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Outstanding Achievements

Nurse Scientist Apprenticeship

Elena Jacobs, BSN, RN, mentored by Lucy Zhao, PhD, MPAff, RN (July 2022-July 2023)
Nursing Perceptions and Practices in Caring for Hospitalized Adult Patients With Delirium 

Kayla Luke, BSN, RN, PMGT-BC, mentored by Lucy Zhao PhD, MPAff, RN (Feb. 2021-Feb. 2022)
Pilot Chart Review Study of Impact of Nursing Interventions on Discharge Disposition in Patients With Postoperative Delirium
Postoperative Delirium Risk Factors and Clinical Outcomes in Older Adult Patients with a Hip Fracture Surgery

Anna Quon, MBA HM, BSN, RN, AMB-BC, NEA-BC, mentored by Lucy Zhao, PhD, MPAff, RN (Nov. 2021- Nov. 2022)
Nursing Perceptions and Practices in Caring for Hospitalized Adult Patients With Delirium
Pilot Chart Review Study of Impact of Nursing Interventions on Discharge Disposition in Patients With Postoperative Delirium

Nursing Research Senior Fellows

Monica Bachman and Teresa Holbrook, mentored by Anna Rostock, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, and Marty Downey, MSN, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, CHTP/I 
Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice Increases Skill Acquisition When Compared to Traditional Simulation 

Kendra Bellomy, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, mentored by Hillary Swann-Thomsen, PhD, and Anna Quon, MBA HM, BSN, RN, AMB-BC, NEA-BC 
Understanding Self-Reported Maternal Birth Trauma 

Liz Clabaugh MN, RN, NPD-BC, and Christiana Sipe, MSN, RN, mentored by Julie Swanson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC 
Reflective Practice for New Graduate Nurses: The Impact of Reflective Journaling and Discussion in the First Year 

Jennifer Graham, MSN, APRN-CNS, AGCNS-BC, mentored by Andi Foley, DNP, RN, APRN-CNS, EMT, CEN, FAEN 
Safe Blood-Pressure Measurement in Thrombocytopenic Oncology Patients

Brittany Kelly, BSN, RN-BC, mentored by Cara Gallegos, PhD, RN, EBP-C
Building Resilience in the Critical Care Nurse: The Influence of Self-Care and Resilient Coping on Moral Distress 

Megan Nelson, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, mentored by Jane Grassley, PhD, RN, IBCLC
Prenatal Oral Health Screening: Assessing Implementation in a St. Luke’s Clinic 

Nursing Research Fellows 

Kendra Bellomy, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, and Carley Welch, MSN, RN, C-EFM, mentored by Claire Beck, DNP, RN, RNC-OB, NPD-BC, and Laura J. Tivis, PhD, CCRP
Sterile Water Injections as an Effective Method to Treat Lower Back Pain in Labor 

Elena Jacobs, BSN, RN, mentored by Susan Tavernier, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCN
Adult Oncology Patient’s Ability to Fever: An Inpatient Retrospective Study on Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients 

Jill Keely, BSN, RN, C-EFM, and Kendra Bellomy, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, mentored by Hillary Swann-Thomsen, PhD, and Anna Quon, MBA HM, BSN, RN, AMB-BC, NEA-BC
Understanding Self-Reported Maternal Birth Trauma 

Aimee LeGoffe, BS, RN, and Kim Mills, MSPT, mentored by Anna Quon, MBA HM, BSN, RN, AMBBC, NEA-BC
Impact of Adult Home Health Patient Hospitalization Days When Integrating a Nurse Practitioner 

Dana McKee, BSN, RNC-MNN, PMH-C, mentored by Kim Martz, PhD, RN
Perinatal Mental Health Care Access: Identifying Provider Perceptions of Facilitators and Barriers 

2022 Publications 

Danielle Boespflug, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, MEDSURGBC, SCRN
Boespflug D. (2022). “Lounge & Learns”: Benefits and challenges of using virtual platforms to increase learner engagement in continuing education. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/ NND.000000000000935

K. LuAnn Cook, DNP, ANP-BC
Cook, K.L. & Mayahara, M. (2022). A rural CarePlus™ financial analysis: A quality improvement project. Nursing Economic$, 40(6), 289-296. 

