Conference Program

  • In-Person
  • Virtual

In-Person Schedule

All sessions listed in Central Time (CT)

Thursday, December 1

11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Registration
Open

11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Networking Lounge & 
Exhibitor Showcase Open
Access exhibitors and sponsors showcasing innovative and forward-thinking products and services. Take time throughout the day to visit the individual booths and identify strategic partners to fulfill your institutional needs.

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Solution Circles

Learn from industry experts in a collaborative format by examining current challenges in the field of academic nursing. 

1:00-1:45 p.m.
First-Time Attendee Meet & Greet

Connect with fellow first-time attendees, ask questions, and jump start the conference. We look forward to seeing you!
Hosted by the AACN Transform Planning Sub-Committee

2:00-3:30 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Plenary
Technology and the Future of Healthcare
What will healthcare look like in 20 years? What are the game-changers? Where are the opportunities? How can we think differently about the future of healthcare? In this keynote, global futurist Dr Bruce McCabe will inspire and uplift us with transformative technologies and stories from the cutting-edge, drawing on his meetings with leading thinkers and scientists around the world. Using each of these stories as a catalyst, Bruce will help us 'think differently,' and most importantly optimistically, about our future, and to reflect on the implications for teaching and preparing future generations of nurses.
Speaker: Bruce McCabe, PhD, Director, S2 Intelligence Pty Ltd

3:30-4:00 p.m.
Networking Break & Visit Exhibitor Showcase                    

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Plenary
Inciting Joy Through Movement, Play, and the Arts

Join nurse, dancer, and creative joy inciter Tara Rynders as she invites you into an innovative and interactive experience of reflection, joy, and self-compassion. Drawing from her experience creating theatrical performances in hospital settings and intimate play-based workshops for nurses, Rynders harnesses her passion for nursing and the arts to collectively honor our shared humanity through care, curiosity, and creativity. This presentation is an immersive opportunity to connect with one another, reflect on where we have been, and collectively reimagine a more joyful future together.
Speaker: Tara Rynders, MFA, RN-BC, Artistic Director and Founder, The Clinic

5:00-7:00 p.m.
AACN Welcome Reception with Poster Presentations
Kick-off the conference with an engaging opening reception. Take this opportunity to network with friends and colleagues, talk with poster presenters, and visit with exhibitors while enjoying a glass of wine and light fare.

Friday, December 2

6:30 a.m.
Running and Walking Groups

Meet with other early risers at the hotel entrance. Running and walking maps are available on the conference app.

7:00-9:00 a.m.
Light Continental Breakfast and Poster Viewing
Talk with poster presenters, network with colleagues, and visit exhibitors while enjoying a light continental breakfast.

7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Registration & Networking Lounge Open

7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Showcase Open

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Breakfast Forums

  • Faculty Leadership Network (FLN) Breakfast Forum
    Join colleagues to celebrate and contemplate future directions for the network. In addition to seeing old friends and meeting new ones, we identify issues of mutual interest and opportunities for engagement in an informal setting. All are welcome to attend.
     
  • New Dean Dialogue
    New deans are invited to 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.
     
  • Oral Health Innovations to Bridge the Gap Between Education and Practice: Improving Health Equity and Population Health
    Sponsored and presented by the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice Program and the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Solution Circles

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Podium Abstracts

(See separate schedule for details)
This is AACN’s version of TEDTalks, where during a 60-minute session, three presenters each have 15 minutes to present key points and 5 minutes for Q&A.
Abstract Themes:

  • Academic Nursing: Excellence & Innovation
  • Leading & Advancing Improvements in Health, Health Care, & Higher Education
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Abstract Time Schedule:

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. Podium Abstracts​
    • 10:00-10:15 a.m. Break
  • 10:15-11:15 a.m. Podium Abstracts
    • 11:15-11:30 a.m. Break
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Podium Abstracts

12:30-2:00 p.m.
Lunch
(on your own) and Visit Exhibitor Showcase                                                    

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Emerging Solutions

Don’t miss these deep-dive learning opportunities that illustrate practical tips through a fusion of lecture-based instruction, case studies, peer learning, and interaction.

  • Moving the Civility Needle in Academic Nursing: Evidence-Based Strategies for Creating Healthy Work Environments
    The detrimental impact of incivility, bullying, and other forms of workplace aggression is well documented. To better understand the complexities of academic incivility, the presenter conducted a national study to examine the extent of the problem; contributing factors; most frequently occurring uncivil behaviors; barriers in addressing incivility, and ways to foster interpersonal and organizational civility. This session offers evidence-based strategies to build healthy academic environments; promote inclusive and collegial workplaces; and enhance faculty well-being and career satisfaction.
    Speaker: Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, Professor Emeritus, Boise State University, Boise, ID
     
  • Activating the AACN Essentials through Graduate Student Organization Engagement
    As nursing programs shift towards a competency-based education model, academic institutions are working to quantify student learning outcomes. This presentation will showcase how faculty and graduate nursing students leverage the AACN Essentials through engagement in student organizations. Through collaboration with faculty, the student body, and community partners, student leaders integrate experiences applicable to professional roles. Students develop leadership and communication skills, while also gaining confidence and professional identity formation, which align with the Essentials.
    Speakers: Amy Manderscheid, DNP, APRN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, and Anne McKay, DNP, APRN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 
     
  • Academic Innovations in the Hospice/Palliative/Supportive Sphere of Care: Promoting Excellence in Competency-Based Nursing Education           
    Join academic leaders to learn how to support faculty in advancing excellence in palliative and end-of-life nursing care education and evaluation. Hear about the AACN and ELNEC endorsed entry- and advanced-level palliative care competency statements, explore development of a crosswalk document that aligns the AACN Essentials with CARES and G-CARES, and hear about two novel instruments that evaluate primary palliative nursing care knowledge and competence. Time for interactive discussion will be included.
    Speakers: Andra Davis, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Innovation, University of Portland, Portland, OR, and Megan Pfitzinger Lippe, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 
     
  • Using Design Thinking to Thread the Social Determinants of Health in Undergraduate CurriculumThis session will describe how Design Thinking was used as a unifying framework to foster understanding of the social determinants of health in an undergraduate nursing program.  Students utilize Design Thinking to develop innovative solutions for clinical problems experienced by diverse populations across all spheres of care in a series of four sequenced courses.  Details of the teaching strategy and how it supports the acquisition of competencies defined by the AACN Essentials will be shared.  Design Thinking offers opportunities for students to demonstrate intellectual curiosity and use creativity in finding person-centered, evidence-based solutions to clinical problems.
    Speakers: Mary Jo Vetter, DNP, RN, Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and Clinical Associate Professor, College of Nursing, New York University, New York, NY; Karyn Boyar, DNP, RN, Director, Master of Science, Clinical Research Program and Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, New York University, New York, NY; Stacen Keating, PhD, RN, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Nursing, New York University, New York, NY; and Emerson Ea, PhD, DNP, APRN, Clinical Professor, Associate Dean Clinical and Adjunct Affairs, College of Nursing, New York University, New York, NY
     
  • Nursing Practice, the Law, and a Negligent Homicide Charge
    Decades of safety research, including the Institute of Medicine’s pioneering report To Err Is Human, have demonstrated that a punitive approach to healthcare errors drives problems into the shadows and decreases patient safety. In addition, catastrophic errors are often the result of many factors, and the ability to safely report errors allows for root cause analysis and correction of systemic problems. This session will explore the fallout from the recent verdict in the RaDonda Vaught case involving a forme
    Speakers: Monica Foster, JD, Executive Director, Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, and Kathryn Elias Cordell, JD, General Counsel, Columbus Regional Health, Greenwood, IN
     
  • Level Up Your Classroom: Integrating Technology to Improve Outcomes
    Have you ever wanted to stop doing things the same way you always have?  Have you ever thought that there had to be a better way? Through an exploration of theory and pedagogy, this session is designed as a foundation of how get out of the way and start being a change agent with your learners.  By providing relevant examples, exploring new technologies, and considering who the learners is, participants will learn how to leverage technology effectively to promote equity in their environment.
    Speaker: Melissa Ann Stec, DNP, APRN, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 
     

