Welcome to the 2022 Virtual Nursing Summit Posters

We hope you will enjoy learning about the nurse-led, Indiana-based projects and research throughout the state.  

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Thank you to all of our poster presenters!

1.  Resiliency and Health in Nursing:  Intra-Covid-19 Replication Study – Where do we go from here?

Mikel W. Hand, EdD, RN, OCN, NE-BC, NEA-BC       
Rachel M. Stangland, MSN, RN, CNOR   
Tracy McKinney, BSN, RN, CHPN

University of Southern Indiana – Evansville
Schneck Medical Center – Seymour

The purpose of this study was to examine the intra Covid-19 state of resiliency, mental and physical health of RNs at a rural Magnet® Organization and to assess for changes in levels from a pre-Covid-19 assessment. Additional purposes included the identification of interventions to address findings.

2. Raising Awareness of Health Disparities to Improve Health Outcomes Through County Engagement

Crystal O’Donnell, MPH, BSN, RN, DNP Candidate                       
Karen Hinshaw, MS

Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Rush University

The goal of this project was to engage with individuals within a community, increase awareness of a health issue, and implement a community program that could lead to improved health outcomes.

3. We Get By with a Little Help from Our Friends – Implementing the Helping Hands Program

Betsy Vance, MSN, RN, CEN, RN-BC
Debra Pomeroy, RN, EMT-P

John Reynolds, MS

Eskenazi Health – Indianapolis

A helping hands redeployment assignment allows Eskenazi Health employees to meaningfully contribute to other areas or departments by delivering support to frontline staff providing direct patient care or functioning to support patient care.

4. Faculty-Supervised Health Assessment Experience for Family Nurse Practitioner Students:  Reducing Clinical Site Burden While Improving Student Confidence and Preparation for Precepted Rotations

Felicia Stewart, SNP, RNP-C, RN-BC
Crystal White, DNP, FNP-C, RN 

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College – Saint Mary of the Woods

Faculty-supervised clinical experiences and service-learning projects in the advanced health assessment course for family nurse practitioner students can reduce the burden on clinical sites and benefit all stakeholders of the program: students, preceptors, faculty, and the community at large.

5. Urology Extravaganza!  A Nurse-Led Educational Activity Aimed to Improve Urologic Practice 

Kayla Anderson, BSN, RN, CMSRN, OCN
Chanel Venable, MSN, RN, CMSRN

Anne Byers, RN

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital – Muncie  

An educational intervention, identified as the Urology Extravaganza, was created to increase nurses’ clinical competence and confidence in urologic post-surgical care to improve the quality and safety of patient care.


6. Integrating Wellness Activities into a Graduate Nursing Leadership Informatics Course

Jennifer Embree, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CCNS, FAAN
Jennifer Green, BSN, RN

Indiana University School of Nursing – Indianapolis  

This presentation aims to describe graduate nursing leadership student perception of a stress release course and its usability, functionality, and personal relevance to the student’s needs.  


7. An Examination of Diversity in Indiana’s Nursing Workforce

Sierra X. Vaughn, MPH

Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy – Indianapolis

Examine trends in education and training and other professional characteristics based on race and ethnicity reported by Indiana RNs during their license renewal period. 


8. Mentorship or Silo:  Which Will You Choose?

Catherine Miller, DNP, RN, CNE
Toni Morris, DNP, RN, CNE

Shannon Moore, DNP, RN

University of Indianapolis School of Nursing – Indianapolis  

To create an interactive, hands-on teaching strategy for foundational concepts integrated into a multi-level BSN student curriculum to enhance cultural understanding and an appreciation of vulnerable populations and to create an opportunity for mentorship between different levels of nursing students.

9. Maternal and Fetal Health…A Journey of One Public Health System  

Lee Ann Blue, MSN, RN
Donna Burks, MSN, RN

Wendy Munday, RN, BS
Lynn Denny, MSN, RN

Eskenazi Health –  Indianapolis  

Describe how a public safety net health system came together to study our care and outcomes by key demographics and to address how we could address improvements by working with our community and those we serve. 


10. Overdose Response Education and Take-Home Naloxone

Soumya Kurian, MSN, FNP-C
Susan Eley, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC

Indiana State University School of Nursing – Terre Haute

To implement evidence-based harm reduction interventions like opioid overdose response education and naloxone distribution to combat overdose crisis through educating opioid-dependent individuals on overdose recognition, rescue activities using naloxone, and provision of Narcan kits. 


11. Using Simulation to Complete a Baccalaureate Nursing Practice Capstone

Chassity Mays, BSN, RN, CHSOS-A, CHSE
Julie Poore, DNP, RN, ANEF, CHSE-A

Indiana University Health Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall  – Indianapolis  

This session will describe an innovative teaching method involving simulation to complete a Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone Course for a Midwest nursing school.

12. Chlorhexidine Versus Iodine for Vaginal Preparation 

Denise Shoemaker, MSN, RN, RNC-OB
Jerrica McGinnis, BSN, RN

Rachel Stangland, MSN, RN, CNOR

Schneck Medical Center – Seymour  

This project represents the development of a change in practice regarding the vaginal prepping of patients for hysterectomies in the operating room at one rural acute care hospital.


