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6 Overcoming Barriers to a Nursing Education An exciting workforce diversity program creates an educational pipeline from middle school to the BSN for educationally and/or economically disadvantaged students

32 A Tribute to Dr. Barbara Given Honoring the College’s nationally recognized nursing researcher and pioneer in oncology nursing, as she steps down as Associate Dean for Research

36 Welcome Dr. Barbara Smith as the New Associate Dean for Research



With nearly 30 years of national funding, Dr. Smith is bringing a public health background to exercise physiology research

40 A Winning Trifecta of Three Scientific Perspectives The Colleges of Nursing, Engineering, and Communication Arts & Sciences collaborate to pursue innovative solutions to healthcare challenges

Table of Contents



Overcoming Barriers to a Nursing Education


Accelerating Transition from RN to BSN through a Concurrent Enrollment Program


Fostering a Global View of Nursing: Study Abroad in China


Launching a Dedicated Education Unit


Preparing Nurse Leaders in Practice and Education


Building Michigan’s Nursing Corps


Moving the Nursing Profession Forward

Advancing Nursing through Partnerships The increased complexity of healthcare, higher education, and the profession of nursing impacts our work as educators, researchers and practitioners; challenging us to think in innovative ways. We are faced with the need to conduct periodic environmental scans to assess the impact of global, national, state and local influences on our programs and aspirations. We are working towards a preferred future that will allow us to make significant contributions to improve our educational processes and to impact systems of care for individuals, families, and communities.


Honoring Dr. Barbara Given’s Leadership in Nursing Research


Welcoming Dr. Barbara Smith, the New Associate Dean for Research


Innovating through Collaboration: Trifecta


Funded Research and Grants


Faculty Publications


The New Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research


Honor Roll of Donors


People and Events

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The guidance provided by the IOM report on the Future of Nursing (2010) helps us frame our strategic initiatives and vision. The Michigan State University College of Nursing is contributing to progress in meeting the recommendations while succeeding in all areas of our mission. One of the major themes of this magazine is partnerships. Almost all of our initiatives have a component of partnering with the community, other institutions, and other disciplines.

The ability to work collaboratively is one of the essential skills for dealing with the complexity of systems and addressing the challenges of the IOM. You will read about our partnership with the Lansing Public Schools to promote workforce diversity, partnership with community colleges to promote seamless RN to BSN education, a partnership with Sparrow Hospital to establish a Dedicated Education Unit, partnership with our donors and friends who contributed to the completion of our new nursing building, a research partnership with the College of Communication Arts & Sciences and the College of Engineering called the “Trifecta.” In addition, almost all of our nurse researchers are conducting community based research in schools, homes, WIC clinics, and primary care clinics. This level of connectedness is a symbol of the vibrant engagement of the MSU College of Nursing with the complex systems that surround us. The administration, faculty, and staff are committed to assuring success and moving the College to the next level. It is a pleasure to share our story with you.

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“The College of Nursing at Michigan State University is an academic community where values of hard work and creative productivity are embedded in our culture and produce outcomes that strengthen the entire fabric of the organization. The newest outcomes we are proud to share include receiving 10 years of continuing accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the bachelor’s and master’s programs. We also reached a new landmark by achieving the rank of #20 in the list of schools of nursing receiving NIH funding in 2012.” Mary Mundt, PhD, RN, Dean




CREATING EDUCATION MSU College of Nursing partnerships address the many challenges that face nursing today. Our programs expand, diversify, and increase the educational level of the nursing workforce. We prepare current nurses, future nurses, and nursing faculty to become leaders in practice and education innovations to improve health outcomes here and abroad.




OVERCOMING OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO A NURSING EDUCATION The College of Nursing: Overcoming Educational Barriers Program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant #D19HP19031. The program was established to create an educational pipeline to nursing education.

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In the summer of 2010, the College of Nursing kicked off an exciting new program to expand access to nursing education for students who are educationally or economically disadvantaged. Working in partnership with the Lansing School District and a number of MSU and College support service offices, the College of Nursing designed the program to engage middle and high school students, build student interest in a nursing career, and then provide the financial and academic assistance to support them on the path to completion of the BSN and NCLEX-RN licensing exam. Student interest and participation, as well as partner and volunteer support, have exceeded expectations. Lively middle school career fairs attracted 432 students in the first two years. High school student participation in the Future Nurse Clubs, including the residential Summer Camp, has increased each year as have applications to the BSN early admit option. “As we near the end of the grant cycle this spring semester, we are excited and proud to welcome the program’s first student cohort to the nursing curriculum,” reports Dr. Viau.

Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020. Academic nurse leaders across all schools of nursing should work together to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree from 50 to 80 percent by 2020. These leaders should partner with education accrediting bodies, private and public funders, and employers to ensure funding, monitor progress, and increase the diversity of students to create a workforce prepared to meet the demands of diverse populations across the lifespan. The Institute of Medicine, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change Advancing Health, 2010

Overcoming Educational Barriers (OEB) CAREER FAIRS – MIDDLE SCHOOLS





Creating an Educational Pipeline


“Many students with the interest and ability to enter the nursing profession encounter a range of barriers to pursuing a BSN. The MSU College of Nursing Overcoming Educational Barriers Program, funded by a HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant, identified and addressed these barriers. They include: building awareness of nursing as a career, creating peer groups, setting college as a goal and preparing for it with the right courses and study skills, and working with the university’s and college’s many services to support them from admission through graduation. It is rewarding to see these students succeed and to participate on a team that encourages, guides, and mentors students on the pathway from middle school to graduation.” Terry Viau, PhD, Associate Dean for Student Services





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The presence of BSN undergraduate students encourages conversation and questions from middle schoolers, who tend to open up to those closer to their own age. The session ends with a treat (Spartan cookies, of course) and distribution of College of Nursing backpacks filled with nursing career information and a Summer Camp application.

nursing profession. Team members get creative with activities such as “Name that Bone” and “Nurse Bingo.” They also arrange for faculty to speak about nursing roles and leadership, and for presentations from the MSU Office of Admissions. Club recruitment videos are produced by students for students with the help of program staff. Social media such as Facebook have proven very effective in reaching out to more students.

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• Blood flow and rate measurement using a Doppler ultrasound • CPR/first-aid on an infant manikin • Blood pressure reading with a teaching stethoscope and blood pressure cuff • Nurse anesthesia demonstration • IVs and IV insertion demonstration using a manikin • A special hand washing station, which produces big reactions from the middle school participants

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Working in partnership with the Lansing School District, the pipeline begins by building interest in nursing through fairs which engage middle school students in dynamic hands-on activities. Students interact with College faculty, staff, and undergraduate BSN students in lively, experience-based learning activities, such as:

We are pleased with the continuum of support and activities that the Nursing Workforce Diversity staff members have provided to our students who are interested in a nursing career. We are also delighted that the program has resulted in Lansing School District graduates who are qualified to move directly into the nursing program at MSU.”

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heart saver training (completing certification). During the week, students interact with instructors, students, and manikins in simulation labs and tour local hospitals. Guest speakers share their stories about nursing study and work around the world. The first summer camp provided daily transportation to campus. In response to student feedback, a residential format was offered in the second year with support from the Marilyn L. Rothert Endowed Enrichment Fund. Students lived in a MSU residence hall and enjoyed campus events and College activities during evening hours.

Offering Disadvantaged Students “ACCESS” to the BSN

Six first ACCESS Cohort students admitted to the BSN program (3 not pictured).






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The ACCESS (Achieving Culturally Competent Education and Student Success) Program provides incoming MSU freshmen who qualify as disadvantaged and who identify pre-nursing as their major with financial and educational support. It begins with an alternative early admission application to the nursing major and continues through to completion of the BSN and preparation for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. The early admission process is competitive with ten to twelve seats available each year.


As I reflect on the two and a half years I have been a student here at MSU, I realize that life is truly about the choices we make. Participating in the ACCESS program has been one of the best decisions that I could have made in my life, as it has helped me in a tremendous way. From the beginning, I realized that I was given the opportunity to have a family away from home. My transition was smoother than I would have expected because of the tutoring resources, financial support, student peers, and personal advising. It was easier to adjust because of the accessibility to faculty mentors and the various resources that serve as a support system. This program truly helps students excel academically, financially, socially, and personally. With sincere empathy and the desire to care for others in need, I am poised to help make a difference in the healthcare profession. Thanks to the help of faculty, tutors, and my colleagues participating in the ACCESS program, I am taking the academic steps necessary to develop into that great nurse that I aspire to be. Tia Sharp, College of Nursing ACCESS student, Class of 2014


ACCESS PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT Attend biweekly networking/academic support enrichment sessions Attend tutoring sessions as referred Attend academic progress reviews each semester Meet and maintain College academic requirements Complete prerequisites in maximum of 5 semesters (fall/spring) Meet all other College of Nursing student standards


CURRENT WORKFORCE DIVERSITY TEAM Terry Viau, PhD, Associate Dean for Support Services, Program Director Kendra Elam, BSN, RN, Associate Program Director Rebecca Boni, BSN, RN, Graduate Assistant Mentor Melissa Hilton, BSN, RN, Graduate Assistant Mentor Robyn Jensen, BSN, RN, Graduate Assistant Mentor Ana Kelly, BSN, RN, Graduate Assistant Mentor Darryl Pettway, Administrative Assistant

Academic support begins the summer prior to the freshman year with encouragement to attend MAGIC (Maximizing Academic Growth in College), a MSU summer transition program for incoming freshmen. College staff members meet individually with students during summer academic orientation to develop an academic plan and class schedule that completes prerequisites in a timely manner. At the start of fall semester, all ACCESS students attend a luncheon at the College colloquium to meet the whole program team and each other. ACCESS students receive a $2,000 stipend, paid in eight monthly installments of $250 over the academic year, as long as they meet all participation agreement requirements. Stipend support is intended in part to relieve students from the pressure of working too many hours.

The expansion of opportunities for disadvantaged students, including underrepresented minority students, responds to the nursing shortage as well as to the need for a more diverse and representative workforce, as recommended by the Institute of Medicine. This, in turn, will improve access to culturally competent healthcare for our increasingly diverse population.

This program clearly demonstrates that educational support is key to overcoming barriers that prevent disadvantaged students from accessing nursing education and entering the profession. The three-year federal grant that funded the establishment of the program concludes this year. It is imperative that the College of Nursing raise endowment and expendable funds to sustain this worthy and effective program.

Academic support continues in the second year, but meeting topics shift focus to the nursing curriculum, clinical education, and nursing research. Encouragement to think toward graduate work is embedded from day one. Sessions with students currently enrolled in the nursing coursework offer participants a chance to ask questions and get advice from students just ahead of them in the pipeline, but closer to their own age and experience. Study sessions and general information regarding financial planning for nursing students are also provided.

We thank you. Our future nurses thank you.


Ensuring BSN Success with Retention Programs The pipeline leads into the nursing coursework, where students continue to receive support. As coursework becomes more demanding, meetings shift to a monthly format. Due to course content, tutoring needs are addressed solely by nursing graduate assistants. Study sessions and NCLEX-RN review sessions help prepare students for coursework and the licensing exam. Support is also available after graduation for those preparing for the NCLEX-RN.

SUSTAINING SUCCESS: Give Hope to Aspiring Nursing Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds


Once on campus, ACCESS students participate in a wide range of support activities. During the first year, biweekly networking/ academic support sessions emphasize connecting students with the campus resources they need to succeed, including sessions that promote the study and writing skills necessary for pre-nursing coursework. An “intrusive tutoring” approach closely monitors student progress. Those in need of help are required to take advantage of tutoring offered by program graduate assistants or other MSU support services.

Diversifying the Nursing Workforce

Give to the College Nursing Workforce Diversity Program (AH00241) using the remittance envelope included in the magazine.

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Guiding and Supporting Academic Success





Partnering with Lansing Community College and Macomb Community College

the BSN by identifying and working through educational barriers.

In collaboration with Lansing and Macomb Community Colleges, the MSU College of Nursing is enrolling students concurrently in both Associate and the BSN degree programs. The purpose of this program is to encourage students to pursue the BSN immediately upon completion of the associate degree.

Providing a Seamless Completion of the Nursing Major in a Timely Way

This program, the only one of its type in Michigan, reflects the hard work and high level of cooperation between nursing leaders, MSU’s central administration, admissions, financial aid, registrar, and their counterparts at LCC and Macomb. The primary aim of this strategic partnership is to facilitate students’ progression into

Nursing education is an ongoing process, and the first step towards professional leadership is earning the BSN. The IOM Future of Nursing report encourages nurses in leadership positions to be full partners in healthcare delivery. The BSN is key to promotion and graduate education, preparing nurses to play a vital role in planning quality healthcare for our citizens. This carefully crafted partnership aligns academic advisors and faculty at each institution to work together on advisement. The

program moves baccalaureate degree completion ahead by one semester by offering online asynchronous coursework that can begin before completion of the associate degree and facilitates precepted BSN clinical experience in the students’ home communities.

Welcoming First Students to MSU Nursing Courses in May 2013 Applications are currently being accepted and the first group of students has been recommended for admission to MSU. The College looks forward to developing similar relationships with other associate degree programs as this model evolves.

