Research Day Conference Program - School of Nursing - University ...

Research Day Conference Program - School of Nursing - University ...


research day

Transforming Health through Community

Engaged Research & Practice

Friday, April 27, 2012

McNamara Alumni Center

sponsors &


University of Minnesota

School of Nursing and the School of Nursing Foundation

Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Allina Hospitals and Clinics)

Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Mayo Clinic-Rochester

North Memorial Medical Center

Park Nicollet Institute

Zeta Chapter-Sigma Theta Tau International

St. Cloud Hospital, CentraCare Health System

St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health

United Hospital

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital

Winona State University Department of Nursing

2 | Nursing Research Day

about nursing

research day

description and purpose

University of Minnesota School of Nursing faculty and students, with

engaged community partners, will showcase research studies and

evidence-based clinical innovations discussing implications for practice,

policy, and enduring research.

University of Minnesota School of Nursing Research Day is committed to

advancing nursing science and scholarship as the foundation for practice.

program objectives

After attending, participants will be able to:

• Describe nursing and interdisciplinary research and evidence-linked

initiatives in the School of Nursing and the health care community.

• Investigate ways these innovations can be used to optimize health

outcomes in clinical practice, health policy, and research.


PowerPoint presentations for the podium presentations presented during

Nursing Research Day will be available for review from the School of

Nursing web site. Please visit and

select “Concurrent Session Presentations” from the menu on the right.


The University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Office of Practice,

Partnerships, and Professional Development is accredited as a provider

of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing

Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. This activity is awarded 4.5

contact hours. ANCC accredited contact hours are accepted by all State

Boards of Nursing. | 3

featured speaker

Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor and Nola J. Pender Collegiate Chair

Associate Dean for Research and Global Affairs

University of Michigan School of Nursing

Dr. Villarruel is a bilingual and bicultural nurse

researcher with extensive research and practice

experience with diverse Latino and Mexican

populations and communities. Her research

focuses on the development and testing of interventions to reduce

HIV sexual risk among Latino youth. She developed an effective evidencebased

intervention to reduce sexual risk behavior among Latino youth

titled ¡Cuídate!, or Protect Yourself! This program will be disseminated

nationally by the CDC as part of their Diffusion of Evidence Based

Interventions program.

Villarruel has vast experience in designing and testing culturally specific

sexual risk reduction interventions and has been the PI and Co-PI of five

randomized clinical trials for Latinos. In addition, she is a grantee

of the CDC’s Replicating Effective Programs (REP) project, where she

had direct experience in the packaging and dissemination of evidencebased


Villarruel has worked with many communities on decisions they encounter

as they work with evidence-based interventions in their communities, and

has evaluated and contributed to the process and outcome evaluation.

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program schedule

8:00 a.m.

Registration and check-in

Posters will be available for viewing

8:45 a.m.

Welcome and introductions

Connie Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

Professor and Dean

Kristine Talley, PhD, RN, GNP-BC

Assistant Professor and Research Day Planning Committee Chair

9:00 am

Keynote presentation

Engaging Communities in Research: From Efficacy to Scale Up

Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean for Research and Global Affairs

Professor and Nola J. Pender Collegiate Chair

University of Michigan School of Nursing

10:15 am

Poster Session 1 and break

See page 10 for a list of poster titles and authors.

(Please note: Posters in session 1 will be removed by 12:15 p.m. to allow

set up for session 2 posters.) | 5

Program schedule continued.

10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Session 1

A. Center for Gerontological Nursing

room: johnson great room

Geriatric Syndromes Trigger Late-Life Disability in Community Dwelling

Older Women

Kristine Talley, PhD, RN, GNP-BC*; Jean Wyman, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FAAN*

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Time to a Pressure Ulcer in Older Nursing

Home Residents

Donna Bliss, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA*; Kay Savik, MS*; Olga V. Gurvich, MA*; Lynn Eberly, PhD, U of

M School of Public Health; Susan Harms, PhD, RPh; Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA*; Jean

Wyman, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN*; Beth Virnig, PhD, U of M School of Public Health; Judith Garrard,

PhD, U of M School of Public Health

Effectiveness and Feasibility of Sundowning Interventions for Persons with

Dementia in Nursing Homes

Rebecca Lewis, BA, MN*; Joseph Gaugler, PhD*

B. Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research

room: memorial hall

The Healthy Home Offerings via the Mealtime Environment (HOME)

