Business Officers of Nursing Schools (BONUS) Annual Meeting

Dedicated to facilitating networking among those who work in the administration of nursing education and to providing education in areas of business, technology, and financial and administrative management of nursing schools.


 

Business Officers of Nursing Schools (BONUS) is dedicated to facilitating networking among those who work in the administration of nursing education and to providing education in areas of business, technology, and financial and administrative management of nursing schools. Assistants to the dean, fiscal managers, business officers and any personnel involved in the operational management of a school of nursing will benefit from attending this conference.

Hotel Information

Hilton Palacio Del Rio
200 S Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-222-1400

The room block at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio is filled.

The following hotels are located near the Hilton Palacio del Rio and may have availability over the meeting dates:

The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio (approximately 6 minute walk)
420 W Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-224-6550

The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk (approximately 6 minute walk)
889 E Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-224-4555

Homewood Suites by Hilton San Antonio - Riverwalk/Downtown (approximately 6 minute walk)
432 W Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-222-1515

Transportation

The San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is located approximately 9 miles from the hotel. Taxi fare is approximately $42 each way.

For additional transportation information, please visit the airport website at https://www.sanantonio.gov/SAT/Ground-Transportation.

Above rates are subject to change.

Continuing Education Credit

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is providing continuing education (CE) certificates online after the program.

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


Wednesday, April 25
Thursday, April 26
Friday, April 27

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Registration Open, Salon Del Ray Foyer    

11:00-11:30 a.m.
New Member Welcome and Orientation, Salon C
New members and first-time participants are encouraged to attend this important information session on the benefits of the AACN BONUS Leadership Network and Annual Meeting. Topics include the history of BONUS, how to get the most out of the BONUS meeting, tips to maximize networking opportunities, how to get involved on BONUS committees, and how to participate in online discussions.
Facilitators: Margaret Hill, BONUS Membership Committee Chair, Assistant Dean for Administration, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Lynn Murphy, BONUS Special Projects Committee Chair, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK; and Karis Wolfe, BONUS Communications  Committee Chair, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Business Officer 101, Salon C 
All participants are welcome to attend. This session is particularly useful to those new to their positions or new to nursing. Seasoned Business Officers will share their experiences on what nursing deans expect from their business officers and best practices.
Facilitators: Susan Frey, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; and Delores Armstrong, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

12:30-12:45 p.m.
Welcome, Introductions, and Announcements, Salons AB  
Speakers: Lisa Miller, BONUS Chair, Associate Dean for Administrative Services, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; and Gerri Kremer, BONUS Planning Committee Chair, Director of Resource Management, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

1:00-2:15 p.m.
Opening Plenary Session: Future Trends in Academic Nursing, Salons AB  
As a nationally recognized leader in nursing education and the past Board Chair of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Dr. Breslin shares her knowledge and discusses opportunities in academic nursing, in addition to highlighting current and future trends.
Speaker: Eileen Breslin, PhD, Dean, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

2:15-2:45 p.m.
Individual Introductions and Icebreaker, Salons AB  

2:45-3:00 p.m.
Networking Break

3:00-4:30 p.m.
Plenary Session: How Do You Measure Up?
A Comparative Analysis of BONUS Members’ Staffing Plans, Salons AB   

Speaker: Jason Wright, BONUS Chair-Elect, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, Columbia University, New York, NY

5:00-6:00 p.m.
“Welcome to San Antonio” Networking Reception, The Stetson 
Generously sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Guests Welcome

6:30 a.m.
BONUS 5K Run /Fun Walk,  Meet in Lobby
Guests Welcome
Run/Walk Guides: Karis Wolfe, BONUS Communications Committee Chair, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; and Jason Wright, BONUS Chair-Elect, Columbia University, New York, NY

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Exhibits Open,  Salon Del Ray Foyer

8:30-9:00 a.m.
Light Continental Breakfast, Salons AB 
Guests Welcome

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Plenary Session: Team Building for Exceptional Performance,   Salons AB
An overview of the process and tool used by universities that provide successful teaching assignment outcomes. 
Speakers: David Bowersox, Associate Dean, and David Parrish, Development Software Manager, School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC

10:00-10:30 a.m.
BONUS Business Meeting, Salons AB 
Facilitator: Lisa Miller, BONUS Chair, Associate Dean for Administrative Services, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

10:30-11:00 a.m.
Group Photo and Networking Break

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Emerging Solutions
Select from one of the following breakout sessions:

  • Benefits of Partnership for Development and Development Tools,  La Condesa
    This session addresses the importance of the Business Officers role in partnering in the development efforts of your institution and what tools are available.
    Facilitators: Chermale Casem, Loewenberg Nursing, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; and Lisa Miller, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Clinical Placement Best Practices,  Salons AB     
    An overview of innovative clinical placement practices that have proven beneficial in meeting the student’s needs.

    Facilitators: Latrice Solomon, Long Island University, Brookville, NY; and Becky Keck, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

  • Strategies to Strengthen Nurse Leader Recruitment and Retention,  La Reina     
    Learn of initiatives and best practices that are available to promote the hiring and retention of outstanding and diverse faculty members.
    Facilitator: Alan John, Cejka Executive Search, St. Louis, MO

12:15-1:30 p.m.
Networking Luncheon,  Salon C            
Participants have the opportunity to network with colleagues from similar institutions.
Lunch fee included in registration. Guest lunch - $45 pp.

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Emerging Solutions
Select from one of the following breakout sessions:

  • Interactive Team Building Exercise,  Salons AB

    Participate in an interactive team building exercise that can be used with your team to encourage communication, cooperation and decision making skills.
    Facilitators: Gerri Kremer, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY; and Lisa Miller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Succession Planning,  La Condesa     

    A look at how to develop a successful succession plan and identifying a process to develop new leaders who can replace the leaders who exit your organization.
    Facilitators: Rhonda Owens, Rush University; and Carola Williams, Western Washington University, Chicago, IL

  • Strategies to Strengthen Nurse Leader Recruitment and Retention,  La Reina     
    Learn of initiatives and best practices that are available to promote the hiring and retention of outstanding and diverse faculty members.
    Facilitator: Alan Johns, Cejka Executive Search, St. Louis, MO

3:00-3:15 p.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

3:15-5:15 p.m.
Site Visit to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing
Buses depart the Hilton at 3:15 p.m. -  Guests Welcome

6:30 p.m.
Fiesta Group Dinner on the Riverwalk at Casa Rio Restaurant
Meet in lobby to walk over as a group. Pre-registration required. $60 pp - Guests Welcome

8:00-8:30 a.m.
Light Continental Breakfast,  Salons AB
Guests Welcome

8:30-11:30 a.m.
Leadership Plenary: Building a Culture of Successful Implementation, Salons AB 
Effective leaders understand that building a robust strategy is necessary but not sufficient to performing at the highest level. The strategy must be implemented across the organization. Using outcomes from a recent comprehensive research study, this session explores best practices in strategic execution, with particular emphasis on the appropriate culture critical to a successful implementation process.
Speaker: Kathy Pearson, PhD, President, Enterprise Learning Solutions

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Closing Comments and Preview of 2019 BONUS Meeting,  Salons AB 
Facilitators: Lisa Miller, BONUS Chair, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, and Jason Wright, BONUS Chair-Elect, Columbia University, New York, NY

AACN gratefully acknowledges contributions by the following sponsors: 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
Cejka Executive Search
CastleBranch
Cinch

Save the Date!  2019 BONUS Annual Meeting

Renaissance Seattle Hotel – Seattle, WA
April 24-26, 2019

 


Registration Fees

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

  Early Bird
By March 26, 2018
Regular
After March 26, 2018
BONUS Network Members $419 $519
Non-BONUS Network Members $449 $549
Additional Registrations from the same Institution
*Applies to AACN Members only.
$419 $519
AACN Non-Members
 
$599 $699
Guest Lunch Fees $45 $45
Networking Dinner $60 $60

* One (1) lunch is included in the registration fee for meeting attendees. Guests may attend at an additional cost.

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

Substitution, Cancellation, and Refund Policies

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 April 11, 2018 will be refunded minus a $150 non-refundable administrative fee.
b. Cancellation requests received after April 11, 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 $150 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

Hilton Palacio Del Rio
200 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

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