2020 IN Nursing Summit Posters

1.  Comparison of Basic NI Competencies Using TANIC over Two-Year Period in Graduate Entry Level NI Course
Susan Waltz, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE
Toni Hebda, PhD, MNEd, MSIS, RN-C, CNE
Karen West, RN, MSN

The purpose of this retrospective, comparative study was to assess for differences and similarities between self-reported Nursing Informatics (NI) competencies of graduate nurses, from 2017 to 2019…

2.  The Effectiveness of a Screening Tool to Detect Child Abuse in the Emergency Department
Joseph Virus, Senior BSN student

Evaluate the attitudes and utilization of a screening tool to detect child abuse in the emergency department, and to analyze gaps in this area…

3.  The Impact of Implementing Mental Health First Aid with Prelicensure Nursing Students in Rural Indiana
Beverly Wilgenbusch, MSN, RN

The purpose of the initiative was to enhance mental health education for nursing students with the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course. MHFA certification provides an action plan to address the acute needs of someone suffering from a mental health crisis…

4.  Seamless Academic Progression: Development of an Associates to Masters in Leadership Program
Jewel Yoder, DNPc, MSN, RN

Schools of higher education are called upon to examine how they deliver education and how they can incorporate seamless academic progression into their curriculum…

5.   Physiological Safety of a Movement-and-Music Intervention for Hospitalized Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Hannah Fluhler, BSN, RN
Mariah Bales, BSN, RN
Kari Hargreaves, BSN, RN
Brittany Kyle, BSN, RNC-NIC, C-ELBW
Mary Martin-Hemphill, MSN, NNP-BC
Gwendolyn Rook, BSN, RN
Vicki Stanley, BSN, RN
K. Renee Twibell, PhD, RN, CNE

This study contributes new knowledge about the safety of a structured nonpharmacological intervention for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome…

6.  Using Education to Enhance BSN Students’ Confidence in Primary Care Practice
Julie Blazek, MSN, RN
Tia Bell, DNP, RN-BC, CNE
Karen Elsea, MSN, RN

Growing challenges exist in healthcare related to the increasing needs of the American aging population requiring greater complexity of medical care…

7.  Cultivating Graduate Nurses’ Knowledge of Pathophysiology through Gamification
Julia Rogers, DNP, RN, CNS, FNP-BC

Implementing gamification in graduate nursing advanced pathophysiology courses is an innovative pedagogical approach that engages students…

8.  Primary Prevention Focus in Diabetes Impact Project Neighborhoods
Cynthia Stone, DrPH, MSN, BSN
Lisa Staten, PhD
Adrianne Opp, MSN, RN, AGCNS
Samantha Childress, BSPH
Patrice Graham-Adams, CCHW
Elizabeth Adams, MA

The Diabetes lmpact Project-lndianapolis Neighborhoods (DlP-lN) is a five year project to address diabetes burden in three neighborhoods that have diabetes rates that are two times higher than the rest of Marion County…

9.  Improving Length of Stay for Hospitalized Patients Experiencing Delirium Through the Use of Non-pharmacological Interventions
Lyda Ritz, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Rachel Stangland, MSN, RN, CNOR

Patients who experience delirium, during an acute hospital stay, experience poor outcomes including: increased mortality, longer length of stay, and worse functional outcomes…

10.  Improving Nurse Residency Program EBP Project implementation rates through the use of EBP Mentors
Rachel Stangland, MSN, RN, CNOR
Bridgett Cope, BSN, RN, CHPN
Ashley Stith, BSN, RN, RNC-OB

The purpose of this initiative was to improve the delivery of the Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Project component of a Nurse Residency Program (NRP) at one rural, non-academic hospital to increase implementation rates of nurse residency evidence-based
practice projects…

11.  Using Self Determination Theory to Maximize Individual Exercise Progression in Phase II Cardiac Rehab
Lynae Phillips Mitchell, MSN, RN
Robbin Cannon, BEXSc

Through compiled exit surveys, clients reported a desire for increased information and guidance toward exercise progression. Clients also voiced difficulty grasping basic exercise terminology, particularly the Borg RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) Scale…

12.  App Based Education for Heart Failure Patients to Improve Outcomes
Stephanie Vaughn, MSN,RN,CMSRN
Mariah Flinn, BSN, RN

For inpatients, with heart failure, does the use of an app-based education platform effect the patient satisfaction survey question, “extent to which you felt ready to be discharged?”…

13.  Family Violence during Covid-19: How the Pandemic Masks the Problem and How to Help
Jennifer Riggs, RN, MSN, SANE

With stay-at-home orders and guidelines for social distancing, victims of family violence may be trapped in close proximity with abusers and unable to safely reach out for help. Added stress and financial strain can create circumstances where a victim’s safety is further compromised…

14.  Advanced Practice Nursing Intervention to Reduce Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting
Taylor Steger, RN, FNP-BC

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) occurs in approximately 90% of those receiving moderate or high emetogenic chemotherapy. Early detection and management of the side effects of chemotherapy improve patient outcomes…

15.  New York City COVID19 Crisis: My perspective and experience
Mylissa Hess, DNP, MHA, RN

As a Naval Reservist, I was mobilized to New York City during the COVID19 Pandemic Crisis. This is a brief look at what New York City arrival on Friday, April 10, 2020, was like…

16.  Nurses & Nursing Students in Action to Combat COVID-19 in Indiana
Hannah Maxey, PhD, MPH, RDH
Sierra Vaughn, MPH
Courtney R. Medlock, MPH

This project highlights the contribution that Indiana nurses made related to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) call for COVID-19 personnel relief. Nurses were the largest workforce that stepped up to the plate to be called upon by facilities in need of personnel…

17.  Nurse Driven Mobility Utilizing AM-PAC 6 Clicks on Medical Units
Megan Siebert, MSN, AGCNS-BC, PCCN
Amanda McCalment, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC

In hospitalized medical patients, does a nurse driven mobility program utilizing the AM-PAC 6 Clicks assessment reduce length of stay and decrease skilled nursing facility admissions…

18.  HomeGrown Solutions
Chassity Mays, BSN, RN, CHSE, CHSOS

HomeGrown Solutions are self-made, low cost, ideas that can be utilized by educators to enhance student learning both in person and virtually…

19.  Student’s Safety Perception after a Perioperative Experience
Mary Doerner, DNP, RN, CPAN, CAPA
Susan Seibert, DNP, RN, CNE

The purpose of this study was to examine student perceptions of safety concepts after a one-day perioperative shadowing experience…

20.  What GREAT Looks Like….and How Do We Get There?
Jamie Thomas, RN, BSN, CCRN

The purpose of this presentation is to help Critical Care nurses be aware of the expectations of communication and performance in the different roles they are in as a bedside nurse…

21.  Nursing Deploys to Mission Impossible: Incident Command and Nursing Leadership During a Pandemic
Tosha Draper, BSN, RN
Christie Artuso, EdD, RN, FACHE
Morgan Holle, RN, BSN, OCN, MBA

The purpose of this case study is to explore the unique contributions of nursing leaders serving in a Hospital Incident Command model, while managing dynamic change in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic…

22.  The Addiction & Diversion Mystery
Toni Morris, DNP, MSN, RN

Healthcare professionals are at an increased risk for substance abuse. It is estimated that 10-15% of all healthcare professionals will misuse drugs sometime during their career…

23.  Indiana School Nurse Leadership Academy
Lindsey Minchella, MSN, RN, NCSN, FNASN
Carolyn Snyder, MS, BSN, RN
Debra Robarge, BSN, RN, NCSN
Lynn Stoelting, RN, BSN
Andrea Tanner, MSN, RN, CNS, NCSN
Lisa Wagnes, MSN, RN

The School Nurse Leadership Academy (SNLA) was developed by the Indiana Association of School Nurses (IASN) to provide a quality, evidence-based educational program for school nurses (SNs) to develop leadership and advocacy skills and promote participation in school/community health decision making…

24.  Imogene King’s Theory to Aid Indiana’s Compromised Neonates
Elizabeth Goldsby, DrPh, MSN, RN
Sheila Abebe, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Kalyn Renbarger, PhD, RN

Pregnant women with OUD face barriers to receiving treatment and prenatal care which, can place them and their neonates at risk for adverse health outcomes…

25.  Comfort, Mood, and Intention to Stay at Current Job of Newly Licensed Registered Nurses in Indiana
Mopelola Adeola, PhD, RN, OCN

Ubiquitous to nursing field is incessant nurse turnover. The purpose of this study was to identify the relationships that exist between newly licensed nurses’ (a) comfort and intention to stay and (b) mood and intention to stay at their hospital, in-patient-unit jobs in Indiana…

26.  Dermatology in Skin of Color
JIll Maddox, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

To evaluate technological tool implementation, textbook reference and visual aid aimed at increasing Advanced Practice Clinician’s (APC) diagnostic accuracy in skin of color (SOC) dermatology patients in a large Northern Indiana healthcare system…

