Annual Research Symposium

The Annual Research Symposium is a public forum for Villanova Nursing faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students, as well as nurses from the community to share research, disseminate study findings and network with colleagues.

The annual event brings together a diverse group of nursing and health care professionals with the goal of improving patients' lives and health care delivery. Nurses and nursing students are encouraged to submit abstracts and participate in the Symposium through their attendance, presentations or posters. The Research Symposium is co-sponsored by the Office of Nursing Research, the Continuing Education in Nursing and Health Care Program and the Alpha Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Nursing's honor society.

For more information about the Research Symposium contact the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at

This event is free and open to the community. 

2023 Speaker:

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Marilyn Oermann is the Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator. Dr. Oermann is the author/co-author of 34 books, more than 210 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and many editorials, chapters, and other types of publications.


Peter Kaufmann, PhD, FABMR, FSBM
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Sandi Schultz
Coordinator, Research, Innovation and Global Health Initiatives