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October 29 New Orleans, LA

ANA Enterprise Research Symposium

Elevating Nursing Through Innovation and Research

Research Frontiers

Empowering Nursing through Advanced Research Techniques

Drive Innovation and Diversity in Nursing Practice with Cutting-Edge Research and Collaboration



  • Advanced Technologies: Explore AI, virtual reality, and simulations in nursing research.
  • Practice-Based Projects: Steps to develop successful research initiatives.
  • DEIB Focus: Integrating diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in research.
  • Research Methods: Insights on EBP, QI, implementation, and more.
  • Diverse Engagement: Involving nurses from varied backgrounds in research.
  • Research Culture: Building inquiry, development, and mentorship.
  • Interprofessional Support: Advocating for a research-friendly collaborative environment.

At a Glance

Jam-Packed Agenda

  1. 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

    Breakfast & Registration

  2. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

    Opening Keynote: The Evolving Landscape of Nursing Research and Innovation

    Kirsten Hanrahan, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC, FAAN
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  3. 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

    Poster Networking

  4. 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

    Innovation Workshop (separate registration)

  5. 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

    Concurrent Session 1

  6. 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

    Poster Networking

  7. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Concurrent Session 2

  8. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Networking Lunch & Awards

  9. 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

    Poster Networking

  10. 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    AI Workshop (separate registration)

  11. 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

    Concurrent Session 3

  12. 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

    Attended Poster Session

  13. 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Concurrent Session 4

  14. 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

    Networking & Refreshments

  15. 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

    Endnote Plenary: Perspectives in Nursing Research and Innovation

    Andrew Greenway, MSN, RN, CCRN, AGCNS-BC
    New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

    CDR LaTarya Gulley, ACCNS-N, MSN, RN
    Nurse Corps at US Navy

Event Essentials

Research Symposium Details at a Glance

Newly Updated Agenda


Concurrent Session 1 • 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

  1. RS01-A

  2. LVO Alert & Improving Care Coordination for Mechanical Thrombectomy

    Vi Nguyen, RN
    Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

    Courtney Oberndorfer, RN
    Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

  3. New Methodology to Examine the Impact of Hourly Rounding and Nurse Staffing on Patient Satisfaction

    Lisa Hawksworth, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
    MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

  4. Cue to Turn: Implementation of Wearable Sensor Technology to Improve Bedside Nursing Care

    Barbra Moens, DNP, MS, BSN, RN, CWON
    Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital

  5. RS01-B

  6. Exploring Nurses’ Perceptions of Caring: A Mixed Methods Study

    Jennifer Drake, DNP, RN, NPD-BC
    Caritas Coach/Leader, Inova Alexandria Hospital

    Bernice Mowrey, PhD, RN
    Inova Health System

  7. Prioritizing Nurse Well-Being: A Call to Action and Proactive Strategies for Fatigue Management in Healthcare

    Susan Weaver, PhD, RN, CRNI, NEA-BC
    Hackensack Meridian Health

    Theresa Wurmser, PhD, MPH, RN, NEA-BC
    Hackensack Meridian Health

  8. The Novel Use of Video Vignettes to Explore Workplace Violence in Nursing

    Scott Christensen, PhD, MBA, APRN, APRN-BC
    University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics

  9. RS01-C

  10. Academic-Clinical Practice Partnerships: Engaging Clinical Nurses in Research and Healthcare Innovation

    Cidalia Vital, PhD, RN
    Baystate Medical Center

    Karen Giuliano, PhD, RN, MBA, FAAN
    Baystate Medical Center and University of Massachusetts Amherst

  11. Benefits of DNP and PhD Synergy in an Academic Health System

    Kurt Pinto, DNP, RN, OCN, PMHNP-BC
    NYU Langone Health

    Alice Nash, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC
    NYU Langone Health

  12. Using the DNP-PhD Model for Nursing Research and Inquiry to Drive Research

    Colleen Snydeman, PhD, RN
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Marianne Ditomassi, DNP, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, FAAN
    Massachusetts General Hospital

