Anne Chevalier McKechnie, PhD, RN

Associate Professor
Anne Chevalier McKechnie

Contact

Office Address

6-138D Weaver Densford
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Titles

Associate Professor

Education

PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Major: Nursing
Minor: Sociology

MS, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Major: Nursing

BS, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Major: Nursing

BFA, Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Major: Fine Art - Concentration in Painting

Fellowships

Research Assistant, Fellowship University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Licensures and Certifications

Registered Nurse, MN Board of Nursing, Licensure/Certification Number: #2314079

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Biography

Bio

Anne Chevalier McKechnie, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing. Her research is focused on supporting families that are preparing and caring for medically fragile infants in the context of highly technical healthcare. Dr. McKechnie's research has employed methods of grounded theory, content analysis, instrument development, and intervention science. Current projects include developing and testing a nurse-guided intervention using a customized care program delivered on patient engagement software with a parent-facing app and a clinician dashboard. Other funded projects are dedicated to improving inclusivity and diversity of care program content and translation to Spanish.

Research Summary

Research area includes: Understanding the needs of families who continue pregnancies after major fetal anomaly diagnoses (e.g., congenital heart disease); Developing and testing self report measures and family-centered interventions for parents who are preparing for and adapting to the care required for their children during an early, formative time.

Teaching Summary

Academic Interests and Focus
Theory
Qualitative Research
Science of Nursing Intervention
Courses
Undergraduate Honors Courses:
*Applied Research and Research Utilization
*Nursing Theory and Research
Doctorate of Nursing Practice Course:
*Science of Nursing Intervention
PhD Courses:
*Theory in Nursing Research
*Qualitative Research for Nursing Health Care

Honors and Recognition

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, The DAISY Award Foundation, 2019

Family Research Section Dissertation Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2014

National Service Research Award, 2013

National Service Research Award, 2011

Outstanding Student Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, 2007

Research Scholarship Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2007

National Service Research Award, 2007

Professional Memberships

Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research

Midwestern Nursing Research Society

Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs

International Family Nursing Association

Publications

Selected Publications

Pridham, K., McKechnie, A. C., Harrison, T. M., Brown, R., 2021. Prenatal Motivation for Caregiving Issues: A Pilot Study of Mothers Expecting Healthy Infants and Infants With Complex Congenital Heart Disease.. Research and theory for nursing practice,
doi: https://doi.org/10.1891/RTNP-D-20-00101 PubMed ID: 34518355.

Elgersma, K. M., McKechnie, A. C., Gallagher, T., Trebilcock, A. L., Pridham, K. F., Spatz, D. L., 2021. Feeding infants with complex congenital heart disease: A modified Delphi survey to examine potential research and practice gaps. Cardiology in the Young, 31 (4): 577-588.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1047951120004370

Horning, M. L., Schneider, R., Beacham, B., McKechnie, A. C., Kirk, L., Emery, D., Lindquist, R., 2020. Appreciation of the Research-Practice Link: Authentic Learning Environments for Writing-Intensive Nursing Courses. Nursing Education Perspectives, 41 (6): 361-363.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000568

Pruinelli, L., Farag, A., Looman, W., McKechnie, A. C., Monsen, K. A., Van Gelderen, S., Dunn-Lopez, K., 2020. The Symbiotic Collaboration Between Family Nursing and Data Science.. Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN, 38 (8): 375-380.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/CIN.0000000000000675 PubMed ID: 32769554.

McKechnie, A. C., Johnson, K. A., Baker, M., Docherty, S. L., Leuthner, S. R., Thovre, S. M., 2020. Adaptive Leadership in Parents Caring for Their Children Born with Life-Threatening Conditions. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 53 41-51.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2020.03.018 PubMed ID: 32438191.

McKechnie, A. C., Erickson, K., Ambrose, M. B., Chen, S., Miller, S. J., Mathiason, M. A., Johnson, K. A., Leuthner, S. R., 2020. Development and testing of a self-report measure of preparing to parent in the context of a fetal anomaly diagnosis. Patient Education and Counseling,
doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2020.08.017

McKechnie, A. C., 2019. Preparing Heart and MindTM: Human Milk Feeding v. 1.0.

