We regret that this program has been cancelled for 2018 – but will be rescheduled for Spring 2019.
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The symposium will provide an opportunity for the participants to learn about some of the innovative projects or initiatives that include the role of the nurse. Presenters will be innovators in areas of nursing including practice, education, leadership, and/or workforce. The presenters will provide a description of their practice setting, their project/idea, any resistance to implementing the innovation, and the motivational techniques used to engage those nurses who were impacted by the innovation.
Presenters will utilize a seven-minute ‘rapid-fire’ style presentation. A rapid-fire presentation is an opportunity to convey a big idea in a small amount of time. Presenters can share exciting concepts, tools, and success in just seven minutes! The participants will have time to ask questions following the presentations and time will be set aside for one-on-one participant interaction with the presenters.

Our Keynote Presenter, Dr. Mick Carroll has been an educator, consultant, and entrepreneur.  He founded a company “BetterThink” that provides creative thinking workshops to organizations.  Having been an accountant and practicing CPA, his PhD in Educational has provided him insights into both Critical (convergent), and Creative (divergent), thinking.  He will deliver 2 fun and interactive sessions on ‘Creative Thinking and Innovation’ and ‘Motivation and the Art of Doing’.

The day will conclude with the participant developing an innovation idea concept.

This program was planned by members of WNA’s Council on Nursing Practice & Quality, Education, and Research (the Tri-Council). 

QUESTIONS? Contact the WNA office at info@wisconsinnurse.wpengine.com or 608.221.0383.

Wisconsin Nurses Association is approved with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.