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

Topics: 

1. Implementation Science to accelerate quality and safety competency-based education
2. 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


1:15 PM – 2:15 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

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.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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


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