All times listed below are based on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM



10:00 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Opening Keynote

Sylvian Trepanier, DNP, RN, CENP, FAONL, FAAN
SVP, Chief Nursing Officer

Show Me the Money: The Value of Practice Transition Programs

The evidence is clear, practice transition programs offer significant support to the nurse, the organization, and the patients. However, many C-suite members are still not convinced of the value of such programs. In this presentation, we will convert the expense into an investment that everyone will honor.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM


Virtual Poster Presentation

From Flat to Fabulous: Top 5 Tips for Virtual Cohort Discussions

Sponsored by University of Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program
Has COVID forced you to once again take your cohort discussions virtual?  Do you struggle with a lack of learner engagement?  Learn how to take your cohort discussions from flat to fabulous with our top 5 tips.

Following this session learners will:

  • Describe the top 5 tips for fabulous cohort discussions.
  • Apply one tip during their next virtual discussion. 
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM


Choose from one of the two tracks (PTAP Power Session or PTAP Pitch Session). You must attend the full one-hour session to receive CNE credit. There are three presentations during the PTAP Power Session and four presentations during the PTAP Pitch Session during this hour.

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Walk This Way: Paving a Path for Professional Growth

Using a Professional Growth Pathway (PGP) approach throughout a New Graduate Residency Program (NRP), nurse residents (NR) engage in individualized career exploration by selecting one of four pathways to explore: Advanced Practice, Expert Clinician, Nurse Leader, and Nurse Researcher. NRs report the PGP promotes professional development and long-term goal development.

Presenters: Veronica Bigott, MSN, ACNS-BC, MEDSURG-BC, GERO-BC, NPD-BC; Stephanie Zidek, MSN, AGCNS-BC, NEA-BC, NPD-BC – Advocate Aurora Health

The Secret to Successful Quality Outcome Visualization

Discover how one organization collaborated to create visual dashboards to reflect quality outcome goals for nurse residents. Through partnership with key stakeholders, a multi-site organization utilized visual dashboards to visualize progress and identify areas for improvement related to retention, orientation, leadership, certification, and patient safety data.

Presenters: Susan Smith, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, FNP; Megan Unfried, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, PCCN – Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Development and Implementation of a Nurse Residency Program Stakeholder Evaluation Tool

This presentation describes the development and implementation of a Nurse Residency Program (NRP) stakeholder evaluation. The evaluation tool, based on the six Quality and Safety Education Competencies for Nurses, uses a four-point Likert scale and has 47 items. Use of the psychometrically validated tool can guide NRP enhancements and outcomes.

Presenters: Kim Failla, PhD, RN, NE-BC, NPD-BC; Laurie Ecoff, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL – Sharp HealthCare

Breaking Out of Traditional Learning: Everything You Need to Build a Customized Escape Room

Participants will receive a blueprint, including the materials needed, to build a virtual or live escape room, including a library of activities that can easily be customized to the learner, skill, or practice setting.

Presenters: Lisa Pierce, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC; Meghan Weber, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC – OSF HealthCare

Using Simulation to Incorporate QSEN Competencies into a Transition to Practice Program

Our presentation will describe how nursing professional development practitioners infused the QSEN competencies throughout a transition to practice program for nurse residents.  We will demonstrate how each of the six QSEN competencies are woven into the specialty-specific simulation scenarios and facilitator guides.

Presenters: Rachelle Reid, MS, RN, NPD-BC, CHSE; Michelle Scortzaru, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Melani Mangum-Williams, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, NPD-BC, RN – Providence

Elevating Nursing Care Immersing into Augmented Reality: Being There Before It Happens

Nursing educators from the Emergency Department and Transition to Practice nurse residency programs integrate mixed reality simulation into the curriculum to assist learners in developing their knowledge base, critical thinking, and clinical competencies to elevate nursing care into the practice.

Presenter: Lyz Carreazo Rivera, MSN, BSN, RN – Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Getting "Social" with New Graduate Nurse Residents: Personal Connections and Professional Support Using Synchronous Technology to Span the Distance

Creating a sense of community among nurse residents across a 16-site program requires innovative, meaningful solutions. Nurse residents across sites connect using video "Socials", bringing together current and former nurse residents for themed gatherings focused on professional enrichment and personal conversations with health system leaders and each other.

Presenters: Launette Woolforde, EdD, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, FAAN; Kathleen Casler Attonito, MS, RN, NPD-BC – Northwell Health; Valerie Burger, MA, MS, RN, OCN®, CPN

12:45 PM - 01:15 PM


Virtual Poster Presentation

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM


Choose from one of the two tracks (PTAP Power Session or PTAP Pitch Session). You must attend the full one-hour session to receive CNE credit. There are three presentations during the PTAP Power Session and four presentations during the PTAP Pitch Session during this hour.

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Stop. Breathe. Repeat. We Say It to Our Patients – Now It's Time to Say It to Ourselves!

Cultivate nurse well-being and resiliency.  Transition to practice can be a stressful experience, but during a pandemic it is even more overwhelming! Nurses need respite, but how? Join in discovering an innovative "in the moment" self-care relaxation resource that takes less than four minutes and can be used anytime anywhere!

Presenters: Allison Schlinkert, MSN, RN; Robin Fox, MSN, RN, CCRN-K; Jake Tribull, BSN, RN – Bon Secours Mercy Health

Can You Just Call Me? Enhancing Nurse Resident Connection with Less Time Burden

When onboarding frequent groups of new staff, while also juggling competing role priorities a nurse residency leader has flipped the calculation of perceived accessibility and time required by layering technology that is accessed by new staff.  

Presenter: Tessa Hensley, MSN, RN, NPD-BC – Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Bringing Experiential Learning to the Next Level: Exploring the Virtual Simulation Platform for RN Residency Programs

How can experiential learning be transformed from a live environment to virtual when faced with a pandemic? This presentation will discuss transitioning new graduate nurses into high-acuity settings utilizing innovative strategies to assist in the process of recognition to rescue a deteriorating patient.  

Presenters: Pamela Johnson, MSN/Ed, RN, NPD-BC, PCCN-K; Lisa McDowell, DNP, RN-BC, CHSE – Orlando Health

Engagement and Retention in Transition to Practice Programs

Learn best practices for early encounters with nurse residents to facilitate rapport-building and ease of transition from the academic setting to the hospital environment. Discover techniques to promote engagement and reinforce the commitment of nurse residents throughout the first six months of residency that provide encouragement and advocacy to boost retention.

Presenters: Laura L. Morgan, MSN, RN, CCRP, NPD-BC; Amy Pieper, MSN, RN, CEN – Baylor Scott & White Health

Capturing the Life-Cycle of a Butterfly: The Metamorphosis of the New Nurse Using Innovative Technology

The Clinical Nurse Mentor Program (CNMP) provides a personalized mentoring experience for nurse residents using a web-based application, which identifies the best mentor for professional growth based on focus areas of development. The relationship is documented using the app, which allows for tracking and trending of mentor metrics.

Presenters: Susan Storto, MBA, BSN, RN, Med-Surg-BC, NPD-BC; Nichole Richardson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC – Advocate Aurora Health

A Map to Success: Tracking Nurse Resident Progress with a Professional Portfolio

We will share our journey in developing and using a tool that helped us meet our program objectives, including a demonstration of how to use the tool with examples from the portfolios of several nurse residents.

Presenters: Pamela B. Pfeifer, MS, RN, NPD-BC; Antonette Sanchez, MSN, RN, CRRN, CNE; Shirley Ryan, AbilityLab

Developing a 'NURSESS' Toolkit to Help Support New Graduate and Experienced Nurses

The 'Nurses Utilizing Resources Successfully and Engaging in Support Systems' (NURSESS) Toolkit is a compilation of resources that provide holistic support to new nurses. Topics presented include common clinical opportunities, personal well-being, and professional development. This presentation will provide an overview of how needs were identified, and strategies have proven successful.

