Featured Speakers

Bridget R. McCurtisDr. Bridget R. McCurtis 

Assistant Vice Provost Diversity Initiatives, New York University, and Founder and Chief Education Officer, Beyond Measure Coaching and Consulting 

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.


Dr. Philip Dickison 

Chief Officer, Examinations Department, National Council State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) 

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).


Dr. Carole Myers 

Professor, University of Tennessee and Senior Fellow, George Washington University 

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.