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Jan Nick, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
School of Nursing
Publications    Scholarly Journals--Submitted
  • Nick, J. M., & Viera, M.  (Submitted May 2011). Feasibility of Reflexology during Induction of Labor. ( 5/2011 - Present )
  Scholarly Journals--Published
  • Nick, J. M. (2011). Global Academics: Turning challenges into opportunities. Journal of Saniku Gakuin Daigaku, 3(1), ( 3/2011 - Present )
  • Nick, J. M. "Deep Tendon Reflexes, Magnesium and Calcium: Assessments and Implications." Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nurses 33. (2004): 221-230. ( 1/2004 - Present )
    The perinatal nurse, in collaboration with physicians, can use deep tendon reflexes as a powerful tool in determining the need to start, adjust, or stop magnesium infusion. Toxicity can be detected using physical manifestations as a guide. Clinical signs may be a better indicator than serum levels of tissue levels of magnesium. Whether magnesium is given to prevent seizures or for tocolysis, patients in both situations are at risk for developing toxicity and must be assessed regularly to ensure patient safety.
  • Nick, J. M. "Connecting research findings to nursing practice." Indian Journal of Continuing Nursing Education 4.2 (2003): 5-7. ( 1/2003 - Present )
  • Nick, J. M. "Deep Tendon Reflexes: The what, why, where, & how of tapping." JOGNN 32.3 (2003): 297-306. ( 1/2003 - Present )
    Deep tendon reflexes (DTRs) demonstrate the homeostasis between the cerebral cortex and the spinal cord. When these reflexes are disrupted, hyperreflexia (disease induced) or hyporeflexia/areflexia (drug induced) occurs. Although nurses perform DTR assessment regularly, it is difficult to incorporate theoretical principles in these assessments because of scant medical literature, a lack of nursing research, and time constraints in nursing programs. These conditions usually result in one-on-one training, causing reduced consistency. A comprehensive examination assists the clinician to apply theoretical principles, develop expert technique, and serve as a catalyst for clinical research.
  • Nick, J. M. "Organic buildup and residual blood on infant stethoscopes used in maternal infant areas.." JOGNN 28.2 (1999): 143-150. ( 1/1999 - Present )
  • Nick, J. M. (1997). Organic buildup and residual blood on infant stethoscopes used in maternal‑infant areas. Abstract and Program of the Twenty‑first Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society, April 1997, Minneapolis, MN. ( 4/1997 - Present )
  • Smith, A. L., Henderson, J. S., Mitchell, D. F., Nick, J., Pollock, J., Bachand, D., Dickerman, C. A., Flowers, D., and Hamilton, P. "Annotated Bibliography: Chaos Theory and Nonlinear dynamics." Theoretic and Applied Chaos in Nursing 1.1 (1994): 42-43. ( 1/1994 - Present )
  • Nick, J. M. (1988). Effects of postpartum support on the duration of breastfeeding. Abstract and Program of Twelfth Annual Midwest Nursing Research Society, April 1988, Wichita, KS ( 4/1988 - Present )
  Scholarly Journals--Accepted
  • Nick, J.M. (2011). Open Access Part II: The Structure, Resources, and Implications for nurses. Accepted for publication in Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. ( 7/2011 - Present )
  • Nick, J.M. (2011). Open Access Part I: The Movement, the Issues, and the Benefits. Accepted for publication in Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. ( 6/2011 - Present )
  Books and Chapters
  • Nick, J. M., & Salmeron, L. Liability of the Nurse Educator. In Miller Rostant, D., & Cady, R.C (Eds.). Liability issues for perinatal nurses.: J. B. Lippincott, 1999. ( 1/1999 - Present )
  • Walker, C., Comley, A., Hodgson, C., Nick, J. M., & Taylor, H. An overview of three theory construction strategies. In Beard, M. (Ed.), Theory Construction and Testing: Tucker Publishing Company, 1995. ( 1/1995 - Present )
  • Nick, J. M. Toward a theory of fetal heart rate variability. In Beard, M. (Ed.), Theory Construction and Testing.: Tucker Publishing Company, San Antonio, TX, 1995. ( 1/1995 - Present )
  • Nick, J. M., & Beard, M. Multivariate Analysis to Categorical Data. In Beard, M. (Ed.), Theory Construction and Testing: Tucker Publishing Company, San Antonio, TX, 1995. ( 1/1995 - Present )