Presenters: Abigail Leigh, MSN, RN, CMSRN; Carli Reichelt, MSN, RN – Cleveland Clinic

02:15 PM - 02:45 PM


Virtual Poster Presentation

A Model for Individual & Organizational Resilience

Sponsored by Integrative Nurse Coaching
As the premier program in Nurse Coaching, the Integrative Nurse Coach Academy offers innovative, customized solutions for healthcare organizations that aim to reenergize nursing practice. 

  • Discover Nurse Coaching as a relationship-based patient-centered model of care to improve nurse and patient satisfaction and outcomes.
  • Identify with Integrative Nurse Coaching as an opportunity for organizational residency and transition to practice programs.
  • Examine the importance of the Self- Development process as necessary for resiliency growth. 
02:45 PM - 03:45 PM


Choose from one of the two tracks (PTAP Power Session or PTAP Pitch Session). You must attend the full one-hour session to receive CNE credit. There are three presentations during the PTAP Power Session and four presentations during the PTAP Pitch Session during this hour.

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Get to Know Your Numbers: A Problem-Based Learning Approach to Patient Safety Analysis, Cultivating A Safe Health Care Environment

This presentation will focus on a collaborative problem-based learning approach, engaging nurse residents in a patient safety analysis. The session will highlight the educational design and various learning activities incorporated to address the participants’ unique learning needs and styles.

Presenters: Cynthia Crockett, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Ursula Fletcher, MHA, RN, CPHQ; Catherine Drewelow, MSN, RN; Kristina H. Fogelson, BA – Mayo Clinic Arizona

Underserved Walk in My Shoes and Virtual Rural Scavenger Hunt

The underserved walk in my shoes and virtual rural experience were designed with patient scenarios tailored to the underserved and specific rural regions within the healthcare system region. Fellows are required to find the resources available for care in these specific areas.

Presenters: Carole Eatock, DNP, APRN; Meghan Weber, APRN – OSF Medical Center

Claiming Resilience in Times of COVID and Beyond

Claiming Resilience is an intentional, facilitated discussion focused on reflective practice and enhancing nursing resilience. These sessions provide participants with opportunities for dialogue, reflection, enhanced self-awareness and care, mindfulness, and teambuilding by setting aside an hour of time once a month.

Presenter: Kris Mathey, MS, APRN-CNP, AOCNP – The Ohio State James Cancer Hospital

Measuring the Effectiveness of an Evidence-Based Skill Acquisition Training Model for Nurse Preceptors

An innovative, evidence-based, tiered skills acquisition model was implemented in a new graduate nurse training program. Nurse preceptors were oriented to the model and survey data indicated that the tools provided to preceptors positively impacted their satisfaction, perception of influence, and readiness for supporting the tier model of skill acquisition.

Presenter: Anthony Scott, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CNL, PHN – UCSF Health

Preceptor Recognition: The PEEP Award!

Sharing our award program for recognizing outstanding preceptors.

Presenter: Delia Abbott, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC – Baylor Scott & White

The Cycle of Residency: Residents Precepting Residents to the Float Pool

The presentation will be in the form of a virtual poster presentation with time dedicated for open forum and questions

Presenters: Melanie Marco, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC; Aja K Dawson, MS, RN, NE-BC; Joy Jacavone, MS, RN, NE-BC; Stephanie Marrotte, BSN-C, RN – The Miriam Hospital

A Multi-Modal Approach to Supporting a Most Valuable Resource – Our Preceptors!

We are committed to supporting the ongoing development of our preceptors as they are essential in facilitating the successful transition of our new caregivers to the team.  This presentation will highlight the various modes and methods readily available to support our preceptors, especially as they navigate through challenging situations.

Presenters: Michelle Smith, MSN, RN; Kathyrn Stuck Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC – Cleveland Clinic

03:45 PM - 04:00 PM


04:00 PM - 04:30 PM


Note: Participants may move freely between all six virtual rooms to ask the poster presenters questions. No formal presentations will be made.

Learn the successful process of how one large, multi-site organization integrated pre-existing new graduate support programs into the main nurse residency program. Discover a phased approach involving communication and tips for success.

