“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more,
do more and become more, you are a leader.”
~John Quincy Adams~
Nursing Leadership Summit
Covel Commons, Sunset Village
UCLA Conference Center
330 De Neve Drive, Suite L-16
Los Angeles, CA 90095
4 CEU Contact Hours
All are welcome!
Identify characteristics of influential leaders and the impact on patient care and work environment for nurses.
Reflecting on your own life and professional position, describe the link between positive influence and outcomes for your patients, yourself, and your colleagues.
Identify personal steps in enhancing one's own pathway to loving what we do, honoring our passions, making a contribution to those around us, and expressing gratitude.
0700-0800: Registration and Continental Breakfast
0800-0930: Influential Leadership: For the Love of It
Keynote Speaker: Debbie Brinker, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS
0930-1000: Break & Vendors
1000-1100: Breakout Sessions
A. The Art of Leading Yourself – Debbie Brinker, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS
Debbie Brinker, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, is a dynamic speaker and the past President of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses from 2005-2006. A member of AACN since 1988, she has served as a Board Member in numerous positions at the local and national level. Brinker is a pediatric nurse who is a clinical instructor on the Child Health faculty at Washington State University's College of Nursing in Spokane and a national leadership consultant with a primary focus on healthy work environments. Brinker received her BSN in nursing from University of Washington and a MSN in Pediatric Critical Care Nursing from University of California, San Francisco. She has also been a staff nurse, a nurse manager and a supervisor, as well as a nurse with the U.S. Air Force.
B. The Art of Leading Others - Nancy T. Blake, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNAA
Nancy Blake RN, MN, CCRN, NEA-BC, is the director of critical care services at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She has held that role for over 15 years and prior to that was the manager of the pediatric intensive care unit and the pediatric emergency department also at Children’s Hospital. Nancy has been an active member in AACN both at the local and national level. She was on the national board of directors from 2003 – 2006, serving as the treasurer in 2006. Prior to that she was the LA AACN Chapter President. Nancy is a nationally recognized speaker on Healthy Work Environments, Leadership and Management, and Pediatric Disaster Preparedness and has many publications on disaster preparedness and the role of nursing. She received her BSN from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles, she received her MN from UCLA in Nursing Administration and is a third year doctoral student at UCLA doing her dissertation on the Relationship between Healthy Work Environments (focusing specifically on communication, collaboration and leadership) and Patient Outcomes (risk adjusted length of stay, risk adjusted outcomes, and central line infections) and Nurse Outcomes (nurses’ intent to leave their organization).
C. The Art of Networking – Ramón Lavandero RN, MA, MSN, FAAN
Ramón Lavandero, RN, MA, MSN, FAAN, is the director of communications and strategic alliances for the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and clinical associate professor at the Yale University School of Nursing. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Lavandero served as a consultant in nursing care delivery, education and administration at hospitals and nursing schools in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Through the American International Health alliance, he participated in leadership development initiatives for national nursing and health services officials from countries in Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union. Lavandero received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a Master’s degree in adult education from Columbia University and a second Master’s degree in nursing from Yale University. His team at AACN is accountable for corporate communications, publishing, strategic alliances, philanthropic fundraising and member recognition.
1115-1200: Engaged and Energized: The Next Step
1200-1400: Lunch and Networking
1345-1400: Evaluations and CEU Certificates
Directions and Parking
- From the 405 Freeway, exit on Sunset Blvd. Proceed EAST on Sunset Blvd. and enter the campus by turning RIGHT onto Bellagio Drive.
- Proceed to the stop sign at the top of the hill. Turn LEFT at the stop sign onto De Neve Drive.
- Proceed 3/10 of a mile down the hill to the PSV (Sunset Village) parking structure. The structure will be on your right.
- UCLA Employees with a valid parking pass can cross-park for free at the PSV Parking Structure. For non-permit holders parking will be available for $10 at the gate.
- Once you have parked take the elevator or stairs (located in the southwest corner of the parking garage) to the Lobby level (L). The Covel Commons building will be directly in front of you as you exit the elevator.
- Approach the building and turn RIGHT and walk along the outside of the Covel Commons building. Turn LEFT at the corner of the building and proceed to the entrance. Follow the signs or check with the front desk for directions.
When & Where
AACN Chapter at UCLA
For more details about our chapter, check out our Chapter Brochure on our Documents/Resources page!
You can become a member via the Membership Application link.
The AACN Chapter at UCLA was created to serve and connect groups of critical & progressive care nurses and nursing students in the Greater Los Angeles area. The Chapter is committed to professional integrity, education, and promoting quality nursing care. We strive to communicate our passion to our profession by supporting innovation in healthcare as well as inspiring ourselves, our patients, and our colleagues.
To create an avenue for professional growth through educational events; to provide innovative care and inspiration for ourselves, our patients, and our colleagues.
Leadership, Collaboration, Professionalism, Commitment to Quality, Integrity, Innovation, Inspiration & Scholarship
Education, Certification, Healthy Work Environments, Beacon Award & Community Outreach