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Faculty and students share scholarly work at ENRS

Dr. Linda Copel (3rd from left) and Dr. Nancy Sharts-Hopko (right) with first year PhD students at the ENRS Scientific Sessions.


Faculty and students from all programs in the College of Nursing shared their research and expertise with colleagues from the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) at that organization’s 26th Annual Scientific Sessions held in Philadelphia April 9-11, 2014.

The following faculty delivered papers at ENRS:

Dr. Bette Mariani

·        A study to assess student learning of quality and safety through simulation

·        Development and psychometric testing of the Mariani Nursing Career satisfaction scale

Dr. Helene Moriarty   

·        Benefits and challenges in using dyadic analyses in research of families across the lifecycle

·        Using dyadic analyses with veterans with traumatic brain injury and their family members: implications for family relationships

·        Predictors of Community reintegration in military veterans with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury

Dr. Michelle Kelly

·        Child Health-related quality of life: my opinion or yours

Dr. Suzanne Smeltzer, Dr. Mary Ann Cantrell, Dr. Mary Ann Heverly, and PhD students Nancy Wise and Amanda Jenkinson   

·        Perceptions of Doctoral Nursing faculty about factors affecting their scholarship

Dr. Linda Copel

·        Stopping verbal abuse: evaluation of an educational program for military and civilian spouses

Dr. Bing Bing Qi 

·        The reliability and validity of the revised osteoporosis knowledge test (OKT)

Dr. Melissa O’Connor

·        Frontloading and intensity of skilled home health visits: a state of the science

PhD alumna Sherry Burrell, Dr. Suzanne Smeltzer et al

·        State of the Science: symptoms and quality of life in individuals with pancreatic cancer undergoing surgery

Schuyler Bates Perez

Student posters in various program categories included:

BSN -- Schuyler Bates Perez  

·        Acciones Peligrosas: A Secondary Analysis of Hispanic College Students and Risk Behaviors

MSN -- Grace Mansilla 

·        Pain Assessment of the critically ill patient unable to self-report

PhD -- Carey Heck 

·        A concept analysis of moral distress

DNP-- Dr. Meghan Coleman  

·        An APN home care intervention: implementing evidence based coping mechanisms for breast cancer patients

       --Dr. Peggy Lyons   

·        A randomized controlled comparison of flushing protocols in homecare patients with peripherally inserted central catheters

MSN student Grace Mansilla
Carey Heck, PhD student
Recent DNP graduate Dr. Meghan Coleman
Dr. Peggy Lyons (right) with her poster.