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15th Annual Nursing Research Conference

2020 Year of the Nurse & Midwife:
Creating and Sustaining Evidence‑Based Practice Culture


The 15th Annual Nursing Research Conference* was developed for professional nurses and students seeking to use research and evidence-based practice (EBP) to improve patient outcomes.


Friday, November 6, 2020 (9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)
Location: Virtual Conference

Target Audience

This conference is developed for clinical nurses, nurse leaders, advanced practice nurses, researchers and students seeking to use research and evidence-based practice (EBP) to improve patient outcomes.

Learner Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe organizational structures that promote research development and evidence-based practice in the healthcare environment.
  • Enhance knowledge and ability needed to participate in the research and EBP processes.
  • Discuss opportunities for research and the application and dissemination of EBP in a variety of clinical settings.


Pre-registration is required.

Zoom meeting information will be sent to the registrants prior to the conference.

Please email the Nursing Research Conference with any questions.


 Friday, November 6, 2020 – Agenda

Presentations and Posters

 Leading in the Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Creating and Sustaining Evidence-based Practices
An Evaluation of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for Pain Management in Early Labor
Improving Health Outcomes for Our Pediatric Population Using an Integrated Model of Care
The Effects of a Pre-Treatment Virtual Reality Educational Video on Anxiety and Perceived Self-Efficacy for First Time Chemotherapy Patients
2020: Year of the Midwife and Evidence-Based Birth (Part I)

2020: Year of the Midwife and Evidence-Based Birth (Part II)

An Evidence-Based, Feeding Focused BRUE Clinical Pathway
An Exploration of Characteristics and Behavioral Traits of DAISY Honorees and Nominees: A Qualitative Study
Metronome Implementation In Emergency Department Cardiac Arrest
Nursing and COVID-19



Dr. Robin P. Newhouse, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Dean, Indiana University School of Nursing and Distinguished Professor
Indiana University

Photo of Dr. Robin P. Newhouse, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Dr. Robin P. Newhouse, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAANRobin Newhouse, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN is the dean of the Indiana University (IU) School of Nursing and an IU distinguished professor. Her research focuses on health system interventions to improve care processes and patient outcomes. She has published extensively on health services improvement interventions, acute care quality issues and evidence-based practice.

Dr. Newhouse was appointed to the Methodology Committee of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in 2011 and after serving six years as chair, is currently serving as the committee’s vice-chair. She has served on multiple National Academy of Medicine (NAM) committees and is the past chair of the AcademyHealth Board. Dr. Newhouse was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in 2014 and received the American Nurses Credentialing Center President’s Award in 2015. In 2017, Dr. Newhouse was elected as a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

In addition to her own studies, Dr. Newhouse is currently serving as the principal investigator for Indiana University’s Grand Challenge: Responding to the Addictions Crisis. This Grand Challenge is a $50 million initiative in partnership with the State and major health care systems in Indiana to reduce substance use disorders, the number of people that die because of an opioid overdose and babies born exposed to substances that experience neonatal abstinence syndrome.



Instructor, School of Nursing
University of Delaware
Photo of Sarah Beebe, RNC-OB, MSN, CNM, WHNP, CHSE
Sarah Beebe is an adjunct instructor in the School of Nursing at University of Delaware. She is also pursuing her Ph.D. in Nursing and working as a research assistant at George Washington University. Sarah is a nurse-midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner with a focus in out-of-hospital birth. She has also focused much of her practice in public health, working with a variety of marginalized populations. Sarah has devoted her current research to advanced practice nursing education and simulation and use of virtual technology, creating hybrid simulated experiences.


Michelle Clausen MSN, CNM

Clinical Instructor and Faculty Midwife
The GW Medical Faculty Associates

Photo of Michelle Clausen MSN, CNM

Michelle Clausen MSN, CNMAs a Nurse-Midwife, Michelle Clausen MSN, CNM provides comprehensive medical, gynecological and reproductive care to those in the DC and Maryland area. She is passionate about advocating for the field of midwifery and believes that everyone should have access to high quality midwifery care. She is also interested in protecting physiological birth in both hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

Michelle graduated from The George Washington University’s (GWU) accelerated nursing program in 2013 and worked as a critical care nurse. She received her MSN with a concentration in Nurse-Midwifery in 2015 and also holds a BS in Public Health. As a lifelong learner, Michelle feels strongly about collaborating with and mentoring the next generation of nursing leaders. She is currently in her second year in the Ph.D. in Nursing program at GWU.


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

CE Contact Hours

ChristianaCare is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Delaware Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact hour approval is in progress.


University of Delaware
Nemours Children’s Health System
West Chester University
Wilmington University
Beebe Healthcare
Sigma Theta Tau International Chapters:
– Omicron Gamma- Wilmington University- New Castle, DE
– Xi Delta- West Chester University- West Chester, PA


* ChristianaCare is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.