Student Research

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Doctoral Projects

Students in the doctoral programs at the School of Nursing write and present original research they have conducted as a degree requirement.

Current Student Research

The School of Nursing highlights current student research that has been peer reviewed, such as research presented at a professional meeting, conference, or in a publication. Faculty may submit information about current student research using the form linked here.


Rosemary Ward and Julia Krebs showcasing their doctoral student work.

Doctoral Nursing Students Present at New York Academy of Medicine’s Forum on Inter-Collegiate Regional Events

Posted: May 16, 2024

Two School of Nursing doctoral students presented their research at the New York Academy of Medicine’s (NYAM) 2024 Forum on Inter-Collegiate Regional Events (FIRE) for nursing doctoral students and faculty on May 7.

The showcase of doctoral student work highlighted innovation in nursing research science and clinical practice. Post-Master’s DNP student Rosemary Ward (G’24) presented her research poster titled “Impact of an Open Access Scheduling System on No-Show Rates in an Urban Federally Qualified Health Center.” BSN-DNP student Julia Krebs (G’24) also presented her research poster titled “Impact of Evidence Based Debriefing on Moral Distress in Critical Care Nurses.”

Ward and Krebs were supported by many, including attendee and former dean Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC, professor emerita at Columbia University School of Nursing.

Faculty Contact: Peggy Slota, DNP, RN, CNS, FAAN

BSN-DNP student Julia Krebs and former dean Elaine Larson at a doctoral student conference.

BSN-DNP student Julia Krebs (G’24) presents her research to former dean Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC.

Rosemary Ward and and former dean Elaine Larson at a doctoral student conference.

Post-Master’s DNP student Rosemary Ward (G’24) presents her research to former dean Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC.


Intima Alrimawi, PhD, MSc, and Shrishti Chhajlani (N‘26) at the 36th Eastern Nursing Research Society Conference

Intima Alrimawi, PhD, MSc, and Shrishti Chhajlani (N‘26)

BSN Student Presents at Eastern Nursing Research Society Conference

Posted: April 9, 2024

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) student Shrishti Chhajlani (N‘26) participated in the 36th Eastern Nursing Research Society Conference: Trailblazing Innovative Models of Care in Population Health Through Nursing Science, in Boston, Massachusetts in April 2024. She collaborated with her professor, Intima Alrimawi, PhD, MSc, in presenting “The Experience of Faculty and Students with Online Teaching in Nursing Education: A Qualitative Study.”

Faculty Contact: Intima Alrimawi, PhD, MSN, MPH


Alexandra Low presenting at conference

Alexandra Low, BSN, RN, IBCLC

NM/WHNP Student Presents at International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health Conference

Posted: February 29, 2024

Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) Program student Alexandra Low, BSN, RN, IBCLC, was invited to speak at the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health Conference in Long Beach, CA in February 2024. Her talk was titled “Trauma Informed Care to Reduce Antepartum Complications in Survivors of Trauma.”

Faculty Contact: Heather Bradford, PhD, CNM, FACNM


Elisabeth (Lizi) M. Jones presenting her research at the 68th American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Elisabeth (Lizi) M. Jones, BA, BSN, RN

DNP Student Presents at the 68th American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Posted: May 17, 2023

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program student Elisabeth (Lizi) M. Jones, BA, BSN, RN, presented her research entitled “Satellite-Phone the Midwife! Reimagining Midwifery Care for Congenital Anomalies in Rural & Under-Resourced Regions” at the 68th American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) Annual Meeting & Exhibition in May 2023. Jones presented a review of the literature on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and common risk factors for congenital anomalies in the US, a discussion of clinical considerations of congenital anomalies throughout the antepartum period, and an exploration of the role of the midwife in the care of dyads with birth defects, including clinical management, scope of practice, and leadership opportunities on the community and national level. Jones is a doctoral student in Georgetown’s Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

Faculty Contacts: Cindy Farley and Nancy Jo Reedy


DNAP Program students Alexis McHale, BSN, SRNA and Max Rozenberg, BSN, SRNA, presenting their poster at the ADCE in Austin, TX.

Alexis McHale, BSN, SRNA, and Max Rozenberg, BSN, SRNA

DNAP Students Present at Assembly of Didactic and Clinical Educators

Posted: February 28, 2023

Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) Program students Alexis McHale, BSN, SRNA, and Max Rozenberg, BSN, SRNA, presented their research titled “The Impact of High-Fidelity Simulation on Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists’ Knowledge Acquisition and Long-term Pharmacologic Knowledge Retention” at the Assembly of Didactic and Clinical Educators (ADCE) in Austin, Texas, in February 2023. McHale and Rozenberg found that the addition of high-fidelity simulation enhances long-term knowledge retention over didactic instruction alone.

Faculty Contact: Carrie Bowman Dalley


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Anne Marie Martland, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

DNP Student Presents at Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress

Posted: February 16, 2023

School of Nursing Post-Master’s DNP student Anne Marie Martland, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, was invited to speak at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress in San Francisco in January 2023. Her talk was titled “EHR Embedded ABCDEF Bundle Rounding Tool.” Martland is employed as a critical care ACNP with Scripps Health. Additionally, she was invited to join the SCCM ICU liberation committee and ICU liberation EHR integration subcommittee.

Faculty Contact: Peggy Slota, DNP, RN, CNS, FAAN