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)

Orca 1 & 2

Jane H. Barnsteiner, PhD, FAAN

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

This is a joint presentation with Dr. Barnsteiner and and Dr. Disch.

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)

Orca 1 & 2

Joanne Disch, RN, PhD, FAAN

Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

This is a joint presentation with Dr. Barnsteiner and and Dr. Disch.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Refreshment Break

Orca Foyer

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

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Yoga-based Stress Management

Chinook 2 & 3

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Protecting Your Practice, Protecting Your Patients

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

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

Orca 1 & 2

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

President, American Nurses Association

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Keynote: Quality as a Moral Issue

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

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions, 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

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

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Refreshment Break

Orca Foyer

Browse the poster sessions, 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

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

Orca 1 & 2

Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN

Senior Director for Nursing Programs, American Nurses Association

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

Orca 1 & 2

Sally Watkins, PhD, MS, RN

Incoming Executive Director, WSNA

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

Orca 1 & 2

Judy Huntington, MN, RN

Executive Director, Washington State Nurses Association

“I loved 'building the business case for nursing' and the conversation around empowering the nursing workforce to take ownership of high reliability and quality outcomes of healthcare organizations” – 2015 attendee

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