Dr. Patrick Palmieri, a contributing faculty member in the School of Nursing, has recently published two articles in peer-reviewed publications and presented a scientific paper at The 10th Conference of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Development in Portgual. Dr. Palmieri also gave two presentations at the SINESS Hospital seminar, “Trascendencia del Profesional de Enfermería en la Sociedad” (“Transcendence of the Professional Nurse in Society”) in Peru. Dr. Palmieri was appointed associate editor at BMC Nursing earlier this year.
Dr. Dan Berman, a contributing faculty member in the School of Nursing, was chosen and featured in late September as one of the Top 100 Healthcare Leaders in the U.S. by International Top 100 Magazine. Dr. Berman was also awarded Fellow status by the American College of Healthcare Executives in September.
Dr. Patrick Palmieri, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, will present “Designing, Implementing, and Funding Professional Advancement Fellowships as a Capacity Development Strategy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Pilot Program in Peru” at the 10th annual conference of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery in Portugal in late July. He will also co-present “Improving Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination Rates in Developing Economies” at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting and exposition in New Orleans in November. Dr. Palmieri also recently co-authored the chapter “Health Information Technology: Anticipating, Recognizing, and Preventing Disruptions In Complex Adaptive Health Systems” in the Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care Through Health Informatics (IGI Global, 2013).
Dr. Tracy Scott, a nursing informatics coordinator in the School of Nursing, co-authored "Collaboration and Supervision in Advanced Practice Nursing" in Clinical Scholars Review (Vol. 7, Issue 1).
Dr. Deborah Weatherspoon, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, Maureen Byrd, Hope Holcomb, and Tiffany Ticer, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) students, co-published "Excessive Gestational Weight Gain: Long-Term Health Risks" in International Journal of Childbirth Education (Vol. 29, Issue 2). Byrd is a breast cancer nurse navigator at McLeod Regional Medical Center's Breast Health Center in Florence, S.C. Holcomb and Ticer are both registered nurses.
Dr. Amy Swango-Wilson ’07, a faculty member in the School of Nursing and a PhD in Health Services graduate, presented “Agreement Between Self-Report and Medical Record Prevalence of 16 Chronic Conditions in the Alaska EARTH Study” in February at Tennessee’s Milligan College, where she serves as associate professor of nursing.
Dr. Linda Steele, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, co-authored “Heart Failure Outcomes Based on Race and Gender of Patients in a Medically Underserved Area” in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (Vol. 14, No. 4).
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Dr. Anne Felteau, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, has been selected by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to be a test-item writer for the Nursing Informatics Certification Examination. Dr. Felteau also runs a healthcare consulting company, Felteau & Associates, which specializes in clinical informatics and nursing education and leadership.
Dr. Sandra J. Cadena, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, presented “Evidence-Based Nursing: Translating Research Evidence into Practice” at the Annual Nursing Scholars Conference for Universidad el Bosque in Colombia, South America, via teleconference. Dr. Cadena was also recently elected to the Florida Chapter Board of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association as a 2013–2015 member-at-large.
Dr. Phyllis Morgan, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, and members of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Prince William County Chapter recently accepted funding for a grant titled “A Culturally Targeted Faith-Based Program Focused on Educating Black Women in Prince William County about Triple-Negative Breast Cancer and to Increase Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs for Mammography Screening” from the Potomac Health Foundation in Woodbridge, Va.
Dr. Faisal Aboul-Enein, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, recently became a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Nursing Practice. The journal emphasizes international exchange of nursing knowledge, particularly as it relates to strategy, policy development, and subject-matter expertise.
Dr. Diane Brady-Schwartz, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, was named the 2013 president of the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives. She was also recently recognized by the organization as the 2012 Nurse Leader of the Year.
Dr. Diane Brady-Schwartz, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, co-authored “Leadership Imperative: Creating and Sustaining Healthy Workplace Environments” in the Journal of Nursing Administration (Vol. 42. Issue 11). She also recently co-wrote “The Nurse Navigator: Charting the Course to Quality Outcomes” in AONE Voice of Nursing Leadership (Vol. 10, Issue 6).
Dr. Faisal Aboul-Enein, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, recently became a member of the editorial board of the International Nursing Review, the official journal of the International Council of Nurses. The quarterly, peer-reviewed journal focuses predominantly on nursing and health policy issues.
Dr. Faisal Aboul-Enein, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, published Management Style of Dr. William Gorgas Against Yellow Fever (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012). The book examines leadership styles and personality approaches to the management of the deadly infectious disease during the construction of the Panama Canal.
Dr. Sara Torres, the associate dean of the School of Nursing, and Dr. Phyllis Morgan, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, co-authored “Opportunities as a Nurse Practitioner: Your Questions Answered” in Minority Nurse (Fall 2012).
Dr. Sara Torres, the associate dean of the School of Nursing, co-edited Hispanic Voices: Progreso, Poder, y Promesa (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012), a collection of essays that explores strategies to increase the number of Hispanics in nursing education. The book was showcased at the 2012 National League for Nursing (NLN) Education Summit in September in Anaheim, Calif.
