Presentations/Publications/Awards

From Touch Point Online Magazine, Summer 2021 - Vol. V, Issue 2

Please join us in congratulating the following individuals on their recent recognitions, publications, presentations, and awards.

Faculty

 

Recognitions

Mary K. Anthony, PhD, RN, has been elected to serve as President for the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Foundation.

Sarah Bixler, MSN, RN, received an Honorable Mention for the 2020 Daisy Faculty Award.

Taryn Burhanna, MSN, APRN, NP-C, coordinated the participation of undergraduate nursing students to ad-minister COVID-19 vaccines at mass vaccination events at the Kent State Field House and Ice Arena.

Debra K. Cifani, DNP, RN, received an Honorable Mention for the 2020 Daisy Faculty Award.

Tracy M. Dodson, MSN, RN, was honored with the 2020 Daisy Faculty Award.

Kathy Dwinnells, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, and other nursing faculty at Kent State University at Trumbull received a $25,000 donation from the Auxiliary at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital to establish a new scholarship endowment supporting nursing students from Trumbull and Mahoning Counties.

Karen Mascolo, DNP, RN, was awarded a Summer Teaching Development Grant from Kent State University to support her work on primary prevention of bullying and incivility in nursing.

Marilyn Nibling, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, PNP-BC, was awarded Primary Care Transformative Fellowship grant funding by Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) for her quality improvement project, Quality Improvement for Obstetrical and Neonatal Teams: Improving Communication.

Marilyn Nibling, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, PNP-BC, presented her quality improvement storyboard/poster, Quality Improvement for Obstetrical and Neonatal Teams: Improving Communication, for Akron Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds after her project was selected as one of the top three quality improvement projects submitted for 2020.

Janet Reed, MSN, RN, CMSRN, received the Platinum Teaching Recognition Award from the Kent State University Center for Teaching and Learning for her study, Gaming and anxiety in the nursing simulation lab: A pilot study of an escape room.

James Tudhope, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, was named Program Director of the Month (January, 2021) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP).

James Tudhope, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, serves as the Program Director for the Integrated Community Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program, which received American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP) accreditation with distinction, the first and only advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) fellowship program in psychiatry to receive this accreditation.

 

Scientific & Scholary Presentations

 

Brady, C. (2021, April). Nursing faculty and their understanding of higher order thinking test development. Paper presentation for the Association for University Regional Campuses of Ohio (virtual).

Petrinec, A. (2021, April). Smartphone delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for post-intensive care syndrome-family: Protocol revision of a pilot study during the COVID-19 pandemic. Paper presentation for the 45th Annual Research Conference, Midwest Nursing Research Society (virtual).

Tudhope, J. (2021, April). Designing or re-designing your curriculum: Evidence for a competency-based approach that will simplify your life and streamline your curriculum. Podium presentation for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP) Symposium (virtual).

 

Publications

 

Aller, L. (2020). A contemporary model for undergraduate nursing education: A grounded theory study. Nurse Educator. [Epub ahead of print]. doi.10.1097/NNE.0000000000000933

Fisher-Grace, K., Turk, M. T., Anthony, M. K., & Chia, L. R. (2020). Use of personal health records to support diabetes self-management: An integrative review. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. [Epub ahead of print] doi.10.1097/CIN.0000000000000682

Distelhorst, K., Graor, C. H., & Hansen, D. (in press). Up-stream factors in population health: A concept analysis to advance nursing theory. Advances in Nursing Science.

LePard, A. (2021). Obstetric complications: Debrief the grief. American Nurse Journal, 16(4), 61-63. https://www.myamericannurse.com/wp-content/up-loads/2021/03/an4-Grief-31...

Motter, T., Hassler, D., & Anthony, M. K. (in press). The art of nursing becomes a celebration for nurses. OJIN: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.

Petrinec, A., Chen, Y., Hughes, J., Zullo, M., Palmieri, P., & Wilk, C. (in press). Post-intensive care syndrome-family: Feasibility of cognitive behavioral therapy delivery using a mobile health app. American Journal of Critical Care.

Reed, J., & Ferdig, R. (in press). Gaming and anxiety in the nursing simulation lab: A pilot study of an escape room. Journal of Professional Nursing. doi.10.1016/j.prof-nurs.2021.01.006

Mori, C., Sheehan, D., Heifner Graor, C., & Petrinec, A. (2020). A scoping review of the phenomenon of osteoporosis in post bariatric surgical patients. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing. [Epub ahead of print]. doi.10.1016/j.iijotn.2020.100835

Taber, J. M., Stacey, C. L., & Sheehan, D. K. (2021). Understanding hospice patients’ beliefs about their life expectancy: A qualitative interview study. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 38(3), 238-245. doi.10.1177/104990912094848

Wilk, C. (2021). Caregiver willingness to provide care in the ICU: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum. doi.10.1111/nuf.12563. [online ahead of print].

