Thursday, November 21
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Learning Center and Networking Lounge 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 Thursday and Friday)
Welcome and Opening Plenary Session
Operating in the Gap: Are you Teaching, Leading and Serving in a Diversity, Equity
and Inclusion Void?
Uncover the differences in understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion that exist between different generations and diverse populations. Strategies to raise awareness and nurture true engagement will help participants to lead with courage and address the needs of increasingly diverse constituents.
Speaker: Bridget R. McCurtis, PhD, Assistant Vice Provost Diversity Initiatives, New York University, and Founder and Chief Education Officer, Beyond Measure Coaching and Consulting, New York, NY
The Dawning of the Next Generation National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
In this time of rapid, transformative change, nurses are making more critical decisions at all levels at the point of care. Hear Dr. Dickison as he describes the evolution of the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) and the progress to date of the NCLEX Examination Committee (NEC).
Speaker: Phil Dickison, PhD, Chief Officer, Examinations Department, National Council State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), Chicago, IL
“Welcome to Orlando” Networking Reception with Poster Presentations
Kick-off our conference and join the opening reception. This is a great opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, talk with poster presenters, and visit with exhibitors while enjoying light fare.
Friday, November 22
7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Registration Desk and Networking Lounge Open
Optional Breakfast Session
Linking Oral Health with Overall Health: A Population Health Vision for the Future
Drs. Judith Haber and Erin Hartnett address the importance of oral health, its connections to overall health and its prominence as a national population health issue intimately linked to the social determinants of health. Strategies for weaving oral health throughout the curriculum and developing interprofessional oral-systemic partners, simulation and live clinical experiences will be explored.
Sponsored by Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP)
(This breakfast session is limited to the first 100 attendees. First come, first serve.)
Light Continental Breakfast and Poster Viewing
8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Learning Center Open
7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
- New Dean Dialogue
New deans are welcome to come and dialogue with a member of the AACN Board of Directors. Get support and feedback on some of the issues that are most disruptive to the operations of your college and learn about the resources available to you from AACN.
- Faculty Resource Network (FRN) Session
Join colleagues for a celebration of future directions for the network. In addition to seeing old friends and meeting new ones, we identify issues of mutual interest and future directions for the network in an informal setting. All those responsible for curriculum development with teaching and/or curriculum as their primary responsibility are welcome to attend.
All topics repeat 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Are Your Students Prepared to Provide Complex Care to Chronically Ill Patients?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 60% of adults in the United States have at least 1 chronic illness, and 40% have 2 or more co-morbidities. The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) has developed an online course to assist nursing faculty and students in learning how to provide excellent palliative care to those with serious, chronic illness. Since the course went “live” in 2017, over 350 schools of nursing have provided this education to their undergraduate students, and over 30,000 students have completed all six modules. This presentation will showcase the course objectives, content, case studies, testimonials from palliative care leaders, and evaluation data.
Speakers: Polly Mazanec, PhD, ACHPN, Research Associate Professor and Director of ELNEC- Undergraduate, Francis Payne Bolton, School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; and Elizabeth Delaney, DNP, CNS, Assistant Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
- Integrating Immunization Education in Undergraduate Nursing: A Framework and Teaching Resources
Advancements in teaching methods for health professions education and the practice of nursing have resulted in the need to enhance immunization resources for educating future nurses. In response, the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center on Immunization and Respiratory Diseases convened the Immunization Resources for Undergraduate Nursing (IRUN) committee to improve the integration of immunization content in undergraduate nursing education. This committee of experts with diverse nursing perspectives developed recommendations on how to increase immunization content in undergraduate nursing curricula and ensure a future nursing workforce that supports the Healthy People 2020 immunization objectives. This session will present the new curriculum framework and associated resources including case studies, PowerPoint presentations, and simulation scripts. Faculty will be encouraged to assess their existing curricula and incorporate elements of the framework and resources.
Speaker: Sheryl Buckner, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Laboratory and Simulation Director, College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK; Stacie Hunsaker, MSN, RN, Associate Teaching Professor, College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Faculty Simulation Coordinator; and Jennifer Hamborsky, MPH, MCHES, Health Education Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Atlanta, GA
- Legalization of Medical/Recreational Marijuana: What Nurse Educators Need to Know
While the shifting of societal norms has led to some states permitting the use of medical and recreational marijuana, the Federal government has not legalized marijuana use. This joint session will present how to update your curriculum to include vital information about the dichotomies of marijuana. Join a former marijuana dispensary nurse and a nurse regulator for this discussion. The presentation will include an overview of the 34 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands where medical marijuana has been legalized, a review of the qualifying conditions that can be treated by marijuana, and a look at a new treatment option that has FDA approval.
