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21st Annual Midwest Regional Nursing Educators Conference:  Innovations, Quality and Safety in Nursing Education and Practice

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Intended changes participants reported after attending the last conference

  • Looking at how cognitive structuring can be incorporated into clinical teaching or by simulation.
  • Crucial conversations – I'll try and implement these ideas and steps into my practice.
  • Explore partnerships with local employers to develop residency programs for GNs.
  • Use debriefing to develop clinical reasoning in newly hired RNs.

Other comments from last year's participants

  • Looking at how cognitive structuring can be incorporated into clinical teaching or by simulation.
  • The information inspires me to attempt changes that require involving others.
  • The idea to cut down student idle time and improve their understanding of the real job of being a nurse is exciting.
  • The culturally competent content discussion was helpful in giving some easy to include strategies.

Abstract instructions

First, read the abstract guidelines

Abstract guidelines

Once you begin to enter your information into the online abstract form you will need to complete your entry. You will not be able to save and return at a later time. If you have your abstract written, your CV at hand, the names of your co-presenters, and the other information identified below, it should only take about 20 minutes to complete.

The primary presenter for the poster must enter their information first.

  • During the submission process the primary presenter will create and enter a unique identifier, i.e., the first initial of your first, middle and last name and your telephone number prefix.
  • The primary presenter will provide co-presenters this unique identifier, which they will use to enter their information.
  • The primary presenter will provide the title, purpose/goal, objectives, and teaching strategies for the presentation and attach the completed abstract template.

Abstract template

Presenters and co-presenters will complete these portions of the online form.

  • Basic biographic information including a brief biography and a list of academic degrees and national board certifications.
  • Disclosure of relevant financial relations.
  • Attestation of understanding and agreements regarding the presentation and conference. The terms and conditions agreed to in the submission process are available in the link above and to the right to review and print.

In summary

Conference information

Handouts

Speaker handouts will be posted online one week prior to the conference. Paid participants will receive a link to them. If additional handouts are received after this, they will be posted as we receive them. If none are posted, that means we did not receive any in spite of requesting them. Handouts will remain up at least two weeks after the event. Please do not share this link with others. If they need a link, please ask them to contact us: nursingoutreach@missouri.edu.

Requirements for successful completion

Contact hours will be awarded to all learnerss who:

  • Attend and be paid in full.
  • Participate in any individual or group activities.
  • Complete the online evaluation form.

This approval is reciprocal in all states and for all specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC approval process.

Group discount

If you have three or more people registering from your organization please call our office, 573-882-0215, for group discount information.

CE certificates

A certificate of completion is provided to all conference participants who are paid in full and complete the conference evaluation form. If you are not paid in full, your CE credit will be awarded upon payment in full.

Lost certificates may be replaced with a written request to the Nursing Outreach office for a fee of $10 per certificate. We will need your name (exact same name that you used for registering) and the date and title of the conference you attended.

Registration cancellation and substitution

We understand that circumstances may arise that require you to cancel or send a substitute. If you cancel your attendance seven or more business days before the conference, your registration fee will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee. You may send a substitute at any time. Please notify the Nursing Outreach office of any registration changes prior to the conference to facilitate the check-in process.

Please note that upon submitting your registration, you are responsible for paying the full registration fee, whether or not you actually attend the conference, unless your registration is canceled at least seven business days prior to the conference. All cancellation notices must be in writing; e-mail notification is acceptable.

Responsibility

If you register without paying, you are responsible for payment whether or not you attend the conference unless you cancel at least seven business days before the conference.

Program changes and cancellations

Nursing Outreach reserves the right to make changes in content and speakers, or to cancel programs if enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond our control prevail. Every effort will be made to contact each enrollee if a program is cancelled. In the event of cancellation, registration fees are automatically refunded in full. You will be notified one week prior to the activity date, and a full refund will be sent to you. The University of Missouri-Columbia will not be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants including, but not limited to, airline cancellation charges or hotel deposits.

Commercial support

When commercial support is received for an educational activity, the conference planning committee maintains complete control over the selection of content and speakers. Acceptance of commercial support does not imply approval or endorsement of any product.

Taping

Taping by attendees is not allowed at any educational activities sponsored by Nursing Outreach.

Tax deduction

Your expenditure for this activity may qualify you for a Lifetime Learning federal tax credit. Tax deduction information regarding continuing education expenses is available from the IRS or tax advisors (Treasury Regulation 1.162.5).

Notes

  • Participants are asked to set their cellphones on vibrate or silent and to exit the meeting room for all calls.
  • Please bring a sweater or jacket due to variations in temperature and personal preferences.
  • MU complies with the guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have special needs as addressed by the ADA and need special assistance with this or any portion of the learning process, please notify us as soon as possible. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.
  • Please contact the Nursing Outreach Office at nursingoutreach@missouri.edu or 573-882-0215, if you need special dietary considerations.
  • See what Columbia has to offer
  • Nov. 9 and 10
  • Peachtree Banquet Center Columbia

Purpose

In its 21st year, the primary goal of this annual event is to strengthen linkages between practice-based and academic nursing educators. It continues to provide a forum to discuss pivotal issues affecting the educational preparation of students and the lifelong learning of practicing professional nurses. Jointly developed by practicing academic faculty and seasoned hospital-based educators, the content is both evidence-based and practically useful.

