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Leadership Symposium: Guided by Why

AACN Chapter at UCLA

Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

Leadership Symposium: Guided by Why

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AACN Chapter at UCLA Presents...


Leadership Symposium: Guided by Why

8.4 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Hours

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

(Registration and breakfast opens at 7:00AM)


“It’s not just what or how you do things that matters; what matters more is that what and how you do things is consistent with your WHY.”

~Simon Sinek~ 

The purpose of this conference is to empower nurses as leaders and change agents whose initiatives measurably improve patient outcomes and hospital bottom lines.

  • Describe why it matters that nurses use their bold voices to drive change.
  • Explain how and why to apply purpose to clinical practice by creating a model of care focusing on evidence-based practice and quality.
  • Identify the critical behaviors and skills necessary for nurses to thrive and excel both personally and professionally. 




07:00-08:00 AM

Registration, Breakfast and Exhibitors

08:00-08:15 AM

Welcome and Introduction


Opening Keynote

08:15-09:30 AM

Keeping our Promise to Patients: Guided by Why

Christine Schulman, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Legacy Health, Portland, Oregon, and President of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 2017-2018 

09:30-10:00 AM

Break and Exhibitors 


Bearing WHY

10:00-10:40 AM

Provider Burnout

Christie Masters, MD, Hospitalist and Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA Health

10:40-11:20 AM

Finding Meaning and Resilience in time of Grief, Ethical Dilemmas, and Exhaustion

Hui-wen Sato, MSN, RN, MPH, CCRN, Clinical Nurse, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Inspirational Speaker, TEDx Pasadena

11:20-12:00 PM

Compassion, Peace, and Renewal for the Soul 

Tamara Sayegh, BSN, RN, C-NPT, Clinical Nurse, Rady Children’s Hospital 

12:00-01:00 PM

Lunch, Exhibitors, and Special Networking Sessions for Students & AACN Ambassadors 


Expressing WHY Through Art

01:00-01:45 PM

Building Resilience through Art Therapy

Tania Farrugia, MS, RN, Clinical Nurse and Art Therapist, Rady Children’s Hospital

01:45-02:15 PM

Art as a Tool for Social Justice

Gregg Chadwick, Artist and Social Justice Activist

02:15-02:30 PM

Break and Exhibitors 


Expressing WHY at the Bedside



AACN's Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) in Action

Devin Bowers, MSN, RN, Practice Excellence Director, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

03:30 - 03:45 PM

Break and Exhibitors 


Closing Keynote

03:45-04:45 PM

Staying Committed to Why

Shola Richards, Director of Training & Organizational Development, UCLA Health, Workplace Positivity Activist and Best-Selling Author 

04:45-05:00 PM

Closing, Evaluations and CE Certificates

05:00-06:00 PM

Networking: Wine and Cheese Reception

Highlights from the 2017 Symposium:

Highlights from the 2016 Symposium:


Driving and Parking Options to Carnesale Commons, Palisades Ballroom

Parking Attendants will be available at the entrance of Lot 7 Parking from 6:45-8:45AM. After 8:45am you will need to go to the nearest kiosk (near P4) to purchase parking. 

Lot 7 Parking Directions

1. Purchase Parking for Lot 7, Cost: $12 All Day Permit

  • From the 405 Freeway, exit on Sunset Blvd. Proceed east on Sunset Blvd. and enter the campus by turning RIGHT onto Westwood Plaza.
  • Turn right on Charles E. Young Drive North and turn left into Lot 7.

2.  UCLA Permit Holders 

  • Park in your designated parking lot and walk to the conference center.
  • Or request a transfer from one of the parking kiosks to Lot 7 parking lot. 

Exhibitor Directions: Exhibitor Loading ZoneDirections to PSV Parking StructureLot 7 Parking Directions


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UCLA Campus - Carnesale Commons, Palisades Ballroom
251 Charles E. Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

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AACN Chapter at UCLA

Chapter Mission

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.

Chapter Vision

To create an avenue for professional growth through educational events; to provide innovative care and inspiration for ourselves, our patients, and our colleagues.

Chapter Values

Leadership, Collaboration, Professionalism, Commitment to Quality, Integrity, Innovation, Inspiration & Scholarship

Chapter Goals

Education, Certification, Healthy Work Environments, Beacon Award & Community Outreach

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.

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