  • 6 Vulnerability, Psychological Safety, and Inclusive Learning: Exploring Strategies for Promoting Student Success
    As nursing education faces an academic landscape emphasizing next generation NCLEX® readiness, AACN Essentials alignment, and a generation of post-pandemic learners, nurse educators are increasingly focused on maintaining and promoting student success. Incorporating transformative approaches to teaching and learning—and student responses to those approaches—highlights the need to examine effective strategies to foster student success. This interactive session will introduce the role of psychological safety in the learning process and discuss its relationship with the vulnerability of learning and student success. Participants will explore strategies for cultivating psychologically safe learning environments across the curriculum. Through immersive exercises, participants will have the opportunity to apply principles of psychological safety that promote inclusive learning when encountering challenging situations.
    Speaker: Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

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

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Emerging Solutions
(Repeated from above)
Don’t miss these deep-dive learning opportunities that illustrate practical tips through a fusion of lecture-based instruction, case studies, peer learning, and interaction.

6:00 p.m.
Connect @ Dinner
(Optional)
A great opportunity for you to connect with other participants and expand your network while enjoying the local cuisine! Simply choose from our pre-selected restaurants posted near the registration desk and sign-up. Participants are responsible for their own tabs and share transportations costs (if any). The dinners are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. – participants meet at 6:00 p.m. at the concierge desk in the hotel lobby.

Saturday, December 3

6:00 a.m.
Running and Walking Groups

Meet with other early risers at the hotel entrance. Running and walking maps are available on the conference app.

7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Registration Open & 
Networking Lounge Open

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

7:30-8:15 a.m.
Coffee and Conversations

Though all are invited to attend, this facilitated informal discussion is intended specifically for faculty teaching in or across program types. Breakfast will be provided.

  • AACN Resources for Faculty
  • Faculty of Minority Serving Schools
  • Hot Topics for BSN Faculty
  • Hot Topics for MSN Faculty

8:15-9:15 a.m.
CCNE Forum on Revision of the Accreditation Standards
Join the co-chairs of the newly formed CCNE Standards Committee for an important dialogue about CCNE’s accreditation standards review and revision process. Take advantage of this opportunity to offer comments and ask questions about CCNE’s 2018 Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs. Do the current accreditation standards adequately assess nursing program quality and effectiveness at the baccalaureate and graduate levels? Do any of the standards and key elements need clarification? What opportunities are there for the CCNE community of interest to participate in the standards revision process? What is the timeline for the revision process and how might my program be impacted?
Presenters: CCNE Standards Committee co-chairs Anne Hirsch, PhD, APRN, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and Pamela B. Simmons, PhD, APRN, Senior Director Emeritus, Professor, College of Nursing, Northwestern State University,
Natchitoches, LA
Facilitated by Jennifer Butlin, EdD, Executive Director, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Washington, DC

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Plenary

Infusing and Instilling Joy - A Necessary Ingredient in Driving Creativity and Innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed healthcare globally. The burden and moral distress have increased the risks of psychological distress, burnout and loss of joy in nurses – rupturing creativity and innovation. This presentation will highlight the importance of intentionality in infusing joy in academic, clinical, research, administrative and policy settings. A framework; Awareness, Balance & Purpose, and Co-creation, the ABCs of infusing joy, will serve as a guide on how nurses at the individual, team and system level can become empowered and intentional in infusing joy.
Speaker: Richard Ricciardi, PhD, CRNP, Executive Director, Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, George Washington University

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

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Closing Plenary
Next Generation NCLEX and the New Essentials: Synergies and Alignment

