Agenda

Saturday, October 19

11:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Registration, AACN Hub, and Networking Lounge Open
The AACN Hub is your gateway to the association! Stop by to get more insight on the unique benefits, leadership opportunities, and services for you and your school of nursing. AACN staff is happy to assist with technology questions including the AACN Conference App and your membership dashboard, MyAACN. If you would like to unwind, check your e-mail, or meet with your peers, stop by our Networking Lounge.

11:00-12:30 p.m.
Committee Meetings

1:00-2:00 p.m.
New Member Orientation
Discover all that AACN has to offer, how membership can benefit you and your organization, and how you can engage in advancing AACN’s mission and strategic priorities.
Hosted by AACN’s Membership Committee

11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
AACN-TV Screening Room
Meeting attendees are invited to drop in, enjoy some popcorn, and discover innovations underway at our nation's nursing schools. Come watch the latest videos produced by AACN-TV, which spotlight schools of nursing, faculty and student achievements, academic-practice collaborations, research initiatives, and community-based projects led by nurses.  

2:00-3:15 p.m.
Emerging Solutions
Select from four engaging sessions offered concurrently. No pre-registration is required.

  • Building Successful Academic Practice-Partnerships Exemplars from Three Award Winning Programs
    Hear from the 2019 award winners on strategies to develop and enhance exemplary academic-practice partnerships.
    • Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Emory Healthcare
      Speakers: Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, Dean, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University; and Sharon Pappas, PhD, RN, Chief Nurse Executive, Emory Healthcare
    • Old Dominion University School of Nursing and the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and Sentara Interprofessional Care Clinic
      Speakers: Karen Karlowicz, EdD, RN, Chair and Associate Professor; Jamela Martin, PhD, RN, Faculty; and Beth Tremblay, MSN, Faculty, Old Dominion University School of Nursing
    • University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Maple Knoll Communities
      Speakers: Greer Glazer, PhD, RN, Dean, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati; Megan Gresham-Ulrich, Vice President, Maple Knoll Communities; and Timothy McGowan, Executive Vice President, Maple Knoll Communities 

  • Global Education for a Global Society: Designed by You
    Today’s world faces global challenges that require global solutions. In order to achieve these, we must transform our education systems to produce global citizens capable of addressing such issues in just, peaceful, tolerant, and inclusive ways. This session will address the unstoppable internationalization of our society, health, and educational systems, including new movements such as Planetary Health and OneHealth. Then, there will be a discussion around the role and experience of CGFNS International, Inc. in maneuvering these new movements, including current partnerships and collaborations with organizations such as the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO), International Council of Nurses (ICN), and others. Finally, session speakers will present current strategies for advancing global education, including the existing struggles and barriers, offer strategies for the future, and discuss the implications for AACN and high education institutions around the world.
    Speaker: Franklin Schaffer, EdD, ScD, President and Chief Executive Officer, CGFNS International, Philadelphia, PA; and Connie Delaney, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Sparking Nursing Innovation Using the Human-Centered Approach of Design Thinking
    Employing new ways of thinking, such as with design thinking, opens up enormous possibilities to improve health and redesign the processes of healthcare. Nurses are at the forefront of innovation, as academics, as practitioners, and as leaders in the health and healthcare, we are primed to create new solutions to old problems. Review the process of creative problem solving within design thinking, how it is being used to educate the next generation of nurse innovators, and how the leadership in nursing can advance emerging innovations in healthcare.
    Speakers: Marion Leary, MSN, MPH, RN, Director of Innovation, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Transformation of the Addiction Treatment and Recovery System in the U.S.
    For every major disease, there is an organization devoted to funding the discovery of protocols and programs for prevention treatment and recovery---except for Addiction. Furthermore, there are few standards that have to be met to operate an addiction and treatment recovery system in the United States. They vary in cost, from free to thousands of dollars a month, which are options only for the super-wealthy. Cost does not seem to dictate outcomes or recidivism; quality indicators and evidence-based treatment are on the horizon. Kevin Roy outlines the steps needed to decrease the stigma, improve healthcare systems, and build communities for support and advocacy.
    Speaker: Kevin Roy, Chief Public Policy Officer, Shatterproof, New York, NY

3:15-3:45 p.m.
Networking Break

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Here to Serve: AACN Updates and Rounds with Leadership
Kick off AACN’s 50th Anniversary meeting by joining AACN’s leadership for updates on the association’s priorities, strategic initiatives, and new developments. AACN Board Chair Ann Cary 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.