Concurrent Session 2 • 11:00 AM -12:00 PM

  1. RS02-A

  2. The Future of Nursing: How a Robotics Research Program Transforms Clinical Nurses Into Co-Investigators

    Paige Merring, MSN, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC

    Susan Birkhoff, PhD, RN

  3. Using Convergent Mixed Methods to Gain Insights About Heart Failure Readmission

    Mary Hook, PhD, RN
    Advocate Health

    Jeanne Hlebichuk, PhD, RN, LSS Black Belt
    Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center

  4. Improving Pediatric Tracheostomy Patient Outcomes: Development and Validation of a Risk Assessment Scale

    Danielle Walker, PhD, RN, CNE
    Texas Christian University

    Rebecca Brooks, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC
    Children’s Health

  5. RS02-B

  6. Define, Align, Refine: A Delphi Study to Establish EBP Reporting Guidelines

    Madeleine Whalen, MSN/MPH, RN, CEN, NPD-BC
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

  7. Framing Quality Improvement Initiatives as Research Studies Using Implementation Science

    Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Case Western Reserve University

    Carol Howe, PhD, RN, CDCES, FAAN
    Texas Christian University

  8. Reigniting Clinical Nurse Curiosity and Engagement in Evidence-Based Practice and Research: The Nurse Scientist Mentor Role

    Fay Wright, RN, APRN-BC, PhD
    Northern Westchester Hospital Northwell Health

  9. RS02-C

  10. Developing and Implementing a Nursing Science Fellowship in an Academic Health System

    Althea Mighten, EdD, DNP, APRN, BC
    NYU Langone Health

    Kathleen Evanovich Zavotsky,, PhD, RN, CCRN, CEN, ACNS-BC, FAEN, FCNS
    NYU Langone Health

  11. Mentoring the Novice Researcher 2.0: Growing the Next Generation of Nurse Scientists

    Jennifer Darcy, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, CNE
    Cohen Children’s Medical Center

    Jennifer Lucke,, DNP, RN, NPD- BC, CPN, CCRN
    Cohen Children’s Medical Center

  12. Boosting Nursing Research Capacity by Creating a Collaborative Interprofessional Funding Opportunity: A Nurse Scientist Initiated Program at a Leading Pediatric Academic Medical Center

    Annette Nasr, RN, PhD, MPA, NE-BC
    Stanford Children’s Hospital

Concurrent Session 3 • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

  1. RS03-A

  2. Exploring the Role of Virtual Reality in Critical Care Nurses Training: A Pilot Study

    Michelle Wright, DNP, RN, NPD-BC

    Crystal Huners, MSN, RN, CNL
    BayCare Health System

  3. Elevating Nursing Excellence: Harnessing Virtual Reality and Mindfulness Innovations at the MIND Lab

    Kelly Aldrich, DNP, RN, NI-BC, FHIMSS, FAAN
    Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

    JoEllen Holt, DNP, RN, CHSE, CSSBB
    Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

  4. Nurse Driven Virtual Reality Sessions Improve Patient Affect in the Infusion Center

    Cody Stansel, MSN, RN, NE-BC, OCN, CMSRN
    Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center

    Cathy Ivory, PhD, NI-BC, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, FAAN
    Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center

  5. RS03-B

  6. Longitudinal Changes in Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) Among Early Phase Cancer Clinical Trial (EP-CT) Participants

    Debra Lundquist, PhD, RN
    Massachusetts General Hospital

  7. Interprofessional Opioid Safety in the Medical-Surgical Unit

    Brooke Schmitt, MSN, RN, CNML
    CHI Health St. Francis

    Jessica Scheideler, BSN, CMSRN
    CHI Health St. Francis

  8. Mind the Gap: Improving Post-Operative Dilation Care in Gender Affirming Vaginoplasty

    Kevin Moore, DNP, RN
    NYU Langone Health

  9. RS03-C

  10. Incorporating DEI Within Undergraduate Nursing Courses Through Simulation

    Christina VonColln-Appling, RN, PhD, CNS
    West Chester University

    Adrienne Wharry, RN, DNP
    West Chester University

  11. Equitably Detecting Pressure Injuries in Critically Ill Adult Patients Using an Enhanced Skin Assessment Methodology

    Joyce Pittman, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN, FAAN
    University of South Alabama

