The mission of the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is to prepare practice-focused and research-focused doctorally prepared nurses and leaders to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for the Commonwealth and beyond. Through partnerships with multi-cultural communities and clinical organizations; research, practice, service and education are integrated to advance nursing knowledge, science and competencies to provide exemplary health care for all. This collection showcases journal articles, posters, and other publications and presentations written by faculty, staff, and students of the Graduate School of Nursing. See also the Graduate School of Nursing Dissertations collection.

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Publications from 2021

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Development and psychometric evaluation of the Social Connectedness Index in nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease and dementia using the Minimum Data Set 3.0, Carol A. Bova, William M. Jesdale, Attah Mbrah, Lynn Botelho, and Kate L. Lapane

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Predictors of irritability symptoms in mildly depressed perimenopausal women, Anouk E. de Wit, Erik J. Giltay, Marrit K. de Boer, Margo Nathan, Aleta Wiley, Sybil L. Crawford, and Hadine Joffe

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The RADx Tech Clinical Studies Core: A Model for Academic Based Clinical Studies, Laura L. Gibson, Nisha M. Fahey, Nathaniel Hafer, John P. Broach, Bruce A. Barton, Stephenie C. Lemon, Allison Blodgett, and David D. McManus

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Feasibility of an online cognitive behavioral therapy program to improve insomnia, mood, and quality of life in bereaved adults ages 55 and older, Cassandra Godzik, Sybil L. Crawford, and Elizabeth Ryan

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A Clinical Trial of a Video Intervention Targeting Opioid Disposal After General Surgery: A Feasibility Study, Joanne Lewis, Sybil L. Crawford, Susan L. Sullivan-Bolyai, and Ricardo Poza

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Making explicit the development of PhD-prepared nurses to steward the discipline, Nancy S. Morris, Maureen E. Wassef, Susan L. Sullivan-Bolyai, Carol A. Bova, and Anne T. Kane

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Supporting families of children with overweight and obesity to live healthy lifestyles: Design and rationale for the Fitline cluster randomized controlled pediatric practice-based trial, Lori Pbert, Michelle K. Trivedi, Susan Druker, Jennifer Bram, Barbara C. Olendzki, Sybil L. Crawford, Christine F. Frisard, Victoria A. Andersen, Molly E. Waring, Karen M. Clements, Kristin Schneider, and Alan C. Geller

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Qualitative Description: A “How-To” Guide, Susan L. Sullivan-Bolyai and Carol A. Bova

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COmmuNity-engaged SimULation Training for Blood Pressure Control (CONSULT-BP): A study protocol, Jennifer Tjia, Michele P. Pugnaire, Olga Valdman, Maria M. Garcia, Majid Yazdani, Janet Fraser Hale, Jill M. Terrien, Ethan Eisdorfer, German Chiriboga, Lynley Rappaport, Geraldine Puerto, Elizabeth C. Dykhouse, Stacy E. Potts, Andriana M. Foiles Sifuentes, Sylvia Stanhope, Jeroan J. Allison, and Vennesa Duodo

Publications from 2020

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Mutual caregiving: Living meaningfully as an older couple, Mary T. Antonelli, Pamela J. Grace, and Marie Boltz

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Health-related quality of life among breast cancer survivors and noncancer controls over 10 years: Pink SWAN, Nancy E. Avis, Beverly Levine, Neha Goyal, Sybil L. Crawford, Rachel Hess, Alicia Colvin, Joyce T. Bromberger, and Gail A. Greendale

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Effective Mentoring of Novice Nurses during a Healthcare Crisis, Venise Bryan and Joan Vitello-Cicciu

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Reducing Nursing Student Anxiety in the Clinical Setting: An Integrative Review, Amanda Cornine

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Is metabolically healthy obesity really healthy, Sybil L. Crawford

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Pharyngeal Antisepsis to Reduce COVID-19 Pneumonia, Bruce L. Davidson, Victor F. Tapson, Richard S. Irwin, Cynthia L. French, C. Gregory Elliott, and Marcel Levi

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A Community-Academic Partnership for School-Based Nonviolence Education: The Healthy Power Program, Melissa Dunn, Christa Drew, Joseph O'Brien, Michael Wood, Eriberto Mora, Sam Diener, and Donna J. Perry

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An Exploratory Study of Bullying Directed Toward Clinical Nursing Faculty: Prevalence and Impact, Mazen El Ghaziri, Shellie Simons, and Rosemary A. Taylor

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HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) Subclasses, Lipid Content, and Function Trajectories Across the Menopause Transition: SWAN-HDL Study, Samar R. El Khoudary, Xirun Chen, Alexis Nasr, Jeff Billheimer, Maria Mori Brooks, Dan McConnell, Trevor Orchard, Sybil L. Crawford, Karen A. Matthews, and Daniel J. Rader

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Early Mobility for Critically Ill Patients: Building Staff Commitment Through Appreciative Inquiry, Michelle M. Fernald, Nicholas A. Smyrnios, and Joan Vitello

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Attitudes Toward a Potential SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine: A Survey of U.S. Adults, Kimberly A. Fisher, Sarah Bloomstone, Jeremy Walder, Sybil L. Crawford, Hassan Fouayzi, and Kathleen M. Mazor

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Melatonin Patterns and Levels During the Human Menstrual Cycle and After Menopause, Gail A. Greendale, Paula Witt-Enderby, Arun S. Karlamangla, Fahima Munmun, Sybil L. Crawford, MeiHua Huang, and Nanette Santoro

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Sleep, self-management, neurocognitive function, and glycemia in emerging adults with Type 1 diabetes mellitus: A research protocol, Stephanie Griggs, Nancy S. Redeker, Sybil L. Crawford, and Margaret Grey

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Paving the Way: A Grounded Theory of Discovery and Decision Making for Individuals With the CDH1 Marker, Cheryl L. Hersperger, Jean Boucher, and Rosemary T. Theroux

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Treatment and Management of Depression Symptoms in Pregnant Veterans: Varying Experiences of Mental Health Care in the Prenatal Period, Aimee Kroll-Desrosiers, Sybil L. Crawford, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Melissa A. Clark, and Kristin M. Mattocks

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Enhancing medication adherence in older adults at two nurse practitioner-owned clinics, Cecily Kulsick, Jennie Votta, Wendy L. Wright, Patricia White, and Shelley Strowman

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Racial/Ethnic Differences in Staff-Assessed Pain Behaviors Among Newly Admitted Nursing Home Residents, Reynolds A. Morrison, William M. Jesdale, Catherine E. Dube, Sarah N. Forrester, Anthony P. Nunes, Carol A. Bova, and Kate L. Lapane

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Society of Behavioral Medicine Call to Action: Include obesity/overweight management education in health professional curricula and provide coverage for behavior-based treatments of obesity/overweight most commonly provided by psychologists, dieticians, counselors, and other health care professionals and include such providers on all multidisciplinary teams treating patients who have overweight or obesity, Judith K. Ockene, Karen M. Ashe, Kenneth S. Peterson, Marian Fitzgibbon, Joanna Buscemi, and Akilah Dulin

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Feasibility of a Smartphone App with Mindfulness Training for Adolescent Smoking Cessation: Craving to Quit (C2Q)-Teen, Lori Pbert, Susan Druker, Sybil L. Crawford, Christine F. Frisard, Michelle K. Trivedi, Stavroula K. Osganian, and Judson Brewer

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An Exploratory Study of Bullying Exposure Among School Nurses: Prevalence and Impact, Anya Peters, Mazen El-Ghaziri, Brenna Quinn, Shellie Simons, and Rosemary Taylor

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The impact of breast cancer on physical activity from midlife to early older adulthood and predictors of change post-diagnosis, Kelley Pettee Gabriel, Barbara Sternfeld, Alicia B. Colvin, Alexander R. Lucas, Carrie A. Karvonen-Gutierrez, Ellen B. Gold, Sybil L. Crawford, Gail A. Greendale, and Nancy E. Avis

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Psychosocial support for providers working high-risk exposure settings during a pandemic: A critical discussion, Mechelle J. Plasse

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Provider perceptions of a humanizing intervention for healthcare workers - a survey study of PPE Portraits, Jennifer Reidy, Cati Brown-Johnson, Nancy McCool, Shawna Steadman, Mary Beth Heffernan, and Vandana Nagpal

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"Together We Can Return to Balance"-Eastern Woodlands Native Perspectives and Type 2 Diabetes: A Qualitative Study, Penni P. Sadlon, Denise Charron-Prochownik, and Susan L. Sullivan-Bolyai

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Transitioning home: Tips for health care workers to keep their families safe, Kelly Sudnick

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Are you a caregiver infographic, Susan L. Sullivan-Bolyai, Jean Boucher, Angelina Coco, VIv Dumas, Deb Dowd-Foley, Gayle Gravlin, Linda Pellegrini, and William O'Neil

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Development and Psychometric Testing of the Peer-Mentor Support Scale for Parents of Children With Type 1 Diabetes and for Youths With Type 1 Diabetes, Susan L. Sullivan-Bolyai, Carol A. Bova, and Kimberly Johnson

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Using a Nursing Salon to Identify and Develop an Initiative for Family Caregivers of Older Adults, Susan L. Sullivan-Bolyai, Linda Pellegrini, Jean Boucher, Gayle Gravlin, William O'Neil, Angelina Coco, and Joan Vitello

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The Use of Story-Based Learning in a Women’s Health Course, Rosemary T. Theroux

Publications from 2019

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Health information-seeking behaviors and adherence to urgent care discharge instructions, Traci L. Alberti and Sybil L. Crawford

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Hallucinations, Jemecia C. Braxton-Barrett and Dawn Carpenter

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Falling, Dawn Carpenter

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Importance of prenatal and early-life nutrition in early menopause and subsequent health, Sybil L. Crawford

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Preventing postsmoking cessation weight gain: exercise helps, even if previously inactive, Sybil L. Crawford

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Menopausal hormone therapy trends before versus after 2002: impact of the Women's Health Initiative Study Results, Sybil L. Crawford, Carolyn J. Crandall, Carol A. Derby, Samar R. El Khoudary, L. Elaine Waetjen, Mary A. Fischer, and Hadine Joffe

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The menopause transition and women's health at midlife: a progress report from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN), Samar R. El Khoudary, Gail Greendale, Sybil L. Crawford, Nancy E. Avis, Maria M. Brooks, Rebecca C. Thurston, Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez, L. Elaine Waetjen, and Karen Matthews

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Gateless communication: A concept analysis, Cassandra Godzik

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Differences in hope, core self-evaluations, emotional well-being, and health risk behaviors in freshman university students, Stephanie Griggs and Sybil L. Crawford

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Addressing a Gap in Healthcare Access for Transition-Age Youth with Autism: A Pilot Educational Intervention for Family Nurse Practitioner Students, Dorothea Iannuzzi, Patricia Rissmiller, Susan M. Duty, Susan Feeney, Maura Sullivan, and Carol Curtin

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Alendronate improves bone mineral density in perinatally HIV-infected children and adolescents with low bone mineral density for age, D. L. Jacobson, J. C. Lindsey, C. Gordon, R. Hazra, H. Spiegel, F. Ferreira, F. R. Amaral, Jesica Pagano-Therrien, A. Gaur, K. George, J. Benson, and G. K. Siberry

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Impact of estradiol variability and progesterone on mood in perimenopausal women with depressive symptoms, Hadine Joffe, Anouk de Wit, Jamie Coborn, Sybil L. Crawford, Marlene Freeman, Aleta Wiley, Geena Athappilly, Semmie Kim, Kathryn A. Sullivan, Lee S. Cohen, and Janet E. Hall

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Rates and Correlates of Depression Symptoms in a Sample of Pregnant Veterans Receiving Veterans Health Administration Care, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Sybil L. Crawford, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Melissa A. Clark, Lori A. Bastian, and Kristin M. Mattocks

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Bridging the Gap for Perinatal Veterans: Care by Mental Health Providers at the Veterans Health Administration, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Sybil L. Crawford, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Melissa A. Clark, and Kristin M. Mattocks

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1801: Patient-Specific Markers Associated with the Risk of Alcohol Withdrawal in the Trauma Population, Irene Li, Allison Forni, Dawn Carpenter, Alexander Menard, Victoria Rossetti, Timothy A. Emhoff, and Craig M. Lilly

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Challenges to Diabetes Self-Management in Emerging Adults With Type 1 Diabetes, Neesha Ramchandani, Niobe Way, Gail D'Eramo Melkus, and Susan L. Sullivan-Bolyai

