Convention 2019
Convention 2019
Convention 2019


Rising Stars of Research and Scholarship Invited Student Posters

During the poster sessions at convention, the following nursing students will have the opportunity to present their research, literature review, or evidence-based project as part of the Rising Stars of Research and Scholarship invited student posters program.

Albany State University, USA
Jade Asante, BSN
Health Literacy of Older African Americans Residing in George When Seeking Healthcare

Debra Ann Martin, BSN
Breast Cancer Patients and Nursing Education

Candice S. Thornton, BSN
Family Presence During Bedside Rounding of Critically Ill Patients: Introducing the African American Nurses’ Perspective

Alvernia University, USA (Upsilon Zeta Chapter)
Cecilia Bermudez, BSN, BS, RN-BC, CMSRN
Nurse-Led Quality Improvement Presentation of Advance Directives in the Outpatient Oncology Setting

Abigail Lee Eby, BSN, RN
Nursing Facility Staff Education to Decrease Hospital Readmissions Due to Sepsis: A Pilot Test

Athabasca University, Canada
Melissa Stevenson, BScN, RN, CDE; Jeff Vallance, PhD; and Karen Cook, PhD, MSc(A), BSN
Anishnaabek Nanadagin: Examining the Role of Traditional Health in an Integrated Diabetes Care Model

Binghamton University, USA (Zeta Iota Chapter)
Carrie Rewakowski, MS, RN
Advocacy: Civic Engagement Among Nurses

The Catholic University of America, USA (Kappa Chapter)
Barbara Clark Mims, MSN
Septic Shock and Vasopressor Therapy: The Impact of Excessive Mean Arterial Pressure Values

Heather Watson, MSN
Identifying Motivation Toward Healthy Behavior in Overweight and Obese Pregnant Women

Barbara Weaver, MSN-Ed, BSN
Electrical Cardiometry and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy During Transfusion: A Prospective Observational Study

Cedarville University, USA
Alexandria K. Haddix, SN; Meaghan Tipton, SN; and Kelly Brown, SN
Vitamin D and Preeclampsia

Chiang Mai University, Thailand (Phi Omega at-Large Chapter)
Nwe Ni Sein Myint, MNS
The Concept of Organizational Climate: Concept Analysis

The College of New Jersey, USA (Delta Nu Chapter)
Kanan H. Bhatt, BSN, RN; and Sharon K. Byrne, DrNP, APN, NP-C, AOCNP, CNE
A Culturally Tailored Outreach Program to Improve Cancer Screening in the Asian Indian Population

Susan Moraca, BSN, RN
Pediatric Concussion Management in the ER and Primary Care Settings

Curry College, USA (Theta at-Large Chapter)
Patricia T. Donovan, BSN
A Critical Look at Corneal Abrasion During Non-Ocular Surgery

Simone M. Wooten, BSN; and Desiree Hensel, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, CNE
Compassion Fatigue and Nursing Education: A Q-Methodology Survey

Duke University, USA (Beta Epsilon Chapter)
Shaoqing Ge, MPH, BSN, RN
Longitudinal Associations Between Hearing Loss, Vision Loss, and Dual Sensory Loss and Cognitive Decline

Edward C. Stene, BSN, BA, RN, CCRN, CEN, CFRN, PHRN, CCEMTP, EMTP; Benjamin A. Smallheer, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CCRN, CNE; and Elias J. Jaffa, MD
Ultrasound Guided vs. Standard Direct Visualization of Peripheral Intravenous Access in Kilimanjaro Region Emergency

D’Youville University, USA (Zeta Nu Chapter)
Azadeh Hassan-Tehrani, BSN, RN, FNP(s); and Abigail Mitchell, DHEd, MSN, RN, CNE, FHERDSA
A Web-Based Educational and Social Platform for Pregnant Women With a History of Perinatal Loss

East Carolina University, USA (Beta Nu Chapter)
Brooks N. Holt, SN; and Kim L. Larson, PhD, MPH, BSN
Comparing the Effect of Community Engagement on Impact of Water Filter Usage

Florida Atlantic University, USA (Iota Xi Chapter)
Kelley L. Jackson, MSN, APRN-BC; Sareen S. Gropper, PhD; Maude Exantus, DNP; Seana L. Reid, MSN; Shane M. Spiers, BS; Deborah Ann D’Avolio, PhD, BC-ACNP, ANP; Andra S. Opalinski, PhD; Ruth M. Tappan, EdD, RN, FAAN; and Edgar Ramos Vieira, PhD
Diet Coaching to Improve Protein Intake, Muscle Strength, and Muscle Function in Adults

