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Publications

    Sachse, D. (in press).  Personality disorders for NCLEX Review book, Ch.62: Prentice-Hall Publishers.

       Webb, J. J. & McLaughlin, R. A. (2014).  Nursing research

 and evidenced-based practice.  In Cherry, B., & Jacobs, S. R.

(Eds.), Contemporary nursing:  Issues, trends & management

(pp. 87-104).  St. Louis:  The C.V. Mosby Co.

    Buckle, D. and Crihfield, P.  (2013).  “Are Patients Who Use Urgent Care Facilities Obtaining Level 1 Adult Preventive Services? “  Online journal AdvanceWeb NPPA; May.

    Harrell, B. & Melander, S. (2013). Impact of Risk Factors for Abdominal Compartment Syndrome on Mortality in Trauma Patients.  Journal of Trauma Nursing.

         Nethery, C. (2013). The relationship between

 spiritual well-being and years of practice in nurses delivering end-of-life care. The Journal of Union University Faculty Forum; Vol 33.

         Brown, B.  (2013).  Mentoring or mimicking?  Journal of

    Christian Nursing, July-September, 185.

         Evans, S. (2013). The rights of conscience in healthcare.

     Renewing Minds: A Journal of Christian Thought.  Issue 3

     pp. 51-62.

         Jones, F., Podila, P., & Powers, C. (2013).  Effect of

     teamSTEPPS training of staff perception on the culture of

     safety in the hospital emergency department.  The Journal of

     Nursing Administration, 43:3.

    Cupples, C., Cashion, C., Cowan, P., Wicks, M., Williams, R., Eason, J.  (2012).  Characterizing dietary intake and physical activity associated with weight gain in kidney transplant recipients.  Progress in Transplantation; Mar, 22(1): 62-70.

         Smith, T. & Wilder, M. (2012). Renewing the theological

     vision for Christian higher education.  The Journal of

     University Faculty Forum, 32:19-33.

    Yearwood, A. (2011).  Patient scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy with family history of malignant hyperthermia and definitive diagnosis of carcinoid syndrome:  Case report.  Journal of the Union Faculty Forum, 31, 32-38. 

    Wherry, S. & Harrell, B. (2011). Health Care Providers' Perceptions of Quality of Care: Spiritual Interventions and Medical Missions. Journal of the Union Faculty Forum 31. 39-51.

    Harrell, B. & Melander, S. (2011).  Identifying the Association Among Risk Factors and Mortality in Trauma Patients with Intra-Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. Journal of the Union Faculty Forum 31 52-63.

    Snyder, C., & Crihfield, P. (2011). “Performing breast cancer risk assessments in a community setting.” Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 15(4).

    Jacob, S. and Sanchez, Z. (May-June 2011). "The Challenge of Closing the Diversity Gap: Development of Hispanic Nursing Faculty Through a Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) Minority Faculty Fellowship Program Grant." Journal of Professional Nursing.

    Webb, J. Nursing research and evidenced-based practice. In B. Cherry & S. Jacob (Eds.) (2011). Contemporary nursing: Issues, trends, and management (5th ed.). Mosby Elsevier: St. Louis, 101-121.

    Keene, P. revised METI PNCI ”End of Life.” (2011).

    Keene, P. revised METI PNCI ”Postoperative complication:  Ileus.” (2011).

    Keene, P. revised METI PNCI ”Asthma Adult Home Care.” (2011).

    Keene, P. revised METI PNCI ”Patient Postoperative Hemorrhage.” (2011).

    Keene, P. revised METI PNCI ”COPD/Heart Failure.” (2011).

    Binns-Turner, P. (2010). Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy. In Elisha, S. (ed.), Case Studies in Nurse Anesthesia, pp.481-486.

    Wright, Molly (2010). Anesthesia for Shoulder Arthroscopy. In Elisha, S. (ed.), Case Studies in Nurse Anesthesia, pp.543-549.

    Douglas, C., Powers, C., and Addison, Denyse (2009).  Alcohol and Drug Abuse Related to Chronic Kidney Disease.  Renallink, 10(4), 1-5.

    O’Connor, K. and Speros, C. (2008).  PANDA in Primary Care: A Pediatric Case Study.  The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(3), 21-32.

    Cox, C. L., Montgomery, M., Rai, S. N., McLaughlin, R., Steen, B. D., & Hudson, M. M. (2008).  Supporting Breast Self-Examination in Female Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Secondary Analysis of a Behavioral Intervention. Oncology Nursing Forum 35(3).

    Wilhite, L. & Melander, S.  (2008).  Amniotic Fluid Embolism:  A Case Study.  American Journal of Nursing, 108(7), 83-5.

    Keene, P. and Thompson, C. (2008).  Education Implications of Nurses’ Assessment and Management of Pain.  Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing 10(6).

    McLaughlin, R.A. (2008). Blood Drawing From Peripheral Sites: Heel Stick and Finger Stick. In Bowden, V.R., & Greenberg C.S. (Eds.), Pediatric Nursing Procedures (pp.118-122). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

    McLaughlin, R.A. (2008). Blood Drawing From Peripheral Sites: Venipuncture. In Bowden, V.R., & Greenberg C.S. (Eds.), Pediatric Nursing Procedures (pp.123-128). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

    McLaughlin, R.A. (2008). Blood Gas Sampling and Monitoring. In Bowden, V.R., & Greenberg C.S. (Eds.), Pediatric Nursing Procedures (pp.129-136). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

    Sachse, D. (September 2007) "Hope: A Concept Analysis." International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research.

    Harden, K. A., Cowan, P. A., Velasquez-Meiyer, P., & Patton, S. B. (2007). "Effects of lifestyle intervention and metformin on weight management and markers of metabolic syndrome in obese adolescents." Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 19, 368-377.

 

Presentations

         Abram, T., LeFave, M., Vega, E., & Thornton-Orr, D. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Mexican Health Care System” (April, 2013).

         Andrews, F., Gipson, A., Nabors, A., Rosser, D., Walker, W., Cupples, C., & Sanchez, Z. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Acquired Adolescent Obesity:  Could the Growing Rates of Insulin Resistance also be Indicative of Adolescent Atherosclerosis ” (April, 2013).

         Bagwell, L. presented poster at Sigma Theta Tau Conference at Union University, TN.  "Advanced Health Assessment: Meeting the Diverse Educational Needs in Advanced Practice Nursing" (October, 2012).

         Bomar, J., Garvin, S., Milby, M., Siebrase, L., Tackett, Cupples, C., & Sanchez, Z. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “The Efficacy of Forced-air Warming Systems Versus Passive Warming in the Prevention of Intraoperative Hypothermia” (April, 2013).

         Breakfield, A., Grissom, E., Hill, M., Whybrew, D., Young, A., Cupples, C., & Sanchez, Z. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Preventing Catheter Related Local Infection in Orthopedic Patients with a Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block:  An Integrative Review” (April, 2013).

         Card, E., Egbert, C., Jenkins, A., Scullark, J., Simpson, C., Sanchez, Z., & Cupples, C. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “What’s All the Buzz About Pediatric Pain Relief With Needle Sticks?” (April, 2013).

