Abstracts Selected for Presentation at 2018 ANNA National Symposium

The ANNA  Conferences Committee, the Research Committee, and the Specialty Practice Network Leaders have reviewed the abstracts submitted for the 2018 National Symposium in Las Vegas. A list of the abstracts accepted for presentation appears below. Please note that abstracts appear in alphabetical order by presenter as they were submitted. Click on a title below to access the full text of the abstract.


The ANNA Board of Directors gratefully acknowledges the efforts of the Conferences Committee in producing a varied educational program. Committee members include:

Conferences Chairperson
Elizabeth St. John, MSN, RN, CNN

Conferences Chairperson Designate
Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

Director of Education Services
Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CNE

Committee Members
Ann B. Hallock, DNP, APRN, CNP, CNN
Marijo Johnson, BSN, RN, CNN
Judy Kauffman, DNP, RN, CNN
Anna Rogers, MBA, BSN, RN, CNN
Mary Schopback, BSN, RN, CNN
Leah Foster Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP, FNKF
Kimberly Waugh, RN, ASN
Amy Woodard, BSN, RN, CNN, CCTC