Renowned Nursing Icon in the Global Nursing Symposium Series

The Philippine Nursing Research Society, Inc. (PNRS) with support from the Global Nursing Symposium Series of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing, USA, would like to collaborate a nursing research symposium with the theme: “Creating a More Positive Work Environment for Nurses and the Nursing Profession through Research."


In an ever changing health-care environment, nurses must be ready to guide change and demonstrate leadership through research. As nurses strive to deliver quality care that is evidence-based, the profession will need competent and knowledgeable leaders to ensure quality outcomes in organizations and communities.

This symposium will showcase what nursing leadership is doing now and must do in the future to achieve that goal.

By participating in the symposium, the participants will strengthen their capacity to lead and build that future; identify new opportunities to influence quality health outcomes through stronger nursing leadership and research; and connect with a international and national network of nurses to share research and best practices.

The symposium will bring together renowned international and national nurse leader-researchers. The keynote speaker, Prof. Lucille Joel, RN, Ed.D, FAAN, is a Professor, College of Nursing, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA; Vice-President, American Nurses Association; former President, Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools, and ICN Representative to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

The activity will be held in the UERMMMC College of Nursing on February 16, 2010, from 8am to 5pm.

For confirmation, kindly send an SMS to Dr. Caster Palaganas (09175335341) or Janel Castro (09228952635)




Biosketch of Dr. Lucille Joel


Lucille Joel is a Professor at Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey College of Nursing, and was Director of the Rutgers Teaching Nursing Home from 1982 to 1998. Dr. Joel has served as President of the American Nurses Association (ANA), and the New Jersey State Nurses Association, and as First Vice-president of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) headquartered in Geneva. She is the immediate Past-president of CGFNS International, the organization that evaluates the educational and practice credentials of health care workers who wish to migrate to the United States on an occupational visa; and was President of the International Center for Nurse Migration, a joint venture between ICN and CGFNS. Dr. Joel holds official status as ICN’s representative to UNICEF and the UN. She has also served as a member of the Executive Council of New Jersey AARP.

Dr. Joel is active in local government, having been on the Community Oversight Board of Bergen Regional Medical Center for over ten years. She held appointment to the Health Care Administration Board of the State of New Jersey, among other ad hoc appointments in the Department of Health and Senior Services, including the recent Committee on Post-partum Depression.

Dr. Joel is author of Psychiatric Nursing: Theory and Practice, Dimensions of Professional Nursing and The Nursing Experience, and Advanced Practice Nursing, published by McGraw-Hill and FA Davis respectively. Advanced Practice Nursing received an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in 2009. Dr. Joel is an international advisor to the American Journal of Nursing.

Dr. Joel has been a professional-technical advisor to the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), and chaired the FDA’s steering committee on nursing and medical devices. She has served as a board member to the Computer-based Patient Record Institute and as ANA’s liaison to CMS (HCFA) in work on quality and case mix reimbursement for long-term care.

Lucille Joel is the recipient of many honors including honorary doctorates from Villanova, Georgetown, Thomas Jefferson, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann Universities.