WellStar School of Nursing


Nicole Mareno, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

HS 3126

Phone: 678-797-2027

Email: nmareno@kennesaw.edu

 

 

Academic Degrees

 

 

Ph.D.

Nursing

University of San Diego

2009

  M.S. Nursing Point Loma Nazarene University 2005
  B.S. Nursing Point Loma Nazarene University 2002

 

 

Professional Experience

 

 

2009-Present 

Assistant Professor of Nursing, WellStar School of Nursing, Kennesaw State University

 

2008-2009

Clinical Supervisor, School of Nursing, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida

 

2006-2009

Assistant Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California

 

 

Recent Professional Activities

 

 

Publications in Professional Journals

  • Hart, P., & Mareno, N. Cultural challenges and barriers through the voices of nurses. (Accepted for publication September 3, 2013, Journal of Clinical Nursing).

  • Hart, P., Spiva, L., & Mareno, N. Psychometric properties of the clinical decision-making self-confidence scale. (Accepted for publication June 20, 2013, Journal of Nursing Measurement).

  • Mareno, N. Parental perception of child weight: A concept analysis. (Accepted for publication February 19, 2013, Journal of Advanced Nursing).

  • Mareno, N. An early phase translation study of the ways to enhance children’s activity and nutrition (We Can!) Program for low income families in North Georgia. (Accepted for publication November 27, 2012, Journal of Clinical Nursing).

  • Mareno, N., Hart, P., & VanBrackle, L. Psychometric validation of the revised clinical cultural competency questionnaire. (Accepted for publication October 26, 2012, Journal of Nursing Measurement).

  • Mareno, N., & Hart, P. A comparison of cultural competence among nurses with undergraduate and graduate level education: Implications for nursing education. (Accepted for publication August 2012, Nursing Education Perspectives).

  • Mareno, N. (2012). Cultural competency in delivering family weight management programs: A summary of lessons learned. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare, 2(1), 10-17.
  • Long, J., Mareno, N., Shabo, R., & Wilson, A. (2012). Overweight and obesity among White, Black, and Mexican-American children: Implications for when to intervene. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 17, 41-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2011.00309.x.
  • Mareno, N., James, K.S. (2010). Further validation of the body-mind-spirit wellness behavior and characteristic inventory for college students. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 10 (4), Article 5.
  • James, K.S., Connelly, C.D., Gracia, L., Mareno, N., & Baietto, J. (2010). Ways to enhance children’s activity and nutrition [WE CAN] - A pilot project with Latina mothers. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 15 (4), 292-300.
  • Mareno, N., Bremner, M., & Emerson, C. (2010). The use of audience response systems in nursing education: Best practice guidelines. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 7 (1), Article 32.
  • James, K., Connelly, C.D., Gracia, L., & Mareno, N. (2010). Ways to enhance children’s activity and nutrition (WE CAN): A pilot project with Latina Mothers. Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, 12, supplement 1, 69.
  • James, K., Connelly, C., Rutkowski, E., McPherson, D., Gracia, L., Mareno, N., & Zirkle, D. (2008). Families on the move: Development of a weight management intervention for Latino mothers and children. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 13, 249-62.
  • Mareno, N., & James, K.S. Health habits and demographic correlates of wellness in college students. Californian Journal of Health Promotion (In review)
  • Mareno, N. An Early Phase Translation Study of the Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition (We Can!) Program for Low Income Families in North Georgia. Journal of Clinical Nursing (In review)
  • Hart, P., & Mareno, N.  Nurses' perceptions of their cultural competence in caring for diverse patient populations. Journal of Professional Nursing (In review)
  • Mareno, N., & Hart, P. A comparison of cultural competence among nurses with undergraduate and graduate level education: Implications for nursing education. Nursing Education Perspectives (In review)
  • Mareno, N. Parental perception of child weight: A Photovoice project. Journal of Advanced Nursing (In review)

 

Textbook(s)

  • Mareno, N. (2012).  Chapter 15: Sample qualitative research proposal: Childhood obesity in Latino families.  In. M de Chesnay and B. Anderson (eds.) Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Theory, Practice, and Research 3rd ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett, Inc.
  • Mareno, N., & de Chesnay, M. Malnutrition. In M. de Chesnay (ed.) Sex trafficking: A clinical guide for nurses. In preparation for Springer Publishers, August 2012.
  • Mareno, N. (2011). Chapter 15: Sample qualitative research proposal: Childhood obesity in Latino families. In de Chesnay and Anderson’s (eds.) Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Theory, Practice, and Research 3rd ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

