Third National DNP Conference
Leadership and Innovation

September 29 – October 1, 2010
San Diego Hilton Resort and Spa, San Diego, CA

Click the hyperlinked title to view the PowerPoint presentation in PDF.

View 2010 the Poster Presentation List HERE

Keynote Speaker Linda Olson Keller, DNP, RN, FAAN
University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis, MN
Emotional Intelligence and Nursing Leadership: A DNP Challenge
Shawn Bryant Collins, DNP, CRNA
Western Carolina University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Cullowhee, NC
Model for a Reproducible Curriculum Infrastructure to Provide Nurse Anesthesia Continuing Education in Developing Countries

Judy Honig, EdD, DNP, CPNP
Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY
New Horizons: The Scholarship of Nursing Practice 
Nancy A. O’Connor, PhD, ANP-BC & Patricia A. Rouen, PhD, FNP-BC
Madonna University and University of Detroit
From Competition to Collaboration: Demonstrating Nursing Educational Leadership within an Academic DNP Program Consortium 

Karen Kesten, DNP, APRN, CCNS, CCRN
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
DNP Leadership to Impact Nursing Education: Teaching Nurses Skilled Communication

Ann Cary, PhD, MPH, RN, A-CCC, Cynthia R. Collins, PhD, ANP-BC, & Gwen George, DNP, FNP-BC
Loyola University, New Orleans
Leading Leaders: Intentional Pedagogies to Ignite the Leader Within 

Deena Nardi, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
A Model of Peer Mentoring for DNP Students and Doctorally Prepared APNs in New Leadership Roles

Andra Hanlon, PhD, ARNP, CPNP
Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
Capstone Expectations 

Dianne Fuller, DNP, MS, FNP-C
University of Utah College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT
Steering Students in Producing Stellar DNP Projects

Mary Brann, DNP, MSN, RN
Touro University, Henderson, NV
Improving Nursing Performance through a Staff Driven Peer Review Process 

Anna K Wehling Weepie, DNP, RN, CNE
Allen College, Waterloo, IA
Development of the Center for Engagement, Learning, and Leadership (CELL)

Joanna Sikkema, MSN ANP-BC, FAHA, DNP Student and Mary Jean Schumann, PhD, RN
University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies and the American Nurses’ Association
Making a Statement: The ANA DNP Position Statement:Advancing the Nursing Profession 

Ying “Mai” Kung, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Leadership in Practice: Handling of Adverse Events and the Prevention of Litigation

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Keynote Speaker C. Fay Raines, PhD, RN, Past-President, AACN Dean,
University of Alabama, Huntsville
DNP Progress and Opportunities for the Future
Substitute Speaker: Joan M. Stanley, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN Senior Director of Education Policy,
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Panel Discussion  APRN Consensus Model: Leading the Way to Advance the Nursing Profession

Nancy Chornick, PhD, RN, CAE Director of Regulation National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Shirlee Drayton-Brooks, PhD, CRNP, FNP, BC, FAANP President, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

Joan M. Stanley, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN Senior Director of Education Policy American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Facilitated by Donna Emanuele, DNP, FNP-BC

Susan Van Cleve, DNP, CPNP-PC
Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA
DNPs: Leaders for Integration of Mental Health into Pediatric Primary Care PracticeBenjaminEvans, DD, DNP, RN, APN, PMHCNS-BC
Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, NJ
DNP in Leadership: Changing Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Culture in a Large Urban Medical Center


Cynthia Handrup, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Private Practice, Chicago, IL
Measuring Psychotherapy Outcomes: A DNP Initiative 

Susan Benson, DNP, APRN, FNP, PMHCNS
Eastern Colorado Health Care System Nurse Researcher
Insurance for an Intervention: Testing the Treatment Fidelity of a Behavioral Intervention 

Carolyn Rutledge, PhD, FNP-BC
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Rural Practice through DNP Led Interdisciplinary Teams 

Janet Van Gelder, RN, MSN, NEA, BC, DNP Student
Tahoe Forest Health System, Truckee, CA
The Impact of the Rural Center of Excellence Designation on Rural Nursing Practice 

Phyllis Wolff-McDonagh, DNP, CPNP, ANP, CDE
Diabetes and Endocrinology Center of Suffolk, Patchogue, NY
Using Insulin Pump Therapy in Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes

Weslaco Medical Clinic, San Juan, TX
Implementation of Diabetes Self-Management Education using Shared Medical Appointments in Primary Care for Adults

Susan Macmillan Finlayson, DNP, MSN, RN
Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Prioritizing Novice Nurse Executive Competencies 

JoAnn Trybulski, PhD, ANP-BC, DPNAP
University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Coral Gables, FL
DNP Leadership in Education: DNP Practice Immersion Experiences and the Benefit to MSN Programs and Nursing Education 

Jill Diede, DNP, FNP-C
University of Colorado Beth El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Colorado Springs, CO, Evans Army Community Hospital, Ft. Carson, CO
Group Medical Appointments with Diabetes, as means to improve self-efficacy and clinic productivity 

Lisa Wetmore Locasto, DNP, MS, RN, & Kathleen M. Sweeney, DNP, CRNP
Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA
A Tool Kit for Battling Childhood Obesity: Implementing the ABCD Program for Childhood Obesity in Pediatric Primary Care 

Susan Instone, DNSc, APRN, CPNP & Mary Jo Clark
University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, San Diego, CA
DNP Preparation for Advanced Practice Leadership: A Longitudinal Research Study of the First Graduating Cohort 

Debra Palmer, DNP, FNP-BC, ONP-C & Joseph Burkard, DNSc, CRNA
Kaiser Permanente, El Cajon, CA and The University of San Diego
Unified Efforts to Promote Graduate Nursing Education for Advanced Practice Specialty Care at the DNP Level 

Gillian Tufts, DNP, FNP-BC
University of Utah College of Nursing, and Community Health Centers, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
New Treatment Approach for Osteopenia in Vietnamese Women 

Holly Martin, DNP, FNP-BC
Veterans Administration, Salt Lake City, UT
A DNP Capstone Project That Made a Difference in Health Care Delivery 

Laurel J. Ash, DNP, RN, CNP, & Catherine J. Miller, DNP, RN, C-NP
The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
Cultural Perspectives in Advance Practice Nursing:A New Elective Course in the BS to DNP and Post Master’s DNP Program 

Judi Kuric, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CNRN
University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
Embedding Dissemination Activities in DNP Education 

Teresa Stanford, DNP, FNP-BC
Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center, Amory, MS
Nurse Practitioner Hospitalists: Coming to a Hospital Near You

Judy Davidson, DNP, RN, FCCM, CNS
Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA
Creation of a role for the DNP prepared nurse in hospital leadership 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Keynote Speaker Judith Karshmer, PhD, RN
Dean of the University of San Francisco School of Nursing
“Fire, Aim, Ready: The DNP -The Challenge to Advancing Advance Practice”
General Session: Reflection of Survey Results. DNP “State of the Practice” information and future challenges
Survey Team Members:

Stephanie Ahmed, DNP, FNP-BC
Catherine S. Bishop, DNP, NP, AOCNP
Karen Crowley, DNP, APRN-BC, WHNP, ANP
Donald Grimes, DNP, RN
Estrella Evangelista Hoffman, DNP, MEd, CNL
David G. O’Dell, DNP, FNP-BC
Marie G. Young, DNP, MSN, MPH, FNP, PMHNP

Working Lunch with Regional Group Challenges and Discussion:
Projecting an Agenda for DNPs
Facilitated by: Juli Maxworthy, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CPHQ & KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL