Epsilon Rho Chapter (Fairleigh Dickinson University)
41st Annual Induction:
Date: Friday, March 31st, 2023
Location: The Mansion at FDU (Florham Campus) Lenfell Hall, Madison, NJ
Keynote speaker: Dr. Mary Ellen Levine
Annual Nursing Research Day:
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
Time: 9:00am- 12:30pm
Location: Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, New Jersey, Dickinson Hall, Wilson Auditorium
Keynote speaker: Dr. Lisa Heelan-Fancher
Dr Jeannie Couper, Assistant Professor, Henry P Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health, Epsilon Rho Past-President and current Leadership Succession Chair. Publication titled:
Couper, J. (2022). Micro-preemie parents’ perceptions of trauma-informed developmental neuroprotective care and nursing support. Advances in Neonatal Care, 22(5), 422-431.
This study explored the parents’ perceptions of their extremely preterm (<26 weeks gestation) infant’s nursing care during their hospitalization in the NICU. Trauma-informed developmental neuroprotective care (TIDNC) encourages robust nurse-parent authentic caring relationships, which are foundational to the parents' perceptions of nursing care and support. These relationships, built on mutual trust, respect, and genuine listening, appear to foster an exceptionally high degree of support. Parents were extremely grateful for the compassionate care and support.
Dr. Oyedele Olufunke (Chapter Vice-President) Assistant Professor & Dr. Marnie Sperling (Chapter President), Clinical Assistant Professor, Henry P Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health, abstract accepted for presentation at the 47th Biennial Sigma Theta Tau Convention titled:
“Does Interprofessional Simulation Increase Students Self-Confidence, Self-Efficacy and Decrease Anxiety”