Nursing graduate, undergraduate students to participate in conference Friday

Several Marshall graduate and undergraduate students will be giving podium and poster presentations during the upcoming Evidence-based Nursing Conference, which will take place Friday, May 3, in the Harless Auditorium at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m, with a welcome address scheduled for 8:15.

The conference is sponsored by the Marshall School of Nursing, College of Health Professions, Nu Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, an authority on evidence-based practice, will be the keynote speaker. Melnyk, who graduated cum laude from West Virginia University, is Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Dean and Professor in the College of Nursing and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University.

A pediatric and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Melnyk is an internationally recognized expert in evidence-based practice, intervention research and child and adolescent mental health. She is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences and has consulted with hundreds of healthcare systems and colleges throughout the world on implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice.

A total of 6.0 CEUs can be earned for the completion of this conference.