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Diversity In Community College Registered Nursing Education, Sergio Hernández Del Cid Jun 2021

Diversity In Community College Registered Nursing Education, Sergio Hernández Del Cid

Ed.D. Dissertations in Practice/Capstone Projects

The United States is currently facing a shortage of trained professionals in many fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Nursing (Allen-Ramdial & Campbell, 2014; Georgetown University, 2020). As a result, current U.S. nursing student demographics do not mirror the populations they serve (Gooden, Porter, Gonzalez, & Mims, 2001). Research has shown the positive impact a diverse nursing staff has on patient care (Gooden, Porter, Gonzalez, & Mims, 2001). Representative care and cultural awareness translate to better patient outcomes especially for patients from marginalized and underrepresented communities (Woods-Giscombe, Rowsey, Kneipp, Lackey, & Bravo, 2019). Community colleges play a critical role in the supply of registered nurses within the U.S. (Bissett, 1995). For colleges to better address this shortcoming and have a positive effect on patient outcomes, colleges must evaluate current pathway and persistence practices. Additionally, a greater effort must be made to reevaluate application requirements and admissions processes to counter any failings in the current colonial higher education methodologies (Espinosa, 2011; Patel, 2016). The literature indicates two major bottlenecks in diversifying nursing students. First, nursing in the U.S. has historically been perceived as female-dominated profession, and the second bottleneck is the entry requirements and gap in outreach to marginalized and underrepresented (MUR) communities (Aynaci & Gulmez, 2019; Oyana, et al., 2015; Pacquiao, D. (2007). Potential students are often not ...


Personal Protective Equipment Compliance: A Quality Improvement Initiative, Hilary Brown, Lizabeth Copre, Cathy Larson, Stephanie Spacone-Perez, Laura Albanese, Sandra Weitzner, Mitali Shah, Varsha Gharpure May 2021

Personal Protective Equipment Compliance: A Quality Improvement Initiative, Hilary Brown, Lizabeth Copre, Cathy Larson, Stephanie Spacone-Perez, Laura Albanese, Sandra Weitzner, Mitali Shah, Varsha Gharpure

2021 Advocate Aurora Health Scientific Day

No abstract provided.


Leveraging Human Genetic Variation To Uncover The Molecular Basis Of T Cell Selection And Autoimmunity, Caroline Kaiser, Narutoshi Hibino, Emily Pena, Andrew Koh May 2021

Leveraging Human Genetic Variation To Uncover The Molecular Basis Of T Cell Selection And Autoimmunity, Caroline Kaiser, Narutoshi Hibino, Emily Pena, Andrew Koh

2021 Advocate Aurora Health Scientific Day

No abstract provided.


Aortic Valve Repair In Pediatric Patients: Is There Any Development In The Material For Aortic Cusp Extension Valvuloplasty?, Kelli Hu, Umar Siddiqi, Brian K Lee, Emily Pena, Kelci Schulz, Maggie Vogel, Chawki Elzein, Michel Ilbawi, Luca Vricella, Narutoshi Hibino May 2021

Aortic Valve Repair In Pediatric Patients: Is There Any Development In The Material For Aortic Cusp Extension Valvuloplasty?, Kelli Hu, Umar Siddiqi, Brian K Lee, Emily Pena, Kelci Schulz, Maggie Vogel, Chawki Elzein, Michel Ilbawi, Luca Vricella, Narutoshi Hibino

2021 Advocate Aurora Health Scientific Day

No abstract provided.


Hospitalized Patient Perspectives On Oral Care, Susan Donovan, Michaela Baron, Kate Davey, Ashley O'Connor, Mary Hook May 2021

Hospitalized Patient Perspectives On Oral Care, Susan Donovan, Michaela Baron, Kate Davey, Ashley O'Connor, Mary Hook

2021 Advocate Aurora Health Scientific Day

No abstract provided.


Does Digital Information Alter Decision Making In Bariatric Surgery?, Diana Kantarovich, Eric Veilleux, Shadi Aboudi, Molly O'Brien, Emma Wood, Francisco Quinteros, Rami Lutfi May 2021

Does Digital Information Alter Decision Making In Bariatric Surgery?, Diana Kantarovich, Eric Veilleux, Shadi Aboudi, Molly O'Brien, Emma Wood, Francisco Quinteros, Rami Lutfi

2021 Advocate Aurora Health Scientific Day

No abstract provided.


Establishment Of Best Practice Skills For Advanced Practice Nurses, Leslie Kendrick, Tara Hughes, Joseph Burkard Dnsc, Crna May 2021

Establishment Of Best Practice Skills For Advanced Practice Nurses, Leslie Kendrick, Tara Hughes, Joseph Burkard Dnsc, Crna

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Over the past two decades, nursing researchers have defined nurses’ perceptions of evidence-based practice as well as facilitators and barriers to its implementation . This project seeks to take the next step through a current assessment of registered and advanced-practice nurses’ assimilation of evidence-based practice as well as a current literature review of the research to clinical use gap. This is a cross-sectional, retrospective project. Through analysis of two self-administered questionnaires to both registered and advanced-practice clinical nurses as well as literature review findings, five recommendations for advanced-practice nurses were created. Ultimately, the goal of this project seeks to establish evidenced-based ...


It’S Their Lifeline: Preventing Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection In An Adult Intensive Care Unit, Jacenda Lee Rangel May 2021

It’S Their Lifeline: Preventing Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection In An Adult Intensive Care Unit, Jacenda Lee Rangel

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem description: Central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) is one of the deadliest types of hospital acquired infection and blood stream infection, raising patient mortality by 12-25% and accounting for 28,000 deaths annually in the United States. CLABSI also increases morbidity, length of stay, and costs hospitals an average of $48,000 per case. Effective measures for CLABSI prevention are needed for an adult intensive care unit (ICU) of an urban hospital to decrease the financial burden of CLABSI, improve quality of care, and prevent patient harm.

Setting: The microsystem of focus is a 36-bed high acuity ICU ...


The Effects Of Dexmedetomidine On Preventing/Decreasing Severity Of Delirium When Given To Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients: A Systematic Review Of Randomized Control Trials, Lindsey Hettish May 2021

The Effects Of Dexmedetomidine On Preventing/Decreasing Severity Of Delirium When Given To Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients: A Systematic Review Of Randomized Control Trials, Lindsey Hettish

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

The purpose of this systematic review was to integrate research evidence from studies published from 2010 to 2020 on the relationship between administration of dexmedetomidine and severity/prevalence of postprocedural delirium in patients in the surgical intensive care unit. In this review, clinical trial studies were recovered by searching the MEDLINE Complete and PubMed databases and utilizing MeSH terminology search. The MeSH terms utilized to search for applicable articles on PubMed included: “intensive care units” or “critical care” or “critical care nursing”, and “delirium”, “dexmedetomidine”, and “surgical procedures, operative”. On MEDLINE Complete, the search terms utilized were “ICU or intensive ...


Tiny Tusks Internship: The Effect Of Health Care Providers' Education And Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding On The Mother's Decision To Breastfeed, Jocelyn Clark May 2021

Tiny Tusks Internship: The Effect Of Health Care Providers' Education And Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding On The Mother's Decision To Breastfeed, Jocelyn Clark

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

There is a stigma surrounding breastfeeding in the public community, places of employment, and health care facilities. This paper focuses on the impact health care workers have on the mother's decision to breastfeed her infant, and her ability to continue breastfeeding as the primary source of infant nutrition. This paper includes experiences from an internship with Tiny Tusks, which provides breastfeeding support to mothers in the Northwest Arkansas area. Tiny Tusks allows for a better understanding of the community's breastfeeding needs and provides support to breastfeeding mothers in order to reduce the stigma associated with breastfeeding. In health ...


Tiny Tusks Internship: Does Breastfeeding Education In An Undergraduate Nursing Program Affect Student Knowledge And Attitudes Concerning Breastfeeding?, Grace Murphy May 2021

Tiny Tusks Internship: Does Breastfeeding Education In An Undergraduate Nursing Program Affect Student Knowledge And Attitudes Concerning Breastfeeding?, Grace Murphy

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Tiny Tusks provides honors nursing students enrolled in the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas an opportunity to support mothers in the community by providing breastfeeding services, education, and assistance at public Razorback sporting events. Interns provide this support by setting up designated lactation spaces at sporting events, such as gymnastics meets, football, and basketball games, for mothers to breastfeed or pump. In this thesis, I reflect on my internship experience and provide a review of literature. Since the aim of Tiny Tusks is to provide breastfeeding education and support to mothers in the community, the ...


