YSN hosted Scholars Day on April 8, an event to celebrate the scholarly endeavors and achievements of YSN's students. Five students from the master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral programs presented their research and educational progress. They were introduced by Nancy Reynolds, Director of Doctoral Programs at YSN. The well-attended presentations were followed by a poster display and reception. Presentations included:
Sheli Feder will receive her Master's degree from YSN this spring with a thesis on the accuracy of heart rhythm interpretation by nurses in acute care settings, under the mentorship of Marjorie Funk. Prior to entering YSN, she was an Emergency Department nurse at a trauma center in Florida.
Maura Murphy has worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in oncology for five years, primarily at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Previously, she worked as an RN with cancer patients of every age, and as a medical education administrator. Now in her second year of doctoral studies, her principal advisor is Ruth McCorkle.
Monica Roosa Ordway is in her third year of doctoral study. She is evaluating the intensive home visitation program for young first-time mothers developed by her principal advisor, Lois Sadler. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner and certified lactation consultant with twelve years’ experience.
Nicholas R. Nicholson, Jr. is graduating from the doctoral program this May. He will then begin a postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine in geriatrics. He is a clinical nurse specialist board certified in community health nursing with a master’s in public health. His principal advisor is Ruth McCorkle.
Karrie Hendrickson earned her PhD at YSN in 2008, and is continuing her research in a postdoctoral fellowship. Her primary mentor is Ruth McCorkle. In both clinical and academic settings, she has demonstrated a commitment to families of children with cancer and to end-of-life care.