Curtis Andrews selected for MACaN research internship
Curtis Andrews, undergraduate nursing student at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, received the Minority Advanced Careers in Nursing (MACaN) research internship at Pennsylvania State University. The research program, awarded to only four students chosen from a competitive pool, is a six-week internship for rising seniors who express an interest in research and advanced practice.
“It is truly an honor to be selected to intern at Penn State University this summer,” Andrews said. “It is exciting because this internship will not only prove to be a great experience, but it will also be an opportunity for USF College of Nursing to explore more research opportunities for upper division and second degree students to participate in here at the College of Nursing.”
Cheryl Zambroski, PhD, RN, USF College of Nursing Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Academics in the Undergraduate Program, one of Andrews’ clinical instructors in Spring 2012, recommended him for the internship.
“Dr. Zambroski believed I would be a good candidate for the internship. I am humbled that she and the MACaN research program selected me to assist in research and representing USF College of Nursing at Penn State University.”
The MACaN program, created in 2004, exposes undergraduate students entering their senior year to many opportunities by enabling them to spend several weeks during summer at Penn State University Park campus working closely with a full-time faculty member from the School of Nursing. While there, that faculty member will serve as a mentor, helping them define their long-range career goals and advising them on the skills and experience they will need to obtain in order to meet those goals.
Andrews’ faculty mentor during the 6-week internship will be a USF College of Nursing alum, Harleah G. Buck, PhD, RN, CHPN, who is now an Assistant Professor at Penn State University School of Nursing. Dr. Buck received her PhD in nursing from USF in 2008.
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