Recent School of Nursing Faculty Publications

Summer 2020 - Fall 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.

Brar, P. S., Sass, L., & Kalarchian, M. A. (2021). Advancing research on delusions: Fostering dialogue between cognitive and phenomenological researchers. Schizophrenia Research, 233, 62-63.

A letter to the editor addresses research suggesting that thinking styles are key to understanding the etiology of and advancing personalized treatments for schizophrenia.

Burke, C., Jakub, K., & Kellar, I. (2021). Adherence to the central line bundle in intensive care: An integrative review. American Journal of Infection Control, 49(7), 937-956.

This integrative review suggests that research is needed on each item in the central line bundle in order to fully understand and improve adherence.

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. (2021). Successful transition to practice: A guide for the new nurse practitioner. McGraw Hill.

This new book is intended to help individuals transition from the role of a student into the role of an employed nurse practitioner.

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.

Donley, R., & Brooks, J. (2021). Homelessness in America. Health and Human Experience, VII(2), 80-93.

This article describes the economic, social, and health consequences of being homeless in
America. America, challenging the contemporary approach to addressing homelessness and proposes a comprehensive agenda to end homelessness.

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.

Inocian, E. P., Cruz, J. P., Saeed Alshehry, A., Alshamlani, Y., Ignacio, E. H., & Tumala, R. B. Professional quality of life and caring behaviours among clinical nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Epub ahead of print 6 Jul 2021, Journal of Clinical Nursing. 10.1111/jocn.15937

This study examined the relationship of professional quality of life and caring behavior among nurses amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia, including examination of sociodemographic factors.

Inocian, E., Felicilda-Reynaldo R. F., Dillon, D., & Ignacio, E. (2021). Using Beers Criteria to avoid inappropriate prescribing for older adults. MEDSURG Nursing, 30(2), 113-117.

The American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria® --updated in 2019 to including definitions and explanations--can be used by nurses to avoid potentially inappropriate prescribing among older patients in various healthcare settings.

Inocian, E. P., Nolfi, D. A., Felicilda-Reynaldo, R., Bodrick, M. M., Aldohayan, A., & Kalarchian, M. A. (2021). Bariatric surgery in the Middle East and North Africa: Narrative review with focus on culture-specific considerations. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. S1550-7289(21)00312-9.

This narrative review of research on bariatric surgery in the Middle East and North Africa highlights cultural and contextual aspects relevant to the care of bariatric patients who undergo surgery in this geographic region.

Ivezaj, V., Carr, M. M., Brode, C., Devlin, M., Heinberg, L. J., Kalarchian, M. A., Sysko, R., Williams-Kerver, G., & Mitchell, J. E. (2021). Disordered eating following bariatric surgery: A review of measurement and conceptual considerations. Surgery for Obesity and Related Disease, 17(8), 1510-1520.

This review synthesizes the literature on problematic or disordered eating among bariatric surgery patients, including a review of measurement and conceptual considerations related to the use of current assessment tools.

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.

Kallmerten, P. S., Chia, L. R., Jakub, K., & Turk, M. T. Patient portal use by adults with heart failure: An integrative review. Epub ahead of print, 29 Mar 2021, Computers, Informatics, Nursing.

This integrative review uses the Health Information Technology Acceptance Model synthesize what is known about patient portal use by adults with heart failure to identify factors that can lead to acceptance of the technology and enhanced self-management.

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.

Leslie, J. L., Odar Stough, C., Lee, S. Y., Mitchell, M. J., & Kalarchian, M. (2021). Healthy measures: Feasibility study of a moderate carbohydrate weight management intervention. Epub ahead of print 16 Jun 2021, Public Health Nursing. 10.1111/phn.12937.

This study assessed the feasibility of Healthy Measures, a moderate carbohydrate nutrition education and behavioral intervention, providing evidence of feasibility and preliminary efficacy for preventing weight gain.

Lockhart, J.S. (2021). The good, bad, and ugly of climate change: A timely opportunity for nursing professional development practitioners. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 52(10), 447-448

Nursing professional development practitioners play an integral role in preparing nurses to engage in addressing climate change and environmental health issues. As we learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, our nursing workforce includes strong leaders dedicated to supporting the health of our nation and our world. Our challenge is to turn the bad and the ugly into something good for the future of the profession, the public, and the environment.

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.

McNiss, C., Kalarchian, M., & Laurent, J. (2021). Factors associated with childhood sexual abuse and adolescent pregnancy. Child Abuse & Neglect, 120, 105183.

