Nurse Magnet Recognition at Lexington

Contributions of Professional Nursing at Baptist Health Lexington

Since 2005, Baptist Health Lexington has been a  Magnet® facility designated through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is the highest recognition for nursing excellence worldwide. Serving as a model of nursing excellence in 2018, Baptist Health was the first community hospital system to have both Magnet® or Pathway to Excellence® credentials at all nine facilities.  Supporting the Baptist Health mission, vision and values, the Magnet® credential shows  the excellent level of work from nursing.  It also confirms the commitment and contributions of nursing at all levels to sustain excellence in professional practice, care delivery and health outcomes. Nurses continually strive to raise the bar of professional practice through individual and group contributions by: 

  • Having higher levels of nursing education; 
  • Obtaining nursing certifications; 
  • Publishing nurse-led and co-led research studies and quality initiatives in peer reviewed journals; and 
  • Volunteering in community outreach programs and population health initiatives at the local, regional, and state level. 

These contributions describe the culture of nursing within the facility, and the resolve of nursing staff to provide the highest quality patient and family-centered care.

Advancing Higher Levels of Nursing Education

In 2010, the Institute of Medicine made a national goal for all healthcare organizations  that involved 80% of  nursing  staff  to have a baccalaureate degree (or higher) in nursing  (IOM, 2011). Higher levels of education improves the ability of nurses  to meet demands of the current healthcare system and improve patient care results. To meet  this  goal, Baptist Health Lexington provides resources to support nurses returning to college programs. Through monies provided for tuition and use of flexible scheduling, a large volume of RNs and LPNs have advanced their education to the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate level over the past several years. As of end-year 2022, 72.7% of all RNs earned a baccalaureate degree or higher- an increase of 6.1% over the past five years even during the  COVID-19 pandemic (see Figure 1).

Lexington Nurses Possess Higher Degrees

Figure 1. Overall Percentage of BHLEX RNs Possessing a BSN of Higher Degree

Obtaining National Nursing Certifications

Baptist Health Lexington provides access to various internal and external professional development resources for RNs at all levels who pursue national nursing certification.  Having certification in a specialty area reflects a high level of professionalism, knowledge, and expert skills in a specific  area of care. In addition, applying knowledge gained through national certification supports high levels of patient safety outcomes. As of end-2022, 291 Baptist Health Lexington nurses achieved and/or maintained national certification. The following table identifies a comprehensive list of those national certifications recognized by the ANCC (see Table 1):

Table 1: Current List of National Certifications Held by Baptist Health Lexington Nurses

Name of National Nursing Certification

Certifying Body


Critical Care RN with Cardiac Medicine Subspecialty

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN Certification Corporation)


Critical Care RN with Cardiac Surgery Subspecialty

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN Certification Corporation)


Progressive Care Nursing (Adult)

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN Certification Corporation)


Certified Heart Failure Nurse

American Association of Heart Failure Nurses


Certified Gastrointestinal Registered Nurse

American Board for Certification of Gastroenterology Nurses, Inc.


Accredited Case Manager

American Case Management Association


Certified Corrections Nurse

American Correctional Association Certification Program


Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)


Cardiac/Vascular Nurse

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)


Nurse Executive

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)


Nurse Executive, Advanced

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)


Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)


Family Nurse Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)


Nursing Case Management

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)


Family Nurse Practitioner

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners


Certified Nurse Manager and Leader

American Organization of Nurse Executives


Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Association of Clinical Research Professionals


Certified Emergency Nurse

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing


Certified Flight Registered Nurse

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing


Certified in Infection Control

Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.,


Certified Case Manager

Commission for Case Manager Certification


Certified Nurse Operating Room

Competency & Credentialing Institute (formerly Certification Board of Perioperative Nursing)


Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner - Adult

Commission for Forensic Nursing Certification (was Forensic Nurse Certification Board)


Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society


International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners


Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator

Lamaze International


Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse

Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board


Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality

National Association for Healthcare Quality (formerly National Association of Healthcare Quality Healthcare Quality Certification Board)


Certified Surgical Technologist

National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting


Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education


Inpatient Obstetric Nursing

National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties


Maternal Newborn Nursing

National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties


Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties


Low Risk Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties


Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner

National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties


Certified Nurse Educator

National League for Nursing


Oncology Certified Nurse

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation


Breast Health Clinical Navigator

National Consortium of Breast Centers


Certified Breast Care Nurse

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation


Orthopedic Nurse Certified

Orthopaedic Nursing Certification Board


Certified Childbirth Educator

Prepared Childbirth Educators


Certified Radiology Nurse

Radiologic Nursing Certification Board, Inc.


Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse

Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Certification Board


Certified in Perinatal Loss Care

National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses


Certified Addictions Registered Nurse

Addictions Nursing Certification Board


Stroke Certified Registered Nurse

American Board of Neuroscience Nursing


Electronic Fetal Monitoring

National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties


Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator

Society for Simulation in Healthcare


Acute/Critical Care Nursing (Adult)

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN Certification Corporation)


Acute/Critical Care Nursing (Neonatal)

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN Certification Corporation)


Acute Critical Care Knowledge Professional (Adult)

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN Certification Corporation)


Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)


Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse

Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center


Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist-Board Certified

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)


Nursing Professional Development Certification

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)


Certified Bariatric Nurse

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery




Nursing Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Additional proof of nursing activities that improve nursing care within the community served include articles written in peer-reviewed, national, and international journals. These writings represent scholarly efforts of nursing to lead, co-lead, or actively participate in research and quality initiatives that improve patient care and the work environment. Coordinated by expert staff in the Baptist Health Lexington Nursing & Allied Health Research Office, nursing at all levels participates in research including inpatient or outpatient staff. The educational levels of staff performing research range from associate to doctoral degrees in nursing. Using our Medical Library and Institutional Review Board, nurse professionals work together with other hospital staff to explore new ways to improve nursing activities. Publishing outcomes from the studies show contributions of the profession by sharing new knowledge about patient and family centered care around the world.

Since 2008, nursing and members of the healthcare team disseminated 108 publications in a wide variety of peer-reviewed journals. In addition, these publications are cited in other published writings from other healthcare experts in 44 states in the U.S. and 64 countries worldwide. In 2018, the former Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer and Nursing & Allied Health Research Office worked together to capture and showcase the strength of the hospital’s program and research in a book titled, Establishing a Research Friendly Environment: A Hospital-Based Approach (Brockopp, Hill, Bugasjki, & Lengerich, 2018). The book highlights the strength of the program and inclusion of nursing and allied health staff at all levels regardless of educational level. Sharing new information to the nursing community sets us apart as an international leader in in nursing research. Of the total current number of publications, 79 involved Baptist Health Lexington nurses who either led or co-lead individual studies (e.g., clinical nurses, nurse educators, directors, researcher, and administrators highlighted below; see Table 2).

Table 2: Baptist Health Lexington Publications from Nursing & Members of the Healthcare Team (2008-23)



Lewis, CP., Schenkenfelder, R., Davies, M., Monroe, M., Acton, D., Phillips, T. (2023). Developing the Baptist Health Pressure Injury Risk Assessment Phase 1: Exploring Risk Factors. Journal of Nursing Administration, 53(9), 438-444. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000001313



Davies, C.C., Monroe, M., Brockopp, D., Beckman, D. (2022). Challenges as an Increasing Number of Nurses Seek Graduate Degrees – Editorial in the Clinical Nurse Specialist Journal. 283-284.

Wheeler, P., Barron, K., Koepke, N.,
LeMaster, T., Myers, S., Ryan, J., Stinnett, K., Yackzan, S., Monroe, 
M., Davies, C.C. Difference in Patient Satisfaction with Postoperative Bras and Drain Securement Methods Among Women Undergoing Mastectomy. Accepted Nursing Management.

Hobbs, K., Davies, C.C., Monroe, M.
The effect of an educational intervention on nurse knowledge 
of medication management for acute pain crises in patients with cancer. JONS Essentials, 26 (5); 559 – 563.

Glass, A., Monroe, M., Davies, C.C.
Influence of a multidisciplinary STOMA team approach on distress, 
anxiety, self-efficacy, and patient satisfaction. Journal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship, 13 (7).

Bowles, L.A, Heet, W., Waterbeck, J., Chastain, L., Monroe, M., Davies, C.C.
(2022). The effect of an 
Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Protocol on Opioid Consumption, Pain, and Length of Stay among Patients Undergoing Prostatectomy and Nephrectomy. Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 35(2):e-27-e-31.

