“Due to intensive travel throughout my career, I have worked as an RN in many urban and rural agencies and with many populations. Most of my recent nursing experience has been in the area of community/population health. I have been a nurse for more than thirty years and have seen healthcare and delivery of care change over time. The one constant of human nature remains. People need to be given the tools to support their own health and needs. My goals for nursing research are to find those tools and then to help people move towards healthy lives.”
- PhD, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
- MN, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
- BSN, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
- ADN, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR
- Environmental Health Instrument Development: Further Testing of the Household Risk Perception and Self-Efficacy in Environmental Risk Reduction
- Exploring Cultural Environmental Health Literacy: Meanings of Environmental Health Terms
Health literacy, risk communication and health information use, risk messages, environmental and occupational health, population health, underserved and rural populations
Qualitative methodology, Grounded theory, qualitative design, thematic analysis, focus groups
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Population health, clinical nursing practice, grounded theory method, environmental health, rural health, health education
- Washington State Public Health Association, 2013-present
- Western Institute of Nursing, 2008-present
- Association of Community Health Educators, 2005-present
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2004-present
- Sigma Theta Tau Delta Chi Chapter-at-Large member, 2004-presnt
- Washington State Nurses Association, 1999-present
- American Nurses Association, 1999-presenT
HONORS AND AWARDS
- WSU College of Nursing Excellence in teaching Award, 2014
- Sigma Theta Tau Delta Chi Chapter-at-Large Dunstan Research Award, 2010
- Herman and Jean Schwartz Graduate Scholarship, Spring 2009
- Laura C. Dustan Scholarship, Fall 2008
- Inland Empire Nurses Association (WSNA) Graduate Scholarship, Spring 2008
Oneal, G., Postma, J. & Odom-Maryon, T. (2016). Retest of a principal components analysis of two household environmental risk instruments. Research in Nursing and Health, 2016, 39, 277-285. doi: 10.1002/nur.21730
Lojas, G. & Oneal, G. (2016). Characteristics of commuting and non-commuting rural-dwelling nurses in eastern Washington. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 6(4), 1-8. doi: 10.5430/jnep.v6n4p1 Role: Co-author.
Oneal, G. Eide, P., Butterfield, P., Hamilton, R., & Vandermause, R. (2015). Rural Families’ Process of Re-forming Environmental Health Risk Messages. Journal of Nursing Scholarship 47(4), 354-362. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12149 .
Benavides-Vaello, S., Shaw, M., Oneal, G., Holliday, C., Katz, J., & Vandermause, R. (2014). Latina novices in diabetes self-care. Submitted for publication.
Bolster, C., Holliday, C., Oneal, G., & Shaw, M. (2015, January). Suicide assessment and nurses: What does the evidence show? Online Journal of Issues in Nursing 20(1). doi:10.3912/OJIN.Vol20No01Man02
Shaw, M. & Oneal, G. (2014). Living on the edge of asthma: A grounded theory exploration. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing 19 (4) 296-307. doi: 10.1111/jspn.12080
Butterfield, P., Schenk, E., Eide, P., Hahn, L., Postma, J., Fitzgerald, C., & Oneal, G. (2014). Implementing AACN’s Recommendations for Environmental Sustainability in Colleges of Nursing: From Concept to Impact. Journal of Professional Nursing 30(3), 196-202. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2013.10.002
Oneal, G., Odom-Maryon, T., Postma, J., Hill, W., & Butterfield, P. (2013). The Household Risk Perception Instrument and the Self-Efficacy in Environmental Risk Reduction Instrument: psychometric testing using principal component analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing 69(9), 2107-2115. doi: 10.1111/jan.12065
Oneal, G. (2011). Re-forming the risk message: A grounded theory of engaging health information (Doctoral Dissertation, Washington State University). Proquest dissertations and Theses database (3460416).
Katz, J. R., Oneal, G., Strickland, J., & Doutrich, D. (2010). Retention of Native American Nurses Working in their Communities. Journal of Transcultural Nursing 21(4), 393- 401. doi: 10.1177/1043659609360848
Katz, J., Oneal, G., & Paul, R. (2010). “I Don’t Know if I Can Make It” Native American Students Considering Health Careers. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare 1(4), 11-26.
Katz, J.R., Oneal, G., & Paul, R. (2011). “I don’t know if I can make it”: Native American students considering college and career. The Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare, 1(4), 11-27.
Oneal, G. (2011). Re-forming the risk message: A grounded theory of engaging health information (Doctoral Dissertation, Washington State University.) Proquest Dissertations and Theses database (3460416).
Katz, J. R., Oneal, G., Strickland, J., & Doutrich, D. (2010). Retention of Native American Nurses Working in their Communities. Journal of Transcultural Nursing (21)4, 393-401. doi: 10.1177/1043659609360848
Oneal, G. (2010, April). Continuing The Inquiry: Seeking Unanswered Questions After An Intervention. Podium Presentation. Western Institute of Nursing, Glendale, AZ.
Odom-Maryon, T. & Oneal G. (April 2010). Questionnaire Data: To the Beyond and Back. Podium Presentation. Western Institute of Nursing, Glendale, AZ.
Richardson, B., Aaberg, V., Doherty, C., Holliday, C., Oneal, G., & Ward, L. (2008, April). Predictors of Success in a New Doctoral Program of Nursing. Abstract for poster presentation. Western Institute of Nursing, Garden Grove, CA. (I was responsible for obtaining instrument and all quantitative analysis.)
Katz, J., Smart, D., Paul, R., & Oneal, G. (2009, March). Creating a Path for Native American Students Into Nursing: Na-ha-shnee Summer Nursing Institute Outcomes Project. Abstract for poster presentation.
Academic Showcase, Washington State University, Pullman, WA