McClune speaks in Puerto Rico

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 9:12 AM
McClune speaks in Puerto Rico by Karlee Dies
Dr. Amy McClune was a guest lecturer at an international conference this summer.

What do the International Nursing Research Congress and Edinboro University have in common? Dr. Amy McClune, associate professor of nursing at Edinboro University, was given the opportunity to be a guest lecturer at the 26th International Nursing Research Congress on July 26 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Over 900 nurse researchers, students, clinicians and leaders attended the Congress, which is sponsored annually by Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing. McClune’s lecture consisted of information from her most recent research, titled “Using Resilience to Influence Health Promotion Worldwide.” Her work involves examination of individual, family and community resilience in different populations and cultures around the globe.

“I was honored to be selected as a speaker for the Congress,” said McClune to the university. “It is such an invigorating experience to be in the presence of so many top scholars in nursing.

“I came back from the Congress with information that can be used to improve personally and professionally,” McClune added.

“Sharing some of the information with my nursing faculty colleagues has led to discussions and new innovations that we can use here at EU.”

University President Julie Wollman said, “Dr. McClune’s research presentation at the International Nursing Research Congress is a wonderful example of faculty scholarship that enhances the faculty member’s work as a professor and also contributes to building knowledge and improving practice in her field.”

Wollman added, “I am very proud that an Edinboro faculty member’s expertise and work to improve nursing practice was recognized at this international meeting.”

The 2016 International Nursing Research Congress is scheduled to take place July 21-25 in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information, visit

Karlee Dies is the news editor for The Spectator. She can be reached at

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