Submissions to this collection are independent or prompted by nursing organizations, health-related corporations, hospitals, and healthcare systems who have indicated a desire to participate in this repository as a group, but have not completed the necessary probationary period for their own collection, do not desire their own collection, or have let an existing collection remain dormant for a one-year period.

Eligible items are: posters, PowerPoint slides, presentation videos, and handouts from events hosted by nursing groups.

Groups include national/international nursing organizations, schools of nursing, nursing consortia, hospitals/healthcare systems, and nursing staff at health-related organizations, companies, and corporations.

Copyright to items in this collection remains vested in the author or original copyright holder unless otherwise indicated in the item record.

The submissions do not undergo peer-review prior to posting in this repository. Acquisition and vetting types will be clearly noted in each item record.

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Recent Submissions

  • Perioperative immersion program: Transition to practice 

    Creasy, Edward
    Purpose: To design, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of a perioperative immersion program for senior nursing students to help the transition from classroom knowledge to practical skills and competency in the ...
  • Female genital mutilation: What nurses need to know 

    Turkington, Kirsten
    Female Genital Manipulation (FGM) is recognized as a significant worldwide human rights concern that is based on outdated societal, religious and ethnic beliefs. FGM, however, is not a foreign issue. FGM is also an ...
  • It’s time for results! Preventing bullying in our workplace 

    Howard, Matthew S.; Embree, Jennifer L.
    As the issue of incivility, lateral and horizontal violence, and bullying continue in nursing, strategies are needed to address and eliminate hostile work environments. Educational activities not only raise awareness of ...
  • Validation of a pictorial nausea assessment scale in pediatric patients with an oncology diagnosis 

    Barbosa, Megan; Moody, Megan; Klimpel, Kathy; James, Proudfoot; O'Haver, Judith
    Background: Children who have been diagnosed with cancer often receive emetogenic chemotherapy as part of their treatment protocol. Baxter and colleagues (2011) developed a pictorial scale to assess nausea in children; The ...
  • Celebrating Knowledge and Success With an NCLEX Challenge Event 

    Murch, Carol
    This project was the combining of 60+ years of experience as Nurse Educators and a community of nursing students who were preparing to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). To ...
  • Sigma's Henderson Repository: Innovation and Impact Through Open Dissemination 

    Thompson, Kimberly S.
    Presentation Overview: What is it? Who does it serve? What materials are accepted? What is open dissemination? Does the repository offer a publication option? A word about prior publication Benefits to individual ...
  • Investigating Chemobrain onset: A pilot study exploring the severity and onset of cognitive impairment 

    Moore, Kelly
    Background: Chemotherapy related changes in cognition fall into a cluster of symptoms commonly referred to as chemobrain. To date, nursing literature on the progression of chemobrain and tools used to describe this progression ...
  • The Impact of Simulation on Knowledge Gain Regarding Diabetic Patient Care 

    Woda, Aimee
    Summary: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a high-fidelity simulation experience on traditional pre-licensure nursing students’ knowledge and performance related to the care of the diabetic patient. ...
  • Does a Perioperative Decision Aid Tool Help Increase Patient and Staff Engagement? 

    Morris, Toni
    Does a perioperative decision aid tool help increase patient and nursing staff engagement? Background: Rapid reductions in healthcare reimbursement caused by the value-based care movement have healthcare organizations ...
  • My Research is Completed...Now What? 

    Ward, Cynthia W.
    Presentation Outline: Define methods and components of dissemination, including poster presentation, podium presentation and publishing Identify key elements in the publishing process
  • Chronic Complications of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) 

    Ward, Cynthia W.
    Presentation Outline: Recall VTE risk factors and prevention Describe post-thrombotic syndrome and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) Identify nursing implications of caring for patients with ...
  • Reflections on New Clinical Nurse Specialist Transition into Practice 

    Bath, Jennifer; Lucas, Amy; Ward, Cynthia W.; Carter, Kimberly
    The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify common themes in the experience of transitioning from staff nurse to CNS. The investigators used a phenomenological approach to examine their lived experiences of ...
  • Using Social Media to Increase Engagement in Nursing Organizations 

    Lucas, Amy; Ward, Cynthia W.
    A nursing organization’s Facebook administrator and webmaster collaborated to formulate a social media plan. Several strategies were used in the hopes of increasing engagement and membership in the organization. Strategies ...
  • Magnet® Tea: The Journey of a Publication Steeped in Magnet Values 

    Perry, Margaret; Ward, Cynthia W.; Nightingale, Danielle; Goyer, Donna
    Shortly after the initial Magnet® designation of a 700+ bed not-for-profit Level One Trauma Center, a Clinical Nurse Educator identified a need to involve bedside nurses in research and evidence based practice (EBP). ...
  • Effects of Nurse-Physician Collaborative Rounding 

    Sullivan, Wendy; Ward, Cynthia W.
    This presentation describes a method to enhance nurse-physician-patient communication that increases patient satisfaction with nurse communication, physician communication, and overall teamwork.
  • Venous Thromboembolism 

    Ward, Cynthia W.
    Objectives: Identify 3 risk factors for VTE in a hospitalized patient. Identify proper documentation for SCD use. Document informed refusal when patients refuse VTE prophylaxis. Verbalize calling the provider when ...
  • An Evidence-Driven Campaign to Decrease Venous Thromboembolism 

    Ward, Cynthia W.
    To identify gaps in practice, opportunities for improvement and decrease venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
  • Revision of a Shared Governance Program 

    Jacobs, Cheryl; Ward, Cynthia W.
    After 5 years of shared governance using a congressional model with unit, divisional, departmental councils, and a governance board, there was decreased attendance at shared governance council meetings and a sense of ...
  • Key Elements in Developing a Poster for National Presentation 

    Ward, Cynthia W.
    This presentation assists others in the creation of an abstract and poster for presentation at a conference/event. It names the required information to include in an abstract and poster. It lists essential components in ...
  • Fast Track Program for Bowel Surgery [Poster] 

    Ward, Cynthia W.
    Best practices for care of patients having bowel surgery were implemented. Patient outcomes were compared before and after implementation of the fast-track program. There were significant decreases in length of stay, time ...

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