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Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Palmer Symposium

Each year, health care professionals gather to share the latest information in research at the Ruth K. Palmer Symposium. For decades, this event has addressed matters seminal to nursing research, education, administration, policy, and clinical practice.

The 2014 Ruth K. Palmer Symposium

Pushing the Boundaries: Exploring Research Frontiers to Transform Nursing Practice, Education, and Policy.


Thursday, May 15–Friday, May 16, 2014


Centro Studi Americani
32, Via Michelangelo Caetani – 00186
Rome, Italy


Registration is waived for all Loyola University Chicago students and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Faculty.

Register now at www.LUC.edu/palmer.

For information about registration, travel, hotel accommodation, and contact hours for nursing, please review the conference brochure.



Symposium sponsors

Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Alpha Beta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International

Support for this project was obtained from the Ruth K. Palmer Memorial Endowment: a gift of Dean Emeritus Gladys Kiniery in memory of her beloved sister.

Cultural Outings, Day Trips and More

Greetings Fellow Nursing Researchers/Palmer Attendees-

I am putting together some cultural outings, day trips, and a weekend in Florence for those attending the Palmer Symposium. The good news and the bad news: the bad is that I am not an official travel agency, just a lover of Rome with about 10 years of experience in doing this. The good news is that I am only charging my actual costs, the less good news is that information is deemed accurate, but not guaranteed! So – I welcome your thoughts, and please indicate your interests so I can see what I should plan for.

Ida Androwich, Ph.D., RN-BC, FAAN, FHIMSS
2014 Symposium Rome Site Host

Note: Attendees will be responsible for any cost associated with the following excursions:

A tour to Santa Maria Maggiore (St. Mary Maggios), San Giovanni Laterano (St. John’s Laetern) or the Cathedral of Rome, and Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le Mura (St Paul Outside the Walls).

A visit to the Vatican Museum and a “docent” tour of St. Peter’s (guided by American Diocesan priests).

An Assisi day trip.  A short visit to Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in the village, a visit to the top of Assisi, and a visit to the Basilica of Saint Francis.

A visit to the Papal Blessing, to the Borghese Museum, and a reception at JFRC for faculty and alumni.

Conference days.  See above for more information.

A departure to Florence. 

A walk around Florence, think Uffizi (Botticelli’s Birth of Venus), Academia (David), Ponte Vecchio (Bridge of gold – filled with jewelry stalls), Medici Palace and Gardens.

A visit to wine country, a wine tasting, and stop at some charming local towns.

A trip back to Rome.


Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs: 1032 West Sheridan Road, BVM Hall, 8th Floor, Room 800, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3249

Graduate Programs: Medical Center Campus · 2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4500, Maywood, IL 60153 · 708.216.9101

Health Sciences Division: Loyola University Chicago, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 · http://www.LUC.edu/hsd

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