UW School of Nursing

March 4, 2023

Nurse Educators Conference 2023: Bridging the Gap | Day 1

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FORMAT: In-person Conference
DATE: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
LOCATION & PARKING: UW Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle

Event Details 

Day 1 of a 2-day conference with the focus on building knowledge and creating a space for engaging dialogues that explore emergent issues and share innovative strategies for teaching and learning that challenge nursing education in academic and clinical settings. The conference also encourages collaboration and partnership with academic and nurse leaders on various topics of discussion that tiered academically prepared nurses across all practice settings and environments of care. 

Intended Audience  

Nurse educators, faculty, and nursing simulation educators that are in academic, profit, and non-profit community settings. Nurse specialists in nursing professional development units, nurse managers, nurse administrators, nurse directors, registered nurses interested in nursing education, and registered nurses in graduate nursing schools are welcome.  

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of the conference, participants will report an increase in knowledge in:  

  1. Describing a teaching strategy appropriate to assist academically prepared nurses transitioning from the classroom to the practice setting to ensure safe, effective care.
  2. Designing an interprofessional simulation using basic elements of a nursing simulation-based curriculum.
  3. Collaborating with an NPD nurse educator to assist academically prepared nurses transitioning across a practice setting.  

 Poster Abstract Submission 

Posters are accepted based on relevance to addressing the challenges of newly licensed nurses transitioning to practice in the context of nursing education. Examples of poster abstracts may include literature reviews, case studies, evidence-based practice, research supporting diversity and inclusion in nursing education, innovations to evaluate for clinical judgment in nursing education, and strategies to assist nursing students in pursuing nursing and succeeding in their careers.  

Hot topics in Nursing Education

We invite you to hear what your colleagues have to say about some of these topics and share your experiences: 
1. How to design a customized simulation using the Healthcare Simulation Standard of Best Practice in the school simulation lab vs a hospital simulation center?  
2. What are the changing roles of the nursing professional development nurse educators and how to facilitate theory to practice as new nurses enter the profession?  
3. How do new clinical instructors help nursing students turn negative attitudes into positive ones when patients’ responses are rude and disrespectful? 
4. Do nursing students enjoy the practice of reflection exercises? How often do you use this technique in class or in clinical? 


Wednesday, June 21st, 2023
Schedule subject to change

Day 1: June 21

7:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Overview
8:15 Developmental Stages of Simulation: Reimagining Learning  Lauren Bibin, DNP, CNM, APRN, CNE, CHSE, CHSOS
9:15 Break and Exhibitors
9:25 Key Healthcare Simulation Standards for Quality Simulation: What Do I Need to Know  Lauren Bibin, DNP, CNM, APRN, CNE, CHSE, CHSOS

Rhonda Durano, MN,RN,CHSE

10:25 Break and Exhibitors
10:35 Clinical/Evaluation Simulation Process Tracy Holt, DNP, MSN RN-BC, CHSE, CNE 
11:35 Break and Exhibitors
11:45 Why Aren't They Learning? Designing Appropriate Simulation-Based Learning Experiences To Improve Outcomes Nicola Contreras, DNP, RN, CHSE
12:45 Lunch/Poster Session/Exhibitors
2:00 RN Resident Panel Discussion Denise Elvir Zavala,RN

Katie Kunda, RN, BSN

Emily Hernandez, MSN, RN

Catie Muir, ADN, RN, Sarah Morsi BSN,RN

Sam Johnson, BSN,RN


3:00 Break and Exhibitors
3:10 Addressing Our New Current State: Empowering Nurses Through Action Shelly Caldejon, MSN, RN,NPD-BC 
4:10 Break and Exhibitors
4:20 Learning Needs Assessment for the individual, program, and organization  Hailee Barnes, MSN, RN, CNL, NPD-BC
5:20 Adjourn


There are several Hotels in the UW University District close to the venue: Silver Cloud Hotel, Graduate Hotel, and Residence Inn. There are many other options— look for lodging near UW Horticulture Center, Seattle to be in the area closest to the venue.

Seattle is a vibrant and culturally diverse destination that offers a unique experience in a stunning natural setting. With great restaurants, iconic landmarks like the Space Needle, a thriving arts and cultural scene, and of course, numerous coffee cafes, you’ll find any number of things to explore on these websites:
visitseattle.org  |  downtownseattle.com  | experiencewa.com