Thank you for attending the MNRS 48th Annual Research Conference! This conference  was focused on Nursing Research in the Future: Exploring the Driving Forces

The MNRS Program Planning Committee worked hard at planning a robust and relevant conference program! 



  • • Analyze the influence of inter-professional and intra-professional scholarly collaboration on health outcomes.
    • Evaluate strategies to address health disparities.
    • Evaluate new and innovative technology to meet the needs of individuals and populations.
    • Appraise outcomes of Academic/clinical partnerships throughout the care continuum.

Thank You to our 2024 Conference Hosts! 

Meet the 2024 Keynote Speakers

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAAN


Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAAN

Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos,  PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, is Professor and Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Solutions at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing; Director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health; and a nurse practitioner dually licensed in primary care and psychiatric-mental health nursing.  

Title: Emerging Issues Surrounding Social and Structural Determinants of Health and Implications for Nursing Science

Learning Objective (s): Demonstrate an understanding of:

  1. Health inequity and the ways it appears (i.e., health status, distribution of health resources, and social conditions).
  2. How the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) shape health inequity.
  3. The CLAFH framework of SDOH mitigation designed to inform the development and implementation of nurse-led interventions to mitigate health inequity.
  4. Available resources for developing and evaluating applied nurse-led SDOH interventions. 


George Demiris, PhD

George Demiris, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

George Demiris, PhD is a is a Mary Alice Bennett University Professor and a PIK (Penn Integrates Knowledge) Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds joint faculty appointments in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences of the School of Nursing where he serves as Associate Dean of Research and Innovation, and holds position at the Informatics Division of the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Demiris’ inspiration for this line of work on aging and technology originated from the University of Minnesota while working on his PhD in Health Informatics.

Title: Designing Technologies for Health: The Role of Nursing in Promoting Inclusivity

Learning Objective(s):  Participants will be able to:

  1. Highlight the role of nursing in health technology system design and implementation.
  2. Examine ways to address user needs in design and implementation of Health Informatics Systems.
  3. Describe examples of how nursing science addresses access to care.
  4. Understand ways to promote inclusivity in design of technological applications in nursing.


WJNR | Volume 45 | Issue 1 OUT NOW!

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2024 MNRS Annual Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors


Barbara St. Marie, PhD, AGPCNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP
University of Iowa

Mopelola Adeola, OCN, PhD, RN
Purdue University

Windy Alonso, PhD, RN
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing

Wilma J. Calvert, PhD, MPE, MS, BSN
University of Missouri - St. Louis

Samantha Conley, PhD
Mayo Clinic

Dawn Denny, PhD, RN, ONC
University of North Dakota

Kimberly Dillon-Bleich, PhD
Ursuline College

Anne Fink, PhD
University of Illinois Chicago

Karlie Hamilton, MSN, RN
Saint Louis University

Jennifer Heck, PhD, RNC-NIC, CNE, PMH-C
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Amy Hoffman, PhD, RN, FAAN
The University of Nebraska

Laura Ingalsbe DNP, RN
University of St. Thomas

Tammy Neiman, PhD, RN
Minnesota State University Mankato

Barbara Polivka, PhD, MSN, BSN, FAAN
University of  Kansas School of Nursing

Brandi Pravecek, CNP, DNP, FNP, RN
South Dakota State University

Lori Rhudy, ACNS-BC, CNRN, PhD, RN
Winona State University

Stacey Sears, APRN-NP, DNP, MSN, RN
University of Michigan

Clarissa Shaw, PhD, RN
University of Iowa

AkkeNeel Talsma, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Mary Fran Tracy, APRN, CCNS, FAAN, PhD, RN
University of Minnesota

Elizabeth Umberfield, PhD, RN
Mayo Clinic