DNP Poster Presentation

2019 DNP Summit

DNP Summit

Progress, Promise, Possibilities

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.

Keynote Speaker:

Ruth Kleinpell

"Assessing DNP Outcomes: Demonstrating Impact"

Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP
Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education
Assistant Dean for Clinical Scholarship
Vanderbilt School of Nursing


Friday, Nov. 1, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

University of Rochester School of Nursing
Auditorium 1W304, Helen Wood Hall
255 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642

Contact hours will be available 

Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m.

, Breakfast, and Poster Viewing

9-9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks:
Progress, Promise, and Possibilities

Lydia Rotondo, DNP, RN, CNS
Associate Dean, Education and Student Affairs
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice program
University of Rochester School of Nursing

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Keynote Address:
"Assessing DNP Outcomes: Demonstrating Impact"

Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, FAANP, FAAN, FCCM
Independence Foundation Professor 
Assistant Dean for Clinical Scholarship
Vanderbilt School of Nursing

10:30-11 a.m.

Break/Refreshments/Poster Viewing

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

"The Integration of Quality, Patient Safety, and Nursing Expertise to Advance the Science of Nursing"

Joanne Phillips, DNP, RN, CNS, CPPS, NEA-BC, FCNS
Director of Clinical Practice
Virtua Health System

12:15-1:15 p.m. 

Lunch in Evarts Lounge

1:15-2:30 p.m.

"The DNP and Executive Leadership" 

Laura Black, DNP, FNP-C
Senior Vice President of Care Management and Clinical Services
Commonwealth Care Alliance

2:30-2:45 p.m.

 Break, Dessert, Poster Viewing

2:45-3:15 p.m.

Interactive Open Session: Lydia Rotondo, Moderator

3:15-4:30 p.m.

"The DNP as Advocate and Policy Maker: Lessons from the Field"

Deb Zimmerman, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President of Patient Care Services
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority

3-4 p.m.

Panel Discussion

4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks/Reflections

Lydia Rotondo, DNP, RN, CNS

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 Patient Care or Health Care Delivery Outcomes
  4. DNP Impact on Health Care Systems
  5. DNP Impact on Health Policy

Learn more about poster abstract guidelines, style, and presentation to submit your abstract.

The deadline for poster abstract submissions is Monday, September 9, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST. (EXTENDED)

Download Poster Abstract Guidelines

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

University of Rochester School of Nursing
Auditorium 1W304, Helen Wood Hall
255 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642

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 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