Presenters: Susan Smith, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, FNP; Jennefer Payne, MSN, RN, CNOR

Introduce colleagues to the concept of patient care experiences to leverage learning and provide a tool kit for implementation into other practice transition programs.

Presenter: Lindsay Schipper DNP, MBA, RN, PED-BC, NPD-BC, NE-BC; Erica Cooper MSN, RN, PED-BC, NPD-BC – Children's Minnesota

Learn the secrets of how an organization completed the ANCC PTAP accreditation with distinction self-study document in less than 30 days amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Tools and resources will be shared that are applicable and beneficial for the success of your PTAP self-study writing team.

Presenters: Janette V. Moreno, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, NPD-BC; Margo B. Minissian, PhD, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC; Millicent G. De Jesus, PhD, RN-BC, NPD-BC – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

A comprehensive approach for nurse residents on the use of de-escalation techniques to heighten compassionate, patient-centered care for patients with substance use disorder (SUD). Understand how residents can gain a better understanding of self-awareness and stigma related to SUD to create a safe, patient-centered workplace.

Presenters: Nancy Casdorph, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Julie Calvert, BSN, RN, ONC – WVU Medicine

Striving for better patient outcomes, our organization sought training opportunities for our nurses. Little did we know that our efforts would weave vibrant change into the tapestry of our organizational culture. A few threads of change strengthened our education program and improved outcomes for patients.

Presenters: Leann M. Li, BSN, RN, CMCN, NC-BC; Cynthia Allison, MSN, RN, PMGT-BC – Pentec Health, Inc.

04:30 PM - 05:00 PM


Note: Participants may move freely between all six virtual rooms to ask the poster presenters questions. No formal presentations will be made.

This presentation will describe how one large healthcare system’s transition to practice program pivoted multiple times during COVID and adjusted their program for a longer term to include continual readiness to PIVOT. This includes both in-person and virtual opportunities for learning, support, and celebration using patience, innovation, and variation.

Presenter: Alaina Tellson, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC – Baylor Scott & White Health 

Discussion of changes to orientation that allow for thorough education/competency validation while simultaneously meeting all public health restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presenters: Lauren Zaffos, MS, RN; Wesley Harris, DNP, RN, CCRN-K; Lori Halverson, BSN, RN, NPD-BC – Baylor Scott & White Health

This presentation describes the new Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) project curriculum for nurse residency that was rolled out during the COVID-19 pandemic. EBP instructors changed the focus of projects from unit-based initiatives to hospital-wide quality indicators and measures. The new curriculum reinvigorated nurse residents' enthusiasm and engagement with EBP.

Presenters: Rebecca E. Knowles, MS, RN; Joslyn Soule, DNP, MS, RN; Lorraine Porcello, MSLIS, MSIM – Highland Hospital

A large, multi-state healthcare system created a virtual learning option for an oncology nurse residency program to adjust to COVID-related social distancing restrictions. The program was built in an online platform designed for education and incorporates innovative strategies for facilitating learning and engagement in the virtual space.

Presenters: Julianne Luttrell, MS, RN, CNL, NPD-BC; Rachelle Reid, MS, RN, NPD-BC, CHSE; Mitch Hartly, MHA, BSN, RN – Providence

This interactive presentation includes sharing practical strategies, outcomes and success stories of one hospital's journey to support nurse residents during the pandemic with a key focus on using the relationship-based care model as a framework for building critical relationships.

Presenters: Sarah Towery, MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, NPD-BC; Cheyenne Ruby, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Laurine Ndlovu, MSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC, NPD-BC – Methodist Dallas Medical Center

A quality improvement project utilizing simulation to improve confidence of new graduate residents as they care for COVID-19 patient before their first clinical shift.

Presenters: Charisse Murakami, MSN, RN, CPAN; Robert Viana, MSN, RN-BC, NPD-BC – Cedars-Sinai

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Virtual Poster Presentation

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Choose from one of the two tracks (PTAP Power Session or PTAP Pitch Session). You must attend the full one-hour session to receive CNE credit. There are three presentations during the PTAP Power Session and four presentations during the PTAP Pitch Session during this hour.

