2023 Annual Research Symposium

2023 Annual Research Symposium

The Fitzpatrick College of Nursing's Annual Research Symposium provides an opportunity for participants to share information from research studies, evidence-based projects, integrative reviews or concept analyses that focus on clinical excellence, nursing education or health care leadership, highlighting inclusivity and excellence in nursing research.



The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Nursing Research, the Continuing Education Program in Nursing and Health Care and the Alpha Nu Chapter of Sigma, along with 2023's platinum sponsor CSL Behring.


Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing.
Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator.

“Reimagining Teaching and Learning – It Begins with Scholarship”

Female 2023 Annual Research Symposium keynote speaker, Dr. Marilyn Oermann.

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. Her current books are (1) Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education (6th ed.); (2) Writing for Publication in Nursing (5th ed.); (3) Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing (6th ed.); (4) Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator: The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum Development (3rd ed.); and (5) A Systematic Approach to Evaluation of Nursing Programs (2nd ed.). Dr. Oermann received the National League for Nursing (NLN) Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Research, the Sigma Theta Tau International Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award, the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing from the International Academy of Nursing Editors, and the NLN President’s Award.

Continuing Education  

Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This program will award 2.5 contact hours.

Villanova University Fitzpatrick College of Nursing MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This program will award 2.5 CPUs.

To receive contact hours for this program, participants must attend at least 85% of the program and complete and return the program summative evaluation. The cost is $25.