Vickie Folse Sharie Metcalfe

Vickie Folse

Sharie Metcalfe

Nursing Professors to Present Research in South Africa

June 21, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -  Sharie Metcalfe, associate professor of nursing, and Vickie Folse, assistant professor of nursing, will travel to South Africa this summer to present their respective research projects at the 9th World Congress on Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory.

Sponsored by the International Orem Society for Nursing Science and Scholarship, the World Congress will take place July 20 through July 22 at the Emperors Palace Conference Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

An annual conference for professional nurses, nursing teachers, researchers and other interested allied health professionals, the World Congress offers a forum for the presentation and discussion of international developments in the nursing practice, management, and education.  This year's theme is "The Science of Self-Care: A Patient-Oriented Approach to Clinical Care."  Emphasis will be placed on self-care agency, concept explication, nursing diagnostics, culture-specific nursing care and innovative research methodology.

Metcalfe, a member of the International Orem Society since 2004, will discuss the topic "Implications for Theory-Based Nursing Education in the 21st Century." Folse, who is also a licensed clinical professional counselor, will present a paper titled, "Self-Care Nursing Deficit Theory (SCNDT), North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA), Nursing Intervention Classification System (NIC), and Nursing Outcomes Classification System (NOC): Competing or Complementary Organizing Frameworks?"

Metcalfe and Folse also will present IWU professor of nursing Connie Dennis' research at the event, titled "Dependent Care in Pediatric Nursing."

For more information, contact the IWU School of Nursing office at (309) 556-3051.

Contact: Marcus Mitchell, (309) 556-3181