The 10th Annual Nursing Research Symposium
Friday, October 8, 2021
8:00 am–12:00 pm
Our annual symposium provides a forum for nurses and other healthcare professionals to share their research, evidence-based practice and quality improvement findings and experiences. The symposium facilitates a milieu that fosters collegial relationships and promotes the opportunity to understand research and the various roles needed to conduct research studies, implement evidence-based practice and initiate quality improvement projects.
Our 2021 Keynote Speaker:
Joanne R. Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN
Joanne R. Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an Adjunct Professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Executive Vice President and Senior Consultant at QualiCare in Winchester, Virginia. Dr. Duffy’s extensive career encompasses clinical, administrative and academic roles.
Dr. Duffy has directed four graduate nursing educational programs and was a former Department Chair, interim Associate Dean for Research and, most recently, a named endowed evidence-based practice and research professor. She has held various administrative positions directing medical, rehabilitation, critical care, emergency and transplantation nursing services at both community and academic medical centers.
Dr. Duffy also directed a nurse-led center for outcomes analysis, dedicated to improving the quality of cardiovascular services. She was a cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist with clinical experience in critical care and emergency nursing.
Dr. Duffy has published extensively across the nursing literature but is best known for her work in maximizing patient outcomes. Dr. Duffy was the first to link nurse caring to patient outcomes and has designed and tested multiple versions of the Caring Assessment Tool (CAT). She developed the Quality-Caring Model©, a middle-range theory used in more than 60 U.S. health systems.