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Dear alumni, colleagues and friends, What an exciting year it has been at our College of Nursing! Innovation remains at the forefront: our new Master of Healthcare Innovation program is up and running with an interprofessional cohort of great students, headed by Mike Ackerman (see page 26). We’ve just graduated an exceptional class of nurses, including the university’s Next Generation Innovator of the Year, whom you can read about on page 46. Further, our Innovation Studio partnered with and had a challenge straight from the International Space Station (page 20)! You can also read about how three of our graduates created their own clinic in Columbus in an underserved area (page 54), more evidence that our graduates know how to face challenges with innovative and entrepreneurial solutions. We are proud to have just opened a cutting-edge telehealth clinic on Lima campus (page 40), and on page 28, some of our master’s program faculty share the secrets of their success as online instructors, innovating their way to #2 in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Our Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP in Nursing and Healthcare continues its ground-breaking partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital (page 42) along with many other hospital and healthcare systems, and our PhD students are boldly pursing new research, some with funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH/NINR) (page 32). Read also about how great a day in the life of a preceptor (and student) can be, and please consider becoming one if you are not already; it’s so rewarding. There’s plenty more to read about in this issue of Transformations. I hope you will enjoy it, and have a healthy and safe summer full of new ideas and new adventures. We are going to keep dreaming, discovering and delivering innovative and evidence-based solutions to transform health and transform lives. Go Bucks!

Warm and well regards,

Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Dean Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN Vice Dean Margaret Graham, PhD, RN, FNP, PNP, FAAN

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Educational Innovation Cindy Anderson, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAAN Associate Dean for Research and Innovation Mary Beth Happ, PhD, RN, FAAN Assistant Dean, Chief Nurse Executive, Health System Associate VP, Health Sciences CNO UH/Ross Hospitals Mary Nash, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACHE

Assistant Dean for Baccalaureate Programs Wendy Bowles, PhD, RN, CPNP Chief of Strategic Partnerships Laurel Van Dromme, MA Senior Director of Marketing and Communications Lainie Bradshaw, MBA





COVER STORY 20 The CASIS challenge


INNOVATION 26 Director of Master of Healthcare Innovation program has a sense of adventure


TEACHING 28 The secrets of our success



EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE Ongoing partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering supports system-wide evidencebased practice National study finds education and skills building in EBP is needed


GIVING Former student leaders create scholarships for nursing students

RESEARCH 32 Celebrating our F31 recipients


WELLNESS Ohio State benefits from healthier students and employees



Environmental wellness

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DEPARTMENTS College News Faculty Focus Student Life Alumni

31 Meet our new Chief Diversity Officer, Kathy Wright

SERVICE 36 A day in the life of a preceptor and her student: Katharine Doughty and Megan Baloy OUTREACH 40 Telehealth comes to Lima campus


Transformations in Nursing and Health is a publication of The Ohio State University College of Nursing ©2018. Editor: Susan Neale Design: Sandhya Elango, Troy Huffman Writers: Megan Amaya, Joe Ashley, Gabrielle Benton, Noell Wolfgram Evans, Kelly Tomkies, Bernadette Melnyk, Susan Neale, Laura Newpoff, Colleen Pelasky, Melissa L. Weber, Laura Wise-Blau Photography: Jay LaPrete, Jodi Miller, Andrew Weber Cover photo and photo on page 20 courtesy of NASA.

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Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) honors college and faculty Several College of Nursing faculty and the college itself were honored at April’s Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Cindy Anderson, PhD, RN, CNP, ANEF, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN, our associate dean for academic affairs and educational innovation, was installed as presidentelect of the MNRS. Anderson has been a member of MNRS for 15 years and will use her leadership role to create networks and opportunities across health fields to advance careers of researchers. Assistant Professor Shannon Gillespie, PhD, RN, was chosen to receive the 2018 MNRS Women’s Health and Childbearing New Investigator Award. Gillespie,

Anderson and Lynda Hardy, PhD, RN, FAAN, received the highly selective, annual 2018 Midwest Nursing Research Society Seed Grant for their study entitled “SLEEP and methylation of maternal DNA in preterm birth” (SLEEP-MOM). The Ohio State University College of Nursing and the Wexner Medical Center were chosen to receive the 2018 Outstanding Partnership Award. This partnership demonstrates strong collegial commitment that supports professional nursing and effective patient and community-focused care. Esther Chipps, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, assisted in submitting evidence to support the award.

College of Nursing jumps to number 20 in NIH funding The College of Nursing has moved from number 31 to number 20 nationally in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH provides the largest amount of publicly funded biological research support in the country.

our associate dean for research and innovation, and her team, which supports faculty and PhD students through the process of formulating meaningful research questions, developing impactful studies and then writing and submitting grants to fund their work.”

“We are delighted to propel to the top 20 in NIH funding among colleges of nursing throughout the country, which is testimony to the innovative and significant research being conducted by our talented faculty and PhD students,” said Dean Bernadette Melnyk. “In addition to recognizing the research programs under way in our college, this accomplishment reflects the stellar leadership of Mary Beth Happ, PhD, RN, FAAN,

The College of Nursing has more than $3 million in NIH funding. Projects range from several studies on measuring physiological indicators of stress to determine negative effects on various populations, to developing a reliable method for predicting who will develop Alzheimer’s long before symptoms appear, to healthy lifestyle intervention for minority, depressed or anxious women.

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New RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars grant awarded to College of Nursing

Sharpe and Lusk elected as Fellows Elizabeth Sharpe, DNP, NNP-BC, VA-BC, FAANP, (left) and Pam Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, (right) were elected as Distinguished Fellows in the National Academy of Practice. Sharpe serves as an associate professor of clinical nursing and neonatal nurse practitioner specialty track director. Lusk is a clinical associate professor whose primarily responsibility involves teaching and mentoring practitioners in the college’s KySS Online Mental Health Fellowship for Children and Teens.

March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards: Smith and Quinlin The March of Dimes Ohio Nurse of the Year Awards last November recognized two of our faculty. Laureen Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN, (left) was awarded Nurse of the Year in the the Education and Research category, and Linda Quinlin, RN, ANCS-BC, NP-C, ACHPN, DNP, (right) received the Nurse of the Year Award in the Long-term Acute Care, Rehab/Hospice and Palliative Care category.

The Ohio State University College of Nursing has again been chosen as one of only 31 schools of nursing selected to receive a grant to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs. The selected schools comprise the fifth cohort of grantees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Future of Nursing Scholars program, which will provide financial support, mentoring and leadership development to nurses who commit to earn their PhDs in three years. The College of Nursing will select two nursing students to receive this prestigious scholarship. (See Transformations, Fall 2017, for an article about the previous cohort of RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars at Ohio State.) The Future of Nursing Scholars program is a multifunder initiative. In addition to RWJF, Johnson & Johnson, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Sharp HealthCare and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are supporting the Future of Nursing Scholars grants to schools of nursing this year. Ohio State is receiving its grant from RWJF. The college will select scholars in April, and those students will attend a boot camp with the Future of Nursing Scholars program this summer and begin their PhD studies this fall. "It is an honor to have been selected for funding for the fifth cohort of scholars in the Future of Nursing Scholars program,” says Rita Pickler, PhD, The FloAnn Sours Easton Professor of Child and Adolescent Health and director of the PhD and MS in nursing science programs in the College of Nursing. "We are excited to be able to offer this funding to two of our new PhD students who will be admitted for Autumn 2018. These scholars will have the opportunity to have their doctoral work financially supported, while also receiving additional leadership development training through the RWJF as a supplement to our PhD curriculum.” For more information, visit rwjf.org. COLLEGE NEWS | 3


Valentine’s Day is "Million Hearts® Day" in Ohio Ohio Governor John R. Kasic issued an official proclamation declaring February 14, 2018, as Million Hearts® Day in the state of Ohio. “We are thrilled that the governor has recognized this important national and statewide initiative to save lives by raising awareness of key strategies to prevent cardiovascular disease,” said Bernadette Melnyk, vice president for health promotion, chief wellness officer and dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the nation’s leading cause of death for men and women of all races and ethnicities, yet 80 percent of CVD is preventable through healthy lifestyle behaviors. The national Million Hearts initiative is a collaborative effort to increase education about risk factors and save lives by helping people make heart-healthy choices. The Ohio State University partnered with Million Hearts when it began five years ago; the first university-wide partner. This year, hundreds of biometric screenings were offered to Ohio State faculty and staff on Valentine’s Day in the College of Nursing in Newton Hall. “Ohio State has a goal to be the healthiest campus in the world,” said Melnyk. “Partnering with Million Hearts

and offering screenings around Valentine’s Day is a reminder to everyone that we can engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors to promote optimal health and wellbeing.” This year, Melnyk also promoted screenings at campuses and communities across the state through the newest Million Hearts partner: the Ohio Council of Deans and Directors (OCDD), which includes 42 colleges and schools of nursing.

New online certificates The College of Nursing recently launched three new online certificates. Our certificates incorporate four courses that provide students with an opportunity to continue to develop their skills and advance as professionals. These new offerings include: • The School Nurse Professional Pupil Services Licensure certificate prepares Ohio registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree for the Ohio Department of Education school nurse license and expands their knowledge of school health and wellness in grades K-12. • The Nursing in School Health Services certificate is for registered nurses who want to expand their understanding of school health services in order to promote health and wellness in grades K-12. • The Nurse Educator certificate is for Ohio nurses who want to obtain the knowledge needed to become a nurse educator in various settings. The coursework makes those with their master’s or doctoral degrees eligible to take the national Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam. The college looks forward to the addition of more certificates in the next year. For more information on our offerings, please visit nursing.osu.edu/certificates. 4 | nursing.osu.edu

Opposite page (bottom right): Faculty members Jen Kue and Lizzie Fitzgerald sent this snapshot from Addis, Ethiopia, in March, where they met with Tim Landers, who is in Ethiopia for a year as a Fulbright Scholar. Fitzgerald and Kue were taking a group of College of Nursing students to Ethiopia for a global health experience. See Transformations, Fall 2017 for more about Landers and his wife, Peggy, on their one year-long trip teaching and working in Ethiopia.


New wellness series in American Nurse Today American Nurse Today, an online and in-print magazine with national circulation, now features a wellness column for nurses, “Wellness 101,” by College of Nursing Dean and University Chief Wellness Officer Bernadette Melnyk. The first article provides an overview of the nine dimensions of wellness – physical, emotional, financial, intellectual, career, social, creative, environmental, and spiritual. In subsequent articles, Melnyk and her co-author, Susan Neale, MFA, take deep dives into each dimension, providing nurses with insightful instruction for improving their overall wellness. Check it out for great wellness tips at americannursetoday.com/category/wellness101.


Nurses' Day at the Statehouse

The Faculty and Staff Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament in December was a big success once again. The tournament, produced by a partnership with Buckeye Wellness and the Office of Student Life’s Recreational Sports, was held in the RPAC Upper Gym. Twentyfour teams dodged, threw, and ran for fun and prizes. The first place team, Engineered to Amaze, won Ohio State duffel bags; Riverwatch Fury received Ohio State tailgate chairs and Lunch Bunch came in third, bagging mini duffel bags filled with wellness goodies.

This year at Nurses' Day at the Statehouse, Bern Melnyk, who also serves as president of the Ohio Council of Deans and Directors of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Programs (OCDD), spoke on the importance of healthy lifestyle behaviors to prevent cardiovascular disease. OCDD sponsored Million Hearts health screenings during the event. Nurse attendees and legislators were welcome to take advantage of the biometric screenings conducted by The Ohio State University College of Nursing and other colleges. COLLEGE NEWS | 5


To lead where science goes

Three faculty discuss their roles as editors of professional science journals BY JOE ASHLEY

It’s rare for a nursing college to be the administrative home for three prominent professional journals, but The Ohio State University College of Nursing is exactly that, with the editors-in-chief of three major journals on the faculty. “It’s significant,” Dean Bernadette Melnyk said, “because it speaks to the quality of the institution and gives the college great visibility as an authority in the field.” Melnyk has served as editor-in-chief (EIC) of Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing since June, 2013. Melnyk said the publication, launched by the nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau International in 2004 and published by Wiley, is in its “adolescence” as journals go, “but we have enjoyed tremendous growth in terms of the number of papers submitted and the number of articles downloaded,” she added. Worldviews is ranked 11th out of 116 nursing journals, Melnyk said. “My goal is to be number one.” She has worked on the publication since its founding, serving as one of two associate editors from its launch until her appointment as EIC. “We are the lead journal for evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare,” she stated, explaining that the journal emphasizes putting into practice the results of the research reported in the publication and includes action tactics in every paper. “We link the research evidence to real-world practice and policy so that what we publish can actually facilitate improvements in healthcare quality and population health outcomes.” A journal’s impact factor reflects impact or importance of the science being published, based on how often the average article in a journal has been cited in other publications in a year’s time. Worldviews has an impact factor of 2.1. “With nursing journals, an impact factor of 2 or above is considered substantial,” Melnyk said. Loren E. Wold, PhD, FAHA, FAPS, director of Biomedical Research and associate professor in the College of 6 | nursing.osu.edu

Nursing, is in his sixth year as editor-in-chief of Life Sciences, an international journal published in print and online twice a month that presents original research emphasizing the molecular, cellular and functional basis of therapy. He was named Life Sciences EIC in 2013 at the age of 38, becoming one of the youngest editors-in-chief in the more than 130-year history of the journal’s publisher, Elsevier. Based in Amsterdam, Elsevier is a leading global publisher of science, technical and health information. Its 20,000 multimedia products include 2,500 scientific journals. Wold’s involvement with Life Sciences began in 2005. He was an associate editor, review editor and executive editor before being named EIC. “It was an honor to be named editor-in-chief, because this is one of the longest-published pharmacology journals, and it meant the publisher trusted me,” Wold said. His record as EIC is impressive. “The submissions have increased from about 700 a year when I became EIC to around 1,800 in 2017,” Wold said, adding that the journal’s impact factor during his tenure has risen from 1.2 to its current level of 2.95. While both Melnyk and Wold have years of experience as editors-in-chief, the position is a new one for Rita Pickler, PhD, RN, FAAN, who became EIC of Nursing Research at the start of 2018. Pickler said she was “thrilled and excited” about her new role at Nursing Research, a position she applied for in 2017 when she learned the previous editor-in-chief was retiring. The 83-page journal, published in print and online every other month by Wolters Kluwer, is one of the oldest and most respected journals serving the nursing profession. Still, Pickler is only the seventh person to serve as EIC in the publication’s 65-year history. “To me, it’s an honor to carry on the tradition of the journal,” she said. “It’s

Rita Pickler, Loren Wold and Bernadette Melnyk

always been a publication of high excellence and high quality work.” While this is her first time as an EIC, journal editing is nothing new to Pickler. For the five years before accepting the Nursing Research position, she was one of five editors for The Journal of Advanced Nursing. She also edited the research column for The Journal of Pediatric Health Care for 10 years. Even though their journals and publishers are different, Melnyk, Wold and Pickler’s responsibilities as editorsin-chief are very similar. They work closely with their editorial boards to set the direction for their journals, are involved in the initial review of material submitted for publication, and make the final decision on which

papers are published. Typically between 17 and 20 percent of journal submissions make it into the publications, they said. All three agree that their EIC duties can be time consuming, but find the experience well worth the effort. “The key is to attract good research manuscripts and to have associate editors you trust and respect,” Wold said. Pickler said she looks for reports that reflect good science, are clear and understandable and contain “a message that makes it meaningful to a broad audience and helps to advance nursing science.” For Melnyk, it’s all about the opportunity for impact: “You get to work closely with the editorial board to lead where the science goes, to influence science as well as clinical practice and future research.”



