Honors and Awards
- 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award George Mason University College of Health and Human
- 2012 Best Practice Award – Patient-Centered Approach to Handoffs- ISHAPED
- 2012 Caring for the Community Award Epsilon Zeta Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International
- 2005 Ann Lewis Educational Assistance Award, Virginia Nurses Association
|2008||PhD, George Mason University ‐ Nursing|
|1992||MSN, University of Texas at El Paso ‐ Nursing|
|1979||BA, Cameron University|
|1974||AAS, Nursing, Pace University|
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Research Works (6)
Reducing nurses' stress: A randomized controlled trial of a web-based stress management program for nurses Applied Nursing Research (2016)
BackgroundNursing is a notoriously high-stress occupation – emotionally taxing and physically draining, with a high incidence of burnout. In addition to the damaging effects of stress on nurses' health and well being, stress is also ...
Examination of the Perceptions of Registered Nurses Regarding the Use of Healing Touch in the Acute Care Setting Journal of Holistic Nursing (2016)
Given the current transformation of traditional health care to provide more integrative and complementary modalities, health systems are implementing new programs and services to meet consumer and provider needs. One such integrative modality, Healing Touch, ...
The Effects of Healing Touch on Pain, Nausea, and Anxiety Following Bariatric Surgery: A Pilot Study Explore (2015)
ContextGiven the growth in the number of bariatric surgeries, it is important for healthcare practitioners to maximize symptom management for these patients, including the option of complementary therapies such as Healing Touch. ObjectiveA quasi-experimental study was ...
BSN Completion Barriers, Challenges, Incentives, and Strategies JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration (2014)
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to explore RN perceptions regarding barriers/challenges and incentives/supports for BSN completion and identify recommendations to increase RN BSN completion.BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine’s 2011 The Future of Nursing ...
Promoting caring- healing relationships: Bringing Healing Touch to the bedside a multihospital health system Holistic Nursing Practice (2014)
New legislative mandates, evaluation metrics, and patient demand have led acute care organizations to expand their patient-centered care model to include the use of complementary therapies. One multihospital health system is offering Healing Touch training ...
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Patient Satisfaction Score Pre- and Post- Implementation of ISHAPED Bedside Handoff Process and Patient Perceptions of ISHAPED Picker Institute Always Event® (2013)
10.142Patient Satisfaction Score Pre- and Post- Implementation of ISHAPED Bedside Handoff Process and Patient Perceptions of ISHAPED Picker Institute Always Event® Grant PI $49, 999 (2010-2013) Sub- Investigators: Herbst, A., Turner, J.W., Speroni, K.G. & ...