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Anya Bostian Peters


Anya Peters
Anya Bostian PetersAssistant Professor
  • College
    Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • Department
    Susan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4565
  • Office
    Health and Social Sciences Building - 367
  • Email

Research Interests

Intensive Care Nursing; Incivility; Stress; Student Success

Incivility in Nursing Academia; Retention of Nurse Academicians; Faculty Mentoring

Education

  • Ph D: Nursing Educations, (2012), Widener University - Chester, PA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Faculty to Faculty Incivility: Experiences of Novice Nurse Faculty in Academia.
  • MS: Leadership (Concentration: Nursing Education), (2003), Wilmington University - New Castle, DE
  • BS: Nursing, (1994), University of North Carolina Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
  • BS: Zoology, (1991), North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Advanced Education Nurse Traineeship
  • James M. Johnston Scholar
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (2017), Teaching - Solomont School of Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau-Eta Beta Research Grant (2011)
  • Dr. Mary B. Walker Honorary Scholarship (2010)
  • IBC Scholarship (2010)
  • Pennsylvania Higher Education Grant (2010)
  • Pennsylvania Higher Education Grant (2009)

Selected Publications

  • Peters, A.B., ElGhaziri, M., Morse, B., Simons, S.R., Taylor, R. (). An Exploratory Study of Bullying Among School Nurses: Prevalence and Impact. Journal of School Nursing.
  • Thompson, V., Morse, B., Peters, A.B. (). Pain Assessment Approaches for Students with Intellectual Disability. NASN School Nurse.
  • Repsha, C., Quinn, B., Peters, A.B. (2020). Implementing a concept based nursing curriculum: A literature review (15:1 pp. 66-71). Teaching and Learning in Nursing
  • Zheng, Y., Huang, T., Wang, T., Mei, Z., Sun, Z., Zhang, T., Ellervik, C., Chai, J.F., Sim, X., van Dam, R.M., Tai, E.S., Koh, W.P., Dorajoo, R., Saw, S.M., Sabanayagam, C., Wong, T.Y., Gupta, P., Rossing, P., Ahluwalia, T.S., Vinding, R.K., Bisgaard, H., Bønnelykke, K., Wang, Y., Graff, M., Voortman, T., van Rooij FJA, ., Hofman, A., van Heemst, D., Noordam, R., Estampador, A.C., Varga, T.V., Enzenbach, C., Scholz, M., Thiery, J., Burkhardt, R., Orho-Melander, M., Schulz, C.A., Ericson, U., Sonestedt, E., Kubo, M., Akiyama, M., Zhou, A., Kilpeläinen, T.O., Hansen, T., Kleber, M.E., Delgado, G., McCarthy, M., Lemaitre, R.N., Felix, J.F., Jaddoe VWV, ., Wu, Y., Mohlke, K.L., Lehtimäki, T., Wang, C.A., Pennell, C.E., Schunkert, H., Kessler, T., Zeng, L., Willenborg, C., Peters, A.B., Lieb, W., Grote, V., Rzehak, P., Koletzko, B., Erdmann, J., Munz, M., Wu, T., He, M., Yu, C., Lecoeur, C., Froguel, P., Corella, D., Moreno, L.A., Lai, C.Q., Pitkänen, N., Boreham, C.A., Ridker, P.M., Rosendaal, F.R., de Mutsert, R., Power, C., Paternoster, L., Sørensen TIA, ., Tjønneland, A., Overvad, K., Djousse, L., Rivadeneira, F., Lee, N.R., Raitakari, O.T., Kähönen, M., Viikari, J., Langhendries, J.P., Escribano, J., Verduci, E., Dedoussis, G., König, I., Balkau, B., Coltell, O., Dallongeville, J., Meirhaeghe, A., Amouyel, P., Gottrand, F., Pahkala, K., Niinikoski, H., Hyppönen, E., März, W., Mackey, D.A., Gruszfeld, D., Tucker, K.L., Fumeron, F., Estruch, R., Ordovas, J.M., Arnett, D.K., Mook-Kanamori, D.O., Mozaffarian, D., Psaty, B.M., North, K.E., Chasman, D.I., Qi, L. (2020). Mendelian randomization analysis does not support causal associations of birth weight with hypertension risk and blood pressure in adulthood. European journal of epidemiology.
  • Quinn, B., Peters, A.B. (2019). Positive prompts: A quick exercise to reduce test anxiety. Nurse Educator, 44(5) 249.
  • Peters, A.B., Quinn, B., Moreno, R. (2019). Undergraduate nursing clinical absences: A review. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 14(1) 37-42.
  • Quinn, B., Peters, A.B., Smolinski, M. (2018). Strategies to Improve NCLEX-RN Success: A Systematic Review. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 13(1) 18-26.
  • Peters, A.B., Kellogg, M., Zhang, Y., (2018). Implementation of a Smartphone App to Measure and Manage Anxiety in Undergraduate Clinical Nursing Students. Nursing Education Perspectives.
  • Zhang, Y., Peters, A.B., Bradstreet, J., (2018). Relationships among Sleep Quality, Coping Styles, and Depressive Symptoms among College Nursing Students: A Multiple Mediator Model. . Journal of Professional Nursing.
  • Zhang, Y., Peters, A.B., Chen, G. (2018). Perceived Stress Mediates the Association Between Sleep Quality and Mental Disorders among College Nursing Students. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship.
  • Peters, A.B., King, L. (2017). Barriers to Civil Academic Work Environments. Nurse Educator, 42(1) 38.
  • Quinn, B., Peters, A.B. (2017). Strategies to Reduce Nursing Student Test Anxiety: A Literature Review. Journal of Nursing Education, 56(3) 145-151.
  • Zlotnick, C., Jones, S.M., Koren, A., Peters, A.B., Saffer, C., Torsvik, M., Wilhelm, D. (2016). Work Role Perspectives of Clinical Instructors From Three Countries. Nursing Education Perspectives, 37(5) 250-255.
  • Peters, A.B. (2015). The Concept of Incivility: A Case Study. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 10(4) 156-160.
  • Peters, A.B., Simons, S. (2014). Education Project: Innovative Engagement in a Large Classroom Setting. The 22nd Annual Conference for Nurse Educators
  • Peters, A.B. (2014). Faculty to Faculty Incivility: Experiences of Novice Nurse Faculty in Academia. Journal Of Professional Nursing: Official Journal Of The American Association Of Colleges Of Nursing, 30(3) 213-227.
  • Peters, A.B., Osanya, E. (2014). Nursing Care of Chest Tubes at the Insertion Site in Acute Care Settings. Preceptor Appreciation Day & Graduate Research Symposium
  • Peters, A.B., Smedile, R. (2014). Undergraduate Nursing Clinical Absences: A Review of the Literature. Preceptor Appreciation Day & Graduate Research Symposium
  • Peters, A.B. (2014). Faculty to Faculty Incivility: A Phenomenology Study. Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference
  • Peters, A.B., Simons, S. (2014). Education Project: Innovative Engagement in a Large Classroom Setting. College of Health Sciences Faculty Research Day
  • Peters, A.B., Toto, D.L., Blackman, B.J., Hoch, C.R. (2009). Bridging the Gap: Answering the Need for Nursing Faculty. Teaching & Learning in Nursing, 4(4) 109.

