• 2015 -- PhD in Nursing, Education Track, University of Tennessee
    2011 -- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), University of Tennessee
    2004 -- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), University of Central Florida
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2024-03-01 Increasing Adolescent Sexual Activity Screening through a Provider-based InterventionClinical Nursing Research.  33:176-180. 2024-03-01
    2022-11-01 Examining Mental Health Disorders in Overweight and Obese Pediatric PatientsJournal of Pediatric Healthcare.  36:507-519. 2022-11-01
    2022-09-01 Preventing and Protecting Against Internet Research Fraud in Anonymous Web-Based Research: Protocol for the Development and Implementation of an Anonymous Web-Based Data Integrity PlanJMIR Research Protocols.  11:13. 2022-09-01
    2021-09-01 Holistic Review of BSN to DNP Applicants: A Step-by-Step Approach to ImplementationJournal of Professional Nursing.  37:971-977. 2021-09-01
    2021-02-01 Care during Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum, and Human Milk Feeding for Individuals Who Identify as LGBTQ+The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing.  46:43-53. 2021-02-01
    2019-06-01 Teaching Nurses from a Holistic Comfort PerspectiveHolistic Nursing Practice.  33:141-145. 2019-06-01
    2019-03-01 Piloting Virtual Clinical Site Visits in a Family Nurse Practitioner ProgramNurse Educator.  58:160-164. 2019-03-01
    2019-03-01 The Pediatric Procedural Holistic Comfort Assessment: A Feasibility StudyJournal of Pediatric Health Care.  33:509-519.. 2019-03-01
    2019-01-01 Narratives of Doctorally Prepared Faculty on Tenure Track: A Pilot StudyJournal of Professional Nursing.  35:293-299. 2019-01-01
    2018-06-01 Cognitive Dissonance and Pediatric Procedural Pain Management: A Concept ClarificationPain Management Nursing.  19:230-237. 2018-06-01
    2018-06-01 Exploring holistic comfort in children who experience a clinical venipuncture procedureJournal of Holistic Nursing.  36:108-122. 2018-06-01
    2017-06-01 Inadequate pediatric procedural pain management in the emergency room: A policy analysisScholarly Journal of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.  1:25-30. 2017-06-01
    2017-04-01 Treating obesity begins at homeAmerican Journal of Nursing.  117:13. 2017-04-01
    2016-11-01 Behavioral pharmacology of the Odor Span Task: Effects of flunitrazepam, ketamine, methamphetamine and methylphenidate.Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.  106:173-194. 2016-11-01
    2016-07-01 Holistic comfort interventions for pediatric nursing procedures: A systematic reviewJournal of Holistic Nursing.  35:280-295. 2016-07-01
    2014-03-01 Increasing nursing treatment for pediatric procedural painPain Management Nursing.  15:365-379. 2014-03-01


    Year Title Altmetric
    2021-07-01 Theory of Comfort -- Nursing Theorists and their Works.  Elsevier. 2021-07-01
    2020-01-01 Katharine Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory -- Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice.  F.A. Davis. 2020-01-01


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    2013-10-01 Talk about, Fight domestic violenceKnox News Sentinel. 2013-10-01


  • Implementing Clinical Skills and Clinical Simulation Across the Lifespan: Impactful Nursing Education Design and Delivery, 18th Annual South Eastern Nurse Educator Symposium (SENSES) 2024-10-01
  • Practical Application of of Holistic Comfort Care for Nurse Practitioners , Society of Private Nurse Practitioners 2024-05-01
  • Comfort Theory: A Framework for Practice and Research , Baptist Health Shared Governance Nursing Retreat 2024-04-01
  • Pediatric Procedural Comfort Equity, Part I: Saying Goodbye to a One-size-fits-all Comfort Care Approach, Sigma Biennial Region 13 Nursing Research Conference 2024-04-01
  • A Step-by-Step Approach to Robust Research Methods and Evidence Dissemination, Southern Nursing Research Society Conference 2024-02-01
  • Research Overview

  • Pediatric Pain Management
    Pediatric Procedural Holistic Comfort
    Holistic Care across populations
  • Investigator On

    Teaching Overview

  • Nursing Professional Issues
    Pediatric Healthcare
    Pediatric Advanced Practice Nursing
    Advanced Health Assessment
    Nursing Education Practicum
  • Full Name

  • April A Braswell