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Jane Abanes, , DNP, PMHCNS, PMHNP-BC

Vanderbilt University

LCDR Jane Abanes’ medical career started in 1995 as a Navy Hospital Corpsman. Later commissioned as a Navy Nurse Corps Officer, she served in various settings including medical surgical ward, inpatient psychiatric unit, case management department, post-anesthesia care unit, and general surgery clinic. Her passion for mental health began during her post-master’s studies at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).…

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Maura Abbott

Yale

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Anisha Abdul-Ali, , DNP, MPH, RN

Senior Director of Clinical Programs

Dr. Abdul-Ali is the Senior Director of Clinical Programs at OCHIN in Portland, Oregon, leading a team of twelve clinicians who provide expertise in informatics, practice facilitation, clinician engagement and efficiency, and program evaluation.  Her focus is on the translation and implementation of clinical decision support tools in the electronic health record. A leader in healthcare innovation and transformation, with a background in adult critical care, clinical education, project management and informatics, Dr.…

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Brittany Abeln, , BSN, RN

University of Arizona

I am currently entering my fourth year as a dual PMHNP DNP/PhD student. Prior to starting my program I received my BSN and a BS in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona. My research interest is in LGBTQ mental health inequalities; I am specifically interested in understanding the experiences of transgender youth and their mental health outcomes.…

Susan Adamek

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Christy Adams, , M.P.H., R.N.

University of California-Davis

Christy Adams is a Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Doctor of Philosophy student at the University of California, Davis, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Her clinical practice interest is injury prevention across the age continuum with a research focus on fall prevention among older adults transitioning from acute care to home. In addition to a Bachelor’s in the Science of Nursing, she holds a Master’s in Public Health.…

Maura Adams

The Catholic University of America

Maura Adams is currently a Doctorate in Nursing Practice student at the Catholic University of America. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing in Public Health Nursing from the Catholic University of America in 2014, and prior to that earned her BSN from Villanova University in 2007, where she also participated as a member of the NROTC unit.…

Sara B. Adams

University of Illinois at Chicago

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Sheika R. Adams, MHA, CPPS, ACRN, CMSRN

University of Colorado-Denver

Lisa Adams Wolf

Boston College

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Helena Addison, MSN, RN

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Lucky Agbator, ,DNP

Duke University

I have 27 years of Professional experience in a combination of Clinical, Health Informatics, and Manufacturing Performance Improvements with multi-faceted experience in Health, and Business Analytics. My main concentration is in Healthcare Performance Data Standards, EHRs implementation, Clinical workflow, Quality Improvements, Administration, Compliance, and sustenance of Healthcare Systems. I have experience in utilizing improvements principles, research methods in Healthcare, and Clinical and Manufacturing Environment.…

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Christine Agenor, , MPH, RN-BC

University of Central Florida

In my doctoral research at the University of Central Florida, I am exploring the promotion of flourishing, defined as the optimal state of mental health, including psychological, emotional, and social well-being. My dissertation will be a grounded theory study of the social forces that influence flourishing in ethnically diverse youth. My interest in this research area is based in my clinical experience as a mental health nurse at the VA, as well as my undergraduate preparation in psychology and graduate preparation in public health.…

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David Chinyeaka Agor, BSN, RN, CM/CD

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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Anastasia Aguiar, MSN, EdM, RN

Columbia University

Khira Ahmed-Yahia, , BSN, RN, CCRN

University of Wisconsin-Madison

I am a second year full-time Doctor of Nursing Practice student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My focus is in primary care pediatrics with a special interest in nursing education. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012 with my BSN. Following graduation I accepted a new graduate nursing position in the pediatric intensive care unit at Mattel Children’s Hospital-UCLA in Los Angeles, CA.…

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Alma Ahmetovic, , MSN, RN, WCC, HFA

Indiana University

Current program – Interested in the care of older adults and research in this area. 2017 August – Presented on the topic of The First 72: Post-Acute Care Onboarding & Hospitality during a 3.5 hour, half-day intensive session at the 2017 Pioneer Network Annual Conference in Schaumburg, IL. 2015 – Present: Facility Administrator on Record, Swiss Village, Berne, Indiana; HFA.…

Irene Akande, ,RN, BSN, MSN

University Of Maryland

After attaining my Bachelors of Nursing Degree (BSN 2nd Degree) from the University of Maryland in 2005, I joined Dimensions Healthcare Systems as a Critical Care/ICU/Trauma Nurse where I gained vast experiences as an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse. As part of my career advancement in late 2006, I was offered a position with The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington DC as an ICU Staff Nurse.…

Toyin Akanni, , DNP,BSN,RN

University of Washington

I am a DNP student in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track at the University of Washington. What has prepared me for this future role are the different life experiences. Experience as a single mother, an immigrant, 17 years of psychiatric nursing, and a state of the art advanced evidence-based DNP education at theUniversity of Washington.…

Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill

University of Florida

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Dr. Kimberly Albero

University of Virginia

Kimberly Albero is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She is the Research Program Director for the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, managing a medication assisted treatment clinic in southwest Virginia and educational programs connecting primary care providers throughout the state with specialists at the University.…

Karen Alexander, , MSN, RN

Duquesne University

Karen Alexander is currently an instructor at Jefferson College of Nursing in Philadelphia, PA. She is a PhD student at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her clinical experience includes neonatal nursing, pediatric home care, and public health nursing involving family health promotion. She also served on the expert panel of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing convened to develop competencies related to care coordination in nursing.…

Lacey Alexander, , MS, RN

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lacey Alexander is currently a 5th-year PhD student in the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lacey was an Early Entry Option PhD student at UW-Madison, which means that she received early research training and mentorship as an undergraduate nursing student. Lacey’s PhD minor includes coursework in psychology and women’s studies, with a strong emphasis on feminist theory.…

Robbi K. Alexander

University of Delaware

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Margarett Alexandre

CUNY

Dr. Margarett Alexandre is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing at CUNY York College. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Nursing with concentration in administration and education from Adelphi University. She earned her doctoral degree from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she also earned the distinction of being a Jonas Scholar.…

Carissa Alinat, ,RN, CLC

University of South Florida

Carissa Alinat is a BS-PhD student in the Dual Oncology and Adult Gerontology track at the University of South Florida. She was admitted into the doctoral program immediately after completing a second-degree accelerated BS in Nursing program at USF in 2012. Upon admission, she was awarded a one-year university graduate fellowship, and toward the end of her first year, she was also awarded a graduate teaching assistantship, as well as a research assistantship.…

Micheal Allen, ,ONS, BSN

Uniformed Services University

I am currently enrolled at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) pursing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. My short term clinical interests are in screening and health promotion with increasing screening in the primary care setting. My long term interests are in Pediatrics specifically Hematology and Oncology with the goal of becoming certified as a Oncology Nurse Practitioner.…

Rachel Allen, , MSN, PMHNP-BC, RN

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Rachel Allen is a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). After graduating from Thomas Jefferson University with her BSN, she began her nursing career in the Neuroscience ICU at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her experience in the Neuroscience ICU nurtured a respect and intrigue for the brain-behavior connection as well as healthcare ethics, and ultimately led her to complete her MSN at the University of Pennsylvania.…

Kacy Allen-Bryant, ,RN

University of Kentucky

Kacy Allen-Bryant is a PhD student in the University of Kentucky’s College of Nursing. Her research interest is workplace tobacco use-related policies. She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing, Master’s of Science degree in Nursing, Master’s of Public Health degree, and Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Kentucky. As part of her doctoral studies, she’s been a Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing fellow.…

Sallie Allgood, , MS, RN

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Sallie Allgood is a Ph.D. student in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include examining evidence-based interventions to improve health behaviors and identifying which components of these interventions help individuals improve their health and wellness. She is also interested in the role of Community Health Workers (CHW) to deliver these interventions.…

Bankole Aluko

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Lisa Alvarez, , MSN, RN, FNP-BC

University of San Diego

Short-term goals include attending the PhD nursing program at University of San Diego and graduate in three years. After graduation, initiate and participate in clinical trials for advancement in cardiology to promote my hospital as the best community heart center in the South Bay. Long-term goals include developing a continuum from inpatient to outpatient pathway for heart failure patients.…

Uchechi Amajuoyi

George Washington University

Paul Ambrefe, , Jr. MSN, RN, FNP-C

Vanderbilt University

Paul Ambrefe has worked in adult intensive care as a staff nurse both in neurological and post-surgical settings. He currently works in a retail healthcare clinic in Nashville as a Family Nurse Practitioner and as a full-time faculty member with Belmont University School of Nursing along with adjunct work with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. He is currently enrolled as a Ph.D.…

Yasmine Amin

Samuel Merritt University

I was born at UCSF and have lived in the Bay Area. I attended SFSU for my undergraduate and graduated in 2006. I worked at UCSF afterwards and did some research where I was a co-author on a publication in 2008. I went off to nursing school via a MEPN program where then I received my MSN at USD.…

Marie Amma, , MSN, RN

Florida International University

PRESENTATIONS Francine Gomberg Research Day, Poster presentation, Lee Memorial Health Systems, 2012. Implemented the PUPS team, (Pressure Ulcer Prevention Surveillance) in the ICU. Practice was changed in the ICU per EBP research, data collected for one year. Community Involvement Sigma Theta TauAACNChamberlain College of Nursing Honor Society Quality Council Co-chair Gulf Coast Community ICU Committee for Continued Patient Safety and Progress GCMCNon Academic- Professional University of Miami 1991-1998-Surgical Transplant ICU staff/charge nurseÿ Attended an International Transplant seminar, Washington D.C.…

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Joseph Amnawah, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Adelphi University

Olivia Ampiah-Bonney

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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April Ancheta, , BS, RN

Columbia University

April J. Ancheta is a first-year PhD student at Columbia University. April’s current research focus is LGBTQ health disparities, specifically healthcare needs across the lifespan and promotion of healthy behaviors. April plans to become part of The Program for the Study of LGBT Health at Columbia. She also has previous experience conducting research on high energy drinks.…

Alison R Anderson, , MSN, ANP-BC, NP-C

Vanderbilt University

After graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2005 with a Masters in Nursing Science, Alison has practiced as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in a variety of settings. The majority of her work experience has involved treating patients with painful conditions. She currently works with a specialist seeing complicated patients with fibromyalgia and rheumatological conditions.…

Ashley Anderson, , MPH, RN

Idaho State University

I am currently attending Idaho State University where I am working on my PhD of nursing. I previously earned a Bachelor of Nursing from Weber State University, and a Master of Public Health from George Washington University. Over the past 9 years I have worked in various nursing roles including the ER, PACU, ICU, Infection Prevention, and Quality Improvement.…

Lindsay Anderson, , MS, PMHCNS-BC

University of Minnesota

Lindsay Anderson is currently a 3rd year PhD student in Nursing at the University of Minnesota. She has a strong interest in youth mental health promotion through the use of integrative therapies. Currently practicing as a Child/Adolescent Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul, Lindsay is dedicated to serving inner-city youth with mental health concerns.…

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Ashley Andraski, BSN, RN

University of Florida

Rebecca Ann Andrews, ,ANP

Vanderbilt University

I am a new graduate from Gwynedd-Mercy College, where completed a majority of collegiate studies and was also a Graduate Assistant. I have a passion for education, both as a student and teacher. A majority of my RN nursing practice has been focused on improving mental health care, and assisting individuals who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.…

Kimberly Angelini, , WHNP-BC, RN

Boston College

Kimberly J. Angelini, BSN-RN, WHNP-BC is an MS/PhD student at Boston College. She is currently a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Kim works as a staff nurse on the in-patient transplantation unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. She serves on the board of directors for ANA Massachusetts and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Chi chapter, the Society of Urological Nurses and Associates (SUNA) and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).…

Debbie Anglade

University of Miami

Sharee Anzaldo, , MS, RN, PHN

University of California-Los Angeles

Sharee Anzaldo is a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Nursing. She entered the nursing profession through the Masters Entry Program in Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing, earning a Master of Science degree in Nursing with a minor in Education. She also completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at UCLA.…

Ella Archibald, , FNP, MS

Pace University

I grew up in the family of healthcare professionals. Since childhood I was mesmerized by their dedication to make a difference in people’s lives. It has been the most meaningful and important profession for me. During my student years and career I have taken pride and enjoyment in learning more and working harder than others. Despite this sense of ambition, I am always compassionate with my patients and my coworkers.…

Terri L. Ares

Villanova University

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Autumn Argent, , MS, BSN, RNC-OB, CCE

Arizona State University

My educational background is in nursing and nutrition. I obtained my undergraduate Bachelor’s degrees at the same time in both Nursing and Nutrition from Arizona State University in 2006. I earned my Masters in Nursing Education from Grand Canyon University in 2009 and am currently working on my PhD in Nursing and Healthcare Innovation at Arizona State University.…

Cherry Arimas-Macalino, , MSN, RN, PHN

California State University-Fullerton

Cherry Arimas-Macalino is a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student of the Southern California CSU DNP Consortium (California State University, Fullerton, Los Angeles and Long Beach). She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Biola University. She acquired her Master of Science in Nursing and her school nurse credential from CSU, Fullerton. She has extensive experience in community health, which included overseeing multiple programs as an Assistant Director of Public Health Nursing.…

Corletta Aririguzo, , RN, MPA

Texas Woman’s University

Corletta Aririguzo is a PhD student in the dissertation phase at Texas Woman’s University. Corletta’s research interest is in Women’s health, specifically exploring the experiences and symptoms management of African American women in menopausal transition. Corletta graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph’s College, NY. She then obtained her Masters degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Health Care Administration from Texas A & M University of Corpus Christi.…

Katelin Arnold, , BSN, N, PCCN

University of Michigan-Flint

I chose to go into nursing to serve in rural and small US communities. I currently serve as a clinical educator and charge nurse at a long-term acute care hospital, which is the facility of choice in our area for ventilator weaning and advanced treatment of patients, including veterans, of all ages. Additionally, I am the Pathway to Excellence project director for our facility, as we just submitted our document to make us candidates for the Pathway to Excellence designation.…

Sandra Arnold, , MSN,CRNP, FNP-BC, CNS

University of Pittsburgh

I have been a registered nurse since 1984. I first obtained an MSN as a CNS with trauma specialty. I worked as a CNS for a Level 1 Trauma Center. I returned to school and obtained my FNP. I continued to work with trauma patients then changed to internal medicine. I am currently working at the VA in Pittsburgh in a 48 hour Observation Unit.…

Karen Arrant

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Karen Arrant is a second-year PhD in Nursing student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is currently in the process of preparing for the written comprehensive examination; and plans to start dissertation research in the fall. Karen is interested in sleep deprivation and interventions to improve sleep outcomes. Specifically, her dissertation question is, What is the effect of a Yoga intervention on quality of life, sleep quality, and sleep duration in older adults?…

Lydia Arriaga

Loyola New Orleans

Noel Arring, , DNP, RN, OCN

Oregon Health and Science University

Noël M. Arring, DNP, RN, OCN, is the Manager of Nursing Research, Department of Nursing at Mayo Clinic, Arizona. She received her DNP from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Public Health Nurse Leadership. She has over 10 years of experience working in the field of Oncology. She is currently a PhD student at Oregon Health & Science University where she is studying cancer-related fatigue in post-treatment cancer survivors.…

Annette Asper

Frontier (Idaho)

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Leilani Attilio

George Washington University

Leilani is an FNP-BC. She received her BSN at Widener University where she was awarded a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship. She was commissioned into the U.S. Army as an Army Nurse Corps officer. Leilani worked as a critical care nurse in the Army with deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan; pediatric home care in rural settings; and surgical trauma critical care in a major urban setting.…

Corinne Audette, , MSN, CNM

University of Central Florida

Corinne Audette is currently a PhD student at the University of Central Florida. She received a BSN from Bethune Cookman University and a MSN from the University of Florida. Upon graduation, she was employed as a nurse midwife providing full scope midwifery care in a Federally Qualified Community Health Center. Her clinical experience also includes midwifery care at Winnie Palmer Hospital, one of the busiest obstetrical care hospitals in the country.…

Jonathan Auld, , MS, MAT, RN, CNL

Oregon Health and Science University

In September of 2014, I began pursuing my doctoral education at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing. Prior to my matriculation into the PhD program, I received my Masters in Science degree and clinical nurse leader certification from the University of Portland. Prior to becoming a nurse, I was a master’s prepared elementary education teacher.…

Jemma Ayvazian

Johns Hopkins

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Blessing Nonye Azonwu, BSN, PHN, RN

University of Minnesota

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Ashley Babcock

Maloch(aka Bilsboroug

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of San Francisco in 2013 where I graduated Magna Cum Laude with school honors and was invited into Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society. As a new graduate I worked at City of Hope National Medical Center on a bone marrow transplant and hematology floor.…

Razel Bacuetes-Milo, , DNP, MSN, FNP-C, RN, PHN

University of San Diego

Razel B. Milo earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also has a BS degree in Business Administration emphasis in Information Technology. Razel is a Family Nurse Practitioner with nine years experience in academia, research, hospital, home health, and primary care environments.…

Jacqueline Baer, , MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Jonas Scholar

University of South Carolina

Jacqueline Leonora Baer began her nursing career after graduating from the University Of Virginia (UVa) School Of Nursing in 1995. She worked in many areas of nursing and helped start the first Free Clinic in Charlottesville, Virginia. While practicing as a registered nurse she attended graduate school and earned her Master’s in Community Health at UVA.…

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Katie Bagley, , PhD (c), RN

University of Northern Colorado

Katie is currently a PhD candidate in nursing education at the University of Northern Colorado. Her research interests include issues in nursing education and the diversity of the nursing workforce. She works as an assistant professor at Utah Valley University where she serves as the Associate Chair of the nursing department and teaches pediatric nursing. Her Masters degree in nursing education is from the University of Utah.…

Helen Baker

Emory University

Helen Baker received her BA in Anthropology and French from Macalester College. After spending a year teaching English in Guadeloupe, Ms. Baker went to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to complete an MSc in Demography and Health. Following her MSc, Ms. Baker worked in Thailand with an HIV/AIDS advocacy organization and then spent two years in the Peace Corps as a community health AIDS prevention volunteer in northern Togo.…

Sara Baker, , BSN, RN

University of Michigan-Flint

Currently, I am Dean’s List student pursuing my Doctorate of Nursing Practice for Family Nurse Practitioner at University of Michigan-Flint and am a 2011 graduate from Grand Valley State University with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing. The focus of my graduate level capstone project is increasing patient satisfaction scores via cultural competency training to staff.…

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Ron’Nisha Baldwin, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

Duke University School of Nursing

Linda Banks, , MSN, MS, RN

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

I am enrolled in the PhD Nursing program at University of TN, Knoxville. As a nurse and educator, I have worked in management positions in the classroom and clinical settings with clients and students across a variety of backgrounds. My expertise in nursing is medical-surgical, neurology, cardiology and orthopedics, in classroom, clinical, and distance education settings.…

Ruth Bargainer, , MSN, RN, CNE

University of Texas-Arlington

Ruth Bargainer is an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing (TTUHSC SON) in Abilene, Texas. Mrs. Bargainer obtained an MSN in Nursing Education from TTUHSC SON in 2010, subsequently joining the faculty team as an Instructor. In 2013, Ruth Bargainer assumed a leadership role as Regional Program Director of the Traditional Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at TTUHSC.…

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Ariel Baria, , MSN, RN-BC, GNP-BC

University of California-San Francisco

Mr. Baria completed his BSN at San Francisco State University and MSN at the University of California Los Angeles. For over 18 years, he has worked as a nurse practitioner/program coordinator in the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS)/Pain Program at the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System. Mr. Baria is pursuing his PhD degree in nursing at the University of California San Francisco.…

Jessica Barkimer, , MSN, RN

Marquette University

Jessica Barkimer, MSN, RN graduated from Indiana University with her BSN in 2002 with a passion for working with the pediatric population. Working at three magnet children’s hospitals over the past 14 years has provided her with medical and surgical experiences ranging from caring for infants with congenital heart defects to educating children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.…

Andrea Barnes

CUNY

Emily Barnett-Doyle, , BSN, RN, CCRN, CPHQ

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Emily Barnett-Doyle earned her BSN from the University of Missouri – Columbia (2008). She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2006) with an emphasis in management. After graduation, she worked in the medical transplant intensive care unit at The University of Kansas Hospital (TUKH) where she became interested in quality of life and end-of-life care.…

Siobon Barrett, ,ANCC, BC

Northeastern University

My current program is a BSN to PhD program at Northeastern University. MY BSN was also from Northeastern University. My clinical background has been in cardiac and thoracic post-operative care for the past ten years. My intended area of focus is on improving diversity in the nursing profession and better supporting interdisciplinary collaboration among healthcare professionals.…

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Elvy Barroso, , PhD, MD, MSc, MPH, MS, RN

The Graduate Center of the City of New York

Elvy G. Barroso, PhD, MD, MSc, MPH, MS, RN. I work as the Professional Development Coordinator for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control. I also work as an Assistant Professor at the following schools: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Hunter College, and New York University. I also serve as an external Clinical Preceptor at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing.…

Dorota Bartoszczyk, , MSN, RN, OCN

University of Iowa

Dorota Anna Bartoszczyk is originally from Poland where she lived 21 years. She has been in the United States for total of 16 years now, and during this time she’s lived in four different states, with Iowa being the longest. All of her nursing education is from the College of Nursing, the University of Iowa. Dorota’s research interest area is related to barriers and difficulties nurses are challenged when providing pain management.…

