Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Development of the Nursing Community Apgar Questionnaire (NCAQ): a rural nurse recruitment and retention tool

Molly  Prengaman

Molly Prengaman

qualifications: MS/FNP

contribution: original concept, devised survey tool, collected data, wrote the first draft

position: Assistant professor

United States

Assistant Professor at Boise State University School of Nursing. Family Nurse Practitioner. Research interests include rural health, health policy, workforce, community health, and health disparities. Currently attending the University of New Mexico College of Nursing doctoral program with a concentration in health policy.


Jeri  Bigbee

Jeri Bigbee

qualifications: PhD

contribution: devised survey tool, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts

position: Adjunct professor

United States
Ed  Baker

Ed Baker

qualifications: PhD

contribution: designed the project, contributed to drafts

position: Director/ Professor

United States

Ed Baker, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Health Policy at Boise State University and is an Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Health in the College of Health Sciences. He has over 20 years of experience in healthcare working with hospitals, physicians, state agencies and academic institutions. Dr. Baker's areas of interest include healthcare policy, rural workforce planning, healthcare financing and performance improvement. He currently serves on the Board of the Idaho Rural Health Association and holds the position of Treasurer.


David  Schmitz

David Schmitz

qualifications: MD

contribution: designed the project, contributed to drafts

position: Associate director/Affiliate faculty

United States

Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 2017 President, National Rural Health Association. Family physician with research interests in medical education, workforce studies and rural health care.


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