Date of Graduation

5-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Nursing

Advisor/Mentor

Dr. Allison Scott

Committee Member/Reader

Dr. Kelly Vowell Johnson

Abstract

Tiny Tusks: Breastfeeding and Infant Support Tent provided the first designated clean, private area to nurse, pump or change an infant’s diaper at University of Arkansas home athletic events. Tiny Tusks offered comfortable rocking chairs, changing tables, bottled water, and engaging projects for siblings and young children at a wide variety of University of Arkansas home athletic events, including football games, men’s basketball games, and women’s gymnastics meets. The project was created and designed by two Eleanor Mann School of Nursing professors, Dr. Allison Scott and Dr. Kelly Vowell-Johnson, in collaboration with the University of Arkansas Athletic Department. Women’s Giving Circle was an organization that supported the project with a monetary grant. Along with the guidance of our two mentors, the project was implemented by myself and three other honors students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Brittany Lyons, Lacey Schroeder, and Blair Willheim. We created and distributed educational handouts and pamphlets for anyone utilizing the tent. In collaboration with certified lactation consultants, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing faculty, and senior students pursuing Bachelor of Science in Nursing during their community health clinical, we staffed the Tiny Tusks: Breastfeeding and Infant Support Tent.

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