Bridget Basile Ibrahim, , MSN, FNP-BC

Yale University

Bridget is excited to begin pursuit of her PhD at Yale School of Nursing. Her research interests are in the realm of maternal child health and her doctoral research will be focused on health disparities in regard to access to Vaginal Birth after Cesearean section (VBAC). Bridget earned her BSN from The Johns Hopkins Universty School of Nursing and her MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner from The University of California Los Angeles.…

Cecille Basilio, , MSN, RN, PHN

University of California-Los Angeles

Cecille Marie Basilio’s personal and professional experiences have nurtured a profound commitment to serve the underserved minority population, and spurred an interest in graduate study to best serve this population. Cecille earned a BA in Economics from the University of the Philippines (Diliman). She went back to school, and obtained her MSN degree in 2014 from Charles R.…

Basilia Basin, BS, RN-BC, PhD Candidate

Oregon Health and Science University Hartford Center

I am a clinical nurse, educator, and leader with experience caring for older adults with chronic disease. Prior to nursing, I was a licensed small animal veterinary technician. My experience as a nurse and a technician provides a unique perspective, and expertise, to research the relationship between older adults and pets and their influence on decision-making.…

Randi Bates, , MS, RN, PCCN, CNP, FNP-C

The Ohio State University

Randi Bates is currently a predoctoral fellow and PhD student at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. She uses a life course framework for her research, which encompasses maternal-child health. Her research examines the mechanisms within early life economic disadvantage that contribute to poorer later life health. Currently, she is investigating the effects of early life stress on cognitive development.…

Tammy Bathke

University of California-Los Angeles

From 2009-2013 I served as Assistant Director of the associate degree nursing program at College of the Canyons (COC), a California Community College. Mentorship with key leaders at COC accelerated my understanding of the big picture of nursing academia. My qualifications in applying for the Jonas Leadership Fellowship include that my Master of Science in Nursing degree is in nursing education.…

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Vanessa Battista, , MS, RNC-MNN, CNE, Jonas Scholar

Johns Hopkins University

Vanessa Battista, MS, RN, CPNP-PC is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a member of the neuromuscular team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Previously, she practiced as an advanced practice nurse on the Pediatric Advanced Care Team at CHOP, as well as the neuromuscular centers at both Columbia University Medical Center and The Children’s Hospital of Boston, before being recruited to The Boston College Connell School of Nursing to develop the Pediatric Palliative Care Masters subspecialty program.…

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Jennifer Jennifer Bauman

Nursing Professional Development Specialist

Michael Baumgardner, ,CCRN, CNL

University of San Diego

Michael Baumgardner has graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a Bachelors degree in Biology, the Pontifical Gregorian University with a Master’s in Theology, and the University of San Diego with a Master’s in Nursing. He has obtained professional certifications in nursing as a Clinical Nurse Leader and as a Critical Care Nurse.…

Brittany Beasley, , BSN, RN

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

I am a Research Assistant for Dr. Jean McSweeney, Associate Dean for Research, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing. In this role, I am involved with research, writing manuscripts, grant writing, and dissemination of research results. In a previous role I worked as a telemedicine intensive care nurse taking care of intensive care patients throughout the state of Arkansas and in Missouri.…

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Amy Becher, , MS, MSW, CNP, APRN

The Ohio State University

Ms. Becher has a natural passion and devotion to working with individuals from underserved populations. She works as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Southeast Healthcare, a Federally Qualified Health Center, providing integrated primary care services to individuals from our most vulnerable communities who struggle with severe mental illness, homelessness, and addiction. She is a preferred referral source through specialty dockets including CATCH Court for human trafficking victims, addiction treatment centers, trauma providers, homeless shelters, transitional program providers, and Franklin County Jail programs.…

Nicole Beckmann, , MSN, RN, CPNP

Vanderbilt University

Nicole is a 3rd year nursing PhD student at Vanderbilt University and earned her master’s degree in nursing from Duke University. Nicole works as a pediatric nurse practitioner in blood and marrow transplant at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nicole is passionate about improving quality of life among parents and children after transplant.…

Aaron Begue, ,FNP

The Ohio State University

Aaron is currently the Director of Advanced Practice at the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He is enrolled in the Executive DNP program at The Ohio State University. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology in 2001.…

Natalie Belkairous, , BSN, RN

DePaul University

Natalie Belkairous is a first-year AGNP DNP graduate student at DePaul University. Her previous degrees include Biology (BS), Psychology (BS) from DePaul University, and Nursing (BSN) from Indiana University Northwest. Natalie has taken part in research involving Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis as an undergraduate student at DePaul, and sought to improve patient outcomes as a member of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Council.…

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Christine Bell, , MSN, RN, CAPA, WCC

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

For her dissertation, Christine is studying the effects of a combined educational and behavioral intervention on pain management practices in nurses that care for opioid dependent patients in hospital settings. Based on her review of the literature and practice experiences, she has determined that pain management practices in these nurses are ineffective due to faulty information about dependence and its’ treatment.…

Meredith Bell, ,RN, BSN, LNC

University of Kansas

I started the DNP program in January 2013 with a specialty in Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. I graduated with an associates degree in nursing from Hillsborough Community College in 2001. I completed my BSN in 2008 from the University of South Florida. During my ASN program I was one of two students awarded for academic excellence in nursing.…

Paula Bellino, ,CRNA

Florida International University

I am currently a DNP student in the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Florida International University with interests in anesthesia and addiction. Currently I volunteer with inpatient women in a treatment facility for addiction as well as do anesthesia at a local hospital in Tampa, FL. As a CRNA, I have owned and operated multiple anesthesia companies in the past.…

Paula Belson, , CRNA, MSN

University of California-Los Angeles

Ms. Belson received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, Riverside followed by a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was a pediatric nurse for 5 years before returning to obtain her master of science degree in nurse anesthesia from the University of Southern California.…

Beverly M. Belton

Yale

Cassie Belzer, , CNM, MSN

Frontier Nursing University

I am a Certified Nurse Midwife in Bozeman, Montana. I work with one other CNM in a hospital-based, full scope practice. I will be attending the Frontier University DNP program. My future goals will be to teach in a university system in a nursing and advanced practice nursing program. Additionally I would like to focus on increasing access to women’s healthcare in the remote areas of Montana.…

Julianne Bender, ,RN, BSN

University of Michigan-Flint

I am a 2009 BSN graduate from Western Michigan University currently working in a Neuro Trauma ICU. Beginning in Fall 2014 I will start a DNP program at the University of Michigan with a specialization in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. I was awarded with a position as a VALOR student for the Battle Creek Veteran’s Hospital in 2009, and there I solidified my interest in mental health issues and management.…

Shelly Benfield, , MPH, BSN

University of San Diego

Shelly Benfield is currently is serving on active duty as a Commander in the United States Navy. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and also earned Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology from San Diego State University. She has over twenty years of nursing experience to include labor and delivery, inpatient pediatrics and adult med/surg.…

C. Robert Bennett, , CPNP-AC, CCRN

Vanderbilt University

I am a PhD student at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Phoenix, Arizona. During my early years of clinical practice I began to accumulate several clinical questions and was intrigued by the concept of using clinical research to answer them. This led me to pursue opportunities to perform clinical research studies as both a principal and co-investigator with guided mentorship and present the results at conferences.…

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Kay Bennett, , MSN, RN

University of Oklahoma

Kay Bennett is an RN who is currently enrolled in the PhD program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing. Kay received her BSN/MSN in Nursing and Health Systems Leadership from the University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN. Kay also received a BS in Marketing from Ball State University in Muncie, IN.…

Lauren Bentley, ,RN

University of Maryland

I am a full time PhD student at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Research has always been an interest of mine as I conducted an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Franklin and Marshall College. I realized in college, however, that bench science was not my passion and that I craved patient interaction. After completing an internship my sophomore year, where I shadowed both residents and nurses, I immediately fell in love with the nursing role and decided to pursue the Clinical Nurse Leader Program at UMSON, post college.…

Lana Bernat, , MSN, CNM

Frontier Nursing University

Lana Bernat is a Certified Nurse Midwife and a current Doctorate of Nursing Practice student with Frontier Nursing University. Lana graduated from North Dakota State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and was subsequently commissioned as a U. S. Army Nurse Corps officer, serving in the field of women’s health. She earned a Master of Science in Leadership in Healthcare Systems from Regis University in 2005 and continued to serve in a variety of leadership roles in nurse management, case management, and quality management.…

Nakia Best

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Stephanie Betancur, BSN, RN

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Nancy Bevan, ,CCRN, ACNS BC

University of Missouri-Kansas City

I am currently enrolled in the online PhD program at University of Missouri at Kansas City. My area of nursing research interest is moral distress in nursing. My background is primarily clinical with an interest in teaching and research for the past 10 years. I received my BSN and MSN from the University of Cincinnati in 1980, and 1988 respectively.…

Julie Bidwell

Oregon Health and Science University

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Ani Bilazarian, , BSN, RN

Columbia University

Ani Bilazarian graduated this past May 2017 from Georgetown University with a Bachelors in Science. After graduating she spent time at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with Dr. Susan Hassmiller as a nursing fellow performing research on Consumer Engagement strategies culminating in work published in the Journal of Nursing Administration. After her undergraduate education, Ani worked at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital in the trauma center as a staff nurse.…

Loretta Lynn Bilder

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Daniel Billings, , BSN, DNP(c)

Columbia University

Daniel Billings is a professional opera singer with a master’s degree from The Juilliard School and a bachelor’s of music from Boston University. A friend’s passing from a form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma inspired him to pursue nursing with an oncology focus. Daniel has volunteered for hospice care and looks forward to using the collaborative skills he acquired performing in orchestra concerts and opera productions when he works with members of a health care team.…

Pamela Billings

University of Alabama Birmingham

Kaitlyn Billington, ,AGPCNP-BC

Columbia University

Kaitlyn received her BSN and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner degrees at Columbia University School of Nursing. As an energetic and enthusiastic new graduate, she practices as a Specialty Coordinator NP for the Metabolic, Endocrine and Minimally Invasive Surgery Department at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY. She combines her passion for health promotion, behavioral modification, and disease prevention in this setting.…

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Elizabeth Bilsborough, , BA, BSN, RN

Emory University

Elizabeth Bilsborough is a 2nd year PhD student at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wellesley College in May 2016 prior to attending the ABSN program at Emory. Clinical rotations at the Emory Rehabilitation Hospital; the Long Term Acute Care Unit at WellStar Windy Hill Hospital; and the Coronary Care Unit at Emory St.…

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Stacia Birdsall, , MPH, CNM

New York University

Stacia Birdsall is a PhD candidate at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, where her research focuses on perinatal outcomes in vulnerable populations. Her dissertation will examine the relationship between allostatic load and birthweight in Hispanic/Latina women using data from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. She previously earned an AB in Anthropology from Princeton University, an MSN from Yale College of Nursing, and an MPH in Population and Family Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.…

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Amber Birkle, , DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-C, WHNP-BC, CEN, DiMM

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Major Amber Birkle, U.S. Army, earned a BSN from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 2006 and subsequently commissioned into the Army Nurse Corps. In 2016, she completed an MSN with an emphasis in Nursing Leadership and Health Systems Management from Drexel University. In 2020, she graduated with a DNP as a Family and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from the Uniformed Services University.…

Janice Bistritz

Columbia University

samantha blackburn, ,PNP

University of California-Davis

I have just completed my second year, and all required coursework, at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing (UC Davis) Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Doctor of Philosophy program. This September I will take my Qualifying Exam, and then begin my qualitative dissertation research on school district health administrator’s roles, work processes, and leadership skills.…

Emma Blackmon, , MS, RN, CCRN

University of California-Davis

I am currently enrolled in the PhD program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. My research and clinical practice interests revolve around ways to improve inter-professional communication in the intensive care unit among a variety of providers, specifically through the use of a simulated environment. These simulated experiences would range in topics such as palliative care, nutrition, mobility and mechanical ventilation and would aim to increase collaboration and shared decision making among health care professionals.…

Julia Blanchette, BSN, RN

Case Western Reserve University

Julia is a second year PhD student at Case Western Reserve University where she also serves as a graduate research fellow and project manager. She assists her advisor, Dr. Valerie Toly, in researching families living with technology-dependent children. She received her BSN from Case Western Reserve University in 2014. She has a strong research interest in self-management during transitions from pediatric to adult healthcare in emerging adults with type 1 diabetes.…

Whitney Blau Beaton

University of Missouri-Columbia

Daniel Blaz, ,FNP

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Major Daniel Blaz is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and has been on active duty for 16 years. He attended The University of Akron, graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate receiving his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1998. He went on to receive a Master of Science in Nursing from the Uniformed Services University (USU) in 2006.…

Laura Boehm

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Kasey Boehmer, , MPH

University of Minnesota

Kasey Boehmer, MPH, is a health services researcher in the Knowledge and Evaluation Research (KER) Unit at Mayo Clinic, and a PhD student in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. Kasey is a member of the Minimally Disruptive Medicine international working group, and is responsible for the leadership and project management of projects of core programs within the KER Unit, including Shared Decision Making, Dissemination and Implementation Research, and Minimally Disruptive Medicine.…

Melissa Boetig, , CPT, AN-BC

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

I’m currently pursuing my doctorate of nursing practice, family nurse practitioner, through the Uniformed Services University. I’m an active duty Army captain and have served for 8 years. My first position was as a staff nurse on a medical telemetry unit at Tripler Army Medical Center. In this position, I performed several extra duties to include chairperson for the Unit Practice Council, preceptor, and Education Facilitator.…

Nicole Bohr, ,RN, BSN

University of Iowa

Nicole Bohr is a student in the University of Iowa College of Nursing PhD program. Her research interests include pain and quality of life indicators in critical limb ischemia. This interest was a direct result of her work in cardiovascular and thoracic intensive care units. She currently serves on the AGNS Board at the University of Iowa College of Nursing, and she is also a representative on the Diversity Committee.

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Christine Bonaccorso, , BSN, RN, OCN

Thomas Jefferson University

Christine has worked for 25 years in oncology research. She has been a nurse for 15 years having worked the last two years in hospital administration. Christine’s nursing education started at Gloucester County College with an Associate of Science in Nursing degree followed by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University. Christine plans to complete the Doctor of Nursing Practice requirements by August 2020.…

Kalisha Bonds, , MSN, PMHNP-BC

Oregon Health and Science University

Kalisha Bonds was born and raised in rural, west Tennessee by her grandmother. She received her BSN from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2007. Upon completion, she began working at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Adolescent Medicine. Ms. Bonds’s passion for psychiatry burgeoned; she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2012.…

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Stephen Bonett, , BSN, RN

Stephen is a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where he studies social and sexual networks among men who have sex with men. He works with the Program on Sexuality, Technology, and Action Research, as well as with the Health Equity and Media Lab on a variety of research projects. His clinical interests focus on community health nursing.…

Rebecca Boni, , MSN, RN, ACCNS-AG, OCN

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

I am an hematology-oncology nurse who started my career in hematology and bone marrow transplant. I have specialized in oncology through different nursing and leadership roles in Chicago and metro Detroit. I earned my MSN from Michigan State University in 2013 with a concentration in nursing education and as an adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist. I began teaching clinicals at an area community college and worked as a graduate assistant in a nursing workforce diversity program while earning my MSN.…

Adam Booth, , BSN, RN, PhD Student

University of Louisville

Adam Booth graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University Southeast in 2010 and began working in the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) at the University of Louisville (UofL) Hospital. His clinical experience over the past six years has shaped his research interest in moral distress (MD) experienced by nurses caring for patients at the end-of-life (EOL).…

Kelley Booth, , RN, BSN, MPH

University of San Francisco

Kelley is a registered nurse with a Masters in Public Health (MPH) who is currently completing a Doctor of Nursing Practice program with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialty at the University of San Francisco. Her nursing background includes hospital-based nursing work in Medical/Surgical Intensive Care and Post Anesthesia Care and Recovery, and community-based nursing work as a Pediatric Public Health Nurse.…

Ann L. Bossen

University of Iowa (Hartford)

Denise Bouchard, MS, RN, FNP-C

University of Southern Maine

Denise Bouchard has worked as a family nurse practitioner since 2000. Eight of those years were focused in addiction recovery. Upon re-engaging in family practice, she noticed a gaping hole in the recognition and subsequent treatment of addiction. Back to school to pursue her DNP, she seeks to bridge this gap by reducing stigma, increasing provider knowledge, and access to treatment for individuals and families who suffer from this chronic treatable brain disease.…

Elizabeth Boulette, , MS, CRNA

University of San Diego

Elizabeth Boulette is a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). She has more than 30 years nursing experience that includes a nurse anesthesia practice of more than 15 years. Upon completing her BSN from San Diego State University, she was commissioned as a Navy Nurse Corps Officer in May 1987. In 1998 she began her didactic studies in anesthesia and she earned a Master of Science from Georgetown University in February 2001.…

Monique Bouvier, ,PNP

University of San Diego

Monique Bouvier is currently a clinical research nurse at Naval Medical Center San Diego where she has the opportunity to work with our active duty military personnel and their families. She works with the Clinical Investigations, Pediatrics, and Radiology departments where she actively participates on many studies and committees. She is also pursuing her PhD in nursing at the University of San Diego with her research focused on the military population.…

Fara Bowler, , MS, APRN, ANP-C, CHSE

Johns Hopkins University

Fara Bowler is the Director of the Clinical Education Center and Simulation for the University of Colorado, College of Nursing. She brings clinical expertise as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse practicing in areas of Primary Care, Cardiac Electrophysiology and the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Ms. Bowler also brings expertise in Simulation. She speaks nationally on the use of simulation to promote quality and safety in care delivery.…

Ann Bowling

Case Western University

Donald R. Boyd, Jr.

Columbia University

Kathleen Boyle, ,ANCC, FNP, BC

Pace University

Kathleen Boyle, MS, RN, FNP-BC Kathleen (Kitty) Boyle is a family nurse practitioner who has practiced in primary care, home care, and most recently caring for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI). Kathleen embraces a trusting, respectful, and caring approach that has enabled her to support thousands of individuals in the journey to wellness.…

Cynthia Bradley, ,CNE, CHSE

Indiana University

Cynthia Sherraden Bradley received a BSN from the University of Kansas and an MSN from the University of Central Missouri, and is currently a doctoral student at Indiana University. As the Simulation Director of Saint Luke’s College, she led a task force of simulation educators resulting in a city-wide collaborative resource for simulation educators in the Kansas City metropolitan area.…

Diane Bradley

University of Delaware

Jason Bradley, , MSEd, RN, LPC, CCRN

Arizona State University Hartford Center

Jason Bradley is a PhD student in the College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU) where he was a 2014-16 Hartford Scholar with the Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence. Jason completed a Master’s of Science in Education degree with an emphasis in community/mental health counseling from the University of Tennessee-Martin in 2000 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Arizona University in 2007.…

Linda Bradley, , MSN, MPH, RN, PHCNS-BC

The Graduate Center of the City of New York

Linda Bradley is enrolled in the Nursing PhD program at The Graduate Center in New York City. Her clinical practice extends from the Hospital beside to the side of patients in their homes in an Acute care and L.T.H.H.C.P.; from providing staff education on the latest tablet updates to Quality initiative as a team manager; from a Director of Nursing in a Licensed Home care Agency to clinical adjunct for Community Health Nursing students at N.Y.U.…

Sarah Bradwisch, , MSN, RN

Molloy College

I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1992 from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. Upon graduation I was commissioned a United States Naval Nurse and Officer. I proudly served at the United States Naval Medical Center San Diego, Camp Pendleton, Camp Lester Okinawa, Japan, the USS Peleliu and the USS Chandler.…

Arica Brandford

University of Kentucky

Tara Brandner, ,FNP

George Washington Univeristy

I was born and raised in Ashley, North Dakota. I attended undergrad school at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. During my time at the University of Mary I was active in the Nursing Peer Mentor Program, Red Cross volunteer, Public Health Emergency Volunteer, Student Development Senior Class Representative, and served on our Student Nursing Association as the director of publicity and communication.…

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Lisa A. Brannack, RN, DNP, FNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, JD, MPH, MADR

Case Western Reserve University

Susan Brasher, ,PNP

University of Florida

Susan has dedicated her entire nursing career to pediatric nursing. As a pediatric Registered Nurse, Susan provided care to children in the acute care setting. Her desire to promote family-centered care and improve outcomes in pediatric clients prompted Susan to further her nursing education as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. In 2007, Susan graduated with her MSN degree and began practicing as a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP).…

Rebecca Bratzler

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Rebecca Bratzler is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Nursing where she is pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Bratzler received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Baylor University and a Masters of Nursing in Health Systems Management from Vanderbilt University. Her clinical background is in obstetrics and she has taught at the baccalaureate level in this field of expertise.…

Leigh Ann Bray, , MSN, RN, CNL

University of Alabama at Birmingham

I am a two-time graduate of The University of Alabama. I received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2012 and a Masters of Science in Nursing in 2014. I am a Clinical Nurse Leader and have a pediatric nursing background in both acute and intensive care settings. As a bedside nurse, I worked closely with people who have cystic fibrosis and became passionate about bettering their lives.…

Rachel Breman, , MSN, MPH, RN

University of Maryland

I have a long-standing commitment to improving women’s health. My passion for women’s health started during my time at Brandeis University when I counseled peers on reproductive health issues and studied family planning campaigns in Latin America. Working as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger and witnessing maternal deaths confirmed my interest, the importance of clinical experience, and getting my BS and MSN/MPH.…

MARISOL BRETON-LEIJA, ,RNC-OB

University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio

Currently enrolled in the graduate program, BSN to PhD track at UTHSCSA; completed first year of education. Clinical practice interests entail women’s health, specifically with pregnant clients. Attend school part time and work full time at University Hospital. Devoted Registered Nurse with 14 years of experience in OB/GYN Services. Solid foundation in nursing practice, critical thinking, adult education, cultural sensitivity, and customer service.…

Joyce Brill, ,CPNP-AC

Widener University

I am currently pursuing by PhD at Widener University. My area of research interest includes the application of situated coaching in the clinical practice area. I am also interested in the use of alternate technology formats, such as animation, in the delivery of educational programs for staff nurses. These interests came out of working with student nurses and staff nurses in the clinical education area as a clinical nursing instructor.…

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Katherine Carroll Britt, BSN, RN

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Laura Britton, , BSN, RN

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Laura Elizabeth Britton of Chapel Hill, North Carolina earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from Wellesley College in 2005 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina in 2014. She is a member of UNC-CH’s first cohort of Hillman Scholars and currently is a pre-doctoral trainee supported by NIH/NINR T32NR007091-20: “Interventions for preventing and managing chronic illness.” She is broadly interested in delivery of family planning services to women with chronic illnesses and associated health disparities.…

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Bradley Brosius, , BSN, RN

University of Washington

Bradley Brosius is currently attending the University of Washington enrolled in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Doctorate of Nursing Practice program. He also currently works at an adolescent psychiatric health unit in Tacoma, Washington. Prior, he served in the U.S. Army as an Army Nurse Corps officer positioned at Madigan Army Medical Center working on a medical-surgical unit.…

Lisa Broughton, ,CCRN

Villanova University

Lisa Broughton is a doctoral candidate at Villanova University where she is currently completing a PhD in Nursing. She is employed as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. She also continues to work as a staff nurse, with an expertise and national certification in critical care nursing. Her teaching interests include advanced medical-surgical/acute care nursing and nursing research.…

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Janet Brown, , MSN, RN, CPN

University of Alabama at Birmingham

I am a full time student in the PhD nursing program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. My research focus in the PhD program is sexual and reproductive health in women with cystic fibrosis. Following completion of the PhD program, I hope to contribute significant nursing research that willl improve sexual and reproductive health for women with cystic fibrosis.…

Raquel Brown, , MSN, RN

Florida Atlantic University

Raquel Brown is currently a student in the PhD program at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at the Florida Atlantic University. Raquel developed a love for teaching based on her academic and life experiences to date. She felt that a PhD degree would give her more in-depth knowledge as a nurse and would enhance her ability to teach.…

Sonia P. Brown

University of Maryland

Amy Bruce, , MSN, RN, NE-BC

West Virginia University

I am a current Doctor of Nursing Practice student with West Virginia University. My passion and future doctoral work will hopefully focus on Melanoma skin cancer incidence, prevalence, and prevention methods for the under-served rural residents of West Virginia. I obtained a BSN from the University of Charleston in 1999, then pursued a Masters in Nursing Administration in 2002.…

Marta Bruce, , MS, BSN, BA, RN

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Marta Bruce read postcolonial theory at Antioch College, and completed her undergraduate studies at the Evergreen State College in political economy with an emphasis on the Middle East. Marta interned with a human rights organization in Cairo, Egypt, while studying Arabic and researching public health issues affecting the Zabbaleen people following the 2009 H1N1 influenza epidemic.…

Amy Brzuchalski, , RN, MSN

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

CPT Amy Brzuchalski is an Army Nurse Corps Officer assigned to the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She is currently a Doctor of Nursing Practice student in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. CPT Brzuchalski’s professional interests include the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder as well as mental health stigma and treatment seeking behaviors.

Tania Bubb

New York University

Jeri Buckley

Loyola New Orleans

Dominique Bulgin, , BSN, RN

Duke University

Dominique Bulgin is a student in the PhD in nursing program at Duke University. She graduated in 2015 with a BSN with Highest Honors from Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. During her undergraduate study at Emory, she was involved in a secondary analysis research study about the health behaviors of college women experiencing sexual violence and disordered eating symptomology.…

Jawanza Bundy, ,WHNP-BC, CNM, ACLS, BLS, NALS, CCE

Hampton University

Jawanza Bundy has provided healthcare to women across their lifespan for over 23 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Hampton University. Deciding to continue her commitment to women’s healthcare, she went on to receive a Masters of Science in Nursing and a Post Master’s Certificate at the University of Pennsylvania in the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and the Nurse Midwifery Programs, respectively.…

Renee Buonaguro, , RN, MSN, ANP-C

Molloy College

Renee Buonaguro earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1999, Master’s of Science in Adult Nurse Practitioner in 2010, and is currently enrolled in the PhD Nursing Program at Molloy College. After working as a critical care staff nurse at NYU and St. Francis Hospital, she then became an NP at Columbia University specializing in GU Oncology.…

Erica Burkhart, , MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Frontier Nursing University

Erica Burkhart is a Doctoral Candidate at Frontier Nursing University. Her clinical practice interests include screening and treatment for depression and other mental illness in primary care, women’s access to sexual health education and birth control methods and reproductive rights. She has a MSN from Frontier University and is NP-C (FNP). Erica has 6 years of experience as a RN on an acute psychiatric unit where she also teaches BSN nursing students for their mental health rotation.…

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Timothy Burns, , MSN, RN, EMT-P

Saint Louis University

Timothy Burns is a registered nurse and firefighter/paramedic for many years. He graduated from Broome Community College with his Associate’s Degree in Nursing (1994), followed by his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Utica College (2013) and Masters of Science in Nursing with a nurse educator focus from the University of Central Florida (2016). He is a current PhD student at Saint Louis University.…

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Jade Burns (Curry), Ph.D.,RN,CPNP-PC

University of Michigan

Dr. Burns holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Michigan, a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing (MSN-pediatric nurse practitioner, primary care) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing from the University of Michigan. Dr. Burns’ health service research focuses on innovative approaches using community-engaged research and technology (e.g., social media, mobile apps) to increase access to sexual health services for adolescents in community health centers.…

Susan Burt, , MSN, RN-BC

La Salle University

Susan Burt graduated from Pensacola Christian College with her BSN in 1984 and MSN in Nursing Education from Walden University in 2014. She is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at La Salle University. Her career goals emphasize global health issues, chronic disease management, and care of older adults. She desires to transform healthcare through interprofessional collaboration, policy development, patient-centered care, and quality and safety initiatives.…

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Alden A. Bush, MS, MPH, RN

Columbia University

Andrea Bushaw, , MSN, RN, CPNP

Vanderbilt University

I am in my first year in the PhD program at Vanderbilt University in the clinical research track. My clinical practice interest is in early childhood health promotion with experience working in the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric urology, and pediatric blood and marrow transplant. I am interested in obesity prevention in early childhood, with a specific interest in maternal factors that could influence a child’s weight trajectory.…

Anna Bushong

Murray State University

I am currently enrolled in a DNP program at Murray State University in the FNP specialty. My interest include family practice and also nursing education. I received a BSN from Murray State University in 2009. While working in the hospital setting I served as a preceptor, nursing supervisor, and served as a new staff orientation mentor.…

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Kirk Butler, , BSN-RN, CCRN

University of Minnesota

Kirk Butler is currently a Doctor of Nursing Practice – Nurse Anesthesia student at the University of Minnesota. Kirk attended the University of Missouri on an ROTC scholarship and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army. While stationed in the Pacific his experiences recognizing the impact an anesthetist could have on a Soldier’s health led him on a career trajectory towards critical care and nursing anesthesia.…

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Nichole Butler, , MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, APN

University of Minnesota

Nichole D. Butler is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree program of the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions at Gwynedd Mercy University. She obtained her BSN from Holy Family University in 1998 and an MSN from La Salle University in 2007. She is a PhD (candidate) in Widener University’s School of Nursing, where her research focuses on the socialization of nursing students into the nursing profession.…

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Sara Bybee, , LCSW

University of Utah

I am a PhD student in the College of Nursing at the University of Utah. My research interests are primarily in better supporting patients, family caregivers and clinicians in end-of-life settings. I am most interested in understanding how to foster growth through trauma and loss. I am a licensed clinical social worker with a Masters in Social Work from Portland State University.…

Tami Byrd, , BSN, RN

University of Utah

My name is Tami Fikstad Byrd. I am currently a student in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program with an emphasis on family primary care, at the University of Utah. I have been in practice as a nurse for the past eighteen years primarily working with women and infants; the past two years I have enjoyed working in the newborn intensive care unit.…

Marysol Cacciata, , MSN, RN, CCRN-K

University of California-Irvine

I am in my first year of PhD Nursing Science program at the University of California, Irvine. My research interest is on the physiological and psychological effects of exergaming among adult patients with heart failure. I have a Master of Science in Nursing, Leadership concentration and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Currently, I am the nursing research coordinator of a community hospital.…

Billy Caceres, ,AGPCNP-BC, RN-BC

New York University

I am currently a part-time student in New York University’s (NYU) PhD in Nursing Research & Theory Development but will be completing my degree full-time as of fall 2014. I previously received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Media Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in the Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program, all from New York University.…

Kathleen Paco Cadman, , MSN, RN, RAC-CT, CNE

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

I am a second year PhD student in Nursing Education and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As a Registered Nurse my professional background is in global health. I have worked/lived in Guatemala, Honduras, India, Nepal, and China, done research in various regions of Africa, and traveled to 127 countries (so far). After completing my Masters of Nursing Education in 2012, I became a full time Assistant Professor of Nursing at Weber State University, where I currently teach undergraduate research and community health courses, as well as lead the WSU Interdisciplinary Global Health and Development Team.…

Courtney Caiola

Duke University

Paula Cairns, , MSN, RN

University of South Florida

Paula Cairns is a first-year MS-PhD student at the University of South Florida. She was admitted into the doctoral program immediately after completing a Master of Science Nursing Education program at USF in 2015. Ms. Cairns’ initial research experience began at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the area of stem cell transplant research. Since 2011, she has worked as a Nurse Researcher with her mentor Dr.…

Maan Isabella Cajita

Johns Hopkins University

Ms. Cajita is a BSN-PhD student who graduated with high academic honors from University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds ANCC certifications in Cardiac-Vascular Nursing and Gerontological Nursing. She worked as a staff nurse on a Tele/Vent unit in a Magnet hospital in Illinois prior to moving to Baltimore. She is passionate about using nursing research to improve cardiovascular disease management practices, especially in the elderly population.

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Jovon Caldwell Taylor, MSN-ED, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Georgia State University School of Nursing

Kelly Calkins, , MSN, RN, CCRN

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2001) and my Masters of Science in Nursing as a Nurse Educator (2014) from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. I currently attend the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s PhD program. During my nursing career I have worked on a cardiac, pulmonary, renal floor, Intensive Care Unit, and Post Anesthesia Care Unit.…

Lindsey Camp, , BSN, RN

Baylor University

My pursuit of a career in nursing came from a desire to choose a profession that would give me the skills and opportunities to have personal interaction with people and an opportunity to improve lives through healthcare. After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a BSN in 2011, I embarked on an adventure to a developing country for a 2-year mission trip through a faith-based organization.…

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Megan Campbell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

University of Kansas

I am in the BSN to DNP program at the University of Kansas in the Family Nurse Practitioner specialty. My clinical practice interests are rather broad, as I am interested in preventive healthcare and wellness promotion, women’s health, vulnerable populations, and mental health. While this is a broad listing I firmly believe there is a great deal of overlap amongst these areas, and that the FNP is in a position to frequently encounter all of these areas.…

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Molly Campbell, , BSN RN

Oregon Health and Science University

Molly Campbell is a PhD student in the School of Nursing at Oregon Health and Science University. Her research focus is on the potential for coercion and racial bias in the provision of family planning services. Through a reproductive justice lens, Ms. Campbell seeks to critically examine how the construction of race and power relations have shaped past and present reproductive health policy in the United States.…

Benjamin Canha

University of Maryland

Cinzia Caparso, , BSN, RN

Wayne State University

Currently, I am enrolled in my second year at Wayne State University in the BSN to PhD program. My area of interest is to identify the psychological risk factors of adolescents and young adults who has a parent with End-Stage Cancer. I received my BSN from Oakland University in 2013 and I have worked at Beaumont Health System in the adult oncology unit for two years and continue to work as a contingent employee while being a full-time student.…

Rachel Cardosa, ,RN, MSN

Grand Valley State University

Rachel Cardosa graduated from Ferris State University in 2006 with her BSN, Wayne State University in 2012 with MSN in community health nursing, and enrolled in Grand Valley State University DNP Adult and Older Adult Nurse Practitioner track in 2012. Her career goals emphasize care of adults and older adults. She desires to transform health care through inter-professional collaboration, policy advocacy, patient-centered care, and quality and safety initiatives, all focused on transitional care.…

Sarah Caro, , MS, RN

The Catholic University of America

Twenty years in the nursing profession providing nursing care to clients in the acute care and community setting. Experience providing clinical guidance and instruction to nursing students during adult health clinical rotation. Visiting clinical nursing instructor with experience teaching NURS 356 & NURS 360C, foundations and adult health clinical, and didactic teaching experience for NURS347 Health Assessment Across a Lifespan, NURS333 Professional Nursing II: Issues, and NURS 480 Nursing & Healthcare VII: Adult Health and Complex Illness for baccalaureate nursing students with Towson University.…

Kayla Carr, , MSN, RN, FNP-C

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Kayla Carr is a PhD in Nursing student at the University of Mississippi School of Graduate Studies in Health Sciences. Her research interests include adolescent decision-making and school-based behavioral health and risk reduction interventions for rural adolescents. As an undergraduate student, Carr received a Barksdale Exploratory Research Funds award and completed research on the feasibility and community perceptions of SBHCs in rural communities as part of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors program.…

Lisa Carroll, , PhD(c), MSN, RN

Widener University

Lisa Carroll is a graduate of the Chester County Hospital School of Nursing and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Immaculata University. Lisa’s nursing practice included medical-surgical and oncology nursing. After receiving her Masters Degree in Nursing from West Chester University, she began her work in nursing education. Presently, she is a member of the nursing faculty at Immaculata University.…

Rebecca Carron

University of Colorado Denver (Wyoming)

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Sara Cartee, BSN, RN, CPN

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Eileen J. Carter

Columbia University

Mira Castaneda, ,NE-NC, RAC-CT

California State University Long Beach

My name is Mira Castaneda. I obtained my Masters of Science in Nursing at University of Phoenix in 2009. I obtained my certificate on Nurse Excellence at ANCC. I have worked at VALB from 2006 as a Nurse Manager and was recently promoted as a Chief of Patient Care Services in Geriatric , Rehabilitation , Medicine and Extended Care Group of VA Long Beach.…

Lori Catalano, ,CCNS, PCCN

Indiana University

Lori Catalano, JD, MSN, CCNS, PCCN is an assistant professor of clinical nursing at the University of Cincinnati. She received her BSN from UC in 1999, after which she worked as a charge nurse on cardiac step-down units both in Cincinnati and in Columbus, Ohio. She also worked as a travel nurse for two years, working around the nation.…

Kenrick Cato

Columbia University

Christine Catts, , MSN, RN, NNP-BC

Thomas Jefferson University

Christine received her BSN from The College of New Jersey and her MSN in perinatal/neonatal nurse practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently enrolled at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Nursing, pursuing her DNP. Christine has worked as a neonatal nurse practitioner in NJ at Virtua Health for the past twenty one years, the last four years as part of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Newborn Care Network.…

Naomi Cazeau, , MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP

Teachers College (EdD Scholars)

Naomi’s career began in 2001 as an Associates-prepared RN on the adult hematology/oncology unit at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ. Over her 6 years at HUMC, she fostered relationships with uniquely skilled and caring nurse colleagues, nurse practitioners, and nurse managers that left an indelible influence on her to constantly improve her own skills and to advance her education.…

Michelle Chan

University of California-Irvine

Michelle Chan is currently pursuing her doctoral degree from the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include stress, cardiovascular disease, genetics, and health technology. Michelle’s proposed research involves examining the influences of health technology on self-management and health literacy in people with chronic illnesses. Michelle completed her undergraduate degree in nursing at UC Irvine where she researched the associations between stress, genetics, social environment, physical health, and mental health, which initiated her interest in pursuing graduate studies.…

Shanshan Chanatry, , RN, BSN

New York University

Shanshan Chanatry completed her BSN at the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas. While in Arkansas, she earned multiple distinctions in recognition of her commitment to excellence in nursing care and completed her studies at the top five percentile of her class. She currently resides in Manhattan where she practices full-time as a RN.…

Ariana Chao

Yale

Suzanne Chaplik

University of Utah

Darla Chapman, ,RN

University of Washington

I am a registered nurse with nearly 20 years of professional nursing experience across many health care settings including acute care, home health and hospice, ambulatory care, and clinical research. For the last past 15 years I have worked within the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) and the Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) in Seattle.…

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Monalesia Chapman, , RN, MSN

University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Monalesia Chapman is a PhD student in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Monalesia has worked in the nursing profession for 24 years with experience in medical-surgical, oncology, and staff development. She received her Master of Nursing from UNC-Greensboro, after completing her undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. Monalesia has been employed at the Durham VA Healthcare System in Durham, NC for 16 years.…

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Jade Chatman, , BSN, RN

University of Louisville

Jade is a first-generation college graduate from Louisville, Kentucky. In 2015, she earned her BSN with Honors from UofL. While completing her BSN, she was involved in a research study about the relationship of sociodemographic characteristics with depression, anxiety, and stress in African American adults with T2DM as a School of Nursing Undergraduate Research Scholar. She presented undergraduate student posters in 2015 at an Undergraduate Research Symposium and Midwest Nursing Research Society conference.…

Eduardo C. Chavez

University of Texas- Austin

Shu Wen Cheng, , RN, BSN, CCRN

University of Kansas

I was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. I was the fifth of six children. I had a natural interest in foreign places and peoples. To this end, I pursued and obtained a degree in Japanese Language and Culture and worked for an international company. Some years after I began my working life my mother was diagnosed with cancer.…

Kayla Chesley, ,RN

North Dakota State University

My name is Kayla Chesley and I was born in raised in a rural town in North Dakota (Enderlin). Enderlin is located about 45 minutes south west of Fargo. I am currently a DNP student at NDSU, where I am working on a dissertation that focuses on improving mental health. I have worked as an RN in the following areas: intensive care, cardiac cath lab, and hospice.…

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Kristy M. Chester, MSN, BSN, RN, MBA

University of Delaware School of Nursing

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Laurel Chiaramonte, , MSN, MBA, RN, ACNS-BC

University of New Mexico

Passionate, change-minded, and a born leader, Laurel Chiaramonte spends her life in the service of others as an officer and nurse in the United States military. Just out of high school, she joined the Air Force as a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy. Recognizing her innate leadership abilities and love of selfless service, the Air Force sent Ms.…

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Elizabeth Choa, MS, RN

Yale University

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Fatemeh Choupani

University of Missouri-St. Louis

I’m a full time student in the BSN-PhD program and on track to graduate in Spring 2020. . In the last two years of PhD study, every course and class project have allow me to further understanding the foundational role of the behavioral intervention in prevention and managing chronic disease from further events. One of my class project is about the effect of socioeconomic and eating habit behavior on BMI was accepted for podium presentation at the council’s 2018 state of science congress in nursing research in Washington, DC September (2018).…

Monika Cintulova, , BSN, RN

University of Miami

Monika Cintulova, BSN, RN is a graduate student at University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies currently pursuing her PhD in Nursing. Monika graduated with highest honors from Miami Dade College School of Nursing where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and BSN Honor Society. As an undergraduate student and the recipient of a Florida Blue Foundation Scholarship Monika worked as a Research Assistant at University of Miami under the mentorship of senior nursing faculty scientists associated with UM SONHS Center of Excellence for Health Disparities: El Centro.…

Rose Cirilo

Florida Atlantic University

Rose M. Cirilo, RN, BSN, MSN, received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. She is currently attending FAU and pursuing a PhD in nursing. She possesses over 20 years of nursing experience in the areas of pediatrics, medical-surgical, obstetrics, orthopedics, ambulatory surgery, telemetry, and behavioral health.…

Claudinise Civil, , RN,BSN

Florida International University

I am Claudinise Civil. I am from Haiti and I moved to the U.S in April 2010. I am a caring and loyal person. I have always wanted to be a health care provider since I was in high school. Therefore,I pursued the noble career of nursing in 2012. I graduated from FIU with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in April, 2014.…

Kali Clark (Dayton), BSN, RN

University of Utah

After serving as a Medical Care Specialist Missionary in El Salvador and Belize for 18 months, Kali entered the world of Intensive Care medicine as an RN. She worked in the Medical Surgical ICU at LDS hospital for 2.5 years and was a travel ICU RN in Maine, Washington D.C., and Washington State. She currently on the ICU Float Pool for Intermountain Health Care in various hospitals in the Salt Lake Valley.…

Letitia Close, ,ACNP-BC, RN

Case Western Reserve University

I am a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at Cleveland Clinic Foundation where I work in the Surgical ICU. At the Cleveland Clinic I have worked on the Flight Team where I continue to collaborate and develop protocols. I obtained my masters degree from University of Michigan and bachelors from Syracuse University.…

Manuel Co Jr.

