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Upcoming Conferences

2020


Wednesdays in July (July 1-29, 2020)
A Live Virtual Webinar Series. 1:00 – 3:30 PM Central Time Zone
Iggy’s Nurse Educator Summer Camp: Best Practices for Classroom and Clinical Learning to Develop Clinical Judgement.
Join Iggy in Summer Camp as she updates nurse educators on the latest practices for helping students learn clinical judgment to promote safe quality patient care! Topics: focus on classroom & clinical learning strategies and learning assessments, including an NGN update. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their plans for implementing new ideas and ask Iggy questions about best educational practices as part of each webinar.
Facilitator: Donna “Iggy” Ignatavicius, MS, RN, ANEF, CNE 
Register online at  https://cvent.me/YgZewd. Any one session can be attended.

5 Sessions:

  1. July 1. Using Active Learning Strategies to Develop Clinical Judgment in the Classroom
  2. July 8. Assessing Learning in the Classroom: Formative and Summative Tools
  3. July 15. Incorporating Learning Activities to Develop Clinical Judgment in the Practice Environment
  4. July 22. Assessing Learning in the Practice Setting: Formative and Summative Tools
  5. July 29. Getting Ready for the Next-Generation NCLEX® (NGN): A Systematic Approach


  6. July 13, 2027
    Michele Deck’s Creative Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators
    A Live Virtual Event
    Webinar 1:
    Virtual Teaching: What’s Your Destination? 1:00 – 3:45 PM Central Time Zone
    Did you wake up one day to find that the world changed overnight due to a pandemic?  Are you now journeying into the unknown of teaching in the virtual world?  Is your travel going smoothly, or are you stuck in “this trip is a nightmare” mode?  In this session experience some engaging, involving methods you can use with your learners.  Discover how to structure your teaching to accomplish your learning outcomes in new ways using Zoom and other online platforms for effective learning.
    Register online at https://cvent.me/mqZLNm 



  7. July 16, 2020
    Day 1 of the Annual School Nurse Summer Symposium, Branson, MO s Live Virtual Event. Each day
    may be attended separately for nursing contact hours. Register online at  http://www.cvent.com/d/gnqq8j
    Pediatric Assessment Pearls
      Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
    Barb will cover various clinical conditions that school nurses may encounter—sore throats, head injuries, neurological signs of seizure disorders, signs and symptoms of child abuse, respiratory conditions including asthma, pneumonia, allergic rhinitis, abdominal pain, and chest pain.
    Register online at http://www.cvent.com/d/gnqq8j


     

  8. July 17, 2020
    Day 2 of the School Nurse Summer Symposium, Branson, MO s Live Virtual Event
    Pediatric Dermatology for School Nurses; Infectious Rashes of the Skin: What Do I Do Next?; Interventions for the School-Based Nurse: A Facilitated Session of Medical Problem Solving, Caring for the Child with Epilepsy; Preventing & Treating Injuries in High School Athletes; and Managing Allergies and Asthma in the School Setting
    Facilitators: Leigh Ann Pansch, MSN, FNP-BC, DCNP, Bridgit Patterson; Robert Pesek, MD; Bo Renshaw MSPT, ATC
    Register online at http://www.cvent.com/d/gnqq8j


     

  9. July 20, 2020
    Michele Deck’s Creative Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators Webinar
    A Live Virtual Event
    Webinar 2: Virtual Teaching: What’s Your Destination: Plan Your Journey!
    1:00 – 3:45 PM Central Time Zone
    Has your job as an educator changed locations?  Are you now teaching learners in a variety of locations virtually?  How will you get where you need to be?  Explore some specialized teaching strategies you can incorporate immediately into your classes.  Direct new learning approaches whether you want to move quickly or slowly through your journey.
    Register online at: https://cvent.me/mqZLNm


     

  10. August 1-3, 2020
    Iggy’s Certified Nursing Educator (CNE®) and Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE®cl) Camp. Live Virtual Event Facilitator: Donna “Iggy” Ignatavicius, MS, RN, CNE, ANEF
    This conference is customized for both Academic and Clinical nurse educators (new and experienced) and nurse administrators who are considering to acquire the Certified Nurse Educator® or the Clinical Nurse Educator® credential. The conference addresses all NLN competencies and provides the essential knowledge needed to pass the CNE® and CNE®cl examinations. Participants will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge in over 100 test questions during this 2 1⁄2-day session, and learn test-taking tips and strategies for success from a leading, internationally recognized expert in nursing education.
    Register online http://www.cvent.com/d/yyqrck


  11. August 10, 2020
    Michele Deck’s Creative Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators Webinar Live Virtual Event
    Webinar 3: Virtual Teaching: What’s Your Destination: Are We There Yet?
    1:00 – 3:45 PM Central Time Zone
    Every great trip has a terrific destination.  Are you there yet?  Have you gotten some “souvenir” strategies you will take back and use going forward?  When we return to a new normal, what will you find most valuable?  In this session learn some ways to pre and post assess learning.  Gain some teaching tools to translate 2020 into a valuable, memorable learning experience worth the wait. Register online at: https://cvent.me/mqZLNm 


  12. August 12, 2020
    Best Practices in Clinical Teaching and Evaluation Live Virtual Event
    Facilitated by: Lydia Zager, MSN, NEA-BC
    A clinical workshop designed to transform clinical teaching using a model that incorporates classroom, practice, patient safety and NCLEX® standards. Faculty will learn how to master interactive clinical teaching strategies to advance clinical decision-making and judgment. Teaching strategies will included tools for organizing and structuring the clinical day for a positive clinical experience. Faculty will experience how standards provide the base for clinical evaluation.
    Register online at:  http://www.cvent.com/d/wnq59z


  1. August 14, 2020
    Item Writing: Step-by-Step Approach for the Next Generation NCLEX®(NGN) Success! 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Central Time. Live Virtual Event.
    Facilitated by: Loretta Manning, MSN, RN, GPN.
    In this workshop participants will examine best practices for writing test items using a step by step approach incorporating concepts and standards. Faculty will learn how to use the Step-by-Step Approach to transition traditional questions into the Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) format that can immediately be adapted. The “SAFETY” Model will be used for test item analysis to determine if appropriate standards are evaluated. Test item analysis will be reviewed for reliability, difficulty, and discrimination to help guide test item revision.
    Register online at:  http://www.cvent.com/d/6nq59z

 

  1. August 27, 2020 A live virtual event
    Barb Bancroft’s Fall Seminars on Clinical Topics for Faculty, Nurses and Students

Interpretation of Lab Tests: Shaken and Stirred
Facilitated by: Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
Enjoy the latest update on the Interpretation of Lab Tests and their clinical relevance to disease and dietary interpretation. Barb will discuss serum proteins, including albumin and the lipoproteins and their relationship to nutritional assessment and dietary manipulation. Anemias will also be correlated to B12, folic acid and iron deficiency. The WBC and differential will be discussed as it relates to various infections and their clinical manifestations. Barb will also include the influence of common drugs on various lab tests.
Register online at:  https://cvent.me/KbN4NB

 


  1. September 17, 2020 A Live Virtual Event
    Barb Bancroft’s Fall Seminars on Clinical Topics for Faculty, Nurses and Students

Physical Assessment: If You Only Have 5 Minutes
Facilitated by: Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
The most important part of any physical exam is taking the patient HISTORY. Learn how to characterize the chief complaint by asking the right questions—the PQRST + AAA way. Barb provides examples of how to use this mnemonic to get the most information in the least amount of time. Barb will then guide you through assessment basics—where to “listen” if you only have a minute, where to “look” if you only have a minute, where to “feel” if you only have a minute. Barb correlates anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology for each major system discussed—the heart, the lungs, the abdomen, and the nervous system. You will also be amazed at the information you can glean from basic vital sign evaluation. Last, but not least, Barb discusses various drug classes and the side effects that can confound a physical exam.
Register online at: https://cvent.me/RqxndW


  1. October 2, 2020
    Friday Fall Nurse Educator Webinar Series
    A Live Virtual Event
    The First Step in Developing Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    Facilitated by: Loretta Manning, MSN, RN, GPN
    Register online at:  Link coming soon….