Meet Dianne Morrison-Beedy BY NOELL WOLFGRAM EVANS professionals around the world. “Having the opportunity to embed myself in a different culture and discovering through that, that there is so much commonality in what people want out of their lives,” she said, was “phenomenal.” Now she would like to “find ways to extend those opportunities not just throughout the College of Nursing, but across the campus,” by helping Ohio State forge new international partnerships. “It’s easy,” she said, “to focus on where our feet are set, but a lot of times that happens because people just aren’t aware of other opportunities. The more people from Ohio State that we can get to partner and establish deeper relationships with others from other countries, the more successful we will be, personally, professionally and academically. Those opportunities are what excites me about being here.”

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, our new Centennial Professor of Nursing and chief talent and global strategy officer at the College of Nursing, can pinpoint the moment when everything fell into place for her. “It was while I was in the hospital as a teen,” she said, “that I really understood that my dayto-day care and support was coming from the nurses. I realized that’s what I wanted to do. Their compassion put me on my career path in nursing.” Formerly Dean and Professor of Nursing, Public Health and Global Health at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, Morrison-Beedy had been focusing on research and international collaborations while living in Edinburgh, Scotland, as a Fulbright Scholar when Ohio State offered her a position. Visiting campus, she says, she was struck by displays of what she calls the “tions”: inspiration, collaboration and transformation. While that intrigued her, what sold her were, “The opportunities that Ohio State offers and thinking about how I could affect those by identifying, recruiting, advancing and developing the best and the brightest talent while expanding global partnerships.” A recipient of two Fulbright Awards, she has had opportunities to work shoulder to shoulder with health 8 | nursing.osu.edu

Morrison-Beedy is a women’s health NP, and her research reflects her passion for helping others. As a clinician, she was frustrated by a pattern of “seeing the same girls for the same health concerns, particularly exposure to STIs, HIV and unplanned pregnancies, over and over,” she said. “I knew that I was giving them lots of information but they kept coming in for the same concerns.” That led her to ask, “What are the critical pieces to change behavior?” The research she undertook to answer this question resulted in the creation of an evidence-based intervention program, HIPTeens – The Health Improvement Project for Teens. This intervention, recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for STI/HIV and pregnancy prevention, “emphasizes healthy relationships, skills for negotiation and decision-making and less risky behavior choices while developing effective communication strategies with sexual partners, parents, peers and adults. It builds motivation and a positive view of girls’ personal futures.” HIPTeens is now part of the curriculum of health organizations in seven states and is being considered in several countries. After several years in Florida, New York native MorrisonBeedy is looking forward to having four seasons again. She’s also excited about exploring all that Columbus has to offer with her husband Michael, children Megan and Mason, and their three dogs, Oakley, Costa, and Stella.

Morrison-Beedy reception and lecture Faculty, staff and students got to meet Dianne Morrison-Beedy at a welcoming reception in her honor in March. Morrison-Beedy presented a lecture on her work on sexual risk reduction interventions with adolescents, military and veteran health initiatives, global partnerships and faculty leadership development. Dianne Morrison-Beedy is nationally and internationally renowned for her cutting-edge research, leadership and work in global affairs. Her NIH-funded work has focused on HIV/STD prevention in adolescent females. Dr. Morrison-Beedy is a fellow in the National Academies of Practice, the Global Nursing Leadership Institute, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nursing. During the six years that she served as dean and professor of nursing, public health and global health at the University of South Florida College of Nursing she elevated the college’s U.S. News and World Report rankings and NIH funding ranking. Before then, she served as the endowed chair in nursing science and assistant dean for research at the University of Rochester. She received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Rochester and a Master of Science in Women’s Health/Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Link to presentation: go.osu.edu/dmb-presentation COLLEGE NEWS | 9


Heather Tubbs Cooley, PhD, RN Heather Tubbs Cooley joined the College of Nursing faculty in January as an associate professor and a principal investigator in the Center for Perinatal Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Previously Associate Professor and Nurse Scientist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Tubbs Cooley is a health services researcher studying quality and safety outcomes of nursing services in pediatric and neonatal care. Her work is supported by numerous foundations and federal funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the American Nurses Foundation. Her current NIH award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, Systems Analysis of Guideline Adherence in Neonatal Intensive Care, uses human factors methods to understand clinician nonadherence to central line bloodstream infection prevention practices, a persistent patient safety problem in neonatal ICUs. Tubbs Cooley is active in numerous professional societies and is the immediate past co-chair of the AcademyHealth Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues, the nation’s premier professional organization for nursing-related topics in health services research.

Kathy D. Wright, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, PMHCNS-BC Kathy D. Wright joins the college as assistant professor and chief diversity officer. She also holds a faculty position in The Ohio State University Discovery Themes – Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Brain Injury Institute. Wright comes to us from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). She completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing with a major in psychology from Youngstown State University, Master’s in geriatric health and minority mental health from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, CWRU, and PhD from The University of Utah. Wright’s research is centered on improving mental health and blood pressure self-management in African-American older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, cognitive impairment and hypertension. Her work has been disseminated through scholarly journals and media outlets including National Public Radio. Wright’s goal is to mentor others and inspire solutions to address health disparities and inequities across the lifespan. See page 31 for more about Wright in “Meet our new Chief Diversity Officer, Kathy Wright.”

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Todd Monroe, PhD, RN-BC, FNAP, FGSA, FAAN New Associate Professor Todd Monroe is internationally renowned for his research examining pain pathways in persons with Alzheimer’s disease. His long-term goal is to improve clinicians’ detection and management of pain in this vulnerable population. Monroe’s lab research uses experimentally induced stimuli to examine pain perception and fMRI to examine the neurobiology of pain in older adults and in persons with dementia. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America, and the National Academies of Practice. Monroe’s early work in pain and opioid use led to national and international policy development focused on patient safety through supportive interventions on substance use in students and clinicians. Monroe’s interest in pain management and geriatrics was born of personal experience. When his grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer late in the course of dementia, the nursing home staff caring for her struggled to assess her pain. Even after she was moved to hospice care, nurses were reluctant to administer pain medications to someone who could no longer speak. Fortunately, Monroe was able to ensure that she received the medications she needed, but the experience made him realize that many people don’t have family members who are medically trained and can advocate on their behalf.

Monroe has focused his research on showing how the neurobiology of pain can be used to better guide pain management in older adults with and without dementia. He completed a three-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) and was co-mentored by Ohio State Professor of Nursing Lorraine Mion and VUIIS Director John Gore. He is currently funded by an NIA K23 and an NIA R21 examining pain in Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia and recently completed an R21 examining sex differences in healthy aging across the lifespan.

Inga Zadvinskis, PhD, RN, has joined the College of Nursing as assistant director of the EBP Clearinghouse at the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare. Zadvinskis received her PhD in Nursing Science from The Ohio State University after receiving her MSN from Wayne State University and BSN from Michigan State. She comes to us from OhioHealth, where she worked as a senior research nurse.

Jeanie Bochenek, DNP, RN, NCSN, has joined the College of Nursing as assistant professor of clinical practice after working at Wright State University as the school nurse program director and clinical faculty. Bochenek taught pediatrics and community health in the BSN program, and school nursing in the School Nurse Certificate and MS programs. She is knowledgeable in the fields of pediatric nursing and school health and strives to provide innovative resources for students to achieve the best learning outcomes. Bochenek has been active in leadership positions for professional school nurse organizations at local, state and national levels and with the Dayton Asthma Alliance. COLLEGE NEWS | 11


Improve your team's intervention research skills and get more grants funded! In addition to hosting our popular annual Research Intensive Workshop, this year The Ohio State University College of Nursing and the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare are excited to offer an additional new 2-day Systematic Review Conference.


This new 2-day training course will cover systematic review methodologies and critical appraisal skills. The course is suitable for individuals working in health and social sciences who are considering or planning to conduct a systematic review of intervention studies.


In this workshop, the essential elements of designing, funding, conducting and analyzing intervention research will be taught in a user-friendly format. The workshop is geared toward doctoral prepared nurses, advanced practice nurses, doctoral students and other interdisciplinary health and science professionals.

Space is limited for this opportunity and registration closes on May 14, 2018. Plan to discover how both of these events can impact your organization’s research!

To register and for more information, visit nursing.osu.edu/RIW. Hosted at the The Ohio State University College of Nursing Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare Columbus, Ohio

Transforming health Transforming lives

Faculty Focus Awards & Honors Anderson, Cindy. Selected to serve as the president elect of the Midwest Nursing Research Society for one year. Bauldoff, Gerene. Named a Master Fellow of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Bochenek, Jeanie. Selected to serve on the Certified School Nurse Job Task Analysis for the National Board for Certification of School Nurses. Bowles, Wendy. Selected to serve in the Health Sciences Focus Group for The Ohio Department of Higher Education/ Ohio Articulation & Transfer Network.

Happ, Mary Beth. Presented the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Director’s Lecture at the NINR.

Overcash, Janine. Selected to serve as reviewer for national awards of the Oncology Nursing Society.

Hardy, Lyn. Elected as Member-At-Large for the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Working Group of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Overcash, Janine. Selected to serve as abstract reviewer for Geriatric-related national awards for the Midwestern Nursing Research Society.

Jenkusky, Lucia. Received the DNP Student Scholarship from the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Southern Ohio Chapter.

Pickler, Rita. Appointed to the Nursing Research External Advisory Board of the Mayo Clinic.

Jenkusky, Lucia. Was 2017 Ohio Nurse of the Year finalist in the category of Women's Health & Centering from March of Dimes. Lusk, Pamela. Inducted as a Fellow of the National Academies of Practice.

Buffington, Brenda. Earned designation as a national board-certified health & wellness coach from the International Consortium of Health & Wellness Coaches.

Masciola, Randee. Appointed chair on the education committee for Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health for two years.

Chipps, Esther. Elected to serve as vice president of research on the Council for Graduate Education in Nursing Administration for three years.

Militello, Lisa. Selected as a TECHquality Fellow of the Catalyst @ Health 2.0 as a part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Chipps, Esther. Selected to serve on the Academic Practice Committee of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing/American Organization of Nurse Executives for one year.

Nolan, Timiya. Selected as a 2018 ONS nurse scientist intensive invitee by the Oncology Nursing Society.

Gawlik, Kate. Received the 2018 State Award for Excellence in Advanced Practice from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Gawlik, Kate. Received the 2017 Editor’s Pick from the American Journal of Health Promotion for an article revealing social smoking as a major cardiovascular risk factor, with Bernadette Melnyk and Alai Tan. Gillespie, Shannon. Received the New Investigator Award for Women's Health & Childbearing Research Interest Group from the Midwest Nursing Research Society.

Nolan, Timiya. Appointed as interim research interest group chair on the Health of Diverse Populations committee for the Midwest Nursing Research Society. Overcash, Janine. Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Overcash, Janine. Received the Outstanding Teacher Award from The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Overcash, Janine. Selected as codirector of the Academy for Teaching Innovation, Excellence and Scholarship at The Ohio State University College of Nursing.

Quinlin, Linda. Selected to serve on the HPNA Graduate Nursing Faculty Task Force of the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Association. Quinlin, Linda. Received the 2017 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award in Hospice & Palliative Care. Raderstorf, Tim. Selected to serve as a member of the board of directors of the American Nurses Association. Raderstorf, Tim. Selected to serve as an advisory board member of the National Nurses in Business Administration. Schubert, Carolyn. Selected to represent the College of Nursing at the Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention. Sharpe, Elizabeth. Inducted as a Fellow of the National Academies of Practice. Smith, Laureen. Received the 2017 March of Dimes Education and Research Award. Teall, Alice. Selected as co-director of the Academy for Teaching Innovation, Excellence and Scholarship at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Warren, Barbara. Selected for the leadership category of Who’s Who in Black Columbus. Weberg, Daniel. Received the Anna Gawlinsky Research and Innovation Award for excellence in innovation leadership from the UCLA School of Nursing.


Wold, Loren. Appointed to the programming committee of the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions for three years. Wold, Loren. Appointed as co-chair of the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Programming Committee of the American Heart Association for two years.

Grants Anderson, Cindy (PD). Nurse faculty loan program. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). 20172018. $122K. Anderson, Cindy (Consultant), Schmella, Mandy (PI). DNA methylomic profiling of preeclampsia across pregnancy. National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH/NINR). 2017-2019. $425K. Bowles, Wendy (PI), Jauch, Amy (Co-I). Increasing baccalaureate prepared nurses in Ohio. The Ohio Board of Nursing. 2017-2019. $115K. Gillespie, Shannon (PI), Anderson, Cindy (Co-I), Hardy, Lynda (Co-I). SLEEP and methylation of maternal DNA in preterm birth (SLEEP-MOM). Midwest Nursing Research Society. 2018-2019. $10K. Giurgescu, Carmen (Co-I), Walker, D (PI), Misra, D.P. (Co-I), Burghardt, P. (Co-I), Podolsky, R. (Co-I), Stemmer, P. (Co-I). Chronic stress, lipidome profiles and preterm birth in African American women. National Institutes of Health/ National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH/NIMHHD). 20172020. $486K. Happ, Mary Beth (Sponsor), Faulds, Eileen (PI), Hoffman, Robert (CoSponsor). Self-management among Preteen and adolescent INsulin pump users (SPIN). National Institutes of Health, F31. 2018-2020. $38,244 annually. Harrison, Tondi (PI), Thoyre, Suzanne (Co-I), Pickler, Rita (Co-I), Simsic, Janet (Co-I), Brown, Roger (Co-I). Behavioral and physiological responses to oral feeding in infants with complex congenital heart disease. National Institutes of Health. 2017-2020. $483K.

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Jones, Carolyn (Co-PI). Development, implementation, and assessment of novel training in domain-based competencies (DIAMOND). NIH/National Center for Translational Sciences. Gennaro, Susan, Melnyk, Bernadette (Co-PIs). Healthy lifestyle intervention for high-risk minority pregnant women: A RCT. National Institutes of Health/ National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH/NIMHHD). (R01MD012770). 2017-2022. $3.32M. McDaniel, Jodi, Roy, Sashwati (PI), Subramaniam, Vish, Prakash, Shaurya, Gordillo, Gayle, Wozniak, Dan, El-Sayed Awad, Hamdy, Brock, Guy, Shilling, Chris. Disposable electroceutical dressings to treat chronic wound biofilm infection. OSU L-Pilot Phase 3 Award. 2017-2018. $150K. Nolan, Timiya (PI). Adapting Y-AMBIENT: A breast cancer survivorship intervention for young African American women. The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-The James NexGen Ambassadors. 20172018. $15K. Pickler, Rita (PI). Future of nursing scholars, cohort 5. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2018-2021. $150K. Raderstorf, Tim (PI). The starting line. Create Columbus Commission. 20172018. $10K. Raderstorf, Tim (PI). The Innovation Studio. VentureWell. 2017-2018. $10K. Thrane, Susan (PI). Teaching caregivers of hospice patients to administer reiki for symptom management and caregiver support: “Before” control group. The Columbus Foundation: Targeted Funds for the Terminally Ill. 2017-2018. $9,456. Wold, Loren (PI). Roles for WTC dust and DEP co-pollutant in first responder cardiovascular ailments. National Institutes of Health/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIH/ NIOSH). 2017-2020. $300K. Wold, Loren (PI), Mohler, Peter (CoI), Janssen, Paul (Co-I). Defining the Impact of E-Cigarettes on Cardiac Pathophysiology. National Institutes of Health. 2017-2021. $1.557M.