Columbia University

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Zhanette Coffee, MSN, FNP-C, APRN, RN, PHN

University of Arizona

Tammy Cohen Fetterman, ,ANCC

New York University

I am currently enrolled in the DNP program at NYU. After completing my Master’s of Arts in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at NYU in 2002 , I have been in pursuit of many avenues to remain stimulated intellectually, as well as keeping current in the issues and trends in nursing and healthcare. I have attended many conferences throughout the years in my field, been a part of academia in the role of adjunct faculty, published in the field of psychiatric nursing, maintained membership in professional organizations, and been a presenter of many podium presentations.…

Francine Colas, , BSN, RN, CCM

Florida International University

Francine Colas earned a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree at Florida International University in 2013 and is currently enrolled there in the BSN to PhD program. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society. Francine has worked for the past 5 years as a nurse care coordinator for children with special health care needs, and most recently, she has been coordinating care for children diagnosed with sickle-cell disease and/or HIV.…

Kisha C. Coleman

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Elizabeth Coll, ,ACNP

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

I am a full-time PhD student at Rutgers University and I am nearly finished my DNP degree, as well. I am an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specializing in the treatment of acute and chronic vein disease for the last 10 years. I decided to pursue both my DNP and my PhD because I am a clinician who wants to teach and research and contribute to the science of my field while providing evidence-based care.…

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Nicole Colline, , MSN, APRN

Sacred Heart University

In 2004 I graduated with a BSN degree from Quinnipiac University. During my studies, I was a board member of the Quinnipiac Student Nurses Society and attended national meetings. I received the Peer Recognition in Nursing Leadership Award acknowledging my future potential in nursing leadership. After graduating with my BSN, I enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Quinnipiac, graduating in 2007 with a MSN-FNP degree.…

Yvonne Commodore-Mensah

Johns Hopkins

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Julie Conboy Russo, , MS,RN,QCP

Molloy College

Upon completion of my Master’s program at Molloy College in 1992, I believed was “educationally complete” and would never go back to school, however that viewpoint has changed. Having worked in long term care for the past twenty years, as a leader and visionary, I believe I have the tools to impact practice. The delivery of health care, the nursing curriculum in colleges and universities and the quality and preparation of newly licensed nurses are changing.…

Eileen Condon, ,FNP-BC

Yale University

Eileen Condon graduated from Villanova University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. During her time at Villanova, she was a recipient of the Villanova University Presidential Scholarship, a 4 year full tuition academic award. She also traveled as an American Council Fellow to St. Luke’s International Medical Center in Tokyo, Japan, where she conducted a qualitative research study that was later published in Nursing Education Perspectives.…

Danielle Conklin

New York University

Danielle Conklin MS, NP-P, PMHNP-BC is a psychiatric nurse practitioner in private practice at Union Square Practice in NYC. She received her Master’s of Science Degree from New York University in advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing.
Her graduate clinical experiences include working with children and adolescents at the Bellevue Hospital Center’s psychiatric emergency program and the child and adolescent psychiatric day treatment program.…

Cherie Conley, , MHS, BSN

Duke University

My career in health care has spanned over 15 years and has included working as a community health educator in Baltimore, managing chronic disease prevention programs for corporate audiences in the Southern United States, researching women’s health in Zimbabwe, and studying and participating in health policy formation in Venezuela and Raleigh. For the past 10 years, I have worked as a registered nurse in the cardiovascular unit of various hospitals around the country.…

Samantha Conley, ,FNP-BC, RN

Yale University

Samantha Conley is a currently enrolled the PhD program at Yale University School of Nursing. Her research interest is focused on symptom management and she is writing her dissertation on symptom clusters in adults with inflammatory bowel disease. Previous to attending Yale she received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in nursing and her master’s degree from University of Michigan in community health nursing/family nurse practitioner.…

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Angela Cooper, , MSN, APRN, ANP-BC

The Catholic University of America

Angela Y. Cooper, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, is currently a Ph.D. student at The Catholic University of America, School of Nursing. Her research interest is chronic pain management with a focus on opioid safety in the veteran population. Her academic preparation includes; Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Maryland, Master of Science in nursing education from Howard University College of Nursing, and a post-master’s certificate in adult nurse practitioner from the Uniformed Services University.…

Arlen D. Cooper

University of Southern Mississippi

Norlissa Cooper

University of California-San Francisco

My name is Norlissa Cooper and I will be attending UCSF School of Nursing Doctoral program. I am interested in studying harm reduction strategies for the chronic alcoholic population. I received my BSN from the University of Rochester in 2008 and will be a candidate for my MSN (with emphasis in Nursing Education) from Georgetown University in Summer 2014.…

Kristin Corbin, ,FNP-C, RN, PT-C

Georgia College and State University

Kristin is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Georgia College and State University. She graduated cum laude with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Georgia College. Upon graduation, Kristin began her nursing career in the emergency department at Gwinnett Medical Center. Kristin saw firsthand the negative consequences of improper nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle.…

Joy Corcione, ,BLS-ACLS

University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston

I am currently a full time student in the accelerated PhD program in nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing. My clinical practice and relevant work experience is in the area of cardiology. I have worked in intermediate medical units both in cardiac and general medicine at the Texas Medical Center.…

Maria Cordeiro

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Maria Cordeiro is a doctoral candidate and Donald W. Reynolds Scholar with the Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at the University of Oklahoma, College of Nursing. Cordeiro earned an ASN from West Georgia College, a BSN from the University of Central Oklahoma, her MS as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the University of Oklahoma and a post-master’s certificate as an adult/gerontologic Nurse Practitioner from Emory University.…

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Carrie Cormack, DNP, APRN, CPNP, CHPPN

Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Carrie Cormack is an Assistant Professor at The Medical University of South Carolina. She is the lead Pediatric faculty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the College of Nursing. Dr. Cormack earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, a Master of Science in Nursing degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree at The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).…

Helen C. Coronel

Vanderbilt University

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Carissa Corraro, BSN, RN

Fairfield University

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Amy J. Costanzo, PhD, MSN, NPD-BC, RN

Director

Amy Costanzo earned her ADN (magna cum laude, 1996) and BSN (magna cum laude, 1997) from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio where she was inducted into the Omichron Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. She earned an MSN with a concentration in Nursing Administration from the University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, in 2010. She earned her Ph.D.…

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Sharon Coulter, , MSN, RN

Southern University and A&M College

Sharon Coulter is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Allied Health at Southern University and A&M College. She is currently a PhD candidate and alumna of Southern University. Sharon has sixteen years of teaching experience in licensed practical and bachelor’s nursing programs. She has over 10 years of clinical nursing experience. During her career at Southern University, Sharon has served as Course Coordinator, Undergraduate Level III Coordinator, Undergraduate Curriculum Chair, Graduating Seniors’ Advisor, and Assistant University Marshal.…

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Chadwick Council, , BSN, RN

University of Hawaii at Manoa

I am a former medical student with my area of focus being Geriatrics and the homeless. Before and during medical school I worked with the Hawaii Outreach Medical Education (H.O.M.E) Project to provide medical assistance to the various homeless shelters throughout the island. After some time in medical school and seeing first hand how the tide of primary care was shifting away from what initially peaked my interest in healthcare, I decided, after talking with mentors and doing extensive research, that working as a Nurse Practitioner in the area of Gerontology aligned much better with my future goals as a healthcare provider and thus I made the switch to DNP.…

Alicia Craig-Rodriguez

Florida State University

Alicia (Ali) Craig-Rodriguez has over 25 years of leadership experience, including 20 years in the health care field and 16 years in clinical trials management. As a former President and Chief Operating Officer of two nationally recognized clinical research organizations, Ali has been accountable for the operational, regulatory and quality compliance of hundreds of clinical trials in virtually every major therapeutic area, and has led teams in the creation of comprehensive and industry-compliant standard operating procedures, quality management programs, and employee training and development initiatives.…

Mandy Cranney, ,RN

Georgia State University

My name is Mandy Cranney and I began my nursing career in 2003 when I graduated with a BSN from Auburn University. I worked in the med/surg and Endoscopy fields for 10 years. I realized that a more advanced degree was needed if I wanted to move forward. In 2011 I went back to school to pursue a master of science in nursing (MSN).…

Cheryl Creamer

Vanderbilt University

Michele Creamer, , BSN, RN

University of South Florida

Michele Creamer obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University of South Florida. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of South Florida. She currently works as a Registered Nurse on a Baker Act Unit as well as a Clinical Instructor with the University of South Florida in the Mental Health Field.…

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Amy C.P. Crisp, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN

University of Colorado-Denver

Carol Crisp, ,FNP

University of Colorado, Denver

I am currently enrolled in University of Colorado, Denver in the PhD Nursing tract. I am interested in finding alternative interventions for our Active Duty service woman suffering with Chronic Pelvic Pain and have been researching mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as an intervention. I have completed MBSR training and am currently leading a feasibility study.…

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Isper Crissey, , MSRN

Pace University

I was born and raised in the Philippines and received my Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from University of St. La Salle, Philippines. I came to the United States as a psychiatric nurse at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, GA. I realized the value of further education and worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital while completing my master’s degree at the University of Maryland, School of Nursing.…

Lydia Cristobal, ,LNHA, RN-BC

Yale University

Lydia Alicia Cristobal has 20 years health care experience in various settings, including 15 years in management in long-term care, medical-surgical, cardio-thoracic surgery, emergency care, home health, and ambulatory care. She is board certified in gerontology and a licensed nursing home administrator. Currently, she is an administrative supervisor in Bayonne Medical Center, a 278-bed acute-care hospital in New Jersey.…

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Carrie Cromwell, , MS, CRNA, APRN

The University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing

While completing my undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida, I discovered that serving our nation’s veterans would become one of my life’s missions and purposes. I started my career in Veterans Healthcare 14 years ago and am grateful to continue that service to veterans today. I was selected in 2011 as one of four Veterans Health Administration (VHA) nurses nationwide to receive a full sponsorship to attend Northeastern University in the United States Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing.…

Natasha Crooks, ,RN

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Natasha Crooks is a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, School of Nursing. Natasha is apart of the Early Entry PhD program and completed her BS in May 2013 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a member of Midwest Nursing Research Society, Multicultural Student Nursing Organization and the Equity and Diversity Committee. Natasha has taken on a leadership position in the Undergraduate Multicultural Student Nursing Organization, which is dedicated to improving the experiences of students and care of culturally diverse population across care settings and disciplines.…

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Maria Delia Crosby, , RN

University of Vermont

Maria Delia Crosby is an RN and Doctor of Nursing Practice candidate with a concentration on Adult-Gerontology at the University of Vermont. Born in the Philippines, she trained as a book illustrator with attention to human interest. A grant from international NGOs allowed her to study the trade of book publishing in Amsterdam and became an art director at publishing houses in the Philippines and Canada.…

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Adele Crouch, PhD, RN

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Indiana University School of Nursing on the Precision Health Initiative (PHI) Grant. I completed my Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Nursing Science in September 2020. My dissertation research focused on the complex symptom of cognitive dysfunction in older breast cancer survivors.

My research interests began to develop during my undergraduate program, in which I had the opportunity as an honors student to work with a team of oncology researchers.…

Beth Croucher, , MS, RN, ACNP-BC

Wright State University

After a number of years in critical care nursing, I was well prepared for advanced practice nursing through completion of the ACNP program at Wright State University. My current clinical practice is primary management of patients in two medical intensive care units, including an oncology specific intensive care unit at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.…

Jolie Crowder, , MSN, RN, CCM

University of Virginia

Jolie Crowder, MSN, RN, CCM is a PhD student at the University of Virginia (UVA). She received her RN diploma from Richmond Memorial School of Nursing, then went on to complete the RN-BSN program at Syracuse University and received her Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Virginia. She graduated from both programs with honors.…

Shana Cureton-McMurray, , MSN, RN

Indiana University-Purdue University (Indianapolis)

I am currently employed as a clinical assistant professor at Indiana University School of Nursing in Columbus. My passion for nursing and education, guide my progression through the Ph.D. in Nursing Science program at Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis. I completed an Associate Degree in Nursing from Good Samaritan College of Nursing in Cincinnati, Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters of Science in Nursing Education from Indiana Wesleyan University.…

Vanessa Curlee, , MSN, RN, FNP-C

Duke University

Vanessa Curlee just completed her first year in Duke University’s School of Nursing PhD program. She received a BA in both History and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in 2007, she returned to school matriculating into Winston-Salem State University’s (WSSU) Accelerated BSN Program. After completing her BSN, she entered the U.S.…

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Michelle Curtis-Ussery, , MSN, RN-BC, PHN

Western University of Health Sciences

I have been a professional nurse since 1993 and am currently a clinical Nurse Educator for the ambulatory setting at Kaiser Permanente. Responsibilities include: • Strong clinical skills/experience. • Design, develop, coordinate, and evaluates activities for continuing professional education for staff. • Communicate educational programs based on identified/assessed needs. • Train new graduate nurses on basic clinical skills such as IV starts, Ear lavage, EKG placement and interpretation, Sterile Technique, and etc.…

William Danchanko, ,ANP-BC, AOCNP

Uniformed Services University

William G. Danchanko is a 1999 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University (BS) and a 2006 Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He is certified as both an Adult Nurse Practitioner through the ANCC as well as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner through ONCC. His clinical practice areas have focused mainly on inpatient oncology as well as end-of-life and palliative care.…

Khoa Dang, , MSN, RN, FNP-C

Western University of Health Sciences

I am currently enrolled in the DNP program and have interests in leadership and policy. I am interested in how public perceptions, good or bad, has an effect on full authority practice for APRNs in California. I have both clinical and administration/leadership nursing experience in outpatient and inpatient settings. During my graduate studies at WesternU, I was awarded the President’s Society Award in recognition of outstanding academic excellence and service to the university.…

Melodie Daniels, , MSN, RN, CNS, RNP

University of San Diego

Melodie Daniels received both her BSN and MSN from San Diego State University. She began her nursing career at the bedside as an ICU RN. After earning her MSN she practiced as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for six units including Telemetry, Float Pool, Medical/Surgical, and the Oncology for Kaiser Permanente. In 2007, she accepted a position as a Performance Improvement Consultant in the Quality Department at the San Diego Veteran’s Healthcare System.…

Daniel David

Northeastern

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Kristin E. Davies, MSN, RN, CNE

Widener University

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Beena Davis, , MSN, RN,

Azusa Pacific University

Beena Davis is a full-time Ph. D. Nursing student at Azusa Pacific University, a full-time nursing faculty at LAC College of Nursing, and an adjunct nursing faculty at CSULA. Ms. Davis began her nursing career by working as a staff nurse and progressed into a charge nurse, assistant nurse manager, and a nursing faculty. She has logged nearly twenty years of experience in various nursing specialty and in teaching.…

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Jean W. Davis, , PhD, DNP, EdD, APRN, FNP-BC, PHCNS-BC

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jean Davis is a practicing family nurse practitioner and community/public health clinical nurse specialist. She also serves as faculty in the graduate program at University of Central Florida College of Nursing. Additionally, Dr. Davis studies physical activity habit formation and persistence. Her recent interventional project was a 10,000 steps physical activity program with 100 hospital nurses over a 3-month period that resulted in development of a strong habit of physical activity for participants who persisted through to completion.…

Jeff Day, ,AGPCNP-BC, ACLS, BLS

Hunter College

Jeff Day is currently a Doctor of Nursing Practice student at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing in the Gerontologic/Adult Nurse Practitioner track. Since receiving his Associate in Health Science degree in 1990, Mr. Day has practiced as a Registered Nurse in a variety of settings including critical care, electrophysiology studies, student health, travel medicine, and emergency medicine.…

Krystyna de Jacq, ,PMHNP

Columbia University

Krystyna de Jacq began her nursing career after graduating from Columbia University School of Nursing. She then pursued an advanced practice degree, also at Columbia University, and became a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She is originally from Poland, but left her native country for France after graduating from high school. She studied economics in France and when she was pursuing an advanced degree, she also worked as adjunct at various French colleges, including the University of Sorbonne.…

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Miguel A. De La Mora, BSN-RN

The University of Texas Foundation for the benefit of the Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth

Summer DeBastiani, , RN, MPH

University of Miami

Ms. DeBastiani holds a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from West Virginia University. Some of her most outstanding accomplishments include achieving the incorporation of HIV testing in the student health program at WVU, the basis of her senior capstone project, and being elected vice-president of the only student organization dedicated to global health.…

Vinai Decena, , MSN, RN, PHN

University of San Francisco

Vinai Decena is a Laotian refugee, born in a refugee camp in Thailand, and raised in California. Growing up in Modesto, California with other refugees from Southeast Asia, she saw first hand how health care disparities lack of knowledge, language barriers, and lack of health care access affected her parents and the health of her community.…

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Hannah Dehner, BSN, RN

University of Iowa College of Nursing

Diane DeJesus

University of Miami

Eileen Delaney

Vanderbilt University

Ms. Delaney is entering the DNP program at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and will obtain training as a Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, specializing in Palliative Care. This interest has grown as an extension of her work with Veterans at the End of Life. She is a Certified Hospice Palliative Nurse and currently works as the Clinical Coordinator of the Hospice/Palliative services at a VA facility in southern Arizona.…

Leila Delilovic-Stober

University of South Florida

Leila Delilovic-Stober received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Criminology with minor in Sociology from Simpson College in Indianola, IA. Prior to entering the nursing field, Leila served the community for five years as an Investigator with the local Sheriff’s Office.…

Susan Dempsey, ,PCCN, CNS

University of California-Los Angeles

Susan J. Dempsey is a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Nursing. Ms. Dempsey also is a graduate of the UCLA Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Program. She is ANCC certified in Pain Management and is a member of ANA, ASPMN, AACN, and Sigma Theta Tau. Ms. Dempsey has a comprehensive nursing career and has practiced as a CNS in critical care, progressive care, and acute medical-surgical units.…

Amy Denis, FNP-BC

University of Vermont

I am currently working full time as a board certified FNP at one of the largest private practice primary care offices in central Vermont. I also continue to serve the military entering in my 15th year. My current assignment is as company commander of Charlie Company (MED), 18th Brigade Support Battalion for the 86th Infantry Brigade.…

Valerie Dernetz

University of Maryland

As a military dependent for 23 years, daughter and sister to Air Force veterans, and sister-in-law to an active duty Marine, I have been exposed to the unique challenges and experiences confronted by those who have chosen to serve our country that may put them at risk for developing chronic pain. And, as the number of women in the military continues to increase, research investigating the mechanisms of chronic pain in these women is imperative as their needs may differ from the general female population.…

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Sarah DeSilvey, , MSN, FNP-C

Yale University

Sarah C. DeSilvey, MSN, FNP-C, is a rural family nurse practitioner. She balances clinical practice with quality consulting and regional and national advocacy for addressing the social determinants of health. She earned her Masters at the University of Vermont where her thesis focused on the outcomes of the first implementation of food insecurity screening in an inpatient pediatric setting.…

Lisa DeSpain, ,MS, RN

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Lisa DeSpain A native Oklahoman, Lisa DeSpain spent the first 17 years of her career working as a clinical registered nurse in the state before changing her focus to nursing education and research. DeSpain plans to become a full-time nursing educator while developing a robust program of Gerontological research. Recognizing older adults as a potentially vulnerable population, DeSpain chose to champion their cause through her research, which focuses on the prevention of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.…

Debbie Devine

University of South Florida

I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science degrees at the University of South Florida’s (USF) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. My clinical area of competency is Women’s Health and Pediatrics. I am a sexual assault nurse examiner and certified to perform colposcopies. In addition, I completed the Post-Graduate Program in Teaching Higher Education from USF.…

Charlie Dharmasukrit, , MS, RN, CMSRN

University of California-Davis

I am currently pursuing a PhD in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. My current research interests involve leveraging technology to assist nurses in the early prevention, detection, and treatment of delirium symptoms within the geriatric inpatient population. I received my MS in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis in 2015, my BSN from California State University, Sacramento in 2011, and my BA in Molecular & Cell Biology from UC Berkeley in 2008.…

Rachel Diamondstone, , MS, RN

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Nursing is a second career for me; I come to it having gone back to school in 2009 after losing my job teaching theatre at the middle school level. I did my nursing prerequisites at Greenfield Community College and then completed a master’s degree in an accelerated program at the UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA.…

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Kirsten Dickins, PhD, AM, FNP-C

Postdoctoral Fellow in Nursing Research

My name is Kirsten Dickins. I am the inaugural Postdoctoral Fellow in Nursing Research at the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Here, I am work with a team of nursing and other interdisciplinary scientists to better understand opportunities for intervention at the intersection of physical, mental, and social determinants of health, specifically, among aging homeless women.…

Angelarosa DiDonato, , MSN, RN, CRNA

Yale University

Angelarosa (Angela) DiDonato has performed a myriad of roles in nursing over the last 18 years. She began her career at Abington Memorial Hospital working on a medical-surgical floor then transitioned to the post-anesthesia care unit and emergency trauma center. After completing her BSN at Gwynedd-Mercy University, she began practicing at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Surgical Trauma ICU.…

Jessica Dillard-Wright, , RN, MA, MSN, CNM

Augusta University

I am a certified nurse-midwife and registered nurse. I will join the PhD Nursing program at Augusta University in Fall 2016, where I hope to begin building a research program exploring reproductive health, sexual behaviors, and risk-taking in adolescent and young adult women in my community. I am passionate about the role of nursing in achieving social justice and closing healthcare disparities and hope to build on the extant body of nursing philosophy.…