Join NCSBN’s Jason Schwartz for an important update on the changes coming to the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN exams, effective April 2023 framed by a discussion of the rationale and research behind the changes. Topics covered include the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model; considering AACN Essentials new ways of teaching and learning; the clinical judgment case study and associated item types; “standalone” item types that will augment measurement of clinical judgment; new partial credit scoring methods NCSBN will use to evaluate candidate responses; and updates to the overall structure of the examinations. Mr. Schwartz will also highlight available resources from NCSBN and allow time to answer questions from conference attendees.   
Speaker: Jason Schwartz, MS, Director, Outreach, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, IL, and Nicole Williams, MSN, RN, Associate Director, Examinations, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, IL

Virtual Schedule

All sessions listed in Central Time (CT)

Thursday, December 1

2:00-3:30 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Plenary

Technology and the Future of Healthcare
What will healthcare look like in 20 years? What are the game-changers? Where are the opportunities? How can we think differently about the future of healthcare? In this keynote, global futurist Dr Bruce McCabe will inspire and uplift us with transformative technologies and stories from the cutting-edge, drawing on his meetings with leading thinkers and scientists around the world. Using each of these stories as a catalyst, Bruce will help us 'think differently,' and most importantly optimistically, about our future, and to reflect on the implications for teaching and preparing future generations of nurses.
Speaker: Bruce McCabe, PhD, Director, S2 Intelligence Pty Ltd

3:30-4:00 p.m.
Break

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Plenary

Inciting Joy Through Movement, Play, and the Arts
Join nurse, dancer, and creative joy inciter Tara Rynders as she invites you into an innovative and interactive experience of reflection, joy, and self-compassion. Drawing from her experience creating theatrical performances in hospital settings and intimate play-based workshops for nurses, Rynders harnesses her passion for nursing and the arts to collectively honor our shared humanity through care, curiosity, and creativity. This presentation is an immersive opportunity to connect with one another, reflect on where we have been, and collectively reimagine a more joyful future together.
Speaker: Tara Rynders, MFA, RN-BC, Artistic Director and Founder, The Clinic

Friday, December 2

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Virtual Poster Viewing
AACN leads in innovation with this new offering of a virtual poster viewing for all conference attendees. This new feature is included to amplify reach across AACNs member schools and to reach faculty who may not be able to attend in person. Abstracts showcase innovative evidence-based practices, highlight emerging trends, and offer best practices on these topics:

  • The Use of Technology
  • Digitally Innovative Learning and Teaching Strategies
  • Competency-Based Assessment Methods

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Coffee & Conversation

What Keeps You Up At Night?

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Emerging Solutions

Don’t miss these deep-dive learning opportunities that illustrate practical tips through a fusion of lecture-based instruction, case studies, peer learning, and interaction.

  • Moving the Civility Needle in Academic Nursing: Evidence-Based Strategies for Creating Healthy Work Environments
    The detrimental impact of incivility, bullying, and other forms of workplace aggression is well documented. To better understand the complexities of academic incivility, the presenter conducted a national study to examine the extent of the problem; contributing factors; most frequently occurring uncivil behaviors; barriers in addressing incivility, and ways to foster interpersonal and organizational civility. This session offers evidence-based strategies to build healthy academic environments; promote inclusive and collegial workplaces; and enhance faculty well-being and career satisfaction.
    Speaker: Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, Professor Emeritus, Boise State University, Boise, ID
     
  • Activating the AACN Essentials through Graduate Student Organization Engagement
    As nursing programs shift towards a competency-based education model, academic institutions are working to quantify student learning outcomes. This presentation will showcase how faculty and graduate nursing students leverage the AACN Essentials through engagement in student organizations. Through collaboration with faculty, the student body, and community partners, student leaders integrate experiences applicable to professional roles. Students develop leadership and communication skills, while also gaining confidence and professional identity formation, which align with the Essentials.
    Speakers: Amy Manderscheid, DNP, APRN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, and Anne McKay, DNP, APRN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 
     
