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2nd Annual conference –

March 20-21, 2020
Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Cleveland, Ohio

Theme: Evolution from the Scientist Nurse to Nursologist: Values and Vicissitudes.

The 2020 conference marks the launch of this conference as an annual event, building on  the foundation established at the 2019 Nursing Theory conference held at Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.  Read more about the history of this conference here!

Rosemary Ellis
Rosemary Ellis (seated)

The theme for the 2020 conference draws on the historically significant article by Rosemary Ellis titled “Values and Vicissitudes of the Scientist Nurse,” published in Nursing Research in 1970*, based on her presentation at one of the first Nursing theory conferences.  This historical perspective sets the foundation for ample discussion of current scholarship presented in breakout sessions, and for setting agendas for the future directions of nursing knowledge development. The first conference in 2019 was prompted by being the 50th anniversary of the inaugural nursing theory conferences held at CWRU and the University of Colorado in the late 1960s. We decided to continue this memorialization with the selection of Rosemary Ellis’ article. Dr. Ellis was a professor of nursing at FPB from the mid-1950s until her retirement in 1986.

*Ellis, R. (1970). VALUES AND VICISSITUDES OF THE SCIENTIST NURSE. Nursing Research, Vol. 19, pp. 440–444. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006199-197009000-00012


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