President's Message

While we face ongoing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have now shifted to more in-person work, professional meetings, and social activities as vaccination levels increase. This is a great time to become more involved with the Eastern Nursing Research Society. By engaging in our Research Interest Groups (RIGs), webinars, annual conferences, and mentoring opportunities, you can help shape the future of nursing science!

Strategic Plan
Our 2020 -2025 Strategic Plan is in full swing! Our Committees, RIGs, and Executive Board are making excellent progress on our goals, targets, measures, and initiatives that focus on our membership, the annual conference, RIGs, organizational development, awards, communications, governance, and finances. An emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion is threaded throughout the plan as we work with our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Advisory Group led by Dr. Lisa Lewis to further integrate and cultivate these important values into our organization.

Time, Talent, and Treasury
We invite you to participate in our Time, Talent, and Treasury (TTT) Campaign through mentorship, partnerships, and contributions that strengthen research, recognize achievements in nursing science and increase access for early-career investigators as well as those from underrepresented or disadvantaged groups. Click here to donate to our research awards and scholarships.

We welcome all interested in nursing science to join our community of scholars as an ENRS member. Members at all career stages across academic, clinical, and community settings are encouraged to become involved in our Research Interest Group (RIGS), which is actively engaged in research activities and networking. For more information, visit Research Interest Groups. If you are a senior scientist, please consider sharing your time and talent to mentor others through our RIGS, monthly webinars, annual conference, committees, and initiatives. Or perhaps share your expertise through a future webinar. Please let us know how you would like to become involved by emailing us at [email protected]. Members enjoy free access to our ongoing webinars series, our online community forum, and Nursing Research, our official journal, along with discounted registration for our annual scientific sessions.

Annual Conference
We are excited about our upcoming 34th Annual Scientific Sessions in Providence, RI, on March 31st – April 1st, 2022. The theme is Charting the Path of Diversity. Equity, and Inclusion through Nursing Science. President-Elect Dr. Jane Flanagan and the Conference Committee are busy planning an engaging and informative event. Please save the date, and visit the 2022 conference page to submit an abstract, and volunteer to be an abstract reviewer.

Stay safe and be well.

Warmest wishes,

Ann Marie P. Mauro, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, FAHA, FAAN
President, Eastern Nursing Research Society