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Nursing & Health Sciences Research Journal

Editor-in-Chief

Nohemi Sadule-Rios, PhD, ARNP; Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, South Miami Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida

Executive Editor

Michelle Kirgan, MSN, RN; Director of Nursing & Health Sciences Research Department at Baptist Health South Florida, and Nursing Services at South Miami Hospital

Editorial Board

Cheryl A. Cottrell, MS-HSA, BSN,RN NE-BC; Vice-President, Chief Nursing Officer, Mariners Hospital

Gail Gordon, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, Homestead Hospital

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

Michele Ryder, RN, MSN, MSHSA; Chief Operating Officer /Chief Nursing Officer, Miami Cancer Institute

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

Andrea Prentiss, PhD, MSN, ARNP, CNS; Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, Baptist Hospital of Miami, Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida

Eve Butler, PhD, RN; Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, Baptist Hospital of Miami, Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida

Maria M. Ojeda, DNP/PhD, MPH, BA, ARNP, NP-C,BC-ADM; Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, Homestead Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida

Tanya M. Cohn, PhD, MEd, RN; Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Bethesda Health, Baptist Health South Florida

Victoria Y. McCue, MSN, RN, CPN; Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, Doctors Hospitals, Mariners Hospitals, Baptist Health South Florida

Statistical Editors

David Newman, Ph.D; Assistant Professor and Statistician, Florida Atlantic University

Julie A. Lamoureux, MSc, DMD, Manager; Statistical Analyses, Data Management and Core Measures, West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Contributing Editors

Dawn Stavor, DNP, RN, NE-BC; Assistant Vice President of Nursing Services, Mariners Hospital/ Fishermen’s Community Hospital

Edwina E. Brathwaite, MSN/Ed, MS/HSA, RN-BC; Manager, Nursing Standards, Patient Safety & Nursing Practice, Doctors Hospital

Judi Cullinane, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CAGS, PhD-c; Director of Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice, Adjunct Associate Professor, Tufts Medical Center & The Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts University School of Medicine

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

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

María de los Ángeles Ordóñez, DNP, ARNP, GNP-BC; 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

Rosemary K. Lee, DNP, ARNP,ACNP-BC,CCNS, CCRN; Clinical Nurse Specialist Intensive Care & Progressive Care Unit, Homestead Hospital

Steve J. Rios, Ed.D; President, Rios Research & Evaluation, Senior Director of Positive Pathways, a Florida Department of Children & Families program

Design Editor

Diana D’Orazio-Garcia, MSHSA/MPH, BS; Research Assistant, Baptist Health South Florida

Publishing Support

NHSRJ is published on the Baptist Health South Florida institutional repository platform, Scholarly Commons, Publication support is provided by Baptist Health South Florida, Center for Research, Library & Knowledge Services, 6200 SW 73 Street, South Miami, FL.

Carrie Figueredo, MLIS; Manager, Library & Research Support Systems, Center for Research, Library & Knowledge Services, Baptist Health South Florida

Devica Samsundar, MLIS, AHIP; Director, Library & Knowledge Services, Center for Research, Library & Knowledge Services, Baptist Health South Florida