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A Collaborative Approach to Oral Health in the 21st Century: A Clinical Nurse Specialist's Effort to Address a Clinical Dilemma, Christina S. Melvin, MS, APRN, BC


A New Approach to Care Planning, Brenda Baker, MN, RN,C, CNS


Achieving CNS Title Protection in Pennsylvania, Melanie Duffy, MSN, RN, CCRN


Application of Complexity Science Influencing Neonatal Pain Management, Margie A. Campbell, BS, RNC (Student), and Marsha L. Ellett, DNS, RN, CGRN (Faculty Advisor)



Black Cohosh as a Treatment of Menopausal Hot Flashes: Implication for the CNS, Gretchen McCracken Inman, BA, RN (Student), Anne W. Martin, MSSW, RN (Student), and Sharon Dormire, PhD, RN (Faculty Advisor)



Care of the Critically Ill Obstetrical Patient, "Lynda A. Tyer-Viola, RNC, and Kathryn A. Brush, MS, RN, CCRN, FCCM


Clinical Competency: How to Develop and Retain Safe, Competent Nurses, Kelli Bigando, MS, RN, BC, CS


CNS Analysis of the Volume of Tracheostomy Patients in a Large Metropolitan Hospital, Marian Jeffries, MSN, RN, FNP-C


Code Preparedness Education-The Role of the CNS, Christine L. Sommers, MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN


Collecting Data for Improvement of Healthcare Systems: A Framework for CNS-Led Focus Groups, Patricia Ebright, DNS, CNS, RN, Martha Cangany, MSN, APRN, Kathy McEwen, MBA, RN, Lisa Greenan, BSN, RN, and Katherine Rapala, JD, RN


Consistent Care = Safe Care, Sarah Harne-Britner, MSN, RN, CCRN and Kimberly Fowler, MSN, RN


Cost-Benefit Analysis: From Education Into Practice, Camille P. Stern, PhD, RN Helen M. Taggart, RN, DSN, Marilyn O'Mallon, MSN, RN and Michelle Hendry, MSN, RN


Creation of a Skin, Wound Assessment Team (SWAT): A Multidisciplinary Approach to Optimize Skin Care, Millie Hepburn-Smith, MSN, RN, CS


Creation of CNS-directed Pain Management Program, Phyllis Daniel, MSN, RN, CHPN


Credentialing and Privileging for Clinical Nurse Specialists: A "One Faculty"-"One Process" Concept, Colleen Lucas, MN, RN, CNS, APRN-BC, Marna Flaherty-Robb, MSN, RN, CNS, Michele Laraia, PhD, RN, PMHNP, CS, and Ann Maylie, PhD, RN


Credentialing: Developing and Implementing Efficient Processes, Harriett S. Chaney PhD, APRN, BC, Nita R. Burrer, RN, APRN, BC, Patricia Ault, APRN, BC, and Jacqueline Broadway, APRN, BC


Cultural Sensitivity Development: The CNS as a Link to Quality Patient Outcomes, Millie Hepburn-Smith, MSN, RN, CS



Development and Implementation of an Evidenced-based Nitric Oxide Practice Guideline, Michalena Levenduski, MSN, RNC


Development of an Inpatient and Short-Stay Heart Failure Management Program, "Candace A. Becker, MS, RN, CNS


Diabetes [horizontal ellipsis] How Sweet It Is!! Robyn Pollom, MSN, RN, CS, and Janel Borkes, MSN, RN


Discharge Guidelines After Coronary Procedures (Coronary Angiogram, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Septal Closure Procedure), Chelby L. Cierpial, MSN, RN, Sioban Haldeman, MSN, RN, Catharine B. Wetzel, MSN, RN, NP, and Judith H. Silva, MSN, RN


Discharge Teaching for a Patient With Complex Health Problems in a Critical Care Setting: A Case Study, Lisa M. Mullins, BSN, RN, CCRN (Student), and Marsha L. Ellett, DNS, RN, CGRN (Faculty Advisor)



