University of Southern Indiana

Mikel Hand

Mikel Hand, EdD, RN, OCN, NEA-BC

Professor of Nursing
Nursing Program


812-492-7807
Stone Family Center for Health Sciences - 3037

About Me

 I am a doctorally prepared nurse educator and scholar. I have 35 years of healthcare experience inclusive of clinical nursing practice, administration, education, and research. I have held a variety of positions including staff nurse, clinical educator, administrative supervisor, department manager, project director, consultant, academic nursing faculty, and program director/administrator. I am passionate about educating nursing and healthcare leaders to meet the needs of the current healthcare delivery system and contributing meaningful scholarly work to inform and impact professional nursing practice.

 Education and Certification

Education

EdD (Organizational Leadership Specialization)-Pepperdine University: July 22nd, 2006

Dissertation Research Focus: Alternative Graduate Nursing Education.

MSN (Nursing Administration Specialization)- University of California Los Angeles: June 17th, 2000

BSN- University of Phoenix Southern California Campus: September 25th, 1995

ADN- Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Olney Central College, Wabash Valley College Campus: May 19th, 1989

Certification

Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certified: American Nurses Credentialing Center

Nurse Executive-Board Certified: American Nurses Credentialing Center

Oncology Certified Nurse: Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation 

Courses

NURS 251: Introduction to Population Focused Healthcare (Undergraduate)

NURS 603 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing. Also Master Teacher for this course (Graduate)

Faculty Coordinator for Doctor of Nursing Practice Project Courses (Doctoral)

NURS 713: Theory and Practice (Doctoral Level)

NURS 721: Systems Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration (Doctoral) 

NURS 725: Resource Utilization (Doctoral)

Research

My program of research encompasses three key foci: end of life, nursing leadership and health systems, and educational innovation. In addition to my own research activities, I mentor and collaborate with Doctor of Nursing Practice students. I have a particular interest in projects related to end of life, oncology, spirituality, and spiritual care as well a leadership and health systems. I publish regularly and serve on the Editorial Review Board of Oncology Nursing Forum. I also serve on the Peer Review Panel of Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Nurse Educator, and the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

Hand, MW., Evans, J., Swenty, C., White Ann, & Chen, C. (2022) An Examination of Factors Associated with Student Resiliency. Nurse Educator, 47(3), 156-160. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001119

Joseph, M.L., Nelson-Brantley, H.V., Alexander, C., Caramanica, L., Frankd, B. Hand, M.W., Lyman, B., Parchment, J. Ward, D.M., Weatherford B. & Chipps E. (2022) Building the science to guide nursing administration and leadership decision making. JONA The Journal of Nursing Administration (Accepted for publication January 2022 issue) 

Connerton, C. S., Hand, M.W.,& Wooton, A.K. (2021). Clinical Transition: RN to BSN students' perceptions of their abilities to meet program outcomes. Nursing Education Perspectives. Published ahead of print. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000902. 

Hand, M.W.Alexander, C. Lyman, B., Parchment, J., Joseph, M.L., Chipps, E. (2021) Filling the knowledge gap for nurse leaders: Next steps following Covid-19. Nurse Leader. Article published ahead of print. Available via Science Direct https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mnl.2021.07.005

Herrington, C.R. & *Hand, M.W. (2019). Impact of nurse peer review on a culture of safety. Journal of Nursing Care Quality 34(2), 158-162. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000361

Abel, S.E. & *Hand, M.W. (2018). Exploring, defining, and illustrating a concept: Structural and psychological empowerment in the workplace. Nursing Forum, 53(4), 579-584. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12289

Shultz, S.E. & * Hand, M.W. (2017). Usability optimization of the electronic health record. Journal of Informatics Nursing, 2(3), 14-19.

White, D. & *Hand, M. (2017). An integrated strategy for teaching spiritual nursing education. Journal of Christian Nursing, 34(3), 170-175. doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0000000000000395

Galloway, S. & *Hand, M.W. (2017). Spiritual immersion: Developing and evaluating a simulation exercise to teach spiritual care to undergraduate Nursing Students. Nurse Educator, 42(4).  Published ahead of print. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000347

*Hand, M.W., Mitchell, S., & DeGregory, C. (2016). Advance directives in the provision of care for incarcerated adults: A scoping review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports14(6), 91-95. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-002685

*Hand, M.W. & Seibert, S. (2016). Linking root cause analysis to practice using problem based learning. Nurse Educator,41(5), 225-227. Published ahead of print. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000256

Shultz, S.E. & *Hand, M.W. (2015). Usability a Concept Analysis. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 19(2), 65-70.

*Hand, M.W. (2014). Lasting Impressions: Using the perspective of the funeral director to guide post mortem nursing care practice. MedSurg Matters, 23(6), 4-6. This article is the featured Continuing Nursing Education article for the issue.

