Duke University School of Nursing Co-sponsors International Nursing Conference

Duke University School of Nursing is co-sponsoring the 2012 Beijing International Nursing Conference, June 7-10, 2012, in Beijing, China. The theme of the conference is “Altogether for Nursing, Innovation with Evidence.” To promote regional, national, and international cooperation among nursing schools and institutions, the event will bring together nurse researchers and practitioners from around the world to exchange the latest developments in academic nursing and clinical care.

Catherine L. Gilliss, DNSc, RN, FAAN, dean of the Duke University School of Nursing, Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Nursing, and vice chancellor for nursing affairs at Duke University, will give a keynote speech.

Duke University School of Nursing is sending a delegation of faculty members to China who will also present at the conference. It includes: Ruth Anderson, PhD, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN, Virginia Stone Professor of Nursing; Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA, assistant professor; Bei Wu, PhD, professor and director of international research; Diane Holditch-Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN, Marcus E. Hobbs Distinguished Professor of Nursing and associate dean for research affairs; Isaac Lipkus, PhD, professor; Eleanor McConnell, PhD, MSN, RN, GCNS, BC, associate professor; and Dorothy Powell, EdD, RN, FAAN, professor and associate dean for global and community health initiatives.

“Duke University School of Nursing is committed to advancing best practices in teaching, education, and research globally,” said Gilliss, “and co-sponsorship of the Beijing conference is evidence of its role as an international leader in nursing research.”

In her role as director of international research, Dr. Bei Wu worked with Peking Union Medical College to facilitate the School’s co-sponsorship of the conference, which is being hosted by Peking Union Medical College School of Nursing and the Nursing Department of Peking Union Medical College Hospital. In addition to Duke University School of Nursing, co-sponsors for the event include Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, as well as colleges, hospitals, polytechnic institutes, and universities in Australia, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Taiwan, and Wales.

Researchers and practitioners working in the field of nursing are invited to submit abstracts on nursing practice, education, and management by March 15. For more information, visit http://inc2012.com/.

About DUSONDuke University School of Nursing (DUSON), as a diverse community of scholars and clinicians, educates the next generation of transformational leaders in nursing, advances nursing science in issues of global import, and fosters the scholarly practice of nursing. In 2011, US News and World Report ranked Duke among the top seven graduate schools of nursing in the nation. The School offers masters, PhD, and doctor of nursing practice degrees, as well as an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing degree to students who have previously completed an undergraduate degree. More than 750 individuals enrolled for Fall 2011 classes, the largest number of students in the School’s 80-year history.

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