Conference Program

Times are listed in Eastern Time (ET). Program subject to change.

  • Friday, March 19
  • Sunday, March 21
  • Monday, March 22
  • Tuesday, March 23

Friday, March 19, 2021 - Pre-Conference-Sessions

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Solution Circles
Learn from industry experts in a collaborative format, examining current challenges in the field of academic nursing

11:00-11:45 a.m.
New Member Orientation 
Hosted
by AACN’s Membership Committee

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Solution Circle: NursingCAS Overview: A Demonstration of the Student Application and University Management Portal
Join this webinar to learn about AACN’s Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS). NursingCAS provides colleges a FREE admissions platform to efficiently manage data-driven application reviews in a cloud-based software. Learn why 290 colleges of nursing and 53,000 student applicants used NursingCAS last year to manage their nursing school applications.

12:00-1:15 p.m.
Art and Science of Securing Impactful Gifts

As part of our session, you will each have an opportunity to play a different role, that of donor, and explore why people give. With that shared perspective, we will discuss how you can partner to craft a compelling case for support that inspires your donors to make a difference for your program.
Speaker: Megan Glick, Senior Consultant, Plus Delta Partners                          
Hosted  by the AACN Nursing Advancement Professionals (NAP) Leadership Network

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Emerging Solutions

  • Nursing and Health Equity: Structures, Institutions and Individuals 
    Speakers: Kupiri W. Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Faculty Development for Education and Teaching, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA
     
  • Human Trafficking and the Systems Impact of COVID-19
    Speaker: Louise Shelley, PhD, Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Endowed Chair and University Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

     
  • The Sharing Economy, Rapid Cycle Innovation, and Disruption: Lessons for Academia from Start Ups and Innovators
    Speaker: Dan Weberg, PhD, RN, Head of Clinical Innovations, Trusted Health, San Francisco, CA
     
  • Vaccines, Therapeutics, and Crisis Standards of Care: Winning the Fight Against COVID-19
    Speaker: Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, RN, Contributing Scholar and Senior Associate, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Baltimore, M

2:30-3:00 p.m.
Break

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Emerging Solutions (repeated)

  • Nursing and Health Equity: Structures, Institutions and Individuals
    Speakers: Kupiri W. Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Faculty Development for Education and Teaching, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA

  • Human Trafficking and the Systems Impact of COVID-19
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    Speaker: Louise Shelley, PhD, Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Endowed Chair and University Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
     
  • The Sharing Economy, Rapid Cycle Innovation, and Disruption: Lessons for Academia from Start Ups and Innovators
    Speaker: Dan Weberg
    , PhD, RN, Head of Clinical Innovations, Trusted Health, San Francisco, CA
     
  • Vaccines, Therapeutics, and Crisis Standards of Care: Winning the Fight Against COVID-19
    Speaker: Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, RN, Contributing Scholar and Senior Associate, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Baltimore, MD

4:15-5:15 p.m.
Update from AACN’s Research-Focused Doctoral Program Pathways to Excellence Task Force

Speaker: Marion Broome, PhD, RN, Dean and Ruby F. Wilson Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing, Vice Chancellor of Nursing Affairs, Duke University, Durham, NC

 

Sunday, March 21, 2021

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Solution Circles
Learn from industry experts in a collaborative format, examining current challenges in the field of academic nursing.

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Here to Serve: Rounds with AACN Leadership

Speakers: Susan Bakewell-Sachs, PhD, RN, Dean, Vice President for Nursing Affairs, Professor, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, and Chair, AACN Board of
Directors, and Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington DC

2:00-2:30 p.m.
Break

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Plenary: The Moral Determinants of Health
Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Lectureship Award

Speaker:
Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, Lecturer of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Academic Nursing Adapting to an Ever-Changing Policy Landscape

Speakers: Sue Birch, Director, Washington State Health Care Authority, Polly Pittman, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Director Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, George Washington University, Washington DC, Betty Rambur, PhD, RN, Routhier Chair for Practice and Professor, The University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

Panel Moderator: Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, Co-Chair, NAM Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030

Monday, March 22, 2021

10:00-10:45 a.m.
Coffee and Conversations

  • Deans of Minority Serving Nursing Schools 
  • Be a Leader Among Leaders - Opportunities for Engagement at AACN     
  • Leadership Development Opportunities for Academic Nursing Leaders
  • New Dean Dialogue      
  • Peer-to-Peer Dialogue - Issues of the Day 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Plenary
Impacting Community with Informed Advocacy
          
Speaker:
Victor Garcia, MD, Founding Director, Trauma Services and Professor of Surgery and Pediatric at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

12:00-12:30 p.m.
Break

12:30-5:00 p.m.
Engaging with Federal Legislators in Virtual Capitol Hill Visits

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Advocacy in Action: AACN’s Legislative Priorities for Virtual Capitol Hill Visits

Join AACN’s Government Affairs Committee and the State Grassroots Liaisons virtually for practical information, insights, and guidance in preparation for your virtual Capitol Hill visits with members of Congress and their staff. State delegations will also have time to connect ahead of their virtual meetings. 

Facilitators: Rachel Stevenson, MA, AACN Director of Government Affairs, and Julie E. Shroyer, MSW, Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli

1:30-5:00 p.m.
AACN's Virtual Capitol Hill Visits 

AACN Deans and Directors will engage as state delegations with their Federal elected officials during virtual Capitol Hill Visits to advocate on behalf of academic nursing.

1:30-4:30 p.m.
Virtual Caucus and Connect

Deans and Directors are invited to a virtual “Caucus & Connect” in-between their virtual Capitol Hill visits.  

Please Note: The virtual Hill visits are for attendees of the Deans Annual Meeting only. Students participating in the virtual Student Policy Summit will have their own advocacy efforts as part of their month-long activities.

 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Solution Circles
Learn from industry experts in a collaborative format, examining current challenges in the field of academic nursing.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Like-Schools Focused Discussions

  • Small/Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Academic Health Centers
  • Private Colleges and Universities
  • Public Colleges and Universities

12:30-1:00 p.m.
Break

1:00-2:00 p.m.
AACN
Essentials - Re-Envisioning the Future of Nursing Education

2:00-2:30 p.m.
Break

2:30-3:45 p.m.
AACN
Membership Meeting                                                                                              
Facilitated by AACN Board Chair Susan Bakewell-Sachs

  • Membership Business Meeting

  • Like-School Reports and Issues Forum

3:45-4:00 p.m.
Break

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

Leading Inclusive Excellence

Speaker: Ida “Ki” Moore, PhD, RN, Dean, University of Arizona College of Nursing, Tucson, AZ

Facilitator: Sean Olson, CEO and Co-founder, Renogize Professional Coaching
 

 

CE Credit

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 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD)  for participating in the live conference.