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Upcoming Conferences

2020

1. May 29-30, 2020
Iggy’s Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) Camp: Road to Nursing Practice and NGN Success.  Live Virtual Event
Facilitator: Donna Ignatavicius, MS, RN, CNE, ANEF
Register online at http://www.cvent.com/d/3yq3wc
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.

2. June 1-3, 2020 (Each day is ½ of a full day)
Southeast Nursing Faculty Development Conference – Live Virtual Event
Kate Chappell, PhD; Victoria H. Davis, DNP; Janet Krejvi, PhD; Loretta Manning, MSN, RN, GNP and Lydia R. Zager, MSN, RN, NEA-BC.
Register online at http://www.cvent.com/d/rhq9r9
This conference is designed for nurse educators teaching at all levels: BSN, ADN, Diploma and PN. This program provides the latest information on successful teaching/learning strategies to enhance learner outcomes for success in both classroom and clinical settings.

June 8, June 15, June 23, June 29, 2020
Live Virtual Learning Sessions. 1-3:30 pm Central Time.
The Evolving Role of the Nurse Educator: Shifting Delivery of Teaching/Learning into the Remote Environment.
Nursing faculty in prelicensure programs are accustomed to delivering face-to-face education, because of the pandemic and social distancing, we are now obligated to move learning into a remote setting, of which many of us are not accustomed. Even if accustomed, no one was really “prepared” to make this shift in delivery. These sessions will offer practical solutions for nurse educators to immediately implement in the classroom, simulation, and alternate/remote clinical settings. Any one session can be attended separately.
Register online at – https://cvent.me/kMnkEz

The Evolving Role of the Nurse Educator: Shifting Delivery of Teaching/Learning into the Remote Environment
Faciliated by: Cherie Rebar, PhD, MBA, RN, COI; Nicole Heimgartner, DNP, MSN, RN, COI, and Carolyn Gersch, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE.

3. June 8. Teaching/Learning Strategies to Enhance Content Mastery in Remote/Online Learning Environments
4. June 15. Engaging Students in Connectedness and Professional Relationships via Remote/Online Learning Platform
5. June 23. Learning Strategies to Foster Clinical Judgment via Remote/Online Learning Platform
6. June 29. Implementing Active Learning Strategies in the Remote/Online Learning Environment
Register online at – https://cvent.me/kMnkEz

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. Facilitator: Donna “Iggy” Ignatavicius, MS, RN, ANEF, CNE
Register online at https://cvent.me/YgZewd.  Any one session can be attended.
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.
     5 Sessions:
7. July 1. Using Active Learning Strategies to Develop Clinical Judgment in the Classroom
8. July 8. Assessing Learning in the Classroom: Formative and Summative Tools
9. July 15. Incorporating Learning Activities to Develop Clinical Judgment in the Practice Environment
10. July 22. Assessing Learning in the Practice Setting: Formative and Summative Tools
11. July 29. Getting Ready for the Next-Generation NCLEX® (NGN): A Systematic Approach

12. 2020 Iggy’s Boot Camp for Nurse Educators ®
POSTPONED TO JULY 15-17,2021. A live event at the Sheraton Uptown, Albuquerque, NM

13. July 16, 2020
Day 1 of the Annual School Nurse Summer Symposium, Branson, MO – 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.

14. July 17, 2020
Day 2 of the School Nurse Summer Symposium, Branson, MO – 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

15. 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
Register online http://www.cvent.com/d/yyqrck
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.

16. August 11, 2020
Best Practices in Clinical Teaching and Evaluation Part 1 -Live Virtual Event
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.
Facilitator: Lydia Zager, MSN, NEA-BC

Motivate and Partner with Students
• Setting clear expectations
• Begin the evaluation process
• What research show us about how our students learn

Anchor with Structure and Standards
• Structuring the clinical experience, (structure for care & administering medications)
• Using standards (Practice, Patient Safety, NCLEX®) provides the evidence for effective clinical teaching in nursing

Teach and Connect How to Think
• Strategies for developing clinical decision making and judgment
• Comparing, Contrasting and Trending to Prevent Potential Complications . Use of Inquiry questions and Reflective practice layered through the clinical courses. Client care based on standards and evidence.

17. August 13, 2020
Item Writing: Step-by-Step Approach for the Next Generation NCLEX®(NGN) Success! Part 1. 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Central Time. Live Virtual Event
Facilitator: 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.

18. August 14, 2020
Item Writing: Step-by-Step Approach for the Next Generation NCLEX®(NGN) Success! Part 2. 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Central Time. Live Virtual Event.
Facilitator: 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.

19. August 21, 2020
Using Concept Mapping To Promote Clinical Judgement: Making Connections! A Workshop for Faculty and Students. Live Virtual Event
Facilitator: Deanne A. Blach, MSN, RN, CNE.
This session provides a ‘how–to” approach for developing a concept map as an active teaching/learning tool helping students ‘put the pieces of the puzzle together.” Development,grading, repetition and barriers will be discussed. Concept Maps will be provided as examples for use for study or examples with teaching. Understanding how concept mapping really works in developing clinical judgement is an eye-opener for many.

Concept Mapping Workshops for Faculty and Students can be scheduled at your college. Deanne has designed over 50 different concept maps which are available for purchase to use as examples for students and faculty. These CMs are appropriate for fundamentals courses to advanced Med/Surg courses. Check our website for more information. www..DeanneBlach.com

20. 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
Facilitator: 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.

21. 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
Facilitator: 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.

22. October 6-7, 2020 A Live Virtual Event
Iggy’s Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) Camp: The Road to Nursing Practice and NGN Success
Facilitator: Donna Ignatavicius, MS, RN, CNE, ANEF
Register Online at http://www.cvent.com/d/fyq3wc
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.

23. 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…
Facilitator: 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.

24. October 21-22, 2020 Currently a live event. Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa – Branson, MO
Nursing Professional Development Certification Preparation Course
Greg Durkin, Med, RN-BC. Register online at http://www.cvent.com/d/lhq4yn

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)

25. October 26, 2020 A Live Virtual Event
Barb Bancroft’s Fall Seminars on Clinical Topics for Faculty, Nurses and Students – A live virtual event.
‘Surf, Sand & Sun’ – Maui Nursing Conference
Journey Through the GI Tract
Facilitator: Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP.
Register Online at http://www.cvent.com/d/qnq7dr
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.

26. 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
Facilitator: Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
Register Online at http://www.cvent.com/d/qnq7dr
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.

27. 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!
Facilitator: 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.

28. 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!
Facilitator: 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.

29. November 20, 2020
Student Sessions for Passing the NCLEX® THE FIRST TIME!
Sessions presented by Hurst Review Services and ICAN Publishing.
Doubletree by Hilton – Fort Smith, AR.
Register at MLN.org.
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!

30. December 1, 2020 A live virtual event
Barb Bancroft’s Fall Seminars on Clinical Topics for Faculty, Nurses and Students
Brain Attack: Stroke Overview and Update
Facilitator: 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.

 

 

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