Bredesen, J. & Stevens, M. (2013). Using Photovoice Methodology to Give Voice to the Health Care Needs of Homeless Families. American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 3(3), 1-11
Bredesen, J. (2013). Women’s use of Healthcare Services and Their Perspective on Healthcare Utilization during Pregnancy and Childbirth in a small Village in Northern India. American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 3(6)
Schaffer, M., Bredesen, J. & Jost, R. (2011). Competnecy #3. Utilizes collaboration to achieve public health goals. Chapter 5 in Schaffer, M.A. Garcia, C.M. & Schoon, P.M. (2011). Population-Based Public Health Clinical Manual. The Henry Street Model for Nurses (113-130). Indianapolis: Sigma Theta Tau International.
This book provides an evidence-based practice approach to the delivery of novice public health nursing competencies that are essential to Public Health Nursing practice.
Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups Photovoice as an Intervention, Fall 2014-Summer 2015.
Parkinson’s Disease Photovoice project: ‘Experiencing Parkinson’s Disease: A PhotoVoice Story’, Summer, 2013, Principal Investigator.
Photovoice project for DNP: ‘A Comparison of Recommended Practice Guidelines for Health Care of the Homeless and the Current Health Status of Homeless Families in St. Paul, Minnesota as Assessed Through the Use of Photovoice Methodology’, 2010-May 2012. Principal Investigator.
Photovoice research: ‘Health through Young Eyes: A Photovoice project’, 2010-2011in a subsidized housing community. Principal Investigator (received grant for project).
Research on ‘Utilization and Perceptions of Healthcare by Senegalese Women during Pregnancy and Childbirth in a Small Rural Village’ summer, 2008, Senegal, Africa.
Principal Investigator, private funding. The goal of this research was to understand women’s perspectives on utilization of healthcare services for Senegalese women in a rural village.
Research on ‘Utilization of Healthcare by Rural Indian Women During Pregnancy and Childbirth’ in India, summer of 2005.
Principal Investigator, private funding, Summer, 2005, India. Masters project- The goal of this research was to understand women’s perspectives on utilization of healthcare services for Indian women in a rural village.
2013: Received acceptance into the Edmond J Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program (VNF) at the Struthers Parkinson’s’ Disease Center in Minneapolis, MN for summer of 2013. The program was an intense training program directed at faculty to learn more about Parkinson’s disease. The program was approximately 6 months in length.
2008-present: Developed partnerships within the community for service-based learning opportunities with the St. Paul Public Housing Agency and Public School districts within the Metro area to offer service-based learning opportunities for public health nursing students from Metropolitan State University (ongoing development).
2008: Assisted in the development of the Wellness Center for the homeless in East St. Paul, Minnesota. The goal of this service-based learning opportunity is to utilize the principles of health promotion and disease prevention in working with the homeless population within the community.
Developed and implemented after school programs for 7th and 8th grade girls focusing on healthy life style choices. Grant monies received from Ecolab for programming. Fall, 2006.
Assessment of Junior High School students. Goals: to assist in understanding needs of students and development of resources. Spring, 2006.
Assisted in development of workshops and after school programming for Violence Prevention, August 1992 to May 1995.
3rd World Parkinson Congress, held at the Palais des congrès in Montréal, Canada, October 1-4, 2013. Experiencing Parkinson’s Disease: A PhotoVoice Story.
University of Cambridge, UK. 3-6, 2013: NET2013 24th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference. PhotoVoice Methodology: Integration within the Classroom Setting and Beyond!
Minneapolis, MN, June 19-22nd: 11th International Family Nursing Conference, Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future. Using Photovoice Methodology to Give Voice to the Health Care Needs of Homeless Families.
University of Cambridge, UK. 4-6, 2012: NET2012 23rd International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference. A Comparison of Recommended Practice Guidelines for Health Care of the Homeless and the Current Health Status of Homeless Individuals in an Urban Community as Assessed Through the use of PhotoVoice Methodology.
Los Angeles, CA., 20-22, 2012: Global Nursing Conference. Photovoice Project: The Face of Homelessness within our Community.
Minneapolis, MN Oct. 4-7, 2012: Modeling and Role Modeling Conference “Facilitating Holistic Healing: Communicating and Connecting”. The Face of Homelessness within Our Community: Health Care Challenges”.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Faculty Excellence Award, May, 2009: Nominated by peers within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Metropolitan State University for exemplary leadership skills by the Metropolitan State University Foundation.
Excellence in Teaching Nomination (by students) at Metropolitan State University
2008-2009 academic year
2011 Civic Engagement Award-for community collaboration and partnership building. The Civic Engagement Award is presented to an individual or group who have taken a leadership role in addressing Metropolitan State University’s Engaged Campus Initiative.
Presidents Circle of Engagement Award: This award is given to faculty at Metropolitan State University who have identified and initiated community partnerships, civic engagement, and have provided learning opportunities within their courses that leads to social transformation through a collaborative process within the community.
April, 2015: The Presidents Circle of Engagement
March, 2014: The Presidents Circle of Engagement
April, 2013: The Presidents Circle of Engagement
March 14, 2012: The Presidents Circle of Engagement
April 6, 2011: The Presidents Circle of Engagement
April 14, 2010: The Presidents Circle of Engagement
Fellowship Awards/Grants 2011, 2012, 2013:
Spring, 2011: Becky Taylor Doctoral Fellowship in Nursing Award for Doctor of Nursing Practice project. Funding source for my DNP project: “Implications of Practice Guidelines for the Homeless Through the use of PhotoVoice.”
Spring, 2012: Becky Taylor Dissemination Fellowship Award for DNP project.
Spring, 2013: Becky Taylor Dissemination Fellowship Grant for presentation at the International Family Nursing Conference on DNP project.
Community-Based Research Grant: Spring, 2011, photovoice research project with youth in the Roosevelt community in St. Paul, MN. Health Through Young Eyes; A Photovoice Project.
Professional Grants received to assist with ongoing professional development
Professional Development Grant: : NET2013 24th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference held at the University of Cambridge, UK, Sept 3-6th, 2013.
Professional Development Grant: NET2012 23rd International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference held at the University of Cambridge, UK, Sept. 2-6, 2012.
Professional Development Grant: Global Nursing Conference held in Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 19-22, 2012.
Professional Development Grant:ATI National Nurse Educators Summit held in Orlando, Florida April 19-22, 2011.
Professional Development Grant: Mosby’s Faculty Development Institute in San Francisco, California, Jan. 6-8, 2008.