Morning Features 7:00 to 8:00 AM

  • Vendor Sunrise Sessions

    7:00 – 8:00 AM | Learn more

    Air Fluidized Therapy Explained: What is it, Who is it for and What are the outcomes | Postoperative Monitoring: Utilizing Advances in Technology | Changing the Safety Paradigm on IV Medication Use: Recognizing the Risk and Taking Action | Moving the Needle for Patient Safety and Quality: WOC Nurses as Change Agents

Morning Plenary 8:30 – 9:30 AM

  • Dr. Teri Pipe : High Performing Leadership: Mindfulness in Action

    8:30 – 9:30 AM |Dr. Teri Pipe

    Join Dr. Pipe as she provides practical ways of integrating mindfulness into leadership within the health care context. Participants will experience mindfulness practices that they can tailor to their personal and professional preferences.

Morning Concurrent Session 10:15 to 11:05 AM

  • Workplace Factors Which Facilitate Nurse Engagement

    10:15 - 11:05 AM|ID: 151

    Participants attending this session can expect to discover key factors in the workplace that may facilitate nurse engagement. Results of an IRB approved study which used a correlational descriptive design, a staged causal model, with path analysis for a sample of 400 nurses will be reported. For this sample, compassion satisfaction had the most effect and mattering to others had a considerable effect. The value of participating in this session derives from suggesting ways nurse leaders may enhance nurse compassion satisfaction and/or feeling that the work they do “matters”, ultimately strengthening the positive meaning of nurse work and engagement.


    Kimberly Kerr, MSN, NEA-BC,RN-BC,CRRN, Director of Nursing Professional Practice, Development & Research, Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Eagle’s Nest: Transforming Underprivileged Youth to Employed Professionals

    10:15 - 11:05 AM|ID: 230

    Nothing stops a bullet like a job. That has become a call to action in our community. Rising gun violence, coupled with high poverty and high school drop-out rates spurred nurse leaders at this hospital to partner with community activists to create a novel jobs program. A total of 65 underprivileged youth have completed the rigorous program to shift them from that ignominious label to that of trained healthcare professional in a matter of months. This powerful session will detail the program as well as the challenges, insights, wisdom and outcomes gained through working with these students.


    James Donnelly, BSN, MBA, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President Patient Care Services, UPMC Hamot; Mary "Muffi" Mascaro, MSN, RN, Director Nursing Administration, UPMC Hamot
  • World-class Ambulatory Nursing: Strategies for Success

    10:15 - 11:05 AM|ID: 311

    Gain an overview of one health system's strategy to hard-wire best practice across over 180 ambulatory clinics. Practical strategies for creating a shared governance structure to engage ambulatory nurses, as well as tools for monitoring practice and evaluating outcomes in the outpatient setting will be discussed.


    Quanna Batiste, DNP, HCSM, RN, NEA-BC, Ambulatory Chief Nursing Officer, UCLA Health; Toyin Lawal, MSN, RN, Director of Ambulatory Nursing, UCLA Health; Jennifer Zanotti, MS, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, UCLA Health
  • Top Ten Lessons for Chief Nurse Executives

    10:15 - 11:05 AM|ID: 349

    Attendees will learn how seasoned nurse leaders transformed a large, diverse health system with wide geographic footprint to that “tipping point” where the embers suddenly ignited into flames. The system CNE and system leader for professional practice will share their experiences during their journey to transform the culture for nursing across a diverse group of organizations. They will share their “top ten list” of lessons for leaders to ignite and standardize to a single professional practice culture. Session includes descriptions of career tracks for direct care nurses, professional practice model, peer feedback process, shared governance, and care delivery model redesign.


    Joan Shinkus Clark, DNP, CENP, FAAN, SVP and System Chief Nurse Executive, Texas Health Resources; Paula Spears, DNSc, RN, NEA-BC, VP Professional Practice, Research and Magnet Program, Texas Health Resources
  • Nursing QPS WalkRounds as a Patient Safety Strategy

    10:15 - 11:05 AM|ID: 378

    The Nursing led Quality and Safety WalkRounds program has proven to be a key enabler for promoting culture change and for consolidating the quality and safety structure within the organization where the program started. The session highlights the structure and process of the program and the positive impact on senior nursing leaders’ commitment to patient safety as well as frontline staff engagement in activities related the safety culture. The session discusses some of the improved process and outcome measures as result of this program.


