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








This "hands-on" workshop will take place at the West Coast University "state-of-the-art" Simulation Center in Anaheim. This Medical/Surgical, Pediatric and ACLS focused, 4 pod, simulation center will be used to demonstrate the principles behind the use of simulation as an effective tool to develop critical thinking for healthcare providers by immersing the participant in the experience of simulation education. Participant teams will be debriefed during the "hands-on" portion of the preconference.
This workshop will be limited to 40 participants


  • Build a challenging and safe learning environment using simulation-based education principles.
  • Prepare, build, conduct and debrief engaging scenarios.
  • Describe how learning theories are used in simulation to engage students.

7:00 a.m.

Preconference A Registration, Continental Breakfast


Bus to WCU Campus (Leaves from Hotel)


Theory Presentation
Terry Larsen, PhD, RN, CNS

(2 contact hrs.)


Refreshment Break


Simulation Scenario and Debriefing Sessions
Evangeline Artates, MSN, RN, PHN

(2 contact hrs.)


Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel

12:15 p.m.






Simulation is a perfect pedagogy to link what is learned in the classroom to the clinical setting. Simulated learning environments have been used to address learning objectives from many nursing courses, but for successful  curricular integration, an overarching framework and delivery plan is required. This workshop is designed to empower simulation faculty with knowledge and tools needed to gain faculty support for full simulation integration. Additionally, learners will explore ways to create novel curricula integration plans and to develop expert simulation delivery teams. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions, innovative ideas, dreams and course and/or program objectives  so that during the workshop they can apply newly acquired knowledge to outline their own simulation integration plan.


  • Design a plan to strategically utilize simulations to accomplish course and program objectives.
  • Create expert simulation delivery teams who are equipped to use best practices to facilitate simulation.
  • Describe ways that simulation strategies are matched with learning objectives to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Explore opportunities to engage stakeholders to achieve effective simulation curricular integration.

7:00 a.m.

Preconference B Registration, Continental Breakfast


Models, Tools and Strategies for Developing Sustainable Simulations

ACPE #0263-000-13-333-L05-P
(2 contact hrs.)


Refreshment Break


Putting It All Together: Operationalizing and Transforming Your Curriculum

ACPE #0263-000-13-334-L05-P
(2 contact hrs.)

12:15 p.m.




Using technology in the classroom helps students develop their clinical reasoning skills. In this Preconference, participants will use tools that can be easily and quickly infused into any learning environment. Emphasis will be placed on managing faculty workload and budget while maximizing the learning. Laptops and tablets are welcome but not required. WiFi will be provided.


  • Identify the rationale for using technology in the classroom.
  • Develop 2 activities that use e-learning.
  • Describe assessment concerns when using technology in the classroom

12:15 p.m.

Preconference C Registration


An Evidence-Based Approach to Implementation of Technology

ACPE #0263-000-13-335-L05-P
(.75 contact hr.)


Accessible and Manageable Technology Tools

ACPE #0263-000-13-336-L05-P
(1 contact hr.)


Refreshment Break


Creating e-Learning for Every Setting

ACPE #0263-000-13-337-L05-P
(2.25 contact hrs.)







This Preconference is designed to help participants prepare 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.


  • 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.

7:30 a.m.

Preconference D Registration, Continental Breakfast


Unlocking the Mysteries of the CNE


Refreshment Break


Decoding Competencies I and II


Lunch on Your Own

1:00 p.m.

Decoding Competencies III, IV and V


Refreshment Break


Decoding Competency VI


Questions and Discussion/Wrap-Up




7:00 a.m.

