• Nursing Research Conference

    LaGuardia Community College presents “A Day of Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice” and a Poster Presentation sponsored by the Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island (NACLI)

  • Nursing research is crucial to the practice of professional nursing. It directly influences both our current and future professional nursing practice and is necessary for continuing advancements that support evidence based practice (EBP) to provide optimal nursing care.

    Professional nursing practice relies on research to provide the scientific foundation behind the evidence-based care that impacts both the quality of and the outcomes for individuals, families, communities and health care systems.

    Nurses use research to influence health care at the local, state and federal levels.

    Faculty, students, and community partners will lead concurrent oral and poster presentation sessions sponsored by LaGuardia Community College and NACLI. The posters will showcase findings from innovative research and evidence-based projects that improve health and quality and quality care.

    For additional information email: nursingresearch@lagcc.cuny.edu

  • The Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island (NACLI) is extending an invitation to Registered Nurses to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at LaGuardia Community College’s Research Day on May 8th, 2019.


    Abstract Guidelines

    The abstract is a brief version of your poster so the most important facts must be gleaned and shaped into a coherent statement.

    Required Format for EVIDENCE–BASED PRACTICE Abstracts:

    • Title for the evidence based practice presentation
    • Primary Investigator(s) name and credential
    • Institution/Hospital affiliation, city and state
    • Co-investigator(s) name and credentials
    • Body of the abstract to include the following:
      • Identification of the problem - Overview
      • EBP Question/Purpose
      • Methods/Evidence
      • Significance of Findings/Outcomes
      • Implications for nurses and future research

    Submitting your Abstract

    Use the following guidelines for formatting and submitting your abstract:

    • Abstracts should be single-spaced. Please use a 12-point font. The following APA margins must be used: top 1 inch; bottom 1 inch; left 1 inch; right 1 inch.
    • In 100 to 350 words, provide detailed information to address the questions for the “Required Format for EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE Abstracts” listed above.
    • Abstract submissions will only be accepted via email.
    • email: Attach copy of the abstract and your Information Form and email to nursingresearch@lagcc.cuny.edu
    • Please be sure to include the words “Research Abstract Submission” or "EBP Abstract Submission" in the subject line of your email.
    • Only acceptable formats for emailing include .doc, .docx, or .rtf.


    Poster Presentation Guidelines


    A poster session is a graphic presentation of an author's EBP project. Authors illustrate their study findings by displaying graphs, photos, diagrams, and a small amount of text on poster boards.

    • Dimensions – Posters must be a maximum of 4' x 8'. (i.e. Height = 4', Width=8') landscape orientation. The minimum size recommended is 24 inches by 36 inches so attendees can see the poster at a minimum of 10 feet away.
    • Only materials that can be mounted on the provided easels are allowed for poster presentations.
    • Neither LaGuardia Community College nor NACLI have the funds available to cover poster printing costs. Both the production of the poster and associated costs are the responsibility of the presenters.


    Helpful Tips for Making Posters

    • Don’t wait until the last minute. Creating and printing an effective poster presentation takes time.
    • Aim for clarity and simplicity.
    • Lay your poster sections in a logical order.
    • Be sure to include the abstract title, author names, and the institution where the work was completed.
    • Use a type size that can be read easily from a considerable distance (4 feet or more). Try using a type between 14 – 20 pt. The title should be larger than the rest of the text. Select a legible font such as Times Roman, Times New Roman, Baskerville, or Palatino.
    • Posters should stimulate discussion, not give a long presentation. Therefore, keep text to a minimum, emphasize graphics, and make sure every item in your poster is necessary.
    • Space your information proportionally: divide your poster either horizontally or vertically into three or four sections, and place your materials within those spaces. Like a layout of a magazine.
    • When choosing a background, remember that neutral or gray colors will be easier on the eyes than a bright color. In addition, color photos look best when mounted on gray.


    Helpful Tips for a Successful Poster Presentation

    • Hand carry your poster to the presentation, using tubular packaging or a portfolio case. Do not mail your poster to the conference headquarters or to the meeting site.
    • You will be responsible for proper assembly, mounting and presentation of your poster.
    • Remember your poster will be available for viewing and discussion for several hours. The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.
    • Try not to stand directly in front of your poster, allow others to view the entire poster. Stand to the side.
    • Come prepared with any relevant handouts you may wish to share and business cards to hand out.
    • No computers or extra aids may be used during a poster presentation.
    • Prepare for questions and answers.
    • Posters must be removed following the poster presentation.

    The Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island (NACLI) is extending an invitation to nursing students to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at LaGuardia Community College’s Research Day on May 8th, 2019.


