Agenda

  • In-Person
  • Virtual
  • Available On-Demand

In-Person Schedule

Monday, October 25 - Virtual Hill Visits

12:00-5:00 p.m.
Engaging with Federal Legislators in Virtual Capitol Hill Visits
The 2021 Hill visits will be held virtually and are open to all Academic Nursing Leadership Conference attendees.  

12:00-1:30 p.m.            
Advocacy in Action: AACN’s Legislative Priorities for Virtual Capitol Hill Visits and State Delegation Meetings
Join AACN’s Government Affairs Committee and the State Grassroots Liaisons virtually for practical information, insights, and guidance in preparation for your virtual Capitol Hill visits with members of Congress and their staff. State delegations will also have time to connect ahead of their virtual meetings. 

1:00-5:00 p.m.
Virtual Caucus and Connect    
Deans and Directors are invited to a virtual “Caucus & Connect” in-between their virtual Capitol Hill visits.
  
1:30-5:00 p.m.                
Virtual Capitol Hill Visits: Advancing AACN’s Federal Policy Advocacy Agenda 

Saturday, October 30

11:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m. 
Registration and Networking Lounge Open              

12:15-1:00 p.m.
First Time Attendee Meet & Greet
Hosted by the AACN Program Committee

1:00-2:00 p.m.        
Emerging Solutions 
Deep-dive learning opportunities designed to explore and illustrate practical tips through a fusion of lecture-based instruction, case studies, peer learning, and interaction. 

  • Leading Organizational Change: The Nurse Leader’s Guide to Curricular Change
    • The historic shift in the new AACN Essentials to competency-based education elevates the need for academic leaders to refine the executive leadership skills needed to guide large-scale organizational change, including curricular revisions, faculty development, and implementation of change management theory. This session will provide lessons learned from several schools that engaged in comprehensive curriculum revision and guidance for nurse leaders to support faculty through this transformational experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to develop a roadmap for guiding faculty, staff and students through the organizational changes needed to implement the new Essentials.  
      Speaker: Casey Shillam, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, University of Portland, Portland, OR
  • Competency-Based Education: Paving the Path Forward
    • Recent approval of new AACN Essentials has created a significant need for faculty development related to competency-based education. This presentation will clarify key principles of competency-based education and introduce faculty development strategies that will help to facilitate a successful transition to the new model for nursing education at your home institution.
      Speaker: Jean Giddens, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Yingling Endowed Chair, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Health Equity: Academic Nursing Leading the Way
    • The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into focus the critical need to achieve health equity. The pandemic has highlighted how nurses have risked their own safety to care for individuals, families, and communities impacted by the pandemic, especially those who are underserved and most vulnerable. Nursing education is in a pivotal position to change direction and lead efforts to address the underlying structural and systemic barriers that act as roadblocks to healthcare access. Ideas and strategies will be shared for how nursing education can seize the moment and take important steps toward achieving health equity. 
      Speaker: Emerson Ea, PhD, DNP, RN, Associate Dean and Clinical Associate Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University, New York, NY
  • Academic-Practice Partnerships: A Showcase of Excellence
    • Hear from the 2021 award winners on strategies to develop and enhance exemplary academic-practice partnerships.
      • University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing and Jackson Public Schools and South Delta School District
        Speakers: Julie Sanford, DNS, RN, Dean and Professor, and Anne A. Norwood, PhD, RN, Associate Dean of Advanced Practice and Partnerships and Professor, School of Nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson MS, and Jitoria Hunter, Director, Clinical and Community Engagement, Coverage: Partners in Access, Jackson, MS
      • Hofstra-Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies and Northwell Health System
        Speakers: Renee McLeod-Sordjan, DNP, RN, Vice Dean, Chair and Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY and Barbara Callahan, DNP, RN, Assistant Vice President, Advanced Clinical Provider Education, Northwell Health Center for Learning & Innovation, Lake Success, NY
      • University of Tennessee-Knoxville College of Nursing and Cherokee Health Systems
        Speakers: Lizanne Elliott, DNP, RN, Clinical Associate Professor, TRIP grant faculty liaison, College of Nursing, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville TN and Susan Rowlett, RN, Cherokee Health Systems Seymour Clinic Manager, TRIP Grant Clinical Coach, Seymour, TN

2:00-5:00 p.m.        
Solution Provider Showcase Open 
Access high-profile exhibitors and sponsors showcasing innovate and forward-thinking products and services. Take time throughout the day to visit the vendor booths and identify strategic partners to fulfill your institutional needs. 