Main Conference Registration, Exhibits, Posters, Continental Breakfast


Keynote Address:
Reinventing Higher Education: The Evolution of MOOC's
Mohammad H. Qayoumi, PhD, MBA, MS, BS
In this keynote address, SJSU President, Mohammad H. Qayoumi will discuss the need for educational institutions to approach teaching and assessing learning that are personalized, collaborative, engaging and that relate to real-world, 21st century problems. Opportunities to transform educational delivery models using the capabilities of new technologies will also be discussed.
ACPE #0263-000-13-338-L05-P


Panel Response to Keynote Address
Panel Moderator:
Diane J. Skiba, PhD, FAAN, FACMI
Gina Moore, PharmD, MBA
Scott Engum, MD
Lori Rodriguez, PhD, RN, CNE
Moderator Diane Skiba will pose questions to the panel regarding the changes discussed in the Keynote address.
ACPE #0263-000- 1 3-339- L05-P (1 contact hr.)


Refreshment Break, Exhibits, Posters


The Nexus of Interprofessional Practice and Education
Barbara F. Brandt, PhD
Over the past three years, events have converged to propel Interprofessional Practice and Education as an important element in transforming our health system and health professions education. In a historic development, the Health Services and Resource Administration and five foundations are funding The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education to coordinate IPE efforts. Dr. Brandt will discuss the Nexus between new processes of care and education and how you can be involved.
ACPE #0263-000-13-340-L05-P


Questions and Discussion
 Faculty Panel

12:00 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own


Building Sandcastles
Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Scott Engum, MD
This presentation will discuss steps in getting started creating an interprofessional simulation center. Strategies in building an interprofessional team and preparing them for team-teaching, interprofessional clinical simulations and co-leading will be described. Exemplars of successful working teams, effective course outcomes in IPE and the impact of working collaboratively across other disciplines will be included.
ACPE #0263-000-13-341-L05-P


Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel


Refreshment Break, Exhibits, Posters


Simulation-Based Curriculum
Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
This presentation will describe different approaches to develop a simulation-based curriculum in your nursing program. Exemplars about different approaches nursing faculty and staff educators are using will be discussed with the challenges and benefits described for each.
ACPE #0263-000-13-342-L05-P


Transforming Health Professional Education: Are We Ready for Disruptive Innovations?
Diane J. Skiba, PhD, FAAN, FACMI
The education of health care professionals is evolving to rethink the traditional instructional practices. Disruptive technologies have the potential to transform the learning experience to become more individualized, more accessible to master teaching and more connected to mentors, peers and content. Three cases will demonstrate the potential of disruptive innovations in health professionals' education.
ACPE #0263-000-13-343-L05-P


Questions and Discussion
Faculty Panel




7:00 a.m.

Exhibits, Posters, Continental Breakfast



#11 Are You Ready to Use Simulation for High Stakes Assessment?
Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

This session will summarize how simulation is being used for high stakes assessment of healthcare professionals around the world and will describe the outcomes of the National League for Nursing's project on this topic. The audience will debate whether or not we are ready to take serious steps to implement simulation-based testing.
ACPE #0263-000-13-344-L05-P

#12 Employing Team-Based Learning (TBL) in the Classroom101: Part 1of 2 (See #22)
Michele C. Clark, PhD, RN, LMFT
Team-based learning is an approach in using small groups to promote active learning, collaboration, and interaction that facilitates discovery and understanding. This session is the first of two sessions and will provide participants an opportunity to learn about and experience team-based learning (TBL). The focus of the first session will be employing TBL in the classroom. The four key principles of team-based learning will be introduced and the first two principles will be addressed.
ACPE #0263-000-13-345-L05-P

#13 Handhelds Across the Curriculum: Clinical Reasoning On-the-Fly—Tablets/ iPads/Smartphones
Tim J. Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Utilizing technology requires the ability to manage data on the go. Including handheld technology in the nursing curriculum can assist students in mastering these concepts. Will your students be comfortable with mobile knowledge management? Will your students understand how to track the changes in client status correctly with an iTouch,  Smartphone, or Tablet? This session explores several strategies to help faculty meet these important goals.
ACPE #0263-000-13-346-L05-P


