Nursing Research Day focuses on health behavior change in digital world

April 25, 2022

Research day 2022 participants

Faculty, students and community members gathered in person and virtually April 8 for the school’s annual Nursing Research Day. The theme this year was Health Behavior Change in a Digital World.

“Nurse scientists possess both context of care and a robust education,” said Dean Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP. “They are grounded in both reality and possibilities. Their experience at the bedside, in clinics, home settings and in communities, offers the astute perspective to ask important questions. Today we celebrate nurse researchers and explore how they are empowering health and improving lives both locally and globally.”

Kathleen Potempa, PhD, RN, FAAN, an internationally recognized leader in nursing, education and science, delivered the keynote Technology, Informatics and Data Analytics’ in an Era of Chronic Disease – Why?

Research posters and oral presentations showcased findings from innovative research and evidence-based projects representing the school’s four research areas of focus, including health promotion among vulnerable populations, prevention and management of chronic health conditions, symptom management, and health/nursing informatics and systems innovation.

PhD student Kristin Elgersma took first place in People’s Choice Award for her poster Wayfinding through the “ocean of the great unknown”: How lactating parents establish a direct breastfeeding relationship with an infant hospitalized for complex congenital heart disease. BSN student Ryan Marczynski received second place for his poster Low-Dose Methoxyflurane for Acute Pain in Trauma Patients.

Third place winners were Brandi Nelson for The Association Between Suicide and School Connections Among Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) Adolescent Victims of Familial Sexual Assault, Anna Robinson for Evaluation of Nurse-Driven Management of Hypoglycemia in Critically Ill Patients and Emily Feye for Early Ambulation and Documentation for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Patients to Decrease Length of Stay.

Categories: Research


Media Contacts

Steve Rudolph
School of Nursing