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Time Friday, September 19
9:00 am – 12:45pm

Session 1. ABNS Assembly Meeting

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Session 2. The Future of Nursing - A review of our work and introduction of Assembly topic
  • Leslie Anne Patry, RN, BScN, MScN
    Canadian Nurses Association, ABNS President-Elect
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Session 3. A Global Call for Transformative Change: Courage, imagination and the role of nursing specialty certification organizations
  • Michael J. Villeneuve, RN, MSc;Principal, Michael Villeneuve Associates; Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto; Editor, Policy & Innovation, Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership
  • Presentation Handout
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Session 4. Key Message: Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education. Recommendation: implement nurse residency programs.
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Session 5. Key Message: Nurses should be full partners in redesigning health care. Recommendation: Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health. AACN CSI nursing leadership and innovation training program
  • Cindi Noe, RN, MSN, Certification Practice Specialist; AACN Certification Corporation
  • Presentation Handout
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Session 6. Recommendation: Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree. Organization POV (Point of View). What is your organization’s POV?
  • ONCC does not require a BSN for certification – Cyndi Miller Murphy, RN, MSN, CAE, Executive Director, ONCC
    Presentation Handout
  • NNCC does require a BSN for certification – Nancy Gallagher, RN, BSN, CNN, Executive Director, NNCC
    Presentation Handout
  • Facilitator – Mary Alexander, MA, RN, CRNI, CAE, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer, INCC
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Session 7. Key Message: Effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and improved information structure. Recommendation: Build an infrastructure for the collection and analysis of inter-professional health care workforce data. A Snapshot of Nursing Workforce Databases
Time Saturday, September 20
8:30 am – 9:45 am Session 8. Key Message: Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression. Recommendation: Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning. Continuing Competence Initiatives
  • Situational Judgment Exercise – Sandra Lee Schafer, RN, MN, AOCN, Director of Certification, NBCHPN
    Presentation Handout
  • Continuing Competency Specialty Assessment – Fran Byrd, MPH, NNP-BC, Director, Strategic Initiatives, NCC
    Presentation Handout
  • Individual Learning Needs Assessment – Cyndi Miller Murphy, RN, MSN, CAE, Executive Director, ONCC
    Presentation Handout
9:45 am – 10:30 am Session 9. Maintenance of Certification – The ABMS Perspective
  • Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA; President and Chief Executive Officer, American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Presentation Handout
10:45 am – 11:45 am Session 10. Future of Nursing Campaign for Action. Progress and Future Action
  • Karren Kowalski, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; President and CEO, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence
  • Presentation Handout
11:45 am – 12 noon IOM Future of Nursing Summary – Next Steps
  • Leslie Anne Patry, RN, BScN, MScN, Manager of Certification and Credentialing, Canadian Nurses Association and President-Elect, ABNS


ABNS Fall 2014 Conference

September 19-20, 2014  ~  Westin Denver Downtown  ~  Denver, Colorado

ABNS – American Board of Nursing Specialties

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ABNS does not verify certification credentials of individual certified nurses. To verify a credential, contact the certifying agency that granted the credential. ABNS does not administer certification programs.

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