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Beverly Hewett

Beverly Hewett, PhD, RN, Principal Investigator

Clinical Assistant Professor

Title: Northwest Rural Nurse Residency
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Grant Period: June 2008 to June 2014

Purpose of Grant: The aim of the Northwest Rural Nurse Residency (NWRNR) is to provide transition to practice program access to 20% of the nation's 3.1 million nurses. The "residency in a box" idea empowers nurses in small critical access hospitals and small non-acute care agencies to provide increased patient care quality.

Mary Nies

Mary Nies, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAHB, Principal Investigator

Dean and Professor

Title: Spatial and Census Data to Evaluate Obese Persons and their Environment (SCOPE)
Funding Agency: Research supported by the Mountain West Clinical Translational Research-Infrastructure Network under a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 1U54GM104944.
Grant Period: December 2013 to July 2014

Purpose: Utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS), SCOPE will identify and couple geospatial data elements necessary to evaluate the built environment and its relationship to obesity in rural and urban areas.

Kelly Pesnell, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Clinical Assistant Professor

Title: Nursing Research Fellowship Program
Funding Agency: St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID
Grant Period: Feb 1, 2014 to February 11, 2015

Purpose: Provide mentoring for staff nurse research/evidenced based projects for dissemination via presentation and publication.

Mary Anne Reynolds

Mary Anne Reynolds, PhD, RN, ANCS-BC

Clinical Associate Professor

Title: Palliative Care Needs of Young and Middle Age Adults (20-59) with a Potentially Life Limiting Cancer Diagnosis: A Pilot Study.
Funding Agency: American Nursing Foundation
Grant Period: October 2013 to August, 2014

Purpose: Identify the unique needs of those with a potentially life limiting illness.

Faculty Scholarship

SON Scholarship Report 2013

SON Scholarship Report 2012