2020 Annual Conference

The theme for the 2020 conference is “Advancing Nursing Research with Diverse Populations”.  The learner outcomes for the conference are:

  • Exchange novel scientific ideas to support the generation of nursing research and implementation of evidence-based practice with diverse populations
  • Describe how nursing research can influence the overall health of diverse populations
  • Discuss innovative strategies for nursing research and evidence-based practice regarding global issues, immigration, intersections of care, disparity of care, equity and inclusion for care and research, and diverse and vulnerable populations.

Keynote Speakers

MNRS is pleased to host the following Keynote Speakers for the 44th Annual Research Conference:

Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, MPH, FAAN
Nursing Collegiate Professor
Department of Health Systems Science

Kathleen R. Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP, FAAN
Faculty, Rush University

Nursing Science as a Foundational Driver of Population Health: Get Noticed, Disrupt, and Stay Connected

As a teacher/practitioner at Rush College of Nursing (CON), Dr. Delaney has blended her academic, clinical and research roles. Her research has focused on creating safe and healing psychiatric environments for individuals with serious emotional disorders (SED) and on increasing access to child mental health services. Dr. Delaney recently designed and tested a measure of the degree a treatment environment is patient-centered/recovery oriented. Dr.  Delaney has authored policy statements focused on reducing stigma, prevention and bringing mental health services to the community settings where individuals live and work. She is currently a professor at the CON, director of the HRSA funded, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Residency  program and a member of state and national committees studying workforce and quality of mental health care.


Many thanks to the 44th Annual Research Conference Host and Co-Host Schools: