Event Details

26th Annual Nursing Research Conference | Breaking the Mold: Utilizing Research & EBP to Advance Practice

4/13/2023 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

In its 26th year, this conference will reflect nursing research and focus on current practice challenges and new evidence to support change. Podium and poster presenters will highlight their work in research and evidence-based practice while focusing on nursing practice issues.


Registration is required. Please complete registration form below. Registration fees are to be paid at the door. Conference will be held in M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium.

  • $50 General Conference Fee
  • $25 discount for STTI Nu Pi at-large members.
  • Free for undergraduate nursing students.
  • Free for Memorial Health colleagues. Memorial Health colleagues should register in HealthStream.

Program Schedule

7:30 – 8:00          Registration (Continental Breakfast)

8:00 - 8:15          Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:15 - 9:45          Morning Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marianne L. Durham

9:45 - 10:15         Poster Viewing with Presenters

10:15 - 11:45        Morning Podium Presentations

11:45 - 12:15        Lunch

12:15 - 12:30        Poster Viewing with Presenters

12:30 - 12:45        Sigma Theta Tau Overview and Benefits of Membership 

12:45 - 1:45         Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Dr. Linda Jones

1:45 - 2:00          Afternoon Break and Refreshments

2:00 - 3:00          Afternoon Podium Breakout Sessions

3:00 - 3:30          Final Podium Presentation                             

3:30 - 3:45          Closing Remarks, People’s Poster Choice Award, and Evaluations

Keynote Speakers

Marianne L. Durham, DNP, RN, CCRN-K, CPPS, CPHQ

“Translating Nursing Research and EBP to Advance Practice”

Dr. Durham is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Chicago, College Of Nursing.  In this role she mentors professional nurses in activities of clinical scholarship.  Dr. Durham is an intensive care nurse by background and her current work is focused on quality improvement and safety to positively impact patient outcomes. 

Linda S. Jones, PhD, RN, FACHE

“Basic Fundamentals of Research with a Pinch of Statistics”

Dr. Jones is the Vice President of Ancillary Operations at Springfield Memorial Hospital (SMH).  In this role she leads the SMH Research Approvals Committee providing guidance for all research activities performed within the institution.  Dr. Jones is an oncology nurse by background and maintains active involvement in the cancer research program at Memorial Health.


Upon completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify strategies that facilitate translation of research into practice.
  • Identify nursing research that impact patient outcomes
  • Identify evidence-based practice nursing strategies that improve patient outcomes.

Contact Hours

Registered nurses will be awarded 6.0 contact hours. Memorial Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 


Funding is provided by the Staab Nursing Endowment Fund from the Springfield Memorial Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau Nu Pi at-Large.