CHHS School of Nursing Hosts First Annual Distinguished Lecture Series

CHHS School of Nursing Hosts First Annual Distinguished Lecture Series

The CHHS School of Nursing opened the new academic year by hosting its first annual Distinguished Lecture Series on August 16 in McNeill Hall.

The inaugural event featured keynote speaker Dr. Kathleen White of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHUSON). Kathleen is a professor of nursing at JHUSON. Her presentation titled “Transforming Nursing Practice: Integrating Nurses Prepared at the Highest Level,” defined the differences between quality improvement projects, evidence-based practice and the conduct of research, a distinction that is still somewhat misunderstood by university faculty, students and healthcare administrators across the country. She challenged the audience to think of ways to collaborate on practice and research projects, and seek opportunities to work across disciplines.

“Having access to renowned scholars such as Dr. White is a critical element in the development of doctoral students who seek to establish their own scholarship skills,” Doctor of Nursing Coordinator, Linda Pugh said.

The lecture was attended by CHHS faculty, administrators, including Chancellor Sartarelli and Dean Hardy, and students from every curriculum (Doctor of Nursing Practice, master’s and baccalaureate). Also attending were members of the community, who are active supporters of the School of Nursing. 

Following the lecture, a reception was held honoring Dr. White and the CHHS School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice students.