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SON Accomplishments AY 2014 – 2015

Faculty Publications:

Blasdell, N. (accepted for publication) The Evolution of Spirituality in the Nursing Literature, International Journal of Caring Sciences.

Brier, J., Moalem, C., Haverly, M., Januario, M., Padula, C., Tal, A., & Trosh, H. (2015), Knowing something is ‘not right’ is beyond intuition: development of a clinical algorithm to enhance surveillance and assist nurses to organize and communicate clinical findings, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24 (5-6), 832-843.

Engvall, J., Padula, C., Krajewski, A., Rourke, J., McGillivray, C., Desroches, S., & Anger, W. (2014). Empowering the development of a nurse driven protocol, MedSurg Nurs, May-June, 23(3), 149-154.

Galloway, S. (Manuscript submitted) Concept Analysis: Spiritual Nursing Care. Nursing Forum.

Lavall, K.A. & Costello, J. Assessment of the public’s knowledge of venous thromboembolism. Journal of Vascular Nursing 2015 :33(2) 2015: 68 – 71.

Mock, M., & Sethares, K. (March, 2015). Performance of Health Literacy Measures among Hospitalized Adults with Heart Failure: A Feasibility Study. In Nursing Research (Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. E58-E58).  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Quigley, P. (July 2014, accepted for publication in future issue) The human genome project: Implications for nursing practice. Nursing 2014

Quigley, P. (April 2015, accepted for publication in future issue) Hereditary Hemochromatosis: An adult genetic disorder, Nursing 2015.

Murphy, J. I., & Sadlon, P. P. (2015). Academic-Practice Partners Integration of INACSL Standards in Education and Practice. Clinical Simulation in Nursing (submitted).

Servello, D. (2015) General Survey and Vital Sign Assessment. In Jenson, S. Nursing Health Assessment, A Best Practice Approach (2nd ed.) (pp. 79-112). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Vernon, G.M., Carty, A.E.S., Salemno, C.M., Siskind, M.M., Thomas, CA(2014). Understanding Parkinson disease: An evolving case study. The Nurse Practitioner, October 15:39(10): 1-10. Doi:10.1097/01.NPR0000453646.44157.83

Student Publications:

 Lavall, K.A. & Costello, J. Assessment of the public’s knowledge of venous thromboembolism. Journal of Vascular Nursing 2015 :33(2) 2015: 68 – 71.

Faculty Presentations:

Astphan, P., Deckro, J. & D’Eramo, A. (October, 2014)  From the Front Lines and Beyond: Caring for Our Veterans in Community Healthcare Settings, Poster Presentation at The American Assembly for Men in Nursing 39th Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Blanchette, L. (June 2014) Partnering with Architects to Design a Community Health Station,  Podium Presentation at the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE) Annual Institute, San Antonio, Texas
Costello, J. (November 2014) Evaluation of a Nurse-Initiated Routine HIVTesting Pilot on a Medical-Surgical Unit, Poster Presentation at the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Miami FL
Costello, J. (May 2015) Evaluation of a Nurse-Initiated Routine HIV Testing Pilot on a Medical-Surgical Unit, Podium Presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau Delta Upsilon Chapter-at-Large Spring Meeting, Providence, RI

Dame, L. (April 2015) Examining Nursing Students’ Attitudes toward Caring for Dying Patients: A Simulation Learning Activity. Poster presentation at the 19th annual Research, Evidence Based Practice and Performance Improvement in Healthcare Conference, Evansville Indiana

Deckro, J., Astphan, P., Colleran-Santos, C., & Losi, P. (April, 2014). Caring for our Presentation Veterans: From the frontlines and beyond, 3rd Annual American Assembly for Men in Nursing Spring CEU Event, Newton, MA

Hetzel, K. (November 2014) Invited Panelist: Rhode Island’s Mental Health System in Crisis, Publick Occurrences Event sponsored by the Providence Journal, Leadership RI, and Rhode Island College held at Rhode Island College.

Hetzel, K. (April 2015) A Psychiatric Mental Health Simulation Provided for Nursing Students, Poster Presentation at the Annual New England Chapter of American Psychiatric Nurses Association (NEAPNA) Conference, Portland ME.

