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Joan Kuhnly

Joan Kuhnly

Joan Esper Kuhnly, DNP, NNP-BC, APRN, IBCLC, CNE
Assistant Professor - Nursing and Allied Health
Wilson Hall, 216
jkuhnly@westfield.ma.edu
(413) 572-8658

 

PRESENTATIONS 

Professional Presentations Refereed

  • Kuhnly, J., & D. Chapman, (podium July, 2016) Exploring the Purpose and Nurses’ Thought Processes regarding Use of Lactation Assessment Tools, ILCA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Chapman, D. & J. Kuhnly (podium July, 2016) Improving current lactation assessment tools:  Limitations and improvements suggested by hospital-based staff, ILCA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Bellini, S, Whalen, M., Kuhnly, J., & D. Diaz, (podium Oct 2016) “Use of Simulations to Facilitate Role Transition for Graduating NNP Students” NANN 32nd Annual Educational Conference. Palm Springs, 2016.
  • “Exploration of Factors Related to the Prevalence of Sustained Breastfeeding in Infants Born Between 35-37 6/7 Weeks Gestation”, International Lactation Consultant Association, Research Spotlight Podium, July, 2015, Washington, DC.
  • “Use of an Experiential Simulation Assignment to Improve Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Empathic and Caring Behaviors”, Kuhnly, JE., Diaz, D., Maruca, A. 14th Annual International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning Conference, June 2015, Atlanta, GA.
  • “Exploration of Factors Related to the Prevalence of Sustained Breastfeeding in Infants Born Between 35-37 6/7 Weeks Gestation”, NANN Summit, March 2015, Scottsdale, AZ
  • “Breastfeeding Support for Infants and Mothers in the Intensive Care Nursery”, Conference: Toward Evidence-Based Clinical Practice: 1998 Update, May 1, 1998. 
  • “Breastfeeding the Preterm Infant”, Conference: Clinical Perspectives in Perinatal Nursing 1998, May 13, 1998. 

Invited Addresses

  • “Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk: Infant feeding, Prenatal Counseling and Community Resources” Marshall-Crim, M., Costa, J., & J Kuhnly, OB Grand Rounds Breastfeeding Series, Hartford, CT, June 2016.
  • “In Hospital Infant Feeding Management”, Marshall-Crim, M., Kuhnly, J., & M Costa. OB Grand Rounds Breastfeeding Series, Hartford, CT, Sept 2016.
  • “Common Breastfeeding Challenges for the Obstetrician” Marshall-Crim, M., Costa, M & J Kuhnly, OB Grand Rounds Breastfeeding Series”, Hartford, CT. Dec 2016.
  • “Pinning keynote speaker”, UConn Nursing Pinning ceremony, Storrs, CT.  April 2015.
  • “Supporting Sustained Breastfeeding for Mothers of Multiples”, NEANN Annual conference, Aquaturf, Rocky Hill, CT   Nov, 2014
  • “Clinical Practice and Scholarship”, Keynote speaker, Sigma Theta Tau Mu Chapter Induction Ceremony, Storrs, CT Nov, 2014
  •  “Analogy of Undergraduate Nursing Education to Pregnancy and Childbirth”, Pinning Ceremony, University of Connecticut School of Nursing, April 22, 2014.
  • “Learning to Love Lactation”, Fall Continuing Education Program, Veteran’s Memorial Medical Center, Fall 2003.

