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ANPD 2017 Convention Coming to ‘The Big Easy’

Created Jul 12 2017, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
  • professional development
  • continuing education
  • ANPD
  • New Orleans
  • Association for Nursing Professional Development
  • Nurse leaders
  • clinical educators
  • clinical competency

Thursday, July 13, 2017
The premier event for clinical educators and NPDs is coming to New Orleans.

Clinical educators, NPD Specialists, and nursing leaders will be gathering in New Orleans next week (July 18-21) for the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) Annual Conference, which carries the theme "Aspire to Transform."

Opportunities abound to network with peers, gain insight from nursing professional development (NPD) leaders, explore paths to promote the NPD specialty, and learn about exciting new technologies and products. The Hyatt Regency New Orleans is hosting this must-attend event for educators working in professional development roles.

ANPD members work in all areas and are responsible for staff orientation, competency management, education, role development, collaborative partnerships, research/evidence-based practice, and quality improvement. The 4,000+ ANPD members are leading educators who influence role competence and professional growth of learners in a variety of settings. They support lifelong learners in an interprofessional environment for the healthcare team.

Convention Goals

ANPD's stated conference goals include:

  • Develop NPD practitioners into transformational leaders who engage in environmental scanning, networking, and professional development opportunities.
  • Identify and problem-solve common practice gaps in the interprofessional practice and learning environments to optimize patient-centered care, quality, and patient safety.
  • Advocate for and develop the NPD specialty through translation of best practices, innovative strategies, research evidence, and outcomes measurement into practice.

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with peers and experts in the NPD specialty. Forge new relationships and have the chance to reconnect with friends you have met along your NPD journey.

Also allow time to visit the exhibit hall, which will be filled with exhibitors demonstrating the latest products and resources to support NPD practitioners. Finally, over 90 posters round out the convention experience. Poster sessions provide a forum to share ideas and successes with colleagues.

Schedule & CE Opportunities

Customize your schedule, select from pre-convention workshops, keynote speakers, and a variety of concurrent sessions to meet the span of NPD practitioner needs from novice to expert.

Concurrent sessions are available in the following education tracks: Onboarding/Orientation, Role Development, Research/Evidence-based Practice/Quality Improvement, Education, Competency Management, and Collaborative Partnerships. Each session has been selected with the goal of providing resources and evidence-based practices to promote professional role growth.

Featured conference speakers include:

  • Michele Deck, MEd, BSN, RN, LCCE, FACCE, President and CEO of G.A.M.E.S., a company that provides seminars for any organization, specializing in adult learning and interactive teaching methods
  • Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN,  Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University
  • Lorelei Lingard, PhD, a professor in the Department of Medicine at Western University and the Director of the Centre for Education Research & Innovation at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Donna Cardillo, RN, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), also known as "The Inspiration Nurse," inspiring healthcare professionals to be happy in their lives and careers and to reach their full potential.

ANPD is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Requirements for obtaining contact hours include registration for the convention, evidence of attendance at sessions claimed for contact hours, and completion of online evaluation of sessions attended.

We Want to Meet You

Headed to the conference?  Lippincott Solutions is excited to hold our first ‘User Group’ event on Tues 7/18 from 12pm – 4pm.  Learn from leading nursing educators who use our best-in-class competency validation and decision support software at their facilities on how we can help you standardize education and improve clinical competency.  Complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided and RSVPs are required.  Visit to register.

We’re also proud to recognize thought-leaders from our customer facilities that will be presenting education sessions at ANPD, listed here:

Don’t forget to visit us in the ANPD Annual Conference exhibit hall at booth #113! We’ll have our product experts on hand to explain how we can help your organization, and will give you a FREE $5 Starbucks card when you watch a quick product demo.

On Wednesday 7/19, don’t miss our Vendor Presentation in the ANPD Exhibit Hall entitled “Using POC Resources to Increase Clinical Competency.’ It will be during lunchtime from 12:45pm – 1pm, and all attendees will be entered to win a FitBit ™

Hope to see you next week in New Orleans!