Dates: February 26-27, 2014
Location: DoubleTree Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, AZ
Conference begins on Wednesday, February 26 at 1:30 p.m.
Conference concludes on Thursday, February 27 at 12:00 p.m.
Registration opens at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26
The Evidenced-based Practice (EBP) Pre-Conference will focus on integrating EBP into graduate programs. Gain an overview of the elements of EBP; the seven key steps in EBP; building rapid critical appraisal skills in graduate students; strategies for teaching and integrating EBP; and overcoming barriers to EBP in educational and clinical settings. The pre-conference immediately precedes the Master’s Education Conference, allowing educators to attend both events.
Speakers: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN, Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, and Dean, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; and Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, Dean and Professor, East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, TX, both authors of Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice
Wednesday, February 26
|11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.||Registration|
||The Case for Fully Integrating EBP into Graduate Programs|
||Steps 0 to 2 of EBP: Essential Skills for Graduate Students
||Step 3: Getting Started with Critical Appraisal:
Building Rapid Critical Appraisal Skills in Graduate Students;
Closing Remarks and Evaluation
Thursday, February 27
||Light Continental Breakfast|
||Steps 4, 5 and 6: Evidence-based Decision Making:
Evidence for Implementation, Outcomes Evaluation and Dissemination
||Integrating EBP throughout Graduate Curricula|
||Creative Strategies for Teaching Evidence-based Practice in Graduate Programs|
|11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
||Closing Discussion and Summary
Registration & Fees
The deadline for early registration is February 14, 2014. Late fees will apply to registrations received after February 14. Email messages confirming registration will be sent to all participants.
Register online at https://apps.aacn.nche.edu/Registration/registration.asp
Evidence-based Practice Pre-Conference Registration Fees:
(Only one discount per person, per conference can be taken.)
$199 by February 14, 2014
$249 after February 14, 2014
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, 5401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85250. The special conference room rate is $195 single/double. The cutoff date for reservations at the group rate is February 4, 2014. To make reservations, please call the hotel at 800-222-8733 and ask for the group rate for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) or Master’s Education Conference. The room block may fill before the deadline, so please make your reservation early
The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is located 12 miles from the hotel. A taxi costs approximately $40 each way. Shuttles are available through Super Shuttle and are approximately $17 each way. For more information regarding transportation options, please visit: http://skyharbor.com/transportationparking/transportationParking.html.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.
Contact hours will be awarded to those who attest to attendance at entire sessions and complete the electronic evaluation process after the conference. The CE Certificate will be provided online only after completion of evaluation.
Conference Materials will be provided on-site.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by February 14, 2014. A refund of the conference, minus a $75 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date.
No refunds will be granted for requests received after February 14, 2014. Submit all requests to AACN Conference Registration via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax (202) 785-8320. Conference registrations are fully transferrable (see Substitution Policy); however, conference fees cannot be transferred to other conferences. AACN regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.
AACN reserves the right to cancel this conference and any group activity that does not meet minimal group requirements. Non-refundable airline tickets are the responsibility of the registrant.
Registration substitutions are permitted prior to the conference; however, conference fees cannot be transferred to other conferences. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution as well as updating any contact information. Submit all requests to AACN Conference Registration via email at email@example.com or via fax (202) 785-8320.
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