Refreshment Break, Exhibits, Posters



#21 Faculty Issues & Challenges in Simulation
Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Clinical simulations are being integrated in health professional curricula, incorporated into health center orientation programs, required for competency testing in certain areas, as well as in other areas where an experiential, immersive activity is needed. The faculty issues, challenges and possibilities of what is coming from this widespread adoption will be discussed.
ACPE #0263-000-13-347-L05-P

#22 Employing Team-Based Learning (TBL) in the Classroom 101: Part 2 of 2
Michele C. Clark, PhD, RN, LMFT
Team-based learning (TBL) is an approach in using small groups to promote active learning, collaboration, and interaction in the classroom. The focus of the second session will be on employing principles 3 and 4 in the classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to continue to experience team-based learning (TBL).
ACPE #0263-000-13-348-L05-P

#23 Plagiarism, Cheating, Security and Technology
Tim J. Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Grandpa used to say, "A locked door keeps an honest man honest." This interactive presentation will explore online tools that help manage cheating in the face-to-face, hybrid and online classroom. Technology used for cheating, as well as technology used to detect cheating will be presented and discussed. Strategies will include special features of online exams, tools for monitoring student activity and plagiarism detection. Emphasis will be placed on low-cost/no cost solutions.
ACPE #0263-000-13-349-L05-P


Session Change



#31 Setting Up a Comprehensive Sim Center: Nuts and Bolts
Scott Engum, MD
Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
This presentation will describe key elements needed when developing or expanding a simulation center in your area. A well-thought out plan and strategic planning are key to developing a successful simulation center. Areas addressed, in addition to the brick and mortar, include the technological aspects, personnel, business plans and the evaluation blueprint to determine success of your simulation center.
ACPE #0263-000-13-350-L05-P

#32 Concept-Based Learning: eLearning Strategies for Success 
Tim J. Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Conceptual learning is an innovation that enhances the learning environment for faculty and students. We will explore simple technologies that will improve workload and outcomes when concept-based learning is implemented. 
ACPE #0263-000-13-351-L05-P

#33 Infusing Technology in IPE
Gina Moore, PharmD, MBA
The use of technologies is growing as more health sciences schools incorporate IPE into their curriculum. This session will highlight the various technologies being used to assist in the attainment of IPE competencies. Examples from the iTEAM project will be used to demonstrate how technologies can be infused into IPE.
ACPE #0263-000-13-352-L05-P

12:20 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own



#41 Incorporating Technologies into Simulation
Mary N. Meyer, ARNP
Simulation provides opportunities to integrate classroom and clinical practice where the experiences can be leveled to match the expected competency. However, information processing competencies are difficult to tackle without adequate technological support. In this session you will learn how to pair simulation with other technologies to address these competencies while enriching the simulation experience. Helpful tips will be provided for integrating the Electronic Health Records (EHR) in real-time to send and receive orders, utilize barcoding, practice point-of-care documentation and learn to use technology to bridge time and distance barriers between learners across professions. Beyond the EHR, participants will see iPads converted to cardiac monitors and a sophisticated interface between simulator and hemodynamic monitoring software.
ACPE #0263-000-13-353-L05-P

#42 No Tech, Low Tech, High Tech Teaching Ideas
Michele L. Deck, MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE
Each educator faces different challenges. Do you have access and the expertise needed to incorporate high technology into your classes? If you are not a tech genius, this session will present teaching ideas you can use with no tech, in case you have a glitch that can't be conquered. Also learn ways to incorporate low tech and high tech ideas into the teaching methods you are currently using. 
ACPE #0263-000-13-354-L05-P

#43 NLN & SSIH Strategic Planning for Simulation Using IPE
Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
In 2012, the NLN and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH) convened a group of stakeholders for strategic planning using simulation for IPE. This presentation will report on the outcomes of that meeting. The recently released NLN/SSIH White Paper will be discussed.
ACPE #0263-000-13-355-L05-P


Refreshment Break, Exhibits, Posters



#51 Leadership in Sims
Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
This session will focus on leadership skills needed by simulation specialists, faculty and simulation coordinators/directors to run a center or program. Often times, individuals are placed in leadership roles to plan, develop and implement a center or program with scarce resources. This session will help to describe leadership skills to develop and strategies to consider when placed in the emerging leader role.
ACPE #0263-000-13-356-L05-P

