Featured Speakers

Embracing the Entrepreneurial Journey
Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm (CT)

Jane ChenEntrepreneur Jane Chen, will discuss how she applied design thinking, a systematic process for problem-solving, to find a solution for the life-threatening inability of many premature and low birth-weight newborns to regulate their body temperature. Learn how she and her team invented a portable infant incubator, which costs less than 1% of a traditional incubator, and how this innovation has saved close to 350,000 lives. Jane will show how to look at problems with a fresh perspective and share lessons on how to create fertile ground for innovation to flourish and grow with a focus on resilience, vulnerability, and how to see challenges as opportunities.

Jane Chen, MBA, MPA
Founder and CEO
Embrace Innovations


Competency-Based Education and Assessment: A Shared Student/Faculty Commitment
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 9:00 - 10:15 am (CT)

Margaret RauschenbergerIn order to produce meaningful change in student knowledge and performance, both students and faculty must have a solid understanding of the expected outcomes for assignments, assessments, courses, and the respective nursing program. AACN’s new Essentials defines the core competencies for entry and advanced nurses within 10 domains.  Creating strategies to teach and assess those competencies requires developing clear outcomes, comprehensive learning experiences, performance assessments, and quality feedback. This session will explore approaches for incorporating competency-based education into the curriculum while assisting faculty and students to commit to the process and its outcomes. This session builds upon the conversation from the Faculty Development Conference with actionable strategies for enacting competency-based education.

Margaret Rauschenberger, MSN, RN
Professor, Dean of Nursing Emerita, and Associate Dean
School of Adult Learning and New Initiatives
Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Resetting and Reframing Nursing Education

Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 10:45 am - 12:00 pm (CT)

Marcus HendersonThe Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report recognizes the foundational importance of bolstering nursing education to protect the public’s health and achieve health equity. Regardless of practice setting, nurses of the future will be expected to have a sophisticated understanding of social needs, social determinants of health, and health equity and the ability to apply this knowledge in their practice. For nursing to lead in elevating the health and well-being of the nation, nursing education must reset and reframe to make the transformations necessary to cultivate the next generation of nurses grounded in achieving health equity and advancing social justice.

Marcus Henderson, MSN, RN
Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity
Institute of Medicine, Washington, D.C.