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PhD Pre-Conference Presentations

State of the Pipeline to the PhD in Nursing: What is the Reality?* 
Learn from a panel of experts about the state of the problem, considering the historical perspective and implications for the future.
Speakers: Patricia Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director Emeritus, NINR; Linda McCauley, PhD, RN , FAAN, FAAOHN, Dean and Professor at Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing; Jackie Dunbar-Jacobs, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Distinguished Service Professor Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. 
Moderator: Marie Nolan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Executive Vice Dean and Professor at John Hopkins School of Nursing.

Partnering with Students Who are Planning an Academic Career*
Participate in cutting-edge presentations and discussion about how we coach and mentor the next generation of nurse scientists.

  • What degree do you need for what outcomes?
  • What information do students need when making the choice between the PhD, DNP, or DNP-PhD?
  • What are the program characteristics that lead to great success for students as researchers?
  • How much clinical experience do PhD Students Need for an academic career?

Speakers: Kim D. Jones, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN, Dean of Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing; Carol Ellenbecker, PhD, RN, Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston College of Advancing and Professional Studies; Sabianca Delva, PhD(C), RN, John Hopkins University.
Moderator: Dorrie Fontaine, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing, University of Virginia School of Nursing, Associate Chief Nursing Officer at the University of Virginia Health Systems.

Strategies for Strengthening the PhD Pipeline*
A brainstorming session about innovative solutions for strengthening the PhD Pipeline.
Speakers: Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, FAAN, AACRN, Associate Professor, PhD, DNP/PhD and Post-Doctoral Program Director, John Hopkins School of Nursing, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Infections Diseases, John Hopkins Medicine, Director, The Reach Initiative, Clinical Core Co-Director, JHU Center for AIDS Research (CFAR); Linda Scott, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Dean and Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing; Hilaire Thompson, PhD, RN, ARNP, CNRN, AGACNP-BC, FAAN, Joanne Montgomery Endowed Professor, Co-lead Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Tracks, Core Faculty, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, Graduate Program Director, University of Washington School of Nursing.
Moderator: Susan Gennaro, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing, Editor, Journal of Nursing Scholarship.