Education

2023 CNE COURSE SCHEDULE

We are proud to offer 37 CNE hours on each sailing, taught by 17 instructors!

Michelle Hamland, DNP, RN, RN-BC

Telehealth and Virtual Patient Care – Telehealth services improve patient access to medical information and engagement with clinicians. We will explore the rise in telehealth, telemedicine, e-visits, virtual care, and remote patient monitoring. Nurses have an increasing role in telehealth. We will discuss the opportunities of how we deliver care with the use of this technology. This talk is recommended for all nurses, students, and healthcare workers.

Beyond the Bedside: Exploring Nursing Careers with Expert Panel Discussion – Nurses have skill sets that are valuable and transferable to a variety of different career opportunities. Nurses can be caregivers, advocates, educators, and innovators, even when not working at the bedside or in a clinic. We will explore the alternative nursing opportunities that will take you beyond the bedside. The second hour will include an expert panel discussion and audience questions. This talk is recommended for all nurses, students, and healthcare workers.

Erin Raiolo, M.Ed., BSN, RN, CNEcl, CEN, TCRN & Anna Steen, M.Ed., MSN, RN

Flipping The Classroom – Gone are the days of traditional soapbox-style instructor-led lectures. A new generation of learners requires non-traditional methods of instruction to keep them deeply engaged with the material. Learn how to “flip the classroom” for adult learners. This approach prioritizes the learner in order to improve engagement and enhance active learning. This talk is recommended for all nurses, students, healthcare workers, educators, Clinical Nurse Specialists, preceptors, and managers.

Kristy Schmidt, MN, RN, NEA-BC, CPXP, LSSGB

Advocating for Patient Autonomy – This talk will focus on identifying the decision-making needs of patients and families in healthcare and the nurse’s role in supporting patient autonomy. We will address healthcare outcomes, nursing practice, evidence-based decision-making models, patient- and family-centered care, and patient and nursing advocacy. This talk is recommended for all nurses, students, and healthcare workers.

Nursing Practice in a Post-Pandemic World – Nursing practice and the healthcare environment have evolved since the COVID-19 pandemic. Together we will explore the landscape of nursing in the post-pandemic healthcare setting. Nursing models, innovations in practice, and understanding potential future changes and implications will be examined through a post-pandemic lens. This talk is recommended for all nurses, students, and healthcare workers.

Michelle Hamland, DNP, RN, RN-BC

Navigating Healthcare Hierarchy with Expert Panel Discussion – Navigating a healthcare organization’s structure can be a complex venture. It is important to understand your healthcare structure to ensure team alignment and effective communication among nursing leadership and healthcare providers. This talk will highlight key elements for navigating the organizational hierarchy, influencing stakeholder groups, optimizing communication, and improving outcomes. The second hour will include an expert panel discussion and audience questions. This talk is recommended for all nurses, students, healthcare workers, managers, nursing leaders, and educators.

Elizabeth Pavlesich, DNP, RN, PMH-BC

Recognizing Suicide Risk in Nursing – Suicide is a difficult topic to discuss with patients and coworkers. Due to stressful workplace environments, nurses are at high risk for suicide. We will explore the prevalence and warning signs of suicide among healthcare workers. We will also learn what to do if you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts. This talk is recommended for all nurses, students, and healthcare workers.

Jason Williams, DNP, RN

Mentoring Relationships in Nursing – Preceptors and mentors are often viewed as having the same function. The mentor relationship has different dynamics and goals than a preceptor relationship. In this talk, you will learn how to establish mentoring relationships and the importance of informal and formal mentoring. This talk is recommended for all nurses, students, healthcare workers, mentors, preceptors, managers, and educators.

Isha Alibey, DNP, APRN, ACCNS-N, RNC-NIC

Evolution of Nursing with Expert Panel Discussion – Organizations often have “new” ideas of how nurses should practice. We will identify cyclic patterns of nursing practice and explore the evolution in practice, science, and autonomy. The second hour will include an expert panel discussion and audience questions. This talk is recommended for all nurses, students, healthcare workers, mentors, preceptors, managers, and educators.

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

Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System – Recreational and medical use of cannabis has increased in recent years. We will explore the history of cannabis and how it is perceived in healthcare today. We will discuss what the endocannabinoid system is, its role in the body, and how it affects pain modulation and the immune system. This talk is recommended for all nurses, students, healthcare workers, APRNs, educators, and includes pharmacology credit.

Emerging Treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can manifest from a disruptive event that is shocking, scary, or dangerous. Nurses can be exposed to these triggering events in the workplace. We will discuss the warning signs, prevalence, and statistics surrounding the phenomena. Risk factors, behavioral interventions, and pharmacological treatments will be explored in this interactive discussion. This talk is recommended for all nurses, students, and healthcare workers.

Dori Healey, AGCNS-APRN, MSN-ED, MBA-HA, CPPS

Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice – Malpractice and negligence impact nurses both professionally and personally. This talk will provide an overview of the legal principles which affect nursing practice. The litigation process, license complaints, and criminal liability will be reviewed. This talk is recommended for all nurses, students, and healthcare workers.

Nursing Scope of Practice with Expert Panel Discussion – A state board of nursing’s primary mission is to protect the public, not the nurse. Learn about your responsibilities as a nurse and common complaints made to nursing boards. This talk will illustrate the role of liability insurance within nursing practice. The second hour will include an expert panel discussion and audience questions. This talk is recommended for all nurses, students, and healthcare workers.

Erin Raiolo, M.Ed., BSN, RN, CNEcl, CEN, TCRN & Anna Steen, M.Ed., MSN, RN

Code Sepsis Escape Room – Sepsis is a leading cause of death in children and adults. Recognizing these severely ill patients can be difficult. Come learn about sepsis and see if you can escape the room! This workshop is recommended for all nurses, students, healthcare workers, critical care, emergency services, obstetrics, pediatrics, neonatal, medical/surgical, ambulatory, and geriatrics.

Rachel Elledge, MSN, RN & Luna Hodges, DNP, PNP (Feb.)/Christine Young, BSN, RN (Apr.)

Transgender Health in the Pediatric Population – This underserved population faces numerous health disparities. We will review concepts that focus on promoting the health and positive development of youth who identify as transgender, while eliminating discrimination and stigma. This workshop is recommended for all nurses, students, healthcare workers, pediatrics, and emergency services.

Pediatric Functional Constipation – Functional constipation is a common cause of hospital admission in the pediatric population. Learn about the pathophysiology, age-specific assessments, and treatments of this condition. Red flags for an organic cause for the constipation will also be discussed. This workshop is recommended for all nurses, students, healthcare workers, pediatrics, and emergency services.

Stephanie M. Hutchins, PhD & Jill McLellan Phelps, BSN, BA, RN

Overcoming Barriers Caused by Workplace Trauma – Nurses often experience traumatic events in the workplace. Unresolved trauma can lead to emotional exhaustion and moral injury or “burnout”. This interactive workshop will provide you with the tools to identify these barriers, set emotional boundaries, and process workplace trauma. You will learn how to create a plan to reframe and manage the stress associated with workplace trauma. This workshop is recommended for all nurses, students, and healthcare workers.

Emotional Safety and Healthy Boundaries – How do we protect ourselves from moral injury or “burnout”? Healthy interpersonal relationships in the workplace can be difficult to establish. In this workshop, we will help you develop tools to protect yourself emotionally. You will learn to identify, assess, and develop a plan to thoughtfully say, Yes or No. This workshop is recommended for all nurses, students, and healthcare workers.

Kristy Schmidt, MN, RN, NEA-BC, CPXP, LSSGB & Russell Blair, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN, CCHP

Caring for the Pregnant Person in a Correctional Setting – Providing quality care to individuals who are pregnant in a correctional setting presents unique challenges. We will address maintaining, improving, and supporting the specific needs, including mental health and substance use management for this population. National standards, state and federal laws will be addressed as it relates to this vulnerable population. This workshop is recommended for all nurses, students, healthcare workers, obstetrics, neonatal, emergency services, perinatal, population health, and correctional nursing.

Russell Blair, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN, CCHP & Jason Williams, DNP, RN

Rethinking the Team Nursing Model – The Team Nursing model consists of professional and non-professional nursing personnel collaborating to provide comprehensive patient-centered care. In this workshop, we will define the roles and responsibilities of each member of the team and the implementation process. This workshop is recommended for all nurses, students, healthcare workers, managers, and nursing leaders.

Isha Alibey, DNP, APRN, ACCNS-N, RNC-NIC & Katie Behringer, MSN, RNC-NIC, CBC

Implicit Bias and Healthcare Disparities – This workshop will highlight the racial disparities that exist in healthcare and how implicit and explicit biases impact patient outcomes. Institutional racism has had a significant and long-lasting impact on the quality of health and life outcomes of underserved populations. Strategies for reducing racial disparities will be discussed and we will learn how to identify and mitigate our own biases. This workshop is recommended for all nurses, students, and healthcare workers.

Michael LaChance, MSN-CNS, RN & Matthew Viera-Briggs, MSN, APRN-C, AGNP-C, CCRN-K

Care of the LGBTQ+ Geriatric Population – This engaging workshop examines common healthcare issues and disparities that affect the LGBTQ+ community. Participants will practice tools and strategies for providing inclusive and compassionate care of the LGBTQ+ geriatric population. This workshop is recommended for all nurses, students, and healthcare workers.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Language – This workshop uses an interactive game to help participants understand the expanding language used to describe sexual orientation and gender identity. You will learn the difference between sex, gender, and sexual orientation, as well as the meaning of each letter in the LGBTQ+ acronym. This workshop is recommended for all nurses, students, and healthcare workers.