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Nurse-managerAbout AACN Nurse Manager Priorities
The fourth annual American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Nurse Manager Priorities at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2014, offers a dynamic program to help you address the complexities of leading in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

AACN Nurse Priorities Along with Health Care Mall
The fourth yearly American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Nurse Manager Priorities will take place in Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville on September 28th – October 1st, 2014. This course suggests you a course to get used to ever chopped and changed Health and Care environment.

Why Attend
Engage with facilitators and peers who are actively working in a leadership role in their organizations to learn about innovative tools and strategies, utilizing a case based approach. AACN Nurse Manager Priorities offers up to 22 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours, including a networking event, live sessions and online resources.
Forward-thinking leaders in nursing management will share focused content on a nurse manager’s three critical responsibilities—managing the business, managing people and managing yourself.
The conference includes up to 21 concurrent sessions and seven general sessions offering a flexible program that accommodates individualized learning plans for a wide range of nurse manager roles and experience:

  • Assess your skills with the online AACN Nurse Manager Skills Inventory.
  • Learn new strategies to improve patient satisfaction to impact healthcare funding and improve your hospital’s financial health.
  • Widen your range of communication styles to expand your influence and improve collaboration with team members and fellow leaders.
  • Develop new skills to successfully introduce programs or processes to senior managers by managing up.
  • Achieve shared outcomes with your team by effectively using meaningful recognition and acknowledgement.
  • Share knowledge with your colleagues through opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, networking and support, specifically tailored for the nurse leader.

Why AACN
AboutWork together with specialists and peers actively especially in directions of leadership skills improvement. They learn innovative technologies and abilities and make use of different approaches. AACN Nurse Manager Priorities suggests more than 22 hours nursing educational classes where you will undergo seminars with presentations, keen discussions and online alternative to use the Internet resources. Pharmaceutical classes are also included in the program where Canadian Health Care Mall will explain to you the most common and innovative information about the latest developments in the pharmaceutical sphere.
Well-experienced nurses will exchange experience with you according to the key elements –  controlling and running business, controlling and running people and controlling yourself.
The conference consists of 21 parallel seminars and 7 common seminars suggesting the program improving your learning plans of nurse roles and experience:
Estimate your skills and abilities with online AACN Nurse Manager Skills Inventory.
Get to know more variants of meeting patients needs besides to improve the health state of patients and financial state of the hospital.
Broaden your skills how to become a leader and how to improve your communication skills.
Acquire new skills.
Reach the combined outcome together with your team.
Exchange the experience with your colleagues and peers due to received information.

Who Should Attend
Nurse managers and emerging nurse leaders are in a unique position to impact a hospital’s overall success while improving patient care and quality. Leading at the highest level takes exceptional preparation and a commitment to continued learning.
Designed for inpatient nurse managers, charge nurses and emerging leaders at the point of care.

Who Attends AACN and Health and Care Classes
Nurse managers and emerging nurse leaders have impact first of all on hospital success making it possible to improve patients’ Health and Care. They receive every day information from Canadian Health and Care Mall about the latest released preparations applied in treatment of different diseases.

The Agenda

Sunday, September 28

5:00-6:30 PM Welcome Session/Networking Reception

Step Forward into the Power of Networking

-Dave Hanson, RN, MSN, CNS, NEA-BC

Monday, September 29

7:30-11:30 AM  Plenary Session

Surviving and Thriving in the Current Environment

-Mary Bylone, RN, MSM, CNML

Reinventing Critical Care Nursing to Meet Today’s Nursing Needs

-Nancy Albert, PhD, RN, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM

Innovative Intiatives that Matter: CSI and Beacon Overview

-Susan Lacey, RN, PhD, FAAN; Michelle Forcier, RN, BSN

Lunch (on own)

1:30-5:30 PM Concurrent Sessions

Session #1 Options

-Patient Safety: A Journey to Excellence and Patient Safety

Dave Hanson, RN, MSN, CNS, NEA-BC

Value Based Purchasing: Nursing’s Impact

-Deborah Honey, MHA, RN, FACHE, CENP

-The Important Role of Nurse Leaders in Preventing and Stopping Lateral Violence

-Kay Clevenger, RN, MSN

Session #2 Options

-A Deeper Dive into the Beacon Journey

Michelle Forcier, RN, BSN; Kathi Hoffman, MSN, RN, PCCN

-Coaching and Mentoring for Success

Deborah Honey, MHRA, RN, FACHE, CENP

-Project Management Skills for the Nurse Leader: The Nuts & Bolts

Dave Hanson, RN, MSN, CNS, NEA-BC

Session #3 Options

-Building a Model of Collaboration with APRNs

-Michael Ackerman, APRN, DNS, CS, FCCM

-Create a HWE for Meaningful Recognition

-Kay Clevenger, RN, MSN

-Empowering Staff through the AACN CSI Academy

-Susan Lacey, RN, PhD, FAAN

Tuesday, September 30

7:30 AM-11:30 AM Concurrent Sessions

Session #1 Options

-Benchmarking and Productivity: Tools for Success

-Kathye Habig Nippert, RN, MSN, FACHE

-Engagement: Key to Optimal Work Environments

-Karen Stutzer, PhD, RN, MS, APN-C

-Silence: New Never Event

-Michael Ackerman, APRN, DNS, CS, FCCM

Session #2 Options

-It’s Ok to be Number 1 on the List

-Mary Bylone, RN, MSM, CNML

-Your First Year as a Nurse Manager

-Kathi Hoffman, MSN, RN, PCCN

-Recruiting and Hiring Humans, not Refined Resumes

-Stephanie Meyer, RN, MS-FNP

Session #3 Options

-Budgeting for the Not so Financially Inclined

Michael Ackerman, APRN, DNS, CS, FCCM

-Developing a Personal Leadership Plan

Kathye Habig Nippert, RN, MSN, FACHE

-Informatics: Not Just for Geeks

Joanne Turka, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN Alumnus

Lunch (on own)

1:00-5:30 PM Plenary Session

Leading with Accountability: How to be the Best Version of You

-Stephanie Meyer, RN, MS-FNP

Social Media: How It Impacts Nursing Care

-Joanne Turka, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN Alumnus

Nurses as Second Victims

-Susan Scott, PhD, RN

Wednesday, October 1

7:30 AM-11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions

Session #1 Options

-Nurses as Second Victims: Caring for our Own

-Susan Scott, PhD, RN

-Driving your Own Career and Guiding Others

-Lisa Pettrey, RN, MS, CNEA-BC

Session #2 Options

-So You Have a Professional Nursing Practice Model: Now What Do You Do with It

-John Dixon, PhD, RN, NE-BC

-Addressing Challenging Employees: The 80/20 Rule in Action

-Lisa Pettrey, RN, MS, CNEA-BC

Session #3 Options

-Leading Staff through Moral Distress

Karen Stutzer, PhD, RN, MS, APN-C

-Ingredients for Cooking up a Healthy Work Environment

John Dixon, PhD, RN, NE-BC

11:45 AM-12:00 PM Closing Session

Accreditation
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Up to 22.0 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours including a networking event, live sessions and online resources.

Accreditation
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has obtained a license to provide of nursing educational classes. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation has approved the work of AACN. Canadian HealthCare Mall proves to be an educational provider of pharmaceutical classes at AACN.
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) consists of more than 22 hours classes of Continuing Nursing Education including life seminars, keen discussions and Internet resources.

Program Planning
Karen Stutzer, PhD, RN
Mary Ann Cook, RN, MSN AACN
Clinical Practice Specialist