from WANS

Dear members of the World Academy of Nursing Science (WANS) and distinguished participants,

On behalf of the World Academy of Nursing Science’s chairperson, I would like to express my warm welcome to all members of the World Academy of Nursing Science (WANS) and the conference participants.

In the year 2022, the world continues to face with global health challenges, the socioeconomic transition, the power shortage, and uncertainty presented by the infectious & non-infectious diseases, ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, climate changes, disasters, and conflicts. While nursing is confronted with the shortage, insufficient jobs, ineffective leadership and inadequate quality of nursing service, nursing profession has to gear up for the next normal, accelerate transformation of education and training, evidence-based practice and evidence-based policy to meet the unmet health needs of the public, the Health for All and Sustainable Developmental Goals on health. Nursing research will become an important tool to support nursing services and advance nursing profession.

I am delighted to extend my sincere appreciation to Professor Dr. Ching-Min Chen, the President of Taiwan Nurses Association for hosting the 7th International Nursing Research Conference of World Academy of Nursing Science (7th WANS). This 7th WANS Conference will be held on October 18-19, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan under the theme Nurses Together for Global Challenges--Leading Nursing Science and Knowledge Generation Post Global Pandemic. In addition, this conference is co-hosted by Asia American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA) allowing strong collaboration among nurses in different regions.

The highlighted sessions include 3 keynote speeches from world- renowned nurse leaders : Professor Dr. Pamela F. Cipriano, President of International Council of Nurses on Nurses Together: Influence, Action and Solutions to Global Challenges; Professor Dr. Jing Wang, President of AAPINA on Digital Precision Health and Intelligent Nursing Care in the 21st Century and Professor Dr. Shannon Zenk, Director of National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, USA on The Future of Nursing Research: Innovation, Collaboration, and Impact. Moreover, there will be my special presentation on Generating Nursing Knowledge for Better Health as well as 4 symposiums related to the conference theme.

I am strongly confident that this conference will bring all participants the good opportunities to share and learn to leverage nursing knowledge and nursing system in the next normal era. For more conference information please visit the conference official website at

Lastly, I am honored to welcome you to visit WANS website at and encourage your institutions to be a member of WANS so we can connect and join hands to generate nursing knowledge through nursing research via this platform. Together nurses can make a difference in the health of All people.


Associate Professor Dr. Tassana Boontong
World Academy of Nursing Science