13. Get in Rhythm and Find the Beat:  Alteplase Administration for Suspected Pulmonary Embolism During Cardiac Arrest Rapid Improvement Event

Betsy Vance, MSN, RN, CEN, RN-BC
Todd A Walroth, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM

Eskenazi Health – Indianapolis

An interprofessional approach to identify opportunities to improve practices and workflow processes with alteplase administration for patients in cardiac arrest from a suspected pulmonary embolism. The purpose is to elevate patient safety and provide education and tools to assist clinical practice delivery.  


14. The Nurse Practitioner:  Addressing Stuttering Priapism in Individuals with Sickle Cell Anemia

Shelia Y. Abebe, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Elizabeth A. Goldsby, PhD, RN
Kalyn Renbarger, PhD, RN

Ball State University School of Nursing – Muncie 

The purpose is to allow increased awareness. Stuttering priapism is poorly understood, and more attention is necessary to comprehend the physiological and psychological effects of this condition. Nurse practitioners must be well-poised to identify, manage, and educate individuals and families.

15.  Evaluation Methods for Student Learning:  Implications for a System Approach to Faculty Development 

Carol Shieh, DNPc, MPH, RNC-OB, FAAN
Julie LaMothe, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE

Indiana University School of Nursing – Indianapolis

The purposes of this project were to identify how student learning was evaluated in required courses in a baccalaureate nursing (BSN) program and to propose faculty development opportunities to enhance faculty teaching.


16. A Statewide Descriptive Study of Resiliency and Health in Nursing:  One Hospital’s Perspective

Jennifer L. Embree, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CCNS, FAAN
Crissy Lough, DNP, RN, LSSBB
Kara Howery, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN

Eskenazi Health – Indianapolis

This presentation intends to describe a descriptive study of practicing nurses’ perceptions of their health status and resiliency skills at one healthcare facility in Indiana.


17. An Education Call to Arms:  Preparing the Informatics Nurse Specialist (INS) to meet Edicts for the Future

Marcia Bergfled, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

Chamberlain University College of Nursing – Indianapolis

Compare/contrast new professional guidelines and practice standards for inclusion within graduate-level nursing informatics curricula. Exploration of curricular content, practicum experiences and multi-modal teaching strategies within one graduate nursing informatics program serves as an exemplar.

18. Does a Standardized Diabetic Toolkit at Discharge Help Reduce Hospital Readmissions Caused by Diabetes?  

Emily Hurst, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, DNPc
Jill Moore, PhD, RN

Terrance Anguh, MD

Indiana State University School of Nursing – Terre Haute

The purpose of the project is to identify gaps in discharge planning and develop interventions to correct these gaps resulting in the reduction or prevention of 30-day hospital readmissions for patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM).


19. Access to COVID Monoclonal Antibodies for High-Risk Patients in a Safety-Net Health System

Betsy Vance, MSN, RN, CEN, RN-BC
Todd A. Walroth, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM, LSSBB
Megan Cheatham, PharmD, BCIDP

Eskenazi Health – Indianapolis

Published data have shown the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted people of racial and ethnic minorities. The most vulnerable and at-risk patients could not access proven and effective treatments. Processes were developed to bring mAb treatment within the health system.


20. Gun Violence Prevention:  A Crucial Conversation

Sarah Holmes, MSN, RN
Meg Moorman, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC

Indiana University School of Nursing – Indianapolis

Inform Indiana University nursing faculty/staff about gun violence (GV) in the U.S., provide a safe space for dialogue, and discuss actions regarding 1) what to do if they perceive a threat, 2) what to do as a nurse educator, and 3) what to do as a concerned citizen.

21. Mindfulness Strategies to Decrease Stress and Improve Sleep Among Graduate Nursing Students  

Tricia Pierce, DHSc, ASCM
Crystal White, DNP, FNP-C, RN, RN

Felicia Stewart, DNP, RNP-C, RN-BC

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Department of Nursing- Saint Mary of The Woods

This initiative would examine the effects of a mindfulness meditation app on the perceived stress and sleep efficacy of graduate nursing students. Students and professionals learn to incorporate self-care techniques to improve sleep and decrease stress.


22. Interprofessional Mass-Casualty Simulation Exercise for Undergraduate Nursing Students, School of Engineering, and University Police:  Applying the SMART Triage Algorithm to a Campus Mass Casualty Event with Stop the Bleed Training

Toni Morris, DNP, RN
Cathy Miller, DNP, RN, CNE

University of Indianapolis School of Nursing – Indianapolis

The purpose of this exercise was to design and implement an interactive, hands-on, engaging interprofessional mass casualty simulation with the intent to address the deficit of interprofessional collaboration and disaster content in undergraduate nursing education.


23.  Engaging in Wellness Activities in a Safety-Net Health Care System During a Pandemic

Jennifer Embree, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CCNS, FAAN
Megan Bernard, MS, CHES, CPT
Lindsay Dirlam, MS, RDN, LD
Jeffery Noyed, MS

Eskenazi Health – Indianapolis

This presentation intends to describe the benefits of personal engagement in virtual wellness activities.

24. Facilitators and Barriers to Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators (PECC) in the Emergency Departments  

Natasha Thompson, DNP, APRN, FNP-Ct, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Elizabeth Weinstein, MD

Indiana University School of Nursing – Terre Haute

This study aims to identify enablers and barriers to the appointment and retention of a PECC in the emergency department through interviews with the state (Indiana) and national experts. 

25. Health Literacy in the Treatment of Substance Abuse

Carolyn Langlie-Lesnik, RN, MSN, CNS

Indiana State University – Terre Haute 

This presentation intends to provide health literacy education to parents in treatment for substance abuse.


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