  12. Assess the Effectiveness of Health Equity Simulation Between Traditional and Accelerated BSN Students

    ChengChing Liu, PhD, MBA, RN
    Michigan State University

Concurrent Session 4 • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  1. RS04-A

  2. AI-driven Methodology to Describe Inpatient Nursing Notes Shared With Families: An Opportunity to Enhance Family-Centered Care

    Elizabeth Froh, PhD, RN
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

  3. Implementing Artificial Intelligence Models Into Practice

    Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN, FAAN
    City of Hope

  4. Leveraging Technology to Keep Nurses Safe: Validating an Electronic Brøset Violence Checklist for Utilization in Inpatient Settings

    Kathleen Russell-Babin, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ACNS-BC
    Inova Health System

  5. RS04-B

  6. Exploring 'Top-of-License' Nursing Practice: A Comprehensive Scoping Review

    Jeanne Hlebichuk, RN, PhD, NE-BC
    Advocate Health

    Rachelle Lancaster, PhD, RN
    Advocate Health

  7. Feasibility, Acceptability, and Clinical Effectiveness of Advanced Practice Nurse-Led Virtual Clinically Integrated Practice Model for the Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in an Outpatient Setting: A Comparative Study (FACE Study)

    Simi Joseph, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, ANP-C, NEA-BC, FNAP
    Cook County Health

  8. Delirium in the Era of COVID-19

    Tru Byrnes, DNP, RN, CNL, GERO-BC, CMSRN
    Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center

    Kimberly Pate, DNP, RN, ACCNS-AG, PCCN-K, NE-BC, FCNS
    Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center

  9. RS04-C

  10. Small Team, Big Results: Growing a Cost-Effective Research Program That Drives Improvement

    Emily Calabro, PhD, RN, CCRN, CHPN, CLNC
    MultiCare Health System

    Angela G. Bennett, MSN, MPH, RN, NPD-BC
    MultiCare Health System

  11. Using Data to Construct the Foundation of a Nursing Research Department

    Teresa Phan, MSHCM, MSITM, CLSSGB
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Manuel A. Sosa, MSFIN, MSECON
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Explore Nursing Innovation


Dive into comprehensive poster sessions spanning key areas of nursing research and practice improvements.

Clinical Practice and Patient Care

PS-01 Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Approach When Diagnosing HIV in the ED

The Mount Sinai Hospital

PS-02 Implementation of a Perinatal Substance Use Screening Protocol in the Outpatient Setting

Kristine DiCarlo, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, RNC-MNN, C-EFM
South Shore Hospital

PS-03 An Innovation to Prevent Omission: A Novel Project for Pancreatic Stents

Gildebrando Garcia, BSN-RN, CGRN
Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

PS-04 Designing and Testing a Chest Tube Holder to Support Patient Mobility

Karen Giuliano, PhD, RN, MBA, FAAN
Baystate Medical Center and University of Massachusetts Amherst

PS-05 Freezing Chemo Induced Neuropathy in Its Tracks

Andrew Granada, BSN, RN, OCN
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

PS-06 Parent Perspectives on Education to Support Hospital Discharge for Children with Invasive Mechanical Ventilation: A Qualitative Secondary Data Analysis

Michelle High, MSN, RN, CNL, CPN
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

PS-07 Qualitative Analysis of Women's Experiences of Postpartum POST-BIRTH Warning Signs Education

Catherine Hill, RN, DNP, FNP-BC

PS-08 Better Together: Wound Care with Lavender Essential Oil Inhaler to Decrease Pain and Anxiety