Target audience

This conference is intended for staff development educators and managers, preceptors, faculty from vocational-technical, undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, continuing education specialists and others interested in the preparation of nurses and their ongoing competency.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain new insights and perspectives regarding the critical issues facing academic nursing education, staff development and lifelong learning.
  • Increase knowledge of best practices in nursing education for both academic and practice-based environments and identify how to use these practices in your own setting.
  • Collaborate to meet the increased demand for competent lifelong learners and practitioners.
  • Renew the passion and appreciation for the important work of skilled nurse educators.

Featured speakers

Carol Goodyear-BruchDay 1, Nov. 9
Nursing's Impact on Healthcare through Transformational Leadership

Caryl Goodyear-Bruch, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN-K, senior director, patient care services, Children's Mercy, Kansas City


 

Carol Goodyear-BruchDay 2, Nov. 10
Reflective Practice:  Transforming Education, Improving Outcomes

(This day jointly provided by Missouri Association of Colleges of Nursing)

Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Global Initiatives, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


 

Pre-conference workshop

Nov. 8
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Topic to be announced

Accreditation

  • The University of Missouri Sinclair School Of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • Midwest Multistate Provider Approval Number MO1019-7

Poster abstracts

  • Submission will be online only
  • Deadline for abstract submission
    Sept. 11
  • Notification of acceptance
    Sept. 22

Abstract guidelines
Posters should relate to one or more of the outcomes for this conference. Abstracts may focus on a wide range of topics related to practice-based, academic and/or continuing education including but not limited to:

  • Creative approaches to successful staff education
  • Competency assessment
  • Preceptor/residency programs
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Quality and safety initiatives
  • Creative teaching techniques and teaching tools
  • Magnet journey
  • Use of technology (e.g., clinical simulation, smart devices)
  • Managing challenging teaching-learning situations
  • Student success strategies
  • Online learning
  • Special learning needs of nursing students
  • Clinical and classroom evaluation strategies
  • Strategies to promote learner success and program improvement

Posters may include works in progress. It is permissible to submit a poster abstract that has been presented at another educational program. More than one poster abstract may be submitted by the same presenter.

The person submitting the abstract will be considered the Primary Submitter/Presenter and will be responsible for submitting all necessary paperwork for the presentation. Abstracts will not be accepted without all required forms.

Abstract preparation

Essential items to include in your abstract.

  • Title of abstract
  • Describe the educational project that was implemented.
  • Primary presenters will complete the one page abstract template which is provided.
  • All presenters, both primary and co-presenters, will complete these portions of the electronic abstract:
    • Basic biographic information including a brief biography and a list of academic degrees and national board certifications.
    • Disclosure of relevant financial relations.
    • Attestation of understanding and agreements regarding the presentation and conference. The terms and conditions agreed to in the submission process are available in the link above and to the right to review and print.
  • Once you begin to enter your information into the online form you will need to complete your entry. You will not be able to save and return at a later date. If you have your one page abstract template completed, your CV at hand, the names of your co-presenters, and the other information identified below, it should only take about 20 minutes to complete.

Poster presenters are responsible for constructing the posters in such a way that they will freely stand on an upright easel using a 3x5 foam core poster board, which will be provided, along with push pins. Posters may be either horizontal or vertical.

Your abstract should be fully edited and ready for print. Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference syllabus that will be posted online and printed by conference participants.

Abstract submission

Submit the one page abstract template which you will attach to the electronic submission form. Please read and follow the four bullet points below. They continue to present problems to some abstract submitters.

  • The abstract should be block formatted without indentations using Arial 10 point font. (Do not change the template)
  • All numbers, except those that begin a sentence, should be listed in digits.
  • Do not indicate any identifying factors such as the name of your organization in the body of the abstract.
  • Use only standard abbreviations and spell out the words on first use, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.

Note
The person who will actually be presenting the poster must submit the abstract. All presenters, both the primary presenter and the co-presenters (those who will actually attend and present the poster with the primary presenter at the conference), are expected to register, pay for and attend the conference. Do not submit names of co-presenters that you know will not be attending.

Notification of receipt of abstract

The primary presenter will receive an email confirmation of receipt of the abstract. If you do not receive confirmation within 24 hours after submission, please call 573-882-0215 or email nursingoutreach@missouri.edu.

  • Please be sure the email address you provide is valid and contains no typographical errors.
  • Review process and selection
  • All abstracts will be blinded and independently reviewed by three peers.

Selection is based on the:

  • Relevance to conference description, purpose and objectives
  • Overall clarity and quality of the abstract
  • Adherence to the instructions concerning format noted above
  • The primary presenter will be contacted by email no later than Sept. 30, 2016 regarding acceptance of your submission. This is before the hotel cutoff date and the early conference registration deadline.
  • All communication will be sent to the primary presenter via email only. It is the responsibility of the primary presenter to contact all co-presenters and see that they complete the co-presenter section of the abstracts submission form.
  • Any handouts are the responsibility of the poster presenters. There will be tables provided for you to share your poster handouts.

The submission process is complete when you have submitted the following documents by using the abstract template and online abstract submission form.

The first author is responsible for the abstract content. Submission signifies the intent of the presenter(s) (primary and co-presenters) to register for the conference for at least the day of their scheduled presentation and present the poster at the conference to take place on Nov. 9 and 10 in Columbia, Missouri. Selected presenters and co-presenters must be paid registrants. Abstract presenters are expected to assume the costs related to travel, accommodations, and conference registration fees.

Submission deadline
Sept. 11
Electronic notice of acceptance
Sept. 22 to primary presenter only