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Publications and Presentations

Below you will find current sample articles and presentations published in collaboration with the Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing.


Publications

  • Shinners, J. & Africa, L. (In press). The construction and validation of a self-efficacy instrument for new graduate nurses in a transition to practice program. Journal of Nursing Measurement
  • Shinners, J., Africa, L., Franqueiro, T. & Deasy, P. (In press). The married state approach to precepting. Journal for Continuing Education in Nursing.
  • Africa, L. M. (2017). Transition to practice programs: Effective solutions to achieving strategic staffing in today's healthcare systems. Nursing Economics35(4), 178.
  • Mainous, R. O., Trepanier, S., Shinners, J., Smith, S. J., & Edwards, S. (2017). Differences in Knowledge Base at First Registered Nurse Employment Following Introduction of a Focused, High-Fidelity Simulation in a Baccalaureate Program. Nurse Leader15(3), 184-188.
  • Franqueiro, T., King, M., & Brown, D. (2017).  Transforming the workforce from individual to collective competence.  The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 48(10), 440-441. 
  • Shinners, J., & Franqueiro, T. (2017). Individual and Collective Competence. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing48(4), 148-150.
  • Shinners, J. & Franqueiro, T. (2017). The NPD Practitioner and Preceptor Role Development. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development 33(1). 45-46.
  • Trepanier, S., Mainous, R., Africa, L., & Shinners, J. (2017). Nursing Academic–Practice Partnership: The Effectiveness of Implementing an Early Residency Program for Nursing Students. Nurse Leader15(1), 35-39.
  • Shinners, J., Africa, L., & Hawkes, B. (2016) Debriefing as a Supportive Component for RNs in Transition. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 32(4), 212-218.
  • Shinners, J., Alejandro, J. A., Frigillana, V., Desmond, J., & LaVigne, R. (2016). Quality Improvement: Creating a Float Pool Specialty within a New Graduate Residency. MEDSURG Nursing, 25(2), 1-5.
  • Shinners, J. S., & Franqueiro, T. (2015). Preceptor skills and characteristics: considerations for preceptor education.Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing46(5), 233-236.

Presentations

  • Africa, L. (2018). RNs in Transition: Highlights of a New Graduate Residency. Podium presentation at the 2nd Annual Nursing Science Conference. London, United Kingdom
  • Africa, L. (2018). Bridging the Academic-Practice Gap: A Student Nurse Capstone Partnership. Poster presentation at the 2nd Annual Nursing Science Conference. London, United Kingdom
  • Shinners, J. & Wackler, T. (2017). Transforming Practice Transition with an Academic-Practice Partnership. Poster presented at Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) annual New Orleans, LA
  • Shinners, J., Africa, L., Mainous, R., & Trepainer, S. (2016, October). Bridging the Academic-Practice Gap: A Student Nurse Capstone Partnership. Podium session presented at Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG) annual Columbus, OH.
  • Shinners, J., Bishop, P. & Wackler, P. (2016, October). Transition to Practice: Education Strategies for the Gen Y New Graduate. Podium session presented at Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG) annual Columbus, OH.
  • Shinners, J. (2016, July). NPD Scope & Standards: Defining Opportunities for Leadership Development. Podium session presented at Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) annual Philadelphia, PA
  • Shinners J. & Deasy, P. (2016, June). Essentials of a Nurse Residency Program. Podium session presented at St. Anselm College 24th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators. North Falmouth, MA
  • Shinners, J. & Africa, L. (2015, October). Using National Criteria as a Roadmap for Transition-in-Practice Design. Podium session presented at Professional Nurse Education Group (PNEG) annual Indianapolis, IN
The mission of Versant’s Center for the Advancement of Nursing® (Vcan®) is to provide professional and organizational development opportunities through research, education, publishing, conferences and other events where nursing and healthcare professionals can engage in a collaborative and disciplined model.
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