This agreement is an innovative option for Macomb Community College nursing students. The agreement illustrates our ongoing commitment to collaborating with high-quality educational partners, maximizing use of educational resources while increasing opportunities and benefits for our students. Charlene McPeak, PhD Dean of Health and Public Services Macomb Community College

Mary Mundt, PhD, RN Dean, MSU College of Nursing

This unique partnership between a community college and a Big Ten university is innovative in providing students a non-traditional pathway to advanced nursing education and will be a tremendous benefit as they pursue nursing careers.”

Margie Clark, MSN, RN, GNP-BC Dean of Health and Human Services Lansing Community College

IOM Recommendation 4 Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020.

2012 BUILDING MICHIGAN’S HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE AWARD The MSU College of Nursing, Lansing Community College and Macomb Community College were honored by the Michigan Health Council with a Building Michigan's Healthcare Workforce Award for this project. The award recognizes healthcare organizations and educators who design and implement creative approaches to address the state’s healthcare workforce needs and issues with an emphasis on collaboration, sustainability, and diversity.

Academic nurse leaders across all schools of nursing should work together to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree from 50 to 80 percent by 2020. These leaders should partner with education accrediting bodies, private and public funders, and employers to ensure funding, monitor progress, and increase the diversity of students to create a workforce prepared to meet the demands of diverse populations across the lifespan. The Institute of Medicine, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change Advancing Health, 2010


It was a pleasure to work with our colleagues at Macomb Community College and Lansing Community College to develop this innovative pathway to the baccalaureate degree. This agreement allows MSU, LCC, and Macomb to develop a nursing workforce that is adept at providing the highest quality care while addressing critical barriers in healthcare delivery. It highlights our shared commitment to advance nursing education and defines a clear pathway for students.”


“The Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report recommends that 80% of registered nurses have a BSN by 2020, yet fewer than 50% of Michigan’s nursing workforce have a BSN or higher. Of the RNs with associate degrees, about 25% go on to receive their baccalaureate degree. The concurrent enrollment program is a strategy to attain the IOM goal of an 80% BSN nursing workforce by focusing on this important segment of the nursing profession.” Teresa Wehrwein, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs



Connecting with International Peers The summer 2012 Study Abroad program to China is the latest in a series of educational exchanges occurring under the general agreement for academic cooperation between the MSU College of Nursing and Chongqing Medical University (CQMU). The three-week trip from May 28 to June 17, 2012 included three students and two faculty members.


It was a trip of a lifetime! Making connections with other countries when people are young is very beneficial for our school and our country. It was exciting to learn about alternative medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine, in light of rising healthcare costs here and in China. Being a foreigner there and dealing with a big language barrier was a new experience for me. I hope to translate that into patience and understanding in my work here with patients from other cultures. Interacting with the Chinese students offered multiple levels of social and academic knowledge. I keep up with my new Chinese friends online and hope to return there one day.�

Brittany Parzuchowski, College of Nursing Student, Class of 2013

This first Study Abroad to China (NUR491) set objectives to: • Identify the cultural, social, economic and political variables that influence health and healthcare in China • Discuss the strategies used to improve health in acute and community settings • Identify nursing roles and the evolving image and status of nurses • Describe quality of, access to, and costs/ payment for healthcare services

Immersing Students in Chinese Culture and Healthcare Classroom learning sessions focused on Chinese language, art, and culture, as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine. Students also toured a number of CQMU healthcare facilities including adult acute care hospitals, the children’s hospital, the new center for aging that includes independent to skilled capacity, and the dental hospital. It was at the Second Affiliate Hospital where students had the unique opportunity to observe individuals receiving acupuncture and traditional Chinese massage in the clinical setting, bringing the classroom lec-

tures and demonstrations to life. The group also visited laboratories filled with medicinal herbs and interacted with CQMU medical students involved in testing them and other biologic products for efficacy.

Experiencing Places, Building Relationships Arriving in Beijing, the students’ introduction to China took them to the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, and the Great Wall, among other famous sites. Once in Chongqing, cultural activities were interwoven with academics and included tours of the city known as “China’s Chicago.” Students experienced the historic and the new, visiting markets, the Great Hall of the People, and the 9th–13th century Dazu rock carvings. Students participated in hot pot dining and visits to Chinese families. The most important student interactions were often those less formal situations in which students shared their backgrounds, education, and plans. On two evenings, more than 20 CQMU students met with the MSU students in small groups in which they discussed how things are done in their respective countries, revealing similarities and respecting differences.

CHINA As part of the continuing educational exchange between MSU and the Chongqing Medical University, the next College of Nursing study abroad to China is planned for 2014, and will provide a new group of students from both countries the opportunity to gain a global perspective on the profession.

LONDON Now in its 4th decade, the Nursing in London study abroad program offered by Louise Selanders, EdD, RN, FAAN, nurse historian and Nightingale scholar, compares U.K. and U.S. nursing education, practice, and healthcare policy with emphasis on nursing’s historical development.

AFRICA Faculty member Patricia Peek, DNP, RN, PNP-BC, is a member of the MSU Tanzania interdisciplinary project. She is adding her expertise in community based healthcare and children’s health assessment to define healthcare needs and viable solutions in two communities. The College’s new Associate Dean for Research Barbara Smith, PhD, RN, FACSM, FAAN, is in conversation with colleagues at MSU and in Africa to continue her research efforts and develop nursing workforce capacity in Malawi.


Comparing and Contrasting Healthcare Systems


“Study abroad broadens student perceptions of nursing as a global phenomenon. The study and experience of healthcare and nursing practices on trips such as the recent one to China emphasize questions of diversity and culture, highlight cultural interventions useful in nursing practice, and underscore the importance of collaboration in nursing practice.” Teresa Wehrwein, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs





Partnering with a Community-Based Hospital

The MSU College of Nursing-Sparrow Health System Designated Educational Unit marks another milestone in the academic practice partnership between these two organizations. Over the past two years nursing leaders from both the College and Sparrow have collaborated to design an enhanced learning environment for students and staff that will also support the highest level of patient outcomes.

In fall 2012, the pilot Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) offered undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a clinical learning experience with individualized mentorship. The pilot participants were Accelerated Second Degree BSN program students who were assigned to 4 Foster, a cardiovascular stepdown unit, for their second semester NUR 360 Acute Care of Adults/Medical Surgical Nursing course. Eight students were partnered with clinical mentors for full shift experiences with the support of MSU instructor Peggy Campbell, MSN, RN. Each mentor is a baccalaureate prepared nurse with special training for this role. The students were immersed into the real life experience of working as a nurse and benefited from consistent professional role modeling.

My experience being part of the DEU and having the one-to-one student to nurse ratio gave me ample opportunities daily to become not only proficient but confident in fundamental clinical nursing skills such as medication administration, assessment, documentation, and IV therapy.” Matthew Bruno Accelerated Second Degree BSN Student Class of 2013


A formal alliance between Michigan State University’s three human health colleges and Sparrow Health System was formalized in 2009, by outlining a comprehensive strategy to significantly improve mid-Michigan’s healthcare. The affiliation agreement led the way for mutual commitments to expand current partnerships in academic, research, and clinical programs.


“This innovative program in clinical education is an academic and practice partnership model that provides a collaborative approach to the education of undergraduate nursing students. It promotes educational and practice innovations, enhances clinical learning, develops research and evidence based practice, and enriches professional nursing development.” Martha Scheckel, PhD, RN, Director of Undergraduate Programs


Promoting Educational and Practice Innovations in Clinical Education

It was a great opportunity last semester to build a relationship with the students each week, which allowed us to see how far they’d come. They helped us think about why we do what we do. We were able to direct them to see admissions, discharges, rapid responses, and all kinds of learning opportunities. We could also then talk through the critical thinking process about why we did what we did. As a nurse, it helps me keep improving my own practice when someone is asking ‘why’ and ‘how’.” Chelsea Jones, BSN, RN, PCCN CON BSN ’10 Clinical Mentor at Sparrow Health Systems

The integration of didactic content into the psychomotor and affective behaviors that are the process of planning and providing nursing care is the real goal of clinical education. Working with highly competent clinical mentors allows students to see and model professional nursing behaviors in an intense way and integrate practice with education. On this cardiovascular stepdown unit dedicated to the College of Nursing partnership, faculty work closely with the nurse manager and nurse mentors as they provide clinical learning opportunities and guidance to the students. Faculty members continue to provide educational experiences for the students, but take on the additional role as coach for mentors as they develop their teaching skills.



An important innovation to this DEU model is the focus on transitions in care. Students complete a home care visit of a patient to observe progress, care effectiveness, and patient adaptation to illness post hospitalization. This provides an increased opportunity to understand the full spectrum of the illness as students observe patient and family progress across the continuum of care. Long term, there are projected positive outcomes for the students in terms of enhanced clinical learning, for unit staff in terms of enriched professional practice, and for patients in terms of improved patient care. The model also offers the potential for graduate level research and evidence based practice.

DEU Administration Team from Sparrow and the College of Nursing Back row: Kathleen Kessler, Martha Scheckel, Melissa Rivera, Emily Wilson, Peggy Campbell, Rhonda Moore, Janice Hodges Front row: Carol Dwyer, Elizabeth Henry, Mary Mundt, Teresa Wehrwein Missing from photo: Kara Carreri, Debra Covert, Della Hughes, Carol Vermeesch, Janine Whitmire, Jean Martin

Paired with a clinical nurse mentor for the semester, we were assigned patient cases that built in complexity over time, and allowed us to use evolving skills and knowledge to assess patient needs to deliver and plan appropriate care that is safe for both the patient and the student. At every opportunity students could ask questions, explore patient cases, and apply critical thinking in real life situations.” Holly Steward Accelerated Second Degree BSN Student Class of 2013


Martha Scheckel, PhD, RN Director of Undergraduate Programs


By having these students learn side by side with a clinical mentor, we create an environment that elevates the practice of the mentor and the student, with a strong emphasis on improving the clinical outcomes for patients.”

Second DEU Student Cohort and Clinical Mentors, spring 2013




PREPARING NURSE LEADERS IN PRACTICE AND EDUCATION Integrating Clinical Practice Expertise and Educational Skills The MSN Clinical Specialist-Education (CNS-ED) concentration is designed to prepare Advanced Practice Nurses for the role of clinical experts for adult and aging populations. Course content also develops their expertise as nurse educators. This program prepares nurses to assume professional leadership roles in hospitals, schools of nursing, and healthcare organizations. Along with expanding clinical expertise, they

are prepared as educators to serve in integrated roles that create change in healthcare systems. The CNS-ED specialty is fully online with preceptor guided clinical experiences in the CNS and educator roles. Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared to sit for the ANCC certification as Adult CNS and for the National League for Nursing (NLN) Education Certification.

Nurses, nursing education programs, and nursing associations should prepare the nursing workforce to assume leadership positions across all levels, while public, private, and governmental health care decision makers should ensure that leadership positions are available to and filled by nurses. The Institute of Medicine, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change Advancing Health, 2010

The first cohort of Master of Science in Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialists in Education (MSN CNS-ED) graduated from the College in spring 2012.

The online format of the program allowed for flexibility, which was very important to help balance work, school, and personal life demands. To my surprise, I felt very connected to faculty and students throughout the entire program. Overall, the program was challenging, but has been one of the most rewarding accomplishments. Amy N. Brant, MSN, RN CON MSN ’12 Program Evaluation Specialist, Department of General Medicine, Quality Improvement, University of Michigan Health System


Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health.

I was in a staff nurse position until I completed my MSN-CNS ED degree, so the move to an Advanced Practice Nurse role was a big leap professionally. My current position blends the clinical expertise I gained from working as a staff nurse with the competencies I studied and practiced in my graduate program. Nurse education is part of my role. Working as a clinical nurse specialist, I also engage in patient care, collaboration, and consultation with all members of the healthcare team, research, system leadership, and ethical advocacy. As students, we worked on projects that had real impact at our clinical sites. This gave me the confidence to dive in to similar projects in my new role. I could not have completed my master’s degree without the flexibility of the online program, logging on to watch lectures or contribute to discussion forums at any time of the day or night. Jennifer L. Thompson-Wood, MSN, RN CON MSN ’12 Clinical Nurse Specialist for Women’s Services, Sparrow Health System


IOM Recommendation 7

The MSN CNS-ED degree that I received from MSU has opened many avenues for me professionally. During my graduate studies, I had the opportunity to teach students in the clinical setting. I feel that the nursing education courses that I took as part of the curriculum prepared me well for this role. Also, the quality improvement work that I completed for my Scholarly Project provided me with valuable knowledge and experience, which I was able to draw upon during career selection and the job interview process.





The Nursing Corps represented a statewide investment in nursing education. To this end, the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, and the

The Michigan Nursing Corps grant enabled seven PhD candidates to complete their education faster, infusing new faculty to serve the State, and producing the College’s largest number of PhD graduates in 2011.

Department of Community Health made grants available to nursing schools. The grants provided tuition and stipends to qualifying PhD and MSN in Nursing Education students to support full-time attention to completion of their degrees. In return, recipients agreed to teach in a Michigan nursing education program for five years. The College responded to the opportunity with proposals to fund students who met the grant criteria.

