Research Day 2023

McNamara Alumni Center

Addressing Health Disparities and Promoting Social Justice through Nursing Research

Friday, April 14, 2023
8:30 am to 3:30 pm 

Join us for Nursing Research Day 2023

McNamara Alumni Center
200 SE Oak St
Minneapolis, MN

The University of Minnesota’s School of Nursing will be hosting the 2023 Nursing Research Day conference on Friday, April 14.  This year's theme is Addressing Health Disparities and Promoting Social Justice through Nursing Research.  The event is free; ANCC credit will be offered. Throughout the day, faculty, community partners and students will lead concurrent podium and poster presentation sessions that showcase findings from innovative research and evidence-based projects that improve health and quality care.  

Keynote speaker
Bridgette M. (Brawner) Rice

Our keynote speaker is Bridgette M. (Brawner) Rice, PhD, MDiv, APRN, FAAN.  Dr. Rice is the Richard and Marianne Kreider Endowed Professor in Nursing for Vulnerable Populations in the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University. She holds degrees from Villanova University (BSN ‘03), the University of Pennsylvania (MSN ‘05, PhD ‘09) and Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University (MDiv 17). Dr. Rice began her nursing career in neonatal intensive care at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She has since expanded her work to community-based practice. Her methodological advances have been applied to address multiple health inequities (e.g., youth mental health service utilization, cardiovascular disease risk among young Black men, gun violence) where she uses novel approaches including mixed methods research and GIS mapping. Cognizant of the role of geography in health, her spatially-based research explicates and intervenes in factors such as neighborhood disadvantage to prevent disease and promote health equity. Dr. Rice is a staunch justice advocate who believes that research can be leveraged as an advocacy tool to ensure all individuals have an opportunity to achieve their full health potential. Her work has been featured through multiple media outlets, and she has received numerous honors and awards, including the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Protégée Award in 2015 and the International Society of Psychiatric Nurses Diversity and Equity Award in 2020.


Morning Schedule 

8:00 am Registration and check-in opens 

8:45 am Welcome and Opening Remark 

9:00 am Keynote presentation followed by Q & A [streamed via Zoom]

10:15 am Break 

10:30 am Concurrent Morning Oral Presentation Breakout Sessions [streamed via Zoom]

  • Promoting Health and Well-being in Families and Youth 
  • Improving the Nursing Profession and Practice 
  • Integration of Telehealth and Mobile Applications 

12:00 pm Lunch (on your own) 

Afternoon Schedule 

1:00 pm Concurrent Afternoon Oral Presentation Breakout Sessions [streamed via Zoom]

  • Maternal and Family Health 
  • Exploring Interventions and Outcomes in Health and Disease 
  • Addressing Health Inequities 

2:30 pm Break 

2:45 pm In-Person Poster Presentation Session 

3:30 pm People’s Choice Poster Awards and Closing Remarks [streamed via Zoom]

Research Day FAQs

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How does Research Day work?

This year's Nursing Research Day will be a hybrid event. The keynote and the oral breakout sessions will be streamed live (via Zoom) for those who are not joining us on campus at McNamara Center. The online poster presentations will be available for viewing April 7-17, 2023; a subset of posters will be selected and printed. Those posters will be presented in-person at Research Day.  In order to attend in-person or online you must pre-register for Research Day. Same day or “walk-in” registration on April 14 cannot be accommodated. 

Is there a cost to attend Research Day?

No. It is free.

Is there a schedule for Research Day?

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. D’Amico’s in McNamara Center is now open and a listing of nearby restaurants can be found here.

How do the poster presentations sessions work?

In 2023 Research Day will have two poster presentations (1) a digital poster presentation platform that will be open April 7-17, 2023.  Poster PDFs and audio files (e.g., voicethreads) will be available on the website for review and Q&A/comment. The poster website link will be sent to all registered attendees in early April. (2) Following a competitive review process, a subset of digital posters will be printed and presented in-person at Research Day. The in-person poster presentation will be held during the afternoon of April 14, (i.e., Research Day.)

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 web page 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 online poster session. 

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

The PhD information session will not be offered in 2023.  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 attend 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 in-person, 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 who 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.