Fall Conference Agenda

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Friday, September 21
Membership Assembly
Time Topic Presenter
8:15 – 
9:30 a.m.
VNA Business & Installation of New Officers
9:30 –
10:30 a.m.
The Richmond Health and Wellness Program: A Value-Based Care Coordination Model
Pamela L. Parsons, PhD, GNP-BC, FNAP
Director of Practice and Community Engagement
Judith B. Collins and Joseph M. Teefey Distinguished Professor
VCU School of Nursing
10:30 –
11:30 a.m.
President’s Reception
Brought to you by Arthur Davis Publishing
A members-only reception, w/light hors d’oeuvres & a champagne toast.
Time Topic Presenter
12:45 – 
1:00 p.m.
Opening Remarks Janet Wall, MS, CEO
Virginia Nurses Association & Virginia Nurses Foundation
1:00 –
2:30 p.m.
Keynote Address
Entrepreneurship is for Everyone - The Path to Innovation
Nancy L. Grden, MRP, MBA
Executive Director
Strome Entrepreneurial Center
Old Dominion University
2:30 – 
3:30 p.m.
Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall and Posters
3:30 -
4:30 p.m.

Design Thinking
Frankie Abralind, MBA
Experience Designer
Innovation Hub, Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital
Saturday, September 22
8:00 –
9:15 a.m.
Keynote Address
Entreprenursing & Innovation: Redefining the Future and What's Possible for Nurses
Rebecca Love, RN, MSN, ANP
Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Northeastern School of Nursing
9:15 –
9:45 a.m.
BREAK
Poster Presentations & Exhibits
9:45 –  10:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
1. Advance Practice Nurses Innovative Community Ambassador Program: Exporting Best Practices to Increase Capacity and Access to Quality Health Care in Their Communities
2. Exploring Nurses Perceptions of Shift Length: Results of a Statewide Survey
3. Reimagining Nurses’ Work to Improve Patient Safety

1. Jacqueline Bradley, MSN, CRNP & Mindy Rubin 
2. Teresa Haller, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
3. Terri Gaffney, PhD, MPA, RN
10:45 - 
10:55 a.m.
Transition
10:55 - 
11:55 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
1. Addressing Cognitive Health Issues Among African-Americans through Collaborative Efforts with the Faith Community
2. Frontline Voices: How Research Fellowships Impact Leadership Growth
3. The Effectiveness of Education and Cognitive Rehearsal in Managing Nurse Incivility

1. Pamela D. Price 
2. Kim Carter, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
3. Deborah Kile, DNP, RN, NE-BC
11:55  – 
12:40 p.m.
BREAK
Poster Presentations & Exhibits

12:40 
1:40 p.m.
LUNCH
1:40 –
2:40 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 
1. On the Road Again: Good Health and Great Hair
2. A Veteran’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program: The Experience of Three Virginia Institutions
3. Exploring Nurse Manager Moral Distress: Moving from Collegial Conversations to a Collaborative Research Study

1. Sallie Eissler, MSN, RN, CPNP
2. Gretchen Wiersma, DNP, RN, CPN, CNE; Ava Porter, DNP, RN; Gretchen Burks, MSN, RN; Catherine Cox, PhD, RN, CEN, CNE, Alumnus CCRN; & Mary Jean Schumann, DNP, MBA, RN, CPNP, FAAN
3. Jeannie Garber, DNP, RN, NEA-BC & Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, RN-BC
2:40 – 
2:55 p.m.
BREAK
Poster Presentations & Exhibits
2:55 
3:25 p.m.
Ignite Rapid Fire Poster Presentations

3:25 – 
4:25 p.m.  
Emerging Innovations Impacting Nursing Bonnie Clipper, DNP, RN, MA, MBA, CENP, FACHE
Vice President, Practice and Innovation
American Nurses Association
4:25 –  
4:30 p.m.
Wrap-up Janet Wall, MS, CEO
Virginia Nurses Association & Virginia Nurses Foundation

*Session topics and speakers subject to change

Continuing Nursing Education Statement:
10.5 nursing contact hours will be awarded for participation in both VNA’s annual membership assembly and the fall conference. Virginia Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  

Presentation Descriptions

Entrepreneurship is for Everyone - The Path to Innovation: Entrepreneurship is for everyone - including you! Learn the key habits of successful entrepreneurs and participate in exercises that will help to see yourself as an innovator. Don’t miss this engaging keynote about how we can overcome barriers to entrepreneurship and innovation and begin to develop a culture where you see yourself as part of the innovation process

Design Thinking: Secret Tips from Sibley Innovation Hub Interested in adding more creativity to your nursing practice? Don’t miss this session, which covers the basic concepts of design thinking and how Johns Hopkins University’s Sibley Innovation Hub utilizes these concepts to promote innovation in their hospital. You’ll learn how to apply design thinking to your own nursing practice and take home design ideas you can apply right away.

Entreprenursing & Innovation: Redefining the Future and What's Possible for Nurses: Why is it imperative for nurses to innovate? What’s the value in creating a culture that promotes innovation in nursing and healthcare? This keynote will give you the answers to those crucial questions and share principles for creating healthcare innovation, share the history of nursing innovation, take-away tips to to evolve your own practice environment into one that champions a culture of innovation.

Transform Nursing 2025: Take a look into the future of nursing! Get ready to learn about rapidly emerging innovations that will impact healthcare and your nursing practice now and in the years to come. Find out how the role of the nurse is evolving and how you can prepare and embrace these exciting changes.

Concurrent Presentations
Advance Practice Nurses Innovative Community Ambassador Program: Exporting Best Practices to Increase Capacity and Access to Quality Health Care in Their Communities
Jacqueline Bradley, MSN, CRNP & Mindy Rubin
Take a deep dive into Kaiser Permanente’s Community Ambassador Program, which deployed advance practice nurses to improve health outcomes in underserved areas.

Exploring Nurses Perceptions of Shift Length: Results of a Statewide Survey
Teresa Haller, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Explore the findings and results of a statewide survey on the benefits and downfalls of longer nursing shifts.

Reimagining Nurses’ Work to Improve Patient Safety
Terri Gaffney, PhD, MPA, RN
Learn how nurses can better utilize their education and experience to identify, interrupt, and correct medical errors and improve patient safety.

Addressing Cognitive Health Issues Among African-Americans through Collaborative Efforts with the Faith Community
Pamela D. Price
Learn about the development of culturally appropriate strategies for the identification, treatment, and care of Alzheimer’s disease in the African-American community.

Frontline Voices: How Research Fellowships Impact Leadership Growth
Kim Carter, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Discover the outcomes of a nursing fellowship intended to improve frontline nurse research.

The Effectiveness of Education and Cognitive Rehearsal in Managing Nurse Incivility

Deborah Kile, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Get practical tips, useful techniques, and easily implementable ideas about how to recognize and confront nurse incivility.

On the Road Again: Good Health and Great Hair
Sallie Eissler, MSN, RN, CPNP
Learn about the development and operation of community-based weekend clinics out of barbershops and beauty salons in West Baltimore.

A Veteran’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program: The Experience of Three Virginia Institutions
Gretchen Wiersma, DNP, RN, CPN, CNE; Ava Porter, DNP, RN; Gretchen Burks, MSN, RN; Catherine Cox, PhD, RN, CEN, CNE, Alumnus CCRN; & Mary Jean Schumann, DNP, MBA, RN, CPNP, FAAN
Examine a federally funded program intended to transition veterans from military life to a career in nursing.

Exploring Nurse Manager Moral Distress: Moving from Collegial Conversations to a Collaborative Research Study
Jeannie Garber, DNP, RN, NEA-BC & Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, RN-BC
Discuss the creation of a collaborative study to address the lack of research on moral distress in nurse managers and unit directors.
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