Alumni News

Alumni Achievements

  • Ms. Britt Schloemer (Accelerated BSN, 2004 & Instructor, Nursing) created and presented two, four hour CEU events in June for the public, University of Louisville Physicians, and Norton employees about the ketogenic diet as a treatment for epilepsy titled: “The Ketogenic Diet: It does your brain good.”
  • Dr. Joan Masters (Associate Professor, Nursing), Ms. Mary Kane, (MSN, 2012), and Dr. Mary Ellen Pike’s (Assistant Professor, Nursing) article “The Suitcase Simulation: An Effective and Inexpensive Psychiatric Nursing Teaching Activity” published in August 2014, won the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 2014 Article of the Year Award.
  • Dr. Carol Goss (DNP, 2012) published “Systematic Review Building a Preceptor Support System” in the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development. It was published ahead-of-print on October 16, 2014.
  • Ms. Lindsay Horrell (BSN, 2014), Dr. Mary Ellen Pike (Assistant Professor, Nursing), Dr. Barbara Jackson (Assistant Professor, Nursing) and colleagues presented a poster entitled “A Model Process for Refugee Immunization: Towards a better Understanding of Performance Improvement” at the Transcultural Nursing Society’s Annual Conference in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Dr. Elizabeth Archer-Nanda (DNP, 2013) presented her DNP capstone project at the 28th Annual National American Psychiatric Nurses Association meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. A journalist, Linda G. Hughes, MA, heard her presentation and followed up with Dr. Archer-Nanda. An article featuring Dr. Archer-Nanda’s capstone work was published on the Healthcare Professionals Network, HCP Live, entitled “Reach Out and Communicate with Your Psycho-Oncology Interdisciplinary Team”.
  • Dr. Lisa Thompson (DNP, 2012) won the Leadership 500 Excellence Award at Robley Rex VAMC in the Government & Military Organization category for her DNP capstone project titled “Implementation of a Senior Leadership Development Course”.
  • BSN student Sherry Tolentino with Dr. Sherill Cronin and Dr. Elizabeth Fitzgerald presented a poster titled: “Remember the Wellness Wednesdays: Hispanic Outreach Program with St. Rita Catholic Church” at the 39th Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • RN-BSN student Tina Lucas, Pam Luthin (BSN, 2013) and Mark Stim (BSN, 2013) published "That Blood Pressure Machine Doesn't Work Right on ME!" in the "Accent on Research" column in the Kentucky Nurse, Jan-March, 2014.


  • Sarah Woolwine (MSN, 2013 & Accelerated BSN, 2008)
    • Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Award
    • Lansing School of Nursing & Health Sciences
    • Nursing Faculty Merit Award
    • Graduate Education Track
  • Mary Jean Precious, (MSN, 2014)
    • Lansing School of Nursing & Health Sciences
    • Nursing Faculty Merit Award
    • Graduate Administration Track
  • Chris Pickering, (FNP, MSN, 2013)
    • Lansing School of Nursing & Health Sciences
    • Overall Nursing Faculty Merit Graduate Award
  • Lindsey Horrel (BSN, 2014)
    • Wilson W. Wyatt Fellowship of Academic Excellence Award
    • In Veritatis Amore Award
    • Donna & Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences Award
    • Kappa Gamma Pi National Catholic Honor Society
    • Honors Program Top Thesis Award
    • Presidential Speaker for the Class of 2014 at the BU Honors & Awards Reception
    • Lansing School of Nursing & Health Sciences - Nursing Faculty Merit Award
    • Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Award
  • Kaitlyn Hass (BSN, 2014)
    • Kappa Gamma Pi National Catholic Honor Society
    • Bellarmine Association of Nursing Student Leadership Award
  • Lindsey Wheatley (Accelerated BSN, 2014)
    • Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Award
  • Katelyn Hass (BSN, 2014)
    • Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Award
  • Casey Potts (Accelerated BSN, 2014)
    • Bellarmine Association of Nursing Student Leadership Award
    • Lansing School of Nursing & Health Sciences
    • Nursing Faculty Merit Award

DNP Capstones


  • Dr. Kimberly Gambino - Effects of a Antimicrobial Stewardship Program on Healthcare Costs and Clostridium Difficile Infections
  • Dr. Charla Glover - Implementation of an Obesity Scorecard in Primary Care
  • Dr. Ronnita Usher - Improving Bedside Handoff: Evaluating the Impact of a Standardized Tool


  • Dr. Sally Arnold - Pilot Project: Incontinence Associated Dermatitis Risk Assessment Scale
  • Dr. Elizabeth Archer-Nanda - Assessing Quality Outcomes in an Integrated Behavioral Oncology Program
  • Dr. Lynette Galloway – Implementation of a School-based Health Center: Model and Proposal for the Catholic School System
  • Dr. Linda Hunter - Modeling the Way: Introducing Evidence Based Practice
  • Dr. Mary Sue Krummen - Implementation of Wound Photography
  • Dr. Joan Niemczewski - Improving an Outpatient Diabetes Program Telephone Follow-up Process: Evaluating its Impact on Glycosylated Hemoglobin Levels
  • Dr. Sharon Ruhl - Is Implementation of a Standardized Assessment Tool for Hospitalized Adult Palliative Care Patients Associated with Enhanced Symptom Assessment and Decreased Symptom Burden?
  • Dr. Heather Ryle - Implementation of an Evidence-based Oral Cue Based Feeding Strategy in a Population of Infants with Gastroschisis-Impact on Outcomes at Time of Discharge
  • Dr. Jorecia Singleton - Evaluating and Measuring the Impact of a Registered Nurse Navigator Program on 30-Day Rehospitalization
  • Dr. Beverly Szukis - Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Management of Late Effects


  • Dr. Kit Devine - Educational Interventions for Advanced Practice Nurses: Care for Women of Reproductive Age
  • Dr. Cherie Gaither - Internal Communication and the Effect on Employee Engagement
  • Dr. Sheryl Glasscock – Implementation of Shared Governance
  • Dr. Carol Goss - Building a Preceptor Support System
  • Dr. Nancy Owens - New Graduate Nurse Preceptor Program: A Collaborative Approach with Academia
  • Dr. Peggy Rinehart – Workplace Lactation Support Pilot Project
  • Dr. Lisa Thompson - Implementation of a Senior Leadership Development Course
  • Dr. Gail Springer - Effectiveness of a Pilot Gerontological Nursing Certification Preparation Support Program for Registered Nurses Working in Long Term Care

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