APNF Research Grant Recipients

Ensuring the Future: Through its grant program, the American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation aids scientific research and contributions which add to the knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. This year the Foundation is assisting one member in his research with a $10,000 grant.
   
Nicholas Guenzel
Nicholas Guenzel, PhD, APRN
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing

Relationships between Historical Trauma and Mental Health among Adult Urban American Indians

Nick Guenzel, PhD, APRN is an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing in Lincoln. He worked for five years as an outpatient psychiatric nurse practitioner before joining the faculty and continues to work part-time as an NP. He also teaches undergraduate and master’s level psychiatric nursing. His primary research interests include mental health disparities in disadvantaged populations including Native Americans and homeless individuals. In this study, Guenzel aims to describe the central themes of historical trauma among urban American Indians. He intends to quantify the frequency of historical loss thoughts, symptoms, discrimination, and acculturation to non-American Indian society to determine if correlations exist between these concepts, and to determine if these concepts are related to symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, drug abuse, and alcohol abuse.

 

The APNF Grant Review Committee would like to thank all of the applicants.


Past APNF Grant Recipients 

2015

Kosuke Niitsu, MSN, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC/PhD Student
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Genetic Influence on Resilience to Potentially Traumatic Events
Hear from Niitsu about his research and experience as an APNF Research Grant Recipient.

2014

Robin Osterman, PhD, RNC-OB, CNS
University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
Alcohol Use Biomarkers in Pregnant Methadone Users

Choochart Wong-Anuchit, PhD(c), RN
Saint Louis University School of Nursing
A Meta-analysis of Motivational Interviewing in People with Severe Mental Illness
 

2013

Marian J. Hardwick, MS, RN
University of South Florida, School of Nursing
Accelerated Resolution Therapy for PTSD and Sleep Disturbance

Kerry Peterson, DNP, PMHCNS, PMHNP
Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing
Evaluation of Two Dating Violence Prevention Programs on a College Campus


2012

Esther Meerwijk, PhD(c), RN
University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
Heart rate variability and frontal EEG asymmetry as markers of psychological pain.

Andrea Warner Stidham, PhD, RN
Kent State University
The Relationship of PostTraumatic Growth to Depressive Symptoms and Physical Health in Spouses of U.S. Service Members Deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.


2011

Abir Bekhet, PhD, RN, H.S.M.I.
Marquette University
Effects of Positive Cognitions and Resourcefulness on Autism Spectrum Disorder Caregiver’s Burden

Nutchanart Bunthumporn, RN
Case Western Reserve University – PhD candidate
Effects of Biofeedback Training on Negative Emotions, Depressive Cognition, and Resourcefulness in Thai Elders

Carrie M. Carretta, PhD(c), APN, AHN-BC
Vanderbilt University – PhD candidate
Rape Trauma: A Study of Preferred Rape Disclosure Methods and Factors Influencing Psychological Outcomes in Rape Victims

Jennifer Rode, MSN, RN
University of Cincinnati – PhD candidate
The Protective Effects of Social Support on Postpartum Depression: Does Emotional Intelligence Matter?

Kimberly A. Williams, RN, DNSc, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC
University of South Alabama
School Nurse Feasibility, Reliability and Validity Test of the SARA and SLICE® Tools for Self-Harm


2010

Andrea N. Kwasky, DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
University of Detroit Mercy
Vitamin D and Depression:  Is There a Relationship in Young African American Women?

Betty D. Morgan, PhD, PMHCNS, BC
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Nursing Educational Needs for Caring for People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) at End-of-Life

Mary Rosedale, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC
College of Nursing, New York University
The structure of the lived experience of the expert electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) nurse and their meaning of expertise


2009

Eileen Cormier, PhD, RN
Florida State University
How Parents Make Decisions about Medication to Treat Their Child’s ADHD Symptoms

Kimberly O. Hemphill, APRN-BC
Doctoral Student, University of Virginia
Determinants of Health Risk Behavior in Male Juvenile Offenders in Rural Arizona

Linda C. Lewin, PhD, APRN-BC
Case Western Reserve University
Parenting Among Women in Substance Abuse Treatment


2008

Kathryn Anderson
Florida International University
Factors Affecting Health Promoting Screening, Treatment, Couple Relationships and Depression during Breast Cancer: Identifying Couple Risks, Needs, and Solutions from Ethnically Diverse Couples

Ursula Kelly
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Group Interventions for PTSD symptoms in immigrant Latina women exposed to Intimate Partner Violence

Mary Rosedale
New York University
The structure of the lived experience for persons having undergone rTMS for depression treatment

Marianne Smith
University of Iowa
Improving mood in Long-term Care: A Psychiatric Nurse Enhanced Model

Richard Zoucha
Dusquesne University
Understand the Meaning of Mental Health and Illness in an Urban Nicaraguan Community: An Ethnography
 

 

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