 

Professional Presentations

  • Mareno, N., & King, M.G. Parental Perceptions of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity: A Photovoice Project. 17th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference (International Institute of Qualitative Methodology), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 2011. International Conference (poster).
  • Mareno, N., Long, L., Shabo, B., & Wilson, A. Influence of Demographic Factors on Childhood Overweight and Obesity: A Descriptive Analysis of NHANES Data 1999-2008. 25th Annual Southern Nursing Research Society Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, February 2011. Symposia presentation (podium).
  • James, K.S., Connelly, C.D., Gracia, L., & Mareno, N. Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition [WE CAN]- A Pilot Project for Latina Mothers. 1st International Diabetes and Obesity Forum, Athens, Greece, October 2010. International conference (poster).
  • Mareno, N. Further Validation of the Body-Mind-Spirit Wellness Behaviors and Characteristics Inventory. Society for Public Health Education and Centers for Disease Prevention Joint Research Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2010. National conference. Symposia presentation (podium).
  • Mareno, N., & Kruszka, K. Optimal Nutrition: Best Practices. Arab American Dialogue on Disabilities, Kennesaw State University, Global Center for Social Change, October 2009. Local conference with international audience. Invited podium presentation.
  • Emerson, C., & Mareno, N. Use of a Nurse Managed College Clinic as Part of a Fundamentals Clinical Experience. American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Nursing Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 2010. National conference (poster).
  • Mareno, N., Emerson, C., & Bremner, M. Creative Uses of Audience Response Systems to Enhance Learning in a Nursing Fundamentals Course. Georgia Association for Nursing Education Conference, “Facilitating Excellence in Nursing Education,” Pine Mountain, Georgia, February 2010. State conference. Paper presentation (podium).

 

Current Grant Funded Projects

  • Mareno, N., & King, M.G. Parental Perceptions of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity: A Photovoice Project. Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Research Grant- $2,991.65 (funding period July 2012 to June 2013).

  • Mareno, N., & King, M.G. Parental Perceptions of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity: A Photovoice Project. Sigma Theta Tau Mu Phi Chapter Grant- $1,000.00 (funding period July 2012 to June 2013).

  • Mareno, N.  A Pilot Study of the Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition [WE CAN] Program for Parents in Cobb County. State University WellStar College of Health and Human Services -$1,054.00 (2010-2011).
  • Mareno, N., & Hart, P. Nurses’ Perceptions of their Cultural Competence in Caring for Diverse Patient Populations. Kennesaw State University. Center for Teaching and Learning Incentive Funding Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity-$6,320.00, (funding period July 2011 to June 2012).
  • Mareno, N., & King, M.G. Parental Perceptions of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity: A Photovoice Project. Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Research Grant- $2,991.65 (funding period July 2012 to June 2013).
  • Mareno, N., & King, M.G. Parental Perceptions of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity: A Photovoice Project. Sigma Theta Tau Mu Phi Chapter Grant- $1,000.00 (funding period July 2012 to June 2013).

 

Professional Interests

 

 

  • Childhood Obesity
  • Family Weight Management and Nutrition
  • Cultural Competency

 

Teaching Responsibilities

 

 

NUR 7725       Health Care Theory
NUR 4402       Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice
NUR 3302       Professionalism and Ethics

 

Recognition Awards

 
  • Finalist, Kennesaw State University Foundation Prize for Publication, August 2013. Article: Long, J., Mareno, N., Shabo, R., & Wilson A. (2012) Overweight and obesity among White, Black, and Mexican American children: Implications for when to intervene. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 17, 41-50.
  • Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing  2012 Article Award. Long, J., Mareno, N., Shabo, R., & Wilson A. (2012) Overweight and obesity among White, Black, and Mexican American children: Implications for when to intervene. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 17, 41-50.
  • Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Incentive Award, 2011. Mareno, N., & Hart, P. Nurses’ Perceptions of their Cultural Competence in Caring for Diverse Patient Populations (total award $6,320)
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