Posted on Dec 16, 2010

Messer Receives Prestigious SNRS Dissertation Research Grant Award

Messer Receives Prestigious SNRS Dissertation Research Grant Award

Monica Messer USF Nursing

USF Nursing PhD candidate, Monica Messer, RN, DNP, CWS received the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science/Southern Nursing Research Society Nursing Science Advancement (NSA) Dissertation Grant Award, and will be recognized at the 25th Anniversary SNRS Annual Conference held in Jacksonville, FL in February, 2011.

“The award was quite a surprise to me as my proposed study is a very specialized area of interest,” said Messer. “Imagine the psychological boost it gives a doctoral study to have his or her dissertation research valued by an established national nursing research society!”

SNRS Dissertation Research Grant Awards support doctoral student research that advances nursing science and practice. Messer’s dissertation is entitled, “Development and Psychometric Evaluation of a Tool to Assess Pressure Ulcer Risk in Ancillary Service Patients.”

“The research-oriented environment of today’s USF College of Nursing is quite contagious and we have so many wonderful resources to draw on for guidance and sage advice. My success in winning this grant is in large part a reflection on the wonderful support I received in submitting it,” said Messer. “I am blessed with a world-class nurse researcher as my chair, Dr. Maureen Groer, and the College is blessed with a lady whose talent for knowing exactly the who, what, how and when of submitting for grants, Susan Binkowski. I will be very proud to represent these collective efforts at the SNRS national convention recognition ceremony in February.”