RGU to host two-day national nursing research conference

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Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen will host a two-day national conference for nursing research next month.

The Enhancing Nursing Through Educational Research (ENTER) Conference will be held at the university’s Garthdee campus on Thursday, November 13 and Friday, November 14.

A national collaboration between nine of Scotland’s nursing universities, the event is a showcase for educational research and related developments in nursing in Scotland and beyond.

Delegates from the fields of nursing education and practice will be able to participate in seminars, workshops and poster sessions.

Keynote speaker, Professor Brendan McCormack, Head of the Division of Nursing at Queen Margaret University’s School of Health Sciences will open the conference with his speech: ‘Educating for Person-centredness: Creating a positive purpose.’

Fellow keynote speaker, Professor Anne Marie Rafferty from Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College, London, will deliver the Inaugural NET International lecture on Friday morning, entitled: ‘Educating nurses for patient benefit.’

This will be streamed online to an international audience.

Dr Colin Macduff from RGU’s School of Nursing & Midwifery and the university’s Institute for Health and Wellbeing Research (IHWR) has worked with colleagues to organise the event and interest from the nursing community has already been substantial.

For more information about the conference, and to register, please visit the website: www.rgu.ac.uk/events/enter-conference-2014