Recent School of Nursing Faculty Publications

Summer 2020 - Winter 2021

Balay-Odao, E. M., Alquwez, N., Inocian, E. P., & Alotaibi, R. S. (2021). Hospital Preparedness, Resilience, and Psychological Burden Among Clinical Nurses in Addressing the COVID-19 Crisis in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Frontiers in Public Health, 8, 573932.

This study investigates the hospital preparedness, psychological burden, and resilience of clinical nurses in addressing COVID-19 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Burke, C., Jakub, K., & Kellar, I. (2020). Adherence to the central line bundle in intensive care: An integrative review. American Journal of Infection Control, S0196-6553(20), 30998-30996. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2020.11.014.

This review evaluates and synthesizes the literature on adherence to the central line bundle recommendations for the prevention of infections, and none of 19 studies that were identified addressed adherence to all 14 recommendations.

Chan, T. E., Lockhart, J. S., Thomas, A., Kronk, R., & Schreiber, J. B. (2020). An integrative review of nurse practitioner practice and its relationship to the core competencies. Journal of Professional Nursing, 36(4), 189-199.

Competency based education is recommended for nurse practitioners, yet this integrative review suggests core nurse practitioner competencies weakly reflect their practice activities.

Colbert, A. M., Peternelj-Taylor, C., & Porta, C. M. (2020). 2020: Forensic nursing: The state of the specialty. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 16(4), 183-185.

In the context of one of the most challenging times for healthcare providers around the world, this special issue recognizes both the Year of the Nurse and the Journal's first 15 years.

Confiac, N., Turk, M. T., Zoucha, R., & McFarland, M. Mexican American parental knowledge and perceptions of childhood obesity: An integrative review. Epub ahead of print 20 Sept 2020, Hispanic Health Care International.

This integrative review examines the literature from 2009 to 2018, providing a synthesis of 13 articles on Mexican American parental knowledge and perceptions of childhood obesity.

Davis, C. R., & Glasgow, M. (2020). An examination of nurse-authored patents: Implications for nursing practice. Nursing Forum, 55(4), 772-781.

The authors argue for having nurses at all levels and specialties engaged in healthcare inventions and innovations.

Davis, C.R., & Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2020). Nurse authored patents: Implications for nursing practice. Nursing Forum, 1- 10.

This paper addresses the importance of having nurses at all levels and specialties engaged in healthcare inventions and innovations.

Deem, M. J. & Stephen, J. M. (2020). Do a surrogate decision-maker's motives matter? Nursing Critical Care, 15(6), 39-42. doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000718340.28170.d1

This article addressing requests by a surrogate that may not be in the patient's best interest -- authored by a faculty bioethicist and student clinical nurse/hospital education coordinator -- was selected for reprinting in Nursing Critical Care.

Dillon, D. & Crimaldi, J. (2020). Pathway-driven pharmacologic management of inflammatory bowel disease. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, (16)6, 493-397.

The management of IBD today consists of a pathway-driven approach that incorporates shared decision making, with newer therapies including tumor necrosis factor alpha, integrins, interleukin 12 and 23 inhibitors, and Janus kinase inhibitors.

Donley, R. (2020). Reshaping the future of nursing education. Health Progress, Fall 2020, 13-18.

During the pandemic, with few COVID-19 protocols, rubrics, or evidence to guide practice, nurses and other health professionals on the frontline rely on teamwork and the support of colleagues.

Faye, R. D., Reynaldo, F., & Inocian, E. P. (2020). Drugs for pulmonary arterial hypertension: Endothelin receptor antagonists. Nursing Pharmacology, (29)4, 259-266.

Understanding pulmonary arterial hypertension's pathophysiology and important medical-surgical nursing considerations related to safe pharmacologic care for patients taking endothelin receptor antagonists will help improve patient outcomes.

Karakachian, A., Colbert, A., Hupp, D., & Berger, R. (2021). Caring for victims of child maltreatment: Pediatric nurses' moral distress and burnout. Epub ahead of print 21 January 2021, Nursing Ethics.

This dissertation study adds to our understanding of moral distress in pediatric nursing, documenting that caring for victims with fatal maltreatment impacts pediatric nurses' intention to leave.

Kalarchian, M. A., & De Zwaan, M. (2020). Editorial: Psychosomatic aspects of obesity. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 1264.

An Editorial in a leading open access journal introducing a peer-reviewed article collection around the research topic of psychosomatic aspects of obesity.

Kalarchian, M. A., Hammer, J., & Kapuścińska, A. (2021). Fostering Innovation in Prevention and Treatment of Obesity in Youth: Digitally Mediated Physical Play as an Exemplar. Epub Ahead of Print 4 Feb 2021, Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.).

A collaboration between the School of Nursing and Carnegie Mellon resulted in a prize-winning app for obesity prevention in girls that includes novel computing-based strategies to promote activity without keeping players in front of a screen.

Kiraly, C. M., Turk, M. T., Kalarchian, M. A., & Shaffer, C. (2020). Exploring factors linked to weight status in Salvadoran infants. Epub ahead of print 25 Sept 2020, Hispanic Health Care International.

This dissertation study examines potential risk factors for overweight among Salvadoran mother infant dyads.

Kronk, R., & Subasic, K. (2020). Genetic testing and the risk of uninformed consent. Nursing2020, 50(9), 16-19.

As genetic research continues to expand and direct-to-consumer testing surges, nurses have an ethical responsibility to help ensure that the public understands the process of informed consent for genetic research and testing.

Lengetti, E., Kronk, R., & Cantrell, M. A. (2020). A theory analysis of mastery learning and self-regulation. Nurse Education in Practice, 49, 102911.

An analysis that examines the applicability of Mastery Learning and Self-Regulation theories as a combined approach to nursing education for improving patient care and outcomes.

Lockhart, J. S., & Petras, D. M. (2022). Nursing professional development practitioner in a clinical practice setting. In M. H. Oermann, J. C. DeGagne, & B. C. Phillips (Eds.), Teaching in nursing and role of the educator: The complete guide to best practice in teaching, evaluation, and curriculum development (3rd ed., pp. 411-432). Springer Publishing Company.

This book provides essential guidance in understanding the roles and responsibilities of nursing staff development, orienting nursing staff to the clinical unit, developing educational programs, and helping staff develop as professionals.

Nicholson, E., Doherty, E., Somanadhan, S., Guerin, S., Schreiber, J., Bury, G., Kroll, T., Raley, M., & McAuliffe, E. (2020). Health inequities in unscheduled healthcare for children with intellectual disabilities in Ireland: a study protocol. HRB Open Research, 3, 3.

By applying a systems lens to the issue of health inequities for children with intellectual disabilities, the research will offer set of feasible solutions and interventions that can promote health equity for this vulnerable population.

O' Connor, L., McAuliffe, E., Casey, M., Rogers, L., Gallen A, Glasgow M.E., ... Barnard M. (2020). Progressing quality care process metrics for public health nursing: Viewed through the lens of a modified Delphi Approach. Nursing & Healthcare International Journal, 4(4), 1-12.

This paper describes the development of a set of 14 quality care metrics using a modified Delphi technique aligned with a set of 69 corresponding indicators.

Orsatti, G. W., & Colbert, A. M. (2020). Sibling conflict over a parent's end-of-life care: A legal perspective. Nursing, 50(11), 17-20.

The absence of advance directives can lead to indecision, helplessness, doubt, fear, and disagreement among the children left to make such difficult choices their own, increasing stress and risk for dishonoring parental wishes.

Powers, L., & Smith-East, M. (2020). Handbook of geropsychiatry for the advanced practice nurse. Springer Publishing.

This handbook examines the biological changes associated with aging and addresses common mental health disorders of older adults, with examples to illustrate assessment and treatment considerations.

Rajcan, L., Lockhart, J. S., & Goodfellow, L. M. (2020). Generating oncology patient trust in the nurse: An integrative review. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 43(1), 85-98.

This integrative review evaluates the extent and quality of literature regarding adult oncology patients' trust in nurses, identifying three themes: nurse trust facilitating behaviors, nurse attributes, and the influence of patient-nurse trust on health and psychosocial well-being.

Salman, K., Turek, J. M. & Donovan, C. (2020). Community Health and Wellness Fair: A strategy for Assessment of Social Determinants of Health, Inclusion and Engagement of Newcomers. Journal of Community Health.

An annual health fair was effective in breaking the structural barriers with providers, as well as for assessment of health determinants and community engagement of newcomers.

Scott, P., Lockhart, J. S., Zoucha, R., Jakub, K. E., Szigethy, E. M., & Nguyen, G. C. (2020). Coping Behaviors of African Americans with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Focused Ethnography. Epub ahead of print 18 Nov. 2020, Journal of Transcultural Nursing.