Wright, Kathy (PI), Mion, Lorraine (Co-I), Scharre, D. (Co-I), Lu, Z. L. (Co-I), Tan, Alai (Co-I). Brain functional connectivity and self-management in African Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia disorders and hypertension. The Ohio State University Discovery Themes-Chronic Brain Injury Pilot Grant. 2018-2019. $25K.

Publications Amaya, M., Melnyk, B., Buffington, B., & Battista, L. (2017). Workplace wellness champions: Lessons learned and implications for future programming. Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal, 1(1), 59-67. http:// dx.doi.org/10.18061/bhac.v1i1.5744 Balas, M. C. (2017). Delirium: Monitoring and management in the acute care setting. Nurse Practitioner, 42(12), 37-42. doi: 10.1097/01 NPR.0000526764.53348. d1 Bates, R., Salsberry, P., & Ford, J. L. (2017). Measuring stress in young children using hair cortisol: The state of the science. Biological Research for Nursing, 19, 499-510 Bauldoff, G. S. (2018). Effect of PR on COPD exacerbation: To be forewarned is to be forearmed. News and Views, AACVPR. http://newsandviews. aacvpr.org/newsviews/blogs/ system/2018/01/23/effect-of-pr-on-copdexacerbation-to-be-forewarned Bauldoff, G. S. (2017). Pre-bariatric surgery pulmonary rehabilitation for asthma. News and Views, AACVPR, 11. Bauldoff, G. S. (2017). Pulmonary rehabilitation in Charleston. News and Views, AACVPR, 7. Bauldoff, G. S. (2017). How do we keep our PR patients moving? News and Views, AACVPR, 13. Pack, Q. R., Bauldoff, G. S., Lichtman, S. W., Buckley, M., Eichenauer, K., Gavic, A., Garvey, C., & King, M. I. (2018). Prioritization, development, and validation of new program performance measures for the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.

Blackburn, L., Achirm, S., Allen, B., Bauchmire, N., Dunnington, D., Naber, S., Roblee, K., Samczakm A., TomlinsonPinkham, K., & Chipps, E. (2017). The effect of aromatherapy on insomnia and other common cancer symptoms. Oncology Nursing Forum, 44, E185-193. doi: 10.1188/17.ONF Sharpnack, P., Drennen, C., Bowles, W., Koffel, C., Salvador, D., & Didion, J. (2017). Pathways to BSN education: Teamwork in Ohio. Nursing Education Perspectives, 38(5), 243-249. doi: 10.1097/01 Browning, K., Kue, J., Lyons, F., & Overcash, J. (2017). Feasibility of mind body movement programs for cancer survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 44(4), 446-456. doi: 10.1188/17.ONF.446456. Buck, J., Loversidge, J., GallagherFord, L., Chipps, E., & Yen, P. (In press). Top-of-license nursing practice part 1: A study of alignment between common nursing activities and top-of-license nursing practice. Journal of Nursing Administration. Zupan, M., Buffington, B., Bullinger, D., Koch, C., Kitchell, E., Parker, S., & Fraglea, S. (2018). Physiological Effects of Athletic Mouth Pieces. Journal of Military Medicine, 184(3-4), 45-50. Li, J., Sommerich., L., Lavendar S., Chipps, E., & Stasney, E. (2017). Subjective and objective estimation of physical activities on the lower extremities for inpatient staff nurses and their lower extremity musculoskeletal discomfort. Proceeding Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 61(1), 1017-1021. Patterson, E. S., Sillars, D. M., Staggers, S., Chipps, E., Rinehart-Thompson, L., Moore, V., Simmons, D., & MoffattBruce, S. (2017). Safe practice recommendations for the use of copyforward in nursing flowsheets in hospital settings. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 43(8), 375-385. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2017.02.009 Dungan, K., Dhuha, A., Yen, P., & Chipps, E. (2017). Evaluation of the timing and coordination of prandial insulin administration in the hospital. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 131, 1832. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2017.06.021

Ford, J. L., & Stowe, R. (2017). Depressive symptoms are associated with salivary shedding of EpsteinBarr virus in female adolescents: The role of sex differences. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 86, 128-133. Akard, T. F., Skeens, M. A., Fortney, C. A., Dietrich, M. S., Gilmer, M. J., Vannatta, K., Barrera, M., Davies, B., Fairclough, D. L., & Gerhardt, C. A. (In press). Changes in siblings over time after the death of a brother or sister to cancer. Cancer Nursing. Baughcum, A. E., Fortney, C. A., Winning, A., Shultz, E. L., Keim, M. C., Humphrey, L. M., Schlegel, A. B., & Gerhardt, C. A. (2017). Perspectives from bereaved parents on improving end of life care in the NICU. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 5(4), 392-403. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ CPP0000221 Winning, A. M., Merandi, J. M., Lewe, D., Stepney, L. M. C., Liao, N. N., Fortney, C. A., & Gerhardt, C. A. (2018). The emotional impact of errors and adverse events on healthcare providers in the NICU: The protective role of coworker support. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74(1), 172-180. doi: 10.1111/jan.13403 *James, J., Munson, D., DeMauro, S. B., Lander, J. C., Dworetz, A., Natarajan, G., Fortney, C. A., Seabrook, R., Vohr, B. R., Tyson, J. E., Bell, E. F., Poindexter, B. B., Shankaran, S., Higgins, R. D., Das, A., Stoll, B. J. & Kirpalani, H.; for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network (2017). Outcomes of preterm infants following discussions about withdrawal or withholding of life support. Journal of Pediatrics, 190, 118-123.e4. doi: 10.1016/j. jpeds.2017.05.056 Gallagher-Ford, L., & Melnyk, B. M. (2017). In rooting out errors, evidence holds the key. Nursing Management, 24(2), 14. https://doi.org/10.7748/ nm.24.2.14.s18 Gawlik, K. S., Melnyk, B. M., & Tan, A. (2017). An epidemiological study of population health reveals social smoking as a major cardiovascular risk factor. American Journal of Health Promotion, 31(3), 251-261. doi: 10.1177/0890117117706420

Gawlik, K., Jeu, G., & Reisinger, V. (2017). The I Will Help You mental health initiative: A pedagogy for nursing leadership and a call to action for nurses. Journal of Professional Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j. profnurs.2017.12.010 Gillespie, S. L., Alston, A. D., Christian, L. M., & Salsberry, P. J. (2017). Childhood stress and birth timing among African American women: Cortisol as biological mediator. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 84, 32-41. doi: 10.1016/j. psyneuen.2017.06.009 Choi, J., Campbell, M. L., Glinas, C., Happ, M. B., Tate, J., & Chlan, L. (2017). Symptom assessment in non-vocal or cognitively impaired ICU patients: Implications for practice and future research. Heart & Lung, 46(4), 239-245. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2017.04.002 Happ, M. B., & Tate, J. A. (2017). Family caregiving in critical illness: Research opportunities and considerations. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 39(9), 1219-1221. doi: 10.1177/0193945917714760 Tate, J. A., & Happ, M. B. (2017). Qualitative secondary analysis: A case exemplar. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. pii: S0891-5245(17)30327-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.09.007 Yurkovich, J., Burns, D. S., & Harrison, T. M. (In press). The effect of entrained music therapy on physiologic measures of infants in the cardiac intensive care unit. Journal of Music Therapy. Pridham, K., Harrison, T. M., McKechnie, A., & Brown, R. (2017). Motivations and features of co-parenting an infant with complex congenital heart disease. Western Journal of Nursing Research. doi: 10.1177/0193945917712693 Weber, A., Harrison, T. M., Sinnott, L., Shoben, A., & Steward, D. K. (2018). Associations between nurseguided variables and plasma oxytocin trajectories in extremely premature infants during hospitalization. Advances in Neonatal Care, 18, E12-E23. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000452 Weber, A., Harrison, T. M., & Steward, D. K. (In press). Oxytocin: Biomarker of affiliation and neurodevelopment in premature infants. Nursing Research.


Harrison, T. M., & Brown, R. (2017). Autonomic nervous system function after a skin-to-skin contact intervention in infants with congenital heart disease. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 48(5), E1-E13. doi: 10.1097/ JCN.0000000000000397 Weber, A., Harrison, T. M., Steward, D., Sinnott, L., & Shoben, A. (2017). Oxytocin trajectories and social engagement in extremely premature infants during NICU hospitalization. Infant Behavior and Development, 48(Part B), 78-87. doi: 10.1016/j. infbeh.2017.05.006 Weber, A., Harrison, T. M., Sinnott, L., Shoben, A., & Steward, D. (2017). Plasma and urinary oxytocin trajectories in extremely premature infants during NICU hospitalization. Biological Research for Nursing, 19(5), 549-558. doi: 10.1177/1099800417718266 Hrabe, D. P., Melnyk, B. M., Buck, J., & Sinnott, L. T. (2017). Effects of the Nurse Athlete Program on the healthy lifestyle behaviors, physical health, and mental well-being of new graduate nurses. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 41(4), 353-359. Karl, J., & McDaniel, J. (In press). Health literacy deficits found among educated, insured university employees. Workplace Health & Safety. Howland, L. C., Jallo, N., Connelly, C. D, & Pickler, R. H. (2017). Testing the feasibility of a guided imagery relaxation intervention to reduce maternal stress in the NICU. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 46, 532-543. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2017.03.004. PMID: 28527300 Amirehsani, K. A., Hu, J., Wallace, D.C., Silva, Z., Dick, S., West-Livingston, L. N., & Hussami, C. R. (2017). U.S. healthcare experiences of Hispanic patients with diabetes and family members: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 34(3), 126135. doi:10.1080/07370016.2017.1340556 Nayak, P., Hu, J., Snyder, E., Stephens, N., Jonaus, S. A., & Ing, S. (2017). Community gardening for patients with diabetes mellitus in an underserved community: A pilot study. Practical Diabetology, 36.

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Kelly, S., Stephens, J., Hoying. J., McGovern, C., Melnyk, B. M., & Militello, L. K. (2017). A systematic review of mediators of physical activity, nutrition, and screen time in adolescents: Implications for future research and clinical practice. Nursing Outlook, 65(5), 530-548. doi: 10.1016/j. outlook.2017.07.011 Hutson, E., Kelly, S., & Militello, L. K. (2018). Systematic review of cyberbullying interventions for youth and parents with implications for evidence-based practice. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 15(1), 72-79. doi: 10.1111/wvn.12257 Jiang, J., Zeng, L., Kue, J., & Shi, Y. (2017). Effective teaching methods in the emergency department in Shanghai, China: A qualitative study with millennial nursing students. Nursing Education Today, 61, 220-224. http://dx.doi. org/10.1016/j.nedt.2017.12.007 Kue, J., Hanegan, H., & Tan, A. (2017). Cervical cancer screening perceptions, barriers to screening, and behavior among Bhutanese-Nepali refugee women in the U.S. Journal of Community Health, 42(6), 1079-1089. doi: 10.1007/ s10900-017-0355-2 Kue, J., Szalacha, L. A., Happ, M. B., Crisp, A. L., & Menon, U. (2018). Culturally relevant human subjects protection training: A case study in community-engaged research in the United States. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 20(1), 107-114. doi: 10.1007/s10903-017-0548-x Kue, J., Szalacha, L. A., Happ, M. B., Crisp, A. L., & Menon, U. (2018). Culturally relevant human subjects protection training: A case study in community-engaged research in the United States. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 20(1), 107-114. PMCID: PMC5572552 Loversidge, J., Yen, P., Chipps, E., Gallagher-Ford, L., Genter L., & Buck, J. (In press). Top-of-license nursing practice part 2: Differentiating BSN and ADN perceptions of top-of-license activities. Journal of Nursing Administration.

Loversidge, J. M. (2019). Government regulation: Parallel and powerful. In J. A. Milstead & N. M. Short (Eds.), Health Policy & Politics: A Nurses Guide (6th ed.), pp 57-86. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett. ISBN: 987-1-284-126327 Loversidge, J. M. (2019) Chapter 43: Advocacy. In Nursing: A concept-based approach to learning volume 2 (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0-13-461681-0 Loversidge, J. M. (2019) Chapter 47: Health Policy. In Nursing: A conceptbased approach to learning volume 2 (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0-13-461681-0 Lusk, P., Hart, B., & Melnyk, B. (2017). A successful model for clinical training in child/adolescent cognitive behavioral therapy for graduate psychiatric advanced practice nursing students. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 1-12. https://doi. org/10.1177/1078390317723989 Costa, C., & Lusk, P. (2017). Perceptions of interdisciplinary communication among correctional health care providers. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 23(1), 122-130. https://doi. org/10.1177/1078345816686064 Marzalik, P. R., Feltham, K. J., Jefferson, K., & Pekin, K. (2018). Midwifery education in the U.S. – Certified NurseMidwife, Certified Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife. Midwifery, 60C. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2018.01.020. ISSN: 0266-6138 Folker-Maglaya, C., Pylman, M., Couch, K., Spatz, D., & Marzalik, P. R. (2018). Implementing a breastfeeding toolkit for nursing education. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 32, 2. Masciola, R. (2017). Diversity poster and presentation: Blending diversity, scholarship and evidence based practice into scholarly work for nurse practitioner students. Journal of Healthcare Communication, 2(43). doi: 10.4172/2472-1654.100083

McDaniel, J., Szalacha, L., Sales, M., Roy, S., Chafee, S., & Parinandi, N. (2017). EPA+DHA supplementation reduces PMN activation in microenvironment of chronic venous leg ulcers: A randomized, double-blind, controlled study. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 25(4), 680-690. doi: 10.1111/wrr.12558

Small, L., Thacker, L., Aldrich, H., Bonds-McClain, D., & Melnyk, B. M. (2017). A pilot intervention designed to address behavioral factors that place overweight/obese young children at risk for later-life obesity. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 39(8), 1192-1212. doi: 10.1177/0193945917708316

Fahlberg, E., Lucero, R., McDaniel, A. M., Weaver, M., Chandler, M., Richey, P., Mion, L. C., & Shorr, R. S. (2017). Associations between hyponatremia, volume depletion, and the risk of falls in hospitalized patients: A case-control study. BMJ Open, 7(8), e017045. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017045

Melnyk, B.M., Szalacha, L. A. & Amaya, M. (2017). Psychometric properties of the perceived wellness culture and environment support scale. American Journal of Health Promotion. https://doi. org/10.1177/0890117117737676

Millitello, L., Zhu, K., & Kiourti, A. (In press). antenna-impregnated fabrics for recumbent height measurement on the go. IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF, and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology.

Jeffery, A. D., Dietrich, M. S., Fabbri, D., Kennedy, B., Novak, L. L., Coco, J., & Mion, L. C. (Under review). Accuracy and interpretability of in-hospital clinical deterioration prediction models. American Journal of Critical Care.

Melnyk, B. M., Orsolini, L., Tan, A., Arslanian-Engoren, C., Melkus, G. D., Dunbar-Jacob, J., Rice, V. H., Millan, A., Dunbar, S. B., Braun, L. T., Wilbur, J., Chyun, D. A., Gawlik, K., & Lewis, L. M. (2018). A national study links nurses’ physical and mental health to medical errors and perceived worksite wellness. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine.

