Community Nursing Research Fair

By: Kevin McDonnell

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- On Nov. 15, the senior class Nursing students showed off their research skills in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) of Lower Level Gallagher. Students working in groups selected a range of topics to work on from Hypertension and Obesity to Bioterrorism and Internet Gaming Addiction. 

Nursing students were required to put together poster boards similar to those commonly seen at the Undergraduate research fair hosted in the Spring semester. The event was part of the senior nursing student’s Community Nursing class. The class seeks to demonstrate how nursing practices are applicable outside of the classroom and how skills like care plans and assessments are necessary components to all sorts of medically related phenomenon.

The students seemed eager to share their work with their fellow peers despite the general nerves that come with any graded assignment and that was present throughout the MPR as students across other majors came to support their friends. Dr. Sharon Manning-Shafer closed the event praising the students for all their hard work and noting how the projects exceeded her expectations. 

The Niagara University College of Nursing has enjoyed a resurgence in the past few years despite a lapse in programming for a number of years in the early 2000’s. However, NU as of recently has continued to graduate substantial class sizes relative to the university’s overall student population. The hope is that continued interest in nursing will continue the department’s expansion into new course offerings and programs. 


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