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Ragan Johnson

Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
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Selected Publications


Increasing Diversity in the Advanced Practice Nursing Workforce Through Partnerships With Historically Black Colleges.

Journal Article Nurse educator · March 2024 BackgroundHealth inequities have enhanced efforts to diversify the nursing workforce. Despite recruitment strategies, the percentage of Black nurse practitioners (NPs) lags in comparison with the populous.ProblemBarriers to improving work ... Full text Cite

Using an Equity in Research Framework to Develop a Community-Engaged Intervention to Improve Preexposure Uptake Among Black Women Living in the United States South

Journal Article Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care · March 1, 2024 In the U.S. South, over half of new HIV diagnoses occur among Black Americans with research lagging for women who face increased HIV rates and low PrEP uptake, among other health inequities. Community engaged research is a promising method for reversing th ... Full text Cite

Reasons Over Risks: NPs and HIV Prevention for Black Women

Journal Article Journal for Nurse Practitioners · March 1, 2024 Nurse practitioners (NPs) across specialties are positioned to lead in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention and care, particularly for Black women, a demographic that continues to be disproportionately burdened by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This artic ... Full text Cite

A Salon-Based Intervention to Improve PrEP Uptake among Black Women.

Journal Article The New England journal of medicine · February 2024 Full text Cite

PrEP-aring stylists: Development of a stylist educational workshop to increase PrEP awareness and knowledge among Black women in the US south .

Journal Article Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.) · January 2024 BackgroundBlack cis-gender women are disparately affected by HIV and require prioritization in prevention efforts, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Preparing trusted community leaders such as salon stylists as health-based opinion leader ... Full text Cite

UPDOs Protective Styles, a Multilevel Intervention to Improve Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Uptake Among Black Cisgender Women: Pretest-Posttest Evaluation.

Journal Article The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC · September 2023 AbstractIn the United States, Black cisgender women account for one in five new HIV infections with Black Americans, accounting for 57% of new diagnoses in the South. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is 99% effective at preventing HIV. Still, Black ... Full text Cite

The wear and tear of racism: Self-silencing from the perspective of young Black women.

Journal Article SSM. Qualitative research in health · June 2023 ContextHistorically, Black women strategically employed silence to endure enslavement to the U.S., and other forms of racial violence. The current study aimed to understand contemporary perspectives on self-silencing.ObjectiveTo explore y ... Full text Cite

Adopting Urinary Tract Infection Guidelines to Promote Antibiotic Stewardship in the Time of Telehealth Medicine.

Journal Article Journal of doctoral nursing practice · June 2023 Background: The most modifiable risk factor contributing to antibiotic resistance is the inappropriate prescription of antibiotics. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common outpatient infection in the United States, with increasing antimicrobial ... Full text Cite

Incorporating a Patient Education Video With Provider Consultation to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Reduce Consultation Time Among New Patients Seeking Cosmetic Injections.

Journal Article Plastic and aesthetic nursing · April 2023 The field of aesthetics is expanding more rapidly than ever before, bringing with it an influx of new-to-aesthetics patients who lack industry knowledge. We investigated ways to bridge this gap in knowledge and provide patients with important procedural in ... Full text Cite

Examining Stigma and Disclosure Among Women With HIV in the Southern United States: Qualitative Study Guided by the Adaptive Leadership Framework for Chronic Illness.

Journal Article The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC · January 2023 AbstractStigma is a fundamental cause of health inequities. Guided by the Adaptive Leadership Framework for Chronic Illness (ALFCI), this descriptive qualitative study explored the challenges of stigma and disclosure experienced by women with HIV ... Full text Cite

Using PrEP and Doing it for Ourselves (UPDOs Protective Styles), a Web-Based Salon Intervention to Improve Uptake of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Among Black Women: Protocol for a Pilot Feasibility Study.

Journal Article JMIR research protocols · August 2022 BackgroundMultilevel interventions are necessary to address the complex social contributors to health that limit pre-exposure prophylaxis use among Black women, including medical distrust, pre-exposure prophylaxis stigma, and access to equitable h ... Full text Cite

Adaptive leadership in clinical encounters with women living with HIV.

Journal Article BMC women's health · June 2022 BackgroundWomen living with HIV (WLWH) report low engagement in health care, missed office visits, and less engagement in the clinical encounter. Strengthening the clinical encounter for WLWH may improve health outcomes and quality of life. The Ad ... Full text Cite

Adaptive Challenges, Adaptive Work, and Adaptive Leadership Among Women Living With HIV in the Southern United States: Findings From a Qualitative Study.

Journal Article The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC · May 2022 AbstractWomen living with HIV have a higher burden of non-AIDS comorbidities and prevalence of chronic conditions. The Adaptive Leadership Framework for Chronic Illness clarifies living with complex health challenges by delineating the technical w ... Full text Cite

Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Upper Respiratory Infections

Journal Article Journal for Nurse Practitioners · March 1, 2022 Acute upper respiratory infections account for most urgent care visits, and most do not require antibiotics. A quality improvement project was conducted at an urgent care clinic in Texas over a 1-month period with the intent of improving antibiotic prescri ... Full text Cite

Exploring Resilience Among Black Women Living With HIV in the Southern United States: Findings From a Qualitative Study.

Journal Article The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC · March 2022 AbstractBlack women living with HIV (WLWH) face individual and sociostructural challenges. Despite these challenges, many exemplify remarkable levels of resilience and coping. Yet, research on resilience and coping in this population is limited. T ... Full text Cite

US Black cisgender women and pre-exposure prophylaxis for human immunodeficiency virus prevention: A scoping review.

Journal Article Women's health (London, England) · January 2022 BackgroundBlack cisgender women in the United States experience a disproportionate burden of human immunodeficiency virus acquisition. Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an effective oral daily medication that reduces the risk of human immunodeficiency v ... Full text Cite

Strategies to Reduce Bias and Racism in Nursing Precepted Clinical Experiences.

Journal Article The Journal of nursing education · December 2021 BackgroundNursing programs are tasked with ensuring diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) learning environments for all student learners. With calls to diversify the nursing workforce, engaging nursing preceptors in program-wide DEI initiatives ... Full text Cite

Perspectives of Black women in the United States on salon-based intervention to promote the uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV.

Journal Article J Clin Nurs · November 2021 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To understand Black women's perspectives on a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) education intervention in a salon setting. BACKGROUND: Black women have a significant lifetime risk of acquiring HIV. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an e ... Full text Link to item Cite

Increasing Diversity in the Advanced Practice Nursing Workforce Through Partnerships With Historically Black Colleges.

Journal Article Nurse educator · March 2024 BackgroundHealth inequities have enhanced efforts to diversify the nursing workforce. Despite recruitment strategies, the percentage of Black nurse practitioners (NPs) lags in comparison with the populous.ProblemBarriers to improving work ... Full text Cite

Using an Equity in Research Framework to Develop a Community-Engaged Intervention to Improve Preexposure Uptake Among Black Women Living in the United States South

Journal Article Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care · March 1, 2024 In the U.S. South, over half of new HIV diagnoses occur among Black Americans with research lagging for women who face increased HIV rates and low PrEP uptake, among other health inequities. Community engaged research is a promising method for reversing th ... Full text Cite

Reasons Over Risks: NPs and HIV Prevention for Black Women

Journal Article Journal for Nurse Practitioners · March 1, 2024 Nurse practitioners (NPs) across specialties are positioned to lead in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention and care, particularly for Black women, a demographic that continues to be disproportionately burdened by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This artic ... Full text Cite

A Salon-Based Intervention to Improve PrEP Uptake among Black Women.

Journal Article The New England journal of medicine · February 2024 Full text Cite

PrEP-aring stylists: Development of a stylist educational workshop to increase PrEP awareness and knowledge among Black women in the US south .

Journal Article Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.) · January 2024 BackgroundBlack cis-gender women are disparately affected by HIV and require prioritization in prevention efforts, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Preparing trusted community leaders such as salon stylists as health-based opinion leader ... Full text Cite

UPDOs Protective Styles, a Multilevel Intervention to Improve Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Uptake Among Black Cisgender Women: Pretest-Posttest Evaluation.

