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Maryland Action Coalition (MDAC)
May 18, 2020 Posters and Presentations

The Maryland Action Coalition (MDAC) is an ideal venue to complete your annual NSP II project mandatory dissemination activities, which are important for synergy and collaboration to demonstrate the return on investment in programs, nurses and faculty.[/b]

*Special thanks to the NSP II Project Directors and Staff for Dissemination through Podium or Poster presentations.

May 18, 2020 MDAC Podium and Poster Presentations

1. Development and Implementation of a Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Clinical Training Program
-Bimbola Akintade, PhD
-Shannon Idzik, DNP, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN
-Keisha Indenbaum-Bates, MS, RN
-Bridgitte Gourley, DNP, FNP
-Kristy Novak, MS
-Katherine Fornili, DNP, MPH, RN, CARN
University of Maryland School of Nursing

2. Building Upon the 4Rs to Develop Clinical Nursing Faculty
-Susan Bindon, DNP, RN-BC, CNE
University of Maryland School of Nursing

3. Implementing a Protocol-Driven Medical Clearance Algorithm in Behavioral Health Crisis Services
-Sara Bortner, BSN, RN
-Katherine Fornili, DNP, MPH, RN, CARN
University of Maryland School of Nursing

4. Nursing’s Strategies for Increasing Capacity for Greater Pre-Licensure Enrollment
-Jennifer Cooper, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC
Hood College

5. The Nurse Leadership Institute: Developing Maryland’s Future Nurse Leaders
-Linda Costa, PhD, RN
-Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP, FNAP, FAAN
-Patricia Franklin, PhD, RN
-Erika Friedmann, PhD
-Erik Barr, MS
Nurse Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland School of Nursing

6. Where Are We Five Years Later? A Program Evaluation of the Degree Completion Initiative
-Elizabeth Crusse, MS, MA, RN, CNE
Towson University

7. Academic Nurse Educator Certification Award
-Peggy Daw, DNP, RN-BC, CNE
-Kimberly Ford, BS
Maryland Higher Education Commission

8. A Step Above the Rest: Preparing the High School Student for the Nursing Program
-Lauren Decker, MHA, BSN, NE-BC
Anne Arundel Community College

9. Using Street Outreach to Engage Southwest Baltimore Neighbors in Health Care and Social Services
-Kelly Doran, PhD, RN
-Megan Doede, PhD, RN
-Yale Partlow
University of Maryland School of Nursing

10. Increasing the Number of Baccalaureate Graduates Through the Deliberate Implementation of a Simulation Model
-Judith Feustle, ScD, RN
Stevenson University

11. Integration of TeamSTEPPS Framework and Escape Room Learning to Improve Teamwork and Collaboration
-Suzanna Fitzpatrick, CRNP
University of Maryland School of Nursing

12. LeadNursingForward.org: Addressing the Nurse Faculty Shortage by Connecting Aspiring Nurse Educators to Open Positions
-Kaynabess Freda, EdD, RN, CMSRN
-Lisa Seldomridge, PhD, RN, CNE
-Judith Jarosinski, PhD, RN
-Abigail Johnson, BA
Salisbury University

13. Associate-to-Bachelors: Positioning More Baccalaureate Nurses at the Bedside — Challenges, Successes, and Outcomes
-Heather Gable, DNP, RN, LNHA, CNE
Frostburg State University

14. Supporting Nursing Advanced Practice Transitions (SNAPT) Fellowship
-Miki Goodwin, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN
-Marianne Fingerhood, DNP, ANP-BC
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

15. Ensuring Quality During a Pandemic: Curricular Adjustments Do Not Have To Be a Crisis
-Bridgitte Gourley, DNP, FNP
University of Maryland School of Nursing

16. Streamlined Path to Adult and Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification
-Margaret Hammersla, CRNP
University of Maryland School of Nursing

17. Two-Year Pathway Initiative: Associate Degree in Nursing Program
-Karen Hammond, MSN
Hagerstown Community College

18. Virtual Preceptorship: An Alternative Model for Graduate Leadership Practicums
-Linda Hickman, PhD, MBA, RN, FACHE
-Sandra Lucci, PhD, RN, CMSRN
-Rachel Fender, MSW
University of Maryland School of Nursing

