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Elsevier Faculty Development Conference

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Join us to learn from nurse educators who are making an impact on student and program success. Enjoy the thrills of Las Vegas, meet colleagues from across the nation working with similar challenges, and find innovative solutions for you and your institution.

Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify upcoming trends in nursing education and their integration into faculty practice.
  • Describe strategies for linking nurse education curriculum to nursing practice.
  • Discuss methods to measure program and course outcomes.
  • Identify options for creative instructional delivery and course management.
  • Integrate best practices in teaching and learning relevant to advancing nursing education.
  • Use information technology to engage students in active learning.

Viva Las Vegas

...it’s impossible to resist the excitement!

A Disneyland for adults? You bet … and Las Vegas is so much more! Dine at restaurants inspired by the world’s greatest collection of chefs - Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay and Thomas Keller, just to name a few. Treat yourself to a world-class show, including a choice of five Cirque du Soleil productions, the Blue Man Group and Jersey Boys. Make sure to also consider the variety of well-known headliners from the worlds of music, comedy and magic performing during your stay.

Conference Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify upcoming trends in nursing education and their integration into faculty practice.
  • Describe strategies for linking nurse education curriculum to nursing practice.
  • Discuss methods to measure program and course outcomes.
  • Identify options for creative instructional delivery and course management.
  • Integrate best practices in teaching and learning relevant to advancing nursing education.
  • Use information technology to engage students in active learning.

Who Should Attend?

  • Nursing and Allied Health Faculty
  • Other Educators In Interdisciplinary Learning Settings
  • Deans of Nursing & Allied Health
  • Staff Development Educators
  • Clinical Nurse Educators
  • Allied Health Faculty...anyone interested in Nursing Education.

 

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As a new educator, I found this conference to be a great learning experience, as well as a great way to network with other nurse educators within the country!

Leia Bobo, MSN, RN Fairmont, WV

Conference Program

Preconference A - Out With the Old and In With the New: Effectively Implementing a Concept-Based Curriculum

Out With the Old and In With the New: Effectively Implementing a Concept-Based Curriculum
Nelda S. Godfrey, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Tammy D. Pleasant, MSN, RN, CNE

The ever-changing health care environment calls for a substantial change in nursing education, as the authors of Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation claim (Benner, Sutphen, Leonard & Day, 2010).

Is a concept-based curriculum the answer? Is this the “new” we need to bring in? Is my school ready to embrace conceptbased teaching? What exactly does concept-based teaching look like? Would it work in my school, and with my faculty colleagues? Faculty leaders who have implemented the concept-based curriculum – from both the associate degree and baccalaureate programs – will present a primer on concept-based teaching, discuss various ways to implement the approach, and talk about lessons learned in incorporating concept-based teaching into their pre-licensure programs.

At the end of the session, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Describe the issues necessitating a change in nursing education.
  • Differentiate concept-based teaching from content-based teaching.
  • Identify ways in which a concept-based curriculum can meet the learning needs of today’s nursing student.
  • Discuss the resources needed to implement a concept-based curriculum, i.e. physical resources, faculty training, and administrative support.
  • Identify challenges and strategies needed to implement a concept-based curriculum.

 

8:00 am

What's Wrong with the Old Curriculum? Why Does It Need To Be Thrown Out?
Nelda Godfrey, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN

Preconference C - Certified Nurse Educator Exam Prep Course

Certified Nurse Educator Exam Prep Course
(7.25 hours CE)
Elizabeth Sloan Davidson, MSN, RN, CNE
Jamie L. Jones, MSN, RN, CNE

This Preconference is designed to prepare participants for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Exam. During this session, presenters will discuss eligibility requirements, the CNE exam blueprint, and tips for preparation. All NLN nurse educator competencies and related content will be reviewed. Participants will have the opportunity to work with practice questions throughout the session to assess exam readiness.

Upon completion of this CNE Exam Prep Course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the eligibility requirements and registration procedures.
  • Summarize the values and goals of CNE Certification.
  • Discuss the six content areas upon which the CNE Exam is based.

 

8:00 am

Unlocking the Mysteries of the CNE
Elizabeth Davidson, MSN, RN, CNE
Jamie Jones, MSN, RN, CNE

Preconference A - Out With the Old and In With the New: Effectively Implementing a Concept-Based Curriculum

Out With the Old and In With the New: Effectively Implementing a Concept-Based Curriculum
Nelda S. Godfrey, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Tammy D. Pleasant, MSN, RN, CNE

The ever-changing health care environment calls for a substantial change in nursing education, as the authors of Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation claim (Benner, Sutphen, Leonard & Day, 2010).

