MNRS Previous Student Poster Winners

Previous Student Poster Award Winners (2005 - 2015)

2016 Student Poster Award Winners

BSN Category

  • First Place - Hunter Graham, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; “Health Literacy and Techniques for More Effective Patient Teaching of Older Adults”
  • Second Place - Alyssa Peterson, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; “Melatonin as an Intervention for Circadian Sleep Abnormalities in Alzheimer’s Dementia”
  • Third Place - Sabrina Mangal, Case Western Reserve University; “A Systematic Review of Tailored Behavior Change Interventions in Adults with Mobility-Impairing Neurological and Musculoskeletal Conditions”
  • Honorable Mention - Anastasia Philabaum, The Ohio State University; “Physical Restraint Use in Adult Intensive Care Units (ICUs): A Systematic Review”

MSN Category

  • First Place - Stephanie Tiwari, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing; “Racial/Ethnic Similarities and Differences in Utilization and Perceptions of Chicago’s New 606 Trail”
  • Second Place - Evanthia Arianas, University of Illinois at Chicago; “Factors associated with early pregnancy among young women in rural Malawi”
  • Third Place - Yumi Izumi, University of Minnesota School of Nursing; “Effects of mindfulness interventions on cognitive function, balance, mobility and quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease: A literature review”
  • Honorable Mention - Bailey Hanselman, University of Illinois at Chicago; “Water, Sanitation, Land, Cattle and Food Security: Relationships to Infant Feeding Practices in North-central Tanzania”

PhD Category

  • First Place - Natalie McAndrew, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; “Quiet Time for Mechanically Ventilated Patients in a Medical Intensive Care Unit”
  • Second Place - Deborah Matthias-Anderson, University of North Dakota; “Work Re-entry of RNs after Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Grounded Theory Study”
  • Third Place - Windy Fredkove, University of Minnesota; “Internal Assets, Bullying and Emotional Distress among Young Adolescents”
  • Honorable Mention - Jennifer Dush, The Ohio State University; “An Investigation of Food Insecurity Status Among Adolescents and the Association with Levels of Glycosylated Hemoglobin and C-reactive Protein”

DNP Category

  • First Place - Jacob Turmell, Rush University; “Reducing Alarm Fatigue: Use of an Evidence-Based Alarm Management Strategy”
  • Second Place - Shelby Thomas, University of Missouri-Columbia Sinclair School of Nursing; "Intimate Partner Violence: Enhancing Vigilance of Screening, Treatment, and Referral in the Primary Care Setting”
  • Third Place - Kimberly Langer, Winona State University; “Applying the Evidence in Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Bronchitis in Emergency Medicine”
  • Honorable Mention - Sarah Stevens, University of Minnesota; “Implementing a nurse-driven protocol to manage diabetic patients in hyperbarics”

2015 Student Poster Award Winners

Bachelor's Category

  • First Place - Annie Starykowicz, University of Iowa; “Can Staff Communication Training Increase a Person-Centered Communication for Nursing Home Residents?”
  • Second Place - Elizabeth Parsons, College of Nursing; Kent State University; “Student Experiences with Mind-Body Self-Care During their First Nursing Course: Content Analysis of Focus Groups”
  • Third Place - Claire Stinson, Hope College Nursing Department; “A Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Clinical Alarm Fatigue in an Emergency Department”
  • Honorable Mention - Kaitlyn Jones, University of Iowa; “Calculating Risk: Personal Vulnerability for T2DM as a Dynamic, Intermittent Process”

Master's Category

  • First Place - Kimberly Cook, University of Michigan; “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a Primary Treatment for Postpartum Depression: A Review of Literature”
  • Second Place - Kelsey Drasga, Perdue University; “The Effects of E-Personal Health Records on Diabetes Self Management: An Integrative Review”
  • Third Place - Lauren Zednick, Rush University; “Effectiveness of a Nurse Practitioner Discharge Protocol in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)”
  • Honorable Mention - Charlene Dusing, Wright State University; “Exploring an Educational Intervention to Increase Pediatric Nurses’ Confidence and Comfort with End of Life Care”

Doctor of Philosophy Category

  • First Place - Colleen Becker, University of Missouri - Columbia; “Meta-Analysis of Risk Factors Contributing to Surgical Patient Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPU)”
  • Second Place - Kosuke Niitsu, University of Nebraska Medical Center; “Identification of Candidate Genes for Psychological Resilience to Develope an Additive Genetic Resilience Index: An Integrative Review”
  • Third Place - Anita Esquerra-Zwiers, Rush University; “Maternal Consent for Donor Human Milk”
  • Honorable Mention - Jamie Hansen, Marquette University; “Comparing Competency Among Nursing Students Participating in Two Different Sequenced Simulation/Clinical Practicum Experiences”

