Washington, DC, March 14, 2017 - The glorious sunshine and beaches will beckon the nursing education community to San Diego, September 14-16, as the National League for Nursing welcomes colleagues to the 2017 Education Summit.
2017 NLN Education Summit
Faculty, deans and administrators of nursing schools, students, and other health care professionals will meet thought leaders and experts in nursing education, as they participate in this stimulating annual exchange of information and ideas. The gathering is also an occasion to celebrate professional achievement, an opportunity for formal and informal networking and mentoring; and just plain fun. Early bird registration is advised; as in years past, capacity attendance is anticipated.
Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN, NLN president and professor of nursing and dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington, reiterated her oft-stated advice to register: “There is truly no better way for nurse educators to recharge than to participate in the Summit. This yearly must-attend event embodies the NLN’s mission to promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of our nation and the global community. I look forward to welcoming colleagues to San Diego.”
Keynote speaker David B. Daniel, PhD, professor of psychology at James Madison University and a sought-after educational consultant to health care organizations, will launch the exploration of this year’s Summit theme, Community of Colleagues. Dr. Daniel is an expert on scientific research and analysis of cognition and developmental psychology. His focus over the years has been on developing demonstrable knowledge for use in educational contexts as well as applying scientific findings in psychology to employee training and organizational behavioral challenges.
“Nurse educators are essential in the process of translating scientific findings for effective use in educational contexts, as well as for providing important information to enrich scientific theory and inquiry,” Dr. Daniel states. “I intend to discuss the science of learning, steps for responsible and high impact translation, and generate implications for nurse educators.”
Dr. Daniel’s appearance at the 2017 Summit will also be somewhat of a homecoming for him, noted NLN CEO Dr. Beverly Malone. “David earned his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University, before advancing to doctoral study at West Virginia University. Surfing the waves remains a serious hobby, as does stand-up comedy, where he earned bona fides prior to his academic and scholarly career.”
Full- and half-day Pre-Summit Workshops earlier Thursday can serve as a warm-up to the main event. Abstracts are available at the 2017 Summit’s dedicated microsite for participants to select which sessions to attend, based on individual needs and interests. First-time Summit attendees are urged to take advantage of “Navigating the Summit,” a special welcoming and orientation session on Thursday afternoon, just before the official Opening Session; Keynote Address; and awarding of the President’s Award. In addition to the dedicated Summit website, a wealth of information is available on the popular Summit App.
In addition to the Summit’s full schedule of outstanding presentations, workshops, symposia, and posters, participants will not want to miss the other highlights in store:
- Debra L. Spunt Lecture, funded by Laerdal Medical, featuring internationally recognized nurse educator Kathie Lasater on Saturday morning
- Dr. Malone’s CEO Summit Address on Friday, followed by the presentation of scholarships, research grants, and constituent league awards
- On Saturday: Valedictory Address by NLN president Dr. Anne Bavier and Inaugural Address by incoming NLN president Dr. Rumay Alexander; National Faculty Meeting, which offers a chance to discuss issues of common concern with the NLN Board of Governors
- Honors Convocation on Saturday afternoon to announce and celebrate the NLN Centers of Excellence; winners of the prestigious NLN Awards; and Induction of the 2017 Class of Fellows into the NLN Academy for Nursing Education
- President’s Gala Reception, a lively conclusion to the 2017 Summit
Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its more than 40,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.
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