Winners of the annual nursing research poster contest were announced May 6 at a special event hosted by the Christiana Care Professional Nurse Council.
The initiative, dubbed the “Tell It in a Poster Contest” begins each year in February, when participating nurses attend intensive workshop sessions to learn about methods for both qualitative and quantitative research, and how to effectively evaluate the elements of a research study. Nurses can compete in the poster contest as individuals or in teams of two, with each assigned a mentor to guide them through the process.
The contest is one of several major initiatives developed by Christiana Care’s Nursing Research Council to encourage vital research projects that improve patient care outcomes and influence the quality and scope of nursing practice.
The program culminates in May in conjunction with National Nurses Week, when the poster submissions are exhibited at Christiana Hospital.
Beverly Von-Goerres, MSN, RN, CEN, CCRN, CTRN, of Christiana Care’s Critical Care Transport team, took first place with a poster titled “Cervical Spine Motion During Extrication.” Lynn E. Bayne, Ph.D., NNP-BC, nursing research facilitator, mentored Von-Goerres during the project.
PACU nurses Maureen Haislett BSN, RN, CPAN, and Jennifer Schulak, BSN, RN III, earned second place for their poster “Burnout and Resilience Among Nurses Practicing in High-Intensity Settings.” They were mentored by Darcy Burbage, MSN, RN, AOCN, CBCN, survivorship nurse navigator.
In third place, OR nurses Leslie Hoefgen, RN, CNOR, and Pamela Ramagano, BSN, RN, CNOR, placed with their poster titled “Staff Nurse Perceptions of Nurse Manager Leadership Styles and Outcomes.” They were mentored by Mary Ann Faralli, Ed.D, MSN, MBA, RN, CCRN, Quality Improvement Program manager.