 

New Grants

Dr. Lisa Onesko was awarded scholarship funding through the Jonas Philanthropies Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare program to support DNP student Nicole Lewis as a Psychology/Mental Health scholar for the 2021-2023 cohort.

 

Presentations

Brady, C. (2021, April). Nursing faculty and their understanding of higher order thinking test development. Paper presentation for the Association for University Regional Campuses of Ohio (virtual).

Cleveland, K., Magyar, S., Justice, J., & Truong, S. (2020, October). Adolescent vaping: A literature review to inform policy initiatives. Poster presentation (virtual) for The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) annual conference.

Cleveland, K. (2020, October). Open educational resources: One solution for educating pre-licensure nurses regarding their role in health policy. Poster presentation (virtual) for The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) annual conference.

Hawkins, K., & Shanholtzer, J. (2021, January). Development of a tailored electronic health record (EHS). Presentation for the Kent State University College of Nursing Brown Bag Engagement Series, Kent, Ohio.

Nibling, M. (2020, June). Quality improvement for obstetrical and neonatal teams: Improving communication. Virtual poster presentation for the Primary Care Transformative Fellowship program at the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED).

Nibling, M. (2020, September). Alterations in cardiac function in children. Virtual presentation for Akron Children’s Hospital.

Nibling, M. (2020, December). Alterations in cardiac function in children. Virtual presentation for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Akron-Canton Chapter.

Nibling, M. (2020, November). Quality improvement for obstetrical and neonatal teams: Improving communication. Virtual poster presentation for Akron Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds: Assessment of Medical Trainees.

Petrinec, A. (2021, April). Smartphone delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for post-intensive care syndrome-family: Protocol revision of a pilot study during the COVID-19 pandemic. Paper presentation for the 45th Annual Research Conference, Midwest Nursing Research Society (virtual).

Tudhope, J. (2021, April). Designing or re-designing your curriculum: Evidence for a competency-based approach that will simplify your life and streamline your curriculum. Podium presentation for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP) Symposium (virtual).

 

New Grant Awards

Pam Stephenson, PhD, RN, and Andera Warner Stidham, PhD, RN, were recently funded by the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing, Delta XI chapter, for their study, The Experiences of Frontline Nurses in Northeast Ohio Caring for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

Scholarship Award

Louise Knox, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Associate Professor, and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) faculty were awarded the CVS Health Foundation 2020-2021 FNP/PA Scholarship for the 2020-2021 season.

 

Students

 

Research

Ph.D. Defense: The following student defended her dissertation and graduated with her Ph.D.:

 

Amal Murbarak Al-Alawi, Factors Influencing Nursing Faculty Intent to Implement Collaborative Learning in a Collectivistic Culture: Using the Theory of Planned Behavior (Dr. Mary Anthony, Chair; Drs. Yvonne Smith, Linda Shanks, and Todd Hawley, committee members; Dr. Laurie Wagner, Graduate Faculty Representative and Moderator)

Dorothy Hamilton, The Lived Experience of Homeless Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (Drs. Denice Sheehan and Pamela Stephenson, Chairs; Drs. Marcy Caplin and Claire Stacey, committee members; & Dr. Sheryl Chatfield, graduate faculty representative & moderator).

 

DNP Defenses: The following students de-fended their scholarly projects and graduated with their DNP:

 

McKenzie Baker, Nursing Knowledge and the Influence on Patient Diabetes Control (Dr. Lisa Onesko, Chair; Drs. Tracey Motter and Debra Cifani, committee members)

Nicole Bort and Susan Mayne, Strengthening Dermatology Education for Nurse Practitioners (Drs. Lisa Onesko and Lynn Gaddis, Chairs; Drs. Louise Knox and Debra Cifani, committee members; Dr. Margaret Bobonich, con-tent expert/mentor)

Robyn Mitchell, Nurse Practitioner Use of Thoracic Point of Care Ultrasound Using a Handheld Ultrasound Device in the COVID-19 Pandemic (Dr. Lisa Onesko, Chair; Drs. Louise Knox and Amy Petrinec, committee members)

Jennifer Miller. Individualized After Visit Summary Effectiveness on Patients Receiving Workers Compensation (Dr. Wendy Umberger, Chair; Drs. Lynn Gaddis and Yvonne Smith, committee members; Dr. W. Tasker, Graduate Faculty Representative and Moderator)

Claire Tourjee, Leading Change: The Use of Integrated Care to Improve Dual Diagnosis Patient Outcomes (Dr. Marilyn Nibling, Chair; Kimberly Cleveland and Dr. Lynn Gaddis, committee members)

