Convention Education

Continuing Education: Association for Nursing Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Requirements for Obtaining Contact Hours:

  1. Registration for convention
  2. Attestation of attendance at sessions claimed for contact hours
  3. Completion of online evaluation of sessions attended

Conflict of Interest: Planners disclose no conflict of interest relative to this educational activity. Presenters disclose no conflict of interest relative to this educational activity.

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General Sessions 

G101: Aspire to Transform: Recognize the Benefits of Renewal
Tuesday, July 18 | 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Michele Deck, MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE
Take a guided tour of transformation through the eyes of Annie, as to how the city of New Orleans and Nursing Professional Development have transformed over the last twenty years. Skills, knowledge and practice changes have transformed who we are, the jobs we do, and the changes yet to come. Recognize the barriers and benefits to personal and professional transformation. Aspire to ROCK!

G102: Igniting and Sustaining Evidence-based Practice to Meet the Quadruple Aim in Healthcare
Wednesday, July 19 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bernadette Melnyk PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN
This presentation focuses on how an evidence-based approach to care is critical to achieving the quadruple aim in healthcare. The content includes critical components of an evidence-based culture and tactics to achieve and sustain best practices and outcomes. Findings from a new nationwide study of the EBP competencies will be highlighted.

G103: Truths and Myths about Teams: Transforming Our Thinking about Competence
Thursday, July 20 | 9:45 am - 11:15 am
Lorelai Lingard, PhD
The medical community has embraced the notion of "expert teams" as critical to its clinical and educational mandates. But our conventional emphasis on individual competence is ill-suited to training and assessing teamwork. Using stories of clinical teamwork to illustrate, this presentation describes some paradoxical truths and persistent myths about healthcare teamwork, and introduces the concept of “collective competence” as a way of making sense of both.

G104: Partnering to Determine the Scope of Simulation in US Acute Care Hospitals
Thursday, July 20 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Marie Gilbert DNP, RN, CHSE
Kate J. Morse, PhD, MSN, RN
Krista Kipper, MSN, RN, CHSE
Linda Markey, PhD, MSN, RN
Lygia Lee Arcaro, PhD, RN-BC
Over the past year, ANPD has partnered with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning to describe the use of simulation in acute care hospitals. This session presents the findings from this first national descriptive study and its implications for NPD practice.

G105: The Power of Transformation
Friday, July 21 | 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Donna Cardillo, RN
This transformational program confronts the inevitability of change in our lives and careers, understanding why we resist change, strategies to embrace change and stay relevant, and how in the end, change will help us to create a vibrant future for ourselves and our profession. Without change there is no growth and if you're not growing you're stagnating!

Participants will learn: Why you need to continuously reinvent yourself; success strategies for professional growth; top techniques for navigating organizational change; and power tools to develop change stamina.

Posters

Click here for a full list of posters being presented at the 2017 ANPD Annual Convention.

Education Session Agenda

Monday, July 17

Tuesday, July 18

W105: The Ultimate Workshop on Competency Assessment
Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Tuesday, Jul 18th (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
W106: Writing for Publication: From Idea to Finished Product
Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Tuesday, Jul 18th (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
W107: Getting Started in NPD: The Staff Education Process
Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Tuesday, Jul 18th (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
W108: Introduction to Evidence-based Practice
Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Tuesday, Jul 18th (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
NPD Certification Prep Course Day 2
Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Tuesday, Jul 18th (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
W109: Implementation of Evidence-based Practice
Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Tuesday, Jul 18th (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
W110: Developing Games for Learning
Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Tuesday, Jul 18th (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
W111: Return on Investment for Professional Development Activities: EBP Approach
Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Tuesday, Jul 18th (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
W112: Experiential Learning in Orientation
Track: Pre-Conference Workshop
Tuesday, Jul 18th (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
NPD Rendezvous: Collaborative Partnerships
Track: Networking Event
Tuesday, Jul 18th (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
NPD Rendezvous: Competency Management
Track: Networking Event
Tuesday, Jul 18th (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
NPD Rendezvous: Education
Track: Networking Event
Tuesday, Jul 18th (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
NPD Rendezvous: Interprofessional Education
Track: Networking Event
Tuesday, Jul 18th (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
NPD Rendezvous: Leadership/Management/Administration
Track: Networking Event
Tuesday, Jul 18th (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
NPD Rendezvous: Mentoring
Track: Networking Event
Tuesday, Jul 18th (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
NPD Rendezvous: Orientation/Onboarding
Track: Networking Event
Tuesday, Jul 18th (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
NPD Rendezvous: Practice Transitions
Track: Networking Event
Tuesday, Jul 18th (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
NPD Rendezvous: Research/EBP
Track: Networking Event
Tuesday, Jul 18th (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
NPD Rendezvous: Technology - Simulation/Informatics
Track: Networking Event
Tuesday, Jul 18th (4:30 PM - 6:00 PM)
G101: Aspire to Transform: Recognize the Benefits of Renewal
Track: General Session
Tuesday, Jul 18th (6:15 PM - 7:45 PM)
Exhibit Hall Opening Session
Track: Exhibit Hall Hours
Tuesday, Jul 18th (7:45 PM - 9:30 PM)

