2022 Theme:

Charting the Path of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Nursing Science

Conference Objectives:
  1. Evaluate the impact of existing and emerging nursing knowledge focused on health equity to meet the needs of a diverse society
  2. Discuss transformative nursing research that addresses equitable and accessible care across populations.
  3. Develop strategies to disseminate and implement nursing science that promotes diversity, health equity, and inclusion.

Continuing Education Credits:

To get your CEU's, please follow the below directions: 
  • Go to http://enrs.cmecertificateonline.com

  • Click on the "Eastern Nursing Research Society 34th Annual Scientific Sessions" link
  • Evaluate the conference
  •  Once done, you should be able to print all pages of the certificate for your records.
  •  If you have any questions pertaining to the CEU's, I would recommend reaching out to Amedco LLC directly at [email protected].
  • Amedco LLC designates this conference for a maximum of 14.25 ANCC contact hours. You can review the learner notification here.


Advanced Registration Deadline was Monday, March 21, 2022
Onsite walk ins will be accepted.
The 34th Annual Scientific Sessions will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI from March 31-April 1, 2022.
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center
Address: 1 Sabin St, Providence, RI 02903
Dates: Thursday, March 31, 2022 – Friday, April 1, 2022

Download the full conference brochure above for session descriptions and abstract presenters.
Download the ENRS Book of Reports containing 2021-2022 accomplishments and future strategic initiatives

COVID-19 Precautions: Vaccine Required to Attend in Person
The ENRS Board is concerned with the health and safety of our members. Our management team will continue to follow up-to-date health and safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control as well as local and state health officials.

The 34th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research Society will be held in-person in Providence, Rhode Island with selected plenary sessions available virtually. All in person participants and guests of the 34th Annual Scientific Sessions must be fully vaccinated to attend, including a booster dose if eligible.
While Rhode Island is currently a low-risk area per the CDC guidelines, the ENRS Board has decided to maintain the indoor mask requirement at our conference. Please review our COVID Safety Precautions and Vaccine Requirements.



Early Bird Pricing: $445

Regular Pricing: $495

After March 14: $550

Student Members:

Early Bird Pricing: $305

Regular Pricing: $345

After March 14: $420


Early Bird Pricing: $545

Regular Pricing: $595

After March 14: $650


One Day Registration:


Regular/Associate Member: $350

Student Member/Retired Member: $150

Non-Member: $395


Regular/Associate Member $350

Student Member/Retired Member $150

Non-Member $395

On Demand Virtual Pass:
The following sessions will be available virtually after the event. The on demand virtual sessions are included in the Full Registration ticket and are available separately as a stand-alone On Demand Virtual Pass ticket.

Opening Remarks, Outstanding Researcher Awards, & Opening Keynote
All Members Meeting
Plenary Panel Presentation
Student Peer-Reviewed Paper/Poster Awards and Closing Remarks


On Demand Virtual Pass prices:

Regular/Associate Member $225
Student Member/Retired Member $100
Non-Member $250


1 West Exchange Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903
Special group rate of $209 single /double occupancy per night plus tax.
Discounted group rate has been extended to Friday, March 11, 2022 or until the block is full, whichever comes first.
Please be sure to secure your reservation as early as possible to guarantee rate availability and your preferred room type.
Book: Please use this link to book your reservation.


Overnight: $34

Days parking: $16 (up to 10 hours)

By Air

For those flying into  Providence, Warwick's Green International Airport (PVD)

(formerly TF Green) is only 10 minutes from downtown Providence.

By Car

Downtown Providence is conveniently located off Interstate 95. For driving directions, click here.

By Train

Providence is conveniently located on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor route, which runs from Boston to Washington, D.C. and back. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Providence Amtrak Station.

Conference Sponsorship
Thank you to our Partner Organizations for supporting the 34th Annual Scientific Sessions. 
The deadline to purchase sponsorship has passed.

Schedule of Events

 Opening Keynote

Gina S. Brown, PhD, RN, MSA, FAAN
Dean, College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Howard University

Plenary Panel: Intersectionality, Innovation and Nurses' Responsibility to Health Inequities in Research
Robert Atkins, PhD, RN, FAAN
New Jersey Health Initiatives of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Rutgers University Camden School of Nursing
Annette Maruca, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CCHP
Clinical Professor
University of Connecticut School of Nursing
Mitchell J. Wharton, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNS
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion
University of Rochester School of Nursing
Moderator: Mary Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Rhode Island College of Nursing




Outstanding Researcher Award Winners

Each year, the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) proudly recognizes valuable contributions and excellence in nursing research as demonstrated by ENRS members. Following is a list of award winners for the 2022 Outstanding Researcher Awards at our 34th Annual Scientific Sessions:

  • ENRS Nursing Research Authorship Award: Nalini Jairath, PhD, RN, The Catholic University of America, Conway School of Nursing
  • Rising Star Research Award: Jasmine Travers, PhD, MHS, RN, AGPCNP-BC, New York University, Rory Meyers College of Nursing
  • Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Research Award: Yvette Conley, PhD, FAAN, University of Pittsburgh
  • Suzanne Feetham Nurse Scientist Family Research Award: Susan DeSanto-Madeya, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Rhode Island, College of Nursing
  •  ENRS/Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) Dissertation Award: Tingting Zhao, University of Connecticut



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