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14th Annual New Jersey Nursing Convention Program

Thursday, March 31, 2011

7:00 a.m. ­ 3:30 p.m . 7:30 a.m. ­ 8:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. ­ 8:45 a.m. 8:45 a.m. ­ 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. ­ 10:15 a.m. Convention Registration Open NJSNA Resolutions & Bylaws Hearing GRAND EXHIBITION HALL OPEN (Free Continental Breakfast) NJ Nursing Convention's Opening Ceremonies PLENARY SESSION (Contact Hours) Topic: "Moral Courage" The Necessary Virtue for Nursing Advocacy" Keynote Speaker: Vicki D. Lachman, PhD, APRN, MBE, VL Associates Visit Exhibits ­ NJLN Scholarship Raffle, Institute for Nursing Raffle Poster Sessions (Contact Hours) Addressing the Special Needs of the Elderly Adult Immigrant Population Collaborative Testing Revisited: a Method for Assessing Nursing Student's Examination Do Disposable Telemetry Monitoring Cables Decrease the Number of Sternal Wound Infections in Open Heart Surgery Patients? Evaluation of a Computerized Workflow to Reassess Pain in Hospitalized Patients Function Focused Care: The Evidence that Transforms Care at the Bedside Interactive Bedside Discharge Rounds Minimum Fuss Maximum Impact: Readiness in Neonatal Resuscitation Obesity in African-American Women: Stages of Change Model Perceived Facilitators & Barriers to Progression Among Minority BSN Students Precepting Our Preceptors: Ongoing Education and Development of Our Clinical Experts Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation (SBAR): A Change of Shift Verbal Reporting Method to Improve Communication Among Nurses The ICU at Shore Memorial Hospital Combines Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence to Provide Quality Care for the Critically Ill Transforming Care at the Beside (TCAB) in the Patient's Home Understanding and Addressing Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility Unique Application of the Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Role Utilization and Impact of a Registered Nurse Administered Symptom-Triggered Alcohol Withdrawal Protocol on Benzodiasepine Use and Length of Stay in an Adult Diagnosis Population NJ League for Nursing Scholarship Raffle, Institute for Nursing Raffle NJSNA's Opening Business Meeting (Contact Hours) New Jersey League for Nursing Annual Business Meeting (Contact Hours) NEW JERSEY NURSING CONVENTION LUNCHEON (Contact Hours) Topic: "Nursing Into the 21st Century" Luncheon Speaker: Lucille A. Joel, EdD, MEd, MA, BSN EXHIBITION HALL CLOSED ­ GEC Halls CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS -- STUDENT TRACK ONLY Decreasing Nursing Students Text Anxiety Using Guided Imaginery For High Stakes Testing Kathy Pultar, MSN, APRN, EdD, Associate Professor of Nursing, Brookdale Community College Identify the 3 components of designing a guided imagery session to decrease test anxiety in nursing students; Analyze several test anxiety modalities and choose one to implement with nursing students; Identify 4 common emotional and physical symptoms experienced by students who suffer from test anxiety. Career Alternatives for Nurses: Beyond the Medical Center Norma L. Rodgers, BSN, RN, CCRA, Sr. Clinical Research Assoc., Research Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Discuss the roles and functions of the Clinical Research Team; Define the roles of the Clinical Research Associate and Clinical Research Coordinators; Identify the role of the School Nurse; Identify education, training and certification requirements.

10:30 a.m. ­ 12:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. ­ 12:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m. ­ 12:30 p.m. 11: 30 a.m.­ 12:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. ­ 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. ­ 2:00 p.m.

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14th Annual New Jersey Nursing Convention Program