         Chevis, S., Dodson, C., Gant, L., Rose, C., Seay, B., Cupples, C., & Sanchez, Z. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Indwelling Urinary Catheter Removal Reminders:  Are They Effective in Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections?” (April, 2013).

         Cockrell, T., Lewis, L., Maclin, C., Swearengen, K., Watson, C., Cupples, C., & Sanchez, Z. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Incarceration’s Effect on HIV Risk among African-American Males” (April, 2013).

         Combs, J., Hill, L., Ross, C., Sells, S., Tipton, C., Cupples, C., & Sanchez, Z. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Knowledge Deficiencies in Women Related to Gender Differences in Myocardial Infarction:  A Systematic Review” (April, 2013).

         Davis, D., Quintrisa, H., Stephens, C., & Thornton-Orr, D. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “The Australian Health Care System” (April, 2013).

         Evans, S. J. presented Tegrity Lecture Capture during a “speed-geeking” session of uTech Expo at Union University, TN, (Feb-March, 2013).

         Evans, S. J. presented Moodleroom Gradebook at uTech Expo at Union University, TN, (Feb-March, 2013).

         Foster, B. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN. “Healthcare Simulation:  A Multidisciplinary Integrative Research Review and Future Implications for Competency Assessment Among Fatigued CRNAs” (April, 2013).

         Foster, B. & Yearwood, A. presented poster at Sigma Theta Tau Region 8 Conference at Union University.  “Comparison of U.S, and Canadian Health Care Systems” (October, 2012).

         Foster, B., & Harrell, B. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Healthcare Simulation:  A Multidisciplinary Integrative Research Review and Future Implications for Competency Assessment Among Registered Nurses” (April, 2013).

         Fountain, A., Kellamus, J., McLean, T., Russell, L., Randolph, K., Cupples, C., & Sanchez, Z. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “An Integrated Review of Mentoring and the Effects on New Graduate Nurses” (April, 2013).

         Gentles, A., Gist, K., Rojas, A., Wiltse, E., Cupples, C., & Sanchez, Z. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Going Green with Anesthesia” (April, 2013).

         Gipson, J., Holladay, L., Holmes, R., Williams, L., Wilson, S., Cupples, C., & Sanchez, Z. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Reducing the Incidence of Pertussis by Vaccinating Family Members and Caregivers” (April, 2013).

         Harden, K. presented at Tennessee State NAACP Conference. “Combating Childhood Obesity in Tennessee” (2013).

         Harrell, B., Thomason, J., Foster, B., Bagwell, L., Harden, K., Mitchell, B., Turner, S., Williams, C., & Yearwood, A. presented at Center for Excellence in Health Care Practice at Union University, TN.  “Using Ethical Scenarios in High-Fidelity Human Patient Simulation” (December, 2012).

         Harrell, B. & Baker, D. presented at Memphis Area Catholic Nurses Association. The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Health Care in the State of Tennessee. (2012).

         Harrell, B. presented at Memphis Emergency Nurses Association. Health Policy and It’s Importance to You.  (2013).

         Harrell, B. presented as keynote speaker at Sigma Theta Tau International – Nu Lambda Induction Ceremony.  Nursing Advocacy and the Nursing Profession. (2013). 

         Harrell, B. presented at U-Tech Expo at Union University, TN.  “Using the Socrative Web-Based Student Response System” (2013).

         Harrell, B. presented at U-Tech Expo at Union University, TN.  “Using ExamView Test Generator to Create and Publish Exams for MoodleRooms” (2013).

         Harris, B., Langhans, J., Metcalf, C., Peavahouse, W., Settlemiers, S., Stokes, D., Cupples, C., & Sanchez, Z. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “The Benefits of Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest” (April, 2013).

         Keel, L., Little, A., Tenpenny, L., Fannon, P., Britt, D., Sanchez, Z., & Cupples, C. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Trendy Diets:  Do They Help or Hinder the Health of Your Heart” (April, 2013).

         Keene, P. presented at Tennessee Health Management Group in Memphis, TN.  “Palliative Care in the Long Term Care Facility” (April, 2013).

         Li, G., Wednesday, L., Madden, K., Nizamov, M., Raley, J., Cupples, C., & Sanchez, Z. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “An Integrative Review of Adjunct Dexmedetomidine with Morphine Versus Solo Use of Morphine on Postoperative Pain” (April, 2013).

         McHenry, L., Henderson, D., Barber, R., Ammerman, C., & Thornton-Orr, D. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Health Care In Japan” (April, 2013).

         McLaughlin, R. presented at Sigma Theta Tau International Conference at Union University, TN.  “A Short Walk in my Patients Shoes: Menke’s Disease” (October, 2012).

         Medlin, L. presented at Sigma Theta Tau International Conference, Union University, TN.  “Osteoporosis: Are We Screening Soon Enough” (October, 2012). 

         Medlin, L. presented at Sigma Theta Tau International Conference, Union University, TN.  “Vitamin D:  Implications for Practice” (October, 2012). 

         McCoy, R., Lopez, S., Harlow, C., Pastor, B., Malone, H., Cupples, C., & Sanchez, Z. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure (ETS) and Behavioral Problems in Children” (April, 2013).

         McMurray, R. & Harrell, B. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Examining Postoperative Sore Throat (POST) in Patients Receiving Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) Using a Traditional And Nontraditional Oropharyngeal Airway” (April, 2013).

         Sampsel, D. & Powers, C. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “An Integrated Review of Literature to Identify Key Selection Criteria to Use When Considering Deploying Acute Care Telehealth Technologies” (April, 2013).

         Moore, M.E., & McLaughlin, R.A. presented poster at Society of Pediatric Nurses at Annual Convention, Nashville, TN. “Caring for the Pakistani-Muslim Family: Culturally Sensitive Lessons Learned” (April 2013).

         Moore, P., Conrad, M., Davis, K., Mabon, T. & Thornton-Orr, D. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Canada:  A Glance into a Single Payer System” (April, 2013).

         Myers, B., Beville, S., Meiners, S., Mitchell, R., Cunningham, V., & Sanchez, Z. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “STOP-BANG Questionnaire and Its Accuracy in Evaluation of Obstructive Sleep Apnea” (April, 2013).

         Nethery, C. presented at Nursing Management Conference 2012.  Nashville, TN.  “The Relationship Between Spiritual Well-being and Years of Practice in Nurses Delivering End-of-Life Care” (September, 2012).

         Nethery, C. presented at Sigma Theta Tau International Conference at Union University, TN.  “The Relationship Between Spiritual Well-being and Years of Practice in Nurses Delivering End-of-Life Care” (October, 2012).

         O’Connor, K. presented at Sigma Theta Tau International Conference at Union University, TN.  “N.E.W. Death by Design: An Emerging Phenomenon”  (October, 2012).

         Oldham, R., Sampsel, D., & Powers, C. presented at Bi-Annual Greater Dayton Area Nursing Research Symposium at Fairborn, Ohio.  “Using the IRR Process to Improve Patient Care Delivery” (April, 2013).

         Phillips, C., Sanders, J., Talley, A., Weathersby, S., Woodruff, A., Cupples, C., & Sanchez, Z. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “An Integrative Review of the Efficacy of Music Therapy in Pain Control of Postoperative Patients” (April, 2013).

