Morgan Staver is a Ph.D. candidate on the BSN to PhD track in UNMC’s College of Nursing. She is also enrolled in a post-graduate certificate program on the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner track.
Current credentials and degrees: BSN, RN
Hometown: Clive, IA
Twitter handle: @MorganStaver
Graduated: May 2022
Research interest: Maternal distress in mothers of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Why I chose a PhD in nursing:
I chose a Ph.D. in nursing because I wanted to help provide the evidence base for safe and effective clinical care. My nursing background gives me a lens to approach healthcare research in a highly effective way.
My dissertation study involves using a mixed methods approach to study maternal mental health in mothers of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. I am passionate about combining clinical expertise with research to improve healthcare for vulnerable individuals.
What I like about UNMC:
The faculty and my peers in the Ph.D. program. Everyone at UNMC is working towards student success, which provides a positive environment for growth and professional development.
- UNMC Student Senate
- International Marcé Society
- Midwest Nursing Research Society
- Sigma Theta Tau International
Three things people may not know about me:
- I have two dogs Luna, a Great Pyrenees mix and Riley, a Beagle mix
- I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family
- I like to knit