Posted on Sep 28, 2010

Shelton Receives Sigma Theta Tau Research Scholarship

Shelton Receives Sigma Theta Tau Research Scholarship

USF nursing BS – PhD student and Doctoral Student Ambassador, Melissa Molinari Shelton RN, MS received a $1000 research scholarship from the Delta Beta-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. The funds will be used to begin a project at St. Joseph’s Hospital comparing levels of stress in neonates cared for in a NICU with an open bay design verses a private room design. Measures of salivary cortisol will be measured and analyzed in the College of Nursing biobehavioral lab. Shelton’s project was developed as part of her USF College of Nursing research residency experience at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Shelton, M. M. and Schaeffer, E. Neonatal stress levels in an open bay verses single patient room NICU. Funded by the Delta Beta-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Research Scholarship, September 2010, for $1000.