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Leadership Symposium: It Matters

AACN Chapter at UCLA

Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM - Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 11:30 PM (PST)

Leadership Symposium: It Matters

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AACN Chapter at UCLA Presents...

Leadership Symposium: It Matters 

8.4 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Hours

Wednesday, February 16, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

(Registration and breakfast opens at 7AM)



“We know it matters that we care courageously for the sickest and most vulnerable patients and do it in chaotic and ever-changing health systems” ~Clareen Wiencek



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 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.
  • Practice writing and storytelling techniques as a strategy for overcoming fear and unleashing personal creativity.  





07:00-08:00 AM

Registration, Breakfast and Exhibitors

08:00-08:15 AM

Welcome and Introduction

08:15-09:30 AM

Keynote: We are nurses… and It Matters

Clareen Wiencek, PhD, RN, ACHPN, ACNP

President, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 2016-2017

Associate Professor, School of Nursing at University of Virginia

09:30-10:00 AM

Break and Exhibitors

10:00-11:00 AM

Practice with Passion and Purpose

Mary Kay Bader, MSN, RN, CCNS, FAHA

Neuro/Critical Care CNS, Mission Hospital

11:00-11:30 AM

ICU Diaries

Arianna Barnes, BSN, RN, CCRN, SCRN, PHN

Clinical Nurse III, Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Mission Hospital

11:30-12:00 PM

ABCDE Bundle

Katrine Murray, BSN, RN, CCRN

Administrative Nurse II, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit

Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center

12:00-01:00 PM

Lunch and Exhibitors

01:00-02:15 PM

Vitamins for the Nurse’s Soul

Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Advancing Nursing

02:15-02:45 PM

Break and Exhibitors

02:45-04:45 PM

Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life  

Peter Himmelman, Big Muse

Author, Songwriter and Visual Artist

04:45-05:00 PM

Closing, Evaluations and CE Certificates

05:00-06:00 PM

Networking: Wine and Cheese Reception


What you do matters, but WHY you do it matters so much more.

~Author Unknown~


Driving and Parking Options to Carnesale Commons, Palisades Ballroom

1. Free Shuttle Service from Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center

  • Address: 1250 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Departs promptly at 7:15AM in front of the 16th street entrance of the hospital. The shuttle will pick up guests after the conference at 5:30PM.
  • Space is limited, contact Mary Lawanson-Nichols @ to reserve space on the shuttle. 

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. 

3. 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.

Parking Attendants will be available at the entrance of Lot 7 Parking from 6:30-10:00AM.


Questions? Contact Anna Dermenchyan @  

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

Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM - Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 11:30 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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