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2022 CNL Research Symposium - Virtual


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CNC's 202
2 Virtual CNL Research Symposium - The CNL Role: Imperative During a Public Crisis will take place on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Eastern. The symposium is the pre-conference workshop to the CNL Summit that focuses on the CNL’s role in data collection, evaluation for reporting clinical outcomes, and quality improvement. The CNL Research Symposium is scheduled the day before the CNL Summit (separate registration required). The symposium unites nurse executives, practicing CNLs, deans, faculty, students, nurse managers, healthcare administrators, and other healthcare professionals. 

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!

Welcome Remarks 

Sonya Curtis, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN, CNL, VHA-CM
Chair, CNC Board of Commissioners, Patient Safety Program Manager,
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


Aaron Woodall, MPH
Chief, Infection Control
James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital

Session Speaker

Cory Franks, MSN, RN, CNL
Director of Emergency Services, Clinical Nurse Leader
Texas Health Resources

Session Speaker

Huberta Cozart, PhD, RN
Associate Chief Nurse for Research & Evidence-Based Practice
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


Elena Prendergast, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ACHPN
Program Director, CNL Assistant Professor
Augusta University College of Nursing

Closing Remarks

Rosemary L. Hoffmann, PhD, RN, CNL
Professor Emeritus
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

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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