Sessions

*Program session details will be announced soon.

7 Education Tracks to Choose From!

Explore the positive impact of board certification (APRN/specialty) on nursing practice and patient outcomes.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to leverage specialty knowledge and skills to improve outcomes
  • Why exam development and security are critical for valid and reliable results
  • How board certification sets up nurses’ future success

CT01: Credentialed Nurses improving healthcare outcomes across practice domains-Part I

  • LT. Alainna Crotty, MSN, APRN, AGCNS, NE-BC; United States Navy
  • Captain Brian McDonough, MSN, FNP-BC, NHDP-BC; United States Public Health Service
  • Joyce Foresman-Capuzzi, MSN, APRN, CCNS, NPD-BC, CEN, CPN, TCRN, CCRN, CPEN, AFN-BC, SANE-A, EMT-P, FAEN; Lankenau Medical Center
  • Lisa Campbell, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing
  • Lora Clawson, MSN, ANP-BC, CRNP; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology

Certified nurses across practice domains highlight their work in improving outcomes of patients, communities, and populations. Demonstrating the impact that certification has on outcomes, presenters will provide with examples – from health care to public health practice – focusing on evidence-based practice, collaboration, and advocacy/practice.

CT02: Credentialed Nurses improving healthcare outcomes across practice domains Part II

  • CDR Malini Krishnan MSN, MPH, RN, PHCNS-BC, MT(ASCP); United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Margaret Drozd, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, FNP-BC, CSN-NJ; Saint Peter’s University Hospital
  • Marlene Feagan, MA, BSN, RN-BC; St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • Ron Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC, RN-BC; Senior Care Clinic House Calls (Private Practice)
  • Sue Ann Bell, PhD, FNP-BC, NHDP-BC; University of Michigan School of Nursing

Come discover the value and impact that specialty certification has on nursing practice and patient outcomes. Certified nurse awardees will share their journey through leadership, innovation in practice, and the advancement of nursing in various specialty areas resulting in better patient outcomes though patient-centered care.

CT03: Strategies on Leading Your Teams with Positivity During Unprecedented Times

  • Kathleen Ulanday MHA, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS; American Nursing Informatics Association
  • Andrew Awoniji ND, RN-BC; American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) – Southeastern Region
  • Blake Smith MSN, RN; American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN)
  • Ann Quinlan-Colwell PhD, RN-BC, DAAPM, AHNBC; American Society of Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN)

The American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) has been a progressive nursing organization leader in communication and engagement technology for the last four years. This has enabled the organization to pivot to completely virtual means for membership and community value during this time of crisis. AAMN has helped lead and develop programs with our partners including the VITAS Healthcare: Call to Action, where the program has made over 70,000 calls since its inception in April 2020. to hospice patients and family caregivers across the United States. The organization will provide insight from millennial nurse streaming expert knowledge to fully embracing social media technology and how to leverage these tools to provide value and sustainability to an organization.

CT04: Developing a Board Certification Exam

  • Tara Myers, PhD; American Nursing Credentials Center

Session description will be posted when available. 

CT05: Value of Certification

  • Marianne Horahan, MBA, MPH, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, CAE; American Nursing Credentials Center

Lifelong learning is essential for the individual nurse. But often, minimum and mandatory CNE that an employer or state board of nursing requires is insufficient continuing professional development for nurses to remain current in their specialty. In this session, the value of certification will be explored both in terms of value for the individual nurse and for the organization.  

CT06: Success Pays…Our Stories Part I

  • Andrea Carr, DNP, MSN, MSA, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN-K
  • Traci Fick, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
  • Frick Hospital and Westmoreland Hospital
  • Lisa Marien, MSN, RN, PHN
  • Sasha McNeely Robertson, MSN, RN, CCCTM, DN/CM; Nursing Professional Practice Program Specialist, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Stephany Coleman, DNP, MBA, RN NPD-BC, NEA-BC; Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
  • Rebecca Duchman, MSN, MA, RN; Nebraska Medicine
  • Beverly Karas-Irwin, DNP, RN, NP-C, HNB-BC, NEA-BC; NewYork-Presbyterian
  • Michele Persico, MSN, NPD-BC, CCRN-CSC; Northern Westchester Hospital at Northwell Health

Session description will be posted when available. 

CT07: Success Pays…Our Stories Part II

  • Nancy Fox, MS, RN, NEA-BC, CNML, NPD-BC; Phelps Hospital Northwell Health
  • Shelia Griffin, BSN, RN, CMSRN; Nursing Education Coordinator NICHE Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
  • Kandace Turner, BSN, RN, NE-BC, RNC-MNN; St. Luke’s Health System
  • Julie Holland, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Texas Health Resources
  • Deborah Baldassarre, MSN, RN, OCN, NPD-BC; Fox Chase Health Center
  • Robin Colchagoff, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, NPD-BC; University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
  • Bonnie Cameron, MS, RN-BC, CNL; UR Medicine
  • Harriet Stephenson, MSN, BA, RN, NPD-BC; WakeMed Health & Hospitals
  • Sheila Veeder, MHA, BSN, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC, RN-BC; WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Session description will be posted when available. 

Recognize and support the critical role APRNs play within the community, the hospital, and health care systems in providing high-quality, cost-effective care.

Key Takeaways:

  • How supporting APRNs impacts positive patient outcomes
  • Innovative approaches to improve patient care
  • New APRN regulatory, policy, governance, and administrative requirements

AP01: Patient care outcomes – Does Bias play a role?

  • Elda Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAANP, FAEN; University of Texas Health, Houston

Implicit bias happens across the board. Recognizing it exists allows us to address it. The current pandemic is shedding light on the inequities in health care. Implicit bias has been ongoing, however, the pandemic has aimed a spotlight on the issue. This session will touch on the implicit bias that is an everyday occurrence and ways to identify it. 

AP02: Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education

  • Diane Thompkins, MSN, RN; American Nurses Association

Regulation: past, present, and future. In 2008, the APRN community reached consensus on a future regulatory model for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education. The primary goals of the Consensus Model have been to standardize APRN regulation across the United States, increase access to APRN services, improve mobility of APRNs, and have APRNs practice to the full scope of their education with full practice authority. Gain an overview and hear a discussion of the current state and future work needed to achieve Consensus Model goals.

AP03: Lessons Learned as a new director of Advanced Practice Providers

  • Sean DeGarmo, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-BC; American Nurses Credentialing Center

Session description will be posted when available.

AP04: Regulatory 101: Introduction to payment policy, CMS rule making, and what to look for in 2021

  • Gregory Craig, MPA, MS; American Nurses Association
  • Brooke Trainum, JD; American Nurses Association
  • Lisa Stand, JD; American Nurses Association

The ANA policy team will cover what advanced practitioners need to know about the Medicare fee schedule, other ways of paying providers for care, and the Open Payments program launching in 2021.

AP05: Attaining Full Practice Authority  

  • Janet Haebler, MSN, RN; American Nurses Association
  • Carol Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FAMIA, FHIMSS, FAAN; American Nurses Association

Full practice authority (FPA) is the nurse’s ability to fully apply knowledge, skills, and judgment in practice, consistent with education and training. State practice acts define qualifications for licensure and parameters for practice. To date, nearly half the states and U.S. territories have adopted FPA licensure laws for at least one of the four APRN roles. Join us for a discussion of why the adoption of FPA laws has not been more widespread and recommendations for the future. 

AP06: Creation and Standardization of Advanced Practice Provider’s (APP) Delineation of Privileges (DOP) at the Facility and System Level

  • Ashley Kellish, DNP, RN, CCNS; American Nurses Association
  • Sean DeGarmo, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-BC; American Nurses Credentialing Center  
  • Lori Hull-Grommesh DNP, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP; University of Texas Health, Houston

Learn the processes, successes, and challenges of one large health care system’s journey from creating and standardizing advanced practice providers’ delineation of privileges at the facility level to implementation system wide. Key aspects include the complexity and critical need for standardization, as well as how to navigate the process with multiple stakeholders and misunderstandings surrounding the scope of practice. Education, collaboration, and feedback are crucial to standardize these privileges.

AP07: Governance, Physician Partnerships, and Collaboration; The Impact on Advanced Practice

  • Jennifer Derkzaarian, DNP, RN, CENP; Former CNO Atrius Health  
  • Joe Kimura, MD, MPH; Atrius Health  

This session will explore different reporting structures for APRNs as well as engage in a frank discussion around culture and organizational climate for APRN and Physician leadership and partnership. With our ultimate goal being healthy populations stemming from team-based excellence, we are in an era when synergistic relationships between all members of the care team pushes towards creative and sometimes matrixed leadership structures. These structures should support and germinate robust engagement, transformational and visionary leadership through full partnership. Please join us for a candid discussion about what makes the physician–nursing/APRN relationship work, some of the potential barriers we have experienced, and some examples of how we can navigate them.

Learn new and effective strategies to achieve the highest professional standards, explore innovative ideas to elevate and inspire nurses in their professional growth, and uncover new ways to create a safe, healthy, and positive work environment.

Key Takeaways:

  • The important link between Magnet and nursing research
  • How Magnet provides a framework for global nursing excellence
  • Tactics to strengthen your organization’s ability to adapt and change

MR01: The Magnet Journey® to Nursing Excellence in Antwerp University Hospital

  • Danny Van heusden, MSN, BSN, RN, Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), Belgium, Europe

Gain insight into a European organization’s Magnet® journey with a focus on cornerstones, approach, and timeline. The session features an overview of nursing education, nursing practice, and health care, and the impact that the journey to Magnet designation has had on nursing practice in the organization. Learn tips for implementing nursing excellence and the Magnet Model in a European context.

MR02: Part I: 

Part 1 of 1: We Got This: Lessons Learned from a Magnet® Nurse Leader During a Crisis  

  • Courtney B. Vose DNP, MBA, RN, APRN, NEA-BC; New York-Presbyterian/Columbia/Allen/CAN, =Columbia University School of Nursing

Teamwork makes the dream work and so does front-line leadership. Life for the clinical team at a large academic medical center in New York City changed in the blink of an eye in March 2020. The surge of COVID-19 patients affected every aspect of hospital life, from the care provided to the role of leaders. A Magnet® nurse leader will detail the lessons learned guiding a team through the worst pandemic in nearly 100 years. 

Part 2 of 1: Magnet® Culture: The Secret to Successful Change

  • Nicole M. Hartman DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, New York-Presbyterian l Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Magnet® culture is the key to successful change. The fast-paced, intense changes that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City presented many challenges to nurses. Learn how a clinical team with a strong Magnet® culture navigated through this crisis. Pragmatic strategies employed throughout the organization will be shared.

MR03: Part II: A Strong Magnet® Culture Supports Pandemic Response

  • David R. Marshall JD, DNP, RN, CENP, NEA-BC; Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA; University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing
  • Anita Girard, DNP, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC; Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sarah Stepien, MPH, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC; Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA

Prepared to face the unknown with a strong Magnet® culture! The fundamentals of a Magnet® culture create a strong foundation for responding to a crisis. This played out as this five-time Magnet-designated organization ceased normal operations, cared for the largest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Southern California, and prepared teams of nurses from different specialties for an anticipated surge. The response was supported by a culture of inquiry and innovation, strong nursing leadership, and autonomous practice.

MR04: Nursing Research in a Magnet® Environment: Options and Innovations 

  • Linda A Dudjak, PhD, RN; University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

Nursing research is a path to inquiry and empowerment. Review and clarify the standards for nursing research that define a Magnet® culture. Evidence-based approaches to the assessment of barriers will be discussed along with strategies for advancing a culture of inquiry within community and academic settings. Content will emphasize practical application and measurable outcomes associated with nurse-led research.

MR05: Dismantling Disparities: Our Journey Toward Cultural Competence and Caring for Our Community 

  • Mia Malcolm, PharmD; St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Holly Miller, BSN, RN, CCRN; St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Laura Watson, MSN, RN; St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Magnet® culture is about supporting cultural competence and caring for the community. Explore the multifaceted approach taken by St. Louis Children’s Hospital in the wake of Michael Brown’s death to address racial health disparities and provide more culturally and socially sensitive care to children and their families. Interventions include hospital-based care changes and community-based programming, all led by nurses in direct care and leadership roles. 

