Megan Winegarden, DNP, EDM., RN, CNE

Assistant Professor

Email: mwinegarden@sf.edu
Phone: 260.399.7700, ext. 8513

Professional Education

  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice—Case Western Reserve University, 2015
  • Master of Science in Nursing – University of Saint Francis, 2007
  • Master of Education – Boston University, 1988
  • Bachelor of Science – College of St. Francis (Joliet, Ill.), 1984
  • Diploma – Butterworth Hospital School of Nursing, 1980

Clinical Expertise/Certification

  • Expertise in critical care, leadership and management in nursing, education leadership, diversity
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Awards and Recognitions

  • Outstanding Clinical Achievement – University of Saint Francis, 2007
  • Outstanding Theory Achievement – University of Saint Francis, 2007

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Xi Nu Chapter-at-LargeNortheast
  • Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives (NEIONE)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA)

Publications

  • Winegarden, M. The Marriage of Evidence-Based Practice and Bedside Clinical Practice. Pulse Points.

Presentations

  • “Perceptions of Nursing Students Regarding Interventions to Increase Persistence to Graduation” presentation to faculty and students at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
  • Diversity in Nursing in Indiana” presented at Indiana Center for Nursing Summit, Indianapolis, IN
  • “Disarray in the Sim Bay,” co-presenter – presentation related to a simulation exercise co-developed for BSN senior students to teach delegation and prioritization, METI HSPN Conference
    Orlando, Fla.
  • “Using Saint Francis’ Canticle of the Creatures in teaching in the First Year Experience,” café-style presentation – Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • “Heart Failure Across the Continuum,” with Carol Rink, RN, and Connie Bickle, RN – Hoosier Home Care, Hospice and DME State Conference
    Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Clinical Reasoning: The Forest for the Trees – presented to DNP students and faculty, Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Lateral Violence in Nursing – presented to DNP students and faculty, Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Patricia Benner and her Clinical Wisdom – presented to DNP students and professors, Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • “Developing an Evidence-Based Practice for Nurse Educator,” co-presenter – presented to Nursing Faculty at Large, Scholarship of Teaching, NLN Conference Update
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • “Active Student Learning” – presented to Nursing Faculty at Large, Scholarship of Teaching
    Fort Wayne, Ind.

Poster Presentations

  • “Applying An Active Learning Approach to Evidence-Based Nursing Practice” – Nuts and Bolts for Nurse Educators: Effective strategies for NCLEX Success
    Bloomington, Minn.
  • Perceptions of Nursing Students Regarding Interventions to Increase Persistence to Graduation”, Presented at Sigma Theta Tau Research Symposium, Fort Wayne IN
  • “Education is Key in Heart Failure Self-Care” – Lutheran Hospital and University of Saint Francis
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • “Anxiety in the PET/CT” – report on pilot research project, Goshen General Hospital Research Week
    Goshen, Ind.
  • “Education is Key in Heart Failure Self-Care” – Goshen General Hospital Research Week
    Goshen, Ind. 

Research/Evidenced Based Practice

  • Music Use in the Cardiac PET/CT to Decrease Anxiety as Measured by the State Trait Anxiety Inventory: A Pilot Study,” principal investigator – funded by Goshen General Hospital Cardiology Department, Goshen, Ind.
  • General Education Assessment Week 2009-2012 – General Education Department, participated in direct assessment of general education artifacts to determine if general education outcomes were met in a variety of courses at the University of Saint Francis
    Fort Wayne, Ind..
  • Survey of all ASN and BSN students at the University of Saint Francis on “Perceptions on what helps or hinders their persistence to graduation”. Fort Wayne, IN

Community Service

  • Shepherd by the Lakes Lutheran Church
    • Board of Service member
    • Health Ministry Team
    • Altar Guild member
    • Mary Martha Society member
  • Right to Life of North Central Indiana, Life Chain member, 2008-2016
  • Community lecture, “Let’s Talk About Drugs” – community lecture presented to inform seniors about medication safety and use, Cardiac Club, Greencroft Senior Center
    Goshen, Ind.

Curriculum Vitae

View Megan Winegarden’s curriculum vitae.