Rising Stars

Rising Stars of Research and Scholarship Invited Student Posters

During Leadership Connection, 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. Rising Star posters are scheduled on Monday, 17 September.

Athabasca University, Canada
Stephanie M. Obara, MN; and Beth Perry, PhD
Educating Canadian Undergraduate Nursing Students Abroad

Sarah Parfeniuk, MN
Measures of Transition Readiness in Adolescents and Young Adults With Chronic Disease: A Systematic Review

Biola University, USA
Amanda E. Hasegawa, SN; and Colin M. Yuan, SN
Trauma-Informed Care: A Response to Sex Trafficking

Cedarville University, USA
Alyssa Brynn Bergthold, SN; and Heidi Marie Vizino, SN
The Effect of Kinship Foster Care Compared to Non-Kinship Foster Care on Resiliency

Clarkson College, USA (Omicron Epsilon Chapter)
Kathleen Harnden, EdD, MSW, BSN
Moral Development and Moral Distress Through the Baccalaureate Healthcare Student Lens

Columbia University, USA (Alpha Zeta Chapter)
Meghan T. Murray, MPH, RN; Bevin Cohen, PhD, MPH, RN; and Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Increased Risk for Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Among Children Admitted From Pediatric Long-Term Care

Aluem Tark, FNP-BC, RN, CHPN
Integration of Infection Management in Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

Natalie Voigt, MPhil, MSN, RN; Hwayoung Cho, PhD, RN; and Rebecca Schnall, PhD, MPH, MBA, BSN, RN
Supervised Physical Activity and Improved Functional Capacity Among Adults Living With HIV: A Systematic Review

Creighton University, USA (Iota Tau Chapter)
Kara M. Harvey, BSN
Improved Coping in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Vulnerable Sexual Assault Victims

Emily A. Leister, SN
The Role of the Caregiver in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Following Cesarean Section

DePaul University, USA (Zeta Sigma Chapter)
Scarlett Choi, SN
Physical and Mental Health Literacy and Its Impact on Asian Americans’ Health Outcomes

Kristal C. Kim, BS
Relationship Between Perinatal Depression, Food Insecurity, and Community Interventions: An Integrative Review of the Literature

David M. Velasco, DNP
Opioid Alternative Medications: CRNA Beliefs, Opinions, and Practices

Duquesne University, USA (Epsilon Phi Chapter)
Beth Muriel Tremblay, MSN
A Qualitative Mini-Study of Young Adults Who Use Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

East Carolina University, USA (Beta Nu Chapter)
Madison Grace McCauley, SN
From the Students Perspective: Analysis of Graduate Students Quality Improvement Learning Outcomes Using Reflective Strategies

Emory University, USA (Alpha Epsilon Chapter)
Colin McNamara, BSN, RN; Michael Arenson, MS; Jennifer R. Dyson, MSW; Madeleine Rutledge, BSN, RN; and Sindhuja Surapaneni, BS
Student Hotspotting: An Opportunity for Student Nurses to Work With High-Utilizers on Interprofessional Teams

Tara Nicole Noorani, BSN, RN; and Sasha Cohen, SN
Enhancing Nursing Education Through LGBTQ+ Inclusive Curriculum

The George Washington University, USA (Phi Epsilon Chapter)
Deborah Cardenas, DNP, MSN, RN, PL; Cathie E. Guzzetta, PhD, RN; and Qiuping Zhou, PhD, RN
Differences in the Rothman Index Scores in Evolving Emergent Events in Medical-Surgical Patients

Regine Nshimiyimana, DNP, PharmB, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, OCN, AOCNP; Cathie E. Guzzetta, PhD, RN, FAAN; Mary-Michael Brown, DNP, RN; Qiuping Zhou, PhD, RN; Jennifer M. Johnson, MD, PhD, FACP; Takami Sato, MD, PhD; and Scott W. Keith, PhD
Anxiety, Depression, and Quality of Life in Patients With the Diagnosis of Metastatic Uveal Melanoma

