President's Message

I am truly grateful to our Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Executive Board and committee members for their high level of engagement and commitment. Below are some highlights from our ongoing collaborative work.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility
Our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Advisory Group continues to advise the ENRS President and Board to further advance inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility across the organization as it relates to its mission to promote innovative nursing science and its vision to promote health through nursing science. The IDEA Advisory Group meets monthly and is further refining its preliminary recommendations on all aspects of the 2020-2025 strategic plan to integrate these important social justice values into our organization, research, and scholarly work in a meaningful way to make a difference in promoting health among people from all backgrounds and experiences. The group is currently working on a diversity statement and potential surveys for our membership.

Led by Chair Dr. Ann-Margaret Navarra and Member-At-Large/Board Liaison Dr. Marilyn Hammer, our Communications Committee has launched our enhanced quarterly newsletter, increased our social media presence, collaborated with other committees to support their efforts, and highlighted the innovative work of members throughout our region. We thank the committee members for their creative ideas and dedicated work: Dr. Billy Caceres, Dr. Fay Wright, Dr. Eileen Condon, Dr. Tiffany Montgomery, and Conference Planning Committee Liaison Dr. Angela Gerolamo.

Support #GivingTuesday @ENRS_Science
During this holiday season, we hope you will remember the impact of ENRS in advancing nursing science and consider a gift to our: 1) Sustaining Supporter unrestricted fund to sustain our strategic initiatives, 2) President’s Circle Award supporting innovative research by academic-practice partners, and 3) Student Conference Scholarships sponsoring baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral students to participate in our Annual Scientific Sessions. We appreciate your generosity at any level – every gift helps! We invite you to support our ENRS nursing research scholars across career stages and settings as we celebrate #GivingTuesday on November 30th. To donate, go to our new website at:

Annual Scientific Sessions
Our virtual 34th Annual Scientific Sessions will be March 31 to April 1, 2022 with the theme Charting the Path of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through Nursing Science. It promises to be an engaging and informative conference featuring accomplished senior researchers, including opening keynote speaker Dr. Gina S. Brown and plenary panelists Dr. Robert Atkins, Dr. Annette Maruca, Dr. Mitchell Wharton, and moderator Dr. Mary Sullivan, an ENRS Past President. Our funding panel has National Institute of Nursing Research representatives who will offer 1-1 appointments to members. Many thanks to President-Elect/Conference Chair Dr. Jane Flanagan and fellow committee members Dr. Marie Boltz, Dr. Elizabeth Chin, Dr. Veronica Erasquin, Dr. Angela Gerolamo, Dr. Kristin Magan, Dr. Jennifer Mammen, Dr. Marie Marino, Dr. Melissa O’Connor, Dr. Priscilla Okunji, and Dr. So Hyun park as well as our excellent ACG management team partners! For more information, go to: conference. We hope to see you Providence! Join us!

Warmest wishes,

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