         Powers, C. presented at Sigma Theta Tau International Region 8 Symposium at Union University, TN.  “Integrative Review of Studies of African American and Hispanic Attitudes Related to Organ Donation” (2013).

         Powers, C. & Jones, F. presented at Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives, Memphis, TN.  “Impact of Teamwork Training on ED Staff Perception of the Culture of Safety” (September, 2012).

         Powers, C. presented at Sigma Theta Tau International Region 8 Symposium at Union University, TN.  “Update on Revised Nursing Work Index (NWI-R) to Measure Nurse’s Perception of Their Practice Environment in a Hospital Seeking Magnet Recognition” (2012).

         Powers, C. presented in panel discussion at St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.  “How the DNP Degree can Benefit Nurse Leaders Who Already Have a Master’s Degree” (2012).

         Smith, T. presented at Union University – Center for Excellence in Health Care Practice /Healthcare Performance Partners Conference, Hendersonville, TN.  “Congestive Heart Failure:  Clinical Reasoning and Design Process Series” (October, 2012). 

         Smith, T. presented at 6th Annual Conference of Academic Medical & Health Science Centers 2012 in San Diego, CA.  “Lean Healthcare Process improvements Drive Education Space Configurations” (November, 2012).

         Smith, T. presented at International Health Care Summit in India.  “Transforming Health Care Education in India” (September, 2012). 

         Stark, R., Schultz, B., Cuningkin, V., & Thornton-Orr, D. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Spain:  An Overview of Health Care” (April, 2013).

         Tate, L. presented at Hospitality Hospice House at Tupelo, MS.  “Transformative Nursing Care and Integration of Faith for Patients and Families Admitted to Hospice Facilities” (2012).

         Thomason, J., Suiter, J., Turner, S.  Nursing Education and Clinical Internship Advanced Course for Jackson Central Merry High School Senior Students. Center for Excellence in Health Care Practice, Union University, Jackson, TN.  August 2012 -May, 2013.

         Thornton-Orr, D. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Comparison of International Health Care Systems:  United States” (April, 2013).

         Thunberg, F. & Powers, C. presented at Theta Lota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Research Day at Barton College, NC.  “Transitioning to Practice and Practice Environment Satisfaction” (2013).

         Wilhite, L. presented at Sigma Theta Tau International Conference at Union University, TN.  “Faith Integration Using a Creative Medium” (October, 2012).

         Wray, K. & Swinea, M. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “A Systematic Review of the Outcomes of Estrogen Therapy to Reduce Chronic UTI’s in Post-menopausal Women Confined to a Formal Long-term Care Setting” (April, 2013).

         Wright, M. presented poster at Sigma Theta Tau Region 8 Conference at Union University.  “Earthquake in Haiti:  Disaster in the Rough” (October, 2012).

         Wright, M. presented at Assembly School Faculty.  “Describing CRNA Practice During Sentinel Events Using High Fidelity Simulation” (February, 2013).

         Wright, M. presented at Induction Ceremony of Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Lambda Chapter at Union University, TN.  “Oh … the Places You’ll Go” (April, 2013).

         Yearwood, A. presented at Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists Conference. “Mid-Year Assembly:  A Student Perspective – How a Nurse Anesthetist can Influence Policy” (October, 2012).

         Yearwood, A. & Harrell, B. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “Response Time And Sleepiness Among Fatigued CRNAs” (April, 2013).

         Williamson, P., Logue, K. Shuler, C., Williams, J., McCulloch, M., Sanchez, Z., & Cupples, C. presented poster at Tenth Annual Union University Scholarship Symposium, Jackson, TN.  “A Comparison of the Upper Lip Bite Test with Modified Mallampati Classification in Predicting Difficulty in Endotracheal Intubation” (April, 2013).

    Tate, L. presented to Bevill State Community College – School of Nursing “Maternal-Newborn Nursing Review for NCLEX” (2012).

    Miller, G. and Harden, K. presented poster presentation at Research Symposium at Union University, TN.  “Health Literacy and Its Relationship to Selected Health Outcomes in the African-American Hypertensive Population” (2012).

    Smith, T. accepted to present at Union University – Center for Excellence in Health Care Practice /Healthcare Performance Partners Conference, Hendersonville, TN.  “Congestive Heart Failure:  Clinical Reasoning and Design Process Series” (October, 2012).    

    Nethery, C.  presented at Hospice of West Tennessee & Jackson Madison County General Hospital, Jackson, TN.  “The Relationship Between Spiritual Well-being and Years of Practice in Nurses Delivering End-of-Life Care” (2012).

    Wright, M.  presented poster at Tennessee Association Nurse Anesthetist’s first annual poster display; Nashville, TN.  “Describing CRNA practice during Sentinel Events using High-Fidelity Simulation” (2012).

    Smith, T. accepted to present at 6th Annual Conference of Academic Medical & Health Science Centers 2012; San Diego, CA.  “Lean Healthcare Process improvements Drive Education Space Configurations” (November 13, 2012).

    Yearwood, A.  presented poster presentation at Research Symposium at Union University, TN.  “Health Economic Poster:  Comparison of U.S. and Canadian Health Care Systems” (2012).

    Wright, M.  presented poster presentation at Research Symposium at Union University, TN.  “Describing CRNA practice during Sentinel Events using High-Fidelity Simulation” (2012).

    Smith, T. accepted to present at International Health Care Summit in India.  “Transforming Health Care Education in India” (September, 2012).

    Hall, C. and Harden, K. presented poster at Research Sympsium at Union University, TN.  “Assessing the Utilization of a Diabetes Self Management Program via Telemedicine in a Rural Community” (2012).

    Bagwell, L. accepted to present poster at Sigma Theta Tau Conference at Union University, TN.  "Advanced Health Assessment: Meeting the Diverse Educational Needs in Advanced Practice Nursing" (October 26, 2012).

    Smith, T. accepted to present at Union University – Center for Excellence in Health Care Practice /Healthcare Performance Partners Conference, Hendersonville, TN.  “Congestive Heart Failure:  Clinical Reasoning and Design Process Series” (August 21, 2012).    

    Nethery, C., Jones, F. & Sumpter, T. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN. “Healthcare in India” (2012).

    Crihfield, P., Sanchez, Z., and Bagwell, L. presented at Union University Employee Health Fair, Jackson, TN.  "The Germinators" (2012).

    Nethery, C. accepted to present at Nursing Management Conference 2012.  Nashville, TN.  “The Relationship Between Spiritual Well-being and Years of Practice in Nurses Delivering End-of-Life Care” (September 12-16, 2012).

    McLaughlin, R. accepted to present at Sigma Theta Tau International Conference at Union University, TN.  “A Short Walk in my Patients Shoes: Menke’s Disease” (October 26, 2012).

    O’Connor, K. presented poster at Research Scholarship Symposium at Union University, TN.  “Dominican Republic Healthcare System” (2012).

    Nethery, C. accepted to present at Sigma Theta Tau International Conference at Union University, TN.  “The Relationship Between Spiritual Well-being and Years of Practice in Nurses Delivering End-of-Life Care” (October 26, 2012).

    Wilhite, L. accepted to present at Sigma Theta Tau International Conference at Union University, TN.  “Faith Integration Using a Creative Medium” (October 26, 2012).

