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The Voice of Nursing Education

Fall In! Innovations, Inclusions & Integration November 10-11, 2017

Campus Center Ballroom

Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021. 


To provide nurse educators in academic and clinical settings with strategies to engage and inspire learners using innovative teaching strategies. 

Program objectives

  1. Identify creative strategies to engage the learner in academic and clinical settings.
  2. Describe innovation practices that bridge the gap between education and practice.
  3. Discuss the use of simulation and virtual learning environments to support nursing education.


NYLN members, Chi Gamma Chapter members or Farmingdale Faculty: Friday and Saturday:  $100.00
Non members Friday and Saturday:  $130.00
NYLN members, Chi Gamma Chapter members or Farmingdale Faculty:  Friday only:  $30.00
Non members Friday only $40.00 (includes reception)
NYLN members, Chi Gamma Chapter members or Farmingdale Faculty: Saturday:  $80.00
Non members Saturday:  $100.00 (includes breakfast & lunch)

 Applied for 6 Contact Hours


 Friday, November 10th, 2017

4:30–5:00 PM             Registration

5:00 – 5:15 PM                        Welcome

5:15–6:15 PM             Revising your bucket list for professional fulfillment          

Cheryl Spencer, PhD, CNE, RN, Queensborough Community College

6:00-8:00 PM              Poster Presentations and Networking Reception

Saturday. November 11th, 2017

8:30–9:00 AM                         Registration/Breakfast/Networking

9:00–9:15 AM                         Welcome

9:15–10:15 AM           Reconnecting conversations: Narrowing the classroom - clinical gap

                                    Mary Stedman, EdD, RN, Professor, Farmingdale State University

10:15–10:30 AM        Break

10:30–11:30 AM         Session 1:

A: Bundle-up: Introducing clinical practice guidelines to increase knowledge and confidence of senior nursing students, Lori Goodstone, DHEd, RN, Fran Cherkis, DHSc, RN CNE, Christine Glaser, DHEd, RN, ANP, ONC, Maria Nikolaidou, DHEd, RN, ANP, CNE & Nancy Maggion, DNP, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, Farmingdale State College.

B: Nursing Mentorship: Clinical coaching and shared leadership. Vincenza Coughlin, MS, RNC-MNN, CNE, CLC Nursing Professional Development Specialist, New York University Langone Health11:30 –12:30 PM        Session 2:

A: Audience Response Systems: Best practices and student preferences. Randy Kelly, DNP, RN, CCRN & Heather LaPoint, MSN, Ed., RN, CNE, CCRN-e, Richard Spindler, PhD, SUNY Plattsburgh

B: Transfusing enthusiasm into a blood transfusion presentation. Janet McLaren, MSN/ED, RN, System nurse educator, Northwell Health

12:30–1:15 PM           Lunch

1:15–2:15 PM              Session 3:

A: ePortfolios: Facilitating self-reflection, self-value and preparation for better professional practice. Deborah Ambrosio Mawhirter, EdD, RN & Edmund J.Y. Pajarillo, PhD, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, Adelphi University.

B: Analysis of Registered Nurse participation in a Thanatology workshop on their attitudes toward caring for dying patients. Christine Glaser, DHEd, RN, ANP, ONC, Farmingdale State College.

2:15–3:15PM               Session 4:

A: Variables that influence retention in RN-BS students: A multisite, longitudinal study. Maria  Nikolaidou, DHEd, RN, ANP, CNE, Jennifer Bryer, PhD, RN, CNE & Virginia Peterson-Graziose, DNP, CNE. Farmingdale State College.

B: Evaluating an Academic-Practice Partnership’s ability to enhance baccalaureate curriculum. Monica Diamond-Caravella, MS, RN, AE-C- Assistant Professor

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM     Awards for Poster Presentations

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM     Closing Remarks & Evaluations

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