Research Leadership Network Program

January 19, 2023

The AACN Research Leadership Network (RLN) invites nursing faculty who have leadership roles facilitating research within their nursing programs to this annual breakfast workshop on advancing nursing science with cutting-edge research methods. All are welcome to attend and to explore the use of big data and its application to omics research and geospatial information systems as tools for population-based and health services research. This interactive session includes opportunities for participants to share their experiences using these methodologies in their own research, and discover collaborative opportunities using these and other research methods. For more information visit the RLN Leadership Network Website.

Who Should Attend

RLN members and nursing faculty who have leadership roles facilitating research within their nursing programs.

How to Attend

The RLN Network Program will be offered as an in-person event prior to the Doctoral Education Conference.

Conference Venue

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118


7:30-8:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast Buffet

8:30-9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks and Membership Update

Judith Hupcey
, Ed.D, Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation Penn State, Ross and Carol Nese, College of Nursing and Chair, Research Leadership Network (RLN)

9:05-9:25 a.m.
Engaging Marginalized Populations in Nurse Led Community-Based Research

Speaker: Cheryl A. Krause-Parello, PhD, Interim Associate Dean for Nursing Research and Scholarship; Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Moderator: Dr. Katie Pawloski

9:30-9:50 a.m.
Inclusion of Adolescents in Quantitative & Qualitative Studies

Speaker: Julie Zadinsky, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Nursing Research, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Moderator: Dr. Tanya Sudia

9:50-10:00 a.m.

10:00-10:20 a.m.
Strategies and Lessons Learned on the Successful Recruitment of Older Adults of Haitian Ancestry

Trudy Gaillard, PhD, Associate Professor, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Moderator: Dr. LuAnn Etcher

10:25- 10:45 a.m.
Strategies for Inclusive Recruitment of Vulnerable Populations in Research

Mary A. Nies, PhD, Professor, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Dr. Judith Hupcey

10:45-11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.- 11:30 p.m.
Program Session: Collaborative Round Table Research Discussion

Roundtable discussion with the speakers (and moderator) to explore and discuss ideas for future research and collaboration.
Moderators: Dr. LuAnn Etcher, Dr. Judith Hupcey, Dr. Katie Pawloski,
Dr. Tanya Sudia

11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Report Takeaways

Each table will report their ideas and takeaways to the larger group.

Registration Fees

Research Leadership Network (RLN) Luncheon Workshop
January 19, 2023
  StandardEnds Dec. 19 LateStarts Dec. 20
RLN NetworkMember $79 $99
AACN Member $99 $119
AACN Non-Member $199 $219

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Overview of the Research Leadership Network

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Who Should Join?

Nursing faculty who have leadership roles facilitating research within their nursing programs.

Why Join?

Whether you are just starting out in the profession or you are proudly looking back at a lifetime of achievements, membership in the RLN Leadership Network is of extraordinary value.

As a member, you can take advantage of the following benefits

  • Be involved and share experiences in a national network of leaders and subject matter experts through an exclusive RLN Community, a new online community platform just for RLN members. 
  • Participate in conferences geared around subjects of common interest.
  • Serve on working groups such as AACN conference programming and advisory groups.
  • Opportunities to earn (or receive) CEU credits with a network member discount.
  • Volunteer to serve on a Leadership Network Steering Community. 

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Health & Safety

Last updated December 20, 2022

AACN has revised its policies for entry to in-person conferences: verification of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test will no longer be required. It is however recommended that attendees have received the COVID-19 vaccination and take an antigen test before traveling to the event. AACN strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for all meeting participants. By attending an in-person AACN event, all participants must agree to comply with preventative health and safety measures.

The health and safety measures for AACN in-person events are subject to change.


AACN Conference Team
Phone: 202-463-6930