Continuing Education, Nursing

27th Annual Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference

Dec 03

December 3, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This is an online event.

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The Kaplen Institute for Nursing Excellence at Englewood Health Presents

27th Annual Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Conference

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | VIRTUAL


8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Making Your Evidence-Based Practice Project Come to Life

Judy Ascenzi, DNP, RN, CCRN-K, Director of Pediatric Nursing Program, Johns Hopkins

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Speaker Panel: How an Idea Became an EBP Project or Research

  • Brent de St. Paer, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Anoush Kalachian, BSN, RN
  • Sharon Roche, PhD, APN, CCRN
  • Mary DeRitter, MSN, RN, CNL

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Poster Presentations by Nurse Residents

Outcomes of Pressure Injury Education for Nurses

  • Kaitlyn Kapusta, BSN, RN
  • Samantha Tarnofsky, BSN, RN

Increasing Patient Medication Education Through Medication Teaching Folders

  • Bethany Washington, BSN, RN
  • Neil Clave, BSN, RN
  • Suriyah Figueroa, BSN, RN

Emphasis on Education: Post-op Bariatric Diet Instructions

  • Brianna Gallo, BSN, RN
  • Felixberto Trinidad, BSN, RN
  • Tallyn Sabbagh, BSN, RN

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Moral Distress: The Journey from Staff Nurse to Researcher

Lucia Wocial, PhD, RN, FAAN, HEC-C

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Self-Care and Meditation Session

Jennifer Graf, LCSW, Certified Yoga Instructor and Mind-Body Practitioner, Graf Center for Integrative Medicine

Registration and Fees



Englewood Health Employees: Complimentary

Non-Employees: $25

Contact hours will be awarded.

Participation is considered non-mandatory, non-work time for Englewood Health employees. Anyone scheduled to work during this time must get their attendance approved by their manager prior to registering. Englewood Health is an approved provider of continuing nursing professional development by the New Jersey States Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider number P137-4/2022.

Steps for Completion

  • Attendance for 90% or > of the activity.
  • Completion/Submission of an evaluation form.


Call the Center for Clinical Practice 201-894-3320.

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