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.

2017 - 2018

Niesen, Cynthia R.; Kraft, Sarah J.; & Meiers, Sonja 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.

2016 - 2017

Bronars, C.A., Hanza, M. M., Meiers, S.J., Patten, C. A., Clark, M. M., Nigon, J.A., . . . Sia, I. G. (2016). Treatment fidelity among family health promoters delivering a physical activity and nutrition intervention to immigrant and refugee families. Health Education and Behavior, doi:10.1177/1090198116650668

2015 - 2016

Prochnow, Jenny A. (2016). The Surge of E-Cigarettes. Minnesota Organization of Registered Nurses (MNORN) Newsletter, p. 2-7.

Scheckel, M. (2016). Designing Courses and Learning Experiences. In D. M. Billings & J. A. Halstead (Eds.), Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty (5th Ed.). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, Inc.

Reitmaier, A., Reveling-Smith, L., Davies, S., Mangan-Danckwart, D. (2015). Partners in research: developing a model of undergraduate faculty-student collaboration. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 12(1). doi: 10.1515/ijnes-2015-0029.

Foote, J. (2015). Healthcare Leadership and Administration at a State University. Sleep Medicine Journal A2Zzz, 24(1), 22-23.

2014 - 2015

Forsyth, D. M. (2015). 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 (3rd ed.). Boston: Jones and Bartlett.

Ponto, J. (2015). Understanding and Evaluating Survey Research. Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, 6(2), March/April 2015, p. 168-171.

Wieland, M. L., Tiedje, K., Meiers, S. J., Mohamed, A. A., Formea, C. M., Ridgeway, J. L., Asiedu, G. B., Boyum, G., Weis, J. A., Nigon, J. A., Patten, C. A., & Sia, I. G. (2015). Perspectives on Physical Activity Among Immigrants and Refugees to a Small Urban Community in Minnesota. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 17(1), 263-275. Article first published online 20 September 2013. doi: 10.1007/s10903-013-9917-2

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. (2015). Associations Among Fluid Intake, Cognitive Function, and Length of Stay in Psychogeriatric Inpatients. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 51(1), 52-56. Wiley. Article first published online 7 March 2014. doi: 10.111/ppc. 12065

Reitmaier, A., Davies, S., Reveling-Smith, Mangan-Danckwart, D., Hongerholt, K., Klinkner, J (2014) Discovering intergenerativity:  An evaluation of learning partnerships between student nurses and older adults. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 10(2): 115-126.

Scheckel, M. & Nelson, K. (2014). An interpretive study nursing students' experiences of caring for suicidal persons. Manuscript accepted for publication.  Journal of Professional Nursing. 30(5), 426-435. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2014.03.003


2013 - 2014 

Tiedje, K., Wieland, M. L., Meiers, S. J., Mohamed, A. A., Formea, C. M., Ridgeway, J. L., Asiedu, G. B., Boyum, G., Weis, J. A., Nigon, J. A., Patten, C. A., & Sia, I. G. (2014), A focus group study of healthy eating knowledge, practices, and barriers among adult and adolescent immigrants and refugees in the United States. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2014 11:63. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-11-63

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

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

Davies, S., Reitmaier, A., Reveling-Smith, L., Mangan-Danckwart, D. (2013). Capturing intergenerativity:  the use of student reflective journals to identify learning within an undergraduate course in gerontological nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 52(3): 139-49.

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). Barriers 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.

Scheckel, M., Erickson, J. H., Kirschner, J., Koenig, A., Roers, A., Willging, A., & Pittman, L. (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 (Chpt. 11). In Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty (4th ed.). D. M. Billings & J. A. Halstead (Eds.). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Saunders.

Revier, S., Meiers, S. J., & Herth, K. (2012). The Lived Experience of Hope in Family Caregivers Caring for a Terminally Ill Loved One. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 14(6). doi: 10.1097/NJH.0b013e318257f8d4 

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


2011 - 2012

Forsyth, D. M. & Nash, V. (2012). Behavioral and conditional-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.

Valen, M. S., Narayan, S., & Wedeking, L. (2012). An Innovative Approach to Diabetes Education for a Hispanic Population Utilizing Community Health Workers. Journal of Cultural Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Journal 19(1), 10-17.

Maas, M., Scherb, C. A., & 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 Clinical Reasoning and Quality Care (3rd ed., pp. 24-34). Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Douangmala, C., Hayden, S., Young, L., Rho, J. & Schnepper, L. L. (2012). Factors Influencing Healthcare Utilization Within a Free Community Clinic. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 14:698-705. Article first published online 30 December 2011. doi: 10.1007/s10903-011-9565-3

Jenson, C. A. & Forsyth, D. M. (2012). Virtual Reality Simulation: Using Three-dimensional Technology to Teach Nursing Students. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 30(6), 319-320. doi: 10.1097/NXN.0b013e31825d8120

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

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. International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications 22(2), 68-76. Article first published online 27 April 2011. doi: 10.111/j.1744-618X.2010.01177.x

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. International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 22(1), 13-22. doi: 10.111/j.1744-618X.2010.01164.x

Valen, M. S. (2011). From the Heart: Improving Diabetes Care through Evidence-Based Practice. In B. M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-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.

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

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