Nancy Redeker, PhD, RN, FAAN, YSN Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarly Affairs, along with members of the YSN community, attended the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) 23rd annual Scientific Sessions. Redeker was named the President of ENRS in March, 2010.
These Scientific Sessions, held March 23-25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Penn., offered numerous benefits to its attendees. In particular, Redeker said, "There are many networking opportunities for the participants and a lot of learning to be done about nursing science from senior people in the field."
This year, the scientific sessions gathered over 500 participants with the objective of promoting nursing science. Conference attendees included both members and non-members, and many presented their research through podium, poster, and symposium presentations.
YSN faculty were well-represented. Margaret Moss, Director of the YSN Nursing Management, Policy and Leadership specialty, was a discussant on the topic of "The Influence of Health Disparities: a Call to Action." Presenting within the same topic, Lois Sadler, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs was the senior author of a paper presented by YSN post-doctoral fellow Gina Novi "'In A Hard Spot': Implementing Group Prenatal Care in Two Urban Clinics." Nancy Redeker moderated a podium session on Sleep: Focus on Special Populations, and presented a paper "Type II Diabetes contributes to Sleep Disorders & Sleep-Related Daytime Symptoms in Patienst with Stable Heart Failure." Other members of the YSN community, including present and past students, contributed presentations and poster sessions.
As for Redeker's personal benefit from the conference, she said, "I enjoy meeting the participants and learning about the latest advances in nursing research. Also, I enjoy the opportunity to mentor participants and contribute to nursing science."
ENRS is comprised of approximately 800 members, from Maine to Washington, DC, interested in promoting health through nursing science. Members include nursing students and nurse scientists who hold positions as faculty members and researchers in clinical and other settings.