nursing schoolThe work and studies of Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing students and faculty are being published and presented through multiple avenues such as books, journals, websites, meetings, and conferences.

Some have even received awards for their outstanding scholarship and efforts.

Draughon Receives Research Grant

Through the American Nurses Foundation joint grants program, PhD Candidate Jessica Draughon, MSN, RN, FNE-A, was awarded $7,500 from the Emergency Nurses Association Foundation, the International Association of Forensic Nurses, and the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. She will use the funding to further her dissertation work regarding HIV post-exposure prophylaxis for patients following a sexual assault exposure.

Published in Science-In-Brief

Professor Jerilyn Allen, ScD, FN, FAAN, Associate Professor, Cheryl R. Dennison-Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN, and Associate Professor Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, CRNP, had a synopsis of their article “Community Outreach and Cardiovascular Health (COACH) Trial: A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Nurse Practitioner/Community Health Worker Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction in Urban Community Health Centers” published in Science-In-Brief - Turning Science into Action from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This important dissemination of the research findings will facilitate translation into practice.

Jeffries at Work

As the editor of Simulations in Nursing Education: From Conceptualization to Evaluation (2nd edition), Professor Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is sharing the work of nurse educators with simulation models, while aiming to help faculty provide a realistic pathway for students to understand nursing through simulation. Jeffries also served as a small group facilitator for a “better health” interactive session at the Institute of Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education, August 29-30, Washington DC.

White Shares Knowledge

Associate Professor Kathleen M. White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, with Ann O’Sullivan, edited the book The essential guide to nursing practice: Applying ANA’s scope of practice and standards to practice and education published by the American Nurses Association. The book is designed for practitioners, educators, and administrators, and is a guide for applying the American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice in all nursing settings.

Stanik-Hutt, White Co-Author Publication

Published online in “Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice,” Associate Professors Julie A. Stanik-Hutt, PhD, ACNP, CCNS, FAAN, and Kathleen M. White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, co-authored the publication “Policy Implications for Optimizing Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Use Nationally” examining the potential benefits of further use of advanced practice registered nurses.

Bower Wins Award

For her abstract titled “Intersection of neighborhood segregation, poverty, and urbanicity on the availability of food stores in the United States,” Instructor Kelly M. Bower, MSN, MPH, RN, won the Student Abstract Award from the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association.

Fralic Addresses Professional Lessons

After receiving the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Lifetime Achievement Award in Boston, before an audience of 3,000 nurse leaders, Professor Maryann F. Fralic, DrPH, RN, FAAN, was asked to identify some of the key lessons she learned throughout her professional lifetime. In response to these questions, “Our Integrity Is the Essence of Our Leadership, Life Lessons from Maryann F. Fralic’s Speech for the AONE Lifetime Achievement Award” was published in

Warren on Postpartum Hemorrage

As part of a compendium of simulations for obstetric nursing education, Assistant Professor Nicole E. Warren, PhD, MPH, CNM, has developed two scenarios focused on managing postpartum hemorrhage, a leading cause of maternal death and disability. The scenarios are being made available to nursing programs worldwide through a proprietary simulation website,

Student in the Spotlight

International DNP student Godfrey Katende received an award of excellence for "Best Upcoming Researcher Poster Presentation" at the Joint Annual Scientific Health Conference in Kampala, Uganda, September 28.

Furthering Gerontological Education

Associate Professor Elizabeth Tanner, PhD, MS, RN, with help from Students Morgan Rosen, Trad ’13, and Rachelle Dash, Accel ’13, led the Student Interest Group sessions at the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) Annual Conference in Baltimore, October 4-6. At the conference, the students had the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills related to gerontological nursing education, practice, and research. In addition, Tanner, as a member of the Board of Directors for the NGNA, began the student interest group in gerontological nursing, patterned after the JHUSON Geriatric Interest Group (GIG).

Other Presentations:

Other presentations from faculty and students at conferences and events around the country include:

  • PhD student Vinciya Pandian: “Quality of Life in Tracheotomized Patients in the ICU” to the Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head-Neck Nurses. She was also invited to speak at the ALA/Massachusetts Pulmonary Section Annual Meeting on April 3, 2013.

  • MSN/MPH student Allison Burg: “An International Nursing Collaboration to Improve Cancer Care in Ethiopia” at the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care conference in Prague. The poster focused on her work with the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at Black Lion Hospital’s adult cancer ward.

  • Professor Christine L. Savage, PhD, RN, CARN, FAAN: “A Model of Compassion Fatigue and Health Related Quality of Life in Nurses Working in Acute Care Setting” at the 2012 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research.

  • Associate Professor Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, CRNP: “CAPABLE: A person-environment intervention to improve function and health-related quality of life in disabled, older adults” at the State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research.

  • Assistant Professor Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN: “Treatment of Behavioral Symptoms of Advanced Stage Dementia: Protocol Development for an Exploratory Controlled Trial” at the Hospice Palliative Nurses Association 2012 Clinical Practice Forum.

  • Associate Professor Julie A. Stanik-Hutt, PhD, ACNP, CCNS, FAAN: “Executive Style Education to Prepare Doctors of Nursing Practice” at the 7th biennial conference of the International Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice Nursing Network in London England (co-presented with Dr. Sharon Dudley.) Stanik-Hutt also presented “How APRNS Can Use Evidence to Influence Health Policy.”