Sigrid Ladores, a doctoral student and nursing instructor at UCF, proudly shares her research at SNRS Conference.

UCF College of Nursing had a strong presence at the 24th annual Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) Conference held February 3-6, 2010 in Austin, Texas with several faculty members and doctoral students presenting their research and findings to fellow nurses at the conference.

Papers included:

  • Oropharyngeal Secretion Removal in Intubated Patients, Mary Lou Sole
  • Pre-Migration Persecution, Post-Migration Stressors and Resources, and Post-Migration Mental Health: A Study of Traumatized U.S. Arab Immigrant Women, Anne Norris and Karen Aroian
  • Posters included:

  • Postpartum Depression in Previously Infertile Mothers: The State of the Science, Sigrid Ladores
  • The Effect of Combat Exercises on Cardiovascular Response: An Exploratory Study, MeLisa Gantt
  • Information Literacy Programs for Evidence-Based Practice, Patricia Lafferty and Judith Ruland
  • A Phenomenological Description of the Lived Experience of Creating Art for Women with Breast Cancer: Preliminary Findings, Laurie Stark
  • The Effects of an Evidenced-Based Intervention on Stress and Coping of Families of Critically Ill Trauma Patients, Sandra Knapp
  • Pain Management Issues Among Direct Care Nurses, Kelly Allred
  • Assessing Retention of Knowledge Related to Ovarian Cancer in Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Victoria Loerzal
  • Examining Factors that Increase and Decrease Stress in Adolescent Community College Students, Nancy Ahearn and Anne Norris
  • The Historical ‘Story’ of Story Theory for Nursing Practice and Research with a Vision for the Next Chapter, Allison Edmonds
  • The SNRS advances nursing through its research and promotion from members in the society. Demonstrating core values of connection, collaboration and communication, SNRS is a valuable networking resource for the nursing research community in the Southern region of the U.S., as well as of the Bahamas, Caribbean and Latin America. It also serves as a career facilitator to the development of practicing nurses and nursing students as researchers. For more information, visit The 25th SNRS Annual Conference will be held in Jacksonville, Fla.

    Contributing writer: Kristin Soto, UCF College of Nursing communications intern