Selected Presentations

  • Facilitators and barriers to improve the utilization of EMPOWER as a peer mediation program for T3WV (co-worker conflict/workplace bullying) among correctional registered nurses - the Sixth International Conference for Violence in the Healthcare Sector, October 2018 - Toronto
  • Development and Implementation of Smartphone App to Measure and Manage Undergraduate Clinical Student Anxiety - the 26th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators, May 2018 - North Falmouth, MA,
  • Sleep quality and mental disorders among college nursing students: The mediating role of perceived stress and coping styles - the 2016 American Public Health Association Conference, October 2016 - Denver, CO
  • Development of a Tool to Assess Clinical Educator Role Perceptions - National League of Nursing, Nurse Educator Research Conference, 2015 - Washington, DC
  • Education Project: Innovative Engagement in a Large Classroom Setting. - 22nd Annual Conference for Nurse Educators, May 2014 - North Falmouth, MA
  • Faculty to Faculty Incivility: A Phenomenology Study. - Eastern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, April 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Education Project: Innovative Engagement in a Large Classroom Setting. - College of Health Sciences Faculty Research Day, March 2014 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Faculty to Faculty Incivility: What are the Lessons Learned. - Lawrence Memorial/Regis College, March 2014 - Medford, MA
  • Faculty to Faculty Incivility: What are the Lessons Learned. - 21st Annual Conference for Nurse Educators, May 2013 - North Falmouth, MA
  • Incivility in the Workplace: Why Isnêt Zero Tolerance Working? - Nursing Grand Rounds, Emerson Hospital, May 2013 - Concord, MA
  • Faculty to Faculty Incivility: Experiences of Novice Nurse Faculty in Academia. - School of Health and Environment Faculty Research Day, May 2013 - UMass Lowell, MA
  • Faculty to faculty incivility: Experiences of novice nurse faculty in academia. - PhD Colloquia, University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Nursing, April 2013 - Lowell, MA
  • Faculty to faculty incivility: How can leaders in academic nursing help? - PHENSA Semi-Annual Conference, October 2012 - Harrisburg, PA
  • Faculty to Faculty Incivility: Experiences of Novice Nurse Faculty in Academia. - MCPHS Faculty Scholarship Showcase, May 2012 - Worcester, MA
  • Faculty to faculty incivility: Experiences of Novice Nurse Faculty in Academia. - MCPHS Summer Faculty Colloquia, May 2012 - Worcester, MA
  • Faculty to Faculty Incivility: Experiences of Novice Nurse Faculty in Academia. - Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Beta Chapter, May 2012 - Widener University, Chester, PA
  • Integrating QSEN concepts into an associate degree nursing program utilizing reverse design. - ATI National Nurse Educator Summit, April 2011 - Orlando, FL
  • Integrating discussion board into an associate degree assignment. - NLN 2009 Technology in Education Summit, November 2009 - Baltimore, MD

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Research Grant: An Exploratory Study of Bullying Exposure among School Nurses: Prevalence and Impact (2017), Grant - National Association of School Nurses
    Quinn, B. (Co-Principal), Peters, A.B. (Principal), ElGhaziri, M. (Co-Principal), Simons, S.R. (Co-Principal)
  • Using smartwatch to investigate health behaviors of night shift nurses (2016), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Zhang, Y. (Principal), Chen, G. (Co-Investigator), Duffy, J. (Co-Investigator), Peters, A.B. (Co-Investigator)