Fourth National DNP Conference:
Impacting Health Care Policy

September 28 – 30, 2011, The Westin Canal Place, New Orleans, LA

View a listing of 2011 Poster Presentations HERE

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Opening Panel Presentation The Sauce of being a DNP: Challenges on All Fronts (Prologue)
Marie G. Young, DNP, MSN, FNP, PMHNP
Michael J. Terry, DNP, FNP, PMHNP and
David G. O’Dell, DNP, FNP-BC
BreakoutSession W1


Legislative Strategies: Momentum to Drive “Audacious” Policy Change
Donna M. Emanuele, DNP, FNP-BC, RN, Western University of Health Sciences
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Developing Advocacy through Service
Ruselle S. DeBonis, DNP, MA, ARNP, FNP-C, CFCN, Allen College
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Session W2

Health Literacy: The Road to Improved Health Outcomes
Laurie Anne Ferguson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Loyola University & Varnado Family Practice
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Academic Practice Partnership: Collaborating to Improve Quality in Acute Care Services
Melanie G. Hardin-Pierce, DNP, RN, APRN, BC,
University of Kentucky and Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, KY
Karen Stokley Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, KY
Patricia B. Howard, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
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BreakoutSession W3 Developing DNP Policy Leaders in Addressing Health Disparities through Education Assignments
Kathryn E. Anderson, PhD, ARNP, LMFT, Georgia Southern University
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Implementing EHR into the APN practice: Implications for Healthcare Reform and Patient Outcomes
Rose B. Knapp, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, Monmouth University
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BreakoutSession W4 The DNP and Environmental Health Policy: Opportunity for Leadership and Collaboration
Noelle C. Lipkin, DNP, APRN-BC,
Gulf Coast Practitioner Services
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A Brave New World of Nursing: Our Profession’s Current & Future Role as Dr. Nurse
Sharon L. Stanke, MSN, RN (DNP 8/2011)
Minneapolis VA Health Care System
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Session W5

Public Policy Involvement and Behavioral Intentions Towards Health Policy Research Among Doctorally Prepared NursesCharles P. Cooley, DNP, Veterans Affairs VISN 6
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Does the DNP Change Clinical Practice?
Margaret R. Migaud, DNP, FNP-BC, HCA Corrections, Orange, California
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Keynote Presentation

Nursing and Health Policy: Leadership in an Era of Health Care Reform

Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Nursing
Co-Director of the Hunter College Center for Health, Media, and Policy, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, City University of New York
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Sponsored by Loyola University School of Nursing, New Orleans

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Opening Keynote Presentation Translation of Evidence into Policy: Beyond Essential V into PracticeKathleen M. White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Senior Advisor to the Office of Workforce Policy and Performance Management, U.S. Health Resources Services Administration, Associate Professor, Department of Health Systems and Outcomes, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
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Guest Speaker:Plenary Session Everything You Wanted to Know About Policy But Were Afraid to Ask
Nancy M. Short, DrPH, MBA, BSN, RN, Duke University School of NursingPresentation Handouts
BreakoutSession T1 Using the CoI Model to Create a Healh Care Policy and Politics Course for DNP Students
Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
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The Role of the DNP as a Tranformational Leader in Health Systems Through Application of Evidence-Based Practice
Carol M. Patton, Dr.PH, RN, FNP-BC, CRNP, CNE, Chamberlain College of Nursing
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BreakoutSession T2 DNP Providers that are Changing the Face of Healthcare
Carolyn M. Rutledge, PhD, FNP-BC, Old Dominion University
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BreakoutSession T4 Leadership Lessons in Project Management: Are you at the Table or on the Menu?
Ann H. Cary, PhD MPH RN, Loyola University New Orleans
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Creating a Culture of Blameless Reporting and Transparency in Nursing Education: Moving Health Care Policy Changes Forward
Elizabeth E. Cooper, DNP,RN, CNE, CNL, University of San Francisco
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BreakoutSession T5 Making a Difference in the Magnet Environment: DNP Contributions
Donna A. Dowling, PhD, RN, Case Western Reserve University
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DNP Essentials are Instrumental to Effective Health Care Policy Advocacy
William M. Enlow, DNP, ACNP, CRNA, Columbia University School of Nursing
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BreakoutSession T6 Using Problem Based Learning to Analyze Health Policy
Arlene N. Hayne, DSN, RN and Sharron P. Schlosser, DSN, RN, CNE
Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, Samford University
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Bold Partnerships Among the Nation’s Leading Nursing Organizations, Consumers and other Stakeholders
Mary J. Schumann, DNP, MBA, RN, CPNP,
Nursing Alliance for Quality Care, George Washington University School of Nursing
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BreakoutSession T7 Improving Quality through Partnerships: Bridging the Gap between Education and Practice
Kimberly P. Stephens, DNP, RN and Kimberly F. Whiteman, DNP, RN Waynesburg University
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DNP Role Transition: Policy in Academics and Clinical Practice
Susan S. VanBeuge, DNP, APN, FNP-BC, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Kelly K. Wosnik, DNP, NP-C, Orem, UT
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BreakoutSession T8 DNP’s Leading the Change to Integrate Behavioral Health Services into Primary Care Settings
Michael J. Terry, DNP, FNP, PMHNP, University of San Diego
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Evidence to Influence Practice Policy: DNP Research Capstone Projects
Laurel S. Shepherd, PhD, PNP, Old Dominion University
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BreakoutSession T9 Lessons Learned: Transforming an MSN to a DNP
Rick García, MS, RN, CCM and Karla Schmitt, PhD, MPH, ARNP, Florida State University
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Experiential Practice Immersion to Promote the DNP role in Health Care Policy
Jeanette S. Adams, PhD, ACNS, BC, CRNI,
University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
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BreakoutSession T10 Educating DNP students about Health Policy and its Impact on Chronic Illness Management
Norma S Hannigan, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, DCC, Columbia University
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Creating Health Policy Success for DNP Students: A Course Initiative
Donna R. Hodnicki, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN and Elaine S. Marshall, PhD, RN, Georgia Southern University
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Friday, September 30, 2011

Opening Keynote Presentation Nursing Influencing Health Care Policy: A View From AbroadKaren H. Morin, RN, DSN, ANEF
President of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
Graduate Program Director and Professor,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing
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Guest Speaker Presentation 2011 DNP Outcomes Survey Results

Karen Crowley, DNP, APRN-BC, WHNP, ANP
Regis College School of Nursing and
David G. O’Dell, DNP, FNP-BC
Doctors of Nursing Practice, LLC
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Closing Panel Presentation The Sauce of being a DNP: Challenges on All Fronts (Epilogue)
Marie G. Young, DNP, MSN, FNP, PMHNP

Michael J. Terry, DNP, FNP, PMHNP and
David G. O’Dell, DNP, FNP-BCPanel Discussion

Poster Presentations: Maximum of 8 session per 60 minutes = 1 Contact Hour

Acknowledgements and Thank You!

Conference development is a team effort. The contributions of the abstract reviewers is appreciated. Their time, expertise and self-less contributions of service to our profession and this organization are appreciated.

Laurel Ash, DNP, RN, CNP College of St. Scholastica 
Beatriz Bautista, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCD, CDE University of Texas-Pan American
Barbara Berg, DNP, CNS, PNP, CNE Assistant Professor, Regis University
Dawn Carpenter, DNP, ACNP–BC University of Massachusetts Worcester
Laura Fillmore, DNP, RN Associate Director, School of Nursing, Touro University
Dianne Fuller, DNP, FNP-C University of Utah College of Nursing, Associate Professor, Director Post Master’s DNP Program; Director Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Donald Grimes, DNP, RN Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Endicott College
Andra Hanlon, PhD, ARNP, CPNP Director of NP Specializations & DNP Program Associate Professor, Barry University School of Nursing
Carolyn D. Hix, DNP, RN, NEA-BC Middle Tennessee State University
Estrella Evangelista-Hoffman, DNP, MEd, CNL Grand Canyon University
Judith Karschmer, PhD, APRN Dean and Professor, University of San Francisco
Judi Kuric, DNP, RN, ACNP–BC, CNRN University of Southern Indiana
Mary Marchetto, DNP, APRN Director, Nursing Education and Research Center, VA Maryland Medical Center
Diane McGinnis, DNP, APN-FNP, NP-C Nevada State Representative AANP
Nancy O’Connor, PhD, ANP-BC Madonna University and William Beaumont Health System
Linda Olson Keller, DNP, RN, FAAN University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Iris Sanchez, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP-BC, CDE, BC-ADMNP Weslaco Medical Clinic
Teresa Stanford, DNP, FNP-BC Family Nurse Practitioner
Kathryn Waud-White, DNP, CRNA, RN Nurse Anesthesia Educator, University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Jan Zdanuk, DNP, FNP-BC Clinica Mi Doctor Family Practice