Boehm, L. M., Dietrich, M. S., Vasilevskis, E. E., Wells, N., Ely, E. W., Pandharipande, P. P., & Mion, L. C. (2017). Perceptions of workload burden and adherence to ABCDE bundle among intensive care providers. American Journal of Critical Care, 26(4), e38-e47. doi: 10.4037/ ajcc2017544

Fehlberg, E. A., Lucero, R. J., Weaver, M. T., McDaniel, A. M., Chandler, A. M., Richey, P. A., Mion, L. C., & Shorr, R. I. (2018). Impact of the CMS no-pay policy on hospital-acquired fall prevention related practice patterns. Innovation in Aging. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igx036

Melnyk, B. M., Gallagher-Ford, L., Zellefrow, C., Tucker, S., Van Dromme, L., & Thomas, B. (2018). Outcomes from the First Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare Invitational Expert Forum. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 15(1), 5-15. Melnyk, B. M. (2018). Breaking down silos and making use of the evidencebased practice competencies in healthcare and academic programs: An urgent call to action. (Editorial). Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 15(1), 3-4. Melnyk, B. M., Gallagher-Ford, L., Zellefrow, C., Tucker, S., Thomas, B., Sinnott, L. T., & Tan, A. (2018). The first U.S. study on nurses’ evidencebased practice competencies indicates major deficits that threaten healthcare quality, safety, and patient outcomes. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 15(1), 16025. Melnyk, B. M., & Neale, S. (2018). Wellness 101: 9 dimensions of wellness: Your health and well-being isn’t just about nutrition and exercise. American Nurse Today, 13(1), 1, 10-11.

Armstrong, G. E., Dietrich, M. S., Barnsteiner, J., Norman, L., & Mion, L. C. (2017). Development and psychometric analysis of a nurses’ attitudes and skills safety scale: Initial results. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 32(2), E3-E10.

Boehm, L. M., Dietrich, M. S., Vasilevskis, E. E., Wells, N., Ely, E. W., Pandharipande, P., & Mion, L. C. (2017). Organizational domains explain variation in ICU provider attitudes regarding the ABCDE bundle. American Journal of Critical Care, 26(3), e18-e28. doi: 10.4037/ ajcc2017297

Armstrong, G. E., Dietrich, M. S., Barnsteiner, J., Norman, L., & Mion, L. C. (2017). Nurses’ perceived skills and attitudes about updated safety concepts: Impact on medication administration errors and practices. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 32(3), 226-233.

Jeffery, A. D., Novak, L. L., Kennedy, B., Dietrich, M. S., & Mion, L. C. (2017). A qualitative exploration of nurses: Information-gathering behaviors prior to decision support tool design. Applied Clinical Informatics, 8(3), 763-778.

Yevchak, A. M., Fick, D. M., Kolanowski, A. M., McDowell, J., Monroe, T., Leviere, A., & Mion, L. C. (2017). Implementing nurse-facilitated person-centered care approaches for patients with delirium superimposed on dementia in the acute care setting. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 43(12), 21-28. Jeffery, A. D., Novak, L. L., Kennedy, B., Dietrich M. S., & Mion, L. C. (2017). Participatory design of probability-based decision support tools for in-hospital nurses. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 24(6), 1102-1110.

Beuscher, L. M., Fan, J., Sarkar, N., Dietrich M. S., Newhouse, P. A., Miller, K. R., & Mion, L. C. (2017). Socially assistive robots: Measuring older adults’ perceptions. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 43(12), 35-43. Vo, J. B., Nolan, T. S., Bail, J. R., GisigerCamata, S., & Meneses, K. (In press). Think well: Educating breast cancer survivors having cognitive changes. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. Gisiger-Camata, S., Nolan, T. S., Vo, J. B., & Meneses, K. (2017). Lessons learned from the Young Breast Cancer Survivorship Network. Journal of Cancer Education. doi: 10.1007/s13187-0171302-8


O’Brien, T., Hathaway, D., Russell, C. L., & Moore, S. M. (2017). Merging an activity tracker with SystemCHANGE™ to improve physical activity in older kidney transplant recipients. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 44(2), 153-158. Johnson, R., O’Brien, T., Emerson, S., & Reed, L. (2017). Perceptions of family nurse practitioner (FNP/DNP) clinical preceptors regarding usefulness of onsite clinical site visits. Nurse Educator, 42(1), 51-54. doi: 10.1097/ NNE.0000000000000289 O’Brien, T., & Hathaway, D. (2017) Students and faculty perceptions of an undergraduate nursing research internship program. Nurse Educator. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000412 O’Mathúna, D. (2018). The dual imperative in disaster research ethics. SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics. Edited by Ron Iphofen and Martin Tolich, 441-454. 9.78E+12 O’Mathúna, D., & Siriwardhana, C. (2017). Research ethics and evidence for humanitarian health. The Lancet, 390(10109), 2228-2229. https://doi. org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31276-X Siriwardhana, C., Lignou, S., Doherty, S., & O’Mathúna, D. (2017). R2HC research ethics tool. R2HC Ethics Framework 2.0. http://www.elrha.org/wp-content/ uploads/2017/09/Elrha-R2HC-ResearchEthics-Tool.-2017.pdf Dabelko-Schoeny, H., Shin, J., Kowal, E., Overcash, J., Caterino, J., & Happ, M. B. (2018). Staff perceptions of adult day centers providing post-acute care for persons with dementia. (epub ahead of print). Journal of Applied Gerontology. doi: 10.1177/0733464818757001 Overcash, J., Noonan, A., Abels, S., Erdeljac, H. P., Fugett, S., Knass, B., Kress, E., & Utendorf, C. (In press). Geriatric oncology ambulatory care clinics. Oncology Times. Overcash, J., Noonan, A., Tan, A., & Patel, K. (In press). Fatigue predicts poor sleep in older cancer patients. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

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Pickler, R. H., Sealschott, S., Moore, M., Merhar, S., Tkach, J., Salzwedel, A., Lin, W., & Gao, W. (2017). Brain connectivity following a neuroprotective intervention for preterm infants. Nursing Research, 66, 490-495. doi: 10.1097/ NNR.0000000000000241. PMID: 29095379 Starmer, A. J., Spector, N. D., West, D. C., Srivastava, R., Sectish, T. C., Landrigan, C. P., & I-PASS Study Group (Pickler, R. H.) (2017). Integrating research, quality improvement, and medical education for better handoffs and safer care: Disseminating, adapting, and implementing the I-PASS Program. Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety, 43(7), 319-329. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2017.04.001. PMID: 28648217 Moore, T. A., & Pickler, R. H. (2017). Feeding intolerance, inflammation, and neurobehaviors in preterm infants. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 23, 134-141. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j. jnn.2016.09.009 PMID: 28503081 Logsdon, M. C., & Pickler, R. H. (2018). Children, youths, and families receive appropriate prevention and community referral services. In Betz, C., Krajicek, M., & Craft-Rosenberg, M. (Eds). Guidelines for Nursing Excellence in the Care of Children, Youth and Families; pp 289307. Springer Publishing Company, LLC. Pittman, O., Schubert, C., Rohrig, L., & Melnyk, B. M. (2017). Key strategies for enhancing evidence-based practice in simulation. In C. Foisy-Doll & K. Leighton (Eds). Simulation Champions: Fostering Courage, Caring and Connection. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer. Emerson, K., Murphy, M., Quinlin, L., & O'Malley, P. (2017). Evaluation of a lowlight intervention – Star Therapy – for agitation, anxiety, restlessness, sleep disturbances, dyspnea, and pain at end of life. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 19(3), 214-222. doi: 10.1097/ NJH.0000000000000337 Sharpe, E., Kuhn, L., Ratz, D., Krein, S., & Chopra, V. (2017). Neonatal peripherally inserted central catheter practices and providers: Results from the neonatal PICC1 survey. Advances in Neonatal Care, 17(3), 209-221. doi: 10.1097/ ANC.00000000003786

Pettit, J., & Sharpe, E. (2017). The effect of education on chlorhexidine use in the NICU. Neonatal Network, 36(5), 294-305. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/07300832.36.5.294 Pettit, J., & Sharpe, E. (2017). The effect of education on chlorhexidine use in a neonatal intensive care unit. The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access, 22(3), 115-123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j. java.2017.06.001 Stephens, J. D., Althouse, A., Tan, A., & Melnyk, B. M. (2017). The role of race and gender in nutrition habits and self-efficacy: Results from the young adult weight loss study. Journal of Obesity, Article ID 5980698. doi. org/10.1155/2017/5980698 Tan, A., Nolan, T. S., Hood, D. B., & Williams, K. P. (In press). What’s love got to do with it? The relationship of marriage to health. Journal of General Medicine. Sweet, M., Armbuster, D., Bainbridge, E., Reiner, B., Tan, A., & *Chipps, E. (2017). A pilot study of responses to suctioning among neonates on bubble nasal continuous positive airway pressure. Advances in Neonatal Nursing, 17(6), E3-11. doi: 10.1097/ ANC.0000000000000442 Tanwar, V., Adelstein, J. M., Grimmer, J. A., Youtz, D. J., Sugar, B. P., & Wold, L. E. PM2.5 exposure in utero contributes to neonatal cardiac dysfunction in mice. Environmental Pollution, 230, 116-124. Thrane, S., Maurer, S. H., Cohen, S. M., May, C., & Sereika, S. M. (2017). Pediatric palliative care: A 5-year retrospective chart review study. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 20(10), 1104-1111. doi: 10.1089/ jpm.2017.0038. Tubbs-Cooley, H. L., Pickler, R. H., Mara, C. A., Othman, M., Kovacs, A., & Mark, B. A. (2017). Hospital Magnetic® recognition and missed nursing care in neonatal intensive care units. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 34, 5-9. doi: 10.1016/j. pedn.2016.12.004. PMID: 27955957

Tubbs-Cooley, H. L., Mara, C., Carle. A. C., & Gurses, A. G. (2018). The NASA Task Load Index as a measure of overall workload among neonatal, pediatric, and adult intensive care nurses. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn.2018.01.004 Tucker, S., Melnyk, B. M., MeadowsOliver, M., & Gawlik, K. S. (2017). Children, youth, and families receive care that optimizes wellness, promotes and maintains physical and mental health and prevents disease and injury. In C. Betz, M. Krajicek & M. CraftRosenberg (Eds). Guidelines for Nursing Excellence in the Care of Children, Youth and Families (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. Padamsee, T. J., Muraveva, A., Yee, L. D., Wills, C. E., & Paskett, E. D. (2017). Experiencing the cancer of a loved one influences decisionmaking for breast cancer prevention. Journal of Health Psychology. doi: 10.1177/1359105317746480 Swoboda, C. M., Miller, C. K., & Wills, C. E. (2017). Frequency of diet and physical activity goal attainment and barriers encountered among adults with type 2 diabetes during a telephone coaching intervention. Clinical Diabetes, 35(5), 286-293. doi: 10.2337/cd17-0023 Velten, M., Heyob, K. M., Wold, L. E., & Rogers, L.K. (2018) Perinatal inflammation induces sex-related differences in cardiovascular morbidities in mice. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00484.2017

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“Innovation is not just about the product; it’s a way of thinking, a process.” – CONNIE HAHN SHARPE

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Connie Hahn Sharpe’s quote shared center stage with astronaut Greg Johnson as he greeted an assembled crowd of students, faculty and staff at the Innovation Studio in January. Before announcing the details of the CASIS challenge, he shared a bit about his own journey to space exploration and research: At the age of 7, he watched Neil Armstrong on television take steps on the moon. He raced outside to look up at the sky and wondered if he, too, could travel into space. “It took 40 years before it became more than a dream, a possibility, even an option. “Now these opportunities are real,” he said. “They may be fictional at first, but now, the question is ‘Why not?’ instead of ‘Why?’” Johnson came to the College of Nursing’s Innovation Studio to issue a special challenge to students, faculty and staff: to form interdisciplinary teams to develop a product, service or solution with social impact that utilizes the International Space Station (ISS). Teams were given until February 14 to pitch their innovative ideas. The incentive? Top ideas would be eligible for consideration to be tested on the International Space Station. Before becoming an astronaut, Johnson studied flight structures engineering at Columbia University and was an Air Force test pilot, T-38 flight instructor and combat pilot. He became a space shuttle pilot with NASA and piloted the shuttle Endeavor on two missions to the ISS, where he stayed for a total of 31 days. Later, NASA asked him to help design the United States’ lab on the ISS, and now he is director of the Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), which manages the lab. CASIS’s collaboration with the Innovation Studio came about quickly, he said. An old friend from his childhood in Fairborn, OH, Tara Spalla King, director of assessment and evaluation in the College of Nursing, called him to tell him about the Innovation Studio last September. He was intrigued.


“Kudos to Tara for making the connection,” he said. “This is cutting-edge education – thinking about things in different ways, being disruptive, bringing in new ideas, interdisciplinary teams.” And, he said, the work the College of Nursing is doing with the Innovation Studio has many parallels to the work CASIS does. “Interdisciplinary collaboration – that’s what we’re doing with the lab,” he said, explaining that his team often handles projects with a multidisciplinary approach, balancing the needs and talents of engineers, economists, scientists, astrophysicists, astronauts, educators and others. At CASIS, he said, “part of our job is to think of new ways to put the peanut butter and the chocolate together.” He was delighted to come to Ohio State to issue the challenge. To further collaboration between different disciplines, the Innovation Studio travels to different colleges throughout the school year, and January 8 marked the start of its stay at the College of Engineering. In her opening remarks, Dean Bernadette Melnyk noted, “As a nurse practitioner, I believe that nursing should be doing more with engineering. I could not be more excited about the collaboration with the International Space Station.” Students, faculty and staff from many other departments – from English to astronomy – came to the reception. John Horack, Neil Armstrong Chair in Aerospace Policy in the College of Engineering, commented later that the profession of nursing takes

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interdisciplinary thinking. “Nursing is STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math],” he said. “It requires the best of our left brain and the best of our right brain to be a nurse.” Nurses need to know their science, medicine and technology, he explained, but they also need to be able to connect with people on a human level. College of Nursing Chief Innovation Officer Tim Raderstorf described the rules of the challenge: teams pitching ideas must: 1. Be Ohio State students, faculty or staff; 2. Be interprofessional, not all from the same department within Ohio State and 3. Disclose their innovation to Ohio State’s Technology Commercialization Office (TCO). Ideas with a health and wellness focus would be open to funding, and Raderstorf encouraged the crowd to think of healthcare in broad terms. For instance, if someone invents a compound that keeps windshield glass from shattering so that people don’t get cut up in a car accident, “that’s very much a healthcare innovation.” A student asked Johnson if the work done on the International Space Station had “educational value.” “That is part of the mission of the ISS,” he said. The ISS was originally conceived as an innovation platform and an outpost in space, but its mission also was to solve problems here on Earth. The idea to build a scientific lab aboard the ISS was born of that mission. And it’s part of NASA’s plan for the ISS that “every experiment has to be wrapped in STEM education.”

The Innovation Studio turns 1! The Innovation Studio celebrated its first anniversary with a party on March 20 in Newton Hall. Since its inception, the Studio has awarded $38,000 to 53 interprofessional teams of students, faculty and staff to help develop their healthcare innovations.

The studio team has reviewed 82 innovation submissions, 33 of which were from student teams, and listened to 64 pitch presentations, 11 of which were from the Dreese Lab (College of Engineering) visit.

