CNL Summit and Research Symposium Schedule

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNL Research Symposium

12:00 - 2:00 pm
Conference Registration and Sign-in

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Welcome and Introductions
Update on the CNL National Initiative and CNL Certification & Award Presentations

3:30 – 4:15 pm
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

4:30 – 5:15 pm
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

5:30 – 7:30 pm
Reception, Exhibits, and Poster Presentations

Friday, January 20, 2012

7:30 – 8:30 am
Conference Registration and Sign-in & Clinical Nurse Leader Association (CNLA) Meeting

8:30 – 9:30 am
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

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent sessions are held 9:45-11:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., separated by a 15-minute break.  Topics repeat and you may select two:

  • Integrating the CNL into Models of Care

  • Bridging the Quality & Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Initiative and the CNL Role

  • The New 2011 Master’s Essentials and Developing the CNL Curriculum

  • The CNS and the CNL Working Together: An Exemplar

  • Linking the CNL & Magnet Status

  • The CNL and Implementing the Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) Imitative

  • Interactive Workshop on Analyzing and Presenting Data with James Smith

  • The CNL and its Evidence Base

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Lunch to be served

1:30 – 2:45 pm
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 

3:00 – 5:00 pm
Abstract Sessions
Each session will be 25 minutes in length with 5 minutes between presentations to allow attendees to move from room to room.

5:15 – 6:45 pm
Special Forums

  • Practicing CNLs

  • CNL Program Faculty

  • Nursing/Administrative Executive

Saturday, January 21, 2012

7:30 – 8:30 am
Conference Registration and Sign-in

8:30 – 9:30 am
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

9:30 – 10:30 am
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

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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