Friday, March 22
BEING AN ADVOCATE
10:30 am–11:30 am
Panelists: Cathy Cartwright, MSN RN-BC PCNS FAAN; Lawrence Chyall, MS RN CNRN; Ebonye
Nurses can effectively advocate for their patients at the bedside, the hospital, city hall, and the statehouse. This interactive session will focus on two ways to advocate: Choosing Wisely and Advocacy at the State and Local Level. Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and procedures. We also will present a panel discussion on how to be an advocate for neuroscience patients in your city and state.
BEWARE OF YOUR BIAS! FOSTERING GREAT LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Panel Moderator: Twyila Lay, MS ACNP CNRN
Panelists: Ebonye Green, APRN; Mary Guanci, MSN RN CNRN SCRN; Maianh Tran-Allen, BSN RN CNRN
This interactive course will explore strategies for enhancing awareness and fostering inclusiveness within a diverse environment. We will explore strategies for reducing and mitigating internal and external attitudes and implicit bias to create a culture of accountability. The course will provide the necessary knowledge and skills for future leadership within an evolving global leadership paradigm.
Saturday, March 23
PANEL DISCUSSION OF THE UPDATED NUEROSCIENCE NURSING: SCOPE AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
11:40 am–12:10 pm
Panelists: Janice L Hinkle, PhD RN CNRN; Lori Kennedy Madden, PhD RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN; Daphny Grace M. Peneza, MSN RN CNOR CSSM
This session will discuss the recently released 3rd edition of Neuroscience Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. Panelists will provide examples of how the new edition applies to both bedside and advanced practice nurses at the practice level, summarize the scope of nursing practice in relation to standards for competent practice and professional performance, and discuss how nurses can employ professional resources to overcome barriers to professional nursing practice at the fullest extent of their nursing license.