19th Annual Nurse Educator Virtual Convention

Date(s) - 08/06/2020 - 08/07/2020
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19th Annual Nurse Educator Virtual Convention – August 6 & 7, 2020

MLN is excited to bring Keith Rischer, MA, RN, CEN, CCRN, author, blogger, nurse educator, staff nurse and doctoral candidate with 35 years of clinical experience in a wide variety of settings. Keith, owner of KeithRN, is a recognized authority on how students acquire clinical judgment. He is the author of the student textbook Think like a Nurse and companion text for nurse educators Teach Students to Think Like a Nurse. Keith utilizes educational best practices to empower educators with practical strategies to transform the way nursing is taught so that students graduate better prepared for both practice and licensure.

Other topics include:

Defining the “IT” Factor presented by Brandon Rachal, MSN, BSN, RN
Some learn how to teach while others may teach how to learn. Do you get “IT”? It’s time to rethink leadership today in the classroom. Somewhere in the vicinity of teaching and learning lies leadership…and students know
when you “get it”! Learn how to refresh your perspective and redefine your teaching and learning philosophy so you foster the best learning outcomes for your students, and a little emotional intelligence (for the both of               you), on the side.

Nursing Student Retention Model presented by Speaker: Cheryl Dalton, APRN, DNP, FNP BC, DIMPH, CNE
Traditional and nontraditional nursing students often have many academic and environmental barriers to success. A dilemma in nursing education is how to find the balance between nursing student retention rates and             NCLEX pass rates. This presentation will highlight one retention model that helps foster student success and retention. The model addresses student resilience in confronting some of the barriers they may face while                     completing a nursing program. Some of these barriers include financial stressors, family emotional support, family responsibilities, childcare, family crisis, employment hours, transportation, reliable internet services, and         being a first-generation college student. The role of nursing faculty as an academic advisor is a pivotal role in this retention model.

Choosing a Pathway: DNP, EdD, or PhD – Panel Discussion – Amy Townsend, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE; Cheryl Dalton, APRN, DNP, FNP BC, DIMPH, CNE; Martha Baker, PhD, RN, CNE, CENP, ANCS
Nurses that have earned a Master’s degree and are ready for the next step may consider earning their DNP, EdD or PhD. All are considered terminal degrees for advanced practice nurses but are rooted in a very different              practice. Join us as we discuss the rationale behind these three types of nursing doctorates, and considerations to make when deciding which program will best prepare you for your incredible journey.

Missouri State Board of Nursing – Board Staff Update provide by Bibi Schultz, RN, MSN, CNE; Debra Funk, BSN, RN; Sarah Barickman, B.S. Ed.; Missouri State Board of Nursing
In this panel discussion, staff from the Missouri State Board of Nursing will provide an overview regarding current issues and updates about nursing education and practice.

Professional Etiquette presented by Sandra Reed Wilson, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
PLEASE AND THANK YOU!! Kathleen Pagana in her text “The Nurse’s Etiquette Advantage” notes that exploring the topic of etiquette is traditionally missed in nursing education. Each of us want to present ourselves in
a professional manner, but do we know how to do that in various situations and formats? This will be a fun, interactive session where we discuss talking, introductions, meetings, different modes of communication, and                social media.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For more information regarding contact hours, please call Emily Mantle, 573-635-5355. 




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