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					                    NURSE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2011
                          Navigating Transitions
                        Sponsored by Vermont Organization of Nurse
                     The Nurse Leadership Summit 2011 - held April 7 & 8, 2011
               at the Essex Inn and Spa, Essex, VT
Purpose: Come to the Nurse Leadership Summit 2011 to learn more about transitions within the nursing
profession. This program will allow you to expand your leadership skills and workforce resources. In light
of the 2010 IOM Report on the future of nursing, it is a critical moment for nurses to create their own future
for the decades to come.
Join this networking opportunity as we:
       Consider the impact of the IOM report on Nursing Education and Practice Settings
       Address issues, challenges & solutions for all types of transition within the healthcare setting.
       Showcase innovative workforce initiatives, leadership, research, education, &/or patient care
April 7, 2011
8:00    Registration Opens
9:00 – 10:00     IOM report - The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health
Many barriers prevent nurses from responding effectively to rapidly changing health care settings and an evolving health
care system. These barriers need to be overcome to ensure that nurses are well-positioned to lead change and advance
health. The eight recommendations offered in the report are centered on four main issues. Join us to learn more!
                                                                       § Mary Val Palumbo, DNP, APRN
10:15 – 11:15 Concurrent Sessions I
a. Competency Development & Data Collection                           § Susan Boyer, MEd, RN, FAHCEP
    This session will showcase the supporting structures for developing clinical competency and the data collection process
    for benchmarking. Come share your experiences in adapting the VNIP framework and resources for your agency.
    Participation is limited to VNIP licensed sites
b. Innovations in teaching: Simulation Based Learning                  § Heather Martin, MSN, RN, CNRN, Norwich Univ.
    Join a discussion of the components of simulation, delivery platforms available, how to create simulation scenarios,
    manage technology and financially support simulation delivered education. - Sponsored by VBoN, Education Committee
11:20 – 12:20 Concurrent Sessions II
a. Advanced Preceptor and Leadership Development Courses                         § Anne Walker, MEd
    Presenting at least six topics for full-day advanced clinical coaching and leadership workshops. This session will offer
    an overview of the teaching plans, PP presentations, activities, and how to use them.
b. Convergence of ‘Nurse of the Future’ Initiatives and the IOM Report
                                                     § Maureen Sroczynski, RN, MS and Sharon George, PhD, RN, BC, ARNP
12:30 – 1:30     Buffet Lunch and Poster Set-up
1:30 – 2:45     Innovations in Nursing Education -                     Sponsored by VBoN, Education Committee
        The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has fostered didactic innovations & encouraged collaboration
        between regulation, practice and education. Regulatory barriers to innovation exist, but we will learn how they can
        be overcome.                                § Nancy Spector, PhD, RN Director of Regulatory Innovations, NCSBN
3:00 – 5:00      Collaboration and Transition among Clinical Nurses and Nurse Educators
        Response to IOM Recommendations: Networking in Education & Practice - in setting-based work groups,
        participants will respond to the recommendations of the IOM report with facilitator led strategic planning.
5:00 – 6:00      Poster Presentations       with refreshments and cash bar
6:30    VONL Dinner Business Meeting Sharing strategies, initiatives and strategic planning on key issues.
        Your $40 registration for this working dinner includes all charges except additional beverages.

