Thank you to all our awesome educators who delivered over 48 hours of CNEs this year!

Michelle Hamland, DNP, RN, RN-BC

The Nurse Role in Digital Transformation – Our experiences with patient care, collaboration, and coordination make nurses the ideal stakeholders to evaluate and help design healthcare technology. Learn about the role nurses play in improving patient-clinician relationships and improve patient autonomy.

Unpopular Opinions About Nursing Documentation –Nurse burnout and resignation rates are a reality faced by many organizations today. One of the factors associated with this crisis is the burdens imposed by the standards and expectations surrounding nursing documentation. These burdens are multifactorial, but are often self-imposed by healthcare organizations attempting to comply with a perceived documentation need. Learn how you can make a difference to alleviate the burdens of these unsustainable expectations.

Colleen Maykut, RN, BScN, MN, DNP, FCAN

Dismantling Discrimination in Healthcare – Social justice is the professional mandate of nurses around the globe. Discover your vital role in addressing and mitigating ongoing systemic discrimination to foster health for all citizens. You will learn a system’s perspective to shift the conversation and necessary actions to dismantle structural barriers to ensure liberation. All nurses are leaders and have a vital role to play in addressing and mitigating ongoing systemic discrimination to foster health for all citizens.

Becoming a Nursing Theory Champion –This course will inspire you to realize the importance of utilizing a Nursing Science lens. As nurses, we must understand who we are as individuals and how this shapes who we are becoming as professionals – our Professional Selfhood. Nursing theory provides language and direction to owning our practice as nurses and leaders for healthcare transformation. This course will provide you with language to help articulate why and how NURSES make a difference in healthcare delivery and to those we care for.

Sarah E. Gray, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN

Mission, Vision, and Professional Branding – A brand is a promise and an expectation of an experience. Branding and networking skills are coveted, successful business strategies nurses are not actively taught. Designing and managing a brand, in-person and on social media, can seem daunting. Clarify your professional brand by identifying your personal mission, vision, and values, to maximize fulfillment, while minimizing personal identity sacrifice.

Daringly Forge Your Own Path – Our careers would be easy if the journey to work-life harmony, meaningful work, and ample pay were on a roadmap. We could be handed a map and if we get this degree, this certification, join this committee, work for this organization, we will have ultimate fulfillment in our lives. It doesn’t work that way. Identifying the “right” career path, organization, and opportunities can be overwhelming.

Matthew Viera-Briggs, MSN, APRN-C, A-GNP-C, CCRN-K

Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity – Learn about the expanding language used to define and describe sexual orientation and gender diveristy. This course is designed to familiarize you with the various terms related to this population group. It will include the difference between sex, gender, and sexual orientation, as well as the meaning of each letter in the LGBTQ+ acronym.

Countering LGBTQ+ Health Disparities – You will learn about health disparities the LGBTQ+ community face in healthcare and how to address that in nursing. By learning what common issues affect the LGBTQ+ community in healthcare and how nurses can help reduce these disparities.

Elizabeth Pavlesich, DNP, RN, PMH-BC

Creating a Safe Environment with Verbal De-Escalation – In this dynamic course you will learn how to define verbal de-escalation and how to keep yourself and others safe in volatile situations. Techniques presented will include identifying situations in which verbal de-escalation is necessary and demonstrating verbal de-escalation strategies.

Normalizing Mental Health Diagnosis in Nursing – Destigmatizing mental illness is key to better nursing care for our patients. This course brings a historical context to the issues of mental illness and the stigma that is associated with it. Explore how you can influence nursing culture to normalize mental health. You will recognize ways to fight the stigma and discrimination regarding mental illness in health care in your nursing practice.


Advocating to Reduce Health Disparities in Underserved Populations – Influence the healthcare culture by becoming a nurse advocate in your community. Efforts to reduce health disparities are multifocal and require effort by all aspects of the healthcare community. This course will highlight the disparities that exist in underserved populations, including newborns while discussing ways to advocate for these populations.

Implementing the 12 Social Determinants of Health into Nursing Practice – Social determinants of health (SDOH) have a significant impact on the health of a population based on the conditions in which a person is born, lives, and learns. The five aspects of SDOH intersect to affect a wide range of health and quality-of-life outcomes. Evidence has accumulated through the years revealing socioeconomic factors as part of the causes of a wide range of health outcomes. This course will highlight the five aspects of SDOH which impact the health of underserved populations including newborns. Our discussions will identify ways to recognize the social determinants of health in patients regardless of age.

Andrea Dalzell, BSN, RN

Sexual Health Considerations for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury/Illness – Together we will walk through medical and social models of disability as it relates to sexual health considerations, pregnancy, and more. The intersection of sexuality and disability will be explored as well as your role in caring for this patient population.

Realities of Nurses with Disabilities – Nurses with invisible disabilities are working among you. Learn how we collectively ensure accommodations that transcend what we think of disability and support colleagues in our profession.

