Green Bay, WI (Vocus) September 18, 2009 -
Undergraduate nursing students have an opportunity of a lifetime: write an article about nursing diagnosis for a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship to an international nursing conference in Madrid, Spain.
The article writing contest is sponsored by Gail Ladwig MSN, CHTP, RN and Betty Ackley MSN, EdS, RN, members of NANDA International. NANDA International (NANDA-I) is a professional nursing association that develops, refines and promotes terminology that accurately reflects nurses' clinical judgments. "We believe this is a great way to encourage nursing students to learn more about NANDA-I and the language of nursing," said Ladwig. "Plus, it provides the winning nursing student the opportunity to attend a top notch conference, where they can meet and network with international nursing leaders."
The student winner receives a $2,000 (USD) scholarship to the 2010 NANDA-I/AENTDE Joint International Nursing Diagnosis Congress in Madrid, Spain, to be held May 12 - 14, 2010. The theme of the conference is: Towards a Global Future for Nursing - Developing Language, Sharing Knowledge. The student will present his/her winning article in poster format at the Madrid conference, and will be recognized at the conference Awards reception. Following the conference, the winning article will be submitted to the International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications for possible publication. The winning student will also receive a one-year paid membership in NANDA-I.
Details of the article writing contest include:
"We are tremendously excited about this opportunity for nursing students," said Professor Dickon Weir-Hughes, President of NANDA International. "It is outstanding that two of our members have taken the initiative to fund this effort. It truly shows their commitment to standardized nursing language, to NANDA-I and to the next generation of nurses."
NANDA International, whose membership is comprised of nurses and health care professionals, is an organization that develops, refines and promotes terminology that accurately reflects nurses' clinical judgments. NANDA International's unique, evidence-based language includes social, psychological and spiritual dimensions of care to improve the health care of all people.
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