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Nurse Summit 2012
   Leadership Across The Continuum:
 From Classroom To Boardroom

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April 19 & 20, 2012
Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center
870 Williston Road, Burlington, Vermont

Sponsored by VT Organization of Nurse Leaders (VONL) &
Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS)


Nurse Summit 2012 Purpose:
To explore the transformative power of nurse leadership across the continuum, from classroom to boardroom.   Showcasing nurse leadership for students, charge nurses, academic leaders, direct care providers, and nurse executives, including exemplars from the bedside, and across the care continuum. Inspired by the 2010 IOM Report on the Future of Nursing, this conference is geared for nurses to create their own future for the decades to come.  Join us as we:

·         learn from national thought leaders; through presentations and networking

·         engage in meaningful conversations about important issues

·         explore the impact of the IOM report on healthcare education & practice settings

·         showcase innovative workforce initiatives, leadership, research, education, &  patient care

Conference Keynote Speaker
 Kevin Whitney,MA, RN, NEA-BC, Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Creating a Professional Practice Model:
The Pathway to Clinical Excellence

A Professional Practice Model provides the critical framework for creating and shaping the professional practice environment. Let’s explore a PPM that is based upon a well-articulated vision, values and philosophy of practice and subject to ongoing evaluation. 

REMINDER: The Annual Legislative Day occurs on the 19th at the State House in Montpelier, VT! This year's conference aligns with Vermont Nurses Legislative Day, a popular and insightful activity held in Montpelier, Vermont. Plan to optimize your professional nursing experience by attending Legislative Day in Montpelier on Thursday April 19th from 8:00 am - 12:00 noon, then traveling to the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington for the start of the Nursing Summit. The special activities listed in the schedule below, round out the experience, and provide ‘added value’ to conference participants.


Conference Schedule & Activities

Wednesday,  April 18th   8 – 4pm Pre-conference: Developing Clinical Competence

Thursday,  April 19th   8 – 12 noon at Sheraton Burlington

VNIP user group meeting or            

Meti Simulation Workshop               

Thursday, April 19th at 2 pm - Opening Session: Work of the ‘Blue Ribbon Commission’

A broad group of stakeholders develop recommendations to ensure that nurses are full partners in Vermont's health care reform. Join this session to hear about Vermont’s response to the IOM Report on the Future of Nursing