ENRS Annual Scientific Sessions



Details are being confirmed for our Presentation Library Portal. This library will house all peer-reviewed paper and poster presentations along with the school selected student posters that were accepted to the original Boston program. Details will be shared on how to upload and access the Library in mid-April.

Thank you to our Annual Partners!


Virtual Conference Program of Events
 *subject to change*

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome & Award Presentations for Outstanding Nurse Researchers

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Foundation, Opportunity, and Uncertainty: Where Science, Policy, and Politics Intersect
Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, FAAN, CEO, American Academy of Nursing

It is clear that policy, politics, and science are interconnected. At the same time, that link is difficult to navigate and advance when considering values and public opinion. Framing is critical for researchers to best position their science for greater impact. From federal investments in science to crafting policy grounded in research, there is a necessary balance to drive toward an agenda that resonates and ultimately advances meaningful changes in health outcomes. For the work of nurse scientists in this process, it requires the consistent lens of the profession — a connection to the public, their health and wellness.

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Workshop 1: Funding Opportunities: Pearls and Pitfalls

This session will provide an overview of funding opportunities by panelists representing key funding agencies. Attendees will be able to identify funding priorities, strategies for success as well as mistakes to avoid in grant applications and training opportunities.

Angela Starkweather, PhD, RN, ANCP-BC, CNRN, FAAN, University of Connecticut

David Banks, PhD, MPH, MSSW, RN, National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Carly Paterson Khan, PhD, MPH, RN, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Jeri Miller, PhD, MS, MSc, National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Sarah Yoon, PhD, RN, National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Workshop 2: Publishing: Disseminating Nursing Science Through Publication

This workshop offers participants the opportunity to engage with journal editors to discuss finding the appropriate journal, publication priorities, and guidelines for successful publishing.

Wendy Budin, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Journal of Perinatal Education

Susan Gennaro, RN, PhD, FAAN, Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Rita Pickler, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nursing Research
Joyce Pulcini, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAAN, Politics, and Nursing Practice

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM RIG Meetings via phone

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Workshop 3: Innovative PhD-DNP Research Collaboration to Advance Baccalaureate Student Population Health Competencies

This workshop provides an overview of our PhD-DNP research collaboration: our funding, academic-practice partnership, innovative simulation strategies, student outcomes, sustainability, and dissemination. The successes and challenges of our PhD-DNP research team in developing BS student competencies to address social determinants and promote health equity to improve population health are highlighted.

Ann Marie P. Mauro, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, FAHA, FAAN, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Debora L. Tracey, DNP, RN, CNE, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Maria Torchia LoGrippo, PhD, RN, NE-BC, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Sharon Anderson, DNP, APN, NNP-BC, AGN-BC, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Diane Brienza Arcilla, DNP, RN, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Diane Gillooly, DNP, RN-BC, APN, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Workshop 4: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: How an Older Adult Food Insecurity Demonstration Project Morphed into Major Research, Policy, and Practice Endeavors

Low-income, inner-city older adults are especially vulnerable to food insecurity. This session will describe how SUNY Downstate College of Nursing in collaboration with the NY State Department of Agriculture and Markets, led an interprofessional community initiative to address inequities in food security. This initiative had major research, policy and practice implications.

Shirley Girouard, PhD, RN, FAAN, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Michele Solloway, PhD, MPA, RPP, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Kim Vallejo, BA, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM All Member Meeting 

Join us earn about the activities of the Society from the Board of Directors and welcome the 2020-2021 Board of Directors and Committee Members.

  Friday, March 27, 2020

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Welcome & Plenary Panel Presentation
The Power of Nursing Science to Advance Health Equity and Shape Practice

A panel of expert nurse scientists will discuss their innovative research and its impact in promoting health equity, optimizing health outcomes, and transforming practice.

Rosanna DeMarco, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston

Christopher Lee, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, FHSA, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College
Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, PhD, RN, FAAN, Interim Associate Dean, Nursing Science, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Healthcare Quality, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Nursing
Linda S. Thompson, MPH, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Workshop 5: DNP and PhD Collaboration for New Knowledge and Innovation; It’s More than Magnet

Strong DNP and PhD collaboration in the clinical environment provides a unique opportunity to maximize nursings’ impact on patient outcomes. Magnet drives academic-clinical partnerships. A growing alternative is integrating nursing science and scholarship into the practice environment through DNPs and PhDs hired by and embedded in the healthcare organization.

Margaret McCabe, PhD, RN, PNP, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fay Wright, PhD, APRN-BC, RN, New York University
Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, Memorial Sloan Kettering

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Workshop 6: How 3-Year PhD Programs are Shaping Nursing Academia: Reflections from Participants in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars Program

In 2013, RWJF launched the FNS Program to increase the PhD nurse pipeline. The accelerated 3-year timeline encountered both scrutiny and support nationwide. Five RWJF Scholars share their experiences and insights about the program. Our purpose is to empower doctoral students, as well as faculty, with considerations for future success.

William Rosa, MS, AGPCNP-BC, FCCM, FAAN, FAANP, University of Pennsylvania
Stephani Frisch, RN, MSN, CEN, University of Pittsburgh
Jessica Goldberg, BA, MSN, DCNP, AG-PRHPC, City University of New York
Amisha Parekh de Campos, MSN, MPH, RN, CHPN, University of Connecticut
Anthony Pho, MSN, MPH, ANP-C, Columbia Universit

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Early Career RIG Panel Presentation: Why Choose a BS to PhD?

Ann-Margaret Navarra, PhD, CPNP-PC, New York University, Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Theresa Hroncich, BSN, RN, CPN, CBC, New York University, Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Eileen Carter, PhD, RN, Columbia University School of Nursing
Sharon Casavant, BSN, RN, University of Connecticut
Rachel Walker, PhD, RN, OCN, University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Doctoral Peer-Reviewed Paper Presentations 

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
RIG Meetings via phone


Virtual Conference Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Eastern Nursing Research Society. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.00 contact hours for nurses. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.