ENTER Conference 2012

Enhancing Nursing Through Educational Research: Inaugural Scottish Conference

Cottrell Building, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA


  • Nov 14 2012 Applications Deadline
  • Nov 28 2012 Conference Date

Keynote Speakers: 
Ros Moore, Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland
Prof Brian Webster, Chair, SHANAHP

Showcasing the range of nursing educational developments and research being conducted across Scotland.

Discussing how educators and practitioners best integrate educational developments and research into practice.

Conference for Nurse Educators, Nurse Researchers, Students, Clinical Practitioners interested in or involved with teaching, research and/or the support of student learning


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Student Poster prizes kindly sponsored by RCN Scotland
Grateful thanks to Elsevier for their support of ENTER 2012

Conference Themes

ENTER logo Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Working and Learning Together

Papers for this theme could focus on theoretical perspectives underpinning interprofessional/disciplinary working; exemplars from academic practice; collaborations and partnerships between Further and Higher Education and clinical/academic/research collaborations.

Transition and Translation

Papers for this theme should present research where educational context or process is a key aspect of: (i) important transitions for nursing students and/or staff (academic/clinical), or (ii) nursing work involving the translation of policy, theory, research or dictat into practice

Practice Learning

Papers for this theme could focus on any aspect of practice learning, for example simulation, skill development, developing nursing capability. Papers are welcome which cover the career trajectory from undergraduate to Doctoral level practice learning.

Pedagogical Approaches to Nurse Education

Papers for this theme are likely to explore issues related to the hows, whys and wherefores of teaching nurses or nursing. The focus is on things not clinical/practice based, and could be for undergraduate, postgraduate or any nursing education. Theoretical or position papers, as well as research papers, welcome. 

Conference Information

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Wednesday 28 November, 09.30-16.00h,
Registration takes place in Lecture Theatre W1, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

Conference Flyer:

ENTER 2012 Conference Programme

Format of Sessions:

Conference sessions will be delivered using a range of formats such as invited keynotes, seminars, and poster presentations.

Poster sessions:

RCN Scotland, sponsoring ENTER 2012 student poster prizes Prizes, sponsored by RCN Scotland, will be awarded for the best undergraduate and postgraduate posters.


ElsevierColleagues will be free to gather around, listen to and question a presenter, and move between posters during the lunchtime period.

Theme based seminar sessions:

Offers presenters the opportunity to present details of, and explore with colleagues, the issues surrounding effective practice or an innovation with which they have been directly involved, or a theoretical or conceptual aspect of teaching and learning innovation that would benefit from wider discussion and feedback. Presentations should last no more than 15 minutes to allow time for discussion 


Poster winners

Poster winners

RCN Scotland, sponsoring ENTER 2012 student poster prizes  Many congratulations to the winners and runners up for the posters displayed at the lunchtime session of ENTER 2012.

We are very grateful to RCN Scotland, who have generously funded prizes for the posters:


Student posters:

Winners:  Liz Burns and Hazel Thompson, Glasgow Caledonian University
The Recovery Roller-coaster

Runner-up:  Jenny Jones & Mariyana Schultz, University of Stirling
The Effectiveness of a Brief Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program on Anxiety and Situational Stress-Response Resilience in Nursing Students


Qualified staff posters:

Winners:  Graham Geddes, Michael MacPhee and Peter White, University of Stirling: 
Perceived and actual benefits of simulated scenarios for practice: Final year student nurse experience

Runner up:  Leeana Will, Robert Gordon University: 
Developing Spiritual Care Education within Nursing Curricula: How and Why?

ENTER 2012 Prize winners
 Winners of ENTER2012 student posters, supported by RCN Scotland
Ellen Hudson of RCN Scotland with student poster prize-winners Hazel Thompson and Liz Burns of Glasgow Caledonian University
 Winners of ENTER2012 staff posters, supported by RCN Scotland
Ellen Hudson of RCN Scotlands with poster prize-winner Michael MacPhee of the University of Stirling





Seminar Presentations

Handouts of Seminars presented at ENTER 2012


Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Working and Learning Together

Collaborative police and nursing interventions and education to support those with mental health needs: a comparative international literature review, I Heyman, Robert Gordon University

The Doctor and Nurse as Teacher , Dr F Muir and I McTaggart, Dundee University & NHS Tayside

Health and social integration : implications for nurse education and practice learning experiences - Dr A Smith, J Smith, E Dibden & S MacFarlane

Multi professional teaching and learning in child welfare & protection : a critical review - J Smith & D Helm, University of Stirling

Assessing Individual Student Input into Online IPE Group Work - W Smith, Prof K Stevenson, C Seenan & G Morlan, Glasgow Caledonian University

