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

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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

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses (ANCC) Credit Designation

This activity has been approved for ANCC contact hours. Stay tuned for more information.

Nurse Pharmacology Credits

Please note onsite agenda for identification of sessions eligible for pharmacotherapeutic hours and self-submit those to your board. Keep the agenda as a reference in case they have questions.

Keynote Speakers

Marcus Henderson, MSN, RN, PhD Student
John Hopkins School of Nursing

Marcus D. Henderson, MSN, RN is currently a PhD student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Doctoral Fellow in the SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association. His research interests focus on adolescent mental health, suicide prevention, family health, and the social determinants of mental health. Mr. Henderson’s goal is to develop a program of research aimed toward improving mental health care and optimizing outcomes for marginalized youth and their families.

Mr. Henderson has professional experience working in community-based, acute psychiatric, and educational settings. Most recently, Mr. Henderson was a Lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, where he taught community health and psychiatric nursing in the undergraduate and accelerated BSN programs. He was also a charge nurse for child and adolescent services at Fairmount Behavioral Health System in Philadelphia, PA. Prior, Mr. Henderson served as the Co-Founder and the Executive Director of Up and Running Healthcare Solutions, a Philadelphia-based organization that provided case management with community health workers and other supportive services for men experiencing homelessness. His work on health for homeless individuals and community health workers was funded by the 2017 President’s Engagement Prize from the University of Pennsylvania.

For his work in the Philadelphia community, Mr. Henderson was recognized as a Community Champion for Positive Change by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation in 2018. Mr. Henderson served as a member of the consensus study committee at the National Academy of Medicine that authored The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity. He is currently a member of the American Nurses Association Board of Directors, National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing, and the HOSA-Future Health Professionals Inc. Board of Directors. Mr. Henderson received a BSN and MSN in Health Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and he also holds a certificate in Health Care Innovation from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Todd Tartavoulle, DNS, APRN, CNS-BC
Associate Professor | Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

Dr. Tartavoulle, Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, has fifteen years of experience working in an academic health sciences center. He began at LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing in August 2007 and has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level including critical care nursing, health assessment, perspectives in nursing, nursing research, proposal development, and evidence-based practice.

Dr. Tartavoulle is the primary investigator on several research studies including the effect of Advocacy Training on healthcare provider and nursing student attitudes on LGBTQ+ patients. Other research interest include, leadership, self-awareness, and communication among baccalaureate nursing students and predictors of quality of life, fatigue, and sexual dysfunction in the pulmonary hypertension population. He has presented his research findings at both local and national conferences.

Currently he is the secretary for Crescent Care Board, Federally Qualified Health Center, Board of Trustees. Dr. Tartavoulle is also the editor of the Southern Nursing Research Society’s Southern Connections Newsletter.

He has received several awards including being recognized as a Health Care Hero for New Orleans City Business, the recipient of the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association Award by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, Nursing School Administrator of the Year by Louisiana State Nurses Association, and the Pace Setter award by the Southern Regional Education Board. Dr. Tartavoulle is also recognized by the National League for Nursing as having published the best article among all primary research articles published in 2021.

Dr. Tartavoulle received his BSN, MN, and DNS from Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Nursing. He is also an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Session Speakers

Phyllis Whitehead

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

Dr. Phyllis Whitehead is a clinical ethicist and clinical nurse specialist with the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH) Palliative Care Service and Associate Professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. She initiated the Palliative Medicine and Moral Distress Consult Services at CRMH. She is certified in pain management and as an advanced practice hospice and palliative care nurse.

Dr. Whitehead has done numerous presentations on pain and symptom management, opioid induced sedation, moral distress, and patients’ end of life preferences locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Her research interests include moral distress and improving communication with seriously ill patients and has been funded for numerous grants for her research.

She was a Board of Director member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and is now President of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and President of the Virginia Foundation of Nurses. She was a member of the ANA Moral Resilience Advisory Committee. She is a founding member and Board of Director member of the Virginia Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. She was selected for Governor Ralph Northam’s Policy Council on Opioid and Substance Abuse this year.

In 2020 she was elected as a Distinguished Practitioner Fellow in the National Academy of Practice in Nursing. In 2021 she was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as a Fellow. She is a graduate of Radford University where she earned her BSN and MSN and earned her doctorate degree at Virginia Tech.

Rick Bassett

Rick Bassett, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, FCNS
St. Luke’s Health System

Rick Bassett is an Adult Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist for St. Luke’s Health System (SLHS). He obtained his MSN from Idaho State University in 2009 and is certified as a Critical Care Nurse (CCRN) through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), board certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, licensed as an Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Idaho and was recently inducted into the NACNS CNSI Fellowship.

Rick has led cohorts of Critical Care teams across the nation in practice and quality improvement programs with respect to ICU Delirium Recognition and Management, ICU Palliative Care/End of Life and Early ICU Mobility. He trained in clinical ethics at the University of Washington, is a Clinical Ethics Consultant for SLHS and member of the SLHS Ethics Committee for 30 years.

Rick currently serves as the NACNS Board Liaison for the NACNS Legislative and Regulatory Committee and the Finance Committee. He is Chair of the SLHS Institutional Review Board, an NACNS Northwest Affiliate Board member, an Idaho Health Continuum of Care Alliance (IHCCA) Board member, Chair the IHCCA Legislative and Policy Committee, Idaho representative on the National POLST Plenary Council and Chair the National POLST Technology Committee working with industry, State and National leaders to improve POLST processes. Mr. Bassett lectures nationally and has published on topics related to ethics, palliative care and critical care.

Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor, DNP, MHR, AGCNS-BC, CEN
Bon Secours Mercy Health Mary Immaculate Hospital

Serving on the NACNS Fall Summit State Legislative Panel is my opportunity to help state affiliates realize their potential to align with the APRN consensus model by passing legislation allowing CNSs to work to their fullest potential and evaluate the impact of the APRN Compact within their own state.

Additionally, I can contribute to the learning of states without an affiliate in seeking to build one. NACNS is positioned to impact the goals and future of the state affiliates. I will contribute time, experience, and expertise to the panel to further the growth of the NACNS. This position allows me to remain active in advocacy for CNSs on a broad scale and to participate in organizational events and meetings with key stakeholders that I may not otherwise meet or collaborate with from outside this position.

I am endeavored to remain an active member of the NACNS, through legislative/regulatory work and there is much to learn about sustaining the work of the NACNS

Patricia Tuite

Patricia K Tuite, PhD, RN, CCNS
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

Patricia Tuite is a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Coordinator of the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Area of Concentration. Dr. Tuite is also the Director of the DNP Program.

Dr. Tuite teaches graduate nursing students in the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program. She has been a clinical nurse specialist for 29 years. Dr. Tuite has experience teaching in academia as well as working as a critical care CNS. She still maintains a faculty practice in the UPMC health system at Presbyterian University Hospital. Dr. Tuite has a been a member of National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists for over 20 years and has served on the Marketing and Membership committees, and currently a member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist Graduate Education Committee since 1999.

Dr. Tuite’s expertise is in critical care, primarily cardio-pulmonary, and quality and process improvement. She has mentored over 35 Doctor of Nursing Practice Students.

Jackie Iseler

Jackeline Iseler, DNP, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE
Michigan State University

Jackeline Iseler is an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Assistant Professor at Michigan State University College of Nursing, and Program Director of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Concentration in East Lansing, Michigan.

Dr. Iseler teaches graduate nursing students and the nursing students in the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program. She was the first certified clinical nurse specialist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the cardiovascular and in the adult transplant program. She has served as president of the Great Lakes Chapter of the International Transplant Nurses’ Society. And is currently serving as president of the Michigan Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and a member of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist Graduate Education Committee since 2020. She serves on the Michigan Board of Nursing as the clinical nurse specialist representative. And is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) through the National League for Nursing in 2019.

Dr. Iseler’s expertise is in the heart and lung transplant, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patient population, transitions of care, and quality and process improvement.

Danny Lee

Danny Lee, PhD, APRN-BC, CNE
Southeastern Louisiana University

O. Danny Lee has over 25 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings and a range of positions from staff to mid-level leadership positions. Has worked in Nursing Academia for 20 years. Associate Professor at Southeastern Louisiana University since 2011.

An APRN / CNS and serves as a volunteer for multiple committees with NACNS. Has served in leadership positions for the Rho Zeta Chapter for the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing for the past 7 years. Has served in a number of positions on the Board of Directors for the American Association for Men in Nursing. Served 7 years on the Foundation Board for the American Association for Men in Nursing. Volunteer for the Men’s Health Caucus of the American Public Health Association. Teaches policy at the undergraduate, masters and DNP levels. Have served on a number of DNP and PhD Committees many focusing on policy analysis and advocacy. Assisted in the development of a data-driven model to facilitate policy analysis, which can be used for healthcare policy analysis.

