May 8, 2014
By Toni Cardarella
Ten seniors in the University of Kansas School of Nursing Honors Program presented their research to a packed room of engaged faculty and students on Monday, just as National Nurses Week got underway.
The 2014 Nursing Honors Presentations meant the Bachelor of Science in Nursing students had another opportunity to share their findings before graduating later this month. The students made presentations at other venues earlier in the year, including Research Day at the Capitol in Topeka, the Midwest Nursing Research Society in St. Louis and the Mind & Heart symposium in Liberty, Mo.
At the event Monday, Karen Miller, senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at KU Medical Center and dean of the KU School of Nursing, told students their research serves as a solid foundation for their future work as clinicians or even researchers.
"A nursing scholar demonstrates a passion for making a difference in the world," Miller said. "Your work with faculty in nursing research helps to serve humanity through a commitment to better and safer health care."
In all, 91 students have participated in honors presentations since the KU School of Nursing Honors Program began 12 years ago. Coordinated by School of Nursing professor Geri Neuberger, RN, Ed.D., the program is part of the University of Kansas Honors Program for qualifying undergraduate students.
Here's a list of the BSN honor students who presented at the May 5 event at the School of Nursing, with their hometowns, research topics and faculty mentor: