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19th Annual Nursing Research Symposium

Care of the Soul: Achieving Whole Person Health

Thursday, April 11, 2024
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Felix Center
Azusa Pacific University
701 E. Foothill Blvd Azusa, CA 91702

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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 19th Annual Aja Tulleners-Lesh Research Symposium to present research and dialogue regarding spirituality and health.


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 Behavioral Health and Wellness in Children; Addressing Health Disparities; and Building Bridges Across the Globe: Research, Academic, and Service Partnerships.

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.

Call for Abstracts

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

2024 Abstract Submissions are now closed