IOM Future of Nursing, “Most Read”

The Institute of Medicine announced today that its report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health continues to be IOM’s “Most Read” report (available free in on-line digital format).


CFS: J Gerontological Nursing

The Journal of Gerontological Nursing, the only monthly publication in the field, provides a forum for all aspects of gerontological nursing with original clinical articles and the latest research in a full-color magazine format. JGN offers researchers and scholars:

  • Time from acceptance to publication of 3-6 months.
  • Publication in a journal accepted by ISI Web of KnowledgeSM, Journal Citation Reports® in 2006, and an impact factor is expected to be released in 2009.
  • Readers who want more information on innovative and evidence-based ways to assess, treat, and care for older adults.

Journal of Gerontological Nursing is looking for original articles as well as submissions to its Geropharmacology, Legal Issues, Public Policy, Research Briefs, and Technology Innovations sections. Information for Contributors is online at . For more information, contact the editorial office at .

Inside Higher Ed: Nursing Doctorate Programs See 20% Enrollment Gains

Reported in Inside Higher Ed (8 March 2010):

Enrollments are up 20 percent in doctoral nursing programs, according to data released last week by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The increase is important, according to nursing educators, because enrollments in undergraduate programs are increasing only modestly — despite demand for more nurses — because of shortages of faculty members. The association estimates that more than 54,000 qualified applicants to nursing programs were turned away.

CFP: Calgary History of Medicine Student Conference

The 19th Calgary (Alberta, Canada) History of Medicine Days Conference – Second Call for Papers

Call for Papers Deadline: 2010-02-07

The History of Medicine Days are an annual two-day nation-wide conference held at the University of Calgary in which undergraduate and early graduate students from across Canada and the United States give 10-12 minute presentations on the history of medicine and health care. The topic is broadly understood such as to include areas from Classics, the History of Public Health, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Human Biology, Neuroscience, etc. Prizes are awarded and there are associated receptions and an awards banquet. It is assumed and required that every student presentation provides some original research attempt, new methodological perspective on the topic, and/or visibly critical discussion following from each presenter’s engagement with his or her topic. It is certainly possible and encouraged that 2-4 students present work on a related topic which may be included in panel form. An adequate critical discussant will then be identified by the conference organizers to comment on such related papers. We ask, however, that individual presentation and poster abstracts are sent in by only one author and not by multiple authors.

The next History of Medicine Days conference will be held on March 12-13, 2010. The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Geertje Boschma, BSN, MA, MSN, PhD (Past-President of the Canadian Association of the History of Nursing) from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

For any further information on available stipends and to see the call for papers and other application related materials please go to the website of the Calgary History of Medicine and Health Care Program ( The deadline for this second and final call is February 7, 2010.

Dr. Frank W. Stahnisch, Associate Professor, AMF/Hannah Professorship in the History of Medicine & Health Care, Department of Community Health Sciences and Department of History, TRW Building Room 3E41, University of Calgary, 3280 Hospital Drive N.W., Calgary, AB Canada T2N 4Z6, P: 403-210-6290, F: 403-270-7307, Email: email:

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CFP: Philosophizing Social Justice in Nursing

Philosophizing Social Justice in Nursing: The 14th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference in Association with the International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) September 20-22, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 14th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference sponsored by the University of British Columbia School of Nursing in Vancouver, Canada. We are delighted to welcome IPONS and all who share a fascination for philosophical thinking from a nursing perspective to a lively and enthusiastic dialogue on a theme of immediate relevance to our discipline and to society.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Abstracts on the theme of Philosophizing Social Justice in Nursing (or on any philosophical aspect of health care practice, research or education) are invited. At this time we are calling for Abstract submissions for papers for oral presentation. Paper presentations will be 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Abstract submission will be in two phases:

  1. First Call – firm due date: March 1, 2010 with acceptance decisions by April 1, 2010
  2. Second Call – firm due date: June 1, 2010 with acceptance decisions by June 15, 2010

The first call is timed to ensure that international delegates have written acceptance in ample time to make travel arrangements. The second call allows for submissions closer to the actual date, but may be more limited in terms of the number of abstracts that can be accepted. Submissions not accepted in the first call may be revised for reconsideration in the second round.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Submit a 250 word abstract for your proposed oral paper, including:

  •  Title
  •  Focus of paper
  •  Typeset in single-spaced, 12 point font, lay out on one page.
  •  On a separate page, specify the author(s), including degrees, titles, and agency affiliations. Identify presenting authors by underlining their name(s). Provide contact information for the first author.

Please submit your abstract by (by e-mail attachment, in MS Word or Word Perfect) to the Scientific Review Committee at

CFS: Care Management Journals

Care Management Journals now conveniently combines two must-read publications in case management and home care. Created from two well-established and authoritative journals in the field, this new publication offers a digest of contemporary expertise in the home care field. The main goal of the Journal of Case Management is to disseminate relevant information pertinent to the field of case management. Published independently for 7 years, it’s articles focus on case management practice, whether reviews of case management programs, explanations of procedures or systems, case studies, innovative ideas for professional development, helpful hints, or other issues common to this field. It is complemented by the Journal of Long Term Home Health Care, which originated from the PRIDE Institute for 17 years. This journal investigates current issues and reports on programs and policy initiatives for the homebound frail elderly. Its articles attempt to analyze a topic in detail, forecast developments, and provide the reader with an enhanced perspective. While addressed primarily to home health care professionals, the articles are written with a lay readership also in view. Visit Care Management Journals Online to view recent issues or subscribe:

Care Management Journals

Journal of Case Management and Journal of Long Term Home Health Care, publish 4 times annually


Joan Quinn, RN, MSN, FAAN (United Health Group-Evercare Company, Hartford, CT), Journal of Case Management, 5 Juniper Avenue, Westerly, RI 02891 Send queries to:


F. Russell Kellogg, MD, The Journal of Long Term Home Health Care, Saint Vincent’s Hospital-Manhattan, Department of Community Medicine, 41-51 East 11th Street, 9th Fl, New York, NY 10003 Send queries to:

Conference: “Men in Nursing: Making a Difference”

The 34th Annual American Assembly for Men in Nursing Conference, “Men in Nursing: Making a Difference,” will be held October 23-24, 2009 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio and hosted by The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

To Register go to  or visit our website at  and click on the Conference Registration Link.

Register before the OCTOBER 1 to avoid a registration fee increase.

Friday Keynote Speaker: Patrick Hickey, RN,BSN,MS,MSN,Dr.P.H.,CNOR (Clinical Professor of Nursing at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Hickey has climbed 7 summits of the world, including his last climb of Mt. Everest which raised $1 for every foot of altitude which contributes to the Nursing Summit Scholarship fund. Pat has been a nurse for 30 years, mostly in patient care and 10 years as a trauma nurse. He was honored as the 2002 Palmetto Gold Nurse of the year and as the 2004 SC Partners of the Americas Volunteer of the year. He has been described by the press as “a cross between Florence Nightingale and Indiana Jones” … despite his extreme fear of heights!)

 Saturday Keynote Speaker: Maggie Thurmond Dorsey, RN, ED.D., Ione Wells Hanly Bank America Chair in Nursing (Dr. Maggie Thurmond Dorsey is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of South Carolina Aiken where she has taught for many years, and holds the Ione Wells Hanly/Bank of America Chair in Nursing. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, International and Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority. She has authored the highly acclaimed children’s book My Hero, My Dad, The Nurse.)