Scholarly Nurse Faculty Publications

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Below is a sampling of the VUSN scholarly work in this area. VUSN Faculty names are in bold. Click on titles to view abstracts



Adams S. Collaborating in an evolving health care system: Opportunities for redesigning health care delivery. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Jan 2016:22(1):62-69.

Stone A, LaMotta CP, Baudino MN, Akard TF, Gilmer MJ. Circumstances surrounding deaths from the perspective of bereaved Honduran families . International Journal of Palliative Nursing. Feb 2016:22(2):82-89.

Tucker PW, Evans DD, Clevenger CK, Ardisson M, Hwang U. Feasibility of nurses measuring gait speed in older community-dwelling emergency department patients. Geriatric Nursing. Dec 2016:37(6):453-457.

Boehm LM, Vasilevskis EE, Mion LC. Interprofessional perspectives on ABCDE bundle implementation: A focus group study. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. Nov 2016:35(6):339-347.

Barut JK, Dietrich MS, Zanoni PA, Ridner SH. Sense of belonging and hope in the lives of persons with schizophrenia. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. Apr 2016:30(2):178-184.

Christenbery T, Williamson A, Sandlin V, Wells N. Immersion in evidence-based practice fellowship program: A transforming experience for staff nurses . Journal for Nurses in Professional Development. Jan 2016:32(1):15-20.

Odom L, Christenbery T. There is an 'app' for that: Designing mobile phone technology to improve asthma action plan use in adolescent patients. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Nov 2016:28(11):583-590.

D'Apolito K. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A growing problem. Neonatal Network. Sept 2016:35(5):263-264.

Deng J, Murphy B. Lymphedema self-care in patients with head and neck cancer: A qualitative study. Supportive Care in Cancer. Dec 2016:24(12):4961-4970.

Deng J, Murphy BA, Dietrich MS, Sinard RJ, Mannion K, Ridner SH. Differences of symptoms in head and neck cancer patients with and without lymphedema. Supportive Care in Cancer. Mar 2016:24(3):1305-1316.

Deng J, Ridner S, Rothman R, Murphy B, Sherman K, Moore L, Hall K, Weiner B. Perceived symptom experience in head and neck cancer patients with lymphedema. Journal of Palliative Medicine. Dec 2016:19(12):1267-1274.

Thibeau S, D'Apolito K, Minnick AF, Dietrich MS, Kane B, Cooley S, Groer M. Relationships of maternal stress with milk immune components in African American mothers of healthy term infants. Breastfeeding Medicine. Jan 2016:11(1):6-14.

Bond SM, Schumacher K, Sherrod A, Dietrich MS, Wells N, Lindau RH, Murphy BA. Development of the Head and Neck Cancer Caregiving Task Inventory. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. Oct 2016:24(5):29-38.

Kratchman LB, Schuster D, Dietrich MS, Labadie RF. Force perception thresholds in cochlear implantation surgery. Audiology and Neurotology. Aug 2016:21(4):244-249.

Gilmer MJ, Baudino MN, Goddard AT, Vickers DC, Akard TF. Animal-assisted therapy in pediatric palliative care. Nursing Clinics of North America. Sept 2016:51(3):381-395.

Roberts E, Gooch MD. Pharmacologic strategies for treatment of poisonings. Nursing Clinics of North America. Mar 2016:51(1):57-68.

Hamrin V, Vick R, Brame C, Simmons M, Smith L, Vanderhoef D. Teaching a systems approach: An innovative quality improvement project. Journal of Nursing Education. Apr 2016:55(4):209-214.

Holley SL. Ongoing professional performance evaluation: Advanced practice registered nurse practice competency assessment. Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Feb 2016:12(2):67-74.

Ivory CH. Mapping perinatal nursing process measurement concepts to standard terminologies. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. July 2016:34(7):312-20.

Arinze NV, Karp SM, Gesell SB. Evaluating provider advice and women's beliefs on total weight gain during pregnancy. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Feb 2016:18(1):282-286.

Baird SM, Troiano N, Kennedy B. Morbidly adherent placenta: Interprofessional management strategies for the intrapartum period . Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. Dec 2016:30(4):319-326.

Kennedy BB, Baird SM. Acute myocardial infarction in pregnancy: An update. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. Jan 2016:30(1):13-24.

Gentry CK, Parker RP, Ketel C, Rosenbloom ST, Crutcher TD, Scott AW, Starks JL, Davidson HA, Pilon BA. Integration of clinical pharmacist services into an underserved primary care clinic utilizing an interprofessional collaborative practice model. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Feb 2016:27(1):1-7.

Krau SD. The role of pharmacogenomics: The same medications do not work the same on everyone. Nursing Clinics of North America. Mar 2016:51(1):ix-x.

Lutenbacher M, Karp SM, Moore ER. Reflections of black women who choose to breastfeed: Influences, challenges and supports. Maternal and Child Health. Feb 2016:20(2):231-239.

Howe-Heyman A, Lutenbacher M. The Baby-Friendly-Hospital-Initiative as an intervention to improve breastfeeding rates: A review of the literature. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. Jan 2016:60(1):77-102.

Jessee MA. Influences of sociocultural factors within the clinical learning environment on students' perceptions of learning: An integrative review. Journal of Professional Nursing. Dec 2016:32(6):463-486.

Jessee MA, Tanner C. Pursuing improvement in clinical reasoning: Development of the clinical coaching interactions inventory. Journal of Nursing Education. Sept 2016:55(9):495-504.

Maxwell CA, Mion LC, Mukherjee K, Dietrich MS, Minnick A, May A, Miller RS. Preinjury physical frailty and cognitive impairment among geriatric trauma patients determine post-injury functional recovery and survival. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Feb 2016:80(2):195-203.

Moore ER, Anderson GC, Bergman N, Medley N. Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants. Cochrane Reviews. Nov 2016:(11):CD003519.

Moore G. Preventative treatment for adult survivors of sexual assault. American Nurse. Apr 2016:11(4). 

Moore G, Pierce Y. Professional references: Selection and preparation. American Nurse. Jan 2016:11(1):31-32.

Moore G, Rogers JA. Flibanserin: Novel treatment for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women. Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Mar 2016:12(3):210-211.

Phillippi JC, Hande K, Allison T. The literature table as a prompt for careful appraisal. Journal of Nursing Education. Oct 2016:55(10):599-600.

Phillippi JC, Holley SL, Morad A, Collins MR. Prevention of vitamin K deficiency bleeding. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. Sept 2016:61(5):632-636.

Phillippi JC, Holley SL, Morad M, Collins M. Share with women: Vitamin K for newborns. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. Sept 2016:61(5):675-676.

Phillippi JC, Holley SL, Payne K, Schorn MN, Karp SM. Facilitators of prenatal care in an exemplar urban clinic. Women and Birth. Apr 2016:29(2):160-7.

Phillippi JC, Holley SL, Schorn MN, Lauderdale J, Roumie CL, Bennett K. On the same page: A novel interprofessional model of patient-centered perinatal consultation visits. Journal of Perinatology. Nov 2016:36(11):932-938.

Alliman J, Phillippi JC. Maternal outcomes in birth centers: An integrative review of the literature. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. Jan 2016:61(1):21-51.

Oster ME, Aucott SW, Glidewell J, Hackell J, Kochilas L, Martin GR, Phillippi J, Pinto NM, Saarinen A, Sontag M, Kemper AR. Lessons learned from newborn screening for critical congenital heart defects. Pediatrics. May 2016:137(5):e20154573.

Rhoten B. Body image disturbance in adults treated for cancer—A concept analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing. May 2016:72(5):1001-1011.

Ridner SH, Dietrich MS, Niermann K, Cmelak A, Mannion K, Murphy B. A Prospective Study of the Lymphedema and Fibrosis Continuum in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer. Lymphatic Research and Biology. Dec 2016:14(4):198-205.

Friedman J, Ber RM, Ridner S, Dietrich M, Johnson K. PrimeMD, a real-time symptom management smartphone application for head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. Oct 2016:96(2):E524.

Jackson LK, Ridner SH, Deng J, Bartow C, Mannion K, Niermann K, Gilbert J, Dietrich MS, Cmelak AJ, Murphy BA. Internal lymphedema correlates with subjective and objective measures of dysphagia in head and neck cancer patients. Journal of Palliative Medicine. Sept 2016:19(9):949-956.

Shifrin MM, Widmar SB. Platelet inhibitors. Nursing Clinics of North America. Mar 2016:51(1):29-43.

Lopez-Pina JA, Meseguer-Henarejos AB, Gascon-Canovas JJ, Navarro-Villalba DJ, Sinclair VG, Wallston KA. Measurement properties of the Brief Resilient Coping Scale in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus using Rasch Analysis. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. Sept 2016:14(1):128-136.

Stolldorf DP. Original research: The benefits of rapid response teams: Exploring perceptions of nurse leaders, team members, and end users. American Journal of Nursing. Mar 2016:16(3):38-47.

Stolldorf DP, Havens DS, Jones CB. Sustaining innovations in complex health care environments: A multiple-case study of rapid response teams. Journal of Patient Safety. Jan 2016. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000239.

Stolldorf DP, Dietrich MS, Ridner SH. A comparison of the quality of life in patients with primary and secondary lower limb lymphedema: A mixed-methods study. Western Journal of Nursing Research. Oct 2016:38(10):1313-1334.

Bachmann JM, Goggins KM, Nwosu SK Schildcrout JS, Kripalani S, Wallston KA. Perceived health competence predicts health behavior and health-related quality of life in patients with cardiovascular disease. Patient Education and Counseling. Dec 2016:99(12):2071-2079.

Birdee G, Sohl S, Wallston K. Development and psychometric properties of the Yoga Self-Efficacy Scale (YSES). BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Jan 2016:16(3):doi:10.1186/s1290601509810.

Cunningham-Erves J, Talbott LL, O'Neal MR, Ivankova N, Wallston K. Development of a theory-based, socio-cultural instrument to assess black maternal intentions to vaccinate their daughters aged 9 to 12 years against HPV. Journal of Cancer Education. Sept 2016:31(3):514-521.

Goggins KM, Wallston KA, Mion LC, Cawthon C, Kripalani S. What patient characteristics influence nurses' assessment of health literacy? Journal of Health Communication. Oct 2016:12(2):105-108.

Nelson, LA, Mayberry, LS, Wallston, K, Kripalani, S, Bergner, S, and Osborn, CY. Development and usability of REACH: A tailored theory-based text messaging intervention for disadvantaged adults with Type 2 diabetes. JMIR Human Factors. Sept 2016:3(2):e23.

Nugent L, Wallston KA. Modified Social Learning Theory re-examined: Correlates of self-management behaviors of persons with Type 2 diabetes. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Dec 2016:39(6):947-953.

Umeukeje EM, Merighi JR, Browne T, Wild M, Alsmann H, Umanath K, Lewis JB, Wallston KA, Cavanaugh KL. Health care providers' support of patients' autonomy, phosphate medication adherence, race and gender in end stage renal disease. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Dec 2016:39(6):1104-1114.

White, RO, Chakkalakal, RJ, Presley, CA, Bian, A, Schildcrout, JS, Wallston, KA, Barto, S, Kripalani, S, Rothman, R. Perceptions of provider communication among vulnerable patients with diabetes: Influences of medical mistrust and health literacy. Journal of Health Communication. Oct 2016:12(2):127-134.

Wang J, Kearney JA, Jia H, Shang J. Mental health disorders in elderly people receiving home care: Prevalence and correlates in the national U.S. population. Nursing Research. Mar 2016:65(2):107-116.

Wang J, Shang J, Kearney JA. Mental health disorders in home care elders: An integrative review. Geriatric Nursing. Jan 2016:37(1):44-60.

Watters R, Moore ER, Wallston K. Development and validation of an evidence-based practice instrument for nursing students based on the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Nursing Measurement. Jan 2016:24(1):E1-E17.

