LPN Topics

Danville, PA US
November 1, 2023

This is a hybrid educational activity.  

Learners attending this activity will expand their nursing knowledge and skills beyond current practice. Continuing Professional Development is central to nurses’ lifelong learning and constitutes a vital aspect for keeping nurses’ knowledge and skills up to date.

Target Audience

This program is designed for licensed practical nurses.

Learning Objectives

  • describe Geisinger Comprehensive Stroke Center guidelines and performance measurements
  • identify the difference between moral distress and compassion fatigue
  • identify factors that influence your own professional quality of life
  • identify two ways in which you can improve your professional quality of life and/or your resilience
  • discuss the support groups available for trauma survivors and their families and how to get involved in them
  • summarize Licensed Practical Nurse Scope of Practice Guidelines
  • identify Professional Development Opportunities for Licensed Practical Nurses
  • define sexual assault
  • summarize sexual assault prevention strategies
  • identify resources available for victims of sexual assault
  • state the purpose of the K9 program and specialized K-9 skills
Refund Policy
A full refund will be given for any cancellations received up to one week prior to the course.  No refunds for no-shows. 
Course Cancellation Policy
In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, you will be called and/or emailed, and any tuition fees received would be refunded in full.  Geisinger is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.
Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity on your continuing education transcript. 
Virtual Information
All details pertaining to the links for this activity will be sent once you are registered for the activity. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 ANCC
  • 6.00 Contact Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/01/2023 - 6:30am EDT
Event ends: 
11/01/2023 - 4:00pm EDT
7:00 AM                     
Registration/Continental Breakfast for In-Person Attendees
7:25 AM                       
Welcome and Introductions
Tami Underhill, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC
7:30 AM                       
Geisinger Stroke Care CSC Guidelines
Samantha Doucoure, BSN, RN, SCRN
8:00 AM                     
Do We Bend, or Do We Break? Exploring Professional Quality of Life, Moral Distress, Repair and Resilience
Sharon Gray, MA, BSN, RN, HEC-C
9:30 AM                     
Morning Break
9:45 AM                     
Trauma Survivor Network
Melissa Hlavaty, BSN, CCRN, TCRN
10:30 AM                   
Scope of Practice and Professional Development Opportunity Updates
Erica Campbell, MSN, RN, NEA-BC & Kathryn Berger, MSN, RN, OCN
11:30 AM                   
Lunch Break (Luncheon will be Provided for In-Person Attendees)
12:30 PM                   
Sexual Assault
Heather Shnyder
2:00 PM                     
2:15 PM   
Workplace Safety K-9 Program
Vicki Housner
3:00 PM                   
*Topics and Speakers are subject to change. 
Henry Hood Center for Health Research
Center Street
Danville, PA 17821
United States

Location information

This program will be held at the Henry Hood Center for Health Research which is located on the Geisinger campus in Danville, Pennsylvania  (Montour County), Exit 224 on Interstate 80. Routes 11 and 54 also intersect in Danville.


Virtual information

This conference will be a virtual education activity using Microsoft TEAMS. When you register for this activity and select virtual participation, the Microsoft TEAMS link will be sent to you one week prior to the conference.

Guest Faculty
Heather Shnyder
Health Systems Training Specialist,
Transitions of PA
Lewisburg, PA
Geisinger Faculty
Kathryn Berger, MSN, RN, OCN
Professional Development Supervisor,
Ambulatory Nursing
Erica Campbell, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Director, Ambulatory Nursing
Samantha Doucoure, BSN, RN, SCRN
Registered Nurse Navigator, Neurosurgery
Sharon Gray, MA, BSN, RN, HEC-C
Senior Clinical Ethicist, Bioethics
Vicki Housner
Regional K9 Handler
Security Administration
Melissa Hlavaty, BSN, TCRN, CCRN-K
Case Manager, Adult Trauma
Tami Underhill, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC
Activity Director
Nursing Specialist, Evidenced Based Practice


In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 


Credit Designation 

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this activity for 6 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 ANCC
  • 6.00 Contact Hours


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