2012 Fall Semiannual Meeting Schedule

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2012 Fall Semiannual Meeting Schedule
Taking Advantage of Technology in Nursing Higher Education
Pre-Meeting Sessions October 27, 2012
October 28-30, 2012
JW Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC

Saturday, october 27

Pre-Meeting Sessions

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

12:00 - 1:20 pm
Committee Meetings

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

  • Recruiting and Developing Students from Under-Represented Groups
    Nurse educators recognize the need to increase the number of nursing students from under-represented groups, but this is easier said than done. Learn from one successful program how to not only attract minority students to a second degree program, but more importantly, nurture and develop them for full success in their rigorous nursing studies and point them toward advanced degrees.
    Speaker: Dorothy L. Powell, EdD, Professor and Associate Dean for Global and Community Health Initiatives, School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Ideas and Innovations in Online Education
    Consider the successful approaches of several online nursing programs with an emphasis on innovations in infrastructure and instruction, assessing outcomes, and practical advice to colleagues.  Identify pragmatic strategies that can be transferred to your online program.
    Speakers: Pam Fuller, EdD, Dean, College of Nursing, University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ;  Jan Jones-Schenk, MNA, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Nursing, Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT; and Barbara Ihrke, PhD, School of Nursing, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
  • Faculty Development for Simulation
    Simulation is exploding in popularity and utility in nursing education. But in order to be fully successful with new equipment and instructional approaches necessary for simulated clinical experiences, even seasoned faculty may need to learn new skills. Join colleagues to explore how to develop faculty for simulation at all sizes and types of schools.
    Speakers: Maureen Keefe, PhD, Dean, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and Regina Bentley, EdD, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Social Media Use in Instruction
    Younger students are increasingly connected and dependent upon social media. Expand your awareness of various social media applications that can be used effectively and efficiently to provide feedback, simplify assessments, and engage your students. Learn from someone who prioritizes having fun in the classroom and uses free tools to do so.
    Speaker: Siri Anderson, EdD, Program Director of Online Learning, School of Education, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
  • CCNE Forum on Accreditation Standards   
    The CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Nursing Programs (amended April 2009) are being revised for the accreditation of baccalaureate, master's, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. Get the latest information about the standards revision process and take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback about the proposed standards to members of the CCNE Standards Committee.
    Speakers: Members of the CCNE Standards Committee: Mary S. Collins, PhD, Glover-Crask Professor of Nursing, Wegmans School of Nursing, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY; Peggy Ellis, PhD, Associate Dean for Graduate Education, School of Nursing, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; and Susan H. Fetsch, PhD, Dean, School of Nursing, Avila University, Kansas City, MO

3:00 - 3:30 pm

3:30 - 5:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions (repeated)

5:10 - 6:00 pm
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 28

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

9:00 - 10:15 am
Interest Forum: The Future of Nursing Action Coalitions
Join colleagues to learn more about progress made by the Action Coalitions and their current educational priorities.

Facilitators: Mary Sue Gorski, PhD, Consultant, and Patricia A. Polansky, MS, Director of Policy and Communications, Center to Champion Nursing in America, AARP, Washington, DC  

9:00 am - 7:30 pm            
Exhibits open

10:15 - 10:45 am

10:45 am - 12:00 pm           
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 pm           
Lunch (on your own) and Visit Exhibits

1:30 - 3:00 pm              
Welcome and Opening Program Session
Technology-Enhanced Nursing: The Foundation of Patient-Centered Care 

Join a leading nurse informaticist to explore the myriad ways computer technologies are shaping patient care and what the future holds. Consider how this culture change must inform nursing education in order to shape the nursing workforce.
Speaker: Patricia Flatley Brennan, PhD, Professor, Departments of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Nursing and Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

3:00 - 3:30 pm               
Break and Visit Exhibits

3:30 - 4:30 pm
John P. McGovern Award
George E. Thibault, MD, President, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, New York, NY

4:30 - 4:45 pm
Stretch Break

4:45 - 6:00 pm
Program Session
What to Expect in Healthcare: Prospects for 2013
Sponsored by the Government Affairs Committee

Listen to an analysis of what our nation might expect for healthcare reform after the 2012 Presidential election, including a review of the healthcare plans of President Obama and Governor Romney. Insights also will be provided on the June 28, 2012 United States Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.
Speaker: Krista Drobac, MPP, Division Director, Health Division, National Governor's Association, Washington, DC

6:00 - 7:30 pm   
Reception and Exhibits
Sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Monday, October 29

