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Nursing Department sends three to South African conference

Three of APSU’s School of Nursing professors traveled to South Africa over the summer to speak to the 27th Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress about their research.

Two professors, Patty Orr and Shondell Hickson, presented research about lowering sugar levels and obesity rates in diabetes patients. Their research was funded by the Clarksville Montgomery County Health Foundation and focused on a population of underserved patients.

Professor of nursing Amy Hamlin also went to the research congress. She presented her own research study on nursing educator retention and was named a finalist for the congress’s Excellence in Education Research Award.

The congress is the largest nursing research event in the world with over 800 researchers from over 30 countries, according to an APSU press release.

About Will Fisher

Will Fisher is a sophomore English and History double major at Austin Peay. He has previously written for The All State as a news writer and now serves as the News Editor of The All State. In addition to his work at The All State, Will serves as an officer in his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Order, and as an Alternative Break Trip Leader, Big Brother, IFC Delegate, PELP student and student worker.

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