NLN Scholarly Writing Retreats

NLN Scholarly Writing Retreats

  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, March 9-11, 2012, Leader: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF,
  • San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, March 23-25, 2012, Leader: Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, BC

Registration Fee: $850 (Registration includes tuition, meals, and two nights’ accommodation at the host site.)

Thanks to a generous five-year grant from Pocket Nurse Enterprises, Inc., the National League for Nursing and the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education are pleased to continue the expansion of the NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat, now in its fifth year. We are excited to bring the retreat to two locations: Indianapolis, at the Indiana University School of Nursing, and San Francisco, at San Francisco State University.

If you have recently completed a research study or innovative project but have not had the time to craft an article for publication, this workshop is for you. The NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat is designed to help nurse educators enhance writing skills and disseminate research findings and other work in scholarly publications. By the end of the retreat, our goal is for each participant to have a complete, edited paper ready for submission to a scholarly journal.

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, professor and division chair at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, will lead the retreat at Indiana University. Dr. Oermann has contributed to nursing education through her many books and articles that guide faculty practice. Her books include Writing for Publication in Nursing, Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education, Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing, and the Annual Review of Nursing Education.

Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, BC, principal and owner of Maine Desk LLC, a provider of professional editorial services, will lead the retreat at San Francisco State University. A former associate research professor at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Maine, Dr. Nicoll is editor of CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing and The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing.

Joining both Dr. Oermann and Dr. Nicoll will be Leslie Block, managing editor of Nursing Education Perspectives, the NLN’s research journal. Ms. Block was previously the managing editor of Nursing Research and senior editor of MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.

Full information at:

 Registration is very limited and the deadline for submission is December 16, 2011. Applications emailed after that date will not be considered.


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