WellStar School of Nursing


Annette Bairan, PhD, APRN, BC, FNP

Professor Emeritus

Email: abairan@kennesaw.edu

 

 

Academic Degrees

 

 

Ph.D

Sociology

Georgia State University

1985

  M.S.

Community Health Nursing

Emory University

1972
  B.S.N.

Nursing

Medical College of Georgia

1971
   

Post-Masters—Nurse Practitioner

Emory University

1996

 

 

Professional Experience

 

 

1987--

Professor, tenured, Kennesaw State University

 

1982-1987

Associate Professor of Nursing, Kennesaw College

 

1977-1982

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Kennesaw College

 

1972-1977 

Instructor of Nursing, Kennesaw College

 

 

Recent Professional Activities

 

 

Publications in Professional Journals


Meeks-Sjostrom, D., Lopuszynski, S., & Bairan, A. “The wisdom of retaining experienced nurses at the bedside--A pilot study examining a minimal lift program and its impact on reducing patient movement related injuries to bedside nurses.”  Med-Surg Nursing: The Journal of Adult Health, Vol. 19, #4, July/Aug. 2010.


Ballard, N. Bairan, A., Barnett, G. & Van Brackle, L. “The Effect of Education on New Chest Pain Mnemonic on Triage of Patients with Myocardial Infarction in the Emergency Rooms.” Journal of Emergency Nursing, (In press.)


Long, J., Rozo-Rivera, A., Bairan, A., Holtz, C., Sowell, R., Curtis, A., & Fogarty, K. “Exploration of Commonalities and Variations in Health Related Beliefs Across Four Sub-Ethnic Latino Groups Using Focus Group Methodology: Implications in Care for Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes.” Journal of Cultural Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Journal.  (In press.)

 


Professional Presentations


Bairan, A. & Lishman, K. (Accepted for June, 2011). Homosexuality: An Exploration of Attitudes of Family Nurse Practitioner and Baccalauretae Nursing Students. (Poster) American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 26th National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.


Bairan, A., Boeri, M. & Woodall, D. (Accepted for April 6, 2011). When You Got Friends in Low Places, You Stay Low. (Paper) Southern Sociological Society, Jacksonville, FL .


Bairan, A. & Lishman, K. (2010, October). Attitudes of Nursing Students toward Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons. (Poster) Evidence-Based Practice/Nursing Research Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

 


Current Grant Funded Projects


NIH (R15 AREA) Grant funded for $201,000 for two years –2010-2011. Co-PI with Dr. Miriam Boeri, PI. The broad goal of this grant is to continue exploration on the patterns and social settings of methamphetamine (MA) use in the suburbs and associated HIV-risk behaviors, with an exclusive focus on female MA users.

 


Journal Reviewer

  • AIDS Care
  • Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
  • Association of Gerontology in Higher Education

 

Professional Interests

 

 

  • Methamphetamine use among women.
  • Diabetes education among Latinos.
  • Attitudes towards LGBT persons.
  • HIV interventions and models of disclosure.
  • Women’s health.
  • Primary care.

 

Teaching Responsibilities

 

 

NURS 7746—Research Applications in Nursing
NURS 8854—Primary Care Clinical Project
NURS 8851—Primary Care Residency II
NURS 8852—Primary Care Residency III

NURS 8853—Primary Care Residency IV