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April 23, 2012

DWU nursing resolution accepted by NSNA

MITCHELL – The National Student Nurses’ Association adopted a Dakota Wesleyan nursing department resolution concerning treatment of brain injuries in school-related sports injuries, written by two DWU nursing students.

Jenna Olson, Mount Vernon, a nursing student at DWU, attended the National Student Nurses’ Association Convention in Pittsburgh this month. She was the only South Dakota student nurse in attendance and presented the Nursing Student Association of South Dakota (NSASD) resolution on prevention and quick treatment of traumatic brain injuries in concussions in relation to school-related sports injuries.

Resolutions serve to establish the NSNA’s position on health-related matters that encompass a national scope and significance affecting nursing student, nurses or health needs of the public, said Carena Jarding, assistant professor for the Arlene Gates Department of Nursing at DWU.

The resolution goes before a board and must be passed with majority vote.

“This year’s resolution from South Dakota passed,” Jarding said. “It is a great honor for us at DWU, because Jenna Olson, along with Amanda Schmidt (DWU nursing student from Freeman), were the authors of the resolution which then merged to join Johns Hopkins University student nurses’ resolution, which was similar.”

 

 
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