Revolutionizing Nursing Education: Using Interprofessional Teams and Technology

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Join us for the Revolutionizing Nursing Education: Using Interprofessional Teams and Technology conference as we examine the changing landscape of higher education including disruptive technologies to transform teaching and learning, the growth of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), new learning assessment models and the use of learning analytics for student progression and retention.

The health care system will face dramatic changes over the next decade. Interprofessional practice teams and the reliance on health information tools will be integral components of the transformation of health care. To prepare the healthcare workforce of the future, we need to reinvent the education of healthcare professionals.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Examine emerging trends in technology applications integrated in interprofessional educational practices.
  • Discuss models for teaching team-based competencies and the use of health information technologies to support health professionals' practice.
  • Identify strategies for the attainment of IPE competencies through the use of technology.
  • Describe techniques to integrate various technologies into simulation.
  • Discuss the evolution of educational delivery models using new technologies to reinvent the education of healthcare professionals.


Disneyland, Beverly Hills, Universal Studios, San Diego... so many choices!

Come and experience the excitement and variety of the Disney theme parks! Of course, the greatest attraction in Anaheim is Disneyland, where you'll wind your way through the surprises and fun of more than 60 attractions including Star Tours, Splash Mountain, Indiana JonesTM Adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mickey's Soundsational Parade, and "Fantasmic," a night time extravaganza of pyrotechnics and music.

Highlights & Benefits

  • Three half-day Preconferences: Simulation-Based Education 101 at the West Coast University state-of-the art Simulation Center; Supporting Curricular Outcomes Through Strategic Integration of Simulation; and New Technologies in the Classroom: A Sanity Saving Approach.
  • Full Day CNE Preparation Course Preconference.
  • Poster presentations showcasing approaches to using technology within interprofessional education.
  • Exhibits on new products and their best uses.
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues and a nationally known expert faculty.

Call for Abstracts

  • Have you successfully implemented a technology driven process to evaluate, improve or transform your existing program?
  • Have you used emerging technologies to facilitate evidence-based practice and to identify outcomes that inform curriculum revision, resource allocation, and program transformation?
  • Have you worked in a collaborative partnership to integrate technology or facilitate competency-based education into your curriculum?
  • Have you worked in a collaborative partnership, developed interdisciplinary courses, or used technology in interdisciplinary teaching?

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, your colleagues would love to hear how you did it! Posters offer the perfect venue to network, exchange ideas, and improve the overall quality of allied health education for everyone at the Revolutionizing Nursing Education conference.

Presenters will receive special recognition during the conference as well as a discount on a future Contemporary Forums conference. Presenters will have their abstracts printed in the Conference Guide and will have the opportunity to share their innovations with colleagues at the meeting. All poster presenters must register for the Main Conference and will receive a $75 discount on the Main Conference full tuition fee. Participants will have the opportunity to get more information from presenters during the poster exhibitions.

The deadline for submission is June 12, 2013, 11:59 p.m. PST.  To submit an abstract for a poster presentation, please visit


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I am leaving with many new ideas to implement in our curriculum and in my own teaching. The speakers were outstanding and the information was easy to understand.

Mike Aldridge, MSN, RN, CNS Austin, TX

Conference Program


8:00 am

Theory Presentation ACPE #0263-000-13-331-L05-P (2 contact hrs.)
Terry Larsen, PhD, RN, CNS


8:00 am

Models, Tools and Strategies for Developing Sustainable Simulations ACPE #0263-000-13-333-L05-P (2 contact hrs.)
Mary Meyer, ARNP
Maggie Neal, PhD, RN
Sandy Swoboda, RN, MS, FCCM


8:00 am

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


10:15 am

Simulation Scenario and Debriefing Sessions ACPE #0263-000-13-332-L05-P (2 contact hrs.) Q&D Faculty Panel
Evangeline Artates, MSN, RN, PHN


10:15 am

Putting It All Together: Operationalizing and Transforming your Curriculum ACPE #0263-000-13-334-L05-P (2 contact hrs.)
Mary Meyer, ARNP
Maggie Neal, PhD, RN
Sandy Swoboda, RN, MS, FCCM


10:15 am

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

1:00 pm

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


1:15 pm

An Evidence-Based Approach to Implementation of Technology ACPE #0263-000-13-335-L05-P (.75 contact hr.)
Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF


Accessible and Manageable Technology Tools ACPE #0263-000-13-336-L05-P (1 contact hr.)
Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF


Creating e-Learning for Every Setting ACPE #0263-000-13-337-L05-P (2.25 contact hrs.)
Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF


3:15 pm

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


8:00 am

Keynote Address: Reinventing Higher Education: The Evolution of MOOC?s ACPE #0263-000-13-338-L05-P?
Mohammad Qayoumi, PhD, MBA, MS, BS


Panel Response to Keynote Address ACPE #0263-000-13-339-L05-P (1 contact hr.)


