The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International


Concurrent Sessions A

2:45-3:30 p.m. (1445-1530)

Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: A 01

Academia's Role in Creating Healthy Work Environments

Room 101

Bringing Back Field Day: An Innovative Approach to Cultivating Healthy Work Environments
Sara K. Kaylor, EdD, RN, CNE; and Paige Johnson, PhD, RN
This presentation summarizes how a “Faculty-Staff Field Day” event was used to cultivate a healthy academic-based work environment. A discussion on the planning, implementation, and feedback evaluation of the event and recommendations for future implementation will be offered. Activities used for this event will also be shared.

Today’s Nursing Student as Tomorrow’s Nurse: The Role of Academia in Shaping Healthy Work Environments
Kristi L. Frisbee, DNP, RN; and Susan Luparell, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, CNE, ANEF
Do poorly behaving nursing students go on to become poorly behaving nurses? Results of a large national study investigating student incivility in nursing school and subsequent nursing practice will be reported. Implications for academia and strategies for management and mitigation of incivility in nursing programs will be addressed.

Session: A 02

Career Transitions

Room 102

Successful DNP Transition: Nurse Practitioner to Academician
Lisa B. Robinson, DNP, RN, CCRN, CNE, NP-C
The last decade has seen increasing numbers of DNPs entering academia. The tripartite role of teaching, scholarship, and service impact the successful transition of nurses to the roles of nurse educators. Support and development are needed for a successful transition of a DNP to the role of nurse educator.

The Forgotten Ones' Improving the Onboarding of Clinical Staff in the Ambulatory Care Setting
Jennifer L. Densmore, MSN, RN, CNL, AGPRNP, PDS; and Rebecca Deal, MSN, RN
The ambulatory setting is a forgotten area that does not get nearly the attention it deserves. The creation of a comprehensive onboarding program for outpatient staff including simulation, extensive preceptorship, and competency completion is important, ensuring patient safety and quality is met before the new employee steps into their new role.

Session: A 03

Collaborations to Enhance Professional Development

Room 103

Collaboration Between Academia and Practice on Service Excellence and Core Measures
Crystal Joy Wilkinson, DNP, RN, CNS-CH, CPHQ; and Elizabeth H. Boyd, MSN, BS, RN, RNC-MSN
Changes in federal reimbursement have highlighted competency deficits in new graduates in service excellence and core quality measures. Hospitals and schools collaborated to develop curriculum to improve nursing graduate's competency and reduce the time and cost to orient nurse residents on these important topics that impact hospital reimbursement.

Mentoring Approach to Professional Development
Leighsa Sharoff, EdD, RN, NPP, AHN-BC; and Judith Aponte, PhD, RN, CDE, CCM, APHN-BC
This presentation will explore the collaborative mentoring approach between nurse educators/researchers and nursing students in all levels of education. Mentoring will be discussed as a way to teach students about professional and personal development in order to be successful and will include capacity building and principles of mentoring.

Session: A 04

Developing Student Communication Skills

Room 104

Resolving Conflict with Staff, Patients, Families, and Friends and Improve Patient Safety
Terri L. Bogue, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC
Conflict occurs naturally in all environments. In healthcare, unresolved conflict affects not only staff but also patient safety. Most healthcare leaders can improve their ability to resolve conflict effectively. Learn to identify the conditions that create conflict, the specific causes that trigger it, and the techniques for resolving conflict.

Helping Nursing Students Develop Professional Values, Morals, and Ethics Through Reflective Practices
Elizabeth Ann Fiske, PhD, RN, CNE, PCNS-BC, NNP-BC
Different learning activities are needed to help students become thoughtful, reflective practitioners and develop professional values, morals, and ethics. In this presentation, a range of contemplative activities, including meditation, compassion practice, attending art exhibits, and attending vigils, will be discussed.

Cancelled - The Effective Strategies of Teaching Nursing Students Therapeutic Communication in the Psychiatric Mental Health Unit
Pi-Ming Yeh, PhD, RN

Session: A 05

Can a Tool Be Used to Improve Work Environments?