April 8, 2011
7:30     Introduction to Tai Chi - The focus and calm cultivated by the meditative aspect of tai chi is seen as necessary in
         maintaining optimum health. Ease the physical effects of stress and join us as we start our day with Janet Makaris.
7:45     Registration and Poster Presentations with Continental Breakfast
8:45     Conference Opening and Keynote: Importance of Nurses Engaged in Informatics
         The importance of being at the table when decisions are made, using our voice!
                                                   § Susan Newbold , PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, FHIMS
10:00 Update from the BON – Impact of the IOM Report on Boards of Nursing
      To realize the IOM recommendations; Boards of Nursing will need to amend their rules, reform scope of practice
      regulations and work collaboratively with other key players in the health care industry.
                       § Linda Davidson, M.S., APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, Executive Director, VT Board of Nursing
10:45 Visit with vendors, poster presentations, networking
11:15 Concurrent Sessions III
    a.   Magnet Status - Challenges and Renewal: the Journey to Maintain                   A philosophy of empowering nurses
         to practice in a culture of excellence started in the early 90’s and has carried through the Magnet renewal process;
         despite unprecedented issues and challenges within the healthcare system.
                                                       § Carol Conroy, RN, MSN, MBA, CNOR, Southwestern VT Medical Center
    b.   Writing for Publication                    § Betty Rambur, PhD, RN, University of Vermont
         Transmission of nursing knowledge is necessary to advance patient care and to support the evolution of the
         profession of nursing. This session will provide practical tools for both novice and seasoned nurse scholars.
    c.   Strategic Planning for Nursing Informatics in Vermont § Susan Newbold , PhD, RN-BC
12:15 Lunch and Special Awards - Clinical Educator of the Year and the VONL Scholarship Awards
1:30 – 2:15      Plenary: Nursing, Technology and 21st Century Practice
        This session will review recent regulatory and professional changes impacting 21st Century Nursing Practice.
        Health Reform, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, HITECH, Meaningful Use, and the RWJF/IOM report
        on the Future of Nursing will be discussed in the context of professional practice, nursing leadership and health
        information technology.             § Mark Sugrue, RN-BC, New England Nursing Informatics Consortium
2:45 – 3:45        Concurrent Sessions IV
    a.   VT Board of Nursing’s Alternative Program: Increasing Awareness & Recognition-alternative to discipline
         for nurses in recovery from substance use disorders. This program allows nurses who are in recovery from
         substance use, to return back to work while being monitored for compliance. Join us to learn more!
                                            § UVM graduate student project, Dec. 2010 by Irene Bonin MS, RN, FAHC
    b.   Environmentally Responsible Clinical Practice - Health Systems & Personal Responsibility
         Learn about contemporary environmental issues impacting healthcare delivery systems. Explore personal and systems
         strategies that can mitigate healthcare’s adverse ecological impact.
                   § Hollie Shaner-McRae.DNP, RN, FAAN, FAHC & UVM College of Nursing & Health Sciences
                   § Dr. Paul Rosenau, MS, MD, Director of Quality, Vermont Children’s Hospital
    c.   Best Practices in Automated Clinical Documentation                    § Mark Sugrue, RN-BC, NENIC
         Come explore best practices related to automated clinical documentation systems. A methodology for selecting
         technologies that meet organizational objectives will be discussed. Common implementation and support
         challenges will be explored and best practices will be presented
3:50     Summary, Evaluation, and Prize Drawings
 Disclosures: This educational program is offered by Vermont Organization of Nurse Leaders, a non-profit organization that works
 to support leadership in the healthcare workplace. This program has no commercial support and the program planning committee
    verified that no presenter has any conflict of interest related to this instruction. Please note: Approval status does not imply
                 endorsement by the provider, ANCC/VSNA of any products displayed in conjunction with an activity.
Contact Hours: This activity has been submitted to the Vermont State Nurses Association, for approval to award contact hours. The
Vermont State Nurses Association’s Committee on Education is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the
American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Committee on Accreditation. Please e-mail for information about contact

