All sessions listed are in ET (Eastern Time) zone.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Pre-Conference Workshop 010 (3.0 CH)

The Value of the Ambulatory Care Nurse: Strategies to Quantify Nurses’ Impact in the Clinical Setting

Mary Blankson, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C; Anna Kiger, DNP, DSc, MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL; Rachel Start, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Kristine Kelm, MS, RN

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

AAACN 101: Getting Excited About AAACN
Day 1 Welcome/President’s Address/Opening Ceremonies
Opening Keynote (1.0 CH)

Becoming a Champion of Change: Your Checklist for Success

Vicki Hess, MS, RN, CTP, CVP

Sponsored by Clear Triage
Virtual Exhibits/Break
Concurrent Sessions (0.75 CH)

How to Think Better: Implications of Cognitive Bias in Telephone Triage

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Increasing Awareness in Ambulatory Care Nursing

Shared Governance/Magnet Rapid Fire Sessions
Sponsored by the John H. Reck Memorial Grant
General Session (0.75 CH)

Catching Our Collective Breath

Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC
Energizer Break

Dance Party

Thea Fernandez-Martinez
Concurrent Sessions (0.75 CH)

Healthcare Utilization and Neighborhood Disadvantage in Patients with Food Insecurity

Creating a Safe Zone in Health Care using C.A.R.E.
Poster Session (1.0 CH)
Networking Sessions (No CH awarded)

Care Coordination and Transition Management Networking Chat Lobby

Leadership Networking Chat Lobby

Patient/Staff Education Networking Chat Lobby

Wine Sommelier

Prepare for our virtual wine tasting!


· Please download wine tasting grids and a wine tasting mat. We recommend printing two grids and one mat per person! A small bites pairing guide and a wine 101 guide are included as well. Feel free to have pens/pencils out as well to take notes!

· The four wines for our tasting are all bundled up, discounted, and ready to go at Wine Splurge! The link will take you directly to the wines selected and ready to purchase for your convenience. In the comments section when you place your order, please mention the date of the AAACN tasting to ensure your wines will arrive on time. Wine takes about two weeks to ship so please plan accordingly.

· If you decide to pick up your wines locally, we suggest showing the shop the list of wines our sommelier has curated so they can closely match them the best they can. If you head to your local wine shop, you will just need to get a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, French Sancerre, Napa/Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, and a French Bordeaux. Please feel free to get just two of these wines or all four! For further assistance, please feel to reach out via email

· Please do not over chill your wine before our tasting, keeping them at room temperature will help us better smell and taste the wines.

· Two to four clear wine glasses with stem per person are recommended.

· Please have all four wines out, opened, and ready to be poured before our tasting start time.

· Plain crackers or bread is recommended to cleanse the palate between wines.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Day 2 Welcome
Town Hall (1.0 CH)

No Turning Back Now: What’s Next for Ambulatory Care Nursing

Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN
Energizer Break
Concurrent Sessions (0.75 CH)

Demonstrating the Value and Sustainability of the Enhanced Primary Care Registered Nurse Role in Federally Designated Rural Health Clinics: A QI Project

Improving Transitions of Care for Community Patients: The Registered Nurse Clinical Liaison

Telehealth Rapid Fire Sessions
Virtual Exhibits/Break
General Session (0.75 CH)

AACN Essentials: Re-Envisioning Nursing Education for Practice

Joan Stanley, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP; Rachel Start, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Energizer Break

Mindful Pause

Cathy Alvarez, MA, RN, CNML, HNB-BC; Pamela Mulligan, BSN, RN, NBC-HWC
Concurrent Sessions (0.75 CH)

Ambulatory Care Staff as Infection Control Liaisons: An Untapped Resource

Transitional Care Management: Breaking Down Walls for Patient Care
Poster Session (1.0 CH)
Networking/Special Interest Group (SIG) Sessions

Pediatric Networking Chat Lobby: Pediatric Well Visits and Vaccine Administration (No CH awarded)

Veterans Affairs SIG

Patient Staff Education SIG: Staffing in a Pandemic: Lessons Learned and Implemented Plans

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Special Interest Group (SIG) Sessions (1.0 CH)

Care Coordination and Transition Management SIG

Tri-Service Military SIG
Networking Sessions

Telehealth Networking Chat Lobby: RNs Providing Annual Well Visits (No CH awarded)

Care Coordination and Transition Management Chat Lobby: Contact Tracing Tool (No CH awarded)

Veterans Affairs Chat Lobby: What Does “Normal” Look Like after COVID-19? (No CH awarded)
Day 3 Welcome
General Session (0.75 CH)

Nurse Involvement in the Legislative Process

Rachel Stevenson, MA; Amy Anderson, DNP, RN, CNE; Freida Outlaw, PhD, RN, APRN, FAAN
Virtual Exhibits
Special Interest Group (SIG) and Networking Sessions

Legislative Networking Chat Lobby: Nurses’ Role in the Legislative Process (No CH awarded)

Leadership SIG

Pediatric SIG
Energizer Break

Nursing Stories

E. Mary Johnson, BSN, RN-C, NE-BC
General Session (0.75 CH)

Reenvisioning Health Equity for the Practitioner

Nita Mosby Tyler, PhD
Concurrent Sessions (0.75 CH)

Integrating Ambulatory Care Rapid Fire Sessions

Nurse Sensitive Indicators: Practical Applications/Outcomes
Closing Session (1.0 CH)

To Pivot, Pivot and Then Pivot Some More: How We’re Growing, Shifting, Suffering, and Surfing through the Pandemic

Tim Cunningham, DrPH, RN, FAAN

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