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The Doctorate of Nursing Practice began as a start-up, arising to meet a need in an evolving healthcare system. The American Academy of Colleges and Nursing (AACN) led an energetic conversation about the demands and challenges of nursing practice within the context of calls from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Institute of Medicine (IOM) for transformational models of care, expedient translation of evidence to solve important practice problems, and performance in the areas of patient experience, quality of life, and value.

Now a decade into the game, the conversation needs to shift its focus from "What is a DNP?" to "What does the DNP contribute?, What are the best practices in DNP education and among the graduates themselves?" And this conversation will best take place between executives, administrators, educators, and DNPs.

To begin such a conversation is the purpose of this conference. We hope you will join the dialouge, and bring a partner. Let's all move this start-up to top producing endeavor.

Who Should Attend

Academic leaders who prepare DNPs and healthcare executives, employers, and those seeking to advance nursing practice outcomes should attend this engaging conference.

Overview

Join leaders from across the practice and education continuum in meaningful conversations on the demands and future of DNP education, diverse instructional approaches, and effective service deployment.

A dedication to high-caliber outcomes and focus on evidence-based practice sets the foundation for the program, abstracts, and conversation with DNP faculty and healthcare executives across the nation.

Objectives

  1. Initiate meaningful conversations about DNP practice and education
  2. Illustrate successful shifts from process-orientation to those that encompass
    • Outcomes
    • Data-Driven Decision Making
    • Interprofessional Collaboration
  3. Align the outcomes of DNP education with the demands of DNP practice
  • Schedule

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    8-9:00 am Registration with Continental Breakfast

    9-9:30 am

    Welcome

    Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN

    9:30-10:30 am

    Advancing the Conversation: Optimizing the Potential of the DNP

    Juliann G. Sebastian, RN, PhD, FAAN

    10:30-10:45 am

    Break

    10:45-11:45 am

    Reform, Strategy, and Practice Innovation--The Value of the DNP

    Tracy E. Williams, DNP, R.N.

    11:45-12:45 am

    Networking Lunch provided at Four Seasons

    12:45-1:30 pm

    Using Data to Improve Performance

    Martha Sylvia, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN

    1:30-2:30 pm

    Help Wanted:  The DNP in Mainstream Practice

    Mary Jo Assi, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FNP-BC

    2:30-2:45 pm Break

    2:45-3:45 pm

    Population Health Management

    Linda Dunbar, PhD, RN

    3:45-4:00 pm Break
    4:00-6:00 pm

    Networking Reception

     

     

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    8-8:30 am

    Continental Breakfast

    8:30-9:30 am

    Key Trends in the Nursing Workforce, Health Reform, and Leadership Challenges for Nurses

    Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN

    9:30-9:45 am

    Break

    9:45-11:15 am

    Aligning the Outcomes of DNP Education with the Demands of DNP Practice: A Panel Discussion

    Featuring Karen Haller, Ph.D., R.N., Laura Wood, DNP, MS, RN, and Suzie Burke-Bebee, DNP, RN

    11:30-12:30 am

    Table Topics Lunch at Four Seasons

    12:30-1:15 pm

    Stimulating Practice Innovation: Post Doctoral Support for the DNP

    Mary Terhaar, DNSc, CNS, RN

    1:15-2:00 pm

    A GuIDEing Initiative to Increase Applicants for Doctoral Education

    Laura Taylor, PhD, RN

    2:00-2:20 pm

    Break

    2:20-3:20 pm

    DNP as a Leader Skilled in Influencing Policy

    Barbara Johnston, PhD, RN, CNE, Rose Knapp, DNP, and Janet Mahoney, PhD

    A Community-based DNP Leadership Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Global Disaster Preparedness

    Paula Dunn Tropello, EdD, FNP-BC

    3:20-3:30 pm  Break

    3:30-4:30 pm

    From Volume to Value: New Opportunities for Health Care Executives

    David Chin, MD, MBA

    4:30-5:00 pm

    Closing Session

  • Program

    Advancing the Conversation: Optimizing the Potential of the DNP

    Juliann G. Sebastian, RN, PhD, FAAN

    This presentation will examine changes in clinical practice that have contributed to DNP education and practice and will envision the impact DNP prepared nurses might have in the future.  Approaches will be proposed for disseminating the impact of DNP prepared nurses that could expand and enrich their contributions to better health.

    Reform, Strategy and Practice Innovation – the Value of the DNP

    Tracy E. Williams, DNP, RN

    The session will discuss the culture and imperatives of health care reform and its impact on health care organization/systems creation of strategy. Through a process of organizational inquiry, the session will explore one organization’s journey to create a strategic framework for innovations in care, process and workforce over the next seven years. Significant emphasis will be placed on the creation of value by leveraging the DNP prepared professional in this new reform culture.

