Graduate Nursing Faculty Publications

We’re proud that our faculty in the Department of Graduate Nursing are highly recognized as leaders of high-level course instruction. Many faculty members are also involved in research and are distinguished authors of published materials.

Check out what our faculty have been up to in the past few years.


Meiers, S. J., Dyce, E., Wieland, M. L., Patten, C., Clark, M. M., Hanza, M., Bronars, C., Nigon, J. A., & Sia, I. G. (2021). Lay health worker as interventionist training: Reflective writing in US family health promotion practice. Health Promotion International, daaa143. Advance online publication.


Meiers, S. J., Eggenberger, S., Krumwiede, N., & Deppa, B. (n.d.). Measuring Family Members’ Experiences of Integrating Chronic Illness Into Family Life: Preliminary Validity and Reliability of the Family Integration Experience Scale: Chronic Illness (FIES:CI). Journal of Family Nursing.

Goslee, E., Chesak, S., McNally Forsyth, D. M., Foote, J. & Bergen, S. (2019). Implementation of a dedicated education unit model for AND students in a rural primary care setting. Nurse Educator [Epub ahead of print].

Hansen, A., Johnson, L., Vukomanovich, M., Ponto, J. (submitted for publication). Expanding students’ horizons: Exploring the benefits of short-term study abroad for graduate students.

Johnson, R., Hvinden, S., Goring, J., Parker, A., Forsyth, D. M., & Prochnow, J. (Accepted for publication – specific publication date pending in 2020). An innovative approach to staff nursing orientation: Phased orientation. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development.

Ponto, J. (in production). Legal Issues in Cancer Care. In, M. Gullatte (Ed.), Clinical Guide to Antineoplastic Therapy: A Chemotherapy Handbook (4th ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

Ponto, J. (in production). Legal issues. In, J. Brandt (Ed.), Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing (6th ed). Pittsburg, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.


Elliott, K.R., Dunn, M.J., Steele, D.A., Krueger T.D. (2019). Utilization of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for small bowel obstruction. Advanced Emergency Journal, 41 (2), 107-110. doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000237.

Forsyth, D.M.  (2019). Developing Oneself as an Innovator (Chapter 17). In Nola A. Schmidt and Janet M. Brown (Eds.). Evidence-based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research (4th ed.). Burlington, ME: Jones and Bartlett.

Jones, C., Chesak, S., Forsyth, D. M., & Meiers, S. J. (2019). Missed care as a quality indicator during transition to a dedicate education unit model. Nursing Education Perspectives, 40 (2).

Massmann, J., Revier, S., Ponto, J. (2019). Implementing the Serious Illness Care Program in primary care, The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 21 (4).

Thompson, P. Hanson, D., Langemo, D., & Anderson, J. (2019). Comparing Human Amniotic Allograft and Standard Wound Care when Using Total Contact Casting in the Treatment of Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers. Advances in Skin & Wound Care, 32 (6), 272-277.


Forsyth, D. M. (2018). Review of Nursing knowledge and theory innovation: Advancing the science of practice (2nd ed.) by P. G. Reed & Shearer, N.B.C. Doody’s Review Service (online). Available

Gardenier, D., Higgins, G. & Prochnow, J. (2018). Are e-cigarettes a less harmful alternative to smoking? The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 14 (5), 374-5. doi:

Lapid., M. I., McNally Forsyth, D. M., Hegard, T. L., Jazdzewski, E. A. Clobes, J. E., Ryan, D. A….Kung, S. (2018). Characteristics of successful transitions from inpatient to outpatient Electroconvulsive Therapy. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 24 (3), 140-145. doi:10.1097/PRA.0000000000000308.

Niesen, Cynthia R.; Kraft, Sarah J.; & Meiers, S. J. (2018). Use of Motivational Interviewing by Nurse Leaders: Coaching for Performance, Professional Development, and Career Goal Setting. The Health Care Manager, Volume 37 (2), pp. 1-10. Volume Publish Ahead of Print Issue. doi: 1097/HCM.0000000000000209.

Olson, A., Reiland, S., Davies, S., Reitmaier Koehler, A. (2018). Learning about the experience of living with chronic conditions: A framework analysis of nursing students’ reflections on their conversations with older adults. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 39 (3): 295-315.

Valen, M. & Dyce, E. Tuberculosis. In Hollier, A. (Ed.). (2018). Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care, Care on Point. Lafayette, LA: Advanced Practice Education Associates.

Visovsky, C.G. & Ponto, J. (2018). Care of patients with cancer. In, D.D. Ignativicius, M.L. Workman, & C.R. Rebar (Eds.), Medical-Surgical Nursing: Concepts for Interprofessional Collaborative Care (9th ed). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.