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Breakfast, Exhibits & Posters

7:00-8:15 am

Debra L. Spunt Lecture
President's Award

8:30-9:30 am

Coffee Break

9:30-10:00 am

National Faculty Meeting &
President’s Valedictory Address

10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Annual Business Meeting/President’s Inaugural Address

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


12:00-1:00 pm

Exhibits & Posters

12:00-2:00 pm

Concurrent Session 7:

 2:00-2:45 pm

7A. Engaging, Supporting, and Retaining First-Year Nursing Students
Theme: Teaching Excellence Across the Curriculum
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Lisa Johnson, PhD, RN, CPN, Community College of Philadelphia
Nursing school attrition is a global problem for nursing programs. The literature identifies several factors that contribute to that attrition. This session will focus on one school's approach to decreasing attrition by engaging and supporting students from multiple directions.

7B. Implementing Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist Pedagogical Strategies for Student Success
Theme: Teaching Excellence Across the Curriculum
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Carmen Stokes, PhD, FNP-BC, RN, CNE, University of Detroit Mercy
"Achieving diversity and meaningful inclusion” is critical to promote excellence in nursing education (NLN, 2016, para 1). Even well-intentioned faculty can unintentionally participate in behaviors that impact student belonging and achievement. This oral presentation will assist nurse educators in outlining anti-bias, anti-racist pedagogical strategies for improving student success and disrupting patterns of inequity.

7C. Retrieval Learning: Enhancing Student Recollection and Application of Content
Theme: Teaching Excellence Across the Curriculum
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Terry Throckmorton, PhD, RN, Elsevier/HESI
This presentation will provide an overview of the concept of retrieval learning with supportive research, resources, and strategies for inclusion in the curriculum. It will also include the results of one study using a mid-curriculum and exit exam in nursing programs.

7D. Opening Doors to Leadership: NLN Innovative Leadership Programs
Theme: Leadership and Systems Change
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Janice G. Brewington, PhD, RN, FAAN; National League for Nursing; Susan Forneris, PhD, CNE, CHES-A, National League for Nursing  
Bringing together experienced professionals, a world-class faculty, and dynamic curricula, the NLN Leadership Institute comprises three, full-year programs that help nurse educators and administrators in education and practice develop enhance strong leadership skills. This session will focus on the three NLN Leadership Institute programs: Lead, Leadership Development for Simulation Educators, and Executive Leadership in Nursing Education and Practice. Outcomes will be discussed.

7E. Promise Heights: An Innovative Approach to Community Health Clinical
Theme: Technology (Including Simulation)
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Jone Tiffany, DNP, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, Bethel University
This presentation will showcase the use of a readily available, innovative, virtual reality technology created to support robust learning activities for public/community health clinical courses. It will explore the possibilities of using a virtual platform designed to replace and augment public/community health clinicals that are supported by learning theories and validated by evidence.

7F. The “Story of Me": Using Digital Storytelling as an Admission Interview Technique in a BSN to DNP Program
Theme: Technology (Including Simulation)
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Myrna Williamson, EdD, MSN, RN, Jacksonville State University; Kim Helms, DHEd, MSN, RN, COI, CFD, Jacksonville State University; Rebecca Peinhardt, DNP, RN, CNE, Jacksonville State University
Nurse educators on an admissions committee for a BSN to DNP program adopted the use of digital storytelling, "Story of Me," as a method for candidates to interview for admission. Candidates share their digital stories, including personal and professional beliefs, values, and goals. Deeper understanding is obtained through collaboration and critique by the committee using an objective scoring rubric as the basis for admission.

7G. An Interprofessional Practice Program that Makes a Difference to Patients: The Navigator Program
Theme: Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Practice (IPP)
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Deanna Reising, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FNAP, ANEF, Indiana University
Interprofessional education programs are growing in health professions education.  This session will describe an innovative program where nursing and medical student teams conduct home visits for patients at high risk for readmission following discharge from a hospitalization.  For patients in year one of the program, 30-day readmissions were reduced to 0 percent. Student teams were effective in creating positive patient outcomes.

7H. Impact of Academic Nurse Educator Certification on Personal, Professional, and Program Outcomes
Theme: Leadership and Systems Change
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Kathleen Poindexter, PhD, RN, CNE, Michigan State University; Debra Hagler, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, FAAN, ANEF, Arizona State University; Deborah Lindell, DNP, RN, CCRN, CNE, Case Western Reserve University School of Nursing
More than 680 nurse faculty members and administrators across the US responded to a survey examining the value of academic nurse educator certification. Results of the modified PVCT-ANE Tool for academic nurse educators and response themes about the impact of certification on teaching, academic roles, and student outcomes will be shared. Participants will collaborate to identify implications of the data.

7I. High Impact Community Clinical Experiences to Promote Health and Enhance Well-Being of Older Adults
Theme: Role Transitions
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Kae Livsey, PhD, MPH, RN, Western Carolina University School of Nursing; Francine Sheppard, PhD, MSN, RN, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
This session will describe partnerships between a school of nursing and low-income senior housing providers. Its purpose was to develop new community clinical sites for nursing students to conduct home visits that enhance service coordination and support quality care in low-income senior housing communities. Findings on the impact of these activities on client health goal attainment will also be presented.

7J. From Faculty to Dean: The Importance of Leadership Succession
Theme: Role Transitions
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Michael Williams, PhD, RN, CCRN, CNE, Eastern Michigan University
This session will focus on the importance of leadership succession planning in academic nursing education. Now more than ever, the profession of nursing, and specifically schools of nursing, need a plan to develop and support junior faculty on a path to leadership roles in academic nursing.

7K. Current and Potential Doctoral Students: Becoming a Researcher in Nursing Education
Theme: Teaching Excellence Across the Curriculum
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, Marquette University; Angela McNelis, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, George Washington University
This session will focus on identification of substantive issues in nursing education that are in need of scholarly attention; areas in which research is ongoing; and challenges that face current and prospective doctoral students and faculty who are committed to nursing education scholarship.  Presenters will highlight issues such as finding a program and mentor fit, selection of a research topic, finding funding, dissemination of research, and what happens once you graduate. Participants will be encouraged to establish connections with one another for ongoing mutual support.

Concurrent Session 8:

 3:00-3:45 pm

. Writer's Success: An Innovative Program to Improve Graduate Nursing Students' Academic Writing Performance
Theme: Teaching Excellence Across the Curriculum
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Virginia Seno, PhD, RN, Chamberlain College of Nursing; Jill Walsh, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CEN, Chamberlain College of Nursing
This symposium will provide nuts and bolts for educators interested in developing a writer's success program for graduate nursing students. Theoretically grounded frameworks that support writing program development will be provided. Writing program facets include: a) live writing support calls, (b) writing coaches, c) writing course, and d) faculty development. A deeper look into the faculty development facet will be provided.

8B. Creating a Curriculum Crosswalk: An MSN Education Program Exemplar
Theme: Teaching Excellence Across the Curriculum
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Yolanda Hyde, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, CNE, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Elizabeth Van Horn, PhD, RN, CNE, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Yvonne Ford, PhD, RN, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
This presentation will describe the process of creating a curriculum crosswalk for an online MSN education program that includes the essentials of master’s education in nursing, the NLN Competencies, and the concepts from the school of nursing’s conceptual framework. Examples from a crosswalk will be provided. Participants will leave with the tools necessary to create a curriculum crosswalk in their nursing programs.

8C. I Want to be a Nurse and School Counselors’ Perceptions of Nursing: A National Study
Theme: Teaching Excellence Across the Curriculum
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Cheryl Williams, PhD, RN, CNE, NP-C, Salem State University
Nursing is facing a knowledge shortage as many senior nurses retire. Sustainable recruitment strategies that cultivate a timely well-educated nurse workforce are needed. Our model has examined creating regional informational alliances between nurse educators and school counselors who are uniquely poised to influence and appropriately develop potential nurses.  An examination of our model will be conducted nationally.