The MSU College of Nursing stepped up to the opportunity to prepare more nursing faculty by increasing the size of its doctoral program and accelerating the time for students to complete their PhDs. The College helped increase faculty capacity to address the state’s nursing shortage – true to the University’s mission to serve the needs of the community.” Jeanette Klemczak, MS, RN, FAAN, and MSU Assistant Professor Chief Nurse Executive for the State of Michigan during the Granholm administration Currently Health Care Talent Director, State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency


The American Association of Partnering with the State of Michigan to Colleges of Nursing reported that Accelerate Nursing Faculty Preparation Then Governor Jennifer M. Granholm estabfaculty shortages nationwide lished the Michigan Nursing Corps (MNC) in her were a result of an aging faculty, 2007 State of the State address, recognizing budgetary constraints and job that the key to assuring a continuous supply of high quality nurses to care for Michigan’s competition from clinical sites. population was to address the faculty shortage.


“In 2007, the State of Michigan projected a critical shortage of nurses. At the same time, nursing programs in the state were unable to admit over 4,400 qualified applicants due to a lack of faculty and clinical placements. Furthermore, a majority of the programs reported difficulty in filling faculty positions.” Barbara Given, PhD, RN, FAAN University Distinguished Professor, Director of PhD Program


Increasing the Ranks of PhD Prepared Faculty The MNC Division II-A grant enabled seven PhD candidates at the dissertation phase to complete their education in a 12 month period, helping to produce the College’s largest number of PhD graduates in 2011. All seven went on to tenure track faculty positions in nursing education programs in Michigan. As a symbol of the quality of their work, three candidates received Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) funding: Elizabeth A. Byma and Sandra L. Spoelstra in 2010, and Lori D. Houghton-Rahrig in 2011. “The three-year Michigan Nursing Corps grant ended in May 2012. It would be ideal to find comparable funding so the majority of PhD students could devote themselves full-time to completing their dissertation in a shorter timeframe and move into their careers,” said Dr. Given, Director of the PhD Program.

Creating Nurse Researchers and Faculty for the Future



The College’s doctoral program prepares PhD scholars to assume leadership roles in academia and research. In these roles they will create new knowledge and evidence, disseminate research findings and evidence to practice, and translate research into practice to test the clinical feasibility and effectiveness of research findings. The program emphasizes two areas of research—the management of chronic conditions and health promotion of families and children. Doctoral student coursework and research focus on health status outcomes for individuals and families within community-based primary care settings. Each College of Nursing PhD student receives strong faculty guidance, support, and mentor-

The Nursing Faculty Shortage 2010 Findings The average age of doctorally-prepared nurse faculty ranged from 51.5 to 60.5 years. Master’s-prepared faculty ranged in age from 50.9 to 57.7 years. That places the potential for a wave of retirements, predicted since 2002, on the horizon just as demand for faculty increases. 2011 Findings Two-thirds of the nursing schools responding to its Enrollment and Graduations survey cite faculty shortages as a reason for not accepting all qualified applicants to their baccalaureate programs. U.S. nursing schools turned away 13,198 qualified applicants from master’s programs and 1,156 qualified applicants from doctoral programs, primarily due to insufficient faculty. 2012 Findings In the Vacant Faculty Positions Survey, nursing schools cited the need to create additional faculty positions to accommodate student demand. Source: American Association of Colleges of Nursing

ing as he or she prepares for a life of scholarly work and teaching the next generation of nurses. Each student selects a major professor and guidance committee for academic study, and a dissertation chair and committee for research. Because the College is committed to interdisciplinary research, each committee includes at least one member from the larger university. The support structure guides each student through the degree requirements, which include coursework, delivery of a scientific paper at a

professional meeting, preparation of a manuscript for publication, submission of a grant for funding, comprehensive or qualifying examinations, and a dissertation presenting original research that contributes to nursing science. The program has been carefully designed to help monitor student progress through monthly status and productivity reports. Ongoing time management discussions help students proceed and meet deadlines. Students attend monthly faculty research seminars and multidisciplinary research seminars. Special attention is given to guide students through the complexities of research in community settings, such as dealing with site specific issues, setting realistic recruitment goals, and working with multiple institutional review boards (IRBs). Faculty and staff take great pride in the accomplishments of the doctoral students as they assume faculty roles and leadership in research, teaching, practice, policy, and innovation.

Adding MSN Prepared Nurse Educators to the Workforce In Division II-B of the MNC grant, 17 graduate students received the necessary funding to accelerate their Master’s in Nurse Education program and graduate within a year. As a result, these Master’s prepared registered nurses are employed full time as nurse educators within Michigan. This, along with the new PhD graduates, represents a substantial contribution to reducing the faculty shortage and increasing potential enrollment numbers for nursing students across the state. The program’s format provided graduate school access to rurally located students who were able to complete all of the nursing education courses on-line and participate in community-based student teaching internships.


Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020. Schools of nursing, with support from private and public funders, academic administrators and university trustees, and accrediting bodies, should double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020 to add to the cadre of nurse faculty and researchers, with attention to increasing diversity. The Institute of Medicine, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change Advancing Health, 2010


IOM Recommendation 5


Joining the Faculty Workforce

Karen R. Burritt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor, Kirkhof College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University



Ferris State University, School of Nursing


Grand Valley State University, Kirkhof College of Nursing



Michigan State University, College of Nursing

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Dissertation: Perceived Physical Functioning, Perceived Pain Interference and Health Seeking Behaviors in Lumbar Degenerative Spine Conditions The grant allowed me to fully immerse myself in doctoral study. I participated in research practica, presented research at national and international research conferences, and participated in College of Nursing committee work. These activities added depth and quality to my doctoral education, and allowed me to complete my PhD in a shorter time than I would have otherwise been able to accomplish. I teach graduate level coursework and have a dual appointment with the Hauenstein Neuroscience Center at Saint Mary’s Health Care as a nurse practitioner in General Neurology. Most recently, I completed a study of over 500 patients receiving non-operative care for chronic spine conditions. My next planned study will examine frequency and intensity of physical activity in persons with chronic spine conditions.

Elizabeth A. Byma, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, Calvin College Department of Nursing Dissertation: Pain and Pain Management in a Medicaid Waiver Program I am very appreciative of the support I received during my participation in the Michigan Nurse Corps project. The financial support and administrative oversight enabled me to attain my goal of graduation. At Calvin College, I work with senior level nursing students and teach in both the classroom and clinical setting. The Calvin nursing program graduates approximately 64 students every year.

Denise Soltow Hershey, PhD, FNP-BC Assistant Professor, Health Programs, Michigan State University College of Nursing Dissertation: Older Adults with Diabetes and Cancer: Impact on Diabetes Self-Management The grant allowed me to take a leave from work so that I could complete my PhD. Without this funding, my total time in the program would have been extended at least one year or more.  At the MSU College of Nursing, I educate and train future nurse practitioners and undergraduate students who are interested in going on to graduate school. Through the education of those achieving an advanced degree and those interested in obtaining a graduate level degree, the number of individuals available for nursing faculty positions will increase.

Dissertation: Symptoms, Genetics and Health-Related Quality of Life in Persons with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease The grant allowed me to complete my PhD nearly a year earlier than anticipated and supported my attendance at the 2010 Summer Genetics Institute at the National Institute of Nursing Research at the NIH. When I returned to MSU, I applied this new knowledge in Dr. Debra Schutte’s genetic laboratory while conducting my research of symptoms, genetics and health-related quality of life in persons with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. At GVSU, I teach nursing students how to interpret research findings and to use evidence-based research to support nursing decisions. As a course coordinator, lecturer and clinical instructor in advanced medical-surgical nursing, I work closely with students, discussing my research and their future career goals.

Sandra L. Spoelstra, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Nursing

Melodee L. Vanden Bosch, PhD, RN Affiliate Faculty, Kirkhof College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University

Dissertation: Maternal Feeding Behavior Associated with Weight Gain in Early Infancy

Dissertation: Falls, Fall Sequelae, and Healthcare Use in the Community Dwelling Elderly with a History of Cancer

Dissertation: Comparison of Demographic, Clinical and SocialCognitive Factors Associated with Physical Activity among Middle-Aged Women with and without Diabetes

My participation in the grant had a significant impact financially for myself and my family. I took an educational leave of absence from my position teaching in the nursing program at Ferris State University. The loss of a year’s salary for a family of six is challenging; the Nurse Corp grant covered the cost of my tuition, books and travel to MSU to earn my PhD in Nursing Research. In September 2012, I became a certified nurse educator (CNE) and applied for tenure at Ferris State University. I teach in the undergraduate and MSN programs.

The grant allowed me to accelerate the pace of my education, reduce my work hours, and concentrate on finishing my doctoral education in 3½ years. At MSU, I engage and train nearly 200 nursing students at the baccalaureate and master’s level each year. My area of focus has been on teaching nurses how to understand and interpret research so that they are able to utilize the best available evidence in patient care. To do this, I use multiple teaching methodologies to engage students in active learning so they develop a lifelong desire to improve their nursing practice. I also teach critical thinking skills at all levels, so that our graduates are able to problem solve and function independently once they are in their practice setting.

The grant highly impacted my ability to complete my PhD by allowing me to take a leave of absence from my position at GVSU. By doing this, I was able to complete my degree one to two years sooner than expected. The intensity of the PhD program really necessitated this singular focus. I feel that the focus made possible by the grant led to my being chosen as the recipient of the MSU College of Nursing Dissertation Award. At GVSU, I teach in the undergraduate nursing program. I impact the learning of 200 potential new nurses each year. I teach both theory and clinical, which allows me to assist students to apply their learning to patient care. Students watch a 15 minute Camtasia of my dissertation, which demonstrates how nursing research is being accomplished by a familiar professor.


Lisa R. Singleterry, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, Ferris State University School of Nursing


Lori D. Houghton-Rahrig, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, Kirkhof College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University


MOVING MOVING THE NURSING PROFESSION FORWARD Preparing Nurse Leaders with the DNP Degree The MSU DNP curriculum is designed to transition master’s prepared Advanced Practice Nurses to assume clinical, organizational, and systems’ leadership in achieving the highest level of patient outcomes. The program develops practitioners who: • Design, implement and evaluate high quality and cost-effective healthcare services for diverse populations including the disadvantaged and underserved,

• Champion healthcare policy and operational changes using evidence-based data and technology that will enhance and guide nursing practice across all clinical practice settings, and • Collaborate across disciplines and organizations with providers and client groups to achieve sustainable improvements in healthcare outcomes. The hybrid format includes online, face-toface, and clinical learning experiences. An on-campus intensive at the beginning of each

Nursing Workforce Diversity Program: Overcoming Educational Barriers** • Middle School Career Fairs

• Nursing Workforce Diversity Program: ACCESS** • Nurse Scholar Program

• High School Future Nurse Clubs

Accelerated Second Degree BSN

• High School Future Nurse

BSN for Registered Nurses

Summer Camp

For more information, go to: http://nursing.msu.edu/dnp.

Nurse Practitioner • Adult/Gerontological • Family Clinical Nurse Specialist-Education • Adult/Gerontology Nurse Anesthesia

• Associate Degree and BSN


Concurrent Enrollment*



IOM Recommendation 4 Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020.

*New program ** Successful pilot


Traditional BSN

semester provides time for class sessions, meetings with faculty advisors, work on the DNP capstone projects, participation in professional development sessions with faculty and visiting faculty, and networking with student peers. Interdisciplinary courses include Epidemiology with the MSU College of Human Medicine Department of Epidemiology and Informatics with the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

MSN PROGRAMS IOM Recommendation 7 Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health.

Nurse Practitioner • Adult/Gerontological


Certification Programs




“The College is in the process of admitting the first Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) cohort for fall 2013. With this new professional doctoral degree, the College continues to introduce innovative ways to address the pressing need for an expanded, diverse, and highly educated workforce and to prepare nurse leaders to work in full partnership with physicians and other healthcare professionals to improve the healthcare system.” Mary Mundt, PhD, RN, Dean


• Family


Clinical Nurse Specialist



IOM Recommendation 5 Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020.


IOM Recommendation 6


Online Education

Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning.




TRANSLATING RESEARCH A The new Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research and the outstanding faculty and students housed there create a technologically advanced incubator for expanding team science and advancing the state of nursing science.





“It is very gratifying to receive word as I leave this position that the College is now ranked in the Top 20 recipients of NIH grants to nursing schools. It’s critical to acknowledge that level of achievement, given that we are not a regular academic medical center. The importance of our community-based care research and the opportunities provided by the new Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research poise us to rise even higher in funding support,” said Dr. Given.

