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Regena Spratling, PhD, RN, CPNP

Program Director for Child Health/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, Assistant Professor    
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 17 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

  • Spratling, R. & Powers, E. (in press). Development of a data abstraction form: Getting what you need from the electronic health record. Journal of Pediatric Health Care.
  • Spratling, R., & Powers, E. (2015). Data collection using the electronic health record: Lessons learned from the chart review process. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 29(3), 294-296. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2015.01.005
  • Spratling, R. (2015). Defining technology dependence in children and adolescents. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(5), 634-651. doi:10.1177/0193945914526002
  • Lee, J., & Spratling, R. (2014). Care of gastrostomy feeding tube in children with developmental disabilities. Rehabilitation Nursing, 39(5), 221-224. doi:10.1002/rnj.144.
  • Spratling, R., Pickler, R., Calamaro, C., Dale, J. C., Docherty, S., Goodhue, C., Kilanowski, J., McCarthy, A. M., O’Laughlen, M. C., Sadler, L. S., Small, L., Speer, K., Thomas, T., Van Cleve, S., D’Auria, J., Jones, D. C. (2014). NAPNAP Research Agenda: 2014-2019. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 28(3), 272-275. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2013.12.003
  • Pickler, R.H., Calamaro, C., Docherty, S., Goodhue, C.J, Magee,T., McCarthy, A.M., Sadler, L., Small, L., Spratling, R., Van Cleve, S.N., D’Auria, J., & Jones, D.C. (2013). NAPNAP Research Agenda Revisions: Preliminary Survey Results. Journal of Pediatric Health         Care, 27(5), 390-394. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2013.05.004
  • Spratling, R. (2013). Recruitment of medically fragile children and adolescents: Lessons learned from qualitative research. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 27(1), 62-65. doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2012.08.001
  • Coke, S., Spratling, R., & Minick, P. (2013). Exploring the day-to-day life of mothers dealing with preschool children who have behavioral disorders. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 27(1), 23-32. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2011.06.005
  • Spratling, R. (2012).  The experiences of medically fragile adolescents who require respiratory assistance. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(12), 2740–2749. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05979.x
  • Spratling, R., & Weaver, S. (2012). Theoretical perspective:  Resilience in medically fragile adolescents. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 26(1), 54-68.
  • Spratling, R., Minick, P., & Carmon, M. (2012). The experiences of school-age children with a tracheostomy. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 26(2), 118-125.
  • Spratling, R., Coke, S., & Minick, P. (2012). Qualitative data collection with children. Applied Nursing Research, 25(1), 47-53.

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

  • 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

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