FY20 SON Publications

Scholarly journal publications represent an important contribution to science. Collected here is a selection of recently published articles by faculty (in bold) in the School of Nursing. Access to the online published abstracts and/or full papers are provided, when available.

Journal Articles

  • Arms, T. E., Rowan, N. L., Miller, S. E., & Sigmon, L. L. (October 2019). An interprofessional geriatric team meeting. Gerontology & Geriatric Studies, 5(2), 492-495. https://crimsonpublishers.com/ggs/abstract/GGS.000608.php (Interprofessional)
  • Arms, T. E., Sardina, A. L., Rowan, N. L., & Ashton-Forrester, C. R. (May 2020). Use of the into aging game to improve empathy among nursing, recreational therapy, and social work students. Journal of International Human Caring, 24(2), 76-83. doi:10.20467/HumanCaring-D-19-00045 (Interprofessional)
  • Bove, L. A. (June 2020). The integration of informatics content in baccalaureate and graduate nursing education: An updated status report. Nurse Educator, 45(4), 206-209. doi:10.1097/NNE.0000000000000734
  • Bove, L. A. (September 2019). Increasing patient engagement through the use of wearable technology.
    The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 15(2019), 535-539. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2019.03.018
  • Bove, L. A., & Conklin, S. L. A. (April 2020). Learning strategies for faculty during a learning management system migration. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 23(1). https://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/spring231/bove_conklin231.html (Interprofessional)
  • Bove, L. A., & Conklin, S. L. A. (October 2019). Using the technology adoption model to assess faculty comfort with the learning management system. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 22(3). https://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/fall223/bove_conklin223.html
  • Choi, J., Baker, E. W., Nalawade, S. (Graduate), & Lee, H. (Undergraduate). (February 2020). Steps to develop a mobile app for pain assessment of cancer patients: A usability study. Computer Informatics Nursing, 38(2), 80-87. doi:10.1097/CIN.0000000000000581 (Interprofessional)
  • Dsouza, R. (Graduate), Quinonez, R., Hubbell, S. L., & Brame, J. (November 2019). Promoting Foundations for interprofessional collaborative practice: Oral health in nursing education. Nurse Education Today, 82, 93-98. doi:10.17615/8zan-mr69
  • El Hajj, D. G., & Cook, P. F. (September 2019). Acculturation and Arab immigrant health in Colorado: A socioecological perspective. Nutrition and Food Science, 48(5), 795-806. doi:10.1108/NFS-10- 2017-0207
  • El Hajj, D. G., Cook, P. F., & James, K. (September 2019). Newer forms of tobacco products: Characteristics of poly users among adults living in Colorado. Tobacco Use Insights, 12, 1-6. doi: 10.1177/1179173X19874811
  • Green, A., Kim-Godwin, Y. S., & Jones, C. W. (March 2020). Perceptions of spiritual care education, competence, and barriers in providing spiritual care among registered nurses. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 38(1), 41-51. doi:10.1177/0898010119885266
  • Griggs, K. M., & Woodard, E. K. (August 2019). Evaluation of the fetal monitor safety nurse role: Lessons learned. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 44(5), 269-276. doi:10.1097/NMC.0000000000000558
  • Heo, S., Moser, D. K., Lennie, T., Grudnowski, S., Kim, J., & Turrise, S. L. (November 2019). Patients’ beliefs about causes and consequences of heart failure symptoms. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 41(11), 1623-1641. doi:10.1177/0193945918823786
  • Heo, S., Moser, D., Lennie, T., Fisher, M., Kim, J., Walsh, M., Ounpraseuth, S., & Turrise, S. L. (April 2020). Prediction of heart failure symptoms and health-related quality of life at 12 months from baseline modifiable factors in patients with heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 35(2), 116-125. doi:10.1097/JCN.0000000000000642 (Interprofessional)
  • Hinkle, J. F., Jones, C. W., & Saccomano, S. J. (June 2020). Pilot of an adaptive learning platform in graduate nursing education pathophysiology. Journal of Nursing Education, 59(6), 327-330. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20200520-05
  • Hrelic, D. A. (June 2020). School Survival Skills: How to find success while working full-time and getting your BSN. American Nurse Journal, 34-36. https://www.myamericannurse.com/school-survival-skills/
  • Hrelic, D. A. (October 2019). RN to BSN: Why & how. American Nurse Today, 14(10), 42-44. https://www.myamericannurse.com/rn-to-bsn-why-and-how/ 
  • Hunker, D. F., Shellenbarger, T., & Gazza, E. A. (October 2019). Doctoral student self-assessment of writing development. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 12(2), 141-147. https://connect.springerpub.com/content/sgrjdnp/12/2/141#:~:text=Faculty%20in%20doctoral%20programs%20can,resources%20intended%20to%20improve%20writing
  • Isibel, D. M. (January 2020). Improving health literacy at the organizational Level. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 13(1), 79-83. doi:10.1891/2380-9418.JDNP-D-19-00028
  • Jones, A. L., & Pastor, D. K. (May 2020). Older adult suicides: What you should know and what you can do. Home Healthcare Now, 38(3), 124-130. doi:10.1097/NHH.0000000000000855 (Interprofessional)
  • Kim, S. S., Gil, M., & Kim-Godwin, Y. S. (June 2020). Development and validation of the family relationship assessment scale in Korean college students’ families. Family Process. doi:10.1111/famp.12559
  • Kim-Godwin, Y. S. (June 2020). Effectiveness of best possible self and gratitude writing interventions among the parents of troubled children. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing. doi:10.3928/02793695- 20200624-07
  • Kim-Godwin, Y. S., Kim, S.-S., & Gil, M. (February 2020). Journaling for Self-Care and Coping in Mothers of Troubled Children. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 34(2), 50-57. doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2020.02.005
  • Kim-Godwin, Y., & Lee, M. H. (October 2019). Suicide ideation, plan and attempts and nonmedical prescription opioid use among U.S adults. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 33(5), 9-15. doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2019.04.009
  • Leutou, A. S., McCall, J. R., York, R., Govindapur, R., & Bourdelais, A. J. (February 2020). Anti-inflammatory activity of glycolipids and a polyunsaturated fatty acid methyl ester isolated from the marine dinoflagellate Karenia mikimotoi. Marine Drugs, 18(3), 12. doi:10.3390/md18030138
  • Mager, D. R., & Roberto, A. (October 2019). Multipatient prioritization in simulation. Nurse educator, 44(5), 235-236. doi:10.1097/NNE.0000000000000618
  • Matthias, A. D. (March 2020). Engaging students with nursing history through a study abroad. Journal of Nursing Education, 59(3), 176. doi:10.3928/01484834-20200220-12
  • Matthias, A. D., Gazza, E. A., & Triplett, A. (Master's) (August 2019). Preparing future nurse educators to teach in the online environment. Journal of Nursing Education, 58(8), 488-491. doi:10.3928/01484834-20190719-10
  • MCarthy, M., Stonecipher, J., Gilmartin, H., El Hajj, D. G., & Battaglia, C. (November 2019). An interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship model: Opportunities for nurse PhDs. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 10(2), 33-38. doi:10.5430/jnep.v10n2p33
  • McCall, J. R., Holland, W. C., Keeler, D., Hardison, D. R., & Litaker, R. W. (October 2019). Improved accuracy of saxitoxin measurement using an optimized enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.Toxins, 11(632), 1-12. doi:10.3390/toxins11110632
  • Phillips, K. E., Roberto, A., Salmon, S., & Smalley, V. (January 2020). Nursing student interprofessional simulation increases empathy and improves attitudes on poverty. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 37(1), 19-25. doi:10.1080/07370016.2020.1693095
