49th Annual Conference Presentations

Charleston, SC

Thursday-October 12, 2023

7:30 ~ 8:30 a.m.               Breakfast

7:30 ~ 8:30 a.m.               Check-In / Registration - Posters Available Virtually

7:30 ~ 8:20 a.m.               Poster Presenters Breakfast Tables

8:30 ~8:45 a.m.                Welcome Address ~ TCNS President

8:45 ~ 10:00 a.m.              Keynote Address

Katie Boston-Leary, Ph.D., MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC

Katie Boston-Leary is the Director of Nursing Programs at the American Nurses Association overseeing the Nursing Practice and Work Environment Division and Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation. She is also the Co-Lead for Project Firstline, a multi-million-dollar grant collaborative with the CDC for training on Infection Prevention and Control. Katie is also the co-chair for the DEI committee for the Healthcare Leaders Network Delaware Valley, an ACHE affiliate. She helped redesign the Nurse Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland with an embedded coaching program. Katie is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and the School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. She is a board member on St. John’s University Health Programs and an editorial advisory board member with Web/MD Medscape and ACHE. Katie serves as staff on the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing and is also part of the National Academy of Science and Medicine’s National Plan to Address Clinician Well-Being, supported by the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy. Katie also leads as an ANA representative with 4 partner organizations to organize a National Nurse Staffing Think Tank and Task Force, which published short and long-term actionable recommendations to address the nurse staffing crisis. She was recently admitted to the International Council of Nurses Global Nurse Institute, which focuses on global policy development.

She was identified August 2019 Health Leaders Journal as “One of Five Chief Nursing Officers Changing Healthcare.” Her most recent research was a qualitative study on nurses’ perceptions of power dynamics in the hospital setting. She is a well-known speaker nationally and internationally with many publications and podcast guest invitations. She completed her PhD at Walden University in Health Services, obtained a dual degree MBA and MHA from the University of Maryland Global Campus and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bowie State University in Maryland.  She is a board-certified Nurse Executive and obtained a nurse executive leadership certificate from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been interviewed for stories in numerous print, online, and televised media outlets namely CNBC, NY Times, Cheddar TV, Axios, Beckers and Bloomberg News. She has written and co-authored numerous articles on staffing, diversity and leadership and was recently featured on NBC’s Today Show to discuss the nurse staffing crisis that is impacting health care delivery.

10:00 ~ 10:15 a.m. Break

Breakout Sessions

Please note that the sessions list the presenters of the content. In addition, a complete list of authors appears in the Book of Abstracts, available to all conference participants.

Poster Breakouts 7:30–8:20 am.

Grab your breakfast and join a table to discuss the poster presentations. Viewing of posters may be done online in the conference portal. Posters will be available online for viewing until December 1, 2023
A limited number of printed materials will be available for sharing at each table. Thank you!
Table Number 1:

A.  Mobile Health Interventions to Improve Health Behaviors and Delivery of Interdisciplinary Collaborative Healthcare Services among Vietnamese Individuals: A Systematic Review with Transcultural Nursing Implications: Valerie Eschiti, Ph.D., RN, AHN-BC, CHTP, CTN-A; University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing

B. Occupational Stress: A Concept Analysis with Implications for Immigrant Workers’ Mental Health in the United States: Reimund Serafica, Ph.D., MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNE, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Table Number 2:

A. Theoretical Foundations, Creation, and Evaluation of an International Service-Learning Program to Cambodia: April L. Yerges PhD, RN, CPN

B. Advancing Culture Care in an Integrated Clinical Concepts Course: Annette Hines, RN, Ph.D., CNE

Table Number 3:

A. Female students perceptions about smoking: the need for interdisciplinary transcultural collaborations to achieve culturally congruent health and well-being: Ahlam Al-Natour, RN. PHD. Jordan University of Science and Technology/faculty of nursing

B. Understanding Cultural Determinants of Muslim Parents in the NICU: Lenny Chiang-Hanisko RN, Ph.D., FTNSS

Table Number 4:

A. Nursing and Midwifery Research Priorities for Kenya: Results from a National Delphi Survey: Molly Secor, Ph.D., RN, FSAHM, Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing, Montana State University

B.  Culturally Appropriate Care to Improve Resocialization in Residential and Nursing Care Homes Following Global Closures due to the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Integrative Review: Ronda Greaves MSN, RN, Augusta University

Table Number 5:

