The OSUCCC – James nursing philosophy emphasizes our belief that discovery supports evidence-based practice, fosters innovative patient care through research and promotes professional development.

The oncology nurses partner with teams of physicians and scientists from across disciplines who take ideas from bench to bedside. The OSUCCC – James nurses maintain advanced knowledge and skill to safely administer novel treatments for patients enrolled on clinical trials. In addition, they routinely explore new ways to improve quality, enhance service, reduce cost and streamline operations.

Nursing Research Studies

OSUWMC advanced practice nurse role survey
Researchers: Heather Brom, PhD, RN, CNP; Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PHMNP

Advanced practice oncology fellowship program
Researchers: Heather Brom, PhD, RN, CNP; Robin Rosselet, DNP, RN, CNP; Janine Overcash, PhD, RN, CNP; Cindy Byrd PhD, RN, CNP

DEFENS - Drug exposure feedback and education for nurses' safety
Researchers: Penny Moore, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

The benefits of mind-body movement in cancer survivors
Researchers: Kristine Browning, PhD, RN, CNP; Janine Overcash, PhD, RN, CNP

Tool to engage patients in discharge (TEPID)
Researchers: Julie Rader, BSN, RN; Lisa Graham, MSN, RN RN-BC

Extravasation measurement of a nursing-sensitive quality outcome for ambulatory oncology nursing practice
Researchers: Kim Catania, MSN, RN, AOCN; Janine Overcash, PhD, RN, CNP

Self-efficacy to renegotiate sex and intimacy in women treated for cancer
Researchers: Elizabeth Arthur, MSN, RN, AOCNP; Kristine Browning, PhD, RN, CNP; Janine Overcash, PhD, RN, CNP; Celia Wills, PhD, RN; Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN

Engaging sarcoma cancer patients through a treatment passport
Researchers: Nancy Speece, BSN, RN, OCN;  James L. Chen, MD

Evidence-Based Practice Projects

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is central to our goals of providing world-class patient care, achieving the highest quality patient outcomes and providing a workplace environment for nursing practice to thrive. It has been demonstrated in a variety of clinical studies that patients who receive healthcare based on the best available evidence experience more positive outcomes and less adverse events.

OSUCCC – James nurses are encouraged and supported to consistently evaluate and integrate evidence-based findings into their practice. EBP mentors are available to work with individuals or teams of nurses as they evaluate and incorporate evidence into daily clinical practice.

Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the Intensive Care Units
Researchers: Shannon Appelfeller, BSN, RN, CCRN
EBP Mentor: Lynne Brophy, MSN, RN, AOCN

When Oncology and Obstetrics Collide: Pregnancy Associated Breast Cancer
Reseachers: Caitlyn Hull, MS, RN, WHNP-BC

The Use of the DVPRS (Defense and Veterans Pain Rating Scale) in Oncology Patients
Researchers: Lisa Blackburn, MS, RN, AOCNS; Shannon Panda, BSN, RN, OCN; Amira Hartman, BSN, RN, OCN; Karen Meade, BSN, RN, CPAN; Colleen O'Leary, MSN, RN, AOCNS; Kathy Burns, MS, RN, AGCNS-BC; Tim Phillips, MS, RN; Renee Shalvoy, BSN, RN, OCN; Lindsay Herndon, BSN, RN, OCN

Does Choice of Balanced Solution Used in Resuscitation of the Septic Patient Affect Mortality?
Researchers: Emma Baker, MS, RN, CNP; Nicole Kover, MS, RN, CNP; Kadi Gonzales, MS, RN, CNP

Extended Endocrine Treatment in Breast Cancer Patients
Researchers: Melissa Sullivan, MS, RN, CNP; Elizabeth Kress, MS, RN, CNP; Deanna Hunt, MS, RN, CNP

Potential Role of Metformin in Prevention of Colorectal Cancer
Researchers: Erin Frank, MS, RN, CNP; Jill Ford, MS, RN, CNP; Anna Cincotta, MS, RN, CNP

Improving Code Blue Comfort Amongst Registered Nurses Through Frequent Simulation
Researchers: Alivia Deering, BSN, RN; Christopher Foltz, BSN, RN; Vincent Lombardo, BSN, RN; Emily Whang, BSN, RN
EBP Mentor: Danette Birkhimer, MS, RN, AOCNS

Circadian Photoentrainment
Researchers: Andy Crews, BSN, RN; Erin Hecht, BSN, RN; Carl Stedman, BSN, RN; Matthew Vitartas, BSN, RN;
EBP Mentor: Michele Weber

Integration of Pain and Palliative Care in Adult Oncology Patients
Researchers: Julilyn Brown, BSN, RN; Hillary Delaney, BSN, RN; Lindsey Kusan, BSN, RN; Natalie Maxey, BSN, RN
EBP Mentor: Annette Sawman, MSN, RN

Pharmacologic verses Non-Pharmacologic DVT/VTE Prophylaxis
Researchers: Abigail Pierce, BSN, RN; Katelyn Preininger, BSN, RN; Benjamin Raver, BSN, RN; Stacy Raver, BSN, RN
EBP Mentor: Kim Catania, MS, RN, AOCN

Immunocompromised Diet in Neutropenic Patients
Researchers: Amber Beretich, BSN, RN; Hayley Brooks, BSN, RN; Ann Mather, BSN, RN; Marissa Smith, BSN, RN
EBP Mentor: Lisa Blackburn, MS, RN, AOCNS

Sedation Holidays in Critically Ill Patients
Researchers: Katie Cochran, BSN, RN; Matt Crowley, BSN, RN; Nicole Gonzalez, BSN, RN; Helen Tefera, BSN, RN
EBP Mentor: Danette Birkhimer, MS, RN, AOCNS

Does Catheter Size Matter in Blood Transfusions?
Researchers: Katie Becher, BSN, RN; Marissa Byrne, BSN, RN; Pam Cramer, BSN, RN; April Lininger, BSN, RN
EBP Mentor: Allison DeVilliers, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC

Constipation in Oncology Patients: A Proactive Approach
Researchers: Brittany Arcuri, BSN, RN; Emily Orr, BSN, RN; Alyssa Thornburg, BSN, RN; Jesse Wolfe, BSN, RN
EBP Mentor: Taletha Askew, MS, RN, CNS

The Effects of Acupuncture and Acupressure as Complementary Therapies for Nausea and Vomiting in Cancer Patients
Researchers: Christina Hutch, BSN, RN; Nicole Delmonte, BSN, RN; Haley Burchett, BSN, RN; Angie Kim. BSN, RN
EBP Mentor: Lisa Blackburn, MS, RN, AOCNS

Incidence of Infection With No Dressing On Healed Tunneled CVC
Researchers: Karen Ewan, BSN, RN; Julie Kostina, BSN, RN; Elaina Weiss, BSN, RN
EBP Mentor: Misty Lamprecht, MS, RN, CNS, AOCN

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