President's Message


Committee News

As always this is a busy time for many of our committees: Nominating, Conference Planning,

Organizational Development, Membership, Awards, and Communications. I am grateful to all who have generously volunteered your time to make ENRS thrive. Our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Advisory Group continues to provide input and recommendations to the President and Board to integrate important social justice values into our organization, research, and scholarly work in a meaningful way. The IDEA members have worked with our membership committee to create a survey of our membership so that we can obtain more demographic information about our members at the time of ENRS renewal.

Regional Research Societies & CANS

As President, I meet regularly with the Presidents of the Midwest Research Society, Southern Nursing Research Society, and Western Institute for Nursing as well as the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science National Advisory Council members to work collaboratively to advance these values regionally and nationally. We have been sharing many ideas about how we can work together to increase our visibility.

Support @ENRS_Science

We hope you will remember the impact of ENRS in advancing nursing science and consider a gift to our: 1) Sustaining Supporter unrestricted fund to sustain our strategic initiatives, 2) President’s Circle Award supporting innovative research by academic-practice partners, and 3) Student Conference Scholarships sponsoring baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral students to participate in our Annual Scientific Sessions. We appreciate your generosity at any level – every gift helps! We invite you to support our ENRS nursing research scholars across career stages and settings. To donate, go to our new website at:

Annual Conference

The annual conference is nearly here! President-Elect and Conference Chair Dr. Marie Ann Marino and the Conference Planning Committee members have been working hard to prepare for the 35th Annual Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia March 23-24, 2023. Many thanks to Dr. Marino who has pulled together an amazing group of volunteers who are serving on the conference planning committee including Gabriell Santulli and Drs. Melissa O’Connor, Sherry Burrell, Ariana Chao, Kristen Sethares, Susan DeSanto-Madeya, Veronica Erasquin, Amanda Jenkinson, Corrine Jurgens, Bea Leyden, Anne Mitchell, Jennifer Mondillo, Jennifer Ross, and Jennifer Shiroff as well as our wonderful ACG management team partners!

The theme for this year’s conference is Promoting Liberty: Addressing Determinants of Health Through Nursing Science. It promises to be an engaging and informative conference featuring accomplished senior researchers, including our opening keynote speaker, Dr. Alison Colbert. Our funding panel has National Institute of Nursing Research and PCORI representatives who will offer 1-1 appointments to members. Please save the date. For more information follow this link: We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Whatever your involvement in ENRS may be, it is always welcomed and appreciated.


Warmest wishes,

Jane Flanagan, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, AHN-BC, FNI, FNAP, FAAN

President, Eastern Nursing Research Society