UW School of Nursing

March 4, 2023

Nurse Educators Conference 2023: Bridging the Gap | Day 2

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FORMAT: In-person Conference
DATE: Thursday, June 22, 2023
LOCATION & PARKING: UW Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle

Event Details 

Day 2 of a 2-day conference focuses 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.  

Objectives for 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 exercise? How often do you use this technique in class or in clinical? 


Thursday, June 22:
Schedule subject to change

Time Topic Speaker
7:30 – 7:50 Registration and Breakfast
7:50 – 8:00 Opening and Welcome


8:00 – 9:00 Small Bites, Big Impact- Microlearning Strategies for Nursing Education Kasey Nelson MSN, RN
9:00 – 9:10 Break and Exhibitors
9:10 – 10:10 Nurse Burnout: What’s At Stake Here? Yasmin Ali, DNP,MSN,RN

Mei Louie, MN, RN, CMSRN

10:10 – 10:20 Break and Exhibitors
10:20 – 11:20 Recognizing Logical Fallacies in Nursing Education: How to Identify and Respond Ian Schnee, PhD
11:20 – 11:30 Break and Exhibitors
11:30 – 12:30 Panel Research Presentation: Clinical Teaching Experience Fatemah Choupani, PhD, RN

Jila Mirlashari, PhD, RN

12:30 – 1:30 Break and Exhibitors
1:30 – 2:30 Open Forum:

Clinical Teaching, Professional Development, Simulation

2:30 – 2:40 Break and Exhibitors
2:40 – 3:40 Virtual Precepting in Clinical Education: Is It Do-able? Jonathan Halldorson, BSN, BSPH, RN, CDCES


3:40 – 3:50 Break and Exhibitors
3:50 – 4:50 Tiered Skills Acquisition Model: Have You Tried It Yet? Melissa Liu, MN, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC, CPN
4:50 Debrief, wrap up, and adjourn


Several Hotels in the UW University District are 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