Nursing Scholarly Work

Clinical Ladder V Projects

Clinical Ladder V projects represent the highest advancement of professional standards.
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Publications & Presentations at Non-Hospital Locations:

Medical Office Sites

Pam Combs, PhD, RN –

  1. American Society for Artificial Internal Organs VAD Coordinator Conference – Chair & Moderator – Chicago, IL
  2. International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation – Poster Moderator – Nice, France
  3. American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Conference – Switch Hitters Rotation: Small Program vs Large Program’s Experiences – Chicago, IL
  4. Daughters of American Revolution – Grace Under Pressure: Heart Health Among Women – Austin, TX

Carmen Davailus, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, HNC – Austin Chapter of American Association of Neuroscience Nurses – Alzheimer’s Disease: Important Roles for Nurses – Austin, TX

Becky Goldsmith, BSN, RN, CDE – Take Control of Your Diabetes Conference – Meter Readings – High, Low….Now What? – Austin, TX

Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge

Mollie Gabel, MSN, RN, CCRN – Association for Nursing Professional Development – Open Heart Simulation and Mixed Methodology – Las Vegas, NV

Marianne Mowry, MSN, RN, RN-BC, CHSE – Association for Nursing Professional Development – Shock New Life into your Open Heart Training – Las Vegas, NV

Yvonne VanDyke, MSN, RN – RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows Team Impact, Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health – Strength beyond Our Walls: Improving Transitions in Care Through Collaboration and Technology – Washington, D.C.

Ascension Seton Administration Offices

VanDyke, Yvonne, MSN, RN, RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow – RWJF National Summit – Strength beyond Our Walls: Improving Transitions in Care through Collaboration and Technology – Washington, D.C.

Lynn Andrus, PhD, RN, CEN, CNE

  1. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science – Patient and Unit Effects on Expected Length of Stay as Mediated by Patient Complexity Using Multilevel Latent Path Analyses – Washington, D.C.
  2. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science – Examining Frequentist, Bayesian, and Big Data Mining Methodological Approaches to Estimate a Complex Multilevel Model of Patient Quality Care – Washington, D.C.
  3. Western Institute of Nursing Annual Conference – Comparing Single & Multilevel Results for patients Nested in Hospital Units – Albuquerque, NM
  4. Southern Nursing Research Society – Demonstrating Traditional and Bayesian Methodological Approaches to Estimate a Mediated Multilevel Model of Patient Quality Care – Tampa, FL

Rebecca Miller, MSN, RN, NE-BC – ANA Quality Conference – To Fall or Not to Fall: That is the Question? – Orlando, FL

Anne Robinson, BSN, RN

  1. Texas Department of State Health Services/American Heart Association – Using Quality Data for Process Improvement – Austin, TX
  2. American Heart Association National Webinar Conference – Using NCDR Action Registry Quality Data for Hospital PI – Webinar

Dawn Seery, D.Be, MA, RN – University Health System Nursing Ethics Conference – Boundaries in Context: An Integral Part of Professional Practice – San Antonio, TX

Publications & Presentations at Hospital Locations:

Dell Children’s Medical Center

Karen Hamlett, BSN & Nancy Pluviose-Reynolds, BSN, CPN – Cystic Fibrosis National Conference – Taking It One Step Further: A Creative Approach to Bridging the Educational Gap Among Inpatient Nursing Staff Caring for the Cystic Fibrosis Patient (poster)- Atlanta, GA

Kim Wirth, BSN – American Society of Peri-anesthesia Nursing National Conference – Sensory Processing Disorder; Impact on Care in the Surgical Setting – San Antonio, TX

Allison Baker, BSN – National Association of Cystic Fibrosis Conference – Transitioning Quality improvement work (poster). – Phoenix, AZ

Tandy Mellard, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC/AC, CHPN, Valerie MacLaurin, CPNP, & Toni Wakefield, MD – Texas Pediatric Palliative Consortium – Culture within Culture: Family Dynamics and Interactions over the Life Span of a Child with a Life-threatening Illness – Fort Worth, TX

Cassandra Moffitt, BSN, CDE – Type One Nation North Texas Conference (sponsored by JDRF) – Success in School with Diabetes – Dallas, TX

Shannon Metcalf, BSN – Emergency Nurses Association (local chapter) – Strangulation and Domestic Violence – Austin, TX

Deanna Gillespie, BSN, CEN, CPEN – Emergency Nurses Association (local chapter) – I want a New Drug. – Austin, TX

