Honors College Theses

Publication Date



Nursing (BSN)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Wilma Matti


There are very few things that everyone in the world shares in common, but there is one thing that has recently plagued our entire world and has impacted each person’s life. The first case of COVID-19 occurred in the United States in January of 2020. In the United States during March of 2020, life as we knew it changed. Restrictions were put in place, schools closed, food and supply chain shortages occurred, travel was banned, and we were warned to stay away from others as they could be symptomatically or asymptomatically carrying the novel coronavirus. Since the time of quarantine and shutdowns, we have become more knowledgeable about the spread and effects of COVID-19. Scientists have worked to create vaccines in an effort to end the pandemic. However, there has been a major obstacle. Since the news of vaccines approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration, there has been a widespread mistrust of the vaccines. Many citizens in the United States population will not consider receiving the new COVID-19 vaccines. However, this varies based on many social determinants of health. The presented research focuses on Georgia Southern University nursing students’ perspectives and preferences of the new vaccines.

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Nursing Commons