Day 1
12 Jul 2018

Merging End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes with Outcomes Assessment

The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of end-of-program student learning outcomes (SLOs) and explore effective assessment techniques that may be utilized to assess end-of-program SLOs. This...
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Nell Ard
Sharon Beasley
Suzette Farmer
Keri Nunn-Ellison

Transforming Nursing Education through Cross-Institutional Pathways

This session will describe new models of academic progression; and collegial partnerships between associate and baccalaureate programs that facilitate academic progression while improving outcomes. Further, this session will explore academic...
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Donna Meyer
Nelda Godfrey
Tina Lear
Linda Miles
Anita Mills
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Intermission (lunch on your own)

Opening Ceremony / Keynote

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN): Our Vision and Our Future
Marsal P. Stoll
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Break at the Marketplace

Quality Through Education, For Accreditation: Creative Clinical Strategies To Integrate Concepts In A Nursing Curriculum

This session will describe a pedagogical strategy that was designed utilizing various community-based clinical settings in a concept-based curriculum offered at an associate program over a 3.5 year timeframe. As...
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Elizabeth Moxley
Maureen Waller

NCLEX Results: More Than Pass Rates

Licensure pass rates have been a focus for accreditation purposes, but the national licensure examination report can provide significantly more data than pass rates if faculty are willing to collect,...
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Marianne Craven
Nyree Nichols

Faculty Development to Promote the Use of Virtual Simulation

The presenter will detail the results of a project, which evaluated nursing faculty’s perception of the value of virtual simulation. The results revealed barriers to virtual simulation and benefits of...
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Phyllis Wille

Using Internal and External Resources to Measure Student Attainment of End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

This presentation will clarify types of data that could demonstrate compliance with ACEN Criterion 6.1 as well as identifying what existing measures could be utilized to fulfill this purpose. Strategies...
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Diane Evans-Prior
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Intermission

How To Build Support From The Powers That Be For Additional Resources

In this session, the presenter will discuss strategies faculty and program administrators should consider to convince “powers that be” to allocate more resources to your nursing program. Although faculty and...
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John Russell

Taking a Program Selfie: Evaluating Outcomes in a Concept-Based Curriculum

This presentation will offer a framework for developing an evaluation plan to assess student learning outcomes in a concept-based curriculum. Evaluation principles will be presented, which may be easily applied...
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Amy Hall
Bronwyn Doyle

Practice Theory to Guide Simulation in Undergraduate Nursing Education

Outlining a proposed theory in simulation research, this session will highlight practice-based guidelines that are useful in implementing simulation in undergraduate nursing education. The results of the presenter’s qualitative illustrative...
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Rebecca Luetke

Leading the Path to Student Success with New Student Orientation Programs

A new student orientation program was developed in response to Exit survey data that indicated a significant need for student support services. The presenters in this session will reveal the...
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Jill Thornton
Cheryl Shaffer
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Marketplace Reception

Poster Presentations

The Poster Presentation Session will offer participants an opportunity to earn 0.5 credits (30 minutes) of Continuing Education Units. The Poster Presentation Session is designed to give attendees one-on-one contact...
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Day 2
13 Jul 2018
7:00 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast, Marketplace open

Accreditation: The Past, The Policies, and The Politics

Accreditation of institutions of higher learning was established in the late 19th century to ensure educational quality and safeguard public interests.  While maintaining the core of its original mission, educational...
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Belle S. Wheelan
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Break at the Marketplace

Building a Concept-Based Curriculum: Creating a Solid Foundation for Success

During this session, the presenters will demonstrate a concept-based model that can be used effectively to develop a nursing curriculum that meets all of the requirements for successful accreditation. The...
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Linda Miles

An Evidence Based Approach to Conducting Valid and Reliable Surveys Part I: Writing Effective Survey Questions for Data Collection

Surveys provide important data for nursing program decision-making and the documentation of meeting accreditation standards. The purpose of Part I of this two-part series is to describe valid and reliable...
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Debbie Rahn

Right Care Right Now for Every Patient

In this session, the presenter will describe a process for deploying specially trained nurse practitioners coupled with implementation of an added layer of support to prvoide remote care through telemedicine....
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Cheryl Hiddleson

