At the Forefront of Healthcare & Education Meg Tokars (?) | Jan 18, 2018 Chamberlain University is focused on academic excellence that is driven by our academic leadership and our esteemed and accomplished faculty. Many of our faculty continue to expand their educational footprint by conducting studies, holding positions on advisory boards, publishing books or writing journal articles. To better understand how our faculty contributes to healthcare scholarship and the continued transformation of nursing education, Chamberlain’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research conducted a survey in 2016 collecting information from all faculty and academic administration colleagues related to professional service, scholarly activities, professional development and other key achievements. We are thrilled with the caliber of scholarship efforts across the University, which further empowers our students to be successful in their studies and their chosen field. Championing the Nursing Profession Healthcare Professionals and the “Stress of Conscience” Muder Alkrisat, PhD, RN, CSHA, CSSBB, PIA, HACP, CPHQ Associate Professor Chamberlain University, College of Nursing Dr. Alkrisat collaborated on a study focusing on how workers in healthcare systems are predisposed to work-related stress based on moral factors. Such experiences have been described as stress of conscience because they give rise to a troubled conscience. Empirical studies indicate that healthcare employees, including nurses, sometimes refer to stress of conscience when faced with ethically difficult situations related to patient care. Alkrisat, M. & Alatrash, M. (2016). Stress of conscience: concept clarification. Online Journal of Health Ethics, 12(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.18785/ojhe.1201.02. “Show Me Your Stethoscope” Ellen Poole, PhD, RN, CPAN, CNE Professor Chamberlain University, College of Nursing – Phoenix Campus Like many nurses after the 2016 Miss America pageant, Dr. Poole became passionate about sharing the value of her profession. She authored an editorial describing the social media response to the pageant’s runner-up, Kelly Johnson, RN, who used nursing as her pageant talent. Johnson’s move received a worldwide response which continues today through the “Show Me Your Stethoscope” Facebook group, where nurses and other medical personnel share personal experiences and pictures of their impact on healthcare. Poole, E.L. (2016). “Show me your stethoscope”–social media response. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 31(3): 282-284. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jopan.2016.03.001. Confronting Gender Barriers for Male Nursing Students Chad O’Lynn, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF Director of Evaluation and Innovation Chamberlain University, College of Nursing Dr. O’Lynn is known internationally for his research on gender barriers for male nursing students and published an article focused on male registered nurses in Turkey. Prior to 2007, men were forbidden from being registered nurses in Turkey. This situation changed overnight when the government ordered nursing schools to begin admitting men. This sudden change did not allow for a smooth transition. Since Turkey has a culture and social structure that is much more patriarchal than many Western countries, the sudden change presented many challenges and opportunities. Arslan, I., Kulakac, O., & O’Lynn, C. (2015). Faculty experiences with rapid integration of male nursing students within a patriarchal societal context. Nurse Education Today, 35(11): 1075-1079. "Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!" David Woodruff, PhD, RN-BC, CNS, CNE, FNAP Faculty Development Specialist Chamberlain University, College of Nursing Combining his experience in both critical care nursing and nursing education, Dr. Woodruff edited the 4th edition of Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy. “I once had a professor tell me that if you really understand a concept, you can explain it to a child,” said Dr. Woodruff, a faculty development specialist at Chamberlain. “That level of understanding takes simple yet complete education to achieve. This book strives to achieve that outcome.” Woodruff, D. (2016). Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! D. Woodruff (Ed.), Wolters Kluwer. ISBN-13: 9781496306937, ISBN-10: 1496306937. Ethical Decision Making In Case Management David Zaworski, MSN, RN Assistant Professor Chamberlain University, College of Nursing To strengthen continuing education for case managers in the nursing field, David Zaworksi, contributed to an article that considers the background of ethical decision making in case management, takes a look into the ethical dilemmas that surround case managers and analyzes the tools available to assist in identifying, clarifying and resolving ethical issues as they arise. Care for self and others is shown through addressing these issues in a manner that takes the perspective of the patient/client into consideration while also respecting the needs and beliefs of the overall team. Dailey, E., Hopkins, M., & Zaworski, D. (2016). Ethical dilemmas in case management. Care Management, 22(1): 15-19. Advancing Education & Promoting Healthy Communities Treating Nicotine Dependence Elizabeth Fildes, EdD, RN, CNE, CARN-AP, PHNA-BC, FIAAN Professor – Graduate Programs Chamberlain University, College of Nursing Tobacco use remains the single-most preventable cause of death and disability in the United States and the world. Dr. Fildes has been advocating for access to treatment for tobacco users for decades. Seventeen years ago, she started the Nevada State Quitline, a free phone-based service available to Nevada residents 13 years and older. A journal publication came from one of her team’s efforts to tailor treatment to nicotine-dependent clients’ needs. Fildes, E. E., Kapella-Mshigeni, S., & Campbell-Heider, N. (2015). Outcomes of a one-time telephone intervention for smoking cessation in adults. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 26(4): 184-190. Diabetes Prevention in Latina & African-American Populations Luba Ivanov, PhD, RN, FAAN Professor – Master of Public Health Chamberlain University, College of Health Professions Dr. Ivanov previously worked with immigrant populations and their disease prevention behaviors. She was asked to research minority women, specifically the Latina and African-American populations, and diabetes prevention. Dr. Ivanov’s co-authored article opens doors for the development of diabetes prevention and education programs. Ivanov, L.L., Wallace, D., Hernandez, C., & Hyde, Y. (2015). Diabetes risk and health. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 32(1): 1223-1228. Translating Traditional Classroom Best Practices to the Online Environment Jill Price, PhD, MSN, RN Director of Nursing Graduate Programs Joyce Whitlatch, EdD, MSN, RN Associate Professor Cecilia Jane Maier, MS, RN, CNE Assistant Professor Melissa Burdi, DNP, MSN, MS, RN Director of Post-licensure & Graduate Program Operations Chamberlain University, College of Nursing How do best practices in the traditional classroom setting translate to the online learning environment? A group of faculty and administrators in our post-licensure programs created a workshop for RN to BSN degree completion faculty using the seven best practices championed byeducation professor and researcher Ken Bain in his book What the Best College Teachers Do (2004). In their follow-up study, they explored the effectiveness of the workshop by interviewing both faculty whounderwent the training and students who were taught by the trained faculty. Price, J., Whitlatch, J., Maier, J., Burdi, M. & Peacock, J. (2016). Improving online teaching by using established best classroom teaching practices. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 47(5): 222-227. Online Versus Face-to-Face Courses Julie McAfooes, MS, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAAN Curriculum Technology Manager Chamberlain University, College of Nursing In her textbook chapter on online learning communities, Julie McAfooes begins by asking if a tipping point has been reached, where the question is not should a course be offered online, but why should it be offered face-to-face, given the many advantages of online learning. Topics covered in the chapter include learning management systems, institutional planning, the faculty role, course design, content ownership and evaluating and grading learning outcomes. McAfooes, J. A. (2016). Teaching and learning in online learning communities. In D. M. Billings & J. A. Halstead (Eds.), Teaching in nursing: A guide for faculty (5th ed.), (pp. 357-384). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. Faculty Participation, Student Satisfaction & Perceived Learning Jill Price, PhD, MSN, RN Director of Nursing – Graduate Programs Cara Wallace, PhD, RN Associate Professor – DNP program Chamberlain University, College of Nursing Dr. Price and Dr. Wallace contributed to a study that examined the relationships between faculty participation in online discussions with student satisfaction and perceived learning in online RN to BSN and MSN courses. The results of the study indicated that increased faculty posts correlated with a higher satisfaction level of perceived learning by graduate (MSN) students. In the RN to BSN population examined, there was a tipping point in which students started not to perceive a higher level of discussion posts from the faculty as learning. Claywell, L., Wallace, C., Price, J., Reneau, M. & Carlson, (2016). Influence of nursing faculty discussion presence on online student learning and satisfaction. Nurse Educator, 41(4): 175-179. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000252. Advocating for Patients & Improving Outcomes Gaps In Informatics Curricula Carolyn Sipes, PhD, CNS, APN, PMP, RN-BC, FAAN Associate Professor – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Program Kathy Hunter, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, FAAN Dean, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Program Dee McGonigle, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF Virtual Learning Environment Manager Toni Hebda, PhD, MNEd, RN, RN-BC, MSIS, CNE Professor - Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Program Taryn Hill, PhD, MSN, RN Dean if Academic Affairs - Columbus Campus Chamberlain University, College of Nursing A group of Chamberlain nursing informatics specialists authored a report about the process that led to a method for assessing perioperative and operating room nurses’ competencies in informatics. In the text, they also identified gaps in curricula that faculty could address to help improve nurses’ understanding of informatics. Sipes, C., Hunter, K., McGonigle, D., Hebda, T., Hill, T., & Lamblin, J. (2016). Competency skills assessment: successes and areas for improvement identified during collaboration between informaticists and a national organization. Nursing Informatics 2016, In W. Sermeus, et al. (Eds), Nursing Informatics 2016: eHealth for All: Every Level Collaboration – From Project to Realization; Studies in Health Technology and Informatics Series, Vol. 225: 43-47. IMIA and IOS Press: http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-658-3-43. Enhancing Nurse & Patient Communication Suzanne Crouch, EdD, MSN, ARNP, RN-BC, CNE Faculty Development Specialist Chamberlain University, College of Nursing Dr. Crouch partnered with the chief nursing officer of three medical centers to conduct and publish a study focused on how direct access to the chief nursing officer can impact the patient care experience. The findings of the study viewed the hospital world through the lens of patients' eyes and shared many implications for nursing practice, including enhanced communication among nurses and patients, increased patient satisfaction with their healthcare experience and improved staff satisfaction in the acute care environment. Crouch, S.J. & Ripper, K. (2016). Empowering patients with a hotline to the chief nursing officer. American Journal of Health Sciences, 7(1): 23-30. Medical Errors & Patient Safety Gaps in New Graduate Clinical Practice Readiness Julie Siemers, DNP, MSN, RN Dean of Academic Affairs Chamberlain University, College of Nursing – Las Vegas Campus Inspired by her MSN and DNP project, Dr. Siemers, contributed to an article addressing the increasing concern for patient safety as medical errors continue to occur in egregious numbers. Nursing education has been tasked with preparing students to safely practice, but evidence demonstrates gaps in clinical practice readiness in new graduates. Chung, C. & Siemers, J., (2016). Promoting safety in prelicensure education. Nevada State Board of Nursing News, June, 2016. At http://epubs.nsla.nv.gov/statepubs/epubs/620964-2016-6.pdf. Advocating for Women’s Health Issues Patricia Martin, DNP, MSN, RN President – Tinley Park Campus Chamberlain University, College of Nursing Dr. Martin co-authored an article on nursing for women with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. The study arose from Dr. Martin’s interest in women’s health issues, with a focus on syndromes which have received little attention in nursing literature and have not been focused on as widely in the medical community. Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome is a chronic condition affecting approximately 3.3 million women in the United States. MacMullen, N., Dulski, L., Martin, P., & Blobaum, P. (2016). Nursing Care of Women with Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome. Nursing for Woman's Health, April/May 2016, 20(2), 168-180. Chamberlain faculty who participated in the Chamberlain office of institutional effectiveness 2016 survey, also participated in the following scholarly activities: Performed professional practice or service hours Participated in volunteer hours Participated in community service beyond practice as a nurse Became certified in advanced practice or specialty Belong to one or more professional nursing organizations Submitted scholarly works for publication consideration Participated in editorial work including reviews of scholarly papers for refereed journals Published one or more book reviews Participated in research proposal reviews Served on one or more advisory boards Served on one or more boards of directors/trustees Served on one or more Chamberlain committees and task force groups Conducted research or quality improvement studies Participated in continuing education activities Earned additional degrees Are currently enrolled in a doctoral program Are currently enrolled in post-master’s certificate programs Earned honors, awards or other recognitions Visit chamberlain.edu/academicscholarship to view the full 2016 Faculty Survey.