Skip to content
x
  
  
TAMIU Students Present Research at International Conference in Puerto Rico Posted: 8/06/15

TAMIU Students Present Research at International Conference in Puerto Rico

 

TAMIU Students
 

What did you do with your summer?

A group of Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) graduate nursing students and their professor presented nursing research at an international conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico this July.

Assistant professor and coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program for TAMIU’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing, Dr. Marivic Torregosa, joined graduate nursing students Claudia Carolina Beltran, Crystal Botello, Jesse Coe, Amy Lorraine Guerra, Juan Lira and Victor Ramos in presenting research at the 26th International Nursing Research Congress sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International, The Honor Society of Nursing.  TAMIU was the only Texas A&M University System represented at Congress.

The Congress, attended by over 900 participants representing over 40 countries, provides remarkable opportunities for participants, Dr. Torregosa said.

“This prestigious and peer-reviewed international nursing research Congress provides a great opportunity for our students to network with nurses from around the globe. We can exchange ideas, and share our work with other nurse researchers,” Dr. Torregosa.

Graduate students Juan Antonio Lira and Victor Ramos presented Maternal Feeding Practices in the Border City: A Secondary Data Analysis. Graduate students Amy Lorraine Guerra and Claudia Carolina Beltran presented Effectiveness of Abstinence-Only Education and Comprehensive Sexual Education in Reducing Teenage Pregnancy in the U.S

Graduate Student Crystal Botello and Jesse Coe presented Which Cardiac Catheterization Procedure is Associated with Fewer Complications: Transradial or Transfemoral? All TAMIU graduate students were selected in the Rising Stars of Research and Scholarship Invited Student Poster Session.Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) graduate nursing students were the only student representatives from The Texas A&M University System to present their research at the Sigma Theta Tau International 26th International Nursing Research Congress in Puerto Rico. From left to right are students Amy Lorraine Guerra and Juan Lira; TAMIU assistant professor and coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program Dr. Marivic Torregosa and students Crystal Botello and Claudia Carolina Beltran. Not pictured are Jesse Coe and Victor Ramos

Dr. Torregosa and Dr. Marcus Antonius Ynalvez of TAMIU presented their research on Faculty Caring, Campus Racial Climate, and Academic Performance.

TAMIU Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Dr. Glenda Walker, said the Canseco School of Nursing is enormously proud of the student and faculty researchers and is firmly committed to providing strong research experiences and presentation opportunities.

“This is one of our cherished core values and these students have performed remarkably.  To be able to present at an international Congress as a graduate student is a rare accomplishment and we are enormously proud of them and the faculty researchers,” Dr. Walker explained.

For their part, the students expressed their appreciation for the research and travel support provided by the School of Nursing and Dr. Jeff Brown, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, and Dr. Kenneth Tobin, professor, College of Arts and Sciences. 

To download and read the 26th International Nursing Research Congress program, go to http://congress.nursingsociety.org

For additional information on graduate study at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing, visit http://www.tamiu.edu/cson/programs   or contact Torregosa at 956.326.2456. Email mtorregosa@tamiu.edu or visit offices in Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall, Suite 315.

Fall Registration is underway. Students can register for classes online at uonline.tamiu.edu

Fall classes start Wednesday, Aug. 19. Late registration continues through Tuesday, Aug. 25.