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Boise State Nursing Faculty and Students Present at Nursing Research Day 2012

Boise State University School of Nursing faculty and students were podium and poster presenters at the Third Annual Nursing Research Day conference, “The Culture of Evidence Based Practice,” held in May in Boise. Cindy Clark gave an invited presentation “Creating Civility in the Workplace.” Other nursing faculty presenting were Jean Anderson, “Education Program for Adults with Sleep Apnea to Improve Adherence with Positive Airway Pressure Therapy,” and Cecile Evans, “Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory Applied to Study of Self-Care Practices of Phantom Limb Pain.”

Boise State Nursing students presenting posters included:

  • Graduate student Julie Carr and faculty mentor Dawn Weiler, “The Hispanic Paradox and Healthy Aging: An Ethnographic Inquiry;”
  • Undergraduate student Angelica Kovach and faculty mentor Evans, “Pain Quality Descriptors in Persons With Limb Loss;”
  • and undergraduate student Sara Palma and faculty mentor Pam Strohfus, “Injection Technique: Are We Giving IM Injections in the Muscle?”

Boise State Nursing faculty poster presenters included:

  • Marty Downey and the St. Luke’s Health System Wood River Research Fellowship, “Healing Touch on Surgical Outpatients;”
  • Lucy Zhao, “Support Groups for AIDS-Bereaved People,”
  • and Anderson, “Education for Experts.”

The research day was cosponsored by Mu Gamma Chapter, the Boise State School of Nursing affiliate chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Anderson served on the conference organizing and abstract review committees.

Boise State Students and Faculty at Nursing Research Day 2012
From left, front row: Dr. Vivian Schrader, Julie Carr, Lucy Zhao; Standing: Dr. Jean Anderson, Dr. Marty Downey, Dr. Cindy Clark, Dr. Cecile Evans, Sara Palma, Ann Butt, Angelica Kovach, Christina Bobek