Exploring Lived Experiences of Nurses - Online Course

Exploring lived experiences of Nurses who cared/prepared to care for COVID-19 patients.

Accreditation:  Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

A group of Colorado Nursing Professionals united to conduct a phenomenological descriptive qualitative study that describes the lived experiences of Nurses who cared/prepared to care for COVID-19 patients. Specifically, the discussion will capture mental/psychological impact including fear and uncertainty among Nurses who cared/prepared to care for COVID-19 patients. The results of this study have a promising impact on the international nursing profession.

Learning Outcomes:

After participating in this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the theoretical framework used in the Nurses' experiences with COVID-19 Study.
  • Identify the link between international, national, and statewide effects on Nurses' experiences with the pandemic.
  • Describe reasons for why we need to address self-care among Nurses' who care/prepare to care for COVID-19 patients.

Speaker Bios:

Kathy Prue-Owens, PhD, RN, CCRN, is a retired Army Nurse Corps Officer who served in the United States Army for over 30 years. Kathy has extensive clinical practice and served as the Med-Surg Nursing Consultant to the Army Surgeon General. As an Assistant Professor at UCCS, she has provided clinical, educational, research and cultural expertise for the university and community; she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence.

Karen Sublett, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, AOCNS, OCN, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Oncology at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs, CO, USA. She chairs the institution’s Evidence-Based Practice and Research Council.

Kelly Wild, MS, RN, CCRN, is a Nurse Scientist and Palliative care Advanced Practice Nurse at Parker Adventist Hospital and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. The focus of her master's and doctoral degrees was palliative care for oncology patients. She has specialized knowledge in ethics, palliative care, and quality of life, and has teaching experience in research methods, statistics, quality improvement, and ethics. Dr. Asakura actively serves as the president of the Metro Denver ONS Chapter. She is also an evidence elevation team member for Oncology Nursing Society. She frequently lectures to Japanese faculty, nursing administrators, nurses, and nursing students. Her recent achievements are: the National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award for Exemplary Professional Practice from American Nurses Credentialing Center (2018), the Kathryn Smith Lastreto Mentor Award from the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Kappa Chapter at Large Chapter (2018).

Dana Justus, MSN, RN, PCCN, works at Penrose Hospital for the last 11 years on the Cardiovascular Unit. As a leader at her hospital, she chairs the Centura Nursing Practice Council and chairs the Penrose & St. Francis Hospitals' Nursing Practice Council in hopes to be the voice of nurses.

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