Creating a Legacy of Research Excellence As Associate Dean for Research and Director of the PhD Program, Dr. Given has been instrumental in building the College’s research infrastructure with research leadership, institution of the PhD program in 2001, and mentoring of junior faculty as they start a life of funded scholarly work in the College of Nursing’s research foci: cancer, gerontology, obesity and associated conditions, and physical activity. Her interdisciplinary research has focused on the development and testing of nursing interventions to assist cancer patients and their families to more effectively manage both the course of disease and the sequelae of its treatment. Findings have made scientific contributions to long term cancer care, symptom management, and the role of the family caregiver in home care. Results have produced strategies to improve

Dr. Barbara Given’s vision, commitment, and tireless work represent an extraordinary legacy of scholarship, mentoring, and teaching excellence. During her 46 remarkable years here at MSU, she built a nursing research infrastructure and guided the College of Nursing to its Top 20 NIH grant ranking. She led the way in interdisciplinary research collaborations and partnerships within the university and with community-based healthcare organizations. Her oncology and chronic illness care research have touched lives locally, throughout the U.S., and around the world. She continues to guide and inspire future nurse leaders, scholars, and faculty.” Mary Mundt, PhD, RN, Dean


Still active in the College, she continues as Director of the PhD Program and as Interim Director of the Center for Innovation and Research, a partnership between Sparrow Health System and MSU. She was appointed to the Sparrow Health System Governing Board three years ago and currently serves as its Vice Chair.


A nationally recognized nursing researcher, a pioneer in oncology nursing, and an integral part of MSU nursing since 1966, Barbara Given, PhD, RN, FAAN, University Distinguished Professor, stepped down as the College of Nursing’s Associate Dean for Research on August 31, 2012.


patient outcomes, such as symptoms, and lessen the burden and stress for family caregivers. These important findings affect and guide healthcare practice, patient care, and policy. Most of this work has been done in collaboration with her husband, Charles W. “Bill” Given, PhD, Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Senior Research Scientist at the Walther Cancer Foundation, and Research Director of the MSU Institute for Health Care Studies. “We are a team,” reports Dr. Given. “We are able to accomplish more than either of us could alone. We were among the first to get cancer funding that supported behavioral and family care research from the National Cancer Institute. His medical, sociological, and economic expertise along with my nursing perspectives made it possible to focus on patient care and support as scientific breakthroughs in medicine and treatment occurred.” Dr. Given’s research has received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health for more than 33 years with additional support from the American Cancer Society, among many other sources. She has published more than 220 peer reviewed journal articles, 40 book chapters, and two books.



Dr. Given adds, “MSU’s openness to interdisciplinary collaborations across colleges and units has been a major reason for our longevity here. Every accomplishment was made possible by a host of other colleagues. Certainly my husband was key, but we always had excellent research teams which included students and faculty, as well as patients and family members who gave of their time. We’ve been blessed to have very good people willing to work with us.”

Inspiring Students as Role Model, Mentor and Active Member of the MSU Community Dr. Given always included and mentored students on research teams – not just nurses, but also psychology, epidemiology, economics, family ecology, computer science, medical, and communication arts students. All were encouraged to achieve additional education, and she takes pride in having former team members working as thriving independent researchers. As Director of the PhD Program, she has taken great pleasure in guiding students and junior faculty as an outstanding teacher, mentor and role model of nurse leadership. Dr. Given came to MSU in 1966, as an Assistant Professor in the then “School” of Nursing. Earning her doctoral degree in Administration and Higher Education from MSU in 1976, she went on to become a full professor, and held a number of positions including the Director of Graduate Programs and Director of the Center for Nursing Research in the College of Nursing; Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Cancer Center; Associate Director of the Institute for Managed Care in the

College of Human Medicine; and Co-Director of the End of Life Research Center for Excellence.

Guiding Policy at the National Level Mindful of the policy implications of her work, Dr. Given has prepared research-based policy statements for legislators. Participation in policy panels and committees has included the IOM’s Department of Defense (DOD) panel to set priorities for breast cancer research funding, the DOD Breast Cancer Integrating Panel, and the ACS Blue Ribbon Panel to set direction for behavioral and psychosocial research. She testified to the President’s Breast Cancer Commission and Cancer Panel for Older Populations. The white paper on nurse sensitive patient outcomes, written with Paula Sherwood, PhD, RN, CNRN, FAAN, was key to the Oncology Nursing Society’s continued development of evidence based nurse sensitive outcomes. Currently, she serves on the Executive Committee of the Behavioral Cooperative Oncology Group of the Walther Cancer Foundation and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) Psychosocial Outcomes Committee.

Dr. Barbara Given has been one of the most influential people in my life. She taught me not only how to conduct research but what it means to dedicate your life to the advancement of science, how to give back to a discipline while continuing to challenge it, and she continues to show me what it means to uphold extremely high standards in professionalism and dedication. I have been blessed to be able to stand on her shoulders to achieve more than I ever dreamed, and hope to continue to collaborate with her throughout my career.” Paula R. Sherwood, PhD, RN, CNRN, FAAN CON PhD ‘04

Professor, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Acute and Tertiary Care, School of Nursing; Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Professor and Chairperson, Department of Nursing, Hope College

2012 Michigan Health Council Education and Training Award for MSU College of Nursing Partnership with Hope College Nursing Department 2012 Elected as first nurse to serve as Vice Chair of the Sparrow Health System's Board of Directors

2011 First selected Living Legacy, Cancer Nursing Journal 2008– Martha Rivers Ingram Visiting Professor, present Vanderbilt University

2006 Oncology Nursing Society Distinguished Service Award

2001 Michigan State University Distinguished University Professor Award

2001 Elizabeth McWilliams-Miller Award for Excellence in Research, Sigma Theta Tau International 2001 Friends of National Institute for Nursing Research Pathfinder Distinguished Researcher Award

2000 Michigan State University Senior Fellow for Outreach and Enrichment 1995 Distinguished Researcher Award, Oncology Nursing Society

1994 Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Science Award, American Nurses Foundation 1989 Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Research, Midwest Nursing Research Society

1977 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

Selected Outstanding Achievements Caregiver Toolkit The Caregiver Toolkit was developed by Charles W. Given, PhD and Barbara Given, PhD, RN, FAAN for cancer and chemotherapy symptom management. Organized by symptom in a question/answer format, the online and print versions of the Toolkit provide patients and caregivers with immediate helpful information. It has been adapted by a number of colleagues across the U.S. to integrate into their research studies. Caregiver Reaction Assessment Tool The 24-item instrument developed by Charles W. Given, PhD and Barbara Given, PhD, RN, FAAN, measures caregiver burden in five areas: self-esteem, health, family support, financial impact, and schedule disruption. Initially a cancer care tool, it is now used worldwide for caregivers to those with chronic physical and mental impairments. It has been translated into Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Dutch, Spanish and German. NIH Grant Ranking Record The Michigan State University College of Nursing's NIH grant ranking rose from #36 to #20 during her tenure as Associate Dean for Research from 2007 until 2012.


Susan Dunn, PhD, RN CON PhD ‘05

2012 James J. Gentile Lecturer, Hope College, Division of Natural and Applied Sciences


Selected Honors and Awards As my major professor, dissertation chairperson, and NRSA sponsor in the PhD nursing program, Dr. Barbara Given served as my primary role model for excellence in nursing research. She has continued to serve as a mentor to me since my graduation in 2005, inspiring me to achieve a level of distinction in all that I do as a nurse educator, researcher, and scholar.”




University, I appreciate Big Ten life—the campus, the resources, the IT infrastructure, and the interdisciplinary and land grant philosophy.” Barbara Smith, PhD, RN, FACSM, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research

Dr. Smith started her appointment as Associate Dean for Research in fall of 2012—just as the new Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research was bustling with the energy and excitement of its first tenants. “I believe the College’s leadership has really poised us to move into the top echelon of nursing education. Dr. Given has done a lot to put us on the map as a leader in research, with our NIH funding now in the Top 20. Dean Mundt has delivered a fabulous research building and space. Now we need to capitalize on those achievements and jump to the next level,” said Dr. Smith.

Bringing a Public Health Background to Exercise Physiology Research Starting her career as a diploma nurse, Dr. Smith went on to Youngstown State University and then Case Western Reserve University for her BSN in 1975, and Master in Public Health in 1978. Her work centered on special populations, first with Amish women in rural Ohio, followed by adult health clinics in Indianapolis, where she became immersed in dealing with infectious diseases including TB, HIV, and even a case of leprosy. In 1986, she went on to earn her PhD in Exercise Physiology at The Ohio State University (OSU), where she taught and conducted research for about 10 years.

We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Barbara Smith to the MSU and College of Nursing community. She brings proven leadership in interdisciplinary collaborative research, global perspectives on nursing, an impressive track record in winning and leveraging grant funding, and a commitment to translating scholarly work into clinical practice and innovation. We look forward to working with her to seize the College’s current education and research momentum, and move us forward.” Mary Mundt, PhD, RN, Dean



“Coming to MSU feels like coming home. Having grown up academically at The Ohio State


Leading in Research in the U.S. and Abroad Dr. Smith’s main research area has been exercise physiology – the use of exercise to help adults and children with chronic conditions or risk factors for HIV, breast cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease, preeclampsia, and Parkinson’s disease. Her first NIH funded study at OSU looked at reduction of risk factors for cardiovascular disease among African American children. She also received one of the earliest grants to look at the safety and efficacy of exercise for symptom management for those with HIV. In 1997, her HIV research led her to the University of Alabama School of Nursing as professor and Marie L. O’Koren Endowed



Chair, working with a well funded and world renowned team of HIV experts led by Dr. Michael Saag. It was during her time there that she made her first trip to Africa to work with nursing faculty in Zambia on HIV transmission. Her research dealt with knowledge of universal precautions and other issues related to occupational acquisition of disease. The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s NIH grant ranking rose from #58 to #19 during her tenure as Associate Dean for Research from 2003 until 2012. There, she continued her research in exercise physiology, working with an HIV population that was evolving to include those infected through IV drugs. She also became more deeply involved with international nursing through the university’s PEPFAR grant, teaching HIV care in seven African and two Caribbean countries.

As a result of this work, she was invited to the World Health Organization in Geneva to consult on building global nursing capacity. The Clinton Foundation also invited her to be part of the project to build medical and nursing capacity in Rwanda post genocide. She is currently studying the potential of exercise to resolve peripheral neuropathy. The very promising results may translate to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. She and many other faculty researchers will make good use of the new Exercise Lab, which will be up and running in the College of Nursing late this spring.

Looking Forward Dr. Smith sees new collaborations like the Trifecta and partnerships like the Sparrow/MSU

2011 World Health Organization Invited Consultant 2009– Editorial Board, African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health present

2009 Distinguished Researcher Award, Southern Nursing Research Society

2008 Commencement Speaker, Yale University School of Nursing

2008 MNRS, invited Global Health Lecturer Jean Vallance Endowed Lecture in Nursing Innovation, Penn State University School of Nursing 2005 Invited paper, presented to the NINR, National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

2004, Distinguished Lecturer, Association of Nurses in AIDS care 2006 1999 Sybil Palmer Bellos Endowed Lecture, Yale University School of Nursing 1997– First Marie O’Koren Endowed Chair, University of Alabama 2003 School of Nursing, UAB 1996 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing

1993 Success Story Award (Fostering Multicultural Teaching), The Ohio State University

1992 Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine

1975 Sigma Theta Tau


The College’s NIH ranking in the Top 20, Nursing Research Center, and growing national stature provide the momentum to attract outstanding faculty, doctoral students, and post docs with expertise in the College’s four major foci: cancer, gerontology, obesity, and physical activity.

Selected Honors and Awards

Selected Outstanding Achievements Invited Consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) The WHO and the U.S. President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) are working together to help developing countries address critical healthcare workforce shortages. In 2010, Dr. Smith went to Geneva on two occasions as a delegate to the Transformative ScaleUp of Medical, Nursing and Midwifery Education to lend her expertise to the study of how to build global nursing capacity. Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative In 2011, Dr. Smith participated in several planning sessions to meet the urgent need to transform and scale up human resources for health in Rwanda post genocide. Recognizing that nurses represent the largest segment of the healthcare profession and, in Africa, do the yeoman’s share of care and treatment, she helped address not only the education of new nurses, but also the protection and retention of current nurses. NIH Grant Ranking Record The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s NIH grant ranking rose from #58 to #19 during her tenure as Associate Dean for Research from 2003 until 2012.


Center for Innovation and Research as examples of the College’s leadership and commitment to bringing disciplines and organizations together to move science forward. Knowledge generated from this team approach will translate rapidly into interventions that promote health, prevent disease, and help in the care of persons with a disease. Because the majority of the College’s research programs are conducted in community-based settings, they directly address individual and family health concerns throughout the continuum of care—from prevention through end of life.



Left to right: Dean Mary Mundt, Nursing; Dean Pamela Whitten, Communication Arts and Sciences; and Dean Satish Udpa, Engineering


Top row left to right: Associate

“In horseracing, choosing and betting on the top three winners constitutes a

Dean Mary Mundt, Nursing; Dean

trifecta. Here at MSU, bringing three scientific perspectives to real life and

Satish Udpa, Engineering; and Dean

health concerns has created an exciting interdisciplinary collaboration - a

Arts and Sciences

winning Trifecta. The Colleges of Nursing, Engineering, and Communication Arts and Sciences are actively working together to pursue innovative nursing and healthcare services and solutions.�


Dean, Leo Kempel, Engineering;

Pamela Whitten, Communication Bottom row left to right: Associate Dean Maria Lapinski, Communication Arts and Sciences; Visiting Scholar Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan (University of

Mary Mundt, PhD, RN, Dean

Wisconsin-Madison); and Associate Dean Barbara Smith, Nursing.

