2021 NSNA Virtual 39th MidYear Conference November 11-13, 2021
This activity will be submitted to the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for approval to award contact hours.
Thursday, November 11, 2021 Preconference Separate Registration Required 11:30am – 4:30 pm (5.0 contact hours) Influencer: How to Become the Faculty You've Always Wanted to Be You likely didn't choose it for the endless faculty meetings, grading on the weekends, or the many other tedious parts of our roles. You went into teaching to make a difference in our profession. You know what you're doing in your classroom impacts the tens of thousands of vulnerable patients your students will care for during their careers. You're an influencer. We know that even influencers need to be reenergized and we've created this faculty session just for you! Whether you're a novice or expert faculty, you'll leave this session with an individualized and realistic plan of action that you can implement in this current semester! Speaker: Rhonda Lawes, PhD (c), RN Sponsor: National Student Nurses Association, Brooklyn, NY and Lecturio Nursing, New York, NY
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall Grand Opening (Exhibitors Present) Sign up to volunteer to review resumes and coach students about their career plans. For your participation, you will receive partial registration rebate following the conference. Copy and Paste:https://form.jotform.com/nsnainc/CDCMY
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (0 contact hours) American Red Cross Disaster Certification NSNA has collaborated with the American Red Cross (ARC) to offer disaster training. This exciting opportunity teaches how to provide health care services in disaster shelters. Conference registration is required but there is no additional fee for this certification. All participants are required to complete Part 1 online before they can attend Part 2 at the Virtual Midyear Conference. In order to receive a certificate for this program you must complete Parts 1 and 2 and then complete the evaluation that will be sent to you by Homeland Security. Speaker: Cheryl Schmidt, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, American Red Cross Nurse Educator, and Professor of Nursing, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ Sponsor: American Red Cross, Washington, DC
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm Opening Session/Keynote: Becoming Your Own Hero Speaker: Rhonda Lawes, PhD (c), RN Keynote Speaker Sponsor: Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., Pitman, NJ Opening Session Sponsor: Lecturio Nursing, New York, NY
6:45 pm- 8:00 pm Ethics and Governance: Code of Ethics Roundtables Join NSNA members in a virtual Roundtable Discussion on the NSNA Code of Ethics. The Code consists of three parts: the Bill of Rights and Responsibilities; the Code of Professional Conduct; and the Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct. Be a change advocate and provide your input for revisions. Please plan to participate in this important policy development process. Your valuable input will help us shape a comprehensive Code of Ethics and Conduct that reflects NSNA’s Core Values and ideals of nursing students. Speaker:Stephanie Smith, NSNA Director and Chair of the Ethics and Governance Committee Resource Person:Dr. Kenya Williams, EdD, RN, RP, CAE, NSNA Deputy Executive Director
Friday, November 12, 2021 10:30 pm – 12:00 pm(1.5 contact hours) Faculty-Student Mentorship: Preparing the Next Generation of Nurses for the "Real World" Learn how to help your students plan their future nursing careers. This session includes how to work as a mentor with diverse students while they are in nursing school and after graduation. This session also serves as an introduction to volunteering in the Career Development Center during the MidYear Conference. Speaker:Lois Marshall, PhD, RN, Nurse Education Consultant, Author, Speaker, Miami, FL Sponsor: National Student Nurses' Association, Brooklyn, NY
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open (Exhibitors Present) and Career Development Center Sign up to volunteer to review resumes and coach students about their career plans. For your participation, you will receive partial registration rebate following the conference. Copy and Paste:https://form.jotform.com/nsnainc/CDCMY
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (1.5 contact hours) You've Got This! Prepping for NGN Doesn’t Mean Reinventing the Wheel The cohort starting nursing school this fall will be the first students to take the Next Generation NCLEX exam in 2023. While we’ve known this transition was coming for some time now, many nursing educators are feeling a sense of anxiety as they prepare. But we want to remind you that you already have the solid foundation you’ll need for success as educators―in other words, you’ve got this! Speaker:Maria Flores-Harris, DNP, RN, CNE, Executive Director of Nursing Consulting, Kaplan Sponsor: Kaplan Nursing, New York, NY
