A collection of published articles from members of the Wellstar School of Nursing at Kennesaw State University.

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Submissions from 2022

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Impact of experiential dementia care learning on knowledge, skills and attitudes of nursing students: A systematic literature review, Modupe Adewuyi, Kathleen Morales, and Anna Lindsey

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Bonus time: A gay man’s experience as a long-term HIV survivor, Judith L. Hold and Barbara J. Blake

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Population health assessment project: An innovative strategy for teaching principles of epidemiology, Diane L. Keen, Johnathan D. Steppe, Mary Katherine White, and Barbara Blake

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The Impact of Generation on Nurse Manager Job Satisfaction, Angela C. Keith, Nora Warshawsky, Donna Neff, and Victoria Loerzel

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Place Is Power: Investing in Communities as a Systemic Leverage Point to Reduce Breast Cancer Disparities by Race, Matthew Jay Lyons, Senaida Fernandez Poole, Ross C. Brownson, and Rodney Lyn

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Raspberry and blackberry act in a synergistic manner to improve cardiac redox proteins and reduce NF-κB and SAPK/JNK in mice fed a high-fat, high-sucrose diet, Rami S. Najjar, Denise Knapp, Desiree Wanders, and Rafaela G. Feresin

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Risk for post-operative delirium related to comorbidities in older adult cardiac patients: An integrative review, Mary Dioise Ramos, Franz Henryk Vergara, Jenna Shackleford, Christina Briggs, Carolina Gomez, Mahdi Mofazali, and Jade Preston

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A Scoping Review of the Priority of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Health Care Simulation, Benjamin Smallheer, Tiffani Chidume, M'lyn K.H. Spinks, and Denise Dawkins

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PRACT: a pragmatic randomized adaptive clinical trial protocol to investigate a culturally adapted brief negotiational intervention for alcohol use in the emergency department in Tanzania, Catherine A. Staton, Siddhesh Zadey, Paige O’Leary, and Monica H. Swahn

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The Role of Debriefing in a Community Health Study Abroad, Johnathan Steppe, Mary Katherine White, Diane L. Keen, Barbara J. Blake, and Jon Thompson

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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Alcohol Treatment Access and Harm Prevention in West Africa: Reports from NGOs and Community-Based Organizations, Monica H. Swahn, Adelaide Balenger, Franklin Umenze, and Ritu Aneja

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Heavy drinking and problem drinking among youth in Uganda: A structural equation model of alcohol marketing, advertisement perceptions and social norms, Monica H. Swahn, Rachel Culbreth, Ari Fodeman, and Cherell Cottrell-Daniels

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Perceived stress and salivary biomarkers in educators: comparison among three stress reduction activities, Doreen Wagner and Sharon M. Pearcey

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Perceived stress and salivary biomarkers in educators: comparison among three stress reduction activities, Doreen Wagner and Sharon M. Pearcey

Submissions from 2021

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Impact of a digital intervention on perceived stress, resiliency, social support, and intention to leave among newly licensed graduate nurses: A randomized controlled trial, Lisa Concilio, Joan Such Lockhart, Rebecca Kronk, Marilyn Oermann, Jane Brannan, and James B. Schreiber

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Life Course In HEARTS: Enhancing Telehealth Resilience and Mindfulness Intervention in Older Adults Experiencing Abuse and Trauma-A Conceptualization, Mary Dioise Ramos

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End-of-Life Care Decisions for Patients with Dementia, Mary Dioise Ramos, Judith Hold, and Rita Mahmoud

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“This Wasn’t Pedagogy, It Was Panicgogy”: Perspectives of the Challenges Faced by Students and Instructors during the Emergency Transition to Remote Learning Due to COVID-19, M’Lyn Spinks, Mike Metzler, Stacy Kluge, Jody Langdon, Rachel Gurvitch, Marina Smitherman, Tiffany Esmat, Sylvia Bhattacharya, Laura Carruth, Katy Crowther, Ren Denton, Ordene V. Edwards, Milind Shrikhande, and Ashley Strong-Green

