Sunday, September 29, 2019

7:00 am – 12:30 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

7:00 am – 9:45 am

Poster Viewing

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Concurrent Sessions (311-315)


The MAGNUS Experience: Nurturing and Empowering the Clinical Nurse

1.25 contact hours

Mary Beth Modic, DNP, APRN-CNS, CDE, FAAN; Lauren Brewer, BSN, RN-PCCN

The MAGNUS Experience, administered through the office of advanced practice at a quaternary healthcare center, offers a unique opportunity for clinical nurses to participate in rich and thought provoking discussions centered on uncovering their leadership potential. Each nurse is challenged to “lead from where they are.”


Managing Complex Behavioral Health Patients on Medical-Surgical Units

1.25 contact hours

Naomi King, MS, RN, CMSRN; Becky Ramel, BSN, RN

Discuss the use of a program to identify and implement an interprofessional treatment and monitoring plan for patients admitted to medical-surgical units who also have active complex behavioral health patterns.


Nursing and Social Media: What Would @FlorenceNightingale Say?

1.25 contact hours

Cristen Mackwell, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN

Address the benefits and risks of social networking and the nurse’s responsibilities when using this means of communication.


Beers Criteria

1.25 contact hours

Meghan Baldwin, APN

This session will focus on adverse effects and inappropriate use of medications related to the care of older adults, including perceived psychological and behavioral issues. Guidelines addressing the safety of prescribing medications under the Beers criteria will be addressed.


Genetic Testing in Cancer Patients for the Medical-Surgical Nurse

1.25 contact hours

Jane Lacovara, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, CMSRN

This session is designed to bring medical-surgical nurses up to date on precision medicine from genetics to survivorship of cancer patients.

9:15 am – 9:30 am

Coffee Break

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Concurrent Sessions (321-325)


Best Practices for Successful Implementation of Professional Practice Nurse Leader Roles

1.0 contact hour

Gayle Murphy, MN, BSN, RN, CMSRN; Michelle Barnhart, MS, RN, CNL

Explore best practices for implementation of nurse leader roles, define themes central to successful adoption, and discover tools that can be applied to facilitate enculturation and practice changes.


Improving Post-Op Care by Educating Clinical Nurses on Intra-Op Positioning

1.0 contact hour

Reagan Rose, BA, RN, CNOR; Ana Velez, RN; Nicole Washington, BSN, RN-BC; Courtney Sparango, BSN, RN; Hyonchu Kim, BSN, RN; Susan Rubin, BSN, RN

We will discuss the education of med-surg nursing staff on positioning during surgery to enhance post-op recovery and prevent post-op complications.


Vital Signs of Well-Being

1.0 contact hour

Dina Markind, MSN, RN


Vital Signs of Well Being® is a program for burnout prevention and recovery. The information and exercises motivate participants, let them know it is possible to achieve well-being, and offer them ways to get there.

* This session will not appear in the AMSN Online Library.


How CMSRNs View Continuing Competence and Value of Certification

1.0 contact hour

Diane Boyle, PhD, RN, FAAN; Sarah A. Thompson, PhD, RN, FAAN

This session will present the results of an MSNCB-funded study on methods used for continuing competence among CMSRNs. The results help to inform MSNCB’s future decisions on recertification requirements, and the general conversation and debate around continuing competence in nursing specialty certification and recertification.


Five Years Later: Examining Nursing Implications Following Colorado’s Controversial and Trend-Setting Marijuana Legislation

1.0 contact hour


Discuss implications to patients and healthcare providers following legalization of marijuana in Colorado in 2012 (now legal in many states).

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Concurrent Sessions (331-335)


The Leadership Engine: Nurses, Clinical Leadership, and High Performance

1.0 contact hour

Lynn Sprayberry, PhD, RN

This session uses Noel Tichy’s Leadership Engine model to describe how high-performance healthcare systems can be achieved by deliberately removing hierarchical barriers and empowering nursing leadership from the C-suite to the bedside.


Understanding the Why: Rapid-Fire Gastrointestinal Review

1.0 contact hour

Kathleen Hill, MSN, APRN, CCNS

We know that a single malfunction of the gastrointestinal system can impact the course of an acute illness, but do we understand why? The interactive session will highlight the complicated relationships of the liver, the gut, and the pancreas and help answer the “why” for what we do at the bedside. You will come away with a better understanding of WHY tests are ordered, WHEN to suspect gastrointestinal malfunction, WHO is at risk for intestinal failure, WHERE to look for complications associated with upper versus lower GI surgery, and WHAT to monitor during interventions and therapies.


Navigating Cybersecurity within Patient Care

1.0 contact hour

Elizabeth Weeks, BSN, RN-BC

Discuss the role of nurses in protecting patient information, averting security breaches and threats while providing safe and efficient quality care. Case studies and examples will be included from patient care settings including nurse navigation, ambulatory clinics, and inpatient areas.


Readiness for Discharge: Nurse-Driven Intervention to Reduce Readmissions

1.0 contact hour

Jean Dowling Dols, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE; Katie Chargualaf, PhD, RN,CMSRN; Clare Schwarzbach, BSN, RN

Readmissions are very detrimental to the patient and to the bottom line. This session discusses simple ways to decrease readmission that can be applied to all disease processes.


Skin Failure: Diagnosis and Treatment of Wound and Skin Disorders in the Terminally Ill Patient

1.0 contact hour

Traci Brackin, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, APCWCN

Nurses will gain information needed to understand the concept of skin failure, including key concepts for treatment with a palliative focus.

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Beverage Break

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

President's Address/Closing Remarks

12:30 pm