YSN Professor and Associate Dean of Scholarly Affairs, Nancy Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, became President of Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) in March, in conjunction with the organization’s scientific sessions. She will serve as president for a term of two years.
Redeker has set out three major goals for the organization under her leadership. "First is to promote nursing research by providing increased opportunities for nurses, especially students and junior faculty, to obtain training and develop collaborations that will advance nursing science," Redeker stated. This is in line with a second goal, to increase opportunities for mentoring between junior and senior nurse scientists. Her third aim is to better engage clinical nurse researchers in hospital settings in advancing nursing science and collaborations with other nurse scientists.
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. Membership continues to grow, and the last scientific sessions attracted a record 500 attendees.
As an accomplished scientist, speaker and writer in cardiovascular nursing, sleep, critical care, and adult health, Redeker is devoted to promoting evidence-based nursing practice through research and education. Her program of research is focused on sleep, sleep disorders, and circadian rhythms of activity-rest in people who have chronic health conditions. She is currently conducting research on the efficacy of behavioral treatment for insomnia in people with heart failure and people who receive treatment in primary care settings. She is also the Associate Editor of Heart & Lung, The Journal of Acute and Critical Care.