Research Project: Health Impact of Vape Use Prerequisite: None. Students will be taught the research skills needed. Description: This longitudinal study will explore the effects of vaping. People who vape, (age 18 and older) will be given surveys at 3 month intervals to determine the health impacts of vaping and will be compared to people of the same age group who do not engage in vaping. Students working on this project will learn how to: develop a valid questionnaire, submit an IRB, determine sample size, obtain participants, analyze results and disseminate the information via a publication / presentation.
Research Project: Public perception of the discipline of nursing Description: This research study will examine historical and current perceptions of the nurse and nurses' roles from non-health care people. The purpose of the study is to determine how nurses are perceived to the general public. This study will likely result in presentations and/or publication.
Research Project: Linking Urban Youth To Nursing Prerequisite: None. Description: This research project is focused on increasing the number of urban youth who pursue nursing at the University of Detroit Mercy.
Research Project: Preparedness of Nurse Faculty to Teach Domestic Violence Content to pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing students Prerequisite: Interest in DV and willingness to learn interview skill and instrument development. Description: This study will be a mixed methods study of a national sample of nurse educators (NE) that will start with qualitative interviews that will be used to develop a quantitative web based survey to understand: the perceived beliefs and attitudes of NE regarding their experiences screening patients for DV; how these perceived beliefs and attitudes have been influenced by pre-licensure education, continuing education, and work-place expectations; and how these perceived beliefs have influenced their pedagogy in pre-licensure education in the classroom or clinical setting. The long term goal of this study to increase and improve screening behaviors of registered nurses by improving their educational experience regarding DV and screening