Lisa A. DiMaria

University of Rhode Island

Christina DiNapoli

Johns Hopkins

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Ingrid Dixon, , RN, IBCLC

University of Oklahoma

Ingrid Dixon is an RN and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who is concurrently enrolled in the Masters of Nursing Education and PhD program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing. Ingrid earned a Certificate of Completion in Practical Nursing from Houston Community College in 2009, where she also served as President of the Student Government Association.…

Philip Dlugasch, ,ACNP-BC

Florida International University

LT Col Philip Dlugasch, Philip Dlugasch, MSN, ACNP-BC is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. He is employed with the Jackson Health Care System in Miami, Florida where he is an integral member of the Heart/Lung transplant team and Left Ventricular Assist Device Program. In 2011 he was named nurse practitioner of the year. Philip Dlugasch has presented locally and nationally regarding the care of patients with left ventricular assist devices.…

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Stacy Dolan, MN, RN

University of Minnesota

Sara Dominic

University of South Florida

I am currently enrolled at the University of South Florida College of Nursing’s BSN-PhD program. My current program of research is focused in the area of mental health, and physical activity in veterans diagnosed with cancer. I am also interested in research pertaining to suicide prevention in veterans diagnosed with cancer. My clinical practice interests include symptom management in veterans with cancer, as well as suicide prevention in veterans.…

Pamela Domino-Potter, , MSN, BSN, BGS, RN-BC, CWCN

Southern University A&M

Pamela Potter has dedicated twenty-two years to the safety of geriatric patients. She has written numerous facility protocols, policies and procedures to meet federal and state regulation for standards of care. She is currently enrolled at Southern University in Baton Rouge Nursing PhD program. She selected Southern University graduate program for the successful research intense program with a focus on vulnerable population.…

Sha’Rhonda Donald, , MSN, RN-BC

California State University-Long Beach

As a child, I always knew I wanted to be successful. Being the first generation-born to attend college in my family meant a lot to me and it still does. Becoming acquainted with education was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. I am grateful to have been raised to value education and patiently pursue all the goals my heart desired.…

William Donald, ,RN, CCRN, ATC, EMT

Western University of Health Sciences

Mr. William Donald earned his primary Masters of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and received a secondary Master’s of Science degree in Nursing Leadership and Management from Western Governors University. He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, maintains a certification in critical care nursing (CCRN) through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and is also a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) through the National Athletic Trainer’s Association.…

Sara Donevant, , MSN, RN, CCRN-e

University of South Carolina

Sara Donevant became interested in a nursing career after caring for family members with chronic illnesses. In 2006, she graduated with an ADN at Horry-Georgetown Technical College and received the Academic Excellence Award. Since acquiring her initial degree, she completed a BSN at University of South Carolina Upstate and acquired nursing experience in a hospital-based medical/surgical and critical care unit, geriatric case management, and quality improvement management.…

Alyssa Doring, , BSN, RN

University of Michigan-Flint

I am currently a United States Navy Nurse Corps officer and a DNP student at the University of Michigan-Flint on the family nurse practitioner track. I would like to focus my career and research on the unique healthcare issues faced by military members, veterans, and their families. I received my BSN from the University of Florida in 2014 and commissioned into the Navy Nurse Corps the same day.…

Rebecca Doughty

Washington State University

I am a Ph.D. nursing student currently preparing for my preliminary exam. My research interest is transitional care in the setting of a medical respite program for the homeless. I founded and direct the Inland Northwest Transitional Respite Program in Spokane, Washington, and am also an acute care and emergency department nurse. I am a certified Care Transitions Intervention coach, and have modified implemented the CTI for respite guests.…

Evangeline Dowling

Arizona State University

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Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo

Rutgers College of Nursing

Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo is an Associate Professor of Nursing at The Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing, Wagner College, Staten Island, New York. She taught in the Learning Community, Emerging Global Health Concerns, in the First Year Program of the Wagner Plan in which she implemented a project supported by a Fox Family Grant for Civic Engagement.…

Katherine Doyon

University of Utah

I am a PhD student at the University of Utah. I earned my BSN from the University of Minnesota but instead of going into nursing I went into teaching. I earned my master’s degree in education from Pace University and was a NYC public school teacher for seven years. I taught science to high school students before I decided to go back to nursing.…

Alexandra Draisey, , BSN, RN

South Dakota State University

Alexandra (Alex) A. Draisey is currently enrolled in a BSN to PhD program at South Dakota State University College of Nursing. She is working towards her dissertation that will focus on efforts in the prenatal period to improve breastfeeding exclusivity with the guidance of her Dissertation Chair, Dr. Cynthia Elverson. Ms. Draisey worked as a research assistant at Sanford Research prior to graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from South Dakota State University.…

Caitlin Dreisbach, , BSN, RN

University of Virginia

Caitlin Dreisbach is a PhD student at the University of Virginia. Prior to her career in nursing, Caitlin completed a dual undergraduate degree in biology and communication with a minor in global health at Cornell University. Upon graduating from Cornell, Caitlin was privileged with a distinction in research after completing an honors thesis on the transition of breastfeeding and the healthcare system in rural Nepal.…

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Monica Dreitcer, , MSN, RN

Columbia University

Monica Dreitcer is a DNP student in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Columbia University School of Nursing. Prior to her Direct-Entry Master’s of Nursing at Columbia, she worked in community health center outreach programing, volunteered as a health educator at a women’s health clinic, and trained as a doula. Her NP clinical sites include primary care and prevention with adolescents and adults, focusing on sexual health and diabetes management.…

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Natalie Dreyfoos, , BSN, RN

Seattle University

I am completing my Doctor of Nursing practice degree. My goal is to become a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I graduated in May of 2014 from Austin Peay State University with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I completed an 18-week RN residency program on the Medical-Oncology unit at Overlake Hospital Medical Center. I have been working on this unit for 3.5 years.…

Jessica Driscoll, DNP, ANP-BC

Simmons University

Susan Driscoll

Florida Atlantic University

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Macia Drummond, MSN, PMHNP-BC, PhD Candidate

Molloy College

Ana C. Duarte

University of Maryland

Angela Duck, , MSN, RN

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Angela Allen-Duck is a Nursing PhD candidate at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is currently writing her dissertation research titled “The Relationship Between the Degree of Intensity of Physical Activity and Postural Balance in Rural Community Dwelling Adults Age 65 Years and Over”. With 20 years of nursing experience and specific knowledge and expertise in patient safety and quality outcomes, Angela facilitated numerous organizational performance improvement projects, proactive risk assessments, and patient safety programs.…

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Darryn Dunbar, , MS, RN, CNM, NEA-BC

Johns Hopkins University

Darryn W. Dunbar, MS, RN, CNM, NEA-BC is an accomplished nursing leader, clinician and educator whose career spans nearly three decades and includes expertise in Emergency, Trauma and Critical Care Nursing; Behavioral Health and Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery. Amidst a perpetually changing healthcare landscape, he is passionate about the provision of safe patient care and reduction of harm.…

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Brianna Duncan, LT, NC, USN BSN-CCRN

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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Cheryl Durden, , MS, RN, CPM

The Catholic University of America

Cheryl has 41 years of experience in health care delivery in the areas of pediatrics, home health, managed care, health insurance, healthcare software solutions and child welfare. Cheryl is the Clinical & Health Services Administrator in the District of Columbia’s Office of Well Being at Child & Family Services Agency (CFSA). She joined CFSA with a charge to establish and develop healthcare within a child welfare agency.…

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Kyle Durrant, , MSN, RN

Johns Hopkins University

Mr. Durrant is a Doctor of Nursing Practice candidate in the Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. He received his MSN in Nursing Practice from Columbia University School of Nursing (CUSON) in 2018 and a BS in Public Health from the University of Washington (UW) in 2014. Some of his achievements include being named a Sackler Institute Scholar by the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, a Global Fellow by CUSON, and receiving the Rattlinggourd Award from the UW School of Public Health.…

Jennifer Dush, , MSN, FNP

The Ohio State University

Jennifer Dush is a Ph.D. student in nursing at the Ohio State University (OSU). She received her BSN and MSN degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and has a master’s degree in anthropology from the New School for Social Research. She has been practicing as a family nurse practitioner since 2001 and is a part-time Clinical Instructor of Practice at OSU where she teaches on topics related to cultural competency in health care and health inequities in the U.S.…

Emerson Ea, ,ANP, CNE

Duquesne University

I currently work as Clinical Assistant Professor and Senior Fellow, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, Philippines, my Master’s of Science specializing in Adult Health from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, and my Doctor of Nursing Practice with a focus on Educational Leadership at Case Western Reserve University.…

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Julie Earls, , BSN, RN

Fairfield University

My name is Julie Earls and I just started my second year at Fairfield University in their Doctor of Nursing Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner program. I currently work at Yale New Haven Smilow Cancer Hospital on the Hematology-Oncology unit. I have been there for three years and I love it. I have learned so much about chemotherapy and how to care for cancer patients as well as patients undergoing bone marrow transplants, and just recently Car-T cell immunotherapies.…

Jacqueline Eaton

University of Utah (Hartford)

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Tammy L Eaton, MSN, FNP-BC, ACHPN

University of Pittsburgh

Tammy Eaton earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and later a Master of Science in Nursing, which she completed in the Family Nurse Practitioner program, from Carlow University in Pennsylvania. She spent the first half of her nursing career practicing in adult critical care and trauma nursing. She has devoted the last 9 years to working as a clinical research manager in pediatric neurology and adult critical care medicine.…

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Ashley Marie Edgerly, BSN, RN

University of Cincinnati

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Kelly Edmondson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Arizona State University

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Clara Edwards, , RN, MSN

University of Oklahoma

Clara Edwards is an RN who is currently enrolled in the PhD program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing. Clara earned a BSN from Oklahoma City University and an MSN from Oklahoma Baptist University. Clara has worked with both pediatric and adult populations but has a particular interest in the care of older adults.…

Katie Edwards, ,RN

Clemson University

My name is Katie (Andrews) Edwards and I am currently pursuing a PhD in Healthcare Genetics at Clemson University in South Carolina. I am excited that this program effectively combines my backgrounds in biology and nursing. As an RN, with experience in neuro/trauma ICU and rehabilitation, I have found that nurses have significant opportunities to impact the lives of their patients, peers and community.…

Elizabeth Eisenhauer, ,RN

University of Michigan

Elizabeth Eisenhauer is currently a doctoral student in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master’s of Library Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has held a variety of clinical nursing positions, eventually combining her nursing and information science skills as a clinical research nurse in Dayton, OH.…

Robyne Eisenhauer, , MSN, RN

Duquesne University

My interest in the military veteran population developed early in my life and nursing career. My father was in the U.S. Army and my father-in-law was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Navy. This initial interest continued to evolve throughout my career as a nurse. I had the opportunity to work for the Lebanon VA Hospital as a clinical nurse educator for several years.…

Nancy Eisenmann, , MSN, RN

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Ms. Eisenmann has almost 14 years of professional nursing experience in a variety of settings ranging from acute care to clinic, rural and urban. Her recent experience is in the regulation of nursing practice, where her main interests include patient safety, quality of nursing care, standards of practice, evidence based practice, scope of practice, transition to nursing practice, and health care policy.…

Carly Eklund

University of South Carolina

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Kamil El, , MSN, MEd, RN

Frontier Nursing University

Kamil El is a student nurse midwife and clinical nurse who works with historically underserved populations to promote the midwifery model of physiologic care throughout the lifespan. Kamil believes that educating and supporting women to meet their specific functional, developmental and cultural needs is crucial to helping them reach their self-determined life goals. Throughout her 20 year career as an Educator, Kamil has worked in a public health agency, taught in public schools, and provided full scope nursing care for mothers during intrapartum at a Level I trauma center in the Philadelphia area.…

Marlo Eldridge

Johns Hopkins

Dina Elias, , RN, CCNS, CCRN

University of California-Irvine

I am Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist and a first year Nursing PhD student at the University of California-Irvine. I have been practicing critical care nursing for 15 years and have held a variety of positions including staff nurse, clinical educator and clinical nurse specialist. As an advanced practice nurse, I collaborate with members of the health care team to facilitate the achievement of optimal outcomes for trauma surgery patients.…

Annette Elliott, ,CNE

University of West Georgia

Annette Elliott’s professional mission is to act as a transformational leader in the promotion of innovative nursing educational experiences to help prepare practitioners to practice in the evolving health care environment of today. She entered the profession of nursing with the achievement of a baccalaureate degree from Minnesota State University. Her clinical experience as a registered nurse consists of caring for adult and geriatric patients in a variety of acute care settings.…

Cheryl Elliott-Dawe, , MSN, RN, CNOR

Augusta University

Cheryl Elliott-Dawe, RN, CNOR holds a Master of Science in Nursing degree (2014) from the University of Texas El Paso. Ms. Elliott-Dawe served as a soldier and nurse leader in the Army Nurse Corps for 30 years, retiring at the rank of Colonel. She served in various leadership positions and in overseas deployments in response to humanitarian crises and wars.…

Kristina Ennis, ,RN

University of Missouri-Columbia

I am currently in the DNP-FNP program at the University of Missouri. I studied Microbiology for five years, but unfortunately, my Mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I took a break from school to help with her treatment, and it was at this time I decided to pursue a nursing degree. I worked in an inpatient cancer unit for the past 3 1/2 years.…

Elise Erickson, , MS, NP, CNM

Oregon Health and Science University

My interest in research, particularly in women’s health and midwifery, began at the University of Michigan while pursuing a Bachelors degree in Nursing. My interest in women’s health and childbirth rests on the significant lack of research-based care practices and a belief in the physiologic approach to childbirth for healthy women. At the University of Illinois-Chicago, I earned a Masters degree and became a Certified Nurse Midwife.…

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Lori Erickson, , MSN, RN, APRN, CPNP-PC

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Lori Erickson MSN, CPNP-PC is a PhD in Nursing student at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC). She received a double major in Chemistry and Nursing with graduation in 2006 with a subsequent MSN in Pediatrics from UMKC completing the program in 2009. Currently, Lori is the Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program (CHAMP) Clinical Program Manager at Children’s Mercy Kansas City and has been in pediatric nursing since graduation in 2006.…

Travis Erickson, , BSN, RN

South Dakota State University

I’m currently enrolled in the doctor of nurse practitioner program at South Dakota State University with a focus on family practice nursing. I also completed my undergraduate nursing degree through SDSU. Nursing is much more than simply a career for me. Nursing has provided me with the opportunity to participate in the health care of individuals from all walks of life.…

Lauren Ervin, ,CNM

Frontier Nursing University

Lauren Ervin received her BSN from the University of Virginia School of Nursing on a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship. Upon graduation, she was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy Nurse Corps. She served in the military from 2003-2008 at Naval Hospital Pensacola and Naval Medical Center San Diego providing nursing care to childbearing families.…

Anna Etchin, , BS RN

Northeastern University

I am currently a student in the Nursing BS to PhD program at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. I received my BS at the University of MA Lowell in 2010. Since 2010, I have worked as a registered nurse at the Bedford, Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital. While working as a staff and charge nurse, I developed a passion for helping U.S.…

Jennifer Eurich, , MPA, RN

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Jennifer Eurich is currently a RN Care Manager for the Veterans Health Administration. Prior to this, she served 6 years in the NY Air National Guard and was the first female Air National Guard member of the 2nd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team. In 2009, Jennifer graduated cum laude from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY with her BSN.…

Leda Evans

Grand Valley State University

Leda Evans received her BSN from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in 2006. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Grand Valley State University, with a focus on the Adult/Older Adult population. She is interested in HIV/AIDS prevention in vulnerable populations such as the Veteran Population. Ms. Evans currently works on an inpatient medical/surgical oncology unit where she serves as a member on the Nursing Research Council.…

Victoria Evans, ,RN

Frontier Nursing University

Victoria S. Evans, CNM, MS, MPH has been a Certified Nurse-Midwife for 29 years. She is currently pursuing her DNP at Frontier Nursing University. Vicki graduated from Columbia University with an MS in Nurse-Midwifery and an MPH in Population and Family Health. Her experience has included private practice midwifery, inner city obstetrical services, successful grant writing to fund new antepartum clinics for the women below the poverty level, family planning clinics and most recently university teaching as an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Maine at Augusta.…

Michael Fachko

University of Pennsylvania

Kathleen Falk

CUNY

Asefeh Faraz

Yale

Hannah Farfour, ,RN

Arizona State University

I am currently seeking a DNP in Adult/Gerontology from Arizona State University. I attended the University of North Carolina and received a BA in Anthropology and Psychology and a BSN in Nursing. Since then, I have worked in a variety of settings and positions, including floor nursing at the Mayo Clinic in MN, Nurse Management at Allen Hospital in Iowa, and an ICU at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Hospital.…

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John Farr, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Helen M. Farrar

University of Oklahoma

Andrea Farwell, ,CEN, FNP-BC

University of Missouri-St. Louis

I am a family nurse practitioner currently practicing in southern NJ, and I have a special clinical passion for diabetic management and women’s healthcare. Prior to becoming a family NP, I worked as an emergency room nurse, during which time I obtained my certification in emergency nursing. I am married to an Air Force pilot, and I have taken a particular interest in the healthcare of veteran women.…

Joshua Faucett, , MBA, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN

Yale University

Prior to entering the medical field I had the honor of leading our men and women into and home from the battlefields of Iraq. After 5 years and two combat tours totaling over 27 months I returned home to begin a new career in Nursing. I completed an accelerated BSN at NYU in 2012 and began work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center while attending Pace University as an MSN/FNP student.…

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Alex Fauer, , BSN, RN

University of Michigan

Alex Fauer is a second-year Ph.D. student. His dissertation will explore the sociodemographic differences in perceptions of care and health care utilization in older adults with cancer. He has worked among interdisciplinary research programs aimed at improving the health care quality and patient experiences of care of both adults and pediatric patients with cancer. He aims to develop a program of research focused on health care delivery, health disparities, health equity, and quality of care in adult oncology populations.…

Kenneth Faulkner, ,RN, ANP-BC

New York University

Currently, I am a PhD student at New York University College of Nursing with an anticipated date of completion in spring 2017. My background is in critical care nursing. My experiences in the intensive care unit sparked my interest in the association between cardiovascular disease and cognition. The desire to learn more led me to the PhD program at New York University College of Nursing.…

Allyson Favuzza, , MSN, CRNP, FNP-C

Pennsylvania State University

Allyson Favuzza is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at The Pennsylvania State University. She practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner at The Wright Center for Primary Care and is the sole provider of the school-based health center within the Scranton School District. Allyson began her nursing career as a registered nurse in pediatrics after receiving an Associate of Science degree in nursing from Penn State.…

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Luis Febus, , MSN, RN, APN, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Currently, I am a PhD student at Rutgers University. My research interests are focused on healthcare disparities among the inner city Hispanic population as it relates to mental health. I am a native New Yorker, born and raised in New York City. I completed my ADN in 1998 and began working in telemetry and medical ICU.…

Shelli Feder, ,RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Yale University

Ms. Feder is a current PhD student at the Yale School of Nursing. She earned a BS in nursing in 2006 from Florida State University, and a MSN as a family nurse practitioner from Yale University in 2010. Her areas of expertise include palliative care, heart failure and gerontological nursing and she has past and current nurse practitioner experience in acute care and hospice/palliative care settings.…

Andrea Fedko

Indiana University

Hello, my name is Andrea Fedko and I am a third-year PhD student at Indiana University (IU). My research interests are in nursing education, specifically the investigation of baccalaureate nursing students’ clinical judgment in relation to the execution of nursing actions. I received both my BSN and MSN from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. Before concluding the final year of my undergraduate degree, I completed a nursing internship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.…

Jennifer Feeney, ,BSN

Loyola University New Orleans

Nursing is a second career for me. I received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Denver in Colorado. I worked for a few years as a microbiologist and a pediatric clinical research assistant. Working with children as a research assistant allowed me to discover my true calling, nursing. I retuned to school and earned my BSN from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin.…

April Feld

Yale

Katarina Felsted

University of Utah

Katarina Friberg Felsted is a full time faculty member of the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program in the College of Nursing at the University of Utah. Katarina teaches four courses in the Gerontology Program: Health & Optimal Aging, Caregiving & Aging Families, Race, Ethnicity, and Aging, and International Dimensions of Lifelong Learning. Katarina has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching in higher education.…

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Juan Feng, , MSN, RN, MA, CNE

University of Texas at Arlington

Mrs. Feng is a PhD student in the College of Nursing & Health Innovation, University of Texas at Arlington. She has been a faculty member in the University of Texas Medical Branch since 2009. Her research interest is self-care management of older adults with heart failure. She received an MSN and an MA degree from the University of Texas at Austin.…

Anna Liza Fernandez, , MSN, RN, CSSM, CHTS-IM

University of Miami

Ms. Anna Liza Fernandez serves as a Nurse Manger for the West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Molded with 23 years of progressive nursing leadership track and excellent scholastic accomplishments – DNP at University of Miami (class 2017), MSN at Florida Atlantic University, VISN 8 CDL 2015 graduates, Lean Sigma Greenbelt, Board Certification in Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS), and Board Certification in Certification of Surgical Service Management (CSSM).…

Dina Ferranti, ,RN

University of Miami

Dina Ferranti received her BSN degree from Northeastern University. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Miami. Her background is in public health nursing and she is passionate about working with individuals and communities experiencing health disparities. Currently, she is assisting with a study that aims to instill health promoting behaviors among pregnant mothers and another study assessing the health education needs of victims of intimate partner violence.…

