C 04 SPECIAL SESSION: Building Capacity in Nursing Research and Scholarship: The Collaboration Between Sigma Theta Tau International and the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing

Monday, July 11, 2011: 3:45 PM-5:00 PM
Description/Overview: The International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN) is an international collaboration to advance the quality of doctoral education programs and to facilitate networking and dialogue. Membership is open to all who are interested or involved in doctoral education in nursing. Sigma Theta Tau International is an active supporter of INDEN and sponsors the INTERNATIONAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN NURSING providing opportunities to nurse faculties in doctoral programs to strengthen their research skills and learn about doctoral education and mentoring in an international context. This initiative facilitates the foundation for future international research collaboration and multi-site studies; and expands avenuesfor international exchange of scholars. This presentation will discuss this important collaboration and trends in international doctoral education.
Learner Objective #1: Describe the importance of research and scholarship in improving nursing and midwifery care.
Learner Objective #2: Discuss the role of doctoral education in shaping the professional profile of nursing and midwifery and identify opportunities for international collaboration.
Organizers:  Patricia Mary Davidson, RN, BA, MEd, PhD, FRCNA, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, NSW, Australia
Moderators:  Patrice K. Nicholas, DHL, MPH, MS, RN, ANP, FAAN, Division of Global Health Equity and Center for Nursing Excellence, Brigham and Women's Hospital and MGH Institute of Health Professions, Bostonn, MA