Marisa Joy Meyer-Laster, BSN, RN, CWON, CCAP
Texas Health Resources

PS-09 Addressing the Aging Population with the 4Ms Framework

Justin Pascucci, DNP, RN, CNE
SUNY Empire State College

PS-10 The Use of QR Codes to Improve HRLV Procedures

Leticia Rios, Ph.D (c), RNC- NIC, IBCLC
NYU Langone Health

PS-11 Wiping CAUTIs Away With CHG

Latasha Williams, MSN, APRN, AGCNS, NE, CRRN
ECU Health Medical Center

Nurse Well-Being and Job Satisfaction

PS-12 Developing Safer Nursing Movements through the Use of Motion Capture Technology

Michael Callihan, PhD, RN, CEN, NR-P, FAEN
University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Nursing

PS-14 Tipping the Moral Resiliency Scale Title: Internationally Trained Nurses vs. United States Trained Nurses

Shiny Edward, NPD-BC, CCRN, CSC, CMC PCCN, CVRN-BC Med surg- BC ECG-BC

PS-15 Skilled Nursing Facility Interprofessional Bedside Rounds: Perspectives from Nurses

Soliel Marianne Flores, RN, MSN, CCM, GERO-BC, NI-BC
Kaiser Permanente

PS-16 Impact of Aromatherapy on Happiness and Job Satisfaction in Nurses Working in an Academic Health System (AHS)

Sandra Mach, BSN, RN
NYU Langone Health-Brooklyn

PS-17 Navigating the Aftermath: Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 on Nurse Well-Being Resource Use

Vida Vizgirda, JD, PhD, RN
Advocate Health

PS-18 Evaluation of a Constant Observation Resource Assessment (CORA) Tool

Heather Watson, PhD, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Johns Hopkins Health System

Nursing Education and Training

PS-19 Exploring Nurses' Self-Measured Evidence Based Competencies at an Integrated Healthcare System

Quincyann Tsai, RN, MSN
Kaiser Permanente, SCAL/HI

PS-20 Implementing a Morning Routine for Students Enrolled in Each Medical-Surgical Clinical Nursing Course in an Associate Degree Nursing Program: A Pilot Study

Cheree' Wiggins, EdD., RN
Delgado Community College/Charity School of Nursing

PS-21 Implementing Mentorship Program for New Graduate Nurses in Perioperative Setting

Shin Hae Yoon, RN, DNP, MBA, CNOR, NEA-BC
Massachusetts General Hospital

PS-22 Simulation Increases Team Members' Skills in a New Healthcare Environment From a Nursing Educator's Viewpoint

Rosie Bernard, RN MSN MPH
Advocate Trinity

PS-23 Overcoming Barriers to Engaging Nurses in Scholarly Work

Rocel Besa, PhD, RN, CV-BC, NPD-BC, CNE, CPPS
Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center

PS-24 Enhancing Clinical Confidence and Competence among Graduate Nursing Students using Virtual Simulation

Christi Doherty, DNP, RNC-OB, CNE, CHSE, CDP
Kaplan North America

PS-25 Holistic Care Partner: A Nurse Navigator for Black Birthing Families

Aviva Kleinman, RNC-, IBCLC
NYU Langone Health

PS-26 Improvement in Outpatient Clinic Access Through Implementation of an Advanced Practice Provider and Registered Nurse Top of License Initiative

Christina Megal, DNP, APNP, FNP-C, CWON-AP
Medical College of WI

PS-27 OpenAI's ChatGPT Clinical Simulation: An Innovative Teaching Strategy for Clinical Nursing Education

Eyad Musallam, PhD, RN, AGNP, CNE, CCRN
Miami University Oxford, Department of Nursing

Quality Improvement and Evidence-Based Practices

PS-28 Evaluation of Nursing Practice-Focused Synthesized Evidence Databases

Jennifer (Jen) Bonamer, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, NPD-BC
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

PS-29 Evidence Review to Research: Association of Decontamination of Needleless Connectors Practice and Central Line Infections

Heather Craven, PhD, RN, CMSRN, CPHQ
Medical University of South Carolina Health - Charleston