MR06: I have never done this before: Leading a COVID+ Field Hospital

  • Jeanette Ives Erickson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Massachusetts General Hospital

Transformational leadership in action is inspiring nursing excellence in COVID+ field hospitals. A member of a leadership team at a 1,000-bed field hospital for COVID-19 patients shares background and details on how a nurse staffing and training model was developed using Magnet® Model components.

MR07: Improving Patient Experience in a Post-COVID World

  • Richard Evans, MA; New York-Presbyterian Hospital

It’s time to put our words about transforming health care into action! Consumerism was already transforming patient experience before the COVID-19 emergency began. The pandemic has only accelerated this dynamic. It has also laid bare the imperative to utilize technology to keep patients safe and meet their expectations. If we are to emerge from the crisis having truly transformed health care for the future, we must partner with patients and families in new and more substantial ways. Gain innovative strategies that all of us can use to move into the new reality.


Discover how to foster a positive and healthy work environment, learn the keys to building and sustaining a culture of excellence, and establish the foundation of a safe and inclusive workplace for staff.

Key Takeaways:

  • Strategies to thrive in times of crisis
  • Sustaining engagement during leadership transition
  • Caring for the caregiver – ideas and best practices from around the globe

PE01: Building Nursing Strength and Well-being through Resiliency and Organizational Wellness Cultures: Evidence-based Tactics that Work!

  • Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN; College of Nursing, Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Executive Director, the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Learn evidence-based tactics that work. Explore mental health problems confronting nurses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In alignment with Pathway Standard 5 (well-being), evidence-based tactics to improve individual and organizational mental health and well-being will be highlighted. 

PE02: Global Innovations to effectively manage the pandemic

  • Sarah Abel, Sigma 
  • Moya Flaherty, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Cliftonville, Northampton
  • Lorraine Stevenson, RN RM DipAppSc BHSM LLB MN (PracInq) FACN; Logan and Beaudesert Health Service, Metro South Health, Logan Hospital Meadowbrook; Logan-Beaudesert Hospitals and Bayside Health Service – Australia
  • Karen Webster, BSN, RN, DipMgt
  • Maria Martina Geraldine Q. Dimalibot, PhD, RN; St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City – Philippines
  • Paulette Sepe, MSN, RN, CNL, WCCN; American Nursing Credentials Center – Pathway to Excellence®

In crisis mode, innovative strategies from across the globe can help to effectively manage the pandemic. Organizations have been challenged to be innovative in their pandemic response. Recognizing the interconnectedness of health care, organizations have an opportunity to co-create tangible solutions and disseminate evidence-based practices in response to a crisis. Hear about global innovations happening now.

PE03: Sustaining a Positive Practice Environment During Leadership Transition

  • Angela Johnston, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC; Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital
  • Sadie Thurman, MSN, RN, CEN; Riverside Regional Medical Center
  • Kimberly Shank, MSN, RN-BC; Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital
  • Chris Mitchell, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Riverside Regional Medical Center
  • Maricon Dans, MSN, RN, NE-BC; American Nursing Credentials Center – Pathway to Excellence® Operations

Effective leadership transition is important. Sustaining organizational culture becomes a challenge when changes in leadership occur. Learn how Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital and Riverside Regional Medical Center were able to sustain the existing positive culture and practice environment even in the midst of leadership turnovers.

PE04: Thriving in Crisis: Utilizing the Pathway Framework

  • Allison Nordberg, BA, PMP; American Nurses Foundation
  • Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN
  • Christine Pabico Phd, RN, NE-BC; American Nursing Credentials Center – Pathway to Excellence®
  • Patience Harris, BSN, RN; American Nursing Credentials Center – Pathway to Excellence®

Nurse engagement and positive work environment are key strategies to thrive during crisis.Thriving by sustaining a positive practice environment. The health of nurses is at a crisis point! This session will illustrate how the Pathway framework and innovative well-being programs are vital to transform the health of nurses and create a healthy work environment where nurses thrive even in the most challenging times.

PE05: Keep the celebrations coming:  Sustaining a Culture of Excellence from one designation to the next!

  • Kit Bredimus, DNP, RN, CEN, CPEN, CNML, NE-BC, QMHP-CS; Midland Memorial Hospital
  • Michael Hall, DNP, RN, CNML; Midland Memorial Hospital
  • Leigh Hume, MN, RN, NE-BC; American Nursing Credentials Center – Pathway to Excellence®

Problems maintaining a culture of excellence following the exhilaration of being designated? Striving for sustained culture of excellence should be a goal for all organizations. Hear the story of an organization that has maintained the Pathway designation for several years through the mastery of staff ownership.

