16th Annual Nursing Research Symposium Webinar in 2021

The Pandemic: Local and Global Impact on Nursing, Public Health, Education, and Research

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Dates and Times

  • April 21, 2021, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. PDT
  • April 27, 2021, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. PDT
  • April 29, 2021, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. PDT

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 16th Annual Nursing Research Symposium Webinar to present research and dialogue about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, the focus is on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on nurses, nursing educators, and healthcare systems. We have four learning goals:

  1. Evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on healthcare systems in 2020-2021.
  2. Raise awareness of cultural and diversity factors associated with COVID-19 and health care.
  3. Describe research findings related to nurses and care of patients and families in various settings.
  4. Discuss pandemic-related implications on nursing education now and in the future.

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.

APU’s Iota Sigma chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing cosponsors the event, and the poster session held in conjunction with the Research Symposium, in order 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.

Call for Abstracts

Students, faculty, and nurses from the community are invited to submit abstracts for posters to be presented during our poster session at the Research Symposium. Select the appropriate call for abstracts below:

Student Testimonials from the 2019 Symposium

“I liked that the materials were relatable to me as a nursing student and my future as a nurse. The speakers were interesting and their topics were relevant!”

“I enjoyed each speaker. All four presentations drew the audience into the subject. The examples were personal and universal to nursing. I could identify with the situations discussed and the need for research to find answers to them.”

“It was my first time attending the conference. I’m impressed! The atmosphere was very friendly, and organization was excellent!”

“I really enjoyed the variety of nurses sharing all sorts of thoughts and opinions along with backing it up with research.”