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CSU Nursing Faculty Saluting Champions of Excellence in Nursing Research and Practice

Dana N. Rutledge, PhD, RN,
Faculty, Southern California CSU DNP Consortium

Dana N. RutledgeDr. Rutledge is experienced in designing and facilitating research and evidence- based projects on a variety of topics and has authored/co-authored more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Since 2007, she has been the Director of Research for the Fibromyalgia Research & Education Center (FMREC) at California State University Fullerton and the Nursing Research Facilitator, St. Joseph Hospital, Orange CA. In her current role as Director of Research for FMREC, she assists in study design, implementation, analysis, and write-up, working with a multidisciplinary team of women researchers and students (35+ undergraduate/master’s level students every 2 years). This group’s communication strategies have enabled them to procure intramural and private funding for various projects; they have been successful in publishing their work related to chronic pain and fibromyalgia in journals in variety of disciplines.

In her role as Nursing Research Facilitator at St. Joseph Hospital, she works on design, implementation, and analysis of research studies that address a variety of topics related to hospital nursing and hospitalized patients. She helped nurses complete countless abstracts and presentations, and co-authored 16 publications focused on St. Joseph initiatives. Examples of these are those focused on a multisite study evaluating non-psychiatric nurse competency in caring for persons with behavioral health issues,1,2 those describing implementation of programs,3-7 and projects on varied other topics.

Prior to reentering academics in 2002, Dr. Rutledge consulted nationally and collaborated with others on project dissemination.

In her current work with DNP students, Dr. Rutledge is involved in projects on many topics. Examples include patient satisfaction with anesthesia,8 implementing guidelines to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy,9 improving documentation by nurse midwives,10 and a model to support the Clinical Nurse Leader role.11

1 Rutledge DN, Wickman M, Drake D, Winokur E, Loucks J. Instrument validation: hospital nurse perceptions of their Behavioral Health Care Competency. J Adv Nurs. 2012;68(12):2756-2765.

2Rutledge DN, Wickman ME, Cacciata M, Winokur EJ, Loucks J, Drake D. Hospital staff nurse perceptions of competency to care for patients with psychiatric or behavioral health concerns. J Nurses Professional Development. 2013;29(5):255-262.

3Loucks J, Rutledge DN, Hatch B, Morrison V. Rapid response team for behavioral emergencies. J American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 2010;16(2):93-100.

4Rutledge DN, Skelton K. Clinical expert facilitators of evidence-based practice: a community hospital program. J Nurses Staff Development. 2011;27(5):231-235.

5Matten P, Morrison V, Rutledge DN, Chen T, Chung E, Wong SF. Evaluation of tobacco cessation classes aimed at hospital staff nurses. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2011;38(1):67-73.

6Bogert S, Ferrell C, Rutledge DN. Experience with family activation of rapid response teams. MEDSURG nursing. 2010;19(4):215-222.

7Jamieson E, Ferrell C, Rutledge DN. Medical emergency team implementation: experiences of a mentor hospital. MEDSURG nursing. 2008;17(5):312-316,323.

8Falco D, Rutledge DN, Elisha S. Patient Satisfaction with Anesthesia Care What Do We Know? AANA J. In press.

9Gallegos Y, Rutledge DN, Taja A. Protecting kidneys, protecting lives: Prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy. AJN. In press.

10Pearce C, Rutledge DN. Participation in quality improvement: Provider perceptions regarding documentation audits. Poster presented at: 21st Annual HMORN Conference2015, March; Long Beach CA.

11Tallakson M, Rutledge DN, Garon M. Clinical Nurse Leader practice competencies: A dynamic Response. Poster presented at: CNL Summit2016 January; Long Beach, CA.

Champions of Excellence in Nursing Research and Practice
Joy Goebel, PhD, RN
Faculty, Southern California CSU DNP Consortium
Dr. Joy Goebel, PhD, RN

Palliative Care: a critical layer of healthcare support for patients at any stage of a serious illness.

Deepika Goyal, PhD, RN, FNP-C
Faculty, Northern California CSU DNP Consortium
Deepika Goyal, PhD, RN, FNP-C

Postpartum depression among Asian Indian mothers.

Dana N. Rutledge, PhD, RN
Faculty, Southern California CSU DNP Consortium
Dana N. Rutledge, PhD, RN

Hospital staff nurse perceptions of competency to care for patients with psychiatric or behavioral health concerns.

Diane L. Stuenkel EdD, RN
Faculty, Northern California CSU DNP Consortium
Diane L. Stuenkel EdD, RN

Factors Leading to Rapid Response Team Interventions in Adult Medical-Surgical Patients

Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Winokur, PhD, RN, CEN
Faculty, Southern California CSU DNP Consortium
Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Winokur, PhD, RN, CEN

Central Venous Catheters:  First and second line blood specimen collection and blood culture accuracy in pediatric oncology patients.