Journal Article The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC · September 2023 AbstractIn the United States, Black cisgender women account for one in five new HIV infections with Black Americans, accounting for 57% of new diagnoses in the South. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is 99% effective at preventing HIV. Still, Black ... Full text Cite

The wear and tear of racism: Self-silencing from the perspective of young Black women.

Journal Article SSM. Qualitative research in health · June 2023 ContextHistorically, Black women strategically employed silence to endure enslavement to the U.S., and other forms of racial violence. The current study aimed to understand contemporary perspectives on self-silencing.ObjectiveTo explore y ... Full text Cite

Adopting Urinary Tract Infection Guidelines to Promote Antibiotic Stewardship in the Time of Telehealth Medicine.

Journal Article Journal of doctoral nursing practice · June 2023 Background: The most modifiable risk factor contributing to antibiotic resistance is the inappropriate prescription of antibiotics. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common outpatient infection in the United States, with increasing antimicrobial ... Full text Cite

Incorporating a Patient Education Video With Provider Consultation to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Reduce Consultation Time Among New Patients Seeking Cosmetic Injections.

Journal Article Plastic and aesthetic nursing · April 2023 The field of aesthetics is expanding more rapidly than ever before, bringing with it an influx of new-to-aesthetics patients who lack industry knowledge. We investigated ways to bridge this gap in knowledge and provide patients with important procedural in ... Full text Cite

Examining Stigma and Disclosure Among Women With HIV in the Southern United States: Qualitative Study Guided by the Adaptive Leadership Framework for Chronic Illness.

Journal Article The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC · January 2023 AbstractStigma is a fundamental cause of health inequities. Guided by the Adaptive Leadership Framework for Chronic Illness (ALFCI), this descriptive qualitative study explored the challenges of stigma and disclosure experienced by women with HIV ... Full text Cite

Using PrEP and Doing it for Ourselves (UPDOs Protective Styles), a Web-Based Salon Intervention to Improve Uptake of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Among Black Women: Protocol for a Pilot Feasibility Study.

Journal Article JMIR research protocols · August 2022 BackgroundMultilevel interventions are necessary to address the complex social contributors to health that limit pre-exposure prophylaxis use among Black women, including medical distrust, pre-exposure prophylaxis stigma, and access to equitable h ... Full text Cite

Adaptive leadership in clinical encounters with women living with HIV.

Journal Article BMC women's health · June 2022 BackgroundWomen living with HIV (WLWH) report low engagement in health care, missed office visits, and less engagement in the clinical encounter. Strengthening the clinical encounter for WLWH may improve health outcomes and quality of life. The Ad ... Full text Cite

Adaptive Challenges, Adaptive Work, and Adaptive Leadership Among Women Living With HIV in the Southern United States: Findings From a Qualitative Study.

Journal Article The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC · May 2022 AbstractWomen living with HIV have a higher burden of non-AIDS comorbidities and prevalence of chronic conditions. The Adaptive Leadership Framework for Chronic Illness clarifies living with complex health challenges by delineating the technical w ... Full text Cite

Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Upper Respiratory Infections

Journal Article Journal for Nurse Practitioners · March 1, 2022 Acute upper respiratory infections account for most urgent care visits, and most do not require antibiotics. A quality improvement project was conducted at an urgent care clinic in Texas over a 1-month period with the intent of improving antibiotic prescri ... Full text Cite

Exploring Resilience Among Black Women Living With HIV in the Southern United States: Findings From a Qualitative Study.

Journal Article The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC · March 2022 AbstractBlack women living with HIV (WLWH) face individual and sociostructural challenges. Despite these challenges, many exemplify remarkable levels of resilience and coping. Yet, research on resilience and coping in this population is limited. T ... Full text Cite

US Black cisgender women and pre-exposure prophylaxis for human immunodeficiency virus prevention: A scoping review.