The Nexus of Interprofessional Practice and Education ACPE #0263-000-13-340-L05-P? Q&D Faculty Panel
Barbara Brandt, PhD

1:15 pm

Building Sandcastles Q&D Faculty Panel
Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Scott Engum, MD


Simulation-Based Curriculum ACPE #0263-000-13-342-L05-P?
Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF


Transforming Health Professional Education: Are We Ready for Disruptive Innovations? ACPE #0263-000-13-343-L05-P? Q&D Faculty Panel
Diane Skiba, PhD, FAAN, FACMI

During each Concurrent Session, 3 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.

8:00 am


Are You Ready to Use Simulation for High Stakes Assessment? ACPE #0263-000-13-344-L05-P?
Mary Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

Employing Team-Based Learning (TBL) in the Classroom101: Part 1of 2 (See #22) ACPE #0263-000-13-345-L05-P?
Michele Clark, PhD, RN, LMFT

Handhelds Across the Curriculum: Clinical Reasoning on-the-Fly-Tablets/iPads/Smartphones ACPE #0263-000-13-346-L05-P?
Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF



Faculty Issues & Challenges in Simulation ACPE #0263-000-13-347-L05-P?
Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

Employing Team-Based Learning (TBL) in the Classroom 101: Part 2 of 2 ACPE #0263-000-13-348-L05-P?
Michele Clark, PhD, RN, LMFT

Plagiarism, Cheating, Security and Technology ACPE #0263-000-13-349-L05-P?
Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF



Setting Up a Comprehensive Sim Center: Nuts and Bolts ACPE #0263-000-13-350-L05-P?
Scott Engum, MD
Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

Concept-Based Learning: eLearning Strategies for Success ACPE #0263-000-13-351-L05-P?
Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

Infusing Technology in IPE ACPE #0263-000-13-352-L05-P?
Gina Moore, PharmD, MBA

1:30 pm


Incorporating Technologies into Simulation ACPE #0263-000-13-353-L05-P?
Mary Meyer, ARNP

No Tech, Low Tech, High Tech Teaching Ideas ACPE #0263-000-13-354-L05-P?
Michele Deck, MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE

NLN & SSIH Strategic Planning for Simulation Using IPE ACPE #0263-000-13-355-L05-P?
Mary Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF



Leadership in Sims ACPE #0263-000-13-356-L05-P?
Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

Transforming Learning Opportunities with Technology ACPE #0263-000-13-357-L05-P?
Diane Skiba, PhD, FAAN, FACMI

Low and High Technology Approaches to IPE ACPE #0263-000-13-358-L05-P?
Mary Meyer, ARNP

All faculty should attend this conference.

Donna Zucker, Phd, RN Amberst, MA

Conference Faculty

Evangeline Artates MSN, RN, PHN
Manager, Simulation Center
College of Nursing - West Coast University
Ontario, California

Barbara F. Brandt PhD
Director, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
Associate Vice President for Education
Director, Minnesota Area Health Education Center
University of Minnesota Academic Health Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tim J. Bristol PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Consultant, Curriculum/Accreditations
Waconia, Minnesota

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

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
Planning Committee Member
President and CEO, G.A.M.E.S.
CEO, Tool Thyme for Trainers
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Scott Engum MD
Planning Committee Member
Director, Fairbanks Simulation Center
School of Medicine
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Pamela R. Jeffries PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Planning Committee Member
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow (ENF)
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Baltimore, Maryland

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

Terry Larsen PhD, RN, CNS
Director of Simulation Education and Management
College of Nursing
West Coast University
Ontario, California

Mary N. Meyer ARNP
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Kansas School of Nursing
Kansas City, Kansas

Gina Moore PharmD, MBA
Planning Committee Member
Director of Clinical Affairs
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Colorado
Denver, Colorado

Maggie Neal PhD, RN
Co-Coordinator, NCSBN Simulation Study
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Baltimore, Maryland

Mohammad H. Qayoumi PhD, MBA, MS, BS
San Jose State University
San Jose, California

Mary Anne Rizzolo EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Consultant, Professional Development
Scotch Plains, New Jersey

Diane J. Skiba PhD, FAAN, FACMI
Planning Committee Member
Professor and Project Director
Colorado HITEC Project
I-Collaboratory: Partnerships in Learning
University of Colorado College of Nursing
Denver, Colorado

Sandy M. Swoboda RN, MS, FCCM
Co-Coordinator, NCSBN Simulation Study
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Baltimore, Maryland


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.


