Colleen White


Colleen White is a senior nursing major from Malone, New York, and a member of the Honors in Major program at the University of New Hampshire. After graduating in May with a bachelor of science in nursing, Colleen plans to work as a Registered Nurse and then attend graduate school. Colleen’s interest in community nursing and the flat, team-based structure of the organization led to her summer study of Buurtzorg Nederland, funded by a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Abroad. She loved “the extent of time [she] had to get to know and learn from each nurse, and to interact with the patients.” Colleen encourages undergraduate students to conduct research abroad if they have the opportunity, saying that her summer “[gave her] experience and a greater appreciation for the research itself.” Colleen chose to publish in Inquiry to share her results and experience with a broader audience, as well as to make better known the grants available from the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research.