ENTER Conference 2016

Welcome to the Enhancing Nursing Through Educational Research (ENTER) Conference 2016. The conference is a collaboration between nine Scottish universities and is open to health professionals and students alike. 

Start date and time

Friday 18 November 2016 9:30 AM

Event cost

Download the conference programme here

The ENTER conference is a showcase for educational research and related developments in nursing in Scotland and beyond. 

We welcome abstracts for oral presentations and posters on the following themes:

Event themes 

  • Student experience
  • Practice learning
  • Values based care and ethics
  • Pedagogical approaches to nurse education
  • Partnerships

Applications will be open from 19th August to 19th September. Please click here to submit your abstract*.

*Authors please note that in order to submit an abstract you must first create an account.

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Keynote speaker

Professor Ruth Taylor

Title: Creating connections: Social Capital and the Student Experience

Ruth Taylor is Professor of Nursing and Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Anglia Ruskin University. Ruth is a nurse by background and worked as an oncology nurse and general practice nurse in the UK and New Zealand. She moved into higher education around 18 years ago and has worked in a variety of roles including course leadership, Deputy Dean and now as Dean. Ruth was awarded a professorship in 2012, in part for her work on the student experience and her leadership and impact at a national level. She is a Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership scholar and is passionate about the development of leadership in others. Ruth is a member of a number of national and international bodies, including as a member of the Executive Team for the UK Council of Deans of Health. She has connections that span professions, geography and expertise. Ruth has published across a range of areas including networking, leadership, the student experience and compassion in healthcare.

Third International Nurse Education Today Lecture

Delivered by Professor Alan Finnegan

Title: Nurses in Conflict. 
The lecture will provide insight into the international lessons learnt from nurses involvement in conflict, ranging from the Crimean War in (1853-1856) to Afghanistan (2001 - 2014).

Alan Finnegan PhD RN FRCN is Professor of Nursing & Military Mental Health at the University of Chester. He previously served in the British Army from 1987 to 2015, during which time he deployed to Iraq, the Balkans, Northern Ireland, South Africa and Afghanistan. During his military career, Alan served as a Nurse Consultant in Military Mental Health, as the Ministry of Defence Specialist Nursing Advisor in Mental Health and as the Ministry of Defence Professor of Nursing.  Alan was pivotal in the establishment of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Defence Forum, and is a committee member of the RCN International Committee, the RCN North West Regional Board, and is the RCN Link Member for Military Veterans. In 2014, he was appointed as a Fellow of the RCN.  
Alan is a Visiting Professor at the University of South Florida, Birmingham City University and UCLan. In his current role, he is Director of the University of Chester’s Centre for Research & Innovation in Veterans’ Wellbeing and he is an Assistant Editor with Nurse Education Today.  


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