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Advancing Knowledge

VA Nurses continue to advance the knowledge of the greater national nursing communities through their work. VA Nurses publish, present oral and poster presentations at conferences, and deliver a variety of educational offerings through our academic affiliates and via webinars within VA and beyond. Below is an abridged list of examples of the knowledge VA Nurses are creating and sharing.

Features on this page: Publications Presentations Recognition Awards 

Publications

VA NurseAuthorsArticle TitleJournalYear
Jane Anderson Anderson JA; Godwin KM; Saleem J; Russel S; Robinson J. Usability and Feasibility of a Web-based Clinical Decision Support to Enhance Provider-Patient Communication around Self-management TO (STOP) Stroke. Journal of Health Informatics 2013
Jane Anderson Anderson JA; Godwin KM; Petersen NJ; Willson PC Determining the Feasibility of Clinical Video Teleconference (CVT) Technology to Improve Access to a Stroke Risk Reduction Program for Veterans Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. (e-pub ahead of print- doi: 10.1177/1357633X13479703 2013
Jane Anderson Godwin KM; Mills WL; Anderson JA; Kunik ME Technology-driven Interventions for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. (e-pub ahead of print) DOI: 10.1177/1533317513481091 2013
Jane Anderson Daniels SK; Anderson JA; Petersen N.J Implementation of Stroke Dysphagia Screening in the Emergency Department Nursing Research and Practice, vol. 2013 - Article ID 304190, doi:10.1155/2013/304190 2013
Ursula A. Kelly Kelly UA Community-based PTSD treatment for Latinas who experienced intimate partner violence Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Assocation 2013
Linda Cowan Cowan L; Stechmiller J; Phillips, P; Yang P; & Schultz, G Chronic wounds, biofilms and use of medicinal larvae. Ulcers 2013
Julie A. Lynch Julie A. Lynch PhD, RN; Muin J. Khoury, MD, PhD; Ann Borzecki, MD, MPH; Jerry Cromwell, PhD; Laura L. Hayman, PhD, RN; Pat Reid Ponte, D.N.Sc., RN; Glenn A. Miller, PhD & Christopher S. Lathan, MD, MPH Utilization of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) testing in the United States: a case study of T3 translational research Genetics in Medicine 2013
Janice Guzman-Clark Guzman-Clark, J; Van Servellen G; Chang B, Mentes, J & Hahn, T Predictors and outcomes of early adherence to the use of home telehealth devise by older Veterans with heart failure Telemedicine and e-Health 2013
Allison Williams Wolf J; Williams A;Delandore S; Leger R; Clifton K; King K Relationship of serum relaxin to generalized and trapezial-metacarpal laxity. Journal of Hand Surgery-American, In press 2013
Nancy Gardetto Shively M; Gardetto NJ; Kodiath MF Effect of Patient Activiation on Self Management in Patients with Heart Failure   2013

Presentations

VA NursePresentationLocationYear
Judy Murphy Using simulation to promote quality and safety through integration of interprofessional Education Core Competencies (IPEC) 31st Annual Rugers Interprofessional International Technology Conference Atlantic City, NY 2013
Jane Anderson Extending the time window with low dose IV abciximab in acute non-lacunar stroke The International Stroke Conference; Honolulu, HI 2013
Ursula Kelly Implementing evidence based treatments for PTSD in a VA outpatient treatment program Annual Meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Arlington, VA 2013
Jenice Guzman VA GLAHS Geris SCAN-ECHO Program-Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) Virtual Leadership Conference 2013
Patricia Birmingham Handoff Practices and the Clinical Environment: Challenging in Constructing the Story Anaheim, CA 2013
Lauren Broyles Expanding Nursing Roles for Alcohol-related Health Promotion in Inpatient and Primary Care Settings Center of Excellence in Critical and Complex Care, Ohio State University 2013
Jenice Guzman Care of Older Veterans in PACT VA Geriatrics Scholars Program Los Angeles 2013
Ursula Kelly An Evaluation of a PTSD Treatment Program for Women Veterans with Military Sexual Trauma Southern Nursing Research Society 27th Annual Conference 2013
Jane Anderson Secondary stroke prevention program: Effect on stroke specific quality of life The International Stroke Conference, Honolulu, HI 2013

Recognition Awards

Dr. Christine Engstrom Inducted as Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Enstrom with fellow inductees
Christine Enstrom, PhD, CRNP, AOCN, FAANP (second from left), with Dr. Penny Jensen and other inductees at the AANP National Conference in Nashville

Patricia Jackson has been selected by the ARN Awards Committee as the recipient of the 2013 Case Manager Role Award! This award is given to recognize a nurse in a case manager role who has contributed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing care. Award will be presented at the annual conference during the member meeting and awards presentation on Saturday, October 5, 2013, 7:30-8:45 am in Charlotte, NC, at the Westin Charlotte.

Brenda French has been selected by the ARN Awards Committee as the recipient of the 2013 Educator Role Award! This award is given to recognize a nurse in an educator role who has contributed to the advancement of rehabilitation nursing care. Award will be presented at the annual conference during the member meeting and awards presentation on Saturday, October 5, 2013, 7:30-8:45 am in Charlotte, NC, at the Westin Charlotte.

Lynn F. Reinke, PhD ARNP, chair-elect of the Nursing Research Advisory Group and a Research Investigator/Nurse Practitioner in the Pulmonary Service at the Puget Sound has been selected to receive the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association’s New Investigator Award in 2014.

Recently inducted Fellows for the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) in 2013:
Anna C. Alt-White, PhD, RN, FAAN; Director, Research and Evidence Based Practice; Office of Nursing Services
Jill E. Bormann, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN; Associate Chief Nurse Executive for Research; San Diego Healthcare System
Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP, FAAN; Full Practice Authority Program Manager; Office of Nursing Services