6:30-10:00 p.m.
AACN 50th Anniversary Gala at the Library of Congress (separate registration required)
AACN’s 50th Anniversary Gala is a celebration of the invaluable contributions our members have made to nursing education over the past ?ve decades. Don’t miss an unforgettable evening in one of our nation’s most stunning historic buildings! Learn more at www.aacnnursing.org/aacn50th

Sunday, October 20

6:30-7:30 a.m.
Optional Daybreak Workouts

  • Yoga
    Start your day with a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga session. Yoga mats are provided for the first 10 participants.
  • Running and Walking Groups
    Meet with other early-bird risers at the hotel entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue. Running and walking maps are available on the conference app.

7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Registration and AACN Hub Open

8:00-10:00 a.m.
Morning Mingle Coffee & Tea

8:00-9:15 a.m.
Conversations and Coffee

  • 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.
    Facilitator: Constance Hendricks, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, Tuskegee University, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Tuskegee, AL
  • 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.
    Facilitators: Valerie M Howard, EdD, MSN, RN, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC; and Denise Neill, PhD, RN, Director and Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, School of Nursing, 
    Huntsville, TX
  • Leadership Development Opportunities at AACN
    Explore the latest opportunities for leadership development within AACN.
    Facilitator: Rosalie Mainous, PhD, APRN, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX
  • New Dean Dialogue
    Gather for a thought-provoking conversation about the opportunities and challenges of a new deanship. This forum is aimed towards individuals who have been in a dean or director position for two years or less.
  • Special Interest Groups
    Join colleagues in similar administrative situations for discussion on the latest issues:
    • Administration of Master’s-Entry Programs
    • Administration of Non-Nursing Programs
    • Administration of Private/Proprietary Programs
    • Collective Bargaining
    • Reporting to a Non-Nurse Dean

8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
AACN-TV Screening Room
Meeting attendees are invited to drop in, enjoy some popcorn, and discover innovations underway at our nation's nursing schools. Come watch the latest videos produced by AACN-TV, which spotlight schools of nursing, faculty and student achievements, academic-practice collaborations, research initiatives, and community-based projects led by nurses.  

9:00-7:30 p.m.
Networking Lounge and Learning Center Open
Get exclusive access to high-profile exhibitors showcasing their innovative products and services in our Learning Center. Vendors have been carefully selected allowing you to identify strategic partners to fulfill your institutional needs. (Open Sunday only.)

9:30-10:30 a.m.  
Re-envisioning the AACN Essentials: A Task Force Update
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 visionary approach will allow for numerous opportunities for feedback and consensus building among diverse stakeholders. This presentation provides an overview of the progress to date and allows sufficient time for attendees to ask questions and provide feedback as this work moves ahead. (Continuing the Conversation, Tuesday, October 22, 8:00-9:00 a.m.)
Speakers: Jean Giddens, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Yingling Endowed Chair, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, and Chair, AACN Baccalaureate Work Group; Cynthia McCurren, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Kirkhof College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, and Chair, AACN Master’s Work Group; and John McFadden, PhD, CRNA, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Barry University, Miami, FL, 
and Chair, AACN Doctor of Nursing Practice Work Group

10:30-10:45 a.m.
Stretch Break

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Like schools Focused Discussions
Join colleagues and collaborate on vital topics important to your institution. Agendas are posted onsite, and no preregistration is required. You may select your group based on affinity and/or interest in agenda items:

  • Small/Liberal Arts 
    Facilitator: Janet Reagor, PhD, RN, Interim Dean and Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Avila University, Kansas City, MO
  • Academic Health Centers (AHC)
    Facilitator: Marion Broome, PhD, RN, Dean and Ruby F. Wilson Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs, Duke University and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs for Nursing, Duke University Health System, Durham, NC
  • Private Colleges/Universities
    Facilitator: Michelle Johnson, EdD, APRN, Chief Nurse Administrator and Associate 
    Professor, Department of Nursing, Hawaii Pacific University, Kaneohe, HI
  • Public Colleges/Universities
    Facilitator: Suzanne Prevost, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

12:00-1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Visit Learning Center
Light lunch and refreshments are provided in the Learning Center.

12:15-1:15 p.m.
Optional Luncheon Presentation
Board Certification: Past, Present and Future

ANCC Certification and Measurement Executive Leaders provide an overview of the past, present and future states of board certification. This presentation includes a description of the processes and rigor used to develop board certification exams; the current state of research related to board certification; and considerations for the future state of individual credentialing.  Time is provided for discussion and Q&A.  
Hosted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

12:15-1:15 p.m.
Optional Luncheon Presentation
Celebrating 50 years of Nursing Educational Excellence

In celebration of AACN’s 50th anniversary, Skyfactor Benchworks (formerly EBI), the official assessment partner will present nursing education assessment tips and findings gathered during the 20 year partnership between AACN and Benchworks. Quick, yet clear and compelling, this lunch presentation provides interesting insights into nursing program trends. 
Hosted by Skyfactor Benchworks 

