Each year Frontier Nursing University (FNU) faculty leaves a lasting impact in the health care community. This blog highlights the research, presentations, and acknowledgments created and earned by faculty members between April and June of this year.
Paula Alexander-Delpech, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC, APRN, Associate Professor
Dr. Alexander Delpech is completing a two-year appointment on the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) inaugural Diversity Committee.
She is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Group, and served as a faculty reviewer on the AACN Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Faculty Toolkit. In addition, she was selected to participate in the 2021-2022 cohort of the AACN’s Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing Program (ELAN).
In collaboration with Billinda Tebbenhoff and Audrey Perry, DNP, CNM, CNE, Dr. Alexander-Delpech’s abstract was accepted for a poster presentation at the APNA 35th Annual Conference: “Revolutionizing Person-Centered Care Through the Integration of Teams STEEPS in a PMHNP Curriculum.”
Tia Andrighetti, DNP, CNM, CHSE-A, CNE, Innovation Coach and Simulation Coordinator
Dr. Andrighetti was appointed to the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) Site Visitor Panel.
Megan Arbour, Ph.D., CNM, CNE
Dr. Arbour published “Clinical Implications for Women of a Low-Carbohydrate or Ketogenic Diet With Intermittent Fasting” in Nursing for Women’s Health in collaboration with Melissa Stec, Kelly C. Walker and Judith C. Wika.
Jan Engstrom, PhD, APRN, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNE
Dr. Engstrom volunteered with the Flagler County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Program, doing advanced clinical screenings for people desiring the vaccine. Dr. Engstrom volunteered at 36 sessions, screening about 3,500 people.
Jana Esden, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE
In April, Dr. Esden presented at the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners Spring 2021 Conference. She discussed the diagnosis and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia, using scenario-based synchronous group learning to improve student confidence in prescribing. The session was also recorded for the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties 47th Annual Conference.
Kendra Faucett, DNP, CNM, Assistant Professor
In May, Dr. Faucett presented, “Stand up and be Counted: Why Ensuring Birth Certificate Accuracy Should be the Priority of Every Midwife,” at the American College of Nurse-Midwives virtual annual conference. The presentation was in collaboration with Emily McGahey.
Meghan Garland, MSN, CNM
Garland published “Self-Efficacy, Outcome Expectations, Group Social Support, and Adherence to Physical Activity in African American Women,” in collaboration with JoEllen Wilbur, Louis Fogg, Shannon Halloway, Lynne Braun, and Arlene Miller.
She was awarded a competitive grant from the Midwest Nursing Research Society to support her research and internal funding from the Rush University College of Nursing. Her dissertation research is on the determinants of physical activity among pregnant Black women. Garland, who is pursuing her doctorate at Rush University’s College of Nursing, intends to develop culturally tailored physical activity interventions for women with limited access to high-quality care.
“I saw an opportunity to promote health in a population that frequently is overlooked or doesn’t receive the quality of health care that they deserve,” Garland said.
Jane Houston, DNP, CNM, FACNM
Dr. Houston received the Lang International Scholarship Award from the ACNM to virtually attend the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM).
Khara’ Jefferson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Assistant Professor
Dr. Jefferson published “Implementing a Standardized Cardiac Protocol for the Adolescent Preparticipation Sports Examination” in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care.
Laura Manns-James, Ph.D., CNM, WHNP-BC, CNE, Associate Professor
Dr. Manns-James, in collaboration with Nell Tharpe, Cindy Farley, Robin Jordan, Heather Bradford, Nena Harris and Heidi Fillmore, published “Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery and Women’s Health (6th ed.) in Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Audrey Perry, DNP, CNM, CNE
Dr. Perry successfully won the primary election for School Board Director and will be moving on to November and the general election.
Kevin Scalf, DNP, PMHNP-BC
In April, Dr. Scalf presented “Demystifying Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Clinical Setting” at the Kentucky Association of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse-Midwives Annual Conference in Louisville, Ky.
Ana Verzone, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNM
In collaboration with Forrest, C. L., Dr. Verzone published “Antibiotic Stewardship: Improving patient-Centered Right Care in Urgent Care Using a Shared Decision Aid and 5 Ds Tool” in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Sally Weiss, EdD, APRN, FNP-C, CNE, ANEF
Dr. Weiss was selected to sit on the education committee for the state organization Florida Nurse Practitioner Network. F.A. Davis also contacted her to contribute to a chapter on cellular regulation for Linda Caputi’s new book, Nursing Concepts a Practical Approach.
A huge congratulations to all of our faculty for everything they do to build a better world for the health care community and underserved populations!