The University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Nursing boasts excellent faculty and programs, with unique and rich community partnerships. The School's faculty are committed to providing exemplary educational programs, scholarship, and community and professional service which is responsive to the needs of the citizens of Maine and in the global community. The USM School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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Submissions from 2021

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Critical Incident Videos: Developing a Cognitive Strategy in Simulation for Faculty Development, Cynthia Randall DNP, RN, CNL and Carla Randall PhD, RN, CNE

Submissions from 2020

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Adaptation or Revolution: Telemental Health and Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing During COVID-19, Rebecca A. Schroeder DNP, MPH, PMHNP

Submissions from 2019

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Retaining older hospital nurses: Experienced hospital nurses’ perceptions of new roles, Carol Fackler DNSc, RN

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Building on Self-efficacy for Experienced Family Caregivers: The Savvy Advanced Program, Linda Samia PhD, RN, CNL; Ann O'Sullivan OTR/L, LSW, FAOTA; Kate Cole Fallon MS, LCPC, NCC; AbouEl-Makarim Aboueissa PhD; and Kenneth W. Hepburn PhD

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Dedicated Education Unit: Improving Critical Thinking and Anxiety, Kathleen Vnenchak MSN, RN, CNML; Marnie Sperling MSN, RN, APN-C, DMD; Kathleen Kelley DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN; Brenda Petersen PhD, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CPNP-PC; Wendy Silverstein DNP, RN, CNML; Olivia Petzoldt BSN, RN-BC; Lise Cooper DMH, MSN, RN-BC; and Mildred Ortu Kowalski PhD, RN, NE-BC, CCRP

Submissions from 2018

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Falls and Delirium in an Acute Care Setting: A retrospective chart review before and after an organisation‐wide interprofessional education, Rhonda L. Babine MS, APRN, ACNS-BC; Kristiina E. Hyrkas PhD, MNSc, RN; Sarah Hallen MD; Heidi R. Weirman MD; Deborah A. Bachand BSN, RN, NE-BC; Joanne L. Chapman MSN, MEd, RN, NE-BC; and Valerie J. Fuller PhD, DNP, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP

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Trauma Informed Care: What Nurses Need to Know, Rachel Capote; Brenda Petersen PhD, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CPNP-PC; and Lisa Di Leo Mercer

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A Critique of the Shannon-Weaver Theory of Communication and Its Implications for Nursing, Debra J. Gillespie PhD, RN and Rachel Schiffman PhD, RN, FAAN

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Unique Practice, Unique Place: Exploring Two Assertive Community Treatment Teams in Maine, Rebecca Schroeder DNP, MPH, RN, PMHNP, BC

Submissions from 2017

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A Comparison of Bowel Preparations for Colonoscopy in Constipated Adults, Lisa Kunz BSN, RN, CGRN and Debra Gillespie PhD, RN

Submissions from 2016

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Falls in A Tertiary Care Hospital-Association With Delirium: A Replication Study, Rhonda L. Babine MS, APRN, ACNS-BC; Kristiina E. Hyrkas PhD, LicNSc, MNSc, RN; Deborah A. Bachand BSN, RN, NE-BC; Joanne L. Chapman MSN, MEd, RN, NE-BC; Valerie J. Fuller PhD, DNP, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP; Cynthia A. Honess MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC; and Heidi R. Wierman MD

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Delirium recall – an integrative review, Valerie J. Fuller PhD, DNP, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP

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Bearing witness: The lived experience of sitting with patients, Rebecca Schroeder DNP, MPH, RN, PMHNP, BC

Submissions from 2015

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Integrating Sexual Minority Health Issues into a Health Assessment Class, Jordon D. Bosse RN, MSN; J Aleah Nesteby NP, MSN; and Carla Randall PhD, RN, CNE

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Hospital nurses’ lived experience of power, Carol Fackler DNSc, RN; Angelina M. Chambers PhD, RN, CNM; and Meg Bourbonniere PhD, RN

Submissions from 2014

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Diagnosis and management of functional constipation: A common pediatric problem, Brenda Petersen PhD, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CPNP-PC

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The Maine Savvy Caregiver Project: Translating an Evidence-Based Dementia Family Caregiver Program Within the RE-AIM Framework, Linda Samia PhD, RN, CNL; AbouEl-Makarim Aboueissa PhD; Jan Halloran; and Kenneth Hepburn

Submissions from 2013

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Caring for elderly patients with dementia: nursing interventions, Laura L. Joosse; Debra Gillespie PhD, RN; and Norma M. Lang

Submissions from 2012

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Social Media, Debra Gillespie PhD, RN

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Out Lesbians in Nursing: What would Florence say?, Carla Randall PhD, RN, CNE and Mickey Eliason

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Home Care Nurses' Experience of Job Stress and Considerations for the Work Environment, Linda Samia PhD, RN, CNL; Carol Hall Ellenbecker PhD, RN; Donna Haig Friedman PhD; and Karen Dick PhD, GNP-BC, FAANP

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“Flying by the seat of our pants”: What dementia family caregivers want in an advanced caregiver training program, Linda Samia PhD, RN, CNL; Kenneth Hepburn; and Lynne Nichols

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The seriously mentally ill older adult: Perceptions of the patient-provider relationship, Rebecca Schroeder DNP, MPH, RN, PMHNP, BC

Submissions from 2011

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An Introduction to the Multisystem Model of Knowledge Integration and Translation, Debra Gillespie PhD, RN and Debra Kramlich MSN, RN, CCRN

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A cardiovascular disease risk factor screening program designed to reach rural residents of Maine, USA, David E. Harris, Lois Hamel, Aboueissa AbouEl-Makarim, and Deborah Johnson

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Who Do You Bring to Practice? Making Plaster of Paris Masks, Carla Randall PhD, RN, CNE

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Strategies to recruit difficult-to-reach home health care nurses for research, Linda Samia PhD, RN, CNL and Carol Hall Ellenbecker PhD, RN

Submissions from 2010

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Translating Knowledge into Best Practice: A Powerful Nursing Tool, Debra Gillespie PhD, RN and Kelly Lancaser RN, BSN, CAPA

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The Experience of Older Men Living Alone, Susan Yetter PhD, APRN, PMH-NP

Submissions from 2009

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Lesbian stereotypes, Michele Eliason PhD; Carol Donelan MA; and Carla Randall PhD, RN, CNE

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Efficacy of intramuscular penicillin in the eradication of group Bstreptococcal colonization at delivery, Michael G. Pinette, Katharine Thayer MD, Joseph R. Wax, Jacquelyn Blackstone, and Angelina Cartin

Submissions from 2008

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Further psychometric testing of the home healthcare nurse job satisfaction scale, Carol Hall Ellenbecker; James J. Byleckie; and Linda Samia PhD, RN, CNL

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Predictors of home healthcare nurse retention, Carol Hall Ellenbecker RN, PhD; Frank W. Porell PhD; Linda Samia PhD, RN, CNL; James J. Byleckie PhD; and Michael Milburn PhD

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Myocardial infarction and heart failure hospitalization rates in Maine, USA - variability along the urban-rural continuum, David E. Harris, Aboueissa AbouEl-Makarim, and David Hartley

Submissions from 2007

Nurses take the lead! Reflections on Nursing Leadership, Brenda Petersen PhD, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CPNP-PC

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Emancipatory teaching-learning philosophy and practice education in acute care: Navigating tensions, Carla Randall PhD, RN, CNE

Submissions from 2006

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Evaluation of a Diabetes Disease Management Home Care Program, Joanne Dalton PhD, APRN, BC; Joanne Garvey MS, RN, PhDc; and Linda Samia PhD, RN, CNL

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What Home Healthcare Nurses Are Saying About Their Jobs, Carol Hall Ellenbecker RN; Leslie Neal Boylan PhD, RN, FNP-C; and Linda Samia PhD, RN, CNL

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A Qualitative Approach to Understanding Patients' Diagnosis of Lyme Disease, Debra Gillespie PhD, RN and Hilary Hewitt RN, BSN

Submissions from 2005

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Mark, Debra Gillespie PhD, RN

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: A Rich Source of Stem Cells for Transplant, Debra Gillespie PhD, RN

Submissions from 2004

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Physical Activity Patterns and Maternal Well-Being in Postpartum Women, Janet Whatley Blum ScD; Christina M. Beaudoin PhD; and Laurie Caton-Lemos MS, FNP-C

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Contributing Factors to Student Success in Anatomy & Physiology: Lower Outside Workload & Better Preparation., David E. Harris, Lynn Hannum, and Sat Gupta

Submissions from 2002

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Comparison of normal saline and heparinized saline in IV locks In neonates, Alyce A. Schultz PhD, RN; Debra Gillespie PhD, RN; and Hilary Hewitt RN

Submissions from 1991

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Lesbian Phobia in Nursing Students, Michele Eliason PhD and Carla Randall PhD, RN, CNE

Submissions from 1989

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Lesbian phobia among BSN educators: A survey, Carla Randall PhD, RN, CNE