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.


Meiers, S., 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., 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., & Meiers, S. (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 (on-line). 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., 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.

Schoonover, K., Herber, A., Heusinkvelt, S., Yadav, H., Burton, M.C., (2018). Case-Based PowerPoint to Improve Knowledge and Comfort of Having Code Status Discussions by Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Students. JPalliat Care Nov 1:825859718810725. doi: 10.1177/0825859718810725.

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.


Anderson, D.M., Loth, A.R., Stuart-Mullen, L.G., Thomley, B.S., & Cutshall, S.M. (2017).  Building a reiki and healing touch volunteer program at an academic medical center.  Advances in Integrative Medicine, 4(2): 74-79.

Forsyth, D. M. (2017). Review of Middle range theories: Application to nursing research and practice (4th ed.). by S. J. Peterson. & T. S. Bredow. Doody’s Review Service (on-line). Available

Forsyth, D. M. (2017). Review of Philosophies and theories for advanced nursing practice (3rd ed.). by J. B. Butts and K. L. Rich. Doody’s Review Service (on-line). Available

Ponto, J. (2017). Safety and quality. Mosby’s Oncology Nursing Advisor: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Practice (2nd ed). Chicago: Elsevier.

Prochnow, J. (2017). E-cigarettes: An evidenced-based, practical guide for nurse practitioners. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 13(7), p. 449-455. doi:

Reed, A., Ponto, J. (2017). Implementation of Advance Care Planning in a Rural Minnesota Long-Term Care Facility. Journal of Palliative Care & Nursing, 1(2): 109


Schneider, D., Ponto, J., Martin, E. (2017). Propofol disposal in the anesthesia setting: Overcoming barriers. AANA Journal, 85(6), 417-423.


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

Koehler, A., Davies, S., Reveling-Smith, L., Hooks, T., Shanke, H., Loeffler, A., Carr, C., Ratzlaff, N. (2016). Impact of a stand-alone course in gerontological nursing on undergraduate nursing students’ perception of working with older adults: A quasi-experimental study. Nurse Education Today, 46:17-23

Langer K., Steele, D., Schnepper L., Frtizlar S. (2016) Applying the evidence in treatment of acute uncomplicated bronchitis in emergency medicine. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38 (10) 1381

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

Znidarsich, J., Davies, S., Sullivan, S. (2016). Promoting resident and family councils: a pilot evaluation. Working with Older People, 20(2): 101-109.


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

Dunlay S.M., Foxen, J.L., Cole, T., Feely, M.A., Loth, A.R., Strand, J.J., Wagner, J.A., Swetz, K.M., & Redfield, M.M. (2015) A survey of clinician attitudes and self-reported practices regarding end-of-life care in heart failure. Palliative Medicine, 29(3): 260-7.

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 for Advanced Practitioners in Oncology (JADPRO), 6, 161-171, doi: 10.6004/jadpro.2015.6.2.9

Ranchal, A., Jolley, M.J., Keogh, J., Lepiesová, M., Rasku, T., & Zeller, S. (2015).  The challenge of the standardization of nursing specializations in Europe.  International Nursing Review, 62(4):445-52. doi: 10.1111/inr.12204. Epub 2015 Jul 26.

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.

Stuart-Mullen, L., Cutshall, S., Wentworth, L., & Loth, A. (2015). Bringing nurse coaching to a cardiovascular health clinic. Beginnings, 35 (4):6-9.

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


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.

Ponto, J. (2014). Legal issues. In, S. Mahon (Ed.), Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing (5th ed). Pittsburg, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.

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.

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


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.

Hoberg, A.A., Ponto, J., Nelson, & Frye, M. (2013). Group Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for Bipolar Depression, Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 49(4), 226-234. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12008

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


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

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.

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

Nash, V.R., Ponto, J., Townsend, C., Nelson, P., & Bretz, M.N. (2012). Cognitive behavioral therapy, self-efficacy, and depression in persons with chronic pain. Pain Management Nursing. Advance online

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.

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

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.