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Carolyn Sun PhD, RN, ANP-BC

  • Associate Research Scientist in the School of Nursing
Carolyn Sun, PhD, RN, ANP-BC

My nursing research focuses on evidence-based practice in nursing. In order to provide the best care and promote improved patient outcomes, nurses must base their practice on current research. Therefore, I work with nurses both locally and globally to identify clinical nursing and midwifery research priorities that will address gaps in the evidence. I also help nurses translate existing evidence into practice and test national and international practice guidelines to ensure that they truly are best practice.

I have been fortunate to work toward this in both Africa and the Middle East and have plans to conduct research in Latin America and the Caribbean. I am very excited to be a part of bridging the gap between academic research and clinical practice at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University School of Nursing.

    Education & Training

  • ANP-BC, Adult Primary Care, New York University, New York, NY
  • PhD, Global Health Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing

Presentations

Regional

  1. Sun, C., Fu, C., Briones, A., Matzner, R., Prufeta, P. (2019 accepted). Patient care And Tracking Increasing Electronics in Nurses' use of Time (PATIENT). Podium presentation. The AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit. San Francisco.
  2. Bick, I., Carter, E., Cato, K., Cohen, B., Hessels, A., Rivera, R., Sun, C. (Panelists), Larson, E. (Moderator). (2019 accepted). Academic Practice Partnerships as a Model for Nursing Science at Eastern Nursing Research Society 31st Annual Scientific Sessions. Workshop. Providence, RI.
  3. St. Claire, K., Sun, C. (2018). Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Discharge Planning. Poster presentation. The 9th Annual NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Nursing Research, Evidence-Based Practice and Innovation Symposium: Interprofessional Collaboration: Nurses Building Bridges for Better Healthcare. New York.
  4. Begum, R., Sun, C. (2018). Always InforMED: Improving Medication Communication among Nurses. Poster presentation. The 9th Annual NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Nursing Research, Evidence-Based Practice and Innovation Symposium: Interprofessional Collaboration: Nurses Building Bridges for Better Healthcare. New York.
  5. O’Brien, J., Stoerger, L., Xeureb, K., Sun, C. (2018). Bedside Shift Report and Hourly Rounding By Nurses at Lower Manhattan. Poster presentation. The 9th Annual NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Nursing Research, Evidence-Based Practice and Innovation Symposium: Interprofessional Collaboration: Nurses Building Bridges for Better Healthcare. New York.
  6. Shelley, A., Cummings, A., King, D., Lanza-Bisciello, A.M., O’Brien, J., Xeureb, K., Stoerger, L., Sun, C.(2018). Poster presentation. Cultural competency Addition to Registered nurses' existing Education (CARE) at NYPH Lower Manhattan. Poster presentation. The 9th Annual NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Nursing Research, Evidence-Based Practice and Innovation Symposium: Interprofessional Collaboration: Nurses Building Bridges for Better Healthcare. New York.
  7. Sun, C. (2018). Bedside Shift Report and Hourly Rounding By Nurses. ePoster presentation. 2018 Chapter Annual Conference. NYS HIMSS. New York.
  8. Sun, C. (2018). Invited panelist on Global Health for Columbia University School of Nursing Alumni Reunion. New York.
  9. Sun, C., Prufeta, P. (2018). Clinical nursing research priorities among nurse managers. Eastern Nursing Research Society 30th Annual Scientific Sessions. Podium Presentation. Newark.
  10. Sun. C., Dohrn, J., Larson, E. (2017). Building a global network of nurse and midwifery research. Eastern Nursing Research Society 29th Annual Scientific Sessions. Podium Presentation. Philadelphia.
  11. Sun. C., Dohrn, J., Larson, E. (2016). Clinical nursing and midwifery research in African countries: A Delphi survey. Eastern Nursing Research Society 28th Annual Scientific Sessions. Podium presentation Pittsburgh.
  12. Sun, C., Larson E. (2015). Clinical nursing and midwifery research in African countries: A scoping review. Eastern Nursing Research Society 27th Annual Scientific Sessions. Podium presentation. Washington, D.C.
  13. Poghosyan, L., Sun, C. & Brown-Stonbraker, S. (2013). Nurse Practitioners as Primary Care Providers: Practice Environments and Outcomes in Two States with Varying Scope of Practice Regulations. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Poster presentation.

