a thing of the past? A proactive behavior protocol. Ohio League for Nursing Education Summit, Columbus, Ohio (poster presentation).

Wynd, C.A.  (2011, March 3). Excellence in nursing education.  The First Friday City Club Speaker Series, Diocese of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio (invited-local podium presentation).


Publications

Crowe, M.L. (2010).  Allocation of health care resources at the point of care. The Journal of  Legal Medicine, 31, 455-465.

Kim-Godwin, Y.S., Baek, H.C., & Wynd, C.A. (2010). Factors influencing professionalism in nursing among Korean-American registered nurses. Journal of Professional Nursing, 26, 242-249.

Viola, J., Beeson, R., Wilkinson-Meyer, J. et al. (2011, January).  The difference is critical: Successful educator methodologies in accelerated nursing programs from the students' perspective. StudentNurseJourney.com. Retrieved January 25, 2011 from http://www.snjourney.com/Newsletter/Articles/DiffIsCritical.htm  


Awards and Honors

Baker, Janet (2011, April).  Distinguished Nursing Alumnae Award, Ursuline College.

Baker, Janet. (2011, June).  Virginia Olsavsky Mentorship Award, Iota Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.


Funded Grants

Wynd, C.A. (January 2010). American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ), (9-1-10 to 8-31-11), funded project for “New Careers in Nursing,” $100,000; provides 10 - $ 10,000 scholarships to accelerated BSN students who are from underrepresented populations (this is year 2 of funding).

Wynd, C.A. (June 2010).  Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), (7-1-10 to 6-30-11); funded project for “Advanced Education in Nursing Traineeships (AENT),” $38,491; covers tuition and fees for MSN students.

Holloway, J. (2010, July 1). Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students. Funded: $136,024.

Holloway, J. (2010, July 1). Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students- ARRA. Funded: $89,216.

Wynd, C. (2010, July 1). Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Nurse Faculty Loan Program. Funded: $279,202.
Grants Submitted

HRSA, Advanced Education Nurse Training.  Grant submitted - January 21, 2011.  

HRSA, Faculty Nurse Loan Program (FNLP).  Grant submitted – March 11, 2011. 

Fenn Education Fund,  “Leading the Way: Educating Advanced Practice Nurses and the Community on Health Care Informatics,” Janet Baker, DNP, Director, Graduate Nursing Program and Gerri Sullivan, MBA, Director, Office of Counseling and Career Services, Ursuline College.  Submitted – April 1, 2011.


2009-2010

Presentations

Baker, J. (2010, March 8).  Nursing Informatics Curriculum Integration Project, “Driving the Future 2010,” Kent State University College of Nursing. Poster presentation.

Baker, J., Goliat, L., Kosmalski, K., Elshaw, S., Sobolewski, J.  (2010, March 8). Multicultural Aspects of Learning in Nursing Education, “Driving the Future 2010,” Kent State University College of Nursing. Poster presentation.

Baker, J., & Sharpnack, P. (2010, March 8). Wikis, Blogs, You-Tube, & Podcasts:  How Technology Can Transform Your Classroom. “Driving the Future 2010,” Kent State University College of Nursing. Poster presentation.

Baker, J., & Sharpnack, P. (2010, March 26).  Wikis, Blogs, You Tube and Podcasts – How Technology Can Transform Your Classroom!  OLN Education Summit – Pathways to Excellence - Enhancing Effectiveness in Nursing Education. Columbus, Ohio. Podium Presentation.

Bryant, K., Rogers, K., & Sharpnack, P. (2010, March 8). Integration of QSEN Competencies Across the Curriculum, “Driving the Future 2010,” Kent State University College of Nursing. Podium presentation.

Goliat, L. (2010, March 8).  From Minority to Majority: Meeting the Healthcare Needs
 of Subgroups in a Rising Hispanic Population: An APN Toolkit.  “Driving the Future 2010,” Kent State University College of Nursing. Podium presentation.

Schaefer, B. (2010). Teaching critical thinking using debriefing on spiritual distress.
 Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana.

Schaefer, B. (2010). College Learning Assessment Performance Tasks.  National CLA Conference, New York, NY. 

Schaefer, B. (2010) is working with the Nursing Education NR 639 class to design an entire   curriculum as part of a $200,000 grant project to teach STNA’s advanced skills in partnership with the VNA of Cleveland.  The project includes 6 modules that are being designed by 6 students in the course including interactive instruction made available to the students via CD-ROM via Captivate programs. The project is in conjunction with two community partners, Lorain County Community College and the Auburn Career Center.  

Sharpnack, Patricia. (2009, September). Self-transcendence, spiritual well-being, spiritual practices and healthcare practices of the Amish.  DNP Conference - Global Nursing Education: The Role of the Professional Doctorate; poster presentation, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Sharpnack, Patricia. (2009, September 30-October 2). Combing computer-assisted instruction with low-fidelity simulation with sophomore level students. Poster presentation at the Second National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference, Miami, Florida.

Schaefer, B.J. and Weitzel, M. (2009, October 3). Comfort care from a spiritual perspective: Helping those in distress.  Seminar sponsored by the Cleveland Area Nurses Christian Fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

Sharpnack, Patricia. (2009, October 29-30). Holistic care and the Amish. Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses Conference; poster presentation, Columbus, Ohio.

Sharpnack, L., & Sharpnack, P. (2010, March 8). Virtual Integrated Practice (VIP) Teams: Bridging the Quality Gap between Acute and Post-Acute Care. “Driving the Future 2010,” Kent State University College of Nursing.  Podium presentation.

Sharpnack, P. (2010, March 12). Rural Spirituality and Folk Medicine. Topics in Geriatric Medicine Lecture Series- Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.

Sharpnack, P. (2010, March 24) The Amish – Spirituality and Folk Medicine. Ursuline College – Faculty Lecture Series. Podium presentation.

Wynd, C.A. (2009, October 16). The TriService Nursing Research Program health promotion  portfolio: Studies funded since 1992. Paper presentation, Advanced Military Nurse  Researcher Forum, TSNRP, Bethesda, Maryland.

Publications
Sharpnack, P., Quinn Griffin, M.T., Benders, A., & Fitzpatrick, J. (2010). Spiritual and alternative healthcare practices of the Amish.  Holistic Nursing Practice, 24, 64-72.

Wynd, C.A. (2009). The TriService Nursing Research Program health promotion  portfolio: Studies funded since 1992. Monograph, TriService Nursing Research Program, Bethesda, Maryland.


Awards and Honors

Mary Lind Crowe received 2nd place in the American College of Legal Medicine 2010 Hoffman Bioethics Writing Competition for her paper entitled: "Allocation of Health Care Resources at the Point of Care: An Ethical Dilemma for Health  Care Providers."  She will receive a certificate and a $500 check and her paper will be reviewed for possible publication in the Journal of Legal Medicine. 

Sharpnack, P. (2010). Virginia Olsavsky Mentoring Award, Iota Psi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, Ursuline College.


Funded Grants

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ),
(9-1-10 to 8-31-11), funded project for “New Careers in Nursing,” $100,000; provides 10 -
$ 10,000 scholarships to accelerated BSN students who are from underrepresented populations (this is year 2 of funding).

Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), (7-1-10 to 6-30-11); funded project for “Advanced Education in Nursing Traineeships (AENT),” $38,491; covers tuition and fees for MSN students.


Grant Applications

Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), funded project for “Faculty Nurse Loan Program (FNLP),” (7-1-10 to 6-30-11); provides tuition loan monies to MSN students pursuing nursing education as major; allows student loan forgiveness if student graduates and becomes employed as nurse faculty.

Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), funded project for “Equipment to Enhance Training for Health Care Professionals -- Advanced Education in Nursing,"  (7-1-10 to 6-30-11); provides monies for equipment to train advanced practice nurses.

Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), funded project for “Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students,” (7-1-10 to 6-30-11); provides scholarships for students pursuing nursing education as major


2008-2009

Presentations

Brothers, D. & Zalar, R. (2008, November).  “Creating Opportunities for Nurse Practitioner Students,” Ohio Association of Advanced Nurse Practitioners conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Bryant, K. & Bowers, A.M. (2009, March 27). “Nursing Students and the Electronic Medical Record: Assembling the Pieces of the Puzzle,” Ohio League Nursing Education Summit, Columbus, Ohio.  

Bryant, K. (2008, August 11 and 2009, January 9). “Organization of the Clinical Day,” Cleveland Clinic Foundation Faculty Initiative Orientation Program, Cleveland, Ohio.

Bryant, K: guest presenter at the NEONI/StudentMax meeting in fall, 2008 to showcase system implemented at Ursuline College related to NEONI examination and student testing.

Sharpnack, P.A. (2009, February). “Care and Assessment of the Older Adult,” Topics in Geriatric Medicine, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.  

Sharpnack, P.A. (2009, March 12). “Is it Real or is it Memorex? Simulation as a Testing and Evaluation Strategy.”   Third annual “Driving the Future” Event, Kent State University College of Nursing, Kent, Ohio.  
 
Sharpnack, P.A. (2009, April 24). "Is It real or Is It Memorex?" Ohio Consortium of Nursing Learning Lab Conference, Lorain County Community College, Lorain, Ohio.
 
Sharpnack, P.A. (2009, May). Poster Presentation:  “Self-transcendence, Spiritual Well-being, Spiritual Practices and Alternative Health Care Practices of the Amish,” Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University Research ShowCASE. 

Siedlecki, S. (2009, April 25). “Building Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: A Path to Excellence," Philippine Nurses Association of Ohio
 

Publications

Sharpnack, L., Samples, L., & Sharpnack, P. (2009, March). Combining commitment and technology to control Acinetobacter. Infection Control Today (online newsletter).

Siedlecki, S. L. (2009). Pain and sedation in critical care. In P. Kirkwood (Ed.) AACN’s Critical Care Nursing Manual. (Chapter 4). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

Siedlecki, S. L. (March 2009). Racial variations in response to music in an African American and Caucasian sample of patients with chronic-non-malignant pain. Journal of Pain Management Nursing, 10, 14-21.