Pridham, K., Harrison, T. M., McKechnie, A. C., Brown, R., 2018. Motivations and Features of Co-Parenting an Infant With Complex Congenital Heart Disease. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 40 (8): 1110-1130.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945917712693

McKechnie, A. C., Waldrop, J., Matsuda, Y., Martinez, M., Fields, C., Baker, M. J., Beeber, L., 2018. Mothers’ Perspectives on Managing the Developmental Delay of a Child With Considerations for Contextual Influences and Maternal Functioning. Journal of Family Nursing, 24 (3): 405-442.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1074840718780474

McKechnie, A. C., 2018. Preparing Heart and MindTM v. 2.0.

Tanem, J., McKechnie, A. C., 2018. A Mobile Application as a Tool for Guided Participation. Guided Participation in Pediatric Nursing Practice: Relationship-Based Teaching and Learning with Parents, Children, and Adolescents Springer, 355-370. New York, NY,

Leuthner, S., McKechnie, A. C., 2018. Guided participation in pediatric nursing practice: Relationship-based teaching and learning with parents, children, and adolescents. Guided participation in pediatric nursing practice: Relationship-based teaching and learning with parents, children, and adolescents. A Neonatologist’s Guided Participation with Parents of an Infant with Trisomy 18 Springer, 341-354. New York, NY,

McKechnie, A. C., Lamberg-Jones, E., 2018. Preparing for the Birth of an Infant with a Congenital or Genetic Condition. Guided Participation in Pediatric Nursing Practice: Relationship-Based Teaching and Learning with Parents, Children, and Adolescents Springer, 35-52. New York, NY,

McKechnie, A. C., Rogstad, J., Martin, K., Pridham, K. F., 2018. An Exploration of Co-Parenting in the Context of Caring for a Child Prenatally Diagnosed and Born with a Complex Health Condition. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74 (2): 350-363.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13415

Thoyre, S. M., Hubbard, C., Park, J., Pridham, K., McKechnie, A. C., 2016. Implementing Co-Regulated Feeding with Mothers of Preterm Infants. American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 41 (4): 204-211.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/NMC.0000000000000245

McKechnie, A. C., Pridham, K., Tluczek, A., 2016. Walking the “Emotional Tightrope” From Pregnancy to Parenthood: Understanding Parental Motivation to Manage Health Care and Distress After a Fetal Diagnosis of Complex Congenital Heart Disease. Journal of

Family Nursing, 22 (1): 74-107.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1074840715616603

Tluczek, A., Clark, R., McKechnie, A. C., Brown, R. L., 2015. Factors affecting parent-child relationships one year after positive newborn screening for cystic fibrosis or congenital hypothyroidism. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 36 (1): 24-34.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/DBP.0000000000000112

McKechnie, A. C., Pridham, K., Tluczek, A., 2015. Preparing Heart and Mind for Becoming a Parent Following a Diagnosis of Fetal Anomaly. Qualitative Health Research, 25 (9): 1182-1198.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732314553852

McKechnie, A. C., Pridham, K. F., 2012. Preparing Heart and Mind Following Prenatal Diagnosis of Complex Congenital Heart Defect. Qualitative Health Research, 22 1694-1706.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732312458371

Tluczek, A., McKechnie, A. C., Brown, R., 2011. Factors Associated with Parental Perception of Child Vulnerability 12 Months After Abnormal Newborn Screening Results. Research in Nursing and Health, 34: 389-400.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.20452

McKechnie, A. C., Eglash, A., 2010. Nipple shields: A review of the literature. Breastfeeding Medicine, 5 (6): 309-314.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1089/bfm.2010.0003

Tluczek, A., Clark, R., McKechnie, A. C., Brown, R., 2010. Task-Oriented and Bottle Feeding Adversely Affect the Quality of Mother-Infant Interactions After Abnormal Newborn Screens. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 31 414-426.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/DBP.0b013e3181dd5049

Eglash, A., Ziemer, A. L., McKechnie, A. C., 2010. Health Professionals' Attitudes and Use of Nipple Shields for Breastfeeding Women. Breastfeeding Medicine, 5 147-151.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1089/bfm.2010.0006

Tluczek, A., McKechnie, A. C., Lynam, P. A., 2010. When the Cystic Fibrosis Label Does Not Fit: A Modified Uncertainty Theory. Qualitative Health Research, 20 209-223.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732309356285

McKechnie, A. C., Tluczek, A., Henriques, J. B., 2009. Maternal Variables Influencing Duration of Breastfeeding Among Low-Income Mothers. ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition, 1 126-132.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1941406409334379

McKechnie, An integrative review of ethical considerations in human milk expression and direct breastfeeding in the NICU..

