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

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

Diane L. Stuenkel EdD, RN Dr. Stuenkel enjoys teaching across all levels of the curriculum – baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral. Her clinical background is adult critical care nursing. She became interested in nursing research as a master’s student at SJSU. A faculty member invited Dr. Stuenkel to join a research team interested in exploring factors in the work environment that contribute to nursing satisfaction and retention. Findings indicated that salary and supervisory support were key factors1. Several years later, Dr. Stuenkel served as Project Manager for this same research team that replicated the study at two other Bay Area hospitals2-5. As a doctoral student she examined predictors of student success on the NCLEX-RN, with a focus on identifying students at risk, and continues to explore the topic of student success6-7.

As a CSU Fresno-San Jose State University DNP program faculty member, Dr. Stuenkel has served as a DNP project Chair. Because of her acute care background, she was paired with Christine (Derenzi) Tarver, a spring 2015 DNP graduate. Drs. Tarver’s and Stuenkel’s research was published in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality8 and was featured as a ‘publish ahead of print’ and video discussion on the JNCQ website. In the following video, Dr. Tarver presents her research on Factors Leading to Rapid Response Team Interventions in Adult Medical-Surgical Patients (Click Here). The abstract may be accessed at:
http://journals.lww.com/jncqjournal/Abstract/2016/04000/
Factors_Leading_to_Rapid_Response_Team.11.aspx.

Key findings include statistically significant (p ≤.05) differences between medical-surgical patients who had a rapid response team intervention (RRTI) and those who did not. RRTI patients were older, were more likely to have a cardiac or psychiatric co-morbidity, and had more respiratory medications and more psychogenic medications prescribed. The amount of time it took to call a RRTI from when a trigger was first identified was an important finding and ranged from 0 to 238 minutes. This finding suggests nurses are assessing and identifying triggers appropriately yet delay calling the Rapid Response Team.

1 Staten, D., Mangalindan, M., Saylor, C., & Stuenkel, D. (2003). Staff nurse perceptions of the work environment: A comparison among ethnic backgrounds. The Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 18(3), 202-208.

2Cohen, J., Stuenkel, D.L., & Nguyen, Q. (2009). Providing a healthy work environment for nurses: The influence on retention. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 24(4), 308-315.

3Stuenkel, D. L., Nguyen, S., & Cohen, J. (2007). Nurses’ perceptions of their work environment. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 22(4), 337-342.

4Stuenkel, D. L., Cohen, J., & de la Cuesta, K. A. (2005). The multigenerational nursing workforce: Essential differences in perception of work environment. Journal of Nursing Administration, 35(6), 283-285.

5Hayhurst, A., Saylor, C., & Stuenkel, D. (2005). Work environmental factors and retention of nurses. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 20(3), 283-288.

6Stuenkel, D.L. (2006). At risk students: Do theory grades + standardized examinations success? Nurse Educator, 31(5), 207-212.

7Stuenkel, D., Nelson, D., Malloy, S., & Cohen, J. (2011). Challenges, changes, and collaboration: Evaluation of an accelerated BSN program. Nurse Educator, 36(2), 70-83.

8Tarver, C.M., & Stuenkel D. (2016). Factors leading to rapid response team interventions in adult medical-surgical patients. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 31(2), 167-173.

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

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