A 50 Year Perspective – Cleveland, OH – March 21-22, 2019

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Nursing Theory: A 50 Year Perspective, Past and Future

The focus of this Nursing Theory Conference concentrated on the disciplinary perspective of nursing, and the structure of nursing knowledge.

March 21-22, 2019, Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Over 120 attendees engaged in two days of inspiring and thought-provoking discussion focused on possibilities for the future of nursing grounded in the lasting values of the past.  Approximately half of the attendees were doctoral students – many of whom presented their scholarship in the many breakout sessions.  In the closing general session there was a strong consensus to build a structure for continuing this kind of event, and to reach out to key nursing organizational leaders to more fully bring nursing insights and values into the healthcare system.

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Featured Speakers

Marlaine Smith, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
Dean and Professor, Helen K. Persson Eminent Scholar
Florida Atlantic University

Mary Jane Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Director of Special Projects
West Virginia University School of Nursing

Callista Roy, CSJ, PhD, RN, FAAN
Adjunct Professor, Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles
Professor Emeritus, Boston College

Pamela Reed, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, University of Arizona

Keynote Speaker

Peggy L. Chinn, PhD, RN, FAAN – Download Keynote Address
Professor Emerita, University of Connecticut
Editor, Advances in Nursing Science
NurseManifest Activism Project