Keynote speaker
Dr. Nancy M. Albert,
“Nurse Led Research to Improve Quality and Safety”

Co-Provided by:
Marquette University College of Nursing and the Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium

16th annual
Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice Conference
Improving Quality and Safety through Research

May 9, 2014

Marquette University
Alumni Memorial Union
1442 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233

To provide a forum for clinical researchers to share and discuss the impact of research on clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Target audience
This conference has been developed for staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, educators, managers, administrators, and students involved or interested in enhancing clinical practice or patient outcomes through research.
Keynote speaker
Dr. Albert is Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Office of Research and Innovation, in the Nursing Institute, Cleveland Clinic Health System.  She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University and University of Akron Colleges of Nursing and a Full Professor at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.   

Dr. Albert’s program of research is in heart failure. She mentors and coaches nurses in all phases of research, including development, grant funding, conduction, dissemination and translation of findings. Dr. Albert has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles in nursing and medical journals, written book chapters and presented nationally and internationally.

Continuing education
“This activity has been submitted to WNA CEAP for approval to award contact hours.  Wisconsin Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.”

Conference Planning Committee: Southeastern Wisconsin Research Consortium 

How to register
To register, please visit . You will receive a confirmation email when you complete your registration. If you do not receive confirmation within 10 days, please contact .
Conference fees
$100   Early Bird Registration: Before March 10, 2014
$130   General Registration: March 10 – April 27, 2014
$150   Late Registration: April 28 – May 9, 2014

$40     Undergraduate student rate by April 27, 2014
$50     Late Undergraduate Registration after April 27, 2014

$65     Early Bird 1st Poster Presenter Registration: Before March 10, 2014
$75     Late registration for 1st Poster Presenter: After March 10, 2014

FREE 1st author Podium Presenter Registration
$65     2nd author Podium Presenter Registration
            Additional authors (general registration fees apply)

Refund policy
A refund minus a $40 processing fee per registration will be issued if written cancellation is received no later than Friday, May 2, 2014.  Sorry, no refunds for cancellations received after the conference begins or for no shows.

ADA statement
Marquette University and the Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium fully intend to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If any participant needs accommodation, please email .

Parking is available in the parking structure located on 16th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street. The cost is $5 for all-day parking.

Contact Mary Grant, College of Nursing Undergraduate Program Assistant, by email .  


7:30 – 8:00 a.m.       Registration and continental breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.       Welcome address
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.       Keynote address – Dr. Nancy M. Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN,
NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM, Nurse Led Research to Improve Quality and Safety

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.       Break/Posters/Vendors

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.    Paper presentations (choose one)

Consequences of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Jennifer Sjostedt, BSN, MSN, PhDc, Marquette University

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.  Break/Posters/Vendors

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.  Paper presentations (choose one)

Organizational Transition Management from the CNO Perspective, Ken Nelson III, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CPHQ, Aurora Health Care Milwaukee

Quiet Time for Nonverbal Patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Natalie McAndrew, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN; Sylvia Dabrowski, MSN, RN; Kaylen Moore, BSN, RN, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

Familial Health and Well-Being: Employed Parent’s Perceptions, Julia Snethen, PhD, RN, Maribeth Goretzke, MS, RNC; Pam Treisman, BS, Sheryl T. Kelber, MS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee-College of Nursing; Jane Morley Kotchen, MD MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin; Marilyn Frenn, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF Marquette University

Predictors of Newly Licensed Nurses’ Perception of Orientation, Marilyn Meyer Bratt, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Barbara Pinekenstein, MSN, RN-BC Clinical Associate Professor, UWM, Milwaukee

CARS: Communication About Readiness for Discharge, Kristi Opper, MS, RN, ACNS – BC, Marianne Weiss, DNSc, RN, Joe Beiler, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, Sara Darby, BSN, CMS-RN, David Huebner, BSN, RN, Andrea Melenchuk, BSN, RN, Pamela Scherff, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.   Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Interactive Workshops (choose one)

