Virtual Nursology Theory Week 2021! March 17-24, 2021

We now have a plan that is emerging for our March 2021 Virtual Nursology Theory Conference – it will be “Virtual NursologyTheory Week 2021” with virtual presentations and resources featured throughout the week of March 17-24! This virtual conference is co-hosted by the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, where our 2020 conference would have been held in person, and the University of Tennessee at Memphis School of Nursing, where our in-person 2021 conference would have been. We are planning to convene in Memphis in person in 2022 – so the Virtual Nursology Theory Week 2021 will provide a peek into what we can anticipate when we gather in Memphis!

There will be three Keynote Sessions, with all of the breakout sessions scheduled throughout the week. There will be two exciting changes from the traditional in-person format:

  1. Each breakout session will be 30 minutes long (not 20) which will give each presenter a bit more time to present and engage the audience in discussion; and
  2. Every session will be an individually scheduled session–that is, people won’t be presenting in a concurrent session (and competing with another presenter).

With this format, every person attending the Virtual Nursing Theory Week 2021 will have the opportunity to hear every single presenter

Here are the dates and times for the general sessions:

Wednesday, March 17 – 10 am to noon (Eastern) –
  • Panel discussion honoring the contributions of Rosemary Ellis
  • Keynote address by Patricia Davidson, PHD, MED, RN, FAAN. Professor and , Dean, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University
  • Open Discussion
Wednesday, March 17 – 12:30 to 5:30 pm (Eastern)
  • 30 minute stand-alone breakouts
Thursday, March 18 – 8:15 am to 6:45 pm (Eastern)
  • 30 minute stand-alone breakouts
Friday, March 19 – 12 noon to 5 pm (Eastern)
  • 30 minute stand-alone breakouts
Saturday, March 20 – 8:15 am to 11:30 am (Eastern)
  • 30 minute stand-alone breakouts
Sunday, March 21 – 1:45 pm to 5:00 pm (Eastern)
  • 30 minute stand-alone breakouts
Monday, March 22 – 8:15 am to 9:45 am (Eastern)
  • 30 minute stand-alone breakouts
Monday, March 22 – 10 am to noon (Eastern)
  • Student/Early-career Scholars Panel: Emerging Possibilities for the Focus of the Discipline
Monday, March 22 – 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm (Eastern)
  • 30 minute stand-alone breakouts
Tuesday, March 23 – 8:15 am to 5:15 pm (Eastern)
  • 30 minute stand-alone breakouts
Wednesday, March 24 – 8:15 am to 9:45 am (Eastern)
  • 30 minute stand-alone breakouts
Wednesday, March 24 – 10 am to noon (Eastern)