Michelle Buck, MS, APRN, CNS
National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Michelle Buck is Senior Policy Advisor at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). Michelle received a BSN from the University of Illinois at Chicago and earned a Master of Science in nursing degree from Rush University. She has been a registered nurse for over 30 years and practiced as a clinical nurse specialist in orthopedics for most of her career; she also was an instructor at Northern Illinois University School of Nursing. She served as the clinical nurse specialist representative on the inaugural Illinois Advanced Practice Nursing Board. She has published and presented on a variety of topics related to clinical practice, policy and nursing regulation.

Elizabeth Duxbury, DNP, RN, CNS, CCRN, ACNS-BC
Rochester General Hospital

Elizabeth Duxbury is the lead Clinical Nurse Specialist at Rochester General Hospital. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Keuka College then a Master of Science in Nursing from St. John Fisher College. She is a board certified Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist and Critical Care Nurse. She is a recent graduate with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from The Pennsylvania State University. She continues to be a legislative and regulatory advocate expanding on her DNP work, which centered on optimizing the practice act towards full scope of CNS practice support.

As a clinical nurse specialist, Elizabeth has a lifelong goal to collaboratively improve patient care, professional nursing practice and the health care system. She provides expert and collaborative consultation, education, leadership and mentoring directed towards improving quality clinical care at the bedside as well as the profession of nursing. She has published and presented on numerous nursing related topics advocating to advance nursing practice. She thinks beyond the bedside, while never forgetting that patients are the highest priority. Elizabeth creatively inspires innovation for the implementation of clinical best practices, integration of political realities, utilization of practical strategies, identification of realistic timelines and achievable outcomes. She has influenced positive changes in nursing peer review, organizational policies, patient experience, and expanded participation in collaborative research. She works towards decreasing hospital acquired infections and complications with a focus on advocacy, patient education and evidence based practice.

Stephanie Schuldt, MN, APRN, ACNS-BC, NPD-BC, CCRN-K, CCNS

Stephanie Schuldt is a clinical nurse specialist that graduated with a Bachelor
of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University followed by a Master of
Nursing from the University of Washington with her focus on critical care and
nursing education. Stephanie is currently enrolled in the DNP program at
Aspen University. She is board certified Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical
Care Nurse Specialist and is board certified in Nursing Professional
Development. She has a passion for nursing and improving patient outcomes
in all settings.

As a clinical nurse specialist, Stephanie has the goal to improve patient
outcomes by developing efficient practices, minimize waste, all while reducing
overall cost of care. She provides expert and collaborative consultation,
education, leadership, and mentoring directed towards improving quality
clinical care at the bedside as well as the profession of nursing. She has
published and presented on numerous nursing related topics. Stephanie is
passionate regarding the future of advance practice nursing and in particular
the clinical nurse specialist role. She advocates to elevate the nursing practice
so that future clinical nurse specialists can practice to the full extent of their
license and education.

Susan Dresser, PhD, APRN-CNS, FCNS
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Susan Dresser became a certified Adult Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) after graduating from Duke University in 1989. At the bedside as an RN and as an APRN-CNS her clinical career has been dedicated to the care of acute and critically ill patients with cardiovascular disorders.

In 2000 Susan became one of the first CNSs in the state of Oklahoma to obtain prescriptive authority, hospital credentialing as an APRN, a Medicare health care provider unique identification number (now known as the National Provider Identifier Number or NPI), and began directly billing for APRN services provided. She has been actively involved in legislative efforts to advance the practice of APRNs at the state level since 1989, working collaboratively to achieve CNS title protection (1990) and to achieve full practice authority.

She is a past President and Secretary of the Oklahoma Affiliate of NACNS, a past Board member and Secretary for NACNS (2005-2010), and 2 term member and past Chair of the NACNS Legislative-Regulatory Committee. She is also a co-editor of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Toolkit: A Guide for the New CNS. Susan’s career transitioned to an academic role in 2014 when she accepted a faculty position in the Adult-Gerontology CNS (AGCNS) program at the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

In 2017 she was promoted to Director of the AGCNS program and under her leadership the program has demonstrated success in relevance (program goals accomplished annually), efficiency (managed within budget limitations), effectiveness (achieved all program objectives and 100% certification pass rates), impact (100% of graduates have filled open CNS positions within 6 months of graduation, and sustainability (the program continues to attract qualified applicants).