PE07: Culture of Recognition; celebrating both during and beyond Nurses Week 

  • Steven McPherson, BSN, RN; ChristianaCare, Union Hospital; Commission on Pathway to Excellence®
  • Rodney “Rocky” Hauch, DNP, RN; BayCare Health Systems – St. Joseph’s Hospital, Commission on Pathway to Excellence®
  • Melissa Bates, DNP, RN, CDE; American Nurses Credentialing Center-Pathway to Excellence®

Employee recognition is vital to retaining top talent, encouraging high performance, and increasing employee engagement. Explore the importance of recognizing the work efforts of nurses, and learn strategies you can implement. Timeliness, specificity, and relevance are keys to meaningful recognition.

Identify opportunities to integrate new knowledge and skills that support the professional development of nurses into their practice settings.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why NCPD is the foundation for nursing professional practice
  • How NCPD impacts nurses’ onboarding, transition, and lifelong experience
  • Why organizations with robust NCPD are better equipped to address performance, outcomes, and strategic goals
  • How NCPD investment improves organizational commitment, retention, and patient, system, and community outcomes.

NC01: The Power of NCPD and Leadership in Creating a Talent Management Pipeline: One Nurses Journey

  • Frank Beaz BSN, RN – NYU Langone

Explore one nurse’s journey to become a registered nurse through a talent management pipeline supported by organizational leadership and professional development. Organizations that invest in NCPD demonstrate a commitment to improve the onboarding, transition, and life-long experience of nurses that can increase commitment to the organization, increase retention, and improve patient, system, and community outcomes.

NC02: Competency Based Education and Outcome-Based Continuing Education – Part 1

  • Jennifer Graebe MSN, RN, NEA-BC; American Nursing Credentials Center
  • Lisa McIntyre-Hite, PhD; Guild Education

NCPD of the future is outcome-based and competency-driven. This session will take a look at strategies for using the CBE and OB-CE methodology. Explore the methodology of competency-based education and outcomes-based continuing education. Learn the theoretical concepts of CBE and methodical design process for designing and implementing OB-CE.

NC03: Implementing Outcome-Based Continuing Education – Part 2

  • Pamela S. Dickerson, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, FAAN; Montana Nurses Association

In part two, we continue to discuss strategies for successfully using OB-CE and the collaborative nurse planner/learner process for designing and implementing OB-CE. Learn about the implementation of an OB-CE activity, including the competency-based framework and outcome.

NC04: NCPD Disruptors to Achieve Scaling Up During a Pandemic

  • Hilary Brown, MSN-Ed, RN; Indiana University Health – Riley Hospital for Children
  • Bri Carrera, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Indiana University Health – Riley Hospital for Children
  • Lori Stanley, BSN, RN; Indiana University Health – Riley Hospital for Children

Discover how adaptability and flexibility helped one organization scale up its nursing workforce to meet surge capacity and patient needs during a pandemic. Organizations must take advantage of NCPD to address performance, patient outcomes, and strategic goals.

NC05: An International Journey Towards NCPD Accreditation

  • Lilian Yew Siew Mee, MS 
  • Antoinette Robhemed MSc Pain Management, BSN, RN

Discover the impact of NCPD accreditation on meeting organizational goals. Organizations that invest in NCPD demonstrate a commitment to improve the onboarding, transition, and life-long experience of nurses, which can increase commitment to the organization, increase retention, and improve patient, system, and community outcomes. Organizations must take advantage of NCPD to address performance, patient outcomes, and strategic goals.

NC06: Accreditation Talks: Best Practices in NCPD Accreditation

  • Sharon A. Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Lammico
  • Heidi Keeler, PhD, RN; University of Nebraska
  • Mary Harper PhD, RN, NPD-BC; Association for Nursing Professional Development
  • Laura Smith, MSN, RN; BeeBee Health

Join us as we share best practices and the impact NCPD accreditation has in meeting organizational goals. Explore opportunities to implement NCPD best practices within your organization.

