2023 Vizient Clinical Workforce Conference

New Orleans, LA US
March 7, 2023 to March 8, 2023

The Clinical Workforce Conference convenes multiple health care leaders from various disciplines   across the country to discuss relevant challenges impacting the clinical workforce, share leading practices, and discuss the path forward for clinical teams as we stabilize, adapt, and evolve into the future. The conference will feature content and learnings related to clinician engagement and wellbeing, clinician leadership, and innovative care delivery strategies. This conference will assemble multidiscipline panels on the listed topics allowing them to describe how they address the topic to support their discipline. After hearing the discipline specific focus, the discussion will be facilitated to demonstrate to participants an interprofessional team allows for new and innovative ways to address long standing problems.  

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, and all other healthcare clinicians. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 
•    Describe the benefits of addressing clinical workforce challenges as an interprofessional leadership approach.
•    Identify tactics to remove discipline specific silos and foster an organization culture of collaboration.
•    Identify various methods to deliver professional development opportunities to the clinical workforce.
•    Explain the components of a robust onboarding program for APPs.
•    Describe the initial process of forming an Advanced Practice Advisory Council.

•    Discuss key activities to foster relationships with institutional leadership and APPs when launching an Advanced Practice Advisory Council.
•    Articulate the impact of an Advanced Practice Advisory Council.
•    Provide examples of initiatives an Advanced Practice Advisory Council can support or lead in the workplace.
•    Employ tactics to leverage a National Office of Advanced Practice to impact change at the local level.
•    Demonstrate competency in partnership with physician and operational colleagues outside of APP focus.
•    Formulate actionable responses to APP workforce engagement needs.
•    Understand APP initiatives around influencing change at the local, market, division, and national levels.
•    Create a framework to structure data into an effective story.
•    Use data visualization to enhance your story.
•    Motivate change through data-driven insights.
•    Design new care models that maximize scope of practice and improve outcomes.
•    Overcome challenges to creating and sustaining new care models.
•    Measure and communicate outcomes.
•    Create a vision for your APP team and identifying stakeholder.
•    Develop the SVU structure based on your team's resources.
•    Preparing your team for the transition and implementing the new compensation model.
•    Measuring your success, structuring feedback and continue evolving.
•    Participants will be able to describe three strategies to enhance provider engagement, reduce burnout, and increase resilience.
•    Participants will be able to identify an applicable engagement strategy to their organization and outline the framework to implement.
•    Identify components of a Transition to Practice Program for Advanced Practice Providers.
•    Illustrate the value each component can have on the organization.


This activity was funded in part by ThriveAP.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 ANCC
  • 6.75 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/07/2023 - 9:45am CST
Event ends: 
03/08/2023 - 2:00pm CST
​​Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113​
United States


Jill Anderson, MBA, PA-C
Director of Neurosurgical Advanced Practice Providers
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Margaret Cecil, RN, MSN, ANP-C, AGACNP-C
System Director of Advanced Practice - Acute Care Services
CommonSpirit Health

Cheryl Elinsky, MSPAS, PA-C
Director of Continuing Professional Development and Education for APPs
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Joseph M. Geskey, DO, MBA, MS-PopH
Principal, Data Science & Member Insights
Vizient, Inc.

Veronica Hill, DNP, FNP-C
VP of Programs and Content

Kathryn F. Hines, PA-C, MS, MBA
Director of Surgical Advanced Practice
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Christen Hunt, DNP, FNP-C, CPNP-AC
AVP, Clinical Team Insights
Nursing Programs
Vizient, Inc.

Advanced Practice Provider Supervisor
Nebraska Medicine

Martha M. Kennedy, PhD, CRNP-AC, MEHP
Director, Clinical Education, Department of Surgery
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Tina Logsdon, MS
Senior Programmatic Advisor
Vizient, Inc.

Emily Marie Link, BSN, MSN, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Christiana Care Health System

Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department Observation Unit
Christiana Care Health System

Jennifer Sarno, MSN, ACNP-BC
Programmatic Advisor, Director
Vizient, Inc.

Leslie Verucci, MSN, APN-BC, FNP
Nurse Practitioner
Christiana Care Health System, Helen Graham Cancer Center

Elizabeth J. Walls, MSN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, AACC
Manager, Advanced Practice Clinicians
Christiana Care Health System

Anne Wright, DMSc, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
System Director Advanced Practice Ambulatory Care Services
CommonSpirit Health


Planning committee

Amanda Comer, DNP, APRN, ACNP
System Director, Advanced Practice Providers
Baptist Memorial Hospital

Cherie Frame, ACNP-BC
Hospitalist Nurse Practitioner
Reid Health 

Simone Hunt, BSHA
Senior Program Manager, Clinical Team Insights/Physician and APP Onboarding
Clinical Workforce Solutions 
Vizient, Inc. 

Donna Mower-Wade, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, CNRN
Director of Advanced Practice Clinicians Services
Christiana Care Health System 

Evy Olson, MSN, MBA, RN
Vice President, Nursing Programs
Vizient, Inc.

Jennifer Sarno, MSN, ACNP-BC, CPHQ
Programmatic Advisor, Director
Vizient, Inc.

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Senior Principal
Clinical Operations and Quality
Vizient, Inc.

Risa Zimmerman, MBA, MPAS, PA-C,
Director, Office of Advanced Practice
Nebraska Medicine


Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months.


It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships:

Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships

Vizient, Inc., Jointly Accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education, defines companies to be ineligible as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

An individual is considered to have a relevant financial relationship if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

No one in a position to control the content of this educational activity have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Statement of content validity

Vizient, Inc. educational activities are intended to assist healthcare teams advance their professional responsibilities in accordance with the definition of continuing education. It is the policy of Vizient, Inc. to review and ensure that all content and recommendations for patient care within accredited CE is evidenced-based, based on current science and clinical reasoning while ensuring the content is fair and balanced. All recommendations must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Vizient, Inc. does not permit accredited continuing education if it advocates for unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy, or if the education promotes recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.

FDA off-label/unapproved usage

Faculty/Presenters are required to identify any new and evolving topics for which there is a lower/absence of evidence base. This is to ensure that our content does not advocate for, or promote, practices that are not, or not yet adequately based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning. Faculty/Presenters are required to disclose any discussion of (1) off-label/unapproved or investigational uses of FDA approved commercial products or devices and/or (2) products or devices not yet approved in the United States.

Disclaimer: The education provided through this activity is for continuing education purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty/presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of Vizient, Inc.

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 Statement(s):


This activity is designated for 6.75 contact hours.


Vizient, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available. Various state license boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.

Available Credit

  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 ANCC
  • 6.75 General CE - Attendance
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