Poster Presentations

  • Costa, M., Kuhnly, J., & Lampley, T, (Submitted for Oct, 2018). “Incorporating Breastfeeding Education info Nursing Cuuriculum” CT Nursing Research Alliance Annual Conference, Hartford, CT.
  • Dodge, M., Dileone, C., Kuhnly, J.E., Bourassa, D., Maruca, A., Beck, C.T. June, 2017. “Evaluation of Interprofessional Panel and Simulation to Prepare Nursing Students for Trauma Informed Care” INACSL, 2017 Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Kuhnly, J., Diaz, D., Bellini, S., & M Whalen, June 2016, “Delivering bad news in a nurse practitioner student simulation” INACSL 2016 Annual Conference, June, Grapevine, TX.
  • Chapman, D & J. Kuhnly (March, 2016), “Provider Perceptions of Lactation Assessment Tools: Limitations and Suggested Improvements”, 18th International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation meeting. Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Chapman, D & J. Kuhnly (March, 2016), “Provider Perceptions of Lactation Assessment Tools: Limitations and Suggested Improvements”, Sigma Theta Tau CT Collaborative, Danbury, CT.
  • McNulty, J., Kuhnly, J., Polifroni, E., Stolfi, P, Banfi, V., Krafft, A. October 2015, “Evaluation of Evidence Based Practice Group Capstone Projects for Baccalaureate Undergraduate Nursing Students”, CT Nursing Research Alliance 19th Annual EBP Conference. Hartford, CT.
  • Kuhnly, JE.,  July, 2015., “Exploration of Factors Related to the Prevalence of Sustained Breastfeeding in Infants Born Between 35-37 6/7 Weeks Gestation”, Annual Conference International Association of Lactation Consultants, Washington, DC.
  • Kuhnly, JE., Juliano, J., & McLarney, P., April, 2015 “Tailoring a Parent Education Program for Patient Needs, Expectant Parents of Multiples”. Hartford Healthcare Collaborative, Hartford, CT
  • Kuhnly, JE., Juliano, J., & McLarney, P. Sept. 2014. The Development and Implementation of a Prenatal Education Program for Expectant Parents of Multiples.  Annual International Childbirth Educator Association Annual Conference, Asheville, NC.
  • Díaz, D.A., Maruca, A. & Kuhnly, J. (August, 2014). The effects of simulated ostomy on empathy and caring: a phenomenological study. Poster presented at SimHealth 2014, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Diaz, D., Maruca, A., & Kuhnly, J, June, 2014. The Rollercoaster ride of blending Practice and Content in Simulation, 13th Annual International Association of Simulation and Clinical Learning Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Maruca, A., Kuhnly, J., & Diaz, D., June, 2014. The Effects of an Ostomy Simulation on
  • Cognitive and Reflective Practice, 13th Annual International Association of Simulation and Clinical Learning Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Kuhnly, J.E., April, 2014. Exploration of Factors Related to the Prevalence of Sustained Breastfeeding in Infants Born Between 35 -37 6/7 Weeks Gestation, Research in Process, Eastern Nursing Society 26th Annual Scientific Sessions, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Kuhnly, J., Díaz, D.A. & Griffiths,L. June 2011. Use of a Medium Fidelity Manikin for Newborn Apnea Scenario. Poster presented at the 10th Annual International Association Simulation and Clinical Learning, Orlando, FL.
  • Díaz, D.A., Allchin, L., Kuhnly,J., Maruca, A. & Panosky,D. May 2011. The New Horizon: A Simulated Eight Hour Work Day. Poster presented at the Asia-Pacific Association Simulation and Clinical Learning, Hong Kong,China..
  • Kuhnly, J, Diaz, D, Griffiths, L.M., “Exploring  Perinatal Grief using a Medium Fidelity Manikin in a Threatened Abortion Scenario” International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning 10th Annual Conference, June, 2011 
  • Kuhnly, J. Diaz, D., Griffiths, L.M. “Use of a Medium Fidelity Manikin for Postpartum Hemmorhage” ISMH, Jan 2010

Publications

Journal Articles, Refereed and Databased

  • Kuhnly, J., Bourassa, D., Dileone, C., Dodge, M., Maruca, A. & Beck, C. (submitted, under review).  Evaluation of Inter-Professional Teaching Strategy for Nursing Students on Perinatal Trauma Informed Care. Journal of Nursing Education 
  • Kuhnly, J. (2018). Sustained Breastfeeding and Related Factors for Late Preterm and Early Term Infants. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 32(2). 175-188.
  • Chapman, D., & Kuhnly J. (in press 2018) Lactation Assessment Tools:  A qualitative analysis of Registered Nurses’ perceptions of tool limitations and suggested improvements. Journal of Human Lactation.
  • Kuhnly, JE., & Chapman, DJ., (2018) Qualitative Analysis of Registered Nurses’ Perceptions of Lactation Assessment Tools: Why and How They Are Completed.  Journal of Human Lactation, 34(1), 32-39. Doi:10:1177/08-9034417724147.
  • Maruca, A., Diaz, D., Kuhnly, J., & Jeffries, P (2015, Nov-Dec) “Enhancing Empathy in Undergraduate Nursing students: An Experiential Ostomate Simulation” Nursing Education Perspectives, 36(6), 286-291. doi: 10:5480/15-1578
  • Diaz, D. A., Maruca, A. T., Kuhnly, J. E., Jeffries, P., & Grabon, N. (2015, December). Creating caring and empathic nurses: A simulated ostomate. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11(12), 513-518. http:// dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2015.10.002.
  • Kuhnly, JE, (2015, Oct-Nov), Strategies to support sustained breastfeeding of late preterm multiple birth Infants, Nursing for Women's Health DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-486X.12236
  • Kuhnly, J., Juliano, M., & P. McLarney, (2015, Spring), “The Development and Implementation of a Prenatal Education Program for Expectant Parents of Multiples” Journal of Perinatal Education 24 (2).
  • Kuhnly, J. “James’ Story”. Nursing for Women’s Health, April 2011, 183-184.
  • Pappagallo, M., Kuhnly, J., Schmitt, R., Donovan, T., Holman, M., & M. Sanders, 
  • “Experience with a Carepath for Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia,” Pediatric Research, April 1998
  • Sanders, M., Donovan, T., & J. Kuhnly.  “Impact of an Extremely Low Birthweight Infant. Carepath on Resource Utilization,” Pediatric Research, April 1998.
  • Kuhnly, J. & M. Freston.  “Back Transport: Exploration of parents’ feelings regarding the transition,” Neonatal Network, February 1993

