The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International


Concurrent Sessions J

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

Select each session below to view the individual presentations.

Session: J 01

Promoting Healthy Work Environments By Evaluating and Addressing Sleep Habits of Nursing Students

Room 101

Ruthie Lamar, DNP, MS, RN; Cynthia M. Thomas, EdD, MS, BSN, RNc, CDONA; and Constance E. McIntosh, EdD, MBA, BSN, RN2
Nursing students, part of the healthcare team, lose sleep by working long hours in jobs and clinicals. Long work hours may lead to psychological, health, safety, and quality care issues, hence, an unhealthy work environment. This presentation communicates our study findings and introduces strategies for addressing nursing student sleep deprivation.

Session: J 02

Work Environment Factors Related to Nurses' Attitude about Roles in Quality Improvement

Room 102

Pamela B. Dunagan, PhD, RN
The purpose of this presentation is to identify root causes of sentinel events as described by The Joint Commission, discuss the study findings and implications concerning environment factors related to nurses' perceptions of how they value the competencies of quality and safety (QSEN, 2016), and their contributions toward improvement of patient outcomes.

Session: J 03

How One Organization Used Evidence to Address Lateral Violence Among Nurses

Room 103

Diane S. Salter, MSN, BA, RN, CPAN, NE-BC; Toye Moore, BSN, RN; Angela Robinson, MSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC; Cynthia Stermer, MSN, RN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC; Susanlee Wisotzkey, PhD, MSHSA, BSN, BA, RN, NE-BC, HNB-BC, CCRN; and Barbara L. Buchko, DNP, MS, RNC-MNN
The safety and well-being of patients and healthcare providers are being threatened by workplace bullying. Healthcare organizations must make it a priority to educate staff on bullying and provide focused training on eliminating disruptive behaviors. A healthier work culture was reflected in the 2016 employee engagement scores.

Session: J 04

Toward a Healthy Work Environment: Honoring the Voices of Frontline Nurses

Room 104

Tracey M. Long, MSN-MPH, BA, RN-BC, CPH; Deborah Dang, PhD, RN; Jennifer R. Day, PhD, BSN, BA, RN; and Carolyn J. Cumpsty-Fowler, PhD, MPH
Deborah Dang is participating in a book signing.
Transparent two-way communication is a key part of establishing and maintaining a healthy work environment. A critical part of this transparency is giving a voice to frontline staff and valuing their input. This presentation describes how frontline nurses impacted the professional practice model evaluation at a large academic medical institution.

Concurrent Sessions K

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

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Session: K 01

Nurses Experiences

Room 101

Helping Nurses Cope with Stressful Workplace Events Through the Use of Storytelling
Danna L. Curcio, PhD, RNC, FNP
The purpose of this presentation is to provide insight and knowledge about an important, efficient, and cost effective intervention to decrease workplace stress. There are several interventions that have been utilized, and storytelling, the most cost effective option, was used for a pilot study involving nine pediatric nurses.

Nurses Experiences with Behaviors That Compromise a Healthy Work Environment within the Hospital Setting
Connie K. Schultz, PhD, MN, MA, RN
Collaborative relationships with colleagues, visible and accessible leadership and adequate resources were key characteristics of a healthy work environment by bedside nurses. Conversely, inconsistency in the presence of these characteristics encountered by nurses on a daily basis influenced the presence of disruptive behaviors.

Cancelled - The Impact of Stress on the Quality of Life of Greek and Filipino Nursing Students
Denise M. McEnroe-Petitte, PhD, RN

Session: K 02

Support Through Mindful Interventions

Room 102

Mindfulness Training: Building a Supportive Environment
Carol Boswell, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN; Jessica Tully, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN, CNML; and Teresa Mills, RN BS, RN
Mindfulness training has been employed effectively to reduce non-productive, stress-related symptoms. This session will provide an overview of the development of a mindfulness program. Participants will discuss strategies that worked along with barriers and challenges encountered which allowed for the evolution of the program.

Creating a Healthy Work Environment Through Mindful Interventions
Elizabeth Ann Vaclavik, DNP, RN, OCN
This activity utilized qualitative and quantitative data to identify poor job satisfaction and a high level of moral distress among nurses related to healthcare providers giving patients a sense of false hope. The activity focused on minimizing perception of moral distress measured again by survey following several mindful interventions.

Session: K 03

Supporting Healthy Work Environments

Room 103

Creating Healthy Work Environment Standards for Academia
Rebecca Bouterie Harmon, PhD, RN; Regina M. DeGennaro, DNP, RN, CNS, AOCN, CNL; and Meg F. Norling, BSN, RN
Academic institutions provide the foundation for clinical practice and must role model HWE standards. This paper describes a framework for academic settings that mirrors the six clinical HWE standards codified by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and calls for the addition of a seventh standard  self-care.

Developing a Supportive Environment for Our Healthcare Workers
Kim Tharp-Barrie, DNP, RN, SANE; and Tracy Williams, DNP, RN
We have created a nursing institute which supports the professional growth and practice of nursing. The design incorporates best practice key elements of communication, education, and social and emotional support for the healthcare workers we serve.

Session: K 04


Room 104

Research Abstracts, Proposals, and Grant Writing: Basics From Start to Finish
Lois S. Marshall, PhD, RN
This presentation will provide the novice researcher the basics to write a research abstract, proposal, and/or grant for submission. This session will enable participants to gain a basic understanding of the steps of the abstract/proposal/grant writing process in order to enable them to put forth a submission in the future.

Cancelled - Prevalence of Workplace Violence Towards Nurses at Healthcare Settings in Pakistan
Rozina Somani, MScN, BScN; Rozina Karmaliani, PhD, MPH, MScN, RN, RM; and Judith McFarlane, DrPH, RN

Concurrent Sessions L

10:00-10:45 a.m. (1000‑1045)

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Session: L 01

Integrating Nursing Peer Review and a Restorative, Just Culture for a Healthy Work Environment

Room 101

Jane Braaten, PhD, MS, RN; and Cynthia A. Oster, PhD, ANP, MBA, ACNS-BC, CNS-BC
These authors are participating in a book signing.
This session informs the audience of how a nursing peer review process can become a vital part of a healthy work environment by integrating a restorative, just culture focus into the workflow to allow better learning as individuals and better outcomes as a system.

Session: L 02

Registered Nurses’ Lived Experiences of Peer-to-Peer Incivility in the Workplace

Room 102

Susan Condie, PhD, RN, CNS, PHN, ACNS-BC, CNE, NE-BC, CHEP
Incivility negatively interferes with patient care delivery, nursing retention, and medical costs. Disregard for others' knowledge and skills prevents others from thriving. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore registered nurses’ lived experiences of peer to peer incivility in the workplace.

Session: L 03

Autonomy, Role Ambiguity, and Collaborative Relationships Impact Novice Nurse Practitioner Turnover Intention in Primary Care

Room 103

Asefeh Faraz, PhD, RN, APRN, FNP-BC
This presentation will identify the most influential factors related to turnover intention in novice primary care nurse practitioners and present recommendations for increasing their retention.

Session: L 04

Nursing Empowered Leaders: A Study Describing Who We Are and Who We Want To Be

Room 104

Judi Allyn Godsey, PhD, RN; and Tom Hayes, PhD
Perceptions of current versus desired image for the nursing profession were compared in a national nursing sample. Nursing's current image focused on caring/advocacy, while nursing's most desired image focused on leadership. Findings suggest that nursing needs an accurate brand image representative of nurses as leaders in education, research, and practice.