Schedule at a Glance 

Please note that all times are listed in Mountain Time and that the schedule is subject to change.

View the conference scheduled sessions and associated eligible NCPD contact hours here.

Wednesday, April 17

7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Registration Open

8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Pre-Conference Workshops*

  • Recharge & Thrive: Mastering Mindfulness to Revitalize Your Workday
  • Identification and Response to Human Trafficking in the Healthcare Environment
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion World Café

8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.*
Hospital Tour

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Networking Session

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Opening Keynote: 
A Nursing Renaissance™: The Dawn of a New Era | Donna Cardillo, MA, RN CSP, FAAN

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions I

  • Blazing the Sepsis Trail by Using Information Technology to Enhance Early Recognition of Pediatric Sepsis | Session Track: Information Technology
  • Driving Team Member Engagement Through Competition | Session Track: Leadership and Management
  • Call Me Beep Me If You Want to Reach Me! | Session Track: Quality Improvement (QI)
  • Heart to Heart:  A Multifaceted Educational Approach | Session Track: Education

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions II

  • Analyzing the Effect of Simulation on Emergency Nursing Education Outcomes: Mass Transfusion Protocol (MTP) and Rapid Infusion Methods. | Session Track: Education
  • Improving the Self-Efficacy of Caregivers of Children with Seizures Using Simulation and Evidence-Based Practice | Session Track: Evidence-based Practice (EBP)
  • Pediatric ICU Safety Rounds: Blazing the Trail Back to High-Quality Patient Care | Session Track: Quality Improvement (QI)
  • There's More to Nosebleeds-Think HHT | Session Track: Clinical Practice

5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Opening Reception

Thursday, April 18

6:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration Open

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Coffee with Exhibitors 

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions III

  • Improved Baseline Knowledge After Development And Implementation Of A Pediatric Nursing Assessment-Based Certificate Program | Session Track: Education
  • Participatory Approach Research Projects: What is Participation? | Session Track: Research
  • A Nursing Led Quality Improvement Approach to Reduce Pediatric Adverse Drug Events: Using a Nursing Medication Safety Council and I've Got Your Back Campaign to Change Nursing Medication Administration Practices and Behaviors. | Session Track: Quality Improvement
  • Improving Access to Care by Meeting Pediatric Patients and Their Caregivers Where They Are through Remote Patient Monitoring | Session Track: Clinical Practice

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Plenary Session: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Nursing… It’s a Journey Not a Sprint. | DeAnna Hawkins DNP, RN, NEA- BC

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions IV.A

  • Right Care, Right Time, Right Setting: Providing Access to Care through the Implementation of a Statewide School-Based Telehealth Program | Session Track: Clinical Practice
  • Nurses' Lived Experiences of Caring for Victims of Child Maltreatment | Session Track: Research
  • Enhancing Healthcare Collaboration and Patient Care: A Physician and Nurse Shadowing Program | Session Track: Leadership and Management
  • Implementation and Validation of the DASA-YV to Assess Aggressive Behaviors in Pediatric Acute Care and Ambulatory Settings | Session Track: Research

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions IV.B

  • Is the Buzzy® Buzz-Worthy?: A Quasi-Experimental Study on Decreasing Needle-Related Pain in Children | Session Track: Research
  • Commit to Connect via Evidence-Based Practice: Connecting the Dots between Caregivers and Staff during Bedside Report Using a Therapeutic Communication Tool | Session Track: Evidence Based Practice (EBP)
  • Peer-to-Peer Support Training: A Collaborative Approach to Managing Traumatic Stress and Suicide Prevention | Session Track: Leadership and Management
  • Pediatric Content Reviews Reimagined: Providing Learners with an Immersive Review Experience | Session Track: Education

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch with Exhibitors 

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Plenary Session: Hot Topics With SPN Past Presidents

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Coffee with Exhibitors 

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions V

  • Empower Unit Council Leaders to Engage “All” Nurses in Professional Governance | Session Track: Leadership and Management
  • Decreasing Alarm Fatigue: Modifying a Children’s Hospital Early Warning Score (CHEWS) Escalation Algorithm | Session Track: Quality Improvement (QI)
  • Breaking Silos: The Marriage of Critical Care and Emergency Nursing | Session Track: Education
  • Slow Your Roll: Reducing Traumatic Stress in Pediatric Short Stay Procedures Through Patient Screening and Staff Education. | Session Track: Clinical Practice

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Posters with Authors

Friday, April 19

7:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration Open

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions VI

  • "I Feel Hopeful": Workforce and Leadership Initiatives to Support Pediatric Nurses | Session Track: Leadership and Management
  • Ready for Action: A National Study of Pediatric Nurses' Attitudes and Beliefs About Weight Stigma | Session Track: Research
  • Utilizing Electronic Health Record 'Playground' for Developing High-Risk, Low-Volume Competency During Orientation | Session Track: Education   
  • Got Milk? Implementing a Breastfeeding Bundle: Empowering Staff to Support Nursing Mothers | Session Track: Clinical Practice

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Plenary Session: Emotional Safety in Pediatrics | Barbara Romito, MA, CCLS

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions VII

  • Leading for Engagement: Nurse Manager Mindfulness Creates a Resilient Team | Session Track: Leadership and Management
  • Utilization of On Demand Interpretation Application via Handheld Clinical Devices to Improve Quick Access to Interpretation Services and Increase Satisfaction | Session Track: Quality Improvement (QI)
  • Introducing an Educator's Guide to Pediatric Nursing Career Pathways | Session Track: Education
  • Developing an Adolescent Suboxone Induction Program in a General Inpatient Pediatric Unit: Getting Buy in from the Staff and the Role of the CNS in Program Development | Session Track: Clinical Practice

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Plenary Session - What's New in SPN 

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions VIII.A

  • Setting the Path: Preceptors Standardize Best Practices | Session Track: Clinical Practice
  • The Critical Journey, A Discussion on Pediatric Critical Care Float Pool Orientation and Post-Covid Staffing | Session Track: Leadership and Management
  • From Project to Publication: Empowering Pediatric Nurses to Disseminate Research Findings | Session Track: Education

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions VIII.B

  • From Pushing to Pulling: Implementing a House-wide Pull Process for Admissions and Transfers | Session Track: Quality Improvement
  • Overcoming Obstacles to Certification through a Solution-Oriented Gamified Campaign | Session Track: Leadership and Management
  • Creating an Educational Bundle for Proficiency in Pediatric Assessment. | Session Track: Education
  • Breaking Barriers: Preparing Nursing Students/New Graduates for Inclusive Care of Transgender & Gender Diverse Pediatric Patients in the Primary Care Setting | Session Track: Education

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closing Session: 
Conceptualizing the Mechanisms of Social Determinants of Health: A Heuristic Framework to Inform Future Directions for Mitigation of Health Inequity | Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAA

*Requires pre-registration and an additional fee.