14 July 2011

Nine pictures, worth nine thousand words

It’s hard to know what to write about. Do I tell you about the fabulous sessions today, or the people frolicking in the ocean? The great networking lunch with a room full of different “table groups” focused on various topics, or the excellent dinner with amazingly accomplished colleagues and friends? Shopping at the STTI Marketplace or playing in the pool? Perhaps pictures and captions tell the story best:

On the pathway to the Universal Expo (conference) Center this a.m.
Past president May Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, chats with past
president and current CEO of STTI, Pat Thompson, EdD, RN, FAAN.
Flags flying at hotel are reminiscent of nurses from 33 countries at
the 22nd International Nursing Research Congress.
Leigh Small, PhD, RN, CPNP, and STTI President Karen Morin, DSN,
RN, ANEF, were session presenters.
A coatimundi playing on the hotel grounds.
One of the many sessions offered.
The view from the beach. Note the kayak and sailboard.
Some of the mechandise at the STTI Marketplace.
Enjoying dinner (from left): 2011 STTI Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
inductee Wipada Kunaviktikul, DSN, RN; Joanne McGlown, RN, PhD,
FACHE; and Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Tomorrow the 22nd International Nursing Research Congress will culminate with the induction of fifteen leaders from around the world into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. I can't wait to tell you about it.

Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN
Director, Education and Leadership

For Reflections on Nursing Leadership (RNL), published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.

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