Amy Vaflor. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Medical Executive Committee Membership, A Quality Improvement Proposal (Dr. Lynn Gaddis, Chair; Drs. Kimberly Cleveland and Marilyn Nibling, members; Dr. M. Shah, mentor)

Michael Young. Mobile Mindfulness: Improving Professional Quality of Life for Critical Care Advanced Practice Providers (Dr. Amy Petrinec, Chair; Drs. Marilyn Nibling and Pam Stephenson, committee members)

 

Publications

Bucey, R. A. (2021). Pearls of wisdom for the novice clini-cal nurse specialist. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 35(2), 98-100. doi.10.1097/NUR.0000000000000582

Petrinec, A., Chen, Y., Hughes, J., Zullo, M., Palmieri, P., & Wilk, C. (in press). Post-intensive care syndrome-family: Feasibility of cognitive behavioral therapy delivery using a mobile health app. American Journal of Critical Care.

 

Presentations

Cleveland, K., Magyar, S., Justice, J., & Truong, S. (2020, October). Adolescent vaping: A literature review to inform policy initiatives. Virtual poster presentation for The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) annual conference.

Redmond, K. (2020, December). Suicide prevention: Are we doing enough? Virtual poster presentation for the 2020 Undergraduate Research Conference, Columbiana County Campuses.

 

Awards & Recognitions

Baker, M. (2021, April). Nursing knowledge and the influence on patient diabetes control. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society (virtual).

Hickey, J. (2021, March). Smoke and mirrors: Are electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products being marketed to influence late adolescents and young adults? Poster presentation for the Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA) Conference (virtual). Outstanding poster award.

Hickey, J. (2021, April). Smoke and mirrors: Are electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products being marketed to influence late adolescents and young adults? Poster presentation for the Kent State University at Trumbull Student Showcase for Research, Scholarship, and Creativity (virtual). First place award.

Nicole Lewis, DNP student, was awarded scholarship funding as a Psychology/Mental Health scholar for the 2021-2023 cohort through the Jonas Philanthropies Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare program.

Teri Lieser, APRN, CNS-C, and current DNP student at the College of Nursing, is the recipient of the very competitive 2020 DNP Scholarship from the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses.

Andrew Loos, nursing student at the Tuscarawas campus, was selected to serve on the Profession Specific National Coordinators committee for mass COVID-19 vaccination.

Menegay, R. (2021, April). Interventions for dementia in nursing homes. Poster presentation for the 14th Annual Kent Stark Honors Conference (virtual).

Mitchell, R. (2021, April). Nurse practitioner use of thoracic point of care ultrasound using a handheld ultrasound device in the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presentation for the 16th Annual Cleveland Clinic Clinical Nursing Research Conference (virtual).  

Kimberly Redmond, BSN student at the Salem Campus, was awarded Outstanding Presentation at the 16th annual 2020 Undergraduate Research Conference, Columbiana County Campuses, for her presentation, Suicide Prevention: Are We Doing Enough? The conference features student presentations about research completed during the 2020 calendar year or in collaboration with a Kent State faculty member.

Kimberly Redmond, BSN student at the Salem campus, won first place across all campuses for her essay, “Suicide Prevention: Are We Doing Enough?” for the College Writing II Essay Contest.

Sterling, M., O’Donnell, Anthony, M. K., & Bayramzedah, S. (2021, April). A literature review of environment design impact on interruptions and disruptions in complex health settings. Poster presented for the 45th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society (virtual).

Wilk, C., & Petrinec, A. (2021, April). A concept analysis of caregiver willingness of family in the Adult ICU. Poster presentation for the 45th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society (virtual).

Cindy Wilk, PhD candidate, received a Graduate Student Support Domestic Travel Award to attend and present for the Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference.

Caitlin Woodward received a Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) award to participate in faculty-supervised research with Dr. Dana Hansen.

BSN students of Tracy Dodson and Julie Hanshaw engaged in community teaching and a question-and-answer session in West Salem about COVID-19 and flu prevention and were recently featured on Cleveland News 19.

Students in the College of Nursing and College of Public Health were instrumental to the success of a two-day community COVID-19 large-scale testing event. Kent State University and the city of Kent partnered with the Ohio Department of Health on Jan. 28th and 29th for this event providing free testing for students, staff, faculty, and the general public. Students were led by Taryn Burhanna, MSN, RN, in the College of Nursing and Melissa Zullo, PhD, MPH, in the College of Public Health.

 

Undergraduate Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavors (poster presentations)

 

APRIL 2021, VIRTUAL

Attrell, C. An unconventional collaboration: Cosmetology and nursing. Mentor, Dr. Denise McEnroe-Petitte

Call, H., & Pecjak, C. Early emerging themes of student anxiety and resilience during the COVID pandemic. Mentors, Kimberly Cleveland and Dr. Joel Hughes.

