Two undergraduate honors students in Niagara University’s College of Nursing were selected to present posters at the 36th Annual Celebration of Nursing Research & Scholarly Activities Conference sponsored by the Professional Nurses Association of Western New York, Gamma Kappa, Gamma Theta, Pi Zeta, and Zeta Nu chapters of Sigma Theta Tau International. The conference was held April 4, 2023, in Amherst, N.Y.
Izabella Diegelman’s poster focused on “Factors Increasing Mental Health Exacerbations in College Students,” and earned her second prize based on its scientific merit. Simran Singh’s research explored “Factors and Interventions Associated with Outcomes Following Discharge from Inpatient Psychiatric Units: A Literature Review.” Both students are juniors and performed their research under the guidance of mentoring faculty member Christine Nelson-Tuttle, associate professor of nursing.
Diegelman and Singh’s posters were among only four student posters presented at the event. They were selected through a competitive peer review process that evaluated their work against that of medical center teams and graduate and doctoral students from local colleges and universities. A total of 22 posters were selected.