Attendees may evaluate posters for contact hours. A maximum of 4 contact hours are awarded for the evaluation of up to 20 posters (0.16 contact hour per poster). 


Sigma will recognize three top scholars who will be invited to present their posters at a future Sigma event, forgoing the review process and giving them another opportunity to disseminate their work. These individuals will be recognized at Sigma's poster event as ANPD Top Scholar Poster Award Winners.

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Collaborative Partnerships

P100: Collaborative Partnership to Develop An Interprofessional Health Literacy and Patient Education Workshop
Sharon S. Everette, MSN, RN-BC
Kimberly Johnson Elgin, MSN, RN, CNOR

P101: Team-Building Journey
Hephzibah Sophie Edwin, MSN, RN-BC, PCCN

P102: On the Horizon: Envisioning a New Role for the NPD Practitioner
Michelle Weber, MPH, MSN, RN-BC, CPN
Holly Etling, MSN, RN-BC, CPN, CPEN

P103: Collaborative Teaching: Using Experts from Multiple Disciplines to Improve Staff Performance
Camille Sheldon, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN, CNRN
Lauren Cobb, MSN, RN, CMSRN

P104: Interprofessional Approach to Decreasing Hypoglycemic Events in the Acute Care Setting
Christy D. Sutphin, MEd, BSN, RN-BC

P105: One Goal: Building the Bridge to Practice
Mary C. Meyer, MS, RN-BC
Mary Kakenmaster, MSN, RN, CNE 

P106: ANPD Affiliation: Envision the Dream to Reality
Melissa Dibble, MSN, RN-BC, CAPA
Lauren B. Kelly, MSN, RN, CPAN
Josephine Ritchie, DNP, RN, CNL

P107: The Importance of Collaborative Partnerships with Local Colleges/Universities: Building a Foundation for a Successful Academic Partnership
Kendal Gersbach, MEd, BSN, RN

P108: Envisioning an Innovative Academic/Practice Partnership: The Pediatric Elective Program (PEP)
Amanda Remillard, MSN, RN-BC
Kathy Stancil, MSN, RN-BC
Jennifer Vaughan, BSN, RN-BC, CPN, CRRN, CBIS

P109: Interdisciplinary Simulations for Quality Improvement on Day and Night Shift
Linnea Lockett, MSN, RN-BC, RNC-NIC, CLC

P110: Advancing Clinical Readiness and Quality Performance: New Hybrid Simulation National Patient Safety Goals Activation
Leslie A. Sabo, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, RN

Competency Management

P111: Catching Up to the Digital Era: Electronic Competencies
Michele Persico, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-CSC
Ivy Torres, MS, RN-BC, ONC-OB, C-EFM, CBC
Meghan Walter, MSN, RN, PCCN, CEN

P112: A Team-Based Annual Competency Assessment Using Low-Fidelity Simulation
Holly DeFeo, MSN, RN-BC
Joanne Roy, PhD, RN-BC, CNL 

P113: Decreasing CAUTI and CLABSI: Developing a Dynamic and Sustainable Approach to Maintain Staff Competency
Mallika Patel, MSN, AGAC-NP
Debbie Kantoris, MSN, CCNS, CCRN 

P114: Annual Competency Passport Development Based on Donna Wright's Model
Jan Bailey, MSN, RN-BC, OCNS-C
Fabienne Sterckx, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN

P115: Keeping Education Visible in the NICU (K.E.V.I.N.): An Innovative Approach to Education and Competency Management
Amanda Eichstaedt, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, CPN
Lisa Krick, BSN, RN, CBC

P116: Swimming to Success: Implementation of Learning Swimlanes for Initial and Ongoing Competency Assessment
Danielle Mecum, BSN, RN, SCRN

P117: Sharing a Piece of the PIE
Roslyn Stewart, MSN, RN-BC

P118: Infusion Pump Integration: A Patient Safety Initiative
Sandy Passamonte, MSN, RN
Sarah Lesniak, MS, RN-BC, CSPHA 

