2023 Annual Conference

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From March 8-11, 2023, join hundreds of colleagues at the only national conference dedicated to the clinical nurse specialist.

The NACNS 2023 Annual Conference takes place at the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel in Portland, Oregon! In addition to in-person registration, if you are unable to join us in Portland, there is a virtual registration opportunity for post-event access to session recordings and presenter handouts! Access will begin Monday, March 27, 2023.

In person attendees will also receive access to these recordings! Content accessibility and viewing expires July 9, 2023!

We will offer a multitude of opportunities to engage with CNSs and other nursing leaders from around the nation. Our exhibit hall will allow you to explore new opportunities and relationships with universities, health care systems and technology vendors, publishers, and more.

Our agenda will provide an extensive variety of high-quality, CNS-specific sessions, complex pharmacology sessions, and hands-on clinical skills-building workshops rich in Continuing Education credits.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn and network with colleagues while focusing on Advocacy of the CNS!

The Call for Abstracts and Professional Posters, as well as the Call for Student Posters for the NACNS 2023 Annual Conference, has been closed.

Please contact meetings@nacns.org with any questions.

Opening Keynote Speaker


Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC
American Nurses Association

Katie Boston-Leary is the Director of Nursing Programs at the American Nurses Association overseeing the Nursing Practice and Work Environment Division and Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation. She is also the Co-Lead for Project Firstline, a multi-million-dollar grant collaborative with the CDC for training on Infection Prevention and Control. Katie is also the co-chair for the DEI committee for the Healthcare Leaders Network Delaware Valley, an ACHE affiliate. Katie also leads a non-profit, The Reach Initiative, LLC, that provides executive coaching to healthcare leaders with a focus on providing pro bono services to BIPOC nurses. She redesigned the Nurse Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland with an embedded coaching program Katie is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and the School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. She is a board member on St. Johns University Health Programs, George Washington University Women in Business Program and an editorial advisory board member with Web/MD Medscape. She was identified in 2019 Health Leaders
Media Journal as “One of Five Chief Nursing Officers Changing Healthcare”. She is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience sponsored by the U.S. Surgeon General.

Her most recent research was a qualitative study on nurses’ perceptions of power dynamics in the hospital setting. She is a well-known speaker nationally and internationally with many publications and podcast guest invitations. She completed her PhD at Walden University in Health Services, obtained a dual degree MBA and MHA from the University of Maryland Global Campus and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bowie State University in Maryland. She is a board-certified Nurse Executive and obtained a nurse executive leadership certificate from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been interviewed for stories in numerous print, online and televised media outlets and has authored numerous articles on racism, DEI, well-being and other challenges in nursing and healthcare overall.

Closing Keynote Panel


Gail A. Bagwell, DNP, APRN-CNS
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Gail A. Bagwell, DNP, APRN, CNS is a member of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Division of Neonatology team. She completed her undergraduate degree in nursing at West Virginia Wesleyan College, her master’s in nursing at the University of Cincinnati and her doctor of nursing practice at Chatham University. Gail joined Nationwide Children’s in 1993 as the Clinical Nurse Specialist in the NICU and in 2000, she became the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Perinatal Outreach. Gail is also a clinical instructor of practice at the Ohio State University College of Nursing Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program. Prior to becoming President of NANN, she served on the Board of Directors, on committees, and as well as a past-president of the Central Ohio NANN chapter. She is a published author of book chapters in all six editions of the Kenner’s “Comprehensive Neonatal Care” textbook, the Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development, Neonatal Nursing Care Handbook, was the editor for the NANN Guideline for Newborn Safe Sleep and multiple journal articles. Gail’s interests are neonatal abstinence syndrome, neonatal pain, breastfeeding, safe sleep to decrease infant mortality, newborn resuscitation/stabilization, and parent transition.


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

Dr. Cherrie Pullium is a board-certified Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Clinical Associate Professor at Texas A & M University School of Nursing in Bryan TX where she teaches across programs. A second career RN, she earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Midland College in 1999, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Angelo State University in 2003, a Master of Science in Nursing from Texas Christian University in 2006, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from The University of Alabama in 2018. Dr. Pullium is a Fellow of the CNS Institute and currently serves on the board of directors for the National Organization of Clinical Nurse Specialists. She has an extensive background in the management of adults with chronic illness in primary care, long-term care, and hospice/palliative care settings. She is a tireless advocate for the uninsured adult population and is actively involved in health equity initiatives at local, state, and national levels.


