Dr. Schreier is a Professor. Her educational background includes a BSN from Boston University, an MSN from University of California and a PhD from Stanford University. She has been a faculty member at ECU since 1992. Her clinical areas include oncology, pain, self-care and hospice care.
I have two areas of interest: pain management and self-care for symptom management.
In pain management, my work has involved the dissemination of latest evidence on the safe and effective practice of pain management. The work has involved leadership within American Society for Pain Management Nurses and through representation on interdisciplinary groups. I have served as the nursing representative on the federally funded grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. In my role, I played a key role in advocating for the change in the title of grant from prescribers to providers and thus the grant became more reflective of multidisciplinary work. Through this grant, free continuing education is provided nationally and the safe and effective practices are encouraged. I have moderated 28 webinars that are available on the PCSS-O web site (www.pcss-o.org). The book that I just recently published provides continuing education credits for those who wish to complete the course. I have also published an article that promotes pain management for older adults who may experience delirium in the acute care setting.
To promote symptom management, my work has involved the study of patient education, self-care behaviors and symptom distress. I currently conducting a collaborative study testing the feasibility of a novel intervention to increase physical activity and to decrease symptom severity for breast cancer survivors. The team includes an oncologist and a clinical psychologist. We will deliver cognitive behavioral therapy to rural survivors through Podcast sessions. I also am now engaged in promoting early detection of breast cancer through a local Susan G. Komen affiliate for uninsured women. I am interested in determining best ways to promote screening in this underserved population. I am also strongly committed to promoting health for breast cancer survivors and extending their survival.
Perdue, T., Schreier, A. M., Neil, J. Carels, R. & Swanson, M. (2018). Evolving self-view and body image concerns in female post-operative bariatric surgery patients. Journal of Clinical Nursing
Perdue, T., Schreier, A. M., Neil, J., Carels, R. & Swanson, M. (accepted June 2018). A concept analysis of disturbed body image in bariatric surgery patients. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Torres, E., Richman, A. R., Schreier, A. M., Vohra, N., & Verbanac, K. (2017). An evaluation of a rural community-based breast education and navigation program: Highlights and lessons learned Journal of Cancer Education. DOI: 10.1007/s13187-017-1298-0. [Epub ahead of print]
Horne, C. E., Engelke, M., Schreier, A., Swanson, M. & Crane, P. (2017) Effects of tactile desensitization on postoperative pain after amputation surgery. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing (in press, on-line).
Schreier, A. M. (2010). Nursing care, delirium and pain management for hospitalized older adult. Pain Management Nursing, 11, (3), 177-185.
Schreier, A. M., Peery, A., & McLean, C. (2009). An integrative curriculum for accelerated nursing education programs. Journal of Nursing Education, 48 (5), 282-285.
Williams, S. A. & Schreier, A. M. (2005). The role of education in managing fatigue, anxiety, and sleep disorders in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. Applied Nursing Research, 18, (3), 138-147
Schreier, A.M. & Williams, S.A. (2004). Anxiety and quality of life of women who receive radiation or chemotherapy for breast cancer Oncology Nursing Forum 31, (1), 127-131
Williams, S. A. & Schreier, A.M. (2004). The effect of education on self-care behaviors of women receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum 3, (1), 43 and available on-line at www.ons.org/xp6/ONS/Library.xm./ONS_Publications.xml
Michalec, B., Van Willigen, M., Wilson, K., Schreier, A. & Williams, S. (2004). The Race Gap in Support group participation by breast cancer survivors Real or Artifact? Evaluation Review A Journal of Applied Social Research, 28, (2), 123-143.
Hoskins, L.M., McFarlane, E.A., Rubenfeld, M.G., Walsh, M.B. & Schreier, A.M. (1986). Nursing diagnosis in the chronically ill: Methodology for clinical validation. Advances in Nursing 8, (3), 80-89.
Schreier, A.M., & Anderson, J.L. (1978). Preliminary report on a teaching program for Hodgkin’s disease patients. Oncology Nursing Forum 5, (4), 53-59
Schreier, A.M. & Lavenia, J. (1977). The nurses’ role in the nutritional care of the radiotherapy patient. The Nursing Clinics of North America 12, (1), 173-182.
Schreier, A. M. (2018) Chapter 31 “Georgene Gaskill Eakes, Mary Lermann Burke and Margaret A. Hainsworth: Theory of Chronic Sorrow” in M. R. Alligood (Ed.) Nurse Theorists and their Work, (9th Edition pp. 490-503). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Mosby ISBN: 978-0-323-40224-8.
