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Faculty Publications

Recent Faculty Publications

27 publications from 20 nursing faculty (12 different 1st authors) 2015-2016

  1. Abell, C. H.,(2016). Church-based health education: Topics of interest. International Journal of Faith Community Nursing, 2(2).
  2. Abell, C. H., Bragg-Underwood, T., Alexander, L., Abell, C. E., & Burd, V. (2015). Nurses’ knowledge and attitudes toward implementation of electronic medical records. International Journal of Faith Community Nursing, 1(3), 74-80.
  3. Abell,C. H., Evans, C., Alexander,L., Bourne,K., Jones, M. S.(2016).A unique clinical experience for RN to BSN students: Providing farm safety education. Journal of Nursing Education,  55(9), 544.
  4. Abell, C.H., Main, M.E. (2016). Participants' Perceptions of Worksite Health Promotion Activities. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 33(4), 190-195.
  5. Abell, C.H., Vickous, K.Y. (2016). Serving as a Peer Reviewer: Challenges & Rewards. International Journal of Faith Community Nursing, 2(3).
  6. Abell, C.H., Wright, D.G. (2016). Critiquing Quantitative Research Reports: Key Points for the Beginner. International Journal of Faith Community Nursing 2(3).
  7. Abell, C.H., Wright, D.G., Abell, C.E. (2017). Nurses' Perceptions of Competence in Providing Spiritual Care. Journal of Holistic Nursing. doi: 10.1177/0898010116684960.  http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0898010116684960
  8. Bennett, M. (2016). Nursing care of the end-of-life patient twenty five years after passage of the Patient Self-Determination Act. The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing 18(6), 550-555.
  9. Bennett, M., Bormann, L.,& Lovan, S. (2016). Pre-admission Predictors of Student Success in a Traditional BSN Program. Journal of Nursing Regulation 7 (3) 11-18.
  10. Blankenship, M. & Main. M. E. (in process, submitted July 28, 2016).  Follow-up phones calls and the impact on chemotherapy toxicities. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, XX, (x), xx.
  11. Bourne, K. (2015). Mine workers, heat related illnesses, and the role of the occupational health nurse. The Kentucky Nurse, 63(3), 6-7.
  12. Bormann, L. & Garrett-Wright, D. (2015). Nurse leadership and staff satisfaction: Transformational theory and servant leadership are key areas of focus today. Advance for Nurses: Advance Healthcare Network, CE offering, November.  https://nursing.advanceweb.com/CE/TestCenter/Course.aspx?CourseID=1186&CreditID=1
  13. Branstetter, M. L., Main, M. E., & Bragg-Underwood, T. (2015). Practice matters: Screening and monitoring hyperlipidemia. International Journal of Faith Community Nursing, 1(2), 21-27.
  14. Branstetter, M. L., Smith, L. S., & Brooks, A. F.  (2014). Evidence-based use of electronic clinical tracking systems in advanced practice registered nurse education:  An integrative review.  CIN:  Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 32(7), 312-319.  doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000069
  15. Chumbler, N. R., Ganashen, S., O'Brien Cherry, C., Garrett-Wright, D., & Bute, J. (2015). Rewriting life narratives: Positive coping mechanisms in adolescent mothers. In Research in the Sociology of Health Care: Issues in Health and Health Care for Special Groups, Social Factors, and Disparities, edited by JJ Kronenfeld. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Press. 2015 Oct; 8 (6 Suppl 3): 5131-40.
  16. Desrosiers, P. L., Mallinger, G. M. & Bragg-Underwood, T. M.  (In Review). Patient navigation: A new role for social work. Advances in Social Work.
  17. Garrett-Wright, D., Main, M. E., & Branstetter, M. L. (2015). Practice matters: Screening and care for those with hypertension. International Journal of Faith Community Nursing, 1(1), 33-38.
  18. Garrett-Wright, D. & Bormann, L. (2015). Recognition and Management of Anxiety Disorders. Advance for Nurses: Advance Healthcare Network, CE offering, October. https://nursing.advanceweb.com/CE/TestCenter/Course.aspx?CourseID=1181&CreditID=1
  19. Garrett-Wright, D., Bormann, L., & Link, K. (2016). Therapeutic Communication. Advance for Nurses: Advance Healthcare Network, CE offering, February. https://nursing.advanceweb.com/CE/TestCenter/Course.aspx?CourseID=1192&CreditID=1
  20. Haughtigan, K., Main, M. E., Bragg-Underwood, T. M. & Watkins, C. M. (in process, submitted July 22, 2016). Occupational skin disease prevention: An educational intervention for cosmetology students. Workplace Health & Safety, XX, (x), xx
  21. Link, K., Garrett-Wright, D. M., & Branstetter, M.(2015). Practice matters: Helpings Congreants with a diagnosis of Major Depression.  International Journal of Faith Community Nursing, 1(3), 81-90.
  22. Main, M. E., Wright, D. G., Sturgeon, L. P., Jones, M. S. & Blackburn, D. S. (accepted for publication, 7.30.2016). Sitting time: An increasing health risk among nurse educators. Nursing Education Perspectives, XX, (X), XX.
  23. Mattingly, C. & Main, M. E. (2015). Examining faith community nurses’ perception and utilization of electronic health records. International Journal of Faith Community Nursing, 1(1), 18-29.
  24. Smith, L. & Branstetter, M. (in press). A formative program evaluation of electronic clinical tracking system (ECTS) to meet national core competencies. Computers, Informatics, Nursing.
  25. Smith, L. S., Bragg-Underwood, T., & Cole, W. S. (2016). Practice Matters: Red Flags in Adults with Mental Illnesses. International Journal of Faith Community Nursing, 2(2), 38-53.
  26. Sturgeon, L. P., Bragg-Underwood, T., & Blankenship, M. (2016). Practice matters: Prevention and care of individuals with Type 2 Diabetes. International Journal of Faith Community Nursing, 2(1), 31-39.
  27. Sturgeon, L. P., Wright, D. G., Main, M. E., Blackburn, D. P., & Jones, M. S. (accepted for publication July 30, 2016). Nurse educators’ occupational and leisure sitting time. Workplace Health & Safety, xx, (xx), xxx-xxx.

