School of Nursing to Host 7th DNP Summit

  By Gianluca D'Elia
  Friday, September 2, 2022 11:05 AM
  DNP

The five guest speakers at the 2022 DNP Summit: Lisa Kitko, Karen Keady, Shannon Idzik, Danielle McCamey, Pam Jones

The University of Rochester School of Nursing will host its seventh Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Summit this October.

Every fall, the School of Nursing’s DNP Summit features nursing practitioners and clinicians from across the nation, and facilitates a dialogue about emerging topics in DNP education, practice and leadership.

“We are excited for this year’s virtual DNP Summit to feature dynamic speakers who will offer diverse perspectives on DNP education, practice, and leadership,” said Associate Dean for Education & Student Affairs Lydia D. Rotondo, DNP, RN, CNS, FNAP. “The Summit serves as a platform to discuss emerging challenges and opportunities for DNP-prepared nurses.”

This year’s summit will keep the same virtual format as last year, allowing participants to attend the three-week series of one-hour webinars from anywhere.

One of the highlights of this year’s summit is a timely discussion on the release of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) State of DNP Education in 2022 Report. Published in June, this study shares national trends in DNP education, data on increasing diversity among DNP students, the impact of DNPs across patient care, education and policy development; and other insights and recommendations.

Five nationally recognized nursing leaders are joining us as speakers and will address a wide range of DNP-related topics, starting on Oct. 14 and continuing Oct. 21 and Oct. 28. Each webinar will begin at 1 p.m. ET.

  • 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 on Oct. 14 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. 
  • On Oct. 21, three featured speakers will present presenting “Academic & Practice Leader Perspectives: AACN's 2022 State of DNP Education Report” on Oct. 21. Speakers on this panel include Lisa Kitko, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, the new dean of the University of Rochester School of Nursing, and Karen Keady, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, vice president and chief nursing executive at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Shannon K. Idzik, DNP, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, associate dean of the DNP program at University of Maryland School of Nursing. In this webinar, Idzik, Keady and Kitko will discuss their perspectives on the report’s findings, including national trends in DNP programs and insights from employers and graduates on the value of DNP education.
  • Pam Jones, DNP, RN, FAAN, associate vice chancellor for Health and Wellness at Vanderbilt University, will deliver the final DNP Summit presentation, "Building Organizational Resilience in Turbulent Times,” on Oct. 28. Jones, who has more than 30 years of nursing leadership experience, oversees all aspects of the Vanderbilt'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 Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 response.

The DNP Summit is open to all nurses, health professionals and students. Contact hours are available for attendees, and no registration fee is required. Visit the 2022 DNP Summit page to find more details and register.