Symposium packs a punch.
As I reflect back on Symposium, there were many moments that I wish all nurses in Arizona had the opportunity to experience alongside me during this event. The night before the symposium, we were privileged to have an opportunity to meet and chat with Dr. Patricia Benner during a book signing sponsored by Chapter 6.
Think about it ... how exciting to be sitting with Dr. Patricia Benner, renowned nursing theorist and author of From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice and Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation. Soaking in this wonderful moment, and the words that Dr. Benner just wrote in my personal copy of Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation, I saw some of our nursing students assisting in the preparation of tomorrow's symposium. I invited them over immediately to meet Dr. Benner and get a signed copy of her book also. These students were just learning about the impact that Dr. Benner has made on the nursing community, and here she was--in person and ready to answer their questions. It was a thrilling moment that I am sure they will never forget! Nor, will I ...
The next day at the symposium, Dr. Benner and Dr. Linda Burnes-Bolton, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Cedar Sinai Medical Center, spoke about the hot-off-the press report from the RWJF/IOM titled, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. This report calls nurses to lead the future of healthcare change through four key messages: (1) Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training. (2) Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression. (3) Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health care professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States. (4) Effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and information infrastructure. What an empowering message, especially from my perspective as a nurse practitioner, nursing educator, and nurse researcher! There was a lot of buzzing and cheering in the room as the discussion took place. Toward the end, Dr. Benner took questions from the floor and a lively discussion pursued. If you missed it, I challenge you to read the report and formulate an action plan for how you can change the future of healthcare. My dear colleagues, these are exciting times to be a nurse!
Melanie Logue, MS, ARNP, CFNP, PhD/DNP Candidate
2010 Symposium Poster Awards First Place Second Place Practice Traci Colborn, Michelle Tie: Noel Arring, Innovation Doehring, Trish Amanda Beneteau, Flanders, John Rajczyk Doralyn Costello Banner Heart Hospital Mayo Clinic Hospital-- "Expanding Nursing "Improving Patient Care Practice through Innovative with a PACU Expansion" Thinking" Debra Rudolph Phoenix Children's Hospital "Competency-Based Assessment System" Practice Maureen Misterek Melissa Thomas, Improvement John C. Lincoln North Brenda Downs "Enhancing Pain Chandler Regional/Mercy Management Gilbert Medical Centers Communication" "Successful Implementation of a Three Year Sepsis Initiative" Research Vickie Timm, Sheila Gephart, Brynn Goldberg Judith Effken Mayo Clinic Hospital University of Arizona "Pre-Operative Patient "How Do Nursing Education Reduces In- Communication Networks Hospital Falls" Relate" Evidence Sue B. Zager Denice Gibson Based Arizona State University Banner Good Samaritan Practice "Cultural Aspects of Medical Center Advance Directives" "Reinforcing the Value of Oncology Care" Best Katherine Jorgensen, Michele Laib, Cathy Daly, Reflection of Delissa Pope Candice R. Dunn Conference Phoenix Children's Phoenix VA Health Care Theme Hospital System "The Graduate "Registered Nurse Advancement Program in Mentoring Program" Pediatrics (GAPP)" Third Place Practice Mary Doyle Innovation Southern Arizona VA Health Care System "Mitigating Violence at the Bedside" Practice Kim Worlock, Improvement Angela Hemmen Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center "Sustaining Gains for Heart Failure" Research Jean Anderson Northern Arizona University "Sleep Apnea" Evidence Karen Siefert Based Mayo Clinic Hospital Practice " We're not Falling for That" Best Mary Ellen Walker, Lisa Reflection of Wayman, Kathy Werner Conference Banner Health Theme " A New Graduate RN Orientation Exchange Program"
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