Preconference Workshops

Maximize your time at the SPN 30th Annual Conference by adding a pre-conference workshop to your schedule. Get started on the education early and register for an in-depth, four-hour pre-conference workshop on Wednesday, April 22 from 8:00 am - 12:15 pm before the conference begins! $150 for SPN members and $200 for nonmembers.

The Pathway to Preceptor Excellence: Developing and Implementing an Evidence-Based Preceptor Program

Margaret Brennan, MA, RN, OCN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist for Preceptors
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

This engaging workshop will describe how the evidence was used to implement a successful Preceptor Program.  It will provide the learner with various initiatives and resources that can be implemented to cultivate a promising culture for preceptors. The learner will be able to apply the knowledge gained in this workshop to assist in their support, development, and recognition of preceptors.  Its focus is to provide the learner with the vital components needed to operationalize an evidence-based Preceptor Program. 

Toolkit for Evidence-Based Practice Project

Mary Cazzell, PhD, RN
Abigail Morse, MSN, RN, CNOR(E)

Cook Children’s Health Care System

Do you have ideas for practice change and want to know how evidence-based practice (EBP) can work for you? This workshop will describe and outline in detail the essential steps for planning, implementation, and evaluation of EBP projects. Step-by-step descriptions of EBP models, development of project (PICO) questions, skills toward literature critique and levels of evidence, framework for planning, teambuilding, implementation, and evaluation of EBP projects will be emphasized. This fun interactive workshop will integrate hands-on participatory learning strategies such as role play/debate, small group work, and a take-home EBP toolkit.

Trauma Informed Care, it Matters

Alysha Woods MSN, PMHNP-BC, SANE 
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Healthcaring for Trauma is a workshop focusing on the identification, understanding, and best treatment of pediatric patients who have experienced emotional trauma. We will discuss the ACES study, a groundbreaking study that has been foundational in the understanding of the prevalence, causes, and impact of childhood trauma. We will discuss forensic examinations and steps to take when a recent sexual trauma has been identified in a patient. We will dive deep into theories behind trauma informed care and begin to foster skills all nurses, providers, and caregivers can use to make a difference for survivors of trauma. Last we will discuss self-care and care for those with whom we work as we know that healthcare work in itself can cause trauma. We will work together to build resilience, strength, and reignite a passion for care for some of our most vulnerable.  

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