Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science 2016 State of the Science Congress
PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS DUE by DECEMBER 1st, 2015
As part of the celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS), teams of experts will have an opportunity to present a synthesis of evidence in an area consistent with the State of the Science (SOS) theme “Determinants of Health”. CANS believes that determinants of health are more than social factors. Determinants include social/environmental, behavioral/life style, and omics. Each presentation will be 1 hour in length and should synthesize the evidence, briefly describe the policy implications, and recommend initiatives to further advance the science in the area of the review. An opportunity to publish in Nursing Outlook is anticipated.
If you have questions, contact 15th Anniversary Task Force Chair: Patricia Underwood at email@example.com or 216-905-5903.
Interested parties are invited to complete the following proposal and submit it via email by December 1, 2015 to Holli DeVon, Science Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One inch margins, single spaced, size twelve font
1. Focal area – one sentence identifying focal area of the synthesis
2. Relevance – One paragraph that describes how this area relates to the theme, “Determinants of Health.”
3. Team Members – List the team members including names, credentials and email contacts. (Teams should be led by a senior scientist with recognized expertise in the topic area.) NIH biosketches for each team member directly involved in the project must also be attached.
4. Justification – Briefly (1-2 paragraphs) describe the ability of the team to complete the synthesis by August 15, 2016 based on the expertise and resources available.
Proposals will be reviewed by the CANS Science Committee.
JPN Editor Develops Open Course on Writing for Professional Journals
Dr. Patricia Morton, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Utah and editor of the Journal of Professional Nursing, has developed the open course “Writing for Professional Journals.” The content of this course is open to the public. Dr. Morton authored the content as part of a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation while participating in their Executive Nurse Fellow program. The “Writing for Professional Journals” course can be used by an individual learner or can be adapted in any way for a course in a college’s program of study. The course also may be helpful to practicing nurses in a professional development program.
In an article for Inside Higher Ed‘s “Grad Hacker” feature, DeWitt Scott argues that writing for a general audience is at least as important as writing for a scholarly audience and argues that op-ed essays are an effective genre for broader communication. The article is open access on line: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/op-ed-vs-scholarly-journals
JHR is a peer-reviewed, multi-media journal using a collaborative model with rehabilitation professionals, patients and their families to gain a greater understanding of the human experience of disability through art, literature and narrative. The purpose of this interdisciplinary journal is to raise the consciousness and deepen the intellect of the humanistic relationship in the rehabilitation sciences. JHR has an open access publishing model, with no fees associated with subscriptions or submissions. You can access the journal by following the links in this email or by going to www.JournalofHumanitiesinRehabilitation.org
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