BSN student’s thesis popular in nursing journal

An undergraduate thesis by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing student at WSU was one of the top 10 most-downloaded papers in 2020 from the journal Pain Management Nursing.

Selena Clem (BSN ’19) was lead author on the study, “Cannabis Use Motivations among Adults Prescribed Opioids for Pain versus Opioid Addiction.” Co-authors were Teresa Bigand, PhD, nurse scholar at Providence Health & Services, and Marian Wilson, PhD, associate professor at the WSU College of Nursing.

As an Honors College student, Clem was required to complete a senior thesis and present it to faculty before graduation. Wilson was Clem’s honors faculty advisor, and following graduation continued to work with her on the paper that was published in Pain Management Nursing.

Since graduating from WSU, Clem has worked at Seattle Children’s Hospital as an acute-care float pool nurse.

Said Wilson, “Of note, all three authors are WSU College of Nursing graduates – #GoCougs!”

Study: “Cannabis Use Motivations among Adults Prescribed Opioids for Pain versus Opioid Addiction,” by Selena N. Clem, BSN; Teresa L. Bigand, PhD, MSN, CMSRN, CNL;
Marian Wilson, PhD, MPH, RN-BC