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Misericordia University recently sponsored the annual Student Research Day in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. The poster presentations were the culmination of research and work by more than 200 Misericordia student researchers in the College of Health Sciences and Education and the College of Arts and Sciences. Senior nursing major Katrina Lutecki, of Duryea, presented her research, “Competency of New Graduate Nurses in Critical Care Units,” a study on the use of concept mapping and mentoring to prepare new and general care nurses for a transition to critical care. Darlene Kuchinski-Donnelly, M.S.N., C.R.N.P., R.N.C., assistant professor of nursing, served as faculty advisor on the project. During Student Research Day, students presented 103 abstracts to the college community and answered questions related to their individual topics, which included biology, chemistry, history, medical imaging, nursing, physical therapy, physics, psychology and speech-language pathology. University President Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., attended the two-hour event along with students, faculty, staff and deans of the colleges.