Doctor of Nursing Practice Category

  • First Place - Marie Anderson, Winona State University; “An Educational Evaluation Using Non-Invasive Interventions to Decrease Work-Related Stress for Staff: An EBP Approach”
  • Second Place - Kelsey Mary Royce, University of Illinois; “Using the AD8 to Increase Documentation of Pre-existing Cognitive Impairment”
  • Third Place - Amanda Esau, University of Michigan - Flint; “Helping ICU nurses protect their patients: A new approach to pressure ulcer education.”
  • Honorable Mention - Margaret Wolf, University of Wisconsin-Madison; “Identifying Common Screening Criteria or “Triggers” for Unmet Palliative are Needs”

2014 Student Poster Award Winners

Bachelor's Category

  • First Place - Katie Heille, Calvin College; “The Safety and Efficacy of Raspberry Leaf”
  • Second Place - Kathleen Reeves, University of Nebraska Medical Center; “Anxiety, Depression, and Quality of Life Comparison Between a Cancer Survivor and Their Intimate Partner”
  • Third Place - Fahima Husein, University of Illinois Chicago; “An Innovative Group Antenatal Care Model: Ensuring Compliance With African Standard of Care”
  • Honorable Mention - Kathryn Guffy, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire; “Essential Leadership Concepts and Professional Behaviors Baccalaureate Nursing Students Need”

Master's Category

  • First Place - Janice Cecil, Eastern Michigan University; “Does Nurse Handoff at the Bedside Promote Accountability and Increase Nurse Satisfaction?”
  • Second Place - Kelly Miller, Eastern Michigan University;“Reducing Stroke Risk through Physical Activity and Diet: An Integrative Literature Review”
  • Third Place - Ellen Stemmler, Barnes Jewish College; “Outcomes of Admission Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Hospitalized Patients with Cardiovascular Disease”
  • Honorable Mention - Tara Zegaczewski, Purdue University; “Correlates of Psychosocial Adjustment among Healthy Siblings of Children with Cancer: An Integrative Review”

Doctor of Philosophy Category

  • First Place - Jennifer Sjostedt, Marquette University; “A quantitative description of uncertainty with Mild Cognitive Impairment”
  • Second Place - Lenette Jones, University of Michigan; “Internet Health Information Seeking (IHIS): An Integrative Review of the Literature”
  • Third Place - Boqin Xie, University of Michigan; “Self-concepts of Exercise in Frail Older Adults with Heart Failure: A Literature Review”
  • Honorable Mention - Marcia Shade, University of Nebraska Medical Center; “State of the Science on Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Community-Dwelling Older Adults”

Doctor of Nursing Practice Category

  • First Place - Denise Cooper, University of Michigan; “Urinary Tract Infections In Long-Term Care: An Implementation Project to Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Treatment”
  • Second Place - Megan Hebdon, Purdue University; “Shared Mental Models of Patients, Oncology Providers, and Primary Care Providers Regarding Roles in Cancer Survivorship Care”
  • Third Place - Jennifer Bauer, Valparaiso University; "The Use of Stress Reducing Techniques in Nursing Education”
  • Honorable Mention - Christine Colella, University of Cincinatti; “Comparing Learning Outcomes between Nurse Practitioner Students in a Distance Learning Program using an Interactive Case Study and those of On-site Students’ interaction with Standardized Patients”
     

2013 Student Poster Award Winners

Bachelor's Category

  • First Place – OluwaKemi Olofinkua; Indiana University; Exploring Gender Differences in Colon Cancer Screening Knowledge and Health Beliefs Among African Americans
  • Second Place – Karen Herzing; Wright State University; The Integration of Premature Infants into Family Life
  • Third Place – Evelyn Shea; University of Michigan; Family Role Strain, Adolescents’ Perceived Parental Sexual Attitudes and the Parent-Adolescent Relationship
  • Honorable Mention – Kristin Edmondson; Indiana University; Validity and Cost-Effectiveness of an Observational Scale to Measure Coping-Related Behaviors in Young Children with Cancer

Master's Category

  • First Place – Hyejeong Hong; University of Illinois at Chicago; Association of Iron Supplementation with or without Folic Acid with Anemia and Malaria Incidence in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Meta-Analysis
  • Second Place – Janice Miller; Winona State University; Investing the Presence of Family Burden, Family Pondering and Family Struggling in a Sample of Families Managing Chronic Illness
  • Third Place - April Chew; DePaul University; Childhood Obesity and School Nursing Care
  • Honorable Mention – Jessica Richards; University of Missouri – Columbia; Blood Conservation: Cultural Change in Pediatric Intensive Care Nursing

