8:15-11:45 a.m. - Conference Presentations & Keynote Address
12:15-1:15 p.m. - Mastery Session (Optional)
See full conferece agenda below.
Kimberly Kerr, MSN, NEA-BC, RN-BC, CRRN
Kimberly Kerr is the Director of Nursing Professional Practice, Development & Research at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. She brings to the podium experience as a clinician, administrator, teacher and a researcher. She obtained her diploma in nursing from Massillon City Hospital School of Nursing; her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Methodist College; and her Masters of Science in Nursing in Community Mental Health Administration from The University of Missouri. She holds Nurse Executive Advanced, Nursing Professional Development, and Rehabilitation Registered Nurse certifications. A few of Kim's honors include being the 2015 recipient of the Excellence in Nurse Mentoring recognition from Delta Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau for her work with shared governance; the 2011 recipient of the outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Award from the University of Akron College of Nursing; and she was recognized in 2003 as one of the Great 100 Outstanding North Carolina Nurses for her work as a leader in rehabilitation nursing. Kim is committed to a nursing culture of excellence and scholarship, the value of professionalism, creating high quality, reliable systems of care, interprofessional practice; developing the next generation of nurses and nurturing the current one; making research relevant and ultimately to offer genuine authentic and compassionate care.
(All events to be held in the Barrette Business and Communication Center)
Registration, Poster Viewing, and Buffet Breakfast
Welcome - Dr. Linda Linc, Dean of the School of Nursing
Prayer - Dr. Maria Pappas-Rogich
Kimberly Kerr, MSN, NEA-BC, RN-BC, CRRN
“The State of Nursing Scholarship and Practice: Legitimacy in Legacy”
Break– Poster Viewing and Vendors
“The Self-Reported Occupational Fatigue of Direct Care Nurses and Nurse Managers in a Community Hospital”
Karen Chirumbolo, MSN, RN, CNS; Katie Elmer, MSN, RN; Jennifer Roth, MSN, RN (presenters)
“Creation, Validation, and Prospective Application of a Peri-Operative Pressure Injury Risk Assessment and Intervention Protocol”
Nancy Beinlich, MSN, RN, CWON; Anita Meehan, MSN, RN-BC, ONC, RNGNA (presenters)
Presentation of the Betty Neuman Award to Dr. Karen Gehrling
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Break– Poster Viewing and Vendors/Evaluations
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Jacqueline Fawcett, PhD, RN, FAAN and Dr. Karen Gehrling, PhD, RN
Dr. Jacqueline Fawcett is a Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She received her BS from Boston University, and a Masters and PhD from New York University. Author of several texts focusing on conceptual models of nursing and the connections of theory and research, she is recognized internationally for her meta-theoretical work. She serves on multiple editorial boards, and is the co-editor of last two editions of The Neuman Systems Model with Dr. Neuman. She served as a consultant to the Nursing Research Council at Winchester Hospital in Winchester, MA, during their journey toward attaining Magnet Hospital status.
Dr. Betty Neuman is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of nursing as the developer of The Neuman Systems Model (1970). A native of Ohio, she received her Diploma of Nursing from Peoples Hospital (now Akron General Medical Center) as part of the Cader Nursing program. She received an honorary Doctorate of Science from Grand Valley State in 1998 and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Neumann College in 1992. She is the author and editor of The Neuman Systems Model, now in its fifth edition. She remains active as a consultant within the U.S. and worldwide on the implementation of her model.
The Neuman Award was established in honor of Dr. Betty Neuman for her distinguished contributions to the nursing profession. Each year the Neuman award is given to a member for the nursing profession who has made significant contributions to the profession as a nursing educator, leader or clinician.
Dr. Karen Gehrling is a Professor at Walsh University teaching courses within the masters and doctoral programs since the inception of the programs. As part of a HRSA Grant team, she has helped redefine the content of the FNP program to include content necessary for practice. Ever a pragmatist, her work with the Neuman Model began in 1982 with a chapter published in the first edition of the Neuman Systems Model book on the use of Neuman with families. She became a Neuman Systems Model Trustee in 1999. Her areas of interests with the Neuman Systems Model include developing a theory of reconstitution, helping nursing programs and curriculum development utilize the Neuman Model, helping students focus on family communication techniques and health promotion while using Neuman as a framework and the family as client, and most recently while consulting in Colombia South America, learning about the need to translate Neuman’s work into Spanish. All of this work begins with the base of understanding that theory provides the context for practice and research; a premise that is often missed in today’s nursing educational arena. Dr. Gehrling will lead a discussion as to why it is so important.
Sponsored by the Walsh University Phi Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau
and the Byers School of Nursing
Cost: $55 per person, includes buffet breakfast
(Lunch is not included)
Registration Deadline: October 1
For more information, please contact Sherrie Underwood at 330-490-7243.
This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Contact hours will be awarded after completion of morning session and submission of evaluation form. Please call Patricia Flanagan, Walsh University, at 330.244.4967 or email email@example.com for more information about contact hours.