Schreier, A. M. & Droes, N. S. (2014) “Georgene Gaskill Eakes, Mary Lermann Burke and Margaret A. Hainsworth: Theory of Chronic Sorrow” A. M. Tomey A. and M. R.Alligood (Eds.). Nursing Theorists and Their Work, (8th Edition pp.609-625) St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Mosby ISBN: 978-0-323-09194-7
Schreier, A. M. & Droes, N. S. (2010) “Georgene Gaskill Eakes, Mary Lermann Burke and Margaret A. Hainsworth: Theory of Chronic Sorrow” A. M. Tomey A. and M. R. Alligood (Eds.). Nursing Theorists and Their Work, (7th Edition pp.656-672) St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Mosby ISBN: 978-0-323-05641-0
Schreier, A. M. & Droes, N. S. (2007) “Georgene Gaskill Eakes, Mary Lermann Burke and Margaret A. Hainsworth: Theory of Chronic Sorrow” A. M. Tomey A. and M. R. Alligood (Eds.). Nursing Theorists and Their Work, 6th edition (Spanish translation) Madrid, Spain: Elsevier
Schreier, A. M. & Droes, N. S. (2006) “Georgene Gaskill Eakes, Mary Lermann Burke and Margaret A. Hainsworth: Theory of chronic sorrow” in A. M. Tomey & M. R. Alligood (Eds.) Nursing Theorists and Their Work (6th edition, pp 680 -695) St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Mosby ISBN: 978-0-323-03010-6
Schreier, A. M (2004) Critique of the middle range theory of chronic sorrow. Middle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research (Appendix A) Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Schreier, A. M. (1986) “Sleep pattern disturbances” in J. Thompson, G. McFarland, J. Hirsh, S. Tucker, & A. Bowers, (Eds.) Clinical Nursing. (pp. 2099-2104) St. Louis: The C.V. Mosby Company ISBN: 0-8016-4953-6
Schreier, A. M. (2018) Pain Management: Principles and Practices (3rd Edition) Brockton, Massachusetts: Western Schools SCI Publishing, INC ISBN: 978-1-68041-535-3
Schreier, A. M. (2014) Pain Management: Principles and Practices Brockton, Massachusetts: Western Schools SCI Publishing, INC ISBN: 978-1-57801-548-1
McCance-Katz, E., Kane, W., & Schreier, A. (2013) Understanding Opioids: Part II. Medscape News http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/777592
Schreier, A. M. (2000). Preparing your poster presentation. ASPMN Pathways 9, (5), 5
Schreier, A.M. (2000) Preparing visuals for your podium session. ASPMN Pathways 9 (6)
Schreier, A. M. (1984) Research questions and answers. Oncology Nursing Forum 11, (1), 116.
2016 Schreier, A. M. (P.I.), Kyle, B., & Vohra, N. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Breast Cancer submitted to ECU Division of Research Interdisciplinary Research Award $17,400 (funded for $13,400)
2015 Schreier, A. M. (P.I.) Mahar, M., Vohra, N., Muzaffar, M., Kyle, B., & Shaw, R. Breast Cancer Patients’ Symptoms: Pain, Fatigue, Sleep Disturbances and Mood Disorders submitted Intramural ECU CON (funded for $4,200) (Project period April, 2015- December 2016)
2014 Verbanac, K. (Co-PI) & Schreier, A. M. (Co-PI) Pitt and Wilson County Breast Cancer Wellness from Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to Coast (Funded for $50,000) (Project period April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016).
Blew, A., Jarrett, L. A., & Schreier, A (2018, March). Advanced directivess and health disparities in lung cancer. Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
Jarrett, L. A., & Schreier, A. M. (2018, March) The elusive good death: End of life preparations and hospice use among patients with advanced lung cancer. Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA.
Das, M. Adams, B., Kemble, C, Schreier, A, Mahar, M. (2June017) Nurses’ physical activity study: Caring for you so you can care for others. American College of Sports Medicine
Schreier, A. M. (2016) Influencing health policy with pain management research 2016 Annual Conference American Society for Pain Management Nursing, Louisville, Kentucky
Schreier, A. M. (2016) Breast Cancer Survivors' Symptoms of Pain, Sleep Disturbance, Fatigue & Anxiety 2016 Annual Conference American Society for Pain Management Nursing, Louisville, Kentucky
Schreier, A. M. & Wyatt, S. (2014). Clinical support for opiates and pain 2014 National Council for Behavioral Health Conference Washington, D.C.
Schreier, A. M., Liles, D. & Pugh, C. (2011). Oncology practice: Inter-professional care in action. Inter-Professional Health Leadership Conference, Greenville, North Carolina.
Schreier, A. M. & Bruckenthal, P. (2010). Geriatric pain management resource nursing curriculum. Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders Conference, Baltimore, MD
Schreier, A. M., McLean, C., & Ott, M. (2009). Use of a simulated case as preparation to manage nursing post-operative care for older adult. Connecting the Dots: Geriatric Nursing, Education and Clinical Simulation, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Schreier, A. M. (2008). Pain management for the hospitalized client with delirium. American Society for Pain Management Nursing 18th National Conference Tucson, Az.
Schreier, A. M. & Peery, A. (2006). Implementing an integrated conceptual and service learning approach to a direct entry MSN program. First National Conference on Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Education: “Issues, Innovation and Outcomes in 2nd Degree BSN programs” Philadelphia PA, April 14, 2006
Schreier, A. M. & Taylor, L. J. (2005). Getting ready to do research. American Society for Pain Management Nursing Annual Meeting Albuquerque NM
Schreier, AM, Williams, SA, Wilson, K; Van Willigen, M (2004). The impact of interviewing breast cancer survivors. 15th Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress Dublin, Ireland
Schreier, A. M., Pettigrew, A. & King, M. (2004) Getting Ready to do Research American Society for Pain Management Nursing Annual Meeting Myrtle Beach, SC
NURS 8220 Philosophy of Science
NURS 8225 Development of Nursing Knowledge
NURS 8240 Quantitative Research
NURS 8260 State of Science
NURS 8265 Evolving Nurse Scientist
NURS 9000 Dissertation Research (I am chair for 3 post-candidacy exam students who are currently developing their dissertation proposals and 1 student who is in data-collection dissertation phase)
Advisement: I am currently PhD advisor for 4 post-candidacy students.
PhD Dissertation College of Nursing Jeanette Avery “Exploring the Preparedness of Nurses to Care for Medical-Surgical Patients with a Secondary Diagnosis of Mental Illness” Chair, Completed May 2017
PhD Dissertation College of Nursing Joyce Buck “Understanding Adolescent Resilience during Recent Family Military Deployment” Chair, Completed, December 2017
PhD Dissertation College of Nursing Melissa Barber “Community of Inquiry and Evidence Based Practice” Chair, Completed December, 2017
PhD Dissertation College of Nursing Tamara Perdue “Psychological Adjustment to Surgically Induced Weight Loss: Distinguishing Factors in Bariatric Patients” Chair, Completed December, 2017.
Master Thesis, Department of Kinesiology, Brianna Clemmons, The Nurses’ Physical Activity Study: Caring for you so you can care for others, Committee Member, 2016
PhD Dissertation: College of Nursing, Joy Shepard, Hospice Nurses’ Experience of Caring for the Elderly with Wounds at the End-of-life, Committee Member, 2015
PhD Dissertation: College of Nursing, Carolyn Horne, Complementary Pain Intervention Pilot Study in the Acute Hospitalization Phase after Lower Extremity Amputation Surgery, Committee Member, 2014
PhD Dissertation: College of Nursing, April Matthias, Reframing Disorder: Gender, Class and the History of the Resurfacing Debate in Nursing, Committee Member, 2010
Master Thesis, Department of Sociology, Barret Michalec, Breast Cancer Survivors, Committee member, 2004
Weaver, M. Opioid Risk Assessment in the Management of Low Back Pain, Chair, Completed May 2017
Williams, L. Evaluation of Sleep Apnea in Pain Management Clinic, Chair, Completed, May, 2017
2017-2018: Member Selection Committee for Graduate Faculty Mentor Award
2015-2018: Member, Graduate Curriculum Committee
2015-2016: Member, Thesis and Dissertation Awards Committee
College of Nursing Committees
2017-present: Chair: Nominating Committee
2017 Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Director PhD program & PhD Assistant Professor
2013-2017: Secretary: Faculty Council
2016-2017: Member: Nomination Committee
2016-2018: Alternate: Faculty Senate
2018 ECU CON Hall of Fame
2017 Outstanding Mentor Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Nu Chapter
2017 5th Annual ECU Distinguished Graduate Faculty Mentor Award, Doctoral Category
2015 East Carolina University Scholar-Teacher Award
2011 American Society for Pain Management Nursing Nurse Exemplar Award in Pain Management of the Older Adult
2010 Sigma Theta Tau: Beta Nu Chapter Excellence in Education Award
2003 Nominated for the Board of Governor’s Teaching Award
1998 Nominated for Board of Governor’s Teaching Award
1997 Nominated for Board of Governor’s Teaching Award
1994 One of 48 faculty members from the United States selected competitively
to attend a Cancer Pain Course for Nurse Educator’s at City of Hope,
1978-1980 Pre-doctoral fellowship from the Division of Nursing Research, Bureau of
1971 Sigma Theta Tau National Nurses’ Honor Society -
1971 Cap and Gown National Women’s Honor Society -
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