Northwestern Nursing Students Receive Perfect Score at Ranger Research Day
November 20, 2023
Students of the Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing received a perfect score for their research project at the 18th annual Ranger Research day at the Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus.
Tiffany Goss, Garber senior; Viviana Resendiz, Enid senior; Ana Cruz Hernandez, Enid senior, and their project, “Hospital Interpreters and Limited English Proficiency Patient Outcomes” received top marks from the judges out of 14 projects entered and displayed in the Student Center Ballroom.
Graduate and undergraduate students created poster presentations of academic research papers conducted in one of their classes. 27 individuals participated and had the opportunity to share and discuss their research with peers, professors and the Alva community.
Student poster entries were critiqued and eligible for awards. All presenters are encouraged to attend Oklahoma Research Day on March 8, 2024, at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing students Tiffany Goss, Garber senior; Viviana Resendiz, Enid senior; Ana Cruz Hernandez, Enid senior, and their project, “Hospital Interpreters and Limited English Proficiency Patient Outcomes” received a perfect score at the 2023 Ranger Research Day Nov. 17 at the Northwestern-Alva Campus.
Winners with classification, hometown, research project name and sponsor include:
Biology: First place: Walter Smith, Buffalo senior, “Is Lizard Asymmetry Linked to Anthropogenic Disturbance?”; Second place: Cora Taylor, Kingfisher junior, “Limb Regeneration in the Ouachita Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus brimleyorum)”. Both students were sponsored by Dr. Nicholus Ledbetter, assistant professor of biology.
Psychology: First place: Ali Harzman, Alva senior, “Genres of Music and its Effectiveness on Heart Rate”; Second place: Heatherene Merrill, Enid senior, “Psychological Inoculation and Inaccurate News: The Use of Psychological Inoculation to Establish a Resistance to Misinformation Circulated by Social Media”; Third place: Adriana Melisa Quezada, Enid junior, “Academic Performance of Working and Non-Working College Students: Influence of Employment Status in Students’ GPA”; Honorable Mention: Maria Leon, Alva senior, “First Generation College Students: Factors Predicting Success”. All students were sponsored by Dr. Taylor Randolph, chair of psychology department and assistant professor of psychology.
Nursing: First place (Ranger Research Day Overall Winner): Goss, Resendiz, Cruz Hernandez, “Hospital Interpreters and Limited English Proficiency Patient Outcomes”, sponsored by Heidi Ritchie, instructor of nursing for the Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing; Second place: Mindy Cosby, Newcastle senior; Alicia Smith, Alva senior; Corbyn Austin, Rockwall, Texas, senior, “Diet and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”, sponsored by Ritchie; Third place: Felicia Bueno, Alva senior; Faith Nino, Amarillo, Texas, senior, “Effects of Nurse-to-Patient Ratios”, sponsored by Dr. Leslie Collins, chair of Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing and associate professor of nursing; Honorable Mention: Sydne Edmiston, Fort Worth, Texas, senior; Kaylee Milligan, Seiling senior; Daresa O’Connell, Seiling senior, “Pitocin and Maternal Complications”, sponsored by Collins.
The mission of Oklahoma Research Day is to promote cross-campus and cross-disciplinary research and scholarly work among all institutions of higher learning in the state. In doing so, the event seeks to encourage networking among scholars and the exchange of ideas among those studying and researching in their respective academic disciplines.
For more information on Ranger Research Day, visit www.nwosu.edu/ranger-research-day or contact Dr. Shawn Holliday, associate dean of the graduate studies office at (580) 327-8589 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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