President's Message

I want to take this moment to express my gratitude to the Executive Board, the ACG Management Team, the Past Presidents and the ENRS membership. You all help to make this organization one that thrives. Your enthusiasm, commitment and support are greatly appreciated. Because of all of you, there is tremendous joy in the work we do together for ENRS.


Did you know that ENRS is one of the seven partners of the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS)? The mission of CANS is Better Health Through Nursing Science. The Council works to:

  • Be a strong voice for nurse scientists at the national and international levels;
  • Support the development, conduct, and utilization of nursing science; and
  • Facilitate life-long learning opportunities for nurse scientists.

The Council has several special interest groups including ones for clinical, new and mid-career scientists.  CANS is an entity of the American Academy of Nursing and in that capacity is a strong voice for nursing science at the national and international levels. If you are not a member, I encourage you to consider joining. Follow this link to the CANS site and its membership section: 

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 #GivingTuesdayon November 29th. To donate, go to our new website at:

Annual Conference

Under the leadership of President-Elect and Conference Chair Dr. Marie Ann Marino, the Conference Planning Committee members are working hard to prepare for the 35th Annual Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia March 23-24, 2023. Many thanks to Dr. Marino who has pulled together an amazing group of volunteers who are serving on the conference planning committee including Gabriell Santulli and Drs. Melissa O’Connor, Sherry Burrell, Ariana Choa, Susan DeSanto-Madeya, Veronica Erasquin, Amnada Jenkinson, Corrine Jurgens, Bea Leyden, Anne Mitchell, Jennifer Mondillo, Jennifer Ross, and Jennifer Shiroff as well as our wonderful ACG management team partners!

The theme for this year’s conference is:Promoting Liberty: Addressing Determinants of Health Through Nursing Science.  It promises to be an engaging and informative conference featuring accomplished senior researchers, including our opening keynote speaker Dr. Alison Colbert. Our funding panel has National Institute of Nursing Research and PCORI representatives who will offer 1-1 appointments to members. Please save the date, submit anabstract, and volunteer to be an abstract reviewer. For more information follow this link to: We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Whatever your involvement in ENRS may be, it is always appreciated. 

Warmest wishes,

Jane Flanagan, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, AHN-BC, FNI, FNAP, FAAN

President, Eastern Nursing Research Society