A. “The Effect of an Educational Program on Nurses’ Knowledge and Practices Regarding Respiratory Distress”: Salwa M Al ObeisatRN MSN DNSc, Associate Professor\Maternal-Child Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing/ WHO Collaborating Center, Jordan University of Science and Technology

B. Sharing Our Voices: Student-centered International Collaboration to Improve Global Health Nursing Education, Practice, and Research: Maria Graf, Ph.D., RN, CTN-A University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; Heidi Hansen MSN, RN University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Table Number 6:

A. A Sustainable Reproductive Health Education Program from a Successful Collaboration in Paraguay: Sondra Heaston, MS, NP-C, CEN, CNE, CHSE, FAEN, Teaching Professor at Brigham Young University

B. Acute Inpatient Stabilization Study: Primary Stakeholder Evaluation: Tara Flood DNP MSN RN CBC, Jefferson College of Nursing

Table Number 7:

A. Health and Well-being Assessment of Persons in Resettlement: Results of a Descriptive Study in Tool Development: Olivia Catolico Ph.D., RN, CNL, BC, Dominican University of California

B. The Men Entering Nursing (M.E.N.) Club: Christopher Sage DNP, RN

Table Number 8:

A. Diabetes Self-Management Education in African American Community: John Mailey, MSN, RN, AGNP-C, CCRN, Yejin Kim, MSN, RN, FNP-C

B. Language Concordance and Limited English Proficiency: A Scoping Review: Cristina Dominguez De Quezada Ph.D., MSN, RN, CNE. College of Nursing, The University of Texas at El Paso; Marissa Testerman, MSLS, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health Sciences Librarian, The University of Texas at El Paso

Table Number 9:

A. Integrating Virtual Electronic Services (VIS) into a Community Based Multidimensional Health Appraisal: Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) Services Within the Community: Mana Manoukian, MS, RN, CNS, AGCNS-BC, Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, CA, USA

B. “Culturally Congruent Language and Nursing Interventions When Caring for Individuals with Culture Bound Psychiatric Syndromes”: Rachel Mary Harriss, Ph.D., RN, PHN; Hilda Soko, DNP, RN, PHN

Table Number 10:

A. Voices and Choices of Men and Women in Preventing IPV: Challenging the culture of silence: Dr. Fatmeh Ahmad Alzoubi, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology

B. Evaluation of a Diversity-friendly Healthcare Program in Obstetrics: Yukari IGARASHI, RN, CNM, Ph.D. St. Luke’s International University; Miyuki OKA, RN, CNM, Ph.D. St. Luke’s International University

Concurrent Session A: 10:15-11:00 a.m.

Breakout 1: “Cultural Awareness: measuring undergraduate nursing students' cultural awareness in the Republic of Ireland”: Nipuna Thamanam, Ph.D. Student, School of Nursing, psychotherapy and Community Health, Dublin City University, Ireland

Breakout 2: The use of medications in the home among migrants with language difficulties: Lisa Hultin, PhD, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University

Breakout 3: Genetic Evaluation utilizing family history and physical examination: Becky Althaus, APRN, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CGC, Baylor University

Breakout 4: Improving Safety & Communication at the Guyana Public Hospital Corporation: Implementation of Communication Huddles, Improving Patient Identification Processes & Increasing ED RN Time at the Bedside: Marsha Sinanan MBA, MSN, RN NEA-BC, CPXP/Chief Nursing Officer, Mount Sinai Morningside; Leslyn Holder MPH, BSN RN, Director of Nursing Guyana Public Hospital Corporation

Breakout 5: Needs and Challenges of Palliative Care Delivery in a Western Canadian Plains’ Cree Rural Community: A Local and Global Inequity Challenge: Louise Racine RN Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan, College of Nursing; Susan Fowler-Kerry RN Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan, College of Nursing

Break 11:00 ~ 11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Session B: 11:15-12:00 p.m.

Breakout 1: Engaging Students In A Bilingual Prevention Intervention: Dr. Maria V. Hughes MSN, MHA, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Purdue University Northwest

Breakout 2: Prevalence of Depressive, Anxiety, and Stress Symptoms among Jordanian University Students Amid of COVID – 19 Pandemic: Manar AlAzzam RN, MSN, Ph.D., CNS, Professor/ Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan

Breakout 3: Effectiveness of a European Intensive Program to Improve Transcultural Competence in Nursing Students: M. Dolors Bernabeu, Ph.D., BAnth; BSN, PMHN. Director of the Nursing Department. Automous University of Barcelona, Spain; Juan M. Leyva, Ph.D., MSc, CHNS, BSN. Associate professor. Nursing Department. Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Breakout 4: Understanding Widowhood Cultural Practices Among Nigerian Americans: A Mini Ethnonursing Study: Prisca Anuforo DNP, CTN-A, RN, Kean University; Rick Zoucha Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FTNSS, FAAN, Duquesne University

Breakout 5: The Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Jewish Mother’s Experiences in Caring for a Type 1 Diabetic Child: With a Special Focus on Disclosure and Concealment: Ahuva Spitz, RN, Ph.D., School of Nursing, Jerusalem College of Technology and Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

12:00 ~ 2:00 p.m. Lunch On Your Own or Meet in the Hotel Lobby to Join a Group
* 12:00 ~ 2:00 p.m. Lunch Meeting - JTCN Editorial Board

Concurrent Session C: 2:00-2:45 p.m.

Breakout 1: Using Leininger’s Culture Care Theory to Improve Global Health for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Rebecca Carron, Ph.D., RN, NP-C, Associate Professor of Nursing, Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

Breakout 2: Culturally Congruent Strategies for Improving Care of Rural Patients with Cardiovascular Disease: Holly Buchanan, DNP, MS, ANP-BC, Ph.D. Nursing Student at Duquesne University

Breakout 3: Journey to Cultural Competence: Preparations and perceptions of nursing students and faculty for serving Ukrainian refugees in Poland: Cynthia Johnson, MSN, RN, Brigham Young University; Leslie Miles, DNP, PMHNP, FAAN, Brigham Young University

Breakout 4: Factors associated with the receipt of breast cancer survivorship care recommendations among Chinese immigrant women: Yu-Chen Liu, RN, MSN, Ph.D., candidate, School of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University

Breakout 5: Exploring the Impact of Pubertal Timing on Quality of Youth-Father Communication: A Transcultural Study in Thailand: Treenut Pummanee, Ph.D., RN, SFHEA (Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand)

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

Concurrent Session D: 3:00-3:45 p.m.

Breakout 1: The Conundrum of Health Equity: Dula F. Pacquiao, EdD, CTN-A, FTNSS, FNYAM – Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University School of Nursing

Breakout 2: Historical Trauma and the Classroom: The Impact of Teacher Perceptions on Indigenous Student Health and Wellbeing: Julie H. Alexander-Ruff, Ed.D, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, Fellow NAPNAP, Montana State University, The Affiliated Tribes of Fort Peck; William G. Ruff, Ed.D; Montana State University; Sarah A. Ruff, Ed.D, Baylor University

Breakout 3: Perceptions of Puerto Ricans About Suicide Prevention: Griselle B. Estrada, Ph.D., RN, CTN-A, Texas Christian University

Breakout 4: Implementing Cultural Competency Training to Improve Provider Attitudes and Comfort Levels in Caring for Transgender and Gender-Variant Patients: Kimberly Taylor, MSN, APRN, CNM

Breakout 5: Dialogue with Two Nursing Theorists and the Effect of Spirituality on Their Perspective Models: Dr. Madeleine Leininger and Dr. Betty Neuman: Carol Bloch, Ph.D., RN, CTN-A, CNS; Carolyn Bloch, Ph.D., RN, CTN-A, CNS

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

Concurrent Session E: 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Breakout 1: Does cultural competency training influence implicit bias and attitudes towards gay men and lesbian women among healthcare providers?: Rubab Qureshi Md Ph.D. Rutgers University School of Nursing

Breakout 2: Transnational connections of Ukrainian immigrants in the United States: Polina Amburg, Ph.D., RN

Breakout 3: The Role of the Public Health Nurse in Collaborative Efforts to Manage Covid-19 in a Rural Hispanic Population: A Qualitative Inquiry: Susan Young, Ph.D., RN, PHNA-BC

Breakout 4: Mental Health Disparities among Agrarian Culture Experiences of a Unique Collaboration: Allison A Maloney Ph.D., RN

Breakout 5: Why We Need Trauma-Informed Care Approaches to Advance Care Planning: A Qualitative Study with Older Adults with Low Income: Christine Kimpel, Ph.D., RN, MA, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing


Gala Dinner Program 6:30-9:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2023 - $85.00 per ticket - Advanced ticket purchase required

A Cash Bar will be provided.

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishment of transcultural nursing and the Transcultural Nursing Society! Everyone is welcome to join us for dinner and an evening of awards and entertainment. Get to know new members and participants and reconnect with friends and colleagues.