Facility Tours and Pre-Convention Workshops
Due to popular demand the Facility Tours and
Pre-Convention Workshops are full.
Select one tour option on your registration form to take part in viewing options available in and around the Grapevine-Dallas area. Tours will take place from 8:00 a.m.-noon Saturday, 29 October 2011.
University of Texas at Arlington, College of Nursing,
The Smart Hospital™ is a bustling center for simulation, located on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. The 23-bed facility serves as a regional and national demonstration center for education of health care providers and research and development of health care innovations. More than 30 computerized manikins and 40 standardized patients (actors) simulate real patients in this virtual hospital setting. The Smart Hospital™ is designated as a Laerdal Center of Excellence in Simulation, a Hill-Rom National Demonstration Showcase and a CareFusion Nursing Discovery Center. Tours will run on a rotating schedule beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Parkland Health and Hospital System
Parkland Memorial Hospital is the public hospital for Dallas County. The original facility opened in 1894, with the current facility opening in 1954. Today, Parkland Health and Hospital System operates a 672-bed hospital, 11 primary care clinics and many outreach and educational programs. Parkland is home to the second-largest civilian burn unit in the U.S. and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Attendees will tour the emergency department, ICU, Labor & Delivery and the NICU as well as view a mock-up of rooms in the new facility that broke ground on 28 October 2010. The new facility includes an 862-bed hospital, outpatient clinics and parking. Designed in a joint venture by HDR and Corgan, this new facility will be a state-of-the-art teaching hospital, providing the best facilities available to both patients and staff. Only one tour, leaving at 8:00 a.m., is available.
Participation is limited. Tour tickets are available for individuals who are registered for convention. Choose your tour opportunity when you register.
All pre-convention workshops will be conducted Friday, 28 October. Workshop participation is part of the overall registration fee for individuals who register for the five-day convention. Additional CNE contact hours can be earned at these workshops. Select a workshop option when registering for convention.
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- People and Knowledge: Improving Health Care through Disseminating Nursing Research This preconference is made possible with a grant from Jonas Center for Nursing funded by the Jonas Family Fund.
- Forever Contemporary: Florence Nightingale in the 21st Century
STTI and the Omicron Delta Chapter
People and Knowledge: Improving Health Care through Disseminating Nursing Research, presented with a grant from the Jonas Center for Nursing funded by the Jonas Family Fund.
The conference will open with Linda Costa, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD, Nurse Researcher, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Robin Newhouse, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, CNOR, Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, University of Maryland; and Kathleen White, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, CNAA, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Other speakers include Dr. Nancy Albert, director of nursing research and clinical nurse specialist at the Cleveland Clinic; Dr. Susan Gennaro, editor of STTI’s Journal for Nursing Scholarship and Boston College William F. O’Connell School of Nursing dean, and Jo Rycroft-Malone, editor of STTI's WORLDviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.
Forever Contemporary: Florence Nightingale in the 21st Century, co-sponsored by STTI and the Omicron Delta Chapter; presented by Louise C. Selander, RN, EdD
Florence Nightingale is recognized as the foundational philosopher of modern nursing. Her wisdom and ability to build the profession came out of her experiences in the Crimean War and her beliefs in the value of health care, the worth of women in the workforce and the need to utilize environmental adaptation to create health. This interactive workshop will provide an overview of Nightingale’s philosophical foundations for nursing and discuss their relevance to the present and future of nursing. Nightingale’s vision for nursing as the lynchpin in global health care provides a context for understanding the implications of the Institute of Medicine's 2010 report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” and its five major topic areas: Health Care Workforce, Quality and Patient Safety, Health Services, Coverage and Access. Particular emphasis is placed on how Nightingale’s ideas are applicable to modern practice.