2018 DNP Education Symposium

The 5th Annual DNP Education Symposium: Beyond the DNP Project

Thursday, November 15, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: NOAH'S of Greensboro, 4130 Mendenhall Oaks Pkwy, High Point, NC 27265

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Registration Fee:
$150 NCNA Members
$125 NCNA Student Members Enrolled in a Full-Time Nursing Program
$225 Guests/Non-NCNA Members

AGENDA (6.5 CH) 

  • 8:15-9:00:  Registration | Morning RefreshmentsNetworking
  • 9:00-9:15:  Welcome from DNP Council Leadership
  • 9:15-10:00:  Opening Keynote - Michelle Marino, DNP, FNP-C, Integrating NP Managed Primary Healthcare Services into Continuing Care Retirement Communities (0.75 CH)
  • 10:00-11:00:  Podium Group 1 (1.0 CH)
    • Alison Atwater DNP, RN and Valerie Rakes, DNP, RN - Redesigning Simulation Debriefing Practices of a Pre-licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Program
    • Colette B. Waddill MSN, RN, IBCLC, CNE, CHSE and Nina Williams, MSN-NE, RN - Substance Misuse Disorder in New Hanover County, NC
  • 11:00-12:00:  Posters (0.5 CH) | Networking
  • 12:00-12:30: Working Lunch | Council Business
  • 12:30-2:30:  Podium Group 2 (2.0 CH)
    • Amy Bell, DNP, RNC-OB, NEA-BC, CPHQ - Implementing a Systematic Approach to Reduce Cesarean Birth Rates in Nulliparous Women
    • Kotaya Griffith DNP, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C, CNL - Increase Advance Directive Knowledge Among African Americans
    • Gari Leigh Adams, DNP, RN, CEN - Evidence-Based Interventions to Address Workplace Violence in the Emergency Department
    • Jolena B. Allred, DNP, FNP-BC - Implementation of a Novel Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Program
  • 2:30-2:45:  Break | Networking
  • 2:45-4:15:  Podium Group 3 (1.5 CH)
    • Patricia A. Riley, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC - Results of an Evidence-Based Project to Promote Walking in a Cardiology Practice
    • Nicole P Ware, DNP, RN, CNL - Exploring Nurses’ Knowledge and Comfort Level as Heart Failure Educators in a Non-Cardiac Acute Care Environment
    • La Monica Hunter, DNP, APRN, CPNP, RNC-LRN - Implementing a Parent Education Program in the Special Care Nursery
  • 4:15-5:00:  Closing Keynote - Michelle Schmerge, DNP, ANP-BC, Achieving Full Practice Authority: One Strategy to Promote Team-based Care with the use of a Toolkit (0.75 CH)

The North Carolina Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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