2022 Fall Summit

Join Us October 18-19, 2022 in New Orleans!

This two-day event is designed for anyone interested in advocating for the CNS role! Taking place October 18-19, 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the NACNS 2022 Fall Summit is themed The CNS Advocacy Continuum: Bridging Academia and Practice and will feature a variety of interactive workshops, keynote sessions, networking opportunities and a chance to gain CE credits. Attendees will engage in discussions on topics including advancing the role of the CNS, the future of nursing, specialty certifications & the CNS position statement, diversity & inclusion within healthcare and much more.

Your registration fee includes CEs.

Registration & CEs

To register for the 2022 Fall Summit, please visit the Members Portal by clicking here.

Fall Summit Registration – Member (Early Bird)$450
Fall Summit Registration – Member (Regular)$525
Fall Summit Registration – Non Member (Early Bird)$550
Fall Summit Registration – Non Member (Regular)$625
Fall Summit Registration – Student$300

Speakers

Keynotes and Speaker details coming in the next few weeks.

Agenda

All times are Central (CT).

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | Day One:

7:30 AM8:30 AMBreakfast
8:30 AM8:45 AMWelcome Remarks
Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, PMGT-BC, FNAP, FAAN
8:45 AM10:00 AMOpening Keynote: Health Equity
Keynote details to come!
10:00 AM10:30 AMDiscussion | The Important Role of the CNS in Healthcare
Moderator: Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, PMGT-BC, FNAP, FAAN
10:30 AM10:45 AMBreak
10:45 AM11:45 AMWorkshop A – 1 | CMS Open Payment
Amy Bedsaul
11:45 AM12:45 PMLunch
12:45 PM1:30 PMSession A – 1 | Updates on APRN Workgroup
Ralph Kohl, Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs, American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology
1:30 PM2:15 PMSession A – 2 | Updates on Legislation and Regulatory Public Policy Agenda and Grad Ed
Rick Bassett, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, FCNS & Sarah Taylor, DNP, MHR, AGCNS-BC, CEN
2:15 PM2:30 PMBreak
2:30 PM3:15 PMSession A – 3 | Legislation and Regulatory Positions Statements
Danny Lee, PhD, APRN-BC, CNE & Sarah Taylor, DNP, MHR, AGCNS-BC, CEN
3:15 PM3:30 PMBreak
3:30 PM4:00 PMSession A – 4 | APRN Compact Discussion
Michelle Buck
4:00 PM5:15 PMWorkshop A – 2 | APRN Consensus Model
Elizabeth Duxbury, MS, RN, CCRN, ACNS-BC ACNS-BC & Stephanie Schuldt, MN, APRN, ACNS-BC, NPD-BC, CCRN-K, CCNS

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2022 | Day Two:

8:00 AM9:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 AM9:30 AMSessions B – 1 | Certification Task Force Updates
Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, PMGT-BC, FNAP, FAAN & Susan Dresser, PhD, MSN, APRN-CNS, FCNS
9:30 AM10:00 AMSession B – 2 | CNS Position Statement and Education Task Force Updates
Cherrie Pullium, DNP APRN ACNS-BC FCNS
10:00 AM10:15 AMBreak
10:15 AM11:30 AMWorkshop B – 1 | Task Force Updates Discussion and Feedback
Phyllis Whitehead, PhD,
APRN/CNS, ACHPN, PMGT-BC, FNAP, FAAN & Cherrie Pullium, DNP APRN ACNS-BC FCNS
11:30 AM12:30 PMLunch
12:30 PM1:00 PMSession B – 3 | Future of Nursing Task Force Updates
Jennifer Manning, DNS, ACNS-BC, CNE
1:00 PM1:30 PMSession B – 4 | Essentials Task Force Updates
Mitzi Saunders, PhD, APRN, CNS-C
1:30 PM1:45 PMBreak
1:45 PM3:00 PMWorkshop B – 2 | Increasing Practice Hours Discussion
Cherrie Pullium, DNP APRN ACNS-BC FCNS & Mitzi Saunders, PhD,
APRN, CNS-C
3:00 PM4:15 PMClosing Keynote: ANA Report – Racism in Nursing
Keynote details to come!
4:15 PM4:30 PMClosing Ceremony
Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, PMGT-BC, FNAP, FAAN
Agenda is subject to change. 

Session Details

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

WELCOME REMARKS

Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, PMGT-BC, FNAP, FAAN

The CNS Advocacy Continuum: Bridging Academia and Practice
This two-day event features a variety of interactive workshops, keynote sessions, networking opportunities and a chance to gain CE credits. Attendees will engage in discussions on topics including advancing the role of the CNS, the future of nursing, specialty certifications and the CNS position statement, diversity and inclusion within healthcare and much more.

 

OPENING KEYNOTE: Health Equity

Session details to come!

 

DISCUSSION | The Important Role of the CNS in Healthcare

Moderator: Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, PMGT-BC, FNAP, FAAN

NACNS President, Phyllis Whitehead, will moderate this discussion with the Keynote speaker about the important role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in healthcare. Specifically, the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) classification of CNSs as Registered Nurses (RNs), NOT Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), will be discussed and asked by the Keynote speaker.

