ANA Enterprise Research Symposium. Otcober 10-11. Chicago.

The ANCC Enterprise is excited to bring back the Research Symposium Engaging Minds and Empowering Nursing Research, organized by the ANCC Research Council, and The Institute for Nursing Research and Quality Management. This year, we will meet in Chicago on Wednesday, October 11 starting at 7:30 a.m. CT for a full day of interaction and information. The Research Symposium will be held in conjunction with the co-located ANCC National Magnet Recognition® and ANCC Pathway to Excellence® Conferences.

The symposium is designed for individuals engaged in all phases of research within their nursing programs, particularly practice-based research; nursing leaders, and those who focus on developing research programs.

The theme of this year’s one-day symposium is, bolstering nursing and interprofessional research capacity and addressing the many challenges faced in establishing and maintaining practice-based nursing research.

Research Symposium Highlights

Sessions and posters may be focused on the following topic areas:

  • Developing a successful practice-based research project
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in practice-based research
  • Competence/analysis/methods for EBP – discerning types and quality of evidence
  • Advancing EBP to translational research
  • Developing and engaging of nurses who come from diverse communities and backgrounds in practice-based research • Value of nursing (economic added value)
  • Building a culture of research inquiry, professional development, and mentorship
  • Advocating for and supporting an interprofessional research-friendly environment
  • Engaging clinical nurses and patients in research
  • Navigating and maximizing PhD-DNP collaborations
  • Collaboration between schools of nursing and practice environments (academic-practice partnership models)
  • Nursing outcomes research and nurse well-being
  • Research design and methodological approaches
  • Networking opportunities to share innovative ideas with nurses, researchers, and other participants.


After attending the symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate qualitative and quantitative research methods into an organizational research program
  • Develop interprofessional collaboration and clinical-academic partnerships
  • Identify and overcome challenges to nursing research
  • Build an inclusive and diverse research team addressing inequity in healthcare
  • Bring back innovative solutions to research teams and the organization
  • Carry forward a renewed spirit and strategies to sustain that spirit in research


The symposium commences with an opening Plenary distinguished research leader and closes the day with a Keynote Lecture by a leader in research education at a top-tier university. The event format will be in-person, with concurrent sessions in several tracks all day from which participants can choose, including panels and interactive programming. Lunch is included as an intimate networking opportunity and posters will be presented.

Keynote Speaker

Natalia Cineas, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, who serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive, Co-Chair, Equity and Access Council for NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the nation.

What Past Attendees Have Said…

“I enjoyed the exposure to like-minded nursing colleagues committed to engaging themselves and others in scientific inquiry.”
“Engaging clinical nurses in research and establishing partnerships to advance nursing science speakers were excellent and information given was what I was looking for.”
“This is one of the few meetings that brings together nurse scientists in hospital settings from around the country — I really appreciate the opportunity to network and learn from peers who have a similar role.”
“The keynote and closing sessions really tied nicely into relevant subjects which impact our ability to improve practice.”

The Research Symposium registration is separate from the Magnet and Pathway co-located conference on Oct. 12-14, 2023.

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Note: The American Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17219.

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