Kimberly Elgin, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, PCCN, CMSRN
UVA School of Nursing

Kim is the Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist at UVA Health and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UVA School of Nursing. Kim holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Old Dominion University, Master of Science in Nursing from University of Virginia, and Bachelors in Nursing from University of Delaware. She also holds specialty certifications as an adult Progressive Care Certified Nurse and a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse. In her 25+ years in nursing, Kim has practiced in adult acute and progressive care medical-surgical settings. As an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, she has extensive experience presenting at national and regional conferences, on varied patient safety, nursing, and advanced practice topics. Kim is a staunch advocate for CNS practice and recently led efforts to recognize UVA Health CNSs as advanced practice providers, establishing processes for credentialing, privileging, and prescriptive practice. Kim participated in developing national evidence based guidelines, including the AAACN/AMSN Care Transition Hand-Off Toolkit. She held elected positions in numerous organizations, including NACNS, and is the recipient of multiple awards, including the 2022 Brenda Lyon Leadership Award.


Marianne Hiles, MSN, RN, APRN-CNS, ACNS-BC, RNC-LRN, C-EFM, FCNS
Frederick Health Hospital

Marianne Hiles is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in the Birthplace at Frederick Health Hospital, Frederick, Maryland. Marianne has been a CNS since 2011, and has worked with women and newborns for the majority of her 30-year nursing career. She holds two certifications in perinatal nursing, board certification as a CNS, and was inducted as a CNSI Fellow in 2022. Marianne has impacted outcomes for women, pregnant patients and newborns not only through her work at the hospital, but in her community and the state of Maryland. Marianne has advocated for perinatal patients on several occasions in the Maryland General Assembly, and in 2018, she received the Maryland Nurses Association’s Rosalie Silver Abrams Legislative Award for her advocacy efforts. Marianne represented NACNS as a collaborating author for the current revisions to the 2014 Women’s Health CNS competencies, and has advocated for the creation of a national certification exam for the Women’s Health and Perinatal CNS. She has authored position statements for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and has presented her work at both local and national conferences. Marianne is dedicated to the continuous work of improving the lives of women, pregnant patients, and newborns.

Registration

Early Bird registration rates are available through February 1, 2023.


Reservations & Travel

MARRIOTT PORTLAND DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT HOTEL
14010 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97201 USA
+1 (503) 226 – 7600

NACNS has a discounted room block at the host hotel for the 2023 Annual Conference. The discounted rate is $199 per night while availability lasts. Please book by February 12, 2023 to receive the discounted rate!

Please note that wireless internet and parking is not included in the guest room rate.

  • High Speed: $14.95 per day
  • Enhanced High Speed $17.95 per day
  • Valet Parking: $49.00 per car, per night

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2023 Annual Conference Hotel Exterior
2023 Annual Conference Guest Room

Sponsorship

NACNS offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities to show your support to the NACNS Community. Please review the Sponsorship Prospectus below and contact us for more information or to become a sponsor today! Please contact Mika Sonis, Sponsorship Coordinator at salesgrowth@virtualinc.com.

NACNS 2023 Annual Conference Prospectus

Sponsors

Thank you to our 2023 Annual Conference Sponsors

AANC

ANCC

Cardinal Health

DABIR

Northeast Georgia Health System

NSO

Ohio State University

Exhibitors

Adtalem Global Education

AMT

Avanos

Cables and Sensors

Eli Lilly & Company

ENvizion

Jogan Health

Johnson's

Magnolia Medical Technologies

Post University

Stanford Children’s

Air Force Recruiting

University of Colorado, School of Nursing

Continuing Education (CE)

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
2023 Annual Conference
March 27, 2023 – March 27, 2024
Online

Acknowledgment of Financial Commercial Support
No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Acknowledgment of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Satisfactory Completion
Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides and complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be viewed in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

Jointly Accredited ProviderJoint 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
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 64.00 ANCC contact hours.

Nurse Pharmacology Credits
This activity is eligible for up to 12.00 pharmacotherapeutic hours. Please note onsite agenda for identification of sessions eligible for pharmacotherapeutic hours and self-submit those to your board.

Objectives – After Attending This Program You Should Be Able To

  1. Recognize the role of the CNS in different settings and patient populations.
  2. Differentiate approaches for quality improvement projects or initiatives for evidence-based practice.
  3. Identify themes of advocacy applicable to the CNS role in various practice settings and apply best practices in the educational preparation of the CNS.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco. All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved. (C7 SCS 6.1-­-6.2, 6.5)

All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed below.