PS-30 Social Determinants of Health and Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors

Iwona Enzinger, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Northwell Health

PS-31 Reducing Readmissions Through Inpatient Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Nikki Forbes, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC
ECU Health Medical Center

PS-32 Palliative Care Interventions to Reduce 30-Day Readmissions

Rebel Heasley, DNP, MSN/MHA, RN, NE-BC, CHPN
Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital

PS-33 Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendations (SBAR): Bridging the Gap in Research Dissemination Within Magnet Healthcare Settings

Rachelle Lancaster, PhD, RN
Advocate Health

PS-34 Journey to Adopting an Individualized Multidisciplinary Rounding Plan Instead of Traditional Nursing Care Plan

Anjali Perera, RN, BSN, CCRN
UT Southwestern Medical Center

PS-35 Reduction in Falls Through Use of Virtual Technology

NYU Langone Health

PS-36 Enhancing MD-RN Collaboration Through ICU Standardized Rounding Tool

Joseph Erwin Salunday, BSN, RN, CCRN
University of California Irvine

PS-37 Using the Ipsilateral Arm in Breast Cancer Patients - An Evidence-Based Project and Practice Change

Kathryn Shady, PhD, RN, OCN

PS-38 Sepsis 5 Rights Rounds

William Lim, RN, MSN, NE-BC, PCCN
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

Innovation in Nursing Research

PS-39 Productivity Blooms: Using the Interprofessional Collaborative Model to Grow Nursing Research

Ramona Baucham, Ph.D., RN
UT Southwestern Medical Center

PS-40 Developing a Structure to Coordinate and Advance Innovations in Nursing

Monique Bouvier, PhD, RN, C-PNP
Emory Healthcare

PS-41 Life Is All About Change: Translating Research into an Organizational Practice Change

Linda Denke, PhD, RN, CCRC
UT Southwestern Medical Center

PS-42 A Knowledge Transfer Project to Reduce Postoperative Nausea and Improve Patient Throughput in an Orthopedic Setting

Adero Gaudin, DNP, FNP-BC, ONC
Hospital for Special Surgery

PS-43 Doing More with Less: An Innovative Initiative to Boost Nursing Research Activity and Capacity with Limited Resources

Raelle Carlino-Filippone, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Virtua Health

PS-44 Validated Tools for Relational Nurse Leaders: Human-Centered Leadership

Lucy Leclerc, PhD, RN, NPD-BC

PS-45 Transforming Nursing Research with Ovid® Synthesis

Diana Lulgjuraj, PhD, RN, CPN
Montefiore Medical Center

PS-46 Building a Caring Science Research Team in a Large Healthcare System

Bernice Mowery, PhD, RN
Inova Health System

PS-47 Creating an Army of Interdisciplinary Investigators

Marlene Porter, PhD, RN, CEN, NPD-BC, CCRN
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

PS-48 Implementation of a Standardized Post-Procedure Nursing Note in Interventional Radiology

Jestina Wolff, MSN, RN, CCRN
Penn Medicine - Hospital of the University of PA

People Love this Event

Amazing research symposium, with so much amazing research and EBP to better patients, staff and colleagues.


I enjoyed the research symposium and learning about best practices in other organizations. I brought back a few pearls to my own organization. The networking opportunities were valuable!

Magnet Program Specialist

The ANAE Research Symposium was a great experience! As a first time attendee I was impressed at how much I learned and was able to bring back to my institution. I came away with so many great ideas for how to grow our program and enhance the level of nursing we are able to do.

Case manager RN

The networking was worth it alone!


The speakers were exceptional. I learned new information that will be used to improve current practices. A must for networking with nurse researchers and scientists.

Nurse Researcher

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Ingenuity Workshop: "Recognizing Great Ideas and Making Them Happen" — Unleash creative and practical solutions in nursing.

AI in Nursing Workshop: "Enhancing Nursing Education and Research through AI: The Power of Prompt Generation" — Explore how artificial intelligence can transform nursing education and research.

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