Hickey, J. Smoke and mirrors: Are electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products being marketed to influence late adolescents and young adults? Mentor, Alice Colwell. Second place award.

Hobbs, J., & Stankard, A. Early COVID-19 survey: University nursing students report less anxiety and no difference in adherence to avoidance behaviors than non-health majors. Mentors, Kimberly Cleveland and Dr. Joel Hughes.

Jenkins, A., & Romito, M. Developing professional identity and mitigating incivility in nursing. Mentor: Dr. Karen Mascolo. First place award.

Kennedy, K., & Fresty, B. Early COVID-19 survey: Kent State undergraduate nursing majors report greater knowledge regarding COVID-19 and increased perceived risk of contracting COVID-19 when compared to non-healthcare majors. Mentors: Kimberly Cleveland and Dr. Joel Hughes.

Magyar, S., Justice, J., & Troung, S. Adolescent vaping: A proposal for research during COVID. Mentor, Kimberly Cleveland. Second place award.

O_’Donnell, K., & Sterling, M. A literature review of interruptions and disruptions in complex healthcare environments and the effects of environmental design. Mentors, Drs. Mary K. Anthony and Sara Bayramzadeh.

Pascoe, A., & Nguyen, D. Modeling as a pedagogical strategy in nursing education: A systematic review. Mentor, Tracy Dodson.

Stark, S., & Sklar, M. Full practice authority for APRN’s. Mentor, Yvonne Smith. Second place award.

Vari, J., & Ritz, A. The effects of social determinants on black maternal health. Mentor, Dr. Jay Hays.

Wallace, V., & Zingale, J. COVID-19 pandemic fraud in online recruitment of families at risk for post intensive care syndrome. Mentors, Drs. Amy Petrinec, Dana Hansen.

Woodward, C. Live simulation: A method to improve interprofessional collaboration and patients’ end of life experiences. Mentor, Dana Hansen. First place award.

 

Staff

 

Awards

Dr. Curtis Good, Assistant Dean of Operations & Student Services, received the 2020-2021 Academic Advising Administrator award from the Kent Academic Support & Advising Association (KASADA). This annual award recognizes an outstanding advising administrator and team leader at Kent State University.

 

Publications

 

Snyder, A., Weisel, H., & Chatfield, S. (2020). Mobilizing communities to sustainably produce face masks: Public health practice in the time of COVID-19. Ohio Journal of Public Health, 3(2), 25-29. https://ohiopha.org/wp-con-tent/uploads/2020/10/OJPH-2020-301-Snyder.pdf

 

Preceptors

The 15th Annual Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award 

Award recipients would normally be honored at an event at Kent State University, but in accordance with the state’s social distancing recommendations, awards were mailed directly to recipients. To learn more about the Barbara Donaho Awards, please visit www.kent.edu/node/885396.

 

Terrie L. Alexander, RN, PCCN    
Summa Health - Akron City Hospital

Julianne Bonnallie, BSN    
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

Donna Burton, RN    
Trumbull Regional Medical Center

Jordan Cady, BSN, RN    
Cleveland Clinic 

Jaklyn Conti, BSN, RN    
Cleveland Clinic - Akron General

Rachel Corbin, BSN, RN    
Mercy Health St. Joseph’s Hospital

Joseph DeLisle, BSN, RN    
Cleveland Clinic - Hillcrest Hospital

Veronica G Farrell, BSN, RN    
University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center 

Marissa Hickman, BSN, RN    
University Hospitals Portage Medical Center

Annie Howell, MSN, RN, CPN    
Cleveland Clinic Children’s

Katherine Jessep, BSN, RN    
Mercy Health - St. Joseph’s Hospital

Shelley Johnson, MBA, RN, NE-BC
Aultman Hospital

Megan Mabrouk, BSN, RN    
University Hospitals

Emily MacDowell, BSN, RN    
Summa Health - Akron City Hospital

Cynthia Maraczi, MSN, RN    
Trumbull Regional Medical Center

Ann McCartney, RN    
Cleveland Clinic - Summit Gastroenterology 

Terri McNatt, MSN, APRN-BC    
Compass Family and Community Services

Ronald R. Munro, RN    
Cleveland Clinic

Stephanie Norris, BSN, RN    
Cleveland Clinic

Amanda Lynn Sharp, BSN, RN    
Bon Secours Mercy Health-St. Joseph Hospital 

Preston Sirochman, BSN    
Trumbull Regional Medical Center 

Renee Stockdale, BSN, CMSRN    
Cleveland Clinic

Sheila Wiedemann, BSN, RN, CMSRN    
Cleveland Clinic - Avon Hospital

Debra M Wolff, BSN, RN, CPAN    
University Hospitals Portage Medical Center 

POSTED: Friday, June 11, 2021 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 11:41am