Joan Esper Kuhnly, DNP, NNP-BC, APRN, IBCLC, CNE
Assistant Professor - Nursing and Allied Health
Wilson Hall, 216 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
“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.
“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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Mu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
NANN Committee Neonatal Nursing Professional Development Pathway Work Group
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
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
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)
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