CRE Grant Recipients

2017 Projects

Project P.I. Grantee Institution
Project

National Study of Clinical Education in Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

P.I.

Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

Grantee Institution

Marquette University

Project

Are there Outcome Differences between NMNEC ADN, BSN, and ADN/BSN Co-enrolled Students: Testing an Educational Model for Academic Progression in Nursing

P.I.

Judy Liesveld, PhD, PPCNP-BC, RN

Grantee Institution

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center College of Nursing

Project

The growth of for-profit nursing programs and their effect on time to graduate and first time NCLEX exam pass rates

P.I.

Patricia Pittman, PhD

Grantee Institution

The George Washington University

2016 Projects

Project P.I. Grantee Institution
Project

Comparing Nurse Practitioner Student Learning Outcomes in Telehealth and Face-to-Face Standardized Patient Encounters

P.I.

Laurie Posey, EdD

Grantee Institution

The George Washington University School of Nursing

Project

Keeping patients safe:  Examining predictors of nurses’ fatigue and the moderating effect of inter-shift recovery on patient safety outcomes

P.I.

Amany Farag, PhD, MSN, RN

Grantee Institution

University of Iowa College of Nursing

Project

Enhancing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practice: Impact of State Scope of Practice Regulations and the Practice Environment

P.I.

Susan A. Chapman, PhD, RN, FAAN

Grantee Institution

University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing

Project

International Clinical Experiences for Required Clinical Contact Hours: What is Happening in US Schools of Nursing? 

P.I.

Tamara McKinnon, DNP, RN, APHN

Grantee Institution

San Jose State University Research Foundation

Project

National Regulatory Capacity and Nurse and Midwife Leaders’ Perceptions of the African Health Profession Regulatory Collaborative for Nurses and Midwives (ARC): Evaluation of Four Years of ARC East, Central, and Southern

P.I.

Maureen Kelley, CNM PhD, FACNM

Grantee Institution

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University

Project

Successful Transition of New Graduate Registered Nurses in U.S. Hospitals: Education, Practice and Policy Implications

P.I.

Mary Lynn, PhD, RN

Grantee Institution

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2015 Projects

Project P.I. Grantee Institution
Project

The Influences of Nursing School Characteristics on NCLEX® Pass Rates: A National Study

PI

Lori Brown, RN, PhD, CCRN, CNE

Grantee Institution

Washington State University College of Nursing

Project

Long-Term Care Training and Provider Regulations for Optimal Resident Outcomes

P.I.

Alison Trinkoff, RN, ScD, FAAN

Grantee Institution

University of Maryland School of Nursing

Project

Impact of State Scope of Practice Regulation on the Availability of Nurse Practitioners in Caring for Vulnerable Populations 

P.I.

Ying Xue, DNSc, RN 

Grantee Institution

University of Rochester School of Nursing

Project

Director of Nursing Guidelines for Delegation in Nursing Homes: Guideline Development and Pilot Testing

P.I,

Elena O. Siegel, PhD, RN  

Grantee Institution

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis 

Project

Can Competence be Assured? 

P.I.

Rachael Vernon RN, BN, MPhil(Distinction), PhD 

Grantee Institution

University of South Australia 

Project

Impact of Granting Full Practice Authority to Nurse Practitioners in the Veterans Administration 

P.I.

Julie Sochalski, PhD, FAAN, RN 

Grantee Institution

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing 

Project

Business Case for Employment of Hospital-Based Advanced Practice Registered Nurses: Scope of Practice, Patient Outcomes, Nurse Retention, Financial Impact

P.I.

 Jeannie Cimiotti, PhD, RN, FAAN

Grantee Institution

University of Florida

2014 Projects

Project P.I. Grantee Institution
Project

The Process of Workplace Re-entry for Nurses with Substance Use Disorders: A Grounded Theory Study

P.I.

Deborah L. Matthias-Anderson, PhD-c, RN, Cne

Grantee Institution

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Project
Contributions of Foreign Educated Nurses to Quality of Care in the United States
P.I.

Matthew D. McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, MSN

Grantee Institution
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Project

Does systems thinking improve the perception of safety culture and patient safety? A medication administration education intervention.

P.I.

Theresa Tetuan, PhD, RN

Grantee Institution

Stormont-Vail Healthcare

2013 Projects

Project P.I. Grantee Institution
Project

Regulating Licensed Nursing Practice in Nursing Homes: Enacted RN and LPN scope of practice and care outcomes 

P.I.

Kristin Corazzini, PhD

Grantee Institution

Duke University

Project

Educational Transitions and Trajectories of Registered Nurses in North Carolina

P.I.

Cheryl B. Jones, RN, PhD, FAAN

Grantee Institution

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing

Project

Nursing Home Nurses' Sensemaking to Detect Medication Order Discrepancies

P.I.

Amy Vogelsmeier, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC

Grantee Institution

The Curators of the University of Missouri on behalf of Sinclair School of Nursing 

Project

Long-Term Care regulation: Training, Leadership and Quality Outcomes

P.I.

Alison Trinkoff, RN, ScD, FAAN

Grantee Institution

University of Maryland School of Nursing

Project

Comparing Medication Prescribing Practices of Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Providing Services to Medicare Beneficiaries

P.I.

Ulrike Muench, PhD, RN

Grantee Institution

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

2011 Projects

Project P.I. Grantee Institution
Project

Preparation, Roles, and Perceived Effectiveness of Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
A Descriptive study of the titles, educational preparation, and utilization of unlicensed assistive personnel in acute care settings in District of Columbia metropolitan area and the implications for regulations to promote quality care

P.I.

Bonita Jenkins, EdD, RN

Grantee Institution

DC Board of Nursing, DOH

Project

Prelicensure RN Students With and Without Criminal Histories: A Comparative Analysis
A Retrospective Comparative Study Examining Outcomes Related to the 2006 Cohort of Pre-RN Licensure Students Receiving Criminal Background Checks in Louisiana

P.I.

Danielle Smith, MSN, RN

Grantee Institution

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

Project

Comparing Medication Errors between Internationally Educated Nurses and American Educated Nurses

P.I.

Jay Shen, PhD

Grantee Institution

University of Nevada at Las Vegas

Project

Developing a Reporting and Tracking Tool for Nursing Student Errors and Near Misses
Creating a Data Repository for Tracking Nursing Student Errors and Near-Misses

P.I.

Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN

Grantee Institution

Regents of the University of Minnesota

Project

Evaluating the Use of Human Patient Simulation (HPS) to Improve Critical Thinking Competencies and Perceived Self-Confidence of New Graduate Nurses in the Intensive Care Unit

P.I.

Christine Szweda, MS

Grantee Institution

Cleveland Clinic

Project P.I.

Donna Felber Neff, PhD, APRN-BC

Grantee Institution

University of Florida

Project

Impact of an Internationally Educated Nurse Workforce on Patient Safety Processes and Outcomes in Nursing Homes

P.I.

Laura M. Wagner, PhD, RN

Grantee Institution

New York University College of Nursing

Project

Measuring Competency with Simulations: Proposed Phase II

P.I.

Pamela Randolph, MS, CPNP

Grantee Institution

Arizona State Board of Nursing

Project P.I.

Jeri Bigbee, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN

Grantee Institution

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis Health System

Project

State Regulatory Oversight of Certified Nursing Assistants and Resident Outcomes
Nursing Home Outcomes: Contextual Factors and Regulatory Oversight of Care Providers

P.I.

Alison Trinkoff, ScD, RN, FAAN

Grantee Institution

University of Maryland School of Nursing

2010 Projects

Project P.I. Grantee Institution
Project

Learning Nursing Practice: A Multisite, Multimethod Investigation of Clinical Education
A Multi-Site, Mixed Method Examination of Student and Faculty Experiences and Interactions in Clinical Practice

P.I.

Patricia Ebright, PhD, CNS, FAAN

Grantee Institution

Indiana University, School of Nursing

Project

A Multi-State Assessment of Employer-Sponsored Improvement Education for Early-Career Registered Nurses
Assessment of RN Education and Practice Role Expectations for Quality Improvement and Safety

P.I.

Maja Djukic, PhD, RN

Grantee Institution

New York University

Project

Regulation of LPN Scope of Practice in Long-Term Care
Regulating Licensed Nursing Practice in Nursing Homes: How RN and LPN scopes of practice are enacted

P.I.

Kirsten N. Corazzini, PhD

Grantee Institution

Duke University

Project

Virtual Nursing Care for School Children with Diabetes
Virtual Nursing Care for School Children with Diabetes: A Transformative Model

P.I.

Gloria Damgaard, MS, RN and Linda Young, MS, RN

Grantee Institution

South Dakota Board of Nursing

2009 Projects

Project P.I. Grantee Institution
Project

A Comparison of Internationally Educated and U.S. Educated Nurses

P.I.

Cheryl B. Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN

Grantee Institution

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing

Project

Promoting and Regulating Safe Medication Administration in Nursing Homes
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing Patient Safety Initiative: Promoting Safe Medication Administration in Massachusetts Nursing Homes (MBORN Patient Safety Initiative) Phase I

P.I.

Teresa Anderson, PhD

Grantee Institution

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Project P.I.

Janine Hinton, PhD, RN and Pamela Randolph, MS, CPNP

Grantee Institution

Arizona State Board of Nursing/SCC/ASU

Project

Guidelines for Dual Certification in Acute-Care and Primary-Care Pediatric Nurse-Practitioner Programs
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Programs: A Dual Track for Acute Care and Primary Care

P.I.

Elizabeth Hawkins-Walsh, PhD, CPNP

Grantee Institution

Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

2008 Projects

Project P.I. Grantee Institution
Project

Adaptation of a Transition to Practice Program for New Graduates in Acute and Long-term Care Facilities in Urban and Rural Nebraska: A Pilot Study

P.I.

Charlene Kelly, PhD, RN, FRE 

Sheila Exstrom, PhD, RN 

Grantee Institution

Nebraska Board of Nursing

Project

Competence and Risk for Practice Breakdown in Pre-Licensure Professional Nursing Students

P.I.

Alice Swan, DNSc, RN

Grantee Institution

Minnesota Center for Nursing

Project

Alabama Consumers' Views of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Consumers' Views of Advanced Practice Nursing Role, Competence and Regulations for the 21st Century

P.I.

Allison J. Terry, PhD, MSN, RN as of 7/24/09 PI is Jean Lazarus

Grantee Institution

Alabama Board of Nursing, 7

Project

Graduate Nursing Programs for Non-Nurses: A National Perspective
Graduate Nursing Programs for Non-Nurses: A National Survey

P.I.

Judith Fitzgerald Miller, PhD, RN, FAAN

Grantee Institution

University of Missouri - Columbia

Project P.I.

Alison Trinkoff, ScD, RN, FAAN

Grantee Institution

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Project

Licensed Nurse Responsibilities in Nursing Homes: A Scope-of-Practice Issue
Regulating licensed nursing practice in nursing homes: RN delegation, the role of the LPN, and outcomes of nursing home care

P.I.

Kirsten N. Corazzini, PhD

Grantee Institution

Duke University

Project

Program Approval: Minnesota's Case for an Accreditation Requirement
Traditional versus non-traditional clinical teaching/learning strategies in pre-licensure mobilist associate degree professional nursing programs.

P.I.

Sharon Ridgeway, PhD, RN

Grantee Institution

Minnesota Department of Health

Project

Speak for Success: A Pilot Intervention Study on Communication Competence of Post-Hire International Nurses
Testing A Post-Hire Communicative Competence Training Program for Internationally Educated Nurses

P.I.

Yu Xu, PhD, RN

Grantee Institution

University of Nevada Las Vegas

2007 Projects

Project P.I. Grantee Institution
Project

Clarification of Nurse Practitioner "Specialty and Subspecialty Clinical Track Titles, Hours, and Credentialing

P.I.

Monica Scheibmeir, PhD, APRN-BC, FAANP

Grantee Institution

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF)

Project

Effect of Mindfulness Training on Reduction of Nurse Errors in Simulated Clinical Scenarios

P.I.

Janice M. Zeller, PhD, RN, FAAN

Grantee Institution

Rush University College of Nursing

Project

A Statewide Approach to a Just Culture for Patient Safety: The Missouri Story
Establishing a statewide "Just Culture" for patient safety between healthcare providers and regulators.

P.I.

Rebecca G. Miller, MHA, FACHE

Grantee Institution

Missouri Center for Patient Safety

Project

Nurse Practitioner Certification and Practice Settings: Implications for Education and Practice
NP CAPS Study: Nurse Practitioner Certification and Practice Setting Study

P.I.

Paula Tanabe, PhD, RN, FAAN

Grantee Institution

Northwestern University

Project

Nurse Faculty Intern Pilot Study

P.I.

Linda Shanta, PhD, RN

Grantee Institution

North Dakota Board of Nursing

Project

Using Multiple-Patient Simulation Experiences to Foster Clinical Judgment
Teaching Patient Safety and Clinical Judgment Using Multiple-Patient Simulation Experiences

P.I.

Pamela Ironside, PhD, FAAN

Grantee Institution

Indiana University

Project

Analyzing the Relationship Between Nursing Education and Patient Outcomes
The Role of Nurses' Education in Shaping Patient Outcomes

P.I.

Dana Weinberg, PhD

Grantee Institution

Research Foundation of CUNY and Queens College of CUNY

Project

Analyzing Nursing Regulation Worldwide
The Role and Identity of the Regulator: an International Comparative Study

P.I.

David C. Benton

Grantee Institution

International Council of Nurses

Project

Vermont Nurse Internship Project Research Plan

P.I.

Susan A. Boyer, MeD, RN, FAHCEP

Grantee Institution

Vermont Nurse Internship Project