2:00-2:30 p.m.        
Networking Break & Visit Solution Provider Showcase

2:30-3:30 p.m.        
Emerging Solutions 

  • Leading Organizational Change: The Nurse Leader’s Guide to Curricular Change
    • The historic shift in the new AACN Essentials to competency-based education elevates the need for academic leaders to refine the executive leadership skills needed to guide large-scale organizational change, including curricular revisions, faculty development, and implementation of change management theory. This session will provide lessons learned from several schools that engaged in comprehensive curriculum revision and guidance for nurse leaders to support faculty through this transformational experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to develop a roadmap for guiding faculty, staff and students through the organizational changes needed to implement the new Essentials.  
      Speaker: Casey Shillam, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, University of Portland, Portland, OR
  • Competency-Based Education: Paving the Path Forward
    • Recent approval of new AACN Essentials has created a significant need for faculty development related to competency-based education. This presentation will clarify key principles of competency-based education and introduce faculty development strategies that will help to facilitate a successful transition to the new model for nursing education at your home institution.
      Speaker: Jean Giddens, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Yingling Endowed Chair, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Health Equity: Academic Nursing Leading the Way
    • The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into focus the critical need to achieve health equity. The pandemic has highlighted how nurses have risked their own safety to care for individuals, families, and communities impacted by the pandemic, especially those who are underserved and most vulnerable. Nursing education is in a pivotal position to change direction and lead efforts to address the underlying structural and systemic barriers that act as roadblocks to healthcare access. Ideas and strategies will be shared for how nursing education can seize the moment and take important steps toward achieving health equity. 
      Speaker: Emerson Ea, PhD, DNP, RN, Associate Dean and Clinical Associate Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University, New York, NY
  • AACN's Foundation for Academic Nursing Faculty Scholars Grant Presentations
    • Immersive Virtual Reality for COVID-19 Primary Care Nursing
      Speaker: Beth A. Culross, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
    • Innovation and Excellence in Academic Nursing: Advancing Student Evidence-Based Practice Competency
      Speaker: Rebecca Owings, EdD, RN, Assistant Professor, Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

3:30-4:00 p.m.        
Networking Break & Visit Solution Provider Showcase

4:00-5:00 p.m.    
Welcome and Here to Serve: Rounds with AACN Leadership
Join AACN leadership for updates on the association’s priorities, strategic initiatives, and new developments. AACN Board Chair Susan Bakewell-Sachs and President/CEO Deborah Trautman provide an overview of the association’s work to transform academic nursing and serve our members. Ask questions and learn more about how these initiatives can impact and elevate your school of nursing.
Speakers: Susan Bakewell-Sachs, PhD, RN, Dean, Vice President for Nursing Affairs, Professor, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, and Chair, AACN Board of Directors, and Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington DC

5:15-6:00 p.m.        
New Member Orientation 
Hosted by AACN’s Board of Directors and Membership Committee
Learn how AACN membership can benefit you and your organization, and how you can engage to advance academic nursing along with AACN’s mission and strategic priorities. (All are welcome.)

7:30 p.m.             
Capital Walk-and-Talk with AACN President/CEO
AACN President/CEO Deb Trautman and get in your daily exercise before the day end!
The group departs promptly at 7:30 p.m. from the hotel entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue. See you there!

Sunday, October 31

6:30-7:30 a.m.        
Running and Walking Groups
Meet with other early risers at the hotel entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue for a 30-minute run or 60-minute morning walk. Maps are available on the conference app and groups are self-facilitated.

7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Registration Open                        

7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Networking Lounge Open

7:30-9:30 a.m.        
Light Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m.    
Solution Circles

Learn from industry experts in a collaborative format by examining current challenges in the field of academic nursing. 
AACN does not endorse products or services being presented during the Solution Circle. 

  • The Future of Technology for Nursing Education                   
    Solution Circle sponsored and presented by Wolters Kluwer
    Learn what fellow nursing educators shared with Wolters Kluwer about their post-pandemic technology plans in the new report “Forecast for the Future: Technology Trends in Nursing Education” and gain insight into how technology usage, adoption, and investment during the next five years will give students the optimized, hybrid learning experience that they crave as digital learners
  • ‚ÄčDiversifying Medical Research with the All of Us Research Hub   
    Solution Circle sponsored and presented by All of Us Research
    Discover how the NIH's All of Us Research Program is working to elevate the engagement the involvement of communities underrepresented in biomedical research and the opportunities this presents for nurse scientists. The session will dive into how researchers can access the data found in the project's Research Hub and use the findings to answer their own research questions.