Monroe, M., Davies, C.C., Brockopp, D., Beckman, D., Cantrell, D.
(2022) COVID 19: The lived experience by Chief Nursing Officers. Journal of Nursing Administration, 52(5); 309-313.



Farmer, M., Monroe, M., Davies, C.C. (2021). Nurses’ knowledge of Alpha-gal allergies. Nursing Management. 1;52 (12):6-8. doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000800396.67224.8f

Kjelland, K., Allen, M., Holder, K., Jenny, A., Row, C., Troutman, H., Nieves, H., Voils, T., Monroe, M.
 (2021). The Tiered Skills Acquisition Model: Orientees’ perception of preceptor performance Nursing Management, 52(9):51-53.

Kramer, M., Fultz, J., Smoot B., Sutherland, S., Wells, N., Monroe, M., Davies, C.C.
(2021). Educating Nurses during a Pandemic to Manage Ventilators. Journal of Nurses in Professional Development, 38(5): E49 – 54.

Kramer, M., Davies, C.C.
(2021). The Development of an Effective Charge Nurse Program. Journal of Nurses in Professional Development, 37(5):268-277. doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000765

Brockopp, D., Monroe, M., Davies, C. C., Cawood, M., Cantrell, D.
(2021). COVID-19: The Lived Experience of Critical Care Nurses. Journal of Nursing Administration, 51(7/8):372-378.

Monroe, M.,
Linares A.M., Ashford, K. (2021). Mothers’ perception of hospital-based care: The effect on exclusive breastfeeding. Nursing for Women’s Health, 25(4): 257-263.

Rogers, A., Fultz, J., Clements-Hickman, A., Davies, C.C.
(2021). The Baptist Health Lexington Nursing Orientation Progression Tool: A Methodological Study. Journal of Nursing Administration, 51(9):439-447.

A.J. Walid., Edwards, J., Yackzan, S., Stanifer, S., Monroe, M., Brockopp, D., Dollar, S., Self, B., Shearin, H., Young, T.J.
(2021) Reduction in opioid consumption, pain and antiemetic use following used of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocol for breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy. Annals of Breast Surgery, 5;15.

Merritt, S., Kramer, M., Monroe, M., Davies, C.C.
(2021). Conducting a Virtual Research Symposium: Path to Success. Journal of Nursing Administration, 51(5), 240-241. 

McGuire, M., Olivo, A., Yackzan S. Productivity measures; Empowering oncology nurse practitioners to understand and demonstrate value in practice. (2021) Clinical journal of Oncology Nursing. 25(3):247-250.



Bucher, T., Davies, C. C., Clements-Hickman, A., Weaver, C., Breakall, A., & Yackzan, S. (2021). The effect of education on caregivers’ knowledge and attitudes regarding the use of hand massage, breathing techniques and essential oils in the hospice and palliative care patient population. Nursing Forum, 56(2), 249-254.

Hands, K., Davies, C. C., Monroe, M., & Brockopp, D. (2021) The Effect of Hospital Pre-birth Classes on Birth Outcomes. Journal of Perinatal Education, 30(4):196-202. doi: 10.1891/J-PE-D-20-00050.

Workman, C., Davies, C. C., Arthur, C., Martin, D., Ogle, K., Thompson, K., Modawell, K., Tussey, K., & Morse, L. A. (2020). Evaluation of a multi-site nurse let mobility plan. Journal of Nursing Administration, 50(12), 649-654.

Weaver, C., Davies, C. C., Yackzan, S., Herron, R., & Nettro, A. (2021) Essential Oils Use with Breast Imaging: A Pilot Study. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 39(2):108-115.

Hobbs, K. B., & Yackzan, S. (2020). Adrenal Insufficiency:  Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Immune-Related Adverse Event Management. Clinical Journal of Nursing, 24(3), 240-243. DOI:10.1188/20.CJON.240-243.

Nieves, H., Clements-Hickman, A., & Davies, C. C. (2021). Effect of a Parent Empowerment Program on LOS, Parental Stress, Patient Satisfaction and Maternal Depression. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 35(1),92-99.

Kjelland, K., Monroe, M., Moore, T., Cooper, H., & Davies, C. C. (2020). Skin to skin contact following Cesarean birth, a designated nurse: An evaluation of clinical outcomes and cost. Nursing Management, 51(7), 8-10. 

Harris, P., Lewis, P.C., Graystone, R. (2020). Set Up For Success. How the Pathway to Excellence® Framework supports ambulatory care nurses. Nursing Management, 51(12), 6-9.

Nelson-Brantley, H.V., Beckman, D., Parchment, J., Smith-Miller, C.A., Weaver, S.H. (2020). Magnet® and Pathway to Excellence® Focusing on Research and Evidence-based practice. JONA, 50(5), 245-247.

Lewis, C.P., Colcord, K., Peterson, A., Pfister, C., Robertson, M.E., Slyh, A., Smoot, B., Tussey, K., & Whalen, H. (2020).  “C.A.R.E. to Prevent Medical Device Related Pressure Injuries?” American Nurse Journal, Accepted October 2020.


Edwards, J., Dollar, S., Young, T., & Brockopp, D. 
(2019). The Role of an Acute Pain Service in Preventing New Persistent Opioid Use Following Surgery. Journal of Nursing Administration, 50(4), 1-5.

Hands, K., Clements-Hickman, A., Brockopp, D., & Davies, C. C. (2019). The Effect of Hospital Pre-birth Classes on Women’s Birth Preferences and Fear of Childbirth: A Pre and Post-Class Survey. Journal of Perinatal Education, 29(3),134-142.

Walker, M., Fultz, A., Davies, C. C., & Brockopp, D. (2019). Symptoms Experience by MR Technologists’ Exposed to Static Magnetic Fields. Radiologic Technology, 91(4), 316-323.

Bowles, L, Curtis, J, Davies, C, Lengerich, A, Bugajski, A. (2019). The Effect of Music on Mood, Motivation and Exercise Among Patients in a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program: A Pilot Study. Nursing Forum. 54(3), 340-344.

Lewis, CP. ANCC Recognition of Professional Nursing Practice. (2019). Recognition Benefits Organizations, Nurses, and Patients. American Nurse Today 14(5), 44-47.

Lewis, CP., Johnson, BH, Donnell, C., Phillips T., Jackson, D., Backus, M.,… Wentz, A. (2019) How One     Healthcare System Became the First in the World to Achieve a Combination of Magnet® Recognition and Pathway to Excellence® Designation For All of its Hospitals. Nursing Management, 50 (7), 38-44. doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000558524.37370.ce

Yackzan, S., Stanifer, S., Barker, S., Blair, B., Glass, A., Weyl, H., Wheeler, P. (2019). Outcome Measurement:  Patient Satisfaction Scores and Contact with Oncology Nurse Navigators. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 23(1), 76-81.



Tussey, K., Yackzan, S., & Davies, C.C.
(2018). Moving into a New Hospital Tower:  The MOVEE Model. Nursing Management, 49(12), 12-16.

Wright, L. & Brockopp, D. (2018). Developing a Research Friendly Environment: The Librarian’s Role. 
Journal of Nursing Administration, 48(11), 540-541.

Brockopp DY. (2018). Nursing Research: A Conundrum. Journal of Nursing Administration. 48(5):231-232.

Davies, CC, Lengerich A, Bugajski A, Brockopp D. (2018). Detecting Change in Activity Using the Patient- Specific Functional Scale with Breast Cancer Survivors. Rehabilitation Oncology, 36(2), 117-122.

Fultz, A., Walker, M., Lengerich A., Bugajski, A. (2018). Radiologic Technologists’ Job Satisfaction, Radiologic Technology, 89(6), 536-540.

Winner-Stoltz, R, Lengerich, A, Hench, A J, O’Malley, J, Kjelland, K, Eal, M. (2018). Staff Nurse Perceptions of Open Pod and Single Family Room NICU Designs on Work Environment and Patient Care. Advances in Neonatal Care, 18(3), 189-198.



Lengerich, A., Bugajski, A.
, Marchese, M., Hall, B., Yackzan, S., Davies, C., & Brockopp, D. (2017). The Baptist Health nurse retention questionnaire: A methodological study, Part 1. Journal of Nursing Administration, 47(5), 289-293. doi:10.1097/nna.0000000000000480

Bugajski, A., Lengerich, A., Marchese, M., Hall, B., Yackzan, S., Davies, C., & Brockopp, D. (2017). The importance of factors related to nurse retention: Using the Baptist Health nurse retention questionnaire, Part 2. Journal of Nursing Administration, 47(6), 308-312. doi:10.1097/nna.0000000000000486

Davies, C. C., Brockopp, D., Moe, K., Wheeler, P., Abner, J., & Lengerich, A. (2017). Exploring the lived experience of women immediately following mastectomy: A phenomenological study. Cancer Nursing, 40(5), 361-368. doi:10.1097/ncc.0000000000000413

Melton, L., Lengerich, A., Collins, M., McKeehan, R., Dunn, D., Griggs, P., . . . Bugajski, A. (2017). Evaluation of huddles: A multisite study. The Health Care Manager (Frederick), 36(3), 282-287. doi:10.1097/hcm.0000000000000171

Fultz, A., Walker, M., Lengerich A., Bugajski, A. (2018) Job satisfaction of medical imaging technologists: A current look at work environment, communication and leadership. Accepted in Radiologic Technology.



Davies, C. C., Brockopp, D., & Moe, K.
(2016). Astym therapy improves function and range of motion following mastectomy. Breast Cancer, 8(1), 39-45. doi:10.2147/bctt.s102598

Brockopp, D., Hill, K., Moe, K., & Wright, L. (2016). Transforming practice through publication: A community hospital approach to the creation of a research-intensive environment. Journal of  Nursing Administration, 46(1), 38-42. doi:10.1097/nna.0000000000000294

Bugajski, A., Lengerich, A., McCowan, D., Merritt, S., Moe, K., Hall, B., . . . Brockopp, D. (2017). The Baptist Health high-risk falls assessment: One assessment fits all. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 32(2), 114-119. doi:10.1097/ncq.0000000000000220

Honaker, J. S., Forston, M. R., Davis, E. A., Weisner, M. M., Morgan, J. A., & Sacca, E. (2016). The effect of adjunctive noncontact low frequency ultrasound on deep tissue pressure injury. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 24(6), 1081-1088. doi:10.1111/wrr.12479

Bragg, L., Bugajski, A., Marchese, M., Caldwell, R., Houle, L., Thompson, R., . . . Lengerich, A. (2016). How do patients perceive hourly rounding? Nursing Manage, 47(11), 11-13. doi:10.1097/01.NUMA.0000502807.60295.c5




Weyl, H., Yackzan, S., Ross, K., Henson, A., Moe, K., & Lewis, C. P. (2015). Understanding colorectal screening behaviors and factors associated with screening in a community hospital setting. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(1), 89-93. doi:10.1188/15.cjon.89-93

Alaloul, F., Brockopp, D. Y., Andrykowski, M. A., Hall, L. A., & Al Nusairat, T. S. (2015). Quality of life in Arab muslim cancer survivors following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: Comparison with matched healthy group. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(7), 2157-2164. doi:10.1007/s00520-014-2583-7

Bradley, H., Cantrell, D., Dollahan, K., Hall, B., Lewis, P., Merritt, S., . . . White, D. (2015). Evaluating preceptors: A methodological study. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 31(3), 164-169. doi:10.1097/nnd.0000000000000166

Davies, C., Brockopp, D., & Moe, K. (2015). Test-retest and internal consistency of the disability of arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) outcome measure in assessing functional status among breast cancer survivors with lymphedema. Rehabilitation Oncology, 33(1), 28-31. 

Lewis, C. P., Corley, D. J., Lake, N., Brockopp, D., & Moe, K. (2015). Overcoming barriers to effective pain management: The use of professionally directed small group discussions. Pain Management Nursing, 16(2), 121-127. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2014.05.002

Moe, K., Brockopp, D., McCowan, D., Merritt, S., & Hall, B. (2015). Major predictors of inpatient falls: A multisite study. Journal of Nursing Administration, 45(10), 498-502. doi:10.1097/nna.0000000000000241

Hahn, J., Byrd, R., Lengerich, A., Hench, J., Ford, C., Byrd, S., Stoltz, R. (2015). Neonatal abstinence syndrome: The experience of infant massage. Creative Nursing, 22(1), 45-50 6p. doi:10.1891/1078-4535.22.1.45



Schreiber, J. A., Cantrell, D., Moe, K. A., Hench, J., McKinney, E., Lewis, C. P., . . . Brockopp, D. (2014). Improving knowledge, assessment, and attitudes related to pain management: Evaluation of an intervention. Pain Management Nursing, 15(2), 474-481. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2012.12.006

Corley, D., Brockopp, D., McCowan, D., Merritt, S., Cobb, T., Johnson, B., . . . Hall, B. (2014). The Baptist Health high risk falls assessment: A methodological study. Journal of Nursing Administration, 44(5), 263-269. doi:10.1097/nna.0000000000000065

Davies, C., Nitz, A. J., Mattacola, C. G., Kitzman, P., Howell, D., Viele, K., . . . Brockopp, D. (2014). Practice patterns when treating patients with low back pain: A survey of physical therapists. Physiotherapy Theory Practice, 30(6), 399-408. doi:10.3109/09593985.2013.877547

Honaker, J., Brockopp, D., & Moe, K. (2014a). Development and psychometric testing of the Honaker suspected deep tissue injury severity scale. Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing, 41(3), 238-241. doi:10.1097/won.0000000000000024

Honaker J., Brockopp D., Moe K. (2014b). Suspected deep tissue injury profile: A pilot study. Advanced Skin Wound Care. 27(3):133-40; quiz 141-2. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000443267.25288.87. 

Kjelland, K., Corley, D., Slusher, I., Moe, K., & Brockopp, D. (2014). The best for baby card: An evaluation of factors that Influence Women’s Decisions to Breastfeed. Newborn & Infant Nursing Reviews, 14(1), 23-27. doi:10.1053/j.nainr.2013.12.007

Lewis, C.P. (2014). Knowledge development: Building on a solid foundation. Clinical Scholars Review for DNP. 7(1), 48-51. 

Roser, L. P., Piercy, E. C., & Altpeter, T. (2014). Targeting zero: One hospital's journey to reduce CAUTI. Nursing Management, 45(12), 18-20. doi:10.1097/01.NUMA.0000456652.02404.b5

Stoltz, R., Byrd, R., Hench, A. J., Slone, T., Brockopp, D., & Moe, K. (2014). Does the type of sleep surface influence infant wellbeing in the NICU? MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 39(6), 363-368. doi:10.1097/nmc.0000000000000078

Thompson, M., Moe, K., & Lewis, C. P. (2014). The effects of music on diminishing anxiety among preoperative patients. Journal of Radiology Nursing, 33(4), 199-202. doi:10.1016/j.jradnu.2014.10.005

Watkins, S., Corley, D., Cleeter, D., Moe, K., & Brockopp, D. (2014). Implementing a nurse leader  fellowship model. Nursing Management, 45(7), 53-55. doi:10.1097/01.NUMA.0000451038.15082.b7



Brockopp, D. Y., Moe, K., Corley, D., & Schreiber, J. (2013). The Baptist Health Lexington evidence-based practice model: A 5-year journey. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(4), 187-193. doi:10.1097/NNA.0b013e31828958e7

Davies, C., Brockopp, D., & Moe, K. (2013). Internal consistency of the disability of arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) outcome measure in assessing functional status among breast cancer survivors. Rehabilitation Oncology, 31(4), 6-12.

Gilbert, P., Rutland, M. D., & Brockopp, D. (2013). Redesigning the work of case management: Testing a predictive model for readmission. The American Journal of Managed Care, 19(10 Spec No), eS19-eSP25. 

Honaker, J. S., Forston, M. R., Davis, E. A., Wiesner, M. M., & Morgan, J. A. (2013). Effects of non contact low-frequency ultrasound on healing of suspected deep tissue injury: A retrospective analysis. International Wound Journal, 10(1), 65-72. doi:10.1111/j.1742-481X.2012.00944.x



Honaker, J. S., Forston, M. R., Davis, E. A., Wiesner, M. M., & Morgan, J. A. (2013). Effects of non contact low-frequency ultrasound on healing of suspected deep tissue injury: A retrospective analysis. International Wound Journal, 10(1), 65-72. doi:10.1111/j.1742-481X.2012.00944.x

Schreiber, J. A., & Brockopp, D. Y. (2012). Twenty-five years later--what do we know about religion/spirituality and psychological well-being among breast cancer survivors? A systematic review. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 6(1), 82-94. doi:10.1007/s11764-011-0193-7



Blair, M., Hill, K. S., Walters, B. J., Senn, L., & Brockopp, D. A. (2011). Caring for nurses: Hospital-based study groups for certification. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 27(4), 165-169. doi:10.1097/NND.0b013e3181a68aae

Brockopp, D., Schreiber, J., Hill, K., Altpeter, T., Moe, K., & Merritt, S. (2011). A successful evidence-based practice model in an acute care setting. Oncology Nurse Forum, 38(5), 509-511. doi:10.1188/11.onf.509-51

Honaker, J., & Forston, M. (2011). Adjunctive use of noncontact low-frequency ultrasound for treatment of suspected deep tissue injury: A case series. Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing, 38(4), 394-403. doi:10.1097/WON.0b013e31821e87eb

Lewis, D. A., Sanders, L. P., & Brockopp, D. Y. (2011). The effect of three nursing interventions on thermoregulation in low birth weight infants. Neonatal Network, 30(3), 160-164. doi:10.1891/0730-0832.30.3.160



Davies, C. C., & Brockopp, D. Y. (2010). Use of ASTYM® treatment on scar tissue following surgical treatment for breast cancer: A pilot study. Rehabilitation Oncology, 28(3), 3-12. 



Ross, K., Mathis, S., & Brockopp, D. (2008). Developing a successful palliative care service in an acute care setting. Journal of Nursing Administration, 38(6), 282-286. doi:10.1097/


Nursing Contributions to the Community

Baptist Health Lexington encourages nursing at all levels to volunteer and support community healthcare outreach programs and population health initiatives. Being a part of the events allows us to partner with members and leaders of the community while supporting improvements in public health. Activities may include health screenings, providing essential education, and linking patients to vital healthcare resources, particularly for underserved people. The hospital provides sponsorship of local events, purchase of materials to provide various services, and gives approval of staff to help. Clinical nurses are empowered to participate through use of the facility’s RN/LPN Clinical Ladder which provides both public and monetary recognition. Often, nurse leaders and other team members are supported by the hospital through paid roles for volunteer activities with community events. Staff maybe involved in health event assessment, planning, actual activities, or evaluation of events. The following list identifies various sponsoring organizations, community healthcare outreach programs, and population health initiatives at the local, regional, and state level that nursing professionals participated over the last 24 months:

  • COVID Vaccine Clinics
  • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Employee Flu Vaccine Clinics
  • Stroke Service Community Education initiatives for “BE FAST” – Recognize signs, symptoms, and risk factors for stroke: A-fib, HTN, DM, HLD, obesity, and nutrition:
    • Woodhill Community Center and Urban Impact
    • The Lexington School
    • Educational presentations for hospitals across Kentucky on AHA guidelines, hospital transfer programs, and EMS/pre-hospital care of stroke patients
  • Cancer Services initiatives include:
    • American Cancer Society Belles and Beaus Ball
    • Being Mortal – Advance Directive
    • Breast, Colon and Lung Cancer Awareness
    • Empowerment Series Women’s Cancer Support Group
    • Hope Lodge
    • Kentucky Cancer Link- Regional Colon Cancer Screenings
    • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Light the Night
    • Ovarian Cancer Awareness
    • Race for the Cure
    • Shine a Light on Lung Cancer
    • Susan G. Komen Financial Toxicity Program
    • Turn the Town Teal – Ovarian Cancer Awareness
    • Ironcology
    • DiverCity
    • Lexington Community Health Fair education
    • KyCancerLink
    • Survivorship celebration Day
    • Lexington pools skin cancer screening
    • Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group
    • Oncology Patient Advisory Group
  • Diabetes Services initiatives:
    • CommUNITY Fest, (United Way, St Martin Village Neighborhood Assoc.)
    • State of Diabetes Event, Regional ADA National Diabetes Month awareness presentation open to the public/payers
    • Dixie Elementary Health Fair
    • Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Center Career Day
    • UKFCU employee health fair
    • Chronic Disease Awareness Booth
    • Gray Health Fair
    • FCPS Admin – Muscle Matters Series
    • FCPS Admin – Fitness Friday Health Fair
    • Fayette Co Diabetes Expo
    • Baptist Health HealthTalks Podcast
    • Baptist Health Bariatrics Facebook Live
    • Salvation Army Nutrition Clinic
  • Cardiovascular Service Initiatives:
    • Mended Hearts Support Group
    • Early Heart Attack Care and Hands-Only CPR education:
      • Woodland Community Center and Urban Impact
      • Dixie Elementary
      • Commonwealth Credit Union
      • Lexington Chamber Chorale Reception
      • Warner Elementary School
    • Kentucky Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force
    • Chronic Disease Awareness Month


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