The 2021 Faculty Practice Pre-Conference

Emerging Strategies: Evaluation, Leadership & Resilience in an Evolving Practice Environment

Virtual Event Date - January 15, 2021

Who should attend?

Individuals involved in promoting, administering, and engaging in faculty practice should attend this pre-conference.

What is the Practice Leadership Network?

The Practice Leadership Network  (PLN) is the host of this pre-conference and is comprised of nursing faculty who administer faculty practice programs and those actively engaged in faculty practice. To learn more about the PLN and information on how to join, visit PLN's web page

What is the focus of this pre-conference?

Emphasis is being placed on the need for practice savvy educators who can translate current healthcare environment scenarios to the classroom at every level.

Access to Conference Handouts: Click Here


11:00 a.m.
Practice Leadership Network Membership Forum                                             

Join practice colleagues at this informal discussion. Open to members and guests.

11:15a.m-12:00 p.m. 
Keynote Speaker
Resiliency and Leadership Strategies for Utilization in our Dynamic and Evolving practice Environment

Speaker: Sheila D. Melander, PhD, Associate Dean of MSN and DNP Faculty and Practice Affairs, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY

12:00-12:05 p.m.
Break and Poster Presentations

12:05 -12:35 p.m.
Resilience in Practice: Adapting Faculty Practice During a Pandemic

UNMC College of Nursing faculty practice (FP) had a threefold response to COVID-19 demonstrating our evaluation, leadership and resilience in an evolving practice environment. join us as we discuss the framework for applying adaptations to practice environments.
Speaker: Kelly Gonzalez, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

12:35-1:05 p.m.
Leadership and Innovation in Faculty Practice

Colleges of nursing (CON) develop faculty practice opportunities that are very individualized according to the organizational goals, mission and needs of the community.  Gain awareness of innovative faculty practice models and how they are helping to change the healthcare landscape.
Speaker: Diana Dedmon, DNP, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

1:05-1:10 p.m.

1:10-1:50 p.m.
Impact of Faculty Practice Toolkit:
An Overview of the Toolkit Project of the AACN Practice Leadership Network
Members of the Practice Leadership Network are in the process of developing an internet-based Faculty Practice Toolkit designed to support faculty and leadership engaged in academic practice. Join us for this interactive session as we describe the purpose, goals and 8 priority components of the FP toolkit. At the end of the presentation we will solicit input from attendees.
Facilitated by the Practice Leadership Network Steering Committee

1:50-2:40 p.m.
Faculty Practice Toolkit Breakouts*

2:40-3:05 p.m.
Breakout follow-up*

3:05-3:15 p.m.
Open Discussion & Wrap up*

3:15-4:15 p.m.
Virtual Poster Viewing* 

AACN leads in innovation with this new offering of a virtual poster viewing for all conference attendees. This new feature is included in the conference for attendees to learn and network with poster abstract authors. Abstracts reflect innovation and highlight important topics for faculty in nursing practice. Stop by the virtual poster showcase to chat live with authors!

Registration Fees

  REGISTRATION TYPE            PRICING           
  AACN Members       Virtual Only  
  Faculty Practice Pre-Conference**     $99  
  AACN Non-Members                        
  Faculty Practice Pre-Conference      $199  

** PLN Network Members receive a $20 discount.

CE Credit

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

For sessions awarding contact hours (which are denoted with an * throughout the schedule), participants must attend in entirety, evaluate each electronically after the meeting, and print the continuing education (CE) certificate. Attendees may earn up to 4.5 CE hours for the PhD Pre-Conference. There are no known conflicts of interest concerning planners and presenters. Exhibitors have not been involved with planning the content for sessions awarding contact hours. AACN does not endorse particular products or services being exhibited.

Speaker Presentations

Speaker presentations and/or handouts are provided via the AACN virtual site based on when they were made available to AACN, as well as if each speaker granted permission to publish them. Therefore, not all speaker materials may be accessible prior to or after the meeting. You may contact speakers directly to ask for copies of their presentations and/or handouts.