2018 DNP Summit

DNP Summit: Practice, Vision, Visibility

The University of Rochester School of Nursing will host its third annual DNP Summit on Friday, October 26.

Join local, regional, and national advanced practice leaders, policy makers, and scholars as they showcase the contributions of DNP-prepared nurses and explore an evolving vision for DNPs to positively affect clinical practice, health policy, and care delivery across the health care continuum. 6.5 contact hours will be available. 

View the conference schedule, submit a poster abstract by Aug. 1, or register before Sept. 1 at a discounted rate (details below). 

Conference Schedule
8:30–9 a.m.
Sign in: Saunders Research Building
Breakfast/Poster Viewing
9–9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Practice, Vision, Visibility
9:15–10:30 a.m.
Keynote Address: The Future Is Here: DNP as Entry to Advanced Practice
Shannon Idzik, DNP, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN
10:30–11 a.m.
Break/ Refreshments/ Poster Viewing
Saunders Research Building
11-12:15 p.m.
Plenary 1: TBD
Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
12:15-1:15 p.m.
Lunch in Evarts Lounge
1:15–2:30 p.m.
Plenary 2: TBD
Grant Martsolf, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
2:30–3 p.m.
Break/ Dessert/ Poster Viewing
Dessert will be served in Saunders Research Building
3–4:15 p.m.
Plenary 3: Leadership Perspective on Integration of DNPs in Healthcare Delivery
Karen Davis, PhD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
4:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks/ Reflections on DNP Practice, Vision, Visibility
Lydia Rotondo, DNP, RN, CNS
Please complete the online evaluation and print CE certificate (6.5 CH)

The DNP Summit’s Poster Session provides an opportunity for DNP students, educators, and practitioners to disseminate ongoing and completed scholarly inquiry projects/initiatives, clinical projects, evidence-based practice, and best practices.

The five categories for poster abstracts include:

  1. DNP Student Projects
  2. Evolution of DNP Roles and Practice
  3. DNP Impact on Outcomes
  4. DNP Impact on System Level Change
  5. DNP Impact on Policy

Learn more about poster abstract guidelines, style, and presentation and submit your abstract. The deadline for poster abstract submissions is August 1, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

Download Poster Abstract Guidelines

Submit an Abstract


Friday, October 26, 2018


University of Rochester School of Nursing
Auditorium, Helen Wood Hall
255 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642


Book a room by Oct. 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn for the special room rate. 

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Hilton Garden Inn
30 Celebration Dr
Rochester, NY 14642

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Contact Hours:

6.5 Contact Hours are available

The University of Rochester Center for Nursing Professional Development is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Register for the DNP Summit before Sept. 1 for a discounted rate. 

Early Bird (Before Sept. 1)        

After Sept. 1
  • $75
  • $65 UR employees/alumni
  • $35 students
  • $85
  • $75 UR employees/alumni
  • $45 students


Lydia Rotondo
The changing demands of today's complex health care environment require that nurses have the highest level of scientific knowledge and practice expertise possible. As the nation strives to improve health outcomes and health care delivery, DNPs are prepared to expand the critical role of nurses and become leaders in the health care redesign.
Lydia Rotondo, DNP, RN, CNS, director of the DNP program,
associate dean for education and student affairs
Luis McCabe
I chose the DNP program at the UR SON because of the reputation of the university and its faculty. The atmosphere is one of genuine collegiality, respect, trust and intellectual freedom. Starting a DNP education at the UR SON has opened doors for me that otherwise would not have been available.
Luis Rosario McCabe, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, CNL, student in the DNP Program
Senior Nurse Practitioner at the Women’s Center at Lattimore, Senior Associate at the UR SON