CNL Research Symposium

Quality Improvement & Improvement Science: The CNL’s Contribution, is a pre-conference workshop to the CNL Summit that focuses on the CNL’s role in data collection, evaluation for reporting clinical outcomes, and quality improvement.


The CNL Research Symposium is scheduled for the morning of February 21, 2018 (separate registration required). This workshop unites educators, practicing CNLs, students, healthcare administrators, nurse executives, physicians, financial officers and others. Participants will also earn CE hours.

AACN is also offering the CNL Summit and the Master’s Education Conference during the same week to provide greater opportunities for learning, discussion and networking among peers.

The CNL Summit provides a national forum for all healthcare and academic audiences currently implementing or interested in exploring CNL education and practice. Conference topics generally include the impact and value of the CNL role on improving patient outcomes, implementing and sustaining the CNL role across diverse systems of care, the CNL role in quality and safety initiatives, innovations in education, and the complementary relationship between the CNL and other members of the healthcare team, including nurse managers, APRNs, and physicians. In addition to plenary sessions, concurrent, abstract, and poster presentations allow participants to choose topics of interest in a smaller forum. Special forums for CNL faculty and nursing/healthcare executives also are offered.

Please see information about the Master's Conference here (separate registration required).

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone: 714-750-1234

  • The room rate starts at $179 single/double.
  • The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is January 29, 2018.
  • To make reservations, please call the hotel at 1-888-233-1234 and request the group rate for AACN/CNL/Master’s Education Conference. You may also place your reservation online.
  • The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early.

If/when the room block fills, AACN will post a list of alternative hotel on its website.

Transportation

John Wayne Airport- Orange County (SNA) is approximately 13 miles from the hotel. Taxi fare is approximately $45 each way. Shuttle service is also available through Super Shuttle (reservation required) and the fare is approximately $11 each way.

Long Beach Airport (LGB) is approximately 18 miles from the hotel. Taxi fare is approximately $70 each way. Shuttle service is also available through Super Shuttle (reservation required) and the fare is approximately $35 each way.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 35 miles from the hotel. Taxi fare is approximately $120 each way. Shuttle service is also available through Super Shuttle (reservation required) and the fare is approximately $17 each way.

Self-parking is available for $27.00 per day, and valet parking is available for $27.00 per day.

Above rates are subject to change.

Continuing Education Credit

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing nursing education (CNE) hours will be awarded to those who attest to attendance at entire sessions and complete the electronic evaluation process after the meeting. The CNE certificate will be provided online only after completion of evaluation.

Dietary and Special Needs

If you have any dietary restrictions (e.g., vegetarian, kosher, or gluten-free) or special needs, please email us prior to the event at conferences@aacnnursing.org.

Contact Information

AACN
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-463-6930
Email: conferences@aacnnursing.org
www.aacnnursing.org


Wednesday, February 21

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Desk and Networking Lounge Open

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast Mingle
Start your day by making new connections! Network with peers and enjoy a light continental breakfast.

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Welcome
Speaker: Tammy Lee, MSN, RN, CNL, Chair, CNC Board of Commissioners and Clinical Nurse Leader and QA Coordinator, Mostellar Medical Center

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Opening Keynote
The Theory and Science of Quality Improvement (QI)

Speaker: Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, EdD, ANEF, FAAN, Professor and Director, Improvement Science Research Network, University of Texas Health Science Center

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Networking Break
Complimentary coffee and tea are available.

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Panel Discussion
QI vs. Research and How CNLs can Decide the Best Path

Panelists: Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, EdD, ANEF, FAAN, Professor and Director, Improvement Science Research Network, University of Texas Health Science Center, Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing, Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator and the Journal of Nursing Care Quality, Laurie Ecoff, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Director Research, Education, Professional Practice Sharp Memorial Hospital, Robert J. LaPointe, MSN, RN, CNL, CCRN, Clinical Nurse Leader, CMC VA Medical Center
Moderator: Miriam Bender, PhD, RN, CNL, Assistant Professor, Program in Nursing Science, University of California, Irvine.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Closing Keynote
Paving the Way for CNLs to Disseminate Rigorous QI Projects

Speaker: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing, Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator and the Journal of Nursing Care Quality

12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Thank You
Speaker: Rosemary Hoffmann, PhD, RN, Associate Professor Clinical Nurse Leader Program Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own


Registration Fees

We encourage attendees to place their conference/meeting registrations and hotel reservations at the same time. If you have reserved your room already, please register for the conference/meeting as soon as possible.

(Only one discount per person, per conference can be taken.) 

CNL Research Symposium Registration Fees

Separate registration required.

  Early Bird
By January 23, 2018
Regular
After January 23, 2018
AACN Members $139 $169
AACN Non-Members $139 $169

For payment related questions, please contact us at conferences@aacnnursing.org.

Substitution, Cancellation, and Refund Policies

CNL Research Symposium

If you subsequently cannot attend this event, the following options are available:

1. You may substitute your registration to another individual within your organization. This must be done by contacting the AACN Conference Department via email at conferences@aacnnursing.org.

2. If a substitution is not possible, your cancellation request must be received in writing and confirmed by AACN; otherwise, it cannot be honored. The following refund arrangements will then apply:

a. Cancellation requests received by February 7, 2018 will be refunded minus a $75 non-refundable administrative fee.
b. Cancellation requests received after February 7, 2018 will not be granted any refunds.
c. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.
d. No-show registrations with an open balance will be charged a $75 non-refundable administrative fee after the event.

Please note: Cancellations received fewer than 7 days prior to the conference start date will be reviewed and processed within two weeks after the last day of the conference.

AACN reserves the right to cancel this conference and any group activity that does not meet minimal group requirements. AACN assumes no responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rental, or other travel costs.

Location Information

Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim (Garden Grove), CA 92840

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