Simpson Nursing Student Research Displayed in County Building

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - Research by Simpson University nursing students is being displayed this month in the Shasta County Board of Supervisors chambers.

The display case, which is used by Shasta County Public Health to create educational displays, features a poster by students Ramona Stewart and Kristy O’Sullivan titled “DEET and West Nile Prevention” and one by students Cheri Miller and Allison Weil titled “AMP Up Your Life.”

The students are part of Simpson’s School of Adult Studies’ RN-BSN upgrade program. In 16 months, registered nurses are able to earn their bachelor of science in nursing degree.

Public Health partners with students in the RN-BSN program, providing educational opportunities for them. In turn, the students provide Public Health with extra support, such as helping with flu vaccine clinics.

As part of Simpson’s public/community health nursing course taught by Julie Gee, students were asked to choose a problem or potential problem relating to community health concerns. They conducted research and identified possible interventions to address the issue and presented their topics in an open forum.

“The students are wonderful,” said Kate Pasley, director of nursing for Shasta County Public Health. “They are eager to learn, and we love providing good learning opportunities for new nurses.”

The Board of Supervisors chambers is at 1450 Court St., Suite 308B in Redding.


Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson's academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson's recent curriculum expansion includes degrees in biology, nursing, outdoor leadership, and a master's degree in counseling psychology. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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