Nursing Department Plans Conference
NEW PALTZ -- A conference on Theory in Nursing will be held at the State University of New York at New Paltz on Friday, September 25. The program will be conducted by Marilyn Rawnsley, a nationally known nurse educator and scholar.
Following an 8:30 a.m. registration, the conference will commence at 9:00 a.m. with Dr. Rawnsley guiding the morning discussion on divergent approaches to theory development in nursing, alternative paradigms in nursing science, and the philosophical premises of theories associated with each paradigm. Additional topics to be covered by Rawnsley will be how theory identifies, structures and advances knowledge about nursing, as well as relationships among philosophy theory and practice.
Dr. Rawnsley, a practicing psychotherapist, received her bachelor's degree from Anselm College (N.H) and her master's and doctoral degrees from Boston University. She has conducted research on adolescent suicide, loss response patterns and other topics in psychosocial health. Dr. Rawnsley is well known for her many publications on theory construction, analysis and application, which give evidence of her expert knowledge of nursing theory and health care issues.
The Nursing Theory Conference, sponsored by Omicron Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, will take place in Lecture Center, Room 100. There is a $40 conference fee and registration must be received by September 15. A buffet luncheon is available for an additional $10. For more information, contact Dr. Anne Champlin , 257-2965.
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