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The Relationship of Postoperative Delirium and Unplanned Perioperative Hypothermia in Surgical Patients, Doreen Wagner, Vallire Hooper, Kaitlyn Bankieris, and Andrew Johnson

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The relationship of postoperative delirium and unplanned perioperative hypothermia in surgical patients, V. Doreen Wagner, Vallire Hooper, Kaitlyn Bankieris, and Andrew Johnson

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Perioperative nurse educators: Rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic, V. Doreen Wagner, Daphne Peneza, Karen White-Edwards, C. Bricker, and M. Mahabee-Betts

Submissions from 2020

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Challenges in Conducting Online Survey Research of the Relationship Between Unit-Level Perceived Team Trustworthiness and Clinical and Operational Outcomes, Nancy Ballard, Lynn Varagona, Rob Stilson, Kimberly Knotts, and Joan Sacerio

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Implementation and evaluation of SBIRT training in a Community Health nursing course, Marie N. Bremner, Mary Beth R. Maguire, Diane Keen, Barbara J. Blake, Heather Santa, and Alexandra Nowalk

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An Interdisciplinary Framework for Palliative and Hospice Education and Practice, Susan Mac Leod Dyess, Angela Prestia, Richard Levene, and Faustino Gonzalez

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Losing Sight: The Importance of Nurse Leaders’ Maintaining Patient and Staff Advocacy, Angela Prestia and Susan Mac Leod Dyess

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Attitudes, perceived competence, and social limitation among older adults with hearing problems, Mary Dioise Ramos

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Recognizing Healthcare Needs Among Older Adults With Dementia and With Migrant Background, Mary Dioise Ramos

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Outlook in life of older adults and their health and community condition, Mary Dioise Ramos and Austin Brown

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Long-Term Care and COVID-19, What’s Next?, Mary Dioise Ramos and Judith Hold

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Facilitators and Barriers Influencing Healthcare-Seeking Behavior Among Elderly Filipino Women in the United States, Mary Dioise Ramos and Rita Mahmoud

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A Nurses’ Personal Labor and Postpartum Experience during COVID-19, Jenna Shackleford

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Nurses’ Perceptions of Rooming-In for Caregivers of Infants with CCHD, Jenna Shackleford, Rebecca Chambers, Jennifer Nelson, and Susan Brasher

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The Effectiveness of Charge Nurse Training on Leadership Style and Resiliency, Leeanna Spiva, Stephan Davis, Jill Case-Wirth, Lisa Hedenstrom, Vicky Hogue, Melissa Box, Elizabeth Berrier, Chenille Jones, Susan Thurman, Kimberly Knotts, and Lauren Ahlers

Submissions from 2018

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Husband's Knowledge and Attendance at Wives' Postpartum Care among Rural Farmers, Yenupini Joyce Adams, Manfred Stommel, Adejoke Ayoola, Mildred Horodynski, Address Malata, and Barbara Smith

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Use of Clinical Faculty Input in Development of an Error and Near-Miss Reporting Form, Christie Emerson, Rebecca Shabo, and Jackie Jones

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Successful Advance Care Planning in a Rural Nursing Home, Judith Hold, Camille Payne, Jason Lesandrini, and Avery Caz Glover

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Meditation on the Soles of the Feet Practice Provides Some Control of Aggression for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease, Nirbhay N. Singh, Giulio E. Lancioni, Oleg N. Medvedev, and Rachel E. Myers

Submissions from 2016

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Effects of Reiki With Music Compared to Music Only Among People Living With HIV, V. Doreen Wagner, Marie Bremner, Barbara Blake, and Sharon Pearcey

Submissions from 2014

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Effectiveness of a Structured Curriculum Focused on Recognition and Response to Acute Patient Deterioration in an Undergraduate BSN Program, Patricia L. Hart, Jane D. Brannan, Janice M. Long, Mary Beth R. Maguire, and Lois R. Robley

