Nursing Forum Explores Advancing Bench-to-Bedside Treatment

UH College of Nursing, Nursing Honor Society Sponsor April 13 Event

UH exploring translational research
The 11th Annual Spring Nursing Forum Friday, April 13 explores translating research into new bedside treatment.

The UH College of Nursing and the Phi Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International host the 11th Annual Spring Nursing Forum Friday, April 13, 8 a.m. – noon at the University of Houston at Sugar Land, 14000 University Boulevard.

The focus of this year’s event is on translational research – taking research done in a laboratory (bench) and, from it, developing new ways to treat patients at the bedside.

“As a University, we can do this,” said Kathryn Tart, professor and founding dean of the college. “We are using research from our faculty to advance the scholarship and leadership of nursing professionals.”  

Lenora A. McWilliams is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing. Her research on cooperative learning and application of theory at the bedside is one of four presentations.

“After nurses graduate and they’re working, the best way they learn new concepts, such as using new equipment, is in small groups,” she said. “This is something we believe is true with families as well when they are providing patient care.”

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WHAT:   UH College of Nursing 11th Annual Spring Nursing Forum

WHO:     Panel presentations by:          

  • Cheryl Brohard PhD, RN, AOCN, CHPCA, CNS-ONC
    “Training Nursing Students to Manage Symptom Crisis Using Simulation”
  • Earline Moreland MSN, RN, FNP-BC
    “Evidence Based Clinical Placement of Students”
  • Lenora A. McWilliams PhD, RN
    “Cooperative Learning: Application of Theory at the Bedside” 
  • Sandra Lee PhD, MSN, RN, CNE
    “Leading Chronic Illness Care: What Patients are Telling Us”

WHEN:   8 a.m. - Noon Friday, April 13   

WHERE: University of Houston at Sugar Land, 14000 University Boulevard, Sugar Land, Texas Brazos Hall, Susan Ryon Davis Multi-Purpose Room. Map.  


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