Plus Trial: A Family-focused Intervention to Reduce Childhood Obesity in

Community Settings

Jayne Fulkerson, PhD*; Colleen Flattum, MS, RD*; Sarah Friend, MPH, RD*; Kayla Dean, BA*;

Martha Kubik, PhD, MSN, RN*; Meghan Munger, MPH*; Ashley Carlson-McGuire, BA*; Olga

Gurvich, MA*; Ann Garwick, PhD, RN, LMFT, LP, FAAN*

Just Say Yes: Is Sports Team Participation Associated with Less Substance

Use Among Alternative High School Students?

Karen E. Johnson, RN, BS, BA, PhD(c)*

Community Coping Intervention for Somali Women: Pilot

Comparison Study

Cheryl Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN*; Linda Halcon, PhD, MPH, RN*; Martha Kubik, PhD, MSN, RN*;

Nadifa Osman, MS; Horiya Osman; Amin Mohamed, MPH; Eunice Areba, BSN*; Cindi Claypatch,


*University of Minnesota School of Nursing

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C. Community Partners

room: ski-u-mah

Enhancing Care Coordination in Health Care Homes Using the Wraparound

Process: The Community Connections Pilot

Catherine Vanderboom, PhD, RN, Mayo Clinic Department of Nursing; Diane Holland, PhD, RN,

Mayo Clinic Department of Nursing; Paul Targonski, PhD, MD, Mayo Clinic Division of Primary

Care Internal Medicine

Correlation of 1-minute and 3-minute Assessment of Respiratory Pattern

with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Pilot Study

Michael Keyes, RN, BSN, CNRN; Sue Sendelbach, PhD, RN, CCNS; Donna Lindsay, MN, RN, CCRN,

CNRN; Denise Kukielka, BSN, RN; Carol Skay, PhD, Abbott Northwestern Hospital

De-stressing Kangaroo Style

Ruth Heim, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota

11:45 a.m.


Boxed lunches purchased with online registration will be available for pick

up from the Minnesota Room (registration table).

12:00 p.m.

PhD and DNP Information Session

room: heritage gallery

Nursing Alumni Society Salute to Seniors Luncheon

room: maroon and gold room

Please note this is an RSVP’d event.

1:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session 2

D. Center for Gerontological Nursing

room: ski-u-mah

Serendipitous Outcomes of Studies of Mindfulness Practices with

Older Women

Dawn Witt, PhD(c)*, Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAHA, FAAN*

Perceptions of an Aerobic Exercise Program for Older Adults with

Alzheimer’s Disease and their Caregivers: A Qualitative Study

Ruth Swartwood, PhD(c)*, Fang Yu, PhD, GNP-BC, RN*

Abdominal Pain in Older Adults

Linda Herrick, PhD, RN* | 7

Program schedule continued.

E. Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research

room: johnson great room

Creating a Child Self-Report Measure of Adverse Events Related to

Cancer Treatment

Casey Hooke, PhD, RN, PCNS-BC, CPON*

Meaningful Use of Data in Coordination of Care for Children with Complex

Special Health Care Needs: The TeleFamilies Project

Wendy Looman, PhD, RN*; Mary Erickson, DNP, CNP, Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota

Using Visualization Methods to Discover Tailoring in Nursing

Intervention Data

Karen Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN*; David Pieczkiewicz, PhD & Era Kim, U of M Institute for Health


F. Community Partners

room: memorial hall

Let’s Talk: Learning Together to Improve Health: A Community-Based

Health Literacy Project

Carole Jenson, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN & Sonja Meiers, PhD, RN, Winona State University;

Miriam Goodson, Alliance of Chicanos, Hispano and Latin Americans of Rochester, Minn.; Ahmed

Mohamed, Irene Sia, MD, Mark Wieland, MD, MPH, & Jennifer Weis, RN, Mayo Clinic

Navigating and Transforming Nursing through Professional Practice

Model Enculturation

Amy Listerud, MA, RN, CNS, CBN, PCCN, Roberta Basol, MA, RN, NE-BC, Saint Cloud Hospital

Measuring Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Patients Receiving Aromatase

Inhibitors for Breast Cancer

Karen Swenson, PhD, RN, Park Nicollet Institute

2:00 p.m.

