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Students' nursing research excellence showcased at inaugural event

MN student Paula Harvalik shares her poster, Predictors of Anxiety in 3-year-old Children: A Population Based Cohort, with faculty members Carla Ginn and Catherine Laing and staffer Nicole Stubley.

Photo by Lynda Sea 

Undergraduate and graduate nursing students had the opportunity to showcase their work at Student Research Day on March 23, held in the Professional Faculties Building. More than 40 attendees including faculty, staff and students came to the event which featured poster presentations as well as a competitive oral presentation session.  


Poster Presentations:

BN 1st place winner – Nina Castrogiovanni
Satisfaction with Delivery of Maternity Care for Canadian Born and Immigrant Mothers: A Comparative Sub-analysis

BN 2nd place winner – Manvir Parmar
Quality of life and symptom burden amongst in-centre nocturnal hemodialysis patients: A prospective cohort study

MN 1st place winner – Alison Shaw
Curriculum Review and Revision in Pediatric Undergraduate Nursing Education

MN 2nd place winner – Leslie Conlon
Perspectives from the Grassroots: Public Health Nurses Working in Schools 

Oral Presentations:

1st place – Lorelli Nowell
Peer Mentorship in Graduate Education

2nd place – Jacqueline Wilson
Welcome to Parenthood Alberta: Providing preliminary insight into the mentorship of first-time mothers during transition from pregnancy to early parenthood

Door Prizes:

  • Candace Lind
  • Lorelli Nowell
  • Denise Vanderkooi
  • Sarah Dewell
  • Augusta Botchway

Judges included Dr. Catherine Laing, Dr. Nancy Moules, Dr. Lorraine Venturato and Dr. Carla Ginn. 

Thanks to the Student Research Day Committee, Meredith Brockway, Jill Norris, Marc Hall and Emily St. Pierre for all their work as well as the PhD student reviewers (Lorelli Nowell, Sarah Dewell and Lorraine Smith-MacDonald). Award funding was provided by the Faculty of Nursing and lunch and refreshments were provided by the Nursing Research Office. 

View a full slideshow of photos from event on our Facebook page.