2022: Preliminary Schedule

2022 QSEN International Forum

June 1-3, 2022

Day 1: Wednesday, June 1

8:30-11:30 AM                  Pre-conferences – Complimentary for all registrants


1. Strategies to acknowledge the trauma endured by nurses during COVID-19- personal and system approaches

12:00 PM – 12: 50 PM Registration and Exhibit Hall

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM WELCOME TO Denver, Colorado

Amy J. Barton, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

Professor, Daniel & Janet Mordecai Rural Health Nursing 

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Students

Endowed Chair, College of Nursing

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


Robert Englander, MD, MPH 

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education

Medical School University of Minnesot    

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!

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Kathy McGuinn, MSN, RN, CPHQ, FNAP

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice Partnerships 

Special Advisor on Quality Initiatives  

Ms. McGuinn has been a leader for AACN’s QSEN initiatives since 2010 and will share the alignment of the AACN Re-envisioned Essentials with the QSEN competencies.


Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC, FAAN

Professor of Nursing, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 

Dr. Altmiller will share tips for using the QSEN competencies to jump-start your conference experience that will align QSEN competencies with the AACN Re-Envisioned Essentials to support your journey.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Exhibit Hall and Refreshments

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Concurrent and Workshop Sessions

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Poster Reception with Appetizers

Day 2: Thursday, June 2

7:00 AM  –  8:30 AM Breakfast Provided and Exhibit Hall

8:30 AM  – 10:00 AM Concurrent and Workshop Sessions

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Exhibit Hall and Refreshments

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Concurrent and Workshop Sessions

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Provided

1:00 PM –   2:00 PM Exhibit Hall and Special Vendor Sessions

Rejuvenate and Renew: System and Personal Strategies to Heal the Trauma Endured by Nurses during COVID-19

2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

Suzan (Suzie) Kardong-Edgren PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN

Associate Professor of MGH Institute for Healthcare Professionals

Dr. Kardong-Edgren, an internationally known speaker, a consultant on the landmark National Council of Nursing National Simulation Study determined that up to 50% of traditional clinical could be replaced with high-quality simulation and will present the intersection of the competency-based education and simulation. 

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Exhibit Hall and Refreshments

3:30 PM  – 5:00 PM    Concurrent and Workshop Sessions

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM QSEN 17 Year Celebration 

Fireside Chat with the QSEN Founders and the Next Generation to reflect  “Back and to the Future” Toast to bring on the Magic of a new era
Join us for a historic book signing event!

Day 3: Friday, June 3

7:00 AM  – 8:00 AM Breakfast Provided and Exhibit Hall

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Concurrent Sessions and Workshops

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Exhibit Hall and Refreshments

10:00 AM – 10:55 AM Poster Awards

10:55 AM  – 12:00 PM    ENDNOTE SPEAKER

Doris Grinspun, RN, MSN, PhD, LLD(hon), Dr(hc), FAAN, FCAN, O.ONT. 

Chief Executive Officer Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNA))

Dr. ​Doris Grinspun from RNAO will use social movement theory to inspire the QSEN community. Join us to get inspired to start a social movement in competency-based education to move nursing forward.  Learn about the Registered Nurses of Ontario’s Implementation Toolkit on how to make lasting change.

12:00 Noon Conference End