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Cynthia Elverson

Cynthia Elverson

Title

Associate Professor and Interim Assistant Dean (Sioux Falls)

Office Building

Off-Campus

Mailing Address

University Center-Nursing
2300 Career Ave Ste 260, Room 278
Sioux Falls, SD 57107

Education

BSN, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1979--MS in Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of California-San Francisco, 1986--Neonatal Nurse Practitioner certificate, SDSU, 1988--PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2006

Academic Interests/Expertise

My major area of expertise is quantitative research, including use of structured observational measurements such as those used to measure pediatric pain and behavior. Maternal-child and pediatric populations are my interest areas, especially health promotion and reduction of disparities.

Academic Responsibilities

I teach undergraduate and graduate students in Sioux Falls and online.

Awards and Honors

2020 SDSU College of Nursing Outstanding Researcher/Scholar
2019 SDSU College of Nursing Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Leadership

Grants

Born, S. L., Co-Principal, Carotta, C. L. Co-Principal, Elverson, C. A. Supporting. South Dakota Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative. Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-Federal (October 1, 2018-September 30, 2023: $2,127,544). Southeastern Behavioral Healthcare is the primary recipient and SDSU has a subaward. I co-wrote evaluation content in the grant and serve as evaluator for 20% effort.

Mylant, MaryLou, PI, Elverson, Cynthia, Mennenga, Heidi, Arends, Robin, Hawkins-Taylor, Chamika, Bruns, Kristin, Co-Investigators, Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Education. Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2015, Year 1: $165,793, Year 2: 179,654, Year 3: 201,524). I served as evaluator for 15% effort.

Elverson, Cynthia, Project Director. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing Scholarships. Funding Source: RWJF (2009-2010, $100,000; 2008-2009, $50,000). Elverson, Cynthia, Project Director. Leadership and Mentorship Activities for NCIN Scholarship recipients. Funding Source: RWJF (2009-2010, $1,500; 2008-2009, $1,000).

Professional Memberships

ANA/SDNA
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
Midwest Nursing Research Society
Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Chapter

Applications of Research

Carotta, C., Born, S., Elverson, C., Hauck, A., & Hillerud, K. (2021). With-in child protective factors among rural Head Start children. Early Childhood Education Journal. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10643-021-01234-w

Cordell (Draisey), A., & Elverson, C. A. (2020). Interventions to improve breastfeeding outcomes from six weeks to six months: A systematic review. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 43(6), 583-596. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945920962118

Arends, R., Elverson, C. A., Keefner, T. P., & Mylant, M. (2020). Screening brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) training for family nurse practitioner students. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 33(5), 375-382. https://doi:10.1097/JXX.0000000000000423

Letcher, D., Massey, A., Nelson, M., & Elverson, C. A. (2020). Creating a Culture of Caring: A Shared Academic-Practice Clinical Curriculum. Nurse Educator, 45, 269-272. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000735

Elverson, C. A., & Klawiter, R. (2019). Using guided reflection to link cultural and service learning in a study abroad course. Journal of Professional Nursing 35(3), 181-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2018.11.004

Elverson, C. A., & Samra, H. A. (2012). Overview of structure, process, and outcome indicators of quality in neonatal care. Newborn & Infant Nursing Reviews, 12(3), 154-161. doi:10.1053/j.nainr.2012.06.002

Elverson, C. A., Wilson, M. E., Hertzog, M. A., & French, J. A. (2012). Social regulation of the stress response in the transitional newborn: A pilot study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27, 214-224. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2011.01.029

Elverson, C. A., & Wilson, M. E. (2005). Cortisol: Circadian rhythm and response to a stressor. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 5(4), 159-169.

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Department(s)

Links

South Dakota Early Childhood Mental Health CollaborativeORCID link to publications

Open Prairie

Open PRAIRIE - Public Research Access Institutional Repository and Information Exchange

Open Prairie listing of publications and student publications