Doctor of Philosophy Category

  • First Place – Hyojin Yoon; University of Michigan; How Do Cancer Patients and Caregivers Perceive Web-based Interventions? A Qualitative Study
  • Second Place – Angela Clark; University of Cincinnati; Transitioning through Family Homelessness and the Effect of Substance Abuse on Social Support Systems
  • Third Place - Barbara Adkins; University of Kansas; Predictors of Weight Loss in Post-Menopausal Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Honorable Mention – Katherine Menard; University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Collegiality: Through the Eyes of a Staff Nurse

Doctor of Nursing Practice Category

  • First Place – Corrine Lee; University of Michigan; Evaluation of the Sun Solutions Educational Intervention among Operating Engineers
  • Second Place – Patricia Eathington; University of Illinois at Chicago; Delivering Sexually Transmitted Infection Education via Text Messaging: An Evidence Based Project
  • Third Place – Sandra Kurpela; Valparaiso University; Heart Failure in an Era of Reform
  • Honorable Mention – Laura Goliat; Ursuline College; Using TeamSTEPPS® Resources to Enhance Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Leadership and Teamwork in Baccalaureate Nursing Students

2012 Student Poster Award Winners

Bachelor's Category

  • First Place – Tracy DeKoekkoek, Hope College; Relationship of Activity Status Prior to Experiencing a Cardiac Event and Levels of State and Trait Hopelessness
  • Second Place – Rebecca Patton, Indiana University School of Nursing; Anxiety and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Third Place – Carmanny Gonzalez, Indiana University School of Nursing; Factors Associated with Bothersome Behaviors Identified by Stroke Family Caregivers
  • Honorable Mention – Courtney Duncan, Saginaw Valley State University; Evidence Based Practice: Aromatherapy as an Alternative Therapy to Decrease Anxiety and Pain in Acute Care Settings

Master's Category

  • First Place – Holly Felzer, Marquette University; Predictors of New Graduate Nurses’ Organizational Commitment (OC) During a Nurse Residency Program
  • Second Place – Jaime Zinsmaster, Western Michigan University; The Influence of High-fidelity Simulation on Knowledge Retention.
  • Third Place - Karey Dufour, Wright State University; Implementation of the SBAR Patient Handoff Tool for Use in U.S. Air Force Aeromedical Evacuation Using Evidence-Based Practice
  • Honorable Mention – Wendy Worden, Winona State University; Family Uncertainty, Struggling and Connecting: Managing Chronic Illness

Doctor of Philosophy Category

  • First Place – Urmeka Jefferson, St. Louis University; Attitudes, Subjective Norms, and Intentions Regarding Infant Feeding Methods Among Black College Students
  • Second Place – Hyunkyoung Oh, The University of Iowa College of Nursing; A Structural Model of Quality of Life in Adults with Type II Diabetes
  • Third Place – Rachael Kay Eccles, University of Illinois at Chicago; Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between Coworker Social Support and Burnout using a Two-Level Hierarchical Linear Model
  • Honorable Mention – Carolyn Dickens, University of Illinois at Chicago; Improving the Heart Failure Readmission Rate at an Urban Medical Center
  • Honorable Mention - Michelle Wright, University of North Dakota, College of Nursing; Validation of DNA Methylation Patterns: Potential Biomarker for Heritable Risk of Preeclampsia

Doctor of Nursing Practice Category

  • First Place – Mindy Yoder, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing; The effect of a Safe Zone on nurse distractions, interruptions and medication administration errors
  • Second Place – Megan Hebdon, Purdue University; Personality Traits, Unmet Expectations, and Depressive Symptoms in Adoptive Mothers
  • Third Place – Elizabeth Gephart, St. Louis University; Use of Prevention and Prevention Plus Weight Management Guidelines for Youth with Developmental Disabilities Living in Group Homes 
  • Third Place – Emily Quiney, Grand Valley State University; Improving Access to Health Care Services for the Medically Underserved Residents in a Small Lakeshore Community in Western Michigan

 


2011 Student Poster Award Winners

Bachelor’s Category

  • First Place - Sarah Richoux, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee; Early Postpartum Fatigue to 12 Week Depression Symptoms in Disadvantaged Women
  • Second Place - Sonia Pond, University of Minnesota; The Differences Between Diabetic and Nondiabetic Individuals With Claudication in Patterns of Change in Walking Ability Following Exercise Training
  • Honorable Mention - Crystal Modde, University of Nebraska Medical Center; Neonatal Outcomes of Treated and Untreated Depression During Pregnancy
  • Honorable Mention - Kate Karabinos, The Ohio State University; The Effect of Gender and Bitter Taste Phenotype on NRT Adherence and Preference

