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Webinar: Join us to start the journey to verified competence!

National League for Nursing

Empowering Nursing Students to Help Save Lives: The Path to High-Quality CPR Skills and Competence

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The webinar was held on April 14, 2022.

DATE: Thursday, April 14, 2022
TIME: 3 p.m. ET | 2 p.m. CT | 12 p.m. PT

This webinar was created in partnership with National League for Nursing (NLN), Laerdal Medical, the American Heart Association and RQI Partners dedicated to “Empowering Nursing Students to Help Save Lives.”

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the value of low-dose, high-frequency CPR training in developing verified competence and confidence — preparing nurses to help save more lives.
  • Innovate your program to incorporate a quality improvement approach to resuscitation education.

Additionally, you will hear from:

  • Dr. Marilyn Oermann, Thelma M. Ingles professor of nursing at the Duke University School of Nursing, and Dr. Suzan Kardong-Edgren, associate professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions — pioneering nurse educators whose groundbreaking research and studies first confirmed the efficacy of low-dose, high-frequency resuscitation education.
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center and how a life was saved through the power of high-quality CPR delivery.

We encourage nurse educators, deans, directors, faculty and staff from colleges and universities and allied health education professionals to attend this webinar and learn how they can join a new era in healthcare education.

Last September, the NLN announced a new partnership and collaboration with Laerdal Medical to help advance transformation of the standard of resuscitation care for cardiac arrest. Together, with the American Heart Association and RQI Partners, the organizations made a commitment to support Resuscitation Quality Improvement® program adoption by nursing programs at higher education institutions.

Featured speakers include:

Beverly Malone, Ph.D., RN, FAANBeverly Malone,
President and CEO,
National League for Nursing

Under Dr. Beverly Malone’s leadership, the NLN has advanced the science of nursing education by promoting greater collaboration among stakeholders, increasing diversity in nursing and nursing education, and advancing excellence in care for patients. Dr. Malone’s distinguished career has mixed policy, education, administration, and clinical practice, including as federal deputy assistant secretary for health under President Bill Clinton. She’s been a Top 25 Women Leaders Luminary Award recipient, ranked No. 5 in Modern Healthcare’s Top 100 Most Influential People, and received a Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare honor. These are just a few of the many distinguished honors Dr. Malone has earned. Dr. Beverly Malone’s full bio. »

Kathleen Poindexter, Ph.D., RN, CNE, ANEFKathleen Poindexter,
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Michigan State University College of Nursing

Dr. Kathleen Poindexter is the interim associate dean of academic affairs at Michigan State University, College of Nursing, and prior director of the MSN CNS and Education Program. She is also the coordinator and faculty of record for the College Teaching in Nursing Certificate Program. She provides faculty consultations on teaching to support student learning outcomes, teaching and in online environments, and Scholarship of teaching projects. Dr. Poindexter is board certified in nursing education, served as a member of the NLN Board of Commissioners for six years, and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Nursing Education. She is also a fellow of the NLN Academy of Nursing Education. Dr. Kathleen Poindexter’s full bio. »

Marylin H. Oermann, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, FAANMarylin H. Oermann, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN
Professor of Nursing,
Duke University School of Nursing

Marilyn H. Oermann, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN is Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Oermann’s scholarship focuses on nursing education, with an emphasis on studies of the nursing literature. Her current research is on predatory publishing in nursing. Dr. Oermann is the author or co-author of 25 books (many of which have won national awards), more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and a wide variety of other publications. Dr. Oermann is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and NLN Academy of Nursing Education. She received the NLN Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Research, the Sigma Theta Tau International Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award, the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing from the International Academy of Nursing Editors and the NLN President’s Award. Dr. Marilyn H. Oermann’s full bio. »

Suzan “Suzie” Kardong-Edgren, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAAN Suzan “Suzie” Kardong-Edgren, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAAN
Associate Professor,
MGH Institute of Health Professions

Suzan (Suzie) Kardong-Edgren Ph.D., RN, ANEF, CHSE, FSSH, FAAN is an internationally known speaker, consultant, and educational researcher with over 120 publications. Dr. Edgren was a consultant on the landmark National Council of Nursing National Simulation Study that determined that up to 50% of traditional clinical could be replaced with high-quality simulation and will reprise that role again in the National Council Simulation Study 2.0. Dr. Edgren served as the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Simulation in Nursing for 10 years; and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of two new interactive online review guides for those seeking certification in the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She was awarded the NLN Debby Spunt Lectureship and the Michael Gordon Lectureship in Simulation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Dr. Edgren served as chair of the Research Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the vice president of research for the INACSL. She is a Fellow in the Society of Simulation in Healthcare, the Academy of Nursing Education Fellows, and the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Edgren is the president-elect of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Nursing and an associate professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. Dr. Suzie Kardong-Edgren’s full bio. »

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