Spotlight on Our PhD Students

The PhD in Nursing Science Program at Vanderbilt is committed to academic excellence. We prepare our students for intellectually rewarding academic and research careers. Our students engage in a variety of scholarly activities and collaborate with faculty in nursing and other disciplines. Through mentorship and collaboration, our students learn critical skills and gain the knowledge they need for a successful and productive career in nursing.

 


Jennifer Barut

  • Award: APNA Board of Directors Scholarship. American Psychiatric Nurses Association, June 2014.


Leanne Boehm

  • Concurrent session: Boehm, L., Murphy, E. Early mobility: Maintaining functional independence across the continuum of care. American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Denver, CO, May 2014.
  • Workshop: Misak C., Girard T., Khan B., Brummel N., Zanni J., Boehm L., Kamdar, K. Implementing the 'ABCDE' bundle to reduce ICU delirium, Hospital Corporation of America, Baltimore, MD, June 2014.

Kristin Hittle

  • Publication: Hittle K, Bolick B, Kline-Tilford A, Keesing H (2014). NAPNAP position statement on age parameters for pediatric nurse practitioners. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 28(4): A15-A16.
  • Publication: Saulters K, Hittle KM (2014). Hepatopulmonary syndrome in the presence of abernethy malformation: a pediatric case report. Journal of Pediatric Health Care.
  • Invited address and/or keynote: Hittle, K. Pediatric transplant: The donors. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Minneapolis, MN, May 2014.
  • Invited address and/or keynote: Hittle, K. State of the pediatric nurse practitioner workforce. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Minneapolis, MN, May 2014.
  • Professional Issues Chair, Executive Board Member, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, July 2014.               

Abby Howe-Heyman

  • Poster Presentation: Howe-Heyman, A. The baby friendly hospital initiative as an intervention to improve breastfeeding rates: A review of the literature, American College of Nurse Midwives, Denver, CO, May 2014.

 


Alvin Jeffery

  • Publication: Jeffery AD, Pickler RH (2014). Barriers to nurses' adherence to central venous catheter guidelines. Journal of Nursing Administration, 44(7): 429-435.
  • Publication: Kramer C, Jeffery A (2014). Pancreatitis in children. Critical Care Nurse Journal, 34(3): 43-53.
  • Poster Presentation: Dermenchyan, A., Jeffery, A. Practice-based research. ANCC, San Antonio, TX, May 2014.
  • Podium Presentation: Jeffery, A., Stumpf, T. Pediatric sepsis and shock. American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Denver, CO, May 2014.
  • Podium Presentation: Dermenchyan, A., Jeffery, A. The art of professional networking. American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Denver, CO, May 2014.
  • Workshop: Jeffery, A. The art of professional networking. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Minneapolis, MN, June 2014.
  • Member of Nominating Committee (National), American Association of Critical Care Nurses, July 2014
  • Director of Board (State), Tennessee Nursing Institute for Leadership & Policy, May 2014.

Robin Mickelson

  • Symposia: Mickelson, R., Holden, R. Patient engaged human factors: The work of medication management in older heart failure patients. Summer Institute of Nursing Informatics, Baltimore, MD, July 2014.


Lynnea Myers

  • Symposia: Myers, L. Engaging the next generation of nurses. International Council of Nurses, Helsinki, Finland, Aug 2014.
  • Symposia: Myers, L. Innovation in pediatric developmental screening and referral. International Council of Nurses, Helsinki, Finland, Aug 2014.
  • Award: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners President's Award, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Minneapolis, MN, May 2014.
  • Conference Planning Committee Member, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, July 2014.

Heather Nimmagadda

  • Poster Presentation: Standish, C., Nimmagadda, H. Nursing education and professional development council: Achieving excellence in shared decision making, shared governance and professional practice, Association for Nursing Professional Development, Annual Convention, Orlando, FL, July 2014.


Anna Tielsch-Goddard

  • Publication: Thompson DG, Tielsch-Goddard A (2014). Improving management of patients with autism spectrum disorder having scheduled surgery: optimizing practice. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 28(5): 394-403.