On Friday, May 6 , 2005 Helen Hayes Hospital will host its second annual Nursing Research Day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will take place at the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw and is being coordinated by the nursing department, with the support of the HHH Foundation.
The program is designed for nurses and student nurses who are interested in learning about research currently being conducted by their colleagues. It will also provide information about the research process and how one can become involved. The event, which was very well received and attended last year, is a unique and ideal way for nurses to share their findings and to encourage new researchers and collaboration between researchers.
The day will start off with welcoming comments by Jane O’Rourke, R.N., M.S.N., Director of Patient Care Services at Helen Hayes Hospital. She will be followed by three guest lecturers.
Marie Truglio-Londrigan, Ph.D., R.N. will speak on “Qualitative Methods of Research.” Dr. Londrigan is an Associate Professor at Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing and is Co-Director of the Institute for Healthy Aging. She has published widely in the areas of gerontology, public health and disease prevention.
Maureen Creegan, Ed.D., R.N. will the cover the topic of “Quantitative Methods of Research.” Dr. Creegan is Director and Professor, Division of Nursing at Dominican College. In addition, she serves as a Grant Reviewer for the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions.
In the afternoon, Nancy DiDona, Ed.D., R. N. will speak on “IRB – Help, Not Hindrance.” Dr. DiDona is coordinator of the Traditional Program of the Division of Nursing at Dominican College. She has been a member of the College’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) since its inception in 1999 and currently serves as chairperson.
Following the keynotes, nurses will present their research projects via poster, power point and abstract presentations. Work in any field, including wellness, prevention, family health or illness, is welcome. Tours of the hospital will also be available.
“We are very excited about hosting this research program dedicated to the nursing profession,” reports Jane O’Rourke. “These days, we hear so much about evidenced based practice. There is so much to learn from the research that is being done out there by fellow nurses. Often, their findings can be directly applied to everyday clinical practice.”
C.E.U. credits are pending. The $40 fee includes lunch and a coffee break. The fee will be waived for those making presentations. Anyone interested in attending is asked to pre-register by April 22. For additional information, or to register or make a presentation, call 845-786-4231.