May 2, 2006

May 01, 2006 -- from MSU News Service

BOZEMAN - A graduate student who has explored the role of spirituality in women with chronic illness has won one of two Montana State University Foundation's 2006 Graduate Achievement Awards. Each recipient will receive $500 and be recognized at MSU Honors Night.

Master's student, Outstanding Graduate Achievement Award

Jenaneta Hampton of Belgrade, a student in the MSU College of Nursing's Family Nurse Practitioner master's program. A student with a perfect 4.0 GPA, Hampton wrote her thesis on "Women, Spirituality and Chronic Illness." Findings from the thesis were presented at the Western Institute of Nursing and found to be pertinent to clinical practice. In addition, an article she co-wrote with Clarann Weinert, MSU nursing professor, about spirituality in rural women with chronic illness was published in the journal Holistic Nursing Practice. A staff nurse at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital and an adjunct clinical instructor in the College of Nursing, Hampton also is a mother and sings in the Bozeman Symphony Choir. She plans to pursue a doctorate in nursing.

Contact: Jennifer Miller (406) 994-4145