7:45 - 9:00 am
Light Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:45 am
Informal Breakfast Sessions
Feel free to bring your breakfast to one of these topics about valuable member services:

  • NursingCAS: A Dean's Perspective
    Hear a fellow dean explain how the online application NursingCAS can help streamline entry into your program, provide excellent data on your applicants, and support prospective students and staff throughout your admissions cycle.
    Facilitator: Nancy DeBasio, PhD, Dean, Research College of Nursing, Kansas City, MO

  • Certified
    Explore case studies from AACN member schools that highlight how the services and technology powered by supports the clinical preparation of nursing students.
    Facilitator: Mike Kenney, Vice President of Sales and Marketing,

8:45 - 9:00 am
Stretch Break

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Individual Awards
Like-Schools Reports
Issues Forum
Business Meeting

12:00 pm
Lunch and Hill Visits (on your own)

While Capitol Hill visits are encouraged, the pending federal elections means fewer staff in Congressional offices during the Fall Meeting. The Government Affairs Committee offers alternative advocacy and policy activities for your afternoon.

2:00 - 3:30 pm  
Special Breakout Sessions
Sponsored by the Government Affairs Committee

  • What Can Government Affairs Do for Small and Private Schools?
    Learn more about the role AACN’s advocacy plays in supporting small and private schools. Consider the unique challenges your institutions face and how AACN can be of assistance to your efforts. Advocacy is a cornerstone of nursing leadership, and AACN supports all of our members to achieve national policy objectives.
    Speakers: Nancy DeBasio, PhD, RN, President and Dean, Research College of Nursing; Glenda Kelman, PhD, ACNP-BC, MS, Chair, The Sage Colleges; Kathryn Tart, EdD, RN, CNE, Founding Dean and Professor, University of Houston - Victoria; Marty Witrak, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, The College of St. Scholastica
  • 112th and 113th Congresses: What Remains on the Agenda and What to Expect
    Gain the insider perspective on the work Congress must complete before the close of the 112th Congress and what to expect for the 113th Congress. Attend this breakout session and hear an in-depth overview of our nation’s federal agenda.
    Speaker: Julie Shroyer, MSW, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Wheat Government Relations

3:30 - 4:00 pm

4:00-5:30 p.m.
Special Program Session
The Looming Budget Deficit and the Sequester: How You Will Be Affected
Sponsored by the Government Affairs Committee
Learn about the impact of sequestration and how healthcare, research, and nursing programs will be affected by across-the board-cuts scheduled to begin January 2, 2013. Listen to an non-partisan, expert analysis of how the federal deficit reached its current state, and the need for a balanced approach to deficit reduction.
Speaker: Emily J. Holubowich, MPP, Senior Vice President, CRD Associates and Executive Director, Coalition for Health Funding



Tuesday, October 30

7:15 - 8:30 am
Light Continental Breakfast    

7:30 - 8:20 am
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
  • Nursing Deans Who Administer For-Profit Programs
  • Heads of Nursing Academic Units Who Report to a Non-Nurse Dean

8:30 - 10:00 am
Program Session
Regulatory Issues in Distance Education: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?
Nursing education was an early adopter of online instruction and has used it effectively to educate students, expand faculty capacity, and increase student enrollments to meet the needs of the public. Relatively recent national and state regulatory developments have been confusing, contradictory, and frustrating to many nursing programs, not to mention higher education in general. Gain a better sense of the scope and context of current regulatory problems surrounding distance education across the country, efforts to address challenges, and possible outcomes.
Speaker: Jarret Cummings, MPA, Policy Specialist, EDUCAUSE, Washington, DC

10:00 - 10:30 am

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Closing Program Session
Clinical Simulation: Issues, Outcomes, Challenges, and Future Directions

As the use of clinical simulation expands, questions increasingly are raised about its use to conserve faculty resources, whether simulation should replace traditional clinical hours, which models are preferable, and how much simulation is appropriate.  Learn results from a recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation research study that addressed these issues as well as the impact of simulation on clinical teaching at two member schools. Benefit from an overview of the issues, challenges, and additional research on clinical simulation, and consider how nurse educators can embrace clinical simulation as an effective means to educate the nursing workforce in the future
Speakers: Hila Richardson, DrPH, Clinical Professor, Undergraduate Program, College of Nursing, New York University, New York, NY; Pamela Jeffries, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; and Lloyd A. Goldsamt, PhD, Evaluator, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc., New York, NY