Conference Program

Wednesday, April 22

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Registration Open
Members are encouraged to wear school apparel. Lunch is on your own.

11:00-11:45 a.m.
New Member Welcome and Orientation
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: Lisa Miller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rhonda Owens, BONUS Communications Chair, Rush University, Lynn Murphy, BONUS Membership Committee Chair, University of Alaska Anchorage

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Business Officer 101
All participants are welcome to attend. This session is particularly useful to those new to their positions or new to nursing. Seasoned nursing business officers will share their experiences on the expectations of nursing deans.

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Welcome, Announcements and Nominations
Facilitators: Nancy Halderman, BONUS Chair, Indiana Wesleyan University; Gerri Kremer, BONUS Planning Committee Chair, University at Buffalo; and Jeannette Russell, BONUS Nominating Committee Chair, California Baptist University
Icebreaker Activity - Gerri Kremer, BONUS Planning Committee Chair, University at Buffalo

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Opening Plenary Session: Become a People Centered Leader: Influence, Inspire and Impact
Would you like to have more influence on the people you lead or people around you? This session will help you better understand yourself and equip you with the tools necessary to understand others so that you can discover how to Influence, Inspire and Impact others.
Speaker: David Kauffman

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

3:45-4:30 p.m.
Update Report Navigating Clinical Placement
Learn the results and see the breakdown of costs from the Clinical Placement Survey.
Facilitator: Chermale Casem, University of Memphis

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Welcome to Captiva Island Networking Reception
Guests Welcome

6:00 p.m.
Small-Group Dinners
Members will escort small groups to a selection of restaurants. Sign-up sheets with information on restaurant choices will be available at the meeting - guests welcome.

Thursday, April 23

7:00 a.m.
BONUS 5K Run /Fun Walk
Guests Welcome
Run/Walk Guides: Karis Wolfe, BONUS Chair-Elect, West Virginia University and Jason Wright, BONUS Immediate Past Chair, Columbia University

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

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Plenary Session: Building Long-Term Faculty Practice Financial Sustainability While Staying True to Your Education and Service Mission
With more than three decades of experience, the Rush University College of Nursing Office of Faculty Practice (OFP) is a leader in providing comprehensive, innovative nursing services to vulnerable populations. This presentation will describe factors contributing to the rapid growth including our Rush OFP strategic vision, staffing strategies, business plan, and diverse financial structure.
Speakers: Dr. Angela Moss, Rush University College of Nursing

10:00-10:30 a.m.
BONUS Business Meeting
Facilitator: Nancy Halderman, BONUS Chair, Indiana Wesleyan University

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

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Select from one of the following:

  • Chicken Soup for the Budget Manager’s Soul: Bringing all the ingredients together
    Explore best practices for forecasting, creating, and managing budgets to optimize your fiscal year.
    Facilitator: Nakia Scott, West Coast University
  • Emotional Intelligence - EQ vs IQ
    A key difference between individuals seen as managers versus leaders is the level of one’s emotional intelligence (EI). This session will explore the definition of EI and the effect it has on your role within your school.
    Facilitator: Chermale Casem, University of Memphis
  • Faculty Workload Formulas
    Learn what tools are being used to calculate faculty workload.

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

1:45-3:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Select from one of the following:

  • Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice
    Where do you draw the line? Learn the dos and don’ts of HR policies when dealing with people.
    Facilitator: Rhonda Owens, Rush University
  • Chicken Soup for the Budget Manager’s Soul: Bringing all the ingredients together
    Explore best practices for forecasting, creating, and managing budgets to optimize your fiscal year.
    Facilitator: Nakia Scott, West Coast University
  • Space Policy/Facility Challenges
    Does your school struggle with providing space for your faculty and staff. Do you have a policy in place to address space management? Learn creative ways other nursing schools are addressing these issues.
    Facilitator: Jason Wright, Columbia University

3:00-3:30 p.m.
Break

3:30-5:00 p.m.
BONUS Group - Fun at the Beach
Planned activities with the opportunity to network and share experiences with fellow business officers of nursing schools.

6:30 p.m.
Group Dinner - South Seas Island Resort
Pre-registration required. $60 pp - Guests Welcome

Friday, April 24

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

9:00-11:00 a.m.
Leadership Plenary: How to Miss the Obvious, Stress Yourself Out and Get Nothing Done
To succeed, we need to understand why we sometimes fail. Dr. Steve Bedwell o?ers an entertaining and highly interactive professional development masterclass. Learn about Habit Hacking, a three-step system for avoiding burnout and responding to leadership (and personal) challenges more mindfully. E?ective, science-smart tactics will be presented in straightforward terms that you can put to work immediately.
Speaker: Dr. Steve Bedwell

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Closing Comments and Preview of 2021 BONUS Meeting
Facilitators: Nancy Halderman, BONUS Chair and Karis Wolfe, BONUS Chair-Elect

CE Credit

AACN is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.