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Integration of Information Technology and AI in Nursing Curriculum

Faculty Leadership Network (FLN) Program
December 5, 2024

This half-day program, held prior to Transform, is hosted by AACN’s Faculty Leadership Network (FLN), a network specifically created for faculty whose primary focus is teaching didactic and clinical courses. It provides opportunities to explore real world issues, pose pedagogical questions, and exchange ideas related to teaching and curriculum in professional nursing education. 

FLN Program Call for Abstracts

We are now accepting abstract submissions for poster presentations for the Faculty Leadership Network (FLN) Program describing programs, courses, initiatives, or evaluation strategies that characterize the conference theme, addressing the many changes and challenges in academic nursing programs.

Conference Theme: "Integration of Information Technology and AI in Nursing Curriculum"
Closing Date: August 12, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)

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Who Should Attend

Faculty whose main focus is teaching didactic and clinical courses in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs. FLN Members receive a discount.

Program Agenda & Speakers

Learner Outcomes for the Educational Session:

  • Discuss how the informatics and innovation can be threaded throughout nursing curriculum. 
  • Describe resources and strategies to use and integrate informatics, innovation, and artificial intelligence in the teaching. 
  • Present evidence-based strategies to help you and your students to use, understand, and incorporate informatics, innovation, and artificial intelligence in their work and practice. 
7:30 a.m. Registration, Poster Presentations, & Breakfast Buffet
8:00-8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks and Membership Update
Katie Pawloski
, PhD, Florida Gulf Coast University, FL, & FLN Steering Committee Chair
8:30-9:15 a.m. Program Session
Demystifying Informatics: A Fearless Approach
Created a Toolkit for Domain 8 as part of her MSN in Informatics that is under revisions currently for publication on the AACN website
Speaker: Tamika Richardson, MS, RN, Senior Marketing Manager, Foley Alts BD Urology Acute Care
9:15-9:25 a.m. Break
9:30-9:50 a.m. Program Session
Speaker: Katherine M. Dudding, PhD, RN, RNC-NIC, CNE, Assistant Professor, Capstone College of Nursing, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 
9:50-10:10 a.m. Program Session
Once Upon a Time: Case Study Transformation for Student Engagement
Speaker: April Love, MSN, RN, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
10:15-10:30 a.m. Poster Presentations & Break
10:35-11:30 a.m. Program Session
Collaborative Round Table Workshop 
Roundtable work with the speakers (and moderator) to explore and discuss ideas for implementing informatics, innovation, and artificial intelligence in teaching and curriculum.
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Report Takeaways

Conference Venue

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113

About the Faculty Leadership Network

Stay connected all year long by joining the Faculty Leadership Network! FLN members benefit from year-round networking and opportunities to foster professional growth and development and participate in information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues among fellow nursing faculty at AACN member institutions. Program fees for FLN Network members are discounted. 

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Registration Fees

FLN Program Early
Ends Nov. 5
Starts Nov. 6
FLN Network Members $79 $99
AACN Members $99 $119
AACN Non-Members $199 $219

  • You may substitute your in-person registration to another individual within your organization. This must be done by contacting the AACN Conference Department via email at
  • If a substitution is not possible, you can cancel your attendance up until November 21, 2024 to obtain a refund minus a $30 non-refundable administrative fee. 
  • Your cancellation request must be submitted in writing to and confirmed by AACN.

Please note: AACN will issue refunds within a 2-week time period of receipt of written cancellation notice.

Event Cancellation by AACN

AACN reserves the right to modify, postpone/reschedule or cancel this conference and any related group activity for any circumstance beyond AACN's control, including but not limited to emergency, acts of God, government regulations, disaster, strike, and non-fulfilment of minimum group requirements. If AACN cancels an event, every attempt will be made to reschedule or provide a modified virtual offering, and registration fees will be applied to the rescheduled/virtual event. If a cancelled event cannot be rescheduled, AACN will issue a full refund of the registration fee(s). Any travel, lodging, or incidental expenses incurred related to a cancelled/postponed event cannot be refunded under any circumstances as AACN resumes no responsibility for such expenses.

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For questions, contact the AACN Membership Assistant, Peri Beckerman