CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,
April 21, 2010 – Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Nursing will host the Margaret Woods-Allen Research Symposium, “Crossing the Bridge to Quality and Safety: The Path to Clinical Excellence,” on Friday, April 30, in Glenn Auditorium of Robert A. Dempster Hall. The event is co-sponsored by Southeast Missouri Hospital and Saint Francis Medical Center. This symposium is designed to provide registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, staff nurses in acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care, and undergraduate and graduate nursing students an opportunity to enhance their understanding of evidence-based practice as a way to promote quality and safety in clinical healthcare.The agenda for the symposium is as follows:8-8:45 a.m. Registration/Poster Set up8:45-9 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Desma Reno, MSN, APRN, GCNS-BC Symposium Chair9-9:45 a.m. Keynote Address: “Creating a Culture of Research or Breathing Research into Practice” Patricia A. Quigley, PhD., MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN9:45-10:15 a.m. Networking Break/Poster Session10:15-11:30 a.m. Focus Session: “Beyond Falls to Injury Prevention” Patricia Quigley, Ph.D., MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch Provided Poster Session (ends after lunch)12:30-2 p.m. “Current Issues and Trends Influencing Nursing Practice and Education” Linda Heitman, Ph.D., RN, ANCS-BC Brenda P. Johnson, PhD., RN2-2:30 p.m. Summary with Questions and Answers Evaluation and Continuing Education awardedRegistration cost is $25. The conference is free to nursing students and faculty. Registration deadline is April 26. For more information, call (573) 651-5154.