Vermont Organization of Nurse Leaders Summit Nurses Leading Health Care Change: From Practice to Politics Stoweflake Mountain Inn & Resort Stowe, Vermont April 3-4, 2014 Conference Goal: Educate, engage and energize nurses to take leadership roles in shaping health care in Vermont. Conference Objectives: 1. Discuss nursing’s evolving role in the business and financing of improving health in the changing landscape of healthcare in Vermont. 2. Describe opportunities to develop and exercise leadership skills for personal and professional growth. 3. Review the effects of the Affordable Care Act and impact on national healthcare. 4. Explore strategies to nurture the leader within such as networking, re-energizing each other, and practicing mindfulness. Thursday April 3, 2014 Vermont Action Coalition Nurse Leadership Fellows Reception 5:30 – 7:00 PM VONL Reception and introduction of Nurse Leadership Fellows Friday April 4, 2014 7:45 – 8:15 – VONL Business Meeting/Registration/Breakfast 0830 – 0845 /Welcome and Review of the Day Mary Val Palumbo, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC Vermont Organization of Nurse Leaders, President 0845 -10:00 Keynote Address Promoting the Health of our Nation: Innovation, Challenges, and Policy Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN American Association of Retired Persons Senior Vice President at AARP Director of Public Policy Institute. Center to Champion Nursing in America, Chief Strategist 10:00 – 10: 30 Morning break with exhibitors, posters and rejuvenation 10:30 -11:30 The New Business of Nursing in Vermont: Implications of Health Reform on Nursing Practice Betty Rambur, PhD, RN UVM Professor of Nursing Green Mountain Care Board 11:30- 11:50 Networking Exercise “A Strategy Safari” 11:50 – 12:20 Buffet Lunch 12:20 – 1:30 Dessert and Panel Discussion Leading “The Business” of Nursing Panel: Carol Conroy, DNP, MBA, RN, CNOR CNO and VP Operations Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Irene Bonin MS, RN Senior Health Care Consultant, Hayes Management Consulting Past Board Member at Franklin West Supervisory Union Christine Ryan, MS, RN Vermont State Nurses Association Lobbyist Kim Eugair APRN Family Nurse Practitioner in Private Practice 1:30 – 2:00 Visit with exhibitors, posters and rejuvenation 2:00 – 3:00 The Leader Within: Minding the Minder Why we need self-care and mindful presence Tom Plunkett, MSW, LICSW 3:00- 3:15 Afternoon Break 3:15 -3:45 Plenary Session Wrap up with Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN 3:45 – 4:00 Awards and Wrap Up Mary Val Palumbo, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC Vermont Organization of Nurse Leaders, President Additional Information: $150 per person for Summit registration VONL will provide 3 complementary registrations (value of $450.00) to each Vermont School of Nursing. Each organization is requested to submit one poster for display at the conference. CNE credits will be available for April 4, 2014 conference. Planning Committee: Billie Allard, Shiela Boni, Carol Conroy, Deb Mone, Mary Val Palumbo, Hollie Shaner-McCrae, Irene Bonin, Annie Moore-Cox, Jean Cody Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Education Department is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Vermont State Nurses Association’s Committee on Education an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.