The 2017 Penn Medicine Nursing Research Conference will feature 1-hour Breakout Sessions and 2-hour Workshops

1-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:  Juliane Jablonski, DNP, RN, CCRN, CCNS, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Subha Kukkala, DNP, RN; William Pezzotti, DNP, RN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, CEN

Length: 1-Hour Breakout Session

2-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

Length: 1-Hour Breakout Session

3-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: Christine K. Bradway, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

 

Length: 1-Hour Breakout Session

4-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

Length: 1-Hour Breakout Session

5-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.

 

Presenter:  Jill Vanak, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Length: 1-Hour Breakout Session

6-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 Ann Monturo, PhD, RN, MBE, ACNP-BC, Westchester University & Chester County Hospital

Length: 1-Hour Breakout Session

7-Going to the “EQUATOR:”  Understanding Standards for Quality Reporting

This session will provide a review of reporting and quality guidelines for use in research and publication.  EQUATOR, PRISMA, SQUIRE, and STROBE guidelines will be reviewed and examples of application of these guidelines will be presented.

 

Presenter: Rosemary Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Length: 1-Hour Breakout Session

8-Critical Considerations for Data Collection & Management

This session will review key principles of data collection and management, describe common and catastrophic errors, discuss creation of a data dictionary, and ensure quality.  

 

Presenter:  Robin Hermann, MSN, RN, CCRP, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Length: 1-Hour Breakout Session

9-Conducting a Comprehensive Literature Search & Implementing Evidence into Practice

In the first half, 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.  In the second half of the session will offer a review and critique of major frameworks for evidence implementation (EBP frameworks) as well as examples of their application in practice.

Presenters: Julia Lavenberg, PhD, RN, University of Pennsylvania Health System; Sara Holland, DNP, RN, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Cindy Brockway, MSN, RN, CCRP, Chester County Hospital

Length: 2-Hour Workshop

10-Writing a Research Proposal and Understanding the World of Grant Applications

In the first half, this session will walk through the major components of a research study proposal and provide recommendations for how they should be written.  Participants will learn how to write a strong and comprehensive research proposal.  In the second half, grant funding will be discussed.  Participants will learn about various funding mechanisms, including the NIH, other government agencies, foundations, organizations, and other sources; and how to identify an appropriate mechanism.

Presenters: Linda Hatfield, PhD, NNP-BC, Pennsylvania Hospital; Pamela Z. Cacchione, PhD, CRNP, GNP, BC, FGSA, FAAN

Length: 2-Hour Workshop