This year’s innovations ranged from provider productivity software to a picture book for children about developing a healthy diet.

The Studio exists thanks to a generous gift from College of Nursing alumna Connie Hahn Sharpe, ’69, and her husband Gary.



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The CASIS pitch session On February 21, interprofessional teams pitched their ideas for the CASIS challenge to a panel of judges including Tim Raderstorf, Laurel van Dromme, Studio manager Josh Wooten and Assistant Dean for Research Scott Osborne of the College of Engineering. Ideas for innovations included new ways to manufacture and conserve materials in space. A common concern among the student teams was ways to reduce waste in space exploration and travel. For instance, Luisa Talamas, a student in industrial design, and Joey Chiu, a student from electrical engineering, conceived of a way to process laundry in space. Talamas explained that currently astronauts don’t wash their clothes; they have to reuse them until a new shipment comes in four months. Then the old clothes are discarded, making a lot of trash that burns up when it re-enters the atmosphere. Besides reducing waste, doing laundry in space could save a lot of money, considering that it takes approximately $10,000 to send one pound of cargo to the space station. Talamas became interested in astronauts’ clothing from a design perspective years ago. Industrial design, she explained to the panel, has to be concerned not just with how good something looks or how the technology functions, but with how well it works for the user. “I looked at spacesuits,” she said. “They don’t look very comfortable.” She’s on a mission to change that. Teams had five minutes to present and five minutes to answer questions. Then the judges deliberated on whether the ideas met the requirements and their overall impressions, including feasibility and impact. “I can’t believe some of these things don’t already exist,” one of the judges said, noting how useful the students’ ideas were.

Why send an innovation to the ISS? “There are things you can do on the Space Station that you can’t do on Earth,” Johnson said, and then elaborated: 1. The space station has continuous microgravity. Without considerations of gravity, sedimentation or buoyancy, crystals grow perfectly. 2. Experiments can be taken outside of the ISS and performed in space, outside of any atmosphere. 3. The cameras on the space station present unique opportunities for remote sensing and can monitor crop growth, coastal changes and other geological phenomena. While CASIS’s lab handles some projects from other universities, “This is the first collaboration of this sort we’ve done,” Johnson said. “You all are pacesetters in this,” he added, and the challenge may inspire CASIS to replicate the idea at other universities. Students and staffers had many questions for the astronaut. One asked what his takeaway from space travel was. “Our planet is so beautiful,” he said. “The photos don’t do it justice.” It’s like a spaceship, he added, “and the people on it shouldn’t be passengers; they should be crew members.” Speaking to an undergraduate in the crowd later, Johnson gave his father’s advice to be proactive in pursuing dreams: “Do your homework. Don’t stand around waiting for things to happen. Then, when that door of opportunity opens, you can walk on through.”



Director of Master of Healthcare Innovation program has a sense of adventure BY JOE ASHLEY

Michael Ackerman, DNS, RN, CENP, FCCM, FNAP, FAANP, has a story he likes to tell about sledding with his wife, daughter and son-in-law in the Swiss Alps. “We took the bus the skiers use up 6,000 feet and went back down the road on sleds. The trip down the mountain took about an hour. One side of the road was a cliff. It was the middle of the night, and I couldn’t even see what I would hit, which was probably better.” It’s with that same sense of adventure that Ackerman has become director of The Ohio State University College of Nursing’s new Master of Healthcare Innovation (MHI) program. This time he has a clearer view of where he’s going. A former professor of clinical nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, and most recently Senior Director of Nursing Practice and Critical Care at Buffalo, NY, General Medical Center, Ackerman has extensive experience in healthcare management and innovation leadership. The MHI program is the second of its kind in the nation. The first was established by Bernadette Melnyk at Arizona State University, where she served as dean of the College of Nursing before coming to Ohio State in 2011. “There are other nursing programs that have innovation in their title,” said Ackerman, “but the programs here and at Arizona State are the only ones we know of that are interdisciplinary, and that’s what makes them unique.” Being interdisciplinary includes being open to students from outside the fields of nursing and medicine. “As long as they have a bachelor’s degree and an interest in healthcare innovation,” they can apply to the program, Ackerman explained, adding that a diversity of backgrounds creates a rich environment in the classroom. The first class of students, who entered the program in

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August, 2017, comes from an interesting variety of backgrounds: about half of the 30 students are nurses, while others range from a respiratory therapist to an event planner. The program, taught totally online, is structured as a two-year part-time offering that runs over six consecutive semesters. “We’re preparing innovation leaders who will be able to take an idea from point A to where it needs to be.” Almost all leadership models now in use in healthcare were developed in the industrial age, Ackerman explained, “but we’re in the information age and we need new and different ways of responding to challenges and change. Innovation leaders will know how to do that.” The MHI program is designed to turn out the kind of leaders who can drive the innovations needed to enable healthcare to meet the complex challenges that lie ahead. Ackerman defines these innovations as “a new way to do something, or a modification of an existing way, that makes it better, increases access to more people and provides value.” There are many challenges facing the United States healthcare system in the future for these MHI students to take on. Ackerman cited two recent developments as examples – the purchase of Aetna by CVS, announced in December, and the plan by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to create their own healthcare company for employees. “Technology and innovation are challenging the status quo and we have to be ready for it,” he said. “There’s a huge need for the kind of leadership that can respond to these challenges, and that’s where our focus is. We need to teach people how to think differently. If we can change the way they think, we’ll have done our job.”



The secrets of our success BY KELLY KAGAMAS TOMKIES What makes the College of Nursing’s online graduate program so successful? Personal support, flexibility and quality, certainly, but even more important, a team of dedicated and talented faculty members, staff and technology experts. Thanks to this team’s efforts, The Ohio State University College of Nursing’s online nursing master’s program received its highest ranking by U.S. News & World Report to date: second in the nation (one position up from its rank of third in 2017). “In 2010, the College of Nursing received a HRSA grant to develop an online nurse practitioner program. At that time, the college had no online programs, or online faculty,” said Alice Teall, MS, CRNP, FAANP, director of the online family nurse practitioner (FNP) specialty program and one of the first online faculty members hired. The program started with nine students in its family nurse practitioner cohort. Now offering 19 degrees, the programs enroll students from all over the country, including Oregon, California, Arizona, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. Co-directors of the MS in nursing program Randee Masciola DNP, RN, CNP, assistant professor of clinical nursing, and Kristy Browning, PhD, CNP, FAANP, associate professor of clinical nursing, say the program owes its success to the faculty and staff members who are dedicated to ensuring students are engaged, involved and receiving everything they need to be successful. “We have faculty who are expert teachers in online pedagogy,” said Browning, and all online faculty have training in online pedagogy. Masciola emphasizes that the program’s world-class faculty is a major reason for its success. “The majority of the faculty are nationally certified and currently practice in their specialty area,” Masciola said. The faculty are committed to engaging students and creating the best learning environment possible. “For students to respond meaningfully and confidently during an online class, they need to know their 28 | nursing.osu.edu

instructors and to know each other,” said Teall. “In the online courses that meet synchronously to teach clinical practice, students are assigned to a team, pictures and introductions are posted and team-based learning strategies are implemented. Instructors engage students to learn actively through patient cases, polling questions and the sharing of clinical insights.” “Our faculty take it to heart that our students come to us for their education,” said Elizabeth Sharpe, DNP, RN, VABC, FAANP, associate professor of clinical nursing and neonatal nurse practitioner specialty track director. She agrees that one of the leading factors of the program’s success is the faculty’s efforts to engage with students. “We provide very individual attention when it comes to helping them [students] progress,” Sharpe said. “For example, one student took a leave of absence, and when she came back she was coming into a cohort in which she didn’t know any of the other students. In our class introduction discussion board, I introduced myself and we did other student introductions, because I wanted her to feel comfortable with the new cohort right away.” The online MS in nursing program receives a great deal of technological support internally and from the university. “There is some impressive technology available through the Office of Distance Education and eLearning. They provide the tech infrastructure so education is available wherever they [students] are,” Sharpe said. Barbara Jones Warren, PhD, RN, APRN PMH-BC, FNAP, FAAN, professor of clinical nursing and psychiatric mental health nursing across the lifespan specialty track director, added, “Our program has grown phenomenally with the support of our own in-house IT gurus and the greater university group as well. We’ve gotten great support in house and from the greater university to do some fabulous things,” such as Flash Friday, a program offered by the College of Nursing’s IT team to faculty to show them the latest in online teaching and technology. “Having our own instructional designer who is a nurse gives our faculty a distinct advantage to help faculty

How does U.S. News & World Report develop its yearly rankings?

Elizabeth Sharpe and Alice Teall, onscreen, join Randee Masciola, Kristy Browning and Barbara Warren for a conference call. bring clinical concepts to life,” added Sharpe, referring to Joni Tornwall, MEd, RN, manager of instructional services for the college. Students are also enthusiastic about the online graduate program. Olivia Bonanno, RN, a psychiatric-mental health NP in Columbus, says personal interaction is what makes the program so valuable. “I've found nothing more supportive than my peers in class,” Bonanno said. “We actually created a Facebook group that allows us to stay in contact and ask questions to one another, so even students outside of Ohio still feel connected.” Leigh Nuzum from Cincinnati, who is studying online in the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner track while working full time, agrees. “I have felt immense support not only from the university staff, but also from my peers, most of whom I haven’t even met in person!” She logs on to some classes from her computer and listens to other materials for the courses in a variety of ways. “I could access the class information from any computer, or on my phone,” she said. “Although some self-discipline is necessary to excel, the instructors are easy to reach and quick to respond.” Warren said that while no one could predict how successful the program would be when it first started, it is exciting to see and experience its success now. “I am so thrilled. To see it [the program] come to fruition now and see the amount of students we get from different states and areas is exciting. It gives us such diversity of thought and growth.” Cindy Anderson, PhD, CNP, ANEF, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN, associate professor and associate dean for academic affairs and educational innovation at the College of Nursing, described it this way: “The biggest story is the fact that our online programs are delivered with a high degree of rigor, they are student-centered [and they] have a high level of engagement, and our faculty engaged in the online programs are exceptional in the delivery of online education. I would like to give them a lot of credit, and also the support we get from the Office of Distance Education and ELearning.”

First, they send a statistical survey and a peer ranking survey to each university or educational program official. For the online master’s in nursing program, U.S. News measures five categories: • student engagement (30 percent) • faculty credentials and training (20 percent) • peer reputation (20 percent) • admissions selectivity (15 percent) • student services and technology (15 percent) The statistical survey asks for specific data relating to each category, which it uses to calculate the program’s score per category. For example, data gathered for the student engagement category reflect the program’s graduation rate, best practices, class size, one-year retention rates and time to degree deadline. The peer ranking survey asks deans and top distancelearning officials to rate other programs.


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• BSN to DNP • Post-Master’s Applications due by October 31, 2018 *If you are interested in our graduate entry option, all of your pre-requisites must be completed prior to applying.

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THE FULD INSTITUTE FOR EBP Webinar Series The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice (EBP) in Nursing and Healthcare is excited to announce its inaugural free EBP webinar series for 2018.

Upcoming EBP webinars in 2018: Monday, July 2, 2018, 1 – 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 1 – 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 1 – 2 p.m. To register, go to go.osu.edu/ebpwebinar. 30 | nursing.osu.edu

Those who attend will have the opportunity to: • Learn the most current information in the field of EBP • Get “hot off the press” findings from national EBP studies • Stay connected with the Fuld Institute for EBP • Hear about the latest developments, initiatives and progress in our core areas: clinical, academic, translational science and consumer • Stay abreast of national and local policy activities related to EBP Additional information and topics will be shared closer to each webinar date. All webinars are presented at no cost to attendees. For more information, call 614-247-8255 or email FuldInstituteforEBP@osu.edu.

Meet our new Chief Diversity Officer, Kathy Wright BY SUSAN NEALE Birds dash to and from a feeder on Kathy Wright’s office window, and the room is full of bright color: a purple bowl of oranges and green apples sits next to a pastel 3-dimensional model of a brain in pinks, blues and greens. “I’m doing research for an intervention to improve cognition in older African Americans with hypertension,” she explained, working with neurologists and psychologists who are neuroimaging the part of the brain responsible for emotion regulation during the resting brain state. The intervention will couple mindfulness meditation and DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). “African Americans are twice as likely to get Alzheimer’s and are likely to live longer with it,” she explained. “Mindfulness helps reduce stress so that they can concentrate and learn,” about things like healthy eating that will reduce hypertension and increase their quality of life. The role of Chief Diversity Officer appealed to her because of her own story. “I grew up in the ‘hood’” of Warren, Ohio, near Youngstown, she said. The youngest of six, she was a good student and dreamed since third grade of becoming a nurse. But when her parents approached her science teacher in the predominately white Junior High she’d been bused to with this dream, the older white male teacher looked only at the color of her skin and replied, “She can’t be a nurse.” Luckily for Kathy, her family didn’t accept her teacher’s biased judgement. “We went home and laughed about him,” she said. She achieved LPN status the same year she graduated high school and worked as an LPN through college. Now, equipped with a PhD from Utah and a past career of 20 years as an advanced practice nurse, she hopes to influence students and “reach beyond to those who people think cannot become a nurse – for all kinds of reasons,” including age, gender, disability, race and socioeconomic background. To that end, she and

Rachel Choto, the program manager for the Diversity and Inclusion office, are developing more collaborations with local schools, seeing how they can connect with programs that already exist, such as Upward Bound. At the college, she’s excited about promoting diversity at the institutional level, collaborating with the office of Student Affairs, Equity and Inclusion and the

possibilities for our summer Discover Nursing program. And on the national and international level, she’ll be giving a keynote speech at the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses in April, presenting at the STTI conference in Australia and speaking at the National Black Nurses Association in July. Her goal for the college is a future in which, “In colleges of nursing throughout the world, when you’re looking for the exemplar of diversity, inclusion and equity, you look to Ohio State.” With so much to do, it’s important to remember mindfulness. “That’s why I’ve got my birds,” she says, pointing to the chickadees at her window. “And the gym,” she added, picking up her gym bag to head to Newton’s new exercise room. TEACHING | 31


Celebrating our F31 recipients BY NOELL WOLFGRAM EVANS

The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship National Research Service Award, also known as the F31 grant, administered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is not easy to obtain, yet four of the 25 PhD students at the College of Nursing are current F31 grant recipients. “To have that many, in a program the size of ours, says a lot about the quality of our program, students and faculty,” according to Rita Pickler, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of the PhD programs.

research. Once you’ve written a grant application of this sort, you have a research proposal that can be sent to other funding bodies.”

The F31 is awarded “to provide institutional research training opportunities to trainees at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels,” according to the NIH website. Or as Pickler put it, “The primary purpose is to support the Fellows in their predoctoral training at the point of dissertation. The funds support tuition and provide a stipend.

Along with the application, documents such as a research plan, resource procurement program, equipment availability schedule, biosketches, data tables, and a budget must be written, reviewed and rewritten. When an application packet is completed and submitted, the waiting begins.

“These are students who do really outstanding work,” said Pickler of PhD students Lisa Blair, Marliese Nist, Randi Bates and Eileen Faulds, who all applied for and successfully received F31 grants. While the grants are awarded to students, they can be considered institutional awards because of the team effort that goes into the application process. To apply for an F31, a student must have a faculty sponsor and often one or more cosponsors. Faculty members and the college research and support staff also play a part through consultation and reviews. “Having great mentors and training enabled me to effectively communicate the significance of the research and training plan for the grant,” Randi Bates said. “We try to provide strong institutional support for each applicant,” Pickler said. “Part of our responsibility is helping people think about how they can put what they’ve learned into scientific practice.” Whether an F31 grant application is successful or not (and many are not), going through the process can be beneficial in and of itself. “One of the big outcomes of going through the F31 process...is that it makes people think about how they can put what they’ve learned into practical 32 | nursing.osu.edu

Students begin the F31 application process months before the deadline. Before she could start her application, Marliese Nist had to capture her “drive.” “I had to find my passion,” she said, “and figure out how that fits into what the science needs and, really, what is important to patients.”

On the day that application scores were to be announced, Eileen Faulds parked herself in front of her computer and kept refreshing every 15 minutes until finally her score appeared. “Of course, nothing is certain, but we felt pretty good about our chances,” she said. Scores range from 10 to 90; the lower the score, the better. When Nist’s score appeared, she could hardly believe it: “I was shocked when I saw a 20.” Once all applications have been scored, those with the highest ratings move into a secondary review round at the Nursing Research Advisory Council at the National Institute of Nursing (NINR). Then applicants may be asked to provide additional information. Awards are made on the basis of review scores and fit with the mission of NINR. This final process occurs five to six months after the grant is submitted (two to three months after the initial review). Lisa Blair said receiving the F31 grant meant, “I could continue studying full time.” She also echoed a feeling that the other grant recipients had pronounced, a feeling of being honored.

NIH rankings In 2017, the College of Nursing achieved the NIH ranking of 20th in the country in terms of how much NIH funding it had been awarded – over $3 million – to our faculty and students. The college has enjoyed a steady rise in NIH ranking over the past six years: In 2011, the college ranked 46th; by 2016, we had moved up to 26th place. This statistic not only reflects the outstanding success our students and faculty have had in securing NIH grants; it also speaks to the quality of scientific work being done here. NIH rankings help with recruitment of top students and faculty, too. “It’s part of the picture of attracting people to the college who are serious about science,” Pickler explained.

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“It’s a huge honor. A real validation that what you’re studying is important,” said Faulds. Nist added, “It is an honor. It energizes me to build the science and, ultimately, to improve outcomes for my patients.” Pickler concurred, “Getting these awards early really sets the recipients up for much greater success later on.”

The F31 Grant Awardees Randi A. Bates, MS, RN, CNP (FNP-C) Randi Bates is grateful for receiving the F31 as it provides her “with the opportunity to spend more time conducting research and writing about the process and findings.” A Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar (2016-2018), Bates was destined to be a nurse from the moment she helped treat a bee sting during her summer lifeguarding job as a young girl. With her F31 support, she hopes to be able to use her degree to “continue to explore how to avoid poor health behaviors through research and inspirations from clinical practice as a nurse practitioner.” “We all have different primary mentors,” Bates said of the F31 recipients. “I think that it demonstrates the quality of the overlapping group effort in helping us all succeed. I could not be more thankful to my sponsors and mentors,” Pamela Salsberry, PhD, RN, FAAN, Jodi Ford, PhD, RN, Laura Justice, PhD, and Rita Pickler, “for training me on how to write my first large grant.”

Eileen R. Faulds, MS, RN, FNP-BC, CDE With her award, Eileen Faulds is in a place that was once just a dream. “I lacked confidence to think that I could do that (research),” Faulds said. “As an undergraduate, I looked at my teachers and the faculty and thought that what they were doing was the pinnacle. But I never saw myself being able to do it.” And then her son, Ian, was

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born with an endocrine condition requiring constant medical care. “There was a nurse practitioner who was inspirational,” Faulds fondly recalled. “She was with us until she retired, and what she meant to me and my family, I wanted to mean to other people.” Returning to school, Faulds found a way to pursue this new purpose. “I credit the environment at Ohio State. They really push you to think big, to see a problem and work to find a solution,” she said. She is quick to point out that she did not find her success alone. “I had some really great mentors.” She cited Pickler and her advisor, Mary Beth Happ, PhD, RN, FAAN, who “really pushed me, which got me through the application process.”

Marliese Dion Nist, MS, RNC-NIC The journey to an F31 grant started over three years ago for Marliese Nist. That’s when, during the course of treating patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, she started to ask, “What if?” in regards to some of the health issues she was seeing. Nist got the feeling she could do more and went to her supervisors, who suggested taking classes at Ohio State. From her first moments on campus, this new chapter in her career took focus. “Being there (at the college) gave me the confidence to believe that I could do this,” Nist said. She credits her sponsor Rita Pickler and cosponsors Tondi Harrison, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Deborah Steward, PhD, RN, for their remarkable mentorship.

Lisa M. Blair, RNC-NIC “Honestly, I didn’t understand that nurses could even do research,” Blair shared, “so when I came here, my mind was blown! I’ve loved it from day one, when I was expected to integrate into the culture of research right away in a very real, very meaningful way.” Blair, a nurse who lives and works in the Cincinnati area with her husband Aaron and son Anthony, visited an Ohio State Graduate Expo and was hooked. Now Blair makes the trip up 71N to focus on her goal of improving health outcomes for children with low birth weights. To obtain the F31, she had the help of sponsors Cindy Anderson, PhD, CRNP, ANEF, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN, and Rita Pickler.



“If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how different would our ideals of beauty be.” – Anonymous

In a world full of constant comparing, judging, labeling and discrimination, it is important to remember that if we let ourselves invest in appearances, we may overlook a person’s inner beauty and miss out on a chance to form meaningful connections. I learned this important lesson at the beginning of January, 2017, when Ohio State gave me the opportunity to assist in leading a medical mission trip to Cusco, Peru. This trip focused around setting up mobile clinics to provide medical treatment and education to people of low-income families. I witnessed poverty at a level I had never seen. Although the people I helped lived in mud houses and did not have shoes on their feet, they were the most grateful and humble people I have ever met. There was definitely a language barrier between the Peruvians and me, but it did not take long to notice that there were other beneficial ways to communicate. A smile went a long way, and love became the international language between us. The quote above does not just apply to the people I helped, but also to the other students I traveled with. I am from a small, rural town with little diversity, but the students I traveled with included people from various countries, religions and sexual orientations. My group of new friends included people of all categories. I had never had friends before who were Muslim or openly gay, or even met people like them. However, it took not even a day to realize that these people were not that different from me, and we will now be lifelong friends. Diversity, simply stated, means “difference.” Accepting the difference in people can be applied to strangers in different countries, along with people who are one’s neighbors. Thanks to Ohio State, I can lead others as a future nurse in the belief that beauty should not be what the eyes can see or what labels are assigned, but instead what makes people different in a beautiful way. Megan Niese is a sophomore studying nursing.

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A day in the life of a preceptor and her student BY LAURA NEWPOFF

A preceptor serves as both an educator and a mentor to a student. Katherine Doughty (MS ’11), a certified pediatric primary care nurse practitioner, has been precepting student Megan Baloy for two semesters. Doughty is on the nurse practitioner teams for emergency medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Center for Family Safety and Healing. Baloy is completing a Master of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University College of Nursing’s graduate entry program, due to graduate in May. Baloy needs two semesters of preceptorship as part of her clinical requirements for her degree. The pair’s work relationship takes place at The Center for Family Safety and Healing, on Nationwide’s campus downtown. The Center addresses all aspects of family violence, including child abuse and neglect, teen dating abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse. At The Center, cases include exams for children in foster care as part of the hospital’s Fostering Connections Program, a provider of comprehensive healthcare services. Baloy assists Doughty with examinations. Baloy sees patients first, performs tasks such as physical exams and developmental screenings and then completes anticipatory guidance for Doughty. 36 | nursing.osu.edu

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10 a.m. to breakfast: a Starbucks® nonfat, no-whip mocha and a granola bar. 7:30 – 10 a.m. At The Center for Family Safety and Healing, Baloy begins, she says, by “looking up kids and getting background on them.” At 8 a.m. she starts seeing patients, some of whom are from the Fostering Connections Program. Her first patient this morning is a well visit, a young boy whom she examines for development concerns, “how he is doing in school, socially, and then any medical concerns the child has.” This patient is doing well since entering foster care, she says, but the foster mom is concerned about his fine motor skills. Baloy puts in a referral to physical and occupational therapy for an evaluation and a referral to Help Me Grow, a Nationwide Children’s Hospital program that helps families with childhood development.

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Registered nurse and graduate student (pediatric nurse practitioner candidate), The Ohio State University College of Nursing 6:30 a.m. Megan Baloy’s alarm clock goes off in her Harrison West home on a frigid February morning. She’s not a morning person and hits snooze several times before crawling out of bed. Her start-the-day routine is minimalist. She walks her dog Bailey, a 9-year-old miniature schnauzer, in the 20-degree air before jumping into a quick, warm shower. 7:15 a.m. Megan rarely takes the time to grab a coffee on the 10-minute drive in, but today she treats herself

10 a.m. – noon Baloy sees more patients. “Those primary care visits, the kids are either in foster care or kinship care,” Baloy says. “I meet with the foster parent and child, see how the transition is going, how things are going in the home for the family and child and see if they have any concerns.” Noon It’s time to break for lunch. She’s packed a turkey sandwich that she eats in the car on her drive home to let Bailey out for a quick walk. 1 – 3 p.m. Baloy is back at the center and prepares for another round of patients. In between afternoon visits, she bounces ideas off Doughty, talking with her about making the transition from nurse to nurse practitioner. “She’s a great source of knowledge because she’s gone through this process of getting her master’s degree,” SERVICE | 37

Baloy says. “She knows how stressful it is to work and go to school.” 3 p.m. Baloy observes Doughty with a patient who has come in with a urinary tract infection. She pays particular attention to the way Doughty talks with adolescents. “I’ve noticed her compassion for working with the population she does, which is a population you don’t see in a lot of regular primary care. It’s important to have a good background and understanding of kids in foster care versus kids in traditional households.” 4 p.m. Baloy sees the last patient of the day, a recheck of a previously diagnosed ear infection. Afterward, she wraps up her paperwork and says “bye” to Doughty and others at the center before calling it a day. 5:15 p.m. Back home in Harrison West, Baloy feeds and walks Bailey before changing clothes for another rarity

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Certified pediatric primary care nurse practitioner, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Center for Family Safety and Healing 6:00 a.m. Katharine Doughty rolls out of bed at the Bexley home she shares with Solomon, a 19-month-old standard poodle. He’s her first priority on this February morning – she walks and feeds him before getting ready for work. A “big coffee person,” the pot has been prepped from the night before with Kroger’s Private Selection Kona Blend and Doughty gets it brewing before jumping in the shower.

on this day – a night out away from her studies. Baloy’s dad is the team dentist for the Columbus Blue Jackets, so she has tickets to the games. By 7 p.m. she and a friend are in their seats to watch the Blue Jackets take on the Washington Capitals. 10:15 p.m. Baloy makes the short trip home along Neil Avenue after watching the team lose 3-2. Bailey gets one more walk before she heads to bed. “I typically turn on the TV or squeeze in a few minutes of reading – for fun, not for school,” Baloy says. “I just finished the Hamilton biography after seeing the musical in Chicago last fall and am reading a sci-fi novel, Ready Player One, right now. I usually fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. Since my schedule is so variable with work, school and clinical, I set out everything I will need for the next day before going to sleep. It helps me get in the mindset for whatever the next day holds.”

7:15 a.m. After her hair and makeup are done, Doughty grabs her coffee to-go cup and a toasted English muffin and makes the 10-minute trek west on Livingston Avenue to The Center for Family Safety and Healing on the campus of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, listening to NPR along the way. 7:30 a.m. Doughty settles into her morning routine in her office. She sips her coffee and takes bites of her English muffin before discussing the patient treatment plan for the day with a medical assistant and Megan Baloy. Doughty looked up information about today’s


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patients the day before, so she’ be prepared for her morning discussions. 8 a.m. Doughty checks in on Baloy as she examines her first patient of the day, a child in foster care. “Megan sees the patients first and tells me about the visit, the physical exam and the issues,” Doughty says. “After she goes in to see the family, there’s not much for me to wrap up with. I’ll do the physical exam again, but she’s very thorough in her anticipatory guidance. She’ll do developmental screens, too.” 10 a.m. – noon Doughty sees more patients as the morning goes on. She also stops by The Child Assessment Center, which shares clinical space with The Center for Family Safety and Healing. “That’s our child advocacy center where we do evaluations for physical and sexual abuse,” she says. Doughty spends a couple days each week at the assessment center. Noon Doughty is back at her desk for lunch. She completes paperwork and returns phone calls while eating a bowl of lemon orzo soup with chicken that she made from a Trisha Yearwood recipe. “We promote healthiness here and the soup has lots of veggies, carrots, peas and a ton of spinach,” she says. 1 p.m. Doughty and Baloy return to their patients. “Megan’s just fun and very personable,” Doughty says. “I’m not sure she’s ever met a stranger. It’s really nice when you’re spending so much time with a student for them to have that nice personality quality. She’s very close with her family, which is great, because I am too.”

2 – 5 p.m. The rest of the afternoon is filled with more patient visits and more paperwork. Doughty and Baloy find time to talk throughout the afternoon, “reviewing the things she’s touched on,” Doughty says. One of the afternoon patients is a 16-year-old girl who lives in a group home and has come in for a well visit and to discuss contraception. “She’s really good about the sensitive subjects they don’t want to talk about and are hard for us to bring up as providers, too,” Baloy says of Doughty. Doughty finishes paperwork, referral orders, phone calls and emails before shutting work down for the day. 5:15 p.m. Back at home in Bexley, Doughty feeds and walks Solomon. She changes out of her work clothes and has a little bit of down time to check in on “Wormwood” on Netflix before she leaves for her weekly Irish literature night in the Brewery District. 7 p.m. Doughty settles in with her book club group at Claddagh Irish Pub with a glass of merlot. Tonight’s moderator is Sebastian Knowles, a professor in Ohio State’s Department of English, who leads a group discussion about the James Joyce classic Ulysses. 8:45 p.m. Doughty is back at her home in Bexley. Solomon gets one more quick walk and a snack before the nurse’s head hits the pillow at 9:30 p.m. She falls asleep with Solomon by her side.

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Telehealth comes to Lima campus BY LAURA NEWPOFF The College of Nursing and Ohio State University’s Lima campus is pioneering a telehealth initiative that uses technology to deliver care from Columbus to students and employees in other locations. The goal is to care for students, who often are hours away from their healthcare provider back home, and treat employees and their dependents, too. Ohio State Total Health & Wellness Lima Campus Clinic began offering services in March and was opened with an official ribboncutting ceremony in April. The clinic is located in the Student Services Center and has one exam room and a waiting area. In Lima, a registered nurse is the health professional assisting with the entire visit, including the physical exam. The RN and her patient connect to a nurse practitioner (NP) at the Ohio State Total Health & Wellness Clinic at University Hospital East in Columbus via a high-definition video connection over the internet. Digital equipment – such as a Bluetoothenabled stethoscope, otoscope and ophthalmoscope – allows the nurse practitioner to guide the physical exam and collect the clinical data that is then entered into the patient’s Electronic Health Record. “The patient can also see those images on their end,” said Candy Rinehart, director and CEO of The Ohio State University College of Nursing Total Health & Wellness. “We’ll actually be doing a physical exam on the patient, even though we are many miles away.” Findings are documented and a plan of care is developed. Prescriptions can be sent electronically to a patient’s pharmacy.

