Meet student leader Rebekah Lindensmith
Nipissing students consistently impress as leaders, in the classroom, on campus and in the community. Recently the university celebrated 25 student leaders at the annual Dave Marshall Leadership Awards. Over the coming months, NU News will introduce each student leader to the wider community with a short article discussing their accomplishments and activities. Today, we are pleased profile Rebekah Lindensmith, a student in the Scholar Practitioner Program, working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Lindensmith is an exceptional student, research assistant, and significant contributor to the field of Nursing. During her practicum at Healthy Babies Healthy Children at Toronto Public Health, she identified a knowledge gap concerning support for mothers with postpartum depression, which led her to research and write a literature review, titled Improving Maternal-Infant Relationships in Mothers with Postpartum Mood Disorders, which has been accepted for publication by the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing.
In the academic community, Lindensmith is a club founder, establishing the Research and Nursing Theory club for students in the Scholar Practitioner Program. The club engages in collective research, which was presented at the recent Undergraduate Research Conference. Lindensmith is also leading a group of students as first author of a paper focusing on utilizing narrative inquire methodology to link practice experiences to different nursing theories.
Lindensmith is a curious, insightful, technologically competent, courageous and knowledgeable individual embodying the core principles of the Scholar Practitioner Program. After graduation, she plans to pursue nursing research and obtain a master degree to participate in evidence-based practice.
The university community is proud to recognize Rebekah Lindensmith with a Dave Marshall Leadership Award in the Academic Category.