Meet the Presenters

Keynote: Nursing Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Rebecca Love, RN, MSN, ANP

Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Northeastern School of Nursing
Founding in 2013 and passion to empower nurses to innovate, create and collaborate to start businesses or be business-minded to transform healthcare, is what drives Rebecca’s initiative every day. She believes in transforming traditional nursing education to incorporate innovation, entrepreneurship and business foundations to position nurses as the leaders in and ubiquitous technologies.




Opportunities in Nursing

Patricia D. Hurn, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Hurn is internationally known for her work in understanding the cellular and molecular basis of gender differences in response to experimental brain injury. Dr. Hurn has been the principal investigator on more than $20 million in grant-supported research as well as the co-investigator or collaborator on many other research projects.

Her leadership work focuses on collaborative bio-health research models, science education innovation and research technologies. She is an internationally recognized researcher on stroke and other neurological conditions and directs an interdisciplinary research laboratory that conducts biomedical research and applies findings to point-of-care patient applications. She joined UMSN from the University of Texas System, where she was vice chancellor for research and innovation and executive officer.



Bringing Human Touch to e-Health 

Patricia Abbott, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

Associate Professor, UM School of Nursing
Focused on e-Health/mHealth applications for low-resource settings and vulnerable populations, particularly in Latin America, with a primary focus on non-communicable diseases and digital education, learn why Dr. Abbott is a strong advocate for Interprofessional Education and Team-based training, particularly in a rapidly digitizing world.





College of Nursing retreat, Staff and faculty headshots.

Integrative Therapies in Nursing


Roxane Chan, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, LMT

Assistant Professor, MSU College of Nursing
While everyone has some level of mindfulness which helps them recover from and perhaps thrive during difficult life experiences, Roxane focuses on identifying respiratory-psycho-physiological mechanisms measures of meditation
as an intervention to increase mindfulness. Effective use
of meditation in the healthcare setting will require an understanding of the physiological mechanisms and measures of meditation.