Friday, May 20, 2022

All sessions listed are in PT (Pacific Time) zone.

7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Registration Open

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Town Hall


Ambulatory Care Nursing – A Force for the Future of Nursing

Kristene Grayem, MSN, CNS, PPCNP-BC, RN-BC; Kathy Mertens, DNP, MPH, RN, Susan Hasmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN


This Town Hall features Dr. Susan B. Hassmiller, who served as the senior scholar in residence and adviser to the president on nursing at the National Academy of Medicine. She will explore:

  • key takeaways from the report
  • how the recommendations are aligned with ambulatory nursing
  • how AAACN nurses and their organizations can advance the report recommendations

The session facilitators, Kris Grayem and Kathy Mertens, AAACN past presidents, along with Dr. Hasmiller, will then highlight selected exemplar submissions from organizations across the country and field questions from attendees.

Join us for this dynamic session!

9:45 am – 11:00 am

General Session


Being a Nurse Leader during the Pandemic: Strategies for Preventing Burnout and Promoting Well-Being

Kristy Chunta, PhD, RN, ACNS, BC


The COVID-19 pandemic has provided nurse leaders with many new challenges. Nurse leader stressors are unique and include issues related to time management, burn-out, and overall well-being. This presentation will address the challenges nurse leaders have faced during the pandemic and share specific strategies for managing stress and burnout and improving well-being.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Excellence Awards/President’s Address


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Closing General Session


Go Forward and Do It! Continuing to Develop Professionally with Resilience: What Do I Need to Get There?

Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC


During this presentation, holistic nurse career coach Keith Carlson will offer you the opportunity to assess your worth as a valued nursing professional and build the resiliency to keep moving forward in your professional career.

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