SCHOLARLY ENDEAVORS

***Publications***

Syler-DeWitt, J. (1986). The self-image of professional nurses: A correlational
descriptive survey. Masters Abstracts, 24-4. (University Microfilms. No. 13-27,
820).

National League of Nursing Comprehensive Nursing Achievement Test (1991).
Contributed test items for several areas of the Adult Health Nursing portion of the
exam.

***Research With Students: Nursing Departmental Honors Projects Presented/Papers Published***

Loftus, J. & Fluharty, C. (2004). Health promotion education and adolescent female
body size and body image. Proceedings of the Fifteenth National Conference on
Undergraduate Research

Kruger, K. (2004). Comparison of postoperative experiences in patients after inguinal
Hernia repair using general, regional or local anesthesia. Proceedings of the Fifteenth
National Conference on Undergraduate Research

McKinney, T. & Robles, C. (2000). The effect of an educational intervention on school
staff's knowledge and actions concerning tuberculosis in four Duval county Florida
public high schools. Proceedings of the Fourteenth National Conference on
Undergraduate Research.

Addison, B. & McGee, T. (1999). Barriers to accessing primary health care services as
perceived by homeless persons residing in northeast Florida shelters. Proceedings of
the Thirteenth National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Holtzendorff, C. & Martin, M. (1998). Patient educational needs as perceived by
congestive heart failure patients and their nurses in an urban medical center.
Proceedings of the Twelfth National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Gibson, B. & Norris, C. (1998). Epidural analgesia use and intrapartum fever in mothers
and neonates at an urban medical center. Proceedings of the Twelfth National
Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Caudill, J. & Graves, J. (1998, April). The efficacy of vitamin and mineral therapy in the
treatment of premenstrual syndrome. Poster session presented at the Undergraduate
Research Conference at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL.

Banks, A.& Richards, T. A (1998). Description of current practices of documentation
and flushing protocols of peripheral intermittent infusion devices in pediatric patients
at an area hospital. Poster session presented at the Undergraduate Research
Conference at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL.

Lacerna, I. (1995). The evaluation of professional values in baccalaureate nursing
students at Jacksonville University. Presented at the Undergraduate Research
Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Farrington, J. (1987). Nursing case study: Acute renal failure secondary to acute tubular
necrosis. Presented at Baptist Medical Center Nursing Rounds, Jacksonville, FL.

***Professional Presentations***

"Infusing Life into Baccalaureate Nursing Research Through Engaged Learning Activities: A
Comparison of Course Outcomes for 2003 and 2004", presented at the Jacksonville
University Student and Faculty Symposium for Scholarly Activities

“Preparing for Tenure”, a power point presentation and in-service for nursing faculty at
Jacksonville University, October 2004

“Fostering Socialization of Prospective Navy Nurse Corps Officers Through Navy Partnership Opportunities”, a poster presented at the 12th Annual conference for Nurse Educators in Practice Settings and Schools of Nursing: Clinicians and Educators-Partners in Developing Tomorrow’s Nurses on May 24-26, 2004 in Newcastle, N. H.

Co-presenter with Dr. Nancy O’Rourke, Educator in Emergency Preparedness at the Duval County Health Department. “Clinical-Academic Partnership: Nursing Synthesis Clinical Experiences for Baccalaureate Nursing Education at the Duval County Health Department in Emergency Preparedness”, a poster, presented at the 12th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators in Practice Settings and Schools of Nursing: Clinicians and Educators – Partners in Developing Tomorrow’s Nurses on May 24-26, 2004 in Newcastle, N. H.

“Pathophysiology of Pain & Application To Pain Management Modalities”, a power point presentation and continuing education program for the professional staff at Community Hospice Northeast, Jacksonville, FL., 2003

“Professionals’ Misconceptions About Pain: Barriers to Pain Management”, a power point
presentation and continuing education program for health professionals at St. Vincent's
Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL, 1999

“The Use of Anorectic Medications in Weight Management”, a regional seminar for Metabolic Research
Inc. at Embassy Suites, Jacksonville, FL, 1996

"Using Motion Picture Videos as Evaluation Tools", a poster presented at the National
Conference for Nursing Educators in Orlando, FL, 1993

“Breast Cancer”, a lecture for Jacksonville University’s Women & Health Course, 1989-1993

“Psychosocial Assessment of the Geriatric Client”, a videotaped lecture and continuing
education program for health professionals at Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL, 1992

“Basic Immunology” presented at the Association of Infection Control Practitioners
Annual Convention in Jacksonville, FL, 1990

Venipuncture course for LPNs at Baptist Medical Center, 1990

Preceptor seminar for staff at Baptist Medical Center, 1989