Niagara University's nursing department will host a daylong conference for nursing educators on Friday, Sept. 11. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Castellani Art Museum.
"Innovations in Education for Nurses" will feature several nationally recognized experts in nursing innovation and education, including a keynote address by Dr. Patricia Benner, professor emerita at the University of California's School of Nursing. Benner, author of "From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Nursing Practice," will present on curriculum and pedagogical imperatives for teaching in a practice discipline.
Other presenters include Dr. Rita D'Aoust, associate dean for academic affairs and interprofessional initiatives at the University of South Florida's College of Nursing; Dr. Mary Way, nursing simulation lab coordinator at Niagara University; Dr. Michael Ackerman; associate director of nursing at Niagara University; and Beth Boynton, R.N., M.S., a nursing consultant and author of "Successful Nurse Communication, Safe Care, Healthy Workplaces, & Rewarding Careers."
"Today's dramatically changing health care landscape presents tremendous opportunities for nurses," noted Dr. Frances Crosby, chair of the nursing department at Niagara University. "We are excited to welcome such a highly regarded panel of national experts and innovators who can address changing expectations and strategies for contemporary and future nursing education."
The cost to attend the conference is $55 per person or $500 for a table of 10.