K. LuAnn Cook, DNP, ANP-BC, and Laura Tivis, PhD, CCRP, LSSGB
Adams, J.D., Anderson, S., Cook, K.L., & Tivis, L.J. (2022). Enhancing care for older adults living in rural areas using an evidence-based screening tool to recognize geriatric syndromes. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 48(9), 47-51. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20220808-03 

Maggie Gaynor, BSN, RN, and Farra HelmandollarSiegeler, MSN, RN
Sleffel J., Gaynor, M., Paredez, M., HelmandollarSiegeler, F., Urry, J., & Kadyan, V. (2022). Functional outcomes in inpatient rehabilitation facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic: An observational study. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 66(1). Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/ 

Kayla Luke, BSN, RN, PMGT-BC; Kim Popa, BSN, RN; and Cara Gallegos, PhD, RN
Raney (Luke), K., Popa, K., & Gallegos, C. (2022). Experiences and needs of parents whose child has attempted suicide. Nursing, 52(11), 57-61. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000889816.36819.74 

Michaelyn Muggli, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K, CHSE, and Tammye Erdmann, MSEd, BSN, BScIT, RN, CHSE
Muggli, M. & Erdmann, T. (2022). The power of healthcare simulation: Part 4 the power of debriefing. RN Idaho, 44(4), 20. 

Quon, A.C., Watts, S., & McLeod, A. (2022). Nursesensitive indicator news: From the NSI team. AAACN Viewpoint, 44(1).

Anna Quon, MBA HM, BSN, RN, AMB-BC, NEA-BC; Wendy Vanderburgh, MSN, RN, NREMT-P, FP-C; and Andi Foley, DNP, RN, APRN-CNS, EMT, ACCNS-AG, CEN, TCRN, FAEN
Quon A.C., Vanderburgh, W., & Foley, A. (2022). Emergency nurse consensus on most effective and accessible support strategies during COVID-19: A Delphi study. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 48(5), 538- 546. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2022.06.003 

Hillary Swann-Thomsen, PhD
Flood, M. & Swann-Thomsen, H.E. (2022). Exploring hand hygiene expectations for NICU nursing staff. RN Idaho, 45(2), 5-6. 

Lucy Zhao, PhD, MPAff, RN
Jung, D. & Zhao, Y. (2022). Nursing interventions to manage postoperative delirium: An integrated literature review. MEDSURG Nursing, 31(6), 367-394.

Alderden, J., Kennerly, S. M., Wilson, A., Dimas, J., McFarland, C., Yap, D. Y., Zhao, Y., & Yap, T. L. (2022). Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Predicting HospitalAcquired Pressure Injuries in COVID-19-Positive Critical Care Patients. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 40(10), 659-665. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000943 

2022 Presentations 

Robyn Beall, MSN, RN, NE-BC, and Kristin Moore, MPH
Leveraging Organizational Performance Through Boot Camps: Preparing for a Successful Magnet Site Visit. Poster presentation at the ANCC Magnet/Pathways Conference, Oct. 13-15, 2022. Philadelphia, Pa. 

Turning Your “Snoozeletters” Into Newsletters: Using Technology to Increase Learner Engagement. Poster presentation at the Association for Nursing Professional Development Type Annual Convention, March 22-25, 2022. San Antonio, Texas. 

Debbie K. Ketchum, DNP, MAOM, RN, NEA-BC, RNCMNN, C-EFM
AWHONN 2022 Legislative Updates. Panel presentation as member of AWHONN public policy committee at the 2022 AWHONN Conference, June 2022. Denver, Colo.

Deploying an Evidence Based Validated Postpartum Depression Screening Tool in the Ambulatory Setting. Poster presentation at the 2022 AWHONN Conference, June 2022. Denver, Colo.

Self-Stewardship: A Guide for the 24x7 Nurse Leader. Presentation at the Synova Perinatal Leadership Forum, Nov. 2022. Naples, Fla

Leadership. Keynote presentation at the 2022 Induction Ceremony of Sigma Mu Gamma-at-Large Chapter, Nov. 9, 2022. Nampa, Idaho.

Legal Issues in Nursing. Podium presentation at the Oregon Health & Science University NRSG 412, Oct. 18, 2022. Virtual. 

Anna Quon, MBA HM, BSN, RN, AMB-BC, NEA-BC; Sara Loree, MSLS, AHIP; and Lindsay Zamara, MLIS
Showcasing Professional Development: A Nursing & Library Partnership. Poster presented at LEAP Conference, Nov. 2-3, 2022. Boise, Idaho. 

Anna Quon, MBA HM, BSN, RN, AMB-BC, NEA-BC, and Andi Foley, DNP, RN, APRN-CNS, EMT, CEN, FAEN
ED Nurse Consensus on Most Effective & Accessible Support Strategies During COVID-19: A Delphi Study. Podium presentation at the University of Iowa 29th Annual National Evidence-Based Practice Conference, April 20-21, 2022. Virtual. 

