All live activities are listed in Central Time.

Monday, September 14
  LIVE at 2:00 pm

Opening General Session and Keynote: Leveraging the Past to Create a Bright Future

The ANPD 2020 Virtual Annual Convention kicks off with a welcome from President, Patsy Maloney, and CPC chair, Valerie Ventura. The opening session will also include committee recognition, presentation of the Marlene Kramer Award and Poster Awards, and an update on ANPD's virtual convention charity.

Join us as we gaze into the telescope toward our future. Drawing from our strong past and building on our dynamic, engaged present, we can create a limitless nursing professional development future to boldly shape a vision for 2020 and beyond.


Dora Bradley, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, FAAN

Donna Wright, MS, RN

Dennis Doherty, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Kaylie Guinan, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Greta Price, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC

  Session Recording

Highly Communicable Disease Threats: An Interprofessional Approach to Training and Preparedness

Learn how an NPD practitioner, through interprofessional partnership and simulation, prepared a specialized team to care for patients with highly communicable diseases.


Susan Smith, MSN, FNP, RN, NPD-BC

  Session Recording 7 Easy-Peasy Tips for Creating Slides

Entwine brain science with seven easy-to-use rules for making presentation slides that speak highly of you and your presentation’s key points.


Wendy Gates-Corbett, MS, CPLP

Session Recording Catalyze Your NPD Department to a Revolution in Orientation Practices

Inspire NPD leaders to challenge the status quo of traditional orientation approaches and influence change within their NPD department at the micro-, meso-, and macro- levels.


Rachel Kelter, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN

Jennifer Harley, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

  Session Recording Star Search 2020


Star Search presentations will be pre-recorded and available for on-demand viewing Monday, September 14 - Wednesday, September 16 to registered virtual convention attendees.


Voting will be open September 14 through September 16 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Viewer voting accounts for 25% of a Star Search presenter's overall score, and Content Planning Committee judging makes up the other 75% of the score to determine a winner. One randomly selected attendee who views and votes for Star Search will win an iPad mini, sponsored by Western Governors University. Please provide your name and email address when voting to be eligible to win. The voting link will be sent with the recording.

Tuesday, September 15
LIVE at 2:00 pm

Networking: It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere

Network with fellow NPD practitioners! Join virtual breakout rooms based on special interest groups. 

Special interest groups include:

  • Education
  • Leadership/Management
  • Multisite NPD Leader
  • Technology
  • Research/EBP/QI
  • Mentoring
  • Orientation/Onboarding
  • Competency Management
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Professional Development (PD) Associates
  • Role Development including Practice Transitions
  • Nurse Planners (Nursing Continuing Professional Development or Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development)
  Session Recording Can You Escape? Creating an Escape Room to Break Out of an Education Rut

Are you ready to escape? Come experience an interactive presentation on using escape rooms for teaching and evaluating knowledge.


Vickie Adams, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Robyn Setter, MS, RN, NPD-BC

Kalie Crawford, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Stephanie Burger, MSN, RN, PCCN

  Session Recording Apply Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Dealing with Burnout and Loss of Resiliency in the Workforce

Beat burnout! Build resiliency in the current healthcare workforce! Find joy! This session covers the only evidence-based and validated compassion fatigue recovery program.


Cheryl M. Miller, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CHSE, CCFP

  Session Recording Show Me the Money: Partnering with Executive Leadership to Secure Funding for Educational Services

Powerful strategies that influence and gain organizational executive buy-in to invest in NPD service expansion are revealed.


Johanna Stiesmeyer, DNP, MS, RN, NPD-BC

Wednesday, September 16
LIVE at 2:00 pm Facebook Poster Presentations*
Tune in to Facebook Live on ANPD's Facebook page to watch poster presentations from this year's award recipients. 
Session Recording Taking the Lead in Scientific Inquiry

Develop an innovative approach to establish an infrastructure that supports the advancement of evidence-based practice in clinical settings to achieve quality outcomes.


Angie Rangel, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K, LNC

Amanda Kay Garey, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, NPD-BC, C-EFM

Jill Marie Stonesifer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPN

Session Recording Aspire to Advance: Developing a Professional Portfolio

Learn structure, process and media options to develop a professional portfolio for career advancement or advanced certification. The NPD Practice Model is used as an organizing framework, but the concepts apply to any role.


Bette Case Di Leonardi, PhD, RN, NPD-BC

Gina Reid Tinio PhD, MS, MPH, RN, NPD-BC

Cheryl M. Miller, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CHSE, CCFP

Session Recording Envision Readiness for Disruptive Behavior in Acute Care

Do your nurses lack confidence in caring for patients with challenging and disruptive behaviors? Participate in our verbal de-escalation course and see how to cultivate confidence and competence in your organization!


Alyssa Mitchard, MSN, RN

Nikki Graham, MSN, RN-BC, NPD-BC

Rachel Kromer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC

Heaven Jones, BSN, RN

Session Recording How Does Violence Find a Safe Haven in a Culture That Cares?

What do leaders need to know about worker-on-worker violence? Prevent violence before it manifests by learning associated warning signs and risk factors. Examine deterrents and explore ways to safeguard against violence.


Katie Blanchard, BSN, RN

Thursday, September 17
LIVE at 2:00 pm Mightier than the Sword: How Writing for 15 Minutes Daily Can Change Your Life

Nurses have stories to tell! If you’ve ever said to yourself, “I’m going to write about this someday,” you’re not alone. As human beings, we have an inherent need to reflect upon and share our life experiences. Research shows that those who regularly engage in reflective writing report strengthened ability to cope with stress and trauma, better relationships with peers, improvements in memory, less sick days, and a wealth of other physical, mental, and emotional health benefits. You can write the story you’re living and change your life in the process.


Amy Mora, MBA, MHA, RHEd

Session Recording Envisioning the Role of Preceptors for the New Decade

Preceptors are key to the success of practice transitions. A national practice analysis identified the roles, knowledge, and activities essential to preceptor practice. Come see how your preceptor preparation program aligns with the findings.


Mary Harper, PhD, RN, NPD-BC


Joan Warren, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, FAAN

Dawn Whiteside, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CNOR, RNFA

Session Recording State of the Union: Expanding Nurse Residency Programs Through Regional and Statewide Collaborative Partnerships

A panel of experts representing nurse residency collaboratives will share their frameworks for expanding hospital-based nurse residency programs across states and regions.


Katie Davis, BSN, MS-HSM, RN

Joan Warren, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, FAAN

Sarah Nusbaum, MPA, BA

Amy Ricords, MEd, BSN, RN, NPD-BC

Session Recording Envision: Accelerating Practice with Virtual Reality

Examine the use of virtual reality as an educational approach to expedite the development of the novice nurse’s cognitive and psychomotor ability.


Keith Israel, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPHON

Kelly Ely, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL

Session Recording Interprofessional Education (IPE) for a Multi-Site Registered Nurse Residency Program

Experience the journey of a multi-site healthcare organization operationalizing interprofessional education successfully within an RN residency program.


Sumy Michael, MSN, NP-C, CCRN-K, CHSE

Lisa Hollingshead, MA, RN, NPD-BC

Judy Lewis, BSN, RN, NPD-BC

After attending the ANPD Virtual Convention, these session recordings will be accessible in your Professional Development Center until they expire (September 2023).

*Posters will be available for viewing on the ANPD website August 10 – September 30, 2020. Voting for the Participant’s Choice Award will be open August 10 – August 30, 2020. On Wednesday, September 16, poster award winners will present their posters via Facebook Live on ANPD's Facebook Page and awards will be acknowledged during the closing session on Thursday, September 17

Subject to change