Meaningful Use of Health IT: the Quest for Quality and Patient Safety, Barb Pinekinstein MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS

Wisconsin Hospital Association Initiatives to Improve Quality and Safety, Jill Hanson, BS, CSSGB, Wisconsin Hospital Association

The Positive Effects of a Relationship Centered Care Delivery Model on Patient and Staff Safety, Judy Lark, MS, APNP, RN; Joyce Goebel, BSN, RNC; Lynn Dunn, MSN, MBA, HCM, RN, NE-BC, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin - Community Memorial Hospital

Quality Research Methods: Choosing the Best Design to Answer Quality Research Questions, Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.  Lunch

12:30 –  1:15 p.m.   Luncheon Speaker – Dr. Susan M. Huerta, PhD, MS, BS, RN, VP
“Interprofessional Communciation Training from a Safety Perspective: How to Send a Meaningful Message When a Life Depends on It.”

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.       Break/Posters/Vendors

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.       Interactive workshops (choose one)

The Effect of Lateral Violence & Incivility on Quality and Safety, Kathryn Schroeter, PhD, RN, CNE, CNOR, Marquette University

Get Real – Nurses’ Ownership of Outcomes through Shared Governance, Lisa Lokkin, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNS-BC, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

Instituting a Patient Safety Program: Getting Data In and Out of Your Electronic Health Record While Considering National Patient Safety Goals and reducing Hospital-Acquired Conditions. How Do You Pull it All Together?, Holly O’Brien MSN, RN, CPN-APN, Children’s Hospital & Health System

Safe Patient Handling Across the Continuum, Mary Cucchi, RN, BS, Aurora Health Care, Mary Irzyk, OTR, CHT, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin , Judy Lee, MPT, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

How Simulation is Used in Academic and Practice Settings to Enhance Training for Patient Safety, Mary Paquette, MSN, RN, Marquette University, Chris Hutchison, BSN, MSN, MSOLQ, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Jane Paige, PhD candidate, RN, CNE, MSOE; Sarah Morgan, PhD, RN, CNE University of WI-Milwaukee, Michael T. Meyer, M.D. Medical College of Wisconsin, Robyn Saxe, MS, RN, Children’s Hospital & Health System

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.       Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.       CNO Plenary Panel Session

Sharon Baughman, MSN, RN, CNO Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Kathy Bechtel, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, VP/CNO Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Mary Beth Kingston, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Executive VP/CNO Aurora Health Care
Nancy Korom, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, VP/CNO, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.       Closing/Evaluations/Door prizes

Disclosures to Participants
Successful Completion
To receive contact hours, participants must attend the entire Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium Conference and complete the conference evaluation form. Participants must turn in the evaluation form to the registration table at the end of the conference to receive their Certificate of Completion.

Conflicts of Interest
None of the conference planners, content specialists, speakers connected with the Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium have reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests or any conflicts of interest related to their contributions to the conference.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support
This conference is free from sponsorship and there was no commercial support provided for this course. All fees collected from participants are used to cover the costs of the speakers, hosting facility costs, food/beverages and miscellaneous costs. The information and content are those of the presenting speakers and should not be construed as the official position or policy of Marquette University, Marquette University College of Nursing, Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium, Wisconsin Nurses Association, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Non-Endorsement of Products
The presence of commercial exhibits during the conference does not imply endorsement by Marquette University, Marquette University College of Nursing, Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium, Wisconsin Nurses Association, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Off-Label Use
All conference presenters have agreed to disclose to participants prior to their presentations if off-label (or unlabeled uses) of commercial products will be discussed during their presentation.

Poster Presentations
All posters must have been vetted and approved by sponsoring organization.  No walk-ins accepted on day of the conference. 

Organization Presenter Strip Lists:

Individual Organization Abstracts:

Conference Presentation documentation

The expiration date for this educational activity is 2 years from May 9, 2014.  No contact hours will be awarded to participants who submit evaluation forms and post-tests after this date. Please contact Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Consortium at (414) 288-3830 with questions.




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