Penn State Behrend student and Schreyer Scholar Katie Boeckenhauer

Penn State Behrend student Katie Boeckenhauer in the nursing simulation lab.

Image: Jenelle Ingalls

“Nurses in any specialty area will run into substance use and mental health issues,” Boeckenhauer said. “Understanding that people who use substances are much more likely to have had traumatic experiences as a child will better prepare nurses to care for these patients.

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