White River Ballroom A-C

Cancelled - Verbal De-Escalation for Nurse and Healthcare Worker Improved Self-Efficacy When Caring for Violent Patients
Julia Mason Jubb, DNP, RN, CNE

Cancelled - Use of the BMI as a Tool to Assist the Nurse in Communication
Joanne Adams, DNP, RN, CNOR

Concurrent Sessions B

3:45-4:30 p.m. (1545-1630)

Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: B 01

Distress in the Work Environment

Room 101

Music Therapy to Reduce Staff Annoyance Related to Construction Specific Noise: A Quality Improvement Project
Kimberly K. Norton, MS, RN
This quality improvement project was the first of its kind to research workplace environment of a critical care unit under construction in terms of staff self-perceived annoyance level.

Barriers and Values of Moral Distress Among Critical Care Nurses
Melissa A. Wilson, PhD, MSN, APRN, CCNS-BC
Moral distress in healthcare is impacting nurses, patients, and systems overall. In this study, we examined barriers and values of critical care nurses in both civilian and military healthcare arenas. This research will help to form specific interventions to address this detrimental phenomenon.

Session: B 02

Creating a Collaborative Culture

Room 102

Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare: The Invisible Architecture of Ownership, Values, and Attitude
Robert L. Dent, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE; Joe Tye, MHA, MBA
These authors are participating in a book signing.
The invisible architecture is the soul of an organization. Using construction as a metaphor to describe the invisible architecture, the foundation is core values, the superstructure is organizational culture, and the interior finish is workplace attitude. We will discuss the importance of values-based leadership for sustaining a culture of ownership.

Interprofessional Collaborative Partnerships to Create Healthy Environments: Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Irene Kane, PhD, RN, CNAA, HFI
An interprofessional collaborative partnership was developed to enhance professional's clinical skills through the expanded use of alcohol screening and brief intervention in order to prevent alcohol exposed pregnancies and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Cancelled - Implementing Skilled Communication Strategies for a Healthy Work Environment
M. Anne Longo, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC; and Laura L. Flesch, MSN, RN, CNP

Session: B 03

Effective Decision-Making: How Concepts Come Together

Room 103

Identifying Educational Needs: Training Gap Analysis of United States Air Force Aeromedical Evacuation Technicians/Nurses
Tiffany Losekamp-Roberts, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE; and Julie F. Roseboro, MS, BSN, RN, CCRN
The United States Air Force en route care area completed a training gap analysis to evaluate areas for focused sustainment needs. The findings from this study will continue to build a foundation for education initiatives and allow for targeted interventions to meet sustainment needs of en route care medical providers.

Influence of Menopausal Symptoms on Perceived Work Ability Among Women in Ekiti State, Nigeria
Aanuoluwapo Olajubu, MSc, BNSc, RN, RM, RPHN; Adekemi Eunice Olowokere, PhD, MSc, BNsc, HND, RPHN, RM, RN; and Deborah Oluwanifemi Amujo, BNSc, RN
This is a study that describes the symptoms experienced by menopausal women in Ekiti State, Nigeria and its influence on their perceived work ability. It also describes the severity of these symptoms as experienced by the respondents. Likewise, the influence of menopausal symptoms on work ability was examined.

Session: B 04

Engaging Nurse Managers

Room 104

Using a Microscope to Examine Human Caring through the Lens of the Nurse Manager
Katherine Ricossa, MS, BSN, RN, PHN
Nursing management is considered a vulnerable population since the job is high stress and causes burnout, mostly resulting in early voluntary termination. This concept analysis was performed using the evolutionary methodology to examine human caring among nurse managers. This concept analysis will explore insight for nursing administrators to support nurse managers.

Compare Nurse Engagement Level with Clinical Ladder Level and Perception of Managerial Support
Mary A. Lang, MSN, RN, RCES
Primary aim was to compare nurse work engagement with the level that the clinical-ladder-eligible nurse has achieved. An engaged nurse is working with a positive mindset and framework. Secondary aim was to analyze impact of perception of managerial support on nurse engagement.

Session: B 05


White River Ballroom A-C

Establish Your Own Health Work Environment: Don’t Recreate the Wheel – Build on Existing Efforts!
Kimberly Thompson, MLS
Creating healthy work environments takes effort. That effort benefits from existing guidance. Existing guidance may be found in scholarly repositories and subscription-based databases. This session will give you the basic tools to craft a search strategy to search STTI's Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository and other databases for on-point materials.