Poster session 2 and break

See page 13 for the list of poster presentations and authors. Student

posters in this session demonstrate quality improvement.

2:30 p.m.

Awards presentation

3:00 p.m.


*University of Minnesota School of Nursing

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Friday, September 21, 2012

8:00 am-4:30 pm

Continuing Education and Conference Center

1890 Buford Avenue | Saint Paul, MN

Nurses with Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees play a vital role

in improving health care through developing and implementing

innovative new models of care including advancements in health

informatics, improving access to care, interprofessional work,

as well as safety and quality.

To showcase major systems change projects that move from academic exercises

to sustainable contributions, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing

introduces the DNP Innovation Institute. The Institute will feature the significant

contributions of DNP-educated nurses on improving health care and clinical

practice and illustrate how to make an idea sustainable by highlighting innovative

evidence-based projects that solve real-world problems and improve patient care.

Call for abstracts deadline: May 4, 2012.

Learn more:

Presented by the University of Minnesota School of Nursing

• Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership

• Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

• Office of Academic Programs

• Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship

poster session 1

titles & presenters

S = School of Nursing student

F = School of Nursing faculty

CP = Community Partner

1 F Developing knowledge, skills and attitudes about the Quality and Safety

Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies

Jeahd Adwan, PhD,RN; Jeanne Pfeiffer, DNP, MPH, RN, CIC

2 F Assessment of economic disparities in fruit and vegetable consumption,

household food availability, and barriers to food purchasing among

family with 8-12 year-old children

Ashley Carlson-McGuire, BA; Sarah Friend, MPH, RD; Jayne A. Fulkerson, PhD; Meghan

Munger, MPH; Kayla Dean, BA

3 F Influence of patient-directed music on patterns of sedative therapy in

mechanically ventilated patients

Linda Chlan, PhD, RN; Debra Skaar, PharmD, Nesreen Mughrabi-Jenad PharmD,

Kay Savik, MS

4 F Development of a bilingual diabetes survey instrument for student

interview data collection using the Omaha System

Elaine Darst, PhD, RN; Karen Monsen, PhD, RN; Kathleen Krichbaum, PhD, RN, FGSA,

ANEF; Maria de la Luz Bonilla Luis, Facultad de Enfermeria; Ana Maria Pérez Garcés,

Facultad de Enfermeria; Sebastiana del Rosario Gargantúa Aguila Facultad de

Enfermeria; Karen Lee Hayward; Kristin Swartz, BA

5 F Application of a survey tool to aid in mastering statistics for

undergraduate nursing students

Mary Findorff, PhD, MPH, RN; Linda Herrick, PhD, RN

6 F A comparison of asthma care coordination by school nurses in Reykjavik,

Iceland and St. Paul, Minnesota

Ann Garwick, PhD, RN LP, FAAN; Wendy Looman, PhD, RN, CNP; Ann Seppelt, RN, MS,

CNP; Erla Kolbrun Svavarsdottir, PhD, RN

7 F Charting the course to person-centered nursing science: Theory and

methods for health trajectory research in the PhD curriculum

Susan Henly, PhD, RN; Jean Wyman, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FAAN, FGSA

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8 F Development of emotional intelligence in adolescent girls engaged in

high-risk behaviors

Elizabeth Lando-King, PhD, RN; Renee Sieving, PhD, RN; Susan Henly, PhD, RN;

Linda Bearinger, PhD, RN, FAAN, FSAHM

9 F Point counterpoint: Is the DNP scholarly project research?

Linda Lindeke, PhD, RN, CNP, FAAN; Mary Chesney, PhD, RN, CNP

10 F Promoting family resiliency through community-based interventions

following premature birth

Linda Lindeke, PhD, RN, CNP, FAAN; Lisa Lindeke, MA, Pennsylvania State University

State College

11 F Systematic review of disability definitions, prevalence and association

with mortality in community-dwelling older adults

Kristine Talley, PhD, RN, GNP-BC; Tatyana Shamliyan, MD, U of M School of Public

Health; James Pacala, MD, U of M Medical School; Robert Kane, MD, U of M School of

Public Health/Minnesota Evidence Based Practice Center

12 S Cognitive function in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Melinda Bors, RN, BSN, MA; Timothy Whelan, MD, Medical University of South

Carolina; David Perlman, MD; Deb Roman, MD; Hyun Kim, MD; Qi Wang, MS

University of Minnesota

13 S How is the consumption of various types of fat associated with body

mass index and weight status in school-age children?