  • Academic Innovations in the Hospice/Palliative/Supportive Sphere of Care: Promoting Excellence in Competency-Based Nursing Education           
    Join academic leaders to learn how to support faculty in advancing excellence in palliative and end-of-life nursing care education and evaluation. Hear about the AACN and ELNEC endorsed entry- and advanced-level palliative care competency statements, explore development of a crosswalk document that aligns the AACN Essentials with CARES and G-CARES, and hear about two novel instruments that evaluate primary palliative nursing care knowledge and competence. Time for interactive discussion will be included.
    Speakers: Andra Davis, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Innovation, University of Portland, Portland, OR, and Megan Pfitzinger Lippe, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Texas Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 
     
  • Using Design Thinking to Thread the Social Determinants of Health in Undergraduate CurriculumThis session will describe how Design Thinking was used as a unifying framework to foster understanding of the social determinants of health in an undergraduate nursing program.  Students utilize Design Thinking to develop innovative solutions for clinical problems experienced by diverse populations across all spheres of care in a series of four sequenced courses.  Details of the teaching strategy and how it supports the acquisition of competencies defined by the AACN Essentials will be shared.  Design Thinking offers opportunities for students to demonstrate intellectual curiosity and use creativity in finding person-centered, evidence-based solutions to clinical problems.
    Speakers: Mary Jo Vetter, DNP, RN, Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and Clinical Associate Professor, College of Nursing, New York University, New York, NY; Karyn Boyar, DNP, RN, Director, Master of Science, Clinical Research Program and Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, New York University, New York, NY; Stacen Keating, PhD, RN, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Nursing, New York University, New York, NY; and Emerson Ea, PhD, DNP, APRN, Clinical Professor, Associate Dean Clinical and Adjunct Affairs, College of Nursing, New York University, New York, NY
     
  • Nursing Practice, the Law, and a Negligent Homicide Charge
    Decades of safety research, including the Institute of Medicine’s pioneering report To Err Is Human, have demonstrated that a punitive approach to healthcare errors drives problems into the shadows and decreases patient safety. In addition, catastrophic errors are often the result of many factors, and the ability to safely report errors allows for root cause analysis and correction of systemic problems. This session will explore the fallout from the recent verdict in the RaDonda Vaught case involving a forme
    Speakers: Monica Foster, JD, Executive Director, Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, and Kathryn Elias Cordell, JD, General Counsel, Columbus Regional Health, Greenwood, IN 
     
  • Level Up Your Classroom: Integrating Technology to Improve Outcomes
    Have you ever wanted to stop doing things the same way you always have?  Have you ever thought that there had to be a better way? Through an exploration of theory and pedagogy, this session is designed as a foundation of how get out of the way and start being a change agent with your learners.  By providing relevant examples, exploring new technologies, and considering who the learners is, participants will learn how to leverage technology effectively to promote equity in their environment.
    Speaker: Melissa Ann Stec, DNP, APRN, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 
     
  • 6 Vulnerability, Psychological Safety, and Inclusive Learning: Exploring Strategies for Promoting Student Success
    As nursing education faces an academic landscape emphasizing next generation NCLEX® readiness, AACN Essentials alignment, and a generation of post-pandemic learners, nurse educators are increasingly focused on maintaining and promoting student success. Incorporating transformative approaches to teaching and learning—and student responses to those approaches—highlights the need to examine effective strategies to foster student success. This interactive session will introduce the role of psychological safety in the learning process and discuss its relationship with the vulnerability of learning and student success. Participants will explore strategies for cultivating psychologically safe learning environments across the curriculum. Through immersive exercises, participants will have the opportunity to apply principles of psychological safety that promote inclusive learning when encountering challenging situations.
    Speaker: Rachel Onello, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

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

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Emerging Solutions
 (Repeated from above)
Don’t miss these deep-dive learning opportunities that illustrate practical tips through a fusion of lecture-based instruction, case studies, peer learning, and interaction.

