The Second Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Research in Nursing Education was stimulating and exciting. More than 100 research papers on relevant aspects of nursing education were presented. In the keynote address, Dr. Jacqueline Fawcett skillfully provided the framework for meeting the conference's major goal - to stimulate thought on the interrelationship of theory, practice, and research in nursing education. She reminded the authence that, to remain credible and meaningful, the practice of nursing education must be guided by a synthesis of valid and useful scientific, esthetic, personal, and ethical theories. She also pointed out the importance of empirical research in developing and testing theory as a basis for the study and practice of nursing education.
The papers presented illustrated the domain of nursing education research as defined by the Society for Research in Nursing Education. They included research to
* guide educational policy decisions;
* test instructional and curricular innovation applicable to nursing education;
* test instructional or learning theory of interest to educators; and
* develop and test methodologies for nursing education research.
The Third Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Research in Nursing Education will be held in San Francisco, January 16-18, 1985. As in the past, all papers selected for presentation are reviewed by a panel of reviewers appointed by the Society. Papers on a wide range of topics will be considered for presentation.
Abstracts must be received no later than June 1, 1984, for consideration. For further information write to:
William L. Holzerner, PhD
School of Nursing, N319Y
University of California, San Francisco
3rd and Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, California 94131
The Scientific Meetings of the Society for Research in Nursing Education provide nurse educators with the opportunity to share information and analyze educational problems with colleagues interested in nursing education research.