Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing doctoral students took top honors at the third annual Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition (GNLC) Doctoral Symposium at Georgia State University. Emory School of Nursing PhD and DNP students presented five podium presentations and two poster presentations during the symposium. In addition, two of the three GNLC health policy scholarships and both of the symposium’s doctoral awards were awarded to Emory nursing students. Policy scholarships were selected based on research essays, academic performance, and letters of recommendation.
DNP student, Rosemary Kinuthia, received a $1,500 prize for winning a GNLC policy scholarship and $500 for receiving a doctoral project award. A $1,500 policy scholarship was also awarded to PhD student Gaea Daniel, and an additional $500 doctoral project award was given to PhD student Mariya Kovaleva. Policy
Podium and poster presentations included:
- “Function as a Predictor of 20 Day Hospital Readmission” by DNP students Eve Byrd and Kristin Langston
- “Evaluating Quality Measures of a Dedicated Educational Unit within a Magnet Institution: Recommendations for Healthcare Transformation” by DNP student Alexandra Finch
- “Psychosocial Factors as a Driver of Excess Heart Failure Readmissions” by DNP students Hema Santhanam and Letizia Smith
- “Where do Persons Living with Dementia Get their Primary Care?” by PhD student Mariya Kovaleva
- “Validation of an Obstetric Risk Index” by PhD student Jennifer Vanderlaan
- “Relationships Matter!” by PhD student Kent Haythorn
- “How is Dementia Covered in US Baccalaureate Nursing Programs?” by PhD student Mariya Kovaleva
For a complete list of award winners and additional information about the GNLC Doctoral Symposium, please visit http://www.georgianursingleadershipcoalition.com/education.