Upcoming Webinars

February 28, 2024

Webinar Title:

Looking for Your Next Position: Tips for Searching and Interviewing in Academic and Non-Academic Settings

Webinar Description:

Three ENRS RIGS (Aging, ECNS, LGBTQIA Health and Health Disparities) come together to present a webinar on “Looking for your next position: Tips for searching and interviewing in academic and non-academic settings.”

This exciting webinar is perfect for students, trainees, and early career nurse scientists. Participants will hear from nurse scientists across the career trajectory in various positions and environments. Topics will include navigating the job search and interviewing process inside and outside academia, and will include an international perspective. Speakers will share tips and resources, and there will be time for participants to ask questions.


Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili

Michelle Boakye

Jordon Bosse

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Past Webinars

November 17, 2023

Webinar Title:

The Role of the Nurse Scientist Advancing Nursing Knowledge Through Research: Opportunities and Challenges

Webinar Description:

Please join us for this virtual event hosted by the ENRS Organizational Development Committee on November 17, 2023, beginning at 9:00 AM.

The practice environment offers the Nurse Scientist numerous opportunities to explore patient responses and experiences, develop disciplinary knowledge to inform practice and guide interventions and enhance wellbecoming. Implementation of the PhD prepared Nurse Scientist across practice settings is a growing trend, nationally. Recruiting the Nurse Scientist into practice settings will require continued support and resources to sustain the role.

Definitions for the practice based Nurse Scientist vary. Some descriptions focus on the development, testing, refinement and translation of knowledge to advance patient care. Others focus on research activities that include dissemination of research findings, team building and collaboration, mentoring, grant writing, Evidence Based Practice initiatives and guiding quality improvement projects. The lack of a consistent role description often can lead to potential role confusion.

Research conducted by nurse scientists has influenced patient outcomes related to reduction in falls, decreased infection rates, accelerated wound healing, as well as health promotion and well becoming across populations and health care settings. Research conducted by Nurse Scientists has also impacted care costs, decreased length of hospitalizations and readmission rates and improved care transitions to home.

While implementation of the Nurse Scientist has been successful,, there are still challenges and barriers to full role implementation. The lack of a clear definition of the Nurse Scientist role and role requirements, increased numbers of nurses in practice with Doctorates in Nursing Practice leading research investigations, focus on evidence based practice initiatives and the lack the needed infrastructure and resources contribute to role confusion.

Implementation of the Nurse Scientist role within practice environments has created new opportunities to advance disciplinary knowledge and improve patient care through nursing inquiry. Continued exploration and refinement of the Nurse Scientist role in both Magnet designated and Non Magnet settings can bring clarity to the work of the nurse scientist and promote new opportunities to advance a nursing research agenda across practice environments.

The purpose of this workshop is to explore different strategies used to define and implement the Nurse Scientist role across practice settings and populations. Exploring the role of the Nurse Scientist and the approaches to role implementation use can enhance and expand optimize the role and enhance patient care.


Dr. Lily Thomas, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Vice President System Nursing Research, Institute for Nursing

Sara E. Looby, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN
Nurse Researcher, Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research
Metabolism Unit, Endocrine Division Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Dorothy A. Jones, EdD, APN, FAAN, FNI
Director Emerita and Senior Nurse Scientist, Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor Emerita, Boston College, Connel School of Nursing



October 24, 2023

Webinar Title:

ENRS Research Interest Group (RIG) 101 Webinar

Webinar Description:

Have you ever wondered what the ENRS Research Interest Groups are all about?

Interested in finding the right one for your research?

Join Dr. Lisa Kitko, ENRS RIGs Chairperson and several of the RIGs chairs to learn more about this important ENRS member benefit that provides:

  • networking and mentorship opportunities
  • the ability to meet research collaborators
  • potential for professional growth in your research field

This event is a virtual event that is open to all ENRS members.