Anastasiya Ferrell, , BSN, RN

University of Florida

During the years in the BSN-PhD program I developed a research interest for substance use among vulnerable populations. My current focus is on e-cigarette use among adolescents. I’ve been taking graduate addiction courses and training to become certified addiction specialist and tobacco treatment specialist. I have also been volunteering for the AHEC’s iQuit pilot project at the UF Health (Shands) hospital units.…

Catherine Ferris, ,PHN

University of San Diego

Catherine Ferris is a doctoral student at the University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science. Ms. Ferris earned a BSN Degree and public health nurse certificate from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a MSN, Health Care Systems Management degree from Loyola University New Orleans. Ms. Ferris’ United States Navy and civilian nursing career has been devoted to the care of children.…

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Joanne Fierro, , RN, PhD(c), MPH, FNP-C, CNS

University of California-Los Angeles

Joanne Fierro is currently enrolled in the PhD program at UCLA School of Nursing. As a Nurse Practitioner in Urgent Care, she assesses and treats patients of all ages with urgent medical needs. Joanne has been involved with patients in low socioeconomic status for most of her career. She strives to optimize health and improve the quality of life for her patients.…

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Karl Cristie F. Figuracion, MSN, ARNP, AGNP, AOCNP

University of Washington

Kristin Filler

Virginia Commonwealth University

Dusty Filliung

University of Michigan

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Kari Firestone

Oregon Health and Sciences University

Kari Firestone is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Walla Walla College in 1994 and her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in nursing education from Loma Linda University in 2006. Ms. Firestone is devoted to advancing the health of children and families, and for 20 years has worked with children in a variety of clinical settings.…

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Jean Fisak, , MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

Duke University

Fisak earned her graduate degree, with honors from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2004 and is currently attending Duke University, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Executive Leadership program. Her clinical focus is on well-mental health and prevention strategies. Fisak’s assignments includes the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery–Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control, as Deputy Director where she championed Navy Medicines Caregiver Occupational Stress Control (CgOCS) program; Naval Health Clinic Hawaii, as Division Officer of Pediatrics and Family Practice clinics; two tours at Naval Medical Center San Diego, first in the inpatient surgical sub-specialty unit and later as the inpatient MH CNS and Department Head (DH), where she spearheaded and implemented the inpatient short-stay model and the unit’s renovation to enhance the therapeutic environment; Naval Hospital Okinawa as the inpatient MH DH and CNS, championed the Navy’s first CgOSC team; Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune as the MH inpatient DH, CNS, and outpatient Senior Nurse, she was the plank owner and champion of the hospital’s inpatient mental health unit renovation project.…

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Amenda Fisher, , MNSc, RNP, ONP-C

University of Kansas

Since joining Walmart, Inc. in 2005, Mendy has focused on improving the health and well-being of 1.6 million Walmart associates across the United States. As part of the People Experience/Benefits Health & well-being team, she is currently responsible for designing, implementing, and measuring the outcomes of health promotion programs. Her work involves applying theory and insights from social and behavioral sciences to create sustainable solutions dedicated to improving health behaviors at a population level.…

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Julie Fitzwater, , MS, AGACNP-BC, RN

University of Northern Colorado

As a nurse educator in a prelicensure program, the importance of developing new faculty to gain confidence and competence in teaching has informed my dissertation work. In University of Northern Colorado’s PhD in Nursing Education program, my topic of interest is developing clinical faculty competencies using simulation as the learning method. As the Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor at Linfield College, I have seen the need for assistance in development of new faculty into the role.…

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Jessica Fladger, , CNM, MSN

University of Michigan

My name is Jessica Fladger. I am currently enrolled in the DNP program at the University of Michigan. My clinical interest is in evidence based interventions to decrease the maternal and infant mortality rate in the African American community. I plan to implement a pilot program of group prenatal care at University Health Center, a busy urban clinic in Detroit, MI.…

Erin Flaherty, , MSN, FNP-BC

Boston College

Erin Flaherty will be starting her second year in the PhD program at Boston College’s William F. Connell School of Nursing in the fall of 2016. She began her collegiate career at Boston College for undergraduate study. She was the Captain of the Varsity Rowing team and completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2010. She received a scholarship for her MSN through the United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program, commissioning with the Air Force in 2011 and graduating again from Boston College in 2012.…

Kathryn Flannigan, , MSN, RN

Teachers College (EdD Scholars)

I am enrolled in the doctorate of education at Teachers College Columbia University with an anticipated graduation of May 2021. I hold a Master of Nursing Science with a nursing education focus from University of Southern Indiana and a Bachelor of Nursing Science from Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis, TN. I currently serve as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR.…

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Julie Florentin, RN, BSN, CCRN

University of Cincinnati

Dennis Flores

Duke University

Emilia Flores, , MS, RN

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Emilia Flores, MS, RN is a T32 pre-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. Emilia’s research interests include identifying the impact of technology on patient safety and the provision of care in healthcare systems. In addition, she focuses on how behavioral economics and human factors engineering principles can be used to promote technology acceptance and enhance the quality of health service delivery.…

Gerardo Flores

University of California-Los Angeles

I am a non-traditional doctoral nursing student, immigrant from Mexico and naturalized US citizen, which matriculated directly to doctoral studies upon graduation from the UCLA master’s entry pre-licensure nursing education program (MECN). My personal and professional interest is to design and implement research that helps maintain the health, including school health, of our communities. After careful careful consideration, I came to realize that my passion lies in soccer-related injury research among our youth, to help prevent injuries and maintain healthy development of our future generations, including school health.…

Aubrey L. Florom-Smith

University of Miami

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Jessica Floyd, , MSN, RN

West Virginia University

In May of 2012, I graduated from Waynesburg University with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Since 2012, I have been a practicing nurse, specializing in cardiac and medical-surgical nursing. With a passion for teaching, I began pursuing my Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in education at Waynesburg University. Since graduating with my master’s degree in August of 2015, I have transitioned into academia as an Instructor of Nursing at Waynesburg University.…

Michele Flynch, , MA, RN

Pace University

Michele Flynch is in the first cohort of the new nursing PhD program and the first Jonas Scholar in the program at Pace University. She currently holds the position of Assistant Nurse Manager of Lenox Hill Hospital’s Medical ICU and Step-down Telemetry units. She is skilled at developing nursing teams in providing exceptional and compassionate patient care.…

Greir Flynn, , MSN-FNP, RN, PCCN

University of Louisville

With the initial intent to attend medical school, Greir Ander Huck Flynn attended Indiana University to receive his Bachelors of Science in Human Biology. Wanting to practice a more holistic model of care, he decided to attend Bellarmine University to receive his Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Masters of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner.…

TaSondra Foltz, ,RN, FNP

Oakland University

TaSondra Foltz received her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Madonna University, her BSN and MSN from Oakland University (family nurse practitioner) and will be earning her DNP from Oakland University. TaSondra was affected by the auto industry and received the No Worker Left Behind (State of Michigan) and Return to Earn (Oakland University) scholarships for those affected by the auto industry.…

Grigoriy Fooks

Hunter

Amanda Fore

University of Michigan

Kristen Foskett, ,RN, BSN, OR-SANE

Oregon Health and Sciences University

I am a Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice student at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, with my clinical experiences and clinical inquiry project focused on rural areas in Oregon. I am a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, Association of Students for the Underserved, and Rural Health Interest Group.…

Terrelle Foster

Southern University A & M College

Terrelle Foster has been a Registered Nurse for 16 years. Mrs. Foster work experience includes adult and geriatric mental health, clinical instruction with BSN students, and a case management supervisor with the Nurse Family Partnership program. She is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Southern University A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her dissertation will identify evidence based mentoring models that are utilized by Professional Nursing Organizations and Nursing Education Organizations to mentor nurses in nursing education and practice.…

Rebecca Foust-Guilkey

Indiana University

Tushana Fowlin, , M.S., CRNA

University of Maryland

Tushana Fowlin received her BSN from the University of Pennsylvania and commenced her career in nursing with the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). In the USPHS she served as a Nurse Lieutenant Officer working for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. After separating from USPHS, she began working as a critical care nurse taking care of post-surgical critically ill patients.…

Deirdre Fraller, ,ANP-C, CNRN, MSCS

Vanderbilt University

I am a Neurology Nurse Practitioner and Certified Multiple Sclerosis Specialist working in the Duke University Hospital MS Clinic. I am passionate about helping patients define and achieve health goals and live their lives to the fullest. While in the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I received the James M.…

Brittany Frank, , BSN, RN

North Dakota State University

Brittany Frank is a DNP student in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at North Dakota State University. She received her BSN from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2012. As an undergraduate student, she was awarded the Donald and Marjorie Meredith Scholarship. The Meredith scholarship provided her with the opportunity to assist in the nursing simulation lab and serve on the School of Nursing Curriculum Board and College of Allied Health and Nursing Advisory Board.…

Mary Franklin, , MSN, RN, CNM

Case Western Reserve University

Mary R. Franklin, MSN, RN, CNM is an instructor at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland Ohio. She is currently enrolled in the DNP program at CWRU, and completed her DNP practicum in inter-professional education. Her research interests include informatics and health promotion/disease prevention, specifically cervical cancer screening and the prevalence of over-screening.…

Andrea Frantz, , DNP(c), MSN, MA, APRN, RN, NP-C

Vanderbilt University

Graduating with an MSN from Yale University in 2016, Andrea is currently an NP Resident in the VA Center of Excellence in Primary Care Program and is pursuing her DNP through Vanderbilt University. Prior to becoming a nurse in 2011, she studied at Arizona State University where she received her MA in Anthropology. Andrea previously worked as an anthropology instructor at Marshall University and surgical ICU nurse in Appalachia and at Yale New Haven Hospital.…

Shanna Fraser, ,ACNS-BC, CWOCN, CFCN

University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio

My favorite book as a child was the Golden book, Nurse Nancy. I read it until the binding tore away. Besides the two weeks that Angie Dickenson convinced be to be a police woman, I don’t remember ever wanting to be anything but a nurse. In High School I earned a scholarship to Nursing school. Half way through the program my mother became ill with cancer and I took a semester off to work and help with family expenses.…

Beverly Fray, ,PHCNS

Florida International University

Ms. Fray is a PhD student at Florida International University (FIU) in the candidacy phase of the program. Her program of research focuses on HIV-AIDS in women, specifically, exploring the factors that predict safer sex practices among HIV-infected veteran women across the lifespan, planning interventions, designing programs and policies that advance their care. She has worked in several specialties of nursing, including chronic pain management, medical-surgical, home health and has taught clinical nursing.…

Brian French

Boston College

Elizabeth B. Froh

University of Pennsylvania

Linda Frothinger, ,RN

Washington State University

I teach community health nursing at Seattle University, including clinical work within the downtown and First Hill areas of Seattle. Part of my clinical work involves working with veterans who are homeless or low-income. I focus my teaching on addressing the needs of these veterans, including listening to their stories about how they transitioned following deployment and in the years since their deployment.…

Tena Fry, , RN, MS, WHNP-BC, IBCLC, CNE

University of Oklahoma

Tena has rich and diverse experience in maternal and child nursing – including providing clinical services to community health clinics, coordinating a school-based program for pregnant and parenting teenagers, and serving as OB/Pediatric nursing faculty within an RN program. While working as a public health nurse, Tena received a full scholarship to become one of the state of Oklahoma’s first Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners.…

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Chelsea Fujita, RN-BC

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Maria Gahry, ,RN

Wayne State University

Maria Gahry earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2009 from Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, MI and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at WSU. For 5 years, Maria worked in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, MI. She currently is a Registered Nurse working for the Critical Care Float Pool in the Oakwood Health System.…

Kayoll Galbraith

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing

Kayoll Galbraith, RN, BSN Kayoll Galbraith obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies degree in 2011 from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton. Upon graduation, Ms. Galbraith entered The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing as a BSN to PhD student and received the prestigious NRSA/NINR National Service Pre-doctoral Training Award for Interventions for Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness.…

Yvonne Gallegos, ,ACNP-BC ANP-BC, CNS, CCRN, CWS, CPHQ

California State University Long Beach

I have a comprehensive advanced practice nursing career which includes my role as the surgical CNS in the critical care, progressive care and acute medical-surgical units for many years. Currently, I am one of the Nurse Practitioners for the Departments of General Surgery and Vascular at the VA Long Beach Healthcare Systems managing all aspects of outpatient surgery.…

Brittany Gannoe, ,RN

University of Pittsburgh

My name is Brittany M. Gannoe. I am currently enrolled in the DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I completed my BSN at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania in 2008 and have six years of RN experience working as both a staff nurse and charge nurse on an adult acute care inpatient behavioral health unit.…

Amy Garee, , RN, MS, PNP

Vanderbilt University

I work at Nationwide Children’s Hospital also in Columbus. I have been a nurse practitioner on the bone marrow transplant unit for 10 years and the previous seven years was a hematology/oncology nurse. I have recently transitioned to caring for the sickle cell population. My time in the Hematology/oncology division has re enforced to me the needs of this special patient population and the coping abilities of their family.…

Danya Garner, , MSN, RN-BC, OCN, CCRN

University of Texas Medical Branch

Danya Garner is a student in the Nursing PhD Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. He graduated Cum Laude with a BSN from Stephen F. Austin State University. After gaining several years of nursing experience, he then graduated as the Outstanding Graduate Student from the School of Nursing with a MSN from the University of Houston – Victoria with a Nurse Educator concentration.…

Juanita Garner, , MSN, RN, NLN Jonas Scholar, Assistant Professor

Southern University A& M

Juanita Garner is an Assistant Professor of nursing at Southern University and A&M College, College of Nursing and Allied Health in Baton Rouge, Louisiana since 2012 and is currently a doctoral nursing student. Garner’s research interest includes promoting effective coping strategies and healthier lifestyle choices in baccalaureate nursing students that will enhance their ability to manage stress as they embark upon their professional careers in nursing.…

Racquell Garrett

Loyola New Orleans

Lisa Garsman, ,FNP

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

As a family nurse practitioner in primary care, my clinical experiences have ranged from adults with chronic heart failure to woman who must weigh the benefits to risks for genetic testing for beast cancer. I also supervise summer sessions for a boys’ sports camp. All of these experiential settings have added to the advanced practice professional that I am today and to which I continue to evolve.…

Casey Garvey, ,RN

Northeastern University

I grew up in Groton, Massachusetts. While attending high-school, I was a member of the Boy Scouts of America. In 2006, I completed my Eagle Project, and was award the Eagle Rank. I began my studies for my BSN at Northeastern in 2007. While at Northeastern, I participated in co-op programs at Harvard Vanguard, New England Baptist Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).…

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Lisa Gawron, , BSN, RN

University of Pittsburgh

Recent BSN graduate hailing from the Chicagoland area attending the University of Pittsburgh’s Nursing PhD program. Interests include women’s health, cardiovascular health, and pharmacology. Has over two years experience working under an OB/GYN, and some home health. Member of Sigma Theta Tau International- Alpha Omicron Chapter. Recently awarded NIH T32 grant and Jonas Scholarship.

Beatrice Gaynor

University of Delaware

Beatrice Gaynor earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Delaware and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Wilmington University. Ms. Gaynor is an ANCC-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has worked clinically in geriatrics, critical care, family practice, and adolescent health and taught medical-surgical nursing and pharmacology at a community college.…

Shena Gazaway

Augusta University

Shena Gazaway, RN has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, 2005. She entered Brenau University a second time to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing degree, 2009. She is currently a Nursing Instructor at the Athens Campus of Georgia Regents University. Ms. Gazaway has worked as a registered nurse in the General Medicine Unit at St.…

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Karen Geiger, , RN, BSN, ACRN

Johns Hopkins University

My passion in nursing is helping people living with HIV access quality medical care no matter where they live. As a former field nurse with Médecins sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders, I have worked with HIV and tuberculosis patients in South Africa, Central African Republic, Lesotho, and Guinea. My work centered around building and maintaining HIV programming in difficult operating environments.…

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Giselle Gerardi, , MSN, RN, RNC-OB

The Graduate Center of the City of New York

Giselle Gerardi is currently pursuing a PhD in Nursing Science at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her area of interest include Maternal-Child health, and public health. She would like to focus her research in the perceptions of Latina women living in the US when diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Giselle’s MSN was obtained from the University of Hartford, and her concentration was in Public Health Nursing.…

Danyel Germain, ,MS, RN

Yale University

Danyel L. Germain DNP(c), MS, RN is a forward-thinking leader, an idea developer, and a nurturer of relationships. Currently, Danyel attends Yale University where she is completing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Leadership, Management, and Policy. She is a passionate advocate for improving healthcare through interprofessional education and innovation and serves on the Education Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the Bylaws Committee for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning.…

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Kay Gianantonio, , MSN, RN, APRN-CNP, AGPCNP-BC

Kent State University

Ms. Gianantonio has been practicing nursing for more than 28 years. She first obtained her associate degree in nursing from Kent State University. Her nursing experience is in critical care, trauma and emergency care, and dialysis. After raising her family, she returned to complete her BSN at Ohio University, graduating summa cum laude. Continuing her education, she then completed her MSN with a concentration in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner at Kent State University.…

Heather Gibson

CUNY

Nicole Gibson

South Dakota State University

Kathryn Gift

University of Maryland

Michelle Gilbert, ,CNE

Medical University of South Carolina

Participates in the coordination of day-to-day service delivery operations of a team, (e.g. coordination of patient coverage during planned/unplanned absences of team members, assigns cases, communication to patient/team members, manages/advises difficult cases). Consults in the assignment of staff, initiates activation of per diem float staff, and conducts home visits as needed.

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Christine Gilchrist, , MS MPH RN NC-BC

The Graduate Center of the City of New York

Christine is an integrative nurse and uses a whole person/whole system approach to caring for others. She is currently a PhD student at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. As an undergraduate student, she was a sexual health peer educator; majoring in Nursing and minoring in Women’s Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.…

Michelle Gilliland, ,RN

SUNY Buffalo

My nursing career began in 2008 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY, were I started as a nurse’s aide. I worked my way to LPN, to RN, and then to Bachelors prepared RN. I am currently pursing my ANP/DNP at the University at Buffalo (UB). My research focus will be on veteran and military family health with an emphasis on improving the outcomes of patients suffering from postconcussive symptoms after sustaining mild TBI during combat.…

Carol Ann Gioia, , MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Thomas Jefferson University

Carol Ann Gioia is a vastly experienced and dedicated nursing professional with greater than 29 years’ expertise in a variety of clinical and administrative roles within the Thomas Jefferson University Health System. Carol is currently the Magnet Program Coordinator at Thomas Jefferson University, where she supports the Magnet Program in coordinating the ANCC Magnet application for the re-designation.…

Samantha Girard

Washington State University

Sarah Givens, ,RN

Case Western Reserve University

Sarah E. Givens is currently enrolled in the BSN-PhD program at CWRU Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Her research interest is sleep and cognitive functioning, and she would like to study the effects of rotating shift work on healthcare provider’s circadian rhythms, cognitive functioning, and ultimately patient care. She is passionate about quality improvement, and was the chapter president for the Case Western Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter for the 2013-2014 school year.…

Tresa Glaser, , BSN, RN

Pacific Lutheran University

My name is Tresa Glaser. I currently study in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Pacific Lutheran University. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the spring of 2014 from Grand Canyon University. I immediately began working as a registered nurse at the St. Francis Hospital emergency department outside of Seattle, WA where I continue to work.…

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Danyiele Glenn, MSN, FNP-BC, PhD in Nursing Student

Wayne State University College of Nursing

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Timian Godfrey, , DNPc, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Johns Hopkins University

I am of Navajo descent and pursuing a career in healthcare has granted me with the opportunity to serve fellow American Indians. I currently work as an Advanced Practice Clinician in the emergency department at hospitals on the San Carlos Apache and Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota reservations. Consistently, I see poor access to health services which creates a barrier to delivering evidence-based care.…

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Angela M. Godwin Beoku-Betts, DNP, FNP-BC, RN

Duquesne University

Karen Goldschmidt

Villanova University

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Sussan Goldsworthy, BSN, RN, CCRN

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Rosemarie Graczkowski, , PhD(c), MSN-Ed, RN

Florida International University

Rosemarie Graczkowski was born in Trinidad and Tobago and currently resides in South Florida. She earned a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Degree at Nova Southeastern University and a Masters in Nursing Education at Florida Atlantic University. Ms. Graczkowski successfully completed her PhD candidacy and is currently in the Dissertation phase at Florida International University (FIU).…

Michelle Graf, , RN, MSN, CFNP

Vanderbilt University

I am a PhD student at Vanderbilt University, and I currently work as a nurse practitioner in primary care. Previously, I worked as a NICU nurse, and then as a nurse practitioner in pediatrics. As an undergraduate nursing student at the University of Virginia, I first became interested in research during an independent study focused on rural health.…

Lucy Graham, ,MPH

University of Colorado, Denver

I began my nursing career working in the intensive care and emergency department settings. I quickly realized that much of the disease I was seeing was preventable. I decided to get my Master of Public Health degree to give me the necessary skills for program planning and grant writing so that I could help keep populations of people healthy.…

Tamryn F. Gray, , RN, MSN, CNL, BMTCN

Johns Hopkins University

Tamryn Fowler Gray is currently pursuing her PhD at Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests include patient and family treatment decision-making across the disease trajectory, particularly in cancer care. Understanding that clinical trials are becoming a defining aspect of cancer treatment, Tamryn’s research aims to understand the decisional, sociocultural, ethical, and patient-family factors influencing clinical trial participation.…

Amelia Grayson, , BSN, RN

Grand Valley State University

I received my BSN as a second degree from Grand Valley State University. My first RN job was on a Medical Surgical floor at at a large urban hospital in NYC. I then worked in a Post Anesthesia Care Unit at the same hospital. Following a move to Utah, I became an outpatient oncology nurse at Cancer Hospital in their genitourinary cancer program.…

Amanda Green

University of Massachusetts, Boston

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Sherry A. Greenberg, , PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAANP, FAAN

Associate Professor

Dr. Sherry Greenberg is an Associate Professor at Seton Hall University College of Nursing and a Courtesy-Appointed Associate Professor at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Dr. Greenberg is Editor-in-Chief of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing’s Try This:® Series that promotes evidence-based assessment practices and approaches to care of older adults. Dr. Greenberg is a nurse practitioner faculty consultant on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community initiative.…

Rusty Greene

Hunter

Deborah Greenwood

University of California, Davis

Xinyi Grey, ,RN

University of Utah

My name is Xinyi Grey and I am a first year Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) student at University of Utah College of Nursing. I have been a registered nurse for eleven years, and I have worked in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. I currently work for Pediatric Surgery Clinic at Primary Children Hospital as a clinic nurse.…

Mari Griffioen

University of Maryland

Whitney Griffith, ,RN

University of South Florida

Whitney R. Batsel graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2011 from Florida State University with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. She subsequently attended the University of South Florida and attained a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2013. While attending the University of South Florida, Whitney was inducted as a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Golden Key National Honor Society, and the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society.…

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Megan Gross, , PhD, MPH, RN

Indiana University

Megan is a recent August 2018 graduate from the PhD in Nursing program at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. While at IUP, Megan received a graduate student research award and several other awards throughout the program. After graduation from her BSN program, Megan worked for several years in a Medical-Surgical ICU before she transitioned into a research role working on two grants funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pennsylvania March of Dimes.…

Taylor Grube, , MSN, RN, RNC-NIC

Widener University

Ms. Grube earned a Bachelor’s of Science (nursing) degree from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education and Faculty Role from Drexel University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Widener University where her dissertation will focus on the decision-making process among involuntarily childless couples who experience infertility. In addition to infertility, Ms.…

Nicole Gruebling, , MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Marquette University

Nicole Gruebling MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC is currently the Director of Specialty Clinics and Ambulatory Nursing at Froedtert Hospital. She has had the opportunity to work as a nursing leader for the last 11 years and has been a nurse for nearly 20 years. Over this time passion and work has been focused on ensuring exceptional access and care for our most vulnerable populations.…

Jennifer Gunberg Ross

Villanova University

Heaven Gustafson, , BSN, RN

The College of St. Scholastica

My name is Heaven Gustafson and I was born and raised in rural Grand Rapids, Minnesota. I completed my Bachelor of Science: Nursing degree in 2013. I am entering my third year of the DNP program (Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track) at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. I work at Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital in the Medical/Surgical/Pediatric unit and the Women’s Health & Birth unit.…

Jose Gutierrez, , MSN, BSN, RN

Yale University

Jose Gutierrez obtained his Bachelors of Arts in Economics from the University of Illinois, Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and Master of Science in Nursing from Yale University. He will begin his PhD in Nursing at Yale University with research interests in treatment adherence in HIV-positive populations and pre-exposure prophylaxis. He hopes to one day become an active scholar in an engaging community of academics influenced by interdisciplinary research and clinical practice.

Ashley Gyura, ,RN, CMSRN

Columbia University

Ms. Gyura is currently a MS/DNP student at Columbia University with a specialty in Pediatrics. She has worked as a Registered Nurse in multiple clinical settings, including general medicine, adult critical care, outpatient orthopedics, and pediatric skeletal dysplasia, and has her certification in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Prior to her nursing career, she was a blood bank technician in the United States Army and spent two years in Germany with the Armed Services Blood Bank Center – Europe.…

Maha Habre, ,CEN

Case Western/Lebanese American University

Maha Habre is a Masters-prepared registered nurse specialized in and passionate about advanced practice emergency and high acuity nursing care. She is currently academically and clinically teaching at the Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing at the Lebanese American University. After completing her BS in Nursing at the University of Balamand, she worked as a Staff Nurse at the Emergency Department of the American University of Beirut Medical Center.…

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Rahwa Haile, , FNP-BC, MSN, MPH

Samuel Merritt University

Rahwa Haile is an Oakland, CA native by way of Eritrea, a country in Northeast Africa. She is a product of Oakland Unified Public Schools and a graduate of San Francisco State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in public health. She went on to earn her Masters in Public Health from City University of New York Hunter College.…

Shannon Halloway, ,BSN, RN

Rush University

Ms. Halloway is a BSN to PhD student at Rush University College of Nursing (RCON). Her research focus is on identifying modifiable health behaviors that can help stabilize or decrease the onset of cognitive impairment in community-dwelling older adults. Her interest in the older adult population was sparked when she was selected by the faculty to be a nursing scholar as part a Robert Wood Johnson funded Comprehensive Gerontologic Education Partnership at Pacific Lutheran University to produce more qualified nurses committed to the care of the older adult.…

Valerie Halstead, ,RN

University of Miami

Valerie Halstead graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BSN in May 2012 from the University of Miami. She received the Edgar Hall Nursing Scholarship, was named the March of Dimes Student Nurse of the Year, and was awarded the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) Alumni Award. She is part of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society and the Beta Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society.…

Aimee Hamel

University of Minnesota

Aimee V. Hamel received her Masters of Nursing from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing after completing her undergraduate degree in Biology at Hamline University. She is currently pursuing the PhD in nursing at the University of Minnesota. Throughout her nursing career Ms. Hamel has focused on cardiovascular patient populations, beginning her work at Abbott Northwestern’s Heart Hospital.…

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Gwendolyn Hamid, , BA, MSN, RN

Villanova University

Gwendolyn M Hamid is a doctoral student at the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University; Her dissertation will focus on the identification of factors related to depressive symptoms in veterans with traumatic brain injury. A second-degree nurse with previous degrees in Biology and English Literature, Gwendolyn earned her BSN from Thomas Jefferson University in 2005.…

Donna Hamill

Wayne State

Lauren Hamilton, ,BSN, RN

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lauren Hamilton entered the field of nursing as an undergraduate student at West Virginia University. Her introduction to the veteran population occurred as a student nurse fulfilling a clinical rotation at a Veteran’s Medical Center. In 2008, Lauren completed West Virginia University’s Bachelor of Science degree program in Nursing. Lauren had previously completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography, also from West Virginia University, in 2004.…

Laurie Hamilton, ,FNP-C

University of Southern Mississippi

Born and raised in Mississippi, Laurie spent her childhood providing health care to reluctant pets, dolls, and family members. After high school she decided to make it official by attending nursing school, where she was awarded the Circle of Excellence, the highest honor given students at the college. After gaining experience in a in a rural hospital until it closed, she moved to the challenging and compassion demanding positions of hospice care while working part-time in ICU/CCU to keep abreast of acute care changes.…

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Tessa Hamilton, , BSN, RN, PMHNP-DNP Student

University of Utah

Tessa Hamilton grew up in Blackfoot, Idaho where she enjoyed viewing life from the back of a horse. She graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with her BSN. She spent four years working as an Oncology nurse. She noticed many patients’ and family members’ mental health needs were going unmet. During that time she was nominated to be a physician coach during her hospital’s EMR transition.…

Julie Hammatt, ,CEN

Idaho State University

Julie Hammatt is currently part of the inaugural DNP class at Idaho State University. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in English which she received in 1998 from the University of Hawaii, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Idaho State University in 2006, graduating with high honors. Her career has been dedicated to emergency nursing, in both urban and rural communities.…

Caroline Handschuh, , MSN, CNM

Columbia University

I am currently a PhD candidate at Columbia University’s School of Nursing. I am researching adolescent health risk behaviors and have a strong interest in reproductive health education and resources for adolescents including a broader interest in access to family planning in developing countries. Prior to starting the PhD program I worked for five years as a staff midwife, both inpatient and outpatient, at large urban hospital in New York City.…

Bryan Hansen

Johns Hopkins

Marian Hardwick

University of South Florida

Heather Harker Ryan

University of Massachusetts-Boston

Heather Harker Ryan is a third-year student enrolled in the Nursing BS-to-PhD Population Health program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She received a BA in Anthropology from the Barnard College in 2006, and a BS in Nursing from Columbia University in 2008. She currently works as Program Nurse for the Preventive Cardiology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, focusing on treatment of children with cardiovascular risk factors such as hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and obesity.…

Patricia Harnois-Church

University of New Mexico

Megan Harper, , MSN, RN, CCRN

University of Texas-Arlington

My nursing career began in critical care after obtaining my BSN from McNeese State University in December 2003. Over the next eight years I took on the following roles: charge nurse, nurse preceptor, staff educator, and coordinator of the Critical Care Internship Program. I earned a MSN from the University of Texas Medical Branch in December 2009 and certification as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN).…

Courtney Harrigan, , MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC

Gwynedd Mercy University

Courtney Harrigan, MSN, CRNP, APN-BC, is an Adult Nurse Practitioner in Occupational/Employee Health at Abington Jefferson Health. She attended Immaculata University and obtained her BSN. She then attended LaSalle University for her MSN in Adult Health. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau. She has received the Clinical Nurse Excellence Award and the Spirit of Nursing Award.…

Eboni Harris, ,FNP

University of South Carolina

Eboni Harris is a second-year doctoral student from Simpsonville, SC attending the University of South Carolina. She received her BSN from the University of South Carolina in 2004. During her BSN program she served as the South Carolina SNA State Board Nominations and Elections Committee Director. She completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing program at Clemson University in May 2009.…

Gabrielle Harris, , MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Duke University

Gabrielle Harris is a family nurse practitioner and a PhD student in Duke University’s School of Nursing. Gabrielle earned both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing degrees from Winston Salem State University (WSSU). As a graduate student at WSSU, Gabrielle was a scholar in the Bridge to the Doctorate, a joint program between Duke and WSSU that prepares minority nurses to successfully transition to a doctorate program.…

Carmen Harrison

University of Missouri-Kansas City

I am currently enrolled as a Doctorate of Philosophy student at the University of Missouri Kansas City. I received a Master of Science in Nursing degree and certification as a women’s health care nurse practitioner from the University of Cincinnati. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and Associate Degree in Nursing from Miami University.…

Lisa Harrison, ,PMHNP

University of Connecticut

Lisa Harrison earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Fairfield University. Prior to earning her Master of Science in nursing from Stony Brook University, Ms. Harrison held several nursing leadership positions in home care and psychiatric and substance abuse treatment programs. She currently works as a psychiatric nurse practitioner with children, adolescent, and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings.…

Elizabeth Hassen, ,OCN

Clemson University

I obtained my Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing from Clemson University. After enjoying an adjunct clinical instructor position at an ADN school, I returned to The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) for my Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus in nursing education. While holding a full-time instructor position at the University of South Carolina-Upstate and adjunct faculty position at Clemson University, I decided to pursue my doctorate to continue to learn and expand my knowledge of nursing research and education.…

Jessica Hatch, , MS, CNL, RN

University of New Hampshire

Jessica Hatch is a DNP student at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) interested in mining data to improve care delivery models for Maternal and Child Health. Jessica is currently employed as a Business Analyst at the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), a non-profit organization providing advisory and implementation services in health IT to government agencies, private organizations, and multi-stakeholder communities.…

Debi Hatton, , MSN, RN, CMSRN

Indiana University-Purdue University (Indianapolis)

Debi Hatton received her first degree, a BS in Accounting, from the University of Kentucky. Debi worked for several years in various finance roles before deciding to pursue her nursing degree. After receiving her Accelerated BSN from Bellarmine University, she worked as a Medical Surgical/Progressive Care nurse at the University of Louisville Hospital. During that time, she attended Duke University where she received her MSN with a focus in Nursing Education.…

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Malinda Hawkins, BSN RN

Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing

Hilda Haynes-Lewis, ,ANP-BC, AOCNP

University of Utah

I am currently enrolled as a full- time student in the PhD program at the University of Utah, College of Nursing. As a nurse practitioner with a focus on oncology clinical trials, my experience spans more than two decades working with an urban undeserved population in the Bronx, NY. My dedication to these patients is evidenced by my participation in community outreach such as the coordination of community health fairs in the federal low- income housing projects and for more than 20 years, the annual Survivor’s Day luncheon for cancer survivors and their families from the surrounding neighborhoods.…

Daniela Maria Hazelwood, ,RN

Augusta University

I am currently enrolled in a Fulltime DNP-FNP program. I first graduated from an associate degree nursing program at Augusta State University where I obtained by Registered Nursing license. Upon graduation I began working at Doctors Hospital of Augusta as a mother-baby nurse. After one year, I cross-trained to labor and delivery where I have been for over three years now.…

Jennifer Heck, , MS, RNC-NIC, CNE

University of Oklahoma

I am finishing my second year of PhD coursework at the University of Oklahoma, where I continue to be inspired to pursue a path of lifelong learning and nursing research. I was honored to be a first-ever recipient of the Women and Child Health Initiative Predoctoral Scholarship for 2014-2016. Through my doctoral education, I have had opportunities to present research at the Midwest Nursing Research Society’s Annual Conferences in 2015 and 2016 as well as to attend the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science conferences in 2014 and 2015.…

Jessica Heet (Dickman), , MSN, RN, SCRN, Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar

University of Missouri-St. Louis

I am a dedicated and focused professional RN with proven strengths in leadership, patient care, staff development, and family advocacy. I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville School of Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Nursing Leadership from Webster University. My past nursing experience including expertise ranging from Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Critical Care, and Nursing Leadership.…

Elizabeth Heetderks, ,ACNP, TNCC

University of Maryland

I am an acute care nurse practitioner with experience as an emergency room nurse and work as a hospitalist as an ACNP. As an ER nurse I mentored and trained new nurses and was a clinical instructor for ACNP students. I also taught undergraduate nurses in a 4 year program at Chamberlain College and was the course coordinator for medical-surgical nursing.…

Amanda Heffernan, , MSN CNM

University of New Mexico

I am a nurse-midwife and PhD student at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing. My research interests include perinatal quality improvement, interprofessional collaboration, midwifery and nursing education in developing countries, and perinatal home visiting programs. I currently work as a certified nurse-midwife at a tribal healthcare facility on the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona (Tuba City Regional Healthcare Corporation).…

Lacey Heinsberg, , BSN, BS, RN

University of Pittsburgh

Lacey Wright is currently a Predoctoral Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. After receiving a Civil Engineering degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Lacey worked for the Public Health Service performing water quality research in Oklahoma. In this position, Lacey found a passion for research and improving the lives of community members, prompting her to pursue a career in healthcare.…

Katherine Heinze

Johns Hopkins

Elizabeth Henderson, , MSN, MS, RN, AFN-BC

Northeastern University

Liz Henderson is currently a Nursing Practice Specialist on the Burn, Reconstructive Surgery & OMFS Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She has worked at MGH for over 16 years having spent the majority of her clinical career as a nurse in the ED at MGH working with a diverse patient population including both victims and perpetrators of violence.…

Theodore Hendrickson, , BSN, RN CCRN

Fairfield University

I am a second degree RN, BSN who upon graduation, joined the CT Air National Guard as a 2nd LT. I am one of three RNs at the 103rd MDG. We are tasked with educating and caring for the Airmen that serve at our base. I have spent the majority of my career in Critical Care, starting out in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Yale New Haven Hospital and now work in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the VA Medical Center in West Haven, CT.…

Kristi Hendrix, , MSN, RNC-OB

University of West Georgia

I entered the nursing profession 11 years ago as a labor and delivery nurse. Over the years, I have been honored to be a part of my patient’s lives during these life-changing times. I have also had the privilege to serve as a nursing instructor for generic nursing students. It has truly been a joy to guide them on their journey into nursing.…

Ashley Henneghan, ,CHPN

University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Texas at Austin, Ashley Henneghan, intends to secure a nurse faculty position and educate the nursing workforce, conduct research, and improve patient outcomes. Her nursing experience so far has focused on helping patients cope with their diseases while maintaining dignity and experiencing optimal quality of life. This experience combined with a drive to positively impact patients on a larger scale motivated Ashley to enter graduate studies in 2012.…

Norma Hennen, , MSN, RN, ACM

University of Oklahoma

Norma Hennen is a Registered Nurse at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing, and will enter the Nursing PhD program at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing in the fall. Ms. Hennen graduated with honors from each of the academic institutions she attended.…

Armilla Henry, ,CNS, NNP, NE-BC, CENP, PHN

University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston

I have been an advanced practice nurse 21 of her 29 years as a nurse. I currently work within the Harris Health System at Lyndon B. Johnson as the Administrative Director of Nursing for Women, Infant, Childrens & 2nd floor Med/surg/Telemetry Services. I am currently in the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program at The University of Texas Health Science Center.…

Ana Herrera, , MSN, APRN, FNP-C

University of Texas Medical Branch

Ana has over 10 years of experience in healthcare. In the past, Ana has served as a clinical nursing instructor, a research assistant, a vascular access and transfusion specialist, and has provided bedside care in telemetry and intermediate care units. Currently, Ana’s work focuses on providing primary, urgent, and transitional care to a chronically ill and under-served adult population.…

Emily Higdon

University of Iowa

Tracy Higgins, ,RN

Columbia University

Tracy Higgins is a PhD candidate at Columbia University School of Nursing and a retired Air Force Officer. She completed her BSN at Florida State University and her MA at Indiana University in Bloomington. A life-long interest in social issues and their articulation with local and global politics has informed both her work in US foreign relations, and her post-graduate studies in global health.…

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Michelle High, , MSN, RN, CNL, CPN

Rush University

Michelle High will be a PhD student at Rush University in the Nursing Sciences program starting in the fall of 2018. Her research interests include parenting and evidence-based interventions that can increase parenting knowledge, skills and confidence. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Chicago and received a rigorous liberal arts education with a concentration in Public Policy Studies.…

Michelle Hill, , BSN, CEN

University of South Florida

I am currently in my second year of the BSN-PhD program in Clinical Translational Research with a Masters in Education. I am a full time employee at a non profit hospital where I am the Quality and Safety Specialist for the Emergency Room. I have been an emergency room nurse for 12 years including trauma centers.…

Lisa Hilmi, ,CPN

University of Pennsylvania

Lisa Hilmi has an extensive career in global health and disaster relief, employing both human rights and community based participatory approaches to addressing disparities in health for women in children. Research and global projects have focused on injury surveillance/injury prevention in Asia, children’s health and psychosocial well-being post-disaster and post-conflict in Asia and Africa, gender and water issues in Cameroon, women’s livelihood to improve health and nutrition, HIV/AIDS/STI programs in Rwanda and Tanzania, disaster preparedness and humanitarian relief in Africa and Asia, and health concerns amongst internally displace persons and refugees.…

Kathleen Hilton, ,RN, PHN

Samuel Merritt University

Embarking upon my career a decade ago, my goal was to work in primary care practice with underserved patient populations to impact health disparities. As a current Family Nurse Practitioner student and Doctor of Nursing Practice candidate, I continue to draw from my professional nursing experiences as a RN working with diverse populations in an outpatient setting in Interventional Nephrology.…

Kelli Hinsch, ,RN

South Dakota State University

I am currently in the 4.5 year RN to DNP program with a focus in primary care. I started my career in the US Army as an officer in the nurse corps. I have held leadership roles thru the military and currently practice in pediatrics. I have had various clinical experiences in and out of the service.…

Kimberly Hires

University of Miami

Rachel Hirschey, ,RN

Duke University

Rachel Hirschey is a Ph.D. student in the school of nursing at Duke University. Her developing program of research is focused on health behavior change among chronically ill populations. Rachel has eight years clinical experience at Massachusetts General Hospital and University of California San Francisco working in a variety of units including surgical intensive care and orthopedics, where she was a charge nurse of the 36-bed unit.…

Lina Hixson

Pennsylvania State University

As a nurse working for 30 years in many healthcare settings, my primary focus in care delivery has become spirituality in nursing. After completing my MS in Nursing Education, I have worked in nursing education for 10 years at the undergraduate level. I am currently completing a doctoral degree in nursing from Penn State. My research focus is spiritual care provided by a faith community nurse for older adults with chronic illness.…

Grace Ho

Johns Hopkins

Loan Ho, ,FNP-AANP

University of Texas Medical Branch

I am enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. I also graduated from the UTMB in 1993 with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Over the next six years I worked as a Registered Nurse in the CCU, ICU, CTCU, NeuroICU, as well as Telemetry, Med/Surg, Burn Unit, Neurology, and Ambulatory Surgical Unit in Galveston and Augusta, GA.…

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Mollie Hobensack, BSN, RN

Columbia University

Patricia Hodson, ,CCRN, CSC

University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio

Current Program-DNP Nursing Executive Administration Practice Interest- VA/DOD Disability System (IDES) Educational Preparation-MHA (Healthcare Administration) Baylor University MSN (Nursing Administration) Indiana State University Work-Nurse Methods Analyst Ft Hood, TX Nurse Manager ICU-Afghanistan Leadership-Senior Nursing Officer Bastion, Afghanistan Healthcare Governance Officer Bastion, Afghanistan Awards-MSM, ARCOM (4), AAM, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal

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Shohini Holden, , MSN, CPNP

Teachers College

I am currently a student in the EdD program for nursing education at Teacher’s College, Columbia University. My focus of study involves the role of health and wellness for student and professional nurses. The goal being to create nursing programs and curriculum that includes wellness and preventive healthcare education. Registered and Advanced Practice Nurses would receive tools and knowledge to support their own healthy practices, in addition to being able to educate patients and families.…