Dr. Dresser completed a PhD in nursing research in 2019 from the University of Kansas. Her dissertation explored factors that influence registered nurses’ ability to notice, interpret, and respond to acutely deteriorating hospitalized patients using a clinical judgment conceptual model.

Cherrie Pullium, DNP APRN ACNS-BC, FCNS
Texas A&M School of Nursing

Dr. Cherrie Pullium is a Clinical Associate Professor at Texas A & M University School of Nursing teaching evidence-based clinical management of the aging adult across programs.

She graduated from Texas Christian University in 2006 with a Master of Science in Nursing and is board certified as an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist. She earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from The University of Alabama in 2018 and was awarded the Marietta P. Stanton Outstanding DNP Student Award.

Dr. Pullium is a Fellow of the CNS Institute and a tireless advocate for the CNS role. She currently serves NACNS on the board of directors and is also an active participant in numerous task forces and committees. Her CNS experience and continued practice are focused on the holistic clinical management of diverse adults with chronic illness in primary and long-term care settings.

Dr. Pullium is also associated with health equity initiatives at the local, state, and national level and currently serves on the board of Health For All Free Clinic in Bryan TX.

Jennifer Manning

Jennifer Manning, DNS, ACNS-BC, CNE
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

I earned a B.S.N. (2000), an M.S.N. (2007) as an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, and a D.N.S. (2014) from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in New Orleans, LA.

I began my nursing career as a critical care nurse and transitioned to academia as a critical care faculty in 2008. Furthermore, I accepted the position of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Programs at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in 2015. I teach undergraduate and graduate students.

I serve as the clinical researcher at a local Magnet hospital. In 2018, I was appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and in 2021, was elected to the board of directors for the National Association for Clinical Nurse Specialists. I was born and raised in Louisiana and married my high school sweetheart. We are blessed with three beautiful children.

Mitzi Saunders, PhD, APRN, CNS-C
University of Detroit Mercy

Mitzi M. Saunders, PhD, APRN, CNS-C is NACNS President-Elect and a Board Member for the past three years.

She was a former clinician specializing in internal medicine with prescriptive privileges at a level 1 trauma center in Detroit and is currently the program director for an AG-CNS program in Detroit, Michigan (University of Detroit Mercy).

Her scholarship interests center around elevating the CNS role to full practice authority and family caregiver science. Her most recent study was an NIH funded grant to identify the lived experience and health outcomes among widows who were caregivers for husbands with dementia. Her most recent publication was titled “Informing and Supporting the New CNS Prescriber.”

She is currently working on a variety of tasks for NACNS and a manuscript on a small study she conducted to test a new CNS Prescriber Competency tool she developed for CNS student prescriber competency.

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
Todd Tartavoulle, DNS, APRN, CNS-BC
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 | The CMS Open Payments Program
Amy Bedsaul
11:45 AM12:45 PMLunch
**Pamela Nye to present the Pamela Nye Award
1:00 PM1:45 PMSession A – 1 | Update on APRN Workgroup
Ralph Kohl, Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs, American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology
1:45 PM2:30 PMSession A – 2 | Update 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
Grad Ed Co-Chairs: Patricia K. Tuite, PhD, RN, CCNS & Jackeline Iseler, DNP, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE
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 PM3:45 PMBreak
3:45 PM4:15 PMSession A – 4 | APRN Compact Discussion
Michelle Buck, MS, APRN, CNS
4:15 PM5:30 PMWorkshop A – 2 | APRN Consensus Model
Elizabeth Duxbury, DNP, RN, CNS, CCRN, ACNS-BC & Stephanie Schuldt, MN, APRN, ACNS-BC, NPD-BC, CCRN-K, CCNS

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | Day Two:

8:00 AM9:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 AM9:30 AMSessions B – 1 | Certification Task Force Update
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 Update
Cherrie Pullium, DNP APRN ACNS-BC FCNS
10:00 AM11:15 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
11:15 AM12:15 PMLunch
12:30 PM1:45 PMClosing Keynote: The National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing – Foundational Report
Marcus Henderson, MSN, RN, PhD Student
1:45 PM2:15 PMSession B – 3 | Future of Nursing Task Force Update
Jennifer Manning, DNS, ACNS-BC, CNE
2:15 PM2:45 PMSession B – 4 | Essentials Task Force Update
Mitzi Saunders, PhD, APRN, CNS-C
2:45 PM3:00 PMBreak
3:00 PM4:15 PMWorkshop B – 2 | CNS Education: Clinical Practice Hours
Cherrie Pullium, DNP APRN ACNS-BC FCNS & Mitzi Saunders, PhD, APRN, CNS-C
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