 Ongoing Nursing Research Areas and Projects:

 Student Success

  1. Examining a Unique Clinical Experience for RN to BSN students. Abell, C., Evans, C., Alexander, L., Bourne, K., & Jones, M.S. (2015-16).
  2. Pre-admission Predictors of Student Success in a Traditional BSN Program. Bennett, M. Bormann, L. & Lovan, S.
  3. Examining Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Clinical Learning Environments in Long-term Care.  Evans, C., Abell, C., & Alexander, L. (2016).
  4. Evans C. & Alexander, L. (2016). How Do Clinical Environments affect RN-BSN Students' Perceptions of Learning?
  5. Garrett Wright Activation and Emotional Intelligence as Determinants of Admission to and Progression in Nursing School- Co-Investigator Rachel Kinder
  6. Garrett Wright The Valve of a Poverty Simulation for Health Science Students and Community Members- Co-Investigators: Kim Link and Kara Haughtigan
  1. Garrett Wright Training Social Work and Nursing Students in the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment's (CSAT)Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Model- Co-Investigators: Dana Sullivan, Whitney Harper, Trish Desrosiers, Amy Cappiccie, Lynette Smith, Robert Cooper
  1. Informatics: RN to BSN Students’ Perceived Competence Abell, C., Bragg-Underwood, T., & Alexander, L. (2016).

 End of Life and Palliative Care

  1. Nursing Care of the End of Life Patient: Effect of a brief teaching intervention on aggressiveness of nursing care. Bennett, M. Bormann, L. & Lovan, S.
  2. Evans, C. (2014-2016). RN-BSN Students' Knowledge of Palliative Care.
  3. Rural Long Term Care Nurses' Knowledge of Palliative Care. Evans, C. (2016).

 Faith Community Nursing

  1. Exploring Church-based Health Education: topics of Interest. Abell, C. (2016). 
  2. Garrett Wright  Nurses Perceptions of Competence in Providing Spiritual Care-Co-Investigator Cathy Abell
  1. Main, M. E., Wright, D. G. & Jones, M. S. (2015) Health Care in Amish/Mennonite communities, a qualitative study (in progress).

 Nursing Administration and Education

  1. Development of a Faculty Collegiality Index Bennett, M. Bormann, L. Wright, D.
  2. Peer-Evaluation of Nursing Classroom Instruction by Teacher Educators Briggs, C. & Murley, L.

 International Reach

  1. Ogaz, V. Health Related Quality of Life in Lebanese Children with Thalassemia.
  2. Garrett Wright Caregiver Strain: Assessment of Stress and Needs for Caseworkers and Paraprofessionals Serving International Refugees- Co-Investigators: Saundra Starks and Cheryl Wolf

 Wellness

  1. Participants’ Perceptions of Worksite Health Promotion Activities Abell, C. & Main, M. E. (2016).
  2. Physical Activity during pregnancy  - Novel Pathways and intervention strategies for improving maternal and neonatal outcomes –M. Blanke
More Nursing faculty publications can be viewed at  http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/nurs_fac_pub/

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