Hybrid Neuroscience Nursing Annual Conference

Saturday, March 12 - Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Rising Together

2022 Neuroscience Nursing Annual Conference Speakers

We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix, Arizona or online for the 2022 Hybrid Neuroscience Nursing Annual Conference from Saturday, March 12 – Tuesday, March 15! View the schedule for a full list of the dynamic programming that will be offered.

Please Note: Daylight saving time will occur on Sunday, March 13. However, Phoenix does not observe daylight saving time, and the time will not change

2022 Speakers
Jess PettittSunday, March 13

8–9:30 am MST
Opening Remarks from AANN President Mary McKenna Guanci &
Agnes M. Marshall Keynote Address

Conversations that Matter
Jess Pettitt, M.Ed. CSP

Let’s face it; there are people and topics that at some point are just off limits. You just can’t do it or them right now. Even worse, often it is a difficult topic that you have to bring up with a difficult person. What if you could engage in these conversations with more confidence, humor, and ease? No matter the person or topic, you are your best tool for conversations that matter. Understanding your self and others as differently right gives you the tools to intentionally design teams, groups, and partnerships that can bring value to a single project or topic. We are all frustrating to someone, and at times even to ourselves. Once you know who and how you are, you can reclaim responsibility for these behavior response patterns and leave room for others to do the same. Before you know it, you are having better conversations and fuller relationships with those around you. I promise – it is that easy.

dhue laurie300Monday, March 14

8:30-10 am MST
Invited Speaker
Booze, Drugs, and My Brain: A Happy Ending
Laurie Dhue

Veteran news anchor Laurie Dhue shares a raw, unvarnished look at her lengthy battle with alcohol and cocaine addiction. She will impart valuable insights from her myriad experiences, including a near-fatal overdose, providing a deeply personal perspective that may help nurses better understand their future patients. 





Tuesday, March 15

8-9:45 am MST
Invited Speaker
The Crab Bucket...The Way We Do The Things We Do
Faith Roberts, MSN RN NEA-BC

For too long in nursing, neophytes have been admonished for their creativity with the statement: “That’s not the way we do it here.” This presentation will explore “the way we do the things we do” and most importantly, WHY. Using a northeastern folktale about a crab bucket as an analogy, the evolutionary process of a nurse from student to practitioner to leader will be studied. Management styles that either impede or enhance autonomy will be contrasted with actual examples used to illustrate the differences between these two styles. Conflict management techniques as a means to deal with problems encountered in practice are reviewed. Research findings on job satisfaction and employee expectations of supervisors will be presented. By utilizing clinical situations as a backdrop, the concepts of management/leadership styles, conflict resolutions, job satisfactions, and employee expectations are brought more fully to the forefront for closer examination by the professional nurse.


View the schedule for a full list of the dynamic programming that will be offered.