Winners of the MCN Papers of the Year Award

Creator:   Margaret Comerford Freda, EdD, RN, CHES, FAAN
Created:   7/29/2009
Contains:  38 items

The MCN Practice Paper of the Year and The MCN Research Paper of the Year are chosen by a distinguished panel of experts who designate these articles as having outstanding scholarly attributes as well as clear applicability to clinical nursing practice.

Each year, award winners are notified in January, and listed in the January/February issue of MCN. These worthy nurses each receive a cash award along with a certificate commemorating their accomplishment.


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Milk Flow Rates from bottle nipples used after hospital discharge

Pados, Britt Frisk; Park, Jinhee; Thoyre, Suzanne M.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 41(4):237-243, July/August 2016.

2016 Research Paper of the Year Award

Planning, Designing, Building, and Moving a Large Volume Maternity Service to a New Labor and Birth Unit

Thompson, Heather; Legorreta, Kimberly; Maher, Mary Ann; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 41(6):322-331, November/December 2016.

2016 Practice Paper of the Year Award

Parenting Perceptions of Low-Income Mothers

Webb, Jenny; Morris, Melanie Hall; Thomas, Sandra P.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 40(2):116-121, March/April 2015.

2015 MCN Research Paper of the Year

Concussion Evaluation and Management in Pediatrics

Rivera, Robin G.; Roberson, Susan P.; Whelan, Margaret; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 40(2):76-86, March/April 2015.

2015 MCN Practice Paper of the Year

Reproducability of Non-Invasive Bilirubin Measurements

Mazur, Mary G.; Mihalko-Mueller, Judith; Callans, Helen; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(4):225-230, July/August 2014.

2014 MCN Research Paper of the Year

Obstetric Triage: A Systematic Review of the Past Fifteen Years: 1998-2013

Angelini, Diane; Howard, Elisabeth

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(5):284-297, September/October 2014.

2014 MCN Practice Paper of the Year

Metastastic Choriocarcinoma in a Term Pregnancy: A Case Study

Hensley, Jennifer G.; Shviraga, Bonita A.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 39(1):8-15, January/February 2014.

2013 MCN Practice Paper of the Year

Influence of Holding Practice on Preterm Infant Development

Neu, Madalynn; Robinson, JoAnn; Schmiege, Sarah J.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 38(3):136-143, May/June 2013.

2013 MCN Research Paper of the Year

Beginning at the Bottom: Evidence-Based Care of Diaper Dermatitis

Heimall, Lauren M.; Storey, Beth; Stellar, Judith J.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(1):10-16, January/February 2012.

2012 MCN Practice Paper of the Year

Activity Level During a One-Hour Labor Check Evaluation: Walking Versus Bed Rest

Selby, Chris; Valencia, Sherry; Garcia, Lindsay; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 37(2):101-107, March/April 2012.

2012 MCN Research Paper of the Year

Early Skin-to-Skin After Cesarean to Improve Breastfeeding

Hung, Kristina J.; Berg, Ocean

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(5):318-324, September/October 2011.

2011 MCN Practice Paper of the Year

Kristina J. Hung is a perinatal nurse at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. She can be reached via e-mail at kristinahung@gmail.com Ocean Berg is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Impact of a Formal Breastfeeding Education Program

Mellin, Pamela S.; Poplawski, Donna T.; Gole, Amy; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(2):82-88, March/April 2011.

2011 MCN Research Paper of the Year

Pamela S. Mellin is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Morristown Memorial Hospital Morristown, NJ. She can be reached via e-mail at pamela.mellin@atlantichealth.org. Donna T. Poplawski is the manager at Maternity Center, Morristown Memorial Hospital Morristown, NJ. Amy Gole is the manager of Parent Education, Morristown Memorial Hospital Morristown, NJ. Sharon B. Mass is an obstetrician at Morristown Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates, Morristown, NJ.

Oral Intake During Labor: A Review of the Evidence

Sharts-Hopko, Nancy C.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 35(4):197-203, July/August 2010.

2010 MCN Practice Paper of the Year

Nancy C. Sharts-Hopko is a Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program, Villanova University College of Nursing, Villanova, PA.