Ping W.Fung-Houger; Jayne Fulkerson, PhD; Sarah Friend, MPH, RD;

Ashley McGuire, BA

14 S Implementing the use of safety plans in mental health community

clinics—a DNP project

Kristin Hjartardottir, RN, DNP (student); Lindy Fortin, MSW, LICSW, Minneapolis VA

Health Care Systems

15 S Association between selected dietary practices and demographic

characteristics among Somali refugee women

Jiwoo Lee, MSN,RN; Martha Kubik, PhD, MSN, RN; Nimo Yusuf; Nadifa Osman, MBA,

MS; Cheryl Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

16 S Assessing risk behaviors in youth: Focus groups with youth and parents in

rural Honduras

Natalia M. Olivier; Martha Kubik, PhD, MSN, RN; Brett Jennings, BA, Shoulder to

Shoulder, Inc.

17 S Nursing a population at risk: Effects of a wellness intervention targeting

physical activity

Kim L. Paxton, RN, MSN, ANP, APRN-BC, DNP (student)

18 S Meeting access and functional needs in congregate care shelters:

A staffing analysis

Janice Springer, RN, PHN, MA, DNP (student) | 11

Poster Session1 continued.

19 S The effect of an aerobic exercise study on social functioning in older

adults with Alzheimer’s disease

Kaitlan Bless

20 S Mother’s perspectives on the effect a nursing mothers room has on

breastfeeding duration and infant intake

Megan Holle; Laura Duckett, PhD, MPH, RN

21 S Implementation of a fall prevention program in nursing homes:

Facilitators and barriers

Anna Krzmarzick; Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FAAN

22 S Patterns of health care service use for youth with mobility limitations

Kaylee Kurth; Ann Garwick, PhD, RN, LP, LMFT; Peter Scal, MD, MPH; Barbara McMorris,

PhD; Wendy Looman, PhD, RN, CNP

23 S Licensed practical nurses and scope of practice in Long Term Care facilities:

Nursing assessment

Annette Larson; Christine Mueller, PhD, RN, FAAN

24 S Mom, I’m hungry: A description of snacking behaviors in a Minneapolis

population of 8-12 year olds

Meghan Munger, MPH; Sarah Friend, MPH, RD; Ashley Carlson-McGuire, BA;

Kayla Dean, BA; Jayne A. Fulkerson, PhD; Mary Story, PhD, RD

25 S A Comparison of the nature of communication between school nurses

and parents of adolescents with asthma in Reykjavik, Iceland and

St. Paul, Minnesota

Erin Nelsen; Ann Seppelt, RN, MS, CNP; Ann Garwick, PhD, RN, LMFT, LP, FAAN

26 S Incidence and predictors of dual incontinence in older people with either

urinary or fecal incontinence when admitted to a nursing home

Kjerstie R. Wiltzen, BA, BS; Donna Z. Bliss, PhD, RN, FAAN; Kay Savik, MS; Olga Gurvich,


27 S The MyStory Journey: Capturing each child’s story and personalizing

the care we provide to pediatric patients at the University of Minnesota

Amplatz Children’s Hospital (UMACH)

Cheristi M. Cognetta Rieke, BSN, RN, DNP (student)

28 S The effect of telephone adapted mindfulness based stress reduction on

fatigue in kidney transplant candidates

Zuzanna Kuchta; Cynthia Gross, PhD*

29 CP Relationships between adolescent girls’ social emotional intelligence and

their involvement in relational aggression

Julie C. Polan, MS, RN, Minneapolis School-based Clinics, Minneapolis Department

of Health and Family Support, City of Minneapolis; Renee Sieving, PhD, RN, FSAHM*;

Sandra L. Pettingell, PhD*; Linda Bearinger, PhD, RN, FAAN, FSAHM*,

Barbara McMorris, PhD*

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poster session 2

titles & presenters

Student posters in this session demonstrate quality improvement.

