Elizabeth A Byma


Elizabeth Byma

Education

  • 1986-1990 Hope College BSN Nursing, Holland, MI 1990
  • 1997-2004 Grand Valley State University, MSN Nursing, Allendale, MI Functional Role: Education Clinical Area: Family (2004)
  • 2006-2010 Michigan State University PhD, East Lansing, MI College of Nursing (2010)

Specialty

  • Adult Nursing

Professional experience

  • Assistant Professor, Calvin College (2011 - present)
  • Staff Nurse, Blodgett Hospital, Oncology Medical Surgical Unit, East Grand Rapids, Michigan (2004-2006)
  • Phone Triage/Patient Educator Nurse, Georgetown Physicians, Hudsonville, Michigan (1998-2001)
  • Staff Nurse, Lakeshore Otolaryngology, Holland, Michigan 1996-1998)
  • Staff Nurse, Adult & Pediatric Medical Surgical, Zeeland Community Hospital, Zeeland, Michigan (1995-1998)
  • Nurse Corps Officer, Staff Nurse, United States Navy (1990-1994)

Research

  • The Lived Experience of Newly Graduated Registered Nurses as a Manager of Pain: Transition from Student to Professional Role. Principle Investigator. February, 2015.
  • Moes, J. Byma, E.A., Couzens, S., & Potts, R.B. Heartside Healthy Feet. Coinvestigator. May, 2014.
  • Consumer Knowledge about Managed Care: A Comparison of Lay-Consumers to Registered Nurse - Consumers. Grand Valley State University. Principle Investigator. May, 2004.

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Research and scholarship

  • The Lived Experience of Newly Graduated Registered Nurses as a Manager of Pain: Transition from Student to Professional Role. Principle Investigator. February, 2015.

Publications

  • Byma, E.A., Given, B.S., & Given, C.W. (2013) Longitudinal differences in pain among older adult Home and Community Based Waiver Program informants in relation to diagnosis of cancer.  Home Health Services Quarterly, 32(4), 249-266. doi:10.1080/01621424.2013.851051
  • Byma, E.A., Given, B.A., & Given, C.W. (2013) Associations among indicators of depression in Medicaid-eligible community dwelling older adults.  The Gerontologist, 53(4), 608-617. doi:10.1093/geront/gns130
  • Byma, E.A., Given, B.A., & Given, C.W., You, M. (2009).The effects of mastery on pain and fatigue resolution. Oncology Nursing Forum, 36, (5), 544-552. doi:10.1188/09.ONF.544-552

Presentations

  • Moes, J. & Byma, E.A. (March, 2015). Proper Fitting Footwear Decreases Pain & Improves Activity & Foot Health in Homeless Adults. Poster Presentation. University of Michigan Dean's Research Day, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Byma, E.A. (April, 2014).  A Real Pain of a Presentation. Oral Presentation at Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Epsilon Chapter at Large, Spring Celebration. Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Byma, E.A. (October, 2013). Thinking of Pain Differently. Oral Presentation. Calvin College, Continuing Education Nursing Alumni Event, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Byma, E.A., Given, C.W., You, M., & Given, B. (March, 2011).  Associations among Indicators of Depression in Medicaid Eligible Community-Dwelling Older Adults.  Abstract selected for podium presentation.  The MNRS Annual Research Conference, Columbus. Ohio.

Professional associations

  • April, 2003 – present Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing, Kappa Epsilon-At-Large Chapter
  • March, 2008-present Gerontological Society of America

Awards

  • 1994 United States Navy (1990-1994): Letter of Appreciation awarded at discharge from United States Navy for dedication to duty and superior performance
  • 2003 Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing Honor Society)

Grants

  • Calvin College Department of Nursing, Marion Peterson Fund. Project Title: The Lived Experience of Newly Graduated Registered Nurses as a Manager of Pain: Transition from Student to Professional Role. Awarded September, 2015 for $539.
  • Kappa Epsilon Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International. Project Title: The Lived Experience of Newly Graduated Registered Nurses as a Manager of Pain: Transition from Student to Professional Role. Awarded October, 2015 for $740.
  • Calvin College, Diekema Fellow (Calvin Research Fellowship). Project Title: The Lived Experience of Newly Graduated Registered Nurses as a Manager of Pain: Transition from Student to Professional Role. Awarded November, 2013 for Academic Year 2014-2015 (Interim course load reduction).
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