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APSU nursing Chair of Excellence wins scholarly writing contest


Austin Peay State University LogoThe Lenora C. Reuther Chair of Excellence in Nursing at Austin Peay State University will have her manuscript appear in an upcoming issue of Tennessee Nurse after it was declared the winner of a recent statewide contest.

Dr. Patty Orr, assistant professor and Chair of Excellence, won the Tennessee Nurses Foundation’s 2010 Scholarly Writing Contest. She will receive a $1,000 cash award for her manuscript, titled “How I Use Research in Daily Practice.”

“With the many challenges of the present health care system and the need for innovation in solving access, quality and cost equations, nursing has the opportunity to provide solutions; however, proposed solutions must be tested through research,” Orr said in her manuscript. “In my nursing practice I look for evidence based actions that will positively impact patients’ health and prevent disease progression.” «Read the rest of this article»

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