School of Nursing Newsletter

Prelicensure Honors Students Successfully Defend Research Projects

Congratulations to the three prelicensure students who successfully defended their Honors research projects. 

Honors StudentsHonors student Katharina Bucknum (Dec. ’17) successfully defended her research project on Nov. 18, entitled “Tattoos and Self-harm History in Young Adults: Artful Expression or Emotional Regulation?" Brandy Mechling was her faculty supervisor. Bucknum’s poster was presented at the Nu Omega Chapter (STTI) Research Day on Nov. 17. It earned first place for the student category. (See related story under the Nu Omega Research Day.) 

Honors student Alix Theodossiou (Dec. ’17) also completed and successfully defended her Honors project, "Barriers to Participation in Pregnancy Exposure Registries among Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.” Clinical Research professor Susan Sinclair was the faculty supervisor on the project. 

Pictured at left are two Honors students with their faculty advisors (from left to right):  Sinclair, Theodossiou, Bucknum and Mechling.   

Sarah HicksSarah Hicks (Dec. ’17) (pictured on right) defended her research project, “Health Literacy Among Traditional and International College Students, and the Impact of Health Education.” The faculty chair of her project was Carol Heinrich.