Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Emerging Scholars Forum 2017

Impacting on Health

May 8–9, 2017

Two-day event

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Forum Description
Bloomberg Nursing Profile
Eligibility Criteria
Application and Deadlines
Forum Accolades
Contact Us
  • Forum Description

    The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Emerging Scholars Forum supports early career development and international networking of emerging nursing scholars who are embarking on a research focused career. The Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, ranked #3 in the world, is widely recognized as a research-intensive environment that promotes education and scholarship in nursing.

    Selected via a peer review application process, participants will be invited to present their doctoral/postdoctoral research to peers and faculty. Preference will be given to applicants whose research and academic interests focus on public health (the health of individuals, groups or populations), health systems and/or improvement of care/outcomes.

    Participants will be able to meet with nurse researchers who have established successful careers in nursing science. During the forum, Bloomberg faculty will lead discussion sessions and speak on the successful development of an academic career.

    Applications are invited from Canadian, American and international Registered Nurses or Nurse Practitioners who are near completion or have recently completed a PhD in nursing; or who currently hold or have recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship (within the past year).

    Application deadline is February 10, 2017.

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    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    University of Toronto
    155 College St, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1P8 (map)

  • Profile of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

    Our faculty members are world-changers in research areas that are broad and multidisciplinary. They excel not only as scientists and scholars, but as educators and mentors to the next generation of health care leaders.

    Bloomberg Nursing faculty have some of the sharpest minds in the field and they are tackling the most pressing issues in health care. Our passion for inquiry, knowledge creation — and ultimately the betterment of patient care — has resulted in a #3 world ranking* for the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

    Exemplary research is not enough. Our faculty members also shine as teachers and advisers. They infuse new knowledge into our well-grounded curricula, giving every student an unparalleled opportunity to learn more — and be more.

    Our pioneering researchers and faculty include:

    Jan Angus – Understanding gender and access disparities in health.

    Kristin Cleverley – Mental health nursing and transitions from child to adult health services.

    Laurie Conway – Understanding the association between nursing care interventions and nosocomial infections.

    Lisa Cranley – Knowledge translation; quality and safety in long term care.

    Craig Dale – Fundamental care needs of acute and critically ill adults.

    Cindy-Lee Dennis – Postpartum health in parents and infant outcomes.

    Denise Gastaldo – Social determinants of health.

    Edith Hillan – Work experience in academic faculty.

    Doris Howell – Health services outcomes and effectiveness in cancer populations.

    Lianne Jeffs – Patient safety, quality improvement, and knowledge translation.

    Linda Johnston – Pain management in neonatal intensive care and long term outcomes after neonatal care.

    Samantha Mayo – Optimizing long term health of cancer survivors.

    Linda McGillis Hall – Nursing workforce and health systems.

    Katherine McGilton – Health and care of older adults.

    Kelly Metcalfe – Prevention and health treatment of hereditary breast cancer.

    Carles Muntaner – Social inequities in health, mental health and the philosophy of population health.

    Lynn Nagle – Nursing informatics.

    Monica Parry – Improving health outcomes for individuals with chronic diseases.

    Elizabeth Peter – Political dimensions of nurses’ ethical concerns and understandings.

    Martine Puts – Health and well-being of older adults.

    Louise Rose – Health outcomes for patients requiring mechanical ventilation.

    Bonnie Stevens – Assessment and management of pain in infants and children.

    Jennifer Stinson – Information and communications technologies in the management of pain in children.

    Robyn Stremler – Sleep and health outcomes in infants, children, and parents.

    Ann Tourangeau – Nursing-related determinants of health care outcomes.

    Judy Watt-Watson – Establishing pain prevalence and related risk factors.

    Kimberley Widger – Predictors of high quality palliative care for children.

    *Ranking in 2016.

  • Eligibility Criteria

    Applications are invited from Canadian, American and international Registered Nurses or Nurse Practitioners:

    • who are near completion or have recently completed a PhD in nursing;


    • who currently hold or have recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship (within the past year).
  • Application Process and Deadlines

    The 2017 application deadline has past. We are no longer accepting applications.

    Key Dates and Deadlines

    • February 10, 2017: Deadline for application to Emerging Nurse Scholars Forum 2017
    • Successful applicants will be notified on or before February 24, 2017 and will be required to respond within one week.

    Application requirements

    Your application must include:

    1. Completed Applicant Profile (see page 2 of the application package).
    2. Abstract of doctoral research thesis (see page 3 of the application package)
    3. Curriculum Vitae (maximum 5 pages)
    4. Letter of application (limit of one page):
        • statement of why the applicant would like to attend;
        • academic career objectives;
        • future research plans.
    5. Letter of endorsement from your supervisor if you are currently a PhD student

    Application submission

    Send your completed application form and supporting documents to . Deadline February 10, 2017.

  • Forum Accolades from Past Participants

    “Very rarely does an opportunity to be part of a core group of like-minded nursing scholars arise, or a chance to share such a broad spectrum of research, and I was honoured to get an invitation,” said Dr. Rachel Kornhaber, Burns Course Coordinator at the University of Adelaide who presented on Roads to recovery: Adult burn survivors’ ‘lived experience’ of rehabilitation. “As I’ve noticed that academic conferences are getting bigger and more impersonal, this Forum’s intimate setting was invaluable in making critical networking connections to aid in advancing nursing science.”

    “The breadth of research we’ve encountered over these two days has been huge,” said Dr. Emma Stanmore, a lecturer at The University of Manchester’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work,who presented on The incidence of falls and associated risk factors in adults with rheumatoid arthritis. “Meeting with this group of high-calibre nurses, and hearing Dr. Nelson present such a strong strategic picture of where nursing research is headed, will definitely have an impact on my long-term approaches to my work.”

    “I thoroughly enjoyed this experience of meeting so many nurses involved in critical research on topics ranging from structure and future of the profession, to addressing clinical needs of patients,” said Dr. Laoise Renwick, a postdoctoral researcher at Kings College London who presented on quality of life in first-episode psychosis. “It’s been enlightening and encouraging to see other nurses with diverse interests operating as independent researchers. It has also been refreshing and provocative in that I’ve been able to compare and evaluate nursing research across continents where there are different systemic and policy contexts.”

  • Contact Us

    Emerging Nurse Scholars Forum 2017
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    University of Toronto
    155 College St
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M5T 1P8 (map)

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