NC07: ANCC Campaign Video

A replay of the ANCC Campaign Video that was shown in session VS02.

Discover strategies that maximize opportunities for transition-to-practice programs to improve nurse onboarding and transition into or between practice settings.

Key Takeaways:

  • How transition-to-practice programs positively impact organizations, residents, and fellows
  • Why investing in accredited programs improves nurse/APRN onboarding and transitioning
  • The importance of transition-to-practice programs for all nurses

PT01: A National Debut of Revisions to the Casey-Fink Graduate Nurse Experience Survey

  • Kathy Casey PhD, RN-BC; Denver Health 
  • Regina M. Fink, PhD, APRN, AOCN, CHPN, FAAN; University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Be first to hear about the newly revised Casey-Fink Tool from the developers themselves! Learn about upcoming modifications to the Casey-Fink Survey and how they apply to the measurement of transition-to-practice programs. Changes to survey items will address current practice environment issues, preceptor/mentor relationships, confidence using evidence in practice, and perceptions of workplace stressors that impact turnover.

PT02: Agility During a Pandemic: How to Transform and Elevate a Transition to Practice Program

  • Anjelica Acosta MSN, RN-BC; Huntington Hospital 
  • Mary Rose Papciak MPA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC; New York- Presbyterian 
  • Cindy Crockett MSN, RN-BC; Mayo Clinic
  • Todd Fuller MSN, ACNP; OhioHealth 
  • Sheri Cosme, DNP, NPD-BC; American Nurses Credentialing Center

Through chaos comes creativity, which can help to improve agility during a pandemic. Explore how accredited transition-to-practice programs leveraged their residents/fellows during the COVID-19 pandemic to meet their organizations’ needs. Through innovation and creativity, these programs enhanced the learner experience to ensure a smooth transition to practice. Find out how to maximize learner engagement, even through the unknowns of a pandemic.  

PT03: Cultivating Innovation in an APRN Fellowship

  • Melinda Cooling, DNP, MBA, FNP-BC, NEA-BC; OSF Healthcare
  • Lisa Pierce, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC; OSF Healthcare
  • Meghan Weber, MSN, APRN, FNP-C; OSF Healthcare
  • Brad Stoecker MD; OSF Healthcare

Hear how leaders of a post-graduate APRN fellowship program created a culture of innovation, using digital platforms and novel ideas to design curriculum and engage learners, while creatively meeting accreditation standards. Learn how innovation within the program and collaboration with other partners allowed the faculty to rapidly transition the curriculum into a variety of digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how you can adopt the digital technology and innovative strategies used in this program.

PT04: Six Years in Reflection:  Impact of ANCC Accredited Transition to Practice Programs

  • Sheri Cosme DNP, NPD-BC; American Nurses Credentialing Center 
  • Meagan White PhD, RNC; American Nurses Credentialing Center 
  • Stephanie Drown MSN, RN-BC, M.Ed, CMSRN; American Nurses Credentialing Center

Understand how current PTAP accredited programs’ experiences can inspire your own accreditation journey. The ANCC PTAP team will showcase results of the 2019 annual report that demonstrate the impact of accreditation on programs and organizations. Get tools you can use to pitch and endorse the concept of seeking accreditation to senior leadership.

PT05: A Journey Towards a System wide Nurse Residency Program: Getting it right

  • Alaina Tellson PhD, RN-BC, NE-BC; Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Kate Williams DNP, RN, NPD-BC; Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Kim Failia PhD, RN-BC, NE-BC; Sharp Healthcare

Empowering system synergy. This two-part series will showcase how two accredited programs curated a successful system: wide transition-to-practice program. Explore and understand the barriers they faced. Learn how they standardized their programs through evidence-based accreditation standards.

PT06: Can’t Mask Our Excitement! How a Pandemic Inspired Programmatic Growth

  • Susan Smith MSN, RN, NPD-BC, FNP; Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
  • Tessa Horst MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CDCES, CPN; Vanderbilt University Medical Center 

Preparing your workforce during a pandemic! Delve into the lived experience of leaders of an accredited nurse residency program during a pandemic. Learn how they successfully onboarded large volumes of nurse residents, prepared preceptors, and everything in between.  