Mock, M. (March, 2015) Performance of Health Literacy Measures Among Hospitalized Adults with Heart Failure: A Feasibility Study, Poster Presentation at the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Mock, M. (May, 2015) Health Literacy Measurement in Community Dwelling Hospitalized Adults with Heart Failure: A Feasibility Study, Podium Presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Upsilon Chapter Grant Recipient Presentations at the Spring Program Meeting, Providence, R.I.

Ross, S. (November 2014) Intrapartum nurses’ beliefs about childbirth: A descriptive qualitative study in nurses that provide care to women in labor and birth. Podium presentation at the 15th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference in Dublin, Ireland

Sadlon, P.P. (December 2014).  QR codes for patient identification: a low resource solution for simulation. Accepted submission to the (2015) International Meeting for Simulation and presentation at the IMSH 2015 conference Spectrum of Innovation Showcase, New Orleans, LA.

Sadlon P. P. (May, 2015). What Do Students Really Remember? A Manual Test Item Analysis Post Diabetes Lecture, Poster Presentation at Northfield, VT: Norwich University.

Smith, N., Coia, B., Creamer, C. Huntley-Newby, D. & Lockett. (July 2014), Excellence in practice through Integration of Simulation into Pediatric Clinical Experiences, Poster presentation at the 30th Annual Pediatric Nursing Conference, National Harbor, MD

Wilks, M. (July 2014) Authentic Leadership in Teaching and Learning on the DEU, Poster presentation at The Portland Model DEU: A Journey to Future Possibilities, Portland, Oregon.

Student Presentations

Parker, Mayumi (September 2014) Impact of Nursing Performance on Inpatient Medicare Revenue, Poster presentation as a “Rising Star” at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Conference, Indianapolis.


Faculty Awards:

Lynn Blanchette received the Certificate of Excellence in Recognition of outstanding service for Public Health Nursingfrom ANA-RI on May 15, 2015.

Meg Mock received Third Place in a Juried Abstract Competition at the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) 11th Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA in June 2015.

Patricia Quigley received honorarium from Linda Ward, Washington State University School of Nursing for participation in the Delphi study regarding the Genomic Nursing Concept Inventory September 2015.

Penni Sadlon received certification as a healthcare simulation educator (CHSE) June 2015.

Debra Servello completed fellowships with the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (January 2015) and the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Fellowship at the University of Rhode Island (June 2015).

Patricia Thomas  received the 2014 Faculty Leadership Award at Rhode Island College by President Nancy Carriuolo in September 2014; was accepted into the Edmund Safra Foundation Visiting Nurse Faculty Program for the summer of 2015.

Student Awards:

Jocelyne de Govenain’15 received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the 2015 Student Leadership Award Ceremony hosted by the Rhode Island College Office of Student Activities.


John Aflague: Consultant/Clinical Relevance Reviewer. McMaster University Evidence-based Practice.

Mary Byrd: Reviewer for Public Health Nursing.

Joanne Costello: Reviewer for Public Health Nursing

Claire Creamer: Reviewer for Assessment Technologies, Inc. (Video Skills) and Elsevier (Study Guide)

Patricia Molloy: Reviewer for the International Journal of Nursing Education

Cynthia Padula: Reviewer for Applied Nursing Research, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Wound and Ostomy Continence Nursing, and the Western Journal of Nursing Research.

Debra Servello: Reviewer for Thompson. (in print) Essentials Health Assessment. Assessing the Cardiovascular System. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis; Reviewer for Barkley, T. (in print) Family Nurse Practitioner Review. Hollywood: Barkley & Associates; Reviewer for Thompson. (in print). Essential Health Assessment. Health History. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.  

Nicole Smith: Reviewer for text: Kyle, T. & Carman, S. (2013) Essential of Pediatric Nursing, 2nd Edition. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA

Patricia Thomas: Reviewer for Public Health Nursing


Cynthia Padula (July 2015) team member with Phillip Clark (PI) GWERP Award, HRSA, funded over three years, $2.5 million.

Jane Williams (March 2015) Department of Elderly Affairs, Lifespan Respite Grant, funded $22,770.

Jane Williams (October 2014) Robert H.I. Goddard and Hope Drury Goddard Scholarship Fund, Rhode Island Foundation funded $14,949.

Jane Williams (July 2014) Building a Regional Collaborative for Interprofessional Education, Tufts Foundation, $60,000.​

Page last updated: December 07, 2015