The Essential Characteristics Of An Effective Hospice And Palliative Care Nurse, Alexis Doyle May 2021

The Essential Characteristics Of An Effective Hospice And Palliative Care Nurse, Alexis Doyle

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

The first portion of this paper includes a self-reflection of the writer's service-learning experience while volunteering at a hospice center. The following portion is a literature review.

This study is a literature review that examines the characteristics of an effective hospice and palliative care nurse. The purpose of this study is to discover what qualities make a satisfactory hospice and palliative care nurse; therefore, characterizing it as a qualitative study. It is concluded that the following attributes are beneficial for a hospice and palliative care nurse: compassion, knowledge, confidence, and support. When delivering end-of-life care, a nurse should use ...


Letters Against Loneliness: The Effect Of A Pen Pal Program Uniting Older Adults And College Students On Perceived Loneliness, Allyson Miriani, Caroline Crawford May 2021

Letters Against Loneliness: The Effect Of A Pen Pal Program Uniting Older Adults And College Students On Perceived Loneliness, Allyson Miriani, Caroline Crawford

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Surveys within years and particularly the COVID-19 pandemic have revealed increasing rates of loneliness. More research is also emerging linking loneliness with a myriad of negative health outcomes as well as reduced quality of life. There is little research about effective interventions addressing loneliness. This paper reviews the available literature on the topic and proposes a pen pal program for college students and older adults developed based on available evidence.


Reflections On Labor And Delivery Internship, Olivia Ozier May 2021

Reflections On Labor And Delivery Internship, Olivia Ozier

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Breastfeeding is very beneficial for the health of both mothers and babies. Despite this fact, not enough mothers are breastfeeding. It is important for nurses to help facilitate successful breastfeeding. The purpose of this literature review was to determine what interventions from healthcare staff impact the success of breastfeeding. Articles were retrieved from reliable sources such as CINAHL, Pub Med, and Medline in order to compare what research shows as beneficial for breastfeeding to what was observed in the clinical setting. The results revealed that health care support, educated staff, and baby friendly policies impact the success of breastfeeding. It ...


Tiny Tusks Breastfeeding And Infant Support Internship, Anna Elizabeth Ray May 2021

Tiny Tusks Breastfeeding And Infant Support Internship, Anna Elizabeth Ray

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Tiny Tusks Breastfeeding and Infant Support is a program at the University of Arkansas that provides a clean, private area for mother’s to nurse, pump, and change their infant’s diaper at Razorback home athletic events. The Tiny Tusks area is utilized at multiple athletic events including football games, men’s basketball games, and women’s gymnastics meets. Mothers are supplied comfortable rocking chairs, clean changing tables, heaters or fans depending on the weather, bottled water, and informational handouts about a wide array of breastfeeding topics. Along with supporting mothers, the mission of Tiny Tusks is to normalize breastfeeding ...


Tiny Tusks Internship: Barriers To Breastfeeding, Cameron Watson May 2021

Tiny Tusks Internship: Barriers To Breastfeeding, Cameron Watson

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Tiny Tusks Breastfeeding and Infant Support Internship allows students to gain insight on breastfeeding practices through volunteering at University of Arkansas sporting events. Therefore, I chose to review prevalent barriers to breastfeeding that mothers in the United States face. These mothers were at least one of these: Hispanic, Marshallese, African American, disabled, employed, a veteran, living in a rural area, or a woman of the general American population. This topic is relevant because of the many benefits that breastfeeding provides for both the baby and the mother.


Administrator Training At The Laurels Of Mount Vernon Skilled Nursing Facility, Lance Stambaugh May 2021

Administrator Training At The Laurels Of Mount Vernon Skilled Nursing Facility, Lance Stambaugh

Masters Theses/Capstone Projects

The job duties of a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator exist in a great multitude, and require those aspiring to obtain the position to complete training in all areas of focus. The focus of this practicum is to gain exposure to the job duties of a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, while also gaining experience in a multitude of departments that function within a skilled nursing facility. This practicum was completed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore emphasis was placed on infection control and procedures that allow for a safe environment for those residing in this nursing facility. This increased emphasis is ...


Leadership Strategies To Support Resilience, Katee Paine May 2021

Leadership Strategies To Support Resilience, Katee Paine

Nursing Masters Papers

Healthcare institutions have garnered national attention due to high levels of healthcare worker burnout, stress, and turnover rates. As the largest population of healthcare workers, nurses are often confronted with stressors that can lead to burnout in their practice and work environment. The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and magnified these stressors over the past year, such as emotional strain of caring for dying patients, long shifts, rotating schedules, increased workload demands, and high-stress work environments. Resilience, characterized by an ability to bounce back from adverse situations, has been found to play an important role in navigating and adapting to ...


Cultural Awareness In The Health Care Team, Josna Kurian Bsn, Rn, Ocn Apr 2021

Cultural Awareness In The Health Care Team, Josna Kurian Bsn, Rn, Ocn

2021 Education Week Posters

Outpatient, Medical Oncology - Sugarland


Diabetes In The Oncology Setting Webinar Series, Jennifer Williams, Denise A. Palma, Michael Rizk Msn, Aprn, Fnp-C, Bc-Adm Apr 2021

Diabetes In The Oncology Setting Webinar Series, Jennifer Williams, Denise A. Palma, Michael Rizk Msn, Aprn, Fnp-C, Bc-Adm

2021 Education Week Posters

Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders


Mental Health Among Nursing Students Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic, Cheydan Crump Apr 2021

Mental Health Among Nursing Students Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic, Cheydan Crump

Honors College Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the current pandemic on the mental health of nursing students at a rural university. This study examined various risk factors and potential indicators for mental health, such as changes in physical activity, sleep behaviors, and differing perceptions of support they have received from the nursing program and the participating university, throughout the spread of COVID-19. This study was a non-experimental, analytical study conducted in a rural university in the southern region of the United States. This convenience sample consisted of 21 students, all of which were enrolled in the ...


Promoting Wellness For College Athletes Through Mindfulness Meditation, Lisa R. Braatz Apr 2021

Promoting Wellness For College Athletes Through Mindfulness Meditation, Lisa R. Braatz

Theses and Graduate Projects

The practice of mindfulness meditation may be beneficial for college athlete’s mental health and wellness. College athletes are in a period of significant personal growth and experience high amounts of stress related to athletic performance, academics, and peer relationships. Integrating mindfulness meditation for college athletes has been linked to improving relaxation, concentration, and performance while decreasing fatigue and negative emotions related to fear or anxiety. This scholarly project explores the implementation of four mindfulness meditation sessions on perceptions of stress, mental focus, athletic performance, and presence in female college track and field athletes. The participants were attending an urban ...


Perceptions Of Infusion Pump Alarms Among Experienced Nurses Versus Novice Nurses, Priyanka Panta Apr 2021

Perceptions Of Infusion Pump Alarms Among Experienced Nurses Versus Novice Nurses, Priyanka Panta

Merge

In nursing, infusion pumps are used daily to provide critical medications, fluids, and nutrition to patients. The alarm signals on these pumps can alert nurses to potential issues with the infusion, but some of these alarms are not clinically significant. In this study, the student researcher determined whether there was a statistically significant difference in the perceptions of infusion pump alarms among experienced and novice nurses. The student researcher hypothesized the novice nurses would have a higher perception of infusion pump alarms. The student researcher had the education department at a rural hospital in the southeastern United States distribute an ...


Comparison Of Alexithymia And Burnout Amid Perceived Stress Levels Of Nursing Students, Kamela Harmon Apr 2021

Comparison Of Alexithymia And Burnout Amid Perceived Stress Levels Of Nursing Students, Kamela Harmon

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Graduate level nursing students are exposed to overload and exhaustion due to academic and professional demands, increasing exposure to stressors resulting in elevated levels of perceived stress, burnout, and alexithymia. This quantitative research, utilizing an online methodology at a midwestern university, explored the prevalence of perceived stress, compassion satisfaction (CS), compassion fatigue (CF), burnout, and alexithymia among master’s level nursing students. The descriptive analysis utilized the Pearson correlation coefficient (Pearson r) by use of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10), the Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQOL), and the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20). The researcher discovered statistically significant negative correlations ...


