This year's theme is Transforming Health through Community Engaged Research and Practice, which closely aligns with the school's nationally-recognized Community Health program.
This year's keynote speaker will be Antonia M. Villarruel, Ph.D., FAAN, Associate Dean for Research and Global Affairs at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Dr. Villarruel will discuss her efforts in health promotion and health disparities research, particularly with the Latino community. Other session presentations will cover a range of topics from gerontological nursing to kangaroo pediatric care to a talk on community-based health literacy.
Projects involved in this year's Nursing Research Day will be of particular interest to researchers in nursing and related health fields, practicing nurses and educators. Special attention will be paid to sharing ways innovations presented at the event can optimize clinical practice, health policy and research.