    Abstract Guidelines

    The abstract is a brief version of your poster so the most important facts must be gleaned and shaped into a coherent statement.

    Required Format for EVIDENCE–BASED PRACTICE Abstracts:

    • Title for the evidence based practice presentation
    • Primary Investigator(s) name and credential
    • Institution/Hospital affiliation, city and state
    • Co-investigator(s) name and credentials
    • Body of the abstract to include the following:
      • Identification of the problem - Overview
      • EBP Question/Purpose
      • Methods/Evidence
      • Significance of Findings/Outcomes
      • Implications for nurses and future research

    Submitting your Abstract

    Use the following guidelines for formatting and submitting your abstract:

    • Abstracts should be single-spaced. Please use a 12-point font. The following APA margins must be used: top 1 inch; bottom 1 inch; left 1 inch; right 1 inch.
    • In 100 to 350 words, provide detailed information to address the questions for the “Required Format for EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE Abstracts” listed above.
    • Abstract submissions will only be accepted via email.
    • email: Attach copy of the abstract and your Information Form and email to nursingresearch@lagcc.cuny.edu
    • Please be sure to include the words “Research Abstract Submission” or "EBP Abstract Submission" in the subject line of your email. Only acceptable formats for emailing include .doc, .docx, or .rtf.


    Poster Presentation Guidelines


    A poster session is a graphic presentation of an author's EBP project. Authors illustrate their study findings by displaying graphs, photos, diagrams, and a small amount of text on poster boards.

    • Dimensions – Posters must be a maximum of 4' x 8'. (i.e. Height = 4', Width=8') landscape orientation. The minimum size recommended is 24 inches by 36 inches so attendees can see the poster at a minimum of 10 feet away.
    • Only materials that can be mounted on the provided easels are allowed for poster presentations.
    • LaGuardia Community College does not have the funds available to cover poster printing costs. Both the production of the poster and associated costs are the responsibility of the presenters.


    Helpful Tips for Making Posters

    • Don’t wait until the last minute. Creating and printing an effective poster presentation takes time.
    • Aim for clarity and simplicity.
    • Lay your poster sections in a logical order.
    • Be sure to include the abstract title, author names, and the institution where the work was completed.
    • Use a type size that can be read easily from a considerable distance (4 feet or more). Try using a type between 14 – 20 pt. The title should be larger than the rest of the text. Select a legible font such as Times Roman, Times New Roman, Baskerville, or Palatino.
    • Posters should stimulate discussion, not give a long presentation. Therefore, keep text to a minimum, emphasize graphics, and make sure every item in your poster is necessary.
    • Space your information proportionally: divide your poster either horizontally or vertically into three or four sections, and place your materials within those spaces. Like a layout of a magazine.
    • When choosing a background, remember that neutral or gray colors will be easier on the eyes than a bright color. In addition, color photos look best when mounted on gray.


    Helpful Tips for a Successful Poster Presentation

    • Hand carry your poster to the presentation, using tubular packaging or a portfolio case. Do not mail your poster to the conference headquarters or to the meeting site.
    • You will be responsible for proper assembly, mounting and presentation of your poster.
    • Remember your poster will be available for viewing and discussion for several hours. The poster should be understandable without oral explanation.
    • Try not to stand directly in front of your poster, allow others to view the entire poster. Stand to the side.
    • Come prepared with any relevant handouts you may wish to share and business cards to hand out.
    • No computers or extra aids may be used during a poster presentation.
    • Prepare for questions and answers.
    • Posters must be removed following the poster presentation.
    LaGuardia Community College presents

    “A Day of Nursing Research and Evidence based Practice”
    Poster Presentation sponsored by the Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island (NACLI)



    Greetings Administrators, Faculty, Registered Nurses and Students,

    You are cordially invited to attend our 4th annual Research Day and Evidence-Based Practice Poster Presentation on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 2–4 p.m., at LaGuardia Community College, Room E-500.

    Together with our community partners, we will showcase research studies, evidence based clinical innovations and discuss implications for practice, policy and enduring research.

    Guest Speakers


    Daniella Stephen Daniella Stephen, MPH, MSN, RN, CPHQ
    Clinical Program Manager, Nursing Quality

    Mount Sinai Queens
    23-22 30th Rd
    Astoria, NY, 11102

    Topic: The Nurses role in Quality Improvement
    Carl M. Sparacino Carl M. Sparacino
    Director of Operations

    ATC Healthcare Services Long Island
    1983 Marcus Ave, Suite E-122
    North New Hyde Park, NY 111042

    Topic: Impact and Expected Outcomes of BSN Requirement in New York State

    Faculty, students, and community partners will lead oral and poster presentation sessions sponsored by LaGuardia Community College and NACLI. The posters will showcase findings from innovative research and evidence based projects that improve health and quality and quality care.

