2010 Spring Annual Meeting

March 20-23, 2010
Fairmont Hotel
Washington, DC

Saturday, March 20  

Special Pre-Conference Sessions
All sessions on this day are complimentary and do not require special registration.

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop
Critical Concepts in Fundraising 
Sponsored by the Nursing Advancement Professionals Network
Deans/Directors are invited to be the guests of our NAP colleagues at their morning workshop in addition to the traditional Saturday afternoon program session.  Topics include myths about the economy and philanthropy; donor motivation; the interaction between deans and development officers; and communication and public relations strategies that enhance donor commitment. Consider research-based suggestions, and analyze interactive examples of philanthropic experiences.
Speaker: Joe K. Golding, Chairman and CEO, Advancement Resources, the nation's leading provider of research-based development training.  This company has developed a curriculum specific for academic nurse leaders and educators and is offering a special preview of their research and pragmatic approaches.   

12:00-1:20 p.m.
Committee Meetings

1:30-3:00 p.m.            
Pre-Conference Program Session
Bringing Science to the Art of Fundraising
Sponsored by the Nursing Advancement Professionals Network
Reflect on the role of deans, department heads, and faculty in the delicate art of fundraising, particularly in regards to donor motivation and grateful family fund-raising.  Consider research-based suggestions, and analyze interactive examples of philanthropic experiences. Deans who attend the NAP morning workshop will enjoy this continuation, but all attendees will find this information useful and pragmatic. 
Speaker: Joe K. Golding, Chairman and CEO, Advancement Resources, the nation's leading provider of research-based development training.  This company has developed a curriculum specific for academic nurse leaders and educators and is offering a special preview of their research and pragmatic approaches.   

3:00-3:30 p.m.

3:30-5:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Concurrent Sessions

  • Federal Funding Updates

Discuss current information about federal funding sources important to professional nursing faculty and students.
Speakers: E. Michele Richardson, MS, Director, Division of Nursing, Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, MD and Patricia Grady, PhD, Director, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

  • Using AfterCollege To Help Students and Build Your Alumni Database

Today’s nursing faculty are faced with many challenges: tightening budgets, economic uncertainty, and increasing pressure to provide students with professional guidance.  AfterCollege Career Networks can help by providing a platform to easily engage students and alumni within your own secure online community.  Learn how to leverage AfterCollege Career Networks to grow and manage your alumni database while enriching the academic experience of current students.
Speaker: Michael S. Fernald, Director of University Relations, AfterCollege, Inc., San Francisco, CA 

  • Designing Spaces for Nursing Education: The “Three S” Model

To achieve the intense knowledge mastery and clinical reality required by nursing, younger students are reliant on technology, and older students are returning to professional education with pragmatic expectations. New pedagogies, supported by powerful instructional technologies and innovative designs for virtual and physical learning spaces, are needed for both groups.  Learn how to plan optimal Spaces, Systems, and Services for effective nursing education. 
Speakers: Jonathan M. Fishman, AIA, President, and Joseph A. Briggs, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Richter Cornbrooks Gribble Architects, Baltimore, MD; and John A. Cook, MS, CTS, Vice President of Client Services, The Sextant Group, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Turning DNP Assessment Data into Practice

Ever wonder what nursing programs do with the assessment data they gather?  Learn about the national trends in the AACN/EBI Doctor of Nursing Practice Exit Assessment.  Consider how one member school has utilized their results to inform accreditation self-study and program improvement, with pragmatic examples.
Speakers: Tanya Ostrogorsky, EdD, Assistant Dean for Evaluation Science, School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR and Joseph Pica, EdD, President and CEO, Educational Benchmarking (EBI), Springfield, MO

  • Witness the Power of NursingCAS                                                                      

Find out more about how the new Centralized Application Service - NursingCAS - will benefit nursing schools, admissions staff, and program applicants.  Representatives from AACN's partnering organizations Liaison International and Academic Management Systems will provide a live demonstration of the online application. Come see how NursingCAS can help your school streamline admissions and enrollment operations.  Bring your questions.  
Speakers: Timothy Gaspar, PhD, Dean, College of Nursing, University of Toledo and Chair, AACN NursingCAS Advisory Group; James Ford, NursingCAS Project Director, Liaison International, Boston, MA; and Michael Gilbert, WebAdmit Specialist, Academic Management Systems, Boston, MA

5:10-6:00 p.m.

Orientation for New Members, New Deans, and Prospective Members
Sponsored by the Membership Committee
Confer with leaders of the association to learn more about the association, how it can benefit you and your school, and how you can become active within it.

6:00-7:00 p.m.
New Dean Mentoring Program Wine and Cheese Social
Mentors and protégées in the AACN New Dean Mentoring Program are invited to meet in an informal social setting to discuss specific goals and strategies to maximize this development opportunity for new deans. 

Sunday, March 21
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Task Force Updates

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Forum on the DNP

10:30-10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.                        
Like-Schools Informal Discussions

  • Small/Liberal Arts Schools
  • Academic Health Centers (AHC)
  • Private Colleges/Universities without an AHC
  • Public Colleges/Universities without an AHC

8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.                             
Exhibits open

12:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.                           
Lunch (on your own) and Visit Exhibits

1:30-3:00 p.m.                        
Welcome and Opening Program Session
Directions for the Future: The National Study of Nursing Education
This ambitious national study, sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, has been in progress for years, and the final report offers thoughtful and far-reaching suggestions. Join the director of this important study to gain valuable insights into pedagogical, curricular, program, and policy implications of this work.
Speaker: Patricia Benner, PhD, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco and Director, Study of Nursing Education, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Stanford, CA

3:00-3:30 p.m.                                    
Break and Visit Exhibits

3:30-5:00 p.m.                        
Program Session
Sponsored by the Government Affairs Committee

5:00-5:30 p.m.                                    
Break and Visit Exhibits

5:30-6:45 p.m.                                     
Nursing Spectrum/Gannett Foundation Award
George Bo-Linn, MD, Chief Program Officer, San Francisco Bay Area, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Palo Alto, CA

6:45-7:30 p.m.
Reception and Exhibits
Cash Bar

Monday, March 22

7:00-8:45 a.m.                                                                                            
Continental Breakfast
Feel free to take your breakfast to one of the informal discussions

7:15-8:45 a.m.
Government Affairs Committee Informal Breakfast Discussion
            7:15-7:45 a.m.: State Grassroots Liaisons Business Meeting
            7:45-8:45 a.m.: Preparing for Capitol Hill Visits
Get practical information from State Grassroots Liaisons and the Government Affairs Committee that will improve your effectiveness during Hill visits.

7:45-8:45 a.m.
Informal Breakfast Discussion
Be A Leader Among Leaders
Those who would like to explore becoming more active in the work and issues of the association are invited to join this informal discussion about leadership opportunities.
Facilitator: Kathleen Potempa, DNSc, President-Elect, AACN

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (including morning break)          
Like Schools Reports
Issues Forum
Business Meeting
President C. Fay Raines

1:00 p.m.

Lunch and Capitol Hill Visits (on your own)

Meetings with your federal legislators are a priority during AACN meetings.  Although they may not occur on Monday afternoon during the allotted time, we encourage you to schedule congressional appointments in advance for your time in Washington.  Legislative advocacy is an essential role of the dean, and the AACN Government Affairs staff stands ready to help you prepare for your Hill visit. 

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Congressional Wine and Cheese Reception
Capitol Hill

Tuesday, March 23

7:00-8:30 a.m.                                                                                            
Continental Breakfast

7:15-8:20 a.m.
Optional Breakfast Discussions
Take your breakfast and join colleagues in similar administrative situations to discuss issues of mutual interest. 

  • Nursing Deans Who Administer Non-Nursing Programs
  • Nursing Deans Who Deal With Collective Bargaining

8:30-10:00 a.m.
Program Session
National Healthcare Reform: What’s Next?
Healthcare professionals have been vitally interested in reform legislation as events have unfolded in recent months.  Explore details of the legislation, and what we might expect in coming months.
Speaker: Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Health Policy, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

10:00-10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Closing Program Session
The RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine
The RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine is capturing much interest in the profession.  Learn about activities at recent regional meetings, particularly regarding the future of nursing education, and offer your feedback about the kinds of recommendations that you believe are most important.  While deliberations of the national committee cannot be discussed, the purpose, goals, process, and anticipated outcomes are of interest and applicability to all nursing academic leaders. 
Speaker: Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, Senior Advisor for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ and Director, RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute of Medicine

General Information

The registration fee for the 2010 Spring Annual Meeting is $399.  The deadline for early registration is February 26, 2010.  The registration fee after February 26 is $469.  Please note that deans registering for the Spring Annual Meeting and the Executive Development Series will receive a $60 discount applied to the total registration cost.

Register online at: https://www.aacn.nche.edu/Registration/registration.asp

E-mail messages confirming registration for this meeting will be sent to all participants.  Please note that the Spring Annual Meeting is open only to the dean/chair/director of AACN member institutions. 

Hotel Information
A block of rooms has been reserved at The Fairmont Washington, 2401 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037; 202-429-2400 or 1-800-441-1414.  The room rate is $235 single/double. The cutoff date for hotel reservations is February 16, 2010.  To make reservations, please call the hotel directly and request the group rate for AACN.  Reservations made after February 16 will be on a space and rate available basis only. Please make your reservations early as space fills quickly at the hotel.

Sign up for Fairmont President's Club. Members of the Fairmont President's Club enjoy complimentary high-speed internet access in guest rooms and free health club access along with other benefits. To sign up for Fairmont President's club go to www.fairmont.com. When prompted for a "Hotel Invitation" select the Fairmont Washington, D.C. You will be issued an FPC number immediately. In order to take advantage of the complimentary services you must sign up for Fairmont President's Club prior to your arrival.

The following hotels are within walking distance of The Fairmont Washington and may have availability over the meeting dates:

Best Western Georgetown Hotel and Suites
1121 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Embassy Suites Washington
1250 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037


Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located approximately 15 minutes from The Fairmont Hotel and is accessible by the Washington Metro rail system.  The closest Metro stop to the hotel is GWU/Foggy Bottom on the Orange/Blue line, three blocks from The Fairmont.  Dulles International Airport (IAD) is approximately 45 minutes from the hotel.  Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI) is approximately one hour from the hotel.  Taxis are recommended from Reagan National (approximately $20 each way) and Dulles Airports (approximately $60 each way).  Super Shuttle is available from BWI (approximately $37 each way), DCA (approximately $14 each way), and IAD (approximately $29 each way).

Continuing Education
Continuing Education contact hours will be provided by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to all conference participants at no additional cost.  CE certificates will be provided in your conference packet.

Refund and Cancellation Policy
Registrations that are canceled up to one week before the meeting will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee.  Cancellations received with less than one week’s notice will be refunded minus a $150 administrative fee.  There will be no refunds for no-shows.

AACN reserves the right to cancel this conference and any group activity that does not meet minimal group requirements.  Non-refundable airline tickets are the responsibility of the registrant. 

Additional Information
For more information contact AACN, One Dupont Circle, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036; 202-463-6930.  If you require any special access in order to take part in this meeting, please contact Erica Turner at AACN or by e-mail at eturner@aacn.nche.edu.  The Fairmont Washington Hotel is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Information about this and other AACN conferences is available at the AACN Web site, www.aacn.nche.edu


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