Rush University College of Nursing: Linking Science to Pediatric Clinical Practice

Rush University Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and Primary and Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner MSN students presented the culmination of graduate student knowledge and evidence-based interprofessional projects at an inaugural conference day April 9, 2014.  The conference event, “Linking Science to Pediatric Clinical Practice,” was planned and executed by the MSN students, with support by the faculty.  Strong student involvement in conference planning provided students with skills for future educational and conference planning activities. Projects topics included: extubation readiness, developmental screening tools, asthma, sickle cell disease, concussions, and HPV vaccination.

The conference targeted advanced practice providers and registered nurses from local medical centers and professional organizations including the Chicago chapter of NAPNAP and the Society of Pediatric Nurses. Conference attendance awarded 6.5 continuing education units. Objectives of the conference included identifying pediatric care and system challenges for advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) practice and translation of evidence-based solutions for identified problems. Feedback from the inaugural offering was extremely positive and supports continuation of this event with future graduating students. The conference was supported by the generous support from Melnic Consulting Group and the Rush University College of Nursing Alumni Association.

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