Morningside College senior students present at nursing conference

April 13, 2017, in Latest News, Undergrad Nursing

Jennings Hawn

Morningside College nursing students Madison Jennings from Algona, Iowa, and Shelby Hawn from Denison, Iowa, recently made research presentations at the National Student Nurses Association Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Jennings presented a poster regarding the incidence of violence against nurses and health care staff. The purpose of the research project is to discuss how to identify, intervene and reduce the prevalence of patient and visitor violence against hospital staff.

Hawn’s presentation focused on unsynchronized circadian rhythm cycles, sleep deprivations and fatigue in night shift nurses. The purpose of the research poster was to show the relationship between nurses working the night shift and health disruptions.

Approximately 2,500 nursing students participated in the annual conference. Amanda Haverhals, assistant professor of nursing education at Morningside, also attended. The National Student Nurses Association is a nonprofit organization for students enrolled in nursing programs.