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Regena Spratling

Associate Professor, Associate Dean & Chief Academic Officer for Nursing    
Education

PhD Nursing Georgia State University
MS Child Health Nursing Georgia State University
BSN Georgia Baptist College of Nursing

Biography

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Spratling is a pediatric nurse practitioner with 20 years of experience in pediatric nursing care. She has held positions as a nurse in pediatric critical care and as a nurse practitioner in acute and primary pulmonary pediatric care.

Research Interests

Dr. Spratling has completed research with children who require medical technology and their families, including children who have a tracheostomy and medically fragile adolescents who require respiratory assistance. She has research interests primarily with children who have complex chronic illnesses and require medical technology. She also has experience with in qualitative research methods.

Selected Publications

  • Dale, J., Hallas, D., & Spratling, R. (in press). Critiquing research evidence for use in practice: Revisited. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. Manuscript accepted for publication.
    Tanabe, P., Spratling, R., Smith, D., Grissom, P., & Hulihan, M. (in press). A call to action for nurses: Understanding the complications of Sickle Cell Disease. American Journal of Nursing. Manuscript accepted for publication.
  • Spratling, R. & Lawrence, R. (in press). Facilitators and barriers to minority blood donations: A systematic review. Nursing Research. Manuscript accepted for publication.
    Lee, J. & Spratling, R. (2019). Recruiting mothers of children with developmental disabilities: Adaptations of the snowball sampling technique using social media. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 33, 107-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2018.09.011
  • Singleton, A. & Spratling, R. (2018). A strategic planning tool for increasing African-American blood donation. Health Promotion Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839918775733
    Spratling, R. (2018). Conference networking: Before, during, after, and beyond. Research in Nursing & Health 41(6), 498-500. https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.21917
  • Grissette, B., Spratling, R., & Aycock, D. (2018). Barriers to help-seeking behavior among women with postpartum depression. JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 47(6), 812-819. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2018.09.006
  • Lee, J., Hayat, M., Spratling, R., Sevcik, R., & Clark, P. (2018). Relationship of mothers’ mental and physical health to characteristics of mothers and their children with developmental disabilities. Nursing Research, 67(6), 456-464. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000309
  • Rudell, G. & Spratling, R. (2018). Pediatric bipolar disorder: A case presentation and discussion. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 32(2), 201-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.09.001
    Lombardi, M., Spratling, R., Pan, W., & Shapiro, S. (2018). Measuring organizational capacity to accelerate healthcare innovation in academic health centers. Quality Management in Health Care, 27(1), 1-7. doi:10.1097/QMH.0000000000000157
  • Lee, J., Spratling, R., & Helvig, A. (2018). Sleep characteristics in mothers of children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 32(1), e9-e18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.08.002
    Aycock, D. M., Sims, T. T., Florman, T., Casseus, K. T., Gordon, P. M., & Spratling, R. G. (2017). Language sensitivity, the RESPECT Model, and continuing education. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 48(11), 517-524. doi:10.3928/00220124-20171017-10
  • Spratling, R. (2017). Understanding the health care utilization of children who require medical technology: A descriptive study of children who require tracheostomies. Applied Nursing Research, 34, 62-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2017.02.017
  • Spratling, R. & Powers, E. (2017). Development of a data abstraction form: Getting what you need from the electronic health record. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 31(1), 126-130. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2016.07.007

Selected Presentations

Presented papers

  • Where Do We Go from Here: PNPs Contributions to Outcomes for Child Health in the Future? (March 2016). National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 37th annual conference, Atlanta, Georgia. Invited panel presentation, national.
  • Snyder, A., Minick, P. & Spratling, R. (March 2015). Athletic Trainers’ Perceptions of Concussion in High School Athletes. MBAA International Conference, Business and Health Administration Association Meeting. Refereed research podium presentation, international.
  • NAPNAP’s Research Agenda: The Next Five Years. (March 2014). Co-Presented with R.  Pickler. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 35th annual conference,    Boston, Massachusetts. Invited panel presentation, national.
  • Research Roundtable. (March 2014). National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 35th annual conference, Boston, Massachusetts. Invited panel presentation, national.
  • Research Roundtable. (April 2013). National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 34th annual conference, Orlando, Florida. Invited panel presentation, national.
  • Finding Your Niche:  How to figure out what you want to do and where you want to do it. (February 2013). Georgia Chapter of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners annual conference. Invited panel presentation, state.
  • The Experiences of Medically Fragile Adolescents Who Require Respiratory Assistance. (March 2012). National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 33rd annual conference, San  Antonio, Texas, March 2012. Refereed research podium presentation, national.

Poster presentations

  • Methodological Challenges in Retrospective Chart Reviews: Lessons Learned from the Researchers’ Perspective. (February 2015). Southern Nursing Research Society conference. Tampa, Florida. Refereed poster presentation, regional.
  • Health Care Needs of Technology Dependent Children and Adolescents. (February 2014). Co-presented with L. Bocutti. Southern Nursing Research Society conference. San Antonio, Texas. Refereed poster presentation,  regional.
  • Nutrition Education for Children in Rural Underserved Communities- Health Teaching Kits. (April 2013). National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 34th annual conference, Orlando, Florida. Refereed practice innovation poster presentation, national.
  • NAPNAP Research Agenda Revisions: Preliminary Results & Request for Feedback. (April 2013). Presented with NAPNAP Research Committee. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 34th annual conference, Orlando, Florida. Invited research poster presentation, national.
  • Medically Fragile Adolescents Who Require Respiratory Assistance- Experiences of Connections and Disconnections with Technology. (March 2013). Annual Meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Atlanta, Georgia. Refereed poster presentation, international.

Funding

  • Web-based Modules to Support Young Children Who Require Medical Technology and Their Caregivers, PI, NIH/NINR R15 Academic Research Enhancement Award, Total cost: $423,314, Funding period: 07/17/2018-06/30/2020
  • Implementing a Continuous Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship Framework (CHIEF) for Academic Medical Centers, Senior/Key Personnel, Marcus Foundation, Total cost: $50,000, Funding period: 2014-2016
  • Parents’ Symptom Management for Their Technology Dependent Child, PI, Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions Intramural Grant, Georgia State University, Total cost: $7,000, Funding period: 2015-2016

Memberships

  • American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners