College of Nursing research day to take place April 25

April 22, 2016 | Events, UToday, Nursing
By Ashley Gearheart

The University of Toledo College of Nursing will hold its 10th annual research day Monday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.

The day’s theme is “Changing Practice Through Nursing Research,” and Dr. Claire Burke Draucker, the Angela Barron McBride Endowed Professorship in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will be the keynote speaker.



Draucker will present “Healing from Interpersonal Violence.” Her research focuses on how men and women heal from interpersonal violence throughout the lifespan and has been sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ohio State Department of Mental Health and private foundations.

Other topics to be covered will include: “Barriers and Facilitators to Assessing Adolescent Sexual Health Among Advanced Practice Registered Nurses,” “Problems and Successes Reported by Male Stroke Caregivers,” “Decreasing Non-Urgent Use of Emergency Department by Pediatric Patients: Interventions With Reduced Health Literacy Demands,” and “Adolescent’s Perceived Health Risks and Collective Family Efficacy.”

“The primary purpose of the research day is to enhance nursing knowledge through learning about current research and practice trends within clinical and educational nursing. This is accomplished by showcasing our talented faculty and students by sharing their research and evidence-based practice work,” said Heidi Shank, UT nursing instructor, director of BSN and RN-BSN Programs, and research day task force chair.

There is no charge to attend the event, and attendees register at the door. Sign-in will begin at 7:30 a.m., and coffee, tea and bagels will be provided. Approximately 600 people are expected to attend.

Continuing Nursing Education will be awarded for completing the day’s events.

For more information, contact Deborah Mattin at or Shank at

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