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Best Research Paper

Dr. Akila Muthukrishnan
Sri Ramachandra University

Dr. Uzoma Uwakah
Samuel Merritt University

Dr. Kaitlyn Gregory
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Best Student Paper

Ms. Feng Lin Qi
Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Ms. Fatimah A Almuhsen
King Fahad Medical City
Saudi Arabia


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Workshop: An Introduction to Conversation and Discourse Analysis, by Prof. Michael Hazelton, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Conference Theme

Nursing practice is both a science and an art. It requires scientific skill yet demands a strong background in the social sciences and humanities. Nursing makes a significant contribution to the health maintenance, health promotion and well-being of individuals, local communities and populations. A major challenge for current and future nursing practice, education and management is to address health for all and work towards equity and access to health care. Nursing Conference aims to explore advances in nursing practice, management and education in relation to health disparities as well as a breadth of other topics. WNC will provide an opportunity for nursing practitioners and educators to exchange research evidence, models of best practice and innovative ideas.

WNC 2017 will focus on "The Role of Nursing in Leading and Advancing Global Health" and the following 6 streams:

  • Advanced Practice Nursing and Global Perspectives
  • Nursing Education and International Trends
  • Nursing Leadership and Global Influence
  • Cross-cultural Nursing and Models of Care
  • International Nursing and Global Health
  • Nursing and Integrated Care

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Timothy Low
Chief Executive Officer
Farrer Park Hospital
"Driving healthcare transformation
through SMART solutions"

Prof. Michael Hazelton
School of Nursing and Midwifery
The University of Newcastle
"Nursing in a violent world"

Prof. Michelle Cleary
School of Health Sciences
University of Tasmania
"Leadership opportunities for delivering
patient-centred care

Prof. Shiow-Ru Chang
Associate Director
School of Nursing
National Taiwan University (NTU)
"Integrating research and practice:
The role of an advocate


  Workshop: An Introduction to Conversation and Discourse Analysis
By Prof. Michael Hazelton, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle
  • A brief overview of the history and development of conversation and discourse analysis
  • An outline of the theoretical bases of conversation and discourse analysis
  • An overview of the main types of conversation and discourse analysis
  • An introduction to carrying out qualitative health research using conversation or discourse analysis (using illustrative examples drawn from published research)

Register for the workshop and conference at the same time to avail a special concession. For more information, please email the Conference Secretariat at

WNC 2017 Conference Proceedings: All accepted and presented papers at the conference (WNC 2017) will be published in the conference proceedings (Print ISSN: 2315-4330, E-Periodical : 2315-4349).

Journal of Nursing and Health Care: All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care (JNHC) - (Print ISSN 2345-718X, E-periodical ISSN 2345-7198). All submitted papers will go through a blind review process for acceptance and will be published without additional cost (digital).

Book: Selected authors will be invited to contribute book chapters in "Contemporary Issues in Nursing: An International Perspective" to be published by GSTF & WSPC. 

Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).

WNC 2017 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.

Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.

WNC 2016 – Keynote Speech

Assoc. Prof. Chris Kewley
University of Newcastle, Australia

WNC 2015 – Snapshots

WNC 2016 Video Interviews

Prof Susan Nancarrow

Dr Marianne Craven

Prof Jean Rankin

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