1 S Foley catheterization: Gaps in care and current best practice

Mwesigwa, B.; Payne, S.; Pelant, R.; Arnold, V.; Kant, L.; Wagner, J.; Weispfenning, A.

2 S Analyzing and improving the end-of shift report

Arntson, C.;Boutros, M.; Burke, M.; Butts, C.; Hudson, A.; Kurth, K.

3 S Protecting pediatric patients: Preventing potential problems

Le, A.; Lee, N.; Pasch, A.; Pineda, A.; Zabinski, M.; Wincentsen, B.

4 S Hand washing/Hand sanitizing and infection in the NICU

Bless, K.; Fields, C.; Gratzl, J.; Nelson, Z.; Reiter, A.

5 S Effectiveness of change of shift communication in the PICU

Blickendorf, M.; Elliott, K.; Freiermuth, L.; Grossardt, J.; McCusker, S.; Plath, A.

6 S Keeping patients up-to-date: Utilization of the white board

Abdi, H.; Aponchik, S.; Chiu, A.; Dietz, S.; Liepke, J.; Oswald, H.; Truckenbrod, N.; Wells, A.

7 S Scrub the hub

Ace, F.; Barfknecht, B.; Christiansen, K.; Geiselman, B.; Lindgren, C.; Peters, K.;

Snelling, M.

8 S Infection control related to uniforms and shoes

Albertson, L.; Bennett, K.; Counihan, J.; Hashi, N.; Nakiwala, J.; Pirsch, A.; Scott, J.

9 S Effects and interventions of sleep disturbances in patients on a genera

medical/surgical hospital unit

Anah, C.; Boswell, D.; Collins, O.; Damerow, S.; Nwokocha, J.; Quick, L.; Thakur, N.

10 S Education and support for breastfeeding mothers: Are nurses helping

moms to be successful?

Barmore, E.; Cunningham, M.; Holle, M.; Matilla, S.; Smith, C.

11 S Increasing the use of complementary alternative therapies for pain

management in labor

Currier, K.; Gamber, J.; Gruver, M.; Kristofitz, M.; Nagel, R.; Wiinamaki, S.

12 S Aseptic technique when starting an IV

Braden, K.; Hawkins, B.; Larson, A.; Morgan, R.; Sherrill, A.; Watson, E. | 13

Poster Session 2 continued.

13 S Issues in computer charting in the ER: Accidental charting and failure to


Burling, J.; Jacquet-Morrison, P.; Kutcha, Z.; Manselle, L.; Taucher, E.; Teichen, A.

14 S Adherence to break policy in critical care nursing

Johnson, Anna; Mullins, J.; Real, K.; Wiltzen, K.; Wilson, N.

15 S Compliance with barcoding in the acute care setting: Strategies for

quality improvement

Dworak, J.; Giesen, M.; Halbert, C.; Johnson, Adam; Miller, R.; Mogler, S.; Nelson, E.

16 S Shift work: Transforming “Someone’s gotta do it” to “We want to do it”

Mulvihill, M.; Myhre, K.; Ounkong, K.; Parvey, L.; VanderHyden, E.; Beukema, R.; Bird, B.

17 S Individualized education – A key strategy to reduce readmission rates

Becker, A.; Bless, K.; Cnossen, T.; Eck, N.; Grassle, C.; Hanson, S.

18 S Adherence to confidentiality

Kocourek, S.; Letts, W.; Miller, L.; Jost, E.; McLean, L.; Muco, A.

19 S The utilization of grief resources by registerednurses in the ICU following

the death of a patient

Benson, B.; Cooper, M.; Czapelewski, H.; DeVine, E.; Kzmarziak, A.; Leeson, K.; Lobsiger,

H.; Wehyee, J.

20 S Methods of postoperative pain management in cesarean section births in

the first 24 hours

Ballinger, E.; Ives, R.; Newman, D.; Schneider, M.

