Research Highlights

Dr. Lynn Brown Photo

Congratulations to Dr. Lynn Brown on her recent publication

Greenleaf Brown, L. (2016). Untangling polypharmacy in older adults. MEDSURG Nursing, 25(6), 408-411.

Advances in health care have improved the general health and increased life expectancy (Arias, 2011; Kuo, Jeng, Chen, & Jian, 2014). Adults age 65 and older compose 13% of the population in the United States, yet this cohort accounts for more than one-third of overall outpatient spending on prescription medications...Read more



Dr. Sarah Watts Photo

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing Ph.D. Student Selected for Research Award from Southern Nursing Research Society, National League for Nursing

"Sarah O. Watts, a Ph.D. student in Mercer University’s Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, has been selected to receive the 2016 Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS)/National League for Nursing (NLN) Doctoral Dissertation Award. This award is made annually to one doctoral nursing student in the country." Click here to read the full article



EBP Winners

Graduate Student EBP Award Winners

The Student Symposium Awards Ceremony was held on April 18th and the top awards for the Evidence-based Practice posters were:

  • 1st Place:  April Young – “Evidence-based Practice for an Asthma Action Plan”
  • 2nd Place: Kimberly Jones – “Enhancing Education to improve Patient Self-management of Heart Failure Symptoms”
  • 3rd Place: Ruth McCullough – “Improved Management of Hypertension with Scheduled Follow-up from the Emergency Department”
Research and Scholarly endeavors are broadly defined in a practice-based discipline such as nursing and encompass a broad range of research, academic, clinical, and outreach activities.  Please click on the following links to find out more detail of some of the scholarly activities in the School of Nursing