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Parental Perception of Child Weight: A Concept Analysis, Nicole Mareno

Submissions from 2013

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Cultural Aspects of Treating Survivors of Sex Trafficking, Mary de Chesnay

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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses and the Sex Trafficking Pandemic, Mary de Chesnay

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Hearing the Voices of Newly Licensed RNs: The Transition to Practice, LeeAnna Spiva, Patricia L. Hart, Lisa Pruner, Donna Johnson, Kenzie Martin, Betsy Brakovich, Frank McVay, and Sency G. Mendoza

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Cinemeducation: Teaching Family Assessment Skills Using Full-Length Movies, Astrid H. Wilson, Barbara J. Blake, Gloria A. Taylor, and Glenda Hannings

Submissions from 2012

Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury, Svetlana A. Dambinova

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Diagnostic Potential of the NMDA Receptor Peptide Assay for Acute Ischemic Stroke, Svetlana A. Dambinova, Kerstin Bettermann, Theodore Glynn, Matthew Tews, David Olsen, Joseph D. Weissman, and Richard K. Sowell

Global Healthcare: Issues and Policies, Carol Holtz

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Oaxacan Women with HIV/AIDS: Resiliency in the Face of Poverty, Stigma, and Social Isolation, Carol S. Holtz, Richard Sowell, and Gabriela Velasquez

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Postpartum Stressors: A Content Analysis, Cecilia M. Jevitt, Maureen W. Groer, Nancy F. Crist, Lois Gonzalez, and V. Doreen Wagner

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When Nurses Become the "Second" Victim, Jackie H. Jones and Linda A. Treiber

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Overweight and Obesity Among White, Black, and Mexican American Children: Implications for When to Intervene, Janice M. Long, Nicole Mareno, Rebecca Shabo, and Astrid H. Wilson

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Does Yoga Therapy Reduce Blood Pressure in Patients with Hypertension?: An Integrative Review, Nkechi R. Okonta

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Intraoperatively Acquired Pressure Ulcers and Perioperative Normothermia: A Look at Relationships, V. Doreen Wagner, Cindy Fred, Sharon Ford, and Louis Van Brackle

Submissions from 2011

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Effect of Education on a Chest Pain Mnemonic on Door-to-ECG Time, Nancy Ballard, Annette Bairan, Lorraine Newberry, Lewis VanBrackle, and Gwen Barnett

What to Do When the Busy Day Is Over, Jane D. Brannan, Mary de Chesnay, and Patricia L. Hart

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“Get them while they’re young”: Reflections of Young Gay Men Newly Diagnosed with HIV Infection, D. Dennis Flores, Barbara J. Blake, and Richard Sowell

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Reasons for HIV Disclosure and Non-Disclosure: An Exploratory Study of Rural African American Men, Susan Gaskins, Pamela Payne Foster, Richard Sowell, Antonio Gardner, and Jason Parton

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Effects of Nursing Care and Staff Skill Mix on Patient Outcomes Within Acute Care Nursing Units, Patricia Hart and Nancy Davis

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Nurses' Knowledge of Heart Failure Education Principles Survey: A Psychometric Study, Patricia Hart, LeeAnna Spiva, and Laura P. Kimble

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Four Responsibilities of the Tuberculosis Nurse, Circa 1919, Marilyn Givens King

A Study to Reduce Medication Errors Using Watson's Caring Theory, Tommie P. Nelms, Jackie Jones, and Linda A. Treiber

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Using Experienced Clinicians to Facilitate Clinical Education, Christina Ryan, Becky Shabo, and Kathy Tatum

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Discovering Ways That Influence the Older Nurse to Continue Bedside Practice, LeeAnna Spiva, Patricia Hart, and Frank McVay

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Roaming Through Virginia with the Public Health Nurse, Blanche Webb and Marilyn Givens King

