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|SOUTHEASTERN NURSING PRESENTS RESEARCH DAY FOR NURSING PROFESSIONALS
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University’s
Rho Zeta chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of
Nursing will co-sponsor the Dr. Connie S. Logan Research Day’s “Knowledge
Discovery Through Research: Emerging Themes” April 21 at the Marriott Baton
The program will include appearances
by keynote speaker Ruth McCorkle of Yale University School of Nursing and
endnote speaker Demetrius J. Porche of LSU Health Sciences Center in New
Orleans and presentations by members of Southeastern’s School of Nursing.
Throughout the day, experienced and
novice participants will have the opportunity to share the latest in nursing
research pertaining to preventative health, psychosocial issues and vulnerable
populations. Interdisciplinary researchers, educators, leaders and graduate
students, employers and professional practitioners and nurses are invited
“The conference will focus on the best
ways to integrate scholarly evidence and research into practice,” said
conference coordinator Melissa Wafer of Southeastern. “We will be highlighting
research and projects that reflect the innovative ways supporting evidence-based
Keynote speaker McCorkle will open
the conference with her address “Nurses’ Impact on Patient and Caregiver
Outcomes in Cancer Care.” The first Florence Schorske Wald Professor at
Yale University in New Haven, Conn., McCorkle is an oncology nursing pioneer,
currently serving as professor of nursing, director of the Center for Excellence
in Chronic Illness Care and chair of the Doctor of Nursing Science Program
at Yale. She is also the program leader for Cancer Control at the Yale
Comprehensive Cancer Center and a professor in the department of epidemiology
and public health at the Yale School of Medicine.
McCorkle's interest in cancer and palliative
care is longstanding. Over 20 years ago she studied at St. Christopher's
Hospice in London, England, and participated in clinical studies to relieve
distressing symptoms associated with dying. Since then, she has been continuously
funded by the National Institutes of Health and other prestigious groups
for her studies on managing life with cancer.
Porche will address participants on
“Linking Education and Practice.” Porche is a professor, associate dean
for nursing research and evaluation, and director of the Office of Nursing
Research, doctor of nursing program at LSU Health Science Center in New
Orleans. He is also an adjunct associate professor at Tulane University
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in the community health sciences
The day’s program is scheduled from
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration forms can be printed out under “STTI:
Rho Zeta Chapter” at www.selu.edu/nursing. Registration fees include a
continental breakfast, lunch, 6.2 contact hours and a packet of information.
Early registration fees, by April 1, are $85 attendees, $75 presenters,
and $50 for students; after April 1, $95 attendees, $85 presenters, $60
students; and at the door, $100 attendees, $90 presenters, $65 students.
Checks may be made payable to Rho Zeta and sent with a completed registration
form to Marie Billings, SLU 10835, Hammond, LA 70402.
Accommodations will be made for those
with special needs when notified through registration.
For additional information, contact
Wafer at 225-765-2324 or view the Dr. Connie S. Logan Research Day program