March 31, 2017  |  8:00 AM — 1:30 PM

Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, New Jersey

Keynote | Schedule | Poster Presentations


2017 Reinkemeyer Research Day Keynote Speaker

Carol Taylor, PhD, RN, Senior Clinical Scholar, Professor of Medicine & Nursing Georgetown University

Carol Taylor, PhD, RN, is a senior clinical scholar in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University and a Professor of Medicine and Nursing. Experienced in caring for patients who are chronically and critically ill and their families, Dr. Taylor chose doctoral work in philosophy with a concentration in bioethics because of a passion to “make health care work” for those who need it.

At Georgetown Dr. Taylor directs an innovative ethics curriculum grounded in a rich notion of moral agency for advanced practice nurses. She teaches in the undergraduate nursing curriculum, directs a practicum in clinical ethics for graduate students in the philosophy program, serves on the ethics committee, conducts ethics rounds and ethics case presentations, and develops professional seminars in clinical ethics for health care professionals and the public. Her research interests include clinical and professional ethics, and organizational integrity.

Dr. Taylor has a PhD in Philosophy with a concentration in bioethics from Georgetown University and a Master’s Degree in Medical-Surgical Nursing from Catholic University; She now works closely with health care professionals and leaders who are exploring the ethical dimensions of their practice. She lectures internationally and writes on various issues in healthcare ethics and serves as an ethics consultant to systems and professional organizations. She has served as an ethics consultant to Hospice of the Valley, the largest not for profit hospice in the U.S., for ten years and serves on the Bon Secours Health System Board and Ethics Advisory Board. She is the author of Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Person-Centered Nursing Care, which is now in its 8th edition and co-editor of Health and Human Flourishing: Religion, Medicine and Moral Anthropology and the 4th edition of Case Studies in Nursing Ethics.




Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Nu Chapter

30th Annual Reinkemeyer Research Day
March 31, 2017

Chancellor’s Suite, University Center

8:00 am       Registration & Continental Breakfast – Chancellor’s Suite University Center

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8:45 am       Welcome and Announcements

9:00 am       SESSION I

The Hidden Dangers of Intravenous Fluid Administration in the Hospital Setting and their Effect on Patient Outcomes

Katherine Connolly, DNP, RN, APN-C

School nurse to student ratios, self-efficacy for type 1 diabetes management and glycemic control in adolescents

Lori Wilt, PhD, RN, NJ-CSN, NCSN, CNE

 10:00 am     Break: Coffee and View Posters               

10:20 am     SESSION II

Acute Care Nurses’ Spiritual Well-Being, & Spiritual Care Perspective: Implications for Research, Education, and Practice

Barbara Kitchener, PhD, RN

An APN-led COPD Discharge Education Program to Decrease 30-day Readmission Rates

Moira Kendra, DNP, ACNP-BC, MA, RN

11:20 AM    Brief Break

11:30 am     KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Everything you Never Wanted to Know about the Ethical Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice

Carol Taylor, PhD, RN

Senior Clinical Scholar in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University

Professor of Medicine and Nursing, Georgetown University

12:45 pm     Evaluations

 1:00 pm       Luncheon                                

Dr. Carol Taylor and Doctoral students will meet over buffet luncheon

Seton Hall University College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. P#196-9/13-16



Poster Presentations:

Poster Presentations with Learning Objectives

Presenter(s) Poster Title Participants will be able to:
Benson Kahiu, MSN, RN, CEN  Sitter utilization reduction in acute care hospitals Identify strategies for acute care organisations to reduce falls and reduce sitter utilization costs.
 Caroline Meza, MSN, RN  A Concept Analysis of Culture Care Accommodation in the Nursing Care of Hispanic Patients Identify strategies for providing evidence-based care to Hispanic patients
 Mary Ellen Roberts, DNP, RN, APN,C, FAANP, FAAN Creating a National NP Preceptor Registry: Motivators, Barriers and Methods for Implementation  Discuss motivators and barriers to the development of a national preceptor registry to improve the education of nurse practitioner students.
 Jessica Trivett,MSN, RN, CEN, PCCN  Emergency Nurse Knowledge of Emergency Preparedness: An Education Gap Analysis Analyze gaps in emergency preparedness of emergency department nurses and strategies to increase knowledge emergency preparedness.