PT07: Best Practices in Creating a specialty RN Fellowship

  • Corinne Lee DNP, RN; University of Michigan Health System of Michigan Medicine
  • Suzanne W. Knight, DNP, RN, NPD-BC; University of Michigan Health System of Michigan Medicine
  • Kate Spencer MSN, RN; Pentec Health

RN fellowships are the wave of the future. This two-part series will showcase how two accredited programs enhanced nursing practice through the implementation of a nurse fellowship program. Gain an understanding of how these programs transformed their nursing workforce by investing in supporting nurses transitioning into new specialty areas of practice.  

Increase your skills and strategies to improve team-based performance and patient outcomes through interprofessional continuing education (IPCE).

Key Takeaways:

  • How IPCE leads to high-functioning teams
  • Solutions to create a safe and inclusive learning environment
  • Cultural changes to promote high-quality education

JA01: Optimizing Patient Outcomes Through Inter-professional CNE: Two Case Studies

  • Bita Zakeri, PhD; Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Jessica Burkybile, MSN, RN-BC, CPN; Carle Health System

As experience and scholarship broaden our knowledge of continuing education, education that promotes team-based practice enhances the experience and knowledge of health care providers as it optimizes outcomes for patient care. Explore two case examples of joint-accredited interprofessional continuing education activities: one focuses on improving team-based collaboration and the other is designed to improve health care team performance and health outcomes.

JA02: Let’s Get Engaged:  Reaching and Teaching in an Interprofessional World

Engaging, energizing, and encouraging! This session will address best practices in engaging learners and faculty in interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) activities. This highly interactive session will address opportunities to engage the learners at all time points – beginning with encouraging participation, moving into active learning strategies, and finally designing assessments that encourage participation.

  • Lawrence Sherman FACEHP, CHCP; Meducate Global, LLC

As experience and scholarship broaden our knowledge of continuing education, education that promotes team-based practice enhances the experience and knowledge of health care providers as it optimizes outcomes for patient care. Explore two case examples of joint-accredited interprofessional continuing education activities: one focuses on improving team-based collaboration and the other is designed to improve health care team performance and health outcomes.

JA03: Mental Health and Well-being:  An Interprofessional Approach

  • Lisa Casler Haun LMSW; Association of Social Work Boards

Session description will be posted when available.

JA04: Journey to Joint Accreditation and Organizational Outcomes Achieved

  • Andrea Perseghin, Med; VCU Health Continuing Education
  • Rebecca Kolb, MA; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Anna Herbert, MSN, RN CPHON; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Andrea Thrasher, Med; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Listen to two institutional perspectives on how to prioritize the development of health care teams as a key feature of change management using interprofessional continuing education and collaboration. Faculty will share their interprofessional education journey and you will leave the panel discussion with new ideas and practical strategies to implement at your workplace.

JA05: Addressing Health Imperatives with IPCE: Team-Based Approaches to Address Complex Problems

  • Steve Singer, PhD; Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Public health imperatives, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the U.S. opioid and substance abuse crisis, present complex challenges to health care agencies, care providers, and health professionals who are mission-bound to address them for their communities. Join this collaborative discussion to explore how joint accredited health care organizations and the interprofessional continuing education they provide are delivering creative solutions to meet public health challenges head on. Discussion will include specific case studies for current initiatives, including the complex and coordinated partnership between accredited providers, accreditors, and many other health care and public health stakeholders.

JA06: Foundational Principles of Team-Based Education

  • Kathy Chappell, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN; American Nursing Credentials Center
  • Kate Regnier, MA, MBA; Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
  • Dimitra Travlos, PharmD; Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Lifelong learning is essential for the individual nurse. But often, the minimum and mandatory CNE that an employer or state board of nursing requires is insufficient continuing professional development for nurses to remain current in their specialty. In this session, the value of certification will be explored both in terms of value for the individual nurse and for the organization.  

JA07: Creating a Safe, Inclusive and Diverse Learning Environment for Members of the Health Care Team

  • Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc; Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Come learn how to recognize implicit bias in your perceptions and practices and discover how you can incorporate empathy training into CNE curricula. You’ll learn how CNE practice activities are an important place through which organizations can address equity, diversity, and inclusion, and you’ll leave with ways to encourage policy development for equity in your CNE division and organization.