47th Annual Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG) National LIVESTREAM Conference: Innovate.Educate.Motivate.

September 30, 2021 to October 1, 2021


The rapidly changing environment has challenged nurse educators to innovate and respond quickly to meet needs of learners. Technology is providing new applications for teaching and learning that expand the science of nursing education. Developing dynamic partnerships between academia and practice is essential.

This livestream premier annual conference provides a vital forum for nursing professional development (NPD) practitioners in both academic and healthcare settings. Participants gather to discuss pressing issues and trends, share education research and network with professional colleagues in an environment promoting self-care.

Registration closes on Sept. 29, 2021.
All sessions will be recorded and available for registered attendees to view through Dec. 31, 2021.

Published times are US Central Standard Time.


A student discount of $350 registration is available. Please ensure student is selected in your log in profile.

A group discount for 3 or more attendees from the same organization is available for $400 per registration. Email cne@mayo.edu.

Target Audience

This livestream CNE conference is designed for Nursing Professional Development Specialists, Nurse Educators, Nurse Leaders, and Nursing Faculty in both healthcare and academia.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify ways to incorporate new technologies and innovative strategies into education development and delivery.
  • Describe updates for scope & standards of NPD practice and core competencies for nursing education in academia.
  • Outline methods to increase learner engagement and motivation.


Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.00 ANCC
  • 14.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
09/30/2021 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
10/01/2021 - 5:30pm
Thursday, September 30, 2021
8:30 AM Welcome Video

Denise L. Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Education Specialist
Continuing Nursing Education 
Mayo Clinic Rochester

8:40 AM Can You Escape? The Key to Unlocking Exemplary Learning With Escape Rooms

Vickie Adams, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Stephanie Burger, MSN, RN, PCCN, Robyn Setter, MS, RN, NPD-BC 

University of Kansas Health System

10:40 AMBreak
11:00 AMConcurrent Session 1
 11: Creating and Implementing a High Acuity Fellowship Practice Transition Program

Rhyan Weaver, MSN, RN; Kassandra Hyde, MSN, RN

Mayo Clinic Arizona

 12: Have it Your Way: A Learner Engagement Strategy

Kelli Schweitzer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Brittany Turner, MSN, RN, CNEcl, Jessica Dzubak, MSN, RN

Ohio Nurses Association

 13: Live, Die, Repeat! An Innovative Way To Teach Critical Thinking Using Simulation & Deliberate Practice

Usha Asirvatham, MSN, RN, CHSE

Mayo Clinic Rochester

 14: Discussion with Mayo Clinic Care Network: Adapting NPD Practice for Onboarding to Mitigate the Experience Complexity Gap

Jenn Bodine, DNP, FNP-C, NPD-BC, CEN
Program Coordinator
Association for Nursing Professional Development

11:40 AMBreak
12:00 PMVirtual Poster Session
1:00 PMConcurrent Session 2
 21: Envisioning a Mentorship Program to Engage Nurses While Promoting Inclusivity and Professional Development

Dawn Nelson, MS, RN, RN-BC; Catherine Gruhn, MSN, RN, OCN; Brittany Schmidt, MSN, RN

Mayo Clinic Rochester

 22: Innovative Media Applications to Educate and Motivate Nurse Practitioners To Use The Age-Friendly 4Ms Framework As They Provide Care To Patients 65 and Over

Elizabeth Zimmermann, DNP, MSN, RN, CHSE

Case Western Reserve University, Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing

 23:Rural and Critical Access Hospitals Adoption of the Dedicated Education Unit Model

Jenny Bauer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Carol Reichel, MA, RN, NPD-BC

Mayo Clinic Health System NWWI

 24: Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First: Infusing Self-Care Strategies in a Nursing Class, Course, Curriculum

Robin Brunk, DNP, MSN, BSN, RN, LaDonna Dulemba, DNP, MSN, RN Carolyn Judd, MS, RN

Indiana University East

1:40 PMBreak
2:00 PMConcurrent Session 3
 31: Facilitating Reflective learning Using Right Questions

Usha Asirvatham,  MSN, RN, CHSE

Mayo Clinic Rochester

 32: The Creative Commons Licenses Game Show for Nurse Educators!

Nancyruth Leibold, EdD, RN, MSN, PHN, CNE, AHN-BC

Southwest Minnesota State University


33: Clinical Experiences of the Future: Beyond Medical / Surgical Units

Amy Grimsley, MSN, RN, CCRN-K; Carol Reichel, MA, RN, NPD-BC; Jenny Bauer, MSN, RN; Jane Foote EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, Jenna Julson, MSN, RN

Mayo Clinic Health System

 34: Implementation of Tracking Return on Investment in a Hospital-based Nursing Professional Development Department

Michelle Fulkerson, DNP, RN, PMH-BC, NPD-BC, CNE

Huntington University

2:40 PMBreak
3:00 PMConcurrent Session 4
 41: Demystifying Evidence-Based Practice for Baccalaureate Nursing Students Using an Active Teaching-Learning Strategy

Elizabeth Murray, PhD, RN, CNE

Florida Gulf Coast University School of Nursing

 42: Teaching a Large Group with Limited Space? Use a Table-Top Escape Room!

