Nursing Education Research Conference
Nursing Education Research Conference
Nursing Education Research Conference


Opening Plenary Session

Thursday, March 26 | 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Translation of Evidence Into Educational Practices in Nursing: It Begins with Research

Evidence-based teaching is the use of research findings and other knowledge to guide educational practices in nursing. While translation of evidence is an important goal in nursing education, we need quality studies to generate that evidence and a cadre of nurse educators who are prepared to do this work. This presentation examines challenges in nursing education with evidence generation, dissemination, and translation, and is a call-to-action for the nursing education community.

Marilyn Oermann

Marilyn H. Oermann

Marilyn Oermann is the Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator and the Journal of Nursing Care Quality. Dr. Oermann is the author/co-author of 23 books, 190 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and many editorials, chapters, and other types of publications. Her current books are (1) Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education; (2) Writing for Publication in Nursing; (3) Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing; (4) Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator: The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum Development; and (5) A Systematic Approach to Assessment and Evaluation of Nursing Programs. She edited 6 volumes of the Annual Review of Nursing Education. Dr. Oermann is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education. She received the NLN Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Research, the Sigma Theta Tau International Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award, the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing from the International Academy of Nursing Editors, and the NLN President’s Award.

Closing Plenary Session

Saturday, March 28 | 12:20-1:50 p.m.

Nursing Education Research: Learning From the Past to Envision the Future

The neuroscience of learning and evolving educational strategies has fueled educational research in all disciplines, including nursing. What are future opportunities for education research and the resources needed to conduct these areas of research? This session will focus on leveraging past successes to enhance future opportunities for nursing education research.

Jean Giddens

Jean Giddens

Jean Giddens is Dean and Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing in Richmond Virginia, a position she has held since July 2013. Prior to her position at VCU, she held various leadership positions at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing. Dr. Giddens has had significant national influence on nursing education through her involvement with academic progression in nursing, curriculum expertise, as a consultant, and as an author of multiple journal articles, nursing textbooks, and electronic media. Dr. Giddens received a BSN degree from the University of Kansas, MSN degree from University of Texas, El Paso, and a PhD degree from Colorado State University. She is also an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow program, 2011 Cohort.