Annual Institute

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THURSDAY May 30, 2019

12:00 - 4:30 pm

Pre-Conference Workshop: Research for Interprofessional Practice: Community/Public Health Nursing and Education Thriving on Diversity in Phoenix - “Together We Empower Positive Change.” [2.75 Contact hours]

Combination community exploration and academic session.  Community exploration from 12-1:45pm; Academic debrief, Panel Discussion, & research project presentation from 2:30-4:30.

Additional registration fee required.

Sponsored by the Research Committee.

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Opening session

Welcome Speakers

Dean Judith F. Karsher, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Machrina Leach R.N, B.S.N., Nurse Program Manager, Maricopa County Department of Public Health

6:30 – 8:30pm

Welcome reception with posters on display

7:45 – 8:30pm

New member/first-time attendee meeting



FRIDAY May 31, 2019

7:15 – 8:15am


ACHNE Committee Meetings

8:15 – 9:30am

Concurrent Sessions

9:30 – 10:00am


10:00 – 11:30am

Plenary Session 1: Using the Culture of Health Framework to Promote Health Equity and Diversity

11:30 – 1:00pm

Awards Luncheon & Business Meeting

1:00 – 2:00pm

Keynote Speaker 1:  Tomi St. Mars, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Nurse Leader

2:00 – 2:15pm


2:15 – 3:15pm

Poster Presentations

2:15 – 3:30pm

Exhibitors/ Demonstrations

3:30 – 5:45pm

Plenary Session 2: Research for Practice: Building Action Strategies to Strengthen Community/Public Health Nursing and Education (Sponsored by Research Committee) [2.25 Contact Hours]

6:30 – 9:00pm

“Meet, Greet, and Eat” Social Event

SATURDAY June 1, 2018

6:15 – 7:15am

Wake up and walk with the President

7:30 – 8:30am


Table Top Discussions

Presenter and Discussion Leader: Jan Miller

8:30 - 9:45am

Concurrent Sessions

10:00 – 11:00am

Plenary 3: Policy Committee Policy Content in Nursing Curricula-Preparing Future Leaders as Change Agents through Policy Arena (Sponsored by Policy Committee)

11:00 – 12:00pm

Keynote Session 2: Dr. Elizabeth Harrell, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Program directors of the Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) Community Initiative

12:00 – 12:30pm

Closing Remarks

ACHNE President - Pamela F. Levin, PhD, PHNA-BC


Community, Systems, and Mental Health Nursing

Rush University College of Nursing