2022 Progam

The 2022 Virtual Nursing Theory conference will be from March 17-21, 2022 with online plenary and knowledge sessions scheduled over the 5 days of the conference.

Memphis, Tennessee is the local site for the Virtual Nursing Theory Week 2022 conference. Memphis was the home of Dr. Margaret Newman, author of the featured article on which the conference theme is based: “A World of No Boundaries” (Available for download at no cost for the conference)

Conference Outline

Thursday March 17

10-11:30 am Eastern: Welcome and Opening Panel Keynote. Opening panel will be led by J. Carolyn Graff, PhD Program Director at the UTHSC College of Nursing. The panel will feature the life and work of Margaret Newman, and lay the foundation for exploring the conference theme – “A World of No Bondaries” throughout the conference.

Noon to 5 pm Eastern: 30-minute knowledge sessions (including breaks every 90 minutes)

5 – 6 pm Eastern: Open Daily Discussion

Friday March 18

9 am to 4 pm Eastern: 30- minute knowledge sessions (including breaks every 90 minutes, with 30 minutes for lunch)

4-5 pm Eastern: Open Daily Discussion

Saturday, March 19

9 – 10:30 Eastern: Opening Panel organized by students and early-career nurse scholars, with a focus on the future of nursing knowledge development

10:45 am – 2 pm Eastern: 30- minute knowledge sessions (including breaks every 90 minutes)

2-3 pm Eastern: Open Daily Discussion

Sunday, March 20

1 – 4:15 Eastern: 30-minute knowledge Sesssions (with break after 90 minutes)

4:15 – 5:15 Eastern: Open Daily Discussion

Monday, March 21

9 am to 2 pm Eastern: 30-minute knowledge sessions (with breaks every 90 minutes)

2:15 – 3:45 pm Eastern: Closing Panel and Welcome to Los Angeles. Closing panel led by Diane Breckenridge, PhD, MSN, RN, ANEF of Charles Drew University in Los Angeles. The panel is being planned by representatives of several Los Angeles area Colleges and Universities with stellar histories related to the development of nursing knowledge, including UCLA, UC Irvine, and Azusa Pacific. They will introduce the initial vision for the 2023 conference, including a summary of the notable histories of nursing knowledge development in the Los Angeles area.

3:45 to 4:45 pm Eastern: Closing Daily Discussion