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Describing advanced practice provider roles within critical care teams with Tele-ICUs: Exemplars from seven US health systems, Teresa A. Rincon, Dawn Carpenter, Eric Cucchi, and Ruth M. Kleinpell

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2019 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest: First Place Nursing Student Essay, Kathleen Schultz

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Enhancing behavioral change among lung cancer survivors participating in a lifestyle risk reduction intervention: a qualitative study, Darryl Somayaji, Amanda C. Blok, Laura L. Hayman, Yolanda Colson, Michael Jaklisch, and Mary E. Cooley

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Geographic disparities persist despite decline in mortality from IHD in California's Central Valley 1999-2014, Ralph Spada, Nicholas Spada, and Hyosim Seon-Spada

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Shepherding: A concept analysis, Tara M. Tehan

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Realizing the Focus of the Discipline: Facilitating Humanization in PhD Education: A Student Exemplar Integrating Nature and Health, Tara M. Tehan, Amanda E. Cornine, Rita K. Amoah, Thin Zar Aung, Danny G. Willis, Pamela J. Grace, Callista Roy, Kathleen A. Averka, and Donna J. Perry

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Can Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment Build Cognitive Reserve and Learn Mindfulness Meditation? Qualitative Theme Analyses from a Small Pilot Study, Rebecca Erwin Wells, Catherine Kerr, Michelle L. Dossett, Suzanne C. Danhauer, Stephanie J. Sohl, Bonnie C. Sachs, Jacquelyn Walsh Feeley, Jennifer Wolkin, Robert Wall, Ted Kaptchuk, Daniel Z. Press, Russell S. Phillips, and Gloria Y. Yeh

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Evaluating quality metrics of patients with type 2 diabetes managed by nurse practitioners in two family nurse practitioner-owned clinics, Wendy L. Wright, Jade P. Bachmann, Nicole Murphy, Lauren Gifford, Shelley Strowman, and Patricia White

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Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island: Building a Strong Foundation for Comprehensive, High-Quality Affordable Care, Pano Yeracaris, Susanne Campbell, Mardia Coleman, Linda Cabral, and Debra Hurwitz

Publications from 2018

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Are we “missing the big picture” in transitions of care? Perspectives of healthcare providers managing patients with unplanned hospitalization, Hawa Ozien Abu, Milena D. Anatchkova, Nathaniel A. K. Erskine, Joanne Lewis, David D. McManus, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Heena P. Santry

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Vasomotor Symptoms Across the Menopause Transition: Differences Among Women, Nancy E. Avis, Sybil L. Crawford, and Robin Green

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Impact of an Interprofessional Primary Care Training on Fear of Cancer Recurrence on Clinicians' Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, Anticipated Practice Behaviors, and Attitudes Toward Survivorship Care, Julie Berrett-Abebe, Tamara Cadet, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Joan Vitello, and Peter Maramaldi

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Expanding horizons: Lonergan's philosophy as a guide to PhD program pedagogy, Carol A. Bova, Donna J. Perry, Anne T. Kane, Nancy S. Morris, and James A. Fain

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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Q&A Review, Dawn Carpenter

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Practice Questions--Clinical Judgment/Clinical Practice: Infectious Disease, Dawn Carpenter

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Progressing into Practice, Dawn Carpenter

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Should you Fail the Certification Exam, Dawn Carpenter

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Introduction to National Certification Examinations, Dawn Carpenter, Carol Hartigan, and Diane Thompkins

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When You Pass the Certification Exam, Dawn Carpenter, Alexander Menard, and Nikhil Raswant

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Making a Connection: Family Experiences With Bedside Rounds in the Intensive Care Unit, Shawn E. Cody, Susan L. Sullivan-Bolyai, and Patricia Reid-Ponte

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Experiences of Racism and Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration Among First-Time Mothers of the Black Women's Health Study, Michele K. Griswold, Sybil L. Crawford, Donna J. Perry, Sharina D. Person, Lynn Rosenberg, Yvette C. Cozier, and Julie R. Palmer

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The impact of deliberate reflection with WISE-MD modules on surgical clerkship students' critical thinking: a prospective, randomized controlled pilot study, Janet Fraser Hale, Jill M. Terrien, Mark E. Quirk, Kate Sullivan, and Mitchell A. Cahan

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Intuitive versus Algorithmic Triage, Alexander Hart, Elias Nammour, Virginia B. Mangolds, and John Broach

