47th Annual Conference Presentations

Friday, October 29, 2021

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Please note that the sessions list the presenters of the content.  A full list of authors appears in the Book of Abstracts available to all conference participants.


Scholars Presentation - Friday, October 29, 2021 ~ 8:30 ~ 9:30 p.m.    9:30 ~ 9:45 a.m. Response & Discussion

  • Conceptualizing Leininger’s Theory and Cultural Congruence for Social Justice and Health Equity
    Dula F. Pacquiao, EdD, RN, CTN-A, TNS &   Rick Zoucha, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FAAN

10:00 ~ 10:45 a.m. Concurrent Session F

  • Breakout 1- “You don’t love me now”: How young women in Kibra Kenya experience HIV Risk: Florine Ndakuya-Fitzgerald, PhD, RN
  • Breakout 2- Shifting the Culture: A Coordinated Approach to Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Among Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: Jillian Weber, PhD, RN, CNL, Homeless Programs Office, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Breakout 3- Global Studies in the Time of Covid-19: Thinking Beyond the Usual to the Virtual Unusual: Melanie T. Turk, PhD, RN; Rick Zoucha, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FAAN
  • Breakout 4- Transforming self-care through integration of spirituality: Lessons from an international collaboration: Andra Davis, PhD, MN, RN, School of Nursing, University of Portland, Oregon, United States; Patrice Repar, DMA, Departments of Music and Internal Medicine, Director, Arts-in-Medicine Program, University of New Mexico, United States
  • Breakout 5- Living with HPV and Attitudes toward HPV Vaccination among Ethnic Korean Men and Women Aged 26-45 Years Old in the U.S.:  Minjin Kim, PhD., RN

10:45 ~ 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 ~ 11:45 p.m. Concurrent Session G

  • Breakout 1- Creating a Global Classroom with International Partners to Explore the Progress of SDGs in the Immigrant Population: Barbara S deRose, PhD, NP-C
  • Breakout 2- Population genetics and genomics: Cultural heritage and its impact on health: Karen Jakub PhD, RN Duquesne University
  • Breakout 3- Impact of Cultural Beliefs on Cervical Cancer Prevention Behaviors among Asian Indian Women in the United States:  Regina Jillapalli, Ph.D, RN
  • Breakout 4- Nursing Faculty's Perception of Climate Change and Sustainability: Roxanne Calabria, PhD, RN, CTN-A, CNE, Clemson University; Olivia Boice, RN, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System; Hannah Mitchell, Student Nurse, Clemson University
  • Breakout 5- Are Nurses Providing the Culture-Sensitive/Patient-Centered Care Needed in a Multicultural World?: Mary Curry Narayan, PhD, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A

11:45 ~ 2:00 p.m. Lunch On Your Own or Join a Group
** 12:00 ~ 2:00 p.m. Lunch Meeting TCNS Scholars Group

2:00 ~ 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Session H

  • Breakout 1- Making Implicit Bias, Overt, and Covert Racism Tangible: Teaching and Learning Exercises with Graduate Nursing Students: Mary J. Isaacson, PhD, RN, CHPN®, South Dakota State University Rapid City, SD
  • Breakout 2- Exploring Racial Discrimination and Healthcare Disparities in African American Male Adolescents: Geeta Maharaj, DNP, CPNP, APRN, Tennessee Technological University, Assistant Professor
  • Breakout 3- Community Outreach to Caregivers of Refugee Families: Understanding Fragility, Poverty, and Solidarity: Joanna Maxwell (Basuray)
  • Breakout 4- Transgender and Gender Diverse Experiences with Fertility Preservation: Informing Gender Affirming Healthcare: Angela Jukkala, PhD, RN, CNL Montana State University – Great Falls Campus; Denise Rivera, Denise S. Rivera Ed. D, MSN RN CNS, TCP-BC
  • Breakout 5- Nurses’ Resilience and Compassion Fatigue in the Face of COVID-19: Results from Four Countries: Elizabeth Reifsnider, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, PHCNS-BC, FAANP, FAAN; Arizona State University; Jeanie Skibiski, DNAP, RN, CRNA; Missouri State University

2:45 ~ 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 ~ 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Session I

  • Breakout 1- A Synthesis and Analysis for Critiques of Cultural Frameworks to Understanding Health and Healthcare including Leininger’s Culture Care Theory: Wenjia Liu, BSN, MSN, PhD student, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle WA
  • Breakout 2- Can Fitbits be Used to Encourage Health Tracking and Impact Blood Pressure with African-Americans in Barbershop Initiatives?:  Lisa Anne Bove, DNP, RN - BC; Stephanie Turrise PhD, RN-BC, APRN, CNE, CHFN-K, FAHA
  • Breakout 3- Evaluation of a Peer Mentoring Program for At-Risk Students in an Undergraduate Nursing Program: Rhonda Pugh RN, MSN, Ed.D; Rita J. Wunderlich RN, MSN, PhD, CNE
  • Breakout 4- And the Oscar Goes to [Act 2]:Using Acting to Teach Application of the 10 Commandments of Cultural Competence in the Delivery Room: Hiba-Wehbe-Alamah RN PhD FNP-BC CTN-A FAAN; Marilyn McFarland RN PhD FNP-BC CTN-A
  • Breakout 5- Knowledge Systems in Conflict: The Regulation of African-American Midwifery: Omisola Ari, MSPH, BSN, RN, CTN-B

3:45 ~ 4:00 p.m. Break

4:00 ~ 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Session J

  • Breakout 1- Breakout 2- Perceptions, Beliefs, and Experiences of Asians and Micronesian Islanders on Family Health History Genetic Cancer Screening Community Outreach: Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, PhD, RN, Washington State University College of Nursing
  • Breakout 2- The Comparison between the Effect of Simulation and Educational Video on Cultural Competency in Nurse Practitioner Students: Dr. Eric M. Ross, DNP, FNP-BC; Dr. Carl A. Ross, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, University Professor of Nursing,  Robert Morris University; Ms. Maria Laguna, Standardized Patient in simulation experience
  • Breakout 3- Global Health Research Mentorship for Nurses: Julie M. Buser, PhD, CPNP, RN, BA, University of Michigan
  • Breakout 4- Centering the Reproductive Health of African Refugee Women: Results from a Community-Based Family Planning Survey: Kafuli Agbemenu, PhD, MPH, RN, CTN-A, The State University of New York, University at Buffalo, School of Nursing
  • Breakout 5- Energy Poverty in Rural Nicaragua: Addressing WHO SDGs Through a Solar and Ventilation Program to Improve Health Outcomes: Allison Huffman, DNP, APRN, FNP-C; Stephanie Schamberg, MBA, MD-Student

END OF DAY 3- Evaluations Completed Online

Please note that the program lists the presenters of the content only. A full list of authors appears in the Book of Abstracts available to all conference participants. Thank you!
All meals and events are subject to current local health and safety guidelines due to COVID19