2016 Research Symposium

April 14, 2016
"A Passion for Research: 40 Years of Nursing Research Excellence"
APU Felix Event Center, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, California

Azusa Pacific University’s School of Nursing and Iota Sigma Chapter invite nursing professionals, faculty, and students to the 12th annual Nursing Research Symposium to present research and dialogue about ideas and experiences in all areas of health care. This exchange of knowledge and research from diverse areas of nursing provides an occasion to work together to contribute to achieving improved health outcomes globally. Join us as we continue to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the School of Nursing.

About the Research Symposium

The School of Nursing sponsored the first Research Day in spring 2005 in conjunction with the installation of Aja Lesh, PhD, RN, as dean. Today, the Research Symposium stands as an important annual outreach event. Guests include preceptors, nurses in collaborating health care facilities, and APU students, faculty, and alumni. Each year, research presentations focus on a specific theme, such as Addressing Health Disparities, Nursing’s Role in Symptom Management Across the Lifespan, and Building Bridges Across the Globe: Research, Academic and Service Partnerships.

Past featured speakers have included Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN; Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN; Josepha Campinha-Bacote, PhD, MAR, APRN, BC, CNS, CTN, FAAN; Janice Morse, RN, PhD; Loreta Sweet Jemmot, PhD, FAAN, RN; Adey Nyamathi, ANP, PhD, FAAN; and Patricia M. Davidson, RN, BA, Med, PhD, FRCNA.

APU's Iota Sigma chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. cosponsor the event and the poster session held in conjunction with the Research Symposium to:

  • Provide an avenue for dissemination of evidence-based research and linkages to clinical applications.
  • Utilize researchers as role models to encourage excellence in students and colleagues.
  • Provide networking opportunities and promote collegiality among students and nursing professionals.
  • Provide a forum for students and nurses from the community to present their work.
  • Provide a forum for dialogue and collaboration with students, service, and academic partners, locally and internationally.


Registration for this year's symposium has closed.

Poster Submission — Community Call for Abstracts

Poster submissions for this year’s symposium have closed.

Poster Submission — Alumni Call for Abstracts

Poster submissions for this year’s symposium have closed.

Stay Connected

Follow us on Twitter @APU_SON for updates about the symposium, and use #nursym to interact with participants and pose questions during the conference. Learn more about Using Twitter for the Nursing Research Symposium (PDF).

Parking Information

View the Parking Information (PDF) document for additional parking details and a map showing where to park on the day of the event.