    Using Data to Improve Performance

    Martha Sylvia, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN

    Performance improvement is a key focus of DNP practice. Strong data management skills are essential to measure and demonstrate improvement. DNPs apply these data management skills in order to understand and address a complex practice, process, or systems problem; develop, implement and monitor an innovative evidence-based intervention to address that problem; and evaluate the outcomes.  In fact, DNP projects may require stronger data management skills than those commonly applied in traditional research because these projects often make use of data generated for direct care or administrative purposes that require sophisticated data cleansing and manipulation techniques. 

    This presentation will focus on a process of data management that enables the DNP to measure and demonstrate improvement.  This session aims to:

    • Describe a process of clinical analytics and data management for the DNP
    • Present a case study demonstrating this data management process

    Help Wanted:  The DNP in Mainstream Practice

    Mary Jo Assi, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, AHN-BC

    The AACN’s Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice has provided the roadmap, and the IOM’s report on the Future of Nursing the urgency, to advance the education of professional nurses to create a better educated workforce.  The doctoral level focus on leadership, quality, evidence-based practice, information technology, health care policy, population health, and collaboration to improve outcomes provides the DNP prepared nurse with a unique skill set to manage complex health-related problems at the individual, organizational and systems level, and to lead change. 

    So who is recruiting DNP prepared nurses and why?  The first half of this presentation will provide participants with perspectives on why employers are seeking DNP prepared nurses, and the perceived value added to the organization.  The remainder of the session will engage participants in a dialogue to explore opportunities for emerging DNP roles yet to be realized.

    Population Health Management

    Linda Dunbar, PhD, RN

    The challenges of moving from a fee-for-service model to true population health care are numerous. While some of the challenges are more obvious, others are either underestimated or simply not receiving necessary attention.  In particular, demands will be placed on providers and systems to warehouse and interpret data in new ways. This will require infrastructure investment and dialogue concerning how much data will be enough, how will data points be appropriately measured, and how will consensus be reached on a host of issues based on the data.

    Key Trends in the Nursing Workforce, Health Reform, and Leadership Challenges for Nurses

    Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Dr. Buerhaus will provide information on key trends on the employment and demographic characteristics of the registered nurse (RN) workforce in the US, and discuss the most recent projections of the future supply of RNs.  Following this, he will show data on the substantial growth of nursing graduates over the past decade.   Dr. Buerhaus will then focus on the contributions of advanced practice registered nurses and summarize key results of four recent and ongoing studies of primary care and specialty care nurse practitioners.  Dr. Buerhaus will conclude his presentation with a discussion of the main goals of health reform and the implications for DNP education and practice.

     

    Aligning the Outcomes of DNP Education with the Demands of DNP Practice: A Panel Discussion

    Karen Haller, PhD, RN, Laura Wood, DNP, MS, RN, and Suzie Burke-Bebee, DNP, RN

    Workforce needs are numerous and varied. Are education leaders aware of the demands being placed on their graduates? Are DNPs prepared with the tools to meet the workforce needs of today—and tomorrow? Such questions will be explored by nursing executives eager to partner and dialogue with education leaders tasked with DNP graduate preparation. The solution-focused conversation generated during the panel will provide ideas for future opportunities for education-practice collaboration. 

    Stimulating Practice Innovation (SPIN): Post Doctoral Support for the DNP

    Mary Terhaar, DNSc, CNS, RN

    The SPIN is a network of resources and support that promotes socialization to doctoral practice, networking and within and beyond the DNP community, and ongoing skill development.  The program optimizes collaboration among DNPs across the Hopkins Enterprise, the Baltimore community, the State of Maryland, and the nation. This presentation will disseminate effective strategies employed and early findings. 

    A GuIDING Initiative to Increase Applicants for Doctoral Education

    Laura Taylor, PhD, RN

    GuIDE™ was designed to increase the pool of applicants competitive for admission to nursing doctoral programs, thereby expanding the pipeline to doctoral education and increasing the number of nurses eligible to become faculty. Moreover, an emphasis on increasing the diversity of the applicant pool was an integral component of GuIDE™. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the design, implementation, and early success of this unique program.

    Innovation:  DNP as a Leader Skilled in Influencing Policy

    Primary Author: Dr. Barbara A. Johnston
    Co-Authors: Dr. Rose Knapp & Dr. Janet Mahoney
     
    The DNP Essentials describe outcomes of DNP education to develop system leaders and professionals who can affect healthcare policies. An innovative educational activity provided opportunity for DNP Post Masters students to interact, discuss and debate key issues with an inter-professional panel consisting of legislators, physician, nurse executive and state association members.
     
    Presentation will include best practices for developing a panel, setting the agenda, choosing policies for discussion, and outcomes achieved by DNP students who were enrolled in Organizational Leadership and Advocacy for Health Policy courses during a semester.

