Rapid Fire Presentation

2024 Aspire Convention

Rapid Fire Presentations

Rapid fire presentations are fast, 15-minute presentations that incorporate microlearning principles.  They will take place during three sessions on Thursday, April 11 and are broken down by the following three educational tracks: education, onboarding & orientation, and role development. Use the quick links below to view this year's sessions listed by time or by track. View the full schedule.

Sessions subject to change

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Gamification to Promote Engagement and Active Learning with Bedside Nurses.

Audience Level: Novice | Sub-Track: Technology

  • Kimberly Ahler, MSN, RN

Nurses demonstrate better knowledge retention when actively participating in their learning.  Learn how gamification can be used as an alternative education technique to promote knowledge retention by engaging nurses in active learning by completing stimulating activities.

The Nursing Station Podcast:  Where All The Talk Happens

Audience Level: Competent | Sub-Track: Technology

  • Michele Rasmussen, MSN, RN, CCRN-K

Learn about utilizing a Nursing Professional Practice podcast as an innovative tool for disseminating information to an expansive, dynamic and diverse nursing workforce.

Patient Care Services (PCS) Update, Keepin’ the Crew Current

Audience Level: Competent | Sub-Track: Technology

  • Kristie Kassay, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CPEN; Joy Langton, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Struggling to get important clinical practice and patient care related information to your staff? Come hear about how you can implement an electronic communication tool that will allow you to present significant information in a timely, interactive and impactful way.

Developing a Health Equity-Minded Curriculum: The Impacts of Cancer Care

Audience Level: Competent | Sub-Track: Diversity & Inclusion

  • Leanna Ross, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, MEDSURG-BC; Julianne Luttrell, MS, RN, CNL, NPD-BC; Camille Ashley, MSN, RN

Presenters will share about an oncology nurse fellowship curriculum that was revised to enhance learners’ awareness of how social determinants of health (SDOH) can impact a patient’s experience with cancer care.  The revised curriculum includes pre-learning activities, in-class discussion, and a case study for application of knowledge in assessing SDOH and integrating findings into the patient’s plan of care.

Onboarding & Orientation  

A Firm Foundation: Unlicensed Assistive Personnel Learning

Audience Level: Competent | Sub-Track: Healthy Work Environment

  • Sarah Dunahoo, MSN-Ed, RN, CMSRN; Shelly Andrews, MSN, RN, ONC

Learn how to build a firm foundation for new unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) to prevent cracks in patient care. Use games, simulation with standardized patients, and an escape room to establish concrete practice standards.

Virtual Oncology Orientation Elevating Nursing in Community and Satellite Clinics

Audience Level: Competent

  • Heather Wood, BSN, RN, OCN

Is your organization struggling to provide new to specialty nurse orientation or experiencing challenges reaching new hires in multiple locations? Learn how to provide effective orientation across geographically diverse practices with a comprehensive virtual live instructor led training program utilizing modern education techniques to increase nurse knowledge, self-efficacy, and satisfaction while ensuring efficient use of resources.

Choose Your Path: Creatively Engaging Learners Using Digital Case Studies.

Audience Level: Competent | Sub-Track: Technology

  • Anita Sanders, MBA, MSN, RN-BC

Leveraging technology to maximize participation! Learn how a low-cost innovative digital strategy was utilized during an emergency department transition to practice program fostering critical thinking and a spirit of inquiry.

Role Development

Learning Circles: Promoting Inclusive Care Starting in the Classroom

Audience Level: Competent | Sub-Track: Diversity & Inclusion

  • April Graham, MSN, RN, RNC-NIC; Kindsey Gattman, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, NPD-BC; Tobias Johnson, MSN, RN, OCN

This project explores learning circles and their impact on the knowledge, comfortability, and confidence levels of NPDs in their preparation to facilitate diversity, equity, and inclusion content within a nurse residency/fellowship program.

Developing a Strong Professional Identity from Day One

Audience Level: Competent 

  • Lauren Frahm, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, PHN

This session will explore educational opportunities to support newly graduated nurse’s professional identity formation. Developing a strong sense of professional identity in nursing may contribute to outcomes such as job satisfaction and retention.

Educational Scanning: Does Your Education Support DEI?

Audience Level: Novice | Sub-Track: Diversity & Inclusion

  • Pamela Liggins, MSN, RN, C-EFM, NPD-BC

Join us in exploring how this approved provider unit prepared and challenged nurse planners to address diversity, equity, and inclusion during the educational design process.

Book Club: A “Novel” Approach to Scope and Standards

Audience Level: Competent | Sub-Track: Healthy Work Environment

  • Christina Westveer, MSN, RNC-MNN, C-EFM, C-ONQS; LeeAnn Bruno Smith, MSN, RN, CV-BC, NPD-BC; Nicole Turner, MSN, RN, CPHON, NPD-BC

Joining the club to learn about an innovative and creative way to introduce the updated Scope and Standards to the novice NPD practitioner.

Bridging the Gap: Economics Education for NPD Practitioners

Audience Level: Expert | Sub-Track: Leadership

  • Robyn D. Schlabach, DNP, RN, MBA, NPD-BC

Determining the financial impact of NPD practice is an essential, but often overlooked component of learning facilitator role. This presentation describes the course and tools provided to NPD Practitioners to improve their knowledge, skills, and confidence in calculating the economic impact of their work on the organization.