Conference Awards

Creating a local culture that encourages and supports the conduct of nurse-led studies and the application of evidence-based nursing practice is a strategic goal of The Connecticut Nursing Research Alliance.

In support of this goal, the Alliance has established poster awards to recognize excellence in the communication of research and evidence-based practice. Awards are open to all Connecticut Nursing Alliance Member Organizations.

2023 Conference Poster Winners

1st Place:

Name of Poster: “Shaping the Future of Oncology Nursing Through Specialty Content and Resilience Building:” An Oncology Nurse Residency Pilot Program

Authors: Emily Boucher MSN, RN, OCN; Christina Nadeau DNP, RN, OCN, CHPN; Mary Kate Eanniello DNP, RN, OCN; Holly DeFeo MSN, RN, OCN, NPD-BC; Sabra Dunn MSN, RN, OCN
Institution: Hartford HealthCare Cancer Center

2nd Place:

Name of Poster: Barriers and Motivating Factors for Licensed Practical Nurses to Pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

Authors: Salvatore Diaz, DNP, MSN RN; Joy Elwell, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN, CNE, FAAN, FAANP; Rebecca Rigolosi, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP; Marcia Proto, M. Ed, CAS
Institution: University of Connecticut School of Nursing & Connecticut Center for Nursing Workforce, Inc

3rd Place:

Name of Poster: Shooting for the STARS: Implementing an Evidence-Based Program to Meet the End of Treatment Needs of Childhood Cancer Survivors and Their Families

Authors: Mary Conway Keller, MSN, RN, CPHON®; Andrew Needham, BSN, RN, CPN®, CPHON®; Elizabeth Holden, BSN, RN, CPHON®; Karina Engelke, MSN, RN, APRN; Amirul Anuar, MS; Kelly Foy, MS, CCLS; Leigh Hart, BSN, RN, CPON®; Elizabeth Marconi, MSW; Katherine Hinderer Ph.D., RN, CNE, NEA-BC
Institution: Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders

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