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Mapping Your Trail to Finding the Hidden Gold! New Approaches to Funding Your Residency/Fellowship Programs

Get ready to follow the strategy map that will lead you in creating tactics that exponentially enhance your success in finding your organization's hidden gold. The map will also help you gain your executive leadership's commitment in investing in your Residency and Fellowship Programs no matter what challenges are present in an ever-changing fiscal landscape.

Presenter: Johanna K. Stiesmeyer, DNP, MS, RN, NPD-BC – Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Using PTAP Structure for Leadership Specialty of APP Fellowship

Experienced Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) often transition into leadership positions without formalized training. An APP fellowship with an administration specialty can provide the structured foundation to successfully transition to practice.

Presenter: Kelly Bugos, MS, RN, ANP-BC, NPD-BC, AOCNP – Stanford Health

Who's Next in Line to Lead Your Team: Program Director Succession Planning

Time to think about your succession plan? Creating a well-orchestrated succession plan for the next Residency/Fellowship Program Director is critical to ensure your program's future success. This innovative, 10-step approach provides a powerful framework to take your team successfully into the future.

Presenter: Johanna Stiesmeyer, DNP, MS, RN, NPD-BC – Presbyterian Healthcare Services

An Innovative Co-operative Transition to Practice Program

A co-operative transition to practice nursing program exists in a large pediatric organization. Students who participate in the program gain an additional 700+ hours of clinical time functioning in the role of a nurse with a nurse preceptor. This experience enhances the readiness of the new graduate nurse for practice.

Presenters: Pamela Hutchinson, DNP, RN, CPN; Janet Torbeck, MSN, RN, CPN – Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical

Preparing Student Nurses to Transition into Professional Practice

In today’s competitive market, one strategy used to successfully engage and retain nurses is the Student Nurse Advancement Program. It is a prelicensure program that encourages nursing students who are employed as non-licensed staff to move beyond providing basic care and start to conceptualize the role of the Registered Nurse.  

Presenters: Norine Watson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC; Pamela Jenkins, MSN, RN CPN, NPD-BC – Nemours Children's Health - Delaware

Transforming Nurse Externs into Graduate Nurses: Cultivating Our Future Workforce

A comprehensive organizational approach to utilize the nurse externship to recruit student nurses to both supporting roles while completing their nursing degree and to graduate nurse positions.


Presenters: Jennifer Olczak, BS, BSN, RN, CNRN; Tiffany Muhly, MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN, NE-BC, NPD-BC; Lya M. Cartwright-Stroupe DNP, APRN, CPNP, NEA-BC, NPD-BC – WVU Medicine

Designing an Approach to Skill Acquisition and Enculturation Prior to Unit Orientation

The director of an accredited with Distinction Nurse Residency Program will describe the implementation process and objectives for the unique approach nurse residents experience to obtain skill acquisition and facility enculturation prior to unit orientation. These experiences have contributed to program outcomes continually above national benchmarks.

Presenter: Michele Young, MSN, RN, NPD-BC – Hendricks Regional Health

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Virtual Poster Presentation

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Choose from one of the two tracks (PTAP Power Session or PTAP Pitch Session). You must attend the full one-hour session to receive CNE credit. There are three presentations during the PTAP Power Session and four presentations during the PTAP Pitch Session during this hour.

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Competency Pillars: Implementing Competencies Beyond the Skills Checklist and Fostering Support of the Well-Rounded RN

Providing framework for a true Donna Wright-inspired competency model for the first year RN. Providing "pillars" of competency to serve as beacons for pursuing the elevation of the RN professional practice with clear competency statements and definitions followed by various validation tools to suit the adult learner.

Presenter: Marlayna Gran, RN, CMSRN – Logan Health Medical Center

Initial Competency Assessment During RN Residency

Competency management is a critical yet challenging aspect of the nursing professional development practitioner's work. We created an innovative strategy focusing on initial, standardized competency assessment in a multistate health care system residency program.

Presenters: Michelle Scortzaru, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Julianne Luttrell, MS, RN, NPD-BC, CNL; Marta DeVolt, MN, RN, NPD-BC, RNC-OB – Providence

Seamless Integration of the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice into the RN Residency

A presentation that describes the step-by-step process of how an organization integrated the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice into the orientation and expectations of the registered nurse practice. The RN residency based on the PTAP standards was the catalyst for this process change.

Presenters: Tracy Ferguson, MSN, RN, CMSRN; Jackie Miles, MSN/MA, RN, CCRN – Maury Regional Medical Center

The Impact of a Communication Training Curriculum in an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Fellowship

This presentation will address why communication training is valuable, and deliver evidence-based, innovative interventions that can impact healthcare providers' self-efficacy and communication behaviors. The presenter will review the curriculum and describe strategies of the chosen activities and the evaluation process that is generalizable to both APRN and RN fellowships.

Presenters: Courtney Kresge, DNP, APRN, AGAC, NP-BC, CCRN; Brandy Younge, MS, APRN, ACNP-BC – OhioHealth APP Acute Care Fellowship

Pass the Popcorn: "Joint Commission NPSG Puppet Theater" - an Innovative Component of a Nurse Residency Program

Using puppetry incorporates the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains. The purpose of utilizing this strategy is to create a safe environment for nurse residents to explore their feelings, knowledge, and positive or negative experiences in patient care situations involving one of the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs).

Presenter: Julie Maravel, MSN, RN, NPD-BC – NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn; Grace Simmons MSN, RN, NPD-BC

A Collaborative Approach to Improving Nurse Resident Evidence-Based Project Implementation

This presentation will describe the collaborative approach to revise the nurse resident evidence-based project process to increase implementation success. Key outcomes include improved project planning structure and engagement among nurse residents and nurse leaders.

Presenters: Kristi Myers, MSN, RN, CPN; Simmy King, DNP, MS, MBA, RN-BC, NE-BC, CHSE – Children's National Hospital

Enhancing the Interprofessional Learning Environment: Onboarding Nurse Residents for Effective Team Building and Their Impact on New Physicians

Our intent is to show how, in a large academic medical center, nurse residents themselves became educators in shaping an interprofessional relationship with medicine residents. We will also share this experience from a nurse resident's point of view.

Presenter: Jennifer M. Curran, DNP, RN, NPD-BC – Massachusetts General Hospital

12:30 PM - 01:00 PM


Virtual Poster Presentation

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM


Note: Participants may move freely between all six virtual rooms to ask the poster presenters questions. No formal presentations will be made.

The jigsaw technique uses a linear series of steps to achieve learning objectives (Aronson et al., 1978). This method was adopted to create a process within our fellowship that sets the groundwork for our monthly APP Fellow-created Case of the Month and subsequent Jigsaw Journal Club.

Presenter: Cheri Bourne, APRN-CNP – Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Nurse Resident Advisory Partnership Program is a voluntary partnership in which an experienced nurse provides support and encouragement to a nurse resident. This relationship provides an opportunity to work through challenges that a first-year nurse faces. This program was designed to support new graduate nurses and retention.

Presenters: Deanna Ciccone, MSN, RN, CMSRN; Anna Van Hal, BSN, RN – Cleveland Clinic

Mentoring at its heart is a process in which a trusted mentor provides sage advice to a less experienced individual. Formal Nurse Mentorship Programs (FNMP) can facilitate growth and improve nurse retention rates by setting goals and re-evaluating their vision on a structured schedule with peer guidance.

Presenters: Stephanie Smith, MSN, RN – McLaren Northern Michigan

Along with our traditional nurse residency program, we identified a need for additional support personnel, which we titled, the “Transition Mentor.” This role is an innovative feature of our residency program and follows best practices found within the literature.

Presenters: John Elliott, MNE, RN, NPD-BC; Theodore Eyraud, MSN, RN; Michelle Scortzaru, MSN, RN, NPD-BC – Providence

This presentation will provide an overview of a structured peer mentoring program that is designed to facilitate and support the nurse resident during their transition into practice. Key aspects of the program focus on communication, interprofessional collaboration, and work/life balance.