National

  1. Sun, C., Liu, R. (2018). Can color-coded and treaded socks help prevent patient falls? Podium Presentation. 2018 Fall Vizient Connections Summit. Las Vegas.
  2. Sun, C., Cato, K. (2018). Bedside Shift Report and Hourly Rounding By Nurses (BedsRN). Poster presentation. American Medical Informatics Association Clinical Informatics Conference (AMIA CIC). Scottsdale.
  3. Sun, C., Fu, C. Ghazi, C., Guimei, M., Altaweli, R., Al Touby, S., Larson, E. (2018). Engaging Clinical Nurses and Midwives in Research to Improve Patient Outcomes In The Eastern Mediterranean Region. Moderated ePOSTER presentation. 9th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Global Health Conference. New York.
  4. Sun, C., Wang, M., Coyne, P. (2018). Validation of an inspiring innovation to Improve Patient Outcomes. Poster presentation.  Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Las Vegas.
  5. Sun, C., Wang, M., Coyne, P. (2017). Inspiring innovations to improve patient outcomes. Improving Population Health: Now, Across People’s Lives and Across Generations to Come, sponsored by RWJF. Poster presentation. Austin.

International

  1. Sun, C., George, M. (2018).  Building Research Capacity. Presented a three-day workshop on conducting nursing research and building a program of research to nursing faculty at Kamuzu College of Nursing, Malawi.
  2. Sun, C., Dohrn, J., Larson, E. (2017). Research Summit: Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Moving the Agenda Forward (2016). Podium Presentation. Clinical nursing and midwifery research in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and Africa: Focus Group study, Success stories and WINS. Hosted by Columbia University School of Nursing at Columbia Global Centers| Amman, Jordan.
  3. Sun, C., Dohrn, J., Ferng, Y.H., Larson, E. (2017). International Council of Nurses Congress: Nurses at the forefront transforming care (2017). Poster presentation. Building a model to expand nurse and midwifery clinical research globally. Barcelona, Spain.
  4. Sun, C. Alhusaini, M., Larson, E. (2016). Research Summit: Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Moving the Agenda Forward (2016). Podium Presentation. Clinical nursing and midwifery research in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: Scoping review and a Delphi survey. Hosted by Columbia University School of Nursing at Columbia Global Centers| Amman, Jordan.

Committees/Societies/Memberships

  • 2018 – present Elected as the AMIA Working Group Nursing Informatics Co-Member at Large
  • 2017 – present Elected member of Eastern Nursing Research Society Nominating Committee
  • 2016 – present Magnet Steering Committee, Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • 2016 – present Magnet Steering Committee, Lower Manhattan Hospital
  • 2017 – present, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
  • 2016 – present, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • 2012 – present, Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • 2012 – present, American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2004 – present, American Nurses Association
  • 2012 – 2013 Academy Health
  • 2006 – 2010 American College Health Association

Global Health Countries

  • Zambia
  • Yemen
  • Uganda
  • Tunisia
  • Sudan
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Rwanda
  • Qatar
  • Malawi
  • Lesotho
  • Lebanon
  • Jordan
  • Iraq
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Ethiopia
  • Egypt
  • Botswana
  • Bahrain
  • Afghanistan
  • Zimbabwe

Global Health Activities

Dr. Sun works with both the Office of Global Initiatives and the World Health Organization Collaborating Center (WHOCC) at Columbia University School of Nursing. She was part of the planning, implementation and research that built up to the Global Nursing and Midwifery Summit in Amman, Jordan in July 2017, as well as the Global Research Summits held in Amman, Jordan in 2016 and Nairobi, Kenya in 2015. She is currently working with the WHOCC on plans to work with PAHO to address clinical nursing and midwifery research needs in the Latin American and Caribbean region. 

