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HOMETOWN RELEASE: Jacksonville Resident from UT Tyler Recognized at Research Conference
Jenifer Chilton of Jacksonville, a doctoral nursing student at The University of Texas at Tyler, was recently recognized at the Southern Nursing Research Society’s annual research meeting held in Austin, Dr. Linda Klotz, UT Tyler College of Nursing and Health Sciences, announced.
Chilton was one of 30 students selected to present their posters during a special session. Her qualitative study titled “Epiphanies and Wellness” examined the impetus for persons to engage in healthy behaviors. Her program of research focuses on healthy behaviors in adolescent females.
“I appreciate the support and guidance from the outstanding faculty in the online nursing Ph.D. program,” Chilton said.
More than 300 doctoral student research posters from programs across the southern United States were submitted for presentation at the annual conference.
Chilton, who currently is employed at UT Tyler as a clinical instructor, will graduate in May 2012 with a Ph.D. in nursing. In 2008, she received the university’s Graduate Excellence in Nursing Award.
After obtaining her degree, Chilton plans to become a nurse scientist and work in academia.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved UT Tyler’s online doctoral nursing program in October 2007. The program, built on a model of strengths, enables nurses to study in the communities in which they reside while preparing them to serve as nurse educators and researchers who impact health locally and translate research findings globally.
For more information about the program, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/nursing/phd/.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.