Research roundtable sessions launched at Decker School

The Decker School of Nursing held its first research roundtable May 1, 2017. From left to right are Research Associate Professor Yvonne Johnston, Decker Visiting Scholar Rosemarie Rizzo Parse and Decker Dean Mario Ortiz. Image Credit: Natalie Blando-George.
The Decker School of Nursing held its first research roundtable May 1, 2017.  From left to right are Research Associate Professor Yvonne Johnston, Decker Visiting Scholar Rosemarie Rizzo Parse and Decker Dean Mario Ortiz.
The Decker School of Nursing held its first research roundtable May 1, 2017. From left to right are Research Associate Professor Yvonne Johnston, Decker Visiting Scholar Rosemarie Rizzo Parse and Decker Dean Mario Ortiz. Photography: Natalie Blando-George.

“Creating a community of nursing scholars” is the impetus behind the new research roundtable discussions being held at Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing. Open to all Decker faculty, the talks will be held twice a semester to bring those conducting nursing research together to share their work, address issues and brainstorm new ideas.

Rosemarie Rizzo Parse, world-renowned nurse theorist and the first visiting scholar at Decker’s Kresge Center for Nursing Research, initiated the roundtables and held the first event May 1. Attending were Decker faculty-researchers Jill Andrews, Geraldine Britton, Nina Flanagan, Yvonne Johnston, Judy Quaranta, Nicole Rouhana and Pam Stewart Fahs, as well as Decker Dean Mario Ortiz.

“By having regular meetings of researchers within the Decker School of Nursing, we are creating a think tank of nursing research and moving nursing science forward,” Parse says. “When people think of Decker we want them to think, ‘That’s where they do nursing science,’ and when they come here, they’ll see how it’s done.”

Parse is the founder and editor of Nursing Science Quarterly, a peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishing original manuscripts that focus on nursing theory development, nursing theory-based practice and quantitative and qualitative research. The publication recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.

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