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Alligood, M. R. (2011). Nursing theory-guided research. Nursing Science Quarterly, 24 (3), 195-196.  

Alligood, M.R. (2011). Theory-based practice in a major medical centre. Journal of Nursing Management,19, 981-988

Alligood, M. R. (2011). The power of theoretical knowledge. Nursing Science Quarterly, 24 (4), 304-305.  

Alligood, M. R. (2011). The vital nature of environment. Nursing Science Quarterly, 24(2), 94-95.   

Alligood, M. R. & Miles, J. M.  (2011). Nursing knowledge and health policy in process.  Nursing Science Quarterly, 24(1), 7-8.

Burhans, L. M. & Alligood, M. R. (2010). Quality nursing care in the words of nurses.  Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(8), 1689-1697.  

Mefford, L.C. & Alligood, M.R. (2011). Evaluating nurse staffing patterns and neonatal intensive care unit outcomes using Levine's Conservation Model of nursing. Journal of Nursing  Management, 19, 998-1011.

Mefford, L.C. & Alligood, M.R. (2011). Testing a theory of health promotion for preterm infants based on Levine's Conservation Model of nursing. The Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 15(2), 41-47. 

Barbee, K. G. (2010). Application of an integrated model to predict behavior in the bariatric surgery population. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 5(4), 289-292.

Benetato, B. B. (2011). Posttraumatic growth among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom amputees. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43 (4), 412-420.

Benfield, R.D., Hortobagyi, T. Tanner, C., Swanson, M. Heitkemper, M. & Newton, E.R. (2010). The effects of hydrotherapy on anxiety, pain, neuroendocrine responses, and contraction dynamics during labor. Biological Research for Nursing Special Edition: Women's Health Across the Lifespan, 12(1), 28-36.

Brown, S.T., (2012).  Higher education in nursing: Nursing's perfect storm or perfect opportunity? Nurse Educator, 37(2), 48-49.

Brown, S., Kirkpatrick, M., Swanson, M., & McKenzie, L. (2011). Pain experience in the elderly.  Pain Management Nursing, 12(4), 190-196. 

Langley, M. & Brown, S. T. (2010). Perceptions of the use of reflective learning journals in online graduate nursing education. Nursing Education Perspectives, 31 (1), 12-17.  

Anderson, N. L., Andrews, M., Douglas, M. K., Elhammoumi, C. V., Keenan, C., & Mattson, S. (2010). Chapter 5: Culturally based health and illness beliefs and practices across the lifespan. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 21(4), 152S-235S.  

Engelke, M. K., Swanson, M., Guttu, M., Warren, M., & Lovern, S. (2011). School nurses and children with diabetes: A descriptive study. North Carolina Medical Journal, 72 (5), 1-8.  

Gantt, L. T. (2010). Strategic planning for nurse skills and simulation labs. Nursing Economics, 28(5), 308-313.  

Gantt, L. & Corbett, R. (2010). Using simulation to teach patient safety behaviors in undergraduate nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education, 40 (1), 48-51.  

Gantt, L.T. (2010). The Clark Simulation Evaluation Rubric: Use with ADN and BSN students. Nursing Education Perspectives, 31 (2), 101-106.

Gantt, L.T. & Webb-Corbett, R. (2010). Teaching patient safety behaviors in undergraduate nursing education.  Journal of Nursing Education, 49(1), 48-51.

Hand, M., Rose, M. A., Kirkpatrick, M., Pokorny, M. E., Watkins, F., Engelke,M., Quiang W., Kuan-Hung, C., & Moore,R. (2011). Pilot testing the Augmentech body position sensor on the morbidly obese patient. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 6 (4), 215.

Jesse, D. E., Blanchard, A., Bunch, S., Dolbier, C., Hodgson, J., & Swanson, M., (2010). A pilot study to reduce risk for antepartum depression among women in a public health prenatal clinic. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 31(5), 355-364.  

Loury, S. Jesse, D.E., & Wu, Q. (2011). Binge drinking among male Mexican immigrants in rural North Carolina. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 13(4), 664-70.

Larson, K., Clark, A., Colburn, B., Perez, A., Engelke, M., & Hill, P. (2011). A school-based health center-university nursing partnership: How we filled in the GAPS. Journal of School Nursing, 27(6), 404-410.  

Larson, K. L., Sandelowski, M. & McQuiston, C. (2011). "It's a touchy subject": Latino adolescent sexual risk behaviors in the school context. Applied Nursing Research. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2011.04.001

Larson, K. L., Ott, M., & Miles, J. (2010). International cultural immersion: En vivo reflections in cultural competence. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 17(2), 44-50.  

Lowery, B. D. (2011). Childhood obesity policy resources. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 6(3), 159-162.

Lowery, B. D. (2011). Obesity policy streams, the economy and a call for nursing leadership. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 6(1), 49-51.

Lowery, B. D. (2011). The Future of Nursing Report: Policy implications for nursing. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 6(1), 49-51.

Lowery, B. D. (2010). Obesity policy spotlight: The political feasibility of solving childhood obesity. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 5(3), 249-253.

Lowery, B. D. (2010). Interagency collaboration: A strategy for obesity policy success. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 5(4), 331-334.

Lowery, B. D. (2010). Medical home concept: Policy implications for an integrated approach in obesity management. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 5(1), 89-91.

Lowery, B. D. & Varnam, D. (2011). Physician supervision and insurance reimbursement: Policy implications for nurse practitioner practice in North Carolina. North Carolina Medical Journal, 72(4), 310-313.

McAuliffe,M.S., & Koch, KJ. (2011). Ira P. Gunn: Educator, advocate, legend. AANA Journal, 79(6), 459-463.

Mullinix, C. (2011). Making nurses full partners in redesigning health care in North Carolina.  North Carolina Medical Journal, 72(4), 314-316.

Rose, T. & Mullinix, C. (2010). Aging North Carolina citizens: Program of all-inclusive care for the elderly. Tar Heel Nurse, 72(2), 13.

Peery, A. I. (2010). Caring and burnout in registered nurses: What's the connection?  International Journal for Human Caring, 14(2), 53-60.  

Perry, A., Engelke, M. K., & Swanson, M. (2012). Parent and teacher perceptions of the impact of school nurse interventions on children's self-management of diabetes. Journal of School Nursing.  Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1177/1059840511433860

Peery, A. I. and Kolasa, K.  (2012). Mini-med school:  Developing partnerships with the community and between health professions and students.  Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 4(2), 61-66. 

Carawan, L. W., Knight, S., Peggy, W., Pokorny, M., & Velde, B. P. (2011). On becoming a qualitative researcher: A view through the lens of transformative learning. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 31 (4), 387-399.  

Velde, B., Carawan, L., Wittman, P., Knight, S., & Pokorny, M. (2010).  A dialogal investigation of who am I as a teacher.  Journal of Allied Health, 39 (1), 49-53.  

Greer, A., Pokorny, M., Clay, M., Brown, S., & Steele, L. (2010).  Learner-centered characteristics of nurse educators.  International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 7 (1), 1-15.  

Flanagan, J., Smith, M., Farren, A. T., Reis, P., & Wright, B. (2011).  Using appreciative inquiry for strategic planning in a professional nursing organization. Visions: the Journal of Rogerian Nursing Science, 17(1), 19-28.    

Kenner, C. A., & Pressler, J. L. (2011).  Transparency: an essential ingredient to a successful deanship.  Nurse Educator, 36(6), 231-232.

Kenner, C. A., & Pressler, J. L. (2011). Trends in nursing education.  Nurse Educator, 36(5), 179-180.

Kenner, C. A., & Pressler, J. L. (2011). Streamlining the handling of administrative paperwork.  Nurse Educator, 36(4), 135-136.

Pressler, J. L., & Kenner, C. A. (2010). Capitalizing on joint ventures to economize in Nursing. Nurse Educator, 35(6), 231-233.

Pressler, J. L., & Kenner, C. A. (2010). Faculty priorities, scholarly products, and strategic outcomes. Nurse Educator, 35(5), 181-182.

Pressler, J. L., & Kenner, C. A. (2010). Tolerance of ambiguity in nursing academia. Nurse Educator, 35(4), 139-140.

Pressler, J. L., & Kenner, C. A. (2010). Giving keynote and endnote talks. Nurse Educator, 35(3), 93-94.

Pressler, J. L., & Kenner, C. A. (2010). The dean's five year calendar. Nurse Educator, 35(2), 47-48.

Pressler, J. L., & Kenner, C. A. (2010). Speaking with the press. Nurse Educator, 35(1), 4-5.

Roberson, D. W. (in press, 2012). Medical privacy and anti-retroviral treatment among HIV-infected female inmates. Journal of Nursing Law.  

Roberson, D. W. & Bowers, D. (2011). The crisis of IRIS: What every nurse should know about immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in patients infected with HIV. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 22(5) 345-50.

Rose, M. A., Pokorny, M., Watkins, F., Drake, D., & Kirkpatrick, M. K. (2010). Nurses perceptions of safety concerns when caring for the morbidly obese patient. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 5 (3), 243-247.     

Schreier, A. M. (2010). Nursing care, delirium and pain management for hospitalized older adult.  Pain Management Nursing, 11(3), 177-185.  

Schwartz, M. R., Green, B., & Faser, K. (2010). The digital frontier: Broadcasting simulations in nursing education. Computers, Informatics, and Nursing, 28(5), 250-253.  

Scott, E.S. (2011). Educational preparation to strengthen nursing leadership. North Carolina Medical Journal, 72(4), 296-200.

Scott, E. S. (2010). Perspectives on healthcare leader and leadership development. Journal of HealthCare Leadership, (2), 83-90.  