Saturday, December 3

8:15-9:15 a.m.
CCNE Forum on Revision of the Accreditation Standards
Join the co-chairs of the newly formed CCNE Standards Committee for an important dialogue about CCNE’s accreditation standards review and revision process. Take advantage of this opportunity to offer comments and ask questions about CCNE’s 2018 Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs. Do the current accreditation standards adequately assess nursing program quality and effectiveness at the baccalaureate and graduate levels? Do any of the standards and key elements need clarification? What opportunities are there for the CCNE community of interest to participate in the standards revision process? What is the timeline for the revision process and how might my program be impacted?
Presenters: CCNE Standards Committee co-chairs Anne Hirsch, PhD, APRN, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and Pamela B. Simmons, PhD, APRN, Senior Director Emeritus, Professor, College of Nursing, Northwestern State University,
Natchitoches, LA
Facilitated by Jennifer Butlin, EdD, Executive Director, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Washington, DC

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Virtual Poster Viewing

AACN leads in innovation with this new offering of a virtual poster viewing for all conference attendees. This new feature is included to amplify reach across AACNs member schools and to reach faculty who may not be able to attend in person. Abstracts showcase innovative evidence-based practices, highlight emerging trends, and offer best practices on these topics:

  • The Use of Technology
  • Digitally Innovative Learning and Teaching Strategies
  • Competency-Based Assessment Methods

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Plenary

Infusing and Instilling Joy - A Necessary Ingredient in Driving Creativity and Innovation

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed healthcare globally. The burden and moral distress have increased the risks of psychological distress, burnout and loss of joy in nurses – rupturing creativity and innovation. This presentation will highlight the importance of intentionality in infusing joy in academic, clinical, research, administrative and policy settings. A framework; Awareness, Balance & Purpose, and Co-creation, the ABCs of infusing joy, will serve as a guide on how nurses at the individual, team and system level can become empowered and intentional in infusing joy.
Speaker: Richard Ricciardi, PhD, CRNP, Executive Director, Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, George Washington University

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

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Closing PlenaryNext Generation NCLEX and the New Essentials: Synergies and Alignment
Join NCSBN’s Jason Schwartz for an important update on the changes coming to the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN exams, effective April 2023 framed by a discussion of the rationale and research behind the changes. Topics covered include the NCSBN Clinical Judgment Measurement Model; considering AACN Essentials new ways of teaching and learning; the clinical judgment case study and associated item types; “standalone” item types that will augment measurement of clinical judgment; new partial credit scoring methods NCSBN will use to evaluate candidate responses; and updates to the overall structure of the examinations. Mr. Schwartz will also highlight available resources from NCSBN and allow time to answer questions from conference attendees.   
Speaker: Jason Schwartz, MS, Director, Outreach, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, IL, and Nicole Williams, MSN, RN, Associate Director, Examinations, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, IL

DON'T MISS - Pre-Conference Programs

Faculty Development Pre-Conference

Wednesday, November 30
9:00 a.m. - Navigating Essentials Implementation: Exploring Tools and Tips for Succes
11:45 a.m. - Transformation to Competency Based Education by Implementing the AACN Essentials: Creating a Structure, Process, and Defined Outcomes to Make it Happen
2:00 p.m. - Incorporating AACN Essentials into Simulation Scenarios and Utilizing Simulation to Assess Competencies
3:15 p.m. - Critical Inquiry into Essentials Implementation: Exploring Frequently Asked Questions
4:30 p.m. - Sustaining Mental Health and Resilience in Academic Nursing

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Faculty Leadership Network (FLN) Program

Thursday, December 1
9:00 a.m. - Context of the Current Environment
10:30 a.m. - Faculty and Student Resilience and Well-being
12:00 p.m. - Application o fConcepts Learned

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Executive Development Series (EDS) for Faculty

November 30
9:00 a.m. - Unpacking the Current Leadership Context
10:45 a.m. - Charting a Course: Leadership with Purpose
1:15 p.m. - Design Your Adventure Part 1: Inspiration
3:30 p.m. - Design Your Adventure Part 2: Ideation

December 1
8:45 a.m. - Design Your Adventure Part 3: Implementation, Testing to Learn and Pausing to Refuel

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Continuing Education

AACN is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Eligible attendees may receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) for participating in AACN conferences.

Please note program is subject to change