Is a concept-based curriculum the answer? Is this the “new” we need to bring in? Is my school ready to embrace conceptbased teaching? What exactly does concept-based teaching look like? Would it work in my school, and with my faculty colleagues? Faculty leaders who have implemented the concept-based curriculum – from both the associate degree and baccalaureate programs – will present a primer on concept-based teaching, discuss various ways to implement the approach, and talk about lessons learned in incorporating concept-based teaching into their pre-licensure programs.

At the end of the session, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Describe the issues necessitating a change in nursing education.
  • Differentiate concept-based teaching from content-based teaching.
  • Identify ways in which a concept-based curriculum can meet the learning needs of today’s nursing student.
  • Discuss the resources needed to implement a concept-based curriculum, i.e. physical resources, faculty training, and administrative support.
  • Identify challenges and strategies needed to implement a concept-based curriculum.

 

8:20 am

Concept vs. Content-Teaching: What's the Difference?
Tammy Pleasant, MSN, RN, CNE

9:00

Meeting the Needs of Today's Nursing Student
Nelda Godfrey, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN

9:30

Strategies for Implementing a Concept-Based Curriculum
Tammy Pleasant, MSN, RN, CNE

10:15

Strategies for Implementing a Concept-Based Curriculum
Tammy Pleasant, MSN, RN, CNE

Preconference C - Certified Nurse Educator Exam Prep Course

Certified Nurse Educator Exam Prep Course
(7.25 hours CE)
Elizabeth Sloan Davidson, MSN, RN, CNE
Jamie L. Jones, MSN, RN, CNE

This Preconference is designed to prepare participants for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Exam. During this session, presenters will discuss eligibility requirements, the CNE exam blueprint, and tips for preparation. All NLN nurse educator competencies and related content will be reviewed. Participants will have the opportunity to work with practice questions throughout the session to assess exam readiness.

Upon completion of this CNE Exam Prep Course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the eligibility requirements and registration procedures.
  • Summarize the values and goals of CNE Certification.
  • Discuss the six content areas upon which the CNE Exam is based.

 

10:15 am

Decoding Competencies I and II
Elizabeth Davidson, MSN, RN, CNE
Jamie Jones, MSN, RN, CNE

Preconference A - Out With the Old and In With the New: Effectively Implementing a Concept-Based Curriculum

Out With the Old and In With the New: Effectively Implementing a Concept-Based Curriculum
Nelda S. Godfrey, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Tammy D. Pleasant, MSN, RN, CNE

The ever-changing health care environment calls for a substantial change in nursing education, as the authors of Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation claim (Benner, Sutphen, Leonard & Day, 2010).

Is a concept-based curriculum the answer? Is this the “new” we need to bring in? Is my school ready to embrace conceptbased teaching? What exactly does concept-based teaching look like? Would it work in my school, and with my faculty colleagues? Faculty leaders who have implemented the concept-based curriculum – from both the associate degree and baccalaureate programs – will present a primer on concept-based teaching, discuss various ways to implement the approach, and talk about lessons learned in incorporating concept-based teaching into their pre-licensure programs.

At the end of the session, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Describe the issues necessitating a change in nursing education.
  • Differentiate concept-based teaching from content-based teaching.
  • Identify ways in which a concept-based curriculum can meet the learning needs of today’s nursing student.
  • Discuss the resources needed to implement a concept-based curriculum, i.e. physical resources, faculty training, and administrative support.
  • Identify challenges and strategies needed to implement a concept-based curriculum.

 

10:45 am

Challenges in Implementing a Concept-Based Curriculum (continued)
Nelda Godfrey, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN

11:15

Lessons Learned in Associate Degree and Baccalaureate Pre-Licensure Programs
Nelda Godfrey, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
Tammy Pleasant, MSN, RN, CNE

Preconference C - Certified Nurse Educator Exam Prep Course

Certified Nurse Educator Exam Prep Course
(7.25 hours CE)
Elizabeth Sloan Davidson, MSN, RN, CNE
Jamie L. Jones, MSN, RN, CNE

This Preconference is designed to prepare participants for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Exam. During this session, presenters will discuss eligibility requirements, the CNE exam blueprint, and tips for preparation. All NLN nurse educator competencies and related content will be reviewed. Participants will have the opportunity to work with practice questions throughout the session to assess exam readiness.

Upon completion of this CNE Exam Prep Course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the eligibility requirements and registration procedures.
  • Summarize the values and goals of CNE Certification.
  • Discuss the six content areas upon which the CNE Exam is based.

 

1:00 pm

Decoding Competencies III, IV and V
Elizabeth Davidson, MSN, RN, CNE
Jamie Jones, MSN, RN, CNE

Preconference B - A Practical Approach to Teaching Clinical Reasoning

A Practical Approach to Teaching Clinical Reasoning
Linda J. Caputi, MSN, EdD, ANEF, CNE

Teaching students to think like a nurse involves teaching students clinical reasoning. Teaching thinking is often viewed as an abstract, somewhat elusive process. This session presents teaching thinking in a practical, common sense, and very doable way. Participants will learn what “destructuring the concept of critical thinking” means and how to apply that information to teach students clinical reasoning.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the stages nursing students experience in developing critical thinking.
  • Apply critical thinking in nursing education.
  • Connect clinical learning to the application of clinical reasoning.
  • Utilize valid and reliable teaching evaluations using the CAP – Clinical Activities Portfolio®.
  • Plan clinical reasoning strategies to use in their teaching.

 

1:15 pm

How to Teach Critical Thinking

2:15

Transitioning from Critical Thinking to Clinical Reasoning

Preconference C - Certified Nurse Educator Exam Prep Course

Certified Nurse Educator Exam Prep Course
(7.25 hours CE)
Elizabeth Sloan Davidson, MSN, RN, CNE
Jamie L. Jones, MSN, RN, CNE

This Preconference is designed to prepare participants for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Exam. During this session, presenters will discuss eligibility requirements, the CNE exam blueprint, and tips for preparation. All NLN nurse educator competencies and related content will be reviewed. Participants will have the opportunity to work with practice questions throughout the session to assess exam readiness.

Upon completion of this CNE Exam Prep Course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the eligibility requirements and registration procedures.
  • Summarize the values and goals of CNE Certification.
  • Discuss the six content areas upon which the CNE Exam is based.

 

3:15 pm

Decoding Competency VI Questions & Discussion/Wrap-Up
Elizabeth Davidson, MSN, RN, CNE
Jamie Jones, MSN, RN, CNE

Preconference B - A Practical Approach to Teaching Clinical Reasoning

A Practical Approach to Teaching Clinical Reasoning
Linda J. Caputi, MSN, EdD, ANEF, CNE

Teaching students to think like a nurse involves teaching students clinical reasoning. Teaching thinking is often viewed as an abstract, somewhat elusive process. This session presents teaching thinking in a practical, common sense, and very doable way. Participants will learn what “destructuring the concept of critical thinking” means and how to apply that information to teach students clinical reasoning.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the stages nursing students experience in developing critical thinking.
  • Apply critical thinking in nursing education.
  • Connect clinical learning to the application of clinical reasoning.
  • Utilize valid and reliable teaching evaluations using the CAP – Clinical Activities Portfolio®.
  • Plan clinical reasoning strategies to use in their teaching.

 

3:30 pm

Evaluating Clinical Reasoning in the Clinical Setting

4:30

Plan Active Learning Strategies Questions & Discussion

MAIN CONFERENCE

8:00 am

Presentation of the 2013 Exceptional Nurse Educator of the Year Award
Cheryl Mee, MSN, MBA, RN

8:10

Keynote Address: Transforming Nursing Curricula and Nursing Education Research
Patricia Benner, PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN

10:40

Interprofessional Education: New Issues and Opportunities
Valerie Howard, EdD, MSN, RN

1:30 pm

Implementing the Connections Between "Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation" and the Future of Nursing Report

3:15

Leading Nursing Education During Challenging Transformations
Deborah Cleeter, MSN, RN, EdD

During each Concurrent Session, 4 topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms. Sessions are limited in size and choices are assigned in the order received. Indicate your selections on the Registration Form.

