Graduate Nursing Faculty Publications

Winona State University, Graduate Programs in Nursing faculty are highly recognized as leaders of high level course instruction. Many of the Graduate Nursing faculty are also involved in research as well as being distinguished authors of published materials.  The Graduate Programs in Nursing office on the WSU-Rochester Campus is proud to display faculty publications, which are available for your viewing enjoyment.



Scheckel, M. & Nelson, K. An interpretive study nursing students' experiences of caring for suicidal persons. Manuscript accepted for publication.  Journal of Professional Nursing.


2013 - 2014 

Hall, N. A. & Jenson, C. E. (2014). Implementation of a Facilitated Advance Care Planning Process in an Assisted Living Facility. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 16(2), 113-119. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000033.

Ugur, E., Scherb, C. A., & Specht, J. (2014). Decisional Involvement Among Staff Nurses Based on Educational Level and Certification Status. Western Journal of Nursing Research. doi: 10.1177/0193945914528069.

Scheckel, M., Erickson, J.H., Kirschner, J., Koenig, A., Roers, A., Willging, A. & Pittman, K. (2012). Shaping patient education in rural hospitals: Learning from the experiences of patients. Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 6(2), 108-121.

Scheckel, M. (2012). Selecting learning experiences to achieve curriculum outcomes. In D.M. Billings & J.A. Halstead (Eds.), Teaching in nursing: A Guide for faculty (4th ed.). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Saunders.

Bina, J. S., Schomburg, M. K., Tippetts, L. A., Scherb, C. A., Specht, J. K., & Schwichtenberg, T. (2014). Decisional involvement: Actual and Preferred Involvement in Decision-Making Among Registered Nurses. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(4), 440-455. doi: 10.1177/0193945913503717.

Archer, S. J., Barna, A. E., Holper, R. M., Forsyth, D. M., Ellenbecker, S. M., Smith, L. K., Clobes, J. E., Meiers, S. J., Malone, C., & Lapid, M. I. (2014). Associations Among Fluid Intake, Cognitive Function, and Length of Stay in Psychogeriatric Inpatients. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. Wiley. ISSN: 0031-5990. doi: 10-1111/ppc.12065.

Pestka, E. L., Meiers, S. J., Shah, L. L., Junglen, L. M., & Delgado, A. (2013). Research Paper. Nurses' attitudes, abilities and educational preference related to using family pedigrees in clinical practice. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 10(5). 498-506. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12091

Pavlish, C. L., Henriksen Hellyer, J., Brown-Saltzman, K., Miers, A. G., & Squire, K. (2013). Barrioers to Innovation: Nurses' Risk Appraisal in Using a New Ethics Screening and Early Intervention Tool. Advances in Nursing Science, 36(4), 304-319. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000004.


2012 - 2013

Scherb, C. A., Head, B. J., Hertzog, M., Swanson, E., Reed, D., Maas, M. L., . . . Gillette, S. (2013). Evaluation of Outcome Change Scores for Patients With Pneumonia or Heart Failure. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(1), 117-140. doi: 1177/0193945911401429

Pestka, E., L., Meiers, S. J., Shah, L. L., Junglen, L. M., & Delgado, A. (2012). Nurses' Perceived Benefits, Barriers, and Educational Recommendations for Using Family Pedigrees in Clinical Practice. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 43(11), 509-517. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20120904-36.



2011 - 2012

Douangmala, C., Hayden, S., Young, L., Rho, J. & Schnepper, L. (2011). Factors influencing healthcare utilization within a free community clinic. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. doi: 10.1007/s10903-011-9565-3

Eggenberger, S. K., Meiers, S. J., Krumwiede, N., Bliesmer, M., & Earle, P. (2011). Reintegration in families in the context of chronic illness: A family health promotion model, Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness, 3, 283-292. doi: 10.111/j.1752-9824.2011.01101.x

Forsyth, D. M. & Nash, V. (2012). Behavioral and condition-specific approaches to psychotherapy (Chpt 11, pp.215-237). In The Psychotherapy of Hope: The legacy of persuasion and healing. Renato D. Alarcón & Julia B. Frank (Eds.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Halverson, E. L., Beetcher, E. L., Scherb, C. A., Olsen, G., Frost, M., & Orth, K. (2011). Minnesota nurses’ perceptions of nursing diagnoses. The International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 22(3), 123-132. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-618X.2011.01180.x

Head, B. J., Scherb, C.A., Reed, D., Conley, D. M., Weinberg, B., Kozel, M., Gillette, S., Clarke, M., & Moorhead, S. (2011). Nursing diagnoses, interventions, and patient outcomes for hospitalized older adults with pneumonia. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 4(2), 95-105. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20100601-99

Head, B. J., Scherb, C. A., Maas, M. L., Swanson, E. A., Moorhead, S., Reed, D., Conley, D. M., & Kozel, M. (2011). Nursing clinical documentation data retrieval for hospitalized older adults with heart failure: Part 2. The International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 22(2), 68-76. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-618X.2010.01177.x

Jenson, Carole E., Forsyth, Diane M. (2012). Virtual Reality Simulation Using Three-dimensional Technology to Teach Nursing Students. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 30(6): 312-318.

Maas, M., Scherb, C., & Head, B. (2012). Use of NNN in computerized information systems. In M. Johnson, S. Moorhead, G. Bulechek, H. Butcher, M. Maas, & E. Swanson (Eds.), NOC and NIC linkages to NANDA-I and clinical conditions: Supporting critical reasoning and quality care (3rd ed., pp. 24-34). Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Revier, S., Meiers, S. J., & Herth, K. (2012). The lived experience of hope for the family caregivers caring for a terminally ill loved one. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, Palliative Nursing, 14,6.

Jones, A., Foote, J., & Ridgeway, S. (2012). Program Approval: Minnesota's Case for an Accreditation Requirement. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 2(4), 40-42.

Scherb, C. A., Specht, J. K. P., Loes, J. L., & Reed, D. (2011). Decisional Involvement: Staff Nurse and Nurse Manager Perceptions. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33(2), 161-179. doi: 10.1177/0193945910378853

Scherb, C. A., Head, B. J., Maas, M. L., Swanson, E. A., Moorhead, S., Reed, D., Conley, D. M., & Kozel, M. (2011). Most frequent nursing diagnoses, nursing interventions, and nursing-sensitive patient outcomes of hospitalized older adults with heart failure: Part 1. The International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 22(1), 13-22. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-618X.2010.01164.x

Valen, M. S., Narayan, S., & Wedeking, L. An innovative approach to diabetes education for a Hispanic population utilizing community health workers. Scheduled for publication, Journal of Cultural Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Journal, (19)1, 2012.

Valen, M. S.  (2011). From the heart: Improving diabetes care through evidence-based practice.  In B. M. Melnyk, & E. Finout-Overholt (Eds.), Implementing Evidence-based Practice: Real World Success Stories (pp. 223-227). Indianapolis, IN:  Sigma Theta Tau International.

Wright, T. L., Scherb, C. A., & Forsyth, D. M. (2011). A rubric for evaluating online discussion contributions of graduate nursing students. Clinical Scholars Review: The Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 4(1), 5-14.