1:30-1:45 p.m.
Welcome & Introductions

1:45-2:45 p.m.
Keynote Address
Where Do We Go From Here? Leadership in Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, a White House Fellow in the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, is a biographical author of past U.S. presidents. Not only a New York Times bestselling author, she also won the Pulitzer Prize for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front During World War II. An expert in the doctrine of leadership, Ms. Goodwin relies on the lessons of the past to shed light on cultural, economic, and political transformations that define today’s turbulent times.
Speaker: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author, Concord, MA

2:45-3:15 p.m.
Networking Break

3:15-4:15 p.m.
John P. McGovern Lectureship Award
Preparing for the Next Generation of Health Professionals: Mapping a Strategy of Success
As a leader in academic medicine, Dr. Cox was able to have significant impact on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in his role as Chief Academic Affiliations Officer. And as the recipient of the McGovern Lectureship Award, his presentation focuses on the disruptive innovations, systems thinking, and practice redesign, while limiting risk and demonstrating value to meet public health needs.
Speaker: Malcolm Cox, MD, Consultant, and Former Chief Academic Affiliations Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC

4:15- 4:45 p.m.
Networking Break

4:45-6:00 p.m.
50th Anniversary Celebration Panel: Reflecting on Impact & Celebration Toast
AACN has altered the fabric of academic nursing significantly in the last 50 years. Trends come and go, political pressures abound, and technology has made its mark on nursing education models and pedagogy. Hear this panel of past AACN leaders describe the agility needed to survive in the ever-changing landscape of higher education.
Enjoy a celebration toast at the conclusion of this panel presentation.
Panelists: Geraldine “Polly” Bednash, PhD, RN, Chief Executive Officer, GDB & Associates, Arlington, VA and former Chief Executive Officer, AACN; Jean Bartels, PhD, RN, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Emerita, Professor of Nursing Emerita, School of Nursing, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA and former AACN Board President; and Kathleen Long, PhD, RN, Professor and Dean Emerita, College of Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL and former AACN Board President

6:00-7:30 p.m.
AACN Reception and 50th Anniversary Celebration
Join us for our networking reception and the celebration of our remarkable 50-year milestone. An exciting and fun-filled evening awaits you thanking all AACN members for the contributions they have made to advance excellence in academic nursing over the last 50 years!

Monday, October 21

6:30-7:30 a.m.
Optional Daybreak Workouts

  • Yoga
    Start your day with a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga session. Yoga mats are provided for the first 10 participants.
  • Running and Walking Groups
    Meet with other early-bird risers at the hotel entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue. Running and walking maps are available on the conference app.

7:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Registration, AACN Hub, and Networking Lounge Open

7:00-9:00 a.m.
Light Continental Breakfast

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Advocacy in Action: AACN Legislative Priorities for Capitol Hill Visits and Virtual Advocacy Day
Effective messaging is the essence of successful advocacy on Capitol Hill! Join State Grassroots Liaisons and AACN‘s Government Affairs Committee for practical information, insights, and guidance in preparation for your Monday afternoon meetings with Members of Congress. Attendees will be seated with their state delegations.
Facilitated by AACN Government Affairs Staff and our partners at Polsinelli

8:30-9:00 a.m.
Networking Break

9:00-10:30 a.m.
AACN Membership Meeting
Dr. Ann H. Cary, Dean of the Marieb College of Health and Human Services and Professor, School of Nursing, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL and Chair, AACN Board of Directors

  • Association Business Meeting
  • Like Schools Reports and Issues Forum
  • Recognition of AACN Award Winners
    • Emeritus Membership Award
    • Exemplary Academic-Practice Partnership Awards
    • Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Awards
    • New Era for Academic Nursing Award
    • Lois Capps Policy Luminary Award

The business meeting is open only to AACN members: institutional member deans/directors, associate/assistant deans/directors, emeritus and honorary members, and invited prospective member deans/directors. If voting is to occur, it is limited to the AACN member dean representative only. Voting devices are distributed on Monday morning and deans will be asked to show their badges to claim a device.

10:30-11:00 a.m.
Networking Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Plenary
American Red Cross: Rich Past to Current Opportunities
The American Red Cross has long history of responding to disasters and humanitarian needs. Relying on the work of 20,000 nurses and other health professionals dedicated to compassionate action, they promote community resilience. Nurses prepare for and respond to disasters; promote blood donation, and provide case management for members of military and their families. The world is changing, and the Red Cross is responding. Come hear this presentation on current volunteer and Academic Service Learning opportunities with the Red Cross.
Speaker: Linda MacIntyre, PhD, RN, Chief Nurse, The American National Red Cross, Washington, DC; and Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, American Red Cross Senior Ambassador for Nursing and Health, & Senior Advisor for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ

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

12:15-2:00 p.m.
Joint Council Meeting

1:00-5:00 p.m.
Capitol Hill Visits
Bus service to Capitol Hill begins at 12:00 p.m. with continuous loops. The last bus will be heading to the Hill at 4:30 p.m.

1:00-4:00 p.m.
Caucus & Connect
AACN Deans and Associate Deans are invited to “Caucus & Connect” in-between their Capitol Hill visits to sit and reflect, enjoy light refreshments and snacks, and strategize prior to the next Hill visit.
Location: Kennedy Caucus Room, 325 Russell Senate Office Building

5:00-6:30 p.m.
AACN Congressional Reception
AACN Deans and Associate Deans will be able to celebrate a productive and impactful day on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff. Heavy Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Last bus back to the JW Marriott will leave at 6:45 p.m.
Location: Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building

7:00 p.m.
Capitol Walk and Talk Join AACN President/CEO Deb Trautman for this optional walk. Get in your daily exercise before the day ends while enjoying some of DC’s sights! The group departs promptly at 7:15 p.m. from the hotel entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Tuesday, October 22

6:30-7:30 a.m.
Optional Daybreak Workouts

  • Yoga
    Start your day with a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga session. Yoga mats are provided for the first 10 participants.
  • Running and Walking Groups
    Meet with other early-bird risers at the hotel entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue. Running and walking maps are available on the conference app.

 

7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Registration, AACN Hub, and Networking Lounge Open

7:30-9:00 a.m.
Light Continental Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Continuing the Conversation: Essentials Dialogue with the Task Force
Join members of the Essentials Task Force to dive deeper into the different domains of the draft Essentials document.  This small group interactive session provides an opportunity for members to work together, share feedback and offer input on the Essentials work to date.
Speakers: Jean Giddens, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Yingling Endowed Chair, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, and Chair, AACN Baccalaureate Work Group; Cynthia McCurren, PhD, RN, Dean and Professor, Kirkhof College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, and Chair, AACN Master’s Work Group; and John McFadden, PhD, CRNA, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Barry University, Miami, FL, and Chair, AACN Doctor of Nursing Practice Work Group

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

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Leadership Plenary: Next Generation NCLEX: Vision and Progress
Dr. Dickison is immersed in the planning for Next Generation NCLEX, the next state board examination that will incorporate the assessment of clinical reasoning utilizing new testing theory and question design. The focus of this presentation addresses the many questions and misperceptions regarding the new NCLEX.
Speaker: Phil Dickison, PhD, RN, Chief Officer, Operations and Examinations, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, IL

10:30-11:00 a.m.
Good Morning Coffee & Tea Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Closing Plenary
Age Friendly Health Systems: Nursing’s Central Role
With the extension of years of life, it is imperative that we ensure quality of health and healthcare for older adults. The John A. Hartford Foundation, in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association are working together to further this aim to ensure comprehensive, evidence-based quality care for older adults. An organizing framework for an age-friendly public health system is presented from five inaugural health systems, along with lessons learned from a variety of challenges related to the care of the older adult. Finally, strategies on how to engage the workforce, families and communities in this initiative are underscored.
Speaker: Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, President, John A. Hartford Foundation, Hartford, CT

Opportunities for Member Feedback and Engagement on the AACN Essentials

The task force is planning to share the first draft of its work with the membership, including the preamble to the new Essentials, the 10 identified domains (or areas of practice), and domain descriptions. Meeting attendees will have a chance to provide input on this material and ask questions during these sessions:

October 19, 3:45-5:00 pm: At the Here to Serve session, AACN President and CEO Deborah Trautman will provide a brief update to members on the Essentials process, including an overview of feedback sessions planned at the Fall meeting.  

October 20, 9:30-10:30 am: The Essentials Task Force will update members and share new content from the draft Essentials for participants to review and comment. Plans for a National Faculty Meeting also will be discussed. 

October 20, 10:45 am-12:00 pm: Members will be asked to consider specific questions related to the new Essentials during the Like Schools Discussions. 

October 21, 9:00-10:30 am: One of the task force co-chairs will provide a verbal report during the AACN Business Meeting. 

October 22, 8:00–9:00 am: All meeting attendees will be invited to participate in a focused discussion on issues emerging from the Essentials revision process. 


For those unable to attend the AACN meeting, additional opportunities for input will be available over the next several months.

Important Changes to Program

Sunday, October 20

The Essentials session was moved from Tuesday morning to Sunday morning. The Next Generation NCLEX session now takes place on Tuesday morning at 9:30 am.

9:30-10:30 a.m.  
Re-envisioning the AACN Essentials: A Task Force Update             

Tuesday, October 22 

New Session Added on the Essentials

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Continuing the Conversation: Essentials Dialogue with the Task Force  

New Day and Time for Leadership Plenary


9:30-10:30 a.m. 
Leadership Plenary: The Next Generation NCLEX: Vision and Progress


NOTE: The 9:30-10:30 am Policy Session was cancelled to accommodate these other changes.