Presenters: Asia Reed, MSN, RN, CPN; Simmy King, DNP, MS, MBA, RN-BC, NE-BC, CHSE – Children's National Hospital

PD/coordinators will present the structure of the RN Residency Work Team, activities that are included, and team outcomes.

Presenters: Justina Holmes, MSN, RN, CCM, NPD-BC; Rebekah Gilman, MSN, RN, CV-BC; Tammi-Louise Potter, MSN, RN, NPD-BC – CHI Memorial

01:30 PM - 02:00 PM


Note: Participants may move freely between all six virtual rooms to ask the poster presenters questions. No formal presentations will be made.

One APRN fellowship program recognized the struggle new APRNs were having in the clinical setting with developing differential diagnoses and making difficult decisions. This presentation will discuss how to develop and implement What Would You Do (WWYD) sessions to improve the learners' timely clinical decision making.

Presenters: Meghan Weber, MSN, APRN, FNP-C; Carole Eatock, DNP, APRN, FNP-C; Casey Kimler, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC – OSF
This presentation will guide participants in designing, implementing, and evaluating technology-based gaming, which will stimulate critical thinking, assist with acquisition of knowledge, and improve comfort levels when dealing with emergency situations.

Presenters: Andrea Schmitt, MSN, RN, CCRN; Maureen Lugod, MSN, RN, CEN – Rush Copley Medical Center

The presentation will illustrate the integration of point-of-care ultrasound training in an advanced practice provider fellowship. A point-of-care ultrasound curriculum and evaluation tools were developed to teach novice nurse practitioners ultrasound skills to assist with diagnosis and treatment of clinical pathology in acutely ill patients.

Presenter: Brandy Younge, MS, ACNP-BC – Ohio Health
Nurse residents are transitioning into the role of professional nurse. Part of the transition includes responding to emergency situations. This presentation will discuss how nurse residents were able to participate in the simulation lab using repeated practice sessions to identify and fill a role in an emergency.

Presenter: Lauren Danforth, MSN, RN, NPD-BC – Boston Children's Hospital

NLNs complete monthly journals, composed of three sections focused on session content, Scope and Standards, and transition to practice. Leaders review each journal and follow up with NLNs as needed. Journaling provides a structure in which NLNs can process their experiences, while concepts and standards become embedded in their practice.

Presenters: Amy Schotte, MSN, RN, CPN; Julie Lang, MSN, RNC-NIC; Hannah Elder, BSN, RNC-NIC – The Children's Mercy Hospital
As the global pandemic made a mark on the world, nursing students were faced with another dilemma. The opportunity to obtain clinical hours was sparse, thus the need for practice-based learning was evident in a Nurse Residency Program. This presentation will focus on an instructional strategy for hands-on skill training.

Presenter: Kristina Rivera, MA, MSN, RN, NPD-BC – Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM


Virtual Poster Presentation

02:30 PM - 03:00 PM


PTAP Celebration and PTAP Program Director of the Year Award Presentation

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM


Virtual Poster Presentation

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM


The NCICLE Pathways to Excellence: A Guidance Document for Optimizing the Clinical Learning Environment

In this session, a panel of representatives from the National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE) highlight the newly released NCICLE Pathways to Excellence, a tool for promoting discussions and actions to optimize the interprofessional clinical learning environment (CLE). The panelists will introduce the document and share examples of its application as a tool to assist the health professions as they engage in dialogue with the executive leaders of CLEs to design infrastructure and processes that optimize learning and patient care across key focus areas: patient safety, health care quality, teaming, supervision, well-being, and professionalism.

Robin Wagner, MHSA, RN – Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Lya M. Cartwright-Stroupe, DNP, APRN, CPNP – West Virginia University Medicine
Fred Buckhold, MD – Saint Louis University School of Medicine

04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

PTAP Symposium Closing Remarks

Continuing Education: 
Learners who successfully complete this nursing education activity will earn contact hours.

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANCC Provider Number 0023. ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178.

The ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® sets the global standard for residency or fellowship programs for registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).