– We wanted to get an inside perspective on the subject, which have been both interesting and stressful. Through the work we got critical thinking, which is important in the nurses professional role, says Sandra Soderstrom, Lycksele.
She has worked with fellow student Anna Larsson, Lulea, intensively for ten weeks the study Living with malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer, which is becoming more common.
– We have also objected on each other theses. It's been fun to follow everyone's development and now get to see the end result. I am impressed by everyone's work, continues Anna Larsson.
Prepared for patient encounter
The purpose of the conference is to inform classmates the results and provide an opportunity to discuss the topic after the presentation, but also to practice presenting their results to an audience.
– It's all relevant areas for future profession. The idea is that they will be well prepared when they meet patients in these issues while being scientifically trained, says Åsa Engström, assistant professor of nursing.
Benefits the patient
Ann-Marie Niva, has worked as a nurse and at the County Council's development department and has helped to develop the nursing program through the program committee over the years. She has many times attended the conference to listen to the students' work.
– It's fun to be here and I see opportunities for improvement. The idea is that their knowledge will benefit the patient. I will continue to participate in the conferences. The students have done a great job.