Abstract, Refereed

  • Chapman, D & J. Kuhnly (2016, March), “Provider Perceptions of Lactation Assessment Tools: Limitations and Suggested Improvements”, Breastfeeding Medicine DOI:10.1089/bfm.2016.28999.abstracts
  • Kuhnly, J. “Exploration of Factors Related to the Prevalence of Sustained Breastfeeding in Infants born between 35-37 6/7 Weeks Gestation” Advances in Neonatal Care, June 2015, 15(3).
  • Diaz, D.A., Panosky, D.M., Kuhnly, J.E., & A. Maruca.  “The New Horizon: A Simulated Eight Hour Work Day.” Asia –Pacific Association Simulation and Clinical Learning, International, May, 2011.
  • Kuhnly, J. Diaz, D., Griffiths, L.M. “Use of a Medium Fidelity Manikin for Postpartum Hemmorhage” ISMH, Jan 2010.

Textbook Chapters

  • Kuhnly, J E., & M Dodge, (2017) “Perinatal Grief, Threatened Spontaneous Abortion” in textbook Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators: Making it Real. 3rd edition. Springer Publications
  • Kuhnly, J E., & D Diaz, (2016) “Instructor Resources for Actualizing simulation in a Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing Program” in textbook Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing: A Case-based Learning Approach.  Springer publications.
  • Diaz, D., & JE Kuhnly (2016) “Actualizing simulation in a Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing Program” in textbook Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing: A Case-based Learning Approach.  Springer publications.
  • Kuhnly, J., Griffiths, LM. (2013) “Perinatal grief: Threatened Spontaneous Abortion.” In Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators.  2nd edition. Springer Publications

Manuscripts

  • Kuhnly, Joan E., "Exploration of Factors Related to the Prevalence of Sustained Breastfeeding in Infants Born Between 35 -37 6/7 Weeks Gestation" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations. Paper 635. http://digitalcommons.uconn.edu/dissertations/635

Professional Membership:

  • NANN                       
  • NEANN
  • Mu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • NANN Committee Neonatal Nursing Professional Development Pathway Work Group

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Consultation Activities

  • Lactation Consulting for clients Referred by Pediatricans/Hospitals
  • Expert Legal Consulting on newborn and lactation issues
  • Manuscript reviewer for Advances in Neonatal Care
  • Manuscript reviewer for Sage Open Press
  • Manuscript reviewer for Nursing for Women’s Health
  • Health Care Consultant to Community Preschool

Service to Westfield State University

  • WSU Honors Advisory Council
  • Nursing Academic policy and standards committee
  • Nursing Technology Committee
  • ATI faculty representative
  • Mission trip with students to Guatemala
  • Writing Faculty Group
  • Pinning Ceremony Task Force
  • Fundraising efforts for IDC missions Iglesia DelCamino      

Service to Community

  • Annual fundraising efforts for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, March of Dimes, Cystic Fibrosis Association, Dana Farber Cancer research
  • Chaperone Coordinator Granby Parents for Safe Graduation
  • Board of Directors Stony Hill Residential Community

Other Distinctions:

  • 2015    University of CT Alumni Association DNP Award
  • 2011    Nightingale Award
  • 2011   Dean’s Award for Caring
  • 1998    St. Joseph’s College, Clinical Mentor Award

Certifications:

  • RN license, MA and CT
  • APRN CT license
  • Certified Nurse Educator by NLN (CNE)
  • International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant by IBLCE (IBCLC)
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certification by NCC (NNP-BC)
  • BLS Health Care Provider Certification by the American Heart Association
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Regional Trainer by the American Academy of Pediatrics    
  • Certificate of Reliability in Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP)

Recent Courses:

  • Accelerated Mat/NB Womens Health
  • Intro to Health/Discipline of Nursing 
  • Maternal NB/Women’s Health           
  • Simulation Clinical Content Courses undergraduate, accelerated and graduate NNP
  • Maternal Newborn Nursing Clinical
  • Capstone Perinatal and Med Surg Nursing    
  • Leadership-Study Abroad
  • Nursing Research