Teresa Stanfill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, RNC-OB, and Robyn Beall, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Team Nursing: A Collaborative Approach to Care Delivery – This is NOT your Grandmother’s Team Nursing! Podium presentation at Nurse Leaders of Idaho, Nov. 1, 2022. Boise, Idaho.

ALS OB: What’s New in 2022 & How to Maximize Your Educational ROI. Invited preconference podium presentation at the 2022 AWHONN Conference, June 2022. Denver, Colo. 

Lucy Zhao, PhD, MPAff, RN
Predicting Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries in COVID-19-Positive Intensive Care Unit Patients: A Machine Learning Approach. Podium presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau International Society 33rd International Nursing Research Conference, July 21- 25, 2022. Virtual.

Lucy Zhao, PhD, MPAff, RN; Kayla Luke, BSN, RN, PMGT-BC; and Laura Tivis, PhD, CCRP, LSSGB
Postoperative Delirium Risk Factors in Older Adult Patients with a Hip Fracture Surgery. Poster presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing 55th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, April 6-9, 2022. Portland, Ore.

2022 Awards and Congratulations 

Kim Martz, PhD, RN, was recognized as Mentor of the Year for the St. Luke’s Nursing Research & EBP Fellowship. 

Received a three-year, full-tuition scholarship from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois, upon acceptance to their PhD in nursing program.

Elected to the board of directors as secretary for the American Nurses Association – Idaho. 

Julie Swanson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, was recognized as Mentor of the Year for the St. Luke’s Nursing Research & EBP Fellowship.

2022 Registered Nurse Scholarship and Conference Funds Recipients 

BSU Return to Learn Scholarship
Aisha Nanthanong 

Cristler Memorial Endowment Scholarship
Lucia Rubi 

Leadership Scholarship
Debbie Ketchum
Dolly Power
Courtney Sant
Jen Sullivan
Virginia Wade 

Magic Valley and Jerome Nursing Scholarship
Hallie Stokes 

Magic Valley and Jerome Nursing Clinical Scholarship
Karen Fiscus 

Nursing Scholarship
Isabelle Corson
Kathleen Gregston
Jody Hughes
Kim Perez 

Rural Connections Scholarship
McKayla Chavez
Shere McCarty
Camerin Saleen

Top Shelf Scholarship
Marketa Friel
Amber Marsh
Brigette M. McCoy
Ashley McCuistion
Reatta Omoth
Thomas Robison
Garrett Sweet 

Thompson Nursing Endowment Scholarship
Tiffany Jones 

Funds for Nurses: Supporting Professional Advancement Opportunities for Nurses
Suzanne Adams
Betsy Ayers
Molly Babendure
Stacy Bakker
Dani Boespflug
Lauren Boyd
Emily Brown
Dia Byrne
Mallory Campbell
Karen Caywood
lsa Cervantes
Shandra Clevenger
Sarah Dillon
Brooke Dyal
David Eclaircy
Tera Eskelsen
Andi Esslinger
Stacy Evans
Andi Foley
Julia Fredrick
Jessica Garner
Jennifer Graham
Kelsey Hall
Leanna Hanson
Kelsie Helberg
Kendra Hibbard
Jamie Johnson
Margaux Johnson
Audrey Keefe
Debra Ketchum
Emma Khang
Kayli Lewis
Amanda Macho
Rachelle Marema
Shanda Morris
Britni Nelson
Carolee Price
Anna Quon
Nick Sandmeyer
Charlotte Vorhies
Kelli Winward
Marisa Yoder
Marie Zacharda
Julie Zeigler

2022 DAISY Award Recipients 

The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. 

Alissa Allen, BSN, RN, CPHON – Boise Children’s Pediatric Clinical Oncology
Sara Barnard, BSN, RN – Boise Medical-Surgical 4S Hannah Neukom, BSN, RN – Nampa Telemetry
Sydni Elliot, BSN, RN, CPN – Boise (Parkcenter) Children’s Pediatrics
Shana Flores, RN – Nampa Chemotherapy Infusion
Thaona Garber, BSN, RN – McCall Wound Care
McKaela Hadjes, BSN, RN – Boise NICU
Ann Mecham, BSN, RN, OCN – Magic Valley Radiation Oncology
Kelly Their, BSN, RN – Boise Medical-Surgical 5E
Viktoriya Vorozhko, RN – Boise Mother-Baby
Liz Watson, BSN, RN – McCall Women’s Services
Kassie Wilson, BSN, RN – Boise Mother-Baby

2022 Sunshine Award Recipients 

The Sunshine Award was created by St. Luke’s to recognize clinical excellence by a non-nursing colleague and is a companion program to the DAISY Award. 