Lisa Kitko, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Dean, University of Rochester School of Nursing
Independence Chair of Nursing Education
Vice President, University of Rochester Medical Center, URMC Professor of Nursing and Geriatric Medicine



April 3, 2023

Webinar Title:

Evaluate the Concept of Precision Health through Determinants of Health: Focus on Social Determinants and Omics

Webinar Description:

Please join us for this virtual event hosted by the ENRS Precision Health RIG and the ISONG Educational Committee on April 3, 2023 starting at 12:00 PM EST.

The purpose of this event is to educate and expand the view of nurse scientists regarding: precision health, beyond biomakers, that meets the needs of the whole person including SDH into OMICS.

Jeffrey Willey, PhD, RN, CNS, CLNC, CNE
Associate Professor, Salisbury University

Ruth Lucas, PhD, RNC, CLS
Associate Professor, University of Connecticut School of Nursing

Yvette Conley, PhD, FAAN
Professor of Nursing and Human Genetics, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, PhD Program Director Health Promotion & Development, University of Pittsburgh

Mallory Perry-Eaddy, Phd, RN, CCRN
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut School of Nursing

Marilyn J. Hammer, PhD, DC, RN, FAAN
Director, Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


February 22, 2023

Webinar Title:

Using Delphi Methodology to Build Consensus in Emerging Research

Webinar Description:

The Delphi Methodology is a structured approach to obtaining consensus from a panel of experts on a particular topic, and is most commonly applied when little evidence on that topic exists.  The Delphi method has become widely used in nursing research, and results from Delphi studies have informed early instrument design, interventions for new or rare conditions, among other things.  Given the range of applications of this methodology, careful attention to study design is critical.  For example, who can qualify as an expert? How is consensus defined? What are some threats to validity? How many rounds should be conducted?  This presentation will provide an overview of the Delphi method, review foundational applications of this method in nursing science, and highlight examples of how the Delphi Method was used by nurses as foundational phases to multi-phase studies in progress at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Rebecca Trotta PhD, RN
Nursing Research and Science
Executive Director
Abramson Family Center for Nursing Excellence
Director, Geriatric Nursing
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Registration Fees:

Members $0
Nonmember $25


January 13, 2023

Webinar Title:

Nursing Faculty Reflect on their Career Trajectories: Narratives from Early and Mid-Career Scholars

Webinar Description:

There is no single career pathway to becoming a nurse scientist in academia. Getting there often requires tenacity, persistence, and challenging work. In this webinar we will explore career trajectories of three early and mid-career nursing faculty: Drs. Login George, Olga F. Jarrín Montaner, and Karen D'Alonzo. Dr. Pamela de Cordova will moderate the panel discussion. Each panelist will share how they overcame the odds and diverse approaches they used to propel their careers forward. The objective of this webinar is to provide early career scientists with knowledge and real-life examples of ways to overcome adversity and navigate individual career paths. The panelists will share not only their successes but what it took to get there.

Registration Fees:

Members $0
Nonmember $25


December 7, 2022

Webinar Title: 

The Importance of Networking for Professional Development

Webinar Description:

Please join us for this virtual event hosted by the ENRS Aging RIG on December 7, 2022 beginning at 12:00 PM. This session will entail a conversation about the importance of networking. The panelists will share tips on how to get the most out of professional conferences and connecting with others at your university. We will also focus on how networking lends itself to developing community and industry partnerships.

Ruth Masterson Creber, PHD, MSc, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Columbia University School of Nursing

Sherry A. Greenberg, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN
Professor and Hess Endowed Chair in Nursing Education
Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies at Monmouth University

Maxim Topaz, PhD, RN
Elizabeth Standish Gill Associate Professor of Nursing
Columbia University School of Nursing

Registration Fees:

Members $0
Nonmembers $25


March 10, 2022

Webinar Title:

Reaching Communities Through the Design of the Information Visualizations (ReDIVis) Toolbox for COVID-19

Webinar Description:

Health literate, cultural congruent communication is a critical strategy for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic among health disparate populations. Drs. Bakken and Arcia will address their ongoing research funded by the NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative to build an information visualization toolbox to facilitate return of COVID-19 test results and address vaccine hesitancy and uptake.

Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
Alumni Professor of Nursing, Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Director of Center for PriSSM, Director for Reducing Health Disparities Through Informatics Training
Columbia University School of Nursing

Adriana Arcia, PhD, RN
Associate Professor of Nursing
Columbia University School of Nursing

Registration Fees:

Members $0
Nonmembers $25


February 23, 2022

Webinar Title:

Strengthening the Capacity of Nurse Researchers to Influence Health Policy (Virtual)

Webinar Description:

In a climate where dissemination of scholarly work to those who are in positions to make change on a policy level, it is critical that nurse researchers have advanced opportunities for learning about policy engagement.

This webinar aims to strengthen the capacity of nurse researchers to influence health policy. Panelists will discuss how to create the link between research and policy, develop skills in communication, public speaking, and messaging in relation to policy and policymakers, and engage with the community, key stakeholders, and relevant boards to move a policy agenda forward.

We have invited speakers who are engaged with research and policy at all levels. We are planning for robust participant engagement during the Q&A session, so please come with questions and ideas for discussion.

Objectives - At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the process of policy change
  2. Identify three strategies for engaging with policymakers
  3. Distinguish how research can be used to influence policy.


Tara Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN
Executive Director and Professor at Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and Clinical Professor
New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Carole R. Myers, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Tennessee College of Nursing

Shirley A. Girouard, PhD, RN, FAAN
Co-Director, Brooklyn Initiative to Develop Geriatrics Education and Professor, College of Nursing
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean & Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of Nursing
New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing


December 8, 2021

Webinar Title:

Effective Project Management: Keys for Success

Webinar Description:

The ENRS Aging RIG hosted “Effective Project Management: Keys for Success” presented on Wednesday, December 8th.

Essential project management skills are often not formally taught to nurse scientists; however, foundational knowledge can improve the rigor and success of a research study. The objective of this webinar is to provide ENRS members with background information and tips on effective project management skills.

Our esteemed speaker is Abraham Brody, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing & Medicine and Associate Director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University Meyers College of Nursing. In this presentation, Dr. Body will share his wealth of experience, present strategies for project management, including when working remotely, as well as tips for successful leadership and managing staff. Q&A session will follow Dr. Brody’s presentation with ample time for discussion.

This webinar is sponsored by the ENRS Aging RIG and intended to be applicable to the larger ENRS membership.


Abraham A Brody, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor of Nursing & Medicine
Associate Director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University Meyers College of Nursing

November 15, 2021

Webinar Title:

Enhancing Health in Diverse Communities: A Panel Discussion

Webinar Description:

This webinar aims to share strategies based on social-bio-ecological model for health enhancement in diverse communities and showcase successful exemplars. Expert researchers will share their experiences of developing a community-based engagement program to increase COVID-19 vaccine rates in vulnerable and at-risk populations. Expert researchers will also share their experience of promoting health in diverse and low resourced communities through nurse-led interventions to enhance coping skills and mindfulness performance, creativity, and social support..

This webinar is sponsored by Rutgers University, School of Nursing-Camden.


Clinical Associate Professor
Rutgers University School of Nursing – Camden

Kathleen J. Jackson DNP, APN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM
Clinical Assistant Professor
Rutgers University School of Nursing – Camden

Sheila J. Linz, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC., RN
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University School of Nursing – Camden


Mei R Fu, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor & Senior Associate Dean for Research
Rutgers University School of Nursing – Camden

Thank You to our Webinar Sponsor!