Day, D., *Hand, M.W., Jones, R., Harrington, N. & Best, R. (2014). The ONS Leadership Competency Project: Developing a Roadmap to Professional Excellence. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 18(4), 432-436

*Hand, M. W. (2013). Post Mortem/Last Office Nursing Care Effectiveness as Perceived by US Licensed Funeral Directors. End of Life Journal, 5(4), 1-9.

Smith-Stoner, M. & *Hand, M.W. (2012). Expanding the Concept of Patient Care: Analysis of postmortem policies in California Hospitals. Medsurg Nursing, 27(6), 360-366.

Best, R., Day, D., *Hand, M.W., Harrington, N., & Jones, A. (2012). Oncology Nursing Society Leadership Competencies. Retrieved from http://wvm.ons.org/ClinicalResources/media/ons/docs/clinical/leadershipcomps.pdf

Recent Peer-Reviewed Presentations

Werskey, K., *Hand, M.W., Doerner, M. Decreasing day of surgery cancellations due to inadequate cardiac clearance. Accepted for virtual poster presentation 2021 Association of Operating Room Nurses annual conference. August 9th, 2021.

Ogle, L, *Hand, MW. & Swenty, C. Emergency department pressure injury screening: A concept analysis. Accepted for Poster Presentation and Presented Virtually Washington Regional Nursing Consortium and Chesapeake Consortium. Sigma Theta Tau. April 16, 2021.

*Hand, M.W. & Stangland, R. (2021. An exploration of resiliency in a rural Magnet Designated Hospital. Accepted for Podium Presentation at the Association for Leadership Science 2021 Annual Conference. This will be virtual. November 16, 2021 (Peer Reviewed International Venue)

Evans, J., Swenty, C, Seibert, S., *Hand, M., McCool, B., Kalb, E., Wathen, E. (2021). Identifying factors impacting nursing student resilience. Accepted for Podium Presentation and Presented at the University of Southern Indiana 25th Annual Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference. April 21, 2021. **Note: This presentation was originally accepted in 2020, but the conference was canceled due to COVID. We were invited to then present in 2021 (Peer Reviewed Regional Venue).

*Hand, M.W., Mitchell, S. & Wooton, A. (2020). Advance directives in correctional healthcare: A Californian and New York Comparison. Accepted for Podium Presentation and presented at the Midwestern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference. Presented Virtually April 2nd, 2020. (Peer Reviewed Regional Venue)

Connerton, C.,*Hand, M.W., & Wooton, A. (2019). Students’ evaluating the Journey of RN-BSN clinical preparation and program outcomes. Accepted for Poster Presentation at the University of Southern Indiana Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Performance Improvement Conference. April 10, 2019. (Peer Reviewed Regional Venue)

*Hand, M.W., Connerton, C. & Wooton, A. (2019). Student Perceptions of Learning Outcomes in a Public RN to BSN Program. Accepted for Poster Presentation and Presented at the Midwestern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference. Kansas City, KS. March 27-30, 2019. (Peer Reviewed Regional Venue)

Herrington, C. & *Hand, M.W. (2018). The power of nursing peer review: Impacting practice at the bedside. Podium Presentation at the University of Southern Indiana Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Performance Improvement Conference. April 18, 2018. (Peer Reviewed Regional Venue).

Freeman, T. & *Hand, M.W. (2018) A toolkit for adjunct faculty: Bridging the gap from classroom to clinical in nursing students. Podium Presentation at the University of Southern Indiana Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Performance Improvement Conference. April 18, 2018. (Peer Reviewed Regional Venue).  

Freeman, T. & *Hand, M.W. (2017). Can knowledge transfer in nursing students be improved by developing and utilizing a clinical toolkit? Poster Presentation at the Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International 44th Biennial Convention. Indianapolis, IN. October 31, 2017 (Peer Reviewed International Venue)

*Hand, M.W. & Mitchell, S. (2017). Advance Directives in Providing Care for Incarcerated Adults: A Scoping Review (With Preliminary Findings). for Poster Presentation at the Midwestern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN. April 6-9, 2017 (Peer Reviewed Regional Venue)

White, D. & *Hand, M.W. (2016). Spiritual Nursing Education Teaching Strategies. Podium presentation at the University of Southern Indiana 20th Annual Research, Evidence Based Practice, and Performance Improvement Conference. Evansville, IN. April 13, 2016. (Peer Reviewed Regional Venue)

Shultz, S. & *Hand, M.W. (2016). Optimizing Usability of the EMR to meet and Measure Quality Initiatives. Podium presentation at the University of Southern Indiana 20th Annual Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Performance Improvement Conference. Evansville, IN. April 13, 2016. (Peer Reviewed Regional Venue)

Galloway, S. & *Hand, M.W. (2016). Spiritual Immersion: Developing and Evaluating a Simulation Exercise to Teach Spiritual Care to Undergraduate Nursing Students. Podium presentation at the University of Southern Indiana 20th Annual Research, Evidence Based Practice, and Performance Improvement Conference. Evansville, IN. April 13, 2016. (Peer Reviewed Regional Venue)

*Hand, M.W. & Mitchell S. (2016). Advance directives in care provision of incarcerated adults: A scoping review. Poster presentation at the Midwestern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference. Milwaukee, WI. March 17-20, 2016 (Peer Reviewed Regional Venue).