Catherine Stankiewicz, DNP
Evaluation of the Associations Between Unplanned Readmissions and the LACE Index and Other Variables

Hood College, USA
Ashley N. DeVries, BSN
The Need for Trauma Kits in Maryland Public Schools

Dylan Asher McLellan, BSN
Reviewing Effectiveness of Nurse-Led Pediatric Asthma Education Programs in Preventing Hospital Recidivism and Missed-School Days

Anna Michelle Waldron, BSN
Stepping On: An Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program for Homebound Seniors

Indiana State University, USA (Lambda Sigma Chapter)
Julie Ann Gregg, MSN
Is Chronic Cannabis Use Associated With a Risk That Monitored Anesthesia Care for Endoscopic Procedures?

Indiana University, USA (Alpha Chapter)
Erika Biederman, BSN
Development and Psychometric Testing of a New Body Image Scale for Breast Cancer Survivors

Indiana University Purdue University at Columbus, USA
Natalie Harper, SN; and Emily Duke, SN
Raising Awareness Concerning Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Prevalence and Effects

Johns Hopkins University, USA (Nu Beta Chapter)
Lucine P. Francis, PhD
Examining the Mealtime Environment of Urban Family Child Care Homes

Kelly T. Gleason, PhD, RN; Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, FAAN; Laura Samuel, PhD, RN, ANP; and Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN
Rate and Rhythm Control Medications for Atrial Fibrillation: Do Adverse Effects Outweigh Benefits?

Lauren C. Totonis, BS, SN; Maureen Mealy, BSN, MSCN; Sharon Kozachik, PhD, MSN, RN; and Michael Levy, MD, PhD
Quality of Life in Patients With Neuromyelitis Optica

Kent State University, USA (Delta Xi Chapter)
Jessica Jane Paul, MSN, BSN
Your Health - Don’t Leave it to Luck: Analyzing Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Self-Care

Ashley N. Yurkovich, BSN; Allison J. Tapocsi, BSN; Kristen Brots, BSN; Mackenzie Lesnick, BSN; and Adam Warner, BSN
Family Visitation in the Adult ICU

Lewis University, USA (Epsilon Upsilon Chapter)
Beata Dziedzic, BSN; and Sabrina Laskowski, BSN
Improving Medication Education for Patients Applying “SAID the MED”

Deborah Kornacker
A Patient Portal Push toward Acceptance and Utilization of the Technology

Nanci A. Reiland, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC
Does Training in Motivational Interviewing Techniques Increase Providers’ Use of Patient Self-Management Goals?

Loma Linda University, USA (Gamma Alpha Chapter)
Hazel Ada, RN; Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, RN; and Ellen D’Errico, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Impact of Nurses’ Sanctification of Work on Work-Related Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction

Cheary Anna Shelim, DNP, RN, PCCN; Alycia Bristol, PhD, RN, AGCNS-BC; and Valerie Kaura, MS, RN, FNP-BC
Deathbed Visions and the Peaceful Death: An Integrative Research Review

Mercer University, USA (Pi Gamma Chapter)
Stephanie S. Bennett, MSN
Intentional Centering Through Nurse Practitioner-Led Diabetic Group Visits at a Free Clinic

Angie C. King, MSN, RN
A Concept Analysis of Noise

Patricia Strobehn, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Preceptorship: A Concept Analysis

Missouri Western State University, USA (Omicron Nu Chapter)
Samantha Ray Hoselton, BSN
A Retrospective Study Measuring BMI and Related Comorbidities Before and After Bariatric Surgery

Notre Dame of Maryland University, USA (Mu Eta Chapter)
Michelle Lynn Atherton, MSN
Pursuing Pathway to Excellence and Approaches to Nursing Education

Natasha M. Maith, MSN, RN
Competence in Caring for Patients With Opioid Addiction: A Phenomenological Approach

