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2018 Professional Summit

2018 Professional Summit

“The Future of the Nurses Role in the Health Care System and Health Care Disparities”

October 11, 2018

APA Hotel Woodbridge

October 11, 2018 – Professional Summit, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
October 12, 2018 – NJSNA Approver Unit Education Day, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Separate Registration Required)

The 2018 Professional Summit that takes place at the APA Hotel Woodbridge on October 11 will cover a host of topics including a Board of Nursing update, a panel of the top nursing leaders in the State of New Jersey as well as NJSNA’s Annual Business meeting in the morning. Nurses will have a chance to relax at our deluxe buffet lunch, listen to a presentation and visit the Healthy Nurse table. Our afternoon session will address women and health care disparities. This presentation will discuss the current state of affairs with regard to reproductive health care disparities and how we can achieve greater health equity. Participants will walk away understanding the big picture as well as practical tools and resources that they can integrate into their practice. The day will close with NJSNA President’s Champagne Reception. Join us as we toast Benjamin Evans, DD, DNP APN, for his leadership of the organization over the past two years.

The Institute for Nursing will be providing the contact hours for these programs.  The Institute for Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss current opportunities for Nursing Leadership in the evolving health care system.
  • Describe current major health care disparities
  • Discuss the role of the professional nurse in improving health equity and patient outcomes.

2018 Professional Summit Registration Form

2018 Professional Summit Sponsorship Form

NJSNA 2018 Annual CE Update Registration

QUESTIONS about the Summit? Contact: Debra Harwell – 609.883.5335 ext. 119 – deb@njsna.org

QUESTIONS about the CE Update? Contact: Tyea Santiago – 609.883.5335 –  education@njsna.org

2018 Professional Summit Preliminary Schedule
   4:00 pm – 8:00 p.m. Exhibit Registration and Set-Up (Ballroom Foyer)
  7:00 a.m. –    7:30 a.m. Exhibit Registration and Set-Up (Ballroom Foyer)
  7:30 a.m.—   9:00 a.m. Professional Summit Registration Open (Ballroom Foyer)
  7:30 a.m.— 9:00 a.m. EXHIBITS OPEN

Coffee and Visit Exhibitors (Ballroom Foyer)

  9:00 a.m. –   9:15 a.m. Welcome and Overview (Metropolitan Ballroom)

Benjamin M. Evans, DD, DNP, APN, President, NJSNA

Judith Schmidt, MSN, DHA (c), CCRN

  9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Board of Nursing Update (Metropolitan Ballroom)

Speaker: Barbara B. Blozen, EdD, MA, RN, President, New Jersey State Board of Nursing, Associate Professor, New Jersey City University

9:45 a.m.—11:00 a.m. Nursing Leadership in the State of New Jersey Panel (Metropolitan Ballroom)

Susan M. Porretta, BS, RN, FAHM, Director, Partner Transformation, Horizon

Maureen Schneider, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FACHE, Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chilton Medical Center

Soffy Vilson, DNP, RN, LNHA, NE-BC, CDP, Chief Nursing Officer, Parker Homes

Linda Schwimmer, JD, President & Chief Operating Officer,  NJ Healthcare Quality Institute

Kathleen McDevitt, MSN, APN, RN, AOCN– Director of Palliative Care, Bayada at Inspira

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Visit Exhibits (Coffee Break)
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. NJSNA Opening Business Meeting (Metropolitan Ballroom)
12:30 p.m. –   1:45 p.m. Professional Summit Luncheon (Contact Hours)(Room 203)
Topic: Got Florence
Speaker: Laura Mularz, MSN, RN, APN, ACNS-BC, NE-BC, Director, Patient Care Services, Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. EXHIBITS CLOSED (Ballroom Foyer)
  1:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EXHIBITS OPEN (Ballroom Foyer)
  1:45 p.m.—4:45 p.m. CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS (Contact

Hours)(Metropolitan Ballroom)

Topic: Reproductive Healthcare Disparities and What Nurses Can Do to Improve Health Equity and Outcomes
Speakers: Moderator:  Elizabeth Talmont, APN-BC, VP Research Development, Planned Parenthood Of Northern, Central and Southern NJ

Charles Senteio, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Library and Information Science, Rutgers University School of Communication and Information (Invited)

Robyn D’Oria, MA, RNC, APN, Chief Executive Officer, Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

Debbie Polacek, RN, Director of Program Service, New Jersey Family Planning League

  5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. NJSNA President’s Champagne Reception (Bacalls Room)

Be sure to visit our exhibitors:

  • Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.
  • ATI Nursing Education
  • Chamberlain University
  • Equity Prime Mortgage
  • Felician University
  • Gladstone Wealth Group
  • Kean University
  • Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey, Inc.
  • Teachers Insurance Plan of New Jersey (Plymouth Rock)
  • The College of New Jersey
  • Thomas Edison State University

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Barbara Chamberlain, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN
  • Dely Po Go, DNP, RN, LNHA, president, Nursing Network, LLC
  • Margaret A. Farrell Daingerfield, EdD, RN, CNE
  • Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey
  • Thomas Edison State University
  • William Paterson University
  • Joan E. Zaccardi, DrNP, APN

QUESTIONS?  Contact: Debra Harwell – 609.883.5335 ext. 119 – deb@njsna.org

2018 Professional Summit Hotel Information

The 2018 Professional Summit will take place at the APA Hotel Woodbridge, located at 120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, New Jersey 08830.  The hotel can be reached at 855-680-3239. Our group code for reservations is:  NJSNA/IFN and the registration cut-off date is  September 10, 2018. The Guest Room Rate (Single-Quad Occupancy) is $137.00 per night.

BOOKING LINK: https://reservations.travelclick.com/96418?groupID=2117714

APA Hotel Woodbridge does not guarantee any particular rooms nor does it guarantee that rooms will be in proximity of each other.   Credit card will be needed to “hold” the reservation.  Guest can switch out the form of payment upon check-in or before check out. Credit card for individual reservations are not charged until check-out.

Suggestion:  Do not use debit cards upon check-in as Hotel takes an additional authorization on the credit card to cover incidentals/damages during the guest stay.  The Hotel releases these funds upon check out but it is up to guests banking institute as to when the funds become available again usually 7-10 days.  Use a credit card at check-in and then pay for the room at check-out.

The Institute for Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. P#100-7/20-22

Planners, content experts and speakers have declared no conflict of interest.  To successfully earn a contact hour certificate, participants must stay for the entire program. Evaluations must be completed online at www.njsna.org. Certificates will be disbursed electronically. Speakers and educational programs are subject to change; please refer to the NJSNA website for the most up to date information

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