End-of-Life Care: The Role of the CNS in a Palliative Care Program, Kristy Jones, MS, RN, CS


Enhancing Continuity of Care in a Complex Patient Population: Collaboration Model Between an Acute Care and Subacute Care CNS, Kathy Tripepi-Bova, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS, and Lisa Salamon, MSN, CNS, RNBC, ETN



Facilitating Practice Innovation: Introduction of a New Patient Population to a Nursing Unit, Lisa Salamon, MSN, CNS, RNBC, ETN, Deborah Hanes, MSN, CNS, NP, and Ross Swanson, MSN, CCRN


Fatherhood Beyond Conception: Fostering Paternal Attachment, Michael Aldridge, BSN, RN, CCRN (Student), Dianne Burkes, BSN, RN (Student), Anne Martin, MSSW, RN (Student), Jennifer Murray, BA, RN (Student), and Sharon D. Horner, PhD, RN (Faculty Advisor)



Gastric Tube Placement in Young Children, Marsha L. Ellett, DNS, RN, CGRN, Joseph M. B. Croffie, MD, and Mervyn D. Cohen, MD, MRCP



Influencing Outcomes for Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A CNS Role, Pamela J. McCabe, MS, RN, CNS


Interrater Reliability of the COMFORT Scale in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Peggy Ward-Smith, PhD, RN, and Lora A. Bear, BSN, RN, CCRN



Let's Not Overlook Overweight-The Role of the CNS in Staff and Patient Education, Diane Palec, MSN, RN-BC, and Mary Beth Modic, MSN, RN-BC



Management of Alcohol Withdrawal in the Acute Care Setting, Robin Lipkis-Orlando, RN, CS, Barbara Guire, RN, CS, Mary Lussier-Cushing, RN, CS, Monique Mitchell, RN, CS, and Jennifer Repper-DeLisi, RN, CS


Masterful Precepting: Strategies to Help Nurses BECOME[horizontal ellipsis], Mary Beth Modic, MSN, RN-BC


Multidisciplinary Approach to Protocol Development, Marcia Bixby, MS, RN, CS, CCRN, and Kathy Picard, MS, RN, CCRN



No CNS Preceptors: What Do I Do Now? Susan L. Fox, PhD, RN, CNAA


Nurse Clinician: An Old Name for a New Role, Heather L. Craven, MS, RN, and Denise C. Thornby, MS, RN



Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Establishing a Hospital Practice, Margaret Snittjer, CNS, AOCN


Perceptions of Supervisors, Managers, and Providers About the CNS Role, Janice LaCoste, BSN, RN, Irene Brown, MS, RN, CNS, and Mary Kastner, MS, RN, CNS


Pioneering the Collaborative Role in Private Practice: A Task Force Approach in San Antonio, Victoria Paparelli, MSN, RN, CCNS-AC, Marcia Abbott, MSN, RN, CCNS-AC, and Sonja Brune, MSN, RN, CCNS


Playing Nicely With Others: The Development of an Advanced Certificate in Interdisciplinary Gerontology Studies, Laurel Halloran, PhD, APRN


Predictors of Staff Nurses' Participation in Clinical Intervention Research, Ann F. Jacobson, PhD, RN, Andrea M. Warner, MSN, RN, Eileen Fleming, MSN, RN, and Bruce Schmidt, PhD, RN


Privatization of Public Health and Its Impact on Clinical Practica for Community/Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Students, Sr Rosemary Donley, PhD, C-ANP, FAAN, Sr Mary Jean Flaherty, PhD, RN, FAAN, Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, APRN-BC, FNP, Eileen Sarsfield, MSN, APRN, BC, Heidi Maloni, SMN, CNRN, CRNP, MSCN, and Laura Taylor, MS, RN


Promoting Excellence in Nursing: "Magnetizing" Staff, Mary Ann Degges, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN



Reinstating Nursing Orders: A CNS Initiative, Karen S. Gralton, RN, MSN



Student to CNS-Using Electronic Dialogue to Facilitate Role Transition, Jacqueline K. Owens, MSN, RN, CNS, COHN-S, Marleen Thornton, MSN, RN, Yolanda Flenoury, MSN, RN, CNS, Suzanne Hughes, MSN, RN, Ann Jacobson, PhD, RN


Synergy in Practice: The CNS Role in Caring for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence, Erin Cox, MSN, RN, CCRN, CS



The Bariatric Patient: Development and Implementation of Protocol to Provide Quality Care, Jill Arzouman, MS, APRN, BC, CNS, and Jane Lacovara, MSN, RN-BC, CMSN


The Clinical Nurse Specialist as Change Agent in Bridging the Gap Between Inpatient and Outpatient Management of Pulmonary Hypertension Patients, Karen Warfield, MS, RN, APRN-BC


The Clinical Nurse Specialist Role in Battling Breast Cancer With an All Female Team, Jane E. Lacovara, MSN, RN-BC, CMSN, and Jill Arzouman, MS, APRN, BC


The CNS as Change Agent: Impacting Safety Through the Implementation of an IV Medication Delivery System, Sharon K. Steingass, MSN, RN, AOCN


The Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist in a Multiple ICU Medical Center, CAPT Susan F. Dukes, MS, CCRN, CCNS, ACNP, and CAPT Darcy L. Mortimer, MSN, CCRN


The Development of Research Self-study Modules, Karen Aloe, MS, RN, CCRN, and Marybeth Ryan, PhD, RN


The Development of the AMIS: An Instrument to Measure Self-management and Independence Outcomes in Adolescents With Disabilities, C. Buran, DNS, RN, K. Sawin, DNS, CRNP, FAAN, S. Modlin, RN, T. Brei, MD, and P. Fastenau, PhD


The Diminishing Safety Zone: The Need for Workplace Violence Prevention, Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS, and Niki Gjere, MA, MS, RN, CS


The Hospital and Beyond: A Process-Oriented Approach to the Care of the Stroke Patient, Millie Hepburn-Smith, MSN, RN, CS


The Impact of the CNS on the Nursing Care of Long-term Ventilated Patients, Susan R. Gavaghan, MSN, RN, and Diane L. Carroll, PhD, RN


The Role of the CNS in Devising a Performance Improvement Study to Improve Care of Patients Using Complementary Therapy While Undergoing Treatment for Cancer, Norma Sheridan-Leos, MSN, RN, AOCN, CPHQ


Timing of Blood Glucose Monitoring and Sliding Scale Coverage, Amy Helmuth, MS, RN, and Kimberly Fowler, MSN, RN


Trendelenburg: A Literature Review, Sioban M. Haldeman, MSN, RN, CS



Uncovering New Opportunities: CNS Student Learning Experiences for Prescribing, Phyllis M. Gaspar, PhD, RN, Lori Rhudy, MS, CNS, William McBreen, PhD, RN, Anne Nettles, MSN, RN, CDE, Judith Bautch, PhD, RN, CNP, Christy Chu Patel, MS, CNS, and Julie Ponto, MS, CNS


Using Resource Portfolios to Develop CNS Students' Practice, Gayle M. Timmerman, PhD, RN, CNS, Gayle J. Acton, PhD, RN, CS, Gretchen McCracken Inman, BA, RN, Amanda L. Mishra, MS, RN


Utilization of Research to Improve Outcomes of Mechanically Ventilated Patients, Jan Powers, MSN, CCRN, RN, CCNS, CNRN, CWCN



Water Fitness to Reduce Weight and Improve Blood Glucose, Darlene M. Gilcreast, PhD, RN, Mary Z. Dunn, PhD, RN, and John S. Steinberg, DPM


Women's Experience of Acute Myocardial Infarction and Delay Time in Seeking Treatment, Laurel Halloran, PhD, APRN