Small Group Breakout Session Topics
Conducting DNP Scholarship in your Clinical Setting
In this session, participants will hear brief presentations from DNP-prepared nurses about how they planned for and conducted their projects in their clinical settings. Implications for practice will also be discussed. Participants will engage in dialogue with speakers about the DNP Practicum process.
Presenters: JoAnne Phillips, DNP, RN, CPPS, Penn Care at Home; Juliane Jablonski, DNP, RN, CCRN, CCNS, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Athena Fernandes, DNP, MSN, RN-BC, Chester County Hospital; Lindsey E. Rehl, DNP, CRNP, RN, FNP-BC, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Writing for Publication
In this session, Dr. Lynn Stringer, associate editor of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing, will discuss how to prepare a manuscript for publication. She will provide an overview of the publication process and as well as practical tips for preparing your written work, choosing a journal, and managing the editorial process. Participants will have the opportunity to seek feedback and advice on plans for publication.
Presenter: Lynn Stringer, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Qualitative Research Pearls and Pitfalls
This session will review basic principles of qualitative research, including various methods for data collection and analysis. Common mistakes and misperceptions, and how to avoid them, will be reviewed. Participants will engage in dialogue about their ideas and plans for qualitative research, as well as work in progress.
Presenter: Rebecca L. Trotta, PhD, RN, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Conducting a Comprehensive Literature Search and Developing a Table of Evidence
This session will provide an overview of how to conduct a comprehensive literature review on a topic of interest. Tips and considerations for developing a table of evidence will be reviewed. Methods for grading the strength and quality of the evidence will also be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences about their work.
Presenter: Julia Lavenberg, PhD, RN, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Writing a Competitive Abstract
This session will review the major components of an abstract and how to approach writing an abstract for professional presentation. Considerations for presentation venue and audience will be discussed.
Presenter: Linda Hoke, PhD, RN, AGCNS-BC, CCNS, CCRN, WCC, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Study Designs for Quantitative Research Protocols
This session will review the major study designs for quantitative research studies, and the conditions under which such designs would be warranted. The strengths and weaknesses of each design will also be reviewed. Participants will have the opportunity to share their ideas for quantitative research and receive feedback regarding study design
Key Considerations for Survey Research
This session will review important considerations for use of survey instruments in research studies. Point for selecting an existing survey, as well as considerations for survey development, will be reviewed. Concepts such as validity and reliability will also be discussed.
Presenter: Aditi Rao, PhD, RN, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Research Ethics and the IRB Process
This session will review the background and purpose of Institutional Review Boards, and conditions for application. Major components of the application will be described. This session will also describe common ethical situations that arise during the conduct of clinical research, and how researchers can anticipate and be prepared for such situations. Participants will have the opportunity to share ethical concerns or experiences and engage in dialogue with an expert in the field.
Presenter: Cheryl Monturo, PhD, MBE, ACNP-BC, Westchester University & Chester County Hospital