Faculty publications: Political Participation of Students
Prof. Christine Vandenhouten (nursing) and colleagues Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Sylvia Kubsch, and BSN Alumni Crystal Malakar recently published an article, titled “The Future of Healthcare: Political Participation of Nursing and Public Health Students,” in the International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change, 2(4). This study was a chance to collaborate with colleague Prof. Derryl Block (Dean at Northern Illinois University). It is a second research study by these authors on the topic of the political participation of students in health-related majors. The initial study was published in the journal, “Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice (2011).” This is an important area of study with healthcare policy — an issue of public debate, advent of the Affordable Care Act, and a presidential election year.