Bringing Together Three Perspectives to Improve Healthcare Outcomes One exciting project initiated by the College of Nursing seeks to improve outcomes for chronically ill patients whose treatment includes exercise. From the health perspective, the only way to confirm that a patient has achieved the appropriate duration, frequency and intensity of exercise is by direct observation. For those who must exercise at home or in other locales, the College of Engineering will devise a technological solution for remote monitoring of vital signs and physical activity

Collaborative research is the wave of the future. Many people talk the talk. Trifecta demonstrates that MSU walks the walk. Creating teams of people with different but complementary expertise is more likely to produce resolution to the problem or issue under consideration.” Barbara Smith, PhD, RN, FACSM, FAAN Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing

Another innovative project underway is a special boot to deliver reflexology as a complementary therapy intervention for breast cancer patients. A third project uses remote monitoring for research on physical activity and dietary intake to improve the health of the Latina community. In January 2013, Visiting Scholar Patricia Flatley Brennan, PhD, Professor of Nursing and Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison consulted with Trifecta members at MSU. Dr. Brennan shared her expertise in creating and organizing interdisciplinary research teams, including rules of engagement and strategies to promote productivity. She also met with individual project teams from the three disciplines of nursing, engineering, and communication already at work developing innovative solutions to a variety of healthcare challenges.

By pulling together the impressive talents of researchers from varying disciplines, we are positioning MSU to find innovative ways that will advance the delivery of health solutions to underserved communities. The College of Engineering’s role will be to devise the technological solutions that can enhance the quality of care. Through these collaborations our ultimate goal is to improve community health.” Satish Udpa, PhD Dean, College of Engineering

Attracting National Grants through Collaboration Trifecta clearly reflects the university’s commitment to interdisciplinary research. With grants becoming more competitive, Trifecta collaborations will stand out as compelling projects that bring many scientific minds to the advancement of nursing and healthcare. The associate deans for research in each of the respective colleges, Dr. Barbara Smith from Nursing, Dr. Leo Kempel from Engineering, and Dr. Maria Lapinski from Communication Arts and Sciences, are leading the planning effort and preparing guidelines to implement the program.

There is an unprecedented emphasis on containing costs while improving health care access and quality on a global basis. The integrated use of innovative medical and communication technologies is an essential component to addressing these needs. The Trifecta collaboration represents a wealth of expertise uniquely capable of tackling both the human and technical challenges involved, and positions Michigan State University to take the lead in the international race to identify long-term, effective solutions.” Pamela Whitten, PhD Dean, College of Communication Arts and Sciences


In the fall of 2012, Dean Mary Mundt, PhD, College of Nursing; Dean Satish Udpa, PhD, College of Engineering; Dean Pamela Whitten, PhD, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, and more than 25 researchers from the three colleges gathered to share poster presentations on current projects and discuss partnership opportunities for grant submissions. From this exchange, teams of research experts have embarked on inventive solutions to healthcare challenges.

from a distance. Using data generated by the sensors, the College of Communication Arts and Sciences will tailor appropriate feedback and motivational messages for the patient.


Assembling Nontraditional Teams



Michigan State University Life Sciences Complex: Nursing Research Addition Funding Agency: NIH-NCRR Mechanism: C06 PI: Mary Mundt Grant #: 1C06RR030356-01 End Date: 3/31/15 Funding Amount: $7,479,525.00


Advanced Education Nursing Grants Funding Agency: HRSA PI: Henry Talley Grant#: D09HP14646 End Date: 6/30/13 Funding Amount: $733,317.00 Advanced Education Funding Agency: PI: Grant#: End Date: Funding Amount:

Nursing Traineeships HRSA Teresa Wehrwein A10HP00103-12-00 6/30/12 $60,144.00

Advanced Nursing Education Expansion Funding Agency: HRSA PI: Teresa Wehrwein Grant#: T57HP20597 End Date: 9/29/15 Funding Amount: $1,425,600.00 Behavioral Cooperative Oncology Group Center for Symptom Management Funding Agency Walther Cancer Foundation PI: Barbara Given CI: Charles Given Grant#: 0104.01 End Date: 6/30/14 Funding Amount: $337,557.00



Michigan State University College of Nursing: Overcoming Educational Barriers Funding Agency: HRSA PI: Terry Viau Grant#: D19HP19031 End Date: 6/30/13 Funding Amount: $933,420.00 Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Funding Agency: HRSA PI: Henry Talley Grant#: A22HP11473-03-00 End Date: 6/30/12 Funding Amount: $19,431.00

January 1–December 31, 2012

Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Program Funding Agency: HRSA PI: Henry Talley Grant#: A22HP11473-03-00 End Date: 6/30/13 Funding Amount: $10,898.00 Nurse Faculty Loan Program Funding Agency: HRSA PI: Mary Mundt Grant#: E01HP24589-01 End Date: 6/30/13 Funding Amount: $68,389.00 Preparing Nurses for Roles in Patient Centered Medical Homes: Case Management and Quality/ Safety Management Funding Agency: BCBSM PI: Teresa Wehrwein Grant#: 1617.II End Date: 3/31/12 Funding Amount: $82,290.00 Using Technology to Enhance the Community Assessment/Analysis Project for Senior Nursing Students Funding Agency: MSU Mechanism: Lilly Teaching Fellows PI: Kelly Brittain End Date: 4/26/13 Funding Amount: $14,000.00


Acupressure for Persistent Cancer Related Fatigue Funding Agency: University of Michigan Mechanism: R01 PI: Gwen Wyatt Grant#: 1R01CA151445-01 End Date: 7/31/15 Funding Amount: $346,764.00 A Mindfullness Intervention for Symptom Management in Lung Cancer Funding Agency: MSU-CTSI PI: Rebecca Lehto End Date: 3/31/2014 Funding Amount: $22,145.00

Center for Innovation in Point of Care Technologies for the Future of Cancer Care Funding Agency: Boston University Mechanism: U54 PI: Kelly Brittain Grant#: 1U54Eb015403-01 End Date: 6/30/14 Funding Amount: $90,963.00 Determining Severity, Interference, and Number of Days of Symptoms from Side Effects in Cancer Patients Prescribed Oral Chemotherapy Agents, How Comorbid Conditions May Influence These Symptoms, and Patient Actions and Preferences in Regard to Symptom Management Funding Agency: BCOG PI: Sandra Spoelstra Grant#: 0107.01 End Date: 10/31/13 Funding Amount: $30,000.00 Home-Based Symptom Management via Reflexology for Advanced Breast Cancer Patients Funding Agency: NIH-NCI Mechanism: R01 PI: Gwen Wyatt CI: Alla Sikorskii, Amanda Holstrom, & Zhehui Luo Grant#: 1R01CA157459 End Date: 4/30/16 Funding Amount: $2,678,520.00 Managing Fatigue Using Virtual Reality for Post-Operative Lung Cancer Patients Funding Agency: NIH-NCI Mechanism: R21 PI: Amy Hoffman CI: Barbara Given & Alexander VonEye Grant#: 1R21CA164515-01A1 End Date: 8/31/14 Funding Amount: $379,741.00 Mind-Body Interactions in Neuro-Oncology Family Caregivers Funding Agency: University of Pittsburgh Mechanism: R01 PI: Barbara Given Grant#: 5R01CA118711-02 End Date: 7/31/12 Funding Amount: $65,944.30

Translating Evidence Funding Agency: PI: CI: Grant#: End Date: Funding Amount:

into Demonstrations Michigan Department of Community Health Barbara Given Charles Given 20120470-00 9/30/12 $107,385.50

Walther Caregiver Project Funding Agency: Indiana University PI: Barbara Given CI: Charles Given & Alla Sikorskii End Date: 12/31/12 Funding Amount: $138,862.00

Healthy Babies Through Infant Centered Feeding Funding Agency: USDA PI: Mildred Horodynski CI: Beth Olson & Holly Brophy-Herb Grant#: 2009-55215-05220 End Date: 2/28/14 Funding Amount: $1,500,000.00 Healthy Toddlers and Strong Families Through a Positive Feeding Environment Funding Agency: Colorado State University PI: Mildred Horodynski Grant#: 2007-55215-17906 End Date: 3/31/12 Funding Amount: $468,953.00 Mothers in Motion Program to Prevent Weight Gain in Overweight/Obese WIC Mothers Funding Agency: NIH-NIDDK Mechanism: R18 PI: Mei-Wei Chang Grant#: 1R18DK083934 End Date: 3/31/16 Funding Amount: $3,217,645.00

Guys Only Activity for Life (G.O.A.L.) Funding Agency: MSU-CTSI PI: Lorraine Robbins End Date: 2/8/12 Funding Amount: $25,000.00 Middle School Physical Activity Intervention for Girls Funding Agency: NIH-NHLBI Mechanism: R21 PI: Lorraine Robbins CI: Karin Pfeiffer & Kimberly Maier Grant#: 5R21HL090705-02 End Date: 3/31/12 Funding Amount: $404,710.00

STUDENT FUNDING AACN/Johnson & Johnson Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Funding Agency: Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future PI: Barbara Given CI: Ana Kelly End Date: 8/1/13 Funding Amount: $36,000.00


Survivorship: Exploring the Needs of Older African American Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors Funding Agency: MSU Mechanism: BIRWCH PI: Costellia Talley End Date: 12/31/12 Funding Amount: $174,864.00


Caregiver-Patient Symptom Perception Congruence Across the Cancer Trajectory Funding Agency: Sigma Theta Tau PI: Barbara Given CI: Chia Tai Hung End Date: 9/1/12 Funding Amount: $5,000.00

GERONTOLOGY Hearing Genetics and Agitation in People with Dementia in a Rural Isolated Community: A Feasibility Study Funding Agency: MSU Mechanism: Pearl Aldrich PI: Debra Schutte End Date: 6/30/12 Funding Amount: $19,990.00


Improving Activity in Older Adults Using Animal Frolics – A Pilot Evaluation Program Funding Agency: MSU Mechanism: Pearl Aldrich PI: Lan Yao End Date: 6/30/13 Funding Amount: $20,000.00

Girls on the Move Intervention Funding Agency: NIH-NHLBI Mechanism: R01 PI: Lorraine Robbins CI: Karin Pfeiffer & Zhiying You Grant#: 1R01HL109101 End Date: 7/31/16 Funding Amount: $3,657,706.00

Dr. Lorraine Robbins and her project management team for the Girls on the Move intervention.

Hartford Foundation Building Geriatric Nursing Capacity Predoctoral Scholarship Program Funding Agency: John A. Hartford Foundation PI: Debra Schutte CI: Emilie Dykstra-Goris Grant#: 11-120 End Date: 6/30/13 Funding Amount: $100,000.00 Jonas Nurse Leaders Funding Agency: PI: CI: End Date: Funding Amount:

Scholar Program AACN Rebecca Lehto Kelly Adams 5/31/14 $10,000.00


Saw Palmetto: Symptom Management for Men During Radiation Therapy Funding Agency: MSU-CTSI PI: Gwen Wyatt End Date: 9/30/13 Funding Amount: $24,870.00



January 1–December 31, 2012

ARTICLES Breitenstein, S., Robbins, L. B., & Cowell, J. M. (2012). Attention to fidelity: Why is it important. Journal of School Nursing, 28(6), 407–408. doi: 10.1177/1059840512465408 Brittain, K., Loveland-Cherry, C., Northouse, L., Caldwell, C. H., & Taylor, J. Y. (2012). Socio-cultural differences and a colorectal cancer screening among African American men and women. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39(1), 100–107. doi: 10.1188/12.ONF.100-107 Brittain, K., Taylor, J. Y., Loveland-Cherry, C., Northouse, L. & Caldwell, C. H. (2012). Family support and colorectal cancer screening among urban African Americans. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 8(7), 522–533. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2011.12.003 Brophy-Herb, H. E., Stansbury, K., Bocknek, E., & Horodynski, M. (2012). Modeling maternal emotionrelated socialization behaviors in a low-income sample: Relations with toddlers’ self-regulation. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 27(3), 352–364. doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2011.11.005 Byma, B., Given, B.A., Given, C.W. (2012). Associations among indicators of depression in Medicaid-eligible community dwelling older adults. The Gerontologist. Advance online publication. Choi, J., Kuo, C. J., Sikorskii, A., You, M., Ren, D., Sherwood, P. R., . . . Given, B. A. (2012). Cognitive behavioral symptom management intervention in patients with cancer: Survival analysis. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(6), 1243–1250. doi: 10.1007/ s00520-011-1210-0



Choi, J., Sherwood, P. R., Schulz, R., Ren, D., Donahow, M. P., Given, B., & Hoffman, LA (2012). Patterns of depressive symptoms in caregivers of mechanically ventilated critically ill adults from intensive care unit admission to 2 months post intensive care unit discharge: A pilot study. Critical Care Medicine, 40(5), 1546–1553. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182451c58 Choi, C. J., Stone, R. A., Kim, K. H., Ren, D., Given, C. W., Given, B., & Sherwood, P. R. (2012). Groupbased trajectory modeling of caregiver psychological distress over time. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 44(1), 73–84. doi: 10.1007/s12160-012-9371-8

