Dr. Jennifer Medves is the Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Director of the School of Nursing at Queen’s University. Dr Medves is a member of local, provincial and federal committees whose mandate is to examine maternity practice and sustain health care for women at a time when there are looming health human resource shortages. Her research program, entitled to Nursing in Healthy Rural Workplaces has five areas: a) Safeguarding patients, families, and communities, b) Nursing beneficence, c) Interprofessional collaboration, d) Best evidence for practice, and e) Recruitment and retention of registered nurses. Dr Medves is the chair of Council of Ontario University Programs of Nursing. Her teaching areas are maternal child health, philosophy of nursing science, and research methods. Dr Medves works closely with colleagues across health sciences on integrating interprofessional education and practice, and has been funded on a number of initiatives at the federal and provincial level.
May 17th 2016
The 3rd Annual BScN Tri-campus Symposium
|8:15-8:55||Registration& Coffee||Front Lobby & Student Lounge|
|8:55-9:10||Opening Remarks||Student Lounge|
|9:10-10:10||Keynote Speaker- Dr. Patricia Bradley RN PhD||Student Lounge|
|10:10-10:50||Oral Abstracts- Session 1||Student Lounge|
|10:50-11:30||COFFEE BREAK & Poster Presentations||Marianne van Silfhout Gallery|
|11:30-12:10||Oral Abstracts- Session 2||Student Lounge|
|1:10-2:10||Oral Abstracts- Session 3||Student Lounge|
|2:20-2:50||Oral Abstracts- Concurrent Sessions 4||Room 206 & 207|
|2:50-3:30||COFFEE BREAK & Poster Presentations||Marianne van Silfhout Gallery|
|3: 30-4:10||Oral Abstracts- Session 5||Student Lounge|
|4:10-4:30||Closing Remarks & Prizes||Student Lounge|
1. Scholarship of Application
Refers to the generation of knowledge that is developed in working with the community (including the nursing practice community) and is of use to this community.
Includes reflective investigation leading to new understandings as practices are explored in relation to concepts, principles, research findings, theories and results.
Faculty can do this by drawing upon their clinical knowledge at expertise.
2. Scholarship of Service
The generation and use of specialized nursing knowledge in community service.
The specialized knowledge and experience of the faculty are used to shape the future of the profession, contribute to meeting society’s needs and advance its well-being.
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing(CASN) expectation – not part of Boyer’s model.
Changing in 2014 update to standard, but still our obligation.
3. Scholarship of Integration
The generation of new knowledge/perspectives from the purposeful examination of original work in various fields, including nursing.
The process of synthesizing or making connections within and across disciplines brings new meanings. It is closely related to the scholarship of discovery.
Research is conducted in areas where disciplines converge.
4. Scholarship of Teaching
Ethic of inquiry in which questions related to teaching and learning are broadly explored (Sawatzky et al, 2009 as cited in CASN 2012).
Addresses the development of innovative teaching methods, educational materials (Allen & Field, 2005).
Includes both theoretical and clinical aspects of teaching
Can be examined using research or evaluation methodologies, or through modes of inquiry involving the integration of existing knowledge often from various disciplines.
5. Scholarship of Discovery
Represents the most traditional form of scholarship.
Includes knowledge gained through basic and applied research.
Systematic investigation of phenomena using range of qualitative and quantitative methods; results add to, confirm or reject what is already know.
Integral in building a strong scientific basis for nursing.
250 words max
Background and context:
give a brief background of the work being presented.
describe how was the work attempted/accomplished/achieved
describe briefly the key findings of the work being presented
highlight the impact of this work on practice teaching/education, research, management/organization, policy/guidance.
On behalf of the planning committee, I would like to invite you to join us for the second annual BScN Tri-campus Symposium on May 20th, 2015 at St Lawrence College, in Kingston.
“Embracing your Scholarship” is our theme this year. We plan to provide faculty from our three campuses with a unique opportunity to exchange experiences around a broader understanding of “Scholarship” and to build further evidence for continued program accreditation. We are working diligently to offer a rich and vibrant day for our attendees, which will include a distinguished keynote speaker, oral abstract presentations as well as a poster reception that altogether will enrich both professional and personal development.
The 2015 symposium is an excellent opportunity for full- and part-time faculty to submit their abstracts for peer review. This year, we aim to also fully engage our BScN students, to enhance their research exposure, build their profiles and we are offering, for the first time, an NCLEX-RN student Q&A panel.
I encourage you to take advantage of the incredible networking opportunity! Stay in the loop by visiting the symposium website for regular updates.
I look forward to welcoming you all to the 2015 BScN Symposium and I hope you will find it to be both a rewarding and enjoyable experience!