Jinga Lonee Oglesby-Brihm, MSN, APRN, NP-C
The PEARLS to Ending Loneliness in Older Adults

Indhira Gypsie Piquion, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC
Promoting Assessment and Management of Depression in Rural Communities Through Telehealth

Isabella Velasquez Botero, SN; and Patricia R. Liehr, PhD, RN
Action Research: Refining a Therapeutic Walking Intervention and Identifying Outcomes

Florida International University, USA (Pi Alpha Chapter)
Ahmad M. Rayani, SN; Paula Alexander, MSN, RN; Majed Alharbi, MSN, RN; Merlyn Dunbar-Milledge, MSN, RN; and Karen Breda, PhD, MSN, RN
The Morse Falls Scale: An Evidence-Based Intervention for a Medical Center in the South of Saudi Arabia

Graceland University, USA (Pi Eta Chapter)
Joyce M. Soule, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR
Using Teach-Back to Impact Readmission Rates

Laurel Lynn Welty, DNP
Evaluating Potential Alcohol Misuse in a Rural Patient Health Clinic

Howard University, USA (Gamma Beta Chapter)
Danielle Maria Stossier, BSN
Preventing Clostridium Difficile Transmission in Hospitals: Family Members Adherence to Infection Control

Indiana State University, USA (Lambda Sigma Chapter)
Michele Lynn Lasley, MSN
Reduction of Surgical Site Infections Through Education

Marietta Sperry, MSN; and Amber Wilson, MSN
Use of the BeFASSTT Acronym to Improve Brainstem Stroke Recognition: A Case Study

Indiana University, USA (Alpha Chapter)
Kristin Daub, MSN; and Rachel Ramsey, MSN, RN, CNE
Readiness for Practice: Do Teaching Strategies Matter?

Christina Kiger, MSN
Interpersonal Communication Competence and Attachment Styles in Pre-Licensure Nurses: A Descriptive Pilot Study

Rachel Ramsey, MSN, RN, CNE
Straight From the Nurse’s Mouth: EBP Knowledge Among Beginning RNs

LaSalle University, USA (Kappa Delta Chapter)
Christine M. Moraca, MSN, RN-C
Just BREATHE: Second Victim Program Planning

McKendree University, USA (Psi Epsilon Chapter)
Denise Caldwell, DNP, RN
Compassion Fatigue: When Caring Takes a Toll

Colleen Frohling, DNP
Utilizing Telehealth Training to Increase Nurse Self-Efficacy and Reduce Costs by Assigning Appropriate Care Level

Mercer University, USA (Pi Gamma Chapter)
Nicole Masano, SN
Educational Program for Obstetric Nurses: How to Effectively Screen for Intimate Partner Violence

Maureen E. Newton, DNP
Nurse Practitioner-Led Diabetes Prevention Program

Morehead State University, USA
Melinda Sue Chaney, SN; Andrea Howard, SN; Chanel Wilder, SN; and James Blake Smith, SN
Reducing Errors Associated With Intravenous Medication Administration

Mount St. Joseph University, USA (Omicron Omicron at-Large Chapter)
Gregory R. Schano, DNP, MBA, RN, CCRN, CNML, CMTE, Paramedic
Sepsis Education in the Critical Care Transport

Northeastern University, USA (Gamma Epsilon Chapter)
Melissa Emily Cyr, MS
Access to Specialty Healthcare in Urban Versus Rural US Populations: A Systematic Literature Review

Abigail E. Caron, SN; Rachel A. Solomon, SN; Hayley D. Germack, PhD; and Nancy P. Hanrahan, PhD
Medical/Surgical Readmissions in Patients With Co-Occurring Serious Mental Illness: A Qualitative Systematic Literature Review

Northwestern State University, USA (Beta Chi Chapter)
Alexandra Caroline Piedrahita, SN; TeShundrea T. Frederick, BSN; and Cynthia Patrice Beavers Robertson, SN
Cancer and Cell Phone Usage: Risks Among College Students

Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines
Joyosthie Orbe, PhD, MSN, RN; Michael Joseph S. Diño, PhD, MAN, BSN, RN, LPT; Maria Julita S. J. Sibayan, PhD, MAN, RN; and Raymond C. Caagbay, PhD, MSN, RN
Reasons for Research and Scholarship Participation Captured From Multinational Allied Health Educators: A Q-Methodology

Maria Julita S. J. Sibayan, PhD, MAN, RN; Michael Joseph Diño, PhD, MAN, RN, LPT; Raymond C. Caagbay, PhD, MSN, RN; and Joyosthie B. Orbe, PhD, MSN, RN
Predilections of Allied Healthcare Professionals Toward an Ideal Interprofessional Education Model via Conjoint Analysis

Purdue University, USA (Delta Omicron Chapter)
Anna K. Forster, MSN; Elizabeth Richards, PhD; Karen J. Foli, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN; Melissa M. Franks, PhD; and Zachary Hass, PhD
Positive or Negative: How Affect Influences Physical Activity Behavior in Adults

Laura Marie Moffat, MSN
The Accuracy of Machine Learning to Predict Cardiac Arrest: A Systematic Review

Purdue University Global, USA (Phi Rho Chapter)
Influence of International Service Learning on Cultural Competence

Amy Velasquez, MSN
Cancer and Substance Use Disorders: Learning to Navigate Both Diseases Simultaneously

Roberts Wesleyan College, USA (Tau Xi Chapter)
Caroline Northrup, BS, RN-BC
Implementing a High Reliability Safety Culture Cycle to Improve Patient Safety Outcomes

Zachary Sortore, SN; and Cheryl B. Crotser, PhD
Examining Spiritual Support Encountered by Bereaved Parents

Rush University, USA (Gamma Phi Chapter)
Arianne Jamison, MA, BSN, RN; and Susan Swider, PhD, PHNA-BC, FAAN
Implementing an Enhanced Care Coordination Model for Pregnant Females With Syphilis

Diana Krishnan, MSW, LCSW, SN
The Experience of Substance Use Recovery: A Thematic Content Analysis of Anonymous Online Posts

Rutgers School of Nursing, USA (Alpha Tau Chapter)
Justinna Dixon, SN; and Jane Miller, PhD
Does Unmet Need for Healthcare Services Among Children With Anxiety Affect Family Time Burden?

Melissa Jean Miller, MSN
US Army Primary Care: Nursing Practice Environment, Team Performance, and Outcomes

Kristin Ann Tuozzo, DNP, RN-BC
Bedrest Quality Improvement Project for Outpatient Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations

SUNY Delhi School of Nursing, USA (Chi Tau Chapter)
Karen M. Driskill, BSN, RN
Developing a Community Action Summit: A Novel Graduate Practicum Experience in Rural Upstate New York

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, USA (Psi Tau Chapter)
Rhonda A. Hewitt, MS, CNS, RN; and Erica L. Gumbs, MS, CNS, RN
Timely 911 Calls Reduce Negative Outcomes of Stroke Victims: An Evidence-Based Practice Proposal

Thomas Jefferson University, USA (Delta Rho Chapter)
Olabisi Akinmorin, BSN
The Response of Imatinib Mesylate in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Keslie H. Wilhelm, BSN, BSFS
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy’s Impact on Relapse Rates in Opioid Use Disorder Patients Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment

Troy University, USA (Iota Theta Chapter)
Andrea R. Braswell, DNP
Decreasing 30-Day Readmissions Among Sepsis Survivors With Education and Bundle Compliance

Teresa A. Law, DNP; Stacey J. Jones, DNP, FNP-BC; and Shellye A. Vardaman, PhD, RN-BC , CNE
Impact of a Multidisciplinary Shared Medical Appointment on Depression, Quality of Life, and Health Promotion

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, USA (Tau Theta Chapter)
Rachael E. Antone, DNP, FNP; Nathan C. del Rio, DNP, FNP; and Jorge Romero, DNP, FNP
Reporting Compliance With the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain

Michelle F. Woodie, SN; Kara E. McDowell, SN; John M. Williamson, DNP; and Jerrol B. Wallace, DNP
Utilization of Simulation Techniques to Enhance Trauma Training for East African Military Nurses

University of Connecticut, USA (Mu Chapter)
Joseph M. Fetta, BSN, RN
The Journey Back to Myself: Returning to Baseline Functioning Post-Concussion, a Phenomenological Study

Amisha Parekh de Campos, BSN, MPH, RN
Conversations Had at Trying Times (CHATT): Development and Testing of an Advance Care Planning Simulation

University of Detroit Mercy, USA (Lambda Zeta Chapter)
Catherine Draus, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
Generational Effects on Nursing Professionalism and Specialty Certification

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA (Alpha Lambda Chapter)
Monica Joan Gingell, BSN, RN; Marianne L. Durham, DNP, RN, CPPS; and Susan Corbridge, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN
Improving Clinical Behaviors and Patient Safety Outcomes Through Standardization of a Pediatric Vaccine Administration Process

Katherine A. Maki, MS, RN; Sara M. Mithani, BSN; Ulf G. Bronas, PhD, ATC, FSVM, FAHA; and Anne M. Fink, PhD, RN
Blood Pressure and Restorative Sleep Intensity are Altered by Chronic Daytime Sleep Disruption in Rats

