2022: Keynote Speakers

2022 QSEN International Forum

June 1-3, 2022



Keynote Speakers

Alignment of the AACN Re-envisioned Essentials with the QSEN competencies

Speaker: Kathy McGuinn, MSN, RN, CPHQ, FNAP, Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships and Special Advisor on Quality Initiatives at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Kathy McGuinn, MSN, RN, CPHQ, FNAP is the Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships and Special Advisor on Quality Initiatives at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). At AACN, Ms. McGuinn has been involved in facilitating a variety of initiatives including the creation and updating of AACN’s foundational standards documents, most recently, The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education (2021). In addition, Ms. McGuinn has served as a national quality expert for AACN, overseeing Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) faculty development grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. From 2009-2012, she oversaw the curriculum development and roll-out of nine regional undergraduate QSEN faculty development institutes; from 2012-2014, she oversaw the curriculum development and roll-out of five graduate regional QSEN faculty development institutes. Further, Ms. McGuinn has been active in AACN’s strategic initiatives related to interprofessional education, which includes assisting with the planning of the national Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Institutes, and actively participating with the Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative (IPC). Most recently, Ms. McGuinn was the lead staff for the groundbreaking report, Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing.

Prior to joining AACN, Ms. McGuinn was on the Senior Management Team at The George Washington University Hospital as Director of Quality and Education. In addition, Ms. McGuinn was an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Marymount University for twelve years.
Ms. McGuinn received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her graduate degree from the Catholic University of America. She is credentialed as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice (FNAP).

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Moving the Needle on Meaningful Assessment of Competence


Speaker: ROBERT ENGLANDER, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, Medical School
Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Englander’s publication on interprofessional competencies was the inspiration for the AACN Re-envisioned essentials. Learn about why competency-based education is an essential way forward to ensure quality and safety in healthcare!

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Traditional Clinical Outcomes in Pre-licensure Nursing Education: An Empty Systematic Review


Speaker: Suzan “Suzie” Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN
President-elect of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Nursing

Suzan (Suzie) Kardong-Edgren PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN is an internationally known speaker, consultant, and educational researcher with over 120 publications. Dr. Edgren was a consultant on the landmark National Council of Nursing National Simulation Study that determined that up to 50% of traditional clinical could be replaced with high-quality simulation and will reprise that role again in the National Council Simulation Study 2.0. 

Dr. Edgren served as the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Simulation in Nursing for 10 years, and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of 2 new interactive online review guides for those seeking certification in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She was awarded the National League for Nursing Debby Spunt Lectureship and the Michael Gordon Lectureship in Simulation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Dr. Edgren served as chair of the Research Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the Vice President of Research for the INACSL.  She is a Fellow in the Society of Simulation in Healthcare, the Academy of Nursing Education Fellows, and the American Academy of Nursing.  

Dr. Edgren is the President-elect of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Nursing and an Associate Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. 

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The Intersection of QSEN, the Essentials, and Competency-based Education.

Speaker: Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN, Professor The College of New Jersey, QSEN Competency Integration Expert

Gerry Altmiller is a professor of nursing at The College of New Jersey, a clinical nurse specialist consultant for Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has pioneered the integration of quality and safety competencies in nursing education since 2006 when she served as a faculty leader for one of the 15 pilot schools for the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Collaboration. She currently is a national consultant for QSEN and director of the Quality and Safety Innovation Center at The College of New Jersey. She leads the QSEN Academic Task Force, creating opportunities for its 110 members to network, share ideas, and conduct academic-focused research. Dr. Altmiller authored the Teamwork and Communication Module of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s Transition to Practice program and in 2014 she received a Lindback Award for distinguished teaching. Her work on constructive feedback led to the development, testing, and dissemination of support tools for nurse educators and learning tools for students to view feedback as an opportunity. Dr. Altmiller was co-editor of a special QSEN issue of Nurse Educator and currently serves on the journal’s editorial board. Her research focuses on clinical evaluation, QSEN integration, and communication challenges in educational and practice environments.

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Starting a Movement: The Registered Nurses of Ontario’s Journey


Speaker: Doris Grinspun, RNAO, CEO
Chief Executive Officer of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)

Dr. Doris Grinspun is Chief Executive Officer of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners. and nursing students in the province of Ontario, Canada’s largest jurisdiction. RNAO’s mandate is to advance healthy public policy and the role of registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Grinspun assumed this position in 1996. She is the founder and visionary of RNAO’s internationally renowned Best Practice Guidelines Program and a leading figure in Canadian and international
health and nursing policy.

From 1990 to 1996, Grinspun served as Director of Nursing at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. She has also worked in practice and administrative capacities in Israel and the United States. Grinspun, who was born in Chile, has an RN diploma from Hadassah School of Nursing in Jerusalem, Israel; a baccalaureate degree in nursing and organizational
behavior from Tel Aviv University, Israel; a master of science in nursing from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; and a PhD from the Department of Sociology at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Grinspun is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa School of Nursing, and Associate Fellow of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) at York University. Grinspun was a member of the board of directors of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) from 2013–2017. She has served on several Sigma task forces and committees and is a proud Virginia Henderson Fellow.

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