2023 Indiana Nursing Summit: Poster Presentations

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.  A Quantitative Assessment of African American Infant Mortality Utilizing Community Based Education

Shelia Y. Abebe, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Kalyn Renbarger, PhD, RN
Jean Marie S. Place, PhD

Ball State University School of Nursing – Muncie 

The purpose is to increase education and awareness of African-American Infant Mortality (AAIM) through four community-based education modules. Infant mortality is poorly understood. Individuals and communities are not aware of the contributing factors or resources that are available to reduce the risk of infant mortality.

2. Nurse Led Inpatient Behavioral Healthcare Improvements

Brian Arwood, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, CNE, PMH-BC        

Indiana University School of Nursing-Kokomo

To understand the financial benefits and potential for improved patient outcomes utilizing registered nurses and nurse practitioners to the full scope of their licensure and certification to meet the needs of the behavioral health patient population in Indiana.

3. Educating Nurses on a Customized EBP Model:  Application and Implementation 

Lois Welden, DNP, RN, CNS

Deaconess Health System -Evansville

To develop an EBP model that nurses could relate to and prompt remembrance of the basic steps of EBP in order to apply and implement EBP changes.

4. Partner-Centered Design:  A New Framework for Advancing Academic-Practice Partnerships

Rebecca Bartlett Ellis, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
Jen Remick, MSN, RN

Megan Siehl, MPA 

Indiana University School of Nursing – Indianapolis

Partner-centered builds on user-centered design principles to promote collaboration and shared decision-making between academic and practice partners, resulting in co-designed solutions that meet the needs of both parties driving innovation in practice and education.

5. Recovering Lost Treasures:  Knowledge Retrieval Techniques for Students 

Susan Draine, EdD, MSN-CNS, MBA, RN, CNE
Patricia Kershaw, DNP, RN

Indiana Wesleyan University- Marion  

Design approaches for the learner to retrieve misunderstood or unlearned concepts.


6. Safe Staffing from the Perspective of Indiana Nurses

Jennifer Embree, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CCNS, FAAN
Karen Kerley, BSN, RN
Katherine Feley, DNP, MS, RN
Jean Ross, RN
Blayne Miley, JD

Indiana State Nurses Association
Indiana University School of Nursing – Indianapolis  

Minimal literature exists on nurses’ views of staffing. Identifying appropriate staffing by asking for the voice of the nurse is important in identifying solutions for Indiana nurse staffing best practices. The purpose of this presentation is to highlight Indiana nurses’ perception of safe staffing. 

7. The Role of Nurses in Preventing Maternal Deaths Among Women Who Use Substances and Live in Indiana

Kalyn Renbarger, PhD, RN
Greta Slater, PhD, LCSW
Barbara Phelps, MS, RN

Ball State University School of Nursing – Muncie

The purpose of this study was to provide narratives of maternal mortality from women with substance use disorders (SUD) living in Indiana. These narratives can inform the development of strategies to reduce maternal mortality in women with SUD. 

8. Interprofessional Addictions Escape Room with Athletic Training and Nursing Students

Jane Toon, DNP, RN
Jennifer Carmack, DNP, MSN, RN

Jessica Jochum, PhD, MPH, BA
Elizabeth Moore, PhD

University of Indianapolis School of Nursing – Indianapolis  

The purpose of this study was to determine if participation in an interprofessional escape room learning activity would improve student knowledge of addiction and have an impact on student attitudes toward interprofessional teams and the team approach to care.

9. Medication Preparation Using a Hands-On Approach to Dosage Calculation Combined with Skills Review  

Marian Gilhooly, MSN, RN, RN-BC, CNE
Tiffanie Nabinger, DNP, MSN, RN

Indiana University School of Nursing – Indianapolis   

Testing dosage competency while simulating medication preparation can improve the safety of calculation, preparation, and administration of medications, thereby reducing errors, while making dosage more realistic and valuable to students by presenting situations in which calculations are necessary.

10. Health Professions Exploration Camp Initiative

Leigh Swartzendruber, MSN, RN, CNE
Christy Douglas, OTD, MOT, OTR

Indiana University School of Nursing – Kokomo

Collaborating with North Central Indiana Area Health Education Center, IUK School of Nursing Allied Health Professions developed a week-long health professions exploration camp, introducing local 6th-8th graders to a variety of healthcare careers and provide guidance as they plan for high school.

11. Reimaging the Nursing Workforce Through Nursing Roundtable Discussions

Kimberly J. Harper, MS, RN, FAAN
Rebecca J. Bartlett Ellis, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
Cindy Adams, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, NEA-BC
Diane Hountz, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE

Indiana Center for Nursing
Indiana University School of Nursing
Ascencion St. Vincent  

The goal of the Indiana Nursing Roundtable discussions was to collectively create a common vision of the ideal future state of nursing in Indiana and produce tactical strategies toward achieving that ideal state of nursing in Indiana.   

12. Implementing a Scaffolded Clinical Structure to Improve Skill Acquisition, Achievement of Learning Outcomes, and Patient Care Experiences Among Fundamentals of Nursing Students 

Megan Stuffle, DNP, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC, CNE
Gina Herron,  DNP, RNC-OB, CNE

Indiana University School of Nursing – Indianapolis  

The purpose of this project is to use a scaffolded clinical structure to improve skill acquisition, achievement of learning outcomes, and exposure to patient care experiences for Fundamentals of Nursing students.

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