27.  The Lived Experiences of Baccalaureate Nursing Students on a Short Term Study Abroad Program to Peru
Somer Nourse, DNP

The purpose of this study was to examine the lived experiences of baccalaureate nursing students on a short-term study abroad program to Peru with a focus on maternal and pediatric nursing and the effect of the study abroad experience on baccalaureate nursing students’ cultural competence…

28.  Reducing the Nurse Faculty Shortage Through Mentor Training
Laura Rigsby, MSN, MBA, RN

Many factors including the aging workforce and low diversity have worsened the nurse faculty shortage. Projections expect increased numbers will be needed to fill current open positions…

29.  Sunrise Clinical Manager Enhancement Project
Meghan Larison, RN, BSN
Marene Heintzelman, RN, BSN

The Sunrise Clinical Manager Enhancement Project was created to complete a backlog of electronic health record (EHR) enhancement requests. These enhancement requests were prioritized and assigned to contingent workers who focused solely on this project to allow for rapid completion of the requests…

30.  Incivility in Nursing Education
Tammy Ledbetter, DNP, RN, CNE
Mary Bourke, PhD, RN, CNE
Erin Geiselman, DNP, RN, CPHQ
Marene Heintzelman, RN, BSN
Kathleen Klute, JD, MSN, RN
Meghan Larison, RN, BSN
Lenora Maze, MSN, RN, CNRN
Leigh Swartzendruber, MSN, RN
Carolyn Townsend, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CNE

The purpose of this pilot study was to understand incivility in nursing education, before and after Covid-19 began…

31.  Health Assessment Reboot
Leigh Swartzendruber, MSN, RN
Carolyn Townsend, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CNE

In person nursing labs were disrupted with the COVID 19 pandemic. The health assessment lab no longer met in person and was held online making it hard for faculty to evaluate if the student had mastered assessment skills…

32.  A Smartphone Intervention to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Adult Patients who Have Heart Failure
Jami Crisman, BSN, RN

The purpose of this evidence-based practice (EBP) project is to evaluate the impact of a heart failure-specific smartphone application on heart failure-related 30-day readmission rates and participant self-care measures…

33.  Boot Camp for Missed Clinical Experiences
Sonya Green, MSN, RN-BC
Carolyn Townsend, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CNE

A need was identified that skills missed when face to face experiences were replaced with virtual clinicals in the previous semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic needed reviewed. The purpose of the project was to provide students an opportunity to practice skills in a simulation experience…

34.  Responding to COVID with Statewide Collaboration and Reliable Data
Jackie Eitel, RN, MSN
Becky Learn, RN, BA

COVID-19 has been an unrelenting burden on the healthcare system. In our continued battle with the coronavirus, the importance of shared health data across all systems is imperative for both treating the patient at point of care and guiding the population on guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19…

35.  The Bedside Dressing Pocket: An Innovative Method to Enhance Nurses’ Dressing Change Process
Victoria Petersen, BSN, RN, CWON

The purpose of this project was to develop and test the Bedside Dressing Pocket, an innovative method to improve nurses’ dressing change process…

36.  Education and Reminders to Increase Cervical Cancer Screening: An Evidence-Based Practice Project
Christiana McLean, BSN, RN, CRRN

The purpose of this EBP project in progress is to increase cervical cancer screening (CCS) rates in the underserved population at a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with six clinic locations in Northwest Indiana; the primary site is a clinic in Porter County…

37.  Undergraduate ACLS Certification to Improve Practice Transition and Confidence
Catherine Miller, DNP, RN, CNE

The presentation synthesizes data on the impact of an integrated code blue curriculum, simulation, and eighth-semester Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. The 12-item Code Blue Self-Confidence survey was developed to measure code blue confidence in the undergraduate nursing student…

38.  Time Is Ticking: Addressing Pediatric Sepsis in Simulation
Laura Monforte, MSN, RN
Julie Poore, DNP, RN, CHSE-A

The purpose of this project was to develop and pilot an adaptable simulation for nursing staff on early recognition of pediatric sepsis and implementation of new protocols and tools…

39.  Implementing a Practice Change in Monitoring Enteral Feedings and Gastric Residual Volumes
Lois Stallings Welden, DNP, RN, CNS
Crystal Funke, BSN, RN, CCRN

The purpose of the project was to change the policy and practice of routinely checking gastric residual volumes in patients receiving enteral feedings throughout nursing and medical practice by using an evidence-based practice approach…

This conference made possible through a generous grant from the
Indiana Organization for Nursing Leadership (IONL) License Plate Fund