2021 Nursing Leadership Series: Bridging the Gap from Education to Practice in a Complex Pandemic World

February 25, 2021
Vizient has been committed to clinical excellence and recognizes the pivotal role nurse leaders play in assuring quality of care. Because developing nursing leaders is an industry-wide imperative, Vizient makes this series available nationwide to all networks hospitals.  Nursing leaders need education and information to help them in their management role. Additionally, this educational tool can be utilized as an opportunity for executive nurse leaders to cascade these offerings throughout their leadership team. Truly making Vizient a partner in developing their leadership team.
This four-part series is designed to address their most pressing needs based on extensive surveys and audience feedback.  In 2021, the series will focus on the difficult transition to practice in this complex environment, diversity at all staff levels, nurses leading in alternative care environments, and creative solutions to workforce needs.  Furthermore, we plan to support this series with adjunct program offerings on high interest topics as they arise throughout the year in the form of webinars outside of the four planned programs, via trending topic webinars. Offering Vizient the ability to remain nimble in our offerings and be seen as a thought leader on the cutting edge of industry trends.

Target Audience

  • Nursing leaders

Learning Objectives

  1. Outline modifications being considered to nursing programs, in an effort to support the transition.
  2. Describe the difficulties in the transition of nurses from education to practice. 
  3. Discuss changes to transition programs which mitigate these difficulties. 

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.20 CBRN
  • 1.00 General CE – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/25/2021 - 11:30am CST
Event ends: 
02/25/2021 - 12:30pm CST
Live via webcast
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose
Planning committee members
Nicole Gruebling, DNP, RN, NEA-BC (nurse planner)
Associate Vice President, Member Connections
Michele Hausman, MBA, RN
Director, Member Connections
Donna McNutt, MS, RN
Director, Member Connections
Rosemary Curran, MBA
Associate Vice President, Media Productions
Mary Casey, BBA
Producer, Media Productions
Course reviewer
Nicole Gruebling, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Associate Vice President, Member Connections
Nicole Gruebling, DNP, RN, NEA-BC (moderator)
Associate Vice President, Member Connections
Evy Olson, MSN, MBA, RN
Associate Vice President, Nursing Programs
Kimberly S. Glassman, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL, FAAN
Clinical Professor and Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Debra Albert, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC, RN
System Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services
NYU Langone Hospitals
Kathy McGuinn, MSN, RN, CPHZ, FNAP
Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships
American Association of Colleges of Nursing


Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation Statements:
This activity is designated for 1.00 hours.
Vizient, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12580, for 1.20 contact hours.
Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.20 CBRN
  • 1.00 General CE – Attendance
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