    If you are interested in submitting an abstract to present an EBP project, please refer to the Poster Presentation Guidelines below for Registered Nurses and Registered Nursing Students.


    LaGuardia Community College presents

    “A Day of Nursing Research and Evidence based Practice”
    Poster Presentation sponsored by the Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island (NACLI)



    Greetings Administrators, Faculty, Registered Nurses and Students,

    You are cordially invited to attend our 3rd annual Research Day and Evidence Based Practice Poster Presentation on Friday, April 20th, 2018, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at LaGuardia Community College, Room E111

    Together with our community partners, we will showcase research studies, evidence based clinical innovations and discuss implications for practice, policy, and enduring research.

    Guest Speakers


    Carl M. Sparacino Carl M. Sparacino
    Director of Operations

    ATC Healthcare Long Island
    1983 Marcus Ave
    Suite E-122
    Lake Success NY 11042

    Topic: The Current Career Trends for Nurses



    LaGuardia Community College presented


    “A Day of Nursing Research and Evidence based Practice”

    Poster Presentation sponsored by the Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island (NACLI)

    Thursday, April 6, 2017


    Guest speakers for the event:


    Arlene Spinner Arlene Spinner, MS, RN
    Assistant Professor

    LaGuardia Community College
    City University of New York

    Topic: Project Mental Health: Nurses and the Future of Mental Health in NYC
    Karren Brown Karren Brown Liebert, PhD, RN
    Assistant Professor

    LaGuardia Community College
    City University of New York

    Topic: : Project Mental Health: Nurses and the Future of Mental Health in NYC


    Nursing Research Day Conference 2017 Gallery




    LaGuardia Community College presented


    “A Day of Nursing Research and Evidence based Practice”

    Poster Presentation sponsored by the Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island (NACLI)

    Friday, April 15th, 2016


    Guest speakers for the event:


    Elizabeth J. Rolston, M.Ed., M.A., RN Elizabeth J. Rolston, M.Ed., M.A., RN
    Director, Department of Nursing Education/ Research/ Improvements Mount Sinai Queens

    Topic: The Iowa Model for Evidence Based Practice Initiatives

    Elizabeth Rolston is the Director of Nursing Education, Research and Improvements at Mount Sinai Queens. Since joining Mount Sinai Hospital System in 2009, Ms. Rolston has led the Mount Sinai Queens toward achieving the distinguished recognition of Magnet®. Magnet® is the highest professional distinction awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to hospitals who have achieved excellence in nursing practice and patient outcomes.

    Ms. Rolston’s nursing career includes positions as a nurse clinician, leader, educator and consultant. Prior to coming to Mount Sinai Queens, Ms. Rolston held faculty positons at College of New Rochelle School of Nursing, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Queensborough Community College and Columbia University School of Nursing. Ms. Rolston’s clinical practice centered on care of the adult with complex medical and surgical problems. Her clinical specialty included caring for patients recovering from heart and lung disease. Her research interests have included professional development of those in the caring profession of nursing. Ms. Rolston has worked tirelessly to infuse evidence based nursing practice at the point of service. Currently, she mentors and guides direct care staff in promoting advanced nursing practice and best practices with nursing staff at Mount Sinai Queens.

    A graduate of City University of New York at Queensborough Community College with the AAS degree in nursing, she holds M.A and M.Ed. degrees from Department of Nursing, Columbia University Teachers College, and a post-master’s degree in counseling and personnel services from Fordham University.
    Kathleen Karsten, Ph.D., RN Kathleen Karsten, Ph.D., RN
    Director of Nursing Programs

    LaGuardia Community College

    Topic: Overcoming Failure

    Kathleen Karsten is a Professor, the Director of the Nursing Programs and the Deputy Chair for the Health Sciences Department for The City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City.

    Professor Karsten received her BSN and MS from Molloy College in Rockville Center and her PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

    Professor Karsten practiced as a staff nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center on the Neurosurgical unit for 15 years and as a Nurse Educator at Forest Hills Hospital for 5 years before entering the academic setting.

    Professor Karsten publications Assessing Competence in Associate Degree Nursing Students Using ePortfolio and Eliminating Cultural Bias in Nursing Exam demonstrate her commitment to student success. Her dissertation, Reconciling Life Balance: A Grounded Theory Study in Overcoming Failure acknowledges the academic rigor of Associate Degree Nursing Education.


    Nursing Research Day Conference 2016 Gallery