Carrie Ann Roberts, MN
Compassion Fatigue in the Presence of Employee Engagement

Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Lauretta S. Daramola, BNSc, RPHN, RM, RN; and Adesola A. Ogunfowokan, PhD, MScN, BNSc, RN, RM, RPHN, FWACN
Management of School Children With Tinea Capitis Among Women of Two Ethnic Communities in Nigeria

Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines
Juneau Flor Encinares Julian, MAN; Carren B. Manalo, MAN; and Esteve Adrian Estiva, MSN
Using Images to Elicit Leadership and Management in Nursing Praxis: A Photovoice Research

Maria Julita S. J. Sibayan, MAN; Michael Joseph S. Diño, PhD, MAN, BSN, RN; Raymond C. Caagbay, MSN; Joyosthie B. Orbe, MSN; and Christopher A. Orduña, RN
Predilections of Allied Healthcare Professionals Toward an Ideal Interprofessional Education Program Via Conjoint Analysis

Purdue University, USA (Delta Omicron Chapter)
Jennifer Nicole Carmack, MSN, RN; and Cheryl J. Erler, DNP, RN, CNE
Academic to Clinical: Nursing and Physical Therapy Collaborative Attitudes After Interprofessional

Kimberly A. P. Porter, MSN, RN, FNP-BC; and Karen J. Foli, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN
High-Functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Conceptual Model of Health

Rhode Island College, USA (Delta Upsilon at-Large Chapter)
Mollie Garrison, BSN
Educational Program for RNs Related to the Use and Function Mechanical Prophylaxis in VTE Prevention

Luke N. Rock, BSN, BA
Assessment of the Level of Health Promotion Among Undergraduate Nursing Students at Rhode Island College

Rush University, USA (Gamma Phi Chapter)
Kirsten A. Dickins, AM, MSN, FNP-C; Susan Buchholz, PhD, RN, ANPBC, FAANP; Lynne T. Braun, PhD, CNP, FAHA, FAANP, FPCNA, FAAN; Melinda Earle, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE; Diana L. Ingram, PhD, MPH, BSP; and Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD
Perceptions of Primary Care Facilitators and Barriers Among Homeless-Experienced Individuals

Charleen N. Yeager, SN; Natalie R. Loops, SN; and David M. Hellrung, SN
Assessing Implementation Fidelity Use in Adults With Intellectual Disability and Their Residential Care Staff

Saint Louis University, USA (Delta Lambda at-Large Chapter)
Patricia A. Dettenmeier, DNP
The Experience of Claustrophobia in Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy

Jee Hye Yoo, MSN
Risk Factors for Falls in Adult Stroke Patients: A Comprehensive Model

Samford University, USA (Gamma Eta Chapter)
Brandy L. Brown, DNP, RN, GNP-BC
Exploring Nursing Home Staff Perceived Barriers to the Use of Reminiscence Therapy

Katherine Marie Hymel, MPH
Quality Improvement for Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Megan Zerillo, DNP, RN
Developing a Transition to Practice Program to Enhance Neonatal Nurse Expertise

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, USA (Epsilon Eta Chapter)
Felicia D. Kimbrough, DNP
Type 1 Diabetes and Use of a Web-Based Telemedicine Application

State University of New York-Downstate, USA
Thomas Cannell, MA; James N. Shea, BA; and Gregory Thompson, BA
A Case Study of the Stroke Continuum of Care in an Urban Neighborhood

The University of Akron, USA (Delta Omega Chapter)
Connie M. Teal, DNP
Non-Pharmacologic Interventions for the Treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

University of California, Irvine, USA
April H. Dwane, BSN
Rapid Enteral Feed Volume Advancement’s Effect on Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low Birthweight Preterm Infants

Sarah Yoon, SN
Project Change the Curriculum: Addressing the Health Disparities in Education of Children With Learning

University of Central Arkansas, USA (Kappa Rho at-Large Chapter)
Laura Gillis, DNP, RN
The Effect of a Lifestyle Intervention on Weight Loss in University Employees

Madeline Claire Tucker, SN
Canine Motivation in Pediatric CVICU Patients

University of Central Florida, USA (Theta Epsilon Chapter)
Dawn M. Turnage, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC
Social Determinants of Caregiver Health

University of Delaware, USA (Beta Xi Chapter)
Katelyn Therese Clements, MSN; and Emily Jean Hauenstein, PhD, LCP, FAAN
Experiences and Perspectives of Hispanic Mothers of Overweight Toddlers About Everyday Routines: A Narrative Approach

Michelle C. Norton, BSN, RN; and Anne M. Krouse, PhD, MBA, RNBC
The Experience of Mothers’ Post-NICU Discharge in Caring for Infants Dependent on Medical Technology

University of Florida, USA (Alpha Theta Chapter)
Jennifer M. Crook, BSN
An Investigation of Vitamin C and Chronic Diseases with Inflammatory/Autoimmune Components: A Literature Review

Mary Jo Quinn, DNP, ARNP-C, ACHPN; and Susan Schaffer, PhD
Impact of Hemoglobin A1c Screening Program Among Medicare Patients
Ilse E. Velazquez, SN; Lisa Scarton, PhD, RN; LaToya O’Neal, PhD; and Diana Wilkie, PhD, RN, FAAN
Challenges to Managing Diabetes Among American Indians: Preliminary Findings From a Focus Group Study

University of Kansas, USA (Delta Chapter)
Kelly Casler, MSN, FNP-BC; and Kelly Bosak, PhD, ANP-BC
An Online Toolkit to Improve Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Awareness of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver

Marilyn K. Parker, DNP; and Jill Peltzer, PhD, MS, BSN, APRN-CNS
Implementing a Bereavement Risk Assessment in a Hospital Setting

University of Kentucky, USA (Delta Psi at-Large Chapter)
Sarah A. Anderson, SN
Quality of Care Strategies and Subsequent Improvement of Kangaroo Care Incidence Rates in Premature Infants

Kylie Kelleher Dougherty, SN
Get Fit and Quit: A Novel Program for Perinatal Tobacco Cessation

University of Michigan, USA (Rho Chapter)
Nora Drummond, CNM/FNP
The Heart of Women’s Health: A Systematic Review of Cardiovascular Assessment in Reproductive Aged Women

Nicholas S. Metheny, MPH, RN; and Rob Stephenson, PhD
Political Environment, Minority Stress, and Perceptions of Social Inclusion After Obergefell vs. Hodges

University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA (Nu Chi Chapter)
Madison Michelle Bick, SN
Breastfeeding and Pediatric Obesity in America

Jessica Marie Kolar, SN; and Emily Rose Bell, SN
Canine-Assisted Therapy: Treatment of PTSD in Combat Veterans

Shawne M. Manies, MSN, RN
How Do ELL Student Nurses Experience NCLEX Style Questions?

University of Mount Olive, USA
Elizabeth (Betty) S. Harmon, MSN
Achieving Work-Life Balance in an Ambulatory Surgery Center

Brittany Hill, SN
Nurses’ Perceptions of Effective Delegation in the Acute Care Setting

Jennifer King, MSN
A Registered Nurse’s Understanding of Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment

University of North Dakota, USA (Eta Upsilon Chapter)
Penny Marie Briese, MS, RN
Application of Mezirow’s Transformative Learning Theory to Simulation in Nursing Education

Gina C. Liverseed, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC
Implementation of a Human Trafficking Response Protocol: The Impact on Clinician Preparedness

Stephanie J. Orth, MSN
The Meaning of Hope for Women Diagnosed With Terminal Illness: A Literature Review

University of Portland, USA (Omicron Upsilon Chapter)
Betty Goracke Olguin, BSN
Using Implementation Science to Initiate Survivorship Care Plan Practice Change

