Fall Semiannual Meeting Schedule

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Saturday, October 22

Pre-Meeting Sessions

8:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Organizational Leadership Network Meeting
(Separate registration required)

11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

12:00-1:20 p.m.
Committee Meetings

1:30-3:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions  
These complimentary sessions are held 1:30-3:00 p.m. and 3:30-5:00 p.m., separated by a 30-minute break.  Topics repeat and you may select two.  No pre-registration is required.

  • Using the New Master’s Essentials Toolkit
    Benefit from the new Toolkit developed to streamline implementation of the revised Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing.  Compare the new Master's Essentials to both Baccalaureate and DNP Essentials as well as the IOM Future of Nursing report. Get answers to important implementation questions and identify the various helpful resources available to faculty.
    Juliann G. Sebastian, PhD, Dean, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE  and member, AACN Task Force on the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing
  • Innovative Ways to Design the Graduate Curriculum
    Consider ways to design the graduate core that meets both the Master's and DNP Essentials, reduces curricular redundancy, offers the most efficient use of resources, and provides opportunities for smooth transition between graduate programs. Get practical advice from colleagues about creating programs that advance nursing education and benefit schools.  
    Judith Karshmer, PhD, Dean, School of Nursing, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Jean DeMartinis, PhD, DNP Program Director, School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA; and Doreen Harper, PhD, Dean, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • The Master's in Nursing Education: Implementing the Revised Master's Essentials
    The revised Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing includes specific recommendations for the clinical educator role. In addition to courses and experiences specific to teaching, students in these programs should be exposed to all nine essentials, as well as graduate preparation in an area of    clinical practice. Identify ways to make Master's programs with a focus in nursing education congruent with the revised Essentials and learn from the successes of colleagues.
    Speakers: Nancy DeBasio, PhD, Dean, Research College of Nursing, Kansas City, MO; Pauline Komnenich, PhD, Professor and Director, Nurse Educator Program, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; and Mary Oesterle, PhD, Professor and Director, Master of Science in Nursing, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
  • Online Document Management Technology
    Discover how online document management technology helps nursing departments streamline orientation and clinical requirement fulfillment while reducing labor costs. Explore case studies from AACN schools that benefit from this powerful administrative and student-friendly technology.
    Speaker: Joseph Finley, President,, Wilmington, NC
  • NursingCAS: The Technology and Its Application
    Learn how technology can help you work more efficiently through reviewing student applications online.  Additionally, come explore how the new NursingCAS Web-based technology is transforming the way potential students research and apply to nursing schools.
    Speakers: Michael Gilbert, WebAdMIT Product Manager, Buffalo, NY       
3:00-3:30 p.m.

3:30-5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions (repeated)

5:10-6:00 p.m.
Orientation for New Members, New Deans, Associate Deans, and Prospective Members
Sponsored by the Membership Committee
Join this group to learn more about the association, how it can benefit you, and how you can become active within it.

Sunday, October 23

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Interest Discussions

  • RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars Program
  • Collaborative Doctoral Programs: The NEXus Model
  • The Future of Nursing State Action Coalitions

9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.                            
Exhibits open

9:15-10:15 a.m.
Task Force Updates

10:15-10:45 a.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.                        
Like-Schools Informal Discussions

  • Small/Liberal Arts Schools
  • Academic Health Centers (AHC)
  • Private Colleges/Universities without an AHC
  • Public Colleges/Universities without an AHC

12:00-1:30 p.m.
(on your own) and Visit Exhibits

1:30-3:00 p.m.                                    
Welcome and Opening Program Session
From Curriculum Revision to Curriculum Innovation in Nursing
Curriculum revision often is tedious and time consuming, and it may not address the learning needs of tomorrow’s professional nurses. In contrast, curriculum innovation includes creative, nontraditional ways of looking at what must be learned as nurses work in increasingly complex settings. Join a national leader in curriculum innovation to explore how nursing faculty should undertake reform and innovation to profoundly influence nursing education. 
Speaker: Pamela Ironside, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Research in Nursing Education, School of Nursing, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; Editor, On Revolutions and Revolutionaries: 25 Years of Reform and Innovation in Nursing and Education Curriculum Innovation

3:00-3:30 p.m.                                    
Break and Visit Exhibits

3:30-4:30 p.m.
John P. McGovern Award

4:30-4:45 p.m.
Stretch Break

4:45-6:15 p.m.
Program Session
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Transforming Healthcare Delivery
Sponsored by Government Affairs Committee
The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent organization created to help the public make informed health care decisions and improve health care delivery. Hear from nursing leaders who serve on PCORI’s Board of Governors and Methodology Committee as they describe current and future PCORI initiatives. Their presentation will ignite new and innovative ways to consider programs of research.
Speakers: Debra Barksdale, PhD, PCORI Board of Governors Member and  Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC; Robin Newhouse, PhD, PCORI Methodology Committee Member, Chair and Associate Professor, Organizational Systems and Adult Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
Moderator: Teri Murray, PhD, Dean, School of Nursing, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO and Chair, Government Affairs Committee

6:15-7:30 p.m.
Reception and Exhibits
Cash Bar

Monday, October 24

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Light Continental Breakfast

8:15-8:50 a.m.
Informal Breakfast Discussion
Preparing for Your Capitol Hill Visits: Advice from the SGLs and GAC        

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Like-Schools Reports
Issues Forum
Business Meeting

1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Capitol Hill Visits (on your own)

5:00-6:30 p.m.
AACN Congressional Reception
Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building

Tuesday, October 25

7:15-8:30 a.m.
Light Continental Breakfast      

7:30-8:20 a.m.
Optional Breakfast Discussions
Join colleagues in similar administrative situations to discuss issues of mutual interest. 

  • Nursing Deans Who Administer Non-Nursing Programs
  • Nursing Deans Who Deal With Collective Bargaining
  • Nursing Deans Who Administer Master’s-Entry Programs

8:30-10:00 a.m.
Program Session
Technology and Nursing Education: A National Perspective
The recent IOM report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, highlighted technology as an essential component of future nursing education and practice. Discuss the current state of educational technology and gain a national perspective on the future vision of technology in nursing education.
Speaker: Diane Skiba, PhD, Professor, Option Coordinator, Health Informatics, and Project Director, I-Collaboratory: Partnerships for Learning, College of Nursing, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO

10:00-10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Closing Program Session
CCNE Forum on Accreditation Standards
The CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Nursing Programs (amended April 2009) is being revised for the accreditation of baccalaureate, master's, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.  Learn about the standards revision process and take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to members of the CCNE Standards Committee.

Speakers: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Standards Committee members