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Bring Diversity to Nursing

Dissemination

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Melillo, K.D., Dowling, J., Abdallah, L., Findeisen, M. & Knight, M. (2013). Bring Diversity to Nursing: Recruitment, Retention, and Graduation of Nursing Students. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 20(2), 100-104.
  • Knight, M., Abdallah, L., Findeisen, M., Melillo, K.D. & Dowling, J. (2011). Making healthy connections: Introducing nursing as a career choice to middle school students. Nursing Forum, 46(3), 146-151.

Conference Paper Presentations

  • Abdallah, L., Knight, M., Simmons, S (Presenters), Hajjar, L. & Melillo, K.D. (April 16,2015). A nursing school's journey through cultural awareness, inclusivity, and civility, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Hot Topics Conference - Civility Rising: Re-envisioning, re-creating, and Thriving in Academia and Practice, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Knight, M., Abdallah, L., Simons, S., Dowling, J., & Melillo, K.D. (November 5, 2013). Engaging middle and high school students in health careers: Reflections on seven years of progress with the Bring Diversity to Nursing Program. American Public Health Association's 141st Annual Meeting and Expo, Boston, MA.
  • Dowling, J.S., Melillo, K.D., Adballah, L., Knight, M., & Lampman, K. (April 25, 2013). Predictors of BDN Success: Preliminary Findings. Annual Preceptor Appreciation/Researcher Day, School of Nursing. HSS, Lowell, MA.
  • Read, C. & Dowling, J.S. (November 16, 2012). Lessons learned in recruiting, retaining and graduating underrepresented students. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Education Conference, San Antonio, TX. 
  • Abdallah, L., Dowling, J., Knight, M. & Melillo, K.D., Lane, S., & Scott, D. (September 21-24, 2011). Retention, graduation, and NCLEX-RN success of minority nursing students. Concurrent Paper Session Presentation at the 2011 NLN Education Summit, Orlando, FL.
  • Melillo, K.D., Dowling, J., Abdallah, L., Findeisen, M. & Knight, M. (October 14-26, 2009). Bring Diversity to Nursing: University of Massachusetts Lowell, Paper/panel presentation, New England Minority Health Education Conference, October 14-16, 2009, Providence, RI.

Poster Sessions

  • Dowling, J., Melillo, K.D., Abdallah, L., Knight, M., Simmons, S., Hajjar, L., & Hand, A.T. Bring Diversity to Nursing (BDN): Building a better nurse of the future. [Poster]. UMass Center for Clinical and Tragndlational Science (CCTS) 4th Annual Community Engagement and Research Symposium: building on Partnership Strenghts to Improve Community Health, UMass Medical Center, Worcester, MA, November 7, 2014.
  • Melillo, K.D., Dowling, J., Abdallah, L., Knight, M., Lane, S., Scott, D., Bring Diversity to Nursing [Poster]. Massachusetts Department of Health Grantees Conference. June 17, 2013.
  • Evaluation of an Innovative Clinical Education Model. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Charting New Frontiers in Aging, San Diego, CA, November 14-18, 2012.         
  • Knight, M., Melillo, K.D., Dowling, J., & Abdallah, L., Bring Diversity to Nursing – 2008-2012. HRSA Division of Nursing Summit, Nursing in 3D: Workforce Diversity, Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health. Bethesda, MD, August 16-17, 2012.
  • Drs Abdallah and MelilloMelillo, K.D., Dowling, J., Abdallah, L. & ,Knight, M Bring Diversity to Nursing (Poster). MDPH Grantees Meeting. With close to 100 attendees, BDN was one of six featured fundees by Keynote/Evaluator May 24, 2012.
  • Melillo, K.D., Dowling, J., Abdallah, L., Knight, M. & Lane, S. Bring Diversity to Nursing [Poster]. University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical Translational Science Research Symposium, UMass Conference Center, Shrewsbury MA, November 3, 2011.
  • Melillo, K.D., Dowling, J., Abdallah, L., Findeisen, M., Knight, M. & Lane, S.R. (2010). Bring Diversity to Nursing: The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Department of Nursing in Partnership with the Lawrence and Lowell Massachusetts School Systems [Poster]. UMass Lowell Faculty Research Symposium, UMass Inn and Conference Center, October 26, 2010.
  • Creeden, R., Melillo, K.D., Dowling, J., Abdallah, L., Findeisen, M., & Knight, M. Use of Zoomerang to assess interest in nursing as a career choice [Poster].  Eastern Nursing Research Society, Boston, MA, March 19-21, 2009.
  • Melillo, K.D., Dowling, J., Abdallah, L., Findeisen, M., & Knight, M. Bring Diversity to Nursing: First Year Initiatives [Poster]. Nurse Faculty – Nurse Executive Summit: Strategic Planning to Build Strategic Partnerships, Scottsdale, AZ, December 4-6, 2008.
  • Melillo, K.D., Dowling, J., Abdallah, L., Findeisen, M. & Knight, M. Bring Diversity to Nursing. Poster session at the Inauguration Week’s Achieving Excellence Through Partnerships – UML and the Community, Wannalancit Conference Center, Lowell, MA, and at UML Research: Creating the Future of the Commonwealth, Cumnock Hall, University of Massachusetts Lowell, April 2, 2008.

Invited Presentations-Papers

  • Abdallah, L., Dowling, J.S., Knight, M., Melillo, K.D., Lane, S., Scott, D., & Abdalla, F. (2012, June). Bring Diversity to Nursing: Perspectives from Guidance Counselors and Teachers.Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators: Connecting for Success Conference. Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, Marlborough, MA.

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