Research Day 2019
Research, Innovation and Technology
Friday, April 12, 2019
8:45 a.m. to 3:30 pm (registration opens at 8:00 a.m.)
Join us for Nursing Research Day 2019
Throughout the day, faculty, students, and community partners will lead concurrent oral and poster presentation sessions that showcase findings from innovative research and evidence-based projects that improve health and quality and quality care.
Our keynote speaker is Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. She leads the GetWellNetwork’s clinical team, advising on best practice implementation in the use of technology to enhance the patient and family experience. As the Senior Vice-President/Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Nurse of the O’Neil Center, the patient engagement industry’s first “think tank,” she oversees research and efforts to help health care providers translate patient and family engagement theory into practice.
Dr. Drenkard is the past Executive Director at the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Magnet Recognition Program. She was the recipient of the ANCC’s Presidents award. Prior to that, Drenkard served for 10 years as the chief nurse executive of Inova Health System in Fairfax, Virginia. She is currently the President of the Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research (FNINR); a newly elected board member of the American Academy of Nursing and serves as the co-chair of the Institute for Nursing Leadership at the American Academy of Nursing. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Drenkard received her PhD in nursing administration from George Mason University, a Wharton Nurse Executive Fellow, and a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow.
ANCC contact hours will be awarded for this activity. The number of ANCC contact hours is pending.