17th Annual Nursing Research Symposium

Creating a Culture of Health Equity

Thursday, April 28, 2022
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Azusa Pacific University’s School of Nursing and the Iota Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International invite nursing and public health professionals, as well as faculty and students, to the 17th Annual Nursing Research Symposium Webinar to present research and dialogue regarding health equity.

This year, the focus is creating a culture of health equity in nursing, education, public health, and within healthcare systems. Attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe specific factors that create a culture of health equity.
  2. Analyze (compare/contrast) at least two methods of critically examining health equity issues or research questions.
  3. Illustrate how one major health equity issue (actual or potential) affects an area of concern in nursing practice. What is the impact of the inequity issue on underrepresented populations? Which areas of research should be pursued to address the health inequity issue?
  4. Appraise how social determinants relate to health equity issues.
  5. Propose ideas and research priorities that would support a nurse’s work in fostering health equity in their professional practice.
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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 healthcare facilities, and APU students, faculty, and alumni. Each year, research presentations focus on a specific theme, such as Addressing Health Disparities; Building Bridges Across the Globe: Research, Academic, and Service Partnerships; and Dignity Through Life’s Transitions: Optimizing Spiritual Care.

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.

The objectives of the symposium are 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 and service and academic partners, locally and internationally.
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Call for Abstracts

Students, faculty, and nurses from the community are invited to submit abstracts for posters to be presented during our poster session.