November 11, 2002
02-388

Nursing students showcase their academic progress

Valdosta State University's College of Nursing will host Scholarship Day, on Friday, Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., in the University Center. Junior and senior nursing students will demonstrate their academic progress and knowledge in the field of nursing.

The event, which is organized by senior nursing students, provides an opportunity for students to showcase their work through verbal or poster presentations. This year's topics will include: nutritional assessments, safeguarding patients against medication errors, work place violence and women's health issues.

According to Dr. MaryAnn Reichenbach, dean of the College of Nursing, Scholarship Day provides students with the opportunity to present topics of importance and interest, and gives the college an opportunity to recognize significant student achievements.

Recruiters and representatives from hospitals throughout Georgia and North Florida will be in attendance to provide nursing students with information about their facilities, job prospects and bonuses available for nurses entering the workforce.

Reichenbach says that Scholarship Day brings the health care community together to recognize the contributions of nursing towards improving health care.

?Clinical agency representatives are able to see and hear the knowledge and enthusiasm that the students are bringing to their studies,? Reichenbach said. ?These representatives can individually discuss with students how their skills could be used in their agencies.?

?Scholarship Day is important to all levels of nursing, whether as a nursing student, faculty member, recruiter or a nurse in the clinical field,? said nursing student Casey Langdale.