Founder's Day Forum

Each fall, the TWU College of Nursing in collaboration with SIGMA Theta Tau International Nursing Society’s Beta Beta-Houston chapter, presents the Founder’s Day Forum. The event features a renowned speaker as well as research presented by nursing students and nurses from across the Texas Medical Center and the State of Texas.

2019 Founder’s Day Forum

Embracing the Art and Science of Nursing

Oct. 8, 2019
8 am - 12:30 pm 
TWU Houston campus
6700 Fannin Street
Houston, TX, 77030 in the Texas Medical Center.

The event is FREE and open to the public

Join us for

  • Podium and poster presentations
  • Silent auction
  • Networking
  • Refreshments

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Call for Abstracts

Podium and poster abstracts are now being accepted until midnight September 15, 2019. 

Key learning outcome: To examine, discuss and apply the art of nursing, research and evidenced-based practices related to nursing practice and education.

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Plenary Speaker - Christie Watson

Christie Watson: 'The Language of Kindness. A Nurse’s Story'
  • Internationally renowned nurse author of “The Language of Kindness”
  • Twenty years as a nurse
  • Telling her story of caring, from which we can all learn

The “Language of Kindness,” published in 2018, is her first non-fiction book and was a number one Sunday Times Bestseller. It was Book of the Year in The Evening Standard, New Statesman, The Times, The Guardian and The Sunday Times and has been translated into 23 languages. It is currently being adapted for theater and television. Christie now teaches, writes, and advocates for nursing.


Perceptions of Nursing – Christie Watson’s Journey to Becoming a Nurse Writer and Author of the “Language of Kindness”

Come and hear about the impact that nursing has had on her journey to becoming an award-winning author.

Conference Schedule

  • 0800-0830  Registration
  • 0800-0830  Poster Viewing 1st floor, Vote for your favorite Poster!
  • 0830-0835  Welcome to Founders Day Celebration
  • 0835-0935  Plenary Speaker: CHRISTIE WATSON
  • 0935-1015  Refreshments and Silent Auction- 2nd floor. 
    POSTERS: Last Chance to Vote for Favorite Poster!
  • 0945-1015  Book signing with Christie Watson (Room TBA)
  • 1015-1115  Podium Presentations
  • 1115-1130  Break
  • 1130 -1210 Podium Presentations
  • 1215-1230  Conference Closing-Awards and Closing
  • 1230  Turn in Evaluations and CEU verification form to receive CEU Certificate.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16383 for 1.0 CEU by Texas Woman's University College of Nursing, T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center. 5550 South Western Medical Avenue, Dallas, TX 75325

Register by September 30

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Additional information

For questions regarding the abstract or for further information regarding the Founder's Day Forum event, please email

See you at the conference!

Wyona M. Freysteinson, Ph.D., MN
Past President SIGMA Beta Beta-Houston
Founder’s Day Abstract Chair
Associate Professor, Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing
Texas Woman’s University
Scholar, Sigma Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy

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