This integrative review explores factors that are associated with childhood sexual abuse and pregnancy among adolescents.

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.

Potvin, N., Hicks, M., & Kronk, R. Music therapy and nursing cotreatment in integrative hospice and palliative care. Epub ahead of print 24 Feb. 2021, Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing.

This article introduces processes of referral, assessment, and treatment that nurses and music therapists may engage in to address family support, spirituality, bereavement, and telehealth, including clinical vignettes.

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.

Schreiber J. B. (2021). Issues and recommendations for exploratory factor analysis and principal component analysis. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 17(5), 1004-1011.

This commentary provides a brief mathematical review of exploratory factor analysis, the common factor model, and principal components analysis--including a helpful check list for researchers and reviewers.

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.

Smith-East, M., & Starks, S. (2021). COVID-19 and mental health care delivery: A digital divide exists for youth with inadequate access to the internet. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 60(7), 798-800.

As telehealth becomes more prominent during the COVID-19 pandemic, the article explores mental health care service delivery disparities linked to inadequate devices, internet quality, and access for youth.

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.

Spigelmyer, P. C., Hupcey, J., & Kitko, L. (2021). A Concept Analysis of Resistiveness to Care. Clinical nursing research, 30(1), 50-58.

A principle-based concept analysis is presented for resistiveness to care based on 40 relevant articles form the literature.

Spigelmyer, P. C., Winberg, A., & Heyd, M. (2021). Educating post-partum women: Interventions to improve engagement. Epub ahead of print 22 May 2021, Clinical Nursing Research.

This study investigates the feasibility and effects of prompting by staff nurses on women's education engagement during the postpartum period.

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.Steers, M. N., Macia, K. S., Young, C. M., Neighbors, C., & Pedersen, E. R. (2021). Self in the service: Self-identification moderates the association between perceived drinking norms and own drinking among veterans. Substance Use & Misuse, 56(10), 1428-1438.

This study examines the influence of self-identification with other Veterans and with civilians as moderators of the association between perceived norms and drinking behavior.

Steers, M. N., Macia, K. S., Young, C. M., Neighbors, C., & Pedersen, E. R. (2021). Self in the service: Self-identification moderates the association between perceived drinking norms and own drinking among veterans. Substance Use & Misuse, 56(10), 1428-1438.

This study examines the influence of self-identification with other Veterans and with civilians as moderators of the association between perceived norms and drinking behavior.

Steers, M.-L. N., Ward, R. M., Neighbors, C., Tanygin, A. B., Guo, Y., & Teas, E. (2021). Double vision on social media: How self-generated alcohol-related content posts moderate the link between viewing others' posts and drinking. Journal of Health Communication, 1-7.

Results from this two-site cross-sectional study suggest that viewing others' posts appeared to exert an influence on drinking, particularly for students who did not post as many self-generated alcohol-related posts.

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.

Stokes, F., & Zoucha, R. (2021). Nurses' participation in limited resuscitation: Gray areas in end of life decision-making. Epub ahead of print 19 Apr 2021, AJOB Empirical Bioethics.

This study explores the process nurses follow when making decisions about participation in slow codes, defined as a limited resuscitation effort with no intended benefit of patient survival, with identification of 5 core categories.

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.

Wickwire, K. A., Valentine, J. L., Downing, N., Cochran, C. B., Drake, S., Sekula, L. K., & Jennings, S. Forensic nursing research: The basics explained. Epub ahead of print 23 Jun 2021. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000336.

To advance evidence based practice, this article provides step-by-step guidelines on research and quality improvement projects for forensic nurses in order to advance evidence-based practice.

Young, C. M., Steers, M-L., N., Shank, F., Aris, A., & Ryan, P. (2021). Shyness and susceptibility to social influence: Stronger concordance between norms and drinking among shy individuals. Addictive Behaviors, 119, 106922.

Investigating the idea that shyness may make individuals more susceptible to social norms and influences, this study documents that shy individuals who perceive that others drink more heavily also drink more themselves.

Yu, Y., Kalarchian, M. A., Ma, Q., & Groth, S. W. (2021). Eating patterns and unhealthy weight control behaviors are associated with loss-of-control eating following bariatric surgery. Epub ahead of print 21 Jan 2021, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.

This secondary data analysis found meal patterns and unhealthy weight control behaviors may be important intervention targets for addressing loss of control over eating after bariatric surgery.

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.