Nursing Announcements, Accolades and Presentations, August 2014

July 2014 Daisy Award winner Enrique Robledo, RN, BSN

July 2014 Daisy Award winner Enrique Robledo, RN, BSN


  • Julie Johnson, RN, MPH, Research Coordinator, have been selected has been selected as a 2014-2016 Jonas Nurse Scholar: PhD VA Health Scholar
  • Marianne Banas, RN, MSN, CCTN, has received a continuing Professional Development Scholarship from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses


  • Enrique Robledo, RN, BSN, won the Daisy Award in July for going above and beyond to care for young patients on Comer 5


  • Debi Albert, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, and Dave Priganc’s article Building a Team Through a Strategic Planning Process was published in the July-September issue of Nursing Administration Quarterly:
Katherine Pakieser-Reed, RN, PhD, and Sally Black RN, MSN, MBA, OCN, NEA-BC, at Sigma Theta Tau International’s 25th International Nursing Research Congress in Hong Kong

Katherine Pakieser-Reed, RN, PhD, and Sally Black RN, MSN, MBA, OCN, NEA-BC, at Sigma Theta Tau International’s 25th International Nursing Research Congress in Hong Kong


  • Sigma Theta Tau International’s 25th International Nursing Research Congress in Hong Kong, July 24
    • Presenters:
      • Katherine Pakieser-Reed, RN, PhD; Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, RN, MBA CIC, and Megan Miller, MD — Successful Institution-wide Sustained Reduction in Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Using a Multidisciplinary Approach
      •  Katherine Pakieser-Reed, RN, PhD; Sally Black RN, MSN, MBA, OCN, NEA-BC; and Emily Lowder, RN, PhD, NE-BC — Activation Planning: Preparing a Workforce for Expansion into a New Healthcare Facility
  • The Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) 2014 Annual Convention in Orlando, July 16 – 19
    • Presenters:
      • Linda Minella, RN, MSN — Supporting Preceptor Needs (Poster Session)
      • Emily Lowder RN, PhD, NE-BC — Get Your Hands on This: Developing Hospital Educational Programs Using iPad Technology (Podium Presentation)
      • Cynthia LaFond, RN, PhD, CCRN — A Targeted Needs Assessment for Simulation Instructor Courses (Podium Presentation)


Upcoming Conferences, Calls for Abstracts, Grant Proposals

  • Association for Nurses in Professional Development, September 2nd
    • Las Vegas
    • Educational tracks at the 2015 Annual Convention include:
    • Nursing Professional Development
    • Career Development/Mentoring
    • Leadership
    • Evidence-based Practice & Nursing Research
    • Technology/Informatics/Simulation
    • Professional Development Partnerships
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society, September 16th
    • Conference April 16-19, 2015, Indianapolis
    • Research & Evidence-based abstracts can be submitted to the following categories for paper or poster presentation:
      • Acute and Critical-Care Across The Life Span
      • Adolescent Health
      • CTSA Nurse Scientists
      • Decision Making
      • Family Section
      • Gerontological Nursing Science
      • Health of Diverse Populations
      • Health Promoting Behaviors Across the Lifespan
      • Health Systems, Policy, and Informatics
      • Nursing Education-Pain and Symptom Management
      • Pain and Symptom Management
      • Palliative and End of Life Care
      • Pediatric
      • Physiology Behavior Genomics & Society
      • Public Heath
      • Qualitative Methods
      • Research thru Academic-Clinical Partnerships
      • Self-Care
      • Women’s Health & Transitions in Childbearing
  • University of Iowa Evidence-Based Practice, abstracts due October 17 to
    • Iowa City, IA
    • April 23-24, 2015
    • You are invited to submit an abstract for a paper or poster presentation on evidence-based practice or practice-related research.  DNP projects addressing an EBP topic are welcome as are nurse residency projects.  Of particular interest are abstracts related to topics impacting nurses’ workload and interventions that address workload.
    • The Abstract submission deadline is October 17, 2014.  Please go to for more details about the Call for Abstracts and the conference.  For abstract templates, samples and to submit your abstract, please go to
  • DAISY Foundation EBP and Research Grants, letter of intent due September 12 and grant due October 10
    • Research must impact patients or family members of patients with an auto-immune disease or cancer. While we recognize the vital importance of caring for nurses in improving outcomes for patients, our grants are exclusively for studies or evidence-based practice projects that directly benefit patients and/or their families. If your work will not directly include patients or their families with cancer or an auto-immune disease, your study or project will not be considered.
  • AACN Grant
    • Due Oct 31, see website for details
  • AACN Continuing Professional Development scholarships (no due date)
    • Must be a member of AACN
    • Applicants must assess gaps in their knowledge and skills, identify and evaluate learning opportunities and develop a plan to show how an AACN scholarship will help them achieve their professional learning goals.
    • I have assisted 2 nurses in our organization in receiving this grant & am happy to help those interested apply.


  • Nursing Grand Rounds
    • September 16: General Effectiveness Multilevel theory for Shared Governance — Lindell Joseph, PhD, RN,
    • October 21: Interpreting statistical results — Sydeaka Watson, PhD, RN
  • Evidence-based Practice (EBP) Training
    • September 19: Cynthia LaFond PhD, RN, CCRN, Nancy Scott, DNP, APN, ACNS-BC, PCCN, CNRN, CIC, and Debra Werner, MLIS — Click here for details (PDF)

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