    Brown, B. presented at Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana “Nursing Competencies in Spiritual Care: Definition, Worldview and Implications for use in a Faith-based University” (2012).

    Nethery, C. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN.  “The Relationship Between Spiritual Well-being and Years of Practice in Nurses Delivering End-of-Life Care” (2012).

    O’Connor, K.  presented at Sigma Theta Tau International Conference at Union University, TN.  “ N.E.W. Death by Design: An Emerging Phenomenon.”  (October 26, 2012).

    Medlin, L. accepted to present at Sigma Theta Tau International Conference, Union University, TN.  “Osteoporosis: Are We Screening Soon Enough” (October 26, 2012).

    O’Connor, K. presented poster at Research Scholarship Symposium at Union University, TN.  “N.E.W. Death by Design: An Emerging Phenomenon” (2012).

    Sachse, D. presented at 12th Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare.  IMSH. San Diego, CA.  “Traumatic Death: A multifaceted community enhanced approach to holistic care” (2012).

    Mitchell, B. & Harrell, B. presented poster at Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana.  “Ethical Decision-Making Using High-Fidelity Simulation with Doctoral Nursing Students” (2012).

    Keene, P.  presented at 12th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare.  IMSH in San Diego, CA.  “Traumatic Death: A multifaceted community enhanced approach to holistic care” (2012).

    Sachse, D. presented at EMTI/HPSN Conference in Tampa, Florida.  “Acute Brain Trauma: An End-of-Life Simulation Experience” (2012).  

    Keene, P.  presented at METI in Tampa, FL. “ Acute Brain Trauma: An End-of-Life Simulation Experience” (2012).

    McMurray, R. & Harrell, B. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN. “Examining Postoperative Sore Throat in Patient Receiving Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) Using a Traditional and Non-Traditional Oropharyngeal Airway” (2012).

    Wright, M & Harrell, B. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN.  “Describing CRNA) Practice during Sentinel Events Using High Fidelity Simulation” (2012).

    Cupples, C. presented at 4th Annual Tennessee Simulation Alliance Conference. Belmont University School of Nursing.  Nashville, TN.  “Traumatic Death: An End of Life Simulation Experience” (2011).

    Thornton-Orr, D. presented at poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN.  “United States HealthCare” (2011).

    Medlin, L. presented at American Nephrology Nurses Association, Memphis Chapter Meeting, in Jackson, TN.  “Vitamin D and Chronic Renal Disease.”  (2011).

    Sachse, D.  presented at 4th Annual Tennessee Simulation Alliance Conference. Belmont University School of Nursing.  Nashville, TN.  “Traumatic Death in the Emergency Department” (2011).  

    Thomason, J., Jacobson, M., Davis, D., Suiter, J and Turner, S.  presented at Pediatric Champions Conference for Baptist Memorial Health Care System. Center for Excellence in Health Care Practice, Union University, Jackson, TN. (2011).

    Keene, P.  presented at Tennessee Simulation Alliance in Nashville, TN.  “Traumatic Death in the Emergency Department” (2011).

    Wright, M. and Thomason J. presented at the Medical Education Technology Institute's HPSN 2011, “Earthquake in Haiti. . . Real Life Simulation” (2011). 

    Medlin, L. presented at the 23rd Orthopedic Fellowship at Methodist Health Care, Memphis, TN. ”Vitamin D.”  (2012).

    Rachel, R. & Harrell, B. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN “Oxygen Toxicity Related to the Administration of 100% Oxygen During the Maintenance Phase of General Anesthesia.” (2011).

    Mackey, B., Mallard, L, Sanders, D., Santoro, A., Wilson, T. & Webb, J. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN “Esmolol and Attenuation of the Sympathetic Response in Adults Undergoing General Endotracheal Anesthesia (GETA).”  (2011).

    Keene, P., Sachse, D., Cupples, C. presented at10th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Center Conference in Orlando, Florida. “Traumatic death: A Capstone Simulation Experience” (2011).

    Byrd, P., & Harden, K. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN. “Evaluation of a Healthcare Practice Model.” (2011).

    Medlin, L., & Harden, K. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN. “Osteoporosis:  are We Screening Early Enough?”  (2011).

    Ring, D., & Harden, K. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN.  “The Wii Balance Board as a Predictor of Falls.”  (2011).

    Headrick, M. & Harrell, B.presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN.  “An Evaluation of Correct Geriatric Practice Guidelines for Diabetes Control in a long-term care facility: Establish Practice Change.” (2011).

    Jones, F., Sumpter, T., Sykes, C., & Thornton-Orr, D. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN. “Healthcare in India.” (2011).

    Bosold, C., Hall, C., MeKonmen, K., Lofton, T., & Thornton-Orr, D. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN “The A & P  (Anatomy and Physiology) of a Single Payer System – Examining and Unraveling the Canadian Health Care System.” (2011).

    Turner, S., Burse, K., Card, E., Clifton, S., Keel, K., Wilson, N.  Powers, C. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN “Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails … A Health Promotion Project for BSA Troop #412.”  (2011).

    Terrell, T. & Thornton-Orr, D. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN “Emergency Department Throughput.”  (2011).

    Synder, C. & Crihfield, P. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN.  “Performing Breast Cancer Risk Assessment in a Community Breast Center.”  (2011).

    Buckle, D, Hendren, D, & Thornton-Orr, D. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN. “Comparison of International Health Care Systems:  Dominican Republic.”  (2011).

    Sumpter, T., Harrell, B. & Smith, T.  presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN.  “Evaluating the Relationship Between Preoperative Anxiety, Spiritual Beliefs, and the Intraoperative Anesthesia Administration.” (2011).

    Brown, R., Davis, M, Miller, G., Wright, M., & Thornton-Orr, D. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN. “Health Care in Japan.” (2011).

    Powers, C. & Sanchez, Z. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN “Using the Revised Nursing Work Index (NWI-R) to Measure Nurse’s Preception of Their Professional Practice Environment in a Hospital Setting Magnet Recognition.” (2011).

    Graham, C., Hayden, M., Smith, J., Shephard, R., & Webb, J. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN “Peri-operative Analgesic Efficacy of Intravenous Acetaminophen.” (2011).

    Thornton-Orr, D. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN “Comparison of International Health Care Systems:  United States.” (2011).

    Wherry, S.  Harrell, B. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN “Health Care Providers’ Preceptions of Quality of Care:  Spiritual Interventions and Medical Missions.” (2011).

    Brown, B. presented at Foundations of Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministry Conference.  “Prayer.”  (2011).

    Jones, J. & Smith, T. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN “A randomized pilot study to determine hemodynamic stability and patient satisfaction differences with intravenous vs. inhalational inductions in adult surgical patients.” (2011).

    Smith, T. presented at 5th Annual METI Conference, London, England.  “Extreme Makeover in Transformation of Health Care Education” (2011).

    Bryd, K. & Crihfield, P. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN “Evaluating Initiation of Insulin Pump Therapy in Type I and Type 2 Diabetic Patients Based on Results of the iPro continuous Glucose Monitoring System.”  (2011).

    Brown, B. presented at Foundations of Faith Community Nursing and Health Ministry Conference.  “Healing & Wholeness.”  (2011).

    McIntosh, K. & Thornton-Orr, D. presented poster at Research Symposium at Union University, TN “Guidelines for Maintaining Privacy and Dignity in an Outpatient Setting.” (2011).

    Smith, T. presented at 5th Annual METI Conference, London, England.  “What to Start a Simulation Center?  Let’s Talk.” (2011).

    Cupples, C., Cashion, A.K., Cowan, P., Huston, M., Gibson, D., Bloodworth, R., Thomas, R., & Eason, J. presented poster at 2011 Southern Nurses Research Society in Austin, Texas.  “Characterizing Dietary Intake and Physical Activity Associated with Weight Gain in Persons Post Kidney Transplant.” (2011).

    Smith, T. presented at HPSN Conference, Tampa, Florida. “What to Start a Simulation Center? Let’s Talk” (2011).

    Thomason, J. presented at METI's Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.  "Multidisciplinary Simulations:  Taking Nursing Education Beyond Nursing" (2010).

    Yearwood, A., Wright, M., and Smith, T.  presented learning seminar at TANA meeting in Nashville, TN.  “Peripheral Nerve Block.” (2010).

    Powers, C., Medlin, L., and McIntosh, Kim presented a poster at the Nursing Management Congress in Dallas.  "Japan's Healthcare System" (2010).

    Smith, T. presented at CGE Conference at Union University in Jackson, TN. "Globalization of Health Care in India" (2010).

    Thomason, J. presented at METI's Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. "Multidisciplinary Simulations: Taking Nursing Education Beyond Nursing" (2010).

    Cupples, C. presented at 2010 International Transplant Nurses Society, Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Characterizing Dietary Intake and Physical Activity Associated with Weight Gain in Persons Post Kidney Transplant.” (2010).

    Thomason, J., Suiter, J., Williams, C., and Turner, S. presented at Third Annual Conference, Belmont University. “Domestic Violence Communication Simulation Lab,” (2010).

    Thomason, J and Suiter, J. presented at Tennessee Simulation Alliance. Belmont University, Nashville, TN “Multidiscipline Simulation: Is It Worth the Effort?” (2010).

    Medlin, L. and Powers, C. presented poster at the Nu Lambda Chapter Sigma Theta Tau Poster Symposium.  “The Perfect EMR.”  (2010).

    Powers, C., Medlin, L., and McIntosh, K. presented a poster at the Nursing Management Congress in Dallas. "Japan’s Healthcare System" (2010).

    Harden, K. presented at 25th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. "Pests that Infest: An Update on the Treatment of Lice" (2010).

    Keene, P. presented online through the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association. "GI Symptoms in Hospice and Palliative Care Patients" (2010).

    Keene, P., & Thomason, J. presented poster at International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. "Taking it to the Next Level: Simulation/Cadaver Seminars as a Means of Serving the Community" (2009).

    Keene, P., Saddler, T., Cooper, K., Thomason, J., & Thornton, D. presented poster abstract at NIT Conference. "Using Cadavers and Simulators to Provide Clinical Updates to Critical Care Nurses" (2009).

    Cashion, A.K., Cupples, C., Cowan, P., Hutson, M., Gibson, D, Bloodworth, R, Thomas, F. & Eason, J. presented poster at 2010 American Transplant Congress, San Diego, California. "Dietary Intake and Weight Gain During the First 6-months Following Kidney Transplantation” (2010).

    Miller, C., McLaughlin, R., & Leung, W. presented poster at Society of Pediatric Nurses Conference in Orlando, Fl. "Early T-Cell Precursor Leukemia in a Child: Changes in Treatment. A Case Presentation" (2010).

    Thomason, J., Suiter, J., & Turner, S. presented at METI’s HPSN Conference in Tampa, Florida. "Lights, Camera, Action! A Multidisciplinary Simulation" (2010).

    Powers, Cynthia presented at American Nephrology Nurses Association, Memphis Chapter Spring meeting. "Immunizations and Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Influenza, Pneumococcal, and Hepatitis B" (2010).

    Cupples, C., Cashion, A.K., Cowan, P., Hutson, M., Gibson, D, Bloodworth, R, Thomas, F. & Eason, J. presented at 2010 Southern Nurses Research Society, Austin, Texas. "Characterizing Dietary Intake Associated with Weight Gain In Persons Post Kidney Transplant" (2010). Student poster recognized in top ten percent of scored student posters.

    Binns-Turner, P. & Wright, M. presented at 2010 HPSN Conference in Tampa, Florida. "SRNA Metamorphosis ... Transforming Panic to Proficiency" (2010).

    Thomason, J. & Wright, M. presented at Society for Simulation in Healthcare International Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. "Simulation: Emergent Management of High Risk OB - A Multidisciplinary Approach" (2010).

    Thomason, J., Suiter, J., Harden, K. Keene, P., & Turner, S. partnered with Dr. Jeff McCartney in presenting teaching conference to nursing students at Union University - Center for Excellence in Health Care Practice. "ARDS-Nursing Care and Medical Management of ARDS and Patient Requiring Ventilator Support" (2009).

    Thomason, J., Suiter, J., Harden, K. Keene, P., & Turner, S. partnered with Dr. Jeff McCartney in presenting teaching conference to nursing students at Union University - Center for Excellence in Health Care Practice. "ARDS-Nursing Care and Medical Management of ARDS and Patient Requiring Ventilator Support" (2009).

    Keene, P. & Thomason, J. presented poster at Empowering Nursing Educators, Tennessee Simulation Alliance in Nashville, Tennessee. "Simulation/Cadavers Seminars as a Means of Serving the Community" (2009).

    O’Connor, K., Webb, J., & Thomason, J. presented poster at American Association of Colleges of Nursing Conference in Chicago, Illinois. "Critical Thinking and Beyond: Using Care Scene Investigation (CSI) to “Develop Habits of the Mind in Undergraduate Nursing Students" (2009).

    Keene, P., Thomason, J., & Turner, S. presented at Simulation Conference Empowering Nurse Educators, Tennessee Simulation Alliance in Nashville, Tennessee. "Sepsis: A Clinical Update" (2009).

    O’Connor, K., Webb, J., & Thomason, J. presented at the 2009 AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference in Chicago, IL. "Critical Thinking and Beyond: Using Care Scene Investigation (CSI) to Develop Habits of the Mind in Undergraduate Nursing Students" (2009).

    Webb, J., O’Connor, K., & Saddler, T. presented at 2009 40th Biennial Sigma Theta Convention "Critical Thinking and Beyond: Using Care Scene Investigation (CSI) to Develop Habits of the Mind" (2009).

    Harrell, B. & Melander, S. presented poster at Tennessee Nurses Association Annual Convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee. "Using Clickers to Improve Unit Exam Scores Among Non-Traditional BSN Students" (2009).

    Cupples, C. presented at the 18th Annual ITNS Symposium and General Assembly in Montreal, Canada "Dietary Intake in Persons in Renal Failure Awaiting Kidney Transplant" (2009).

    Thomason, J. Wright, M., Suiter, J., Foster, S., & Turner, S. partnered with Dr. Keith Williams in presenting teaching conference to nursing students at Union University - Center for Excellence in Health Care Practice. "High Risk Obstetrical Patients-Nursing Care and Legal Documentation" (2009).

