Carpenter and Maguire honored for nursing scholarship

April 29, 2013

Graduate School of Nursing faculty member Dawn Carpenter, DNP, and PhD in nursing candidate Laura Maguire, MS, were honored for advanced practice nursing scholarship at national and regional nursing education conferences recently.

Dr. Carpenter, assistant professor of nursing, received the 2013 National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) Poster Presentation Award at the 39th Annual NONPF Conference for her poster presentation Simulation to Facilitate Interprofessional Education. The project used human patient simulation with acute care scenarios in which interprofessional health care professionals including nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and nurse educators focused on teamwork and collaboration.

Maguire received the first place Doctoral Student Nursing Scientist Award at the Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Conference for her early doctoral poster Adapting A Parent Diabetes Education Intervention For Grandparents Using Focus Group Data. The poster presentedfindings of a focus group conducted with individuals caring for grandchildren with type 1 diabetes, which was Maguire’s preliminary dissertation research with faculty mentor Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, PhD.

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