9:30-10:30 a.m. 
Charting the Future of the PhD in Nursing
The AACN Board of Directors appointed the Research-Focused Doctoral Program in Nursing: Pathways to Excellence Task Force to develop a vision for research-focused doctoral programs and graduates. The Task Force is examining trends in higher and nursing education, nursing research, health disciplinary research, and career trajectories for research scientists and faculty.  This session will provide an overview of the work to revise AACN’s 2010 Position Statement on The PhD Pathways to Excellence. The overview will be followed by next steps and an opportunity to dialogue and seek clarity on the draft position statement.
Speaker: Marion Broome, PhD, RN, Chair, AACN Research-Focused Doctoral Program Pathways to Excellence Task Force, Dean Emeritus and Ruby F. Wilson Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC and Suzanne Prevost, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.        
Solution Provider Showcase Open
Access high-profile exhibitors and sponsors showcasing innovate and forward-thinking products and services. Take time throughout the day to visit the vendor booths and identify strategic partners to fulfill your institutional needs. 

10:30-11:00 a.m.     
Networking Break & Visit Solution Provider Showcase

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 
Like-Schools Focused Discussions 
Join colleagues and collaborate on vital topics important to your institution.

  • Small/Liberal Arts Colleges                                                            
  • Academic Health Centers                              
  • Private Colleges/Universities                                                
  • Public Colleges/Universities                                                              

12:15-1:30 p.m.         
Lunch Break (on your own) & Visit Solution Provider Showcase

1:30-2:30 p.m.    
Keynote Plenary 
Protecting the Public’s Health: Prioritizing Health Equity and Climate Change
The nation’s public health priorities are constantly evolving as nurse leaders work to strengthen and transform our nation’s health. Through her role as Chief Nurse Officer at the US Public Health Service, Rear Admiral Mix will discuss current public health concerns, such as climate change and health equity. Come learn from a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of experience in nursing as a clinician, public health practitioner, educator, and emergency manager. Participants will dig deeper into today’s public health landscape and consider how academic nursing can engage to help keep communities safe.
Speaker: Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix, DNP, RN, Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Nurse Officer, U.S. Public Health Service, Washington DC

2:30-3:00 p.m.        
Networking Break & Visit Solution Provider Showcase

3:00-4:00 p.m.    
Leadership Plenary
The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity
The National Academy of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity, challenges nursing leaders and other stakeholders both within and outside of health care to prioritize addressing the systemic inequities that have fueled wide and persistent health disparities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.  In addition to advancing health equity, the report lays out a series of recommendations to help our nation meet the need for a stronger, more diversified nursing workforce that is prepared to provide care and promote health and well-being among nurses, individuals, and communities.
Speakers: Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, Senior Advisor for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ; Greer Glazer, PhD, CNP, RN, Dean Emeritus and Schmidlapp Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; and Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

4:00-4:30 p.m.        
Visit Solution Provider Showcase & Networking Break

4:30-5:30 p.m.    
John P. McGovern Lectureship Award Plenary
Leading through Change
In the fields of health care and higher education, change is constant. How you manage this uncertainty will determine the impact you will have as an academic nurse leader. Being able to lead through change will keep your organization moving forward and inspire others to join you on the quest to meet your mission. Please join us for this special presentation from one of the highest-ranking nurses in the U.S. military. With preparation as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Lt. Gen. (Retired) Dorothy A. Hogg is the Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force who also serves as the first Surgeon General of the U.S. Space Force. Discover the keys to this leader’s success and how you can apply the lessons she has learned at your school of nursing.
Speaker: Lt. Gen. (Retired) Dorothy A. Hogg, Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon

5:30-7:00 p.m.        
AACN Reception
Join us for our Networking Reception at the end the day enjoying light fare and mingling with friends and colleagues.

Monday, November 1

6:30-7:30 a.m.        
Running and Walking Groups
Meet with other early risers at the hotel entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue for a 30-minute run or 60-minute morning walk. Maps are available on the conference app and groups are self-facilitated.

7:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Registration and Networking Lounge Open

7:30-9:00 a.m.        
Light Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m.        
Solution Circles 
Learn from industry experts in a collaborative format, examining current challenges in the field of academic nursing. 
AACN does not endorse products or services being presented during the Solution Circle. 

  • Organizational Credentialing and Nurse Resiliency
    Solution Circle sponsored and presented by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
    A description of the Framework for Nursing Excellence, with a look at the Magnet and Pathway to Excellence programs promote a culture of excellence that support nurse resiliency.
  • Diversifying the Nursing Field through Innovative Learning Models
    Solution Circle sponsored and presented by Guild Education
    With the nursing shortage, healthcare companies are investing in upskilling and reskilling their frontline workforce. These populations. may be older and more diverse than "traditional" nursing students. We have an opportunity to diversify the field and help provide economic mobility to this population. In this solutions circle, we will talk through research and best practices for effectively educating working adult students striving to take the next step in their healthcare career.
  • NursingCAS Overview: A Demonstration of the Student Application and University Management Portal
    Solution Circle sponsored and presented by NursingCAS
    Join this session to learn about AACN’s Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS). NursingCAS provides colleges a FREE admissions platform to efficiently manage data-driven application reviews in a cloud-based software. Learn why 290 colleges of nursing and 61,000 student applicants used NursingCAS last year to manage their nursing school applications.

8:30-9:30 a.m.              
Coffee & Conversations

  • Associate/Assistant Dean Dialogue
  • Deans of Minority Serving Nursing Schools
  • Leadership Development Opportunities at AACN
  • New Dean Dialogue

9:00-9:45 a.m.
Revising the Standards for Nurse Practitioner Education 
The National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education (NTF), a 19-organization collaborative, is committed to maintaining quality nurse practitioner (NP) education through regular, periodic review of the standards and criteria.  AACN and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties have co-facilitated this collaboration since 1997. During this session, AACN’s and NONPF’s representatives to the NTF will provide an overview of the draft Standards for Quality Nurse Practitioner Education, 6th Edition, including the process, goals, and suggested revisions. The presenters will address some frequently asked questions and leave time for live Q&A.
Speakers: Eileen T. Breslin, PhD, RN, Dean and Patty L. Hawken Nursing Endowed Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio TX and Lucy Marion, PhD, RN, Dean Emerita, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

10:00-11:00 a.m.                 
AACN Membership Meeting 
Facilitated by AACN Board Chair Susan Bakewell-Sachs

  • Association Business Meeting
  • Like-Schools Reports
  • Recognition of Award Winners
    • Individual Membership Awards
    • Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Awards
    • Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Awards
    • New Era for Academic Nursing Award
    • Lois Capps Policy Luminary Award

11:00-11:30 a.m.        
Networking Break

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.    
Closing Plenary
Advancing Self-Care and Wellness in Academic Nursing
Deans have the ability to create an environment /culture that promotes wellbeing for students, faculty and staff. This session will explore the importance of placing one’s own wellbeing as a high priority, as well as exploring ideas on how to enhance wellbeing of nursing leaders. Nursing leaders have the opportunity to create school or department wide policies that promote a culture of wellbeing.  Specific ideas will be discussed that contribute to a healthier work environment such as team norms, boundary setting and mindful practices.
Speakers: Eileen O’Grady, PhD, RN, NP, CEO, Wellness Coach, McLean, VA, Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, Dean Emeritus, Professor, School of Nursing, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Virtual Schedule

All times are listed in Eastern Time.

Monday, October 25 - Virtual Hill Visits

12:00-5:00 p.m.
Engaging with Federal Legislators in Virtual Capitol Hill Visits
The 2021 Hill visits will be held virtually and are open to all Academic Nursing Leadership Conference attendees.  

12:00-1:30 p.m.            
Advocacy in Action: AACN’s Legislative Priorities for Virtual Capitol Hill Visits and State Delegation Meetings
Join AACN’s Government Affairs Committee and the State Grassroots Liaisons virtually for practical information, insights, and guidance in preparation for your virtual Capitol Hill visits with members of Congress and their staff. State delegations will also have time to connect ahead of their virtual meetings. 

1:00-5:00 p.m.
Virtual Caucus and Connect    
Deans and Directors are invited to a virtual “Caucus & Connect” in-between their virtual Capitol Hill visits.
  
