Friday, April 5th, 2024, 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neuroscience Institute, in the Fred W. Smith Conference Center, 12th Floor, UAMS main campus, Little Rock, AR
The Arkansas Nursing Research Day is an annual statewide conference that serves as a pivotal platform for nurses and healthcare professionals to showcase nursing research. For over a decade, this event has brought together faculty, staff, and students from all over Arkansas to explore the field of nursing research. This event underscores the commitment to advancing nursing knowledge and improving healthcare outcomes through collaboration and the exchange of evidence-based insights and methodologies. The conference features student-led poster presentations, faculty podium presentations, and this year, it will include presentations by two distinguished keynote speakers.
This year’s theme is The Essence of Nurses: Nurses as Active Drivers of Positive Change in Health Care.
- Advance nursing knowledge through promotion of nursing science and evidence-based practice presentations
- Foster professional development
- Promote interdisciplinary collaboration and encourage networking
- Showcase innovative research
- Support emerging researchers
- Discuss future trends in nursing
- Enhance research dissemination
- Celebrate excellence in nursing research
FOR REGISTRATION FEES AND OTHER INFORMATION, CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBPAGE
SUN ENDOWMENT KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. JANIECE TAYLOR, Johns Hopkins University
Janiece Taylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an assistant professor on the research/ education track at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Her research is focused on identifying and addressing disparities in pain in older women from underrepresented racial ethnic groups and improving quality of life and health outcomes in people aging with disabilities. Dr. Taylor’s research is strongly connected to her 10 years of clinical practice in long-term care and women’s health settings.
She earned her PhD in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed an Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biobehavioral Pain Research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor was selected as the first nurse in the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Harold Amos Fellowship Program.
Dr. Taylor is currently testing interventions to address pain and depressive symptoms in older African American women and women aging with disabilities. Throughout her career, she has received funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation, National Institute of Nursing Research, Cornell TRIPLL Center, Mayday Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Harold Amos Medical Faculty Program. She is the deputy director of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing RESILIENCE Center and principal faculty in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Center for Equity in Aging.
DALME-RICKEL LECTURESHIP: DR. NICHOLAS ODOM, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Nick Odom is the Doreen C. Harper Endowed Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Director of Caregiver and Bereavement Support Services in the UAB Center for Palliative and Support Care. Dr. Odom is board certified in advance practice palliative care nursing, with over 10 years’ experience in critical care and over 10 years’ experience in telepalliative care. His program of research focuses on developing and testing early palliative care coaching interventions for minority and historically under-resourced family caregivers of individuals with serious illness, particularly advanced cancer and heart failure. He is currently funded by the National Cancer Institute.
2024 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
- Pearman Parker, PhD, MPH, RN, PMH-BC—Chair
- Bridget Plesich, DNP, APRN, AG-ACNP-BC—Chair-Elect
- Tracie C. Harrison, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
- Judith Weber, PhD, RD
- Emily A. Davis, MNSc, APRN, CPNO-AC
- Maeghan Arnold, DNP, ARPN, AGACNP-BC
- Jamie Head, PhD, RN, CNE
- Marilyn Faye Hughes, DNP, MNSc, RN
- Margaret Love, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
- Neal Reeves, MBA, DNP, RN-BC
- Elizabeth Riley, DNP, RNC-NIC, CNE
- Sharon Stevenson, DNP, RN, APRN, PPCNP-BC
- Janice Taylor, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC
- Ava Coleman, MS, College of Nursing Student Services Office
- Johnathan Rodriguez, LL.B., College of Nursing Research Office
- Richelle Thompson, Ed.S., CHES®, LSSBB, CAPM, Office of Continuing Education
- Candice Williams, MS, PSM, Office of Continuing Education
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is there an online option to attend the conference? No, this is an in-person event only.
- Will any of the presentations be recorded? No, come meet us in person!
- How will I be contacted if my abstract or poster is accepted? By email.
- Are CEU’s being offered? Not this year.
- What is the parking situation like? There will be a designated parking area and a shuttle to take you directly to and from the event location.