Faculty Leadership Network (FLN) Program

Thriving after a Life-Quake: Promoting Professional and Personal Resiliency

December 1, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

COVID-19 is being described as a global life-quake event.  In this highly interactive education session, learn how this life-quake has changed the practice environment, nursing education and student transition. Learn actionable strategies and tools to use in your faculty role.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Define the term life quake event and the impact that significant disruptors have on our personal and professional lives.
  • Discuss how the COVID experience has changed both healthcare and how nurses view their work with implications for nursing education.
  • Describe the generational shifts occurring in nursing and the expectations of Millennial and Generation Z nurses and students.
  • Present evidence-based strategies to help you and your students to both promote resilience and a smoother transition into professional practice.

Who Should Attend:

The Faculty Leadership Network (FLN) Program is open to faculty who teach didactic and clinical courses.

FLN is an AACN Leadership Network for faculty whose primary focus is teaching didactic and clinical courses, and provides opportunities to explore real world issues, pose pedagogical questions, and exchange ideas related to teaching and curriculum in professional nursing education. For more information, visit the FLN Network webpage.

How to Attend:

The FLN Program will be offered as an in-person event prior to Transform 2022.

Conference Venue:

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601


December 1, 2022

8:00 a.m.                                                                                                 

9:00 a.m.

Lynn Nichols
, PhD, Boise State University, Boise, ID, & FLN Steering Committee Chair & FLN Steering Committee

Speaker Introduction
Mary Ann McLaughlin, EdD, RN;

9:00-10:15 a.m.
Context of the Current Environment

  • The impact of life quake events on students, faculty, and the nursing workforce
  • Current workforce data
  • Generational shifts in the student population and nursing workforce with implications for educators

10:15-10:30 a.m.
Speed Networking and Stretch Break

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Faculty and Student Resilience and Well-being

  • The current evidence on resilience and wellbeing
  • Coaching strategies to promote wellbeing and resilience
  • Preparing students for the transition into turbulent healthcare environments

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Stretch Break/ Lunch Session (Lunch Provided)

12:00-12:45 a.m.       
Application of Concepts Learned

Tabletop discussion of a case scenario with debriefing:

  • Resiliency, civility and wellness ideas for faculty and students
  • Curricular Impact (The AACN Essentials Domain 10)
  • Giving and eliciting student feedback

12:45-1:00 p.m.
Reflections and Closing 
Discuss key takeaways that you can use in your faculty role
Lynn Nichols, PhD, Boise State University, Boise, ID, & FLN Steering Committee Chair & FLN Steering Committee


headshot of Rose ShermanRose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Editor in Chief - Nurse Leader
Professor Emeritus
Florida Atlantic University

Rose O. Sherman is nationally known for her work in helping current and future nurse leaders to develop their leadership and coaching skills. Rose is an emeritus professor at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University and currently serves as a faculty member in the Marian K Shaughnessy Nursing Leadership Academy at Case Western Reserve University.  Before becoming a faculty member, she was a nurse leader with the Department of Veterans Affairs for 25 years at five medical centers. Rose edits a popular leadership blog www.emergingrnleader.com that is read by thousands of nurse leaders each week and is Editor in Chief of Nurse Leader, the official journal of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She is a Gallup certified strengths coach and author of the books, The Nurse Leader Coach: Become the

Boss No One Wants to Leave and a new book, The Nuts and Bolts of Nursing Leadership: Your Toolkit for Success. Rose is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and is an alumnus of the Robert

Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship Program. In 2020, she was selected by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for their Pioneering Spirit Award in recognition of her groundbreaking work in nurse leader development. Since the start of the pandemic, Rose has given more than 200 webinars with health systems nationally to help nurse leaders deal with the challenges of a very turbulent environment.

Registration Fees

Faculty Leadership Network (FLN) Program
December 1, 2022
  StandardEnds Nov. 1 LateStarts Nov. 2
FLN Network Members $79 $99
AACN Member $99 $119
AACN Non-Member $199 $219

Register Here

Health & Safety:

The safety of attendees and staff is our top priority – we will follow all relevant protocols and CDC guidelines and will work closely with the Hyatt Regency Chicago to promote the recommended practices at the time of the event.

Overview of the Faculty Leadership Network

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Who Should Join?

Faculty whose main focus is teaching didactic and clinical courses in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs.

Why Join?

Whether you are just starting out in the profession or you are proudly looking back at a lifetime of achievements, membership in the FLN Leadership Network is of extraordinary value.

As a member, you can take advantage of the following benefits

  • Be involved and share experiences in a national network of leaders and subject matter experts through an exclusive FLN Community, a new online community platform just for FLN members. 
  • Participate in conferences geared around subjects of common interest.
  • Serve on working groups such as AACN conference programming and advisory groups.
  • Opportunities to earn (or receive) CEU credits with a network member discount.
  • Volunteer to serve on a Leadership Network Steering Community. 

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AACN Conference Team
Phone: 202-463-6930
Email: conferences@aacnnursing.org