Try-It-On: A Hands-On Approach to Implement Holistic Stress Management Techniques for Graduate Nursing Students

Sep 22 2016 - 11:30am
Location: 
College of Nursing, Room 470
Presenter: 
S. Renee Gregg, DNP, FNP-C

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Dr. Gregg has a broad nursing background. She worked in labor and delivery and the neonatal intensive care unit for four years. During this time, she completed a master’s degree and became certified as a family nurse practitioner with the AANP. As a nurse practitioner, Dr. Gregg has worked extensively with vulnerable populations and provided care across the life span, including prenatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric care. Upon completion of her doctoral degree in 2013, she accepted a position as assistant professor of nursing at Ball State University, teaching at the graduate level.

Dr. Gregg has focused her research in the community working with vulnerable populations, conducting multiple research studies within free clinics, state- and federally-funded clinics, and soup kitchens. She is currently working with WeCare, a fully-funded grant, to reduce infant mortality in Central Indiana through one-on-one education provided by community advocates and targeted text messaging. She has successfully published work and presented findings at the national and international level from this research.

While working with graduate nursing students and patients in vulnerable populations, Dr. Gregg noted a theme: high levels of stress among graduate students and patients. This realization inspired her to begin a line of research integrating holistic-based stress management education for graduate nursing students through immersion within the techniques. Dr. Gregg has published and presented nationally and internationally on these ongoing results and has become a passionate advocate for self-care before patient-care.

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