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4th Annual Cone Health Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium

Driving Nursing Research and Advancing Nursing Science: Research Implications for the Future

Friday, November 13, 2015 - Greensboro-Marriott Downtown

Conference Information/Description:

Nursing Research Symposium

As healthcare reform continues to evolve in our country, now more than ever, nursing needs to clearly articulate its impacts on quality patient care and outcomes. As nursing engages in these important conversations and discussions on healthcare policy, it is imperative that nursing’s skill set includes a solid foundation for transitioning evidence based practice and research into clinical practice.


Barbara Drew

Barbara Drew, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA

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We are fortunate this year to have as our keynote speaker Barbara Drew, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA. Dr. Drew is a Professor of Critical Care Nursing and Clinical Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco. As the leading expert on alarm fatigue, her research could not be more timely with The Joint Commission approving the National Patient Safety Goal on clinical alarm safety. Dr. Drew offers tangible examples of how to weave evidence based practice and research into meaningful clinical practice at the bedside.

We are also honored to have William “Bill” Duffy, RN, MJ, CNOR, FAAN as our closing speaker. Bill Duffy is a past Association of Peri-Operative Registered Nurses President and is currently the Regional Chief Nursing Officer of Lakeshore Region Presence Healthcare in Chicago, Illinois. With his rich nursing background combined with a Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Health Law, he will share how nursing needs to evolve to shape public policy. He will challenge us as nurses to think differently about how we bring innovation into practice as we continue to deliver high quality patient care in this ever changing landscape of healthcare.

We are also excited to have two general session presentations at this year’s symposium. Prashant Mittal M.S., M.Sc., Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy & Director, Data Analytics Lab, University of New Hampshire, will delve into how to develop and drive quality and safety initiatives by harnessing the power of big data from within the electronic health record. In another general session Debra J. Barksdale, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, Professor and Director of the DNP program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will address the critical role of advanced practice nursing as it relates to evidence based practice and research. Other concurrent sessions will highlight the power of the bedside nurse in driving nursing practice for the future.

Conference Registration:

Available Credits:

0.60 CEU
6.00 Contact Hours
6.00 CNE Contact Hours

Event Fees:
Early Bird Fee (through 10/12/15): $145.00  (Expires on 10/13/2015)



Hotel Information

Greensboro Marriott Downtown
304 N Greene St.
Greensboro, NC 27401

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Thanks to our sponsors:

Iredell Health and Randolph Hospital