Established in May 1996, the Dr. Eileen Ridgway Endowed Nursing Scholarship aims to kindle and fuel leadership development by encouraging student development in community outreach, service, and civic efforts. Dr. Eileen Ridgway served as the dean of the Seattle University College of Nursing from 1968-1977.
Project: Helping the Helpers: Assessing Support Needs and Strengths Among Community Doulas
Focus: Building ties between community birth workers from underserved communities and the system of academic research at Seattle University.
Sustainability Goal: Mixed-method study created in collaboration with doula leaders at area community clinic. Results will be analyzed and used to create support programming for doulas.
Faculty Sponsor: Kelly McBroom, CNM, PhD
Project: Screen Where the People Are: Using Self-Collected Primary HPV Testing in Day Shelters to Increase Cervical Cancer Screening Rates in Homeless Women
Focus: Determine if using self-collected primary HPV testing in a community setting to screen for cervical cancer is appropriate for adoption in practice.
Sustainability Goal: If data supports efficacy of using self-collected primary HPV testing to screen for cervical cancer – this practice could become standardized with local community and beyond.
Faculty Sponsor: Janiece E. DeSocio, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
This scholarship was created to inspire emulation of the work and visions of Dr. Ridgway; fueling leadership development through empowering student involvement in community outreach, service and civic efforts.
For more information
Peggy O’Boyle Fine, Director of Development
Graduate Student: firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Students: CONadvising@seattleu.edu