Speaker: Cathy Borris-Hale, MHA, RN, Nurse Specialist II, District of Columbia, Board of Nursing, Health Regulation; and Kathleen Russell, JD, MN, RN, Associate Director, Nursing Regulation, National Council State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), Chicago, IL
- Nursing Ethics Curriculum Development: Trans-curricular, Inter-professional, Multi-modal
AACN’s Baccalaureate Essentials affirm that “the generalist nurse…is prepared for the ethical dilemmas that arise in practice and will be able to make and assist others in making decisions within a professional ethical framework.” Despite this guideline, there is no unified approach to the best way to introduce ethics into the baccalaureate curriculum. Come explore the opportunities to incorporate ethics into the curricula that includes both standalone courses and themes or threads throughout the baccalaureate course of study; collaboration with other health professionals; and the innovative use of learning technology for pedagogy, simulation, and evaluation.
Speakers: Kenneth Goodman, PhD, Professor and Director, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Director, WHO Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy, Chair, Ethics Committee, University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
- Reverse Engineering: Developing Courses from an End Point Vision of Field-Base Competencies
To address concerns about readiness-to-work for new nursing graduates, this approach to course and curriculum development starts with an end-point vision based on field-based competencies. Using principles drawn from innovation management, reverse engineering is a creative strategy from which to enrich student learning experiences, create space for flipped classrooms and active learning, and improve marketing and program outcomes in a competitive marketplace. Explore the differences between field-based, course, and program competencies and how theory and didactics can wrap around practice-based expectations.
Speaker: Michael Bleich, PhD, RN, President and CEO – NursDynamics, LLC, and Senior Professor and Director, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Nursing, Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety, Richmond, VA
- Trends and Emergent Solutions for Innovation in RN to Baccalaureate Education
The purpose of this session is to present current trends, challenges, and emergent innovative solutions for educators in RN to Baccalaureate programs. While possessing many similar parameters, this educational pathway does not have many associated limitations or structures that define prelicensure nursing education. Students enrolled in RN to Baccalaureate programs (live, hybrid, or online) present with unique skills, educational challenges, and life experiences, as opposed to those in traditional or accelerated baccalaureate nursing programs. This session provides time for networking and discussion to support faculty who teach this diverse student population.
Speaker: Margaret Carno, PhD, CPNP, Professor of Clinical Nursing and Pediatrics; Director of RN-BS Completion Program, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY and Lynn Stover Nichols, PhD, RN, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate-Prelicensure Education-Alternative Pathways, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
Good Morning Coffee and Tea Break
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Emerging Solutions (repeated)
Lunch and Visit Learning Center
Light lunch and refreshments are provided in the Learning Center.
2:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (refreshment break from 4-4:30 p.m.)
(See separate schedule)
This is AACN’s version of TEDTalks, where presenters have 20 (twenty) minutes to get their key points across, the audience has 5 (five) minutes to ask questions, and then the last 5 (five) minutes of each podium presentation are used strictly as a passing period among rooms in order to attend the next session of interest.
Networking Dinners (Optional)
A great opportunity for you to connect with other participants while enjoying the local cuisine! Simply choose from our pre-selected restaurants posted near the registration desk and sign-up – it’s just that easy. Participants are responsible for their own tabs and share transportations costs (if any) and meet at 6:15 p.m. in the hotel lobby.
Saturday, November 23
7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Registration Desk and Networking Lounge Open
Light Continental Breakfast
Tips for Success: Highlights of the Revised CCNE Accreditation Standards
The revised (2018) CCNE accreditation standards, which went into effect on January 1, 2019, bring new opportunities for engagement and enhanced understanding of expectations regarding nursing program quality and effectiveness. Come hear CCNE leaders share highlights of the changes and their perspectives and insights about ways to demonstrate compliance. This session is relevant to new and seasoned administrators and faculty and to those who are writing an accreditation report or preparing to host a CCNE on-site evaluation.
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 will provide an overview of the progress to date and allow sufficient time for attendees to ask questions and provide feedback as this work moves ahead.
Speaker: Jean Giddens, PhD, RN, Dean, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and Linda Caldwell, DNSc, ANP-BC, Consultant
Good Morning Coffee and Tea Break
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Closing Plenary Session
Media Engagement: Essential for Improving Population Health and Enhancing Nurses’ Contributions to Health Reform
What is the value of nurses using media and other communication strategies to advance population health? The findings from the 2018 Woodhull study are alarming. Discover a path forward for enhancing media competencies among individual nurses and nursing organizations to facilitate transformative change through the delivery of integrated care that improves patient outcomes, reduces disparities, and influences policies supporting and hastening needed changes with nurses as key influencers.
Speaker: Carole Myers, PhD, RN, Professor, College of Nursing and Department of Public Health, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN and Senior Fellow, School of Nursing, Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Opportunities for Member Feedback and Engagement on the AACN Essentials
November 23, 9:00-10:15 am
Task force chairs Drs. Jean Giddens and John McFadden will provide an update on the Essentials revision, discuss opportunities for feedback, and answer questions. The presenters also will outline plans for a National Faculty Meeting in December.
For those unable to attend, additional opportunities for input will be available over the next several months.