2019 WIN Conference

Jun 1, 2019

UW and UWMC interprofessional team members presented their work at the 2019 Western Institute of Nursing Conference.

The Western Institute of Nursing hosted its 52nd Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, California, from April 10-13, 2019. The theme of the conference was “Career, Connection, Community.” A number of UW IPE faculty, staff and collaborative partners attended and presented at the conference.

Megan Miller, MPH, MEd of the UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice gave a well-received podium presentation, “Interprofessional Preceptor Toolkit: A Resource for Advanced Practice Preceptors,” on Friday, April 12. This online toolkit is available on our website at https://collaborate.uw.edu/resources-and-training/online-training-and-toolkits/interprofessional-preceptor-toolkit/. Megan also presented a poster with Mayumi Willgerodt, PhD, RN, MPH, from the UW Department of Family and Child Nursing, titled “Ambulatory Care Project ECHO: An Innovative Approach to Nursing Education.” This project is supported by a Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (PI: Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN). 

Alisha Peterson, a Registered Nurse with the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CCU) at the UW Medical Center and graduate nursing student at Washington State University, presented a poster titled “Standardizing Heart Failure Care across a Clinic System: A Quality Improvement Project.” Alisha’s project is funded by an Advanced Nursing Education grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (PI: Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN). Congratulations to Alisha for placing in the top three finalists for Best Student Poster! 

The Regional Geriatric Nursing Education Award went to Hilaire Thompson, PhD, RN, ARNP, CNRN, AGACNP-BC, ACNPC-AG, FAAN, Professor and Graduate Program Director of the UW School of Nursing. Hilaire was recognized for her excellence and innovation in gerontological nursing education. She also inducted into the Western Academy of Nurses this year, along with colleague Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, Professor with the UW School of Nursing and Clinical Nurse Researcher at the UW Medical Center. 

The 2020 WIN Conference, “20/20 And Beyond: Envisioning the Future of Nursing Research, Practice and Education,” will be held April 15 – 18, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. For more information about the Western Institute of Nursing and their events, visit https://www.winursing.org/