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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Doctoral candidate awarded Janssen Scholarship

Connell School of Nursing

Doctoral candidate Carol Marchetti was chosen as a 2009 American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Janssen Scholar. This highly competitive national scholarship is given to 15 undergraduate and 15 graduate nursing students interested in psychiatric mental health nursing. The Janssen Scholarship Program seeks to encourage involvement in patient and nurse advocacy, expand concepts related to professional nursing organizations, and help students better understand the role of the psychiatric mental health nurse.

The scholarship will cover the cost of Marchetti's attendance at the 23rd annual APNA Conference, where she will learn about philosophy of care, pharmacology, and trends and issues in the care of people with psychiatric mental-health needs. Marchetti will also present a poster based on her dissertation research study titled "The role of Post-Decisional Regret and Police Reporting Among Individuals Who Have Experienced Sexual Assault."

Marchetti, whose background is in pediatric and psychiatric nursing, is employed by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance as the Southeast Regional Coordinator for the Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse (SANE) Program.

The APNA conference will be held October 7-10 in Charleston, South Carolina.