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Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc.


Delta Iota Chapter School of Nursing, Hampton University Hampton, Virginia 23668


Sigma Theta Tau Research Symposium September 16, 2005 "Enhancing Nursing Practice Through Nursing Research"

International Presenters: Dr. Daniel Pesut, President of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Dr. Nola Pender, Dr. Carolyn Murdaugh, and Dr. Mary Ann Parsons

Abstract Guidelines/Requirements:

Submit abstracts 250-300 words, single spaced, font size 10 on 8 ½ X 11 white paper. You may submit more than one abstract but use separate forms. The abstract must include the statement of the problem, methodology, analysis, findings, and implications for nursing. Author(s) name(s) should appear on one abstract. Abstracts must relate to the conference theme and will be reviewed and selected by a competitive peer review process according to: relevance- 15 points; significance- 15 points; quality- 15 points; originality- 15 points; clarity- 15 points; and overall presentation- 25 points. Scores will range from 0 to 100 points. Completed research studies, ongoing research and papers are invited for paper presentations. Completed studies and studies in progress are invited for poster presentations. Multidisciplinary abstracts are welcome and encouraged.

Cover Letter Must Include:

· · · Title of Presentation Preferred mode of delivery (paper, poster only, breakout session, individual or panel presentation) Author(s) name (s), credentials, addresses of institutions/organizations, titles, telephone/fax

** Note: Conference planners reserve the right to cluster presentations or select a specific format. If selected, you must agree: · to attend the presentation · to give permission to duplicate abstract for conference participants · to give permission to audiotape and/or videotape · to register for the conference and pay all expenses and registration fees Deadline for Submission: August 1, 2005 by 5 pm EST Send abstracts to: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Delta Iota Chapter c/o Tomeka Dowling, Research Committee Chairperson P.O. Box 69181 Hampton, Virginia 23669 Or Email to: [email protected] Or Fax to: (757) 227-5979 Attn: Tomeka Dowling, RN,M.S., Research Committee Chair Final selection and notification of presenters will be made by August 15, 2005.

Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Iota Chapter Nursing Research Committee P.O.Box 69181 Hampton, Virginia 23669

REGISTRATION FORM Name: ___________________________ Address: _________________________ City/State/Zip:_____________________ Phone: ___________________________ Email: ___________________________ Institution:________________________


Conference Resistration Fee, Continental Breakfast, 5.8 CEUS, and Conference Materials

Enhancing Nursing Practice through Nursing Research

Sigma/Chi Eta Phi/VNA members $50 Non-Members $65 Graduate Student members $30 Graduate Student non-members $35 Undergaduate Student members $20 Undergraduate Student non-members $25 *Vendors $300 *conference registration and continental breakfast included PRE-CONFERENCE (2.4CEUS) $20 LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN Make checks payable to: Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Iota Chapter. Mail checks and registration form to: Beverly James, Treasurer, Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Iota Chapter, P.O. Box 69181, Hampton, Virginia 23669

S i g m a Th e t a T a u I n t e r n a t i o n a l N u r si n g Honor Society

D e l t a Io t a C h a p t er

Annual Research Symposium

September 16, 2005 8am-5 pm

Sponsored By Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Iota Chapter Hampton University School of Nursing Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., Tau Chapter Virginia Nurses Association, District 10 Hotel Rooms are reserved at Radisson Hotel Hampton, 700 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, Virginia 23669. Telephone: 757-727-9700 Contact Hours CEU application has been submitted.


September 15, 2005 6pm-8pm

Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Iota Chapter Nursing Research Committee P.O. Box 69181 Hampton, Virginia 23669

Keynote Speakers Program Objectives

A. Discuss the state of the science demonstrating use of nursing research in nursing practice. B. Explore the evolution of health promotion and its influence on nursing practice and research. C. Explore socioeconomic and ethical factors that influence research application in practice. D. Describe methodological approaches in conducting clinical nursing research. E. Discuss how nursing research outcomes enhance evidence based practice. F. Discuss potential funding strategies to meet institutional and individual clinician's research agenda.

8:00 A.M 8:45 A.M. 9:00 A.M.


PRE-CONFERENCE Thursday, September 15, 2005

6:00-8:00 P.M ( 2.4 CEUs)

Daniel J. Pesut, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN Dr. Pesut, is a Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at Indiana University School of Nursing. He is currently serving as President (2003-2005) of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Dr. Pesut has served on several editorial boards and advisory committees. A popular author, speaker, and consultant, Dr. Pesut is internationally known for his work in nursing education, research, and publications. Nola J. Pender, PhD, RN, FAAN Dr. Pender is a Professor Emerita for University of Michigan School where she was Associate Dean for Research (1990-2001). She developed the Health Promotion Model that is proposed as a holistic model of health promoting behavior for use in research and practice. She co-authors a widely used text entitled, Health Promotion in Nursing Practice, (5th edition) which received the ANA Book of the Year Award in its first edition. Dr. Pender consults nationally and internationally in nursing research. Carolyn L. Murdaugh, PhD, RN

Building a Program of Research: Essential Components

Dr. Carolyn Murdaugh


Friday, September 16, 2005

8:00 A.M.­ 4:30 P.M. (5.8 CEUs)

Registration Continental Breakfast Welcome/Introduction of Speaker Keynote Address Knowledge Leadership in Nursing Dr. Daniel J. Pesut, APRN, BC, FAAN

Pre-Conference Building a Program of Research: Essential Components

This presentation will first describe the institutional and faculty components necessary to build successful programs of research in schools of nursing. The presentation will begin with an overview of six major factors that influence success in extra-mural funding. Each factor will then be discussed in detail. Next, the essential components in planning a grant application will be reviewed followed by tips on writing a fundable application. The presentation will conclude with a summary of key ingredients needed to develop a fundable program of research.

10:15 A.M. 10:30 A.M. 11:45 A.M. 1:15 P.M. 2:30 P.M. 2:45 P.M.

BREAK 3 Concurrent Sessions I

Dr. Murdaugh is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research at University of Arizona College of Nursing. She co-authors Health Promotion in Nursing Practice, (5th edition). Dr. Murdaugh is described as a transformational leader with many visionary accomplishments. She has empowered us with the love of learning, science, and caring for others and ourselves. Maryann Parsons, PhD, RN

LUNCH (on your own) 3 Concurrent Sessions II BREAK Plenary Session Health Promotion in Nursing Practice Dr. Pender, Dr. Murdaugh, Dr. Parsons Dr. Parsons has recently retired as Dean of University of South Carolina, College of Nursing. She co-authors Health Promotion in Nursing Practice, (5th edition). Dr. Parsons focuses on creating community partnerships to improve nursing education and practice. She has helped develop a statewide initiative to address the nursing shortage by increasing the number of nursing graduates, improving the clinical care giving environment, and promoting collaboration in education and research.


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