NNRC holds inaugural symposium

The UT Southwestern Neuroscience Nursing Research Center (NNRC) held its inaugural symposium on August 12, 2017, to share nursing research studies made possible by the NNRC, and to encourage more nurses to conduct their own studies.

Nurse researchers from diverse disciplines presented information on how to conduct projects aimed at improving outcomes for neuroscience patients. Speakers also discussed how recent neuroscience nursing research has positively impacted patient care.



“We wanted to hold this symposium to reach more nurses, on and off campus, and show them that research conducted by nurses is making a difference to patients,” said Dr. Sonja Stutzman, Project Manager. “Nurses bring a unique and valuable perspective to research because they have a great deal of direct contact with patients and their families and can pinpoint questions and potential changes that can impact patient care and outcomes.”

Since the NNRC was established in the fall of 2013, nursing fellows, with support and training from NNRC staff, have investigated a range of topics including pharmacogenomics, waiting room anxiety, and the therapeutic potential of music for neurologic injury.

If you are interested in becoming an NNRC Fellow, you can apply now. The deadline to submit your application is September 29, 2017.

The second annual NNRC Research Symposium will be held on August 4, 2018 and the call for abstracts will go out in Spring 2017.