    Keene, P., Thomason, J. presented at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference in St. Louis "Taking it to the Next Level: Simulation/Cadaver Seminars as a Means of Serving the Community" (2009).

    Keene, P., Donna S, Denise T. presented at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference in St. Louis "Progression from Low Fidelity to High Fidelity Simulators to Provide Experiential Learning for Nursing Students" (2009).

    Keene, P., Saddler, T., Cooper, K., Thomason, J., and Thornton, D. presented poster at International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. "Utilizing High Fidelity Simulators and Cadavers to Enhance Critical Thinking in a Practice Setting" (2009).

    Keene, P., & Thomason, J. presented poster at International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. "Taking it to the Next Level: Simulation/Cadaver Seminars as a Means of Serving the Community" (2009).

    Keene, P., Thomason, J., Kossick, B. presented at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. "Utilizing High Fidelity Simulators and Cadavers to Enhance Critical Thinking in a Practice Setting" (2009).

    Harden, K. presented at The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in Nashville "Vitamin D Deficiency: A Clinical Practice Update" (2009).

    Keene, P. Thomason, J., & Saddler, T. presented at METI HSPN Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida. "Sepsis: A Clinical Update" (2009).

    Cupples, C. presented poster at UT College of Nursing Alumni Meeting. "Dietary Intake in Persons Awaiting or at the Time of Kidney Transplant" (2009).

    Harden, K., Crihfield, P. presented poster at the 35th Annual Meeting of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties "Innovative Teaching Tool for Health Promotion" (2009).

    Keene, P., Saddler, T., Cooper, K., Thomason, J., & Thornton, D. presented poster abstract at NIT Conference. "Using Cadavers and Simulators to Provide Clinical Updates to Critical Care Nurses" (2009).

    Binns-Turner, P. presented poster at American Music Therapy Association Annual Conference. "Effects of Perioperative Music on Anxiety, Hemodynamics, and Pain in Women Undergoing Mastectomy" (2008).

    Binns-Turner, P. presented poster at American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting (ASA) "Effects of Perioperative Music on Anxiety, Hemodynamics, and Pain in Women Undergoing Mastectomy" (2008).

    Keene, P., Saddler, T., Thomason, J., & Kossick, B. presented at Cardiac Care Nurses Continuing Education Conference at Union University. "Clinical Updates to Critical Nurses" (2008).

    Binns-Turner, P. presented at UAB Annual Research Day "Perioperative Music and Its Effects on Anxiety, Hemodynamics, and Pain in Women Undergoing Mastectomy" (2008). Awarded 1st place in her category.

    Keene, P., Saddler, T., Thomason, J., & Kossick, B. presented at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. "Difficult Airway Management and Stabilization" (2008).

    Harden, K. presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners "The Effects of Metformin on Weight Management and Markers of Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Adolescents" (2008).

    Kossick, M. presented to nurse anesthesia students at University of Akron College of Nursing Graduate Anesthesia Program "Critical Assessment of the EKG During Anesthesia: Essential Skills" "Cardinal Concepts in the Assessment and Management of Patients Requiring Invasive Lines," and "Anesthesia for Patients with Valvular Heart Disease" (2008).

    Watters-Burke, V. presented poster for the 34th Annual Meeting of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties "Human Cadavers: An Effective, Simulated Teaching Approach to Procedures" (2008).

    Binns-Turner, P. presented at Department of Anesthesia at McCullough Eye Foundation Hospital "Music: An Opportunity to Complement Anesthesia Care." (2008).

    Medlin, L. presented at Union University Alcohol & Drug Prevention Education Committee Program in Jackson, TN.  “Physical Aspects of Addiction.” (2008).

    McLaughlin, R., Thomason, J, Pawley, C., Kossick, B., & Cashion, A. presented at Society for Pediatric Nurses in Denver, Colorado. "The Use of Simulation for Pediatric Clinical" (2008).

    Saddler, T. presented at American Association of Neuroscience Nurses 40th Anniversary Educational Meeting "Effects of Head of Bed Elevation on ICP and CPP" (2008).

    Watters-Burke, V. presented poster presented at Drexel University Conference "Technologic Innovations in Nursing Education: Best Practices in Informatics and Simulation" (2008).

    Kossick, M. presented three lectures to nurse anesthesia students at East Carolina University. Topics included "Interpretation and Management of Hemodynamic Data," "Valvular Heart Disease," and "Essentials of ECG Interpretation." (2008).

    Pawley, C. presented at METI Conference "Preparing Nursing Students for Clinical Reality" (2008).

    Medlin, L. presented at Union University Alcohol & Drug Prevention Education Committee Program in Jackson, TN.  “Physical Aspects of Addiction.” (2007).

    Saddler, T. presented at Sigma Theta Tau Beta Theta Chapter Research Day "Evaluating the Effectiveness of HOB Elevation on ICP and CPP in Clients with TBI: A Mini Meta-Analysis" (2007).

    Kossick, M. presented three lectures to nurse anesthesia students at East Carolina University. Topics included "Interpretation and Management of Hemodynamic Data," "Valvular Heart Disease," and "Modified Chest Leads: Why-When-How" (2007).

 

Grants/Contracts

        Connie Cupples received Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship Grant (NAT) for $27,329 from the Department of Health Resources and Services Administration Grant Award, A22HP25945-01-00 for Union University.

        Connie Cupples prepared and submitted Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Performance Report for Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship; Grant Number: A10HP12806A10HP12806, Reporting Period: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012 on 10/3/2012.

        Connie Cupples prepared and submitted Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Performance Report for Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships; Grant Number: A22HP11481, Reporting Period: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012 on 10/3/2012.

    Webb, J.  (2011-2012). Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship, Health Resources Service Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Award: $59,383.

    Webb, J.  (2011-2012). Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship, Health Resources Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Service,, Award: $14,508.

    Webb, J.  (2010-2011). Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship, Health Resources Service Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Award: $35,009.

    Webb, J. (2010-2011). Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship, Health Resources Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Award: $12,793.

    Webb. J. (2009-2010). Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship, Health Resources Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Award: $2,459.

    Webb, J. (2009-2010). Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship, Health Resources Service Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Award: $42,911.

    Cupples, Connie (2009). 2009 International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) Research Grant Award Sponsored by Astellas Pharma US, Inc. 8/18/09, "Characterizing Dietary Intake and Physical Activity Affecting Weight Gain In Non-obese Kidney Transplant Recipients" approved by the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) for funding in the amount of $2,000.00.

    McLaughlin, R. provided service on the following grants:

    Adolescent childhood cancer survivors.
Grants: RO3 NR9203 Cheryl Cox, PhD, PI; Rosemary McLaughlin, Research Assistant,

    Explaining Risk and Protective Health Behaviors in Childhood Cancer Survivors.12/04-11/06 *RO3 NR 008733 Cheryl Cox, PhD, PI; Rosemary McLaughlin, Research Assistant, NIH. NINR.

     Health Promotion in Childhood Cancer Survivors.3/04-8/05
*Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, Cheryl Cox, PhD, PI; Rosemary McLaughlin, Research Assistant

    Explaining Health and Risk Behaviors in Childhood Cancer Survivors.5/03-4/05.

