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31.05.18

NHS Tayside nurse representing Dundee ‘down under’

A Ninewells nurse has been awarded a scholarship to attend the 29th International Nursing Research Congress in Melbourne, Australia in July.

Wendy Warden, a cardiac rehabilitation nurse, has been invited to attend the conference to present her Master of Science qualitative research project in the Rising Stars of Research – Invited Poster category.

Wendy undertook the project entitled “Patients’ experiences of the Educational Component of an Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Programme” as a part of her study towards her MSc in Advanced Nursing Practice.  Her research project was selected to represent the University of Dundee at the prestigious event.

Wendy said, “This is an exciting opportunity for me to share my project on an international stage and to further develop my knowledge and skills in research.

“On my return, I will be able to share my experiences as well as my learning with the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside. I hope to inspire others to undertake research which will positively influence patient care.

“I’m pleased to say that my abstract has also been selected for presentation at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Munich in August.”

The International Nursing Research Congress brings together nurses, researchers and clinicians from across the world to provide a platform to collaborate, learn and share information on topics affecting research and evidence based practice in nursing.

Each year in excess of 800 nurses attend to learn from research based presentations and posters.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Innovative Global Nursing Practice and Education Through Research and Evidence Based Practice”.