Faculty shine at Sigma Theta Tau international conference

Several College of Health and Human Sciences faculty attended the Sigma Theta Tau International Conference in Melbourne, Australia in July. They gave presentations and poster sessions. Here’s a summary:

Associate Professor of Nursing Manju Daniels gave two presentations and a poster session. Her presentations were for Evidence Implementation in Clinical Practice: “Evidence-Based Guidelines for Prevention, Screening, and Management of Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome”; and for Technology Utilized in Health Promotion: “Utilization of Smartphones for Increasing Lifestyle Physical Activity in South Asian Indian Immigrant Women.” She co-presented a poster: Spirituality and Nursing and introduced the Nurses Christian Fellowship. Daniels co-presented with NIU alumni Gagandeep Singh (’17) and Vanessa Mabazza (’17).

Associate Professor of Nursing Jeanette Rossetti, along with NIU Ph.D in Health Sciences candidate Olivia Lemberger presented for Interprofessional Collaboratives, “An Integrative Review of Cross-Industry Global innovation: Evidence-based Strategies for Nursing Practice.” Additionally, Lemberger received an STTI Leadership Education scholarship and was honored at a donor luncheon.

School of Nursing Interim Chair Nancy Valentine chaired the Symposium Panel: Building the Culture and Capacity for Innovation in Nursing Educational Settings: Identifying Drivers for Success. The panel included key speakers: dean of nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; innovations director, The Ohio State University; dean of nursing, Northeastern University/ executive director, The Institute for Patient Care, Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor, Northern Illinois University School of Nursing.

Assistant Professor of Nursing Marcia Cooke presented as a member of the Symposium Panel entitled Building the Culture and Capacity for Innovation in Nursing Educational Settings: Identifying Drivers for Success, “From the Ground Floor up: Building Capacity for Innovation Among Faculty Using Evidence-Based Team Development.

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