Shultz, S.E. & *Hand, M.W. (2015). Optimizing Usability in the Electronic Medical Record to Promote Achieving Core Measures. Accepted for poster presentation and presented with accompanying oral presentation at the National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference. September 18th, 2015. (Peer Reviewed National Venue)

*Hand, M.W. (2015). Post Mortem Nursing Care Effectiveness as Perceived by Mortuary Practitioners. Accepted for poster presentation and presented at the UCLA Healthcare Annual Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference. April 22, 2015. (Peer Reviewed National Venue).

Shultz, S.E. & *Hand, M.W. (2015). Optimizing Usability in the Electronic Medical Record to Promote Achieving Core Measures. Accepted for poster presentation and presented at the UCLA Healthcare Annual Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference. April 22, 2015. (Collaborative Presentation with DNP Student. In progress work) (Peer Reviewed National Venue).

Newman, A.J. & *Hand, M.W. (2015). Caring for the Caregivers: Implementation of a Nursing Burnout Strategic Plan. Podium Presentation at the University of Southern Indiana Research, Evidence-Based Practice and Performance Improvement Conference. Evansville, IN. April 15th, 2015. (Peer Reviewed Regional Venue)

Newman, A.J. & *Hand, M.W. (2014) Caring for the Caregivers: Implementation of a Nursing Burnout Strategic Plan. Accepted for poster presentation and presented at the 7th National Doctor of Nursing Practice Conference. Nashville, TN. October 2014. (Collaborative Presentation with Doctor of Nursing Practice Student. Inclusive of Evaluation Data) (Peer Reviewed National venue).

*Hand, M.W. (2014). Post Mortem Nursing Care Effectiveness as Perceived by US Hospital Staff Nurses. Accepted for podium presentation and presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress. Hong Kong, China. July 2014 (Peer Reviewed International venue)

Newman, A.J. & *Hand, M.W. (2014) Caring for the Caregivers: Implementation of a Nursing Burnout Strategic Plan. Accepted for poster presentation and presented at the University of Southern Indiana 18th Annual Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Performance Improvement Conference. Evansville, IN. October 2014. (Collaborative Presentation with Doctor of Nursing Practice Student. In progress work) (Peer Reviewed Regional venue).

*Hand, M.W. & Seibert, S. (2014). Using a Senior Capstone Project to Link Root Cause Analysis to the Practice Realm. Accepted for poster presentation and Presented at the Assessment Technologies Institution 2014 Nurse Educator Summit. Orlando, FL. April, 2014 (Peer Reviewed National venue)

Professional Organizations

Association for Leadership Science in Nursing (Formerly CGEAN) (2019-Present) Research Committee. 2021 Reviewer Suzanne Smith Award. 2022 Lead Reviewer Association for Leadership Science in Nursing Grant. 

International Association for For Forensic Nurses (2019-2021) Education Committee

The Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International: University of Southern Indiana Omicron Psi Chapter- Chapter President (2013-2017); Grants Review Committee Chair (2012-present). International Nursing Excellence Awards Review Judge (2015 & 2017). International Nurse Leader Review Committee (2019-2021)

Midwestern Nursing Research Society: Grants Review Committee (2013-2015); Qualitative Research Interest Group Chair (2013-2014); Program Committee (2014-2022); Chair Elect-Annual Conference Program Planning Committee (2016-2017); Chair Annual Conference Program Planning Committee (2017-2018); Past Chair Program Planning Committee (2018-2019)

Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing: Leadership Succession Committee (2015-2017)

Oncology Nursing Society: Leadership Competency Project Team Member (2011-2014)

American Organization for Nursing Leadership (Member)

Indiana Organization for Nursing Leadership (Southwestern Indiana Chapter Member)

Indiana Organization for Nursing Leadership State Committees (Research Committee 2021-Present; Legislative Committee 2021-Present)

American Nurses Association and Indiana State Nurses Association (Member)

American Nurses Association Mentor Program (2019-Present)

International Association for Forensic Nursing (2018-Present)

International Association for Forensic Nursing Indiana Chapter (Board member at large 2022-Present)

International Philosophy of Nursing Society (2015-Present)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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