SONHP faculty present the 29th STTI International Nursing Research Congress in Australia

This year's congress met in Melbourne, Australia and covered topics such as Simulation, Inter-professionalism and Health Disparities

By Chantelle Saunders Posted Mon, 07/30/2018 - 14:18

The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma), 29th International Nursing Research Congress was recently held in Melbourne, Australia. This year’s Congress gathered over 800 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders to explore innovative research and evidence-based practice strategies that improve global health outcomes.

Three (3) University of San Francisco, School of Nursing and Health Professions faculty members presented at the Congress, asserting their commitment to the continued development of nursing leadership through academic success as well as professional organizations.

USF’s School of Nursing and Health Professions faculty present on Simulation, Inter-professionalism, and Health Disparities at the 29th STTI International Nursing Research Congress in Melbourne, AustraliaDr. Juli Maxworthy, DNP, MSN/MBA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, CPPS, CHSE, FSSH, Assistant Professor and Director of the Healthcare Simulation Certificate Program, who is the Vice President of the Sigma Theta Tau Inc. Board of Directors, presented ‘Defining the Role of Simulation Operations’. The objectives for the presentation were threefold: introduce the INACSL Standards of Best Practices: Simulation Operations; describe the process used to develop the standards; and discuss implementation issues simulation centers may face. Dr. Maxworthy also interviewed Dr. Dale Beatty, the speaker for congress's in Plenary Session 2: ‘Melbourne: Checking in with Dale Beatty.’

Dr. Alexa Curtis, PhD, FNP-BC, Associate Professor, and Director of Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioner Programs presented ‘The outcomes of a multi-phase, inter-professional randomized control study’. The study explores the barriers and facilitating factors of skill translation for healthcare learners in the implementation of Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) within clinical training; and evaluates the effectiveness of a clinical app in improving skill translation of SBIRT among a multidisciplinary sample of clinical learners including nursing, psychology, medicine, and social work.

And Dr. Enna Trevathan, DNP, MSN, RN, MBA, CNL, Adjunct Faculty presented ‘Health Disparities: Asthma in the African American communities.’ The topic addresses the reality that asthma disparities are extremely complex, challenging, and multilayered.

The University of San Francisco, School of Nursing and Health Professions is honored to be able to share the influential work of faculty and the focus on the future of nursing and health professions.

Read more about the International Nursing Research Congress here.

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