Engagement Series

The Center for Nursing Research sponsors a lunchtime engagement series designed to build dialogue and facilitate collaboration among faculty and students in relation to their research efforts.

Engagement Series presentations are generally held the first Monday of the month from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Henderson Hall. Some presentations are offered remotely to Kent State faculty via Blackboard Learn. Attendees may be eligible for one contact hour of continuing education (CE) credit*.

What should I expect?

At an Engagement Series presentation, you’ll join a group of other attendees in a meeting room and listen as a presenter or invited guest shares their expertise on a particular topic. At the end of the presentation, there will be a Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to ask the presenter questions.

This is a lunchtime event, so you may want to bring a boxed lunch. Snacks are usually provided.

Previous Presentations

Spring 2017
  • Jan. 23Post-Intensive Care Syndrome in Family Decision Makers of Critically Ill Patients - Amy Petrinec, Ph.D., RN
  • Feb. 27 Turbulent Waters: Living with End-of-Life Uncertainty - Pam Stephenson, Ph.D., RN, AOCNS, PMHCNS-BC
  • Mar. 20 Non-suicidal Self-Injury Assessment Tools and the Psychometric Process for Tool Development - Kimberly Williams, DNS, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, APHN-BC
  • Apr. 3The Effects of Abbreviated Progressive Muscle Relaxation on Stress in Jordanian Nursing StudentsHossam Alhawatmeh
  • Apr. 11 – Predictors of Health-Related Quality of Life among Thai Adolescents with Cancer: A Research JourneySureeporn Suwannaosod, PhD(c) (Tuesday presentation)
  • Apr. 18Facebook HIV Transmission Prevention Intervention among Thai HIV-Infected Adolescents: Sequential Exploratory Mixed Methods Research - Ampaiwan Boonkaewwan, Ph.D(c) and Visiting Scholar, Ratchneewan Ross (Tuesday presentation)
  • Apr. 24Posttraumatic Growth in Vulnerable Populations - Andrea Warner Stidham, Ph.D., MSN, RN 
  • May 1Journey to Discovering Federal Data Sets for Research - Soon Young Ha & Pat Vermeersch, Ph.D., RN, CNP
Fall 2016
  • Sept. 26 The Art and Science of Grantsmanship: Tips for Grant Proposal Submission - CNR Team & Yvonne Thomas
  • Oct. 24Nursing Care in the Neutral Thermal Environment of Premature Neonates - Lory Lewis, Ph.D., RN, NCC, NNP
  • Nov. 28Recruitment and Retention of Minority Children - Yafen Wang, Ph.D, RN, Soon Young Ha
  • Dec. 5Three Ways to Get Published: A Mixed Methods Research Study - Jo Dowell, Ph.D., CRNP, PNP, FNP-BC
Spring 2016
  • Feb. 1 - Pivot Searches for Nursing Research - Mark van 't Hooft, Ph.D.
  • Mar. 7 - The Caregivers Experience with an Illness Blog: A Pilot Study - Dana Hansen, Ph.D., APRN, ACHPN
  • May 2 - Flour + Water = Dough: Advances in Mixed Methods Research - Jo Dowell, Ph.D., RN, CRNP, PNP, FNP-BC, CFNE
Fall 2015
  • Sep. 14Nurse Health, Physical Activity and Shift Rotations - Mary K. Anthony, Ph.D., RN
  • Oct. 5Report from NINR Big Data Bootcamp -  Ratchneewan Ross, Ph.D., RN & Patricia Vermeersch, Ph.D., RN, CNP
  • Dec. 7Technology & Education Management, Nursing & Health in Brazil - Visiting Scholar, Giovanna Callegaro Higashi
Spring 2015
  • Jan. 12Qualitative Data to Enhance Information Yield from a Randomized Controlled Trial - Ann Jacobson, PhD, Wendy Umberger, PhD, & Jessica Davis Sanata
  • Feb. 2Home Reiki by Caregivers for Lung Cancer Patients Yea-Jyh Chen, PhD
  • Feb. 9MEDTAPP Workforce Development and Quality Improvement Initiatives for Mothers and Infants, Older Adults and People with Mental Illness - Barbara L Drew, PhD & Wendy Umberger, PhD
  • Mar. 2Impact of APNs on Chronically Ill Homebound Adults Lisa Echeverry, DNP
  • Mar. 16Qualtrics - Kristin Yeager, Manager, Statistical & Qualitative Software Consulting, University Library
  • Apr. 6Are Nurses as Active as We Think They Are? Mary K. Anthony, PhD
Fall 2014
  • Sep. 8Heart Failure Care Model for the Older Adult - Louann Bailey, DNP
  • Oct. 6Urinary Incontinence Evaluation - Barbara A. Broome, PhD, Dean
  • Nov. 3Home Reiki by Caregivers for Lung Cancer Patients - Yea-Jyh Chen, PhD
  • Dec. 1Process of Organ Donation and Transplant: Brazilian and North American Context - Aline Pestana, Visiting Scholar
* Kent State University College of Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)