First Name

Last Name

Commercial Interest

Marisa

Abbe

NA

Nancy

Albert

Merck, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, Cytokinetics: Scientific/Medical Advisory Board Member; Novartis, AstraZeneca: Research Grant Site Principal Investigator

Suzie

Allen

NA

Marian

Altman

NA

Valentina

Alvadzhyan

Janssen CarePath: Other

Amanda

Anderson

NA

Carla

Anderson

NA

Jeanette

Anderson

NA

Lianna

Ansryan

NA

Amy

Aparicio

NA

Cleddhy

Arellano

NA

Kim

Arthur

NA

Angela

Atkins

NA

Starr

Bacon

NA

Gail

Bagwell

NA

Bernadette

Balestrieri-Martinez

NA

Melissa

Barach

NA

Marilyn

Bazinski

NA

Kyra

Beck

NA

Michlle

Belusic

NA

Holly

Berndt-Hilu

NA

Cheryl

Bittel

NA

Casey

Blalock

NA

Jessica

Borthwick

NA

Karrie

Boss

NA

Katie

Boston-Leary

NA

Deborah

Boyle

NA

Holly

Brakke

NA

Lynne

Brophy

NA

Geline

Buenconsejo

NA

Kat

Bulthuis

NA

Kristen

Burton-Williams

NA

Patricia

Calvert

NA

Julie

Campbell

NA

Cheryl

Campos

Becton Dickinson: Consultant

Ericka

Castilletti

NA

Sarah

Chilson

NA

Jean

Christopher

NA

Erica

Cook

NA

Melissa

Coon

NA

Karin

Cooney-Newton

NA

Marcia

Cornell

NA

Lauren

Crosby

NA

Monica

Cummins

NA

Brittney

Curle

NA

Jennifer

DalMonte

NA

Jennifer

Dammeyer

NA

Charlene M.

David

NA

Elizabeth

Day

BioDerm, Inc: Consultant

Susan

Dempsey

NA

Justin

Dilibero

NA

Elizabeth

Dillman

NA

Yvonne

Dobbenga-Rhodes

NA

Caitlin

Doran

NA

Erin

Dowding

NA

Amy

Edgar

Genomind: Consultant

Kimberly

Elgin

NA

Jennifer

Elmer

NA

Jill

English

NA

Ashley

Fielek

NA

Karen

Fitzgerald

NA

Andi

Foley

NA

Regi

Freeman

NA

Jessica

Frihart

NA

Kayla

Fuller

NA

Pamela

Gage

NA

Mayra

Garcia

National Association of Hispanic Nurses: Research Grant Site Principal Investigator

Jessica

Garner

NA

Terry

Gion

NA

Charles

Gold

NA

Karolina

Golec

NA

Monica

Gonzalez

NA

Karen

Good

NA

Betty

Goodwin

NA

Jennifer

Graham

NA

Peggy

Grimm

NA

Christine

Grippi

NA

Paula

Halcomb

NA

Tammy

Hanks

NA

Leah

Hanson

NA

Jenifer

Hart

NA

Amanda

Hart

NA

Ashley

Hawkins

NA

Marianne

Hiles

NA

Peggy

Holub

NA

Elizabeth

Hoxie

NA

Alexandra

Hughes

NA

Stacy

Hull

NA

Alfie

Ignacio

NA

Jackeline

Iseler

NA

Alisa

Jaganjac

NA

Rachael

Jividen

NA

Jennifer

Johnson

NA

Judy

Kariuki

NA

Julie

Kathman

NA

Jennifer

Katlen

NA

Alison

Keck

NA

Olivia

Keenan

NA

Heather

Keibler

NA

Michelle

Keller

NA

Stephanie

Keller

NA

Myra

King

NA

Patricia

Klassa

Kedrion BioPharma, Inc.: Other

Lauren

Kohan

NA

Noel

Koller-Ditto

NA

Beckie

Kronebusch

NA

Anila

Ladak

NA

Maggie

Lamb

NA

Cheryl

Larry-Osman Bellamy

NA

Mary

Lawanson-Nichols

NA

Phyllis

Lawlor-Klean

NA

Christie

Lawrence

NA

Ai Jin

Lee

Janssen: Scientific/Medical Advisory Board Member

Michael

LeGal

NA

Brennan

Lewis

NA

Joseph

Liggett

NA

Leslie

London

NA

Taylor

Long

NA

Nida

Lovatanapongsa

NA

Nora

Love

NA

Doanh

Ly

NA

Tim

Madeira

NA

Lovie

Marie D. Amolo

NA

Jennie

Matays

NA

John

Mawogole

NA

Zachary

Mayoras

NA

Sonja

McAllister

NA

Amanda

McCalment

NA

Molly

McClelland

NA

Lucy C.