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“The telehealth equipment we utilize provides a highresolution and live, real-time image and audio of the patient (and RN) to the NP and of the NP to the patient and RN, which is much better quality than a traditional videoconference system,” said Laurel Van Dromme,

the College of Nursing’s chief of strategic partnerships. “It’s Star Trek come to life.” Currently, none of Ohio State’s other regional campuses have a healthcare delivery option. “The big win is to provide primary care and disease management to Ohio State’s family” on other campuses going forward, Van Dromme said. She added that a more restrictive admissions policy at the university in recent

years is placing more first-year students than ever before at the regional campuses, away from home.

to all our students is a great benefit, especially to those who are not from the Lima region,” he said.

Bryan Albright, assistant dean at the Lima campus, said there are students from 46 Ohio counties at the school, some from as far away as Cleveland and Cincinnati. That means it’s no longer convenient for them to get to the provider they had while growing up when they’re sick. “To be able to offer primary care services

“Having accessible health care on campus will be great, especially for those of us who are from farther away. Knowing the medical staff is here and available is comforting. Things like the flu and minor illnesses don’t have to turn into an all-day trip or an emergency,” said Alexus Miller-Schmenk, a junior from Toledo who is studying social work. Van Dromme and Rinehart both stressed that the clinic isn’t meant to displace primary care already being offered in the northwest Ohio city. “We do want to provide primary care to those who haven’t had access and students who are away from home,” Rinehart said. And what a perk for employees. “This is work-place health – healthcare provided right on campus, while you are at work or at school. I would love it,” Rinehart said. The clinic is open 15 hours a week, to start. In addition to having their physical healthcare needs met, patients have access to interventions for mental healthcare needs. Continued access to the two mental health counselors on the Lima campus along with medication management by NPs in Columbus round out the mental health services. Modern Healthcare reported in June that while the telehealth market is poised for growth and patients are open to the idea, very few have actually been treated in a virtual environment. Ohio State expects to establish a “practice that is viable with a good patient population,” Van Dromme said. “We expect [the telehealth clinic] to be successful,” Rinehart said. “It’s a new way to provide care … to be creative in meeting student and employee needs.”



Ongoing partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering supports system-wide evidence-based practice BY LAURA WISE-BLAU

Preeminent cancer care hospital system Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has partnered with the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidencebased Practice in Nursing and Healthcare to integrate evidence-based practice (EBP) across its entire system. The ongoing partnership is a first for both organizations, involving a series of cohorts with more than 300 MSK staff across facilities in New York and New Jersey, along with practice partners in Pennsylvania and Florida and academic partners from the State University of NY at Stony Brook.

and establishment of a graduate nurse residency program. The system had made significant investment in providing more outpatient services and developing regional sites to address growing demand, yet its leadership wanted to do more. “We were seeking ways to move the nursing department forward and needed a framework to engage our 3500-plus nurses,” said Kevin P. Browne, MSN, RN, CCRN, senior director and deputy chief nursing officer at MSK. “We wanted to demonstrate the value of nursing; we needed a set of standards.” A 2016 keynote address delivered by The Ohio State University’s Vice President for Health Promotion, Executive Director of the Fuld Institute for EBP and College of Nursing Dean Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, to the staff of MSK was the catalyst that started the collaboration. Browne related that Melnyk’s keynote address was, for him, “an ‘a-ha’ moment. It was a vision.”

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Soon after, Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, NEBC, DPFNAP, FAAN, senior director of the Fuld Institute for EBP, met with MSK leaders and developed a partnership plan. “We wanted to demonstrate the value of nursing. For us, this meant doing something different, something amazing,” said Browne. “Lynn was the ‘secret sauce’ that made us know that the EBP initiative was something we wanted to be involved with.” Before long, the two organizations created programming and put models into place that would develop and leverage EBP competencies at MSK. MSK hoped to get all its 2,500-plus nurses, including nearly 350 nurse practitioners, 50 clinical nurse specialists and more than a dozen nurse educators

the organization,” said Houlihan. The second cohort, held in 2017, included an additional 104 participants from across the MSK nursing spectrum. A third cohort is planned for June 2018. MSK and the Fuld Institute for EBP maintain the momentum with regular check-in meetings with each team. Browne and Houlihan both credit Elizabeth Nelkin McCormick, MSN, RN, CENP, MSK senior vice president and chief nursing officer, with helping make this partnership happen.

across the system to work with the same tools. “We were experiencing major growth and expansion, yet our goal was to maintain our mission of One MSK: the same quality and the same care across the hospitals,” said MSK Director of Nursing, EBP, Nancy G. Houlihan, MA, RN, AOCN. “We already had a good structure in place; we were able to add EBP to sustain efforts and bring value to the organization.” The first Fuld Institute for EBP/MSK cohort, held in 2016, had 104 attendees, including MSK nursing leadership and other nursing professionals. Attendees participated in a five-day EBP immersion with two distinct tracks: leader or mentor. This cohort worked on 17 high-priority evidencebased quality improvement initiatives during the immersion and over the following 15 months, applying their newly acquired EBP knowledge and skills to drive best practices and achieve improved outcomes for patients and clinicians.

Browne said the partnership has done much to strengthen MSK’s EBP infrastructure. “The acculturation of the program was what we hoped for. We had a desire to leverage the clinical nurse specialist work effort. We wanted to involve leadership. We wanted to use EBP as a career advancement model. This framework has allowed us to do that.” MSK is using what they have learned in the Fuld partnership to expand EBP to other healthcare disciplines within its system, including supportive services. MSK doctors are becoming aware of the EBP model, too. Said Gallagher-Ford: “If every hospital in the country would engage in EBP as Memorial Sloan Kettering has, I believe we could change the world.”

This cohort implemented many evidencebased initiatives, including full integration of EBP into the new RN graduate nurse residency program and significant restructuring of the organization’s preceptor program. They added EBP language into the Department of Nursing quality and safety plan and strengthened clinical nurse job descriptions with EBP language. “We were lucky to have some early adopters in EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE | 43

National study finds education and skills building in EBP is needed

The study and implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) is an emerging and popular concept taking hold in in the nursing community. Yet a study led by Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, Vice President for Health Promotion, Executive Director of the Fuld Institute for EBP and dean of the College of Nursing, found that nationally, few nurses are fully confident in understanding and applying core EBP competencies. The study was published in the January/February edition of Worldviews on EvidenceBased Nursing. The team of researchers on the study included College of Nursing faculty Lynn GallagherFord, PhD, RN, DPFNAP, NE-BC, Cindy Zellefrow, RN, DNP, LSN, PHNA-BC, Sharon Tucker, RN, PhD, FAAN, Bindu Thomas, MEd, MS, Loraine T. Sinnott, PhD and Alai Tan, PhD.

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Using an anonymous online survey of 2,344 nurses from 19 hospitals and healthcare systems across the country, Melnyk and her team found nurses reported themselves as not yet fully competent in meeting the profession’s 24 EBP competencies. Those who responded to the survey were asked to evaluate their level of each competency as “not competent,” “need improvement,” “competent” and “highly competent.” For all but one category, respondents reported falling between the “need improvement” and “competent” levels. A majority of nurses reported themselves as not competent in leading transdisciplinary teams to implement EBP. “Our findings concern us greatly because lack of competency in and delivery of EBP threatens the quality and safety of healthcare and hinders our efforts to ensure positive outcomes for patients,” said Melnyk.

EBP is a problem-solving approach to health care delivery that combines evidence gathered in rigorous studies, clinician expertise and patient preferences and values. Evaluative studies have shown that using EBP results in high-quality care, improved population health, a better patient experience and lower costs. Though EBP is not yet the universal standard model of care, researchers hope that will soon change. “EBP wasn’t taught much anywhere before the mid-2000s,” said Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, DPFNAP, NE-BC, senior director of the Fuld Institute for EBP. “Instructors who graduated before then did not get EBP education and skills building. This means we have a knowledge and skills gap and need to provide education to address the need.” There were some bright spots in the study. Nurses with stronger beliefs in the value of EBP reported higher competency levels, as did younger nurses and those with higher levels of education or more knowledge of EBP. Nurses who had access to EBP mentorship and worked in cultures that support it reported higher levels of competency. Further, EBP competency scores were not significantly different between nurses who worked in magnet-designated hospitals and nonmagnet facilities. “Clearly, educators and healthcare leaders must intensify their efforts to provide the infrastructure, culture and educational resources to ensure that nurses and other health professionals are competent in delivering evidence-based care,” Melnyk said. “Academic programs that prepare nurses and all health professionals should ensure competency in EBP in students by the time of graduation, and healthcare systems should set it as an expectation and ongoing standard for all clinicians.”

Melnyk, B.M., Gallagher-Ford, L., Zellefrow, C., Tucker, S., Thomas, B., Sinnott, L.T. & Tan, A. (2018). The First U.S. Study on Nurses’ Evidence-Based Practice Competencies Indicates Major Deficits That Threaten Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Patient Outcomes. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 15(1), 16-25.

Fuld announces new grant program, calls for submissions The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare is pleased to announce its new grants program and is calling for applications. This is the first year the institute will be awarding grants, which aim to provide resources to nursing professionals seeking to strengthen their clinical or educational programs through evidencebased practice (EBP). The Fuld Institute for EBP is granting two types of awards: The Category 1: Evidence-based Quality Improvement grant provides up to $2,500 for initiatives that seek to expedite EBP in a healthcare setting. The grant must be led by a nurse with a doctor of nursing practice degree and include at least one team member from another discipline. Up to two grants will be awarded. Grantees will be expected to present their project findings at the 2019 Helene Fuld Health Trust National Summit on Transforming Healthcare Through Evidence-based Practice. Summit registration fees for the presenters will be waived. The Category 2: Research grant provides up to $5,000 for programs that involve scientifically-based discovery related to EBP or implementation or practice of EBP in a healthcare environment. This grant must be led by a nurse with a PhD and include at least one team member from another discipline. Up to two awards will be given. Grantees will be expected to present their project findings at the 2019 Helene Fuld Health Trust National Summit on Transforming Healthcare Through Evidence-based Practice. Summit registration fees for the presenters will be waived. “Among the things the Fuld Institute wants to be is a hub where nurses can find resources for implementing EBP in their practice,” said Sharon Tucker, PhD, RN, FAAN, Grayce Sills Endowed Professor in Psychiatricmental Health Nursing and director of the translational research core of the Fuld Institute for EBP. “These grants can help move the process forward.” To learn more, visit: fuld.nursing.osu.edu/call-for-proposals.



Laura McLaughlin:

Next Generation Innovator of the Year BY SUSAN NEALE The Next Generation Innovator of the Year Award was presented to College of Nursing student Laura McLaughlin at the university’s Innovator of the Year Awards. McLaughlin was the only student chosen by the university to receive this award. McLaughlin developed an app, Baby Talk, that educates expectant and new parents about pregnancy, health and child care through games and simulated experiences. Points awarded can be redeemed for needed items. McLaughlin's project addresses a significant problem: "In the healthcare system right now," she explains, "we try to educate [pregnant] patients in the 15-20 minutes you get to see a provider, trying to instill a lot of information about women’s health, about pregnancy and about the child’s health. The problem is that that isn’t very effective, and the outcomes that show it are infant mortality and premature birth.” The app also helps users find community resources that could help with child-rearing expenses. McLaughlin’s journey to innovation began when she was awarded STEP program funds of $2,000 in her sophomore year. She decided to use it to look into infant mortality in high-risk neighborhoods. She found inspiration at Nationwide Children’s Hospital while meeting with clinicians educating expectant and new parents: “I realized that during the breaks, all the moms would get on their smartphones. That was something no one had tapped into.” College of Nursing Chief Innovation Officer Tim Raderstorf encouraged her to minor in entrepreneurship and innovation, and she loved it. ”Being in those classes really opened my mind. I was tapping into a creative side.” Laura received coaching and mentorship for her innovation through the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s “Best of Student Startups” pitch and accelerator competition and funding from the Innovation Studio. She thought of the app as a side project, she said, never dreaming she would win an award for it. “I didn’t actually know this award was possible,” she said, which made getting it “even more powerful…the university has taken such an interest [in innovation], which I think is great for students who work on projects like this.” “The College of Nursing has prepared me to take on this project by providing substantial personal and professional growth over the past four years,” McLaughlin said. “My clinical experiences also allowed me to gain vital experience with my populations of interest: NICU infants and expectant or new parents. I had a wonderful mentor, PhD student Sam Boch, whom I met through research. I appreciate the College of Nursing’s dedication to information and continued learning. That is central to my project.” McLaughlin will start work at Children’s NICU this fall. 46 | nursing.osu.edu


On the other side of the bed a student learns from being a patient BY ELLISE MARTINEZ

I was leading a normal life as a pre-nursing student – studying, going to class, more studying, taking a breather when I could – until halfway through my second semester, when I felt a sharp pain through my back. It got worse, like electricity shooting through me, until I was near tears. One (failed) visit to the family doctor, one (painful) trip to a careless chiropractor and two trips to the emergency room later, it was discovered that I had a severe compression fracture in my T5 vertebra. “What did you do?” they asked me. Though I was disappointed and frustrated that the issue was not discovered sooner, I was relieved; having an answer meant I could finally work toward getting better again. It wasn’t that simple, though, as nothing ever is. My condition continued to worsen. I had pains in new areas of my body and felt very sick. It wasn’t until multiple trips back to my family doctor and the ER that doctors realized there might be a bigger issue and ordered a full-body bone scan. When the results of that scan were in, my family doctor called. “I need you, your mom and your dad to come to my office right away,” he said. “We think it’s cancer.” It felt as if the world had stopped spinning. My mind started going a mile a minute, trying to process what I was being told. My doctor had tears in his eyes as he told me that I had cancer in my spine, and the specialist had never seen anything like it in someone my age (I was 19). A liver biopsy confirmed my diagnosis: stage IV diffuse large B-cell nonHodgkin’s lymphoma. I became a patient at The James in July of 2016, where I underwent six rounds of chemotherapy, each three weeks apart, ending in October. Going through chemotherapy was the most difficult thing I‘ve had to do: not just in the physical aspect, but the mental health aspect as well. This was the first August that I would not return to school with my peers. One good friend and my family kept me afloat during this isolating and challenging time.

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After a final PET scan, I was declared in remission on December 28, 2016. To this day, my body is still recovering from the harsh effects of the treatment, but I am healthy and back to my (new) normal life. I started in the nursing program this year (did I mention that I was accepted?) and am exactly where I want to be in life. Though this experience did come with many hardships, it put what is important into perspective and made me grateful for the “normal” things. I’ve learned to advocate for myself as the patient, and I will enter my nursing career knowing how it feels to be on the other side of the bed.

Professional Development Week Professional Development Week is dedicated to assisting students with professional development skills and resources as they prepare to transition to the world of work. Events during this week were hosted by the

office of Student Affairs, Equity and Inclusion and the Nursing Alumni Society. Students had opportunities to attend a hiring workshop, nurse manager panel, cover letter workshop, walk-in resume reviews, a Diversity in Nursing event and one-on-one mock interviews with College of Nursing alumni or faculty and staff. Diversity in Nursing was sponsored by the student organization Buckeye Assembly of Men in Nursing (BAMN) and facilitated by the College’s new Equity and Inclusion Program Manager Rachel Choto. Current students and alumni participated in a frank and wide-ranging conversation about their experiences negotiating diversity and inclusion in a professional setting. Alumni and students with clinical experience gave insights on how a person’s background or the groups they identify with can impact their daily work in nursing practice.

