Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice Conference

Danville, PA US
April 11, 2024
This is a hybrid educational activity. Learners should attend this activity to learn about how research and evidence-based practice contribute to the growth and science of nursing and drive clinical decisions and care.  

Target Audience

This activity is designed for nurses at all levels interested in expanding learning related to evidence-based practice and research. Regional university faculty and nursing students will also be invited.  Other learner groups such as interdisciplinary teams including research personnel and APNs would also benefit from this education. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • synthesize key components from evidence-based nursing practice and research utilization to drive the provision of quality nursing care
  • identify the need for research to validate evidence-based practice
  • explore factors that affect new nurse transition to professional practice
  • summarize how nurse driven protocols can improve patient outcomes
  • indicate interventions to reduce Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections
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.
 
Attendance
Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity.  Credit will display on your continuing education transcript once the activity evaluation is completed.  
 
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: 
    11/29/2023
    Course expires: 
    04/25/2024
    Event starts: 
    04/11/2024 - 7:00am EDT
    Event ends: 
    04/11/2024 - 4:00pm EDT
    Cost:
    $85.00
    Rating: 
    0
    Schedule
    7:00 AM                     
    Registration/Continental Breakfast for In-Person Attendees
     
    7:45 AM                     
    Welcome and Introductions
    Gale Shalongo, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, NPD-BC
     
    8:00 AM                     
    Clinical Nurse Project Flash Presentation
    Brooke Mlinarich, BSN, BA, CCRN, NE-BC, Raphael Ferro, BSN, RN, Michele Polney, BSN, RN, Rebecca Evans, BSN, RN, CCRN, Gabrielle Serratore, BSN, RN, Jenna Eyer, BSN, RN, Erin Baker BSN, RN, CCRN-K and Janel Cebrick, BSN, RN
     
    9:00 AM                     
    Keynote Speaker: EBP Topic – How to Develop and Conduct, Identify a Clinical Problem
    Kim Bissett, PhD, MSN
     

    10:15 AM Morning Break

    10:30 AM                   
    Transition to Practice Re-Design: STEPP Program
    Cassie Eckroth, BSN, RN, Amy Ficks, BSN, RN, CMSRN & Tami Underhill, MSN, RN, CMSRN
     
    11:00 AM
    Critical Response Nurse
    Bonnie Bowsman, MSN, RN, Jolene Carper, BSN, RN, CEP & Rachel Snider, BSN, RN, CCRN
     
    11:30 AM
    Posters
     

    12:00 PM Lunch (for In-Person Attendees)

    1:00 PM                      
    Keynote Speaker: Research Topics
    Kim Bissett, PhD, MSN
     
    2:00 PM                      
    The Impact of Advanced Practitioners on the Transitions of Care in Heart Failure
    Cynthia Roadarmel, CRNP
     
    2:30 PM
    Evaluations/Adjournment and Poster Walk-through

     

    *Topics and Speakers are subject to change. 

     
    The Henry Hood Center for Health Research
    100 North Academy Ave.
    Danville, PA 17822
    United States
    +1 (570) 271-6692

    Travel

    The Henry Hood Center for Health Research is located on the Geisinger Campus in Danville, Pennsylvania (Montour County), Exit 224 on Interstate 80. Routes 11 and 54 also intersect in Danville.

    Guest Faculty
    Kim Bissett, PhD, MSN
    Director, Nursing Center for Evidence Based Practice
    Johns Hopkins
    Baltimore, MD
     
    Geisinger Faculty
    Mark Allred, MSN, RN, CNOR, NPD-BC
    Registered Nurse Security Liaison, Nursing Administration
    Geisinger Medical Center
     
    Erin Baker, BSN, RN, CCRN-K
    Nursing Professional Development Practitioner, Nursing Education
    Geisinger Medical Center
     
    Bonnie Bowsman, MSN, RN
    Operations Manager, Nursing
    Geisinger Lewistown Hospital
     
    Jolene Carper, BSN, RN, CEP
    Registered Nurse, Emergency Medicine
    Geisinger Lewistown Hospital
     
    Janel Cebrick, BSN, RN
    Administrative Nurse Supervisor, Northeast Region Administrative Team
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley
     
    Cassie Eckroth, BSN, RN
    Registered Nurse, Medical Surgical Float Pool
    Geisinger Medical Center
     
    Rebecca Evans, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Registered Nurse, CEP SEIU
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley
     
    Jenna Eyer, BSN, RN
    Operations Manager, Nursing
    Geisinger Medical Center
     
    Raphael Ferro, BSN, RN
    Registered Nurse, Critical Care Unit
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley
     
    Amy Ficks, BSN, RN, CMSRN
    Clinical Team Coordinator, Non-Regional Float Pool
    Geisinger Medical Center
     
    Brooke Mlinarich, MSN, RN, NE-BC
    Operations Manager, Nursing
    Geisinger Medical Center
     
    Michele Polney, BSN, RN
    Registered Nurse, Critical Care Unit
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley
     
    Cynthia Roadarmel, CRNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology
    Geisinger Medical Center
     
    Gabrielle Serratore, BSN, RN
    Registered Nurse, CEP SEIU
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley
     
    Gale Shalongo, DNP, RN, NE-BC, NPD-BC
    Director, Nursing
    Magnet Program
    Geisinger Medical Center
     
    Rachel Snider, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Registered Nurse, Emergency Medicine
    Geisinger Lewistown Hospital
     
    Tami Underhill, MSN, RN, CMSRN
    Activity Director
    Nursing Specialist, Evidence Based Practice
    Geisinger Medical Center
     
     
     
     
     

    Accreditation 

    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 live activity for 6 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 
     
    Disclosure Policy 
    Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activity sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 

     

    Available Credit

    • 6.00 ANCC
    • 6.00 Contact Hours

    Price

    Cost:
    $85.00
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