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Webinar | How Do DNP-Program Graduates Affect Healthcare Outcomes?

Gannett Healthcare Group

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Title: How Do DNP-Program Graduates Affect Healthcare Outcomes?
 Date:  Tuesday March 18, 2014
Time:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
             (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT;  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MT;  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT)
The number of DNP programs has proliferated in recent years in response to healthcare demands and education recommendations.  What are the expectations of DNP graduates and how do DNP's affect care quality and patient outcomes?  This webinar will discuss the value DNP-prepared RNs bring to the healthcare setting as well as their influence on outcomes.
  • Registered Nurses: 1.0 contact hour 

   Course delivery format: Online - Webinar


Learning Objectives 

The goal of this webinar is to provide an overview of employer expectations and impact that DNP graduates are having and can have on the healthcare system and care outcomes.

 Upon completion, participants will be able to do the following:  


  1. Describe the current state and needs in the healthcare system


  2.  Describe the gaps within the healthcare system that DNP graduates can be expected to address

 3.  Describe the changes and outcomes employers are seeking from DNP graduates

 4.  Give an example of change in practice made by a DNP graduate    



Joan Stanley, RN, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP Back to top


Joan M. Stanley, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP is Senior Director of Education Policy at The American Association of Colleges of Nursing.  Dr. Stanley serves as AACN's representative to numerous initiatives including the APRN Consensus Process which developed the new Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education.  Dr. Stanley has provided leadership for the development of the Essentials and many major position statements on a variety of nursing education issues, including the Clinical Nurse Leader, the Research-Focused Doctorate, and the move of Advanced Practice Nursing to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.  She is author of Advanced Practice Nursing: Emphasizing Common Roles, Edition 3.  Dr. Stanley held a faculty position, 1977-1982, in the Adult Primary Care NP Program at the University of Maryland.  Since 1973, Dr. Stanley has continued to practice as an Adult NP a the University of Maryland Medical System.  Dr. Stanley received her BSN from Duke University in 1971, an MS in Nursing from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1978, and a PhD in Higher Education Policy and Organization from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1990.


Tracy Williams, RN, DNP

Tracy E. Williams, DNP, R.N., was promoted to her current role in December 2006 after serving as vice president and system chief nursing officer since May 2005.  Williams oversees all nursing and management of care functions for Norton Healthcare's adult-service hospitals, Norton Immediate Care Centers and physician practices.  Her areas of accountability within Norton Healthcare have included quality, care management, service excellence, project management, clinical information analysis, emergency services, the organization's integration and alignment agenda, women's services, nursing informatics, nursing system, Norton Clinical agency, the Norton healthcare Institute for Nursing and the overall development of nursing staff and leadership throughout the organization.  Williams has been recognized as a Business First Partner in Health Care from 2007 through 2012.  In 2011, Williams received HCPro's prestigious Nursing Image Award for her action-oriented leadership in implementing a culture centered on patients and their families.  The Florida Nurses Association named Williams one of District II's 100 best nurses in 200 and District II Nurse Administrator of the Year in 1996.  She is a frequent national speaker on nursing, health care, innovation and leadership topics.  She is active in many professional organizations, including the American Organization of Nurse Executives, American College of Healthcare Executives, National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society, a 1994 graduate of Leadership Louisville, Williams currently serves on the boards of the Fund for the Arts, the Kids Center and SOAR.

Audience and Requirements 


Registered Nurses

Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate

After listening to the webinar presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.

Jurisdictional Requirements

Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. 

Accommodations for Disabilities

Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation; please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.

Grievance Procedure

Gannett Education is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. Gannett Education will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, and members of the continuing education division.

While Gannett Education attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:

When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, or designated staff within 5 working days.

You may file a complaint by telephone or email.

Telephone #: 800.866.0919



Webinar Details

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How to Register/Attend:
  1. Complete the Webinar Pre-Registration Form above.
  2. Receive an email with a link to confirm your “seat” reservation. There are a limited number of seats for each webinar so please be sure to open the email, click the link, and reserve your seat.
  3. After reserving your seat you will receive an email from GoToWebinar with more details about the webinar event.
  4. The day prior and the hour prior to the webinar you should receive reminder emails with links to launch the webinar.
  5. You should log on the webinar at least 10-15 minutes before the event begins so you will have ample time to download the webinar client and log on.  It is highly suggested that you view the webinar on Internet Explorer 9 or another browser such as Firefox, Chrome or Safari. If viewing on an IE version 8 or below, you may have trouble connecting to the webinar.
  6. If you are unable to attend the live session, please visit 2-3 days after the event to view the recording. You will still be able to earn CE credit after the live event.
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Disclosures to Participants:

Webinars must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed to receive a certificate of completion.

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.

Gannett Education guarantees the content of these educational activities are free from bias.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate

After listening to the webinar presentation, complete and successfully pass the course test online.  In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.


Accreditation: educational events are provided by Gannett Education.

Gannett Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing (provider no. FBN 50-1489) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider no. CEP 13213).

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