Reconciling Taking The "Indian" Out Of The Nurse, Andrea Kennedy, Danielle H. Bourque, Domonique E. Bourque, Samantha Cardinal, R. Lisa Bourque Bearskin Apr 2021

Reconciling Taking The "Indian" Out Of The Nurse, Andrea Kennedy, Danielle H. Bourque, Domonique E. Bourque, Samantha Cardinal, R. Lisa Bourque Bearskin

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Currently, we are faced with an important equity gap and opportunity for nursing in higher education related to Indigenous Peoples and health. While Westernized higher education often marginalizes Indigenous Peoples, there is an important opportunity to respectfully engage with Indigenous Knowledges. Furthermore, broadening perspectives beyond a dominant Westernized worldview has the potential to advance higher education for Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners alike. We are concerned that ongoing assimilation of Indigenous learners poses a profound risk of social injustice that is contrary to the aim of higher education. In our effort to reconcile nursing education in this context, we offer this ...


Hospital Assessment And Response To Environmental Pollution As A Population Health Need: Identifying Prevalence And Predictors In Community Benefit Practices, Sarah Valentine Apr 2021

Hospital Assessment And Response To Environmental Pollution As A Population Health Need: Identifying Prevalence And Predictors In Community Benefit Practices, Sarah Valentine

Doctoral Dissertations

Hospitals have a growing role in improving population health. Environmental pollution is an important determinant of health with disproportionate effects on Communities of Color. This warrants hospital action. To advance such action, it is important to take stock of current hospital engagement with environmental pollution and to identify factors associated with such engagement. I investigated the following. To what extent do New York State (NYS) non-profit hospitals assess, identify, and respond to environmental pollutants as part of community benefit practices? Do factors previously reported as associated with hospital engagement of social determinants predict engagement with environmental pollution as a community ...


Covid-19_Umaine News_Omicron Xi Announces Agenda For April 9 Conference, University Of Maine Division Of Marketing And Communications Apr 2021

Covid-19_Umaine News_Omicron Xi Announces Agenda For April 9 Conference, University Of Maine Division Of Marketing And Communications

Division of Marketing & Communications

Screenshot of UMaine in the News regarding "Our Environment: Nurses Taking Action on Sustainable Health Solutions" was the focus of the annual evidence-based practice conference of the Omicron Xi at-Large Chapter of the global nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau International at the University of Maine on April 9, 2021.


Increasing Comfort Of Mychart Patient Messaging In An Outpatient Oncology Clinic, Katherine Herdzik Apr 2021

Increasing Comfort Of Mychart Patient Messaging In An Outpatient Oncology Clinic, Katherine Herdzik

Master of Science in Nursing Scholarly Project

Increasing Comfort of MyChart Patient Messaging in an Outpatient Oncology Clinic

Katherine Herdzik, BSN, RN

Abstract

Electronic patient portals have provided increased access to the electronic health record and patient information. A feature within the portal is a messaging system, creating a secure method of communication between and patient/family member and their care team. Scholarly literature has suggested that this method of communication helps to increase trust between the patient and providers, enhancing the healthcare experience. This study focuses on educational review to increase comfort with the MyChart messaging portal for care managers and nurse practitioners in an outpatient ...


Registered Nurses’ Images Of Nursing During A Pandemic, Abigail Slaktowski Apr 2021

Registered Nurses’ Images Of Nursing During A Pandemic, Abigail Slaktowski

Honors Projects

The purpose of this research study was to discover any new or transformed images of nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. The research question was “What are Registered Nurses’ images of nursing while working during a pandemic?” Registered nurses submitted an image and a brief narrative of the image through REDCap ©, a secure database, describing how the image and culture of nursing is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Using Leininger’s Four Phases of Data Analysis (1991), the five submitted photos and narratives were analyzed. Data analysis revealed fourteen categories, then five patterns, then two final themes ...


Faces Of Aces For Nursing Education, Kelsey Bredeweg, Angela Raterink Apr 2021

Faces Of Aces For Nursing Education, Kelsey Bredeweg, Angela Raterink

Honors Projects

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur in childhood. They include children experiencing violence, abuse, neglect, or witnessing violence in the home. ACEs also incorporate environmental factors that threaten a child's stability and safety, such as having family members struggle with substance abuse, mental health, or instability due to parental separation or absent family members. There is significant evidence that ACEs are related to negative health outcomes in adulthood including chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse. ACEs are common and experienced by many. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 6 ...