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College of Nursing

Research Day

About Research Day

This annual, free scholarship event is for students, Registered Nurses, Clinical Nurse Educators, Clinical Nurse Leaders, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Scientists, and College/University Nursing Faculty. Come learn about the latest advancements in nursing science on the beautiful Michigan State University campus!


Watch Recorded Event



When and Where

Date & Time

March 15, 2023
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



The Michigan State University College of Nursing
Bott Building for Nursing Education & Research
1355 Bogue St., East Lansing, MI 48824



9:00 – 9:15


Bott Atrium


9:15 – 9:30


Jackie Iseler, MSN, RN, DNP, CNE, ACNS-BC

Assistant Professor, Clinical Nurse Specialist Program Director



9:30 – 9:45

Introductory Comments & introducing Keynote

Leigh Small, PhD, RN, PNP-PC, FAAN

Professor and Dean

Michigan State University College of Nursing



9:45 – 10:45

Keynote Presentation

Advancing Research and Practice for Health Equity

Jennifer Johnson, PhD

C. S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health

Professor of OBGYN, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Michigan State University                         






11:00 – 12:10

Poster Discussion

Moderated by Barb Given, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAPOS

University Distinguished Professor & Associate Dean Emeritus



12:10 – 12:40

LUNCH (networking)

C160/C170 & Atrium


12:40 – 1:40

Poster Presentation Session I

Bott Atrium


1:50 – 2:50

Poster Presentation Session II

Bott Atrium


2:50 – 3:00

Closing Remarks

Susan Buchholz, PhD, RN, FAANP, FAAN

Professor and Associate Dean for Research

Michigan State University College of Nursing



The theme of this year's Spring Research Day is “Optimizing Health and Advancing Health Equity” and features our keynote speaker Dr. Jennifer Johnson, who is a C. S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Michigan State University.
Johnson is a clinical psychologist who conducts policy-relevant implementation and effectiveness trials of mental health and substance use interventions for vulnerable populations, including perinatal women, prisoners, and jail detainees. She has been the principal investigator of 17 research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, and co-investigator of another 18. 
This FREE scholarship event is for students, registered Nurses, clinical nurse educators, clinical nurse leaders, clinical nurse specialists, nurse scientists, and college/university nursing faculty.

Criteria for contact hours: Participants attending the event and completing the post-session evaluation will receive up to 3.0 continuing education contact hour(s). Michigan State University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider with distinction of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.