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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Four professors win Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring Grants

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Four Connell School of Nursing professors have received Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring (TAM) grants, awarded by the Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculties. At least 10 TAM grants are given each year and are designed to support creative and innovative proposals for the teaching, advising, and mentoring of students. These summer grants can be worth up to $15,000 and are awarded on a competitive basis.

TAM grants will support the following projects by CSON faculty:

Recognizing the importance of sleep for both patients and practitioners, Assistant Professor Lichuan Ye will develop a sleep education program for college nursing students for potential inclusion in the undergraduate curriculum. Ye is also seeking additional funding for the project.

Nurses often have to treat patients living in poverty, but many students have little or no direct experience with this population. Clinical Assistant Professor Amy Smith and Assistant Professor Melissa Sutherland will develop and evaluate a poverty simulation experience for undergraduate nursing students.

Screening and intervening in situations of intimate partner violence has become an important part of nursing education, but students have few opportunities to apply the skills they learn. Assistant professors Natalie McClain and Melissa Sutherland will develop and evaluate a simulation experience to prepare students to deal with intimate partner violence.