Thursday, March 31, 2011

2:00 p.m. ­ 5:00 p.m. 2:15 p.m. ­ 3:15 p.m. A-1-TOPIC: SPEAKER: OBJECTIVES: EXHIBITION HALL RE-OPENED -GEC Halls CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS (Contact Hours) Educator Program ­ Nursing Education and Nursing Service: Working Together to Maintain the Healthcare of Society Nancy Berger, MSN, RN, BC, CNE, Program Coordinator, Middlesex County College Nursing Program Discuss recent changes in nursing education and the impact on entry level practice; Describe recent changes in nursing service and the impact on healthcare; Explain methods that can be used to maintain positive relationships between education and service. Type 2 Diabetes: Then and Now Kathleen McDonald, MSN, APN, Andrew R. Schwartz, MD, PA Discuss the pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes; Discuss the ongoing management of an adult with Type 2 Diabetes over a 20 year continuum. Play Along: Music Therapy in Hospice-Making Beautiful Music Together Nicole Giacomino, MT-BC, Sandra Deluccio, RN, CHPN, Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Define music therapy and its role within an interdisciplinary team; Delineate strategies to incorporate music in the care of hospice patients and families; Challenges and Opportunities for the Politically Astute Nurse Barbara W. Wright, RN, PhD, FAAN, Health Policy Consultant Assess the nurse's political astuteness; Compare the difference between citizens who are inhabitants and those who are participants; Determine the degree to which the nurse will evolve as a politically astute nurse. CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS -- STUDENT TRACK ONLY Navigating Through the Nursing Job Market in a Difficult Economy Donna L. Murray, RN, MSN, APN, Asst. Director Admissions, JFK-Muhlenberg Snyder School of Nursing Describe important factors to prepare a resume; Learn how to develop a cover letter; Discuss possible questions for a job interview; Construct a thank you letter. NCLEX Tips for Students Valerie Edwards, RN, MSN, VME Nursing Consultants, Inc. List the categories of client needs found on NCLEX; Describe different types of questions found on NCLEX; Discuss test-taking strategies to use on NCLEX; Outline plan of study to prepare for NCLEX. CONVENTION WELCOME CELEBRATION (NJLN Scholarship Drawing, IFN Raffle) NEW GRADUATE PROGRAM Topic: Nursing: A Career for Your Lifetime Speaker: Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, President, Cardillo & Associates CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS (Contact Hours) Educator Program ­Nursing Faculty Shortage: One NJ Nursing Education Collaborative's Solution Kem Louie, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC, CNE, FAAN, Associate Professor, William Paterson University of NJ Examine the factors contributing to the nursing faculty shortage; Identify current national and regional strategies; Discuss the New Jersey Education Collaborative Update on Use of Medical Marijuana in NJ Ken Wolski, RN, MPA Describe the rationale for legalizing medical marijuana in New Jersey; Identify states that permit the use of medical marijuana; Describe the role of ANA and NJSNA in supporting the legalization of medical marijuana. When Work Doesn't Work Anymore Mary Ann T. Donohue, PhD, RN, APN, NEA-BC, Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, President, New Jersey State Nurses Association Review of generational characteristics and their impact upon the work environment; Discuss methods for understanding the degree to which certain organizations are supportive of the nurses' growth and development more than others; Identify how to design strategies around a healthy lifestyle and healthy workplace.



14th Annual New Jersey Nursing Convention Program

B4 ­ TOPIC: SPEAKERS: OBJECTIVES: B5 ­ TOPIC: SPEAKERS: OBJECTIVES: 5:30 p.m. ­ 7:00 p.m. 5:45 p.m. ­ 8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. ­ 8:00 p.m. Healthy Heart Initiative Judith Kutzleb, DNP, R, CCRN, NP-C, Holy Name Medical Center Identify the high risk/high volume patients with Heart Failure; Identify medical therapy essential in heart failure management; Describe methods for educating patients in disease self management. Performance Evaluation, Preceptor/Preceptee Rounding Anne Duggan Ugrovics, RN, MSN, Consultant, Magnetic Healthcare Strategies, LLC Define two aspects of Self evaluation; List four characteristics of a frontline manager; List four characteristics of staff evaluation; Define Preceptor/Preceptee communication. Institute for Nursing's Sylvia C. Edge Endowment Campaign --- (ALL are invited to attend ) Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses Meeting NJSNA Region Meetings - NJSNA's Region I, Region II, Region III, Region IV, Region V, and Region VI

Friday, April 1, 2011

7:00 a.m. ­ 8:00 a.m. 8:00 am. ­ 3:00 p.m. Coffee with NJSNA Candidates LPN All Day Education Program (Separate Registration Required) Topic: Communicable Diseases Hosted by: NJSNA's LPN Forum Convention Registration Open Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall EXHIBIT HALL OPEN ­ Continental Breakfast (Free) POSTER SESSION (Contact Hours) NJSNA Voting Business Meeting (Contact Hours) CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS (Contact Hours) Educator Program ­ Formal Debating: Bringing the Role of Patient Advocate Alive in the Classroom Ann Tritak, RN, EdD, Professor and Dean of Nursing, Saint Peter's College, School of Nursing List 4 basic rules of debating to prepare students in its use; Identify 2 patient advocacy situations that would be suitable for the classroom debate strategy; Develop a scoring tool for use when learners debate as patient advocates. The Dark Side of Nursing Ruth B. Gage, RN, PhD, APN, Patricia O'Brien, RN, C, BS, NE-BC, CARN, Peer Assistance Forum Describe the factors that make the nurse vulnerable to substance abuse; Delineate the purpose and components of the RAMP program. Hospice and the Challenges in Pain Management Susan Gatton, MSN, APN-C, Palliative Care Coordinator, Jersey Shore University Medical Center Examine their belief about narcotics; Identify barriers to pain management; Identify basic principles of pain management. Understanding How Sorry Works Barbara Chamberlain, PhD, APRN, MBA, CCRN, New Jersey Hospital Association Compare what "sorry" is and what it is not; State one reason "sorry" works; state one benefit of disclosure stories. Caring: The Cornerstone of Contemporary Nursing and our Key to Professional Credibility Richard A. Ridge, RN, MBA, PhD, CENP, Southern Ocean County Hospital Understand the basic concepts and principles of Caring Theory and Caring Science; Identify key findings from the literature regarding patient and family perceptions of nurse behaviors and caring; Identify key barriers and challenges to caring and associated strategies to address them. Visit Exhibits Poster Session (Contact Hours)

