Nursing students to present results of immunization study

Nursing students will present the findings of a three-year study to better understand factors influencing vaccine access in the Bradford area.

            The students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will talk about their research at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Room 111 of Swarts Hall on campus. The public is invited, and light refreshments will be provided.

            Through grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission's Appalachian Teaching Project, students have worked in partnership with the McKean County Collaborative Board and Dr. Jill Owens to study immunizations available in the community and interviewed subjects to find out about the barriers to vaccination.

            Students also catalogued current resources and developed strategies for community and provider education.

            For each of the past three years, upper-class nursing students have worked on the project and presented results to the community, Penn-York Undergraduate Research Conference and at the Appalachian Teaching Project conference in Washington, D.C.

            Dr. Lisa Fiorentino and Dr. Tammy Haley, associate professor of nursing, directs the project.