Nursing faculty to present research at 28th annual nursing and midwifery conference

May School of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty, Dr. Claire Cline and Dr. Teresa Darnall, have been tapped to present their research during the 28th annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Mona, Jamaica.

Cline, the RN to BSN program director, will present her research titled, “Best Practices in an RN/BSN Online Completion Program.” Darnall, the assistant dean of nursing and health sciences, will present her findings titled, “Best Practices in Evaluation of Nursing Education.”  

The Faculty of Medical Sciences at the UWI School of Nursing will host the conference that will take place May 24–25. The event also honors the late Mary Jane Seivwright, the university’s former director of the Advanced Nursing Education Unit for nearly two decades.

Cline shared her thoughts behind her research as well as her excitement leading into the conference.

“As we continue to see professional nurses returning for BSN completion, it is important for nursing educators to share best practices, especially in providing innovative and effective online education for adult learners,” Cline said. “It is an honor to represent Lees-McRae and the May School of Nursing and Health Sciences at this international nursing conference.”

Darnall shared similar sentiments.

“Nursing educators are devoted to ensuring they provide the best education to students…in order to determine if desired outcomes are achieved, a robust evaluation system is necessary,” Darnall said. “I am excited for the opportunity to network with nurses across the Caribbean.”

Dean of the May School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Dr. Laura Fero, emphasized the importance of faculty involvement in international conferences and research in order to benefit students at the college.

“Through their own scholarly work, including publications and presentations, our faculty add value to the education of our nursing students,” Fero said. “[The nursing] profession is directed by evidence-based research and a shared vision of collaboration…faculty can both present and bring back best practice to ensure a bright future for our programming.”

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By Nina MastandreaMay 16, 2018