April 07, 2020
MNRS virtual conference provides spotlight for exceptional science

Several College of Nursing faculty were honored at the 2020 Midwestern Nursing Research Society’s (MNRS) 44th Annual Research Conference last week. Rather than cancel because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, MNRS decided to host a virtual conference with the theme of “Advancing Nursing Research with Diverse Populations.”

MNRS explained on its website that “the science needs to be shared, student work needs to be fostered, and nursing researchers need a place to share ideas, innovations, and methodologies. We must be flexible while acknowledging this global health issue.”

“The science was exceptional, presented by researchers and scholars at all levels –students, junior investigators, mid-career and senior scientists,” said Cindy Anderson, PhD, APRN-CNP, ANEF, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN, senior associate dean of academic affairs and educational innovation and professor in the College of Nursing who also serves as president of MNRS. “It was a fitting celebration of the World Health Organization’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife, highlighting the significance of nursing research to the health of our nation and our world.”


Pickler receives Lifetime Achievement Award
March 06, 2019
National group aims to realign healthcare to meet the needs of all Americans

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The influential national group Women of Impact has selected Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, from The Ohio State University College of Nursing as part of its fourth cohort of members. Women of Impact is a group of high-profile female executives representing all sectors of the healthcare industry across the country who share the goal of realigning the healthcare system to meet the needs of all Americans.

Morrison-Beedy, who serves as chief talent and global strategy officer and the Centennial Professor for the College of Nursing, was selected after a competitive national process that included interviews to determine her commitment both to the process and to creating a measurable impact that makes a lasting difference.

“I am honored and privileged to join this esteemed group of influential trailblazers who are dedicated to the cause of improving healthcare across the United States,” Morrison-Beedy said. “Women of Impact allows nationally-recognized female healthcare leaders to focus on creating a lasting legacy by undertaking leadership initiatives with a purpose and for a purpose.”

“Membership is by invitation because it is not about being bigger, but creating a group that can both support each other and together affect real change in healthcare,” said Joanne Conroy, MD, Women of Impact founder and CEO and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. “Defining an individual desired legacy and committing to having an impact as an individual is the glue that holds the individual cohort and group together. It is what energizes us and refocuses us and is transformative even for the most experienced leaders.”

Women of Impact seeks to apply the concept of collective impact to advance those legacies in addressing complex problems in healthcare and critical concerns prominent in the national conversation.