Poster Presentations:
Mentoring in Nursing: Planning for the Future: This poster describes the benefits of a          Jill C. Markowski,
formal structured mentoring program and explain how the mentoring program creates a             RRMC
culture of satisfaction, retention and professional development.
Looking Forward, Looking Back: the Board of Nursing’s 100 Anniversary                           Elizabeth Hansen &
- include changes in healthcare, position statements, and anticipating how licensure and        Ellen Hagman; VT
regulation might advance in the future.                                                         Board of Nursing
Preceptor Development: data collected via a web-based survey tool reports preceptor             Ann Walker, VNIP
feedback regarding development needs                                                            Faculty
Sharing the Journey in Developing Nursing Practice                                              Elizabeth Campbell
Goals of the program in the future will include matching experienced nurses with nurses in      Thomas Gunning,
new specialties or roles such as educator, manager, clinical specialist and potentially using   BFA,ASN,RN
faculty resources to increase a pool of experienced mentors for this seasoned staff.
Alternatives to nursing competency assessment: A quality improvement process – Share            Terry Powers Phaneu,
implementation and outcomes of a QI project that sought to ascertain if nursing staff from      Rachel Bouvier, and
three medical-surgical units prefer alternative methods of demonstrating annual stoke           Megan Hess; FAHC
competency and measure nurses’ timely completion of annual stroke competency.
Use of Quick Kits in a Rural Emergency Department: The Anaphylaxis Kit Nurse compiled a         Andra Perreault
set of ‘standard treatment’ meds/resources for quickly managing acute presenting diagnosis      Gifford Medical Center
when time is essential.
Proposed Revisions of APRN Rules – Vermont Board of Nursing - Offers a summary of the           Ellen W. Leff
proposed revisions to the rules regarding practice of APRNs in Vermont and relationship to
the IOM report. Will address potential impact on practice, safety and access to care.
Improving Palliative Care for Lung Cancer Patients Through process mapping. This work           Patricia Crimmin-Greenan,
allowed us to better identify advanced stage lung cancer patients and provide them with
timely palliative care consults. long term goal - spread the Palliative Care program to the
community by training our stakeholders.
Tales from the heart: Rural women’s experience with coronary heart disease (CHD): This          Holly Evans Madison
study sought to gain an understanding of the experience of rural women who have been
diagnosed with coronary heart disease (CHD)
Moving from “We’ve Always Done It That Way” to a Culture of Evidence Based Practice.            Valerie George
Monthly meetings include a growing membership consisting of nurses from multiple clinical
areas. The team has started the process of identifying areas for improvement.
Get by with a Little Help from your Friends: Showcasing innovative workforce initiative         Kathleen Brodeur
- Safe Patient Handling that decreased the number of reported nursing injuries as well
as lost days related to patient movement/transfers by 50%
New Horizons in VA Nursing Education: “VA Scholarship Programs Developing and                   Patricia Stromblad, VA
Advancing the Current Nursing Workforce” Increased awareness of scholarship availability
and the need for advanced education in order to satisfy the VA Nurse Qualification Standards
has driven a heightened interest among nurses to further their education.
Horizontal Violence in Nursing: Southwestern Vermont Healthcare’s (SVHC) participated in a      Shannon McLaughlin-
NY state study on horizontal violence in nursing entitled Horizontal Violence in the Nursing    Carvajal, SVMC
Profession: Identifying, Isolating, and Responding

                               Essex Inn and Spa:
        Plan early and save money!        There is a special room rate of $139 per night for this conference.
       For reservations, please call the Essex Inn and Spa at (802) 878-1100 and identify that you are part of
             the Nurse Leadership group. The special conference rate is available through March 18, 2011.
           Registrants are responsible for their own reservations and all costs of transportation and lodging.
                                  Check with Essex Inn for room cancellation policy

           Register by mail - fill out registration form below and send check to:
                VAHHS – Nurse Leadership Summit, 148 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

Name                                                        Title
Agency                                                               Specialty
e-mail                                                      Phone
                          Registration fees are as follows (please check all that apply).
         Checks should be made out to the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS)
              Mail to: VAHHS – Nurse Leadership Summit, 148 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

April 7, 2011                                           April 8, 2011
      VONL Member - $90                                      VONL Member - $90
      Non-Member - $120                                      Non-Member - $120
      Retired VONL member, Nurse Student,                     Retired VONL member, Nurse Student, &/or
          &/or poster presenter - $45 (all day)                   poster presenter - $45 (all day)
       VONL Dinner Meeting - $40
VONL Members Only!                                      Special afternoon invitation!
          Full conference - $180                        Free attendance for Nurse Students
          Membership Renewal $100                          if you join the conference at 1:30 pm on
                                                            Thursday &/or Friday PM. (no meals included)
         New Membership $75 - 1st year dues
            offered at a reduced rate!                  You must register and select sessions that you plan to
                                                        attend, so we can arrange sufficient space and seats.

Please indicate the concurrent sessions that you plan to attend.
Thursday        □   Competence development and data collection
                □   Innovations in Teaching using Simulation
                □   Advanced Preceptor Development Courses
                □   Convergence of Nurse of the Future and IOM Report
Friday          □   Tai Chi to start the day!
                □   Magnet Status, Challenges and Renewal
                □   Writing for publication
                □   Strategic Planning for Vermont Nursing Informatics
                □   Alternatives to disciplinary action
                □   Environmentally Responsible Clinical Practice
                □   Best Practices in Automated Clinical Documentation

Cancellation policy:       VAHHS event registration fees are refundable up to one week prior to the event, minus a $5
processing fee. Less than one week before the event, no refunds will be issued. Unpaid registrants who fail to attend will
be billed for the entire registration fee. Substitutions are permitted. All refund requests must be made in writing and
sent by email to: or by fax to: (802) 223-0364. All registration refunds will be processed at the
conclusion of the event.


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