This community houses resource papers, research, educational and evidence-based practice materials from individuals and non-Sigma nursing organizations and nursing-related groups. “Groups” may be from any professional setting where nurses* or nursing students* work or learn, such as schools of nursing, hospitals, other clinical settings, national/international nursing organizations, professional groups/consortia, or health-related businesses.

Participants are assigned their own collections after meeting criteria listed on the Group Participant Policies page.

Materials do not undergo peer review upon submission, acceptance, and posting to this repository. Refer to the Review Type and Acquisition Type listed in each item record to determine the vetting standard that has been applied.

*Nurses must hold degrees BSN and above from accredited programs. Retired nurses are still eligible to submit.

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  • Evaluating the effectiveness of a patient-centered type 2 diabetes prevention program 

    Blythe, Sharie
    Introduction: According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 34.2 million adults or 10.5% of the population had diabetes (ADA, 2018).  In 2015, 88 million Americans age 18 and older had prediabetes ...
  • NPD Forecast: NPD role - learning facilitator 

    Bodine, Jenn; Russell, Jillian; Walker, Mandi (Association for Nursing Professional Development, 2021-11-21)
    In this episode, Jenn and Jillian explore the NPD role of Learning Facilitator with ANPD Board Director, Mandi Walker, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K, NEA-BC. The NPD Forecast features leading voices of the NPD community, ...
  • Reducing no-show appointments in the outpatient rheumatology setting: A quality improvement project 

    Soltero, Callie
    Introduction: Missed appointments, or no-show appointments, can be detrimental to the patient and office alike in the outpatient setting. No-show appointments decrease patient satisfaction, increase acute episodic ...
  • Applying a nursing theory to a theory of resilience to foster healing and recovery post-pandemic 

    Zahourek, Rothlyn
    How can nursing theories be used in the real world to address and combat the sequelae of the pandemic? Nurses have particularly suffered being continuously on the front line of exhausting and often heart breaking care of ...
  • NPD Forecast: Tech tools 

    Bodine, Jenn; Russell, Jillian; Baughman, Caroline (Association for Nursing Professional Development, 2020-11-02)
    This episode discusses new Tech Tools modules ANPD has launched in collaboration with the Montana Nurses Association. The NPD Forecast features leading voices of the NPD community, discussing best practices and the ...
  • Health insurance, pediatric asthma and emergency department usage: A review of theory informed literature 

    Marye, Stacey
    Introduction: The aim of this paper is to explore how type of insurance coverage affects emergency department usage for children in peer reviewed articles that utilized a theoretical framework. Methods: Search terms for ...
  • NPD Forecast: Virtual simulation 

    Bodine, Jenn; Russell, Jillian; Gilbert, Marie (Association for Nursing Professional Development, 2020-12-07)
    The focus of the podcast is "Can virtual simulation approaches used in academia offer innovative solutions that NPD practitioners can adapt to meet professional development needs when face-to-face learning environments are ...
  • NPD Forecast: Journaling for NPD practitioners 

    Bodine, Jenn; Russell, Jillian; Mora, Amy (Association for Nursing Professional Development, 2021-02-01)
    In this episode, Amy Mora joins Jenn and Jillian to explore how NPD practitioners can benefit from journaling both for personal and professional growth. Join Jenn Bodine, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CEN and Jillian Russell, MSN, RN, ...
  • NPD Forecast: The role of the change agent 

    Bodine, Jenn; Russell, Jillian (Association for Nursing Professional Development, 2021-01-19)
    In this episode, Jenn and Jillian discuss the nursing professional development (NPD) practitioner’s role as a change agent and how change management theories can be implemented into practice. The NPD Forecast features ...
  • NPD Forecast: Thinking outside the box - leveraging expertise from other industries 

