Gail Wegner

 

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College of Nursing

Cynthia Cooke

Gail Wegner

Associate Professor of Nursing
CLO 301
219-989-2820

Email: gail.wegner@purduecal.edu

Education:

2011 DNP Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
1985-1993 ABD Wayne State University, Detrit, MI
Focus: Clinical Nursing Research
1895-1989 Post-Masters Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Focus:  Family Theory, Family Research and Measurement
1983-1984 Post-Masters University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Focus:  Theory De3velopment, Research and Measurement in Nursing
1976 M.S. St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
1974 B.S. Purdue University Calumet, Hammond IN, Nursing
1967 A.A.S. Purdue University Calumet, Hammond IN, Nursing

Professional Affiliations

  • American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Mu Omega
  • Society of Nurses in Advanced Practice
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Human Resources and Services Administration, Division of Independent Review, Rockville, MD

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Registered Nurse License: States of Indiana and Illinois
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health, (PMHCNS-BC) 2009-2014; 1987-1992

Scholarship/Research Interests

  • Evidence-Based Practice, Evidence-Based Teaching; Quality and Safety in Healthcare Practice; Best Practices in Teaching Online; Family Stress and Coping
  • Wegner, G.*, Moore, E.*. Co-PI. “Exploring the Implementation and Sustainability of Pre-licensure Students’ Evidence-based Practice (EBP) Projects and Associated Barriers and Facilitators”. College of Nursing Purdue University Calumet.  Protocol #1312014314.
  • Moore, E. M.* and Wegner, G.D.*. Co-PI. “Exploring Barriers and Facilitators for Implementing an Evidence-Based Practice Proposal after Completion on an Online RN-BSN Capstone Course”. College of Nursing Purdue University Calumet. Protocol # 1303013429. 
  • Moore, E.* and Wegner, G.*. Co-PI “Exploring Innovative Pedagogical Practices for Implementing Evidence-Based Healthcare in an Online Registered Nurse (RN)-BS Capstone Course”. Academic Partnerships Grant Proposal Number: 00047907.

Teaching Interests/Courses Taught

  • Evidence-Based Practice, Evidence-Based Teaching; Quality and Safety in Healthcare Practice; Best Practices in Teaching Online; Family Stress and Coping
  • NUR 49800 Capstone Course In Nursing (on-campus for prelicensure nursing)*
  • NUR 49800 Capstone Course in Nursing (online for RN-BS students)*
  • NUR 45200 Quality and Safety in Professional Nursing Practice (on-campus for pre- licensure students)
  • NUR 38800 Nursing of Families and Groups (on-campus/online for prelicensure students)
  • NUR 38800 Nursing of Families and Grops (online for RN-BS students)

*Enjoy mentoring students to achieve EBP knowledge and skills, promote their competencies to become change agents, and to help cultivate their scholarly and research skills!

Selected Publications and Presentations

Publications:

Wegner, G.D.* and Moore, E.M.* (April, 2013). Monitoring the quality of the Capstone course.  Nursing. Faculty ecommons. May be retrieved from http://facultyecommons.org/nursingcapstone-
course-quality/

Wegner, G.D.* and Keresztes, T.* (2006). Coping with Workplace Death. Nurse Leader, 4(2), 32-33.

Wegner, G.D.* and Alexander, R.* (Eds.). (1999). Readings in Family Nursing (2nd Ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott.

Wegner, G.D.* and Alexander, R.* (Eds.). (1993). Readings in Family Nursing. Philadelphia: Lippincott.

Presentations:

Moore, E. M* and Wegner, G.D.*. (2013, November). Evidence into action: Capstone innovation and mentorship take the next step. Paper presented at the Sigma Theta Tau 42nd Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Moore E.M. *, Vottero B *, and Wegner, G.D.* (2013, May 30-31). Creating a pre-licensure quality and safety course-Our story. Poster presented at the meeting of the 2013 QSEN National Forum, Atlanta, GA.

Wegner, G.D.*, E.M. Moore* and Vottero, B*. (2013, May 30-31). Evidence-based quality improvement projects: Innovative partnerships in pre-licensure education. Poster presented at the 2013 QSEN National Forum, Atlanta, GA.

Moore, E. M. * and Wegner, G. D* Innovation in Online RN-BSN Education for EBP Decision-Making. September 21, 2012. NLN Education Summit, Anaheim, CA (abstract accepted)

Wegner, G.D. (June 1, 2012.) Using Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies in Teaching QSEN Competencies. Paper presented at the 2012 QSEN National Forum, Tucson, AZ.

Moore, E. M.* and Wegner, G.D.*. (May 30, 2012). Capstone Course Redesign: Creating Collaborative Partnerships for Quality and Safe Healthcare. Paper presented at the 2012 QSEN National Forum, Tucson, AZ.

Wegner, G. D. (April 11, 2012). Preparing Prelicensure BSN students for Clinical Practice: Immersion in Learning QSEN Competencies. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Research and Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare. University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN.

Wegner, G.D. (June 1, 2011). Journey to Knowledge Translation: Effect of a QSEN Knowledge Acquisition Educational Intervention on Pre-licensure Nursing Students. Poster presented at the 2011 QSEN National Forum, Milwaukee, WI

Wegner, G.D.,* and Ullmann, J.* (August 5 & 6, 2004), “Online Distance Education Orientation-Orienting for Success. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Wegner, G.D.,* and Ullmann, J.* (Sept. 24, 2004). Empowering Nursing Students-Online Distance Education Orientation. Paper presented at the 2nd Biennial Distance Education Conference Best Practices in Distance Education for Health Professionals, University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Nursing, Omaha, NE.

Selected Awards and Honors

Annual Award of Excellence 2009 for Outstanding Dedication to Experiential Learning, 2009
Experiential Education Design and Development Award, 2007
Distance Education Faculty Development Award. 2007
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Mu Omega, 1992
Outstanding Teacher Award, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN, 1985
Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Omicron Chapter, 1983