19. Outcomes of a Clinical Nurse Educator Initiative
-Judith Jarosinski, PhD, RN
-Lisa Seldomridge, PhD, RN
-Tina Reid, EdD, RN
-Brad Hauck, MHS
-Beverly Payne, BA
Salisbury University

20. Integration of Palliative Care Within Advanced Practice Education and Practice
-Binu Koirala, PhD, MGS, RN
-Rita D’Aoust, PhD, MS, RN, CNE, FAANP, FNAP, ACNP, ANP-BC, FAAN
-Sharon Kozachik, PhD, RN, FAAN
-Joanne Silbert-Flagg, DNP, CRNP, IBCLC
-Tammy Slater, DNP, ACNP-BC
-Rab Razzak, MD
-Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN
-Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, ANP, RN, FAAN
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

21. The Maryland Home Health Waiver for Nurse Practitioners
-Beverly Lang, MScN, ANP-BC, FAANP
Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland
-Andrea Brassard, PhD
AARP

22. ZapVAP Decreased Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia with an Interdisciplinary Bundle
-Lauren Manrai, BSN, RN, CCRN
-Renee Franquiz, DNP, RN, CNE
University of Maryland School of Nursing

23. Student Nurse — Ambulatory Care Practicum Collaboration: Interim Results
-Kathleen Martin, DNP, RN, CNE
University of Maryland School of Nursing

24. Impact of Academic-Practice Partnerships on Nursing Entry-Level Clinical Rotations and Graduations
-Mary Etta Mills, ScD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
-Linda Hickman, PhD, RN, FACHE
-Sandra Lucci, PhD, RN, CMSRN
-Julianne Pratt, BS
University of Maryland School of Nursing

25. Fostering Civility: Using Simulation to Train Nurses in Conflict Management
-Jasline Moreno, MSN, RN
Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium
Montgomery College

26. The Future of Master’s Education in Maryland: What Do Nurses Think?
-Kathleen Ogle, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE
Towson University

27. Bridging the Gap: From Bedside Practice to Clinical Teaching
-Denise Owen, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
-Alexandra Bennof, MSN, RN, CRNP
-Ching-Cheng Feng, PhD, RN
-Geeta Kada, PhD, RN
-Ashley Rice, MSN, RN
Nurse Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland School of Nursing

28. A Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pathway in Western Maryland
-Kara Platt, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CNE
-Lindsey Staggers-Gardner, MSN, RN, NP-C
Frostburg State University

29. Advancing Our Advanced Practice Nurses by Supporting Preceptors
-Susan Renda, DNP, ANP-BC, CDE, FN
-Tammy Slater, DNP, ACNP-BC, CRNP
-Marianne Fingerhood, DNP, CRNP
-Miki Goodwin, PhD, RN
-Karan Kverno, PhD, RN
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

30. Pre-Licensure Students’ Perception of a Program to Ease Transition to the Master of Science in Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader Option
-Gail Schoen Lemaire, PhD, PMHCNS, BC, CNL
-Lynn Chen, PhD
-Christine King, EdD
-Vanessa Fahie, PhD
University of Maryland School of Nursing

31. DNP in Nurse Anesthesiology
-Bruce Schoneboom, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

32. Innovative Education to Address Addictions Learning Needs of Nursing Students
-Victoria Selby, PhD, CRNP-PMH, PMHNP-BC
-Charon Burda, DNP, PMHCNS, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
-Katherine Fornili, DNP, MPH, RN, CARN, FIAAN
-Alison Trinkoff, ScD, MPH, RN, FAAN
University of Maryland School of Nursing

33. Online Option for Degree Completion: Professional Development for Faculty
-Briana Snyder, PhD, RN-BC, CNE
-Hayley Mark, PhD, RN, FAAN
-Elizabeth Crusse, MS, MA, RN, CNE
Towson University

34. Student Support to Attend Maryland Nurses Association Professional Conference
-Dale Spielman, MSN, RNC-OB, CNE
-Laura Cianelli-Preston, MS, RN
Harford Community College

35. Strategies to Strengthen Academic Success Among High School Students Interested in Pursuing Nursing as a Career
-Joice Stokes-James, MPA, BSN, RN
Morgan State University
-Vanessa Fahie, PhD, RN

