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The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) was established in 2000 to foster Better Health through Nursing Science. The goals of the Council are to be a strong voice for nursing science, to disseminate research findings across scientific and lay communities, and to facilitate life-long learning opportunities for nurse scientists. CANS includes representation, among others, from the four regional nursing research societies, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; American Nurses Foundation (ANF); Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI); and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) (ex-officio). The State of the Science meeting is the most prestigious meeting on research development and policy issues in nursing.

Under the direction of the Dean, Dr. Patricia Holden Huchton, Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing has consistently advanced the program of nationally-recognized research. Sixteen nursing faculty were accepted through a competitive peer-reviewed abstract submission process to present at the CANS 2010 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research in Washington, D.C. on September 27 – 29, 2010. This representation by the TWU College of Nursing was one of the largest groups of nursing scientists from across the nation. Their selection is a benchmark of the endeavors to advance the college as a nationally-ranked program in federal funding. The support and generous financial contributions of TWU College of Nursing and The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research made the participation of sixteen faculty possible. 

Nursing faculty selected to present at 2010 CANS represent all three campuses at Dallas, Denton, and Houston. Their programs of study contribute to the health of the nation in highly-fundable health issues such as safety, diabetes, and violence.  Participation by the sixteen faculty at CANS 2010 State of the Science Congress facilitated dissemination of research findings and broadened networking with leading nursing scientists to allow TWU College of Nursing to reach their goals for further federal funding and national ranking.  

TWU faculty presenting research at the conference in Washington, D.C, September 27 – 29, 2010 were: 

Marge Benham-Hutchins

The Influence of Hybrid Information Systems on Workflow

Sandra Cesario

Despair Related to Exclusion from Drug Trials

Peggy Landrum

Safe Practice: Perceptions of Stressors and Solutions

Karen Lyon

Using Best Evidence to Treat Chronic Diabetic Wounds

Ann Malecha

Foreign-Born Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Stress
Impact of Workplace Incivility on Nurses’ Productivity 
Depression and Nigerian-Born Immigrant Women in the US

Judith McFarlane

Applying Community Based Participatory Research Methods to Achieve Millennium Goals 2015 for Women’s Health:  Results of a 3-Arm RCT

Karen Pancheri

Technology, Interface Design and Student Satisfaction

Cleo Richard

Culturally Competent Care-End Stage Renal Disease

Gayle Roux

Phenomena of Inner Strength in Women with Heart Disease

Susan Chaney and Susan Sheriff

The Effects of Smoking Cessation on Weight Gain in Women

Donna Tilley

Intimate Partner Violence Video Rating Scale

Anne Young and Rae Langford

Predicting NCLEX Success Using the Evolve Exit Exam

Ann Coleman and Ann Malecha

Regional Simulation Faculty Development Project

Anne Young

ICU Nurses’ Experiences in Providing Terminal Care

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