Sigma Theta Tau Rising Stars

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Jennifer R. Bail, BSN, RN Will E. Brewer, MSN, RN, CEN Shameka C. Humphrey, MSN, RN

Jennifer R. Bail, BSN, RN, Will E. Brewer, MSN, RN, CEN, & Shameka C. Humphrey, MSN, RN were named Rising Stars by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and were invited to present at the STTI Leadership Connection Conference.  

Jennifer Bail is a first year full-time student in the PhD program and her poster was titled, “Preschooler’s Perceptions of Food as a Possible Factor Related to Childhood Obesity”. Will Brewer is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing at The University of North Alabama in Florence and a third year student in the PhD program.  He presented his poster titled “Tissue Plasminogen Activator Non-Treatment in First-Time Ischemic Stroke”. Shameka Humphrey is a second year full-time student in the PhD Program and presented “Efficacy of a Home-Based Neurocognitive Remediation Program in Adults with HIV”.

The students were given the opportunity to attend and present their scholarly work at this renowned and prestigious International conference. “This group of SON PhD students are indeed Rising Stars in Nursing, they embody excellence as students and scholarly researchers” says PhD Program Coordinator David Vance, PhD, MGS. Brewer and Humphrey's trip was supported by funds from the UAB School of Nursing Academic Affairs.  Bail's trip was supported with funds from her undergraduate UAH STTI Beta Phi Chapter.  

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International's mission is to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. STTI is the second-largest nursing organization in the world with approximately 135,000 active members worldwide.


TSNRP, Research and Evidence-based Practice Dissemination Conference

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Pauline A. Swiger, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNL

DNP-Tri-servicePauline A. Swiger first year full-time student in the PhD Program recently attended the TSNRP Research and Evidence-based Practice Dissemination Conference held in San Antonio, TX. Swiger had both a podium and poster presentation at the conference titled "Army Nurse Corps Clinical Nurse Leader Role Utilization Project".  Swiger presented data examining the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) in a military healthcare facility and the influences, if any, of a CNL have on improving documentation and reducing medication errors.

Over 100 military researchers and clinicians attended from around the world and presented their research and other projects. Among those attendees were UAB School of Nursing DNP graduate, Stacey Ferreria and current DNP student, Ida Montgomery.

The mission of the TriServices Nursing Research Program is to facilitate nursing research to optimize the health of military members and their beneficiaries.