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2021 CNL Research Symposium - Virtual


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CNC's Virtual 2021 CNL Research Symposium: Back to Basics! How CNLs Evaluate and Apply Research is a pre-conference workshop to the CNL Summit that focuses on research around the Clinical Nurse Leader and outcomes. The CNL Research Symposium will be held on February 24, 2021 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Eastern. (Separate registration is required if attending the CNL Summit). This will be our 10th year of the symposium which unites faculty, practicing CNLs, students, healthcare administrators, nurse executives, physicians, financial officers and others. Participants will also earn CE hours. 



Becky Hulett, DNP, RN, CNL
Chair, CNC Board of Commissioners; MSN Program Director & Assistant Professor, Dept. of Nursing and Health Sciences, Elmhurst University

Keynote - CNLs Beware: Avoiding Predatory Journals in a Search for Evidence

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Thelma M. Ingles Professor or Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing; Editor, Journal of Nursing Care Quality

Session - The Current Science Validating the Impact of CNL Practice

Miriam Bender, PhD, RN, CNL
 Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing

Veronica Rankin, DNP, RN-BC, NP-C, CNL, NE-BC

Magnet Program Director, Director of Nursing, Atrium Health - Carolinas Medical Center

Group Discussion - Gaps in CNL Work that Needs to be Published

Helen Lach, PhD, RN, CNL FGSA, FAAN
Professor, Saint Louis University

Bridget Graham, MSN, RN-BC, CNL

Clinical Nurse Leader, Mercy Health St. Francis

Cynthia R. King, PhD, NP, MSN, CNL, FAAN
Principal & Consultant, Special Care Consultants

Closing Remarks

Veronica Rankin, DNP, RN-BC, NP-C, CNL, NE-BC
Co-Chair, CNL Research Symposium Planning Committee; Magnet Program Director, Director of Nursing, Atrium Health - Carolinas Medical Center

AACN's Virtual CNL Summit provides a national forum for all healthcare and academic audiences currently implementing or interested in exploring CNL education and practice. Major health systems across the nation have discovered how CNLs transform practice and improve care. The Summit showcases these achievements in education and practice and provides tools to enhance an understanding of the changing healthcare environment and the value added by CNLs.  The role of CNLs is growing and the summit provides a great opportunity to network and learn about the vast work of CNL’s across the healthcare continuum.

Offering robust discussions related to the changing healthcare and practice environments, this conference is ideal for deans, faculty, CNOs, nurse managers, other health professionals, practicing CNLs and students!

Continuing Education Credit

Participants are eligible to earn continuing nursing education (CNE) hours, which will be awarded to those who attest to attendance at entire sessions and complete the electronic evaluation process after the event. 



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