College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines

Updates for students, alumni, and supporters

CNPD Research News: January 2024

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Please remember to submit research updates and accomplishments to the CNPD Research Office email at

CNPD Research and Scholarship Day, May 1, 2024
10 a.m. – 1p.m. | Memorial Union Ballroom

We want you!

CNPD students are encouraged to participate in a day celebrating research, collaboration, scholarship, and creative activities.

Eligible Participants

CNPD students and faculty from Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Social Work who are engaged in research, scholarship, and creative work through thesis, dissertations, non-thesis projects, faculty projects, and independent studies or who have conducted substantial research as a part of coursework.

CNPD students or faculty may either present solo research, or if research was done collaboratively, they may present with other co-presenters.

Opportunities are available for both on-campus and online/distance learning students.


  • The final deadline to submit a poster presentation title to participate in CNPD Research & Scholarship Day is Sunday, March 31st by 11:59 p.m. (no exceptions)
  • Final Posters or video submissions must be submitted by Sunday, April 14th, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. (no exceptions). The College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines will pay the cost of one (1) poster printing.

Students can learn more about the event, presentation information, and more by visiting the event page.


Contact the CNPD Research & Grants Management Office at

CNPD Accomplishments

Congratulations to Dean Maridee Shogren on her article!

Scott, K.A., Shogren, M. & Shatzkes, K. Reducing Fear to Help Build Healthy Families: Investing in Non-Punitive Approaches to Helping People with Substance Use Disorder. Matern Child Health J 27 (Suppl 1), 177–181 (2023).

Congratulations to Dr. Rhoda Owens on her publication!

  • Owens, R.A., Kuhl, L. M., Hagopian, C. O. P., Goodolf, D. M., Ferrell, C., Liebig, D., Howard, M. S., Weybrew, K. A., Yockey, J. Strengthening the profession: Clarifying professionalism and professional identity in nursing. American Nurse Journal (Accepted for Publication 10/30/2023).

Congratulations to Dr. Jana Zwilling on her publication!

  • Zwilling, Jana PhD, APRN, FNP-C (Clinical Assistant Professor). The invisible nurse practitioner?. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 35(11):p 659-660, November 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000908

Congratulations to Dr. Yi-Ping Hsieh on her publications!

Congratulations to Dr. June-Yung Kim on her publication!

Congratulations to Isaac Karikari, Carenlee Barkdull, Bret Weber, Madeline Comeau, Courtney Leben, and Haley Boushee on their Conference Presentation!

  • Karikari, I., Walch, T. J., Bayne, A., Barkdull, C., Weber, B., Comeau, M.E., Gabel, D., Scallon, S., Kuntz, M., Wavra, G., Possis, E., Leben, C. A., & Boushee, H. (November 2023). Examining covid-19 vaccine hesitancy: A weighted qualitative model. American Public Health Association Conference. Atlanta, GA. Oral Presentation.

Congratulations to Dr. Isaac Karikari and Dr. Bret Weber on the publication!

  • Karikari, I. & Weber, B. (November 2023). Homelessness, law enforcement and the stigma of violence and crime: A complex story. American Public Health Association Conference. Atlanta, GA. Oral Presentation.

Congratulations to Dr. Isaac Karikari and Professor Stephanie Homstad on their oral presentation!

  • A framework for harnessing the benefits and vast potential of accreditation for student success and faculty development. 2023 Assessment Institute. Indianapolis, IN. Oral Presentation.

Funding Opportunities

  • The College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines (CNPD) Office of Research & Grants Management had funds available for scholarly activities. Call for Spring Semester Seed Awards proposals are due Friday, March 1st at 5:00 PM (CST). Submission must be made to the CNPD Research Office email,
  • UND and NDSU are announcing a joint call for proposals for the University Research Collaboration Program, funded by the Economic Diversification Research Funds appropriated in the 2023 ND legislative session. Contact the CNPD Research Office email,



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