University of Jordan, Jordan (Psi Kappa Chapter)
Sondos Eqylan, MSN; and Reema Safai, PhD
The Lived Experience of Critically Ill Patients in Isolation Rooms: Survivor Isolation

University of North Dakota, USA (Eta Upsilon Chapter)
Timothy C. F. Fuss, MSN, RN; and Leo Saligan, PhD, RN, FAAN
Physical Activity and Perceived Fatigue in Men Receiving External Beam Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

University of Pittsburgh, USA (Eta Chapter)
Joshua E. Palmer, BSN
Buprenorphine Program Evaluation in an Office-Based Practice

University of Scranton, USA (Iota Omega Chapter)
Lindsey Hayde, DNP, CRNA, CCRN
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist to Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Registered Nurse Handoff Using a Standardized Screen

Megan Kathleen Walbeck, MSN
Transitioning Expert Nurse Clinicians Into Strong Nurse Leaders With an Evidence-Based Leadership Development Program

University of Southern Mississippi, USA (Gamma Lambda Chapter)
Deborah Ellen Morgan, MS, RN
Grit and Resilience: Facilitating Successful Outcomes in Progression and Retention of Associate Degree Nursing Students

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA (Zeta Pi Chapter)
Raquel Armstrong, MBA, BSN, RN
Timing of Newborn First Bath to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Preventable Transfers to the NICU

Mary E. Daniel, BS, SN; and Sabrina L. Pickens, PhD, RN
Development of a Conceptual Framework for Severe Self-Neglect by Modifying the CREST Model for Self-Neglect

Pablo J. Vasquez, MBA, RN, NEA-BC; Diane Wardell, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC; and Luba Yammine, PhD, RN, FNP-C
Provider Attitudes Toward Death and Effects on Advance Care Planning: A Systematic Review

University of the West Indies, Jamaica (Omega Kappa Chapter)
Annalisa Sandcroft, SN; Suzanne McIntyre, SN; Joyette L. Aiken, MScN (Ed); and Pauline Anderson-Johnson, MSc, BScN, RGN
Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Life Satisfaction in Jamaican Women Aged 15 to 24 Years

University of West Florida, USA (Upsilon Kappa Chapter)
Emily S. Bailey, SN; and Crystal G. Bennett, PhD, RN
Effects of Birthing Positions on Perineal Injury Evidence Review

Maria C. McLain, SN; Crystal G. Bennett, PhD, RN; and Hillary Fox, MS
Effectiveness of Dance to Improve Mood in Older Adults With Dementia: A Review of Evidence

Patricia E. Worth, SN, BA; and Crystal G. Bennett, PhD, RN
Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Through School-Based Sex Education Programs: A Review of Evidence

Utah Valley University, USA
Emily Katherine Hanks, AS, SN; Norma Salas Maldonado, SN; and Francine B. Jensen, MSN, ADN, BS (Zoology), RN
Promoting Health in the Hispanic American Population Through an Educational Experience on Diabetes Mellitus

Allyn E. Harker, RN
Shame and Type 2 Diabetes: Patient Perceptions of Providers’ Impact on Disease Self-Management

Jill Johnson, MSN; and Dianne McAdams-Jones, EdD, RN, GNE, CHSE
Using Simulation to Improve Safety in Patient Care: Did I Do That?

Rebecca M. Larson, ADN, RN
Parents’ Perceptions of the Impact of Social Media on Their Adolescents

Valparaiso University, USA (Zeta Epsilon Chapter)
Emma Kamp, SN; Kayleigh Willett, SN; Keegan Maris, SN; Isabella Portugal, SN; and Madison Ling, SN
A Qualitative Study: Caregiver Experience of Dementia

Vanderbilt University, USA (Iota Chapter)
LaDonna Brown, DNP, CRNA
Enhanced Recovery With Multi-Modal Analgesia in Spine Surgery

Western Governor’s University, USA (Psi Upsilon Chapter)
Bridget Kathleen Dittman, BSN, RN, CCRN
Biventricular Mechanical Heart Support in the Clinical Setting of Cardiogenic Shock: A Nursing Case Report

Danielle M. Gibson, BSN, RNC-NIC
Rooming-In the Mother/Infant Dyad in Cases of NAS, Decreasing Length of Stay, and Pharmacologic Treatment

Caroline Raynor, BSN
Childhood Obesity: Approaches to Policy Change to Improve Population Health in Baltimore County Public Schools

William Paterson University, USA (Iota Alpha Chapter)
Kimberly A. Dimino, DNP
Does a Dedicated Education Unit East New Nurses' Transition Into Practice?