35th Annual Nurse Educator Conference (description)

"Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG)"

Address:401 Ward Parkway Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America 64112
Phone:Toll-free 877-404-KUCE (5823)
Event dates:10/16/2008 - 10/19/2008 (This event has already taken place)
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Creating Jazz: Transforming Exchanges in Education & Practice


Topics to be Covered:

  • Emily Moss, MD, MBA, Director of Training & Master Trainer, VitalSmarts
  • Pamela S. Dickerson, PhD, RN, BC, President and co-owner of PRN Continuing Education
  • Pamela R. Jeffries, DNS, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Indiana University School of Nursing
  • Nancy Dunton, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Kansas
  • Patricia E. Benner, RN, PhD, FAAN, Senior Scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Professor, University of California, San Francisco
  • Michael Bleich,RN, PhD, CNAA, BC, FAAN, Dean and Distinguished Professor of Nursing at Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing, Portland, Oregon
  • Mary L. Gambino, PhD, RN, Assistant Dean for Community Affairs, Director of Nursing Continuing Education, The University of Kansas School of Nursing
  • William B. Bondeson, PhD, Curator's Distinguished Teaching Professor, Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri - Columbia
Organizer phone:913-588-4499
Offering type:Conference
Specialty:Healthcare Delivery
Event frequency:Never
First Meeting:1969
Total events:35
Est. attendance: 300
Target audience:Nurses
Other target audiences:Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Educators
Host Sponsor:University of Kansas SON & University of Missouri SON
Est. # of exhibitors:25
Currency:US Dollars
CE Credits:Nursing Credit
Organizer URL


This annual meeting will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2008! Although the organizational affiliation and sponsorship have changed over time, the overarching goal of excellence in all aspects of nursing education has not changed. It continues to provide a vital forum for academic educators, staff developers, continuing educators, entrepreneurs and consultants. Regardless of setting, they gather to discuss pressing issues and concerns, share ideas, network with professional colleagues, and leave rejuvenated with specific plans for action in their own work environment.


Agenda at a Glance
Condensed Agenda
Oct. 16 – Pre-Con I
7:00 a.m. Check-In & Continental Breakfast — Ballroom Pre-Function
8:00 a.m. Session Begins – Salon 3
9:30 a.m. Refreshment Break – Ballroom Pre-Function
9:45 a.m. Session Continues
11:45 p.m. Adjournment
Noon Hosted Luncheon – Rooftop Ballroom
(for both Pre- Conference I & II participants)
Oct. 16 – Pre-Con II
11:30 a.m. Check-In – Ballroom Pre-Function
Noon Hosted Luncheon – Rooftop Ballroom
(for both Pre-Conference I & II participants)
1:00 p.m. Session Begins - Salon 3
2:45 p.m. Refreshment Break – Ballroom Pre-Function
3:00 p.m. Session Continues
4:45 p.m. Adjourn
Oct. 16 – Pre-Con III
8:00 a.m. Check-In & Continental Breakfast – Rooftop Pre-Function
8:30 a.m. Session Begins – Rooftop Bar
10:15 a.m. Beverage Break
10:30 a.m. Session Continues
Noon Hosted Luncheon – Plaza Room
1:00 p.m. Session Continues
2:00 p.m. Beverage Break
2:15 p.m. Session Continues
3:15 p.m. Stretch Break
3:25 p.m. Session Continues
4:45 p.m. Adjourn
Oct. 17 – Day 1, Regular Conference
7:30 a.m. Check-In - Ballroom Pre-Function
Continental Breakfast
Visit Exhibits – Pavilion 1 & 2
8:30 a.m. Welcome – Salon 1A, 1B
8:50 a.m. Keynote Address I -
Influencer: The Power to Change Anything
Salon 1A, 1B
10:00 a.m. Refreshment Break – Ballroom Pre-Function
Visit Exhibits – Pavilion 1 & 2
10:30 a.m. Keynote II
Clinical Simulation in Education and Practice
Salon 1A, 1B
11:45 a.m. Box Lunches with Roundtable Discussions – Salon 2 & Rooftop Ballroom
12:50 p.m. Stretch Break
1:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions A

1:50 p.m. Stretch Break
2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions B
2:50 p.m Refreshment Break – Ballroom Pre-Function
Visit Exhibits – Pavilion 1 & 2
3:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions C

4:10 p.m. Stretch Break
4:20 p.m. Keynote III
National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators
Salon 1A, 1B
5:30 p.m. Adjourn
5:45 p.m. Special Pre-Reception Session with Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC (No CE credit awarded) – Salon 2
6:30 p.m. Hosted Gala Reception & Poster Session
Rooftop Ballroom, Plaza Room & The Bar
8:30 p.m. Adjourn
Oct. 18 – Day 2, Regular Conference
7:45 a.m. Check-In – Ballroom Pre-Function
Continental Breakfast
Visit Exhibits – Pavilion 1 & 2
8:15 a.m. Welcome & Announcements – Salon 1A, 1B
Invitation to the 2009 Conference
8:30 a.m. Keynote IV
Educating Nurses: Teaching and Learning a
Complex Practice of Care
Salon 1A, 1B
9:45 a.m. Refreshment Break – Ballroom Pre-Function
Visit Exhibits – Pavilion 1 & 2
10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions D
11:05 a.m. Stretch Break
11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions E
12:05 p.m. Professional Nursing Educators Group (PNEG) Business Meeting
Everyone is encouraged to attend!
Salon 1A, 1B (Lunch available)
1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions F
2:20 p.m. Stretch Break
2:30 p.m. Keynote V
The Transforming Edge: Complexity Science Applications in Education
Salon 1A, 1B
3:45 p.m. Refreshment Break – Ballroom Pre-Function
Visit Exhibits – Pavilion 1 & 2
4:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions G
5:05 p.m. Adjourn
5:45 p.m. Optional Special Event
An Evening of Food, Fun and Jazz!
You don’t want to miss this!
Oct. 19 – Day 3, Regular Conference
7:00 a.m. Check-In – Ballroom Pre-Function
Buffet Breakfast & Special Interest Groups – Salon 1A, 1B
8:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions H
9:20 a.m. Stretch Break
9:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions I
10:20 a.m. Stretch Break
10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions J
11:20 a.m. Stretch Break
11:30 a.m. Keynote VI
Teaching and Professing
Salon 1A, 1B
12:15 p.m. Summation & Closing
12:30 p.m. Adjourn

