DO NOT DELETE 2020 Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program Annual Conference

New Orleans, LA US
March 9, 2020 to March 12, 2020

This activity includes several presentations by experienced nurse residency coordinators who will share their most successful approaches to engaging new nurse graduates.  New nurse graduates will have the benefit of growing professionally by presenting their evidence-based projects, networking with others from around the country, and continuing their life-long educational journey

Target Audience


Learning Objectives

M2 NRP Coordinator Training 

Explain the components of the Nurse Residency Program, including the people, curriculum and structure.

Demonstrate how the Nurse Residency program fits into the organization and how it can be adapted as needed.

Demonstrate the tools and support needed to get started on a successful first year of the Nurse Residency Program.

T2 Keynote: The Art of Perception: Seeing What Matters

Recall particpants’ sense of critical inquiry.

Recognize the role of cultural competence in the workplace through the analysis of works of art.

Examine cognitive bias and how it affects decision making.

M1 Evidence-Based Practice and the NRP: Resources for Growing EBP in Your Program

Outline significance of evidence based practice

Identify resources that might be leveraged within or outside of your organization to support literature review, synthesis of literature and recommendation for change

Demonstrate why the evidence based practice project is a key component of the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program TM 

T1 Getting on the same page: a grounded theory research study of nurse and physician development

Distinguish the three phases of practice development as described by nurses and physicians: education, early practice, later practice

Review the relationships and connections of each phase of practice development

T4:1 Resiliency Unfiltered: Making Yourself a Priority

Identify the benefits of caring for yourself in every way possible to promote resilience

Discuss benefits of healthy boundaries with patients and family members

Present techniques that can be used in daily practice to enhance the patient, family and nurse experience through empathy and engagement

T4:2 Gaining and Maintaining Situation Awareness

Describe situation awareness.

Describe how to increase own situation awareness.

T4:3 Mirror-Mirror on the Wall: Coordinator Reflections Tell All

Describe how reflective practice is used as a program evaluation tool for NRP Coordinators.

List four strategies to improve a nurse residency program using reflective practice.

T5:1 Evidence Based Practice Projects – Taking the next step

Describe the five components of a scientific abstract.

Develop a dissemination plan.

Explain use of Calls for Abstracts/Author Materials/Author Submission Guidelines and scientific publication ethics for abstract or manuscript submission.

T5:2 GAMES: Generating activities that manifest engagement in seminars

Discuss how different teaching modalities can enhance resident engagement.

Implement fun strategies to enhance learning.

T5:3 Internal Transfers - New Unit? Same Nurse Residency

Discuss the unique educational challenges associated with employees transferring within a large, multi-site healthcare system.

Devise a process to ensure seamless transition for new graduate nurses transferring between Nurse Residency Programs in a large, multi-site healthcare system. 

T6:1 Changing Behavior Through Feedback

Describe one strategy to improve the skill of providing feedback

Explain one strategy to improve the skill of receiving feedback

T6:2 I Will Survive! Defense Against Bullying

Describe the differences between incivility, bullying, and latera/horizontal violence

Discuss the value of cognitive rehearsal as an intervention against incivility and bullying

T6:3 Transitions: A Novel 5-Phase Progression to Independent Practice

Discuss the importance of a customized unit orientation guide for new nurse graduate transition to independent practice

Utilize the 5-Phase Transitions guide to create a customized orientation program for your unit

T7:2 Racing the Road Less Traveled

Identify key areas of inter-departmental travel for nurse residents

Develop an interactive game to improve nurse residents’ knowledge of their work campus

T7:3 Getting Connected to #NurseResidency with Social Media

Identify ways social media can be utilized by a NRP to enhance communication and engagement with nurse residents. 

Describe how to create a social media account that maintains nurse resident privacy and aligns with organizational policies.

T8:1 Engaging the Millennial: NRP Can Be Fun

Recognize 2 attributes of the Millennial learner

Identify 3 teaching methods for engaging the Millennial resident

T8:2 We Are Family: Understanding Broadened Through Interdisciplinary Education

Discuss the value of including interdisciplinary colleagues in Nurse Residency education.

Identify the areas of expertise of the interdisciplinary faculty of the Nurse Residency Program.

W1 The Power of Nursing: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Discuss trends, challenges and opportunities in practice.

Discuss opportunities to increase nursing’s influence and impact

W4:2 Narrative Nursing : Telling our stories and celebrating our nursing work

Discuss narrative pedagogy as a learning strategy.

Describe how to tell one’s story effectively.

Utilize stories to deepen one’s understanding of the nurses-patient relationship.

W4:3 Creating an EBP Culture through the Nurse Residency Program

Identify strategies to build an Evidence-Based Practice culture.

