Agenda and speakers

Wednesday May 3, 2017

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Registration / Check-In

Orca Foyer

9:30 am - 9:50 am

Finding Your Way at Convention

Alder Board Room

Orientation for students and first-time attendees.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Keynote: Creating a Fair and Just Culture in Nursing (part 1) (1.50 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Jane H. Barnsteiner, PhD, FAAN

Professor Emerita of Pediatric Nursing - Clinician Educator, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

(This is part 1 of a 2-part, joint presentation with Dr. Barnsteiner and and Dr. Disch.)

Come and join us in a highly interactive and engaging two part workshop with two of the country’s leading experts on the six QSEN competencies of knowledge, attitude and skills to function effectively in a culture of safety wherever you work. Participate in owning your own practice with transparency and accountability so you can provide high quality care.

Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN

Jane Barnsteiner is an emeritus professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, where in addition to her teaching responsibilities she was director of translational research at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her scholarship focuses on evidence-based practice, translational research, and patient safety. Dr. Barnsteiner was one of the developers of the Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) initiative. She is a member of The Joint Commission Patient Safety Advisory Group and a member of the American Academy of Nursing. 

Joanne Disch Ph.D., R.N. FAAN

Dr. Disch is Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and currently serves as President of the American Academy of Nursing. She has also served as President of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and President of the AACN Certification Board; chaired the American Nurses Association’s Committee on Nursing Practice Standards and Guidelines and the University Healthcare Consortium’s Council of Chief Nurse Executives. Dr. Disch has conducted extensive research on quality and safety in healthcare settings.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Lunch

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions, visit the exhibition area and place your bids in the WSNF silent auction.

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Keynote: Creating a Fair and Just Culture in Nursing (part 2) (2.00 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Joanne Disch, RN, PhD, FAAN

Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

(This is part 2 of a 2-part, joint presentation with Dr. Barnsteiner and and Dr. Disch. See detailed description above.)

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Refreshment Break (0.50 CNE)

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions for CNE, visit the exhibition area and place your bids in the WSNF silent auction.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Yoga-based Stress Management (1.50 CNE)

Chinook 2 & 3

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Protecting Your Practice, Protecting Your Patients (1.50 CNE)

Margaret C. Holm, JD, RN, CIP

Nurse Consultant, Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Nursing Practice Dialogue Sessions (1.50 CNE)

Small, facilitated group discussions for networking and identifying potential needs for support.

Long-term care
Orca 2

School Nursing
Chinook 2

Advanced Practice
Chinook 3

Retired Nurses
Chinook 4

Best Practices / Transition to Practice
Alder Board Room
Facilitated by Debbie Brinker

Public Health - Community Health

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception

Orca Foyer

No-host wine and cheese networking reception and photo booth.

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Meet the Candidates" Forum

Orca 1

Get to know the candidates running for WSNA elected office for 2017-2019.

Thursday May 4, 2017

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Registration / Check-In

Orca Foyer

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions, visit the exhibition area and place your bids in the WSNF silent auction.

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Keynote: Safety 360 - Taking Responsibility Together (1.00 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Pam Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

President, American Nurses Association

Dr. Pamela Cipriano, the 35th president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is nationally known as a strong advocate for health care quality and serves on a number of boards and committees for high-profile organizations, including the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission. ANA spent 2016 focused on Culture of Safety, offering monthly webinars and other resources for nurses.

Join the our current ANA President in engaging in a conversation around Safety 360: Taking Responsibility Together! Learn to err is to be human, the perspective of patients, and how to be safe in the complex work environments we work in.  Also become informed on what the ANA is doing to support a culture of safety and the quality improvement projects that are underway.

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Keynote: Quality as a Moral Issue (1.00 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Leah Curtin, DSc(h), RN, FAAN

Clinical Professor of Nursing, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health

An internationally recognized nurse leader, ethicist, speaker, and consultant in the nursing field, Dr. Curtin has long been known as a strong advocate for the nursing profession and quality patient care. Dr. Curtin serves as Clinical Professor of Nursing at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health, and she serves as an editor-in-chief of The Journal of Clinical Systems Management. She is the author of 280+ editorials and 400+ articles. In 1982 she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in recognition of the national impact of her work. 

This presentation by the "Mother of Nursing Ethics" will cover how to actualize the revised code of ethics (2015) on the value, virtues and obligation that shape in your everyday practice to create a culture of safety in your work environment.  Be prepared to be engaged and challenged by one of the most entertaining nurse ethicists of our time.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Refreshment Break (0.50 CNE)

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions for CNE, visit the exhibition area and place your bids in the WSNF silent auction.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

WSNA General Assembly Business Meeting (Session 1)

Orca 1 & 2

WSNA members, observers and students are all welcome.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Webinar 1 (1.00 CNE)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions, visit the exhibition area and place your bids in the WSNF silent auction.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

WSNA General Assembly Business Meeting (Session 2)

Orca 1 & 2

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Webinar 2 (1.00 CNE)

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Refreshment Break (0.50 CNE)

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions for CNE, visit the exhibition area and place your bids in the WSNF silent auction.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Keynote: Nursing in Washington - The State of Our State (1.00 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Judy Huntington, MN, RN

Executive Director, Washington State Nurses Association

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Mix and Mingle" Reception

Orca Foyer

No-host bar

6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Silent Auction Closes

Orca 3

All bids must be placed by this time.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gala WSNA Awards Dinner

Orca 1 & 2

All convention attendees are invited to attend this plated dinner, where we will recognize outstanding nurses and nursing partners.

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Auction Item Payment & Pick Up

Orca 3

Friday May 5, 2017

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Registration / Check In

Orca Foyer

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions and visit the exhibition area.

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote: Moral Resilience - Fostering Integrity in Challenging Situations (1.50 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN

Vice President for Nursing Programs, American Nurses Association

The focus of this address is on understanding the full continuum of moral distress and moral residual to building moral resilience and courage. The Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements establishes the ethical standard for the profession. Given the complexity of health care today and into the future, it is imperative that nurses and the profession consider how best to create a culture of ethical practice while strengthening moral resilience. This presentation will speak to understanding moral distress, identify tools and resources, and describe elements of an ethical work environment. 

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Refreshment Break

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions and visit the exhibition area.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Keynote: The State of Our Future (1.00 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Sally Watkins, PhD, MS, RN

Incoming Executive Director, WSNA

Sally Watkins, PhD, RN, is the incoming Executive Director of the Washington State Nurses Association. Dr. Watkins was Administrative Director, Clinical Resource Management, at CHI-Franciscan Health and is a past Assistant Executive Director for Nursing Practice, Education & Research at WSNA. She has also served as a Pro Tem member of the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Panel: Concurrent Session Preview

Orca 1 & 2

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch (on your own)

Visit one of the many on-site restaurants or nearby options. Browse the poster sessions and visit the exhibition area.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions 1 (1.00 CNE)

  • The States: Staffing Committees and Their Effectiveness
  • (Panel) When Nurses Serve on Boards and in the Legislature, We All Win
  • Nursing Liability: Protecting Your Practice

2:30 pm - 3:30 am

Concurrent Sessions 2 (1.00 CNE)

  • The States: Staffing Committees and Their Effectiveness
  • (Panel) When Nurses Serve on Boards and in the Legislature, We All Win
  • Nursing Liability: Protecting Your Practice

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Popcorn & Candy Break

Orca Foyer

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Roundtable Dialogue Session (1.00 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Nurses in small, facilitated groups will identify key issues and strategies to help guide WSNA's priority-setting for the next two years.

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Using Our Voices for the Future (0.25 CNE)

Orca 1 & 2

Judy Huntington, MN, RN

Executive Director, Washington State Nurses Association

“The varied speakers were great, and being able to see that the issues that we deal with in our facilities are the same, statewide, was a high point.” – 2015 attendee

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