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Department of Nursing


Research for evidence-based nursing practice is incorporated across the curriculum in the Minot State University Nursing Program. Each semester, students present their research projects to other students, faculty and the public.

Some of the projects of the Nursing Theory and Research course include Decreasing Pediatric Anxiety: Does Utilizing a Distraction Tool Decrease Anxiety?; Continuing Professional Development Learning After the Classroom; Reducing Distress in Cancer Patients Using Non-Pharmacological Interventions; The Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy in Patients with Dementia; Extended Work Hours and Patient Outcomes in the Acute Care Setting. 

Recent NURS 456 Public Health Nursing population focused projects include Tell It To Me Straight; The HPV Epidemic: Someone You Love; and a MSU On-Campus Community Environmental Sleep Assessment.

NURS 497 Practicum students complete a change project each semester. Recent projects include Pediatric Wrong Site/Wrong Procedure Surgery; Promoting Change by Increasing Awareness for the Need of Pediatric SANE Nurses; and Guidelines to Team Huddles During Gun Shot Wound Traumas.