Describe institutional outcomes of supporting a nurse residency program

W5:1 Working in partnership: Medical and Nurse residency EBP’s

Identify ways to implement collaboration between medical residents and nursing residents in Evidence Based Projects

Describe barriers to coordinating medical and nurse residency EBP’s and 2 ways to overcome barriers.

W8:1 Get PREPared for a CCNE Accreditation Site Visit

Discuss tips and tricks organizations can implement for a site visit.

Analyze the need for detailed preparation.

W8:2 Follow the Yellow Brick “Path” for Precepting Residents

Prepare unit-based orientations based on the learning needs of the new graduate nurse using a Preceptor Orientation Pathway Template.

W9:1 Why You Can and Why It Matters: Accreditation

Explain the organizational value and importance of accreditation. 

Describe the steps of the accreditation journey to formulate a plan. 

W9:2 Preceptor Recognition of Excellence Program

Discuss components of a meaningful preceptor recognition program.

Identify how to plan, develop and implement a preceptor recognition program.

TH1:1 Mentor Rounding: Growing the Grads and Increasing Retention

Describe methods to improve mentorship within an organization.

Identify ways to help with early recognition of resident’s strengths and weaknesses to improve program outcomes and retention.

TH1:2 NYC Nurse Residency Consortium: A Public-Private Partnership Addresses Retention of New Nurses

Discuss return on investment (ROI), financially and professionally associated with Nurse Residency Programs.

Discuss the history, journey to implementation and lessons learned from creating the NYC Nurse Residency Consortium

TH2:1 Moving Mentoring into the 21st Century!

Identify an innovative strategy to mentoring.

Explain instructional strategies to be used to engage learners in a live demonstration of mentoring online platform.

TH2:2 Expansion of an Academic Medical Center Residency to a Health System Community Hospital

Identify starting points to expand a residency program within a health system.

Discuss potential obstacles and how to overcome them.

TH3:1 Career Coaching for the Newly Licensed Nurse

Identify organizational tools that can be adapted for professional development of a newly licensed nurse.

TH3:2 Incorporating AACN/Vizient into an Existing Pediatric Nurse Residency

Describe how to combine AACN/Vizient with existing nursing residency programs.

Discover methods to create high-performing, committed nurse residents in any specialty.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.50 ANCC
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/09/2020 - 10:00am CDT
Event ends: 
03/12/2020 - 9:50am CDT
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113
United States

Relevant financial relationships: None of the planning committee members or presenters have anything to disclose.

Planning Committee

Vickie Adams, MSN, RN-BC
Education Specialist
The University of Kansas Hospital

Donna Bear, MSN, RN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Bon Secours Health System

Lois Book, BSN, EdD, MS, RN
Clinical Education Team Lead
Tampa General Hospital

Elizabeth Capobianco, MS, RN
Nurse Residency Program Coordinator
NYU Langone Health

Deborah Davis, MSN RN
Clinical Program Manager Nurse Residency Program
Grady Health System

Kelly Gallagher, MSN, RN
Director of Nurse Residency Program
Penn Medicine

Jessica Hanes, MSN, RN
Clinical Educator
Bryan Health

Heather Lachiewicz, MSN, RN, CCRN CNML NE-BC
Education Coordinator
Emory Healthcare

Katherine Parker, MEd, BS, RN, BC
Nurse Educator
VCU Health

Nikki Sawyer, BSN, RN
Clinical Educator
CarolinaEast Health System

Lois Scipione, MSN, NPD- BC, RN-BC
Nurse Residency Program Coordinator
Temple University Hospital

Jo-Anne Senneff, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
Coordinator/Lead Facilitator of the Nurse Residency Program
Houston Methodist Health System

Katie Davis, MS-HSM, BSN, RN
Director, Nursing Programs
Vizient Inc.

Evy Olson, MSN, MBA, RN
Senior Director, Nursing Programs
Vizient Inc. 


Evy Olson, MSN, MBA, RN
Vizient approved nurse planner
Senior Director, Nursing Programs
Vizient Inc.


Krista Gerling, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Nurse Residency Associate
SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Stacie Walsh, MSN, RN, CMSRN, WCC
Education Specialist
Yale New Haven Hospital

Stephanie DeMaio, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Education Specialist
Yale New Haven Hospital

Richard James, MLSIS
Nursing Liaison Librarian
University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library

Angela Renkema, MPH, BSN, CPH, RN-BC
NRP Programmatic Advisor
Vizient Inc.

Meg Ingram, MSN, RN
NRP Programmatic Advisor
Vizient Inc.

Alaina Tellson, PhD, RN-BC, NE-BC
System Director Nursing Research
Baylor Scott & White Health

Faith Cantrell, MSN, RN-BC
Nurse Residency Program Coordinator
UCHealth Northern Colorado Region

Katherine Hardin – MSN, RN-BC
Baylor Scott and White Health
Professional Development Specialist

Cathy Krsek, MSN, MBA, RN, FAAN
Vizient Contractor
Vizient Inc.

