School of Nursing Newsletter

Notable Achievement:  Presentations

American Association for the History of Nursing Annual Conference

April Matthias made a podium and paper presentation entitled “New Educational Pathways for Entry-level Nursing Practice: Attempts to Differentiate a Professional Identity and Role” last September. The peer-reviewed paper/podium presentation was made at the 33rd annual conference (“Nursing and Health Care History”) in Chicago. 

American Heart Association’s State of the Science Stroke Nursing Symposium

Barbara Lutz attended the American Heart Association’s State of the Science Stroke Nursing Symposium and the International Stroke Conference in Houston Feb. 21-24 where she presented three invited papers. Citations are listed below:  

  1. Lutz, B.J. (2017). A willing and able caregiver will optimize community re-integration post-stroke: The importance of assessment;
  2. Lutz, B.J. Preparing young stroke survivors for the community and return to work;
  3. Morrisette, M. & Lutz, B.J. Quality inpatient care for young adult stroke survivors.

Barbara LutzLutz was also a member of an invited panel to discuss stroke research. The topic of the discussion was "Individualized electronic care plans and performance measures for comprehensive post-acute stroke care." Standing in photo from left to right: Janet Bettger (Duke University), Christina Condon (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center), Cheryl Bushnell, M.D. (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center), Sarah Lycan, (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) and Barbara Lutz.

Southern Nursing Research Society 31st Annual Conference

Anne Marie Goff: A podium presentation entitled "Stressors and Learned Resourcefulness in Baccalaureate Nursing Students" on Feb. 23:

Naomi Clark photoKelly WardNaomi Clark (May ’17), pictured at left: A podium presentation and a poster presentation on "Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Regarding Advance Care Planning in Active Duty Military Members Ages 18-30."

Kelli Ward (May ’17), pictured right: A podium presentation and poster presentation on "College-Age Students Knowledge, Attitudes and Intentions Towards Advance Care Planning."

Barbara Lutz was the faculty preceptor for both of the student projects. Lutz also represented the American Nurses Foundation at the conference by serving on the funding panel and speaking about available grant funding. 

National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting

Sean Vanhille, a graduate student in psychology, presented a poster at the National Academies of Practice annual meeting in Philadelphia, March 17-18, which highlighted his study completed in collaboration with Barbara Lutz. The poster is titled "Developing a tool to assess stroke caregiver readiness." This study highlights the inter-professional collaboration being done by the School of Nursing with other UNCW departments.