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SON Accomplishments AY 2013 – 2014

Faculty Publications:

Blasdell, N. (2013). Women veterans and heart disease. American Heart Association, Connections, 10 (4), 25.

Blasdell, N. (2013) The continuation of the evolution of the council on cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention after 1960. American Heart Association Connections, 11(3), 28-29.

Blasdell, N.(2013). The evolution of the EPI council. American Heart Association Connections, Summer 2013, 11(2), 22.

Vernon, G.M., Carty, A.E.S., Salemno, C.M., Siskind, M.M., Thomas, C.A. (2013).Understanding Parkinson’s disease: An evolving case study. (submitted for publication to Nurse Practitioner Journal).

Costello, J. F. Carpentier, M. Sliney, A., Macleod, C., Young, K., Thiesen, J., & Flanigan, T. Evaluation of a nurse initiated HIV testing pilot, MEDSURG Nursing (Manuscript accepted in June 2014 for publication in the January/February 2016 issue).

Costello, J.F., Sliney, A., MacLeod, C., Carpentier, M. Garofalo, R., & Flanigan, T. (2013). Implementation of routine HIV testing in an acute care hospital in Rhode Island: A nurse initiated opt-out pilot project. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 24, 460-468.

Engvall, J., Padula, C., Krajewski, A., Gomes-McGillivray, C., Desroches, S., & Anger, W. (2014). Empowering the development of a nurse driven protocol. MedSurg Nurs, May-June.

Nimmagadda, J. and Murphy, J. (2014) Using simulations to enhance interprofessional competencies for social work and nursing students. Social Work Education: The International Journal, DOI:10.1080/02615479.2013.877128

Quigley, P. (accepted for publication July 2014) The human genome project: Implications for nursing practice. NURSING 2014 (scheduled for a future issue, date undetermined at this time).

Ross, S. (2014). Intrapartum nurses’ beliefs about childbirth: A descriptive qualitative study in nurses that provide care to women in labor and birth. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation.) University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.

Servello, D. (in print) General Survey and Vital Sign Assessment. In Jenson, S. Nursing Health Assessment, A Best Practice Approach (2nd ed.) Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Servello, D. (in review). Increasing confidence in acute care nurse practitioner students utilizing high fidelity simulation. INACSL, (submitted for review for special publication due in January 2015).

Student Publications:

Linde, S. Badger, J.M., Machan, J.T., Beaudry, J., Brucker, Martin, K. Opaluch, N.B., Navedo-Roy, R.D. (2013) Reevaluation of the critical care pain observation tool in intubated adults after cardiac surgary, American Journal of Critical Care, 22:491-497 doi:10.4037/ajcc2013700

Faculty Presentations:

Aflague, J. & Hetzel, K. (October 2013) An auditory hallucination simulation provided for nursing students. Presentation at the Rhode Island Healthcare Showcase, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI

Beckhan, R., Servello, D. & Stephenson, E. (October 2013). Successful nurse transition from practice to academic faculty. Podium presentation at the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN.

Blanchette, L. (June 2014) Partnering with Architects to Design a Community Health Station, Podium Presentation at the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE) Annual Institute, San Antonio, Texas

Blanchette, L. and Gremel, K. (June 2013) Promoting Political Astuteness in Nursing Students, Presentation at the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE) Annual Institute.

Costello, J. (October 2013). Roles and strategies of diabetes support group facilitators. Paper presented at the University of West Virginia 2013 Diabetes Symposium and Workshop: Bridging the Gap with Education, Morgantown, West Virginia

Gremel, K., Blanchette, L., and Seltzer, P. (November 2013) The experience of public health nursing students in two Rhode island towns. Presentation at the 16th Annual Promising Practices Multicultural Conference, Providence, RI

Blasdell, N. DeMasi, K., D’Eramo, A., Shaw, S., (May 2013) Making the Difference in RN Transition to Practice, Presentation at the 21st Annual Conference for Nurse Educators, North Falmouth, MA.

DeMasi, K., Blasdell, N. (May 2013) RN Residency Programs: Current Trends and Future Developments, Presentation at Rhode Island College, Providence, RI.

D'Eramo, A. & DeMasi, K., (June 2013) End of Life Simulation: An Interprofessional Experience, Presentation at the Eighth Annual Conference of the New Jersey End-of-life Nursing Education- Navigating the Waves of Change in End of life and Palliative Care, Atlantic City, NJ, June, 2013.

Gerardi, D., (February 2014) Women Veteran Health: What Caregivers Need to Know, Presentation at the Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI

Gerardi, D., (June 2014) Nurse Specialty Certification: Why it is Important and What it Means to your Facility, Presentation at the Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI

Hetzel, K. (December 2013) Moving toward a Public Health Approach to Violence and Abuse, Presentation at the MNA Region 2 Continuing Education Program, Sutton, MA

Huntley-Newby, D. (March 2013) Our bodies, our minds: Bioethical lessons from the life of Henrietta Lacks, Rhode island College, Providence, RI

Lockett, Y. & Servello, D. (June 2014) Assessment of emerging issues in the school nurse teacher’s office. Lecture presented for Providence school nurse teachers, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

Mock, M. (June 2013) Uncertainty and Health Literacy: Correlates of Self-care in Older Adults with Heart Failure One Month Following Hospitalization. Poster presentation at the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Conference, Montreal Canada

Murphy, J., Blasdell, N., (March 2014), Interprofessional Education: Cultivating Relationships Through Learning ABOUT, FROM, and WITH One Another, VA Nursing Academic Partnerships (VANAP) 2014 Conference: Transforming the Workforce, St. Louis, MO, March 12-13, 2014

Padula, C. (May 2014) Lessons learned as a nurse researcher. Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI,

Quigley, P. (May 2014) Family History and Pedigree Construction with Musical Accompaniment, Technology Showcase, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

Ross, S. (April 2014) Intrapartum nurses’ beliefs about childbirth: A descriptive qualitative study in nurses that provide care to women in labor and birth. Poster presentation at the 26th Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Servello, D. (2014) Increasing confidence in acute care nurse practitioner students utilizing high fidelity simulation. (Doctoral Capstone). Podium presentation at University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN.

Smith, N. (July 2014), Excellence in practice through Integration of Simulation into Pediatric Clinical Experiences, Poster presentation at the 30th Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference, National Harbor, MD

Williams, J. with Glazer, J. Reddy, M. Schapiro, B. Smith, S. White, D. (May 2014) Privacy and Secrecy: A Difficult Nexus, panel presentation at Engaging Conversations: Privacy, Rhode Island College

Awards:

Faculty Awards:

Lynn Blanchette and RIC Nursing Students participated in a project led by Roger Williams University, School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, Bristol, RI, “Designing Health Stations for Primary Care and Healthful Living” that received Honorable Mention in the 2013 National Council of Architectural Registration (NCARB) Awards.

Blasdell, N. inducted as Fellow for the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention/American Heart Association, Fall 2013, Dallas, Texas.

Blasdell, N. received Certificate of Appreciation by Emergency Management Institute, Fall 2013.

Foote, Mary S. was a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nurse Clinician Delegation to Russia. July 2013.

Margaret Mock received research scholarship awards from Delta Upsilon Chapter-at-Large and U Mass Dartmouth Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Judy Murphy was selected for the Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Clinical Simulation by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) and the Simulation Learning, Education, and Research Network (SimLEARN) of the VHA Employee Education System, January 2014.

Patricia Quigley, as President of Delta Upsilon Chapter-at-Large, received the Chapter Key Award from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN, November 2013.

Patricia Quigley selected as PI for RIC SON site as participant in the pilot study: Assessment of genomic literacy among BSN students in the United States. Linda Ward, PhD, ARNP, Washington State University College of Nursing, selected 15, from 40, applicants across the country. The RIC SON pilot study was completed in May 2014.

Patricia Quigley was one of 15 nurse educators, identified as having broad and deep experience in genetics/genomics nursing education, selected to participate in a three-round Delphi study to evaluate a scale to measure genetic and genomic literacy among nurses. The scale is the Genomic Nursing Content Inventory. The third round of the Delphi study was completed in September 2014.

Sylvia Ross received 2nd place in the doctoral student poster presentation at the 26th Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Scientific Sessions, Philadelphia, PA, April 2014.

Debra Servello accepted into the Edmund Safra Foundation Visiting Nurse Faculty Program for the summer of 2014.

Debra Servello inducted into the Omicron Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Evansville, IN

Patricia Thomas honored by The Scandinavian Home with a contribution to the SON Dean’s Development Fund

Marie Wilks inducted into the Omicron Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Evansville, IN

Student Awards:

Student Nurses Association received the Outstanding Outreach Award at the 6th Annual Rhode Island College Student Leadership Awards, April 2014

Reviews:

John Aflague: Consultant/Clinical Relevance Reviewer. McMaster University Evidence-based Practice.

Mary Byrd: Reviewer for Public Health Nursing.

Annette Griffin: Reviewer for Brunner & Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (13th Ed.), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Nursing Now! Today’s Issues, Tomorrow’s Trends (7th Ed.), F.A. Davis; 12-Lead EKG: The Art of Interpretation, Jones and Bartlett Publishers Inc.

Patricia Molloy: Reviewer for International Journal of Nursing Education

Patricia Quigley: Reviewer for Public Health Nursing

Patricia Thomas: Reviewer for Public Health Nursing

Page last updated: October 9, 2014