Accomplishments: School of Nursing

March 22, 2019
Rachell A. Ekroos (Nursing) provided a three-hour workshop during the U.S. Army’s Sexual Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) Victim Advocate Training at the George W. Dunaway U.S. Army Reserve Center. The workshop addressed several significant topics including clinical sexual assault examination practices, multidisciplinary responses to sexual assault, debunking myths related to exam findings, and a presentation on the use of strangulation during sexual assaults and intimate partner violence....
March 20, 2019
Angela Amar (Nursing) was appointed to the Masters Essential Revision Task Force for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The committee leads the revisions to this important document that guides graduate nursing education and accreditation.
March 13, 2019
Tirth Bhatta (Sociology) and Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) co-authored an article with others titled “Racial Differences in Future Care Planning in Late Life." Their article was published in the journal Ethnicity & Health. 
February 15, 2019
Tedd Girouard and Kara Radzak (both Athletic Training) along with Du Feng (Nursing) and alumna Jessica Dunn,'16 MS Kinesiology, co-authored “Sex Specific Post-concussion Symptom Reporting in Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” which concluded additional research should further evaluate if differences between male and female adolescents in the rate of concussion symptom reporting are due to biologic sex, or if differences are related to sex stereotypes and gender norms. The...
February 11, 2019
Rei Serafica (Nursing) is the lead author of a recently published article, "The Use of Mobile Health to Assist Self-management and Access to Services in a Rural Community" in the Journal of Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN. The purpose of the study was to explore the barriers to and needs for using mobile health technology to assist low income Asian-American and Pacific Islander participants in rural Hawaii in their health care.
January 30, 2019
Alona Angosta and Rhigel A. Tan (Nursing) with collaborator, Daniel Heil of Montana State University, and  graduate student, Wei Zhu, recently published an article, "The Energy Expenditure of Tinikling: A Culturally Relevant Filipino Dance," in the International Journal of Exercise Science. This article examines the energy cost and metabolic intensity of a culturally based Filipino dance for experienced adult dancers and compared directly to the 3.0 and 6.0 MET thresholds for moderate and ...
January 16, 2019
Rachell A. Ekroos (Nursing) and colleague Sarah E. Shannon (Montana State University) are authors of a paper,  "Forensic Medical Examinations: Imagining Justice," accepted for publication in the Journal of Forensic Nursing. The paper explores underlying assumptions that may contribute to disparate practices and inequalities regarding forensic medical examinations for persons accused or suspected of committing a sexual offense and persons identified as victims of a sexual offense.
November 26, 2018
Tirth Bhatta (Sociology) co-authored an article, “Gendered ‘Long Arm’ of Parental Education?: Life Course Influences on Functional Limitations Among Older Adults in India,” that was published in the Journal of Aging and Health. Bhatta also co-authored a chapter with Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) and Moushumi Roy (Michigan State University), “The Effects of ‘Natural’ Disasters on Older Adults in South Asia: The Case of Intersectional Identities,” that appears in the edited volume Global Agenda for...
November 21, 2018
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (Nursing) was inducted into the 2018 inaugural cohort of the Hall of Fame at the Louisiana State University Health School of Nursing in New Orleans. The School of Nursing Hall of Fame recognizes alumni, faculty or student achievements that have made an enduring contribution to the nursing profession sustainable beyond their lifetime. Hall of Fame recipients have demonstrated outstanding leadership that has impacted the health or welfare of Louisianans, other United...
November 14, 2018
Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) presented her research “Effect of Meditation and Prayer on Cognitive Function of Older Adults with Multimorbidity” at International Symposium of Contemplative Practices, Mind and Life Institute Flagship Conference, in Phoenix. She also received a scholarship to attend this conference.  
November 14, 2018
Jennifer Kawi (Nursing) is the recipient of a $30,000 Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare award to support three Jonas Scholars with a $10,000 scholarship each in the 2018-2020 Jonas Scholar cohort.  Catherine Dingley (Nursing) submitted the application.
November 9, 2018
Du Feng (Nursing) is the recipient of a $177,777 Health Resources and Services Administration Nurse Faculty Loan Program award to make loans available to students who will become qualified nursing faculty. Rebecca Benfield (Nursing) submitted the application.