Katie Osborn, PhD, MS, BSN
Vizient Contractor
Vizient Inc.

Robyn Setter, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Vizient Contractor, Education Specialist
The University of Kansas Hospital

Julie Cerese, PhD, RN
Group Senior Vice President, Performance Management & National Networks
Vizient Inc.

Amy Herman, MA, JD
The Art of Perception

Rebecca Moburg, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Director of Patient Experience
The University of Kansas

Jason Chancey, MSN, CEN, CFRN
Director of Clinical Education
Baptist Health Care

Kelly Gallagher, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC
Director, Nurse Residency Program
Penn Medicine

Karen Ulmer, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, NPD-BC
Clinical Nurse Education Specialist
Penn Medicine

Margaret Stein, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Penn Medicine

Allison Healy, MSN, RN-BC
Clinical Nurse Leader
Penn Medicine

Wendy Luca, MSN, RN, OCN
Professional Development Specialist
Penn Medicine

Lisa Iozzo, BSN, RN-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Penn Medicine

Joann Mick, PHD, RN-BC, NEA-BC, EBP-C
Nurse Scientist
Memorial Hermann Health System

Carol Shaw, DNP, RN
Education Consultant; Site Coordinator RN Residency Program
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Brianna Blackburn, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC
Clinical Education Specialist
UPMC Pinnacle

Diane Murphy, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, PCCN-K
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Penn Medicine

Christine Hockenbury, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, IBCLC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Penn Medicine

Carrie McDermott, PHD, RN, CNS, ACNS-BC
Director, Residency Programs
Emory Healthcare

Wendy Hathaway, DNP, RN, CAPA
Education Coordinator
Emory Healthcare

Valarie Grumme, PhD RN CC
Director of Education
Memorial Healthcare System

Anthony Gonzalez, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
Director – MHS Nurse Residency Program
Memorial Healthcare System

Lauren Raynor, MS, RN
Education Specialist-Nurse Residency Program
Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Theresa DiSeta, MSN, RN
Education Specialist-Nurse Residency Program
Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Roxann Hurkamp, BSN, RN, CCRN-K
Interim Clinical Program Manager Nurse Residency Program
Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Sarah Hardacker, MSN, RN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Johanna Romero DeSlavy, CRRN-BC, RN-BC
NRP Coordinator/NPD Specialist
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

Joy Burke, MSN, CCRN, RN-BC
Education Specialist/NRP Facilitator/Faculty
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

Heather Lachiewicz, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNML, NE-BC, RN-BC
Education Coordinator
Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital

Deb Trautman, PHD, RN, FAAN
President and Chief Executive Officer
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Reynaldo Rivera, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Director of Nursing Research & Innovation
New York Presbyterian

Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FAANP, NNAP
Director of the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy
Case Western Reserve University School of Nursing

Jeanette Palermo, MSN, RN-BC
Professional Development Specialist
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Catherine Levonian, PHD, MPH, RN
Professional Development Specialist
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Aileen Bolliger, MSN, RN
Nursing Professional Development Supervisor / Transition to Practice Coordinator
Baylor Scott & White Health

Vickie Adams, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Education Specialist
The University of Kansas Hospital

Caroline Black, MSN, RN, PCCN
Education Specialist
The University of Kansas Hospital

Margaret Brennan, MA, RN, OCN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Jessica Phillips, MSN, RN-BC
Manager, Nursing Professional Dev; NRP Director
UCLA Health

Christina Brenn, MSN, RN, CPEN
CARE Ladder and Continuing Education Coordinator
Akron Children’s Hospital

Laura Boggs, MSN, RN, CPN
General Nursing Orientation Coordinator
Akron Children’s Hospital

Mary Rose Papciak, MPA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Program Director, Professional Nursing Practice Innovation
New York Presbyterian

Elizabeth Capobianco, MS, RN-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
NYU Langone Health

Kristina Rivera, MA, MSN, RN-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Janette Moreno, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN-K
Director of Professional Development and Clinical Education
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Lindsey Bomke, MSN, RN
Director of Clinical Education
Sandoval Regional Medical Center

Claudia Phillips, MSN-ED, RN, CEN, CPEN
SRMC Nurse Residency Co-Coordinator
Sandoval Regional Medical Center

Cynthia Rittenhouse, DNP, RN-BC, EBP-C
Education Resource Specialist III
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

Laura Douglas, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K
Education Resource Specialist
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

Emily Rocha, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CCRN-K
Director of Education & Magnet Program
Memorial Healthcare System – Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital



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 15.50 contact hours.


Available Credit

  • 15.50 ANCC
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