    Rosemarie Paradis, BSN, MS, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, Executive Director Nursing Affairs (Chief Nursing Officer)
  • The AONE/ASU Executive Fellowship in Innovative Health Leadership

    10:15 - 11:05 AM|ID: 335

    Attendees will understand the history and evolving growth of the Executive Fellowship in Innovative Health Leadership, including mentors, fellow experiences, outcomes, current interprofessional efforts, and the process for application and selection of fellows.


    Jeffrey Adams, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, AONE/ASU Executive Fellowship in Innovative Health Leadership Executive Director, Workforce Outcomes Research and Leadership Development (WORLD-Institute), Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation Brigham and Women's Hospital Dana-Faber Cancer Institute
  • Think Outside the Lines to Optimize Staffing

    10:15 - 11:05 AM|ID: 433

    With boundary lines for acute care blurring, CNOs must think differently and beyond original acute care structures for workforce planning and management. This well-known large urban health system expanded and modified the float staff to now cover 23 inpatient units, multiple procedural areas, the emergency department and 36 physician practices. One hundred-fifty employees comprise four pools: critical care, medical/surgical, behavioral health and outpatient. Outcomes are extensive including improved teamwork, improved analytics and improved coverage. Come to this session to hear a success story of the changing oversight perspective for nursing leadership today.


    Sandra Connolly, BSN, RN, Unit Director, Clinical Staffing Office, Rush University Medical Center; Connie Weissman, CPA.CITP, MS, Information System Senior Analyst, Rush University Medical Center
  • Workplace Support for Hospital-Based Paraprofessionals Pursuing a BSN

    10:15 - 11:05 AM|ID: 481

    This presentation describes a collaborative partnership between a tertiary care hospital and a school of nursing that developed a program to enable working health care paraprofessionals from historically underrepresented groups to access and successfully progress through a baccalaureate nursing program. Success of underrepresented, working students in baccalaureate nursing programs is dependent on a concerted workplace, academic, and community team effort to maximize resources and integrate students into the social and academic life of such a rigorous educational program.


    Lynne Borucki, PhD, RNC-OB, Clinical Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden
  • Individual Nurse Turnover Cost and Financial Break-Even Point

    10:15 - 11:05 AM|ID: 517

    Nurse leaders play a critical role in calculating, monitoring, and preventing nurse turnover. This session will guide attendees through the completion of an innovative turnover and replacement cost assessment instrument using real-world examples, and will be provide groundbreaking insight into turnover and replacement cost previously limited by the complexity of traditional calculation methodologies. This presentation will prepare nurses leaders to determine the direct turnover and replacement cost and financial break-even point of newly licensed nurses within their organizations. The ability to self-generate internal benchmarks will position nurse leaders to directly assess and impact nurse turnover in an unprecedented manner.


    Elena Cappannelli, MS, BSN, RN-BC, Nursing Education Specialist, Yale New Haven Hospital; Mary Cleary, MSN, RN-BC, Nurse Manager, Center for Professional Practice Excellence, Yale New Haven Hospital; Judith Hahn, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Director of Professional Practice, Nursing Research and Magnet, Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Key Learnings & Future Directions from APIN

    10:15 - 11:05 AM|ID: 543

    Come hear the key findings and outcomes from the national academic progression in nursing (APIN) grant that was awarded to the Tri-Council in 2012 and administered by AONE. Staff from the national program office will share lessons learned and the future directions for academic progression at the national level. While there has been significant movement to meet the recommendation that 80% of the nursing workforce be prepared at the baccalaureate degree or higher, there is still need for national leadership to meet this goal. Staff from the national program office will share lessons learned and the future directions for academic progression at the national level.


