Aspire to Inclusivity Sessions: Managing the COVID Surge

Aspire to Inclusivity Sessions: Managing the COVID Surge

Presented by: See individual session listings

Aspire to Inclusivity Attendees: FREE

ANPD Members: $49

Non-Members: $79

Target Audience: 

  • RNs
    • NPD practitioners
    • Nurses, faculty, or students with a focus on nursing continuing professional development
    • Nursing leaders
  • Professional development associates
  • Providers of products and services for continuing education and NPD

Description: As the COVID-19 pandemic surges, the health care community responds by finding ways to meet the evolving needs of patients and staff. Nursing professional development (NPD) teams are integral to creating and implementing innovative solutions to onboard, orient, cross train, and maintain staff competency. This package features several recorded sessions from the 2021 Annual Convention, Aspire to Inclusivity, providing innovative solutions to be considered as the health care community faces the continued surges of this pandemic. 

Outcome: 80% of participants will report that each session provides information that enhances, validates, or causes a change in practice. 

Sessions Included and Contact Hours

Cultivating Successful Preceptors Through Rapidly Changing Environments

Presented by: Dawn Nelson, MS, RN, NPD-BC, and Ellen Joswiak, DNP, RN, NPD-BC

1.0 Contact Hours

COVID-19 Mock Code Training Gone Viral

Presented by: Jennifer Granger Brown, MSN, RN, and Kathryn Loster, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN

0.5 Contact Hours

An Interprofessional Team Led by Off-Shift NPD Practitioners: A Solution to the Pandemic

Presented by: Ruzha Skoblar, DNP, MPH, RN, NEA-BC, and Harriet Sarkodie, MSN, RN-BC

0.5 Contact Hours

Making it Work with What You Got: One Hospital's Approach to Training with Limited Resources

Presented by: Tanya Nelson Hall, MSN, RN, RNC-NIC; Lindsay Gregory, MSN, RN, CPN; and Jessica Ramirez, MBA, RCP

1.0 Contact Hours

Bend But Don't Break: The Role of NPD Practitioners in a Global Pandemic

Presented by: Amadae Breaux, MSN, RN, CCRN; Cheri Constantino-Shor, MSN, RN, CRNI, CMSRN; Stephanie Covel, MN, RN, CNOR; and Melissa Smith, MN, RN

0.5 Contact Hours

Sustaining High Reliability During a Pandemic: Nursing Professional Development for the Frontline

Presented by: Cornelia Gilpin, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, and Susan Gallucci, BSN, RN, NPD-BC

0.5 Contact Hours

Under Pressure: Rapid Deployment Strategies During Crisis

Presented by: Elaine Polaski, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CNOR; Kim Skiffington, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Lexi Alton, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CEN; and Claire Bell, BSN, RN, CEN

0.5 Contact Hours

Fostering Growth During COVID-19: Engaging New Team Members Through a Virtual Platform

Presented by: Tonya Pagor, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Fran Majca, MA, BSN, NPD-BC, CPHON; Lori Pierret, MSN, RN; and Candice Spak, AAS

0.5 Contact Hours

A Balance Between Tradition and Innovation: Multimodal Learning Strategies for Emergent Education Needs

Presented by: Angela Chelf, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPN, CPEN; Julia Hesler, MSN, RN, CPN; and Jennifer Brown, MS, RN, CTRS, NPD-BC

0.5 Contact Hours

Enhancing Resilience in the Midst of a Pandemic

Presented by: Faith Cantrell, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, and Vicky Lee, MSN, RN

0.5 Contact Hours


Continuing Education: Association for Nursing Professional Development is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Maximum Contact Hours Available: 6.0 Contact Hours (0.5 to 1.0 contact hours awarded for each individual session; refer to individual session listing for details.)

Expiration Date (Recording): September 1, 2023

Successful Completion: 

  1. View session recording
  2. Complete on-line evaluation

Relevant Financial Relationships: No relevant financial relationships exist for anyone involved in the planning of this activity. 


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