8:30 am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

Evaluating Student Learning Outcomes

Clinical Reasoning Case Studies Across the Curriculum for NCLEX Success
Keith Rischer, MA, RN, CEN, CCRN

Simulation Integrating TeamSTEPPS? Concepts
Valerie Howard, EdD, MSN, RN

First Do No Harm, Then Do Good: The Role of Each Nurse in Fostering Civility in the Workplace
Lori Candela, EdD, APN, FNP-BC, CNE

10:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

Strategies to Infuse the QSEN Competencies into Classroom and Clinical Teaching
Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC

Clinical Reasoning in the Clinical
Keith Rischer, MA, RN, CEN, CCRN

Hands-on Learning: Using Simple Props to Teach Important Content
Michele Deck, MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE

What Evidence Supports Your Teaching Strategies?
Jobeth Pilcher, EdD, RN-BC

12:45 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

Test Review Process: A Method of Ensuring Quality Test Development and Assessment

Quality Assurance in Course Development and Delivery: Applying Key Components to Ensure Excellence and Engagement
Kathy Tally, MS

Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback: A Skill to Support Quality and Safety
Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC

Digital Textbooks - Interactive Teaching Strategies
Rachel Thompson, MSN, RN

2:10

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #4

To Friend or Not to Friend: Implications of Social Media and Electronic Media In Nursing Education
Mark Hagemeier, Esq.

Psychiatric Nursing: It's Not About the Trauma ... It's All About the Drama!
Kirstyn Kameg, DNP, PMHNP
Janene Szpak, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Clinical Evaluation: Minimizing Subjectivity and Improving Reliability
Donna Ignatavicius, MS, RN, ANEF

Employing Team-Based Learning (TBL) in the Classroom 101 - Part 1of 2 (See #54)
Michele Clark, PhD, RN, LMFT

3:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #5

EMR Across the Curriculum: Quick Implementation for Clinical Reasoning
Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

Integrating Safety and Quality into the Nursing Curriculum
Donna Ignatavicius, MS, RN, ANEF

Get the Grant: Writing Powerful and Persuasive Grant Applications
Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Employing Team-Based Learning (TBL) in the Classroom 101 - Part 2 of 2
Michele Clark, PhD, RN, LMFT

8:00 am

Hogs or Kisses: Capitalize on the Key Issue of Learning
Michele Deck, MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE

9:15

Case Study Approach: Legal Issues in Nursing Education
Mark Hagemeier, Esq.

10:45

It's In Every One of Us
Faith Roberts, RN, MSN, FCN

This year I decided to go to Elsevier/Mosby's national nursing conference in Las Vegas - what a fantastic investment! I gained so much insight both professionally and personally.

Laura Shainian, MSN, RN San Diego, CA

Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
La Salle University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Patricia E. Benner, RN, PhD, FAAN, FRCN
Professor Emerita
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
UCSF School of Nursing
San Francisco, California

Tim J. Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE
Consultant Faculty
Nursing Education Consultants, Inc.
Ingram, Texas

Lori L. Candela, EdD, APN, FNP-BC, CNE
Program Planning Committee Member
Associate Professor and Chair: Psychosocial Nursing
Coordinator: Graduate Nurse Educator Track
University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Nursing
Las Vegas, Nevada

Linda J. Caputi, MSN, EdD, ANEF, CNE
Program Planning Committee Member
Professor Emeritus
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Michele C. Clark, PhD, RN, LMFT
Director of the Doctoral Program
Associate Professor
UNLV School of Nursing
Las Vegas, Nevada

Deborah F. Cleeter, MSN, RN, EdD
CEO, Sawgrass Leadership Institute
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Elizabeth Sloan Davidson, MSN, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas

Michele L. Deck, MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE
President and CEO, G.A.M.E.S.
CEO, Tool Thyme for Trainers
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Nelda S. Godfrey, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Kansas School of Nursing
Kansas City, Kansas

Mark A. Hagemeier, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas

Valerie M. Howard, EdD, RN
Program Planning Committee Member
Associate Professor
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Robert Morris University
Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Donna Ignatavicius, MS, RN, ANEF
President, DI Associates, Inc.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jamie L. Jones, MSN, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Department of Nursing
Little Rock, Arkansas

Kirstyn Kameg, DNP, PMHNP
Associate Professor
Robert Morris University
Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Cheryl L. Mee, MSN, MBA, RN, BC, CMSRN
Program Planning Committee Member
Manager, Faculty Development, Nursing and Health Professions, Elsevier
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jobeth Pilcher, EdD, RN-BC
Nurse Education Specialist
Center for Learning Innovation and Practice
Baylor Health Care System
Dallas, Texas
Adjunct Faculty
Capella University
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tammy D. Pleasant, MSN, RN, CNE
Nursing Instructor
Halifax Community College
Weldon, North Carolina

