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College of Nursing well-represented at ENRS Scientific Sessions

The Eastern Nursing Research Society held its 27th Annual Scientific Sessions on April 15-17, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Villanova University’s College of Nursing had a strong presence that included faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni. They shared their expertise in the following categories:  

BS Poster:

·         Using Smartphone Technology to Increase the Safety of College Women: A Quantitative Pilot Study  Teresa Yang, senior

MS Poster:

·         Senior Nursing Students’ Experiences Caring for a Patient in Pain  Grace Mansilla, graduate student

Early PhD Poster:

·         Use of Documentation for Interprofessional Communication  Jennifer Thate, PhD student

DNP Poster:

·         Examining the Extent of Nurse Practitioner Practice at a Large Academic Medical Center: Recommendations for Full Professional Practice  Latesha Colbert-Mack ’14 DNP


·         Developmental Screening in the Primary Care Setting: A Quantitative Integrative Review  Patricia Gellasch, PhD student

Paper- Military Health:

·         The Experience of Verbal Abuse in Military Couples after Participation in an Educational Program  Dr. Linda Copel

·         Predictors of Depression in Family Members of Military Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury Dr. Helene Moriarty

Paper- Creating a Culture of Health for Older Adults Around the World: The Aging Research Interest Group

·         Do Unique Clinical Risk Profiles Predict Hospitalization Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults?  Dr. Melissa O’Connor

Paper- Mental Health and Recovery:

·         Mental Health Status Indicators and Vision Status Among Adult Women Respondents to the 2010-2013 National Health Interview Surveys    Dr. Nancy Sharts-Hopko

Paper- Symptom Management:

·         Exploring Symptom Profiles and Symptom Clusters in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer  Sherry Burrell ’14 PhD, Dr. Suzanne Smeltzer, et al.