NDSU faculty to present at statewide nursing conference

Fargo, North Dakota, March 30, 2016 – Faculty from NDSU’s School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions are presenting at the North Dakota Center for Nursing 2nd Annual Conference, “Nursing’s Role in Transforming Health Care in North Dakota,” on March 31 at the Cambria Suites in West Fargo.

Presentations and poster sessions from NDSU include:

  • Lindsey Unterseher, assistant professor of practice, “Utilizing Social Marketing to Educate Nursing Students on Health Promotion,” NDSU Nursing at Sanford Health

  • Holly Sandhurst, assistant professor of practice and Kathleen Swanson, assistant professor of practice, “Revising the Facts: Benefits of Advancing from RN to RN, BSN”

  • Norma Kiser-Larson, associate professor of nursing, “Cultural Competence Levels for Students in Three Nursing Programs at One ND School”

    Additional NDSU Authors: Loretta Heuer, Misty Condiff, Mihaela “Ina” Cernusca, Kay Schwarzwalter, Miranda Halkini, James Deal, Amanda Nordick & Winta Yallew

  • Loretta Heuer, professor of nursing, “Photovoice- A Participatory Action Research Strategy Applied to Health and Environment on a Tribal Nation”

    Additional Authors: Abby Gold, Mindy Anderson, Mary Leff, and Ella Young, NDSU School of Nursing, NDSU Department of Public Health & Mount Sinai Medical School

  • Wendy Kopp, associate professor of practice, NDSU Nursing at Sanford Health, “Do Multiple Choice Exams in Nursing Education Measure Up? Utilizing Faculty Development to Improve Test Construction and Analysis”

    Additional Author: Jill Johnson 

The closing keynote address of the conference will be given by Kelly Buettner-Schmidt, associate professor of nursing at NDSU, with the presentation “Saving Lives & Transforming Health: The Power of Nursing Evidence to Reduce ND’s Leading Cause of Death.” 

Alicia Hauff, a 2013 graduate of NDSU’s doctor of nursing practice program, and currently at Family Health Care in Fargo, will be part of a keynote speaker panel on “Nursing’s Role in Health and Wellness in North Dakota.” 

The statewide conference of the North Dakota Center for Nursing provides examples of transformative nursing projects in North Dakota, offering an opportunity to discover and network with nurses and others involved in transforming health care in the state. 

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