    Bodine, Jenn; Russell, Jillian; Bodine, Thomas; Russell, Jimi; Leslie, Ande; Espy, Erin; Janiszewski, Jaime (Association for Nursing Professional Development, 2021-03-15)
    In this episode, a panel of experts from other industries join Jenn and Jillian to share pearls of wisdom that NPD practitioners can glean from. Join Jenn Bodine, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CEN and Jillian Russell, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, ...
  • NPD Forecast: NPD role - champion for scientific inquiry 

    Bodine, Jenn; Russell, Jillian; Opperman, Cathleen (Association for Nursing Professional Development, 2021-09-13)
    In this episode, Jenn and Jillian explore the NPD role of Champion for Scientific Inquiry with ANPD Board Director, Cathleen Opperman, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, CPN. Join Jenn Bodine, DNP, FNP-C, NPD-BC, CEN and Jillian ...
  • NPD Forecast: Super ghoul NPD jobs 

    Bodine, Jenn; Russell, Jillian; St. Cyr, Sheila; Purdy, Lisa A.; Youl, Zoe (Association for Nursing Professional Development, 2021-10-25)
    In this spooktacular episode of the NPD Forecast, Jenn and Jill unmask some super ghoul NPD jobs with special guests, Sheila St. Cyr, Lisa Purdy, and Zoe Youl. The NPD Forecast features leading voices of the NPD community, ...
  • NPD Forecast: Virtual debriefing 

    Bodine, Jenn; Russell, Jillian; Horsley, Elizabeth (Association for Nursing Professional Development, 2021-04-12)
    In this episode, Elizabeth Horsley—a simulation marvel—joins Jenn and Jillian to explore barriers encountered in virtual debriefing and discuss best practices for debriefing whether virtual or in real life ...
  • Student led interprofessional education and wellness fair: Preparing for practice 

    Theuri, Serah; Connerton, Charlotte; Thomas, Pamela; Mason, Jessica; Dishman, Karen; Butler, Ryan
    Background/Significance of Problem/Issue/Concern: The College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) faculty and members of the CNHP Wellness Committee offered an interprofessional wellness fair to faculty, staff, and ...
  • Metacognition in nurse practitioner students: How nurse educators can best serve students 

    Holliday, Kathryn; Waryold, Justin; Rodriguez, Eric
    The dynamic and changing healthcare environment requires educators to prepare nurse practitioner students with more than knowledge and skills.  Healthcare providers need to be prepared with enhanced skills related to ...
  • Using an asynchronous open source platform for leadership education 

    Nadelson, Sandie; Conner, Kelley; Nadelson, Louis; Gray, Rebecca; Griffith, Keitha
    Online simulation is an effective means to develop nursing students and essential as COVID has restricted in-person training. However, creating high-quality simulations with little training or expensive software has been ...
  • Nurse residents as change agents for wellness in the workplce 

    Stroupe, Lya M.; Casdorph, Nancy
    Research has shown that individuals who work in the medical field have compassion fatigue and burnout.  Some healthcare workers leave jobs, commit suicide or have increased patient errors related to compassion ...
  • Meaningful recognition: An imperative for nurse manager well-being 

    Barnes, Bonnie; Barnes, Mark; Pabico, Christine (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2021-10)
    The DAISY® Award for Extraordinary Nurses was created in 1999 out of grief for the loss of Patrick Barnes to recognize nurses for their compassionate care. The program now honors exceptional nurses from around the ...
  • 2020 ANCC Pathway Award® winner 

    Ball, Sarah; Diggins, Kristine; Martindale, Nairobi; Patterson, Angela; Pohnert, Anne M.; Thomas, Jacinta; Todd, Tammy; Bates, Melissa (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2021-08)
    Each year since 2011, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has partnered with Cerner to bestow the ANCC Pathway Award® on a Pathway to Excellence®-designated organization to elevate the practice ...
  • Partnering for maximum impact: Pathway to Excellence® and Sigma team up to benefit nurses 

    Pabico, Christine; Abel, Sarah E. (Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc., 2021-04)
    The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Pathway to Excellence® Program (Pathway) and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) have harnessed the synergy between both organizations ...

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