What is the RUNS Award?
MDC Benjamin Leon School of Nursing bachelor’s-level students from the Medical Campus are required to produce written scholarly assignments to demonstrate competency of nursing career knowledge. In the Advanced Nursing Concepts Practicum (NUR4945C) class, students were tasked to craft a process improvement paper that could be implemented at a health care facility or system. The best papers from NUR4945C from the Spring 2023 term were selected by their professors and then submitted to a panel of writing support assistants from the Medical Campus, and the top student writers received the Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship Award.
After the anonymized papers were scored using a common rubric, two papers were selected. In first place, the winner was Beatrice Farias and in second place, Jennifer Canizares. Both students are in the cohort of Baptist Health Scholars. Beatrice and Jennifer were also recognized at the Nursing Pinning Ceremony on April 12, which took place at the Kendall Campus. As first place winner, Beatrice received a check for $500 for her scholarly work. In second place, Jennifer is receiving $350. These monetary awards were sponsored by a professional grant by the National Library of Medicine Region 2.