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2012 CNL Summit and Research Symposium Presentations

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

CNL Research Symposium Handouts:

Opening Keynote
Past, Present, & Future of the CNL
This session will provide attendees an overview of the origins of the CNL initiative, its current state, and a look ahead from one of the original minds responsible for the creation of the CNL role. This session will look at how the CNL role has transformed practice throughout the nursing world from its inception.
Speaker: Jolene Tornabeni, RN, MA, FACHE, FAAN, Former CNO, INOVA Health System

The CNL & Its Importance to Nursing and Future Healthcare Delivery 
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from one of the country’s top nursing leaders at one of its largest healthcare organizations. The Department of Veterans Affairs remains at the forefront of implementing and sustaining the CNL role in practice settings all across the country and this presentation will highlight the road ahead.
Speaker: Cathy Rick, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs

Friday, January 20, 2012

Plenary Session
Presenting Your Data to Make the CNL Case
This dynamic presentation will focus on the collection and presentation of clinical data in a way that will create greater impact and help increase influence when advocating for making change in clinical practice settings.
Speaker: James Smith, PhD, Former Performance Manager and Quality Management Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs

Concurrent Sessions

  • Integrating the CNL into Models of Care
    Speaker: Gay L. Landstrom, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Trinity Health
  • Bridging the Quality & Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Initiative and the CNL Role
    Speakers: Angela Jukkala, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, Assistant Professor, Clinical Nurse Leader Program Director, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Patricia A. Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN, Colonel, US Army (Retired,) Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • A Collaborative Model for Clinical Nurse Specialists and Clinical Nurse Leaders in the Acute Care Setting
    Speakers: Kathy A. Baker, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CGRN, FAAN, Associate Professor & Director, DNP Program, Texas Christian University, Deputy Director, Center for Evidence Based Practice & Research; Les Rodriguez, MSN,MPH,RN,ACNS-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, Inpatient Pain Management Services; Joanne Rushing MS, RN, CNL, Clinical Nurse Leader, Texas Health Resources Hurst Euless Bedford Progressive Care Unit
  • Linking the CNL and Magnet Status
    Marge Wiggins, RN, MBA, Vice President of Nursing, Maine Medical Center

  • The CNL and Implementing the Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) Initiative
    Speakers: Barbara Chamberlain, PhD, APRN, MBA, CCRN, WCC, Program Manager,
    Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB), Director of Education, New Jersey Hospital Association, Institute for Quality and Patient Safety; Winnie Cherubin, MSN, RN, CNL, WCC, Clinical Nurse Leader- Clinical Informatics, Jersey City Medical Center; Jennifer H. Kareivis, MSN, RN, CNL, Clinical Nurse Leader, Hunterdon Medical Center

  • The Role of the CNL in FDA’s Science of Safety Project
    Speakers: Christine Merenda, MPH, RN, OCN, Health Programs Coordinator; Norman Marks, MD, Medical Advisor, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

  •  Analyzing and Presenting Data:  Making Your Data Talk (An interactive workshop)
    Speaker: James Smith, PhD; Former Quality Management Officer and Performance Manager, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

  • The CNL and its Evidence Based
    Speaker: Daniel J. O'Neal III, MA, GCNS-BC, CNL; Evidence-based Practice Specialist, Nursing Service, James A. Haley VA Hospital

Plenary Session
Redesigning Systems with the CNL in Mind
A physician champion of the CNL will present ways to redesign healthcare delivery systems to fully implement the CNL role in clinical settings.
Speaker: Peter Woodbridge, MD, Director, Department of Veteran Affairs MidWest Mountain Veterans Engineering Resource Center (VERC) & Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Research and Administration, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Plenary Session
Sustaining the CNL Role: A View from the Trenches
This speaker represents partnerships that have lasted since the inception of the CNL initiative and will share her informative experiences and insight into expansion and sustainability of the CNL role and how the role has transitioned over time.
Speaker: Innette Sarduy, MPH, RN, NEA-BC, Deputy Nurse Executive, Hayley VA, Tampa, FL

Plenary Panel Session
Academia & Practice Alone Doesn’t Work: Establishing and Sustaining CNL Partnerships
This presentation will focus on the economic impact of establishing and sustaining academic-practice partnerships in support of the implementation of the CNL role through the transformation of complex healthcare systems during challenging economic times.
Speakers: Susan Schmidt, PhD., RN, CNS, COHN-S, CNL, Director and Professor/Epidemiologist, Xavier University; Cynthia S. Pearsall, MSN, RN, NEA, BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Fairfield Medical Center; Debra McKee, MHSA, BSN, RN, VP of Patient Care Services and CNO, Joint Township District Memorial Hospital; Joyce A. Keegan, MSN, RN, MHA, FACHE, VP of Nursing, Mercy Hospitals West

Closing Plenary Session
Ways CNLs Flourish Under the Affordable Care Act: Quality, Safety, and Care Coordination
Participants will hear from a national policy expert in the areas of healthcare reform, quality, safety, and care coordination. She will address the emphasis on quality, safety, care coordination, and transitions of care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the opportunities the ACA presents for CNLs across practice settings.
Speaker: Ellen T. Kurtzman, MPH, RN, FAAN, Assistant Research Professor, The George Washington University, School of Nursing