Honors & Awards

  • Elected as Co-Member-at-large, 2018 American Medical Informatics Association, Nursing Informatics Working Group.
  • Elected to Nominations Committee, 2018 Eastern Nursing Research Society.
  • Best Overall Poster. Sun, C., Dohrn, J., Ferng, Y.H., Larson, E. (2017). International Council of Nurses Congress: Nurses at the forefront transforming care (2017). Poster presentation. Building a model to expand nurse and midwifery clinical research globally. Barcelona, Spain. Poster Presentation.
  • Best Daily Poster.  Sun, C., Dohrn, J., Ferng, Y.H., Larson, E. (2017). International Council of Nurses Congress: Nurses at the forefront transforming care (2017). Poster presentation. Building a model to expand nurse and midwifery clinical research globally. Barcelona, Spain. Poster Presentation.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society 2012 – present
  • Alumni Scholarship 2014
  • Doctoral Student Organization, Vice President, 2014 – 2015 (elected by student body)
  • Hillman Nursing Scholars and Alumni Mentoring Program (applicants accepted via invitation only)
  • Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship 2010-2012

Publications

1.  Sun, C., Seboni, N. M., Maimbolwa, M. C., Mukonka, C. C. L., Nyamakura, R., Dlamini, P. S., . . . Larson, E. (2017). Success Stories: Overcoming barriers to research in Southern and Eastern African Countries. Clinical Nursing Research, 26(4), 399-418. doi:i.org/10.1177/1054773817718935

2.  Sun, C., Dohrn, J., Oweis, A., Huijer, H. A.-S., Abu-Moghli, F., Dawani, H., Ghazi, C., and Larson, E. (2017). Delphi Survey of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research Priorities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Mar;49(2)223-235. doi:10.1111/jnu.12280

3.  Sun, C., Ferng, Y., Gombachika, S., Misore, J., Cato, K., Dohrn, J., et al. (2016). Increasing human resource capacity in African countries: A nursing and midwifery Research Summit. Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences 6: 8-13.

4. Alhusaini MA, Sun, C., Larson, E. Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research in Middle Eastern and North African Countries: A Scoping Review. Journal of Health Specialties 2016; Oct; 4(4): 238-245. http://thejhs.org/article.asp?issn=2468-6360;year=2016;volume=4;issue=4;spage=238;epage=245;aulast=Alhusaini

5. Sun, C., Jia, H., & Larson, E. (2016). Factors associated with clinical nursing and midwifery research in southern and eastern African countries. Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health. http://www.smartscitech.com/index.php/emph/article/view/1270

6. Sun, C., Dohrn, J., Omoni, G., Malata, G., Klopper, H., Larson, E (2016). Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research in Southern and Eastern African Countries: A Grey Literature Review. International Nursing Review. Mar; 63(1): 104-10.

7. Sun, C., Dohrn, J., Klopper, H., Malata, A., Omoni, G. & Larson, E. (2015). Clinical nursing and midwifery research priorities in southern and eastern African countries: Results from a Delphi Survey. Nursing Research. Nov-Dec; 64(6): 466-75.

8. Sun, C., & Larson, E (2015). Clinical nursing and midwifery research in African countries: A scoping review. International Journal of Nursing Studies. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.01.012

9. Gabriel, A., Cohen, C., & Sun, C.* (2014). Consent to Specimen Storage and Continuing Studies by Race and Ethnicity: A Large Data Set Analysis using the 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The Scientific World Journal. Epub 2014 Nov 18.

10. Bashlian, R., Sun, C.J.1, & Dorsen, C.G. (2012). Short vs. long course antibiotics for acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, (8)7: 534-539. 1equal contribution

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