Friday, April 14, 2023

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

7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:30 am

AAACN Achievements and Recognition


8:45 am – 10:15 am

Town Hall


Workplace Safety

Facilitators: Dawn Fletcher, DNP, NEA-BC, RN; Elizabeth Sparks, MSN, RN, CNML
Panel Presenters: Elizabeth Sparks, MSN, RN, CNML; Corrie Berry, MMHC, BSN, RN; Lina Verela-Gonzalez, MBA, BSN, RN; Cara Spencer, PhD, RN, FNP-BC; June Fouse, MSN Ed, RN, NPD-BC


Join us for a town hall discussion focusing on workplace safety in the ambulatory care nursing environment, with an opportunity to share your own ambulatory care experiences in practice.

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Refreshment Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am

General Session


Safety in Telephone Triage Practice

M. Elizabeth Greenberg, PhD, RN, AMB-BC, C-TNP, CNE; Carol Rutenberg, MNSc, RN, AMB-BC, C-TNP


Although sound evidence regarding the role of the registered nurse in the practice of telephone triage has existed in the literature for well over a decade, clinical practice has not kept up, often resulting in unsafe care. This session will identify practice gaps and present strategies for effectively bringing clinical practice into line with the evidence. Together, these topics will present landmark perspectives that can be used in development and application of telephone triage standards in the future.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Closing General Session


Heal Thyself! A Collective Call to Action for a Comprehensive Approach to Nurses' Well-Being

Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, CCTP; Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing is one of the unhealthiest professions, and the pandemic has shone a spotlight on the critical need to address nurses' mental health and overall well-being. As one of the most trusted professions, nurses have enormous potential to lead health care change as role models, advocates, and educators, but they must acknowledge the importance of addressing their own health and well-being. Join Director of Nursing Programs Dr. Katie Boston-Leary, joined by special guest ANA President Ernest Grant, as she shares her expertise; discusses the importance and criticality of nurses' wellness and its stronghold on the nursing workforce; and shares ways that nurses can advocate for their needs, impact system change for their own betterment, and contribute to the building of communities of overall health and well-being.