P119: Competencies: Don't Get Blown Away
Laurie Herzer, MPH, BSN, RN-BC, OCN
Lisa Michelle Everett, MSN, RN, NE-BC
D'Ann Schwertner Orr, MSN, RN-BC, CCRP, CHTS-CP 

P120: Poof! Turning Paper Competencies into Electronic Competency Documentation
Jana Williams, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN 

P121: A Nontraditional Approach: Hybrid Competency Evaluation for ED Nurses
Maureen Lugod, MSN, RN, CEN

Diversity & Inclusion

P122: Aspire to Envision: Preparedness for Veteran-Centric Care
Mary Volenec, MSN, RN, PCCN-K
Kelly Watson, BSN, RN, CHPN 

P123: The Role of the NPD Specialist in Developing Cross-Cultural Education
Eva Gomez, MSN, RN-BC, CPN 

P124: Across the World and into Our Doors! Journey to Embrace International Nurses
Kristina Lynn, BSN, RN-BC
Chelsey Getz, BSN, RN-BC

P125: T is for Transgender: Inclusivity Training via Peer-to-Peer Learning
Sarah Sumner, MSN, RN, OCN, CHPN


P126: Interactive Learning for Nurses Through Gamification
Elisabeth Garrison, MSN, MBA, APN, RN-BC, CWON, ACNP-BC
Sharon M. Colin, MSN, RNC-NIC
Olivia Lemberger, MSN, CHSE
Maureen Lugod, MSN, RN, CEN 

P127: CAUTI Wars: The Last Infection
Allison Barboza, BSN, RN
Courtney Decker, BSN, RN
Lori Wynn, BSN, RN, SCRN 

P128: Envision the Possibility: Gamification Leading to Zero Harm, Zero Falls
Lori Perlstein, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC
Diana Alemar, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CNL
Catherine Biviano, DNP, RN-BC, ONC, NEA-BC 

P129: Promoting Resilience Through Pediatric End-of-Life Simulation Education
Michelle J. Lindenberger, MSN-Ed, RN-BC

P130: Responding to Team Members' Preferred Learning Environment
Jessica Perdue, MS, RN-BC, CPN 

P131: Nursing Professional Development Practitioner Role Development to Support Advance Practice Providers
Melissa Hurley, MSN, RN, RNC-NIC 

P132: Substance Use Disorder Education
Marianne Soderman, MSN, RN, CPAN, AHN-BC
Simona Mortensen, MSN, RN, PCCN, AHN-BC 

P133: The First 24 Hours: An Innovative Nurse Driven Pathway to Improve Sepsis Mortality
Franciska Marie Sifers, MSN, RN
Allison Price, BSN, RN 

P134: Is Adult Coloring an Effective Teaching Tool?
Stacey Melissa Bancroft, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CPN 

P135: Evidence-Based Practice Paired with New Needle Technology: A System-Wide Healthcare Education Initiative
Frances Majca, MA, BSN, NPD-BC, CPHON
Danene Coroneos-Shannon, PhD, MSEd, NPD-BC, MCHES
Dawn Lantz, MSN, RN 

P136: Integrating the Electronic Health Record and Simulated Learning Activities to Facilitate Nursing Education
Alexis Ramirez, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN, PCCN
Andrea Lee-Riggins, DNP, APRN-CNS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN 

P137: The Residents Escaped! Active Learning: Improving Quality and Safety
Marcia Litteral, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
Sarah Welchel, BSN, RN, CPAN 

P138: They Escaped!... So What? Targeting Desire to Influence Outcomes
Christina Segreti, MSN, RN, ONC
Leanna Bonczkowski, MS, RN-BC 

P139: Flipping the Script on Incivility in Healthcare: Modern Workplace Learning Techniques Enhance Behavior Change
Jennifer Rose Harshman, MSN, RN-BC, CPN, CCRN-K 

P140: Sexuality and Spinal Cord Injury: Helping Nurses Approach the Topic and Deliver Patient Education
Tabitha Eden, MSN, MSA, RN, CEN, CNE


P141: #Nursing Workforce: Who Are We?
Patricia Moysenko, MSN, RN-BC
Kathleen Knight, MSN, CAGS, RN-BC

P142: Moving Mountains: Using Theory to Guide Professional Practice Change in a Rural Healthcare System
Laurie Kay Zone-Smith, PhD, RN, NE-BC 

P143: Incivilities Beyond the Bedside: Creating a Healthy Learning Environment
Margaux Chan, BSN, RN, PHN, CPN
Marcella Christine Bernstein, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC

Onboarding & Orientation

P144: Creating a Pathway Program for Flexible Transition to the Emergency Department
Vanessa Cameron, MSN, RN-BC, CNL

P145: Triage Training and Support: Envisioning Excellent Telephone Triage Through Improved Orientation
Dan Anderson, BSN, RN

P146: Orientation to the OR: An Acute Care Hospital and a Local Technical College Partner for Success
Mary Angela Olson, MA, RN-BC

P147: Mission Competent Transformational Leaders: Failure is Not an Option
Ashley Pond, MSN, RN-BC
Rebekah Hopper, MSN, RN, NEA-BC 

P148: Integrating Technology into Nursing Practice: Utilization of a Learning Management System
Mary Ho, MS, RN, CPN
Vincenza Coughlin, MS, RNC-MNN, CNE, CLC
Guisela Alvarez, MS, RN-BC, CEN 

P149: Will You Escape? Validating Practice While Fostering Engagement Through an Escape Room
Michelle Campos, MSN, RN-BC, PMC
Julie Gates, MSN, RN, CMSRN

P150: Building a Nurse Residency Program: Creating Retention and Support from the Ground Up
Kristen Tenney, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, CWOCN
Ellen Wittekind, MSN, RN-BC

P151: Aligning Nursing Clinical Support Competencies with Nursing Competencies
Lisa Deetz Boyer, MSN, RN-BC, CPN 

P152: Supporting an Organization's Goal to Reduce Physical Harm Through RN Orientation Redesign
Rhonda R. Neuhaus, MSN, RN-BC 

P153: Emergency Nursing Orientation: Filling the Gap with Blended Learning
Mary Syme, BSN, RN, CEN 

P154: Travel Nurse Orientation Process Improvement
Alhagie Sam, BSN, RN-BC

P155: Impact of an Evidence-Based Nursing Orientation Program on Retention: A Systematic Literature Review
Cassandra D. Kluttz, MSN, RN, CEN
Allison H. Burfield, PhD, RN
Kaylynne A. Murn, MSN, RN, CEN
Ashley Elks, BSN, RN, PCCN
Chanel Jenkins, MSN, RN, CMSRN 

P156: Partnering Purposeful NPD Generalist Rounding with a Nurse Residency Program: Impact on One-Year Turnover
Stephanie Fitzgerald Gedeon, MSN, RN
Karen Lori Emery, BSN, RN
Jennifer Evers, BSN, RN
Michelle Ford, BSN, RN, CCRN
Lynn Howard, MSN, RN, CEN
Lisa Brooks James, MSN, RN-BC, RNC-NIC

P157: A Partnership for Professional Growth: A Critical Care Internship
Jacqueline Miles, MSN, MA, RN

Research, Evidence-Based Practice & Quality Improvement

P158: Incorrect Surgical Counts: A Potential for Retained Surgical Items
Patricia Elaine Nelson, DNP, RN, CNOR 

P159: Multimodal Teaching Methods and the Effect on Wound Knowledge and Documentation Practices
Julianne Emily van Kalken, MSN, RN-BC
Stephani Hunt, MSN, RN, WCC, OMS 

P160: Exploring Novice Nurses' Communication Experiences in the Clinical Setting
Roxanne R. Sabatini, PhD, MSN, RN-BC 

