Nursing Students Recognized for Research
Eight undergraduate ‘honors in the major’ nursing students participated and presented their research posters in the 12th Annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research Excellence event. Two were awarded scholarships for their honors research in the Health Sciences category.
Thomas Bolsega took first place and received a $600 scholarship for his poster “Assessment of Tracheostomy Care Practices in a Simulated Setting”. Dr. Mary Lou Sole served as the faculty advisor on his research.
Leah Morissette earned one of two honorable mentions and a $200 scholarship for her poster “Injection Techniques of Subcutaneous Anticoagulant Therapies”. Dr. Kelly Allred was her faculty advisor.
The other students who presented their research posters were Britany Bowks, Suzeline Desir, Kayla Gayle-Campbell, Annabeth Huff, Lindsay Perna and Erica Thomas.
Additionally, two graduate students presented their research at the university’s Graduate Research Forum.
Dawn Turnage, who is expected to graduate in May with a Doctor of Nursing Practice, presented her DNP project, “An Implementation Project to Improve Provider Review and Recommendation of Immunizations in Adult Patients with Psoriasis Receiving Biologic Therapy” to the forum judges. Turnage is also on faculty as a nursing instructor. Dr. Christopher Blackwell served as the committee chair for Turnage’s DNP project.
Marion Bendixen, also expected to graduate in May with her Master of Science in nursing education, presented her poster, “The Effect of Tongue-Tie Division on Breastfeeding Duration in Infants Ankyloglossia: An Integrated Literature Review”. Dr. Susan Quelly served as her faculty advisor on her research.