Dye E, Wells N. Subjective and objective measurement of neonatal nurse practitioner workload. Advances in Neonatal Care. Oct 2016 17(4):E3-E12, August 2017.
Kapu AN, McComiskey CA, Buckler L, Derkazarian J, Goda T, Lofgren MA, McIlvennan CK, Raaum J, Selig PM,

Sicoutris C, Todd B, Turner V, Card E, Wells N. Advanced practice providers' perceptions of patient workload: Results of a multi-institutional survey. Journal of Nursing Administration. Oct 2016:46(10):521-529.

Card EB, Wells NL. An introduction to the smart tots consensus statement on the use of anesthetic and sedative drugs in infants and toddlers. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. Feb 2016:31(1):3-5.

Wilbeck J. Pharmacologic therapies: An enduring nursing intervention. The Nursing Clinics of North America. Mar 2016:51(1):xi-xii.

Evans D, Campo T, Carman M, Wilbeck J. Scope and standards for emergency nurse practitioner practice. American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. Oct 2016.

Williams CT. Food and drug administration drug approval process: A history and overview. Nursing Clinics of North America. Mar 2016:51(1):1-11.

Young CJ. Updates on the pharmacologic treatment of individuals with human immunodeficiency virus. Nursing Clinics of North America. Mar 2016:51(1):45-56.


Book Chapters

Collins M. Pain in labor and nonpharmacologic methods of relief. In: Kennedy BB, Baird SM, eds. Intrapartum Management Modules: A Perinatal Education Program . 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer; 2016:117-125.

Fogel SC. Internalized homophobia, disclosure, and health. In: Eckstrand K, Ehrenfeld J, eds. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Healthcare. 1st ed. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International; 2016:39-48.

Fogel SC, Eliason M. Body size/weight. In: Goldberg AE, eds. The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. 1st ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage; 2016:149-153.

Holley S, Thomson-Smith C, Kennedy C. Credentialing and Essential Documents. In: Slager J, eds. An Administrative Manual for Midwifery Practices. 4th ed. Silver Spring, MD: American College of Nurse-Midwives; 2016:117-129.

King J. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). In: Burns SM, Delgado SA, eds. Acute and Critical Care Nurse Practitioner: Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning. 1st ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education; 2016:Case 29: 321-330.

King J. Anemia: Of chronic disease, OR Anemia: Of unknown etiology?. In: Burns SM, Delgado SA, eds. Acute and Acute and Critical Care Nurse Practitioner: Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning. 1st ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education; 2016:Case 5: 57-68, OR Case 6: 69-78 ?.

Love R, Vick R. Anxiety Disorders. In: Buttaro TM, Trybulski J, Polgar-Bailey P, Sandberg-Cook J, eds. Primary Care: A Collaborative Practice. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2017:1349-1353.

Schorn MN. Management of the third stage of labor: Implementing best practices. In: Anderson BA, Rooks JP, Barroso R, eds. Best Practices in Midwifery. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Springer; 2016:459-475.

Shifrin MM. Type A Aortic Dissection. In: Burns SM, Delgado SA, eds. Acute and Critical Care Nursing: Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning. 1st ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2016:79-87.

Shifrin MM. Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis. In: Burns SM, Delgado SA, eds. Acute and Critical Care Nursing: Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning. 1st ed., : McGraw-Hill; 2016:307-320.

Wallston K. An autobiography of Rotter's Social Learning Theory applied to health.. In: Reich JW, Infurna FJ, eds. Perceived Control: Theory, Research, and Practice in the First 50 Years. 1st ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2016:109-130

Widmar B. Pericarditis; Postoperative (CABG). In: Burns S, Delgado S, eds. Acute and Critical Care Nurse Practitioner: Cases in Diagnostic Reasoning. 1st ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2016:589-599.



Nizielski S, Pope J. Nutrition for a Changing World. 1st ed. New York, NY: Macmillan Learning and Scientific American; 2016.

Johnson K, Vanderhoef D. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Review and Resource Manual. 4th ed. Silver Spring, MD: ANA Enterprise; 2016.