Virtual DNP Summit

October 14, 21, & 28

UR Nursing is proud to announce this year's DNP Summit — Looking Ahead: Challenges & Opportunities. The annual webinar series features nationally-recognized nursing leaders who will share their thoughts on emerging topics in DNP education, practice, and leadership. Registration is free and 3 contact hours are available.

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DNP Summit Sessions


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Session One
"DNPs of Color: Changing the Game and Forging New Paths"

Danielle McCamey, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, FCCP, assistant dean for clinical practice and relationships at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, will kick off the 2022 DNP Summit with a presentation on "DNPs of Color: Changing the Game and Forging New Paths." McCamey is the founder, CEO, and president of DNPs of Color, Inc., a national organization that builds community for nurses of color through networking, mentorship, and advocacy to increase diversity in doctoral studies, clinical practice, and leadership. She is also the co-creator and chair of the Doctoral Nurses Collaborative, a group that joins DNP and PhD prepared nurses throughout the health care system.

1 contact hour available.

Lisa Kitko, Karen Keady, and Shannon Idzik

Session Two

"AACN's State of DNP Education in 2022 Report: Academic, Practice, and Organization Leader Perspectives"

This panel discussion features Lisa Kitko, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, new dean of the University of Rochester School of Nursing, Karen G. Keady, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, vice president and chief nursing executive at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Shannon Idzik, DNP, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, associate dean for the DNP program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and president-elect of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). Panelists will discuss their perspectives on the AACN's State of DNP Education in 2022 report, including its:

  • national data on trends in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs;
  • insights from employers, graduates, and program administrators on the value and impact of DNP education; and
  • recommendations for ongoing engagement with practice partners and certification organizations to support the DNP for entry into advanced practice nursing.   
1 contact hour available.
Pam Jones
Session Three
"Building Organizational Resilience in Turbulent Times"

Pam Jones, DNP, RN, FAAN, associate vice chancellor for Health and Wellness at Vanderbilt University, will deliver the final DNP Summit presentation on "Building Organizational Resilience in Turbulent Times." As associate vice chanceller at Vanderbilt, Jones oversees all aspects of the university's strategic health and wellness priorities, including the current response to the COVID-19 pandemic and collaborative health and wellness efforts with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Over the past 18 months, she has also served as co-commander of the Public Health Central Command Center that leads all aspects of VU’s COVID-19 response. Jones is an experienced nurse executive with over 30 years of progressive leadership experience including the roles of chief nursing officer, chief operating officer and chief executive officer.  

1 contact hour available.

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3 Contact Hours are available for the 2022 DNP Summit webinar series. 

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