Rudolph Pavlesich, DNP, FNP-BC, CRNA, APRN

Coping Strategies After a Critical Incident – In this course we will explore coping strategies after a critical incident, why it is important, and the symptoms that may be experienced after a trauma.

Expanding Your Practice Beyond the Hospital – Patient care is shifting more to ambulatory and community health spaces. This shift to provide care outside the hospital opens up new business opportunities for nurses. Learn the business basics necessary to get you started.

Michelle Metz, BSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A EMT-P

You’ve Been Served. Testifying Skills for Nurses – Learn what to expect in the courtroom and strategies to provide the best, most ethical testimony possible. We will discuss types of cases, how the court system works, how to create a defensible practice, and how to combat feelings of stress and being overwhelmed during the process. Part two takes the workshop into an application format with a mock courtroom and example cases. Two forensic nurses bring their experience, training, and education to help break down the barriers to a successful testimony.

Exploring How Violence Impacts Your Patients – Interpersonal violence, strangulation, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking permeate our society, and affect the everyday lives of our patients. We will explore the power and control that affects many people within the healthcare system. You will learn how to better navigate the care of this patient population. In part one, specific emphasis on interpersonal relationships and sexual assault affect all aspects of someone’s life. Part two explores the impact of strangulation, examines the neurobiology of trauma, and begins to explore the impact of vicarious trauma within the healthcare system.


Just Culture: The Day I Almost Lost My License Before I Got It – Is your work culture punitive or just? Just culture is a concept that focuses on the process and not the individual. You will learn how to influence shifting blame away from medical errors through the powerful concept of Just Culture. Shifting culture leads to improved patient outcomes, increased employee morale, and improved culture for nurses in an organization.

Are You a Manager or a Leader? – Explore the differences between a manager and a leader and how each role supports nurses. This workshop will benefit both the formal and informal leader by exploring leadership and management styles, values, and strategies. You will learn if you are a leader, manager, or a blend of both.

Colleen Maykut, RN, BScN, MN, DNP, FCAN

Utilizing a Nursing Science Lens to Inform Pedagogy – Instructors at all levels of nursing will benefit from this informative workshop. You will learn about incorporating nursing science to inform pedagogy and the nursing science lens. Dr. Maykut will then work with you to create an AEIOU case study for a course they teach which is relevant to their student and client population.

Sarah E. Gray, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN

How Your Nursing Practice Impacts Global HealthEvery nurse is working in a global health setting, regardless of where one works. In this presentation, learn more about global nursing (domestic and abroad), nurse migration, and how to expand your presence and work in global health. Information will be presented on opportunities to participate in global health activities and how to do so ethically. Nurse migration impacts all nurses as we are a global workforce. Learn more about this topic, including what to expect in the US. Overviews of global health and what impacts health among the world’s populations will be covered.

Erin Raiolo, M.Ed, BSN, RN, CNEcl, CEN, TCRN

Empowering Students to Maximize Learning – This workshop brings a fresh perspective for nursing instructors to engage students while creating a safe learning environment for future nurses. Learn strategies to implement in your classroom.

Care for the Newly Diagnosed Oncology Patient – A new cancer diagnosis doesn’t always mean a death sentence. Regardless, it is a life-changing event. Hearing the “C” word can be scary and can lead to an array of physical, psychosocial, and emotional symptoms. Through this personal case study, learn how to support an oncology patient’s needs and how to advocate for patients while they are in your care.

Micheal LaChance, MSN-CNS, RN

Inclusive Geriatric Care for the LGBTQ+ Population – With an ever-increasing elderly population, there is a corresponding increase in people of sexual and gender diversity of advanced age. Stress experienced by LGBTQ+ older adults, due to prejudice, is associated with a variety of physical and mental health issues. Upon completion of this workshop, you will be equipped with five clinical nursing practice strategies to provide safe, inclusive, and culturally appropriate nursing care for LGBTQ+ older adults.

Spiritual Assessment in Clinical Care – Assessing for a patient’s spiritual care needs goes beyond the admission assessment. Our goal is to provide unbiased nursing care that addresses the whole person. Using the Roy Adaptation Model, you will learn how to assess spiritual care needs and appropriate actions that will benefit your patient.

Russell Blair, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN, CCHP

Novice Nurse Support and Advocacy – This workshop is for the novice nurse (LPN/LVN RN) or nursing student. The workshop will focus on the development of your professional career, building a framework for success, and learning to fall forward and achieve your goals. The workshop will focus on professional development and utilize John Maxwell’s approach to falling forward.

Heather Wilson, RN, CFCS

Starting a Business as a Nurse (NonCNE) Nurse burnout is on the rise and many nurses have considered leaving the field. Nurse business ownership is a great way to continue serving patients in a rewarding manner without the administrative pressures of the hospital setting. This interactive workshop will help you identify opportunities for you to utilize your medical skills to create your own work/life balance. If you have ever considered leaving the bedside or owning your own business; this is a great opportunity to explore your options.