CHHS Faculty and Students Publish Research on Peer Incivility Among Prelicensure Nursing Students

CHHS Faculty and Students Publish Research on Peer Incivility Among Prelicensure Nursing Students

School of Nursing Assistant Professor, Penny Sauer and two SON alumni recently published their research on peer incivility among prelicensure nursing students.

The research began back in 2015, when a group of faculty and students met to discuss how nursing students interact with one another. Since bullying and incivility is a significant issue in the nursing profession, the faculty and students conducted research with students who were enrolled in the prelicensure program at the time to quantify the amount of incivility.

The faculty and students presented their findings with a podium presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s 2015 Hot Topics Conference: Civility Rising: Re-envisioning, Re-creating, and Thriving in Academia and Practice.

Sauer said the process of writing the manuscript was a little difficult, because the students, Kelsey Beyer and Allie Hannon, were out of school at the time. They met at Sauer’s house and worked on the manuscript for untold hours.

The manuscript went through a few revision stages before the final version was submitted in December of 2016.