Our School of Nursing’s Journey with ACEN: A 360-Degree View

At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to describe the positive role that accreditation plays in restructuring committees; comprehend the effectiveness of templates in aligning student learning...
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Sally Cantwell
Melissa Neville
Susan Thornock

Identification of Academically At-risk Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students to Support Development of Strategies to Promote Academic Success

The purpose of this study was to identify academic factors, which may put the accelerated second-degree baccalaureate nursing (ABSN) student at risk of failure; develop strategies to promote academic success;...
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Debra Kramlich
Dana Law-Ham
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Intermission

Let the Standards Be Your Guide: One Community College’s Experience with Development and Implementation of a RN to BSN Program

Let the Standards Be Your Guide: One Community College’s Experience with Development and Implementation of a RN to BSN ProgramIn this session, the presenters will outline the development and implementation...
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JoAnn Baker
Karen Rollo

Translation of the Results of NCSBN’s Multisite, Randomized Study of Transition to Practice

In this session the primary investigator of NCSBN’s multisite, randomized, controlled transition to practice (TTP) study will translate the findings of that national study, along with other national studies and...
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Nancy Spector

Borrowing Quality Improvement Methods from Nursing Practice to Bolster Pre-licensure Program Outcomes

In five years, a pre-licensure program in Maine has transitioned from “worst to first” in licensure pass rates. Problem resolution identification included the following; 1) partnering with admissions, 2) getting...
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Jennifer Morton
Debra Kramlich
Nancy Simpson

Implementing a Veterans BSN Nursing Option

In this session, the presenter will discuss the process of implementing a BSN option for veterans. The goal of this project was to create a program for veteran students that...
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Wanda Lawrence

Attitude Hygiene: Bringing the Affective Domain to Life in Your Nursing Program

The presentation discusses the need for nursing and other healthcare related education programs to focus on professional attitude development and the development of “soft-skills.” The presenter will share examples and...
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Georgia Vest
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch at the Marketplace

The Pedagogical Use of Virtual Simulation for Competency Acquisition in Graduate Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs

This study explored the use of virtual simulation for the development of advanced practice skills, knowledge, and attitudes for clinical nurse specialists. The presenter will describe the impact of virtual...
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Denise Morris
Nancy Rubino

Junior Faculty Mentorship Program

In this session, the presenter will discuss an international program’s recently implemented faculty mentorship program. The presenter will describe the stages of implementation, results from the mentorship program, and recommendations...
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Shadia Yousuf

Flipping the Classroom: High Quality and Student Centered Instruction

In this session, the presenter will detail aspects of a flipped classroom and what it means to have a flipped classroom. During this presentation, the sample learning objectives will be...
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Cathy Magowan

As the Department of Nursing TURNS

Nursing Education is critical to assure there are enough registered nurses to meet the demands of healthcare.This presentation will discuss strategies implemented to turn a nursing department around to meet...
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Wanda Lawrence

Building Success in Interprofessional Education (IPE) Through Integration of Multiple Disciplines’ Collaboration and Creation of a Community Partnership

At the end of this session, participants will be able to discuss the importance of best practices in preparing an IPE learning activity involving several departments; examine IPE implementation strategies...
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Carla Henderson
Debbie Trotta
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Break at the Marketplace

Developing an Effective Mentoring Program to Engage Nursing Faculty

One of the struggles for nursing programs today, is the ability to attract, retain and engage millennials to the faculty role. With millennials representing the largest sector of the workforce,...
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Linda Miles
L. Jane Rosati

Development of Standards and Processes for Accreditation of Transition to Practice Programs

Many healthcare agencies have implemented transition to practice (TTP) programs for recently graduated and recently hired nurses. The literature suggests that the benefits of TTP programs include increased quality of...
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Suzette Farmer

An Evidence Based Approach to Conducting Valid and Reliable Surveys Part II: Survey Design and Analysis of Data

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to identify the qualities of an effective survey format; recognize the usefulness of survey data for program improvement and accreditation...
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Debbie Rahn

Student Orientation and Services through Boot Camp and Mentoring

In this session, the presenters will discuss implementation of a boot camp that was initiated based on student feedback regarding feelings of unpreparedness and lack of confidence in beginning nursing...
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Kimberly Anderson
Andrea Brooks

