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College of Nursing at ENRS 22nd Scientific Sessions

Villanova, PA, March 26, 2010 — The College of Nursing was well-represented by faulty and students at the 22nd Eastern Nursing Research Society’s (ENRS) Scientific Sessions held March 24-26, 2010 in Providence, RI.

Bing Bing Qi, PhD, RN, assistant professor, presented her paper A Chinese version of Self-efficacy and Outcome Expectations for Osteoporosis Medication Adherence Scales: Reliability and validity assessment in Chinese immigrants. She also presented two posters: Prevention of osteoporosis in Asian immigrants: A randomized controlled trial one-year study and The Reliability and Validity of the Translated Chinese Version of Self-Efficacy and Outcome Expectations of Exercise Scales (SEE & OEE).

Nancy Sharts-Hopko, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and director of the doctoral program, presented papers The Relationship of Vision Status to Employment Status and to Activities of Daily Life Among Adult Women Respondents to the 2006-2008 National Health Interview Survey and Healthcare Experiences of Women with Visual Impairment: A Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data.

Suzanne Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN, professor and director of the Center for Nursing Research, presented a paper Nursing Care Experiences of People with Disabilities During Hospitalization. She was also a panelist for the plenary session Mentor/Mentee

Elizabeth Blunt, PhD, RN, APN, BC, assistant professor and coordinator of the nurse practitioner programs, presented a poster Pharmaceutical Company Influence on Nurse Practitioners Prescribing. Additionally, recent doctoral graduate Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, presented a poster An Investigation of Transformative Learning Experiences during Associate Degree Nursing Education Using Narrative Methods , along with current doctoral students who presented the following posters:

Pennie Sessler Branden, MSN, RN, CNM, Professional Advocacy by the Nurse: An Integrative Review

Stephanie Jeffers MSN, RN, Qualitative Studies on End-of-Life Nursing Education.

Michelle Kelly, MSN, CRNP, Functional Outcomes of 8-12 Year Old Children Born Prematurely.

Recent MSN alumna, Nancy Wise presented her poster Adolescent Prenatal Nutrition.