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.


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
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

Speaker: Kelly Gonzalez, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

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

Speaker: Diana Dedmon, DNP, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

1:05-1:10 p.m.

1:10- 2:10 p.m.
Faculty Practice Toolkit presentations

Facilitated by the Practice Leadership Network Steering Committee

2:15- 2:30 p.m.
Faculty Practice Toolkit Input & Q&A 

2:30-2:35 p.m.

2:35- 3:05pm
Poster Session I

3:05- 3:35 p.m.
Poster Session II

3:35 – 4:00 p.m.
Open Discussion & Pre-Conference Closing

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.