Master’s Category

  • First Place - Brenda Washington, Eastern Michigan University; African American Men and Prostate Cancer: The Relationship of Knowledge, 
    Fear, and Intention to Screen
  • Second Place - Terese Cook, University of Michigan; Decisional Conflict and Family Communication in Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
  • Honorable Mention - Stephanie Ahrens, Winona State University; Secondary Analysis Examining the Relationships Between Fear of Recurrence, Symptom Distress, and Psychological Distress in Women With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
  • Honorable Mention - Linda Baer, Case Western Reserve University; Psychosocial Well-Being in Patients Beginning Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer

Doctor of Philosophy Category

  • First Place - Elaine Hardy, University of Illinois at Chicago; The Influence of Social Support and Neighborhood Factors on Physical Activity in Midlife African American Women
  • Second Place - Phanarat Chenchop, Michigan State University; Health Promoting Behaviors in School-Age Children
  • Second Place - Kim Whitmore, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee; Asthma and Poverty: Implications for School Nurses
  • Honorable Mention - Barbara Peterson, Wayne State University; Relations Among Trauma, Nightmares, and Quality of Life in Urban African American Adolescents
  • Honorable Mention - Andrea Maners, Indiana University School of Nursing; Coping and Quality of Life Outcomes in Younger Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Honorable Mention - Yun Ying K. Hung, Kent State University; Adjustment to College as a Mediator on Health-Promoting Behaviors

Doctor of Nursing Practice Category

  • First Place - Cheryl E. Gies, University of Toledo; Developing Gender Specific Web-Based Educational Modules for Caregivers of Persons With Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Second Place - Lynn Miskovich, Valparaiso University; Interventions to Improve the Management of Medically Uninsured Adult Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care, Community-Based Settings
  • Honorable Mention - Krista Jones, University of Illinois at Chicago; Effect of Social Media Intervention on Chlamydia Incidence When Compared To No Formalized Internet Instruction
  • Honorable Mention – Kay Jansen, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee; Integrating Evidence Into Nursing Practice: A Practical Approach Using the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP)

2009 Student Poster Award Winners

Undergraduate Category

  • First Place – Lauren Flaherty, Case Western Reserve University; Relationships Among Sleep Duration, Sleep Quality, Fatigue, and Depression in Fathers of Twins.
  • Second Place – Melissa Alandy, Loyola University; Quality of Life in Women with Type 2 Diabetes and Depression.
  • Third Place – Ann Hundertmark, University of Minnesota; Is There an Association between Peer Support for Physical Activity and Physical Activity Levels Among Adolescents Attending Alternative High School?
  • Honorable Mention – Joshua Lea, Kent State University; Adolescent Dating Violence

Evidence Based Practice Category

  • First Place – Ruth Staus, Metropolitan State University: Culture Change in an Assisted-Living Facility
  • Second Place – Annette Perry, Wright State University; An Evidenced-Based Project: Heart Disease Risk Screening and Risk Factor Treatment in Low-Income Women.
  • Honorable Mention – Jill Walsh, Rush University; Laying the Foundation for a Healthy Work Environment.

Master’s Category

  • First Place – Kirsten Morse, University of Minnesota; Factors Associated with Parental Concern Regarding their Child’s Weight.
  • Second Place – Ana Huaringa, University of Michigan; Using the Newest Vital Sign to Measure Health Literacy in Nurse Managed Primary Care Centers.
  • Third Place – Lisa Domenico, University of Michigan; Evidenced-Based Guide to Screening for Depression in Adults Older than 65 Years of Age, in the Primary Care Setting.
  • Honorable Mention – Heather Marunda, University of Nebraska Medical Center; Influence of Menopausal Status on Sleep and Hot Flashes Throughout Breast Cancer Adjuvant Chemotherapy.

Doctoral Category

  • First Place – Cynthia Bell, Indiana University; Death Worries and Quality of Life in Younger Breast Cancer Survivors.
  • Second Place – . Lisa Gerow, University of Kansas; A Phenomenological Study of Nurses’ Experience of Grief Following Patient Death.
  • Third Place – . Srissuda Ngamkham, University of Illinois at Chicago; Differences in Pain Intensity and Quality by Pain Pattern in Outpatients with Cancer.
  • Third Place – Karen Robinson, Marquette University; A Pilot Study of African America Women’s Narratives about Their Newborn Feeding Choices.
  • Honorable Mention - Judith Westphal, University of Wisconsin-Madison; The Effect of Workforce Shortages on Nurse Leader Turnover and Succession in U.S. Hospitals.
  • Honorable Mention –Josephine Mancuso, Marquette University; The Impact of Health Literacy and Patient Trust on Glycemic Control.
  • Honorable Mention – Ornwanya Poomsrikaew, University of Illinois at Chicago; Knowledge of Heart Attack Symptoms and Risk Factors among Native Thais.

