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Nursing & Health Sciences Research Journal

Executive Director

Victor Ospina, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN; Corporate Director, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, Academic Affairs Department

Editor-in-Chief

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

Deputy Editor

Roberto L. Roman Laporte, DNP, RN, CMSRN; Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, Doctors Hospital, Interim Nurse Scientist Baptist Hospital of Miami, Baptist Health South Florida

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

Maria A. Suarez, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC; Assistant Vice President of Advanced Practice and Academic Affairs, Baptist Health South Florida

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

Noah R. Zanville, PhD, RN, BA; Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida

Victoria Y. McCue, MSN, RN, CPN; Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida

Contributing Editors

Andrea Prentiss, PhD, APRN; Adjunct Professor, Simmons University, Boston

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

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

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

Judith Cullinane, PhD, RN, CAGS, CCRN-K; Executive Director, Center of Excellence Nursing Research, Innovations, Professional Development & Quality, 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

Lisa M. Grubb, DNP, MSN, RN, WOCN, C/DONA, CPHQ; Senior Director 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, 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

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

Steve J. Rios, Ed.D; 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

Tanya Cohn, PhD, Med, RN; Associate Professor of Practice, Research Coordinator, Nursing@Simmons, Simmons University

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

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

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

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