ENRS Annual Scientific Sessions

2017 Conference

April 5–7, 2017 | Philadelphia, PA

The 29th Annual Scientific Sessions appeals to all individuals interested in advancing nursing science, including practicing nurse researchers and dedicated nursing science students and faculty.

This year's theme is "Leading the Way: Building Strength and Unity in the Diversity of Nursing Science" and the conference will be April 5-7, 2017 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.


  • Tuesday + Wednesday Pre-Conference: The State of the Science: Creating Healthy Work Environments and Improving Patient Outcomes Using an Evidence-Based Approach to Bullying and Lateral Violence (BLV)
  • All attendees are invited to attend the Wednesday
    • Opening Keynote: Improving Health through Nursing Science: Diversity Makes a Difference! by Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • All attendees are invited to attend the Thursday Plenary Panel Presentation
    • Moderated by Zane Robinson Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean Emerita and Professor of Nursing, La Salle University School of Nursing and Health
    • Sciences Panelists: Donna L. Berry, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, The Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Nursing Research, Harvard Medical School; Amy M. Sawyer, PhD, RN, Penn State College of Nursing; Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Professor and Director, Center for Nursing Research, Villanova University College of Nursing
  • Five Workshop Sessions
  • Awards for peer-reviewed paper and poster presentations by Doctoral Students
  • Awards for Early (Pre-Dissertation) Doctoral Student + DNP Student Poster Presentations
  • Awards for BS/MS Poster Presentations
  • Opportunities to network with colleagues from academic and clinical settings

Supporting Organizations

ENRS thanks the following organizations for their support of this conference:

Adelphi University,  College of Nursing and Public Health
Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson College of Nursing
Massachusetts General Hospital, Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research Northeastern University, Bouve College of Health Sciences School of Nursing
Seton Hall University College of Nursing Villanova University College of Nursing
Pitt Nursing Rutgers School of Nursing

UCONN School Of Nursing
The University of Rhode Island College of Nursing
Columbia University, School of Nursing PACE University, College of Health Professions, Lienhard School of Nursing
Lasalle University, Explorers are Never Lost Nexus, the Nursing Education Xchange
Quinnipiac School of Nursing University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Rutgers School of Nursing Camden UMASS Boston
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Delaware School of Nursing
Friends of the National Institute of Nursing ResearchHoly Family University
NIH National Institute of Nursing Research
National League for NursingNYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Wolters Kluwer
University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health SciencesWCU West Chester University