  • Saccomano, S. (September 2019). Acute acetaminophen toxicity in adults. Nursing Critical Care, 14(5), 10-17. doi:10.1097/01.CCN.0000578816.14164.9f
  • Saccomano, S. J. (November 2019). Acute acetaminophen toxicity. Nurse Practitioner, 44(11), 42-47. doi:10.1097/01.NPR.0000586020.15798.c6
  • Smith, S. D., Thompson, C. E., & Sims, S. (February 2020). Adapting a nurse managed mobile simulation program to meet rural health nursing continuing education needs. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 51(2), 82-86. doi:10.3928/00220124-20200115-07
  • Smith, S. D., Turrise, S. L., Jordan, L., Robertson, A. M., & Kane, P. (April 2020). Use of an electronic alert tool to prevent readmissions following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, 27(2), 80-84 (Interprofessional). https://www.mdedge.com/jcomjournal/article/219582/cardiology/use-electronic-alert-tool-prevent-readmissions-following 
  • Stechmiller, J. K., Lyon, D., Schultz, G., Gibson, D. J., Weaver, M. T., Wilkie, D., Ferrell, A. V., Whitney, J., Kim, J., & Millan, S. B. (July 2019). Biobehavioral mechanisms associated with nonhealing wounds and psychoneurologic symptoms (pain, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue, depression, and anxiety) in older individuals with chronic venous leg ulcers. Biological Research for Nursing, 21(4), 407-419. doi:10.1177/1099800419853881
  • Tarte, V. P., & Amirehsani, K. A. (November 2019). Perceptions of mobile technology for heart failure education and self-management among middle-aged and older adults. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45(11), 30-38. doi:10.3928/00989134-20191011-05
  • Tem, C. (Undergraduate), Kong, C. (Undergraduate), Him, N. (Undergraduate), Sann, N. (Undergraduate), Chang, S. B. (PhD), & Choi, J. (November 2019). Hand hygiene of nursing and midwifery students in Cambodia. International Nursing Review, 66(4), 523-529. doi:10.1111/inr.12547
  • Thompson, C. E. (January 2020). The effects of high-fidelity simulation, low-fidelity simulation, and video training on nursing student anxiety in the clinical setting. Nursing Education Perspectives, 1- 3. doi:10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000624
  • Thompson, C. E., Ahern, N., & Crawford, R. S. (January 2020). Practical guidelines to use Facebook as an alternative to discussion boards for online RN-BSN students. Nurse Educator, 1-2. doi:10.1097/NNE.0000000000000774
  • Turrise, S. L., Thompson, C. E., & Hepler, M. S. (April 2020). Virtual simulation: Comparing critical thinking and satisfaction in RN-BSN students. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 1-5. doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2020.03.004
  • Ventura, A., Horne, C., Crane, P., Mendes, M. A., & Sears, S. (January 2020). Exploring the experiences of individuals with an insertable cardiac monitor: Making the decision for device insertion. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Cardiopulmonary and Acute Care, 49(2020), 86-91. doi:10.1016/j.hrtlng.2019.07.004 (Interprofessional)

Book Chapters

  • Arms, T. E., Tseng, T., Cunningham, R., & McFayden, C. (March 2020). Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. In C. Alfes & E. Zimmerman (Ed.), Clinical simulations for the advanced practice nurse (1st ed., pp. 453-465). Springer. doi:10.1891/9780826140364.0011
  • Dodrill, P., & Estrem, H. H. (November 2019). Quality of life assessment in children with feeding and swallowing disorders. In J. McMurray, M. Hoffman, & M. Braden (Ed.), Multidisciplinary management of pediatric voice and swallowing disorders. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-26191- 7_20 (Interprofessional)
  • Roberto, A. (November 2019). Community resiliency and emergency preparedness. In D. R. Mager & J. Conelius (Ed.), Population health for nurses: Improving community outcomes (1st ed.). Springer. doi:10.1891/9780826148346.0003 (Interprofessional)


  • Newman Giger, J. A., & Haddad, L. G. (April 2020). Transcultural nursing: Assessment and intervention (8th ed.). Elsevier.