APNA Research Grant Recipients

Ensuring the Future: The APNA Research Grant program aids scientific research and contributions which add to the knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. This year, APNA will assisting three members in their research or evidence-based project with a grant to support their work.
 

Jenna Brager

Jenna Brager, MS, BSN-RN
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Perceptions, Use, and Impact of Digital Technologies for Strengthening Parenting

In her research, Brager will explore the efficacy of the electronic Chicago Parent Program (eCPP), determining how parents perceive, use, and benefit from mobile interventions with regard to behavioral health promotion. She will analyze metadata and usage metrics to determine how engagement with eCPP is associated with changes in parenting effectiveness, discipline strategies, stress, and child behavioral issues. With her work, Brager intends to further the understanding of how engagement can lead to improvements in health outcomes and more effectively tailor mobile health interventions to support vulnerable populations. Brager is a fourth-year PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University where she works as a research nurse and graduate assistant.

 

Brenda Fore

Brenda C. Fore, MHA, BSN, RN-BC, PMHN
Mission Health
Trauma Informed Care: Using Evidence-Based Education to Combat a Population Crisis

Informed by her 20 years of service as an Army Nurse, Fore is creating an evidence-based practice program to implement and evaluate an evidence-based trauma informed care (TIC) education program. This education will center on acute care patients in a large, regional healthcare system and the nurses who care for them. In establishing this program, Fore will assess whether its implementation can improve recovery outcomes, reduce assaults, increase patient satisfaction, and prevent compassion fatigue. Fore is currently pursuing an MSN in Behavioral Health from Maryville University. She works as a Behavioral Health Nurse Educator for Mission Health in Asheville, North Carolina.

 

Allison McCord

Allison McCord, BSN, RN
Indiana University School of Nursing
The Unfolding of Depressive Symptoms, Disease Self-Management, and Treatment Utilization for Latina Adolescents

McCord will center her research on young Latina women to identify how they experience, self-manage, and seek treatment for depressive symptoms. She will interview thirty young Latina women who have experienced depressive symptoms during their adolescent years. With the results of this study, McCord intends to develop evidence-based treatments that are culturally sensitive and tailored to prevent, identify, and treat depression in this population. She is a 4th year Bachelor's to PhD student at the Indiana University School of Nursing where she works as a Graduate Research Assistant and is a Predoctoral Fellow for both Behavioral Nursing Research and Leadership Education and Adolescent Health.

 

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


Past APNA Grant Recipients 

2016

Nicholas Guenzel, PhD, APRN
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing
Relationships between Historical Trauma and Mental Health among Adult Urban American Indians
 

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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