#52 Transforming Learning Opportunities with Technology
Diane J. Skiba, PhD, FAAN, FACMI
Learn how to blaze a new trail in your courses by implementing technologies that support new and traditional learning opportunities. Explore how tools for collaboration, research and presentation are transforming the learning experience of students. Social media, virtual worlds, flipped classroom and next generation web-based learning are on the agenda.
ACPE #0263-000-13-357-L05-P

#53 Low and High Technology Approaches to IPE
Mary N. Meyer, ARNP
Multiple approaches to teaching students how to work together in team-based care are occurring across the country. Examples of teaching IPE through the use of low and high-technologies will be provided.
ACPE #0263-000-13-358-L05-P




All faculty should attend this conference.

Donna Zucker, Phd, RN
Amberst, MA

Conference Faculty

Giselle Abellera, MSN-Ed, RN
College of Nursing
West Coast University
Ontario, California

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

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

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

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

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

Tim J. Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Waconia, Minnesota

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

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

Caroline Oh, MSN, FNP-C
College of Nursing
West Coast University
Ontario, California

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

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

Tina Davidson, MN, RN
College of Nursing
West Coast University
Ontario, California

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

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

Lori Rodriguez, PhD, RN, CNE
Associate Professor and
CSU Northern California
DNP Program
San Jose State University
San Jose, California

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

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

Pamela R. Jeff ries, 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

Sandy M. Swoboda, RN, MS, FCCM
Co-Coordinator, NCSBN
Simulation Study
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


Jill Kardously, MSN, FNP-BC
College of Nursing
West Coast University
Ontario, California



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.

Are you looking for a roommate for the conference? 
Click here to search.

*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.





Main Conference

Nurses, MDs, Pharmacists,



A = $225
B = $190
C = $190
D = $295




A = $250
B = $215
C = $215
D = $320



*Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before June 13.
**Students: To qualify, submit student verification of status with registration.

• Continental breakfasts
• Refreshment breaks
• Certificate of Attendance
• Online access to presentation handouts before and after the conference

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.

(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 Preconference(s). 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

(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 June 13 receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after June 13 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.

Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule.

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.

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Attendee Information

Thank you for registering for the Revolutionizing Nursing Education conference being held July 25 -27, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11999 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840, 714-750-1234.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN is on Thursday, July 25.  Preconference A participants will check in at 7:00 a.m. Preconference A participants will receive a boxed breakfast which can be taken on the bus to the West Coast University Simulation Center. Please be sure to arrive in plenty of time to check-in at our Conference Registration Desk and receive your breakfast before boarding the bus. The Bus will depart promptly at 7:30 a.m. Any latecomers will be responsible for providing their own transportation to the West Coast University Simulation Center.

Preconference B will check in between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.   Check-in for Preconference C check-in begins at 12:15 p.m., and Preconference D check-In will take place at 7:30 a.m.

MAIN CONFERENCE CHECK-IN is on Friday, July 26, from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. If you attended one of the Preconferences, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference. However, if you are registered for the Main Conference only, you must check in to receive your conference materials. To avoid the rush that can occur on the first morning of the Main Conference, we recommend you arrive early to allow adequate time for the check-in process, enjoy your continental breakfast and be ready for the start of the Main Conference promptly at
8:00 a.m.

SESSIONS begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and are open only to registered participants.  Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment breaks.

ONLINE  CE  LIBRARY:  Contemporary  Forums'  Online  CE  Library  is  your  on-demand  resource  for  quality continuing education and offers over 1000 multimedia presentations recorded from our live conferences. For more information or details about group access discounts, visit or call 925-361-4811.

SPEAKER HANDOUTS: Ten days before the conference begins you will receive an email with instructions to review, download or print the handout materials posted by the faculty on the Contemporary Forums website at The slides will not be printed in the Conference Guide you receive at the conference. These slides will be replaced 3-5 days after the conference with the slides actually presented at the conference. Please add to your Contacts and/or Safe Senders list since emails may be filtered as SPAM or blocked.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE INSTRUCTIONS:   Participants will complete online speaker evaluations for each session attended and then an overall evaluation in order to obtain CE credit and print the Certificate of Attendance.  Completion of this process is the attendee's responsibility and must be completed within 30 days after the conference by going to our website at Detailed instructions will be emailed to you and also available in the Conference Guide you receive onsite.

HYATT REGENCY ORANGE COUNTY offers a special conference rate which is available until July 2, 2013, or until the room block is filled.  We recommend that you make your reservation early by calling Hyatt Reservations at 888-421-1442. Be sure to say you are participating in the Revolutionizing Nursing Education conference. To reserve your room online, please visit our website at for details.  After the release date of July 2, call the hotel directly at 714-750-1234 to check for room availability.  If you will be arriving after 3:00 p.m., we suggest you call the hotel the day you travel to reconfirm your reservation.

JOIN THE CONFERENCE CONVERSATION: Receive live conference updates, learn about special exhibitor promotions, and communicate with faculty and fellow participants. Follow Revolutionizing Nursing Education:
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DISCOUNTED AIR FARES: Contemporary Forums has made a special discount agreement with United Airlines. To  obtain  these  special  conference  fares,  go  online  to  and  enter  the  Account  Code ZPCB367092. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. Since seats are limited, make your reservation early to ensure the best flights and schedule.

HERTZ RENT-A-CAR 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. To obtain the special rates, call Hertz at (800) 654-2240. Please refer to Contemporary Forums and the conference discount code CV #03000260.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICES: SuperShuttle provides transportation to the Hyatt Regency Orange County from Los Angeles International Airport at a cost of approximately $16.00 per person one way. From John Wayne/Orange County Airport, the cost is $10.00 per person one-way.  For further information or to arrange hotel pick-up for your return, you can reach them at (800) 258-3826 or  Rates are subject to change without notice.

TAXIS to the Hyatt Regency Orange County (35 miles) charge approximately  $120.000 from Los Angeles International Airport and $45.00 from John Wayne Airport (13 miles). Note: Prices are subject to change.

PARKING: Self-parking at the Hyatt Regency Orange County is available for $16.00 per day and includes in/out privileges. Valet parking is available for $22.00 per day. Parking rates subject to change without notice.

From Los Angeles International Airport to the Hyatt Regency Orange County: Take I-105 East to I-605 South to CA-91 East to I-5 South. Exit at Harbor Blvd South (Exit 110A). The Hyatt Regency is 1.8 miles on the right, at Chapman and Harbor.

From John Wayne Airport to the Hyatt Regency Orange County: Take I-405 North to CA-55 North to I-5 North. Exit at Chapman Ave. Turn left on Chapman Ave. The Hyatt Regency is 1.5 miles on the right, at Chapman and Harbor.

TOURIST INFORMATION is offered by the Anaheim Visitors & Convention Bureau at 714-765-8888 or online at Temperatures in Anaheim in July are in the 80's during the day with lows in the 60's in the evening. Since meeting rooms can be cool, a light jacket or sweater is recommended.

DISNEYLAND: For up-to-date information on hours of operation and ticket prices of the Disney theme parks, contact Disney Guest Relations at 714-781-7290 or visit their website at   The Hyatt Regency Orange County offers shuttle service to the Disney theme parks for a minimal cost.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations may be made by phone or in writing. Cancellations received on or before June
13,  2013,  receive  a  full  tuition  refund.  Cancellations  received  after  June  13,  2013,  are  assessed  a  $20.00
processing fee. No refunds for cancellations received after the conference begins or for "no shows."

THANK YOU for registering for the Revolutionizing Nursing Education. If there is any way that Contemporary Forums can assist you in making arrangements for the conference, call us at 800-377-7707 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).

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