8:00 a.m. ­ 12:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. ­ 9:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. ­ 12:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. ­ 12:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. ­ 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. ­ 10:30 a.m. C1 ­ TOPIC: SPEAKER: OBJECTIVES:


10:30 a.m. ­ 11:30 a.m.

14th Annual New Jersey Nursing Convention Program

11:30 a.m. ­ 12:30 p.m. HEALTH CARE PLENARY SESSION (Contact Hours) TOPIC: "The IOM Recommendations are Out--Now What?" SPEAKER: Mary Ann Christopher, RN, MSN, FAAN, Visiting Nurse Association of Central New Jersey INSTITUTE FOR NURSING RESEARCH LUNCHEON (Contact Hours) Topic: "Predictors of Burnout in Nurse Managers Working in Hospitals" Speaker: Dorothy Carolina, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Seton Hall University College of Nursing CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS (Contact Hours) Understanding Mental Health Parity Legislation in the Context of Health Reform Mary Cullen-Drill, DNP, APN-BC, Private Psychopharmacology/Psychotherapy Practice Describe key provisions an identify groups who will benefit from the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act; Articulate the limitations of both the Wellstone and Domenici Mental Health Parity and the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Acts; Describe how nurses can impact access and parity in mental health services. Registered Nurse, Ready Nurse: Concepts in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Nursing Ritamarie T. Giosa, MSN, RN, CPN, Assistant Dean, Nursing and Allied Health, Gloucester County College Identify disasters according to type, classification and response; Describe local, state and federal emergency management systems and resources; Analyze the importance of nursing competencies specific to disaster and emergency situations. A BSN: Is the Time Right for Me? Kathleen N. Krov, PhD, CNM, RN, CNE, Assistant Professor, Nursing, Raritan Valley Community College Identify strategies contributing to academic persistence; Identify their level of self-efficacy as it applies to returning to complete a BSN degree; Identify the pathway strategies that are needed to support program completion for the nurse returning to complete a baccalaureate degree. Chronic Disease Self Management Promotion Groups within the N.J. Department of Corrections Margaret Conrad, DNP, RN, BC, CTN,A, UMDNJ Define disease self management; Describe the evidence-base supporting the use of the CDSMP; Understand the concept of self-efficacy and the strategies to enhance self-efficacy within the correctional system. CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS (Contact Hours) Reducing Re-Admissions & Improving Care for Highest Needs, Highest Cost Populations: Lessons from Camden, New Jersey Kathleen J. Jackson, APN, Director and Nurse Practitioner, Camden Coalition of Health care Providers State top 10 diagnoses and reasons for emergency department visits in Camden New Jersey; Examine how care management and transitional primary care lead by a nurse practitioner can help reduce emergency department visits and hospitalizations and improve health outcomes in a socially complex, chronically ill population. Battling Bed Bugs in Home Health Care Anne Lefferts, RN, MSN, APN, Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Describe a bed bug and their habits; State 3 ways to identify a bed bug infestation; Verbalize what to do when identify a beg bug infestation in a patient home vs. apartment complexes. The Aging Skin/Why Diapers Are Just For Babies Karen Whitmore, MS, RN-BC, Certified Wound Specialist, Somerset Medical Center List 3 changes that occur in the aging skin; List 3 skin conditions in the aging client and an appropriate nursing intervention for each one; List 3 interventions for managing the incontinent client. Setting the Table for Strategic and Research Agenda Marjorie Forgang, RN, MSN, Susan B. Fowler, PhD, RN, CNRN, Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Discuss what it means to "think and act strategically"; Discuss the process of articulating a strategic and research agenda; Delineate strategies for implementation of a strategic and research agenda.

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The Institute for Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's COA." Speakers have declared that he/she has nothing to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NJSNA, NJLN, IFN and ANCC of any commercial products or services.


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