Curricular Revision: Lessons Learned

During this session, the presenter will share challenges faculty experienced following implementation of a contemporary conceptual teaching model and the impact on student learning outcomes at a diploma school of...
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Santa Lake
Angela Balistrieri
Kathleen Kozak

ACEN Accreditation Mysteries and Reality: Let’s Demystify What Appears to be Mysterious

Does ACEN accreditation seem like a mysterious process? Are you afraid to call or email the ACEN to ask a question? Did you hear something from a friend or in...
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Marsal P. Stoll
Kim Hudson-Gallogly
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Intermission

Issues and Trends in Practical Nursing Programs

In this session, the presenter will discuss the future trends of practical nursing education including states that mandate accreditation; educational pathways; nurse licensure compact; enrollment trends; and program options.  In...
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JoAnn Baker
Gwendolyn Taylor

Issues and Trends in Diploma Programs

In this session, the presenter will discuss the future trends of diploma nursing education including states that mandate accreditation; educational pathways; nurse licensure compact; enrollment trends; and program options.  In...
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Debbie Rahn
John Russell

Issues and Trends in Baccalaureate Programs

In this session, the presenter will discuss the future trends of baccalaureate nursing education including states that mandate accreditation; educational pathways; nurse licensure compact; enrollment trends; and program options.  In...
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Amy Hall
Linda Miles

Issues and Trends in Associate Programs

In this session, the presenter will discuss the future trends of associate nursing education including states that mandate accreditation; educational pathways; nurse licensure compact; enrollment trends; and program options.  In...
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Cathy McJannet
Vivian Yates
Kathleen Zajic

Issues and Trends in Master’s/Clinical Doctorate Programs

In this session, the presenter will discuss the future trends of master’s clinical doctorate nursing education including states that mandate accreditation; educational pathways; nurse licensure compact; enrollment trends; and program...
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Shellye Vardaman
Day 3
14 Jul 2018
7:00 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast, Marketplace Open

The Value of Accreditation: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Accreditation has been vital to higher education and our society for many decades, essential to both assuring and improving quality. What is currently valued about accreditation and what is likely...
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Judith S. Eaton
9:30 am - 9:45 am

Break at the Marketplace

Power in Partnership and Innovation: Promoting a Competent Nursing Pipeline to the Community

This session will describe the benefits of developing creative partnership that lead to the creation of a career ladder experience – nurse assistant to licensed practical nurse. This partnership utilized...
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Kimberly Delbo
Ashlee Bower
Janet Moore

SOS! Supplying Optimal Support. Writing Efficient Follow-up Reports for Re-Accreditation

This presentation will focus on writing a Follow-Up Report that addressesses Standard 4 Curriculum and Standard 6 Outcomes. Attendees will learn how to write accreditation Standards and how to implement...
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Jill Thornton
Cheryl Shaffer
Lisa Aymong

Re-envisioning Advising Models that Promote Success for Pre-licensure Nursing Students

In 2015, a private institution in Northern New England began the process of re-envisioning academic advisement as an overall quality improvement mechanism for program evaluation and student success. Consistent with...
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Jennifer Morton
Debra Kramlich
Nancy Simpson

Two Improvement Processes to Advance the Quality of Nursing Education Programs

In the United States there are two primary structures in place to ensure quality nursing education – state regulatory processes and nursing program accreditation. While both processes protect the public’s...
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Marsal P. Stoll
10:45 am - 11:00 am

Break at the Marketplace

Tips and Tools to Support Nursing Program Completion and First-time Licensure Success

The purpose of this presentation is to share the action plan implemented by a School of Nursing to ensure that competent, entry-level RNs are successful in in the workforce. At...
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Doreen Coppa
Jennifer Ortiz

Don’t GET Ready, STAY Ready for Accreditation

The presenter will describe the accreditation requirements for assessment of student learning outcomes; outline a continuous improvement model and process for assessing student learning outcomes; and discuss the continuous improvement...
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Elaine Griffin
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Intermission

Closing Ceremony

Closing Remarks; Passing the Torch to the newest members of the Steering Committee; and Passport Raffles
Marsal P. Stoll

This activity has been submitted to the Tennessee Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Tennessee Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Please call Sharon F. Beasley at 404-975-5013 for more information about contact hours.