McNamee

NA

Jane

Meitler

NA

Megan

Mendel

NA

Jeannette

Meyer

NA

Kelsey

Miller

NA

Lacey Rose

Miller

NA

Pamela

Miller

NA

Ruth

Mills

NA

Mary Beth

Modic

NA

Lynn

Mohr

Coloplast: Patient Education Material editor

Lisa

Morgan

NA

Stephanie

Morgenstern

NA

Lariea

Morrow

NA

Pamela

Moss

NA

Nancy

Moureau

Nexus, Parker Laboratories, Access Vascular, Chiesi, Bedal, Piper Medical, Access Scientific: Consultant; 3M, Accuvein, BBraun:Speakers Bureau; Teleflex: Scientific/Medical Advisory Board Member

Caitlin

Murray

NA

Ronda

Nading

NA

Oksana

Nekoz

NA

Stacy

Nilsen

NA

Rachel

Orfei

NA

Carrie

Outten

NA

Kimberly

Pate

NA

Nicole

Pecoraro

NA

Christine

Perebzak

NA

Ashley

Perkins

NA

Barbara

Pieper

NA

Megan

Pike

NA

Keysha

Pochopien

NA

Myriam

Poindijour

NA

Jennifer

Popies

NA

Kathleen

Posa-Kearney

Taro Oral Care, Bioderm: Consultant

Barbara

Potts

NA

Heather

Przybyl

Baxter: Speakers Bureau

Jodie

Pufundt

NA

Cherrie

Pullium

NA

Suzanne

Purvis

NA

Barbara

Quinn

NA

Natasha

Ramrup

NA

Brooke

Randol

NA

Jennifer

Rechter

NA

Katherine

Rembalski

NA

Jackie

Roberts

NA

Kenneth

Romito

NA

Melissa

Rouse

NA

Cindy

Ruiz

NA

Chondra

Russ

NA

Kimberly

Ryan

NA

Jean

Salera-Vieira

NA

Shavi

Sanga

NA

Juliet

Sasinski

NA

Elizabeth

Savage

Medline, Hollister, EHOB: Scientific/Medical Advisory Board Member

Katherine

Schafer

NA

Mandi

Schoolmeester

NA

Jane

Sederstrom

NA

Stacy

Serber

NA

Katherine

Sheppard

NA

Shelley

Sherman

NA

Jo

Shultz

NA

Christine

Slaughter

NA

Jessica

Smith

NA

Erin

Smith

NA

Catherine

Smith

NA

RJ

Soliven

NA

Lacey

Spangler

Massimo: Speakers Bureau

Heather

Spaulding

NA

Jenna

Spencer

NA

Donna

Springer

NA

Mary

Stahl

NA

Karin

Stefancic

NA

Courtney

Stellpflug

NA

Ashley

Stelter

NA

Heather

Stephens

NA

Grace

Sund

NA

Erin

Taylor

NA

Nicholas

Teeman

NA

Tracy

Thomas

ARJO: Speakers Bureau

Katie

Thompson

NA

Linda

Thurby-Hay

NA

Jerithea

Tidwell

NA

Mary Fran

Tracy

NA

Kathy

Tripepi-Bova

NA

Anne

Vanderbilt

NA

Kathleen

Vollman

Stryker Sage, Potrero Medical: Consultant; Baxter Health Care, Altas Lift Tech: Scientific/Medical Advisory Board Member

Emily

Warren

NA

Jen

Welter

NA

Cindy

Wilk

NA

Racheal

Wood

NA

K. Renee’

Yarbrough-Yale

NA

Samantha

Young

NA

How to Get Your Certificate

  1. Go to http://nacns.cmecertificateonline.com
  2. Click on the “ENDURING 2023 Annual Conference” link.
  3. Evaluate the meeting.
  4. Print all pages of your certificate for your records.
  5. If you lose your certificate, or need help, go to help.cmecertificateonline.com
  6. Questions? Email Certificate@AmedcoEmail.com