Pre-Nursing Scholarship : Work experience project for young people in secondary education (S5/S6) from remote and rural areas of the Highlands and Western Isles - I Chisholm, Dr R Kyle, E Dibden, Dr A Smith, University of Stirling

Partnership working to facilitate nursing students’ careers - L Johnston & J Irwin, University of the West of Scotland

Working with Children & Families with Complex Needs : A Bespoke Communication Course for Children and Family Services - S Valentine, E Colville, M Dorward & Dr K Naismith, NHS Tayside


Pedagogical Approaches to Nurse Education

Altruistic Avatars : volunteering in the 3D virtual world - Evelyn McElhinney aka Kali Pizzaro, Glasgow Caledonian University

Heutagogy and Nurse Education :  A novel approach or the Emperor's New Clothes? - Dr M Ramsay and Dr G Neilson, University of Dundee

Realising and developing students’ potential for spiritual care - Dr Morag Campbell, Dr Beth Seymour, Glasgow Caledonian University

Cultivating virtuous ethical practice in nursing students  through engagement with the arts and humanities - Dr A McKie, Robert Gordon University

Empowering compassionate care through nurse education - D Adam, Robert Gordon University

Nurses as philosophers : enabling conversations about evidence to enhance patient care - Dr I Atherton & Dr R Kyle, University of Stirling

To ask or not to ask ; how first year undergraduate students manage the risks associated with speaking out in the classroom setting - F Kennedy, Glasgow Caledonian University

Academic accreditation of nonformal and informal learning as a strategy for rewarding good practice and healthcare success - M Wright, Glasgow Caledonian University


Transition and Translation

Fit students? Fit selection process? : One Scottish HEI’s Evaluation of Selection Processes and Related Outcomes for Pre-Registration NursingF Baguley, Dr C MacDuff, Prof R Taylor & J Mackenzie, Robert Gordon University

How can online learning with patchwork text analysis be used to ease the return to academic learning for students beginning a top up degree level nursing course? - K Whittingham & D Adam, Robert Gordon University

How can we get student nurses to do Quality Improvement? (QI)?- M Beattie, Dr A Shepherd, B James, University of Stirling

Transforming knowledge into insight: An evaluation of mental health nursing students’ understanding of the meaning of recovery in mental health - M Caldwell, V Howatson, E Burns &, H Thompson, Glasgow Caledonian University

Passing on words of wisdom: Using graduating student nurses’  experiences to influence the development of new entrants to a nursing programme - C Gibson & K MacDonald, Queen Margaret’s University

Values-based practice and telecare: Happy marriage or uneasy bedfellows? - M McCaig, University of the West of Scotland

Researching the practical translation of theory into practice with nurses trained in solution focused therapy - S Smith, Robert Gordon University

A Cross-sectional study of empathy of mental health nurses in Ayrshire and Arran - G Kane, NHS Ayrshire & Arran


Practice Learning

An Evaluation of the Use of a Nursing Medication Formula card as an Educational Tool - J Joy, S Ahmed & D Moriarty, University of Glasgow

A A follow up to new approaches to providing practice placements in the pre-registration nursing programmes: A comparison study of the year one pilot students experiences in Year 2- P Bradley & M Roxburgh, University of Stirling

Voluntary sector placement development - D Todd, Robert Gordon University

Applying a Nursing Model of Competence   to prepare podiatry students for professional practice - A Nicoll, NHS Lanarkshire

Evaluation of the Impact of an Education Pathway for advanced critical care nurse practitioners, J Mundy, C Nicholson & L Veitch, NHS Lothian

Training in supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse with disclosure: embedding Safe to Say into a BSc (Mental Health Nursing) Pre-registration Programme - L McNay, Dr G Marland, S Hampson & Prof C Martin, University of the West of Scotland

Applying change management and leadership theory to practice - Final year nursing students’ contribution to improving quality in practice - AM Rice, G MacIntosh & J Joy, University of Glasgow

Supporting students with disabilities in practice - A Lackie, C McColl & N Riddell, NHS Forth Valley 


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Images from ENTER 2012

Ros Moore, CNO, speaking at ENTER 2012
Ros Moore, CNO, presents opening keynote speech
 Poster session at ENTER 2012
 Lunchtime poster session and networking in the Atrium, Andrew Miller Building
 Poster session at ENTER 2012
 Lunchtime poster session and networking in the Atrium, Andrew Miller Building
 Winners of ENTER2012 staff posters, supported by RCN Scotland
 Ellen Hudson of RCN Scotland with poster prize-winner Michael MacPhee of the University of Stirling
 Winners of ENTER2012 student posters, supported by RCN Scotland
 Ellen Hudson of RCN Scotland with student poster prize-winners Hazel Thompson and Liz Burns of Glasgow Caledonian University



Conference Registration Fees

The standard conference rate is £90
A limited number of free places are available for students

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