Dr. Victoria Foster, assistant professor of Nursing and interim director of Clayton State University’s Graduate Nursing Program, has announced that the Graduate Nursing Program will be holding the first of what it expects to be an annual series of Research Symposia.
The Research Symposium will be held on Friday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Clayton State main campus in Morrow. The focus for the symposium will be clinical research and its impact on patient outcomes. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Elizabeth Tornquist, author of From Proposal to Publication: An Informal Guide to Writing About Nursing Research
. Tornquist, who is retired from the University of North Carolina, will travel across the country to speak about writing and publication. According to Foster, there will also be several dynamic and nationally-known nurse researchers/nurse scientists presenting their current research… providing Clayton State students and other attendees with an empowering opportunity within their profession.
“Our graduate students are exposed to educational research, but I wanted them to see and be aware of the importance of clinical research,” explains Foster. “That was the thinking behind creating the symposium.”
Among the presenters will be Clayton State Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Dee Tanner, who will be doing a podium as well as a poster presentation. Dr. Lisa Eichelberger, dean of the College of Health at Clayton State (of which the Graduate Nursing Program is a part), will discuss the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Future of Nursing. She has been working with a group of other Georgia educators on IOM's mission. Also presenting will be Dr. Dawn Aycock and Dr. Patricia Clark, who are both faculty at Georgia State University, and will be presenting on their current research and different research methodologies.
In addition, Dr. Ora Strickland, dean of Florida International University, will speak about her research, but will also talk about leadership, since some of Clayton State’s graduate nursing students are in the leadership track.
Students from Emory University, Georgia State University, Atlanta Technical College, and Chattahoochee Technical College are among some of the colleges that have been invited to attend. In addition, many faculty have also stated that they will attend.
“This should be an enjoyable and very memorable event,” says Foster. “The motto for the event is `Advancing the Science through Continuous Nursing Research.’"
For more information, please contact Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org