Keith Rischer, RN, MA, CEN, CCRN
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Normandale Community College
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Faith Roberts, RN, MSN, FCN
Director Magnet, Professional Practice and Parish Nursing
Carle Foundation Hospital
Urbana, Illinois

Ann B. Schlumberger, EdD, RN
Program Planning Committee Member
Professor and Chairperson
Department of Nursing
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas

Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF
Director, Academic Consulting Group
A Service of Elsevier
St. Louis, Missouri

Janene Luther Szpak, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Robert Morris University
Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Kathy L. Tally, MS
Educational Technologist, University of Kansas Medical Center
Online Faculty, University of Central Missouri,
Department of Career and Technology Education
Quality Matters Trainer and Master Reviewer
Online Quality Assurance Development Consultant
Kansas City, Kansas

Rachel Thompson, MSN, RN
BSN Nursing Faculty
Clarkson College
Omaha, Nebraska

Conference Faculty

Gerry Altmiller EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC
Associate Professor
The College of New Jersey
School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science
Ewing Township, New Jersey

Patricia E. Benner PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCN
Professor Emerita
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of California San Francisco School of Nursing
San Francisco, California

Tim J. Bristol PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Consultant, Curriculum/Accreditations
Principal/Owner, NurseTim.com
Waconia, Minnesota

Lori L. Candela EdD, APN, FNP-BC, CNE
Program Planning Committee Member
Associate Professor and Chair: Psychosocial Nursing
Coordinator: Graduate Nurse Educator Track
University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Nursing
Las Vegas, Nevada

Linda J. Caputi EdD, MSN, RN, ANEF, CNE
Professor Emerita, College of DuPage
President, Linda Caputi, Inc.
Consultant: Curriculum, Accreditation, NCLEX® Success,
Test Item Writing
Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Michele C. Clark PhD, RN, LMFT
Director of the Doctoral Program
Associate Professor
UNLV School of Nursing
Las Vegas, Nevada

Deborah F. Cleeter MSN, RN, EdD
CEO, Sawgrass Leadership Institute
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Elizabeth Sloan Davidson MSN, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas

Michele L. Deck MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE
President and CEO, G.A.M.E.S.
CEO, Tool Thyme for Trainers
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Nelda Godfrey PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
Associate Dean
Innovative Partnerships and Practice
University of Kansas School of Nursing
Kansas City, Kansas

Mark A. Hagemeier Esq.
Associate General Counsel
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas

Valerie M. Howard EdD, MSN, RN
Planning Program Committee Member
Associate Professor
Robert Morris University, SNHS
Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Donna Ignatavicius MS, RN, ANEF
President, DI Associates, Inc.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jamie L. Jones MSN, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Department of Nursing
Little Rock, Arkansas

Kirstyn Kameg DNP, PMHNP
Associate Professor
Robert Morris University
Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Cheryl L. Mee MSN, MBA, RN
Manager of Faculty Development
Consultation and Implementation
Elsevier Education Services
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jobeth Pilcher EdD, RN-BC
Nurse Professional Development Specialist
Center for Clinical and Patient Learning
Baylor Scott & White Health
Dallas, Texas
Part Time Faculty, School of Education, Capella University
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tammy D. Pleasant MSN, RN, CNE
Nursing Instructor
Halifax Community College
Weldon, North Carolina

Keith Rischer MA, RN, CEN, CCRN
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Normandale Community College
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Faith Roberts RN, MSN, FCN
Director Magnet, Professional Practice and Parish Nursing
Carle Foundation Hospital
Urbana, Illinois

Susan Sportsman PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Director, Consultation and Services
Elsevier Education
Dallas, Texas

Janene Luther Szpak DNP, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Robert Morris University
Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Kathy L. Tally MS
Educational Technologist, University of Kansas Medical Center
Online Faculty, University of Central Missouri,
Department of Career and Technology Education
Quality Matters Trainer and Master Reviewer
Online Quality Assurance Development Consultant
Kansas City, Kansas

Rachel Thompson MSN, RN
Planning Program Committee Member
BSN Nursing Faculty
Clarkson College
Omaha, Nebraska

Accreditation

A Certificate of Attendance will be available online after you complete the course requirements, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. To apply for credit not listed below, use the procedure established by the specific organization.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Preconference A or B:
4 ANCC/ 4.8 CA BRN contact hours

