The 8th annual conference sponsored by the Kirtland Community College Nursing Department highlights the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) to give participants a clear understanding of the ACA and its implications to the consumer, nurse and healthcare institutions. The popular conference held in Northern Michigan also provides opportunity for nurses to network with their respected colleagues.
Download brochure: Nursing Conference Brochure 2014
At completion the learner will:
- Describe the concepts of the ACA.
- Understand the current status of the ACA in Michigan.
- Identify the nurse’s role as it relates to the ACA and patient advocacy.
- Understand how healthcare systems may utilize the ACA for decision making related to staffing and nursing practice.
- Apply concepts of new pain management treatments.
- Integrate principles of holistic pain management into daily practice.
After completion, learners will have a clearer understanding of the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), and the implications for nursing practice and staff. This seminar will also focus on the ACA in Michigan for the consumer, nursing’s role as patient advocate, and how healthcare organizations may interpret the ACA to make patient care and financial decisions. Learners will also have the newest information on the cutting edge of pain management to meet the needs of continuing education on pain management as required for Michigan nursing license renewal.
Gallery Walk/Poster Presentation
This year our conference will highlight the talents of the Kirtland Community College graduating class of 2014. They prepared a Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) poster presentation. Each poster will address a unique question developed by the students and based on the QSEN Competency Definitions and KSAs. The Gallery Walk will afford you the opportunity to engage with your future nurse colleagues on a topic important to all nurses.
You will have the opportunity to assist us in continuing to provide an affordable professional conference. Silent Auction items will be available for bid. Cash or checks will be accepted for payment. Please contact Beth Hubbard at (989) 275-5000, ext. 254 if you are interested in donating an item for the auction.
6.0 contact hours for nurses in accordance with the Michigan State BON-General Rules Part 6-CE R.338.10602, Rule 2(g) This includes 1.0 contact hour in pain management which will fulfill the Michigan requirement for license renewal. Participants must attend the entire conference to receive a continuing education certificate.
8:30- 9 a.m. Registration
9-9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions: Beth Hubbard RN, MSN Director of Nursing
9:15-10:45 a.m. Jim Fischer MS, MBA, RN, NEA-BC: Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Munson Medical Center
10:45-11 a.m. Break
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Brett Williams: Mid-Michigan Regional Coordinator, Michigan Consumers for Healthcare. The ACA in MI: The Pros, the Cons and What’s Next
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1-2 p.m. Deborah Bach-Stante RN, MPH: Director, Office of Nursing Policy
2-3 p.m. Marci Welker RNC, MSN, FNP “On the Cutting Edge of Pain Management”
3-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-4:15 p.m. Marion Long RN, MSN, AHN-BC: Holistic Pain Management
4:15-4:30 p.m. Evaluations