Scott, E.S. & Brinson, H. (2011). Escalating the pathway from the associate's degree in nursing to the bachelor of science in nursing and/or the master of science in nursing: What is standing in the way? North Carolina Medical Journal, 72(4), 300-303.

Scott, E., Pokorny, M., Rose, M. A. , & Watkins, F. (2010).  Safe handoffs for the morbidly obese.  Journal of Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 5 (1), 71-74.  

Swanson, M., Baker, G., Drake, D. J., Engelke, M., Pokorny, M., Rose, M., Watkins, F., & Waters, W. (2011).  Braden subscales and their relationship to the prevalence of pressure ulcers in hospitalized obese patients.  Journal of Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 6 (1), 21-23.

Drake, D., Swanson, M., Baker, G., Pokorny, M., Rose, M., Clark-Reed, L., Waters, W., Watkins, F., & Engelke, M. (2010).  The association of BMI and Braden total score on the occurrence of pressure ulcers.  Journal of WOCN, 37(4), 367-371.  

Walker, M. L. & Gantt, L. T. (2010). Creation of a bariatric 'patient' & simulation scenario for use with student nurses. Bariatric Nursing and Surgical Patient Care, 5 (2), 127-135.   

Woody, G. & Schwartz, M.R. (2011). Scouting out nursing. Reflections on Nursing Leadership, 37(3).



Alligood, M. R. & Marriner Tomey, A. (Eds). (2011). Nursing theorists and their work (7th ed.). (M.R. Monforte, trans.). Barcelona, Spain: Elsevier. (2010).

Marriner Tomey, A. and Alligood, M. R. (Eds). (2011). Nursing theorists and their work (6th ed.). (trans.). Munksgaard, Danmark: Elsevier. (2006).

Alligood, M. R. (2010). Nursing theory: Utilization and application ( 4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby-Elsevier.  

Conner, G. K. & Patterson, M. (2010). Neonatal nurse practitioner on-line practice exam. Chicago, IL: CCPR.


Book Chapters


Gantt, L.T. & Corbett, R.W. (in press, 2012).  Undergraduate senior capstone scenarios: Pearls, pitfalls and politics. In S.H. Campbell & K. Daly, (Eds.). Simulation Scenarios for Nurse Educators: Making It Real (2nd ed.). New York: Springer.

Gantt, L.T., Robey, W., Bolin, L., & Congdon, T. (in press, 2012). Improving patient safety through student nurse-resident team training: The central venous catheterization pilot project.In S.H. Campbell & K. Daly, (eds.). Simulation Scenarios for Nurse Educators: Making It Real (2nd ed.).New York: Springer.

Larson, K. & Ott, M. (2010). Global partnerships: A community health focus in Guatemala. In Giving through teaching: How nurse educators are changing the world. NLN Foundation for Nursing Education.  


Larson, K. L. & Ott, M. (2010). Nurse educators who work in Central and South America: Guatemala. In Fitzpatrick, Shultz, & Aiken (Eds.), Giving through teaching: How nurse educators are changing the world. (pp. 194-199). New York: Springer Publishing Company.    

Mullinix, C. & Bucholtz, D.P. (2011). Role and quality of nurse practitioner practice: A policy issue. In D. Mason, S.L. Issacs, & D.C. Colby, (Eds.). The Nursing Profession: Development, Challenges, and Opportunities. (pp.197-206). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Neil, J. A. (2011). Pre-operative nursing.  In Lewis, Heitkemper, & Dirksen. (Eds.) Medical Surgical Nursing (8th ed). St. Louis: Elsevier.  

Neil, J. A. (2010). Chapter 11: Surgery of the liver, biliary tract, pancreas and spleen.  In J.C. Rothrock (ed.), Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery (14th ed.). (pp. 357-394). St. Louis: Elsevier. 

Pokorny, M.E. (2010).  Nursing theorists of historical significance.  In A. M Tomey & M. Alligood (Eds.) Nursing Theorists and Their Work (7th Ed.).  St. Louis:  Mosby/Elsevier.

Pressler, J. L., & Montgomery, K. S. (in press). Fitzpatrick's rhythm model. In J. J. Fitzpatrick & M. Wallace (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Nursing Research ( 3rd ed.). New York: Springer.

Pressler, J. L., Turnage-Carrier, C. S., & Kenner, C. A. (2010). Developmental care--State of the science. In Nann, C. Kenner & J. McGrath (Eds.), Developmental care of newbornsand infants (2nd ed.).( pp. 1-18). Philadelphia:  Elsevier.

Pressler, J. L. , Orlando, S. M., & McGrath, J. M. (2010). Interdisciplinary competency validation. In Nann, C. Kenner & J. McGrath (Eds.), Developmental care of newborns and infants (2nd ed.).( pp. 283-307). Philadelphia:  Elsevier.