Enrs Dissertation Award

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ENRS 29th Annual Scientific Sessions
April 5 - 7, 2017
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

ENRS 29th Annual Scientific Sessions
This year's theme is "Leading the Way: Building Strength and Unity in the Diversity of Nursing Science" and the conference will be April 5-7, 2017 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

The 29th Annual Scientific Sessions appeals to all individuals interested in advancing nursing science, including practicing nurse researchers and dedicated nursing science students and faculty.

  • Tuesday + Wednesday Pre-Conference: The State
    of the Science: Creating Healthy Work Environments
    and Improving Patient Outcomes Using an Evidence
    -Based Approach to Bullying and Lateral Violence (BLV)

  • All attendees are invited to attend the Wednesday
    Opening Keynote:Improving Health through Nursing
    Science: Diversity Makes a Difference!
by Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Margaret Bond
    Simon Dean of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

  • All attendees are invited to attend the Thursday Plenary Panel Presentation:  Moderated byZane Robinson
    Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean Emerita and Professor of Nursing, La Salle University School of Nursing and Health
    Sciences Panelists: Donna L. Berry, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, The Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Nursing Research,
    Harvard Medical School; Amy M. Sawyer, PhD, RN, Penn State College of Nursing; Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN,
    ANEF, FAAN, Professor and Director, Center for Nursing Research, Villanova University College of Nursing

  • Five Workshop Sessions
  • Awards for peer-reviewed paper and poster presentations by Doctoral Students
  • Awards for Early (Pre-Dissertation) Doctoral Student + DNP Student Poster Presentations
  • Awards for BS/MS Poster Presentations
  • Opportunities to network with colleagues from academic and clinical settings

Annual Awards Program

Call for the 2018 Annual Awards Nominations
The awards nominations process has closed for the 2018 Scientific Sessions (see exception below).
More information on the 2019 Annual Awards Process will be released in December of 2018.

Please note that the deadline for the ENRS/NLN Doctoral Dissertation Award is Thursday, February 8, 2018. Details below.


The ENRS/Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science Dissertation Award is given annually to a doctoral candidate enrolled in a program of nursing that awards a research doctoral degree requiring a dissertation.


TheDistinguished Contributions to Nursing Research Awardis given annually in recognition of sustained and outstanding contributions to nursing research by a Senior Investigator.


The ENRS/Nursing Research Authorship Award recognizes an ENRS member who disseminated research findings, or important theoretical, or methodological advances in the official ENRS Journal, Nursing Research, within the previous year (2017).


TheENRS Presidents' Circle Research Award was established by ENRS Past Presidents to promote collaborative/partnership driven innovative research specifically between academic and practice settings. This research award will support joint research initiatives that are responsive to the challenges within health care and are important to the discipline of nursing, patients, families, communities and/or populations.


The Rising Star Research Awardrecognizes a Junior Investigator that has shown promise in establishing a program of health and/or nursing research.


The Suzanne Feetham Nurse Scientist Family Research Awardis given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions by a Junior Investigator (earned doctorate in last 7 years with a developing program of family research and scholarship) OR Senior investigator (has a well-established program of family research and scholarship).


The ENRS Evidence-Based Practice Award is given to an individual or group using research-based evidence to make a practice change that results in demonstrated improvement in outcomes for the patient and family, staff, community or organization.


The ENRS/NLN Doctoral Dissertation Award is available to ENRS members this year for $2,500 to support PhD candidates who are post-proposal defense stage with actual or pending IRB approval.

Please note: Application process for the ENRS/NLN Doctoral Dissertation Award is located on the NLN site and the deadline for submitting a grant proposal is Thursday, February 8, 2018 by 11:59 PM ET.


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