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

WORKSHOPS

Workshop Session 1

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Moving the Needle: What’s Next in the Study of Incivility

Come join an interactive discussion on the state of the science regarding incivility in nursing education. Along the way, we'll consider how the evidence might be leveraged to improve the culture of the academic environment and also contemplate where significant gaps in knowledge exist.

Susan Luparell 

Susan Luparell

PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

A fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education, Susan Luparell is a nationally recognized speaker and author on the topic of incivility in nursing education. Her scholarship focuses on the ethical implications of incivility, including how it affects others and how it can be managed in academic as well as in clinical settings.

Workshop Session 2

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.-noon

Differentiating Boundaries: Research and Practice Doctorates

This session will explore the boundaries of quality improvement and research. There will be discussions comparing the practice doctorate and the research-focused doctorate as ways to generate knowledge. Strategies will be explored that promote rigorous scholarly projects and dissertations, navigation of the human subjects review process, and collaboration between practice and research doctorates to advance the science of nursing education.

Katherine Moran 

Katherine Moran

DNP, RN, CDE, FAADE

Dr. Moran, Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs and Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University, Kirkhof College of Nursing, is a Fellow of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and is known for her work as a diabetes expert and practice scholar. Her work includes an award-winning textbook, co-authored with Drs. Burson and Conrad, The Doctor of Nursing Practice Project: A Framework for Success. This notable team also serve as consultants for universities across the US on DNP program development.
 
Karen Morin 

Karen Morin

PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Dr. Morin has extensive experience in nursing education, having taught al all program levels. She has extensive expertise in doctoral education (PhD and DNP), curriculum development, and program evaluation. She served as PhD Program Director at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for nine years. She has been a PhD program evaluator for more than 10 years. As Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, she played a key role in the success of the UWM College of Nursing Graduate Program review in 2018. As Professor Emerita, she continues to serve as Major Professor for one PhD student at UWM.

Workshop Session 3

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Never too Late to Refresh! Qualitative and Quantitative Research for Academic Nurse Educators

This research refresher is designed for participants who are planning to conduct research in nursing education. This session includes a wide range of topics, including problem identification, design, measurement, data collection/analysis, and research challenges. Small group interaction provides opportunities to share ideas. Become energized to generate evidence for teaching practice.

Barbara Patterson 

Barbara J. Patterson

PhD, RN, ANEF

Dr. Patterson serves as Distinguished Professor in the School of Nursing at Widener University in Chester, PA. Her research has focused on leadership and evidence-based teaching. She has presented and published extensively in nursing education and has conducted research in the areas of male nursing students, evidence-based teaching, student veterans, and leadership in nursing education. She also served as faculty for Sigma's Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy.
Darrell Spurlock, Jr. 

Darrell Spurlock, Jr.

PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF

Darrell Spurlock, Jr. is Associate Professor of Nursing, Scholarship Director, and Director of the Leadership Center for Nursing Education Research at Widener University in Chester, PA. Dr. Spurlock is a nurse-academic psychologist and has over 75 peer-reviewed publications and presentations. He is a frequent workshop presenter on EBP, measurement, and research methods.
 

Workshop Session 4

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Curriculum Design and Development to Promote Best Teaching Practice

This session will discuss how nursing curriculum is designed and developed to promote best teaching within programs. This program includes aspects of the Faculty Knowledge and Skills Development: A Review for Nurse Educators (FKSD) Program, which is aimed at preparing academic nurse educators for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) credentialing examination.

Kimberly Silver Dunker 

Kimberly Silver Dunker

DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, CNEcl

Nursing Professor Kimberly Silver Dunker is an Associate Professor at Worcester State University and has been a nurse educator for more than 14 years. She teaches nursing research to undergraduate students. Her scholarly work includes mentoring and orienting clinical adjunct nursing faculty.