Thursday, February 22

2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Networking Session* Optional

5:00-7:00 p.m.
Reception and Poster Presentations

Friday, February 23

8:00-8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Welcome from GNSA Leadership Council and AACN President and CEO

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Keynote Session: Defining Moral Courage and Finding Empowerment
Speaker: Alexandra Shaffer-Wubbels, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Educator, Burn Trauma Intensive Care Unit, University of Utah Hospital

10:00-10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Getting Published
Speaker: Patricia Morton, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN, Dean and Professor, Editor, Journal of Professional Nursing, University of Utah, College of Nursing

12:00-2:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Demystifying Mentoring for Educational Success
Speakers: Laura Taylor, PhD, RN, ANED, Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Nursing Innovation and Nurses as Entrepreneurs
Speaker: Tiffany Kelley, PhD, MBA, RN, Founder & CEO, Nightingale Apps LLC, and Anna Young, Co-Founder, CEO, MakerHealth, MakerNurse

Being a Change Agent Starts Now: How Graduate Students Can Advocate for Policy
Speaker: Lauren Inouye, MPP, RN, Director of Government Affairs, American Association of Colleges of Nursing

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

3:30- 5:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Transition into Education

Speakers: Joan Cranford, EdD, MSN, BSN, Assistant Dean in Nursing, Georgia State University; Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN, Dean and Professor, Emory University; and Linda Streit, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University

Transition into Practice
Speakers: Deanna Babb, DNP, APRN, FNP, BC, FAANP, AANP Region 8 Director; and Daniel Bell, DNP, CRNA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Kaiser Permanente

Transition into Leadership
Speakers: Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Vice President of Patient Care and System Chief Nurse Executive, Duke University Health System, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Duke University School of Nursing , Sharon H. Pappas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Chief Nurse Executive, Emory Healthcare; and Ora Strickland, PhD, DSc (Hon), RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, Florida International University

6:00 p.m..
Networking Dinners

Saturday, February 24

8:00-8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
General Session: Interprofessional Health Assessment Simulation: Preparing for Success
Speakers: Sharon K. Lanning, DDS, Professor, Peridontics, Virginia Commonwealth University; Elizabeth Micalizzi, MBA, PMP, CCRP, Administrative Director, Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care, Virginia Commonwealth University; Jeffrey B. Petraco, MBA, BSN, RN, Research Assistant, Graduate Student, Virginia Commonwealth University; and Debbie Shockey, DNP, APRN-BC, CPNP, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

9:30-10:00 a.m.
Networking Break

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Closing Session: The Future of Health Care and the Impact of Nursing
Speaker: Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer, CVS MinuteClinic, Vice President, CVS Health