    A Community-based DNP Leadership Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Global Disaster Preparedness

    Primary Author: Dr. Paula Dunn Tropello, FNP-BC
     
    This program seeks to change the former model of education and graduate leaders who have regularly trained and collaborated with first responders, psychologists, social workers, physicians, and public health officials, as well as government agencies and community leaders in order to intentionally manage systems to effect mitigation of hazards and maintain and enhance health and safety. Students will perform POD training and tabletop exercises, learn to work with special populations who are more vulnerable in disasters, look at workforce readiness and Community Emergency Response Teams and OEM here at home, along with Multiagency Coordination Systems and challenges with command center coordination and communication.

    From Volume to Value: New Opportunities for Health Care Executives

    David Chin, MD, MBA

    Accountable care presents significant challenges and opportunities for healthcare leaders.  Reviewing the concepts and context of accountable care, Dr. Chin will share how organizations and leaders are adapting to these rapid changes in the healthcare marketplace.  Simultaneously, DNP educators will be challenged to respond by increasing the depth, the breadth, and the interprofessional scope of their curriculum.  Successful programs will incorporate the tools and concepts necessary for the next cohort of healthcare practice leaders to lead their organizations through this incredible time of transformation.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    We invite you to connect with our attendees through our various sponsorship opportunities

    Branding

    Logo on Conference Bags ($3,000)

    A conference bag will be provided to each attendee and sponsors will be acknowledged in the conference program guide.

    Name Badge Lanyards ($1,500)

    A lanyard will be provided to each attendee and sponsors will be acknowledged in the conference program guide.

    Literature Table (Free)

    A 6-foot tabletop space in the exhibit hall will be provided and shared for free literature placement.

    Continental Breakfast ($1,500 - $3,000)

    Sponsor a breakfast on one or both conference days. Sponsors will be acknowledged in the conference program and signage recognizing the sponsor will be displayed in the food and beverage area.

    Coffee/Refreshment ($2,000)

    Host one of the several networking breaks during the conference. Sponsors will be acknowledged in the conference program guide and signage recognizing the sponsor will be displayed in the food and beverage area.

    Reception ($5,000)

    Sponsors will be acknowledged in the conference program guide. Signage recognizing the sponsor will be displayed in the reception area.

    Submit Sponsorship Inquiry

  • Advertising

    Cover Rates

    • Inside Front: $750
    • Back: $850
    • Inside Back: $750

    Ad Specifications

    Reservations, payment, and materials for sponsorship and ad submissions are due Friday, June 6, 2014. Full payment is due at time of ad reservation. Submit our sponsorship opportunity information form to reserve your ad space. 

    Ad Size Price
    Full Page (10"x7.5") $600
    1/2 Page (4.75'x7.5") $300
     
  • Tuition & Refund Policy

    After April 21, 2014 & Onsite:

    JHU Alum - $480
    General Public - $600
    Group Rate* - $550

    *Group rates apply to (2) or more participants from the same organization registering at the same time.

    Refunds, less a $50 processing fee, are provided to registrants who cancel by May 31, 2014. Registrants who cancel after May 31, 2014 but before June 7, 2014 will receive a 50% refund. Request to cancel received after June 7, 2014 will be offered registration in a substitute program, less a processing fee.

  • Venue--Spend Your Independence Day Weekend in Baltimore

    Spend your Independence Day at the Four Seasons Baltimore overlooking the Inner Harbor fireworks where Francis Scott Key penned the Star Spangled Banner.

    Located in the new and evolving Harbor East neighborhood, the Four Seasons is just steps away from historic locations including the Inner Harbor, Little Italy, Fells Point, Federal Hill, and Locust Point--home to the famous Fort McHenry. Accessible by foot, water taxi, and the free Charm City Circulator, the Four Seasons is the perfect hub to explore Baltimore's best attractions and activities.

    Rate $149.00/night

    Take advantage of our special Four Seasons conference rate of $149.00/night using code: CI0714JHUN. Available until June 14, 2014. After June 14, 2014, contact Matt Casse at the School of Nursing to inquire about rate availability. 

    You can enjoy this scenic venue at this discounted rate 3 days prior and after the conference (based on availability).

    Reserve Room

    Amenities

    Conference attendees enjoy:

    • Spa treatments (20% discount from Monday-Thursday, based on availability)
    • Health and Fitness Club (complimentary)
    • Internet access in guest rooms (complimentary)
    • Infinity edge outdoor pool, overlooking the Inner Harbor
    • Outdoor whirlpool and reflecting pool

    Make a reservation at the Four Seasons and enjoy all the benefits of staying at our conference venue.

Location

Four Seasons
200 International Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Contact Information

Professional Programs
E. learn@jhu.edu
P. 410-502-3335
F. 443-769-1232