September 14-15, 2022

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About the Event

Enhance your professional development at the ANPD Virtual Symposium. This unique education offering includes both live and on-demand sessions, as well as virtual poster presentations, and allows the opportunity to earn up to 10 nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours.

In addition to attending the live event on November 7, registration includes access to all live and recorded sessions and posters for 30 days following the event, so you have time to take in all the learning on your own schedule!

Disclosure: Schedule and speakers are subject to change with additional content added to the event.


November 7, 2023 11:00 am

Improving Healthcare Outcomes


M. Rebecca O’Connor, PhD, RN

Deborah C. Stamps, EdD, MBA, MS, RN, GNP, NE-BC, CDE®

The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted that the United States fares negatively compared to other countries in healthcare quality, spending, and access. This presentation addresses how biases and health system policies and programs can impact healthcare outcomes.

November 7, 2023 12:30 pm

The ANPD Preceptor Competency Consensus Study

Mary Harper, PhD, RN, NPDA-BC®

Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAONL, FAAN

Patsy Maloney, EdD, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC

Joan Insalaco Warren, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC, FAAN

Although preceptors are critical to the transition of nursing students and nurses into professional practice, new settings, and new specialties, consensus on the required preceptor competencies was lacking. The national, multi-year, multi-phased ANPD Preceptor Competency Consensus Study addressed this gap. Join us to discover the competencies that should be included in your preceptor development initiatives as well as to learn about the competency consensus process.

November 7, 2023 02:00 pm

Beyond the ROI Calculations: Measuring Value

Cathleen Opperman, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, EBP-C, NEA-BC, CPN

What is your greatest challenge with measuring value of your professional development activities? Calculating the ROI, knowing who the key stakeholders are, approaching those stakeholders, advocating for NPD needs with organizational savvy and advocating for your own development are the most common challenges. See how you can build your business acumen and organizational savvy.

Creating Healthy Work Environments and Improving Nurse Retention

Marian Altman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CCRN-K

The session will share insights, tools and proven strategies to implement an innovative change project and create lasting change to improve patient, unit and fiscal outcomes.

Empowering Staff to Lead: Developing a Charge Nurse Fellowship Program

Kimberly Ramos, MSN-Ed, RN, MEDSURG-BC, NPD-BC

Adriana Rumoro, MEd, BSN, RN, NPD-BC, LSSGB

Frontline nurse leaders are pivotal to patient outcomes while supporting colleagues and managing to day-to-day operations. Learn how two nursing professional development specialists created a six-month fellowship program for charge nurses focused on wellbeing and advanced leadership training to meet the challenges of the evolving and complex healthcare environment.

We Need Orientation Too! Redesigning NPD Practitioner Orientation

Tracy Langston, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Renee Cherry, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K

Experience what it takes to redesign a comprehensive NPD Practitioner orientation program aligning with the NPD Scope and Standards of Practice. Navigate the process of implementation highlighting the redesign process, recruitment strategies, engagement, and retention. Evaluate the impact of integrating an immersive mentored gap analysis project to achieve unit and organizational outcomes.

Tangible Solutions to Overcome Residency Project Challenges

Jessica Grote, DNP, RN, NPD-BC

Nicole Weathers, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

In this presentation learners will explore common challenges faced when integrating project-based learning into nurse residency programs and tangible solutions to enhance project completion while meeting the needs of modern learners.

Journey through Nursing Professional Development. Destination: Advancing Practice Levels

Latoshia Gilbert, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Cheryl Rockwell, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K

Amanda Weaver, MSN, BA, RN, NPD-BC

Embark with us on our journey to implement an NPD Senior Specialist role to meet the needs of a growing healthcare system. Discover how these new nursing professional development specialist roles were created and how their work impacts a large multi-site organization.

Home Healthcare Nursing Transition-to-Practice Program Evaluation

Susan Keim, PhD, MSN, MS, CRNP

Jill Rachild, MSN, RN

Lindsay Bowler, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Transition to practice programs are often thought of exclusively as programs for new graduate nurses in acute care environments. Learn about one team's implementation and evaluation of a novel transition-to-nursing practice program in a nonprofit home healthcare agency within a large medical academic center. Highlights will include necessary resources, curricular design, and outcome metrics including program satisfaction, job satisfaction, and retention.

Pharmacy-Nursing Collaborative Care Model in Academic & Non-Academic Community Hospitals

Deborah Goodlett, MSN, RN

Kellee Brown, PharmD, BCPS

Lisa Boothby, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

The nursing shortage has changed how we analyze and approach the delivery of health care. Leveraging clinican expertise and top-of-scope practice can positively impact quality outcomes, the patient experience, and nurse satisfaction. Learn how one system developed and implemented a pharmacy-nursing alliance to achieve these outcomes, leveraging interprofessional collaboration to transform how medication-related care is administered in pilot units to maximize efficiency and effectiveness while meeting patient care needs.

JNPD Overview & Impact

Kathy Burke, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, CENP, FAAN

Learn about the wealth of resources found in the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development.

Mini-Mock Codes: Beginnings Matter

Patricia Rabbett, MSN, RN, CCRN-K

Beth Waters, MSN, RN, CPEN

NPD teams tasked with ensuring the competency of healthcare first responders often leverage the benefit of mock codes in simulated events. This presentation describes the use of mock codes and debriefing in the clinical environment of practice to assess, and ultimately, improve performance during this high-risk, low-volume event.

Achieving Promotion through Mentorship

Emmika Elkin, MSN, RN, OCN, NPDA-BC

Join us for an insightful session as we discuss the latest updates in the work completed toward utilizing the NPD role to support clinical ladder promotions. Whether you're a seasoned NPD or a budding talent, this presentation is designed to empower you to support your nursing colleagues at both the frontline- and systems-level.

Keeping the Magic Alive: After ANPD Convention


Leveraging new knowledge to inspire creative ideas is essential to nursing professional development practice. Learn how one organization made strides to “keep the magic alive” after the ANPD Aspire Convention by strategizing planned communication and new project support to promote NPD engagement and demonstration of value.

DNP Clinical Project Management: Evolving Academic/Healthcare Organization Partnerships

April Prunty, PhD, RN, NPD-BC

Maggie Hall, DNP, RN, PHN

Stephanie Edmonds, PhD, MPH, RN

Thoughtful collaboration in academic-clinical partnerships provides tremendous opportunity to support the professional growth of nurses. This presentation shares the twists and turns of one such partnership’s management of DNP Clinical Projects, and how their journey has generated success through thoughtful collaboration, process improvement, and stakeholder engagement.

Creating a High-Quality Patient Care Technician Program

Learn how one rehabilitation hospital developed a comprehensive Patient Care Technician (PCT) program tailored to meet the escalating demand for bedside unlicensed assistive personnel. Didactic learning and hands-on skills development followed by a mentored extended clinical unit orientation period bolstered the competence and confidence of healthcare professionals in this challenging setting.

Moving from Survival to Revival: Reclaiming Our Edge!

ANPD's 2023 Aspire Convention included this inspiring Game Changer presentation, which provides information and strategies for reentry into the post-COVID environment with contagious excitement, energy, and effectiveness. We will be reminded about who we are, the power in our service, and feel empowered to reclaim our edge!

Star Search

ANPD's Star Search encourages aspiring speakers to compete for an opportunity to present a concurrent session at the next Aspire convention, and an opportunity for novice speakers to develop their presentation skills. This session features the 4 competitors of the 2023 Aspire Covention Star Search as they present on preceptor burnout and overall support, effectiec preceptor incentives, learner engagement through gamification, and driving change with simulation.



Recognized Vendor Partners:

Wolters Kluwer

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