31st Annual Nursing Research Symposium

31st annual Nursing Research Symposium

Event Details


Date: March 27, 2020

Times: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Hamre Recital Hall in the Fryxell Humanities Center

Ticket Info: Register, below, by March 23; Non-Students $75 | Students $45 — This event is provided in partnership with Sanford Health.

Living Nursing Scholarship: Research, Theory and Practice

The overall goal of this symposium is to provide an opportunity for nursing faculty, practitioners and students to participate in a learning experience exploring research, theory and practice through the presentation and discussion of scholarly work in nursing.

Upon completion of this symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how the results of nursing research impact the health of diverse clients through practice innovations, education and future research
  • Integrate selected research study findings into nursing practice
  • Propose innovative solutions to health care problems that can be supported through scholarly collaboration

Register today.

Non-Students $75
| Students $45

Deadline is Monday, March 23


Full agenda

View the day's agenda.


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Janet Carpenter, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a scientist and artist in Indianapolis, Indiana. A distinguished professor and associate dean for research at the Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, Carpenter is one of the world’s leading experts in measuring and treating menopausal hot flashes without hormones.

Janet CarpenterOver the last 20 years, Carpenter created a hot flash measurement toolkit and tested different treatments for hot flashes from medications to slow, deep breathing. A scale she developed, the Hot Flash Related Daily Interference Scale, is available in 12 languages and used internationally.

Her honors and awards include 2016 Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and a 2017 Indiana Woman of Achievement. As an artist, she has experience in dance, theatre, music, creative writing, needle arts, painting and jewelry making. She has juried for art shows and one of her paintings titled “A Fiery Woman” was chosen for a special exhibition in Indianapolis in 2017.

Her most recent project uses art to teach the public about menopausal hot flashes. The “Hot flashes? Cool!TM” exhibit, originated by Dr. Carpenter, uses sculptures, digital visual media, and music to create a new collective image of hot flashes, challenge myths, tackle misinformation, provide accurate and culturally relevant information. With research funding from Pfizer Inc., Carpenter has studied the impact of the exhibit on the public. Her future plan includes showing the exhibit nationally and internationally to spur dialogue and motivate social action around the topic of menopausal hot flashes.


Poster Presentations

  • Collaborating with Rural Practice Partners to Address the Need for Registered Nurses in Primary Care
    Robin Brown, PhD,RN; Heidi Mennenga, PhD,RN; and Marie Schmit, MS
  • Waterbirth Effects on Neonatal Outcomes
    Haley Hoefer, Cheyenne Christensen, Melissa DeCook, Joshua Friese, Heather Hoy, and Hannah Stein
  • Advance Care Planning in South Dakota Women Who Farm and Ranch
    Theresa Garren-Grubbs, MS, RN, CMSRN, CNL
  • Cannabinoids Effect in Pain Control with Cancer Patients
    Tram Kim, Zach Dorgan, Mackenzie Huber, Ladislav Nemecek, Breanna Swee, and Christopher Vinatieri
  • Suicidality Concept Analysis: An Evolutionary Approach
    Tamara Keefner, PhD, RN
  • Relation between Male Circumcisions and Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United States
    Hannah Burtt, Paige Werner, Krystal Kvalheim, Sarika Khadka, and Kathleen Hupp 
  • The Effects of Skin to Skin Contact and Preventing Hypothermia in Neonates
    Gracee Krall, Marquelle Edlund, Erin Denning, Bailey Van Zee, Brooklyne Miller, and Ericka Cockburn
  • American Indian Cancer Survivors’ Perspectives on the Cultural Adaptability of the COMFORT Communication Curriculum: A Pilot Study
    Mary J. Isaacson, PhD, RN, CHPN(R); Victoria L.S. Britson, Tinka Duran, and Richard Mousseau
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy in Dementia Patients
    Ella Otten, Shantel Schlimgen, Jamie Sorensen, and Destini Oehlertz
  • Is Nursing Intuition More Effective than Early Warning Scores?
    Garrett Brooks, Meydee Okello, Brenna Zirpel, and Makayla Kuhn
  • Preventing Nursing Burnout by Mindfulness
    Abby Hora, Jonathon Liudahl, Alexandra Peterson, and Tsega Tesfay
  • Effectiveness of Aromatherapy in Treating Labor Pain and Anxiety
    Jocelyn Guenther, Taylor Koch, Britney Moeller, and Aggie Salzwedel
  • Effectiveness of Cannabidiol Oil and Anxiety
    Terren Geffre, Nicole Little, Madeline Maloney, and Kayla Thornberry
  • Pain Control Through Music Therapy
    Kirsten Knutson, Doanh Do, Bridget Robinson, and Peace Omowonuola

Sanford HealthSanford Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91).


Please direct any questions to Nursing at nursing@augie.edu.