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COLLEGE OF NURSING

EDUCATION

PhD, University of Kentucky, 2006
MSN, University of Kentucky, 1989
BSN, University of Kentucky, 1987
AD, BS, Morehead State University, 1977

INTERESTS

Occupational stress among hospital nurses; nursing care and intervention for heart failure patients

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J. Darlene  Welsh, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

Darlene Welsh received her Master of Science in Nursing in adult critical care education and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Kentucky. Her dissertation, “Occupational Stress, Self-Efficacy and Symptom Experiences Among Medical-Surgical Hospital Nurses,” was supported by the Arvle & Ellen Turner Thacker Endowment Fund and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Dr. Welsh teaches critical care nursing and coordinates a senior practicum in the College of Nursing undergraduate program. Her research interests include occupational stress among hospital nurses; nursing care and intervention for heart failure patients; and patient and student education.

Publications


Lennie, T. A., Moser, D. K., Biddle, M. J., Welsh, J. , Bruckner, G. G., Thomas, D. T., Rayens, M. K., Bailey, A. L. (2013). Nutrition intervention to decrease symptoms in patients with advanced heart failure. Research in Nursing Health, 36 (2), 120-145.

Welsh, J. , Lennie, T. A., Marcinek, R. , Biddle, M. J., Abshire, D. A., Bentley, B. , Moser, D. K. (2013). Low-sodium diet self-management intervention in heart failure: pilot study results . European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 12 (1), 87-95.

Welsh, J.  (2011). Nursing students and end-of-life care: A play . Nursing Education Perspectives, 32 (6), 415-416.

Welsh, J. , Marcinek, R. , Abshire, D. A., Biddle, M. J., Lennie, T. A., Bentley, B. , Moser, D. K. (2010). Theory-based low-sodium diet education for heart failure patients. Home Healthcare Nurse, 28 (7), 432-443.

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Presentations


Welsh, J., Weber, D.R., Jones, M., Kuperstein, J., Taylor, S.A., Conigliaro, R., Dupuis, J. (2014, May).  The PEEER model: A framework for interprofessional communication education. Kentucky League for Nursing 10th Annual Nurse Educator Conference, Kentucky League for Nursing, Louisville, KY.

Welsh, J., Conigliaro, R.L., Dupuis, J., Jones, M., Kuperstein, J., Taylor, S.A., Weber, D.R. (2013, September).  Exploring PEEER model use for interprofessional communication education. National League for Nursing 2013 Education Summit, National League for Nursing, Washington, DC.

Jones, M., Welsh, J., Weber, D., Taylor, S.A., Kuperstein, J., Kelso, L.A., Gatton, J., Conigliaro, R.L., Steckler, R., Dupuis, J. (2012, October).  The PEEER Model: An instructional model to teach interprofessional team dynamics in health profession colleges . All Together Better Health VI , Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice , Kobe, Japan.

Welsh, J., Stratton, S. (2012, May).  Student outcomes from a collaborative summer externship. Kentucky League for Nursing Annual Nurse Educator Conference, Kentucky League for Nursing, Carrollton, KY.

Dupuis, J., Ballard, J., Jones, M., Weber, D.R., Welsh, J. (2012, April).  Integrating team and patient: An instructional model (PEEER©) to teach interprofessional team dynamics in health profession colleges. 2012 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA), Lexington, KY.

Welsh, J., Weber, D.R., Ballard, J.A., Jones, M.D., Dupuis, J., Steckler, R. (2012, March).  Integrating team and patient: An instructional model to teach interprofessional team dynamics in health profession colleges. 3rd Annual Kentucky Health Literacy Summit, Kentucky Health Literacy , Lexington, KY.

Welsh, J. (2012, February).  Development and testing of a Nursing Self-Efficacy Scale. 24th Annual Conference, Southern Nursing Research Society, Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS), New Orleans, LA.

Welsh, J., Marcinek, R., Abshire, D.A., Biddle, M.J., Lennie, T.A., Bentley, B., Moser, D.K. (2009, November).  Theory-based intervention increases low-sodium diet adherence and improves health-related quality of life in patients with heart failure. Scientific Sessions 2009 , American Heart Association, Orlando, FL.

Welsh, J. (2009, May).  Theory-based intervention for low-sodium diet self-management in heart failure. University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY.

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Research


University of Kentucky College of Nursing MedVet to BSN Option
Project Period: July/ 1/ 2014 - June/ 30/ 2017
Total Award: $627041.00
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration

Nutrition Intervention to Reduce Symptoms in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure
Project Period: September/ 27/ 2011 - July/ 31/ 2015
Total Award: $1523306.00
Sponsor: National Institute of Nursing Research