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Research in the School of Nursing


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Research in the School of Nursing:

Nursing faculty are actively engaged in research in several diverse areas such as community health nursing, nursing informatics, spiritual health, workplace health and safety, nursing care of other cultures, nursing school admission rubrics, quality and safety in nursing education, primary care concerns, emerging health risks, evidence-based practice, and camp nursing. The following studies are currently in progress:

  • Nursing Care of the End -Of-Life Patient Twenty Years after Passage of the Patient Self-Determination Act: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
  • Prediction Tool for Childhood Obesity
  • Evidence Based Use of Electronic Clinical Tracking Systems to Meet Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies and Integrated Literature Review
  • The Health of Nurse Educators in Kentucky
  • Is Sitting Time Associated with Health Risks in Nurses?
  • An Oral History with Dr. Carroll Brooks
  • DNP Leadership and Evidence Based Practice
  • Faith Community Nurses and Care Coordination
  • Nursing Students' Perceptions of Clinical Education in Long Term Care Environments
  • Post-RN's Knowledge of Palliative Care
  • Factors Related to Student Success in a BSN Nursing Program
  • Dangerous Waters: An Exploration of Bath Basin Use In Kentucky Acute and Long Term Care Facilities
  • Implementing Concept-Based QSEN into a Pre-Nursing Introduction to Professional Nursing Course with a Global Perspective
  • QSEN & the IOM: What Do You Need to Know to Guide Future Nurses?
  • A Library/School of Nursing Global Learning Collaboration: Using Student Feedback to Enhance the Experience
  • Maintaining Professional Boundaries Online and Offline:  A Literature Review
  • Applying Benner's Novice to Expert Theory to a Trauma Nursing Career Ladder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Student Understanding of the Difference in KBN and KNA
  • Professionalism in the Clinical Setting

Recent Publications/Presentations:

During AY 2014-2015, faculty published seven manuscripts, presented four podium presentations, and exhibited thirteen posters at local, regional, state, national, and international levels.  In addition, an Advanced Education Nurse Traineeship Grant of $458,460 was awarded within the SON to assist nurses in obtaining advanced degrees.  Finally, The International Journal of Faith Community Nursing was introduced as the official journal of Faith Community Nursing International.  Three faculty edit and manage this quarterly publication.

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 Last Modified 10/8/18