8D. Human Patient Simulation Improves Knowledge, Critical Thinking Skills, and Pediatric Clinical Competencies of Senior BSN Students
Theme: Technology (Including Simulation)
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Mary Ann Witt, PhD, CPNP, College of Mount Saint Vincent; Arlene Smaldone, PhD, CPNP, CDE, Columbia University School of Nursing
This randomized controlled study demonstrated that human patient simulation using six NLN scenarios in acute and chronic pediatric conditions significantly improved BSN students’ affective, cognitive, and psychomotor learning compared to students that received traditional education. Intervention subjects demonstrated competency in safe medication administration, delegation, prioritization, collaboration, and communication.

8E. Creative Clinical Solutions: Integrating Complex Simulation Clinicals in Senior-Level Curriculum
Theme: Technology (Including Simulation)
Session Type: Basics
Presenters: Mary Smith, MSN ,RN, CNE, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Faculty authored complex medical surgical simulation scenarios integrated into the senior-level curriculum over an eight-year period have fostered student confidence, and promoted prioritization and team work. Students spend three clinical days caring for three acute clients from admission to discharge.

8F. What Do Nursing Students Know about Evidence-Based Practice?: A National Study of EBP Knowledge Across Academic Levels
Theme: Teaching Excellence Across the Curriculum
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Amy Hagedorn Wonder, PhD, RN, Indiana University School of Nursing; Darrell Spurlock Jr., PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, Widener University School of Nursing
Rigorous evaluation with a valid, reliable, objective measure is needed to effectively gauge what nursing students know about EBP. This presentation will report results from a cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational study (N= 700) across levels in nursing education. Associated implications for programs, courses, teaching strategies, and on-going research will also be discussed.

8G. Shattered Assumptions: Comparing Feuds from West Side Story and Nursing Education
Theme: Leadership and Systems Change
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Rose Schwartz, PhD, RN, Widener University
Like the Sharks and the Jets from West Side Story, nurse faculty and student nurses with disabilities (SNWDs) sometimes feud. Their feuds involve differing assumptions about reasonable  accommodations. A lens to analyze the feud between faculty and SNWDs is the theory of shattered assumptions. Disability services play a role in the shift of assumptions that ultimately benefit, faculty, SNWDs and the nursing profession.

8H. The Impact of Job Satisfaction and Institutional Support on Doctorally Prepared Faculty’s Intent to Leave Nursing Academia
Theme: Role Transitions
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Elizabeth Florez, PhD, RN, DePaul University, School of Nursing; Young-Me Lee, PhD, RN, DePaul University, School of Nursing; Nadia Spawn, MS, RN, DePaul University, School of Nursing
The aim of this study was to examine factors related to intent to leave nursing academia amongst PhD- and DNP-prepared nursing faculty. A total of 146 doctorally prepared nurse faculty responded to the national online survey. Results indicated that older faculty, PhD-prepared faculty, and lower reported that levels of job satisfaction significantly determined intent to leave academia.

8I. Guide:  An Innovative Program to Facilitate Nurses’ Pursuit of Doctoral Education
Theme: Role Transitions
Session Type: Beyond Basics
Presenters: Laura Taylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing; Hayley Mark, PhD, FAAN, Towson State University; Angela McNelis, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, George Washington University School of Nursing
GuIDE provided master’s-prepared nurses and APRNs with the knowledge and skill to advance their careers and the profession. We have now offered the program across the United States and Internationally.With more than 30 percent of participants applying and being accepted to a doctoral program, and 57 percent of nurses being of minority status, we are confident that GuIDE contributes  to the building of future nurse faculty across the nation.

NLN Honors Convocation: NLN Awards, COE Ceremony, Academy Induction

5:30-6:30 pm

Farewell to Summit 2017
President’s Gala Reception

6:30-8:30 pm




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