36. Accessible Design and Accessible Pedagogy in Undergraduate Nursing Education
-Marleen Thornton, PhD, RN
-Simone Christian, MA
Notre Dame of Maryland University

37. Evaluation of Maryland Nurse Residency Program Implementation
-Sarah Trandel, BSN, RN
-Joan Insalaco Warren, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, FAAN
-Jennifer Stephenson, DNP, RN
Maryland Organization of Nurse Leaders/ Maryland Nurse Residency Collaborative

38. Building Bridges to Foster Support for Students Who Wish to Become Nurses at the High School Level
-Mona Weber, MS
College of Southern Maryland

39. Toolkits and Standardized Patient Experiences: Preparing Nurses to Communicate and Lead
-Debra Webster, EdD, RN-BC, CNE
-Lisa Seldomridge, PhD, RN, CNE
-Amanda Willey, MSN, RN, CM/DN, CCHP
-Judith Jarosinski, PhD, RN
Salisbury University

40. A Multidimensional Approach to Improving NCLEX-RN® Pass Rates Among Associate Degree in Nursing Students
-Heather Westerfield, DNP, RN, CNE, CMSRN
Chesapeake College

41. Maryland Nursing Workforce Center Update
-Rebecca Wiseman, PhD, RN
Maryland Nursing Workforce Center

42. The Associate-to-Bachelor Model Seven Years Post Implementation: Helping Maryland Lead the Way in Academic Progression
-Karen Wons, MS, RN, CNE
Community College of Baltimore County

May 20, 2019 MDAC Podium Presentations

Career Development Programs for Maryland's Nursing Workforce - The SPAN Program and GUIDE to Degree Program Partnership

-Sarah Firestone, MSW
Program Manager, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

-Laura Taylor, PhD, ANEF, FAAN
Professor, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Uniformed Services University

Year one of the University of Maryland's School of Nursing Multi-Year Effort to AdvISE (Advance Implementation Science Education)

-Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing

Building Nurse Leadership Capacity in Maryland

-Patricia Franklin, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Director, Office of Professional Education Director
Director, Nurse Leadership Institute

-Kathryn Montgomery, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Chair, Partnerships, Professional Education & Practice, University of Maryland School of Nursing

Poster Presentations

1. Development and Implementation of a Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Clinical Training Program
Bimbola Akintade, PhD, MBA, MHA, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Shannon Idzik, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Katherine Fornili, DNP, MPH, RN, CARN, FIAAN
Kathryn Lothschuetz Montgomery, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Bridgitte C. Gourley, DNP, CRNP
Keisha Indenbaum-Bates, MS, RN
University of Maryland School of Nursing

2. What are Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and How Can They Increase Nursing Students' Study Skills and Improve Grades While Decreasing Attrition Rates?
Yvonne Azeltine, BSN, RN
Brenda Mister, EdD, MS, RN
Wor-Wic Community College

3. Outcomes of NSP II Faculty Recruitment and Retention Programs
Peggy Daw, DNP, RN-BC
Maryland Higher Education Commission

4. Increasing the Number of Baccalaureate Graduates Through the Deliberate Implementation of a Simulation Model
Judith Feustle, ScD, RN
Stevenson University

5. Thinking Skills Students Need to Excel in the Clinical Setting
Jennifer Fritzges, DNP, RN, CNE, CNEcl
Nancy Perry, DNP, RN, CNE
Carroll Community College

6. The Value of DNP Projects Through Hospital Partnerships
Bridgitte Gourley, DNP, FNP-BC
Cathaleen Ley, PhD
University of Maryland School of Nursing

7. Characteristics and Effects of Mobile Technology-Integrated Worksite Health Promotion Programs on Body Weight and Composition: A Systematic Review
Myeunghee Han, MS, RN
Carla Storr, ScD, MPH
Kelly Doran, PhD, RN
University of Maryland School of Nursing

8. LeadNursingForward.org: Preliminary Evaluation of a Web Resource to Address the Nurse Educator Shortage
Abigail Johnson, BA
Lisa Seldomridge, PhD, RN, CNE
Judith Jarosinski, PhD, RN
Kayna Freda, EdD, RN, CMSRN
Salisbury University School of Nursing

9. Increasing Minority Nursing Student Academic Success Through Faculty Mentorship
Pawn Johnson-Hunter, MS, RN
Maija Anderson, DNP, APRN
Morgan State University