Wednesday, July 19

Resuscitation Quality Improvement® Program (RQI®)
Track: Vendor Presentations
Wednesday, Jul 19th (7:00 AM - 7:45 AM)
S101: Collaboration: Creating a Partnership for Genomic Competency Development
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S102: Implementing the Wright Competency Assessment Model Across a Health System
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S103: Use Gap Analysis to Transform Education and Demonstrate Value of NPD
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S104: Fostering Preceptor Development through Innovative Teaching Strategies
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S105: Emotional and Political Intelligence: Implications for Nurse Leaders
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S106: Leadership Development for Clinical Staff Nurses: Program Design
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S107: Differentiating Objectives and Outcomes
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
S108: The Wright Way: Developing a Competency Assessment Tool That Works
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
S109: Preparing Hospital Staff to Identify and Prevent Violence in the Workplace
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
S110: Flex to Fit: Creating a Flexible Orientation for the Experienced Nurse
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
S111: Rapid Fire Poster Session
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
S112: Best Practices for Transforming 21st Century Multigenerational Learning
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall (Wednesday, 10:15 am)
Track: Exhibit Hall Hours
Wednesday, Jul 19th (10:15 AM - 11:00 AM)
G102: Igniting and Sustaining Evidence-based Practice to Meet the Quadruple Aim in Healthcare
Track: General Session
Wednesday, Jul 19th (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
S113: Strategically Influencing Your Way to the "Table"
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
S114: The Model and the Way: Pairing the Wright Model with Education Extenders
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
S115: Hospital WIde Implementation of the I-PASS Handover System
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
S116: Preparing for a Massive Influx of New Graduate Nurses
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
S117: Patient-centered Care: Teaching Psychosocial Skills to New Nurses
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
S118: Transform from Just the Educator to NPD Practitioner in your Organization
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall (Wednesday, 3:00 pm)
Track: Exhibit Hall Hours
Wednesday, Jul 19th (3:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
S119: Aspire to Inquire: Launching a Joint Accreditation Application for IPE
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
S120: Collaborating to Standardize Precepting Across a Complex Health System
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
S121: Utilizing Change Theory to Implement a New Competency Model
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
S122: Class is Over, Now What? Transform Quality with Microlearning Refreshers
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
S123: Understanding Difficult Learners and Managing their Disruptive Behaviors
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
S124: The Big Easy: Incorporating Caring Science Theory Into Orientation
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Wednesday, Jul 19th (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)

Thursday, July 20

Capella University Breakfast - The Impact of a Collaborative Partnership
Track: Vendor Presentations
Thursday, Jul 20th (7:00 AM - 7:45 AM)
Elsevier Breakfast - Building a Successful Nurse Residency Program: Five years of Innovation, Challenges and Lessons Learned
Track: Vendor Presentations
Thursday, Jul 20th (7:00 AM - 7:45 AM)
S201: Mentoring and Coaching – Keys to Accelerating and Sustaining Change
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S202: Pushing the Limits of New Grad Orientation: Transforming Into an ED Nurse
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S203: Hot Topic: Transforming the NPD Specialty with Advanced Certification
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S204: Electronic Dashboard to Manage Standardized Orientation
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S205: Serving Up Surveys: Maximize Your Response Rates
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S206: Transform Your Shared Governance Council: Measure Its Health!
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall (Thursday, 9:15 am)
Track: Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday, Jul 20th (9:15 AM - 9:45 AM)
G103: Truths and Myths about Teams: Transforming Our Thinking about Competence
Track: General Session
Thursday, Jul 20th (9:45 AM - 11:15 AM)
S207: It's Fat Tuesday! Get the Skinny on Lean and the NPD Scope and Standards
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
S208: Teaching Preceptors Using the Cognitive and Affective Domains
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
S209: Simulation Education to Promote Transition into Clinical Practice
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
S210: Assessing Experienced Staff Competence to "Test Out" of Required Classes
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
S211: Why Aren’t Our Nurses as Diverse as Our Patients?
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
S212: Enhancing RN Resident Engagement in Evidence-based Practice
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
Passport to Prizes
Track: Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday, Jul 20th (1:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
S213: Bridge to Practice: Connecting Online Courses with Institutional Practice
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)
S214: Interprofessional Panel: Lessons from the Real World
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)
S215: Scenarios, Case Studies, & Problem-based Learning: Which, When, & How?
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)
S216: Not Just for Nursing: Interprofessional Competency Validation Transformed (Ambulatory)
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)
S217: Open Access Publishing: What It Is and Why It Matters to NPD Practitioners
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)
S218: Creative Patient Tracers for Accreditation Preparation
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Thursday, Jul 20th (2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)
G104: Partnering to Determine the Scope of Simulation in US Acute Care Hospitals
Track: General Session
Thursday, Jul 20th (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)

Friday, July 21

S301: Identification and Analysis of Practice Gaps
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S302: Applying the Revised NPD Practice Model: Strategies and Lessons Learned
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S303: Transforming a Float Pool Orientation and Competency Management Program
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S304: Supporting Clinical Nurses in the Dissemination of Best Practices
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S305: Why Advocate for the NPD Specialty? To Transform Healthcare
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S306: Transforming the Process for Preceptor Competency Validations
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
S307: Transforming the Workforce: From Individual to Collective Competence
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
S308: The Thoroughly Modern Millennial: Motivating your Millennial Workforce
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
S309: Transforming Clinicians into Nurse Professional Development Practitioners
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
S310: Transforming Patient Care through EBP: EBP Overview & Coaching for Success!
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
S311: Be a Learning Leader: Rethinking your Message
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
S312: Simulation and the Second Victim
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
S313: Green Lights and Red Flags: Editors' Tips for Navigating the Publication Process
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
S314: Developing an Innovative Centralized Competency Program
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
S315: The Business of Caring
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
S316: Developing Those Who Develop Others: Quarterly Educator Symposiums
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
S317: Your Resources Are Now in Your Pocket: A Guide to Mobile Application Development for Nursing Education (2016 Star Search Winner) (2016 Star Sear
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
S318: Transforming Clinical Leadership: Standardized Charge Nurse Development
Track: 60 Minute Concurrent Presentation
Friday, Jul 21st (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
G105: The Power of Transformation
Track: General Session
Friday, Jul 21st (12:15 PM - 1:30 PM)