Five nursing students recognized for contributions, excellence in research

April 26, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Each year, the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) recognizes nurse leaders who have presented valuable contributions and excellence in nursing research. At the Virtual 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions on March 25 and 26, College of Nursing doctoral candidate Elizabeth Thiede was awarded the 2021 ENRS Student Conference Scholarship Award.

Recipients for the ENRS conference award are chosen based on a demonstrated commitment to the field of nursing research, as evidenced in their application, peer-reviewed abstract, current CV, and letter of recommendation.

Four additional nursing students, Lauren McNally, Kiernan Riley, Julie LaRue, and Yo-Jen Liao, had research posters placing at the conference.

Liao won 1st place in the doctoral student peer-reviewed group for her poster titled "What is the Evidence for Non-pharmacological Interventions to Reduce Pain in People Living with Dementia? A Systematic Review," and LaRue won 1st place in the DNP student group for her poster on "Improving De-escalation Techniques in Primary Care: A Quality Improvement Project."

McNally won 3rd place in the BSN student group for her poster titled "Effects of Water Exercise in People with Dementia: A Systematic Review," and Riley won 2nd in the doctoral student group for her poster on "Home Health and Hospice Nurses Perceptions of Caring for Persons with Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses at Home poster."

To learn more about the annual conference and awards presented, click here.

Last Updated April 26, 2021