Amanda Rossley, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Mayo Clinic Florida

 43: Suicidal Ideation and Attitudes Towards Help-Seeking in US Nurses Relative to the US Working Population

Elizabeth Kelsey, DNP, APRN, CNP

Mayo Clinic Rochester

 44: The Impact of Clinical Rotations in Long Term Care During a Pandemic: It's All About the Bird Feeder

Carol Ann Amann, PhD, RN-BC, DCP, FNGNA

Gannon University

3:40 PMBreak
4:00 PMDemonstrating the Value of NPD Through Leadership

Jenn Bodine, DNP, FNP-C, NPD-BC, CEN
Program Manager
Association for Nursing Professional Development

5:30 PMAdjourn
Friday, October 1, 2021
8:00 AMWelcome back!
8:05 AMPNEG 2022 InviteProvidence Health
8:25 AMNPD Scope and Standards - UPDATE: release of this document has been delayed until March 2022. This topic will not be presented this year.


 At the Intersection of Practice and Academia. The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education

Cynthia McCurren, PhD, RN; John McFadden, PhD, CRNA, Jerry Mansfield, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

American Association of Colleges of Nursing 

9:40 AMBreak and Exhibits
10:00 AMConcurrent Session 5
 51: Practical Nursing Dedicated Education Unit: An Innovation in Rural Communities

Jenna Julson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Amy Grimsley, MSN, RN, CCRN-K

Mayo Clinic Health System

 52: Faculty Perceptions of Academic Integrity in Higher Education

Kristie Berkstresser, PhD, RN, CNE, BC; Melinda Guinard, EdD, RN

Pennyslvania College of Health Sciences 

 53: ED Nurse Residency with a Focus on Emotional-Social Competencies

Hannah Griffiths, MSN, RN;  Regina McEntee, MS, RN

University of Rochester Medical Center

 54: Improving Mathematics and Statistics Education for Nurses: National Recommendations from an Interdisciplinary Convening

Daniel Ozimek, MEd; Anna Wendel, PhD, APRN

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences and Rivier University


10:40 AMBreak and Exhibits
11:00 AMConcurrent Session 6
 61: Impact of a Pandemic as a Forced Disruption in Nursing Education

Diane Forsyth, PhD, RN; Jane Foote, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE; Amy Grimsley, MSN, RN, CCRN-K

Winona State University and Mayo Clinic 

 62: Using the Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric to Improve Feedback to Preceptees

Michelle Coy, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K; Lydia Lazzara

Mayo Clinic Rochester

 63: Escaping the Boredom of Traditional Learning

Doralyn Costello, MSN, RN, OCN, BMTCN, Crystal Muir, MSN, RN, OCN; Cassandra McDermott, MSN, OCN

Mayo Clinic Arizona

 64: Mind Over Matter: Fostering Resilience in the Face of Adversity

Susan Montenery, DNP, RN, CCRN, CNE

Coastal Carolina University

11:40 AMBreak and Exhibits
12:30 PMHow Did We Get Here and How Can We Move Forward: The Roots of Racism In STEM and Healthcare Education Pathways

Beverly A. Hutcherson

UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

1:25 PMPromoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through a Curricular Review Project

Audrey Elegbede, PhD, MA, ACC and Sarah J. Atunah-Jay, MD, MPHl; Amy Seegmiller Renner, PhD

Mayo Clinic Rochester

2:00 PMConcurrent Session 7
 71: Online² – An Online Teaching Strategy to Meet the Learning Needs of Nursing Faculty to Rapidly Transition to Online Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Evelyn Lengetti, PhD, RN-BC; Bette Mariani, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Elizabeth Petit de Mange, PhD, RN

Villanova University Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

 72: Leveraging Technology Across Regions

Lynn Alcock, MS, RN, NPD-BC, Ashley Proulx, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Katy Brady Schluttner, MS, RN, NPD-BC

Mayo Clinic Rochester and Mayo Clinic SWWI 

 73: Cancelled



 74:Using Online Unfolding Case Studies as a Learning Modality in Critical Care and Management Students During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Pamela O'Harra, D.Ed, MS, RN; Michele Gerwick, PhD, RN

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

2:40 PMBreak and Exhibits
3:00 PMConcurrent Session 8
 81:Clinicals in the Time of COVID: Designing, Implementing and Evaluating a Virtual Experience

Jaime Huffman, David Peruski, EdD, RN

Saginaw Valley State University

 82: An Investigation of Nursing Student Attitudes and Knowledge Toward LGBTQ Patients

Antoinette (Toni) McCormick, DNP, MSN, RN

Carlow University

 83: Leveraging Technology to Transition Essential Curriculum to a Hybrid Model 

Catherine Gruhn, MSN, RN, OCN; Dana Mullenbach, MSN, RN, NPD-BC; Debra Rowekamp, MS, RN

Mayo Clinic Rochester

 84: Identifying Barriers to Nurse Practitioner Preceptorships

Jennifer Muhammad, DNP, FNP-C

Healthy Wings Primary Healthcare

3:40 PMBreak and Exhibits 
4:00 PMBuilding Health 3.0 Together

Damania (ZDogg) Zubin, MD

ZDoggMD Industries

5:30 PMAdjourn





Internet Live Activity
Rochester, MN
United States

This livestream CNE conference will be presented on a customized virtual event platform. Registered participants will have access to the recorded sessions for 3 months after the live conference.

