The Center for EBP and Nursing Research

Keynote Speaker - Zoe Jordan, PhD
Executive Director, The Joanna Briggs Institute
Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia

Dr. Jordan has been working in the field of evidence-based healthcare for more than 20 years. She is currently Executive Director of the Joanna Briggs Institute, leading the Institute and its 80+ international collaborating entities to achieve its vision and mission of improved health outcomes in communities globally through the synthesis, transfer and implementation of the best available evidence. Her scholarly interests are related to international collaboration, cross cultural research strategy, and the role of relational empathy in evidence translation.

Abstract Submissions Open!
Deadline - June 15, 2018

Abstracts for podium and poster presentations focusing on nursing and interprofessional quality, translational and research projects can be submitted online. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Spring 2019 online issue of the Ochsner Journal pending editorial approval.

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Serve the healthcare community by fostering the integration of research into quality healthcare outcomes through innovative education and training


We will conduct cutting-edge research which ignites a spirit of scientific inquiry in nurses at all levels, changing practice and changing lives. We will provide comprehensive research consultative and mentored services that will impact the scientific rigor of meaningful nursing research.

Contact Information

Jessica Peterson, PhD RN
(504) 703-2208