Should Routine Peripheral Blood Glucose Testing Be Done for All Newborns at Birth?

Hoops, Debra; Roberts, Patrice; Winkle, Elizabeth Van; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 35(5):264-270, September/October 2010.

2010 MCN Research Paper of the Year

Debra Hoops, BSN, RN, CPST and Patrice Roberts, BSN, RN, CE are Clinical Educators at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri; Elizabeth Van Winkle, BSN, RN, CBE, Kelly Trauschke, BSN, RN, CBE, Nicole Mauton, BSN, RN, CBE, Susan DeGhelder, MS, RN, Angela Scalise, BSN, RN, CPST, Sarah Jackson, BSN, RN, Deborah Cato, BSN, RN, Christina Roth, BSN, RN, Anna Jones, BSN, RN, CBE, CHT, Martina Kautz, BSN, RN, CBE, and Leah Whaley, RN are all Staff Nurses on the Mother—Baby Unit, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri.

Hypoxia in the Term Newborn: Part One—Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Assessment

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 34(2):113-114, March/April 2009.

Rohan AJ and Golombek, S.

2009 MCN Practice Paper of the Year, Part 1

Ms. Rohan is a Senior Nurse Practitioner , Stony Brook Hospital, Stony Brook, NY and the Jonas Nursing Scholar, Columbia University School of Nursing, PhD program. Dr. Golombek is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Public Health, New York Medical College, and Attending Neonatologist, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY.

HYPOXIA IN THE TERM NEWBORN: PART TWO—PRIMARY PULMONARY DISEASE, OBSTRUCTION, AND EXTRINSIC COMPRESSION

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 34(3):152-153, May/June 2009.

Rohan AJ and Golombek, S.

2009 MCN Practice Paper of the Year, Part 2

Ms. Rohan is a Senior Nurse Practitioner , Stony Brook Hospital, Stony Brook, NY and the Jonas Nursing Scholar, Columbia University School of Nursing, PhD program. Dr. Golombek is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Public Health, New York Medical College, and Attending Neonatologist, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY.

Hypoxia in the Term Newborn: Part Three—Sepsis and Hypotension, Neurologic, Metabolic and Hematologic Disorders

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 34(4):234-235, July/August 2009.

Rohan AJ and Golombek, S.

2009 MCN Practice Paper of the Year, Part 3

Ms. Rohan is a Senior Nurse Practitioner , Stony Brook Hospital, Stony Brook, NY and the Jonas Nursing Scholar, Columbia University School of Nursing, PhD program. Dr. Golombek is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Public Health, New York Medical College, and Attending Neonatologist, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY.

The Experience of Dyspnea in School-Age Children with Asthma

Woodgate, Roberta

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 34(3):154-161, May/June 2009.

2009 MCN Research Paper of the Year

Dr. Woodgate is a Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba, Helen Glass Centre for Nursing, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Perinatal Nursing in Uncertain Times: The Katrina Effect

Giarratano, Gloria; Orlando, Susan; Savage, Jane

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 33(4):249-257, July/August 2008.

2008 MCN Research Paper of the Year

Dr. Giarratano is a Professor of Nursing, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, New Orleans LA, where Dr. Orlando is an Assistant Professor. Dr. Savage is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Our Lady of the Lake College, New Orleans, LA.

Evacuation of a Maternal‐Newborn Area During Hurricane Katrina

Bernard, Marirose; Mathews, Pamela R.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 33(4):213-223, July/August 2008.

2008 MCN Practice Paper of the Year

Ms. Bernard is currently an Instructor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, New Orleans LA, having lost her position as Director of Nursing for Womens and Infants Services at Memorial Medical Center when the hospital was destroyed in the hurricane. Ms. Mathews is currently a student nurse recruiter at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, New Orleans LA. Before the hurricane, she was the NICU nurse manager at Memorial Medical Center.

Hospitalized Children's Perceptions of Nurses and Nurse Behaviors

SCHMIDT, CYNTHIA; BERNAIX, LAURA; KOSKI, AIMEE; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 32(6):336-342, November/December 2007.

