WNC 2015 - Attended by authors and delegates from 66 Universities and 4 Healthcare providers from 26 countries around the globe" See you in WNC 2016!


Best Paper Awards 2014

Best Research Paper

Dr. Clare Harvey
Eastern Institute of Technology
New Zealand

Mrs. Rhonda McKelvie
Safe Staffing Healthy Workplace Division
New Zealand

Dr. Mary Lou King
Doris Nussbaumer
University of Calgary-Qatar

Best Student Paper

Ms. Jessica Asaro
Saginaw Valley State Unviersity

In Partnership With


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.


Keynote Addresses

Prof. Violeta Lopez
"What does the global nursing workforce look like in the next century?
Workforce diversity: Is it good or bad?
Professor and Director of Research
Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
Assoc. Prof. Rohan Rasiah
"The Importance of Clinical Pharmacotherapy in Advanced Practice – A collaborative approach"
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle (UoN)
Dr. Colleen Conway-Welch
"Nurses as Disruptive Innovators"
Dean, Emerita
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN)
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
Charter Fellow, American College of Nurse Midwives
Dr. Joyce Hahn
"Global Health Care: Implications for Nursing"
Associate Professor
School of Nursing
George Washington University
Dr. Barbara Joyce
"The Science of Improvement in Nursing Education"
Associate Professor
Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs
Prof. Lai Claudia
"Ageing: a triumph of humankind – Are nurses part of that triumph?"
School of Nursing
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong
Dr. Daniel Yee Tak Fong
"Scoliosis Screening for School Children in Hong Kong: Exemplar to the World"
Associate Professor
School of Nursing
The University of Hong Kong
Prof Robyn Clark
"Addressing health literacy and cultural teaching issues using Avatars"
Professor of Nursing (Acute Care & Cardiovascular Research)
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Flinders University

The Conference Proceedings Print ISSN: 2315-4330, E-Periodical ISSN: 2315-4349 will be indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, ProQuest, Ulrichsweb, will be submitted to Scopus, ScienceDirect and Cabell's Directories will be likely indexed by Pub Med Central amongst others, where applicable.

Journal: All authors who presented 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 blind review process for acceptance. All accepted papers (after the review process) will be included in the JNHC on a complimentary basis (free-of-charge). GSTF JNHC is hosted and published on Springer’s Open Access publishing platform - Global Science Journals (GSJ). In addition, it will be indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, ProQuest, Cabell's Directories, and will be submitted to Pub Med Central, Scopus, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus amongst others.

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 2015 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.

2014 Keynote Address

Assoc Prof Chris Kewley
University of Newcastle

Video Interviews

Dr Mary Lou King & Doris Nussbaumer
University of Calgary Qatar

Asst Prof Cheryl Portwood
Drexel University, USA

Dr Dale Mueller
California State University, USA

GSTF Partner Universities

GSTF is a proud partner  of 38 Universities around the globe. 
For a complete list of GSTF Partner Universitie please visit :http://www.globalstf.org/partner-universities.php

Singapore Attractions

Global Science and Technology Forum - GSTF reserves the right at its sole discretion to postpone or change the venue,
date and/or time of the conference without prior notice before early bird registration deadline.