Course Director:
Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Nursing Education Specialist-Continuing Nursing Education Program
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Keynote Faculty:

Zubin Damania, M.D.,

is an internist and founder of Turntable Health, an innovative healthcare clinic that was part of an ambitious urban revitalization movement in Las Vegas. During his decade-long career as a hospitalist at Stanford, Dr. Damania began a shadow career under the pseudonym ZDoggMD, performing stand-up comedy and creating parody videos for medical audiences worldwide. Dr. Damania examines how we can all work to build Health 3.0, an ideal model of care where technology and evidence-based medicine seamlessly support healthcare teams in achieving the outcomes that actually matter to our patients, while improving the wellbeing of the caregivers themselves.

 He subsequently founded ZDoggMD Industries, the digital production studio behind the Internet’s #1 medical news and entertainment show, The ZDoggMD Show. Reaching millions of viewers weekly, Dr. Damania leads a passionate tribe of healthcare professionals towards this vision of Health 3.0, with in-depth interviews of medical thought leaders, mixed with merciless satire and hilarious takedowns of popular pseudoscience.

 Through song, humor and creative storytelling, Dr. Damania delves into the challenges of delivering compassionate health care in our severely dysfunctional medical system while proposing collaborative ways to revitalize it. He explores how we might work individually and collectively to transform the current system and ensure that the future of medicine is a bright one.


Dr. Jenn Bodine

is an NPD program manager for ANPD and CEO of Coeus Consulting, LLC. She facilitates ANPD’s Leadership and Evidence-based Practice Academies and the NPD certification preparation course. Certified as a nurse practitioner, NPD specialist and in emergency nursing, she obtained her ADN at Western Nevada Community College, an MSN at Walden University, an MHA at Chapman University, DNP at California State University in Fresno, and FNP at Eastern Kentucky University. She is a co-chair for the Simulation in Transition for Practice committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She is also the editor for the Preceptorship column for the Journal for Nursing Professional Development. Jenn frequently presents to both preceptors and NPD practitioners about leadership and overcoming barriers to success.


Nursing Escape Rooms Team

This team of nurses started the escape room project in 2016. What started as a small activity to increase nurse resident participation and active learning has blossomed into an innovative way to provide education to nurses throughout the health system. The team has developed multiple escape rooms to meet the needs of different specialties (i.e. oncology, research, unlicensed personnel, high school students, etc.) . Their innovative approach to active learning have been embraced at organizations across the United States.

Vickie Adams graduated from Western Governor’s University  with her Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management in 2017, and completed her BSN at Missouri Western State University. Vickie is an education specialist at the University of Kansas Health System.  She’s held multiple leadership roles including nurse residency coordinator,  facilitator, clinical educator, unit coordinator, preceptor, and mentor. Vickie is very passionate about interactive learning and finding innovative and creative ways to onboard new nurses. She has participated in multiple escape rooms and was excited to bring this concept to nursing.  Vickie has published articles relating to Escape Rooms and the Nurse Residency Program.


Robyn Setter has been a nurse for 35 years. Her nursing background is in pediatrics and pediatric intensive care. She served as a nurse manager and clinical nurse specialists before moving to education in 2000. She has served as the nurse residency coordinator since the inception of the program in 2003. Robyn has been very involved with nurse residents, providing interactive learning activities, and helping new graduates to grow professionally. Robyn has published articles relating to NCLEX pass rates, Nurse Residency Retention, and Escape Rooms.


Kaile Crawford is an education specialist that leads the American Heart Association Training Center with other focuses including high fidelity inter-disciplinary simulation, emergency preparedness, preceptor training program, pressure injury prevention, and previously served as a residency coordinator. Kaile thrives in environments where she can mentor, educate, and support clinical staff to provide exceptional patient care.


Stephanie Burger graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with her Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Leadership in 2018 and completed her BSN at  Pittsburg State University in 2010, since then she has worked in several nursing leadership positions and has two publications in nursing journals. Stephanie is currently a nurse manager on an acute progressive care floor at the University of Kansas Health System. Stephanie is dedicated in helping lead nurses in the pursuit of zero harm. She has been instrumental in the planning and roll out of several evidence-based initiatives to improve patient care and with that comes finding new and creative ways to educate nurses.


Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Statement(s)

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 14.0 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Additional ANCC contact hours for the recorded concurrent sessions will be available for a fee after the live conference has concluded. More information will be posted here soon.

Available Credit

  • 14.00 ANCC
  • 14.00 Attendance

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to  cne@mayo.edu.

If the cancellation is made prior to the start of the activity, a refund less an administration fee of $25 will be issued. If the cancellation is made after the start of the activity, no refund will be issued. All refunds will be made using the same method as the original payment.

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