10. Impact of Length of Stay on Recovery Measures Among Homeless Men in Faith Based Addiction Treatment
Mary Lashley, PhD
Towson University

11. Promoting a Healthy Collegial Work Environment in Academia
Jennette Logan, DNP, RN
Maija Anderson, DNP, RN, CNE
Malliga Jambulingam, PhD, RN
Morgan State University

12. Nursing Pathways to Higher Education: High School to Associate to Bachelor Degree in Nursing
Kaycee Rump, MSN
Anne Arundel Community College

13. Create a Culture of Lifelong Learning
Laura Schenk, MS, RN, CNE
Harford Community College and Cecil College

14. The Post Doctorate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate
Debra Scrandis, PhD, FNP-BC, FPMHNP-BC
Charon Burda, DNP
University of Maryland School of Nursing

15. Nursing Dual Enrollment Program (N-DEP)
Joice Stokes-James, MPA, BSN, RN
Maija Anderson, DNP, RN, CNE
Morgan State University
Vanessa Fahie, PhD, RN
University of Maryland School of Nursing

16. Building Capacity to Increase RN Workforce in Maryland: P-TECH Nursing Pathway
Nina Trocky, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CNE
Linda Murray, DNP, CRNP-Ped
University of Maryland School of Nursing

17. Video Monitoring Technology as the Fall Prevention
Yelena Tuerk, MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute

18. Training Nurse Faculty for the Future: Students’ Perspectives and Lessons Learned
Kyra Waligora, BSN, RN
Athena Ford, PHN, RN
Nadia Andrade, MSN, AGACNP-BC
Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, FAAN
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

19. Maryland Nursing Workforce Center
Rebecca Wiseman, PhD, RN
Maryland Nursing Workforce Center

20. ATB: Helping to Create a Nursing Workforce Prepared to Advance the Culture of Health
Karen Wons, MS, RN, CNE
Community College of Baltimore County

The Maryland Action Coalition Strategic Plan

VISION: Maryland will have progressive educational programs that cultivate a highly skilled nursing workforce to participate in the implementation of long-term sustainable change within health systems and allows diverse populations access. We envision a health care system where all Marylanders have access to high-quality care in which nurses are contributing to the full extent of their capabilities as vital members of a health care team providing exceptional patient care across the lifespan.

Future of Nursing Pillars
Advancing Education Transformation

Transform and advance nursing education and promote lifelong learning.

  • Expand statewide nurse residency programs to non-hospital settings.
  • Close the gap in achieving 80% BSN educated nurses in practice settings by 2025.
  • Explore the current state of doctoral education in Maryland and make recommendations for increasing PhD and DNP prepared nurses.
  • Increase the awareness of certification options as a means of continuing education and professional advancement.
  • Facilitate dissemination of NSP II outcomes, best practices, and lessons learned.
Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

Explore and remove barriers to nursing practice and care.

  • Remove barriers to conform to the NCSBN Model Nursing Practice Act and Model Nursing Administrative Rules.
  • Identify and remove legislative, regulatory and private industry barriers to APRN practice and care.
  • Identify and remove barriers to registered nursing practice and care.
Nursing Leadership

Advance nursing leadership among all Maryland nurses across diverse settings and populations.

  • Explore partnering opportunities to foster nurse leadership development.
  • Nominate qualified MDAC members for state and national leadership programs.
  • Promote Maryland nurses participation in NSP II academic and practice leadership programs.
  • Identify and recommend nurses for local, state and national boards and commission opportunities.
  • Identify and disseminate information on nurse leaders who are serving in key board positions in Maryland.
Workforce Data

Improve the collection of health care workforce data to better assess and project workforce requirements in Maryland.

Contacts for 3 Working Groups

Advancing Education Transformation:

Linda Cook, Chair: cook@umaryland.edu, 410-706-2771

Removing Barriers to Practice and Care

Veronica Gutchell, Chair: gutchell@umaryland.edu, 410-706-4945

Nursing Leadership

Patricia Travis, Chair: ptravis2@jhmi.edu, 410-361-8340

Information and Resources

MDAC Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

MDAC Membership Form

MDAC 2015-2017 Strategic Plan

For more information please visit the Maryland Action Coalition website