Continuing Education

Nursing Science Day

Optimizing and Transforming Health and Healthcare Delivery Outcomes through Nursing Discovery, Research and Scholarship

Noon-6 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2023
Verizon Ballroom, Arkansas Union, University of Arkansas

Faculty and students from health-related disciplines in area colleges and healthcare professionals are invited to attend the symposium and also submit abstracts. The program is free, but registration required.

Elizabeth Tarlov, Ph.D., R.N.

Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth Tarlov, Ph.D., R.N.

Director, Division of Extramural Science Programs

National Institute of Nursing Research

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Jessie Casida, Ph.D., R.N., APN-C, FAAN

Symposium Speaker

Jessie Casida, Ph.D., R.N., APN-C, FAAN

Professor and Executive Director, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing

George and Boyce Billingsley Endowed Chair in Nursing

University of Arkansas

Anne Sales, Ph.D. R.N.

Symposium Speaker

Anne Sales, Ph.D., R.N.

Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing and Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine

University of Missouri, Columbia

Monica Wagner, Ph.D., R.N.

Symposium Speaker

Monica Wagner, Ph.D., R.N.

Assistant Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Member, Population and Cancer Prevention Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

Contact Hours Offered

  • Nursing continuing professional development contact hours are offered for attending the sympsosium. Please review the details from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
  • Variable contact hours are being offered for poster presentation.
  • The available number of contact hours will be posted on this once the schedule is finalized. Please check back.
  • Policies for Contact Hours from Nursing Science Day


Clinical Assistant Professor Lori Murray, D.N.P.,

Schedule  Subject to Change
Symposium 'Nursing Research in Translational Science Spectrum'

Registration form

Noon-6 p.m. Viewing of posters
1:30-1:35 Welcome — Kate Mamiseishvili, Ph.D. — Interim Dean, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas
1:30-2:05 Keynote Speech — Elizabeth Tarlov, Ph.D., R.N. — Director, Division of Extramural Science Programs, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
2:05-3 Refreshments and poster viewing
3-3:30 Basic Science Research — Monica Wagner, Ph.D., R.N. — Assistant Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western University
3:30-4 Efficacy/Clinical Trial — Jessie Casida, Ph.D., R.N., APN-C, FAAN — Professor and Executive Director, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, University of Arkansas
4-4:30 Implementation Science — Anne Sales, Ph.D., R.N. — Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing and Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Missouri
4:30-4:45 Break
4:45-5:30 Panel Discussion and Question-and-Answer — All presenters — Moderator Callie M. Bradley, D.N.P. — Coordinator for the D.N.P. with Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration at the U of A School of Nursing
5:30-6 Poster Awards and Closing Remarks

Flyer for the 2023 Nursing Science Day (PDF)

Click to download PDF of flyer for the 2023 Nursing Science DayCall for Abstracts

Online Abstract Submission Form

  • Submission Deadline — Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts — Friday, April 14, 2023

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing and the Pi Theta chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International are accepting abstracts for this, the inaugural U of A Nursing Science Day.

Authors from nursing and other disciplines are invited to submit their abstracts informing the advancement of nursing research, practice, education and/or policy.


  • Poster presentation
  • Original research
  • Quality/performance improvement
  • Systematic reviews
  • Thoughts and Progress — e.g., theory, instrumentation, research methodology

Abstract Categories

  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, data analytics
  • Advocacy, ethics, jurisprudence and law
  • Basic, behavioral, food/nutrition and social sciences
  • Clinical care across the lifespan, care settings and care continuum
  • Health promotion and risk reduction
  • Healthcare systems, leadership, organizational effectiveness
  • Healthcare economics, business of nursing and healthcare
  • Planetary health — community, global, public and school health
  • Quality and safety
  • Teaching and learning
  • Technology, biomedical engineering, computer science, informatics
  • Therapy and therapeutics — e.g., art, dance, music, biologics, canine, cognitive-behavioral, pharmacological, surgical procedures

Submission Guidelines

Submit your abstract online and follow the following steps:

  1. Select abstract category
  2. Corresponding author/presenter: Full name, email address and telephone number
  3. Abstract title: Use/type upper and lower case
  4. Authors and institutions: Include the full first name, middle initial and last name of all authors, degree if they have one, their institutional affiliations, cities, and states
  5. Abstract body: Type purpose, methods, results and conclusion in the space provided. Content must include the following:
    • Brief statement of the purpose of the study (research questions, aims, goal, or hypothesis being tested)
    • Statement of methods and procedures/instrumentation used
    • Summary of results, presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusion
    • Conclusions must include implications for nursing research, practice, education, policy, and/or interprofessional education or research.
    • Space limit:
      • Words: 350 word excluding spaces and headings.
      • If applicable, attach 1 table and 1 figure, or 2 tables or 2 figures
    • Reminders:
      • Use AMA Manual of Style 10th edition writing and citation style, arial font 12, single-space
      • Include background section in the poster
      • If applicable, create an Acknowledgement section in the poster citing funding source(s), institutional support, other contributors etc.
      • Proofread carefully; no resubmission allowed
      • Notifications of accepted abstracts will include instructions on poster preparations, upload, and presentation

Poster Presentations

  • 11:45 a.m.-noon — Set-up
  • Noon-1:30 p.m. — Initial viewing

Contact Hours for Nursing Continuing Professional Development

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

To receive contact hours for the NCPD sessions offered during the program, participants are required to attend the entire session, complete the NCPD event evaluation and complete the evaluation for each session attended. Certificates for attendees can be retrieved after the online evaluation is complete. The number of contact hours awarded to each participant will be based on the number of evaluations completed for each session attended.

Notice of Disclosures

Relevant Financial Relationships

The planning committee members, content reviewers and faculty/speakers/authors have disclosed no relevant financial relationships unless otherwise noted prior to the beginning of the educational session.

Commercial Support and Sponsorships

EMSON will inform attendees if a commercial interest has provided financial or in-kind support for the educational activity, including how content integrity is maintained and bias is prevented. This will be done prior to the educational session.

Available contact hours will be posted once the Nursing Science Symposium schedule is finalized. Please check back.


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