  2. October 9, 2020
    Friday Fall Nurse Educator Webinar Series
    A Live Virtual Event
    Item Writing: A Step-by-Step Approach to NGN Success
    Facilitated by Loretta Manning, MSN, RN, GPN
    Register online at:  Link coming soon….


  3. October 23, 2020
    Friday Fall Nurse Educator Webinar Series
    A Live Virtual Event
    Setting the Stage for Developing Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    Facilitated by Lydia Zager, MSN, NEA-BC
    Register online at:  Link coming soon…. 


  4. October 30, 2020 
    Friday Fall Nurse Educator Webinar Series
    A Live Virtual Event
    Strategies for Clinical, Virtual and Live Simulation Debriefing and Evaluation
    Facilitated by Lydia Zager, MSN, NEA-BC
    Register online at:  Link coming soon…. 


     

  5. October 6-7, 2020 A Live Virtual Event
    Iggy’s Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) Camp: The Road to Nursing Practice and NGN Success. Event
    Facilitated by Donna Ignatavicius, MS, RN, CNE, ANEF 
    The NGN (Next Generation NCLEX®) is expected to better prepare graduates for practice by measuring their ability to use clinical judgment. This interactive 2-day workshop is designed to help nursing faculty develop effective, high-cognitive level test items that assess clinical judgment. Participants will learn the latest available information on the NGN and practice writing test items with peer and workshop facilitator feedback.
    Register Online at http://www.cvent.com/d/fyq3wc


  6. October 15, 2020 A Live Virtual Event
    Barb Bancroft’s Fall Seminars on Clinical Topics for Faculty, Nurses and Students

Fighting Back! Your Amazing Immune System: COVID-19, Sepsis, Autoimmune Diseases…
Facilitated by Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
Barb’s one-day overview and update of the immune system is packed with clinical pearls for the educator and practitioner. A & P is correlated with common drugs used to “manipulate” the system–immune boosters, immunosuppressors, vaccines, and even foods and “alternative” medicines. You will leave this seminar with a full appreciation of how inflammation and immunity go “hand-in-hand” to heal and, unfortunately, how inflammation can go “hand-in-hand” to hurt. Barb will discuss various immune system reactions from AIDS and anaphylaxis to systemic lupus erythematosus and mixed connective tissue disease. Monoclonal antibodies and other biological response modifiers will be discussed in the context of their effect on diseases including cancer and autoimmune diseases.
Register online at:  https://cvent.me/aQ5nKy

 


  1. October 21-22, 2020 – Currently a live event. Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa  s Branson, MO
    Nursing Professional Development Certification Preparation Course
    Facilitated by Greg Durkin, Med, RN-BC 

    Target Audience:
  • All nurse planners developing programs in hospitals, colleges, and other envionments who want the latest in evidence-based practice for this speciality in nursing practice.
  • Nurse Planners who are new to the NPD role and desire a better understanding of the role.
  • RNs desiring additional education in the NPD processes to develop foundational knowledge for the specialty practice.
  • RNs preparing for certification in Nursing Professional Development (NPD)
    Register online at http://www.cvent.com/d/lhq4yn

  1. October 26, 2020 A Live Virtual Event
    Barb Bancroft’s Fall Seminars on Clinical Topics for Faculty, Nurses and Students
    ‘Surf, Sand & Sun’ – Maui Nursing Conference
    Journey Through the GI Tract
    Facilitated by Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP 
    Join Barb for a day-long journey through 33 feet of gastrointestinal tract and a few associated structures. This seminar covers the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the GI tract from top to bottom. Beginning with the mouth and oropharynx, this lecture discusses the teeth, the tongue, the mouth, the gums, the esophagus, the stomach, and the small and large bowel. Specific clinical entities include the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease, tonsillitis and adenoiditis and growth disturbances, esophageal varices, eosinophilic esophagitis, the many causes of cirrhosis of the liver, GERD and Barrett’s esophagus, NSAID gastropathy, peptic ulcer disease and H. pylori, Celiac disease, long-term consequences of gastric surgery and gastric sleeves for weight loss, diabetes and the GI tract, the many causes of diarrhea including C. difficile, food borne pathogens and gastroenteritis, the microbiome and weight gain and loss, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, appendicitis, colon cancer and rectal foreign objects. Barb discusses disease presentations as well as the newest treatment modalities for the above clinical conditions. The journey is entertaining, enlightening, and educational.
    Register Online at http://www.cvent.com/d/qnq7dr

  1. October 27, 2020
    Barb Bancroft’s Fall Seminars on Clinical Topics for Faculty, Nurses and Students A live virtual event.
    ‘Surf, Sand & Sun’ – Maui Nursing Conference

    Renal Update: To Pee or Not to Pee
    Facilitated by Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
    Join Barb for an entire day on everything you need to know about the kidney! Barb will refresh your memory on the structure and function of the kidney and correlate the numerous diseases and drugs that affect the renal system. She will discuss the kidney as an “innocent bystander” in diseases such as diabetes, lupus and heart failure. The lecture will also include an indepth discuss of the various lab tests used to interpret kidney function. You will leave this seminar with a much better understanding of the renal system and its clinical implications in health and disease.
    Register Online at http://www.cvent.com/d/qnq7dr

  1. November 17, 2020 A live virtual event
    Barb Bancroft’s Fall Seminars on Clinical Topics for Faculty, Nurses and Students
    Heart Failure: It’s Complicated!
    Facilitated by Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
    “HEART FAILURE…pathophysiology, pharmacology and physical assessment”–this one-day seminar will focus on the total assessment patient with heart failure. Barb will review risk factors, pertinent A & P, and correlate pathophysiology the pharmacologic treatment of heart failure. The physical assessment and laboratory interpretation will also be included–listening for extra heart sounds and the use of the BNP to evaluate prognosis and discharge from the hospital.
    Register online at:  https://cvent.me/lVAM1P


 

  1. November 20, 2020 Currently a live event in Fort Smith, AR   
    MLN/DB Nurse Educator Update: Item Writing: Step-by-Step Approach for the Next Generation NCLEX®(NGN) Success
    !
    Facilitated by Loretta Manning, MSN, RN, GPN
    In this workshop, participants will examine best practices for facilitating learning in nursing students, with an emphasis on engagement and tapping into ways today’s students learn best. The session will explore solutions in the challenge in teaching, the future of nursing education, strategies to incorporate technology and how to teach students decision making, clinical reasoning for clinical judgement in preparation for the New Generation NCLEX® (NGN). The workshop includes group activities and a separate tract for nursing students to prepare them to be successful on the NCLEX® exam.
    https://www.mlnmonursing.org


  1. November 20, 2020  Live event in Fort Smith
    Student Sessions for Passing the NCLEX® THE FIRST TIME! Sessions presented by Hurst Review Services and ICAN Publishing.  Doubletree by Hilton s Fort Smith, AR.
    Nursing students will have four sessions to attend.
    Presented by nationally know NCLEX® Review companies. 
    Session One: Pharmacology Made Incredibly Easy!
    Session Two: Fluids and Electrolytes: What a Concept!
    Session Three: Acid/Base Balance and Interpretation of ABGs
    Session Four: Med/Surg Nursing Made Insanely Easy!
    https://www.mlnmonursing.org


  1. December 1, 2020
    Barb Bancroft’s Fall Seminars on Clinical Topics for Faculty, Nurses and Students A Live Virtual Event
    Brain Attack: Stroke Overview and Update
    Facilitated by Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
    Join Barb for a day devoted to the understanding of hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes in patients of all ages. You will learn neuranatomy and the blood supply of the brain in order to understand the various signs and symptoms observed in stroke patients. Barb will also discuss the risk factors and prevention measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of stroke. Evidenced-based treatment modalities, both surgical and medical will also be discussed.
    Register online at:  https://cvent.me/5VglGE

 

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