The following research projects received funding by NASN through a competitive grant application process. For more information about this process and/or the projects listed here, please contact NASN.
Public Health Intervention Wheel: School Nurse Practice Stories
Cynthia Hiltz, MS, RN, PHN, Licensed School Nurse, NCSN
Research Team: Marjorie Schaffer, PhD, RN, PHN; Linda Anderson, DNP, MPH, RN, PHN; Stacie O’Leary, BSN, RN, PHN, Licensed School Nurse; Cheryl Smoot, MPH, RN, PHN, FASHA; Ruth Ellen Luehr, MS, RN, PHN, Licensed School Nurse, FNASN
In-School Pain Assessments for Students with Special Needs
Brenna L. Quinn, PhD-C, RN
Barriers and Challenges of Regular-Education Teachers Having Students with Chronic Conditions
Janice Selekman, DNSc, RN, NCSN, FNASN
The Importance of Chronotype in Adolescent Sleep and Obesity Research
Susan K. Malone, MSN, RN, NCSN; Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, and Babette Zemel, PhD
School Health Data Collection: The Wisdom of School Nurse Administrators
Kathleen H. Johnson, MN, RN, NCSN
Prioritizing School Nursing Outcomes: A National Delphi Study
Erin D. Maughan, RN, PhD, APHN-BC
Attitudes and Practices of School Nurses and Pediatric Primary Care Providers to Collaboration Around Childhood Obesity
Mary Laurette Hughes, RN, BSN, PNP, MSN
School Nurses’ Role in Identifying and Referring Children At-risk for Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Candace Hendershot, RN, BSN, MS, MA, PhD; and Lori Pakulski, BA, MS, PhD; Amy Thompson, BS, MS, PhD; and Jamie Dowling, BSW, MPH
Using Digital Storytelling as a Voice for Adolescent Females Who Self-Injure
Rhonda Goodman, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, NCSN (nee Lesniak)
Using Distance Technology to Deliver Asthma Education to School Nurses in an Appalachian Area: ADEP (Asthma Distance Education Program)
Heidi Putman-Casdorph, PhD, Assistant Professor and Susan Marie Pinto, RN, MSN, APN, CFNP
Putman-Casdorph, H. & Pinto, S. (2011). Preliminary Testing of an Asthma Distance Education Program (ADEP) for School Nurses in Appalachia. Journal of School Nursing. 27(6), 411-415. doi:10.1177/1059840511420162.
Refinement and Psychometric Testing of a Tool to Assess Facial Muscle Weakness in Children
Shirley Gordon, PhD, RN
Shirley C. Gordon, S. C., Blum, C. A., & Parcells, D. A. (2010). Psychometric Testing of the Gordon Facial Muscle Weakness Assessment Tool. Journal of School Nursing. 26(6), 461-472.doi:10.1177/1059840510384266
Playing It Safe: A Coordinated Approach to Injury Prevention
Jessica H. Dawson, RN, BSN, MPH
An Intervention to Increase High School Students' Compliance with Carrying Auto-Injectable Epinephrine: A MASNRN Study
Jennifer Spina, RN, MSN, NCSN
An Investigative Study: What Are the Concerns of Massachusetts School Nurses in Managing Mental/Behavioral Health Issues in School?
Mary Ann Gapinski, RN, MSN, NCSN
Implement the Healthy Learner Model in Student Wellness to Improve Outcomes for Elementary Students (K-6) and ADHD
Denise Herrmann, RN, MSN, CPNP
What does your school nurse do?
Erin D. Maughan, RN, MSN, PhD
Maughan, E. & Adams, R. (2011). Educators’ and Parents’ Perception of What School Nurses Do: The Influence of School Nurse/Student Ratios. Journal of School Nursing, 27(5), 355-363. doi: 10.1177/1059840511416368
Promoting Immunizations in Students with Chronic Conditions
Judith A. Aubin, BSN, MEd
Understanding the Context for Translating Evidence-based Practice into School Nursing
Susan Adams, RN, BSN
Coordinated School Health and District/Student Success
Sheri Coburn, EdD, RN, MSN
School Based Peak Flow Education and Monitoring
Marie DeSisto, RN, MSN
Pulcini, J., DeSisto, M.C., & McIntyre, C.L. (2007). An intervention to increase the use of asthma action plans in schools: A MASNRN study. Journal of School Nursing. 23(3), 170-176.
School Nurses' Perceptions of Bullying, a survey
Hendershot, C., Dake, J., Price, J., & Lartey, G. (2006). Elementary school nurses' perceptions of student bullying. Journal of School Nursing. 22(4), 229-235.
Lack of Follow-up Exams After Failed School Vision Screenings: An Investigation of Causative Factors
Linda Kimel, RN, MS
Kimel, S. (2006). Lack of follow-up exams after failed school vision screenings: an investigation of contributing factors. Journal of School Nursing. 22(3), 156-162.
Variation Among School Health Personnel
Pam Buchalter, RN, MSN
IEP Review of Medication Inclusion Study
Mary Ostendorf, RN, MS
The Impact of Budget, Delegation & Certification on the Future of the School Nurse: A Statewide Study
Theresa Tetuan, RN, BSN, MSE
Tetuan, T. & Akagi, C. (2004). The effects of budget, delegation, and other variables on the future of school nursing. Journal of School Nursing. 20(6), 352-358.
Families Experiencing Persistent Head Lice
Shirley Gordon, RN, PhD
Gordon, S. (2007). Shared vulnerability: A theory of caring for children with persistent head lice. Journal of School Nursing, 23(5), 283-298.
An Investigation of the ability of the Minnesota Early Childhood Screening Program to predict education achievement in third grade children
Martha Bergren, RN, MSN, NCSN
The Self Perceptions of Adolescents with ADHD
Pat Bitar, RN, BSN, MNEd