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

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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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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

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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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

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

Submissions from 2009

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The Effect of Low-Mobile Foot Posture on Multi-Segment Medial Foot Model Gait Kinematics, Stephen C. Cobb, Laurie L. Tis, Jeffrey T. Johnson, Yong "Tai" Wang, Mark D. Geil, and Frances A. McCarty

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Tales of Resistance and Other Emancipatory Functions of Storytelling, Jane S. Grassley and Tommie P. Nelms

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Off-Therapy Headaches in Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients: A Retrospective Review, Ann H. Johnson, Cathy Jordan, and Claire M. Mazewski

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Medical Futility: Where Do We Go from Here?, Lois R. Robley

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POLST Sweeps the Nation, Lois R. Robley

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Reigniting the Debate over Assisted Suicide, Lois R. Robley

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20 Years Old and Going Strong, Richard Sowell

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Almost Normal: Experiences of Adolescents With Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, Vicki L. Zeigler and Tommie P. Nelms

Submissions from 2007

Global Health of Children, Kathie F. Aduddell

Health and Environmental Design: The Relationship Between Health and Place in a Philippine Urban Setting, Mary Anne Alabanza Akers and Timothy A. Akers

Global Health Research Methods, Timothy A. Akers and Mary Anne Alabanza Akers

Infectious Diseases from a Global Perspective, Timothy A. Akers, Barbara J. Blake, and Robert A. Hanson

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A Model of HIV Disclosure: Disclosure and Types of Social Relationships, Annette Bairan, Gloria Ann Jones Taylor, Barbara J. Blake, Timothy Akers, Richard Sowell, and Rick Mendiola

Building Cultural Competence: A Nursing Practicum in Oaxaca, Mexico, David Bennett and Carol Holtz

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Reducing the Spread of HIV and Male Circumcision, Barbara J. Blake

Global Perspectives on Mental Health, Mary Ann Camann

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Particulate Matter and Carbon Monoxide Multiple Regression Models Using Environmental Characteristics an a High Diesel-Use Area of Baguio City, Philippines, Brandon E. Cassidy, Mary Anne Alabanza-Akers, Timothy A. Akers, Daniel B. Hall, P. Barry Ryan, Charlene W. Bayer, and Luke P. Naeher

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Family Interviews as a Method for Family Research, Sandra K. Eggenberger and Tommie P. Nelms

Ethical Decision Making with Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP): HIV/AIDS' Double Edged Sword, Deborah Gritzmacher, Debra Cody, Ptlene Minick, and Richard Sowell

Developing Countries: Mexico, China, and South Africa, Carol Holtz

Global Health Care: Issues and Policies, Carol Holtz

Global Health in Developed Societies: Examples in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, and Israel, Carol Holtz

Global Perspectives on Violence, Injury, and Occupational Healthcare, Carol Holtz

Global Health in Reproduction and Infants, Carol Holtz and Suzanne Grisdale

Global Perspectives on Nutrition, Carol Holtz, Kathy Plitnick, and Marvin Friedman

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Patient Illiteracy, Jackie H. Jones

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Special Needs Populations: Patient Illiteracy, Jackie H. Jones

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Evaluation of Critical Thinking Skills in an Associate Degree Nursing Program, Jackie H. Jones and Libbie V. Morris

Global Perspectives on Diabetes and Respiratory and Orthopedic Chronic Diseases, Janice Long, Betsy Rodriguez, and Carol Holtz

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Communication Techniques for Patients With Low Health Literacy: A Survey of Physicians, Nurses, and Pharmacists, Joanne G. Schwartzberg, Allison Cowett, Jonathan B. VanGeest, and Michael S. Wolf

International Research Ethics, Jonathan B. VanGeest and Deborah S. Cummins

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Methodologies for Improving Response Rates in Surveys of Physicians: A Systematic Review, Jonathan B. VanGeest, Timothy P. Johnson, and Verna L. Welch

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Impact of Managed Care on Physicians' Decisions to Manipulate Reimbursement Rules: An Explanatory Model, Jonathan B. VanGeest, Saul Weiner, Timothy Johnson, and Deborah Cummins

Submissions from 2006

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Patients’ Recollections of Therapeutic Paralysis in the Intensive Care Unit, Nancy Ballard, Lois R. Robley, Darcy Barrett, Danielle Fraser, and Inocencia Mendoza

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A Portrait of HIV Infection Among Men in the United States, Barbara J. Blake and Gloria A. Jones Taylor

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The Use of Human Patient Simulators: Best Practices With Novice Nursing Students, Marie Bremner, Kathie F. Aduddell, David N. Bennett, and Jonathan B. VanGeest

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A Survey of Female Nursing Students’ Knowledge, Health Beliefs, Perceptions of Risk, and Risk Behaviors Regarding Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer, T. Denny-Smith, Annette Bairan, and Melanie C. Page

Collaborative Development of an Insulin Nomogram for Intensive Insulin Therapy, Danielle D. Fraser, Lois R. Robley, Nancy M. Ballard, and Laura A. Peno-Green