Sunrise Seminars

2023 Aspire Convention

Sunrise Seminars

2023 Aspire Convention |  March 14-17, 2023 |  Hyatt Regency - Atlanta, GA

Learn from these vendor-led breakfast sessions courtesy of Wolters Kluwer and Relias! Each Sunrise Seminar will be capped at 250 attendees. You must be registered for the 2023 Aspire Convention to receive a ticket to attend a Sunrise Seminar breakfast.

Sunrise Seminars will be available to select as an add-on. Already registered but want to add a Sunrise Seminar? Select "Already Registered" on the registration page to update your registration details. Or contact the registration team at with your selection.

Wednesday, March 15 | 7:45 am 8:45 am EST

Getting Your Professional Development Program Funded is Hard - Here is the Easy Button

Wyndy Looney, DNPc, RN, NPD-BC, CPMP, Senior Strategic Account Executive, Lippincott Solutions 

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Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Know how to position professional development programs to both clinical and non-clinical executive leaders
  • Identify which professional development metrics really matter
  • Speak to the key KPIs across the entire health system that your group can significantly impact
  • Understand where and how to begin this journey

Reimagining a Culture of Excellence for Professional Development

Bryan W. Sisk, DNP, MPH, RN, NE-BC, CENP, Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive for the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Jody Collins, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, System Director, Clinical Education Memorial Hermann Health System
Laura Douglas, MSN-Ed, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K, Manager, Transition to Practice Programs Memorial Hermann Health System, System Clinical Education
Felicia Sadler MJ BSN RN CPHQ LSSBB, VP Quality – Relias

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Agility and innovation are key components when it comes to reimagining a Culture of Excellence in Healthcare. With the recent impact of a pandemic on the healthcare workforce combined with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting jobs for RN's to increase by 9% between 2020 and 2030, it becomes an imperative to take a multi-faceted approach to align strategy and optimize clinical resources.  An organization committed to high reliability has a persistent awareness of patient safety even in challenging and uncertain times. In this session, Memorial Hermann Health System will discuss how taking a human centric approach in creating a culture of excellence in onboarding, competency & professional development.

Thursday, March 16 | 7:45 am 8:45 am EST

EBP and QI Excellence and Innovation: Supporting Clinicians to Improve Outcomes

Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Editor, Research and QI, American Journal of Nursing, Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
Megan Milbourne, MSN, RN, CCRN, Learning Operations Manager and Clinical Excellence, Advent Health West Florida Division 
Marie Hankinson PhD, RN, Nurse Residency Coordinator/Nursing Excellence, Advent Health West Florida Division

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NPD professionals are often tasked with multiple organization initiatives – from onboarding and supporting new nurses in residency programs and meeting criteria for Magnet and other accreditation programs, to facilitating evidence-based practice and quality improvement projects that align with system priorities. Challenges include a shortage of time, knowledge gaps regarding EBP and QI processes, lack of standardization and duplication of projects with clinicians working in silos. This presentation will discuss issues and challenges involved in developing and implementing EBP and QI projects and present how one organization is addressing these issues with technology.
By end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify issues facing clinical settings in developing and implementing initiatives to improve quality outcomes
  2. Describe how organizations can facilitate the development and implementation of EBP and QI projects
  3. Discuss how QI and EBP processes can be streamlined and standardized across a health system

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