Here to Serve: AACN Updates and 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 Deb Trautman provide an overview of the association’s work to transform academic nursing and serve our members. Come ask questions and learn more about how this work 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
Plenary: The Imperative of Civility and Community in Uncertain Times
John P. McGovern Lectureship Award
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in a variety of unprecedented and unpredictable ways. Pandemic-associated issues and other challenges can result in heightened levels of stress, which in turn, can lead to acts of incivility. In a climate of uncertainty and unpredictability, recommitting to collegiality, community, and civility by all members of the academic community is more important than ever. This engaging and thought-provoking session provides a deepened and empirical understanding of incivility and its impact and provides a variety of evidence-based strategies to foster civility and healthy academic work environments.
Speaker: Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, Boise State University, Boise, ID, Nursing Advisor, ATI, Nursing Education, and Author
Plenary: The Future of Health Care: Finding Common Ground in Divisive Times
Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Lectureship Award
Many would argue that we live in a time of unprecedented divisions on multiple fronts- generational, regional, partisan, and professional. Dr. Kirch draws on his experiences in government, academic health centers, and associations to discuss the drivers of these divisions and, most importantly, describe how health care can and should become the place in which we find national (and even global) “common ground.”
Speaker: Darrell Kirch, MD, President Emeritus, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington DC, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Leadership and Diversity: During a Pandemic Disruption
This discussion looks at different approaches taken to lead through the challenges of 2020. Together we learn how to prepare leadership for any disruption and intentionally lead your school to success.
Panelists: Angela Amar, PhD, RN, Dean, School of Nursing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, and Edilma L. Yearwood, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing & Health Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Facilitator: Sean Olson, CEO and Co-founder, Renogize Professional Coaching
Like-Schools Focused Discussions
Discuss vital topics important to your institution during facilitated virtual roundtables. You may select your group based on affinity and/or interest in agenda items:
- Small/Liberal Arts Colleges
- Private Colleges/Universities
- Public Colleges/Universities
- Academic Health Centers
AACN Membership Meeting
Facilitated by 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
Looking Ahead – Election 2020 and Beyond
As our nation continues to grapple with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and prepares for the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election, join former Congressmen Alan Wheat (D-MO) and John Shadegg (R-AZ) for an inside look into what lays ahead. Our bipartisan experts pull from their years of experience on and off Capitol Hill and share election outlooks as we continue to address current and future healthcare challenges.
Speakers: Honorable Congressman Alan Wheat, D-MO, and Honorable Congressman John Shadegg, R-AZ
Coffee and Conversations
- Associate/Assistant Dean Dialogue
Join your colleagues for a forum dedicated to the needs and issues of associate/assistant deans and explore matters of concern to you and your peers.
- Deans of Minority Serving Nursing Schools
Meet with other deans and directors from minority serving nursing schools and share success stories as well as how you may be addressing challenges.
- New Dean Dialogue
Gather for a thought-provoking conversation about the opportunities and challenges of a new deanship. Explore the latest opportunities for leadership development within AACN. This forum is aimed towards individuals who have been in a dean or director position for two years or less.
11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Plenary: Challenging Assumptions - Innovating Through Chaos
Healthcare education and systems are experiencing massive disruptions. High-performing organizations use rigorous innovation to adapt to the changing market. This presentation discusses how leaders can harness the energy of chaos to mobilize teams and create the future nursing education.
Speaker: Dan Weberg, PhD, RN, Head of Clinical Innovations, Trusted Health, San Francisco, CA
12:30-3:30 p.m. (break 1:45-2:15 p.m.)
AACN Essentials: Continuing the Conversation
The AACN Board of Directors appointed a task force to update the Essentials to reflect today’s healthcare and higher education environment, a transition to competency-based education, and alignment across baccalaureate and graduate degrees. This session includes a brief presentation on the progress of the Task Force to date, and a deep dive opportunity for small group discussion and wrap-up summary from the Task Force leadership.
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 Janie Heath, PhD, RN, Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, and Chair, AACN, Program Committee