5th Annual Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice Conference
July 13, 2019
Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando, FL
Susan C. McMillan, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Dr. Susan McMillan retired from the Faculty of the University of South Florida College of Nursing in Tampa as an Emeritus Distinguished Professor in 2018. During her long career at USF, Dr. McMillan founded the Oncology Nursing Graduate program which prepares both DNP Nurse Practitioners (DNP) and Nurse Researchers (PhD) and led that program for more than two decades. She taught oncology nursing content, supervised oncology student dissertations and projects, and served on numerous committees and councils in the community. Her research focus was cancer symptom management and she earned more than $12 million in research grants to support her work. She has numerous publications in refereed journals reporting her work with cancer patients. She also is well known for her studies of family caregivers of hospice patients with cancer. She continues to serve as an evaluation consult on grant-funded projects at other universities.
About the Conference
The purpose of this conference is to promote communication and dissemination of nursing research and evidence-based practice improvement projects that are being conducted in diverse academic, clinical, and/or community settings throughout Florida. The conference is coordinated by the Nursing Research Special Interest Group and sponsored by the Florida Nurses Foundation.
The Florida Nurses Association is proud to promote the practice of Nursing Research and the work of all levels of nurse researchers. Our goal is to create a forum where experienced researchers can serve as role models and mentors, and potential and novice researchers can hone their skills and receive mentoring and support from their more seasoned colleagues.
The Nursing Research Conference is an interactive conference that continues to evolve and we invite you to become a part of its growth and development. We also encourage interested novice nurses to attend this conference as an introduction to nursing research so that they can have first-hand knowledge of how research and evidence-based inquiry can make a difference to nursing practice and patient care. We look forward to seeing returning attendees as well as many new faces at the conference this year.
Benefits/Values of Presenting Your Projects & Research
- Develop your statewide reputation
- Associate your name with your specific topic/research/project
- Network and collaborate with other nurse researchers in your field
- Promote your research in academia/clinical/community settings
- Open up potential job opportunities
- Obtain feedback on your findings from peers, which may be helpful in developing or improving your future research work
Students and nurses in practice, academics, and research are eligible and encouraged to submit. Submissions are due Friday, May 10th. Notification of acceptance will be by May 31st. Please review the abstract guidelines and send completed abstracts to Kaitlin Scarbary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View Abstract Submission Guidelines and Forms
Registration includes full day conference with approximately 6 nurse contact hours, breakfast, and lunch.
Pre-licensure Nursing Student: $75
FNSA Member: $65
There are no group hotel arrangements for this conference. The following hotels are within close proximity to the venue:
Comfort Suites Downtown Orlando
2416 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32804
FNA Discount Code: LFNA
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown
60 S. Ivanhoe Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32804