Dr. Powell is an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing Science. She has experience in several clinical practice areas including emergency nursing, acute care, and school nursing. She is a strong advocate for care of children and adolescents with chronic health conditions as well as health promotion activities in the school setting for students. She believes school nurses are key personnel with great potential for influence on today’s youth. Dr. Powell’s research interest includes health promotion in school-age children, workforce issues affecting school nurses and their practice, and educational innovations. She is a certified nurse educator and is currently teaching courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs at ECU. Dr. Powell is currently serving as a national consultant and co-developer of a national program for the National Associatation of School Nurses on care coordination for school nurses.
Powell, S. B., Engelke, M. K., Swanson, M. (in press). Moral distress in school nurses. Journal of School Nursing.
Powell, S. B., Engelke, M. K., Neil, J. A. (in press). Seizing the moment: Experiences of school nurses caring for students with overweight and obesity. Journal of School Nursing.
Powell, S. B., Engelke, M. K., Swanson, M. (in press). Quality of life in school age children with obesity. Pediatric Nursing.
Powell, S. B. & Engelke, M. K. (in press). Experiential Learning to Engage Millennial Learners in an Undergraduate Nursing Research Course. NLN Nursing Education Perspectives.
February, 2014 Title: Exploring the Experiences of School Nurses Providing Care to School-Age Children Living with Overweight and Obesity.
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Nu Chapter
February, 2016 Title: Moral Distress Among School Nurses
Amount $ 1000.00
February, 2017 Title: Advancing healthy school environments for underserved and underrepresented minority (URM) elementary school children.
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: NIH (NINR)
Amount requested: $1,888,897.00
International Poster Presentations
June, 2014 Powell, S.B. Seizing the moment: Experiences of school nurses providing care to children living with overweight and obesity. Poster presentation. Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
National Podium Presentations
June, 2018 Powell, S. B. Moral distress and work satisfaction among school nurses. Podium presentation. National Association of School Nurses. Baltimore, Ma.
February, 2016 Powell, S. B. and Engelke, M. K. Quality of life in children living with obesity. Podium presentation. Southern Nursing Research Society. Williamsburg, Va.
National Poster Presentations
March, 2018 Powell, S. B. Work satisfaction among school nurses. Poster presentation. Southern Nursing Research Society. Atlanta, Ga.
January, 2018 Tyndall, D., Powell, S. B., Avery, J., Forbes, T. Writing accountability groups (WAGs): Increasing PhD student scholarship by “wagging”. Poster presentation. AACN Doctoral Conference. Naples, Fl.
November, 2017 Bond, D. & Powell, S. B. Developing and analyzing evaluation strategies for student learning. Poster presentation. AACN Faculty Development Conference. Atlanta, Ga.
May, 2014 Powell, S. B. Seizing the moment: Experiences of school nurses providing care to children living with overweight and obesity. Podium presentation. Bariatric Nurses Association. Greenville, NC
June, 2018 Engelke, M. K., Powell, S. B. Care Coordination. Pre-conference Podium presenation. National Association of School Nurses. Baltimor, Ma.
April, 2018 Powell, S. B. Jarrett, L. A. Nuts and Bolts of Research: Sample Size and Methods. Podium presentation. Research Nursing Network Series. Greenville, NC.
October, 2017 Powell, S. B. Research findings related to school nursing. Podium presentation. Northeast Regional School Nurse Association Fall Program. Greenville, NC.
National Consultant, National Association of School Nurses, Co-developer, National Program - Care Coordination for School Nurses
NURS 3081 - Topics in Nursing
NURS 3210 - Nurse as Care Provider
NURS 3211 - Nurse as Care Provider Clinial
NURS 3550 - Health of the Older Adult
NURS 3750 - Honors Practicum I
NURS 4021 - Advanced Medical-Surgical Clinical
NURS 4140 - Research in Nursing
NURS 4511 - Clinical Capstone (Accelerated BSN)
NURS 4750 - Honors Practicum II
NURS 6905 - Nursing Education Role Practicum I
NURS 6908 - Nursing Education Role Practicum II
NURS 6909 - Evaluation in Nursing Education
2017-2018 - Chair, ECU College of Nursing Research and Scholarship Committee
- Member, ECU University Library Comittee
- Chair, Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Nu Chapter Research Committee
- National Consultant, National Association of School Nurses, National Program for Care Coordination
- Member, ECU College of Nursing Relay for Life team
2018 - Daisy Faculty Award
2017 - ECU Top 40 Under 40 Leadership Award, Health & Wellness
2016 - Phyllis N. Horns Outstanding Doctoral Student Award
2016 - East Carolina Alumni Association Outstanding Teachign Award, Nominee and Finalist
2015 - Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Nu Chapter Research Grant Award
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