1:30-5:00 p.m.                
Virtual Capitol Hill Visits: Advancing AACN’s Federal Policy Advocacy Agenda 

Saturday, October 30

11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Solution Provider Showcase Open
Access high-profile exhibitors and sponsors showcasing innovate and forward-thinking products and services. Take time throughout the day to visit the showcase and identify strategic partners to fulfill your institutional needs. 

1:00-2:00 p.m.        
Emerging Solutions 

  • Leading Organizational Change: The Nurse Leader’s Guide to Curricular Change
    The historic shift in the new AACN Essentials to competency-based education elevates the need for academic leaders to refine the executive leadership skills needed to guide large-scale organizational change, including curricular revisions, faculty development, and implementation of change management theory. This session will provide lessons learned from several schools that engaged in comprehensive curriculum revision and guidance for nurse leaders to support faculty through this transformational experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to develop a roadmap for guiding faculty, staff and students through the organizational changes needed to implement the new Essentials.
    Speaker: Casey Shillam, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, University of Portland, Portland, OR
  • Academic-Practice Partnerships: A Showcase of Excellence
    Hear from the 2021 award winners on strategies to develop and enhance exemplary academic-practice partnerships.
    • University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing and Jackson Public Schools and South Delta School District
      Speakers: Julie Sanford, DNS, RN, Dean and Professor, and Anne A. Norwood, PhD, RN, Associate Dean of Advanced Practice and Partnerships and Professor, School of Nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson MS, and Jitoria Hunter, Director, Clinical and Community Engagement, Coverage: Partners in Access, Jackson, MS
    • Hofstra-Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies and Northwell Health System
      Speakers: Renee McLeod-Sordjan, DNP, RN, Vice Dean, Chair and Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY and Barbara Callahan, DNP, RN, Assistant Vice President, Advanced Clinical Provider Education, Northwell Health Center for Learning & Innovation, Lake Success, NY
    • University of Tennessee-Knoxville College of Nursing and Cherokee Health Systems
      Speakers: Lizanne Elliott, DNP, RN, Clinical Associate Professor, TRIP grant faculty liaison, College of Nursing, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville TN and Susan Rowlett, RN, Cherokee Health Systems Seymour Clinic Manager, TRIP Grant Clinical Coach, Seymour, TN

2:00-2:30 p.m.        
Break & Visit Solution Provider Showcase

2:30-3:30 p.m.        
Emerging Solutions

  • Competency-Based Education: Paving the Path Forward
    Recent approval of new AACN Essentials has created a significant need for faculty development related to competency-based education. This presentation will clarify key principles of competency-based education and introduce faculty development strategies that will help to facilitate a successful transition to the new model for nursing education at your home institution.
    Speaker: Jean Giddens, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Yingling Endowed Chair, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Health Equity: Academic Nursing Leading the Way
    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into focus the critical need to achieve health equity. The pandemic has highlighted how nurses have risked their own safety to care for individuals, families, and communities impacted by the pandemic, especially those who are underserved and most vulnerable. Nursing education is in a pivotal position to change direction and lead efforts to address the underlying structural and systemic barriers that act as roadblocks to healthcare access. Ideas and strategies will be shared for how nursing education can seize the moment and take important steps toward achieving health equity.
    Speaker: Emerson Ea, PhD, DNP, RN, Associate Dean and Clinical Associate Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University, New York, NY

3:30-4:00 p.m.        
Break & Visit Solution Provider Showcase

4:00-5:00 p.m.    
Welcome and Here to Serve: Rounds with AACN Leadership
Join AACN leadership for updates on the association’s priorities, strategic initiatives, and new developments. AACN Board Chair Susan Bakewell-Sachs and President/CEO Deborah Trautman provide an overview of the association’s work to transform academic nursing and serve our members. Ask questions and learn more about how these initiatives can impact and elevate your school of nursing.
Speakers: Susan Bakewell-Sachs, PhD, RN, Dean, Vice President for Nursing Affairs, Professor, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, and Chair, AACN Board of Directors, and Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington DC

Sunday, October 31

9:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.        
Solution Provider Showcase Open
Access high-profile exhibitors and sponsors showcasing innovate and forward-thinking products and services. Take time throughout the day to visit the showcase and identify strategic partners to fulfill your institutional needs. 