2007 MCN Research Paper of the Year

Drs. Schmidt and Bernaix are Associate Professors, Southern Illinois University School of Nursing. The other authors are all at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL, where Ms. Koski and Ms. Chiappetta are Staff Nurses, Ms. Weese is an APN in pediatric surgery, and Ms. Sandrik is an APN in pediatric neurosurgery.

Implementing Newborn Mock Codes

Blakely, Teresa Gail

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 32(4):230-235, July/August 2007.

2007 MCN Practice Paper of the Year

Ms. Blakely is a Staff Nurse at the Women’s Hospital Birthing Center, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI.

Capturing Children's Voices for Quality Improvement

Lindeke, Linda; Nakai, Miyuki; Johnson, Lauren

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 31(5):290-295, September/October 2006.

2006 MCN Research Paper of the Year

Dr. Lindeke is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Ms. Nakai is a faculty member at Aichi Medical University College of Nursing, Aichi, Japan. Ms. Johnson is a CNS with Special Projects, Fairview Health Systems, Minneapolis, MN.

HIV and Pregnancy: Considerations for Nursing Practice

Lachat, Maryanne F.; Scott, Carol A.; Relf, Michael V.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 31(4):233-240, July/August 2006.

2006 MCN Practice Paper of the Year

Dr. Lachat is an Associate Professor, Ms. Scott is an Instructor, and Dr. Relf is the Chair of the Department of Professional Studies, all at Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies, Washington DC.

The Efficacy of Facilitated Tucking for Relieving Procedural Pain of Endotracheal Suctioning in Very Low Birthweight Infants

Ward-Larson, Charlotte; Horn, Robert A.; Gosnell, Florence

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 29(3):151-156, May/June 2004.

2004 MCN Research Paper of the Year

Dr. Larson is an Associate Professor at Union University. Memphis TN

Extrauterine Growth RESTRICTION: A Continuing Problem in the NICU

Coverston, Catherine R.; Schwartz, Rosanne

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 30(2):101-106, March/April 2005.

2005 MCN Practice Paper of the Year

Drs. Coverston and Schwartz are both Associate Professors, College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo UT

An Intervention Program for Families With Irritable Infants

Keefe, Maureen R.; Barbosa, Gail A.; Froese-Fretz, Ann; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 30(4):230-236, July/August 2005.

2005 MCN Research Paper of the Year

Dr. Keefe is Dean and Presidential Endowed Professor, University of Utah College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT. Dr. Barbosa is an Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina. Ms. Froese-Fretz is the Fussy Baby Clinic Director, The Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO where Dr. Kotzer is a Nurse Researcher. Dr. Lobo is a Professor at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing.

Living on the Edge: The Current Phenomenon of Self-mutilation in Adolescents

Derouin, Anne; Bravender, Terrill

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 29(1):12-18, January/February 2004.

2004 MCN Practice Paper of the Year

Ms. Derouin is a Nurse Practitioner at Duke Community and Family Medicine and Associate Professor, Duke University Graduate School of Nursing, Durham, NC.

Maternal Management Behaviors for Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes

Sullivan-Bolyai, Susan; Knafl, Kathleen; Deatrick, Janet; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 28(3):160-166, May/June 2003.

2003 MCN Research Paper of the Year

Dr. Sullivan-Bolyai is an Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Worchester, MA. Drs. Knafl and Grey are Professors at Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT, and Dr. Deatrick is an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia PA.

The Cool Kids Coalition: A Community Effort to Reduce Scald Burn Risk in Children

Corrarino, Jane E.; Walsh, Pamela J.; Boyle, Mary Lou; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 25(1):10-17, January/February 2000.

2000 MCN Practice Paper of the Year

Ms. Corrarino is the Assistant Director of Nursing, Suffolk Country Department of Health Services, Hauppauge NY, where Pamela Walsh is a Supervising Public Health Nurse and Mary Lou Boyle is Director of Nursing. Donna Anselmo was Chairperson, Suffolk Country SAFE KIDS Coalition, University Hospital Medical Center at Stony Brook, Stony Brook NY.

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