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Nursing students earn honors at annual convention

The Lamar University chapter of Texas Nursing Student Association (TNSA) took second and third place in the Brain Bowl competition and earned other honors at the TNSA Annual Convention recently.  Two Lamar teams competed against 19 teams from chapters across the state in a contest of knowledge where they must quickly and correctly answer questions derived from nursing education curricula. 

            Participating for Lamar were Fallon Anderson and Laura Harris, Beaumont; Toccara Johnson and Mary Wueller, Port Arthur; Niki Heufelder and Tammy Moulton, Lumberton; Samitriya Kroll, Grand Prairie; Ashley Brown, LaMarque; Avery Eshenroder, The Woodlands; Kristin Gentry, Houston; Ashley Humphreys, Groves and Michael Kraus, Bridge City.

            TNSA is a costituent of the National Student Nurses Association dedicated to promoting professionalism and leadership for students.  Through the mentorship of nursing faculty, students seek to influence standards of nursing education and the educational process.  TNSA promotes and encourages collaboration with other nursing organizations including the Texas Nursing Association, the American Nurses Association and the National League of Nursing.

            Brown, Eshenroder, Harris, Moulton and Britni Nichols co-authored and presented a resolution titled In Support of Increased and Ongoing Awareness and Education Regarding Evidence-Based Use of the Ventrogluteal Injection Site that was unanimously adopted by the TNSA House of Delegates.  Nichols was also elected to serve in the position of secretary-treasurer as a TNSA board member.

           “LUTNSA was well represented at the annual convention,” said Rachel Kilgore, assistant professor for the JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing and chapter sponsor.  “This was a great year for our chapter’s membership, participation and leadership.”