THE BEST IS YET TO COME –
SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOL OF NURSING RESEARCH AT WESTERN INSTITUTE OF NURSING CONFERENCE
The UCLA School of Nursing’s excellence in research was well represented at the 2017 Western Institute of Nursing’s annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference. This was the 50th anniversary of the WIN conference.
One of the highlights of the conference was the State of the Science Talk on The Future of Nursing Research given by Dean Linda Sarna on April 21. With a focus on the health issues of Western United States (where 23 percent of the U.S. population resides), Sarna presented an overview of the factors influencing health and nursing care including diverse and changing populations as well as the opportunities available for nurse researchers from basic to translational research.
“Imaging a future for nursing is daunting,” said Sarna “because there are so many unknowns for financing healthcare and for models for care. But given the opportunities to explore delivery of care, population health, reduce health care disparities and translate evidence into practice using technology, big data and interprofessional partnerships, the best is yet to come."
Dean Linda Sara was inducted into the Western Academy of Nurses during a special Awards luncheon on April 20. The Academy recognizes and honors nurses who have demonstrated excellence in nursing practice and who have advanced nursing in direct care, education or research. She was nominated for this honor by Dr. Deborah Koniak-Griffin and Adey Nyamathi, the Dean at the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing.
Other School highlights during the three-day conference included:
In addition to presentations, a group of nursing PhD post-doctoral fellows and students participated in the Denver March for Science and were interviewed by local radio station about the importance of nursing research