This study explores the beliefs and experiences of African Americans with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and coping in the context of culture, documenting experiences similar to other IBD populations, except in the area of perceived racial injustice

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2020). How will nursing education change as a result of COVID-19? [Letter to the Editor] Pittsburgh Business Times. July 10, 2020. Retrieved from

Dean Glasgow shares her viewpoint on significant changes to nursing education.

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2020). Here we go again: Back to online learning in fall 2020. Pearson Higher Education. August 22, 2020, Retrieved from:

Dean Glasgow advocates for quality online educational programs.

Smith Glasgow, M.E. (2020). Foreword. Fast Facts Competency-Based Education Book for Nursing Education (Wittmann-Price, R., and Gittings, K.) New York: Springer Publishing.

In her forward to this step-by-step guide for educators, Dean Glasgow emphasizes that quality-based education promotes an avenue to promote institutional accountability, address employer concerns, and assist with student transfer of knowledge and skills.

Smith Glasgow, M. E., Dreher, H. M., Dahnke, M., & Gyllenhammer, J. (2020). Legal and ethical issues in nursing education: An essential guide. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

This text critically examines a full array of legal and ethical matters confronting nursing faculty in classroom and clinical settings, with practical advice from experts in the fields of nursing, law, and ethics.

Soco, C., Simonovich, S. D., Dillon, D., Bishop-Royse, J., & Lattner, C. Communication, leadership and organizational support facilitate successful transition into practice for nurse practitioners in the emergency department. Epub ahead of print 1 Sept 2020, Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

This study examines the personal and community resources that promote successful transition into practice for NPs in the emergency department, with emphasis on the skills and procedures they find difficult to perform independently.

Steers, M.-L. N., & Gallups, S. F. (2020). Ethical tipping point: Nurses' presence on social media. Nursing2021, 50(12), 52-54.

This article discusses ethical concerns surrounding nurses' use of social media, providing tips to consider prior to posting as well as examples of positive uses of social media.

Stephen, J. M., & Zoucha, R. A call for nurse leader action: Ethical nursing care of Latinx unauthorized immigrant children and families. Epub ahead of print 15 Sept 2020, Nurse Leader.

This PhD student and faculty mentor explore ethical issues surrounding nursing care using the Theory of Bureaucratic Caring and identify opportunities for nurse leaders to influence and advocate for care.

Tremblay, B., Turk, M., Cooper, M., Zoucha, R. Knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of young adults about electronic nicotine delivery systems in the United States: An integrative review. Epub ahead of print 30 July 2020, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

This integrative review found that young adults are not armed with the accurate knowledge to make informed choices about using e-cigarettes; e-cigarette users are understudied and tend to value appearance and physical sensation over health; and social norms related to e-cigarette use are linked to perception of identity and the current technology-focused culture.

Valentine, J. L., Sekula, L. K., & Lynch, V. (2020). Evolution of forensic nursing theory--Introduction of the constructed theory of forensic nursing care: A middle-range theory. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 16(4), 188-198.

The constructed theory of forensic nursing care is an emerging middle-range nursing theory with three testable propositions to frame forensic nursing practice, education, and research.

Vogelstein E. (2020). Decision-making at the border of viability: Determining the best interests of extremely preterm infants. Journal of Medical Ethics, 46(11), 773-779.

This paper proposes and employs a framework for determining whether life-saving treatment at birth is in the best interests of extremely preterm infants.

Zamel, O. N., Inocian, E.P., Alshehry, A.S., Tumala, R. B., Patalagsa, J. G., & Alsaleh, K. A. Quality of life among breast and colon cancer patients before and after first-cycle chemotherapy. Epub ahead of print 14 Sept. 2020, Journal of Holistic Nursing. September 2020. doi:10.1177/0898010120958859

This study compared the functioning, symptoms, and quality of life of patients with breast or colon cancer before and after their first-cycle chemotherapy, with implications for developing a holistic care plan.

Zoucha, R., & Zamarripa-Zoucha, A. (2020). Health and Health Care in Mexico. In C. Holtz (4th. Ed). Global Health Care: Issues and Policies (pp. 599-610), Jones and Bartlett.

The focus of this chapter is on a brief history of Mexico, major health issues, heath care and the health system of the people of Mexico.

Zoucha, R., & Zamarripa-Zoucha, A. (2020). People of Mexican Heritage. In Larry D. Purnell, Eric A. Fenkl (Eds.) Textbook for Transcultural Health Care: A Population Approach (pp. 613-636), Springer.

The chapter focuses on people of Mexican heritage in the context of the Purnell model and theory of cultural competence.