OR

Preconference C:
7.25 ANCC/8.7 CA BRN contact hours

Main Conference:
16.25 ANCC/19.5 CA BRN contact hours

Live Webcast:
16.25 ANCC/19.5 CA BRN contact hours

Contemporary Forums is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American NursesCredentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516. (CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes)

Other Professionals

Preconference A or B: 4 hours

Preconference C: 7.25 hours

OR

Main Conference: 16.25 hours

Live Webcast: 16.25 hours

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying your attendance at this course. Please comply with the guidelines of the appropriate boards, organizations or agencies in registering your credit.

Location

Dazzling Location

Viva Las Vegas … it’s impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on The Strip. A Disneyland for adults? You bet … and Las Vegas is so much more! Dine at restaurants inspired by the world’s greatest collection of chefs - Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay and Thomas Keller, just to name a few. Treat yourself to a world-class show, including a choice of five Cirque du Soleil productions, the Blue Man Group and Jersey Boys. Make sure to also consider the variety of well-known headliners from the worlds of music, comedy and magic performing during your stay.

Don’t miss the CityCenter complex located in the heart of The Strip, a blend of sleek architecture and public miniparks, with walkways and art throughout. You’ll find luxury hotels, a casino and Crystals, a three-story retail center whose shape resembles the multifaceted surface of a quartz crystal.

There’s never a dull moment in Las Vegas. Watch the volcano erupt at the Mirage, don’t miss the rousing pirate battle at Treasure Island, marvel at the dancing waters display at the Bellagio, take a romantic gondola ride through the canals of the Venetian or dine at the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris. For a break from The Strip, take a day trip to Hoover Dam where you’ll be impressed with the power of the mighty Colorado River.

Take your Las Vegas experience up a notch at the MGM Grand! This year’s conference hotel is putting the finishing touches on a complete resort renovation. From guest rooms and suites and the casino floor, to new shops like Sugar Factory and Blizz, there is plenty to tempt and entertain. Be sure to find time to take in a performance at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club or be dazzled by the heart-pounding display of acrobatic and martial arts performances at by Cirque de Soleil. Whether it’s dining at award-winning restaurants or taking in the nightlife, the new MGM Grand has it all.

World-class dining, internationally-known boutiques, award-winning golf courses, savvy nightclubs and European-style spas are calling you to this glittering city, known as “Vegas!” Join your colleagues for this quality educational event and enjoy all the fun in the city that never sleeps. For more information, call the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at (702) 892-7575 or go online to: www.visitlasvegas.com

After 21 years of teaching, I did not think it would be easy to learn new pedagogical techniques. Michelle Deck proved me wrong as she conducted THE most valuable sessions I have attended in years.

Maria Pettinato, RN, PhD Seattle, WA

Hotel/Travel

Hotel Accommodations

The conference will be held at the MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from December 31, 2012 to January 6, 2013 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.

Rates: Standard Guest Room: $200 single/double (Dec. 31, 2012); $85 (Jan. 1-6, 2013) Executive King Room: $125 (Jan. 1-6, 2013) Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

Resort Fee: $25 daily resort fee plus 12% lodging tax will be added to the room fee above per night per room. This will afford the following services; Complementary in-room high speed internet access. Daily Newspaper available for pick up. Complementary printing of boarding passes, copies and faxes up to 5 pages, notary services at the business center. Unlimited local and toll free calls & complimentary access to the Cardio Room.

To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation early and before the “hotel room block release date” which is December 1, 2012. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now. After the release date, rooms and group rates may no longer be available so call the hotel regarding availability.

To reserve your room online, please click here.

For room reservations, call (800) 929-1111 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums’ Elsevier Faculty Development Conference and reference the group code, EMF0113. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night’s deposit.

Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.

For additional hotel information, call the MGM Grand Hotel Las Vegas at (702) 891-1111.

Travel Discount

 

 

   
Hertz Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV# 03000260.

This is the third time I have attended the Faculty Development Institute and have used the information to impact my teaching and the teaching of those that I mentor. I truly believe that attendance is a must for all those who are just entering nursing education!

Susan Nelson, RN, MSN Riverside, CA

Tuition

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Tuition (U.S. Funds) - Select one below.

