Friday, September 15, 2023
Ingleside Hotel, Pewaukee, WI
We are excited to invite you to join us IN-PERSON for a thought-provoking conference challenging our past and present as we discuss the future of nursing in a changing healthcare landscape and the necessity to increase diversity in the nursing workforce.
The 13th Annual Wisconsin Center for Nursing Conference will bring together nurses and other healthcare professionals from around the state to explore emerging topics impacting nursing education, practice, and research through an equity lens.
The importance of the nursing workforce to the health and well being of Wisconsin’s citizens cannot be overstated. The 2023 WCN Conference will build on the vital contributions that nurses make to the wellbeing of all.
CONFERENCE FLYER - printable schedule/fees/links to webpage and registration - please post and share with your colleagues
ONLINE REGISTRATION - Closed - please contact email@example.com
CONFERENCE SPONSORS - Thank you!
The following organizations have provided Sponsorship dollars for this program to keep your cost low. Interested in Sponsoring? Click Here!
Any handouts or resources submitted by presenters will be posted below for conference registrants to access/download/print as desired about 1 week prior to the conference. Printed copies will NOT be provided at the conference, but handouts may be accessed by wifi on-site if you bring your device. Handouts will remain posted for 6 months following the conference.
Sessions with linked handouts will be blue:
1 - KEYNOTE: What is Critical Race Theory and What Does it Have to do with Health Care? (PDF of PowerPoint slides)
2 - Vulnerability and Public Health Emergencies: A Wisconsin Nursing Workforce Initiative (Quick Guide to Terms) (NRN Priority Training)
3 - Seeking Equity through Digital Health Literacy (PPT handout) (Reference & Resource list)
4 - What do the results of the 2022 Wisconsin RN Workforce Survey reveal about RN Workforce Diversity? (PPT handout)
5 - Strategies to Improve Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Professionals - A Health System's Journey - (PPT 1 slide/page) (PPT 2 slides/page)
6 - Health Inequities: At the Intersection of Ageism and Racism, Implications for Practice
CONFERENCE AGENDA listing presenters and session descriptions - FINAL 9/6
Educational Sessions from 8:15 am - 4:00 pm
- Registration and Continental breakfast available at 7:30 am
- Lunch from 11:50 am - 12:50 pm - time to meet with colleagues
- Sponsor exhibit tables will be available all day
Welcome and Program Overview
Barbara Nichols, PhD (H), MS, RN, FAAN - Executive Director, Wisconsin Center for Nursing
Erika A. Colón BSN, RN - President, Wisconsin Center for Nursing; National Association of Hispanic Nurses
KEYNOTE: What is Critical Race Theory and What Does it Have to do with Health Care?
Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD - Author; Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Vulnerability and Public Health Emergencies: A Wisconsin Nursing Workforce Initiative
Kelly Kruse Nelles, MS, RN, APRN-BC - Executive Director, National RN Practice Development Center; Lead Faculty & Practice Development, Wisconsin Center for Nursing
Suzanne Bottum-Jones, MA, RN - Director of Product and Implementation, ABAIT, LLC
Seeking Equity through Digital Health Literacy
Gwenn Weaver, MBA, MS LS - Independent Consultant
What do the results of the 2022 Wisconsin RN Workforce Survey reveal about RN Workforce Diversity?
Susan J. Zahner, DrPH, RN, FNAP, FAAN - Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing
PANEL: Strategies to Improve Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Professionals - A Health System's Journey
Andrés González, MEd, CCDP/AP - Vice President Community Engagement & Chief Diversity Officer, Froedtert Health
Thomas Veeser, RN, MS - Chief Nursing Officer/VP Quality, Froedtert Holy Family Memorial
Mathew Gnirk, CMIP - Director of Environmental and Linen Services, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
Sasha Pieper -Operations Manager – Environmental & Linen Services, Froedtert Hospital
Brenda Fairfull, MAOD - Organizational Development Change Management, Froedtert Health
Janice Simmons, PhD - Chief Culture and Learning Officer, Froedtert Health
Jessica Kronenberg, RN, BSN - Nurse Manager, Maternal Fetal Newborn Unit, Froedtert Hospital
Health Inequities: At the Intersection of Ageism and Racism, Implications for Practice
G. Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN, FGSA - Associate Professor, Anthony Buividas Term Chair in Gerontology and Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
'Late Registration' rate after August 25th: $150
Student Nurse rate: $50.00
- Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and printed Program
- Pay by credit card or request an invoice to submit registration form.
- Registration Deadline: Friday, September 8, 2023
If you experience problems while making your credit card payment, please contact Bri Dunbar at the WNA office: 608-221-0383 ext. 201
The 13th Annual WCN Conference is jointly provided by the Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) and the Wisconsin Center for Nursing (WCN). This 1-day conference offers participants 6.25 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development credit. WNA is the provider of contact hours for this activity.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Participants must attend the entire conference and complete the online conference evaluation by Sunday, October 1, 2023 to receive the contact hours.
ONLINE EVALUATION - opens on day of conference
There will be a $25 charge to have WNA re-open the online evaluation and receive a Certificate of Completion after October 1. This option for late completion will be available for only 6 months following the conference. Go to www.wisconsinnurses.org/reopen-eval/ for more information.
Wisconsin Nurses Association is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
A block of standard rooms are available for Thursday, September 14, 2023 at the rate of $119.00/night. You will be required to provide a credit card upon making the reservation, but you will not be charged until you check out.
Deadline to reserve at this rate: September 5, 2023
To receive the discounted room rate, call 262-547-0201, and identify yourself as a conference attendee for the Wisconsin Center for Nursing before August 15th.
Location/Directions: CLICK HERE
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