21 CP Does the evidence support use of sitters to prevent falls?

Jean Beckel, MPH, RN, Penny Beattie, MBA, RN, St. Cloud Hospital; Kelli Davis, BSN, RN,

OCN; Thomas Bassett, BSN, RN, University of Pittsburgh

22 CP Healing touch: How to implement a program and outcomes on a

surgical-oncology unit

Megan Daman, MA, RN, ACNS-BC, OCN; Annie Walsh, MBA; Denise Ayen, BAN, RN,

PHN, CHTP, OCN, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

23 CP Preventing delirium in the inpatient setting using a volunteer program

Paula J. Duncan, RN, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital

25 CP Variables related to peripheral muscle weakness in mechanically

ventilated patients

Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN, University of Minnesota Medical Center,

Fairview; Linda Chlan, PhD, RN*; Kay Savik, MS*

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26 CP Got Milk? Ad lib versus scheduled feeding in the preterm infant

Diane Farley, RN, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

27 CP GOALS: Gynecology Oncology Alimentary Length of Stay

Sue Gorg, RN; John Mrachek, MD; Sue Sendelbach, PhD, RN, CCNS; Lori Knutson, RN,

BSN; Jason Haupt, PhD, Abbott Northwestern Hospital

28 CP An Assessment of health providers in Kandiyohi County regarding

adolescent sexual health

Susan Johnson Warner, RN, CPNP, MPH, EdD; Melinda Hiemenz, RN, PhD; Brenda Lenz

RN, PhD. Students: Bartel,George, Kellander, Lang, Long, Mattocks, Newton, Sanborn,

Scott, Standfuss

29 F Digital media as a method to convey a community assessment: Student’s

perception of technology in education

Carol Flaten, DNP, RN, PHN*; D. Christopher Brooks, PhD, Lauren Marsh, PhD, Kimerly J.

Wilcox, PhD, U of M Office of Information Technology

30 CP Rapid response team (RRT): A unique process to decrease adult code

blues. “If you’re concerned, so are we!”

Sarah Pangarakis, RN, MS, CCNS, CCRN; Susan Rock, RN, BAN; Susan Henderson,

RN; Sarah Pengarakis, RN, MS, CCNS, CCRN; Judy Wilson, RN, CPHQ, Park Nicollet

Methodist Hospital

Summit of Sages

Professional Joy: Finding well-being, pride, and engagement

in your profession

September 28-29, 2012

Join us at the School of Nursing Densford International Center for Nursing

Leadership’s 2012 Summit of Sages, where we will learn from the stories of

five Sages and national thought leaders about professional joy and how to

experience joy in ourselves and others.

Learn more: | 15


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notes | 17



Kristine Talley, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, (Chair)*

Assistant Professor

Roberta Basol, RN, MA, NE-BC

Director of Intensive/Surgical Care & Clinical

Practice, St. Cloud Hospital-CentraCare

Health System

John Belew, PhD, MS, RN

Nurse Researcher, Gillette Children’s

Specialty Healthcare

Joan Brandt, PhD, RN

St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health

Debra Drew, MS, RN, ACNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of

Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview/

University of Minnesota Amplatz

Children’s Hospital

Ann Marie Dose, PhD, RN

Clinical Nurse, Researcher, Mayo Clinic

Ann Garwick, PhD, RN, FAAN*

Senior Executive Associate Dean for Research

Niki A. Gjere, MA, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Psychiatric - Mental Health Clinical

Nurse Specialist, University of Minnesota

Medical Center, Fairview/Sigma Theata Tau

International-Zeta Chapter

Patricia Finch-Guthrie, PhD, CNAA,


Director of Clinical Practice, Innovation &

Research, North Memorial Medical Center

Karen Johnson, PhD(c), BSN, BS*

Renee Kumpula, EdD, MN, RN, PHN*

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of

Continuing Professional Development

Becky Jo Lekander, RN, PhD

Director of Nursing Research and Outcomes,

University of Minnesota Medical Center,


Sonja Meiers, PhD, RN

Professor and Director of Graduate Nursing,

Winona State University Department of


Christi Powers*

Data & Events Specialist

Julie Sabo, RN, MN

Director of Practice & Magnet Program,

United Hospital

Sue Sendelbach, PhD, RN, CCNS

Director of Nursing Research,

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Abbott Northwestern

Hospital (Allina)

Karen Swenson, PhD, RN

Oncology Research Director, Park Nicollet


Aneisha Tucker*

Programs & Publications Manager

Mary (Casey) Hooke, PhD, RN, CNS, CPON*

Assistant Professor* / Children’s Hospitals &

Clinics of Minnesota

*University of Minnesota School of Nursing

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