Todd Tartavoulle, DNS, APRN, CNS-BC

The program will begin with a summary of the Advocacy Program history and accomplishments. Activities will include how Clinical Nurse Specialists can and should impact change in their many diverse settings, address health disparities, and improve patient outcomes in LGBTQIA+ populations. Additionally, communication strategies will be shared on how to advocate for LGBTQIA+ populations. Participants will engage in exercises that delineate approaches for creating a Welcoming Environment that allows for diverse and inclusive work spaces for all staff and populations. Participants will be taught how to have respectful communication and self-reflection.

 

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 | The CMS Open Payments Program

Amy Bedsaul

The CMS Open Payments session will provide an over of the Open Payments program including how it impacts Clinical Nurse Specialists. The Open Payments program is a national disclosure program that promotes a transparent and accountable healthcare system. Through this program, drug and medical device companies (reporting entities) are required to report to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) information about payments or transfers of value they have made to covered recipients including Clinical Nurse Specialists. The workshop will discuss integrating Open Payments into CNS education and practice.

 

SESSION A-1 | Update on APRN Workgroup

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

Session details to come!

 

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

Rick Bassett, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, FCNS & Sarah Taylor, DNP, MHR, AGCNS-BC, CEN
Grad Ed Co-Chairs: Patricia K. Tuite, PhD, RN, CCNS & Jackeline Iseler, DNP, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE

The Legislation and Regulatory committee will share their recommended NACNS Public Policy Agenda updates and seek feedback from attendees. The co-chairs of the Graduate Education committee will briefly review the charges for this year. The focus will be on 2 initiatives: developing a preceptor registry and resources and discussing the use of simulation for clinical education. The group is interested in how simulation is being used and how many hours of simulation are included in clinical education.

 

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, APRN, CNS

Ms. Buck will discuss the APRN Compact and the opportunity it provides for CNS licensure mobility.

 

WORKSHOP A-2 | APRN Consensus Model

Elizabeth Duxbury, DNP, RN, CNS, 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 Update

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 an update on the work of the Task Force.

 

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

Cherrie Pullium, DNP APRN ACNS-BC FCNS

Cherrie Pullium, Chair of the Statement on CNS Practice and Education Task Force, will share an update 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

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

 

CLOSING KEYNOTE: ANA Report – Racism in Nursing

Marcus Henderson, MSN, RN, PhD Student

Racism is deeply entrenched in the United States and its institutions, and the nursing profession is no exception.

In January 2021, the ANA convened the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing, which is co-led by the ANA, National Black Nurses Association, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations along with representatives from over 20 state and national nursing organizations.

The Commission is examining the issue of racism within nursing nationwide and working to describe the impact of racism on nurses, patients, communities, and health care systems to motivate all nurses to confront systemic racism across nursing education, practice, research, policy, and leadership.

In May 2022, the Commission published its Foundational Report on the historical context of racism in nursing, contemporary issues of racism in nursing, and how racism shows up in four target areas: Education, Policy, Practice, and Research.

In this session, we will review the Commission’s work to-date and offer strategies to address racism in your own institutions and practice settings to forge the right path forward toward a more inclusive, equitable, anti-racist profession.

 

SESSION B-3 | Future of Nursing Task Force Update

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 Update

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. Be ready to think creatively how CNS education and practice can be enhanced based on the findings of the Crosswalk Analysis.

 

WORKSHOP B-2 | CNS Education: Clinical Practice Hours

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

Cherrie Pullium and Mitzi Saunders will discuss the new 750 practice hour requirement in NP education and the potential impact on CNS education.

 

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.

 

Parking Cost (including taxes): $50.71 per night.

 

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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

Join us as sponsor of the upcoming Fall Summit.

There are number of sponsorship opportunities available for this event. Please view the Sponsorship Prospectus below for all the details.

NACNS 2022 Fall Summit Prospectus

Event Toolkit

To help you prepare for the 2022 Fall Summit, NACNS has created an Event Toolkit. Access our 2022 Fall Summit Social Media Toolkit below.

Access Toolkit