Celebrating Student Research

The Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program (URMP), led by Julius Kitutu, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Alumni Relations, provides traditional BSN students the opportunity to work with faculty and doctoral students mentors in varieties of research projects and scholarships. Students have the chance to work with the assigned mentor either throughout the four-year program or for the time that the mentor remains in the school. Students have benefitted from this mentor-mentee relationship, and the majority of them end up developing their own interests and ideas for research. In addition, students in the program are encouraged and supported financially to attend local, national and international conferences, if they are the first authors of the presentation. We are proud to support these students in their academic and research pursuits.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) held their 2021 conference virtually. About 15 School of Nursing students presented their research abstracts.

We invite you to watch some of the presentations.

Charlotte Laubacher – Stressful Life Events: Risk Factors for Poor Breastfeeding Outcomes


Isabella Goldberg – Predictors of Healthcare Utilization in Family Caregivers of Persons with a Primary Malignant Brain Tumor


Isabella Tam – Utilizing the 2018 Pennsylvania LGBT Health Needs Assessment to Assess the Interest & Engagement in Healthy Lifestyles Within the Allegheny County LGBT Community


Mandy Cooper – Access to Care Among Patients with Hearing Loss


Madelyn Knepp & Jordan Eckrote – Academic Performance Among Accelerated Second-Degree Nursing Students: The Role of Previous Degrees and Graduating Nursing GPA on the NCLEX Success