Awards/Spring Meeting 2010
Sigma Theta Tau Zeta Omicron Chapter Innovative Project Award: Awarded to the University of Northern Colorado Student Nurses Association to assist with student nurses' participation in a project to provide health services and education to children and their care providers in the Dominican Republic in March 2010 through Orphanage Outreach.
Sigma Theta Tau Zeta Omicron Chapter Research Award: Awarded to Melissa Jeffries, an bachelor's nursing student at the University of Northern Colorado, for her survey research project conducted with Colorado School Nurses about pediatric obesity. This project is being conducted under the supervision of Prisciall Faulkner, SON faculty member, as part of Melissa's undergraduate honors thesis.
Drennan Award: Awarded to Alma Jackson. Dr. Alma Jackson joined the faculty Mesa State, Department of Health Sciences in 2006 initially as a part-time position teaching Nursing Research. She has now advanced to a tenure-track position and holds the title of assistant professor. In the Fall of 2009, she will move in to the position of Director for the BSN Program. She will continue to teach Business of Health Care and Nursing Research. Dr. Jackson’s nursing preparation includes a BSN from Loretto Heights College, an MS from California College for Health Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Education from Cappella University. To meet the requirements of the State Board of Nursing she is currently enrolled in a Master’s program in Nursing Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Jackson is actively involved in the community outside of academia. She has a consulting business that serves to improve safety in the workforce and has used her nursing background as an occupational health nurse specialist to improve safety from Yellowstone National Park to 3M Corporation. Locally she works with several oil and gas companies to improve the safety of their workers. Dr. Jackson is a member of Sigma Theta Tau. She is currently involved in a research project with Community Hospital to study glucose levels throughout surgery and post operative outcomes.She is also a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
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