NLN Foundation Announces Spring 2014 Writing Retreats

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The NLN Foundation Announces Writing Retreats for Spring 2014!

Scholarly Writing Retreats Spring 2014
March 21-23, 2014
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
Chapel Hill, NC
Leader: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

April 25-27, 2014
Embassy Suites Phoenix North
Phoenix, AZ
Leader: Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, BC

Registration Fee: $825 (Registration includes tuition, meals, and two nights’ accommodation at the host site.)

Program Description


Thanks to a generous five-year grant from Pocket Nurse Enterprises, Inc., the National League for Nursing and the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education are pleased to continue the expansion of the NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat, now in its sixth year.

If you have recently completed a research study or innovative project but have not had the time to craft an article for publication, this workshop is for you. The NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat is designed to help nurse educators enhance writing skills and disseminate research findings and other work in scholarly publications. By the end of the retreat, our goal is for each participant to have a complete, edited paper ready for submission to a scholarly journal.

Although NLN Scholarly Writing Retreats take place during the course of a weekend, this is a yearlong experience that involves one-on-one telephone consultation and mentorship.

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, professor and division chair at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, will lead the retreat at Indiana University. Dr. Oermann has contributed to nursing education through her many books and articles that guide faculty practice. Her books includeWriting for Publication in NursingEvaluation and Testing in Nursing EducationClinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing, and the Annual Review of Nursing Education.

Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, principal and owner of Maine Desk LLC, a provider of professional editorial services, will lead this retreat. A former associate research professor at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Maine, Dr. Nicoll is editor of CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing.

Joining Dr. Oermann or Dr. Nicoll will be Leslie Block, managing editor of Nursing Education Perspectives, the NLN’s research journal. Ms. Block was previously the managing editor of Nursing Research and senior editor of MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.

The retreat will begin at 2:00 pm on Friday and end by 12:00 pm on Sunday. All meals will be provided, beginning with dinner on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday. Group and individual sessions will be scheduled at varied times throughout the retreats, and ample time and privacy will be available for writing.

Click here to learn more about the retreat and to download an application.
Applications are due January 5, 2014.

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