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Recruit, Train, and Retain: Addressing the Nursing Shortage

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Please join AWHONN and Synova for a one-day virtual interactive educational session focusing on the nursing shortage through recruitment, training, and retainment strategies. Dynamic speakers will provide education on integrating professional nursing standards into orientation and retention procedures, applying unique approaches to diversify the nursing workforce, and implementing successful techniques to help your organization stand out in recruitment, orientation, and retention of nurses. Breakout focus groups will provide opportunities to discuss and share the successes and barriers surrounding these key topics and stimulate conversation to address the nursing shortage.


Registration fee: $99


Learning Outcomes: 

At the completion of this day, learners will:

1.     Integrate professional nursing standards into orientation and retention protocols.

2.     Discuss tactics to diversify the nursing workforce.

3.     Compare successful strategies for recruitment, orientation, and retention of nurses.


To receive 6.0 nursing contact hour, attendees must participate in 90% of the event and complete an evaluation of the event.

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity. AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP580.


This educational activity is supported through sponsorship by Philips Healthcare.
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This event is co-provided by AWHONN and Synova Associates. 


This educational offering will be available and nursing contact hours will be awarded for completion of the enduring program through October 9, 2021.


Note: The educational event includes educational time and the breaks in agenda. Nursing contact hours will only be awarded for the educational time in the agenda. 

Cheryl Larry-Osman, DNP, MS, RN, CNM, CNS-C

Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist

Cheryl Larry-Osman is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan. She has over 20 years of experience in obstetrics with focus in the clinical areas of Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, High Risk Antepartum, Normal Newborn, and Women’s Health. Cheryl Trained as a certified nurse midwife and is regularly invited to present on a host of clinical topics related to the care of women and newborns.

Cheryl is an active member of AWHONN. Since joining in 2003, she has been involved as a SE Michigan Chapter Leader; member of the Michigan Section Leadership Team; 2012 AWHONN Emerging Leader; 2015 Nurse in Washington Scholarship Recipient; Legislative Coordinator for MI; and, is also a member of the Public Policy Committee.

As a complement to clinical practice, Cheryl is trained as a healthcare Equity Ambassador through the Henry Ford Health System, serving as an expert in the areas of cultural competence and healthcare equity in the hospital system. As a researcher, she has been co-primary investigator for a cultural competence study, and is currently primary investigator for a “virtual nurse” digital education platform for postpartum moms. Cheryl is a passionate advocate for the optimal and equitable care of women and children and has involvement in policy and clinical strategies as the national, state, and local levels addressing preterm birth, infant mortality, and the reduction of maternal morbidity/mortality. Cheryl has also volunteered at perinatal loss and domestic violence prevention events.

Kristin Baird, RN, BSN, MHA

President/CEO

Baird Group

Tonnyann Swinton, DNP, RNC-OB, NPD-BC

Division Director, Clinical Education

St. David’s Healthcare

Toni Swinton has more than 20 years of experience in nursing. After receiving her BSN, Toni embarked on a professional nursing career that included a primary emphasis in inpatient obstetrics, as well as perioperative nursing. Dr. Swinton also holds both her MSN and DNP as a Women’s Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is certified in Nursing Professional Development, Inpatient Obstetrics and Electronic Fetal Monitoring, and currently practices as a director of clinical education in Austin, Texas. This role allows Toni to intentionally design her clinical practice in a manner that optimizes clinician competency at every phase of their career, while also supporting perinatal patient safety and quality improvement initiatives to optimize outcomes for mothers and newborns across central Texas. Toni also supports education and certification initiatives for perinatal nurses, nationally, through volunteer activities with both the National Certification Corporation and the Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

Dionne Wright Poulton, PH.D.

Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer

Care New England Health System

Dr. Dionne Wright Poulton is Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer at Care New England Health System in the State of Rhode Island where she oversees all diversity, equity and inclusion endeavors involving over 7,000 employees and many thousands of patients served each year at three hospitals and in several healthcare facilities across the system. 

Dr Poulton is a leading expert on diversity and inclusion, unconscious bias, and transformational adult learning and behavior with special emphasis in addressing, mitigating and solving intercultural conflicts and incidents of unconscious bias in the workplace. A formally trained K-12 teacher with a Ph.D. in Adult Education, she has previously taught in high schools and in universities, and has almost 25 years of experience conceptualizing and creating innovative and research-based workshops, course curriculum, and on and off-site immersive programs for countless workplace leaders and employees. Formally trained in discourse analysis and conflict mediation, Dr Poulton also has extensive experience and sound ability to investigate, analyze and solve the most difficult and complex situations—especially those involving issues of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, language, disability, and nationality.

Dr Poulton has been featured in Forbes for her work, and she is author of the acclaimed book, It’s Not Always Racist...but Sometimes It Is: Reshaping How We Think About Racism (2014, Archway Publishing). Renowned book critic, Kirkus Media said, “This important book shows readers what such a lively but civil dialogue could look like.” She has also received national and international recognition for her work—training leaders and employees around the world, including across the United States, Canada, France, and Bermuda. Industries to which she has consulted and trained in include, technology, advertising, media, retail, banking, non-profits, entertainment,  K-12 schools, insurance, higher education, sports, government, social groups, healthcare, and social services. She has also been invited for social commentary and ad hoc writing assignments for media outlets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and is also host of the popular radio show, The Dr. Dionne Show, which focuses on diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond.

Dionne holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia, a Master of Arts Degree in Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies in Adult Education with special emphasis in Equity and Social Justice from San Francisco State University, a Bachelor of Education Degree and teaching certification from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT), and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from Rice University where she earned her degree while competing as an NCAA Division 1 track and field scholarship athlete.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dionne currently resides in Massachusetts with her husband and their two daughters. 

Kim Brown Sims, MBA, RN, PHN, FACHE, NEA-BC, LBBH

CEO & Founder

KBS Leadership Consulting, Inc.

Kim is the CEO and Founder of KBS Leadership Consulting. She holds an MBA with a focus in Strategic Leadership and is licensed as a registered nurse. Kim is triple board certified as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Public Health Nurse through the California Board of Registered Nursing, and Nurse Executive Advanced through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Kim serves in leadership roles with state and national professional societies, as well as privately held company advisory boards.  She has an extensive background in women and children’s services both at the bedside (RNC-NIC and L&D) and as an executive with oversight for a 350 bed freestanding women and children’s hospital. She has been in executive leadership roles for over three decades and has a passion for creating equitable, empowered and inclusive business cultures. Kim and her team help employers celebrate the gifts of the expert workforce; fostering engagement, inclusion, safety and improvements to the bottom line. Her book, ‘Pricked: Healing the Heart of Healthcare’ is being released spring of 2022 and her podcast, ‘Pricked, The Interviews’ is available on major podcast apps. Kim Lives in Napa, California with her main man Tucker, a 2-year old mini labradoodle and enjoys traveling abroad with her adult daughter, Mikenna.

AWHONN/Synova Educational Day

Recruit, Train, and Retain: Addressing the Nursing Shortage

September 9, 2021

 

Please join AWHONN and Synova for a one-day virtual interactive educational session focusing on the nursing shortage through recruitment, training, and retainment strategies. Dynamic speakers will provide education on integrating professional nursing standards into orientation and retention procedures, applying unique approaches to diversify the nursing workforce, and implementing successful techniques to help your organization stand out in recruitment, orientation, and retention of nurses. Breakout focus groups will provide opportunities to discuss and share the successes and barriers surrounding these key topics and stimulate conversation to address the nursing shortage.

At the completion of this day, learners will:

  1. Integrate professional nursing standards into orientation and retention protocols.
  2. Discuss tactics to diversify the nursing workforce.
  3. Compare successful strategies for recruitment, orientation, and retention of nurse

 

AGENDA


Morning Session

9:30 – 9:45am ET

Log into session, bring your own breakfast, morning music

9:45 – 10:00am ET

Welcome

10:00 – 11:00am ET

Keynote Speaker: Cheryl Larry-Osman, DNP, MS, RN, CNM, CNS-C, Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist

Title: Integrating Standards of Practice and Professional Performance into  Orientation and Retention

11:00 – 11:45am ET

Speaker: Kim Brown Sims, MBA, RN, PHN, FACHE, NEA-BC, LBBH, CEO & Founder, KBS Leadership Consulting, Inc.

Title: The Key to Recruitment: Creating an Environment for Nurses to Flourish

11:45am  – 12:00pm ET

15-minute break

12:00 – 12:30pm ET

Speaker: Tonnyann Swinton, DNP, RNC-OB, NPD-BC, Division Director, Clinical Education, St. David’s Healthcare

Title: Onboarding Strategies: Time-Based versus Competency-Based

12:30-1:00pm ET

Breakout Groups

·       Floating/cross training  

·       Recruitment strategies

·       Orientation strategies

1:00 – 1:15pm ET 

Review of Breakouts Groups

1:15 – 1:45pm ET

Lunch


Afternoon Session

1:45 – 1:50pm ET

Introduction to the afternoon

1:50 – 2:50 pm ET

Speaker: Dionne Wright Poulton, PH.D., Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Care New England Health System

Title: Strategies to Diversify the Workforce

2:50 – 3:35pm ET

Speaker: Kristin Baird, RN, BSN, MHA, President/CEO, Baird Group

Title: Be the Leader Nobody Wants to Leave – Keys to retention

3:35 – 3:45pm ET

10-minute break

3:45 – 4:15pm ET

Breakout Groups

·       Mentorship

·       Staff engagement

·       Clinical Ladders/Magnet

4:15 – 4:30pm ET

Review of Breakout Groups

4:30 – 4:45pm ET

Wrap-up and Closing

 

Note: The educational event includes educational time and the breaks in agenda. Nursing Contact hours will only be awarded for the educational time in the agenda. 

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