Danica Sumpter, PhD, RN – CAHEC Nurse Educator Conference – Breckenridge, CO

  1. Using cognitive science to teach smarter and not harder (podium)
  2. Suspending curricular assumptions (poster)

Carol Marshall-Hanson, MSN, RN, CWCN – Society for Advanced Wound Care Conference – Use of an Absorbent Soft Silicone Antimicrobial Exudate Transfer Foam to Treat Wide-Spread Bullous Lesions and Erythroderma Reaction in a Neutropenic Patient –San Antonio, TX

Sally Freeman, MSN, RN, NCSN, NEA, BC – National Association of School Nurses Annual Conference – Innovative Partnerships: School Nursing and Acute Care Hospitals – Philadelphia, PA.

Andrea Gersh, BSN, RN – Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science State of Science Conference & Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Conference – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Do Nurses Ask? (poster) – Washington, D.C

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

Deborah A. Vance, MSN, RN; Lead Investigator, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Ascension Seton Medical Center at Austin; Marcie Moynihan, MSN, RN, CNS; CNS; Melissa Toth, BSN, RNC; Melodye Becker, BSN, RN; Sylvia Huang, RN; Yvonne Huey, RNRetrospective Study of Risks of Infant Skin Breakdown using the Ascension Seton Infant Skin Risk Assessment Tool

Nelofar Nagji, MSN, RN, CCM, CCDS – Association for Clinical Document
Improvement Specialists Conference –Nurses’ Vision for change – San Antonio, TX

Pamela Novak, BSN, RN, CGRN & Jillian DuBose, RN, CGRN – Society of Gastroenterology Nurses Association Conference

  1. Taking Lunges to the Next Level (South Central Texas division) – San Antonio, TX
  2. Stepping It Up – Baltimore, MD

Joe Anne Mae Maniulit, MSN, RN – Holy Angel University – Safety Climate & Nurse Outcomes – Webinar

Kristine Turner, BSN, RN – National Convention for Undergraduate Research (NCUR)- Understanding and Combating Compassion Fatigue Among Nurses – Spokane, WA

Ascension Seton Medical Center Hays

Kelli Laughlin, RN – Fetal Monitoring Conference – How to Reduce Catheter Associated Infections (poster) – Las Vegas, NV

Gretchel Gealogo, PhD, RN, CMSRN, RN-BC – Mixed Methods International Research Association Conference – We’re the Ones Who Pay the Price: Developing Cost Concepts in a Person-Engaged Model for Dementia Care – San Antonio, TX

Ascension Seton Medical Center Williamson

Merrily Bieltz, BSN, RN – National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). Guest Lecturer: Subject   Infant Touch and Massage – Denver, CO

Kris Wendler, RN – Get Connected: Get Well Network – Take Two of These: Exceeding HCAHPS Benchmarks on Medication Communications – Washington, D.C.

Melanie Fox, MSN, RN, NEA-BC – Studer Conference –Leadership’s Role in Patient Experience of Quality – Chicago, IL

Kyle Brown, BSN, RN, CCRN, CFRN – Austin Critical Care Conference – Hangings and Drowning Sometimes Trauma – Austin, TX

Martha Myers, BSN, RN, CNOR – Texas Nurses Association (Day at the Capitol) – Visiting Legislative Offices – Austin, TX

Ascension Seton Northwest

Edward Reilly, BSN, RN, RNC-OB – Texas AWHONN Conference – Panelist: Male Nurses Working in L&D – Grapevine, TX

Julie Somen, BSN, RN, CLC – National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants – Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy – Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

University Medical Center Brackenridge

Maria Tappan, MSN, RN, CMSRN

  1. Association for Nursing Professional Development –Mentoring the Novice Educator: A Dual Perspective (podium) – Las Vegas, NV
  2. National Patient Safety Foundation Congress – Discover How Simulation Supports Safer Patient Care. podcast (view at

Maricela Wilson, BSN, RN

  1. The Heart Truth (National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute) Conference – Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke – The Heart and Brain Connection (podium) – Austin, TX
  2. American Heart Association Vestido Rojo Conference – Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in Women. What You Need to Know – Austin, TX

Jonathan Hecht, ACNS-BC, RN, CCRN, CNRN

  1. Austin Trauma and Critical Care Conference – Eliminating Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections – Austin, TX
  2. Greater Houston Society for Healthcare Risk Management – Delirium in the Critically Ill Adult – Houston, TX