Recently Completed Nursing Research Studies, Publications & Principal Investigator(s) 

  • Liszka L, Heiny E, Smith JR, Schlagger B, Mathur A, Pineda R. (2019). Differences in Early Auditory Exposure across Neonatal Environments. Early Human Dev 136:27-32. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2019.07.001. 
    Joan R Smith, PhD, RN, NNP-BC
    PubMed

Impact of a Novel Relaxation Method of Touch on Neonatal Neurobehavioral Development Among Very Preterm Infants
Joan R Smith, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

  • Smith JR, McGrath JM, Brotto M, & Inder T. (2014). A randomized-controlled pilot study examining the neurodevelopmental effects of a 5-week M Technique application on very preterm infants. Adv Neonatal Care, 14, 187-200. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000093
    PubMed

 

  • Pineda R, Raney M, Smith JR*. (2019). Supporting and Enhancing NICU Sensory Experiences (SENSE): defining developmentally-appropriate sensory exposures for high-risk infants. Early Hum Dev, 133:29-35. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2019.04.012
    PubMed

Impact of a Neonatal-Bereavement Support DVD on Parental Grief:  A Randomized Controlled Trial
Joan R. Smith, PhD, RN,NNP-BC

  • Rosenbaum JL, Smith JR, Yan Y, Abram N, Jeffe DB. (2015). Impact of a neonatal-bereavement-support DVD on parental grief: A randomized controlled trial. Death Studies Journal, 39(4), 191-200. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2014.946628
    PubMed

Provider Education for Electronic Clinical Decision Support to Optimize Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Diagnosis and Treatment
Joan R. Smith, PhD, RN, NNP-BC

A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Effect of Duration of Manual Expression and Breastfeeding Self-efficacy on Milk Volume in Premature Infants (MERIT)
Lisa M. Steurer, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, CPN, CLC
Dissertation link 

The Use of a Child Life Intervention to reduce Pre-operative Anxiety in Children
Tyler Robertson, CLS & Veronica Barrett, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Examining the Outcomes of a Critical Care Hospital Based Fellowship for Senior Nursing Students (Faculty Collaborative Grant)
Vicki Moran, PhD, RN, CNE, Rose Hansen, MSN, RN, & Deirdre Schweiss, DNP, RN, CPNP

  • Moran, V., Hansen, R., &Schweiss, D. (2018). Outcomes of a critical care hospital-based fellowship for senior nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education, 57 (8): 469-475. Doi: 10.3928/01484834-20180720-04
    PubMed

Pain Control and Positioning in Children Following Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Surgery
Janette Coble, BSN, MS, RN
Accepted for publication: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (2019): (in press)

A Randomized Controlled Trial to Compare Pain Medications in Children Undergoing Strabismus Surgery
Hasima Hajdini, BSN, RN
PubMed

Reducing Flat Time in Pediatric Patients after Cardiac Catheterization
Rebecca Roiger, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Improving the Discharge to Home Experience for Pediatric Patients and Families
Kari Vigna, BSN, RN 

  • Vigna, K., Balakas. K., Steurer, L.M., Ercole, P.M. (2018). Improving the discharge to home experience for pediatric heart center patients and families. Journal of Pediatric Nursing 41, 42-47. doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2018.01.004
    PubMed

The Use of Simulation with Pediatric Nurses: Increasing Confidence and Increasing Referrals to Social Work of Adolescents Engaging in Risky Behaviors (Faculty Collaborative Grant)
Deirdre Schweiss, DNP, RN, CPNP & Moe Schmid, MSN, RN

The Feasibility of Kangaroo Care and the Effect on Maternal Attachment for Infants in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Mary Jane Broge, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Implementation of a Focused Education Program for Pediatric Emergency Unit Staff on Identification and Referral of Adolescents Exposed to Human Trafficking
Kathleen Houston, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC

The Feasibility of a School Nurse Led Mindfulness Program in an Inner-City Public School
Lisa Henry, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Exploring How a Palliative Care Team Impacts the Grieving Process for Families after the Death of a Child
Pam Piel, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC