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.
Continuing Nursing Education Presentation - TBD
10:30 –
11:30 a.m.
President’s Reception
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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 - TBD

9:15 –
9:45 a.m.
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.
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.
Poster Presentations & Exhibits

1:40 p.m.
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 Four 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 & Catherine Cox, PhD, RN, CEN, CNE, Alumnus CCRN
3. Jeannie Garber, DNP, RN, NEA-BC & Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, RN-BC
2:40 – 
2:55 p.m.
Poster Presentations & Exhibits
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.