The Future: Creating a New Vision for Your Practice

Eastern Regional Nurse Educators Conference
The Future:
Creating a New Vision for
Your Practice
September 24, 2015
Registration 8:00am Program 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Edwin W. Monroe AHEC Conference Center
Featuring Dora Bradley, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
Baylor Health Care System
Jointly Provided by
Vidant Medical Center, Center for Learning and Performance
Eastern AHEC Department of Nursing & Allied Health Education
About the Conference
This conference is a must see for all nurses in professional development roles. The nationally
recognized presenter will offer fresh insights into the new scope and standards for this field of nursing
practice. She will address current issues and trends, outcome identification, and use of a variety of
methods, including flipped classrooms, learning analytics, and BYOD learning (Bring Your Own Device).
The program will not just help you to think outside the box, it will teach you to create new boxes.
Virtual learning strategies will feature a look at immersive learning environments, gaming, MOOCS, and
more. This full day conference will enable nursing professional development specialists to examine
future trends and learning strategies that when actualized will promote the professional development
specialist as an influential and empowered leader in their practice environment.
Who Should Attend
Nurse educators in all clinical settings. The program will benefit those in staff development
departments as well as unit based educators. Preceptors will also find the information useful.
• Discuss current and future trends that impact the future of learning and educational models
• Examine the future Nursing Professional Development Scope and Standards potential impact on
Nursing Professional Development Specialist (NPDS) practice
• Discuss the new areas of expertise NPDS will need to have to be more successful in future roles
• Identify opportunities for innovation in the NPD practice
• Apply the use of virtual learning in practice
• Create strategies that promote empowerment of the NPD Specialist
Welcome and Disclosures
The Future – Are you Ready?
The Future of Nursing Professional Development Practice
Skills for Moving to the Future
Creating New Boxes
Applying Virtual Learning in Practice
Transforming into an Empowered Leader
Dora Bradley, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN is a nationally recognized leader in nurse educator preparation. She
received her BS from Oklahoma Baptist University, her MS from the University of Oklahoma, and her PhD
from the University of South Carolina. She is currently the Chief Clinical and Patient Learning Officer at Baylor
Scott & White Health in Dallas, Texas. She serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal for Nurses in
Professional Development. She serves on the ANCC Nursing Professional Development Content Expert Panel
and was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2014. She has numerous publications
and is a well-known national presenter.
Planning Committee
Kamilah Blount, PhD, RN-BC
Vidant Medical Center
Paula Josey, MSN, RN
Eastern AHEC
Sylvia James, BSN, RN
Vidant Medical Center
Patricia Ouellette, MSN, RN-BC
Vidant Medical Center
Patricia Jordan, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC
Vidant Chowan Hospital
Nurses (CNE): This program is for 6.0 CNE contact hours.
Eastern AHEC Department of Nursing and Allied Health Education is an Approved Provider of
continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the
American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.
Other interested Professionals - Contact Hours. Certificates for 6.0 hours of educational contact will
be awarded.
Attendance at the entire program is required for credit. Participation is verified by check in at the
start of the program and initial out at the conclusion of the program. Certificates of completion will
be available after the participant completes the evaluation.
Registration Information
Pre-registration is required to assure space in this program. The fees for registrations are as follows:
Before 9/17/2015 $90.00
After 9/17/2015 $105.00
Registration fee includes supplies, breaks, lunch, and credit. No refunds can be given after September
17, 2015, but substitutions are welcome. Please return your registration form along with payment to
Eastern AHEC Attn: Registration / PO Box 7224 / Greenville, NC 27835-7224. On-line registration is
available at For further information contact Eastern AHEC at 252-744-5211.
Individuals requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the
Department for Disability Support Services at least 48 hours prior to the event at (252) 737-1016 (V or TTY).
Participants are required to bring their own electronic device –
laptop or tablet or smart phone for some activities.
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