2014 Summit

Montana Statewide Nursing Education Summit Agenda: June 9 – 10, Helena

Summit Goal: Develop a statewide nursing education model that maximizes academic progression towards BSN and graduate nursing degrees to meet the changing health care needs of Montanans.

Monday June 9:

9:30 am: Registration and Coffee

10:00: Opening Welcome: Karen Vandaveer, MN, RN, Program Director MT Tech Nursing Program and Chair of the Summit Planning Committee
Opening Remarks: Lt Governor Angela McLean

10:15: Agenda Review and Meeting Guidelines: Dr. Alyce Schultz, RN, PhD, FAAN Summit Facilitator

10:30: How Did We Get Here? Why are We Here?
Mary Nielsen, MSN, RN, Co-lead of the Education Council of MT CAHN, Missoula College Program Director
Karen Vandaveer, RN, MN, Nursing Program Director, MT Tech

11:00: Key Note Address: Academic Progression in Action Across the Nation
Tina Geradi, MS, RN, CAE, Deputy Director for APIN, AONE (American Association of Nurse Executives) Washington, DC

12:00 pm: State of Nursing Education in MT  Cynthia Gustafson, PhD, RN, Executive Director for the MT Board of Nursing

12:15: Results of MT Nurse Employer Survey: Casey Blumenthal, MHSA, RN, CAE
Vice President, MHA…An Association of MT Health Care Providers

12:30: Lunch

1:15: Regional Meeting Report: What Information is Key to Planning for the Future?
Rita Cheek, PhD, RN, APIN Co-Project Director
Kailyn Dorhauer, MHA, Montana Office of Rural Health & AHEC, APIN Project Coordinator

2:00: Massachusetts Education Model: Accelerated Pathways and Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies
Pat Crombie, MSN, RN, Project Director for the MA Action Coalition and APIN Grant

3:15: Break

3:30: North Carolina Model: Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN)
Polly Johnson, RN, MSN, FAAN, NC, APIN Project Director
NC Foundation for Nursing Excellence

4:45: What does tomorrow bring? Dr. Schultz

5:00: Conference ends for the day- Dinner on your own

Tuesday June 10

8:00 am: What could the Montana HealthCARE (Creating Access to Rural Education) Grant Provide for the process of redesigning the MT Nursing Education Model?
Mary Nielsen, MSN, RN, Missoula College Nursing Program Director

9:00: Planning Montana’s Nursing Future: Every Voice is Needed!
Small and Large Group Work for Strategic Planning using the World Café Method: Dr. Schultz

12:00 pm: Conference Ends