3 Full-Day Workshops
Wed: 7:00 am - 2:15 pm

A. Nurse Educators - Leaders and Citizens of our Global Village Harnessing Passion, Potency and Power in their Significant Roles
Presenters: Rebekah O'Rourke, BA, MapSc. (France) - Janice Brewington, PhD, RN, FAAN - Katherine Harding, PsyD

This systemic experiential learning event (SELE) will work in real time to explore and transform how nurse educators engage as citizens in multiple interconnected systems and roles. Exploring the key principles of emergent co-creation through experience, we will discover and reveal how purpose, passion and potency are the energy source that fuels our capacity to engage with the multiple federal, state, public, private and philanthropic organizational systems that is a significant context within which nurse educators work. Mobilizing personal and collective authority we find the freedom to influence, shape and deliver, with clarity of intention and purpose, nurse educators fit for and in service of the nation's health and wellbeing. SELE will appeal to nurse educators who are tired of doing what they have always done and who deeply know and feel that there are more effective ways of achieving what they passionately feel nursing education needs. This session will also appeal to nurse educators who have the courage to challenge assumptions, are open to new ways of thinking about old issues, and have the conviction to take the necessary steps to realize the outcomes they personally and collectively desire.

Wed: 8:00 am - 2:15 pm
B. The NLN Preparation Course for Certification as a Nurse Educator
Presenters: Linda Caputi, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF
This workshop is an intensive, comprehensive review of the major content areas of the test blueprint for the Certified Nurse Educator exam. It is designed to help potential candidates assess their level of readiness and identify practice domains where further study may be needed.
C. Legally Defensible Practice as an Academic Nurse Educator
Presenter: Linda Christensen, EdD, JD, MSN, RN, CNE
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of students filing a lawsuit against their college or academic program. Nursing students are following this trend and litigation against academic nurse educators and nursing education programs is increasing. Academic nurse educators must be skilled health care professionals who are aware of the legal issues surrounding their health care practice, as well as skilled educators who are aware of the legal issues surrounding their role as an academic nurse educator. Learn the most frequent risk areas for academic nurse educators and strategies that can be used to decrease your risk of legal liability. Participation limited to 150
2 Half-Day Workshops
8:00 AM-11:45 AM
D. Preparing Nurses for Practice: Coaching and Debriefing
Presenters: Susan Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A & Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE
New nurses require well developed clinical reasoning skills in order to deliver safe, effective, and compassionate care. Preparing nursing students for practice, and guiding the new graduate nurse through the transition to practice demands that academic and practice-based educators use transformative strategies to develop clinical reasoning skills. A key partner in both settings is the preceptor/clinical coach. This workshop will highlight the known areas of risk as we transition our students through coursework into professional practice. The focus will be extending our reach as educators through our preceptors to enhance clinical reasoning skills at the beside. Strategies to guide preceptors in the identification of student learning needs and development of clinical reasoning will be explored. Through the use of simulation and debriefing, participants will target performance gaps and apply these coaching strategies.
E. Understanding the NLN CNEA Accreditation Process
Presenter: Judith Halstead, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Interested in learning more about how to prepare your program for accreditation? When focused on continuous quality improvement, pursuing accreditation for your nursing program can be a rewarding experience for faculty and administrators. Join Dr. Judith Halstead, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, executive director of the NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, for a discussion of helpful steps to preparing your nursing program to engage in the accreditation experience. Special focus will be placed on the evaluation process and determining program, faculty and student outcomes.
Participation limited to 50
Pre-Summit Full-Day Workshops A, B, C
Through May 31
$255 (NLN member); $355 (non-member)
After May 31
$305 (NLN member); $405 (non-member)
Pre-Summit Full-Day Workshops D,E
Through May 31
$125 (NLN member); $225 (non-member)
After May 31
$155 (NLN member); $255 (non-member)