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Nursing & Health Sciences Research Journal

Editor-in-Chief

Nohemi Sadule-Rios, PhD, APRN; Manager, Nursing & Health Sciences Research Department, Baptist Health Center for the Advancement of Learning

Editorial Board

Agueda Hernandez, MD, FAAFP; Associate DIO Program Director, WKBH/FIU Family Medicine Residency Medical Director, BHMG Family Medicine Center Chair of Family Medicine, West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Ana M. Viamonte Ros, MD, MPH; Medical Director Palliative & Bioethics, Baptist Health Medical Group, Associate Dean for Women in Medicine, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Javier Jimenez-Carcamo, MD/PhD; Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography and Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation; Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension at South Miami Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University

John McFadden, PhD, CRNA; Dean and Professor, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Barry University

Nada Wakim, PhD, RN, NE-BC; Assistant Vice President of Nursing and Case Management, South Miami Hospital

Tonette S. Rocco, PhD; Professor of Adult Education & Human Resource Development, Florida International University; Editor-in-Chief, New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development

Associate Editors

Catherina Chang Martinez, PhD, MSN, RN, ARNP; Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, Baptist Hospital of Miami, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Baptist Health Center for the Advancement of Learning

Judy Bowling, PhD, MSN, NPD-BC; Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, Fishermen’s Hospital, Baptist Health Center for the Advancement of Learning

Natalie Bermudez, PhD, RN, PCCN-K; Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, South Miami Hospital, Baptist Health Center for Advancement of Learning

Noah R. Zanville, PhD, RN, BA; Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health Center for the Advancement of Learning

Roberto L. Roman Laporte, DNP, RN, CMSRN; Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, Baptist Health Center for the Advancement of Learning

Victoria Y. McCue, MSN, PhD(c), RN, CPN; Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Baptist Health Center for the Advancement of Learning

Design Editor

Amanda Charles, BS; Research Assistant, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, Baptist Health Center for the Advancement of Learning

Contributing Editors

Avril Nimblett-Clark, MS, PA-C; Assistant Professor Academic Coordinator, Barry University PA Program

Carolyn Hart, PhD, RN, CNE; Associate Professor and Chair of Nursing CNHS Academic Affairs College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Barry University

Corvette V Yacoob DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC; Director NP and DNP Specialization Programs CNHS Academic Affairs College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Barry University

Edwina E. Brathwaite, PhD, MSN/Ed, MS/HSA, RN-BC; Director , Nursing Practice Management, Doctors Hospital

Frances Ordieres Gonzalez, Pharm.D. CPh.; Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Department of Pharmaceutical Services

James O. Adefisoye, MS; Statistics Leader, Quality Improvement Team Performance Analyst II- Magnet Designation, Homestead Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida

Laura O. Smith, PhD, FNP-C, RN; Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Nursing

Lisa M. Grubb, DNP, MSN, RN, WOCN, C/ DONA, CPHQ; Senior Dir ector of Quality Management, Deputy Director Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute at Howard County General Hospital, Adjunct Faculty John Hopkins School of Nursing

Marcella M. Rutherford, PhD, MBA, MSN; Dean, College of Nursing, Nova Southeastern University, RWJF Executive Nurse Leader Fellow Alumni Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing

Marcia J. Derby, PhD, RN; Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Nursing

María de los Ángeles Ordóñez, DNP, APRN, GNPBC; Director , Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center, FAU Memory Disorder Clinic Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative, Assistant Professor of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science (Secondary) Charles Schmidt College of Medicine

Mark Brown, MSN, RN, CEN; Chief Nursing Officer, Seton Medical Center | Part of Verity Health System

Randi Cooperman, PA; Program Director, Associate Professor of Medical Education, Physician Assistant Program, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Barry University

Rebecca M. Lee, DNP, CRN; Program Administrator, Assistant Professor, Barry University Anesthesiology Programs, College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Steve J. Rios, EdD; Researcher & Senior Director of Positive Pathways, Florida Department of Children & Families, President, Rios Research & Evaluation

Stuart D. Downs, DNP, MSN, MSA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ; Vice President / COO, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center

Timothy P. Gauthier, BCPS-AQ ID; Manager, Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Program, Baptist Health South Florida

Tony Umadhay, PhD, CRNA; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, CNHS Academic Affairs, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Barry University

Vanessa Johnson, PhD, MS, RN; Director of Research/ Associate Professor, Clinical Genetics Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Alum Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing

Wendy Langen, MCMSC, PA-C; Director of Didactic Education/ Physician Assistant Program, College of Nursing and Health Science, Barry University

Winifred M. Pardo, PharmD., BCPS; Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Residency Program Director, Homestead Hospital-Pharmacy Services

Yarelys Garcia, BSN, PharmD.; Supervisor of Clinical Pharmacy, South Miami Hospital

Publishing Support

Carrie Figueredo, MLIS; Manager Medical Librarians, Center for Research, Library & Knowledge Services

Devica Samsundar, MLIS, AHIP; Director, Center for Research, Library & Knowledge Services

Jessica Salinas, MSI; Medical Librarian, Center for Research, Library & Knowledge Services