Nightime shot of a bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin.
The River Liffey near the Convention Centre Dublin in Ireland. Photo by Connie Nguyen-Truong.

WSU College of Nursing faculty and a doctoral student recently presented their research at the International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland.

The 28th annual event was sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and drew nearly 1,400 nurse researchers, students, clinicians and leaders.

The presentations of work by WSU College of Nursing faculty and student were:

Research Session: Transitions in the Care of the Older Adult
“Participatory Approach to Build Capacity: Nurse-led Research to Overcome Insufficient Mobility in Hospitalized Older Adults” by Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Gordana Dermody and Instructor Dr. Ruth A. Bryant

Research Session: Patient Education in Oncology Patients
“Feasibility of a Breast Health Education Intervention for Vietnamese-American Immigrant Women,” by Assistant Professor at WSU Vancouver Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong and others.

Dr. Connie Nguyen-Truong standing in front of a Welcome to Dublin sign at the International Nursing Research Conference
Dr. Connie Nguyen-Truong, Assistant Professor in the WSU College of Nursing in Vancouver, presented research at the International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin in July.


Research Session: Smoking Cessation Interventions
“Tribal College Students’ Access to and Use of Mobile Communication and Technology for Health Information,” by Assistant Professor and Pre-licensure Program Director Dr. Jo Ann Walsh Dotson and and Assistant Professor IREACH Dr. Lonnie A. Nelson

Poster Presentation
“Professional Identity in the Lived Experience of Hospital Nurses,” by PhD candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant Tullamora T. Diede

Sigma Theta Tau International is a nonprofit whose mission is advancing population health and promoting the nursing profession. The honor society has more than 135,000 active members in more than 90 countries.
Dr. Nguyen-Truong said researchers who attended the International Nursing Research Congress made valuable connections for possible collaborations in research, and that personally, she forged stronger ties with her colleagues from the College of Nursing in Spokane.