November 18, 2020                                                      

Addressing Pervasive Healthcare Challenges through Innovative Approaches to Health Equity in Resource-Limited Populations: Novel Methods, Interventions and Future Directions

Webinar Description:

The revolutionary power of nursing requires nurse scientists to appreciate the context in which our resource-limited populations are geographically and/or physically located while providing or receiving care. Such context allows for the development of new interventions to address pervasive, longstanding healthcare challenges affecting nurse clinicians and populations for which nurses provide care. The purpose of this symposium is to demonstrate the scholarly work of nurse scientists in developing innovative approaches, methods, and/or interventions to pervasive healthcare challenges affecting the health equity of four different patient populations and provided by resource-limited nurses in the acute care settings.


  1. Articulate the contemporary healthcare challenges affecting underserved or at risk patient populations who are in need of novel approaches to equitable care
  2. Describe the theoretical frameworks and methods taken within each study that led to new knowledge development in nursing science for these patients
  3. Discuss the implications of each study’s findings on the necessary research, practice and policy needed to intervene in these areas before such populations experience further unfavorable outcomes and/or nurses provide, potentially unnecessary healthcare costs.


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October 21, 2020                                                   

Criminal Justice Violence Trauma (CJVT) RIG Symposium: Enhancing Health Equity for Criminal Justice-Involved Populations: Theoretical, Methodological, and Practice Perspectives 

Webinar Description:

The purpose of this symposium is to illustrate examples of nurse researchers’ theoretical, methodological, and practice contributions to nursing science within the restricted CJ health care system and subsequently to foster health equity via policy and practice initiatives for marginalized CJ-involved populations.


  1. Expose and explore theoretical, methodological, and practice issues contributing to the health inequity experienced by individuals receiving health care within CJ settings.
  2. Propose theoretical, policy and practice related solutions for reducing health inequity in this population through education of health care professionals and reducing obstacles to health such as stigmatization, constraints to self-care, and exclusion from research.
  3. Discuss strategies for overcoming barriers and optimizing opportunities to provide evidenced based care and conduct research in CJ settings.


Erin Kitt-Lewis PhD, RN
Penn State College of Nursing

Annette T. Maruca, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CCHP
School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut

Dr. Louise Reagan
University of Connecticut School of Nursing 

Donna M. Zucker, PhD, RN, FAAN


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June 10, 2020    

[Almost] Everything You Need to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask About Research with LGBTQ+ Populations

Webinar Description:

What do all the letters in LGBTQ+ stand for? How many people are we talking about? My research has nothing to do with sexual or gender identity- why should I ask my participants? What question(s) can I use to collect sexual orientation and gender identity data? We’ll answer these questions and yours in this interactive webinar. Nurse scientists can make a substantial contribution to the state of the science on LGBTQ+ populations health and health disparities by routinely collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data in research. In turn, this new knowledge will improve the ability of nurses and other healthcare professionals to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care to these marginalized populations. 


Jordon D. Bosse, PhD, RN 
ENRS LGBTQIA Health & Health Disparities RIG Co-Chair
Program Manager: Research & Education
Boulder Care, Inc.


Kasey B. Jackman, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC 
ENRS LGBTQIA Health & Health Disparities RIG Co-Chair
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Columbia University School of Nursing


Kristen D. Clark, MSN, RN 
PhD Candidate in the School of Nursing
University of California, San Francisco

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(Almost) Everything You Need to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask About Research with LGBTQ+ Populations

May 12, 2020    

Opportunity and Uncertainty: Where Science, Policy, and Politics Intersect

Webinar Description:

It is clear that policy, politics, and science are interconnected. At the same time, that link can be difficult to navigate. As the country battles the coronavirus pandemic, messaging and framing impact the public’s opinion and policy actions. Combatting misinformation and reinforcing evidence is a vital role for researchers. Even when uncertainty is prevalent and the answers are still forthcoming, the forward momentum of the research community is paramount. From future federal investments to crafting policy grounded in research, there is a necessary balance to promote an agenda that advances meaningful change in health outcomes. For the work of nurse scientists in this process, it requires the consistent lens of the profession — a connection to the public, their health, and wellness.


Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, FAAN
American Academy of Nursing