         Center for Excellence in Health Care Practice

     Amount undisclosed - Rita Croom and Tim Smith obtained one-year TriStar contract to provide Nurse Residency Program for five TriStar Hospitals.

     Amount undisclosed - Rita Croom obtained one-year contract from TriStar Health System to provide Leadership Development Program for fifty middle-management TriStar employees preparing for succession processes.  Program developed and implemented by Rita Croom and Tim Smith.

     Amount undisclosed - Rita Croom obtained several contracts from TriStar Health System to provide clinical preceptor training.  Program developed by Rita Croom and Tim Smith with implementation by faculty and staff in Center.

     $15,000 - Tim Smith and Vicki Lake (serves at West Tennessee Healthcare) obtained Promise for Nursing – Tennessee Hospital Association grant to partner with West Tennessee Healthcare in providing simulation experiences for approximately fifty nurses undergoing hospital orientation.

        $25,000 - Tim Smith obtained contract from Jackson Central Merry to provide two courses for eight high school students.  Development and implementation of courses led by Joy Thomason.

        $2,800 - Tim Smith obtained contract from Southwest Community College to provide clinical instruction for EMT students.  Program developed by Tim Smith and implemented by Tony Wamble and Tim Smith.

 

 

 

Honors & Achievements

·    Patsy Crihfield served as abstract reviewer for National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculty Annual Conference (April, 2013).

·    Connie Cupples served faculty advisor for poster presentations at Tenth Annual Union University Symposium (April, 2013).

·    Connie Cupples served as abstract reviewer for Sigma Theta Tau International 8th Regional Conference at Union University (October, 2012).

·    Sharon Evans served as Program Chair of Region 8 Conference Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society (October, 2012).

·    Sharon Evans was elected by the Union University Information Technology Committee to be the chairman for uTech Expo.

·    Sharon Evans nominated for Faculty of the Year at Union University (Spring 2013).

·    Sharon Evans nominated and accepted candidacy for Region 8 Coordinator of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society (election pending, 2013).

·    Sharon Evans served as abstract reviewer for Sigma Theta Tau International 8th Regional Conference at Union University (October, 2012).

·    Sharon Evans served as emcee for Sigma Theta Tau International 8th Regional Conference at Union University (October, 2012).

·    Sharon Evans served as poster reviewer for research awards at the Sigma Theta Tau International 8th Regional Conference at Union University (October, 2012).

·    Sharon Evans served as Awards Committee Member for Region 8 of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.

·    Sharon Evans completed certification of “Applying the Quality Matters Rubric.”

·    Sharon Evans successfully completed the Quality Matter “Peer Reviewer Course” and was certified through Quality Matters as an official Peer Reviewer.

·    Kelly Harden serves as President of West Tennessee Nurse Practitioner Alliance (2012-2013).

·    Kelly Harden serves as CCNE Site Evaluator (2012-2013).

·    Kelly Harden nominated for American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Fellows Program (2013).

·    Brad Harrell served in state appointed American Nurses Association, Leadership Institute.

·    Brad Harrell nominated as state president of Tennessee Nurses Association.

·    Brad Harrell served as Tennessee State Representative, American Nurses Association’s Inaugural Membership Assembly.

·    Brad Harrell serves on Advisory Board of State Representative John DeBerry.

·    Brad Harrell serves as content expert for American Nurses Credentialing Center, Acute Care.

·    Brad Harrell serves on State Executive Committee of Tennessee Nurses Association.

·    Brad Harrell serves as President of District 1, Tennessee Nurses Association.

·    Rosemary McLaughlin served as an educational abstract reviewer for the Society of Pediatric Nurses annual conference (April 2013).

·    Rosemary McLaughlin serves on the National Education Committee for the Society of Pediatric Nurses.

·    Rosemary McLaughlin serves as the treasurer for the Mid South Society of Pediatric Nurses, Memphis, TN.

·    Rosemary McLaughlin serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

·    Rosemary McLaughlin serves as a reviewer for the journal Neonatal Network.

·    Cindy Powers became certified through ANCC as Nurse Executive Advanced.

·    Cindy Powers serves as President of American Nephrology Nurses Association, Memphis Chapter (2012-2014).

·    Cindy Powers serves on Best Practice Speaker Committee of Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives, Memphis Chapter.

·    Cindy Powers serves on Awards & Scholarship Committee, American Nephrology Nurses Association (2012-2014).

·    Cindy Powers serves as content expert for ANCC Nursing Professional Development Certification (2012).

·    Tim Smith serves as academic consultant to Anderson University in gaining CCNE accreditation for School of Nursing.

·    Denise Thorton-Orr serves as CCNE Site Evaluator.

·    Shari Wherry serves on Medication History Advisory Group (HIP TN).

·    Molly Wright elected to AANA Education Committee for term of 2014-2016 at the Assembly of School Faculty.

·    Kathy Wray, April Yearwood, and Brian Foster completed academic requirements for earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Union University (May, 2013).

    Powers, C. serves as ANCC content expert registry for Nurses Professional Development Certification (2012).  

    Harden, K. serves as president of West Tennessee Nurse Practitioner Alliance (2012).

    Powers, C. serves as Chapter president for American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) and Awards Scholarship Committee for ANNA (2012).

    Sanchez, Z. passed ANCC FNP certification exam (2012).

      Crihfiled, P. passed Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist exam (Pediatric Nursing Certification Board) (2012).

    Harden, K. selected to participate in Seminar on Academic Leadership in Baptist Universities (2012).

    Nethery, C. selected to participate in Teaching and Learning Grant project under the direction of Dr. Ben Mitchell. Collaborated with professional faculty to define a potential “Union University definition” of the Christian Intellectual Tradition (2012).

    Evans, S. served as STTI Program Committee Chair for the Region 8, 2012 conference (2012).

    Harden, K. serves as CCNE site reviewer (2012).

    Crihfield, P.  appointed to Board of Directors for Right Choice of West Tennessee (2012).

    Keene, P. completed 2 courses from Bryan LGH College on Pallative versus Hospice Care for Simulation Certification.  Memphis, TN. (2012).

      Harden, K. serves as peer reviewer for The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners  (2012)

    Harrell, B. voted as TNA District 1 President (2012).

    Thornton-Orr serving as Tennessee Nurse Association, Board of Directors for District (2011-2012).

    Harrell B. voted as TNA State Nominating Committee (2012).

    Thornton-Orr serves as Team Leader and Site Visitor for Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (2011-2012).

      Harrell, B. serves as chair for TNA State Nominating committee TNA State Health Policy and Government Affairs Committee TNA State Advanced Practice Nursing committee (2012).

    Harrell, B. appointed to ANCC Content Expert Registry Content Editor/Contributor, Elsevier/Mosby/Saunders Eligible Item Writer, National Council of State Boards of Nursing (2012).

    Harrell, B. selected as one of two nurses in state to participate in ANA Nursing Leadership Summit in fall of 2012

    Bagwell, L, Crihfield, P., Harden, K., Harrell. et al. (2012). Using Ethics Scenarios in High-Fidelity Human Patient Simulation. Received Honorable Mention and $250 Award for Newell Innovative Teaching Award, Union University.

    Blackard, G. chosen as test bank writer for Potter, P. & Perry, A.  (2012).  Fundamentals of Nursing (8th ed.).  St. Louis, MO:  Mosby Elsevier.

    Harden, K. was chosen to serve as CCNE evaluator.

    McLaughlin, R. appointed to 2011 – present national Education Committee for Society of Pediatric Nurses.

   Harden, K. was elected President of West Tennessee Nurse Practitioner Association.

   Sykes, C. received ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium) trainer for end-of-life / palliative care (July 2011). 

    Powers, C. received a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (2011).

    McLaughlin, R. serves as treasurer of Mid-South Society of Pediatric Nurses (2011)

    Harrell B. serves as ANCC Content Expert Panel (appointed 2011).

    Nethery, C. received certification as end-of-life care trainer through the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) (2011).

   Nethery, C. selected to participate in Foundations of Faith Community Nursing & Health Ministry curriculum, October 28-29, 2011 & November 11-12, 2011. Affirmed as Faith Community Nurse, November 11, 2011.

    Harrell, B. serves as President, Tennessee Nurses Association, District 1 (2011).

    Powers C. was elected President-Elect of the Memphis Chapter of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (2010).

    Binns-Turner, P. selected as a 2010-2011 Fellow in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Leadership for Academic Nursing Program. Initial conference in Kansas City, Missouri August 8-12, 2010.

    Wilhite, L. served as content reviewer for Nurse Practitioner Acute Care Protocol by Dr. Donald C. Correll that was published in Acute Care Horizons, LLC (2010).

    Harrell, B. was awarded Outstanding Alumni Award for Dyersburg State Community College (2010).

   Harden, K and Medlin, L. was awarded the first of two ever Graduate Research Grants at Union University.

   Smith, T. named Alumni of the Year for Baptist College of Health Sciences (2010).

    Powers C. was elected President of Nu Lambda chapter of STTI (2009-2010).

    Cashion, A.K., Cupples, C., Cowan, P., Hutson, M., Gibson, D, Bloodworth, R, Thomas, F. & Eason, J. Dietary Intake in persons in renal failure awaiting kidney transplant. 2009 International Transplant Nurses Society Symposium, Montreal Canada, September, 2009. 2009 Roche Best of Abstracts Award 9/24-26, 2009 Montreal Quebec Canada, Category: Health Behavior Changes.

    Harrell B. was named District 1 President-Elect of Tennessee Nurses Association (2009).

   Jacobson, M. was presented the Apple Award from Phi Theta Kappa at Southwest Tennessee Community College (2009).

   Thornton D. has been appointed to serve as a CCNE evaluator for nursing schools (2009).

    Keene, P. received her certification as an advanced practice nurse in the areas of hospice and palliative care (2009).

   Binns-Turner, P. received the PhD Student of Excellence Award from the UAB SON Alumni Association (2008).

   Binns-Turner, P. received the School of Nursing Dean’s Award from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (2008).

   Binns-Turner, P. received top award for her division at the University of Alabama Research Day - "Perioperative Music and Its Effects on Anxiety, Hemodynamics, and Pain in Women Undergoing Mastectomy." (2008).

   Kossick, M. became the first Professor and Senior Fellow in the School of Nursing (2008).

    Crihfield, P. received Doctorate of Nursing Practice (2007).

   Keene, P.  received Doctorate of Nursing Practice with Acute Care Nurse Practitioner credentials (2007).

   Sachse D. and Keene, P. selected or AACN supported aging conference (2007).

   Watters-Burke, V. selected for AACN Leadership Program (2007).

    Keene, P. selected for IMOHEP (2007).

    Keene, P. selected as one of the top 100 nurses in Shelby County for 2007.

    McLaughlin, R. was appointed to the editorial board for the Journal of Pediatric Nursing (JPN) (November 2006).

    Binns-Turner, P. successfully defended her research proposal and will begin implementing her research study over the next year. To learn more about our excellent anesthesia faculty, go to http://www.uu.edu/programs/nursing/msn/nap (November, 2006).

    Kossick, M. inducted into the Ashtabula/Harbor/Lakeside High School Alumni Hall of Fame. Dr. Kossick was selected based on his impressive achievements since graduating from High School (2006).

    McLaughlin, R. serves as manuscript reviewer for Neonatal Network since 1990.

 

Missions

         Thirty-two (32) faculties and nurse anesthesia students students completed a weeklong mission trip to Dominican Republic to provide community-based nursing care clinics (January, 2013).

         Forty-two (42) faculties and nursing students completed a weeklong mission trip to Dominican Republic to provide community-based nursing care clinics (January, 2014).

         Thirty-eight (38) faculties and nursing students completed a weeklong mission trip to Dominican Republic to provide community-based nursing care clinics (January, 2013).

         Thirty-one (31) faculties and nurse anesthesia students completed a weeklong mission trip to Dominican Republic to provide community-based nursing care clinics and anesthetic management for surgical procedures (January, 2013).

         Twenty-four (24) undergraduate nursing faculties and students completed a five-day mission trip to Blackey, Kentucky to provide community-based nursing education (October, 2012).

         Kelly Harden organized foot care ministry for Room at the Inn at Englewood Baptist Church (2012-2013).

         Cindy Powers organized food drive (Germantown BSNA) for Baptist Children’s home (2012).

         Kelly Harden led foot care ministry at Room at the Inn at Englewood Baptist Church (2012).

         Shari Wherry served on medical mission trip to Mexico (2012).

         Drs. Crihfield, Harden, Thornton-Orr, Powers, and Sherrie Turner traveled to the Dominican Republic for a one-week medical mission opportunity for nurse practitioner students (2012).

         Twenty-nine (29) faculties and nurse anesthesia students traveled to the Dominican Republic to provide clinics in villages surrounding Juan Dolio and Santo Domingo as well as providing anesthesia care in operating rooms of El Buen Samaritano in La Romano.  Care was provided for over 500 patients in 4 days (2012).

         Cindy Powers serves as volunteer at Shelter for victims of Apartment building Fire (2012). 

         Sharon Evans co-led 4 undergraduate students on a Go Trip to China (May, 2011)

         Thirty-six (36) faculties and nursing students provided health clinics on a mission trip to Dominican Republic (January, 2011).

         Wendy Bishop, April Yearwood, and Molly Wright traveled to the Dominican Republic for a one-week medical mission opportunity for nurse anesthesia students (February, 2011).

         Sharon Evans led a group of 9 undergraduate nursing students to the Dominican Republic for a one-week mission trip (January, 2010).

         Thirty-five (35) faculties and nursing students provided health clinics on a mission trip to Dominican Republic (January, 2010).

         Twenty-four (24) faculties and nursing students provided health clinics and anesthesia services on a mission trip to Dominican Republic (February, 2010).

         Ten (10) faculties and nursing students provided health clinics on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic (March, 2009).

         Twenty-four (24) faculties and nursing students provided health clinics on a mission trip to Dominican Republic (February 2009).

         Sharon Edwards led a small group of undergraduate nursing students to Dominican Republic (May, 2008).

         Fifteen (15) faculties and nursing students provided health clinics and anesthesia services on a mission trip to Dominican Republic (February, 2008).

·       Fourteen (14) faculties and nursing students provided health clinics and anesthesia services on a mission trip to Dominican Republic (February, 2007).