Emily Dwyer

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Emily Dwyer, a senior from Canaan, New Hampshire will graduate in May with her bachelor of science degree in nursing. A member of the University Honors Program, Emily experienced her first foray into research during the summer of 2015 by interning at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Her article is based on one of two projects she was involved with during her internship, and it is also the subject of her honors thesis.  Emily gained great insight during her experience, not only about what it means to live with a chronic condition like epilepsy, but that research can be a highly rewarding experience, noting that “I never knew how many people it takes to create a program, implement it, and simultaneously conduct research on it” and “you can learn something even from the negative results.” Emily hopes to work as a nurse in an inpatient critical care setting after graduation before going on to graduate school to become a Nurse Practitioner and to continue developing her research skills in the process.