Registration Fee Details:

Registration and Fees

Pre-Conference, Thursday, October 16 Regular

- Crucial Conversations

- Crucial Confrontations

- Crucial Confrontations & Crucial Confrontations

- ANCC Workshop

Conference, Friday - Sunday, October 17 - 19

- Day 1 Only

- Day 2 Only

- Day 3 Only

*Discount applies to ALL formats: podium, poster, roundtable and special interest group. "Primary Presenter" is the person listed as the Primary presenter on the Author Information Form that you submitted with your Abstract.

Other items that tuition includes:

Travel and hotel arrangements:

Lodging A block of rooms has been reserved at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza at the daily rate of $159 for single or double occupancy. To take advantage of the special rate, call toll free at (866) 856-9717 by Monday, September 15, 2008, and mention that you will be attending the 2008 Annual Professional Nurse Educators Conference. After Monday, September 15, 2008, room availability and rates cannot be guaranteed. You may also register online by visiting Click on "reservations" in the middle toward the top of the page. Enter arrival and departure dates. Click on "+" Corporate, Group and IATA. The three-letter "group booking code" is PNE. Overflow Rooms Nearly all rooms at the InterContinental have been sold (there is very limited availability). Therefore, we are pleased to announce the availability of additional lodging at the following properties: Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza 770 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112 • Phone: (816) 931-4400. Overflow rooms have been reserved at the Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza. Please contact their toll-free number, 888-627-7043 and request the PROFESSIONAL NURSE EDUCATOR CONFERENCE rate of $159. Raphael Hotel 816-756-3800 or 1-800-821-5343 Note: There is a 3-night minimum stay required. There is very limited availability of additional lodging at the lovely Raphael Hotel, located directly across the street from the InterContinental. Although we have not set aside a block of rooms at the Raphael, we recommend you contact their Reservations Department directly at 816-756-3800 and request the "KU Med Rate" of $135, which is their established rate for individual travelers. You may also call the toll-free number, 1-800-821-5343, during the following hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. –3 p.m. (CST). It is important to call during the hours mentioned to obtain the KU Med Rate, since the after-hours Central Reservation Service does not have access to the KU Med rate. Please contact Sonora Thigpen at or 913-588-4499 should you require additional lodging options. 
Contact Person:Sonora Thigpen
TitleSenior Program Manager
Organizer Address 1KUMC Continuing Education
Organizer Address 23901 Rainbow Blvd., MS 4001
Organizer CityKansas City
Organizer State: (US)Kansas
Organizer State/Province: (Outside US)
Organizer Zip or Postal Code66160
Organizer CountryUnited States of America
Organizer Phone913-588-4499
Organizer Fax913-588-4486
Structural makeupEducational
Host Sponsor; Other SponsorsUniversity of Kansas SON & University of Missouri SON
Event Site/VenueInterContinental
Event sold out?No
Multiple locations or dates?No
Manufacturer and Organizational Sponsorships:Acknowledgements Platinum Sponsor ($5,000 & up) Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC Gold ($3,000-$4,999) Silver ($1,000-$2,999) American Nurses Credentialing Center MU Sinclair School of Nursing University of Kansas School of Nursing University of Missouri KC Bronze ($500-$999) Graceland University Missouri Hospital Association Sigma Theta Tau - Alpha Iota Chapter Sigma Theta Tau - Delta Chapter Sigma Theta Tau – Pi Eta Chapter
Statistics available for most recent event held in:NA
Average number in event attendance of:Nurses
Number in attendance of:
# of staff in attendance: 10
total attendance #: 400
Target BoundariesNational
Refund Policy:Refund & Cancellation Policy A full refund of registration fees, less a $15 administrative fee, will be available if requested in writing and received by October 9, 2008. No refunds will be made after that date. A $30 fee also will be charged for returned checks. (Please note that if you fail to cancel by the deadline and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.) KU Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel the Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development and return all fees in the event of insufficient registration. The liability of the University of Kansas is limited to the registration fee. The University of Kansas will not be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants, including but not limited to airline cancellation charges or hotel deposits.
Is Registration contact information the same as Organizer Contact above?No
Registration Contact: KUCE Registration Center
Registration E-Mail:
Registration Phone: Toll-free 877-404-KUCE (5823)
Registration Fax: 785-864-4871
Web Page
Can one register for your CE on your web site?Yes
Can registration be made by snail (regular) mail?Yes
Online housing reservations: 
Do you have additional written or AV materials for sale?No
If so, are they available for non-attendees as well as those attending?NA
Is full tuition necessary to ensure registration?No
Will there be shuttle service available?No

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