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm(1.5 contact hours) NCSBN Update Learn about NCSBN’s updates related to nursing education. Hear about NCSBN’s progress with creating a national nursing education database by collecting annual report data from participating BONs. Find out about our latest research, including our national study on the impact of COVID-19 on nursing education programs and our study investigating the types and extent of errors and near misses in schools of nursing. What is the latest news on the nurse licensure compact – and much more! Speaker:Nancy Spector, PhD, RN, Director of Regulatory Innovations, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, IL Sponsor: National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, IL
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Board Workshops including NSNA Leadership and Faculty Roundtables This interactive session will be an open discussion for you to share your successes and problems with your colleagues. Topics can include increasing your chapter membership, involving students in leadership activities, getting school support for NSNA activities, fundraising, and more. Moderators: NSNA Board of Directors; including NSNA’s national consultants, Cheryl Taylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, NLN appointed consultant, and Mary Foley, RN, PhD, FAAN Director, ANA appointed consultant.
Saturday, November 13, 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 pm General Session TBA Speakers: TBA Sponsor: Emergency Nurses Association, Schaumburg, IL
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open (Exhibitors Present) and Career Development Center* Sign up to volunteer to review resumes and coach students about their career plans. For your participation, you will receive partial registration rebate following the conference. Copy and Paste:https://form.jotform.com/nsnainc/CDCMY
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (1.5 contact hours) A Successful Initiative for Next Generation NCLEX! In this session the "SAFETY" Model will be discussed as a structure to assist students to develop and master clinical decision making and judgment in the classroom and clinical, the answer for the Next Generation NCLEX® success! Participants will be given strategies on how to develop and reinforce clinical judgment throughout the curriculum that can be easily applied in their own course. Speakers: Loretta Manning, MSN, RN, GNP, President, I CAN Publishing®, Inc Sponsor: I CAN Publishing®, Inc., Duluth, Georgia
3:15 pm – 4:45 pm (1.5 contact hours) The 5 Key Strategies Faculty Need to Fall Back in Love with Teaching Join us for this session led by an expert nursing faculty with both 30 years of experience as a nurse and who currently teaches nursing students in pathophysiology, pharmacology, and nursing research. Together we'll walk through the practical application of educational research to students in 2021. Are you finding it difficult to engage your students? Has item analysis or item writing become maddening? Would you like to step up your teaching game? Do you feel disconnected from students? Would you like to learn strategies to take back your personal life? Then this session is for YOU! Speaker: Rhonda Lawes, PhD (c), RN Sponsor: Lecturio Nursing, New York, NY
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm General Session Leadership University Honor Society: Professional Identity TBA Moderators: TBA Sponsor: National Student Nurses' Association, Brooklyn, NY
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Closing Endnote: The R.E.A.L. Leader in You. The R.E.A.L. Leader in You is a motivational talk that will inspire attendees to see themselves as leaders who have the power to change lives. Attendees will also learn the R.E.A.L. tools that will enhance their leadership skills to maximize their impact on the world. Endnote Speaker: Wendy Garvin Mayo, APRN, ANP-BC, Associate Director, Oncology Clinical Scientist, Johnson & Johnson Research & Development Endnote Speaker Sponsor: Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO Closing Session Sponsor: Nurses Service Organization, Hatboro, PA
Faculty Connect Faculty, speakers, consultants, and advisors are invited to relax, and connect with colleagues. This is the perfect opportunity to network! The faculty connect times will be published in the Midyear Program Book.
*Volunteers are needed in the Career Development Center to review resumes and talk with students about their future career plans. If you are available to volunteer during the posted hours, please follow this link:https://form.jotform.com/nsnainc/CDCMY