Elgersma, McKechnie, A., McPherson, Bergeron, Sommerness, Friedrich, Spatz, Encourage, Assess, Transition (EAT): A quality improvement project implementing a breastfeeding protocol for preterm hospitalized infants. .

McKechnie, A. C., Schorr, Ramel, Trebilcock, Ambrose, Swanson, Sommerness, Spatz, The impact of human milk on outcomes for infants with congenital heart disease: A systematic review. .

McKechnie, A. C., Johnson, K., Elgersma, K. M., S, C., K. F., Emotional distress and parenting agency among fathers of infants prenatally diagnosed with major congenital anomalies..

Pridham, K. F., McKechnie, A. C., Harrison, T., Brown, R., Prenatal Preparation by Women Expecting an Infant to be Born Healthy or with Heart Disease. Journal of Specialists for Pediatric Nursing,

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Chen, S., McKechnie, A. C. "Depressive Symptoms, Caregiving Development, and Parental Agency Among Fathers of Infants Prenatally Diagnosed with Life-Threatening Major Anomalies", 44th Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Schaumburg, Illinois, April 01, 2020.
McKechnie, A. C., Elgersma, K., Erickson, K., Ambrose, M. B. "Meeting the Needs of Parents in the Context of Fetal/Infant Heart Disease: Steps to Developing a Patient Engagement Approach and Lessons Learned", GetWellNetwork GetConnected 2020 Conference, District of Columbia, March 01, 2020.
McKechnie, A. C., Elgersma, K., Erickson, K., Ambrose, M. B. "Meeting the Needs of Parents in the Context of Fetal/Infant Heart Disease: Steps to Developing an eHealth Enhanced Care Approach and Lessons Learned", The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 01, 2019.
McKechnie, A. C., Erickson, K., Ambrose, M., Leuthner, S., Miller, S., Chen, S., Mathiason, M. M. "Communication About Needs and Diagnostic Information of Relevance (CANDIR): Field-Testing of a Measure for Expectant Mothers and Fathers Following Fetal Anomaly", 14th International Family Nursing Association Confrence, District of Columbia, August 01, 2019.
Alsaker, B. A., McKechnie, A. C., Chih-Lin, S., Pridham, K., Monsen, K. A. "A Data-Driven Omaha System Family-Level Outcomes Study: Hidden Patterns in Maternal-Child Health, Mental Health, and Neglect Problems", 2019 Omaha System International Conference, Eagan, Minnesota, April 01, 2019.
Alsaker, B., McKechnie, A. C., Chi, C., Maganti, S., Pridham, K., Monsen, K. A. "Applying the Family Context to Explore Patterns in Big Public Health Nursing Data", American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, San Diego, California, November 01, 2018.
McKechnie, A. C., Alsaker, B., Chi, C., Maganti, S., Pridham, K., Monsen, K. A. "Feasibility of Using Large Nursing Datasets for Family Nursing Research: Seeking Patterns in Family Problems, Interventions and Outcomes", 42nd Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, April 01, 2018.

Kroupina, M., Dahl, C., Elison, K., McKechnie, A. C., Roben, C., Osterholm, E. "Relationship Based Intervention Approach in the Context of Neonatal Intensive Care: Developing a New Model", 31st Annual Gravens Conference on the Environment of Care for High Risk Newborns, Clearwater Beach, Florida, February 01, 2018.

McKechnie, A. C., Erickson, K., Miller, S. "Communication About Needs and Diagnostice Information of Relevance (CANDIR): Content Validation of a Measure for Expectant Parents Following Fetal", 13th International Family Nursing Association Conference, Pamplona, Spain. June 01, 2017.

Beacham, B., McKechnie, A. C. "Language in Family Research - What We Say and What We Mean", 13th International Family Nursing Association Conference, Pamplona, Spain. June 01, 2017.

McKechnie, A. C., Rogstad, J., Martin, K., Pridham, K. F. "The Co-Parenting Relationship in the Context of Caring for a Child Prenatally-Diagnosed and Born with a Complex Health Condition", 41st Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2017.