A, B or C

Preconference D

Main Conference


4 ANCC/4.8
CA BRN contact hours

7.25 ANCC/8.7
CA BRN contact hours

13.5 ANCC/16.2
CA BRN contact hours


4 credits


13.5 credits


4 hours/.4 CEUs


13.5 hours/1.35 CEUs



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

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

**Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


 ***Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This conference has multiple ACPE Universal Activity Numbers and is a knowledge-based CPE activity.Contemporary Forums will utilize CPE Monitor for tracking and reporting of all ACPE accredited sessions. Pharmacists will need to create their e-profile at in order to obtain their NABP e-Profile ID (ePID). To receive CE credit you must provide your ePID and birth date when you complete your online post-conference evaluations.  For more information on accreditation, see


Sunny Anaheim/Orange County has something for everyone!
Filled with history, and modern amenities, Orange County is a truly unique Southern California destination, filled with world-class attractions. Known for its warm weather and sunny skies, you'll want to extend your stay and take advantage of all it has to offer. From the classic and always popular Disneyland® Resort to America's first theme park, Knott's Berry Farm® Theme Park, there is fun to be had for people of all ages.

With 42 miles of coastline and six beach cities, Orange County invites you to spend a day at the beach. Take a surf lesson, go for a walk, or pack a picnic. Just be sure to enjoy the cool breezes and warm sunshine! 

If shopping is more your style, Orange County is sure to fulfill every shopper's dream. Whether its outlet shopping, a local mall or the luxury of South Coast Plaza, you'll find a wide array of fashion from haute couture to surf wear. Be sure not to miss the Center Street Promenade in Downtown Anaheim. It's filled with quaintly curated shops, artisan-inspired eateries and other neighborly services.

Conference headquarters will be the Hyatt Regency Orange County, located just 1.4 miles from Disneyland Park and California Adventure Park.

Listed below are the many activities and recreational opportunities available in the Orange County area.


  • Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival
  • Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters
  • Major League Baseball
  • Balboa Island Boardwalk
  • Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano

For up-to-date information on hours of operation and ticket prices at the Disney theme parks, contact Disney Guest Relations at (714) 781-7290 or visit their website at To receive more information about the conference city, contact the Anaheim Visitors & Convention Bureau at (714) 765-8888 or

Click here to purchase specially-priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets.
Ticket store will open Monday July 22, 2013

 These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort.
Our ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on Monday July 22, 2013.
Don't delay!  Prices are subject to change without notice.


Hotel Accommodations

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orange County.

11999 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840.

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 July 23 to July 28 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.

For room reservations:
Call (888) 421-1442 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference, Revolutionizing Nursing Education. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night's deposit.

For additional hotel information, call the Hyatt Regency Orange County at (714) 750-1234.

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

$139 single/double*

To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation early and before the "hotel room block release date" which is July 2. 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.

Click here to reserve your room online.

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*Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.


Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit, insert Offer Code ZPCB367092. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

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.


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.


Preconference A - Simulation

Nurse, PA, Pharmacist, Other


Registration Fee



Preconference B - Supporting Curricular Outcomes Through Strategic Integration of Simulation

Nurse, PA, Pharmacist, Other


Registration Fee



Preconference D - Certified Nurse Educator Exam Prep Course

Nurse, PA, Pharmacist, Other


Registration Fee



Preconference C - New Technologies in the Classroom: A Sanity Saving Approach

Nurse, PA, Pharmacist, Other


Registration Fee




Nurse, PA, Pharmacist, Other


Registration Fee




Early Registration Fee Deadlines
Payments postmarked or telephone/fax registration made with credit card on/before December 31, 1969 qualify for the early registration fee.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register)
Register only ONCE, online at, 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. 

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. 

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.
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

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 may be made by phone or in writing.  Cancellations received on/before the early registration fee deadline receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after December 31, 1969 are assessed a $ 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

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

Online Learning

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  • Earn CE credit immediately by completing online exams
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  • Hospitals
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Attendee Information


Anaheim, CA           July 25 - 27

Thank you for registering for the Revolutionizing Nursing Education: Using Interprofessional Teams and Technology conference, being held July 25 - 27, at the .


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