Student Research

Nursing student at the poster presentation

Research is at the core of both the School of Nursing and The University of Texas at Austin mission statements, and as such is fundamental to our purpose. The research performed by School of Nursing students prepares our graduates to be the future of nursing research. The School of Nursing is proud to highlight a selection of student research in this section.

The School of Nursing Undergraduate Nursing Honors Program offers honors students the opportunity to gain valuable research experience under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor. Once their research is complete, honors students summarize their work in a professional style written report and publically present their findings.

Click on the project title to download the research. All undergraduate research projects are in PDF format.

List of 2018 Undergraduate Research Projects
Student Project Title Sponsor
Brennan Frazier The Effect of Social Connectedness and Substance Use on Young, Homeless Women's Quality of Life Lynn Rew
Yue Luna Jiang The Validity of Acanthosis Nigracans Screening on Determining Insulin Resistance Sharon Horner
Kristy Le Correlation Between Depressive Symptoms, Self-Efficacy, and Empowerment in Mexican Americans with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Alexandra Garcia
Sydney Lineberry Stress, Substance Use, and Risky Sexual Behavior Among Homeless Adolescent Youth Lynn Rew
Meghan Moghe Therapeutic Strategies to Reduce Secondary Lung Damage in Preterm Infants Sharon Horner
Jane Onyemachi Cognitive Impairment and Self-Management in Type 2 Diabetes: An Integrative Review Sharon Brown
Ashley Saenz Accuracy and Readability of Consumer Oriented Health Information Websites for Pregnant Mothers with Breast Cancer Lorraine Walker
Charolotte Wright Self-Management of HIV and Diabetes in African-American Women: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Literature Julie Zuniga, and Alexandra Garcia
Linda Yoo Hysterectomies of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Women Tracie Harrison

The School of Nursing Doctoral Program prepares students to become researchers and to assume advanced leadership roles in nursing and health care delivery. A combination of conceptual approaches, challenging interactions in seminar discussions, and work with active researchers produces a stimulating environment for scholarly development. The program is designed to help students identify a dissertation topic, apply for research funding, and begin a lifelong research career.

List of 2018 Graduate Research Projects
Student Project Title
Matthew Banner Influence of Self-transcendence on Wellness for Older Adults
Adem Cengiz The Relationship among Quality and Safety Competencies, the Practice Environment, and Role Ambiguity and Conflict in Perioperative Nurses
Lisa Geshell Person-centered Advance Care Planning among People with Dementia
Dong Eun Jang Self-care and Well-being among Middle-aged Stroke Patients
Maegen MacKenzie Mild Cognitive Impairment and Sleep
Jieun Park Factors and Health Behaviors Associated with Gastric Cancer Screening among Korean Americans
Carolyn Phillips A Feasibility Study to Evaluate Storytelling through Music to Improve Coping and Well-being in Oncology Nurses
Kelly Pretorius Influence of Social Media on SIDS and Safe Sleep: Preventing Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation
Davika Reid Nurse and Nurse-Midwife Provided Postnatal Newborn Care Practices in Kenya
Jamie Rock An Overview of Health-related Self-management for Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
Atami Sagna Depression/Substance Use Disorder and Suicidal Behaviors in Older Adults