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Employment Search, Interview and Negotiations, Anthony McGuire, Dawn Carpenter, Alexander Menard, and Nikhil Raswant

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Practice Questions--Clinical Judgment/Clinical Practice: Neurological, Hope Moser and Dawn Carpenter

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Research and Evidence-Based Practice, Hope Moser, Dawn Carpenter, and James A. Fain

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Advancing the science and practice of health care for justice-involved individuals, Dyana Nickl

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Diversity and Inclusion, Diane Fuller Switzer, Kenneth Peterson, Carla Carten, and Dawn Carpenter

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Study Planning, Christine Merman Woolf and Dawn Carpenter

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Test Taking Strategies and Succeeding on Exam Day, Christine Merman Woolf and Dawn Carpenter

Publications from 2017

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Health literacy in the urgent care setting: What factors impact consumer comprehension of health information, Traci L. Alberti and Nancy S. Morris

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Pharmacogenetics of Ketamine-Induced Emergence Phenomena: A Pilot Study, Edwin N. Aroke, Sybil L. Crawford, and Jennifer R. Dungan

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Virtual Patient Technology: Engaging Primary Care in Quality Improvement Innovations, Amanda C. Blok, Christine N. May, Rajani S. Sadasivam, and Thomas K. Houston

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Intervention Fidelity: Monitoring Drift, Providing Feedback, and Assessing the Control Condition, Carol A. Bova, Carol A. Jaffarian, Sybil L. Crawford, Jose Bernardo Quintos, Mary M. Lee, and Susan Sullivan-Bolyai

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Burnout: A Pandemic Needing Emergent Attention, Dawn Carpenter

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Implementing a Fee-for-Service Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Program in Cameroon: Challenges and Opportunities, Geneva A. DeGregorio, Simon Manga, Edith Kiyang, Florence Manjuh, Leslie Bradford, Preetam Cholli, Richard Wamai, Rebecca Kemunto Ogembo, Zacharie Sando, Yuxin Liu, Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Kathleen Nulah, Thomas Welty, Edith Welty, and Javier Gordon Ogembo

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Change in Psychological, Physiological, and Situational Factors in Adults After Treatment of Chronic Cough, Cynthia L. French, Sybil L. Crawford, Carol A. Bova, and Richard S. Irwin

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Hope and Mental Health in Young Adult College Students: An Integrative Review, Stephanie Griggs

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Hope, Core Self-Evaluations, Emotional Well-Being, Health-Risk Behaviors, and Academic Performance in University Freshmen, Stephanie Griggs and Sybil L. Crawford

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Development and Psychometric Testing of a Measure to Evaluate Faculty Engagement With Underrepresented Minority Nursing Students, Paula J. Moreau, Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, Abraham N. Ndiwane, and Carol A. Jaffarian

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Macrocognition in the Healthcare Built Environment (mHCBE): A Focused Ethnographic Study of "Neighborhoods" in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Susan O'Hara, Robin Toft Klar, Emily S. Patterson, Nancy S. Morris, Judy Ascenzi, James C. Fackler, and Donna J. Perry

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Political Efficacy and Participation of Nurse Practitioners, Nancy C. O'Rourke, Sybil L. Crawford, Nancy S. Morris, and Joyce Pulcini

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Parents Caring For Adult Children With Serious Mental Illness, Kathryn Y. Raymond, Danny G. Willis, and Susan Sullivan-Bolyai

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A Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Scoring Consistency and Accuracy of the Finnegan Tool: Challenges in Obtaining Reliable Assessments of Drug Withdrawal in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Wendy Timpson, Cheryl Killoran, Louise Maranda, Alan Picarillo, and Elisabeth Bloch-Salisbury

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A state-wide initiative to promote genetic testing in an underserved population, Meghan L. Underhill, Traci M. Blonquist, Karleen Habin, Debra Lundquist, Kristen Shannon, Kathryn Robinson, Mary-Lou Woodford, and Jean Boucher

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Data quality assurance and control in cognitive research: Lessons learned from the PREDICT-HD study, Holly James Westervelt, Rachel A. Bernier, Melanie Faust, Mary Gover, H. Jeremy Bockholt, Roland Zschiegner, Jeffrey D. Long, and Jane S. Paulsen