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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Second annual Haley Nursing Forum

Connell News

11/21/11
Lichuan Ye, Katherine Gregory, Steven Haley, Kathleen (Powers) Haley, and Patricia Dykes

On November 17, partners from the William F. Connell School of Nursing and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Department of Nursing gathered together at the Second Annual Haley Nursing Forum.

The Haley Nurse Scientist program has continued to build a partnership between the Connell School of Nursing and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital around the shared commitment to lead clinical nursing research and to mentor clinical nurses in scholarly work. It was designed to advance the holistic care of patients and families by promoting scholarship, advancing the development and translation of nursing science through research and innovation, and creating opportunities for clinical nurses to grow and develop their practice. The program was established by Steven and Kathleen (Powers) Haley ‘76.

After a warm welcome from Jacqueline Somerville, RN, Ph.D., Chief Nursing Officer & Senior Vice President, Patient Services, and Dean Susan Gennaro, RN, D.S.N., FAAN, Dean and Professor, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, the three Haley Nurse Scientists present their work.

Assistant Professor Katherine Gregory, the first Haley Nurse Scientist, shared her work on “Building a Program of Research: Exemplars in Maternal Health,” followed by Assistant Professor Lichuan Ye, the second Haley Nurse Scientist, who shared her research on “Sleep During Hospitalization: Could Sleep Come Easily?”

Patricia Dykes, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, Haley Nurse Scientist, BWH Department of Nursing, Senior Nurse Scientist, Director of Nursing Research Center for Nursing Excellence, was named the newest Haley Nurse Scientist. In this position she has focused her research around “Patient Safety in Hospitals: Leveraging Health Information Technology to Support Communication and Evidence-Based Practice.” Assisting Dr. Dykes with her research is Rachel Pozzar, RN, B.S.N., PCCN, a Connell School masters’ student.

Pictured: (l-r) Lichuan Ye, Assistant Professor, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College; Katherine Gregory, Assistant Professor, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College; Steven Haley; Kathleen (Powers) Haley '76; Patricia Dykes, Director of Nursing Research, Center for Nursing Excellence, Brigham & Women's Hospital