9:30-10:30 a.m.        
Charting the Future of the PhD in Nursing    
The AACN Board of Directors appointed the Research-Focused Doctoral Program in Nursing: Pathways to Excellence Task Force to develop a vision for research-focused doctoral programs and graduates. The Task Force is examining trends in higher and nursing education, nursing research, health disciplinary research, and career trajectories for research scientists and faculty.  This session will provide an overview of the work to revise AACN’s 2010 Position Statement on The PhD Pathways to Excellence. The overview will be followed by next steps and an opportunity to dialogue and seek clarity on the draft position statement.
Speaker: Marion Broome, PhD, RN, Chair, AACN Research-Focused Doctoral Program Pathways to Excellence Task Force, Dean Emeritus and Ruby F. Wilson Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC and Suzanne Prevost, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

11:00-12:00 a.m.
Coffee & Conversations : What Keeps You Up At Night?

1:30-2:30 p.m.    
Keynote Plenary
Protecting the Public’s Health: Prioritizing Health Equity and Climate Change
The nation’s public health priorities are constantly evolving as nurse leaders work to strengthen and transform our nation’s health. Through her role as Chief Nurse Officer at the US Public Health Service, Rear Admiral Mix will discuss current public health concerns, such as climate change and health equity. Come learn from a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of experience in nursing as a clinician, public health practitioner, educator, and emergency manager. Participants will dig deeper into today’s public health landscape and consider how academic nursing can engage to help keep communities safe.
Speaker: Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix, DNP, RN Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Nurse Officer, U.S. Public Health Service, Washington DC

2:30-3:00 p.m.        
Break

3:00-4:00 p.m.    
Leadership Plenary
The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity
The National Academy of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity, challenges nursing leaders and other stakeholders both within and outside of health care to prioritize addressing the systemic inequities that have fueled wide and persistent health disparities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.  In addition to advancing health equity, the report lays out a series of recommendations to help our nation meet the need for a stronger, more diversified nursing workforce that is prepared to provide care and promote health and well-being among nurses, individuals, and communities.
Speakers: Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, Senior Advisor for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ; Greer Glazer, PhD, CNP, RN, Dean Emeritus and Schmidlapp Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; and Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

4:00-4:30 p.m.        
Break

4:30-5:30 p.m.    
John P. McGovern Lectureship Award Plenary
Leading through Change
In the fields of health care and higher education, change is constant. How you manage this uncertainty will determine the impact you will have as an academic nurse leader. Being able to lead through change will keep your organization moving forward and inspire others to join you on the quest to meet your mission. Please join us for this special presentation from one of the highest-ranking nurses in the U.S. military. With preparation as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Lt. Gen. (Retired) Dorothy A. Hogg is the Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force who also serves as the first Surgeon General of the U.S. Space Force. Discover the keys to this leader’s success and how you can apply the lessons she has learned at your school of nursing.
Speaker: Lt. Gen. (Retired) Dorothy A. Hogg, Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon

    

Monday, November 1

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Solution Provider Showcase
Access high-profile exhibitors and sponsors showcasing innovate and forward-thinking products and services. Take time throughout the day to visit the showcase and identify strategic partners to fulfill your institutional needs. 

10:00-11:00 a.m.                 
AACN Membership Meeting 
Facilitated by AACN Board Chair Susan Bakewell-Sachs

  • Association Business Meeting
  • Like-Schools Reports
  • Recognition of Award Winners
    • Individual Membership Awards
    • Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Awards
    • Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Awards
    • New Era for Academic Nursing Award
    • Lois Capps Policy Luminary Award

11:00-11:30 a.m.        
Break

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.    
Closing Plenary
Advancing Self-Care and Wellness in Academic Nursing
Deans have the ability to create an environment /culture that promotes wellbeing for students, faculty and staff.  This session will explore the importance of placing one’s own wellbeing as a high priority, as well as exploring ideas on how to enhance wellbeing of nursing leaders. Nursing leaders have the opportunity to create school or department wide policies that promote a culture of wellbeing.  Specific ideas will be discussed that contribute to a healthier work environment such as team norms, boundary setting and mindful practices.
Speakers: Eileen O’Grady, PhD, RN, NP, CEO, Wellness Coach, McLean, VA, Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, Dean Emeritus, Professor, School of Nursing, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Available On-Demand

AACN will provide select sessions on-demand after the conference concludes. Stay tuned for more details. 


CE Credit

AACN is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Eligible attendees may receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) for participating in AACN conferences.

Participants of the 2021 Academic Nursing Leadership Conference may earn up to 13.75 CEUs when attending the in-person event and viewing any on-demand session missed due to schedule conflicts (i.e., concurrent sessions).

Please note program is subject to change