Cook, M. (2012). Design and initial evaluation of a virtual pediatric primary care clinic in second life. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 24(9), 521–527. doi: 10.1111/j.17457599.2012.00729.x Fletcher, B. A., Miaskowski, C., Given, B., & Schumacher, K. (2012). The cancer family caregiving experience: An updated and expanded conceptual model. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16(4), 387–398. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2011.09.001 Gallagher, N. A., Clarke, P., Loveland-Cherry, C., Ronis, D. & Gretebeck, K. A. (2012). Neighborhood walking in older adults with and without mobility limitations. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 5(4), 238–250. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20120906-05 Given, B., & Grant M. (2012). Studies of caregivers of older cancer patients needed. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, 3(4), 295–298. doi:10.1016/j.jgo.2012.07.007 Given, B. A. (2012). The challenges of oral agents as antineoplastic treatments. Oncology Nursing Society Foundation News, 19(1), 1. doi:10.1016/j. soncn.2011.02.003 Given, B. A. (2012). Primary and oncology care: Can we coordinate the care? Cancer Nursing, 35(5), 325–326. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0b013e31825f4e42 Given, B. A., Given, C. W., & Sherwood, P. (2012). Family and caregiver needs over the course of the cancer trajectory. The Journal of Supportive Oncology, 10(2), 57–64. doi:10.1016/j.suponc.2011.10.003 Given, B. A., Given, C. W., & Sherwood, P. (2012). The challenge of quality care for family caregivers. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 28(4), 205–212. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2012.09.002 Grant, M., Given, B. (2012). Studies of caregivers of older cancer patients needed. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, 3(4), 296–298. doi:10.1016/j.jgo.2012.07.007 Hershey, D., Given B., Given, C., Von eye, A., & Mei, Y. (2012). Diabetes and cancer: Impact on HRQoL. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39(5), 449–457.doi: 10.1188/12.ONF.449-457

Hershey, D., Tipton, J., Given, B., & Davis, E. (2012). Perceived impact of cancer treatments on diabetes self-management. The Diabetes Educator, 38(6), 779–790. doi: 10.1177/0145721712458835 Hoffman, A.J., Brintnall, R., Brown, J.K., von Eye, A., Holland-Ritz, D, Enter, M., . . . Van Otteren, G. (2012). Too sick NOT to exercise: Using a 6-week, homebased exercise intervention for cancer-related fatigue self-management for post-surgical non-small cell lung cancer patients. Cancer Nursing. Advance online publication. Horodynski, M.A., Baker, S. & Olson, B. (2012, May). Healthy babies through infant centered feeding. Third annual CRIS progress report. National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Washington, DC. Horodynski, M. A., Calcatera, M., & Carpenter, A. (2012). Infant feeding practices: Perceptions of Native American mothers and health paraprofessionals. Health Education Journal, (71)3, 327–339. doi: 10.1177/0017896911398814 Horodynski, M. A., Coleman, G., Baker, S., Auld, G., & Lindau, J. (2012). The healthy toddlers curriculum. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44(6), 661–662. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2012.04.008 Horodynski, M.A., Olson, B., Baker, S., Brophy-Herb, H., VanEgeren, L., Auld, G., . . . Singleterry, L., (2012). Healthy babies through infant-centered feeding. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Horodynski, M.A., Olson, B., Baker, S., Brophy-Herb, H., VanEgeren, L., Auld, G., . . . Singleterry, L. (2012). Healthy babies through infant-centered feeding protocol: An intervention targeting early childhood obesity in vulnerable populations. BMC Public Health, 2011 Nov 15, 11(868). doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-868 Katzel, L., Ivery, F. M., Sorkin, J. D., Macko, R. F., Smith, B., & Shulman, L. (2012). Impaired economy of gait and decreased six minute walk distance in Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s Disease, 2012, 241754. Keilman, L.J. (2012, October). Population “boom” increases the need for more geriatricians. The Division of Geriatrics, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, 1(1), 3.

Talley, H. C., Bentz, N., Georgievski, J., Sarsozo, P., Supernois, P., & Lourens, G. (2012). Anesthesia providers’ knowledge and use of alveolar recruitment. Journal of Anesthesia and Clinical Research, 3(8), 235. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000235

Lehto, R. H. (2012). The challenge of existential issues in acute care: Nursing considerations for the patient with a new diagnosis of lung cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, I6(1), E4–E11. |doi: 10.1188/12. CJON.E1-E8

Selanders, L. C. & Crane, P. C. (2012). The voice of Florence Nightingale on advocacy. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 17(1). doi: 10.3912/OJIN. Vol17No01Man01

Talley, H. C., Twiss, K., Wilkinson, S., Buiocchi, E., Lourens, G., Motz, J., & Peterson, W. (2012). EZ-PAP in the postoperative period: A pilot study. Journal of Anesthesia and Clinical Research, 3(8), 236. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000236

Newberry, A., Kuo, J., Donovan, H., Given, B. A., Given, C. W., Schulz, R., & Sherwood, P. (2012). Identifying family members who are likely to perceive benefits from providing care to a person with a primary malignant brain tumor. Oncology Nursing Forum, 39(3), E226–E232. doi:10.1188/12.ONF.E226-E232

Sherwood, P., Given, B. A., Given, C. W., Sikorskii, A., You, M., & Prince, J. (2012). The impact of a problem solving intervention on increasing caregiver assistance and improving caregiver health. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(9), 1937–1947. doi: 10.1007/s00520-0111295-5

Northouse, L., Williams, A., Given, B., & McCorkle, M. (2012). Psychosocial care for family caregivers of cancer patients. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30(11), 1227–1234. doi:10.1200/JCO.2011.39.5798

Sikorskii, A., Wyatt, G. K., Tamkus, D., Victorson, D., Rahbar, M. H., & Ahn, S. (2012). Concordance between patient reports of cancer-related symptoms and medical records documentation. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 44(3), 362–372. doi: 10.1016/j. jpainsymman.2011.09.017

Olomu, A.B., Corser, W.D., Stommel, M., Xie, Y., Holmes-Rovner, M. (2012). Do self-report and medical record comorbidity data predict longitudinal functional capacity and quality of life health outcomes similarly? BMC Health Services Research, 12, 398. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-398 Olsen, D. (2012). Deceiving patients: Let’s just put the meds in applesauce. American Journal of Nursing, 112(3), 67–69. Robbins, L. B., Pfeiffer, K. A., Maier, K. S., Ladrig, S. M., & Berg-Smith, S. M. (2012). Treatment fidelity of motivational interviewing delivered by a school nurse to increase girls’ physical activity. The Journal of School Nursing, 28(1), 70–78. doi: 10.1177/1059840511424507 Robbins, L. B., Pfeiffer, K. A., Maier, K. S., Lo, Y.J., & Ladrig, S. M. (2012). Pilot intervention to increase physical activity among sedentary urban middle school girls: A two-group pretest-posttest quasiexperimental design. Journal of School Nursing, 28(4), 302–315. doi:10.1177/1059840512438777

Singleterry, L., & Horodynski, M. (2012). Paraprofessionals perceptions on delivering infant feeding lessons to disadvantaged mothers via a self-directed computer-supported method. Health Education Journal, 71(6), 754–762. doi: 10.1177/0017896911425535 Spoelstra, S. L., Given, B., You, M., & Given, C. W. (2012). The contribution falls have to increasing risk of nursing home placement in community-dwelling older adults. Clinical Nursing Research, 21(1), 24–33. doi: 10.1177/1054773811431491 Spoelstra, S. L., Given, B. A., & Given, C. W. (2012). Fall prevention in hospitals: An integrative review. Clinical Nursing Research, 21(1), 83–103. doi: 10.1177/1054773811418106 Stommel, M. & Osier N (2012). Temporal changes in bias of body mass index scores based on selfreported height and weight. International Journal of Obesity, 1–7. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/ ijo.2012.67

Wong, R. K. W., James, J. L., Sagar, S., Wyatt, G. K., Nguyen-Tan, P. F., Singh, A. K., . . . Berk, L. (2012). Phase II results of RTOG 0537: A Phase II/III study comparing acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation versus pilocarpine in treating early radiation-induced xerostomia. Cancer, 118(17), 4244– 4252. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27382 Wyatt, G. (2012). Vitamin E increases prostate cancer risk in middle-aged men relative to placebo: No significant association observed with selenium, either alone or in combination with vitamin E. Evidence-Based Nursing, 15(3), 90–91. doi: 10.1136/ ebnurs-2012-100551. Original Article: Klein EA, Thompson IM Jr., Tangen CM, et al. Vitamin E and the risk of prostate cancer: the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT). JAMA 2011, 306, 549–1556.


Scheckel, M., Erickson, J. H., Kirschner, J., Koenig, A., Roers, A., Willging, A., & Pittman, K. (2012). Shaping patient education in rural hospitals: Learning from the experiences of patients. Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research, 6, 108–121.

Wyatt, G. K., Sikorskii, A., & Victorson, D. (2012). Health related quality of life outcomes: A reflexology trial with advanced breast cancer patients. Oncology Nursing Forum; 39(6), 568–577. doi: 10.1188/12. ONF.568–577 Yao, L., Giordani, B., Algase, D.L., You, M., & Alexander, N.B (2012). Fall risk-relevant functional mobility outcomes in dementia following dyadic Tai Chi exercise. Western Journal of Nursing Research. Published online 2012 April 19. doi: 10.1177/0193945912443319 Zick, S.M., Wyatt, G.K., Murphy, S.L., Arnedt, J.T., Sen, A., & Harris, R.H. (2012). Acupressure for persistent cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer survivors (AcuCrft): A study protocol for a randomized clinical trial. [Online Exclusive]. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012, 12, 132. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-132


Lehto, R.H. (2012). Facing existential issues following a new diagnosis of lung cancer. CAP (Caring Ambassadors Program) Lung Cancer Medical Writers’ Circle. www.LungCancerCAP.org.




“The generosity of our alumni, friends, faculty, and staff has provided student scholarships, faculty research funding, and support for our outstanding new building. The Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research was made possible by a $7 million gift from the Timothy and Bernadette Marquez Foundation, a $7.45 million grant from NIH, lead gifts from several major donors, and more than 1,000 people who contributed to this achievement. We are all partners in the College’s progress.” Mary Mundt, PhD, RN, Dean

Architect: TMP Associates Construction Management: Granger Construction Company Size: 49,618 sq.ft. Completion: September 2012 Dedication: November 2, 2012 Cost: $18.5 million Funding: This project titled, “Michigan State University—Life Science Complex: Nursing Research Addition,” was supported by a $7.45 million award #C06RR030356 from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Research Resources. This building project was also made possible by the generosity of seven major lead donors and more than 1,000 additional donors.

Fostering Community

• To address the critical nursing shortage nationally and in Michigan through program expansion, increased student enrollment, and preparation of future faculty • To provide a nucleus for research and opportunities for collaboration among students, faculty and staff, by housing academic, research and continuing education programs together • To provide community space for student, faculty, and alumni interaction

Expanding Educational Facilities The first floor of the Bott Building serves students with: • Seminar rooms and classrooms that support instructional technology • Learning lab • Conference rooms • Student lounge • Office of Student Support Services

The first floor provides a gathering space and services for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors: • Open atrium for gatherings and events • Reception lounge • Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Emphasizing Sustainability The Bott Building is the first MSU building with a geothermal heat pump system for heating, cooling, and sidewalk snowmelt. • Led lighting • Energy metering • Daylight in 75% of occupied spaces through skylights, curtain walls, and clerestory windows at offices • High recycled content materials • Rapidly renewable finishes • Diversion of 94.4% of waste from landfill



Achieving Three Major Goals

Providing a State of the Art Research Center On the second and third floors, College research teams pursue bio-behavioral research in the Nursing Research Center. Special design features include: • • • • • •

Research collaboratory PhD collaboratory Research conference rooms Dedicated interview rooms Research faculty offices 60 modular pod workstations Dr. Mei-Wei Chang and her project management team for the Mothers in Motion program.


The College of Nursing was the only nursing school in the country to win one of more than 200 highly competitive awards made in 2009 by the National Institutes of Health to support research infrastructure. The success of our nursing faculty in competing for NIH funding favorably positioned MSU to win the $7.45 million grant to support construction of the New Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research.


Thanking Our Lead Benefactors



Bernadette Bott Marquez and Timothy Marquez Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research, in honor of John and Anna Bott

Marilyn and Lowell Rothert Marilyn Good Rothert Learning Laboratory

Mary and Charles Mundt Mary H. and Charles J. Mundt Research Collaboratory

“Community involvement and philanthropy are very important to our lives. As an operating room nurse for more than 25 years, I have witnessed firsthand the severity of the nursing shortage. We want to ensure that quality nursing care is available for all of us in our time of need. We are honored to be part of marking a new era of excellence in nursing education at Michigan State University.”

“We feel a strong commitment to help bring students, faculty, and staff together in one space that will help meet the research and teaching goals of the College. We are amazed at the flexibility and technology that is a cornerstone of this learning lab. We hope students will integrate new knowledge and research into practice as the College moves forward as a top national program.”

“Charlie and I are very pleased with the completed Collaboratory on the second floor of the Bott Building. We decided to fund this room because it is a place that will provide opportunities for faculty and students to work together, using technology to interact in learning and creating new ideas. We love the concept of collaboration and believe this space will encourage idea sharing and teamwork.”

Janice and Alton Granger Janice and Alton Granger Atrium

“The moment that Dean Mundt talked with us about funding the bridge, I thought of connecting the old with the new—in a philosophical sense. We stand on the shoulders of others that have gone before us, and the bridge connects the past with the future. It is quite humbling to see my name and Dale’s name in the new building. It is a proud moment.”

“We hope the student lounge will be a gathering place for current students—a place to study or take a break or have a snack; a place for a quiet moment or laughter or the sharing of experiences; a place that will be a part of the exciting new environment for learning. We were thrilled to see students using the new space during our first visit.”

“The atrium is beautiful and gives a welcoming message to our MSU nursing students. We are long time supporters of the College of Nursing because we like how the students are educated—and how a baccalaureate education teaches us to think. Giving back is a good thing, and we are glad to share our blessings in our hopes that the nursing shortage will be abated.”


Kathleen and Michael Schwartz Student Commons, in honor of Virginia and Eugene Nowicki


Elaine LaLonde Elaine and Dale LaLonde Bridge





Helping Move the College Forward

Providing Student Scholarships

The momentum created by new academic programs, increasing research activity, and the new Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research poise the College to address the national shortage of nurses and nursing faculty, advance nursing science, and translate research into practice innovations.

Scholarship support creates opportunity for students to receive an MSU nursing education. Help is needed at all levels.

The support of individuals, corporations, and foundations is instrumental in our ability to ensure the success of our mission of educating the next generation of nursing professionals, expanding knowledge through research, and supporting public needs through clinical practice and outreach. Your philanthropic gift can make a difference in the College of Nursing. Through your financial commitments, we are able to continue and expand our work. The College has identified areas of need in the form of student scholarships, research capacity, and innovations in practice partnerships.

Financial support opportunities include: • Endowed chairs in nursing research • Professorships to support pilot studies • PhD fellowships

Financial support opportunities include:

Funding Innovations in Practice Partnerships

• The Nursing Workforce Diversity Program supports educationally and economically disadvantaged students. More about this program in the article on page 6. • Scholarships for varying nursing concentrations

Innovative practice partnerships develop new models of teaching and learning, address changes in our evolving healthcare delivery system, and support implementation of evidence based nursing practice.

Building Research Capacity Support to our nursing research program strengthens our research infrastructure and maintains a culture of competitive and sustained research funding. Capacity building helps to address the increased competition to obtain national funding. College research programs focus on managing chronic illnesses, promoting healthy lifestyles, and improving the health and well being of individuals and families. College of Nursing researchers integrate the health disparities of vulnerable groups into their research.

Funding for this priority area supports exciting new inter-professional collaborations through which we aim to improve the patient experience while achieving national benchmark healthcare outcomes.

Donating to Success Make a gift today. For more information on giving to the College, please contact the College of Nursing Development and Alumni Relations Office: • by email at: mynursing@msu.edu • by phone at: 517-432-5033

1. Use the remittance envelope on the inside of the back cover 2. Online at www.givingto.msu.edu/gift 3. Inquire about making a financial investment by contacting the College of Nursing Development and Alumni Relations Office toll-free at 888-771-3637

HONOR ROLL OF DONORS Donor Society Lifetime Memberships and Current Gifts received January 1–December 31, 2012 MEMBERS OF UNIVERSITY-WIDE MAJOR DONOR CLUBS (with substantial gifts to the College of Nursing) Joseph R. Williams Society ($5 million to $7,500,000) Bernadette and Timothy Marquez Frank S. Kedzie Society ($1 million to $4,999,999) Irene B. Arens Janice and Alton Granger Beth E. Muelder Theophilus C. Abbot Society ($250,000 to $499,999) Barbara and C. William Given Joyce J. and L. Rao Kareti Elaine and Dale LaLonde Leo V. Nothstine Jonathan L. Snyder Society ($100,000 to $249,999) Carol Beals-Kruger and Family Anita C. Dean Frank D. Dunkel Helen K. Grace Janet M. Henne Marjorie A. Holmes Lorelei Rockwell-Kennedy and Wayne T. Kennedy Marilyn and Lowell Rothert Carol Schoener Kathleen and Michael Schwartz Linda J. Spence

John A. Hannah Society ($50,000 to $99,999) Mary Grimes John M. Kelley James E. McCartney Mary and Charles Mundt Deborah J. Sudduth Teresa and Paul Wehrwein Beaumont Tower Society ($25,000 to $49,999) Kathleen M. and Michael E. Bens Joann P. Bunce Sandra and Paul Butler Charles and Mary Kelley Myron Kelsey Jeanette Klemczak Robin A. Lammers Rebecca H. Lehto and James M. Miller Joyce and Jim Rogers Duane Roush Dennis Semrau and Family Angela Datz Strawn and Richard F. Strawn II Linda K. and Scott L. Strodtman Henry and Costellia Talley Julie G. Thomas-Beckett and Rocky Ray Beckett Terry and Robert Viau Joan E. Wood

President’s Club ($10,000 to $24,999) Robert E. Agents Timothy and Dawn Baranek Cindy and Jeff Berner Suzanne H. Brouse Sharon M. Buursma Stacey Duncan-Jackson Betty H. Dunkel Carol Dwyer Faith A. Fenwick Donald S. Good Denise S. and Scott D. Hershey Barbara and Tim Hertzler Barbara H. and Robert L. Jackman Anne and Kevin Jeffers Timothy H. Kass John H. Kinner Carol K. and James G. Lyon Shawn Malburg-Dunn and Patrick Dunn Paula Manderfield and David Gilstrap Linda and Fred Matz Shirley A. and Kenneth G. Mayhew Michelle M. Mercer Dorothea M. Milbrandt Sue and Dan Neumann Lyn O’Connor Gilbert D. A. and Kristin B. Padula Patty and William Peek Jeannie and Tom Reder Richard W. and Gretchen K. Roberts Rachel F. Schiffman Debra and Brian Schutte Louise and William Selanders Toni and David Stevenson Karen and Stephen Strock Geraldine J. Talarczyk Kristin A. and Craig J. Thomas

President’s Club (cont'd) Regina L. and James O. Traylor Margaret Twarozynski Daniel J. and Alyce R. Wechter Shirley and John Weis Gwen K. Wyatt Catherine and Kenneth Zielinski


Three Easy Ways to Give:

1855 Club ($1,000 for five years) Monique M. Dozier Kathleen A. and James Kessler Patty and William Peek Manfred Stommel and Petra von Heimburg Linda E. Landon Society (Planned Gifts) Irene B. Arens Sharon M. Buursma Sharon A. Dimmer Frank D. Dunkel Janet M. Henne Marjorie A. Holmes Barbara H. and Robert L. Jackman Elaine and Dale LaLonde Robin A. Lammers Dorothea M. Milbrandt Leo V. Nothstine Marilyn and Lowell Rothert Charles V. Spaniolo Linda J. Spence Deborah J. Sudduth Lisa S. Sylvest Julie G. Thomas-Beckett and Rocky Ray Beckett Sally I. Whitten Allen A. Witherspoon





DONORS TO THE COLLEGE OF NURSING IN 2012 Donors of $10,000 and up Barbara and C. William Given Bernadette and Timothy Marquez Beth E. Muelder Lorelei Rockwell-Kennedy and Wayne T. Kennedy Donors of $5,000 to $9,999 Jeanette Klemczak Rebecca H. Lehto and James M. Miller Mary and Charles Mundt Henry and Costellia Talley Terry and Robert Viau Teresa and Paul Wehrwein Gwen K. Wyatt



Donors of $1,000 to $4,999 Margaret C. and William F. Albrets Kim R. and Brian D. Alexander Joann P. Bunce Margherita P. and Daniel T. Clark Monique M. Dozier Stacey Duncan-Jackson Carol Dwyer Joyce A. and Charles B. Hanlon Susan T. Havens-Lang and William D. Cabin Denise S. and Scott D. Hershey Barbara and Tim Hertzler Marjorie A. Holmes Melissa L. Huntley Kathleen A. and James Kessler Terry and Cindy Lanzen Diane M. Lickfeldt-Harvey Gwendoline R. MacDonald Michelle M. Mercer Dorothea M. Milbrandt Lyn O’Connor Patty and William Peek Arvydas J. and Marcia L. Petravicius David L. and Karyn J. Schumann Debra and Brian Schutte Louise and William Selanders Angela Datz Strawn and Richard F. Strawn II Linda K. and Scott L.Strodtman Deborah J. Sudduth Regina L. and James O. Traylor Daniel J. and Alyce R. Wechter Donors of $500 to $999 Linda M. Addy Cindy and Jeff Berner Karen R. Burritt Susan J. and Patrick C. Cauley Barbara S. and Brian L. DeLand Martha Keehner Engelke and Stephen C. Engelke Judith M. Fouladbakhsh Elizabeth K. and Ronald W. Goodyear Mildred E. Heslip Amy J. and David A. Hoffman

Mildred A. Horodynski Chia T. Hung Sue and Dan Neumann Andrea J. and William C. Schewe Rachel F. Schiffman Nancy L. and Robert D. Schmitt Paula R. Sherwood Sandra L. Spoelstra Carole A. and Mike Stacy Manfred Stommel and Petra von Heimburg Julie G. Thomas-Beckett and Rocky Ray Beckett Melodee L. and Kurt Vanden Bosch Susan Varbedian Lucken Catherine and Kenneth Zielinski Donors of $250 to $499 Adejoke B. and Bernard Ayoola Carolyn J. and Robert B. Ballmer Sharon M. Buursma Jane M. and Michael Cebelak Beverly A. and Frank E. Clark William D. Corser and Kathryn A. Skipper Patrick C. and Meredeth Crane Joseph A. Donofrio Betty H. Dunkel Faith A. Fenwick Halen and Charles Foster Donald F. Funk Charlene M. Gliniecki Wendi A. and E. J. Gobhardt Susan K. Griggs Judith E. and Gordon A. Haskell Renuka C. and Randall E. Haugen Carolyn J. and William R. Herrington Carol L. Hill Myrna S. and William C. Holland Barbara A. and Donald M. Hosmer Molly M. Kane-Carbone and Dominic A. Carbone Amy F. Larson Gail A. Maki Maria A. and Seth W. Malin Paula Manderfield and David Gilstrap Christine A. Meyers Mark Stephanie E. May Shirley A. and Kenneth G. Mayhew Georgia B. Padonu Carole A. and James D. Phillips Mary Jane Pionk Jeannine M. Reisig Lorraine B. and Jeffrey R. Robbins Thomas P. Ruddy Mary T. and Kevin M. Shaughnessy Valerie A. and Robert W. Shedd Evlyne H. Sheltrown Lisa R. and Jerry Singleterry Robert A. Sloan and Ellen M. Byerlein Elaine M. and Roy W. Smith

Karen and Stephen Strock Suzanne M. Budd Tyrrell and Roger S. Tyrell Karen J. and Douglas J. VanderLaan Barbara L. and Arthur C. VanDyke Susan L. and Thomas P. Verellen Mary E. Wierenga Viegut and Ervin Viegut Kathleen M. Wallace Louise A. Wepfer and Edward W. Withey Virginia M. White-Linn and Michael R. Linn Sally I. Whitten Donors of $100 to $249 Karla M. Abbott K. A. and Rohan Abeyaratne Kathleen M. Alsgaard Nancy D. Ambs Sherryl R. and Richard Applin Lisa Y. Berich-Erlandson Debra L. and Mark L. Bernstein Janet G. and Kenneth M. Brennan M. Louise Brouillette Susan J. Brovarone Lois E. and Roger L. Burghdoff Anne M. Burr Linda S. and Robert S. Campbell Geraldine A. Caplan Lori N. Carlin Rebecca L. and Kevin Clifford Mary J. and Steven M. Cook Cynthia A. Coppage Linda D. Cowan Jayne A. and Thomas E. Cummings Julie A. and Ronald L. Dingerson Gregory H. and Mary Fogle Douglass Heather L. and Joshua R. Duby Denise M. and James R. Egeland Sheila M. and Kenneth O. Falk Laura I. Ferns Kathy M. and Steve W. Forrest Michelle J. Forrest Nancy A. and David L. Foster Tracey M. Foster Dawn A. and Michael H. Frambes Tammy K. and Neal S. Francisco Nancy M. Ambrose Gallagher and Terrance A. Gallagher Nancy S. and Leo C. Ginns Jay R. Gottschalk and Natalie Nedswid Gottschalk Anne P. and Charles W. Graff Kathryn A. and John K. Gray Barbara and William D. Harlow Marilyn K. Harton Betty A. and David W. Hendricks Janet C. Herrmann Suzanne M. and David J. Hosking Marianne J. and Bruce Hultgren

Suzanne L. Hunt Vicki M. Irish Christine L. Jensen Earline R. and Charles M. Jones John H. Kinner Janice M. and Benjamin L. Kinsey Tamara S. and Randy H. Klibert Judith E. and Jerry J. Kulka Laurie J. and Jeffrey M. Lamont Bonnie L. Landschoot Laura M. Lane Catherine F. and Myron E. Lick Jolene M. Love Pauline and David Luhring Lorraine L. and James L. Lukert Marsha Manning and Robert L. Parrish Lindsay A. Mason Linda and Fred Matz Kimberly A. and Gregg McClure James J. and Jill Mead Marci A. Mechtel Marlene K. Mehlhose Kathleen R. and Laurence H. Miller Ann Minnick John G. Nikkari Loretta C. Nimmo and Philip Nimmo III Mary G. O’Meara Douglas P. Olsen Melanie R. Ornatowski and Stephen D. Chabala Sandra K. and Merlyn D. Place Nancy E. King Reame and Ronald D. Reame Samantha M. Rinke Nadia A. Risca Nancy and David H. Robbins Kay A. and Gordon G. Robke Joyce and Jim Rogers Marilyn and Lowell Rothert Matthew P. Ruiz Carol A. and Douglas Salisbury Elizabeth Ryan Sax Sandra J. Simmons Mary C. and Kenneth M. Singleton Sandra K. Slaughter and John J. Slaughter, Jr. Andrea L. Smith and Joel C. Wildron Carmen S. Smith Mary E. and Patrick Soja Marilee B. Soltis Charles V. and Virginia M. Spaniolo Cathy W. Sparling Linda M. Spink Theresa E. and James R. Stelter Toni and David Stevenson Debra E. and Jeffrey C. Stieve Carol J. and John M. Strachan Susan M. and Robert A. Strouse Constance K. and Rudolph H. Stuppnig Grace A. and Benny J. Sturges

Mary L. and Terence M. Lapinski Cynthia R. and Thomas D. Lawton Kelli K. Leask Michael J. LePoudre Norine J. Levison Laurene Levknecht Denise D. Lindeman Karri E. Long Sharon E. and James C. Long Judith C. and Ronald W. Longworth M. Jean and Rolland F. Lorenz Linda R. and Jeffrey H. Lubeck Marilyn A. and William A. MacAlpine Karen L. Malmsten Adam J. and Erica B. March Jessica E. Marzolf Virginia L. Maturen Janis E. McCrackin Jewel M. McKay Barbara S. and Patrick McLean Nicole A. Merenius Cynthia C. and Brett L. Meteyer Michael L. Miller Rebecca L. and Bryan L. Miller Hazel M. and Patrick Monahan Elizabeth A. and Daniel J. Monticello Brenda S. Moore Sarah M. Moore Linda M. and Glenn T. Muncie Kimberly K. and Thomas G. Nash Marguerite I. Natoli-Michels and Patrick Michels Cheryl A. Noll and Austin F. Noll III Abby L. Olsen Nicole D. Osier Janet M. Ostler-Walker Tonie A. Owens Lynn E. and Allan T. Pall Jennifer J. and Patrick R. Pietsch Anne M. Piotrowicz Ievina Ziedins Priede Denise M. Probst-Smith Nicole L. Proctor and Jeffrey Taylor Jacqueline S. and Mike Prokop Alessandro M. Ramirez Anne L. Reeder Sherry H. and Brian Reedy Kathleen and J. Jeffrey Reinke Jami L. Richardson Karen B. Robinson Susan A. and Thomas C. Robinson Carol A. Rodgers Carolyn E. and Harold Roe Chantal M. and Robert P. Rose Joyce A. and John V. Runberg Debra K. and Joseph G. Sage Katherine M. Schelhaas Karly L. Schuldt Mary A. Scoblic Ashley M. Shaffer Katherine L. Shah

Ngalee Shen Laura E. Short Cherith L. and Jared D. Simmer Mary A. and James M. Smania Priscilla S. Smith Jean A. and David S. Snow Barbara S. Snyder Ellen L. and Roy Spires Ethel N. and Charles A. Steffey Theresa M. Sullivan Andrea L. and Jason M. Sywak Michael D. Tanis and Judy A. Taber-Tanis Kathleen I. Tapley-Dyer Adrie A. Taylor Christy M. and Stephen J. Thallman Kay M. and Gerald J. Thiede Jennifer L. and Jeffrey T. Thomas Denita Thomas-Green Jennifer L. Thompson-Wood and Ryan D. Wood Margaret E. Tidd Mary E. Tiedeman Chantal L. and James Toth Lois F. Tuinenga Craig and Gaye L. Urban Suzanne M. and Gerald E. Van Wieren Ann M. and Mathew R. VanVleck Madeline C. Vazquez Margaret D. and Thomas E. Voelker Casey L. Vogelsberg Susan K. Vollmar Patricia R. and Robert M. Vorpagel Ruth A. Ward Veronica S. Ward Steven K. Waskiewicz Dana L. and Earl E. Watt Jason A. West and Matthew B. Eland Harriet J. Wheelock-Bolodar and David A. Wheelock John S. and Susan E. Whelan Laurie A. and Paul J. Wielfaert Lorian S. Williams Deborah D. and James R. Windsand Daniel P. and Gena E. Wnuk Patricia Wren The following organizations have provided financial support to the College of Nursing in 2012 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation College of Nursing Student Advisory Council Fastbreak Club Helene Fuld Health Trust Michigan State University Federal Credit Union


Donors of up to $99 Janet R. and Christopher M. Ader Lori E. and John M. Albert Teresa E. Alfaro Laura N. Amedro Sharon L. Andersen Jackie T. and David C. Anderson Maria G. and John F. Ansett Andrew J. Anton Terri A. Arthur Allison M. Assaly Patricia A. Bakke Kathleen G. and Charles R. Bappert Ellen and Jack Basmaji Carol A. and Richard A. Beard Cynthia L. Berkey John N. Bertakis and Rosanne Giorgio-Bertakis Christine M. Biehn Elizabeth G. and Paul S. Blunden Jennifer L. and Shannon M. Boak Janet J. Bobit and Richard B. Greenberg Catheryn A. and James W. Boehm Nancy L. Bolt Christine A. Borgstrom Janice S. and E. James Brady Jayne M. and Bert R. Britzman Stacey L. Brunner Jenny Burnell Carolyn A. and George W. Burris Barbara J. and Keith J. Byer Elizabeth A. Byma Nelda J. and Robert J. Campbell Nancy K. Carey Carol A. Carney Alisha M. Cassiday Andrea U. and William H. Chapin Leslie C. and James K. Chapman Audrey M. Chegwidden Janet L. Chouinard Alecia M. Clark

M. Megan and Sean P. Clouse Sarah E. Comai Janice L. Cooper Mary Anne and Roger R. Corey Patricia A. Crawford Curtis Christen N. Crewes Gail L. Crissinger Nancy M. Uhl Curtis and Paul Curtis Mary J. and Leonard G. Cusick Amanda R. and Joseph D. D’Alessandro Catherine L. D’Amour Karen and Dale J. Dailey Michelle R. Datema Patricia M. Devries Carol J. and Randy DiBiaggio Roberta J. and James Dischinger-Smedes Renee M. and James R. Doherty Patricia A. and Gary F. Dombrowski Ann Bennett Duchan and Gary B. Duchan Nancy E. and Harold L. Duckworth Jennifer E. Dunham Susan F. and Howard W. Durling David M. Dyer Carol L. and Paul Edwards Susan R. Edwards Michele M. and Robert Fernandez Heather J. Foulke Leslie A. Freel Pamela J. and Arthur W. Groner Sharon L. Gugino Kathleen Haller Thelma D. Hansen Anita and Dennis S. Harrand Kimberly F. Hartman Sandra L. Hayes Erica L. Heacock Janet M. Henne Shirley Hobbs Jill D. and Bruce L. Holwerda Mollie T. and Richard B. Hudson Lavonne M. Huels Autumn L. and Reggie M. Ivey Janet L. and James J. Johnson Carolea E. Johnston Valerie A. Jorgensen Katharine Julian Virginia A. Kalvelage Karen I. Keese Melissa Kelly Susan C. Durbin Kinter Nancy J. Kirkpatrick Sandy K. Knight Kristan and Karl A. Kroening Melanie S. and Michael L. Krohn Michael and Anna T. Kroll Lori A. and Jerry S. Kulczycki Mary E. and Robert A. LaFave Melanie J. and Michael J. LaHaie


Lisa S. Sylvest Jean M. and Scott A. Thiele Megan Q. Thompson Karen L. and Ronald J. Trainer Kathleen A. and Randall E. Tripp Mark T. Twichel Nicole T. Van Assche Ethel H. VanDam Mary D. and Michael H. VanderKolk Harriett J. Vossen Tanya E. and Gregory C. Waschak Kerry A. Weisel John M. and Elizabeth A. Williams Susan R. and Richard M. Wilson Allen A. and Florence A. Witherspoon Cassandra M. Wolanin Catherine F. and Donza T. Worden Lan Yao and Michael Younger





MSU, LCC, and Macomb Partnership May 24, 2012 1 Institutional partners sign landmark agreement at Macomb Community College: Dean Charlene McPeak, Macomb Community College; Provost James Sawyer, Macomb Community College; Acting Provost June Pierce Youatt, MSU; Dean Mary Mundt, MSU College of Nursing


Center for Innovation and Research Signing May 24, 2012 2 MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon announces partnership at press conference



Senator Carl Levin Visits Bott Building while Under Construction July 3, 2012 4 MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, Dean Mary Mundt, Senator Carl Levin


Dedicated Education Unit Launch September 6, 2012. 5 Dennis Swan, Sparrow President and CEO, welcomes DEU participants and administrators


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Alumni Reunion Days June 7, 2012 3 The Class of 1962 celebrated their 50th Class Reunion: Judith Chapel, Judith Silsby, Judith Kulka, Myrna Holland, and Evlyne Sheltrown

Scholarships and Awards Ceremony September 28, 2012 6 College of Nursing Alumni Board and scholarship recipient: Lyn O'Connor (CON MSN '85), Marilee Soltis (CON BSN '79), Elizabeth Schilling (College of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Recipient), Marci Mechtel (CON BSN '88, MSN '06), Judith Fouladbakhsh (CON PhD '06) 7 Judge Paula Manderfield, Lisa Ryan (Judge Paula Manderfield Endowed Scholarship Award Recipient) Dedication Ceremony for the Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research November 2, 2012 8 Cutting the ribbon: MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, Tim and Bernadette Marquez (CON BSN '80), Alton and Janice Granger (CON BSN '80)



Barbara Given, First Nurse Elected as Vice Chair of the Sparrow Health System's Board of Directors November 30, 2012 11 Elizabeth Henry, Sparrow Health System; Barbara Given, MSU College of Nursing Community Partner Advisory Group Meets January 30, 2013 12 Kathleen Kessler, MSU College of Nursing; Kathleen VanWagoner, Crittenton Hospital







13 John Barnas, Michigan Center for Rural Health; Teresa Wehrwein (CON BSN '72), MSU College of Nursing 14 Nancy Hayward, Ingham County Health Department; Dean Margie Clark (CON BSN '99), Lansing Community College; Regina Traylor, Ingham County Health Department 15 Kim Sibilsky, Michigan Primary Care Association; Dean Mary Mundt, MSU College of Nursing


9 Tim Casai, President, TMP Architecture; Laura Casai, TMP Architecture; Dean Mary Mundt, MSU College of Nursing; Tom Theis, Granger Construction; Terry Viau, MSU College of Nursing; Beth Adams, TMP Architecture; Robert Farley, TMP Architecture; Barry Roney, Granger Construction; Aditya Singh, Granger Construction 10 Shirley Weis (CON BSN '80), Helen Grace, Dean Emerita Marilyn Rothert, Dean Mary Mundt, Kathleen Schwartz (CON BSN '71)



Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing For first-degree undergraduate students who seek to become a nurse Accelerated Second Degree BSN For students already holding a bachelor's degree or higher in another field BSN for Registered Nurses For registered nurses holding an associate's degree or diploma in nursing and unrestricted RN license

Master of Science in Nursing For BSN prepared students who seek to become Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in their chosen area of specialization • Nurse Practitioner • Clinical Nurse Specialist-Education • Nurse Anesthesia

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing For MSN prepared high-achieving students who seek to make an impact as nurse scientists

Post Masters For MSN prepared students who seek to gain additional specialized knowledge in preparation for national certification in another specialty • Adult/Gerontological or Family Nurse Practitioner • Clinical Nurse Specialist

Doctor of Nursing Practice For MSN prepared Advanced Practice RNs who seek to provide clinical, organizational and systems’ leadership at the highest level

For BSN prepared students, a Fast Track Option for direct transition into the PhD curriculum

Continuing Education For RNs who seek lifelong learning opportunities, MSU offers an array of classes, certification courses, seminars, conferences, and online educational offerings

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Moving Forward: The MSU College of Nursing's Continuous Growth in Acedemics, Diversity and Research. Issue 1, Spring 2103.