2008 Student Poster Award Winners

Undergraduate Category

  • First Place – Jennifer Gross, Kansas University Medical Center. Perceived Behavioral Control of Breastfeeding Among Pregnant Adolescents.
  • Second Place – Rachel Meyer, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Quality of Life in Women Undergoing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer.
  • Third Place – Andrea Maners, Indiana University. The Effect of Partner Constraint on Younger Breast Cancer Survivors.

Evidence Based Practice Category

  • First Place – Lyndsey Nykiel, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO. Attitudes and Beliefs of Emergency Department Staff Regarding Family Presence for Medical Resuscitations.

Master’s Category

  • First Place – Julia Rogers, Valparaiso University. Transferring Research into Practice: An Integrative Review.
  • Second Place – Rita Million, University of Nebraska Medical Center. The Bone Marrow Transplant Experience of Spousal Caregivers.
  • Third Place – Tonya Froehlich, South Dakota State University, Nurse Practitioner Knowledge and Use of Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

Doctoral Category

  • First Place – Ronald Hickman, Case Western Reserve University, Dispositional Cognitive Appraisal, Informational Coping Style, and Depressive Symptoms in Family Decisional Makers of the Chronically Critically Ill.
  • Second Place – Anita Dempsey, University of Cincinnati, The Relationship Between Executive Function, AD/HD and Obesity.
  • Third Place – Kathryn Kott, Marquette University, Self-Efficacy, Outcome Expectation, Self-care Behavior and Glycosylated Hemoglobin Level in Persons with Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Third Place – Lori Huber, University of Akron, Sleep Quality and Trauma Symptoms in Battered Women.

2007 Student Poster Award Winners

Undergraduate Category

  • First Place – Elizabeth Rodgers from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Second Place – Janel Smith from the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Third Place – Lisa Biga – University of Nebraska Medical Center

Evidence Based Practice Category

  • First Place – Judith Cutler from Kettering Medical Center Network and Wright State University
  • Honorable Mention – Nancy Kinkley – Wright State University

Master’s Category

  • First Place – Anna Toth from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Second Place – Susan Meyer from Wright State University
  • Third Place – Erin Ross from Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Honorable Mention – Richard White from Eastern Michigan University

Doctoral Category

  • First Place – Younhee Jeong from the University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Second Place – Kelly Bosak from University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Third Place – K. Browning from Ohio State University
  • Honorable Mention – Mary Franklin from Michigan State University
  • Honorable Mention – Kim Ziner from Indiana University

2006 Student Poster Award Winners

Undergraduate Student Category

  • First Place – Kristen Spense, Southern Illinois University
  • Second Place – Jenna Coleman, University of Minnesota
  • Third Place – Susan Taylor, University of Minnesota
  • Honorable Mention – Latsha Myers, University of Iowa
  • Honorable Mention – Lauren Park, Mennonite College of Nursing, University of Illinois
  • Honorable Mention – Katherine Yacium, Lewis University

Master Student Category

  • First Place – Kathryn Leggett, University of Minnesota
  • Second Place – Sandra Goblisch, State University of Minnesota at Mankato
  • Third Place – Cheryl Eastman, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • Honorable Mention – Bernadette Taylor, Valpariso University

Doctoral Student Category

  • First Place – Maryjo Prince-Paul, Case Western Reserve University
  • Second Place – Theresa Puckett, Kent State University
  • Third Place – Dawn Turek, Case Western Reserve University

2005 Student Poster Award Winners

Undergraduate Student Category

  • First Place – Kathryn Lothamer, University of Iowa
  • Second Place – Kristy Reynolds, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Third Place – Philip Gochett, Wayne State University
  • Honorable Mention – Ngozi Onah, University of Illinois-Chicago

Master Student Category

  • First Place – Cheryl Gies, Medical University of Ohio
  • Second Place – Candace Tavormina, Eastern Michigan University
  • Third Place – Clara Chipeta, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Honorable Mention – Andrea Ohr, University of Louisville

Doctoral Student Category

  • First Place – Tondi Harrison, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Second Place – Jane Tang, University of Iowa
  • Third Place – Michael Klebert, University of Missouri-St. Louis