University of Maryland School of Nursing and the
Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System present:

Practice Based on Evidence: The Future of Nursing 9th Annual National Conference

April 12-13, 2012


The 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on the Future of Nursing identified eight recommendations that establish professional, academic, and clinical direction for the nursing profession. This conference will highlight the impact of those recommendations on the role of nurses in transforming the health care delivery system. The conference will address the development and application of clinical evidence in the practice of nursing and the translation of evidence to improve health care outcomes. After this conference, nurses will be prepared to understand their role in the future of nursing and the application of evidence, and recognize the need for leadership in shaping the future of health care.

New this year!

This year's conference will include select interactive sessions, which will be noted on the schedule. The tangible outcomes of these sessions will bring added value to you and your organization.

Featured Speakers

Daniel J. Pesut, PhD, RN, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN
Professor of Nursing
Indiana University School of Nursing

Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Featured Speakers

Maureen P. McCausland, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
MedStar Health

Elizabeth Yano, PhD, MSPH
Co-Director of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Services Research and Development Center
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Adjunct Professor of Health Services
University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health


Participants will be able to:

  • Define the role of evidence as it pertains to the recommendations stated in the IOM's Future of Nursing report.
  • Identify the learning needs for nurses to enhance participation and leadership in the application of evidence in their specific practice settings.
  • Describe the role of evidence in quality of patient care and patient populations, interprofessional teams, policy formulation, and practice setting change.


University of Maryland rates may be available if requested in advance.

Recommended and frequently used hotels include:

Both are within walking distance to UMSON.


The closest airport is Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport. Drive time from BWI to UMSON is approximately 15 minutes.