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WellSpan Collaborative Evidence-Based Practice & Nursing Research Conference - VIRTUAL

Event Details


04/13/21 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM


$25 per person


Virtual Class - All Counties
WellSpan Health
All Counties, PA 17402
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This year's Conference is entitled: "Evolution of Evidence - Staying Current in Turbulent Times" featuring keynote speaker Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FAAAS.

Dr. Munro is Dean at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. She earned her PhD in Nursing and Microbiology and Immunology at Virginia Commonwealth University and is a nurse practitioner. Her research focuses on preventing complications in critically ill adults. She has been supported by research funding of more than $18 million. Her study of oral care in the ICU changed national practice guidelines, and an NIH study to prevent ICU delirium is ongoing. Dr. Munro has published more than 200 articles. Dr. Munro is co-editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Critical Care. She is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Academy of Nursing, serving on the Academy’s Acute and Critical Care Expert Panel. She is a member of the National Academy of Inventors. She was a founding Ambassador of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research and is on the Board of Directors. She was a Distinguished Research Lecturer of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Hall of Fame and an American Academy of Nursing Academy Edge Runner.

Continuing Professional Development contact hours will be awarded upon attendance at the entire conference and completion of an evaluation. WellSpan Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Please contact Dr. Barbara Buchko, Director of EBP/Nursing Research at WellSpan Health for more information at (717) 851-2434 or Collaborative planning partners include: Eastern Mennonite University, Millersville University, Sigma Eta Eta Chapter, Sigma Xi Chi Chapter and York College of Pennsylvania.


7:30 to 8:00 am -- Zoom sign-in and poster viewing.

8:00 to 8:15 am -- Welcome: Barbara Buchko, DNP, RN, Director of EBP & Nursing Research and Kris O’Shea, MS, RN, NE-BC, Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Executive at WellSpan Health

8:15 to 9:30 am -- "Using Our Past to Build Our Future" by Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FAAAS

9:30 to 9:40 am -- Stretch Break

9:40 to 10:30 am -- "Rising to Meet the Challenges of Rapid Change" A Panel Discussion by Christina Martin, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Pete Guzman, BSN, RN, Stacy L. Lutter, D.Ed., RN, and Kierstin Grove

10:30 to 11:00 am -- Poster Viewing

11:00 to 11:20 am -- "Pads versus Briefs: Which is Best for Skin?" by Jessica Bossalina, BSN, RN-BC, Ashley Lentz, BSN, RN-BC, and Bianca Santiago, BSN. RN-BC

11:20 to 11:40 am -- "Collaboration between Labor and Delivery & Emergency Department to Reduce Severe Maternal Morbidity" by Stacie Massett, MSN, RN, CLC, Adriane Burgess, PhD, RNC-OB, CCE, CNE, C-OnQS, and Julia Wheeling, MBA, RN

11:40 am to 12:00 pm -- "Assessing Virtual Simulations and Online Clinical Learning for Baccalaureate Nursing Students During COVID-19" by Nicole Byers, MSN, MBA, RN, CPNP and Carolyn E. Smith, DNP, RN, CNRN

12:00 to 12:20 pm -- "Nursing Leadership Succession Plans to Support Organizational Stability" by Christina Martin, DNP, RN, NE-BC

12:20 to 12:30 pm -- Stretch Break

12:30 to 1:20 pm -- "Remember, We All Rise When We Lift Others…Keys to Wellbeing and Building Resilience in Ourselves and Others" by Michael Diller, PsyD

1:20 to 1:40 pm -- York College of Pennsylvania Baccalaureate Student Nurse Presentation, "The Effect of School-based HPV Vaccination Programs on HPV Vaccine Uptake" by Ashton Engebretsen, Katelynne Hoover, Ian Knaub, Kayla Reilly, Darian Schlenker, Elizabeth Sanchez, Emaleigh Smith, and Kendra Weiser

1:40 to 1:50 pm -- Awards

Closing Announcements / Contact Hours

Click "Register" to reserve your spot at this virtual conference. WellSpan employees, Eastern Mennonite University, Millersville University, Sigma Eta Eta Chapter, Sigma Xi Chi Chapter and York College of Pennsylvania can attend for free; however, must enter a valid credit card (no charge made).


Upon successful registration a confirmation email will be sent. Zoom instructions will be sent via email closer to the date. Access to Zoom and audio is required to participate.