Poverty Simulation Article Appears in Independent Sector Magazine

Congratulations to Professor Angela Northrup and nursing student Colleen Spang (who graduated from the RN-4 program in 2015). An article about the poverty simulation has appeared in this summer’s Independent Sector Magazine, a publication of the Council of Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU), in a section entitled "Stimulating New Ways of Thinking: A Sampling of Research Notables."  The article (which appears on page 7) says, "Pace University: Improving Perceptions about Poverty Nursing student Colleen Spang ’15 worked with Angela Northrup, Ph.D. on a poverty simulation exercise that put a class of undergraduate nursing students through the day-to-day realities of life in poverty. The team collected and processed data to measure the students’ attitudes before and after the simulation, showing that students’ perceptions of people living in poverty improved significantly. Their work won top honors at Pace’s annual undergraduate student-faculty research showcase and an award to attend a national conference."