UNM Nursing Students Win Professional Recognition

Krista Scorsone and LisaMarie Turk to Attend Western Institute of Nursing Annual Meeting

Two University of New Mexico College of Nursing PhD students are being recognized for their achievements by a regional professional organization.

Krista L. Scorsone, MS, RN, will be honored with the Carol A. Lindeman New Researcher Award for 2019 by the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN). LisaMarie Turk, MSN, RN, has been elected to the position of Governor Representative of Student Members for the organization.

Scorsone's award was established in 1976 to recognize the achievement of a new investigator in the field of nursing research. Her research project, which was supported by a grant she won from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, focused on opioid use and its treatment in communities of rural Northern New Mexico.

In February she successfully defended her dissertation entitled, "Exploring Individual Experiences Obtaining Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder In Rural New Mexico." She will graduate this spring.

Turk will sit on the WIN Board of Governors representing all student members. She has held a number of student government and leadership positions at UNM, including secretary, treasurer and president of the Graduate Student Nurses Association and chair of the Graduate and Professional Student Association's Legislative Finance Committee. She also serves on the board of directors for the New Mexico Nurses Association.

WIN will recognize award recipients on April 11 at its 2019 conference in San Diego, Calif. It will induct new officers at the 2019 Membership Assembly on April 12.

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