Undergraduate photoshoot Student Marukesha Young posed for our photographer, Andrew Weber, in Newton Hall, so that Marketing and Communications could have images of our own nursing students in red scrubs to use in advertisements. See ad on page 52 to see how it turned out!

Community Engagement Conference Students Callie Buck and Morgan Ciehenski with Lizzie Fitzgerald at a poster session at the Community Engagement Conference. Buck and Ciehenski presented a poster entitled, “Making a Difference: Creating New Gateways to Mental Health and Wellness.”


Banding Together for Wellness graduates its first cohort BY MELISSA L. WEBER

Inspiration can strike anywhere, anytime. For Christa Newtz, RN, MS, it happened when she was stuck in a highway traffic jam. “I was thinking about how our students seem so stressed,” she said. “We just had a presentation from our dean about the college strategic plan, so I was also thinking about how wellness was an important initiative of our college. I thought, ‘what will inspire the students to learn more about their health? What will motivate them?’ And I just thought of this program.” Banding Together for Wellness is a web-based, selfpaced program that presents key components of the nine dimensions of wellness embraced at Ohio State. Online instructional modules developed by Newtz and a team of faculty and staff in the College of Nursing guide students through the dimensions and help them incorporate wellness into their lives. In addition to emotional wellness, which incorporates stress management, the other eight dimensions of wellness include career, social, spiritual, physical, financial, intellectual, creative and environmental.

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While helping students manage stress was Newtz's initial goal, she and her team members saw the program as a way to promote the broader concept of self-care for nurses. Each semester, participants choose two of the nine dimensions. As they complete each module, they earn a colored wristband. Modules are accessed through Canvas, the classroom support system used at Ohio State. Assignments include watching a video, reviewing information, completing a suggested wellness activity and submitting a document with: 1) their response to the video, 2) a wellness plan specific to the dimension and 3) a description of the activity they completed. The graduating class of 2018 is the first cohort to complete the program. Newtz and her team of developers presented it to the students as they entered their sophomore year. Students were encouraged – but not required – to sign up. Students who complete all nine modules earn a certificate of completion and a special honor cord that they wear at convocation and commencement.

start taking charge of your personal wellness through small, manageable goals. Just like the rainbow of colors used to represent wellness, your own colors will shine through as you take the time to dig in and learn about yourself.” “When I first thought of wellness I imagined a need to eat healthy, stay fit and practice relaxation, but it is so much more,” said Josie Martina. She had never considered environmental wellness before, for example. “Working to make our community and world just a little bit cleaner and safer creates a different sense of being healthy. And working with my leadership colleagues helped me develop my own leadership skills. Jacob Bailey is an amazing public speaker and working with him built up my confidence in this area.” Following the initial presentation, several students approached Newtz and said they wanted to be more involved in the program. Student leaders included Josie Martina, Emily Aman, Jacob Bailey, Sarah Wood and Ella McNamara. “They put up encouraging signs, sent messages to other participants and even found activities across campus that students could participate in to meet the requirements of specific wellness modules,” said Newtz. “I was interested in the program because it seemed like a good way to become part of the culture of the College of Nursing,” wrote Ella McNamara, who also served as student ombudsperson in the college. “I liked the idea that we were all working on our wellness together and that this was something that connected everyone from students to the dean. This program is … a great way to

“The most important thing I have gained from the program and experienced first-hand is simple but truthful: life has a way of challenging you,” said Jacob Bailey. “It is important to both understand and improve upon how you respond to challenges in order to enjoy the most out of your life. Life is too short not to be living the healthiest version of yourself.” For the class of 2018, 110 students participated and earned at least one band in the program, and 95 students – or 64 percent of the class – participated fully and completed the program. “That is exciting to see these numbers,” Newtz said. Her inspiration has become reality and will live on as students continue to participate in this program.


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Former student leaders create scholarships for nursing students BY JOE ASHLEY When Kelly and Todd Kranz were students at The Ohio State University in the 1980s, they were very active in campus life and student leadership. In fact, that’s how they met. In fall of ’81, Todd was a student in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Kelly was studying nursing. “I was on the homecoming steering committee and Todd was on homecoming court,” when they first noticed each other, Kelly said. “Our paths kept crossing because of our various leadership roles.” A year later, they started dating. Kelly and Todd attribute their interest in leadership to their families. “My parents were very involved in the community,” said Kelly, who grew up in Oregon, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo. Todd said it was much the same with his parents when he was growing up on a farm outside the Village of Shiloh in Richland County. They were both members of 4-H and active in high school organizations. At Ohio State, Kelly was a member of Delta Zeta sorority, in which she held several offices, including president. She was a member of the Ohio-Drake Union Activities Board, Mirrors sophomore honorary and Ohio Stater, Inc. and served on the Homecoming steering committee for two years. Todd was a member and held leadership positions in Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity. He belonged to Romophos, Bucket and Dipper, and Sphinx, the sophomore, junior and senior class honorary organizations; served on the Student Alumni Council, the Edward S. "Beanie' Drake Scholarship Board and CAHENR College Council and was a member and officeholder in the Buckeye Dairy Club. Kelly and Todd married in 1984, after graduation. They are the parents of a grown son and daughter, and have built successful careers: Kelly is director of Clinical Communications at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, and Todd is chief development officer for Select Sires, Inc., an association based in Plain City, Ohio, that serves the international dairy and beef industry. Today, when they look back on their undergraduate days at Ohio State, Kelly and Todd credit

their leadership activities with more than just bringing them together as a couple. “The most important memories and the things that have really helped us during our careers came from those activities,” Todd said, “especially engaging with other people, including student leaders and faculty.” Kelly and Todd believe so strongly in the importance of involvement in campus life that they have established a scholarship program to encourage students to participate in leadership activities and to reward those who do. The Todd and Kelly Kranz Leadership Fund in Nursing will provide renewable support to a junior, senior or graduate in the College of Nursing who also holds a leadership position in a student organization. An identical scholarship will be awarded by the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. “While we know college is about getting an education,” said Todd, “we’re convinced that at least half of that education happens outside the classroom.” Kelly agreed and added, “We benefitted so much from all we gained through our leadership activities. We want other students to have that same experience.” GIVING | 53


Alumni open new clinic in northeast Columbus BY JOE ASHLEY

People in a large, diverse community in northeast Columbus have a new option for healthcare, thanks to three recent nurse practitioner graduates of the College of Nursing. Gilead Primary Care North opened in January in a former doctor’s office at 5770 Karl Road. The clinic is operated and staffed by Merit Rutland (’17 MS), AGPCNP-BC, Kawsu Conteh (’11, ’17 MS), AGPCNPBC, and Chiamaka Kalu (’15 MS), FNP-BC. Mark White, MD, assists them as medical director and collaborating physician. Rutland was the driving force behind establishment of the clinic. After a career as a medical transcriptionist, she earned a BS in biology in 2011 at Ohio State, then entered the College of Nursing in 2012 with a desire to focus on women’s health. Rutland later transferred to a specialty in adult/geriatric care. A talk on her first day of class by the college’s new dean, Bern Melnyk,

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convinced her she was on the right path. “Her vision is the vision I have of healthcare,” said Rutland. “I knew I wanted to treat the whole person.” Rutland stayed in touch with classmate Kalu and later met Conteh, who was also specializing in adult care. All three shared an ambition to someday have a clinic of their own. For Conteh, it was an ambition that began when he was growing up in Africa. A native of Gambia, he came to the United States in 1999 and settled in Columbus. “My lifelong dream was to return to Africa and open a clinic where I could give back to the community I came from,” Conteh said. He hasn’t abandoned that dream and believes his experience with Gilead Primary Care North may help him to eventually fulfill his hope. In the meantime, he is committed to serving the patients of the new Columbus clinic. “I think I can make a difference here,” he said.

Rutland credits her husband Gregory with helping to make the new clinic a reality. A businessman and realtor with extensive experience, he encouraged her to open the clinic and handled many of the details involved in setting up its business operation, including finding the Karl road property. With an interest in providing services to the elderly in their homes, as well as in assisted living and extended care facilities, Kalu recalled when Rutland contacted her about being a partner in the clinic. “I told her yes, yes, I’m on board,” she said with a laugh. “The clinic has so much potential, especially with the population it will be serving.” She describes the community as, “a little bit of everyone.”


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“There are many immigrants in the area,” Conteh added. “There are Caucasians, Hispanics, Somalis and people from other parts of Africa, as well as many refugees. Already there are a lot of people wanting to get into the clinic.” While the clinic has received its Medicare and Medicaid certification and is in the process of completing contracts with various insurance companies, it will also offer treatment on a “cash pay” basis for the community’s many uninsured residents. “We will keep our fees reasonable and offer pre-paid packages of services to encourage people to take care of their health,” Rutland said. The clinic will also accommodate walk-in patients who do not have an appointment. Rutland is responsible for naming the clinic. A person of faith, she explained that the clinic is named after the biblical Mount Gilead. “It was a place that was holy and special to a lot of people. I think it is appropriate for us because we want to serve a multitude of people of many races and backgrounds.” They hope to add additional facilities and services in the future.


ALU MN I Nursing alumni and their families at the 10th Annual Society Hockey Night Tailgate.

Nursing Alumni Society Board and Committee members at their annual November Retreat.

Nursing alumni and students enjoyed dinner hosted by The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

Alumni from the Cleveland area met for dinner at Melt Bar and Grille.

Alumni from the health science colleges and their families enjoyed a funfilled morning at COSI.

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Chris (Schuckert) Gamble (’65) won the dean’s award for her painting at the Medicine and the Arts art show.

Joan (Stevens) Rigal's (‘56) quilt was selected for the Ether Arts magazine.

In Memoriam Ellen (Eicher) Anderson, 1968

Teresa Lang, 2008

Sue (Straker) Teaford, 1964

Doris (Barco) Black, 1957

John Lymanstall, 1978

Katharine (Borges) Thompson, 1963

Vicki (Davis) Carter, 1974

Tonya (Dawson) Mudd, 1972

Barbara Valley, 1961

Deneen Cianciolo, 1988

Mary (Sprunger) Papin, 1960

Joan Wabschall, 1978, 1982 MS

Mary (Macnamara) Connell, 1966, 1968 MS

Kathryn (Durant) Parke, 1962

Mary Wampler, 1958

Helen (Helfrich) Ish, 1939

Jeanette (Wolfinger) Robinson, 1944

Margaret Keyser, 1962

Jana Liane Swisher, 1977 MS


Would you like to see a classmate recognized during Homecoming Weekend? Nominate her or him for a Nursing Alumni Society Award! • Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Award • Distinguished Recent Alumna/Alumnus Award • Community Service Award • Mildred E. Newton Distinguished Educator Award For award criteria and nomination information, visit go.osu.edu/NursingAwards.

Learn more at go.osu.edu/NursingHomecoming2018.

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Ohio State benefits in multiple ways from healthier students, faculty and staff

Across the country, organizations and academic communities are investing in wellness. There’s good reason to do so: Evidence shows that for every dollar invested in worksite wellness, there is typically a return of $4.00 in reduced healthcare costs, higher engagement, improved productivity and lower absenteeism.

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health education that focuses on skill development and lifestyle behavior change,

2. supportive social and physical environments, 3. integration of the worksite program into the infrastructure of the organization, 4. links between health promotion and other related programs, like employee assistance 5. screenings followed by counseling and education on how to use healthcare services for necessary follow-up. Ohio State is committed to providing all of these in many forms to its students, faculty and staff. We are fortunate to have a great wellness team at Ohio State, including Your Plan for Health (YP4H), The Ohio State Health Plan, Buckeye Wellness and Buckeye Wellness Innovators, Student Life and the One University Health & Wellness Council and sub-

councils. Cultural and environmental supports include everything from the RPAC and recreational sports, the Faculty & Staff Fitness Program, competitions like Amazing Race and Ultimate Dodgeball and bike rental stations, to healthy food options in the dining halls and a tobacco-free campus. We are also proud that our senior leadership, President Michael V. Drake and Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce McPheron, model healthy behaviors. President Drake is a cycling enthusiast and participates in Pelotonia, a cancer research fundraiser, every year. It’s typical to find Provost McPheron at his standing desk with a bowl of healthy fruit on his conference table. Ohio State is reaping the benefits of wellness in multiple ways. Most importantly, there have been improvements in population health outcomes. Specifically, population cardiovascular health has improved by 7% over the past four years. And while most similar institutions report a yearly employee healthcare spend of +4.3 percent, Ohio State experienced a negative healthcare spend of -1.4 percent last year. The estimated cumulative productivity savings come to $15,424,829. At Ohio State, our wellness vision is to be the healthiest university and community in the world. Our mission is that we exist to optimize the highest levels of wellness for faculty, staff and students across the university and the global community. We are determined to persist through the character-builders until this vision comes to fruition. WELLNESS | 59

Environmental wellness BY MEGAN AMAYA, PHD, CHES

You don’t have to go far to experience nature. It can be in your own backyard, a community park or walking trail, or you can venture miles from home for a long hike, water skiing, camping or canoeing. Once you’re outside, the rest of life seems to disappear. You become “one with nature,” spiritually, mentally and physically as you appreciate all of the beauty this planet has to offer. Your senses heighten as you become more aware of your surroundings with each passing minute. And you may not realize it, but you are improving your own health and wellness. Yes, that simple walk around the block to snow tubing down a wintry hill enhances your overall health. Did you even consider it? We may not give a lot of thought to how the environment fits into our wellness efforts, but the environment and how we take care of it can have a huge impact on our overall health. For several decades, research has been demonstrating that green spaces, such as parks, forests and river corridors, are good for our health, physically and mentally. In one study, 71 percent of people found a reduction in depression after going for a walk outdoors versus a 45 percent reduction by those who went on an indoor walk. In another study, gardening demonstrated a significant reduction in subjects' levels of cortisol, a hormone related to stress. A systematic review of 60 studies from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe on the relationships between green spaces and obesity found that green space is associated with reduced obesity. The environment is not only the park, the woods or the lake. It is the home you live in, the car you drive, the office you work in and the food you eat. Environmental wellness also includes the people around you. Surrounding yourself with positive people who support your goals will go far in helping you achieve optimal well-being. We can all contribute to making our physical surroundings healthier, from recycling to creating a culture of respect and gratitude. Start with a small step today, such as using a reusable water bottle or shopping bag, turning off the TV when not in use, or finding out about ways to support local agriculture and green spaces. When you work to conserve the environment now, you also help make it enjoyable for future generations to come. Isn’t that an awesome reason?

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September 26-28, 2018 • Hyatt Regency Columbus 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 The Ohio State University’s seven health sciences colleges and the College of Social Work are proud to present the first national summit series to address the state of mental and physical well-being among healthcare providers and health professions students. In today’s world, healthcare providers across the nation experience high rates of burnout, depression and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. Research indicates that the state of their mental and physical wellbeing affects quality and safety of patient outcomes associated with healthcare delivery. This Ohio State national forum will feature: • Presentations for enhancing well-being and resilience, as well as reducing burnout by emphasizing healthy lifestyle behaviors. • National healthcare leaders presenting evidence-based practices, as well as research and innovations to improve outcomes and create cultures of well-being. • Strategies for integrating health and well-being across academic programming and curricula in health professions programs. For more information, visit clinicianwellbeing.osu.edu. Send questions to clinicianwellbeing@osu.edu.

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