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Annual NLN Technology Conference Set for Nov. 4-6


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August 15, 2011 - In today's technology-rich environment, nurse educators need to be up-to-date on the latest innovations in simulation, e-learning, telehealth, and the integration of informatics into curricula. To promote faculty development in this arena, the National League for Nursing will sponsor its Sixth Annual Technology Conference this year on November 4-6 at Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, NC, and has issued a call for poster abstracts.

At the conference, participants will hear from nationally and internationally acclaimed experts. Diane Skiba, PhD, FAAN, FACMI, professor and project director, I-Collaboratory, University of Colorado School of Nursing, will open the conference on Friday, November 4 at 1:00 pm with her keynote address, The Nursing Education Revolution: Down with PowerPoint & EHR Buttons! Everyone will also learn from Dr. Judy Warren how nurses are involved at the federal and state levels of health care reform; from Dr. Pam Jeffries about new directions in simulation; and from Dr. Gwen Sherwood about how technology can help integrate the QSEN competencies.

Throughout the weekend, in plenary and concurrent sessions, featuring presentations, panels, and open discussion forums, there will be plenty of time for professional networking and the exchange of ideas, plus tours of Duke's Smart Home and the Center for Nursing Discovery. Highlights include:

Other highlights include:

• Nurse Centric Telehealth — Improving Patient Outcomes by Bonnie Britton, MSN, RN, ATAF
• Successful Use of Technology in Online NP Courses with Kathryn J. Trotter, MSN, RN, CNM, FNP-C
• iPADS to Manage Care with Bradi B. Granger, PhD, RN, FAAN
• Using Simulation for High Stakes Assessment with Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
• Successes, Challenges and Outcomes of an Interprofessional Education Course with Carol Durham, EdD, RN, ANEF

For more information and to register, visit www.nln.org/facultyprograms/Conferences/Technology/index.htm

Source: NLN