Michael K. Brewer

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We have measured nonzero closure phases for about 29% of our sample of 56 nearby asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars, using the three-telescope InfraredOptical Telescope Array (IOTA) interferometer at near-infrared wavelengths (H band) and with angular resolutions in the range 5Y10 mas. These nonzero closure phases can only be generated by asymmetric(More)
The behaviors associated with horizontal violence can have negative consequences for nurses, patients, and organizations. Participants in this study were sent a survey that listed nine behaviors associated with horizontal violence. They were asked if they had witnessed, experienced, or neither witnessed nor experienced the nine behaviors. Participants were(More)
A phenomenological study was conducted to investigate baccalaureate nursing students' experiences with assessing the sexual health of their clients. The participants were 10 female nursing students. The participants were asked to respond to the statement: Tell me about your experiences with assessing your clients' sexual health and concerns. Data were(More)
BACKGROUND Recent data reported by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing suggest that nursing education is experiencing a continued increase in applicants. However, because of a faculty shortage, many qualified students are denied enrollment. Strategies that would encourage individuals to consider a career in nursing education would somewhat(More)
This article describes the process used by a multi-institutional organization to engage nurses in using and conducting nursing research using the Clinical Scholar Model. The challenges faced on the journey to engage nurses in questioning their practice and searching for answers are highlighted. Key resources necessary for a successful outcome are identified.
We report the first spatially-resolved observations of the spectroscopic binaries λ Vir and WR 140, which includes the debut of aperture-synthesis imaging with the upgraded three-telescope IOTA interferometer. Using IONIC-3, a new integrated optics beam combiner capable of precise closure phase measurement, short observations were sufficient to extract the(More)
We describe the fringe-packet tracking system used to equalize the optical path lengths at the Infrared Optical Telescope Array interferometer. The measurement of closure phases requires obtaining fringes on three baselines simultaneously. This is accomplished by use of an algorithm based on double Fourier interferometry for obtaining the(More)
Professional precepted immersion courses (capstone) have become the standard as a means to prepare senior nursing students to enter the workforce. Preceptors have a significant role in developing the student nurse, yet exactly how to prepare preceptors for this role has been an ongoing discussion. This qualitative inquiry explored the educational needs of(More)
Professional precepted immersion courses (capstone) have become the standard as a means to prepare senior nursing students to enter the workforce. Preceptors have a significant role in developing the student nurse, yet exactly how to prepare preceptors for this role has been an ongoing discussion. This qualitative inquiry explored the educational needs of(More)
Several H2CS ortho and para transitions have been observed toward interstellar molecular clouds, including cold, dark clouds and star-forming regions. We derive H2CS fractional abundances f(H2CS) approximately 1-2 10(-9) relative to molecular hydrogen towards TMC-1, Orion A, and NGC 7538, and approximately 5 10(-10) for L134N. The H2CS ortho-to-para(More)