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. Applied for 8.5 contact hours, not including the Preconference. Preconference: 5.0Contact 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 and to be an Influencer. We know that even influencers need to be reenergized and we've created this faculty session just for you!
Participating participants will learn how to:
Evaluate practical strategies for increasing the level of student satisfaction in nursing courses.
Utilize brain-based learning techniques will make their teaching more memorable for students.
Evaluate research-based strategies for increasing student engagement in both virtual and in-person courses.
Implement the top 5 things every faculty should know to create the most effective test items
Evaluate and create test items that reliably assess the key concepts course content
Complete a consistent Item analysis even if you are "statistics-averse", a new faculty, or a veteran.
Reassess courses for desirable difficulty and never hear the term "busy-work" again students.
Increase the positive charge of your student evaluations.
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 to become the influencer in your classroom you have always wanted to be. 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)
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 Champion 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 am – 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 initiatives that are of interest to educators. Hear the latest news on the Compact. Find out what the Nursing Education Outcomes and Metrics Committee plans are for the future of program approval. Hear about the Regulatory Scholars Program, grants available to educators and our new Safe Student Reports (SSR) study, where we are learning about errors and near misses in nursing programs - 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
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm (1.0 contact hours) Utilizing Learning Science and Active Learning Strategies to Increase Engagement This session will discuss various active learning activities that utilize learning science to create a high-quality, engaging learning environment. The session will include a brief overview of various learning science concepts including retrieval practice, interleaving, spaced repetition, and memory science that support student retention of course information and that can be incorporated into nursing education. Speakers: Kate Campbell, MSN, FNP-C, Executive, TrueLearn Sponsor: Picmonic, Mesa, Arizona
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 Not on my Watch: Human Rights and Health Justice in Nursing What does it mean to be a health care hero? You have probably learned that part of your responsibility as a nurse is to be an advocate. Often the concept of advocacy that we learn in nursing school is focused on individual patient rights and needs, but this is a narrow focus that must be expanded. This session will explore the nurse’s advocacy role in defending human rights and promoting health justice. We will discuss how social and structural determinants of health result in health disparities and inequitable care in the United States. Strategies for developing broad advocacy skills and building an equity-based mindset will be presented with the goal of changing the focus from nursing the patient to nursing the nation. Speakers: Anna Valdez, Ph.D., RN, PHN, CEN, CFRN, CNE, FAEN, FAADN 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) T.E.A.C.H.: The 5 Key Strategies Faculty Need to Excel in Teaching In this session, you will tackle the educational environment by using the five strategies of T.E.A.C.H.:Teaching with neuroscience, Engaging, Assessing and Connecting in the learning environment; and How to rejuvenate yourself personally and professionally. Together we will work through the practical application of educational research, classroom engagement and assessment, personal connection, and rejuvenation, and much more. Speaker: Rhonda Lawes, PhD (c), RN Sponsor: Lecturio Nursing, New York, NY
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Plenary Session: NSNA Leadership University Honor Society: Professional Identity Formation in Nursing The NSNA Leadership University Honor Society recognizes nursing students for their participation in shared governance at the state, school and national levels of NSNA. As nursing students learn and practice leadership they develop skills needed to participate as RNs in unit councils, professional organizations, community boards and government agencies. Students grow in confidence and interpersonal relationships as they form their professional identity in nursing through participation in NSNA. Faculty receive a certificate for engaging their students in NSNA leadership. Speaker:Diane Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, NSNA Executive Director Moderator:Kyle Loose, NSNA President 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 in the virtual environment through pop-zooms and a network zone. This is the perfect opportunity to network! The faculty connect times will be published in the digital program book and on the conference app. *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