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UW-Eau Claire Nursing Student Recognized for
Investigating Research Role of Undergraduate Nurses

RELEASED: March 22, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire nursing student's research poster was recognized at the 9th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Conference held Feb. 8-10 in Hollywood, Calif. The student received second place in the subcategory of enhancing oncology care delivery.

Junior Jessica Branson, Appleton, received the award based on her research titled "Undergraduate Students and Securing Evidence."

Branson's research stems from a previous study conducted by UW-Eau Claire family health nursing professor Susan Moch, who investigated how the use of discussion groups can educate nurses about the results of current research and more quickly bring that knowledge into nursing practice. In the past, these New Knowledge Discussion Groups were led only by graduate or doctoral prepared nurses. Branson's research investigates the idea that undergraduate students also can lead these discussion groups.

"My overall goal through presenting our research was to show that undergraduate nursing students have a role in nursing research," Branson said.

Branson's research also aims to show the effectiveness of New Knowledge Discussion Groups. She organizes discussion groups at practice sites and evaluates how much the staff learns from the discussions. Soon Branson will be involved in leading the discussion group meetings.

At the conference, Branson discussed her project with researchers and advance practice nurses from all over the world. She said the experience allowed her to learn from the research of others and to better understand the purpose and need for research.

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