Research Day 2022

McNamara Alumni Center

Health Behavior Change in a Digital World

Join us for Nursing Research Day April 8, 2022

McNamara Alumni Center
200 SE Oak St
Minneapolis, MN

Throughout the day, faculty, students, and community partners will lead concurrent oral and poster presentation sessions that showcase findings from innovative research and evidence-based projects that improve health and quality and quality care. We are planning for an in-person event with some components also being offered online. 

Registration is now closed

This activity is designated for up to 4.5 CNE nursing credits through ANCC.  To receive contact hours, complete the session evaluation and ANCC claim form emailed to all registered Research Day attendees at the end of the conference. The evaluation will remain open until April 22.  Contact National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (ipceapps@umn.eduwith ANCC-related questions.

YouTube Video (KD2W3CotVW8)
Thu, 04/14/2022 - 14:25

Keynote Speaker Kathleen Potempa

Our keynote speaker is Kathleen Potempa, BA, MS, PhD, RN, FAAN, an internationally recognized leader in nursing, education, and science.  She is the former dean of the University of Michigan School of Nursing and current professor at the University of Michigan.  Her research program focuses on the benefits of exercise on fatigue, cardiovascular fitness and cognition in physically impaired populations and the elderly. She is currently funded by NIH/Fogarty to train post-doctoral fellows in non-communicable disease research in Thailand, by the NIH/NIA for studies related to the cognitive and behavioral benefits of using computer-based video conversation in the elderly with mild cognitive impairment, and by the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services through Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to evaluate healthy aging interventions in people over fifty years of age.

Agenda and Presentations

Morning Schedule

8:00 a.m. 

Registration and check-in opens

8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remark

9:00 a.m.

Keynote presentation followed by Q & A [with Zoom option]

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Morning Oral Presentation Breakout Sessions [with Zoom option]

  • Understanding and Managing Patient Symptoms
  • Toward Understanding Patient/Family-Centered Perspectives and Care
  • Broadening Perspectives of Addressing Adolescent Health

12:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Schedule

1:00 p.m.

Concurrent Afternoon Oral Presentation Breakout Sessions [with Zoom option]

  • Innovative Approaches to Addressing Health Behaviors
  • Reimagining Care of Families in the Community
  • Caring for Complex Patients in Acute In-patient Settings

2:30 p.m.


2:45 p.m.

People’s Choice Poster Awards and Closing Remarks

3:15 p.m.



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How will Research Day work this year?

This year's Nursing Research Day will be a hybrid event.  The keynote and the oral breakout sessions will be streamed via Zoom for those who are not joining us on campus at McNamara.  The poster presentations will be available online. In order to attend you must pre-register for Research Day.  Same day or “walk-in” registration on April 8 cannot be accommodated. 

Is there a cost to attend Research Day?

No.  It is free.

Is ANCC credit available?

Yes–up to 4.5 hours.

Is breakfast and/or lunch provided as part of Research Day?

No.  We are able to hold Research Day free of charge by not providing food as part of the conference, although coffee and tea will be available during the morning hours.  Please plan accordingly.  A listing of nearby restaurants can be found here.

How do the poster breakout sessions work?

Posters will be available for online viewing and comment (i.e., poster PDF + audio file) on the days leading up to the 2022 Nursing Research Day (i.e, April 4- 10).  The poster website link will be sent to all registered attendees. 

I missed a breakout session. Can I access the recorded presentations after Research Day?

The recorded keynote presentation will be posted on the School of Nursing webpage by mid-April..  No other oral presentations will be available/streamed outside of the actual, live, presentation.

I am only interested in attending a poster session. Do I still need to register?

Yes.  Only by pre-registering will you be able to access the Research Day Google poster website.  We are happy to have you join us for just the poster session. 

What about the PhD Program information session? Will that be offered this year? Who should attend that?

Information to follow.  Contact with questions about the PhD program.

I registered for Research Day but want to change my breakout session registration. How do I do that?

Don’t worry.  You can change to any breakout session (in-person or online) that you want.  We don’t require you to update your breakout registration.  However, if you no longer plan to attend Research Day, we would appreciate receiving notification (email as Research Day typically has a waiting list for in-person attendance.

Can I share the Research Day Zoom link with my friend? S/He forgot to register.

No. Unfortunately that isn't an option.  Research Day is a closed/private event.  Access is limited to people who have pre-registered.

I have questions about ANCC. Who can I contact?

Contact the National Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education (

About Nursing Research Day

Description and Purpose
University of Minnesota School of Nursing faculty and students, with engaged community partners, will showcase research studies and evidence-based clinical innovations and discuss implications for practice, policy and future research. The purpose of University of Minnesota School of Nursing Research Day is to advance nursing science and scholarship as the foundation for practice.

Program Objectives
After attending, participants will be able to: • Describe nursing and interdisciplinary research and evidence-linked initiatives in the School of Nursing and the health care community. • Investigate ways these innovations can be used to optimize health outcomes in clinical practice, health policy and research.


In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (National Center OICPD) and the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. The National Center OICPD is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. This activity is awarded up to 4.5 ANCC contact hours. Other Health Professionals: It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if the program meets the criteria for re-licensure or recertification for their discipline. Each participant will receive an Evidence of Participation document upon completion of accreditation requirements.

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