P161: Transitioning from Experienced Nurse to Resident in Blended Cohort Transition-to-Specialty Nurse Residency Programs
Rachael Frija, DNP, RN-BC 

P162: Supportive Communication Course for Healthcare Providers Interacting with Persons with Aphasia
Linda McGovern, MSN, RN-BC, CRRN 

P163: Driving the Implementation of Bedside Shift Report with an Innovative Model
Sherry Tennies, MSN-Ed, RN-BC, CWOCN
Kirsten Peterson, MSN, RN 

P164: Effectiveness of Written Versus Oral Communication in Knowledge Retention for Healthcare Providers
Shelly Pignataro, MSN, RN-BC 

P165: Leadership Self Efficacy of Professional Nurses
Vicki Moran, PhD, MPH, RN, CNE, APHN-BC, CDE, TNS
Chris Sebelski, PhD, DPT 

P166: Demonstration of NPD Value: Learning Management System Quality Improvement
Ashlee O'Meara, MSN-NL, RN-BC
Lisa Krening, MPH, BSN, RN-BC, CPAN, NE-BC 

P167: Reducing Injuries Among Staff: A Comprehensive Safe Patient Handling Program
Colleen Neary, MS, RN
Sarah Lesniak, MS, RN-BC CSPHA 

P168: Safety First: Envisioning a Safe Work Environment for Nurses
Nancy A. Campbell, MS, RN-BC 

P169: Engaging Direct Care Nurses in Evidence-Based Practice: An Evidence-Based Program
Paula Dunham, ND, MSA, RN-BC

P170: Stayin' Alive: Making the Grade in CPR
Delia Abbott, MSN-Ed, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CEN
Kelly Harris, BSN, RN 

P171: MicroLearning for Maximum Results: Envision a Learning Strategy Using Micro Solutions
Michelle Weber, MPH, MSN, RN-BC, CPN
Jessica Seich, MSN, RN, CPN, WCC 

P172: The Amazing Research Race: Engaging Nursing Staff Serving Rural Patients in an E-Journal Club Program
Regina Urban, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN, CNE
Pam Chenault, MSN, RN-BC

Role Development

P173: How a Jolt of Appreciation Reengaged Preceptors
Rocel D. Besa, PhD, RN-BC, CNE
Maria Soledad Banal, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN
Marissa Guzman, MSN, APN-C
Kristin Inzana, MSN, RN-BC
Jane Drucker, MSN, RN-BC
Mary Ann Sullivan, BSN, RN, CDN

P174: Paving the Way to Certification
Kristin Scheffer, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Lisa Renee Stone, BSN, CCRN
Robyn Faz, MSN, RN, CCTN, CHSE 

P175: Beyond the Workshop: Developing a Comprehensive Preceptor Program
Michelle Cook, MS, RN-BC, CHPPN
Gwendolyn Elaine Newton, MSN, APRN, FNP-C 

P176: Implementation of Nurse Preceptor Simulation to Foster Feedback Skills
Toni Murray, MSN, RN-BC, CENP, CMSRN 

P177: Envision Empowered CNAs as Collaborative Care Team Members
Debra J. Behr, DNP, RN, CCRN-K 

P178: Hold the Ladder: Impact of Professional Ladder Redesign on Nurse Retention
Stephanie Sobeck, MSN, RN-BC, PCCN-K
Cynthia J. Willis, DNP, RN, CMSRN 

P179: Mentoring Frontline Nurses for Professional Development
Roberta Miller, MSN, RN, CPN, CPEN, TCRN
Katy Walthall, MSN, RN-BC, CPN 

P180: Make It Relevant: Facilitated Debriefing to Enhance Nurse Resident Transition to Practice
Susan Bosworth, MSN, RN-BC, FNP
Brandi Meacham, MSN, RN, CPN 

P181: Transition to Practice for New Nurse Managers
Kara Evans, MSN, RN-BC
Phyllis Justus, DNP, RN, NEA-BC 

Subject to change