Dr. Eric Anderson, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, with co-principal investigators Dr. Jody Early and Dr. Sandra Bever, faculty members in the School of Health Sciences, received a 2011 Faculty Research Initiative Grant from Walden. The seed money will help the group explore how program-level evaluative learning experiences are used in nursing doctoral programs in the United States and their perceived efficacy in aiding the development of nurse scholar-practitioners.
Dr. Faisal Aboul-Enein, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, published “Dark Chocolate and Blood Pressure: A Novel Study in Jordan” in the journal Current Drug Delivery (June 2011). The study, among the first to examine the cardiovascular effects of dark chocolate in the Arab world, was an international collaboration between pharmacists and nurses in Jordan and the United States over the course of four years.
Dr. Karen Ouzts and Dr. Patti Urso, faculty members in the School of Nursing, wrote “Online Versus Traditional Nursing Education: Which Program Meets Your Needs?” in Minority Nurse (Fall 2011). They offer perspective on the best institutions and programs to suit a range of students’ needs.
Dr. Cheryl D. Parker, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, co-authored the article “The Invisible Impact: Students’ Usage of the EHR” in HIMSS News (August 2011). The article discusses literature and real-world situations that can serve as a foundation for electronic health record (EHR) training for nursing students. Parker also is a senior clinical informatics specialist at Motion Computing.
Dr. Lorraine Rodrigues Fisher, the program director of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, and Dr. Sara Torres, the associate dean of the School of Nursing, offered guidance on pursuing a doctorate in Minority Nurse magazine (Summer 2011).
Dr. Phyllis D. Morgan, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, collaboratively published “Culturally Targeted Educational Intervention to Increase Colorectal Health Awareness Among African Americans” in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (2010: Vol. 21, Issue 3).
Dr. Virginia Seno, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, authored “Being-With Dying: Authenticity in End-of-Life Encounters” in American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. (May 3, 2010).
Dr. Susan Sanner, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, co-authored “A Longitudinal Study of Cultural Competence Among Health Science Faculty” and “The Impact of a Cultural Diversity Forum on Students’ Openness to Diversity” in the Journal of Cultural Diversity (2010: Vol. 17, No. 2).
Dr. Cheryl Holly, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, co-authored “The Case for Distance Education in Nursing” in the Journal of Online Teaching and Learning, (2009: Vol. 5, Issue 3); “Nurses Skill Level and Evidence-Based Practice” in the Journal of Nursing Administration (2008: Vol. 38, Issue 11); and “Online Teaching: Challenges for a New Faculty Role” in the Journal of Professional Nursing (2008: Vol. 24, Issue 4).
Dr. Amy Beddoe, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, recently co-published three articles: “Effects of Mindful Yoga on Sleep in Pregnant Women: A Pilot Study” (Biological Research for Nursing, in press), “The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Yoga During Pregnancy on Maternal Psychological and Physical Distress” (Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, May–June 2009), and “Mind-Body Interventions During Pregnancy: A Review of the Literature” (Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, March–April 2008).
Dr. Cheryle Levitt, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, recently co-published two research papers in the area of online nursing education: “Role-Playing: Engaging the Online Student” (Journal of Nursing Education) and “Constructivist Strategies in Online Distance Education in Nursing” (Journal of Nursing Education). The second article was co-authored with two other Walden faculty members, Dr. Timothy Legg and Dr. Dale Mueller.
Dr. Susan Sanner, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, recently co-published three articles in the area of education and promoting cultural diversity: “The Impact of a Cultural Diversity Forum on Students’ Openness to Diversity” (Journal of Cultural Diversity), “Group Peer Review as an Active Learning Strategy in a Research Course” (International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, in press), and “How Can Interdisciplinary Collaboration Between Schools Promote Culturally Diverse Students’ Success?” (Academy of Educational Leadership Journal).
Dr. Linda Shanta, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, published “Refreshing Nursing Practice Competence,” in Dakota Nurse Connection (2008: Vol. 6, Issue 2); “Perspectives on Leadership in Regulation,” in JONA’s Healthcare Law, Ethics and Regulation (2009: Vol. 10, Issue 4); and “North Dakota Board of Nursing Nurse Faculty Intern Pilot Study,” in Leader to Leader (2008: Vol. 3).
Dr. Connie Vogel, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, was recently appointed to a peer review panel for Nursing Education Perspectives and has published the following: Understanding Delirium [CEU Module] (Gannett Healthcare Group, 2009), Crisis Intervention Strategies for Nurses [CEU Module] (Gannett Healthcare Group), and a review of the book Effectively Managing Patient Education.
Dr. Sandra Siedlecki, a faculty member in the School of Nursing, published “Pain and Sedation” in American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) (Saunders Elsevier 2009) and “Racial Variation in Response to Music in a Sample of African-American and Caucasian Chronic Pain Patients” in Pain Management Nursing (2009: Vol. 10, Issue 1).