Joy Moceri, BSN, RN
The Unique Power of Mindfulness on Blood Pressure and Stress Reduction in a Priest Community

University of Southern Indiana, USA (Omicron Psi Chapter)
Ekta Rathee, DNP, FNP-C; and Mellisa Hall, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, GNP-BC
Impact of Mother Being in School on Academic Success of Her Children: A Cross-Sectional Study

Coreena Schroyer, MSN
Longevity at the Bedside: Exploring Why Nurses Stay

Kimi Collyer Yuchs, MAN, RN, NE-BC; and C. Elizabeth Bonham, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN
Caring for the Poor: Nurses’ Attitudes Toward Patients From the Culture of Poverty

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA (Beta Theta at-Large Chapter)
Jennifer S. Dolgoff, BSN; Mona Wicks, PhD, RN, FAAN; Elizabeth A. Tolley, PhD; Christie Michael, MD; J. Carolyn Graff, PhD; Shaquita A. Starks, PhD; Loretta Alexia Williams, PhD; and Hyekyun Rhee, PhD, RN, FAAN
Personal Factors and Environmental Influences Within the Family as Predictors of Adolescent Asthma Self-Management

Amy M. Levi; Mona Wicks, PhD, RN, FAAN; Elizabeth A. Tolley, PhD; J. Carolyn Graff, PhD; Karen A. Karlowicz, EdD, RN; Cathy B. Scott, PhD; and Shelley I. White-Means, PhD
Predictors of Stress and Strain in Hispanic Caregivers


University of Texas-Houston, USA
Rae Brana Reynolds, PhD, RN, ANP-BC; Geri Wood, PhD, MS, BS, RN, FAAN; Terri S. Armstrong, PhD, NP, MS, BSN, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; Nikhil S. Padhye, PhD; and Matthew Katz, MD, FACS
Uncertainty in Illness and Health Literacy in Pancreatic Cancer Patients

University of Utah, USA (Gamma Rho Chapter)
Tamiyah Dinh, DNP; and Jia-Wen Guo, PhD
Understanding Patient Engagement in a Primary Care Setting: A Patient Health Portal Quality Improvement Project

Jia Ning Liu, SN; and Jacqueline Eaton, PhD
Indicators of Burden in Conversations Between Family Caregivers

Daniela McCroby, SN
Distance-Technology Delivered Grief Support Program: Perceived Quality and Satisfaction of Training Provided to Social Workers

University of Virginia, USA (Beta Kappa Chapter)
Ashley K. Apple, BSN, RN, CEN; and Alexis Simpson, BSN, RN, CEN
Identifying Drug-Seeking Behavior: A Nursing Duty to Act

Gabriela Paniagua-Stolz, MSN, FNP; and Sarah Jane Craig, PhD, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN
Clinical Skills Intensive: Meeting Undergraduate Nursing Students Clinical Needs Through Simulation Remediation

Ursuline College, USA (Iota Psi Chapter)
Megan Kate Daniels, SN
Efficacy and Safety of Bubble CPAP in Preterm Neonates: A Literature Review

Valparaiso University, USA (Zeta Epsilon Chapter)
Guadalupe M. Ortiz, SN; Madissen Brookshire-Green, SN; Andrea E. Pertl, BSN; Bradley R. Adkins, BSN; Ellie T. Ashbrook, BSN; Olivia Smith, SN; Emma Kamp, SN; and Kayleigh Willett, SN
A Qualitative Study: Undergraduate Students’ Attitudes and Beliefs About Marijuana

West Virginia University, USA (Alpha Rho Chapter)
Theresa Ann Poling, MSN, FNP-BC
A Systematic Review of the Effects of Yoga Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

Western Governors University, USA (Psi Upsilon Chapter)
Jennifer Lynn Cook, MSN
Improving Communication in the Perioperative Waiting Area

LaToshia L. Gilbert, MSN
Flipped Classroom for Clinical Nurses Continuing Education: How It Worked for a Blood Administration Course

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