Awards and Honors

Mary Alice Saunders and Jackie Cannarella (posthumously) received the Tribute to Excellence in Diversity Award, presented to members of the Ursuline College community who encourage, embrace, promote, and celebrate diversity.  They were honored during the 2009 Tribute 2 Excellence Award Brunch on February 7, 2009.


Funded Grants

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ),
(9-1-09 to 8-31-10), funded project for “New Careers in Nursing,” $ 100,000; provides 10 - $ 10,000 scholarships to accelerated BSN students who are from underrepresented populations.

Bruening Foundation Funding, (12-31-08 to 1-31-10), funded project for upgrading the nursing skills lab with simulation equipment, $ 50,000.

Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), (7-1-09 to 6-30-10); funded project for “Advanced Education in Nursing Traineeships (AENT),” $ 45,878; covers tuition and fees for MSN students.

Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), funded project for “Faculty Nurse Loan Program (FNLP),” $ 75,504
(7-1-09 to 6-30-10); provides tuition loan monies to MSN students pursuing nursing education as major; allows student loan forgiveness if student graduates and becomes employed as nurse faculty.


Certification and Degree Completion

Carol Duber successfully completed the American Association of Critical Care Nursing examination for Critical Care certification in August 2008.

Mary Alice Saunders successfully completed the post-graduate certification in Diversity Management from Cleveland State University in May 2009.

Patricia A. Sharpnack successfully completed the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination in December 2008.

Patricia A. Sharpnack successfully completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice thesis entitled Self-transcendence, spiritual well-being, spiritual practices and alternative health-care practices of the Amish, Case Western Reserve University in May 2009.


2007-2008


Presentations

Bofinger, R., & Rizk, K. (October 2007).  The Ins and Outs of Evaluating Professionalism in the Modern Nursing Student, poster presentation and roundtable discussion, Professional Nurse Educators Group, 34th Annual Conference, “Building Bridges:  Where Education and Practice Meet,” Portland, Oregon.

Bofinger, R., & Rizk, K. (March 2008).  The Ins & Outs of Influencing Professionalism in the Modern Nursing Student, Poster presentation and 30 minute oral presentation, OLN Education Summit, “Education and Practice: Achieving Professional Excellence,” Columbus, Ohio.

Harper, A., & Kempe, A. (June 2008). Creating Positive Learning Environments for HIV Education.  Cleveland, Ohio, VA Nursing Research Conference (local, poster presentation). Dr. Alice Kempe and Junior Student, Alisha Harper, had a research abstract accepted as a poster presentation for the June 8 and 9th Veterans Administration Nursing Research Conference. 

Pollock, Nina.  (2008, April 27).  Turning 21:  Coming of Age at Ursuline College. Address to students at Ursuline College -- a 21st birthday celebration for students.

Wynd, C.A. (June 2007). A Tobacco-Free Hospital Policy and its Influence on the Behavior of Psychiatric Inpatients, refereed paper presentation, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, 10th Annual Research and Scholarly Activities Day, Akron, Ohio.

Wynd, C.A.  (July 2007).  The Banning of Tobacco Use on Inpatient Psychiatric Units: Patient and Staff Outcomes, refereed paper presentation, 18th Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice, Vienna, Austria.

Wynd, C.A. (July 2007).  Employee Health Fair Data as Evidence for Designing Health Promotion Programs, refereed paper presentation, 18th Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice, Vienna, Austria.


Publications

Bryant, Kelly (2008, Spring).  Faculty corner:  Educator tip:  Student success in the clinical setting:  The role of the clinical nursing instructor.  Faculty Initiative Newsletter, pg. 3. Cleveland, Ohio:  The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Kempe, Alice. (2008). Nursing students' impact on gero-psychiatric clients. Vermont Nurse Connection, 11, 10. 

Leonard, E.E., & Wynd, C.A. (2008).  Meta-analysis as a tool for evidence-based practice:  An example using the Rice meta-analysis of smoking cessation interventions. Applied Nursing Research, 21, 40-44.

Rizk, K., & Bofinger, R. (2007). Florence Nightingale versus Dennis Rodman: Evaluating professional image in the modern world. Annual Review of Nursing Education, 6, 189-203.

Wynd, C.A., Cihlar, C., Graor, C. H., Imani, J., & McDougal, M. (2007). Employee health fair data: Evidence for planning health promotion programs. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 21, 255-263.

Wynd, C.A., & Dossey, B.M.  (2008). Smoking cessation.  In B.M. Dossey, L. Keegan, & C.E. Guzzetta (Eds,), Holistic nursing:  A handbook for practice, 5th edition (pp. 443-459).  Boston:  Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Wynd, C.A. (2008). Guided imagery. In B.J. Ackley, G.B. Ladwig, B.A. Swan, & S.J. Tucker (Eds), Evidence-based nursing care guidelines (pp. 390-395).  Mosby Elsevier.


Awards and Honors

Becky Bofinger received the Virginia Olsavsky Mentorship Award from Iota Psi Chapter of Sigma