Doctoral Forum Lecture

Center for Nursing Research & Scholarly Practice 
3 Annual Doctoral Forum Lecture
"Caring in Nursing: Theory, Science, and Philosophy"
Saturday, March 2, 2013

Special Guest Speaker:
Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
Founder/Director, Watson Caring Science Institute

Please note: the lecture and luncheon are closed. We are also no longer taking names for the waiting list. 

Molloy College Division of Nursing, Center for Nursing Research and Scholarly Practice (CNRSP) in conjunction with the Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is proud to sponsor the Third Annual Doctoral Forum Research Lecture and Poster Sessions on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 8:30 am - 12:00 noon in the Madison Theater on the Molloy College Campus.

The program combines an opening lecture by distinguished nurse theorist, Dr. Jean Watson, whose Theory of Human Caring has touched all education programs in nursing and formed the scientific base of nursing practice in hospitals throughout the country. As nursing science has matured with the convergence of nursing theories and philosophical perspectives, the scientific and artistic heritage of nursing sustains the notion of caring at its heart. These views transcend the biophysical, medical and psychological views of nursing practice and lay the framework for understanding the essence of nursing. Dr. Watson will offer her views of human science caring and stimulate participants around her 10 Caring Core Factors of the process and heart-centered practice. The session will be enhanced by research and evidence-based poster displays from nurses, students and educators selected from abstracts for presentation around the theater. All poster presenters will discuss their work with attendees during the poster session and 3 presenters will be selected for a Q&A panel discussion to conclude the program.

Over the past 4 years, Molloy College Center for Nursing Research and Scholarly Practice has built the Doctoral Forum and Research Lecture around the principles of leadership development in nursing through research and evidence-based practice. The annual event has hosted notable nursing leaders such as Judith Vessey, Bernadette Melnyk, and Ada Sue Hinshaw. Since the PhD program in nursing opened in 2010, the Doctoral Forum has expanded to offer 2 days of pre-conference activities on preceding days leading up to the Doctoral Lecture and co-sponsored by Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. The main objective of the Forum is for participants' to advance their knowledge and skill in theory, research and clinical practice through engagement, information exchange and dialogue. Nurse clinicians, educators, administrators, managers and researchers all benefit by collaborating around topic-driven sessions that spotlight the best of nursing. (For more information about the pre-conference activity and/or doctoral program offerings, call the Doctoral Office.

Who should attend the conference?
The intended audience includes all nurses from all settings with an interest in learning more about the science and art of human caring. The planners also welcome all health care professionals and the public who want to learn more about the essence of caring and healing.

8 - 8:30 am              Registration. Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 a.m.      Opening Welcome
8:45 - 10 a.m.          Keynote Speaker
10 - 11 a.m.             Poster Viewing and Dialogue
11 - 11:45 a.m.       Panel Discussion/Q&A with Presenters: A Closer Look at 3 Posters
11:45 - 12               Closing Comments, Awards
12 - 2 p.m.               Luncheon - Round Table Discussions (additional $10 fee, 120 person limit*) -                                               *Please note: The luncheon is now closed.

Keynote Speaker
Our special Guest is Jean Watson, Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita, University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing and Anschutz Medical Center. She held an endowed chair in Caring Science for 16 years. She is founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado and new Founder and Director of the Watson Caring Science Institute. She has authored and co-authored over 18 books on caring, ranging from empirical measurements and international research to postmodern philosophies of caring and healing.

The Doctoral Forum Research Lecture will be at the Madison Theater on the Molloy Rockville Centre campus (1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571). The Madison Theater is a beautiful new venue on campus that hosts major artistic and professional events. Click here for directions to the campus.

Call for Poster Abstracts
A Poster Session will be held from 8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on March 2. The deadline to submit an abstract is February 1, 2013. Click here for further information.

Nursing Continuing Education Credit
Molloy College is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 3.5 Contact Hours for the program will be awarded.

Early registration by 2/22: $20 ($30 with lunch, limited to 120 participants*)
- After 2/22 or at the door**: $25 ($35 with lunch, limited to 120 participants*)
- Poster presenters will receive a reduced registration: $10 ($20 with lunch, limited to 120 participants*)
- Molloy Students and Faculty are free if registration is done by 2/22 ($10 with lunch, limited to 120 participants*)
*Please note: the lecture and the  luncheon are now closed out.

Please note: the lecture and the luncheon are now closed out.


For questions regarding registration procedures, call the Office of Continuing Education at 516.323.3550 or e-mail: