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Local DSW 2020 student completes Capstone project | Around The Town

Sandy Wiggins Long

Congratulations to DSW 2020 student Sandy Wiggins-Long upon completion of her Capstone project. The Capstone is the major final step in earning her doctorate in our DSW program. #UTCSW celebrates the completion of this important research. Dr. Freida Herron was the chair of her capstone committee.
The title of Dr. Wiggins-Long’s capstone is “Resiliency Factors that Increase Nurse Professional Quality of LIfe”. The findings of the study were that there are resilience factors that can decrease nurse compassion fatigue and burnout and increase compassion satisfaction and that increased age and education, along with years of experience, all contribute to higher professional quality of life for nurses.
Dr. Wiggins-Long’s current role is Director of Psychiatric Services at the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, located in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where she has been employed since 2005. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Louisiana State University in 2003 and her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Northwestern State University in 1999. She stated with gratitude, “The dream of attaining my doctorate would have never been possible without the support of my husband, Justin, two children Nina and Liam, parents Carol and Dwane and mother-in-law, Glenda and my work family at NRMC.”

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