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Sixth Annual Nursing Research Symposium Held at Widener University

Crozer-Keystone held its sixth annual Nursing Research Symposium on Oct. 18 at Widener University. The theme of this year’s symposium was “Nursing Research in the 21st Century.” The conference focused on issues and trends that influence nursing practice through current evidence and research.

nursing research symposium widenerThe event's speakers and organizers included, front row, left to 
right: Kathy Devaney,staff nurse in the Taylor Emergency Department and
Nursing Research Council member; Maria Olenick,R.N., Ph.D., assistant director and clinical professor at Florida International University and a keynote speaker
at the event;Maureen Reilly, staff nurse at the DCMH Telemetry Unit and
Nursing Research Council member; Mary Baumberger-Henry,R.N., Ph.D.,
associate professor at Widener University and a speaker at the event;and
Suzanne M. Smith, R.N.,M.S.N.,OCN,IRV coordinator for Crozer Keystone and a speaker at the event. Back row, left to right:Deborah Garrison,dean of the
Widener University School of Nursing and a speaker at the event;Nancy Bucher, R.N.,M.S.N.,NEA-BC,CKHS Vice President and chief nursing officer;John P.
Harper, M.S.N.,RN-BC,clinical educator and nursing research coordinator for
Crozer Keystone and a speaker at the event;Ruth Anne Chelius, staff nurse
in the Springfield Hospital Emergency Department and chair of the Nursing Research Council.

Crozer-Keystone nurses made presentations along with professors from Widener University, Villanova University and Florida International University. Presentations included:

  • “Interprofessional Education: A Concept Analysis”
  • “Practice and Profession: Nursing as Perceived by Nurses Who are Male”
  • “The First Months at Home: The Perceived Needs of an American Sample of Postpartum Women”
  • “Protection of Human Subjects in Research”
  • “Do Nurses Eat Their Young?”
  • “Putting the Evidence into Your Practice…An Algorithm for Utilizing Research
  • “Nurse Faculty Perceptions of End-of-Life Nursing Education in the Clinical Setting: A Phenomenological Perspective”
  • “Impact of Low Hemoglobin on Paired “Point of Care” Glucose Monitor Results in Critically Ill Patients in a Burn Treatment Center”

If you are interested in learning more about the symposium or the specific presentations, contact John Harper, clinical educator and nursing research coordinator, at (610) 447-2098 (15-2098) or


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