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Marcy Holford, , MSN, RN-BC

University of Kansas

Marcy E. Holford, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C., is currently the Director of Nursing at the Wyoming Life Resource Center, in Lander, Wyoming. Prior to her matriculation into doctoral education she received her associates’ degree from Western Wyoming Community College, bachelors’ degree from the University of Wyoming, and masters’ degree from Walden University with emphasis in leadership and management.…

Elizabeth Holguin, ,FNP

University of New Mexico

Elizabeth Holguin, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC is newly enrolled as a doctoral student at the University of New Mexico and will pursue a concentration in Health Policy. She received her Master’s of Public Health from Tulane University as a Master’s International student and served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia. During her graduate studies, she also implemented an Infection Control Program in a government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone, West Africa.…

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Carly Holmes, , BSN, RN

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Carly Holmes, BSN, RN, is a dissertation-level PhD student at the School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her major is pediatric psychiatric/mental health nursing with a minor in prevention/intervention science. Her research program focuses on child/adolescent attachment, self-regulation, and competency through implementation of effective community-based trauma-informed care interventions for youth with histories of maltreatment. After earning her BSN, Mrs.…

Jeremy Honaker, ,RN

Case Western Reserve University

Jeremy Honaker is currently a family nurse practitioner student in the MSN program and a PhD student at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). As a Legacy Fellow at CWRU, he is a member of a research team focusing on the effect of tissue iron levels and diverse microbial communities on wound healing. His clinical interests include dermatology, and the management of complex patients with non-healing or atypical wounds.…

Jesse Honsky, ,APHN-BC

Instructor

Jesse Honsky, DNP, MPH, RN, APHN-BC is an instructor of nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and serves as the co-director for Community-based Experiences in Interprofessional Education. Between 2013 and 2015 she worked as the Program Director of The MetroHealth School Health Program; piloting and expanding a program of primary care clinics that serve public schools in Cleveland.…

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Jane Hopkins Walsh, , MSN, PNPC, RN

Boston College

Jane Hopkins Walsh is a Spanish speaking Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 35 years of experience serving underserved populations, including Latino immigrant families at Boston Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center, and in Honduras, Central America, as a volunteer and board member with Cape CARES, Central American Relief Efforts. Jane is currently enrolled as a PhD student and full time Research Fellow at Boston College School of Nursing and is concentrating her doctoral work on alcohol abuse prevention research with emerging adult Latino immigrants, while pursuing a concurrent certificate in the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College.…

Susan Hopper, , MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Pace University

My nursing career has been a wonderful experience both in the civilian and military health care. Initially beginning in Oncology and bone marrow transplantation. I was Oncology Nurse Certified during my 15 years. Returning to school in 2001, I moved to the emergency room, for additional training as I worked towards my Masters in Nursing and my Adult Nurse Practitioner degree.…

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Melanie Horning, , BSN, RN

University of Delaware

Melanie A. Horning, BSN, RN earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology cum laude from the University of Baltimore, where she was a Wilson Scholar. She subsequently earned an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at the University of Delaware. She has worked for The University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital as a medical-surgical nurse since 2006, periodically within the charge nurse role overseeing her 38-bed unit, as well as within a mentoring capacity.…

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Cynthia Horton Dias, , BSN RN CMSRN

University of South Carolina

Cynthia Horton Dias completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing with a Spanish minor from Clemson University in 2006. She is currently a BSN to PhD student in the Nursing Science program at the University of South Carolina. After several years of bedside nursing experience in various medical-surgical specialties and hospitals, she first attained certification in medical-surgical nursing in 2011.…

Christine Horvat Davey, , BSPS, BSN, RN

Case Western Reserve University

Christine Horvat Davey received her BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Nursing from The University of Toledo. As a NRSA Predoctoral Fellow at Case Western Reserve University she is currently pursuing her PhD in Nursing. Her clinical interests include self-management in individuals with end stage renal disease. She is a Graduate Student Research Associate working in a lab focused on self-management in individuals with HIV.…

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Sherita House, , MSN, RN, CCRN

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

I am a full-time graduate student enrolled in the Doctorate of the Philosophy of Nursing program at UNC Chapel Hill. I graduated from Winston-Salem State University with a Master’s degree in Nursing Education and I currently teach part-time as a clinical adjunct faculty member at a local community college. I am also a Navy reservist and I currently serve as the assistant officer in charge for a medical unit at the Naval Operational Support Command Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.…

Karla Housekeeper

University of Utah

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Susan Hovers, , BSN, RN, OCN

University of Illinois at Chicago

Upon obtaining my BSN, I started my professional nursing career in Emory Healthcare’s UHC/AACN Oncology Nurse Residency Program in 2013. Through a six-month intensive orientation, I was able to specialize in Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) and Hematology Oncology as a new nurse. I held committee positions on the inpatient unit focusing on research and fall prevention.…

Evangeline Howard

University of San Diego

Dakar Howell

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Dakar Howell RN, BSN completed a Bachelors of Arts in Exercise in 2004 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She obtained a Diploma in Nursing from Watts School of Nursing and an Associates in Science from Mount Olive College in 2010. In 2012, she received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Winston Salem State University.…

Jessica Hsu

Hunter

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Amanda Huerta, , BSN, RN

University of Kansas

My health career goal is to provide hope and healing to all those in need. My life passion is to serve vulnerable population groups, particularly the elderly, Hispanic, mentally fragile, and Veterans as an NP and address our nation’s most pressing healthcare needs. I became aware of the historic need to help underserved populations through my family.…

Richard Huff

University of South Florida

Jamie Hum, , BSN, RN

Columbia University

Jamie is currently in the Family Nurse Practitioner MSN/DNP program at Columbia University. She received her Bachelors of Science in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley before attending Columbia University for the accelerated Entry to Practice nursing program. Her interests include preventive care and patient education, with an emphasis on providing underserved populations with patient-centered primary care.…

Rachel Hunt, ,RN, BSN, CLNC

University of Florida

Rachel started the BSN-PhD program at the College of Nursing at the University of Florida in 2013. She has practiced as a nurse since 2009 and has been an Acute Dialysis Nurse since 2012. She enjoys working in the dialysis field and is passionate about conducting research for this population. Her interests in blood pH and nutrition also motivate her to conduct research that explores relationships between these variables and overall health and quality of life.…

Sheila Hurst, , MSN, BSN

Washington State University

Sheila Hurst is currently pursuing her PhD from Washington State University. In addition to her MSN from University of North Dakota and BSN from Johns Hopkins University, she has a BS in Community Health Education from University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. Her bedside nursing experience includes: Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, Labor and Delivery, and Mother/Baby. The predominance of her nursing experience was obtained while working on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Tuba City, AZ.…

Suzanne Hyer, , MSN RN

University of Central Florida

Suzanne M. Hyer is a Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar with the PhD program at the University of Central Florida. Her nursing career started in 1999 in South Florida. Her clinical experience includes patients in the cardiovascular intensive care unit and pre- and post-operative units. Later, she chose to teach and consult clinically with pharmaceutical and biomedical device industries.…

Monica Iaquinta, , RN, MSN, MS

West Virginia University

I amI ha currently a Ph. D. Candidate with the West Virginia University School of Nursing. My area of interest for dissertation study includes the formerly homeless population who have recently found housing. Other areas of interest include mental health/mental interest. I have participated on various committees with Health Occupations of WV Department of Education, item writer for the NCSBN, and laws and rules review with the WV State Board of Examiners for LPNs.

Ninara Ibragimova

Hunter

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Janine Inez, MSN, RN, BFA

Columbia University

Kathy Ingelse

Oregon Health and Science University

Beverly Inocencio

University of Texas San Antonio

Ben Inventor

Rush University

Shani Irby, , MSN, ANP-BC, BMTCN™, AOCNP

New York University

My name is Shani Irby and I’m a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in outpatient Adult Bone Marrow Transplant at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). I started my first nursing job at MSKCC in March 2007 as an inpatient nurse on a neurology/orthopedics/pain and palliative unit. I then transferred to the Intensive Care Unit at MSKCC in 2009.…

Taya Irizarry

University of Colorado Denver

Emilia Iwu

Rutgers College of Nursing

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JoAnn Jabbari, MSN, RN

Washington University – St. Louis

Katherine Jackman, ,PMHNP-BC

Columbia University

Katherine Jackman is a PhD student at Columbia University School of Nursing. She is also a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in working with children and adolescents. She completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in psychiatric-mental health nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Yale University.…

Molly Jackson

Case Western Reserve University

Molly Jackson is a doctoral candidate and instructor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, where she is currently completing a DNP. Ms. Jackson has achieved certification as an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse by the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses. She is a certified trainer in the ELNEC (End of life Nursing Education Consortium) curriculum.…

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Gabrielle Jacobs, MSN, MSW, PMHNP-BC

University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing

Karen Jagiello, , MSN, RNC

West Virginia University

I am currently in the PhD Nursing Program at West Virginia University. I graduated with an associate degree in nursing from Northern Virginia Community College in 1982, completed my BSN in 2004 from the Eastern Mennonite University, and received an MSN from James Madison University in 2006. Throughout my nursing career, I have focused on women’s health issues.…

Lorena Jaimes

University of Washington

Jennifer Jamison-Gines, ,ACNP, CNS, CCRN

Vanderbilt University

Major Jennifer Jamison-Gines is currently the sole ICU Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), Germany. She received a BSN from University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1996. She was commissioned in the US Air Force in January 2000. She was selected to complete an advanced practice degree and earned a dual MSN with an emphasis in Critical Care from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.…

Hannah J. Jang

University of California, San Francisco (Hartford)

Callan Janowiec, DNP, FNP

University of Vermont

Callan originally hails from Alaska, but came to Vermont for graduate school at the University of Vermont (UVM) to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She surprised herself by giving up Alaska to stay in Vermont after graduating. She graduated with honors in Clinical Excellence from the State of Vermont Nursing Association. Her graduate work included working with the leadership at UVM, a pilot study of students, and a policy proposal to move to an entirely tobacco-free university, which will be instituted in 2015.…

Lourdes Januszewicz

University of San Diego

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Mary Christine Jared, , MS, RN, PMHNP-BC

New York University

Mary Christine (Christy) Jared, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC is a PhD student in the Florence S. Downs PhD Program in Nursing Research and Theory Development at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Her research interests/career goals are to enhance public health outcomes by developing holistic nursing intervention programs for people struggling with weight issues.…

Cassandre Jean-Antoine, , MSN, RN

University of Florida

Cassandre Jean-Antoine is a PhD student at the University of Florida’s College of Nursing. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology from the University of South Florida and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Central Florida in Leadership and Management. She has extensive work experience in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) caring for newborn babies needing specialized medical attention and critical premature babies.…

Stephanie Jeffers

Villanova University

Carrie Jeffries, , MPH, MS, RN, NEA-BC, ANP-BC, AAHIVS, AACRN

George Washington University

Carrie Jeffries is the Chief Nursing Officer within the Division of Community of HIV/AIDS Programs, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration where she continues to build upon her twenty years of HIV experience as a clinician, public health advocate and leader. Carrie is a DNP – Executive Leadership student at The George Washington University. Her research interest is on executive leadership and its impact on quality within healthcare systems.…

Bradlee Jenkins, , BSN, RN

University of South Florida

Bradlee Jenkins is a BSN-PhD student in the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care track at the University of South Florida. As a first-generation college student, he graduated cum laude from East Tennessee State University in 2013 with nursing honors and was also inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. As an Honors-in-Discipline student, he made several contributions in pediatric pulmonology that led to three publications.…

Karen Jennings

Boston College

Sara Jennings, ,SANE-A, SANE-P, AFN-BC

Duquesne University

Bio: Sara Jennings, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, AFN-BC Sara has been a registered nurse since 2004 and has worked as a Forensic Nurse since 2006. She is the Clinical Care Leader of the Bon Secours Richmond Forensic Nursing Services program. Sara speaks locally and nationally on clinical forensic issues and works as a forensic nurse consultant.…

Hyejin Jeon, , RN

Columbia University

Hyejin Jeon will be enrolled in the PhD program at Columbia University School of Nursing in the fall semester of 2016. Her interests include family intervention for those at risk of suboptimal development and inadequate parenting and pediatric pain management. Hyejin received a BSN from Lehman College of City University of New York. Her clinical background includes over 10 years of experience in pediatric oncology, surgery and transplantation units in South Korea as well as a pediatric long-term care facility and a family medicine outpatient clinic in the United States.…

Mary Jessee

Oregon Health and Science University

Mary Ann Jessee is a doctoral candidate at Oregon Health and Science University where she is currently completing a PhD in Nursing. She is an assistant professor and the director of the Prespecialty Level of the Master of Science in Nursing Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN). Mary Ann earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from VUSN.…

Shawn Jeune, , MSN APRN-ACNS, RN, CST, CNOR

The Sage Colleges

I am currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS) program at Sage Graduate School. I currently have an associate degree in nursing, a bachelors degree in nursing and a masters degree in nursing. I work as a clinical education specialist at Albany Medical Center as well as a nursing faculty member and program director of surgical technology at Hudson Valley Community College.…

Amanda Johnson

North Dakota State University

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Brandon Kyle Johnson, , PhD, RN, CHSE

Indiana University-Purdue University (Indianapolis)

Brandon Kyle Johnson received his BSN from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and his MSN from Lubbock Christian University and completed his PhD in 2018 at Indiana University at IUPUI.

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Gabrielle Johnson

Azusa Pacific University

My name is Gabrielle Johnson, and a current student enrolled in the MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Azusa Pacific University (APU) as the first student to complete the degrees concurrently. I have achieved a Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) Degree in 2017 and Bachelor of Science, Public Health Degree (BSPH) in 2016, which both have aided in the development for my passion for community-based healthcare.…

Garlandria Johnson, , RN, BSN

Case Western Reserve University

Garlandria Johnson was born and raised in New York City, where she served the population of the South Bronx as a medical surgical nurse. She received her first Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science at Lincoln University, where by she learned the art of advocating for underserved populations. Interning for President William J. Clinton, her desire to serve minority communities peeked as healthcare disparities grew.…

Julie Johnson, ,RN

University of Illinois at Chicago

I am a research nurse at The University of Chicago and have worked on issues related to palliative care and decision making at the end of life for the past four years. I have most recently been working with Drs. Sulmasy (UChicago) and Nolan (Johns Hopkins) on an empirical study aimed at understanding and improving the ethical treatment of patients, especially at the end of life.…

Michelle Johnson

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Scott (James) Johnson, ,ACNP

Vanderbilt University

Since graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing 12 years ago, I have worked in private practice specializing in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. I work in both the outpatient and inpatient settings caring for patients across a wide spectrum of illnesses and diseases. I currently reside and practice in the Orlando, Florida, area. Through practice, my research interest has grown out of recognizing the progressive functional decline in the chronic lung disease population which leads to frequent hospital admissions, increased morbidity and mortality, and loss of quality of life.…

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Shannon Johnson, , MS, APRN, CNP, ACNS-Rx

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Shannon Johnson is an advanced practice nurse (FNP and Adult CNS) with extensive expertise in caring for patients with severe chronic illness and their families. She has a broad base of knowledge and skills focused on cardiology (i.e., coronary artery disease, chronic heart failure, and end-stage cardiac disease), liver transplantation, and chronic renal failure requiring dialysis.…

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Juston Johnston, , BSN, RN

University of Wyoming

Juston Johnston understands that healthcare in this country is at a crossroads and he is committed being a leader in shifting the focus from disease management to prevention. Juston is currently enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) DNP program at the University of Wyoming (UW). He is also an alumnus of UW, where he obtained his BSN with a minor in adolescent development and family studies in the spring of 2017.…

Heather Jones, ,BLS, ACLS, TNCC

University of Michigan-Flint

I am currently in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at University of Michigan Flint. My clinical practice interests include primary care of adults and elders. My main research interest involves obesity. I am involved in starting a student chapter of Michigan Counsel of Nurse Practitioners at University of Michigan Flint.

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Katie Fitzgerald Jones, MSN, APN

Boston College

Kelly Jones, , RN

University of Illinois at Chicago

I am a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. As a public health nurse, my interests are focused on the ways that people and environments interact to produce health. In particular I am interested in ways that urban neighborhoods affect health behaviors and outcomes. I am committed to the belief that nurses are uniquely positioned to help communities build neighborhoods in which all residents can grow and thrive, and in which healthy choices are easy choices.

Rakiyah Jones, , MBA, MPH, RN-BSN

Columbia University

Rakiyah Jones is a MSN/DNP student at Columbia University specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner with a subspecialty in palliative and end-of-life care. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Montclair State University, Bachelor’s of Nursing at Rutgers School of Nursing (formerly University of Medicine and Dentistry), and MPH in Nutrition and MBA in Healthcare Management at Liberty University.…

Shari Jones

University of San Diego

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Tekia Jones, , Maj, USAF, NC, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Major Jones is an active duty Air Force Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, wife, and mother of three (2 daughters and a son). A graduate of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS). Her research and clinical practice interests are focused on reducing mental health stigma through education and contact-based reduction programs through evaluating program efficacy and their impact across the spectrum of mental health illness.…

Mahendra Jorawar, ,RN

Touro University

I am a Doctor of Nursing Program candidate with Touro University, Nevada. I hold an Associate, Bachelors, Masters and Post masters in Nursing( FNP) Certificate (c), a Bachelors in English and a Masters in Human Resources/ Labor Relations. My credentials were attained from New York Institute of New York, City University of New York and Mercy College in New York.…

Becky Jordan

New York University

After completing my Master’s of Science in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing in May 2015 at New York University (NYU), I enrolled in the DNP program at NYU. I am currently working in a Psychiatric Community Clinic serving patients across the life span, which I enjoy immensely. I have found what I consider to be my calling – the goal of becoming a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).…

Kerry Jordan

University of Arkansas

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Maya Joseph, MSN,RN,CCRN-K

Education Specialist

I currently work as an education specialist in critical care division holds current CCRN certification. I have many years of working experience in numerous critical care areas including CTICU. I design and conduct critical care courses and provide lectures in EKG, basic and advanced hemodynamic monitoring and more. With my current role in education, I apply the adult teaching and learning principles in lesson planning and educational events.…

Adrian Juarez

New York University

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Heather Judkins, , BSN

University of Wyoming

Postpartum depression is often overlooked and undertreated in rural healthcare areas primarily due to shortages of providers and access issues. Heather Judkins’ goal is to prevent, meet, identify, and treat postpartum depression by making mental health care a standard in discharge planning. Heather is a first year Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student at the University of Wyoming.…

Thomas Julian

University of Connecticut

Thomas Julian is a lifelong resident of New England, born in Springfield, Massachusetts in April 1985. After graduating from Wilbraham Monson Academy, Thomas enrolled as an undergraduate at Clark University. He later transferred to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in May 2007. Thomas obtained employment in Circulation Services at American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, wherein he pursued graduate coursework in clinical psychology.…

Bruce Kafer

Case Western Reserve University

Bruce Kafer is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and a registered nurse as well as a doctoral student pursuing a PhD in Nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Kafer is a graduate of Cleveland State University where he attained a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Population Health Nursing.…

Sara Kaleya

New York University

Prior to nursing school, Sara received her Bachelor of Science degree from 

Cornell University in Policy Analysis and Management in 2009. She worked as a 

clinical research coordinator at the Mount Sinai Medical Center on multiple oncology 

and public health grants and was awarded the 1st annual Distinguished Professor 

Program in Cancer Research Best Poster Award for her poster on attrition rates in 

cancer research.…

Peter Kallio

Marquette University

Ayse Kaltsas, , MBA, RN

Florida Atlantic University

I am a registered nurse with over 20 years of experience in various settings including medical-surgical, neonatal intensive care, public health, project management, finance and home-health care. Currently, I am a second year full-time BSN to PhD track nursing student and a teaching assistant (TA) in the College of Nursing. My research focus lies in the neurodegenerative diseases area.…

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Andrew Kaminsky, , MSN, RN

Columbia University

I am a Psychiatric-Mental Health DNP student at Columbia University School of Nursing. I completed my MSN at Columbia in June of 2017 and continued into the Psychiatric DNP program in Fall of 2017. Prior to becoming a nurse, I served in the US Coast Guard in Boston, MA and Portland, OR. After leaving the military, I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Queens College.…

Jan Kaminsky

Johns Hopkins

Kendra Kamp, , BSN, RN

Michigan State University

Kendra Kamp, BSN, RN, is a PhD student at the College of Nursing at Michigan State University (MSU). She received her undergraduate nursing degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. After a hands-on research experience providing educational home visits to women of childbearing age, Kendra saw how research had the potential to transform lives and impact policy.…

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JungHee Kang, , MPH, BSN, RN

University of Kentucky

JungHee Kang is a doctoratal student in the BSN-to-PhD program at University of Kentucky College of Nursing. Prior to her current studies, she obtained a master’s degree in public health focused on biostatistics at the University of Kentucky and a bachelor’s degree in nursing science at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Her research is focused on interactions among inflammatory mediators, nutrition and cardiovascular disease.…

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Yu Jin Kang, , MPH, BSN, RN

University of Minnesota

Yu Jin Kang is a third-year Ph.D. student specializing in Informatics, Gerontology, and Nursing management in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota (UMN), Twin Cities. As a registered nurse, she also has provided a nursing care to residents in the long-term care (LTC) facilities. She has an interest in the nursing experience and the resident care in LTC setting, with a specific intent to pursue the understanding of n