Considerations of Culture in the Health of the Public, Astrid Wilson and Mary de Chesnay

Submissions from 2010

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The Development of the Next Generation of Nurse Leaders, Kathie F. Aduddell and Genie E. Dorman

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The Psychiatric Nurse's Role in Application of Recovery and Decision-Making Models to Integrate Health Behaviors in the Recovery Process, Mary Ann Camann

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Illness Representations, Emotional Distress, Coping Strategies, and Coping Efficacy as Predictors of Patient Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes, Patricia L. Hart and Cecelia Gatson Grindel

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Comparative Systems of Health Care Delivery, Carol Holtz

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Cortical Representation of Lateralized Grasping in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): A Combined MRI and PET Study, William D. Hopkins, Jared P. Taglialatela, Jamie L. Russell, Talia M. Nir, and Jennifer Schaeffer

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The Effect of Payer Status on the Quality of Diabetes Care: Results from a REACH 2010 Project, Charles Hossler, Carolyn Jenkins, and Marilyn Givens King

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Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition (WE CAN) - A Pilot Project With Latina Mothers, Kathy S. James, Cynthia D. Connelly, Luz Gracia, Nicole Mareno, and Janice Bietto

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Developing Critical Thinking in the Perioperative Environment, Jackie H. Jones

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Concierge Medicine, Jackie H. Jones and Linda A. Treiber

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Concierge Medicine: The Perfect Storm? Implications for Nurse Practitioners, Jackie H. Jones and Linda A. Treiber

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When the 5 Rights Go Wrong: Medication Errors from the Nursing Perspective, Jackie H. Jones and Linda A. Treiber

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Teacher Thinking Associated With Science-Specific Mentor Preparation, Thomas R. Koballa Jr., Julie Kittleson, Leslie U. Bradbury, and Michael J. Dias

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The Use of Audience Response Systems in Nursing Education: Best Practice Guidelines, Nicole Mareno, Marie Bremner, and Christie Emerson

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Further Validation of the Body-Mind-Spirit Wellness Behavior and Characteristic Inventory for College Students, Nicole Mareno and Kathy Shadle James

The Wisdom of Retaining Experienced Nurses at the Bedside: A Pilot Study Examining a Minimal Lift Program and Its Impact on Reducing Patient Movement Related Injuries of Bedside Nurses, Diana Meeks-Sjostrom, Stephanie A. Lopuszynski, and Annette Bairan

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The Essence of the Family Critical Illness Experience and Nurse-Family Meetings, Tommie P. Nelms and Sandra K. Eggenberger

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Bringing an Ethical Culture to the High-Stress ICU, Lois R. Robley

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The Experience of Stress for Open Heart Surgery Patients and Their Caregivers, Lois R. Robley, Nancy Ballard, Debbie Holtzman, and William Cooper

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Men Seeking Sex on an Intergenerational Gay Internet Website: An Exploratory Study, Richard L. Sowell and Kenneth D. Phillips

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Understanding and Responding to HIV/AIDS Stigma and Disclosure: An International Challenge for Mental Health Nurses, Richard L. Sowell and Kenneth D. Phillips

Utilizing Evidence-Based Design in a Community Hospital ICU, Telisa Spikes and Kathie F. Aduddell

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Devastatingly Human: An Analysis of Registered Nurses’ Medication Error Accounts, Linda A. Treiber and Jackie H. Jones

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Patient Safety Chiller: Unplanned Perioperative Hypothermia, V. Doreen Wagner

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A Mentor-Protégé Program for New Faculty, Part I: Stories of Protégés, Anne White, Jane Brannan, and Carol Wilson

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A Longitudinal Study Of Cultural Competence Among Health Science Faculty, Astrid H. Wilson, Susan Sanner, and Lydia E. McAllister

An Evaluation Study of a Mentoring Program to Increase the Diversity of the Nursing Workforce, Astrid H. Wilson, Susan Sanner, and Lydia E. McAllister