Journal Article Women's health (London, England) · January 2022 BackgroundBlack cisgender women in the United States experience a disproportionate burden of human immunodeficiency virus acquisition. Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an effective oral daily medication that reduces the risk of human immunodeficiency v ... Full text Cite

Strategies to Reduce Bias and Racism in Nursing Precepted Clinical Experiences.

Journal Article The Journal of nursing education · December 2021 BackgroundNursing programs are tasked with ensuring diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) learning environments for all student learners. With calls to diversify the nursing workforce, engaging nursing preceptors in program-wide DEI initiatives ... Full text Cite

Perspectives of Black women in the United States on salon-based intervention to promote the uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV.

Journal Article J Clin Nurs · November 2021 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To understand Black women's perspectives on a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) education intervention in a salon setting. BACKGROUND: Black women have a significant lifetime risk of acquiring HIV. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an e ... Full text Link to item Cite

Leveraging social networks of Black women in beauty salons to improve uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis

Journal Article Health Education Journal · February 1, 2021 Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess social networks among Black women and beauty salons to see whether these could be leveraged to increase the awareness, knowledge and uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in this population. Design: Qu ... Full text Cite

Addressing health inequities re-illuminated by the COVID-19 pandemic: How can nursing respond?

Journal Article Nursing forum · January 2021 Featured Publication The coronavirus disease 2019 mortality rate among Black adults in the U.S. is double that of other racial and ethnic groups. The current pandemic is re-illuminating health inequities that are pervasive in our society and reflected in our health system. Thi ... Full text Cite

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Blood Pressure in Women in the United States: A Systematic Review.

Journal Article Journal of midwifery & women's health · January 2021 IntroductionElevated blood pressure is a leading contributor to adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Some studies suggest there is an association between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and subsequent elevated blood pressure in adulthood. The lit ... Full text Cite

COVID-19 and Black America: The intersection of health equity and the NP workforce.

Journal Article The Nurse practitioner · October 2020 Featured Publication Full text Cite

Deep vein thrombosis in an aging transgender patient: Care and cultural considerations.

Journal Article Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.) · March 2020 Full text Cite

Adolescent Sexual Health: “Partners” in Prevention

Journal Article The Journal for Nurse Practitioners · January 2020 Full text Cite

Combining SOAP Notes With Guided Reflection to Address Implicit Bias in Health Care.

Journal Article The Journal of nursing education · January 2020 Full text Cite

Black Fathers' Preferences for Sexual Health Interventions with their Adolescent Sons.

Journal Article Journal of the National Medical Association · October 2019 Full text Cite

Sexual health and the older adult.

Journal Article Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.) · May 2019 Full text Cite

Improving Family Nurse Practitioner Students' Confidence for Clinical Decision Making and Presenting Patient Information to the Preceptor.

Journal Article Journal of doctoral nursing practice · October 2018 BackgroundFamily nurse practitioner (FNP) students often lack the confidence to develop diagnostic skills and convey patient information to their clinical preceptor. Preparing FNP students for these tasks is essential to their clinical success. Full text Cite

Malabsorption Syndromes.

Journal Article The Nursing clinics of North America · September 2018 Malabsorption syndrome refers to the small intestines' inability to absorb certain nutrients and fluids. There are several common associated disorders, which may present with subtle and/or overt symptoms. With subtle symptoms, it is difficult to determine ... Full text Cite

Nineteen-Year-Old With Rectal Pain—Asking the Hard Questions

Journal Article The Journal for Nurse Practitioners · July 2018 Full text Cite

Perceptions of Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Preceptors About Usefulness of Onsite Clinical Site Visits

Journal Article Nurse Educator · January 2017 Clinical site visits are important for evaluating graduate nursing students’ clinical success. This descriptive study surveyed family nurse practitioner preceptors’ perceptions of modalities for conducting site visits. Results indicated that precep ... Full text Cite

Assessment of the Feasibility of Barber-Led Sexual Education for African-American Adolescent Males

Journal Article Journal of National Black Nurses' Association : JNBNA · December 2015 Cite