McKechnie, A. C., Waldrop, J. "Personal and Social Influences on Mother's Family Management of Children with Developmental Delays and Disabilities", 51st Annual Gatlinberg Conference, San Diego, California, April 01, 2017.

McKechnie, A. C. "Invited speaker in the “Fish Bowl”", Planting Seeds of Innovation Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 01, 2016.

McKechnie, A. C., Beacham, B. L. "Family Inclusivity: Do We Include All Families in Research", National Council on Family Relations Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 01, 2016.

Beacham, B., McKechnie, A. C. "Family Inclusivity: Do We Include All Families in Research", Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science: 2016 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research: Determinants of Health, District of Columbia, September 01, 2016.

McKechnie, A. C., Waldrop, J., Matsuda, Y., Martinez, M., Fields, C., Baker, M., Beeber, L. "Family Management of Children with Developmental Delays: Mothers' Perspectives", Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science: 2016 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research: Determinants of Health, District of Columbia, September 01, 2016.

Pridham, K. F., Harrison, T. M., McKechnie, A. C., Brown, R. "Expectations and Intentions for Infant Caregiving and Feeding: Reports of Women Expecting a Healthy Infant or an Infant with a Heart Defect", Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science: 2016 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research: Determinants of Health, District of Columbia, September 01, 2016.

Pridham, K. F., Harrison, T., McKechnie, A. C., Krolikowski, M., Brown, R. "Qualities of Co-Parenting Across the First Year of Infants with Complex Congenital Heart Disease", 40th Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 01, 2016.

McKechnie, A. C., Miller, S., Erickson, K. "Content Validation of a Measure Developed for Expectant Parents Following Fetal Anomaly Diagnosis: Communication About Needs and Diagnostic Information of Relevance (CANDIR)", 40th Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 01, 2016.

McKechnie, A. C. "Mobile and Web Application for Parents and Health Care Providers After Fetal Heart Disease Diagnosis", Ecosystem Event, Minnesota Innovation Corps (MIN-CORPS), Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 01, 2015.

McKechnie, A. C. "Invited speaker on the Innovation Panel", Planting Seeds of Innovation: MakerNurse Workshop/Conference at the Medical Devices Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 01, 2015.

Johnson, K. A., McKechnie, A. C. "What Patient Communications do Inpatient Oncology Nurses Perceive as Cues to Emotional Distress", International Conference on Communication in Health, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 01, 2015.

Thoyre, S., McKechnie, A. C., Park, J., Hubbard, C., Young, T. "Co-Regulated Feeding Intervention for Mothers of Very Preterm Infants: Evaluating Fidelity", 12th International Family Nursing Association Conference, Odense, Denmark. August 01, 2015.

Pados, B., Estrem, H., Thoyre, S., Park, J., Hodges, E., McComish, C., McKechnie, A. C., Knafl, K. "Content Validation of the Family Management Measure: Feeding (FaMMFeed)", 12th International Family Nursing Association Conference, Odense, Denmark. August 01, 2015.

McKechnie, A. C., Johnson, K. A., Baker, M., Docherty, S., Thoyre, S. "Adaptive Leadership in Parents Caring for their Children Born with Life-Threatening Conditions ", 4th Annual Nursing Research Day - Innovations Through Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2015.

McKechnie, A. C., Johnson, K. A., Baker, M., Docherty, S., Thoyre, S. "Adaptive Leadership in Parents Caring for Their Children Born with Life-Threatening Conditions", 39th Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 01, 2015.

Pridham, K. F., Harrison, T., McKechnie, A. C., Krolikowski, M., Brown, R., Fedderly, R. "The Difference Illness Makes: Co-Parenting Trajectories Across the First Year of Infants with Complex Congenital Heart Disease", 39th Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 01, 2015.

Martinez, M., Meltzer-Brody, S., Mandel, M., Wheeler, A., Hubbard, G., Mills-Koonce, R., Schwartz, T., Matsuda, Y., McKechnie, A. C., Galbraith, K., Alvarez, S., Beeber, L. "Maternal Depressive Symptoms: An Opportunity and Need to Treat in Early Intervention", International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health Scientific Conference, Wales, United Kingdom. September 01, 2014.

McKechnie, A. C., Mandel, M., Wheeler, A., Martinez, M., Matsuda, Y., Galbraith, K., Beeber, L. "Children in the Grey Zone: Navigating Undiagnosed Developmental Delays in Infants and Toddlers", Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science: 2014 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, District of Columbia, September 01, 2014.

Pridham, K. F., Harrison, T. M., McKechnie, A. C., Brown, R., Fedderly, R. "Infant Congenital Heart Disease Severity and Co-Parenting Motivation: Contribution to the Support Parents Give Each Other in Parenting", Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science: 2014 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, District of Columbia, United States. September 01, 2014.

Pridham, K. F., McKechnie, A. C., Harrison, T., Krolikowski, M. "Co-Parenting Communication for Caregiving of Infants with a Complex Congenital Heart Defect Through the First 12 Months", 38th Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference , St. Louis, Missouri, March 01, 2014.

McKechnie, A. C., Tluczek, A., Pridham, K. F., Lamberg-Jones, E., Thoyre, S. "Embraced, Avoided or De-Emphasized: How Expectant Parents Managed Technological Information about their Fetal Diagnoses", 38th Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, March 01, 2014.

Pridham, K. F., Harrison, T., McKechnie, A. C., Krolikowski, M., Brown, R., Melby, J., Mussatto, K. "Challenges Parents Confront in Caring for an Infant with a Congenital Heart Defect Through the First Year", 11th International Family Nursing Association Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 01, 2013.

McKechnie, A. C., Pridham, K. F. "Parents' Mental Health and Motivation to Manage Care After Pre- or Postnatal Diagnosis of Infant Heart Defect", 11th International Family Nursing Association Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 01, 2013.

McKechnie, A. C., Pridham, K. F. "Considering what is Best for Baby: A Collective Case Study of Women's Prenatal Internal Working Models for Breastfeeding", 37th Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 01, 2013.

McKechnie, A. C., Pridham, K. F. "Preparing Heart and Mind Following Prenatal Diagnosis of Complex Congenital Heart Defect", 36th Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Dearborn, Michigan, April 01, 2012.

McKechnie, A. C., Tluczek, A., Pridham, K. F. "When an Infant is Hospitalized with a Heart Defect: Being the Parent", "Bringing Science to Life: A Healthier Tomorrow," National Institute of Nursing Research 25th Anniversary Concluding Symposium, District of Columbia, October 01, 2011.

McKechnie, A. C., Tluczek, A., Pridham, K. F. "Assessing Parent-Infant Relationships in the Context of Medical and Psychological Risks: The Value of Subjective and Objective Data", Society for Research in Child Development Bi-Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. April 01, 2011.

Pridham, K. F., Harrison, T., Krolikowski, M., Mussatto, K., McKechnie, A. C., Brown, R., Frommelt, M. "Feeding Motivations of Parents of an Infant with a Complex Congenital Heart Defect", Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, April 01, 2010.

McKechnie, A. C., Pridham, K. F. "Motivating Forces for Parents Receiving Prenatal Diagnosis of Fetal Congenital Heart Defect", 33rd Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 01, 2009.

McKechnie, A. C., Tluczek, A., Henriques, J. B. "Maternal Variables Influencing Duration of Breastfeeding Among Low-Income Mothers", International Lactation Consultant Association/European Lactation Consultant Association Joint Conference, Vienna, Austria. October 01, 2008.

McKechnie, A. C., Tluczek, A., Henriques, J. B. "Maternal Variables Influencing Duration of Breastfeeding Among Low-Income Mothers", 32nd Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, March 01, 2007.

Grants and Patents

Selected Grants

Award: University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Scien
Principal Investigator: Blazar, Bruce R
Sponsoring Organization: NIH National Center for Advancing Tran Science
Award Dates: 2019 - 2022

Award: MIN-REACH Research and Evaluation Hub
Principal Investigator: Gurvich, Vadim J
Sponsoring Organization: NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institu
Award Dates: 2016 - 2021

Patents

Preparing Heart and MindTM : Human Milk Feeding Care Program – Spanish Translation; University of Minnesota Office of Technology and Commercialization . Issued: 2021

Preparing Heart and MindTM Care Program – Spanish Translation; University of Minnesota Office of Technology and Commercialization. Issued: 2021

Preparing Heart and MindTM: Human Milk Feeding Care Program v. 1.0; University of Minnesota Office of Technology and Commercialization . Issued: 2019

Intellectual Property Title: Preparing Heart and MindTM Care Program v. 2.0; University of Minnesota Office of Technology and Commercialization. Issued: 2018