Nursing Symposium

Empowering Nursing Through Partnerships

Oct. 3, 2014

College of DuPage, Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000
425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL

7:30 a.m.—Registration and Exhibits Open
8:30 to 8:40 a.m.—Welcome

8:40 to 10 a.m.

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

  • Keynote: Igniting Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Health Care: Key Strategies for Success


10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Morning Breakout Sessions

Michelle Aebersold, BSN, MSBA, PhD

  • Using Simulations to Promote EBP

Sheri Banovic, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

  • Promoting Educational Advancement: Standardizing ADN and BSN Degree Completion Curriculum in Illinois

Kathy Wolz, RN, BSN, MS

  • Creating a Caring Environment for Nurses and Those Learning to Be Nurses 


11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Lunch and Vendor Visits


12:45 to 2 p.m.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Michelle Aebersold, BSN, MSBA, PhD

  • Teaching Safety Through Simulation

Rose Lach, PhD, RN

  • Magnet: What does it mean for the practice and education of nurses?


2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Kathleen Ferket, APN, MSN, BSN, RLC and John Vrba, BA, MA

  • The Affordable Care Act: Indications for Nursing Practice and Implications for Nursing Education 


3:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Summary and Evaluations



Sept. 6 to Oct. 3, $129, HLTHS-0080-124

In our efforts to remain environmentally friendly, speaker handouts will not be distributed at the event. Please see all available presentation materials at right.


Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours

This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Third Annual Nursing Symposium Handouts


Teaching Safety through Simulation

—Michelle Abersold


Using Simulation to Promote EBP

—Michelle Abersold


Progression Model 

—Sheri Banovic


IHAC Education Seamless Progression Proposal

—Sheri Banovic


The Affordable Care Act–Implications of Nursing Practice and Education

—Kathleen Ferket


The Affordable Care Act Panel Discussion

—Kathleen Ferket and John Vrba


Igniting Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Health Care

—Bernadette Melnyk


Magnet Redesignation 

—Rose Lach


Creating a Professional Culture of Caring and Understanding

—Kathleen M. Wolz