Potpourri of Nursing Conference

Danville, PA US
May 7, 2024

This is a hybrid educational activity. 

This activity is evidence based and designed to enhance nursing knowledge, new knowledge through enhancing skills, improve clinical practice, in turn impacting quality patient outcomes.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for nurse leaders, clinical nurses, nursing support personnel, respiratory therapy, care management, social workers, Geisinger School of Nursing alumni, and nursing students.  

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • create awareness and create a safer environment.
  • identify 2 indications for placement of the Left Ventricular assist device.
  • list 2 tasks that can be performed by the virtual nurse in a hospital setting.
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.  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: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    05/07/2024 - 7:25am EDT
    Event ends: 
    05/07/2024 - 3:30pm EDT
    7:00 AM
    Registration/Continental Breakfast for In-Person Attendees
    7:25 AM
    Welcome and Introductions
    Amanda Cresswell, MSN, BSN, RN and Janet Tomcavage, MSN, RN
    7:30 AM
    Geisinger VirtualCare+: Supporting our Inpatient Nursing Care Teams
    Tracey Kopenhaver MSN, RN, CCRN
    8:30 AM
    Evan Gajkowski, CRNP
    9:30 AM
    Nutrition Break
    10:00 AM
    Improving Nursing Care for LGBTQ Patients
    Shelley Hosterman, PhD and Megan Moran Sands, DO
    11:00 AM
    Lunch Break (Luncheon will be provided for In-Person Attendees)
    12:00 PM
    Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion
    Mark Allred, MSN, RN Security Liaison
    2:00 PM
    2:15 PM
    Violence Prevention
    Mark Allred, MSN, RN Security Liaison; Vicki Housner, Security K9 Handler; Patrice Jordan, MSN, RN, NE-BC and Jami Studebaker, RN
    3:15 PM
    *Topics and Speakers are subject to change.
    Henry Hood Center for Health Research
    Center Street
    Danville, PA 17822
    United States

    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 also be a virtual educational 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.


    There is no parking at the Henry Hood Center for Health Research. Visitors will need to park in the visitor parking lots and take shuttle bus to the Henry Hood Center for Health Research. You will need to inform the shuttle bus driver that you need to be dropped off at the Henry Hood Center for Health Research.

    You may use valet parking at your own expense if you chose not to park in the visitor parking lots.

    Geisinger Faculty
    Mark Allred, MSN, RN
    Security Liaison, Security Operations Department
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Amanda Cresswell, MSN, BSN, RN
    VP Nursing Education Reseach and Magnet
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Evan Gajkowski, CRNP
    Program Manager Mechanical Circulatory Support, GMC Cardiology Division
    Geisinger Medical Center 
    Robin Hampton BSN, RN
    Activity Director
    Inpatient Registered Nurse, Continuous Video Monitoring Unit & EICU Nursing Services Division
    Justin Drive Office Building II
    Shelley Hosterman, PhD
    Pediatric Psychologist, Pediatric Primary Care Behavioral Health Division
    Geisinger Pediatrics Bloomsburg
    Vicki Housner
    Security K9 Handler, Security Operations Department
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Patrice Jordan, MSN, RN, NE-BC
    AVP Nursing Services, Central Region Chief Nursing Officer
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Tracey Kopenhaver MSN, RN, CCRN
    Director Nursing, Geisinger Nursing Travel Program Division
    Justin Drive Office Building II
    Megan Moran Sands, DO
    Associate, Pediatrics General
    Geisinger Pediatrics Bloomsburg
    Jami Studebaker, RN
    Administrative Team Coordinator, GMC Emergency Medicine Nursing Division
    Geisinger Medical Cener
    Janet Tomcavage MSN, RN
    EVP Chief Nursing Executive, Office of the Chief Executive Officer
    Foss Home


    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


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