Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing




Lofton, Ann

Committee Member/Reader

Osborne, Cara


For my honors project, I chose to do the experimental option to gain more knowledge on topics that we do not spend much time covering in nursing school. I had the privilege to complete an internship with the Texas Back Institute, their main office is located in Plano, Texas. I worked closely the Scoliosis and Spine Tumor Center that is a branch of their team, and completed my internship from May to the first week of August 2019. I worked 20 hours a week during my internship between the clinic and the hospital. I was able to observe physicians in the office setting and in the operating room. This position ended up being exactly what I was hoping for, I learned so many new things, and believe I can take these on into my future practice. [excerpt]


scoliosis, operating room, surgery, spine, Mazor, case study