Brianna Bjoralt, CNA – Nampa Telemetry
Ellen Keaster, Cook – Food and Nutrition Elmore
LeAnn Mora, LCSW – Meridian Lifestyle Medicine
Danielle Robinson, CNA – Boise Rehabilitation
Christy Roland, CMA – Fruitland Family Medicine
Ray Schmitz, Supervisor – Boise Imaging Services
Dora Semple, EVS/Laundry Technician – Boise
Oscar Arechiga Suarez, CNA – Nampa Telemetry

2022 System Nursing Excellence Awards Winners

Transformational Leadership - New Leader

Cindy Blakely, BSN, RN-BC, CMSRN
Cardiac Procedures, Nurse – Magic Valley

Transformational Leadership - Experienced Leader

Dagny Bogaard, BSN, RN, OCN
Cancer Institute, NurseManager – Magic Valley

Debbie Larson, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Intensive Care Unit and Telemetry, NurseDirector – Nampa

Transformational Leadership - Dana Gulbranson Distinguished Nurse

Teresa Stanfill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, RNC-OB
Nursing and Patient Care Center of Excellence, Senior Director – System

Structural Empowerment

Celeste Benedict, BSN, RN, CCRN
Intensive Care Unit, Nurse – Nampa

New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements

Calley Crawford, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NPDBC
Women’s Services, Clinical Educator – Nampa

Exemplary Professional Practice - Ambulatory

Nick Sandmeyer, ADN, BS, RN, CPHON Children’s Cancer Institute, Nurse Navigator – Boise

Exemplary Professional Practice - APRN

Adult Critical Care, Clinical Nurse Specialist – System

Anna McCreath, NP
Heart Failure Clinic, Nurse Practitioner – Meridian

Exemplary Professional Practice - Hospital

Betsy Ayers, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Women’s Services, Lactation Consultant – Nampa

Exemplary Professional Practice - LPN

Margaret Nunez, LPN
Long-Term Care, Resident Services Advocate – Elmore

Left to right: Kimberly Popa, BSN, RN, NPD-BC; Troy Allbright, MSN, RN, NE-BC; Anna Rostock, BSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC; Amy Bradley, BSN, RN, NEBC

RN Group

CSU Clinical Redeployment Team

Troy Allbright, MSN, RN, NE-BC, assistant nurse manager
Janet Andree, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, NEBC, manager
Megan Boston, BSN, RN, clinical educator
Amy Bradley, BSN, RN, NEBC,
Kacey Martinez, BSN, RN, CPN, assistant nurse manager
Nora McDaniel, MSN, RN, assistant nurse manager
Noel Morin, BSN, RN, assistant nurse manager
Kimberly Popa, BSN, RN, NPD-BC, clinical educator
Anna Rostock, BSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC, manager
Shannon Wilson, BSN, RN, assistant nurse manager

Back row: Brian Dotter, PharmD, MBA, DPLA; Cullen Anderson, BSN, RN; Kadie S. Randel, BSN, RN; Stephanie Fisher; Karen Palmer; Heather Evans; Front row: Caroline Davis, BSN, RN, CPN; Kammi Hopstad; Brandee Tenley, BSN, MPH, RN

Interprofessional Group

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Events Planning Team

Cullen Anderson, BSN, RN, nurse manager
Caroline Davis, BSN, RN, CPN, care coordination manager
Brian Dotter, PharmD, MBA, DPLA, pharmacy senior director
Heather Evans, pharmacy business manager
Stephanie Fisher, pharmacy buyer
Kammi Hopstad, immunization program coordinator
Karen Palmer, immunization program coordinator
Kadie S. Randel, BSN, RN, nurse manager
Brandee Tenley, BSN, MPH, RN, clinical informaticist
Adam Vardaman, patient financial management senior director

Download Full Copies of Our Nursing Annual Reports


2022 Nursing Annual Report

In 2022, St. Luke’s and its teams moved from a pandemic response back to a more familiar focus on patient care with record volumes. As patient volume increased, so did our teams’ acuity as they stepped up to ensure that patients received needed care.

2021 Nursing Annual Report

In 2021, our nurses not only cared for our community and patients, but also demonstrated deep commitment to one another. 

2020 Nursing Annual Report

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the stories in this annual report demonstrate nursing’s continuing contribution to the St. Luke’s mission.

Nursing Job Opportunities

Nursing Job Opportunities

The Heart of Patient Care

St. Luke’s engages nurses at every level of the organization as leaders, caregivers, and scientists. Our nurses provide a patient-focused environment that extends from the hospital and clinic to the patient’s home, community, and workplace. And, our nurse-to-patient ratios are among the best in the country, allowing nursing staff to establish effective and meaningful patient relationships.