Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 26, 2014
Scholars in nursing education; nursing school deans, administrators, and faculty; and nursing students will have the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and network at Bridging the Gap Between Education and Practice, the Nursing Education Research Conference co-sponsored by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and the National League for Nursing, April 3-5 (Thursday-Saturday) at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, IN. This year’s conference focuses on enhancing ways nursing education programs may become more effective in preparing nursing students for practice. Attendees will gain both valuable theoretical insights and practical tools.
To begin the experience on Thursday, April 3, participants may select one of three pre-conference workshops. These will explore some of the nuts and bolts of launching and sustaining a successful career in scholarship: navigating the pathways of doctoral education; grant-writing; structuring rigorous proposals; finding appropriate mentors; and advancing the evidence-base utilizing innovative research designs and methodologies.
The plenary sessions will be offered four times over the course of the following two days of the conference, interspersed with concurrent sessions of presentations covering a wide variety of topics in nursing education research, and poster sessions. The featured plenary sessions are:
The New Imperative in Nursing Education Research: Impact on Patient Safety and Quality of Care presented by Dr. Christine A. Tanner
Doctoral Education: Decisions, Experiences, and Emotions, Early Findings from a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education Funded Study Exploring the State of Doctoral Education and Implications for Nursing Faculty Shortage presented by Dr. Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst and Dr. Angela McNelis.
Registration is underway for Bridging the Gap Between Education and Practice, as well as for the pre-conference workshops.
Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 39,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 125,000 members in 90 countries including practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI's 483 chapters are located at 586 institutions of higher education throughout the world. Visit http://www.nursingsociety.org for more information.