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Houston Center presents nursing lecture Oct. 31
September 8, 2008 - HOUSTON — Applying evidenced-based
practice to clinical nursing management is the focus of Texas
Woman’s University’s annual Good Samaritan Foundation
Fall Forum on Friday, Oct. 31.
titled “Translational Research: Moving Study Findings
into Practice,” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in
the Houston Endowment Auditorium located at TWU’s Houston
Center, 6700 Fannin St. in the Texas Medical Center. The lecture
and refreshments are free. For more information or to register,
call (713) 794-2100 or email TWUNursingHouston@twu.edu
by Oct. 15.
The annual event,
underwritten by the Good Samaritan Foundation, is presented
by the TWU Houston Stark College of Nursing and Sigma Theta
Tau International, Beta Beta Houston.
hours have been applied for through the Texas Nurses Association,
an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by
the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission
event also includes an essay contest. Participants are invited
to submit a 500-word or less essay on the topic “Evidence-based
Practice: What Does it Mean to You?” First- and second-place
winners of the essay contest will be announced at the Fall
Forum. To enter, email the essay to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Oct. 15. Only emailed essays will be accepted for this
The featured speaker
for the TWU Good Samaritan Foundation Fall Forum is Jacqueline
Dunbar-Jacob, Ph.D., RN, FAAN. Dr. Dunbar-Jacob is a nurse/psychologist
with extensive experience in research and education. She has
studied patient compliance for more than 20 years, addressing
a variety of patient populations. She currently is the principal
investigator of two National Institute of Health funded studies.
is dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing,
as well as a professor of nursing, psychology, epidemiology
and occupational therapy. She also is the director of the
school’s Center for Research in Chronic Diseases. She
received her bachelor of science in nursing from Florida State
University, her master’s degree in psychiatric nursing
from the University of California at San Francisco, and her
Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford University.
With more than
12,000 alumni and more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate
students in Denton, Dallas, and Houston, TWU has the largest
college of nursing in Texas and produces more new nurses than
any other program in the state. TWU’s Institute of Health
Sciences-Houston Center is the only institution at the Texas
Medical Center that educates the complete group of disciplines
associated with the called-for team approach in patient care.
TWU currently graduates more healthcare professionals than
any other higher education institution in Texas. For more
information, visit www.twu.edu.
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