 

WORKSHOP A-1 | CNS Open Payment

Amy Bedsaul

The CMS Open Payment session will open with an overview of the programs. Open Payments is a national disclosure program that promotes a more transparent and accountable healthcare system. Open Payments houses a publicly accessible database of payments that reporting entities, including drug and medical device companies, make to covered recipients like APRNs, including CNSs. The workshop will discuss integrating Open Payments into CNS education and practice.

 

SESSION A-1 | Updates on APRN Workgroup

Ralph Kohl, Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs, American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

Session details to come!

 

SESSION A-2 | Updates on Legislation and Regulatory Public Policy Agenda

Rick Bassett, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, FCNS & Sarah Taylor, DNP, MHR, AGCNS-BC, CEN

The Legislation and Regulatory committee will share their recommended NACNS Public Policy Agenda updates and seek feedback from attendees.

 

SESSION A-3 | Legislation and Regulatory Positions Statements

Danny Lee, PhD, APRN-BC, CNE & Sarah Taylor, DNP, MHR, AGCNS-BC, CEN

The Legislation and Regulatory Committee will share their latest position statements on prescriptive authority and title protection and seek feedback from attendees.

 

SESSION A-4 | APRN Compact Discussion

Michelle Buck

Ms. Buck will share the current National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) APRN Compact and will review how many states have adopted it, as well as the rationale, impact and opportunities for CNSs and other APRNs.

 

WORKSHOP A-2 | APRN Consensus Model

Elizabeth Duxbury, MS, RN, CCRN, ACNS-BC & Stephanie Schuldt, MN, APRN, ACNS-BC, NPD-BC, CCRN-K, CCNS

This workshop will lead an interactive small group discussion on pertinent CNS practice issues confronting CNSs today, such as prescriptive authority, privileging, title protection and the APRN compact.

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

SESSION B-1 | Certification Task Force Updates

Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, PMGT-BC, FNAP, FAAN & Susan Dresser, PhD, MSN, APRN-CNS, FCNS

Phyllis Whitehead, Chair of the Certification Task Force and NACNS President, will share updates on the work of the Task Force.

 

SESSION B-2 | CNS Position Statement and Education Task Force Updates

Cherrie Pullium, DNP APRN ACNS-BC FCNS

Cherrie Pullium, Chair of the Statement on CNS Practice and Education Task Force, will share updates on the work of the Task Force.

 

WORKSHOP B-1 | Task Force Updates Discussion and Feedback

Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, PMGT-BC, FNAP, FAAN & Cherrie Pullium, DNP APRN ACNS-BC FCNS

Dr. Pullium and Dr. Whitehead will lead interactive small group discussions on the next steps for the Certification Task force and the CNS Statement Task Force.

 

SESSION B-3 | Future of Nursing Task Force Updates

Jennifer Manning, DNS, ACNS-BC, CNE

Jennifer Manning, Chair of the Future of Nursing Task Force, will share the work of the Task Force and facilitate a workshop on feedback on the report.

 

SESSION B-4 | Essentials Task Force Updates

Mitzi Saunders, PhD, APRN, CNS-C

Mitzi Saunders, Chair of the Essentials Task Force, will share the task force’s work and facilitate a workshop on feedback on the report.

 

WORKSHOP B-2 | Increasing Practice Hours Discussion

Cherrie Pullium, DNP APRN ACNS-BC FCNS & Mitzi Saunders, PhD, APRN, CNS-C

Cherrie Pullium and Mitzi Saunders will discuss the potential impact that the new practice hour requirements of 750 hours for NP training could have on CNS education, both the merits and shortcomings.

 

CLOSING KEYNOTE: ANA Report – Racism in Nursing

Session details to come!

CLOSING CEREMONY

Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, PMGT-BC, FNAP, FAAN

NACNS President Phyllis Whitehead will close with an Advocacy Pledge from attendees and highlight takeaways from the Summit.

 

*Please note: the Fall Summit agenda, speakers, and session times are subject to change.

Reservations & Travel

NEW ORLEANS MARRIOTT CANAL STREET
555 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 70130
+1 410-547-1200

NACNS has a discounted room block at the host hotel for the 2022 Fall Summit. The discounted rate is $209 per night while availability lasts.

 

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Health & Safety

COVID-19 Health & Safety Precautions

NACNS is committed to your health and safety and those of all our guests during the Fall Summit. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC recommendations and guidelines, as well as state and local guidelines, and provide updates as needed.

To ensure a safe experience for all, here are the health and safety guidelines at the 2022 Annual Conference:

  1. Masks continue to be recommended, but not required, and it is still advisable to follow general health safety recommendations, such as participating only when you are completely healthy, observing good hand hygiene and keeping a sufficient distance to others, also in private events.
  2. If you don’t feel well or show any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. Please refer to the CDC Screening questionnaire as a resource (https://www.cdc.gov/screening/paper-version.pdf).
  3. When making your flight and travel arrangements, check the requirements of your airline and the destinations from which you will be traveling.

Please note that these guidelines are subject to change based on the state and local guidelines implemented. Current COVID-19 information can be found from the pertinent organizations below:

New Orleans Marriott – Canal Street
Marriott Commitment to Clean
Marriott Travel Guidance
New Orleans Health Department
CDC

Sponsors

Sponsors to be announced.