    Tina Gerardi, MS, RN, CAE, deputy director, APIN National Program Office, AONE ; Bryan Hoffman, MA, program manager, APIN National Program Office, AONE

Friday Features 1:20 to 2:10 PM

  • Leveraging Technology in Surgical Services: Remote Video Auditing

    1:20 - 2:10 PM|ID: 275

    Remote Video Auditing (RVA) has recently been imported from the food preparation industry to the surgical setting as a novel approach to enhance performance and safety. This case study outlines RVA implementation and the first year of activity, outcomes and measurable successes in a busy surgery department in the United States. Low resolution cameras, as well as large screen displays and use of phone technology aligned an interdisciplinary team to make significant progress in three domains which included application of the Universal Protocol, cleaning compliance and efficiency metrics. This thought provoking and cutting edge topic will excite and inform leaders.


    Anne Pedersen, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Director of Nursing, UPMC Hamot; Elizabeth Ritter, BS, MHA, Director of Operations/Assistant Administrator to the President of RHS, UPMC Hamot; Megan Beaton, BSN, RN, CNOR, Director Surgical Services, UPMC Hamot
  • Improving Safety and Efficiency with Mobile Clinical Communications

    1:20 - 2:10 PM|ID: 467

    Carrying as many as eight devices while delivering patient care, nurses in a 162-bed not-for-profit hospital faced numerous distractions from this technology as well as the alarms sounding from patient-monitoring devices. When the hospital implemented a HIPAA-compliant, integrated mobile clinical communications platform, nurses were able to reduce the number of devices they carried while having much greater control over how they were alerted concerning incoming communications and alarms. With the clinical context embedded on this EHR-integrated clinical communications platform, nurses have the crucial data they need at their fingertips to work more efficiently and deliver safer care.


    Autumn Foy, RN, Director of Clinical Informatics, Onslow Memorial Hospital
  • Reducing Mortality With An Early Warning System

    1:20 - 2:10 PM|ID: 530

    Participants will learn how: The complexities of hospitalization impact a nurse's ability to assimilate multiple data elements quickly enough to identify early patient deterioration, how Early Warning Systems work, selection of an EWS that is most appropriate for current clinical population, how nurses can drive the reduction in mortality through the implementation of an EWS and future implications for patient care.


    Katherine Walsh, M.S., Dr PH, RN, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Houston Methodist Hospital; Meredith Cowan, M.S, RN-C, RNC-OB, Nursing Education Specialist, Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Patient Safety Benefits of Real-Time Video Observation

    1:20 - 2:10 PM|ID: 531

    The fundamental goal of healthcare systems is to deliver safe, injury free patient care. With bedside sitter costs rising, this hosptial sought to increase the capacity of constant patient observation while decreasing bedside sitter hours and inpatient falls. The centralized monitoring system was chosen for its portability and two-way communication capabilities. In the first seven months of 2016, the goals were exceeded with the following results: Fall rates decreased 13% with zero reported injuries, physical sitter hours decreased an average of 21%, and constant patient observation hours increased 42%, allowing more patients to be monitored.


    Trudy Sanders, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President Patient Care Services, JPS Health Network; Elisabeth Rodgers, MSN, RN, LSS-BBC, Fall Prevention Coordinator, JPS Health Network; Krystle Gandhi, BSN, RN, Clinical Manager of House Operations, JPS Health Network
  • AONE 50th Anniversary Panel Discussion

    1:20 - 2:10 PM|ID: 537

    Tap into the experience and knowledge of AONE’s current and past leaders to explore the future and history of AONE, as well as nursing leadership’s role throughout the transformation of the health care environment. Join the conversation and walk away with ideas and perspective from these nurse leaders.


    Pamela A. Thompson, MS, RN, CENP, FAAN, AONE chief executive officer emeritus; Rhonda Anderson, RN, DNSc(h), FAAN, FACHE, AONE past president; Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, FAAN, AONE board member; Maureen Swick, RN, MSN, PhD, NEA-BC, AONE past president and current chief executive officer, AONE, senior vice president of nursing, AHA

Afternoon Plenary 3:50 – 5:00 PM

  • Post-Election Perspectives

    3:50 – 5:00 PM |Ana Navarro & Bakari Sellers CNN political commentators - Moderated by Frank Sesno

    Join CNN political commentators Ana Navarro (R) and Bakari Sellers (D) as they pair up to discuss their perspectives on the new administration in Washington and current hot topics and priorities.

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