PRECONFERENCES

Preconference A - Out With the Old and In With the New: Effectively Implementing a Concept-Based Curriculum

Regular Registration Fee

$0.00

Preconference C - Certified Nurse Educator Exam Prep Course

Regular Registration Fee

$0.00

Preconference B - A Practical Approach to Teaching Clinical Reasoning

Regular Registration Fee

$0.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Main Conference

Regular Registration Fee

$0.00

Registration Information

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee’s best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised.

Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions.

Tuition (U.S. Funds) Preconference
A or B
Preconference
C
Main Conference
Live Webcast
Early Registration Fee*
(On/Before November 21, 2012)
$185 each $295 $550 $425
Regular Registration Fee
(After November 21, 2012)
$215 each $320 $575 $425

*Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before November 21, 2012.

Your tuition includes refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance, and Online CE Library access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference. See Overview Tab for more details.

Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available)
Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference or Live Webcast. Discounts do not apply to the Preconferences. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.
$25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
$45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

Method of Tuition Payment Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register) Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information.

Tax Deductibility Expenses of training, tuition, travel, lodging and meals to maintain or improve professional skills may be TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Consult your tax advisor.

Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available) To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply. Registrations may not be shared.

Cancellations Cancellations may be made by phone or in writing. Cancellations received on/before November 21, 2012 receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after November 21, 2012 are assessed a $20 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations received after the conference begins or for “no shows.” If this meeting is cancelled for any reason, including labor strikes or acts of God, liability is limited to a full refund of registration fees.

Program Changes Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Questions? Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com.

Special NeedsIf you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Online Learning

Contemporary Forums Online 
ContemporaryForumsOnline.com is the leading source for quality accredited healthcare continuing education.  Earn CE on demand by selecting from hundreds of multimedia presentations recorded at our national live conferences.  Each session is presented by expert faculty and topics cover a wide range of clinical areas.  Learn and earn at your convenience. Visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com.

Contemporary Forums Online GROUP DISCOUNTS
Provide your staff with high-quality continuing education and give your budget a break with Contemporary Forums Online Group Access Account. Organizations of any size can create customized CE programs for staff education and development. To request group account pricing and details, visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com or call (925) 361-4811.

Attendee Information

CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

ELSEVIER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
Las Vegas, NV           January 2 - 5

Thank you for registering for the Elsevier Faculty Development Conference conference, being held January 2 - 5, at the .

 

View our Live Conference Calendar

THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE ELSEVIER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE CONFERENCE
Questions? Call us at (800) 377-7707
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday - Friday (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com

Live Webcast

Can’t make it to Las Vegas?
Register for the live Webcast today!

Experience the plenary sessions, along with Concurrent Sessions 11, 21, 31, 41, & 51. Interact live with other virtual attendees via the chat room and submit your questions/comments online for speaker responses - all from the convenience of your home, office or practice setting.

The live Webcast is scheduled to start on January 3rd at 8:00 a.m. PST (11:00 a.m. Eastern) and conclude on January 5th at 12:15 p.m. PST. See Program link for schedule details. The registration fee for the live Webcast option is $425 and includes 12 sessions and a Certificate of Attendance for up to 16.25 hours. In addition, live and virtual attendees will have access to all the recorded webcast sessions in the Online CE Library approximately 2 weeks after the end of the conference, including the option to earn CE credit at no cost for sessions you did not attend.

Register online by selecting the Live Webcast option for this conference or fax/mail payment with completed registration form on the back of the brochure. For more information or to inquire about a group discount for 4 or more registrations, call (800) 377-7707.

 

Please Note: The Preconferences are not included in the live Webcast option.

Webcast Rave Reviews

"I have been to many conferences and this has been one of the best! I really enjoyed participating on-line and I hope you offer future conferences in a similar format. I also have liked being able to re-watch the sessions. Having the PPs is helpful. The chat line during the conference and tech support was excellent! Thank you so much for all your thorough planning!"

"I really enjoyed the web conference format. The convenience and also being able to review the webcasts following the conference has been very helpful."

Exhibitors

To enhance your educational experience, we have invited representatives from professionally relevant companies, and organizations to exhibit equipment, supplies, services and career opportunities. The schedule provides participants time for one-on-one discussion with exhibitors. For exhibit space availability or additional information:

Call: Exhibitor Information Line at (925) 361-4807

Email: exhibits@cforums.com

Visit: www.contemporaryforums.com/exhibitors.html