Theme: Implementing Innovation and Inspiring Individuals
Our conference will provide you with a great opportunity to network with colleagues and update your skills. Whether you work in secondary/postsecondary or long-term care education or a health care facility, you can expand your knowledge and refresh your outlook at our annual gathering. You can also earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Application has been submitted for PSNA contact hours.
This year’s conference will provide you with excellent opportunities to:
- Learn innovative teaching and training strategies
- Discover how to effectively utilize technology for learning purposes
- Find out about today’s health care trends
- Gain valuable knowledge on NOCTI
- Hear updates from NATCEP
- Network with colleagues from across the state
Dr. Ian M. Camera, ND, RN, and keynote speaker, earned a BA in psychology at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. He earned an MSN and a doctorate in nursing through the Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has served as an author and subject matter expert on numerous projects for Elsevier, Inc. Before joining Apple Education, he was on the nursing faculty and was the chair of the instructional technology committee at Holyoke Community College, in Holyoke Massachusetts, where he had also served as department chair and interim dean of the health division. As an educator, Dr. Camera’s areas of interest include interactive education, multimedia-based self-assessment, and curriculum redesign.
Janet Tompkins-McMahon, closing speaker, is a clinical associate professor of nursing at Towson University in Hagerstown, Maryland. She has been active in the field of nursing education for more than 23 years. She is a national speaker and presenter for continuing education programs in academia and nursing organizations across the United States, as well as a published author. We are pleased to have Ms. Tompkins-McMahon share her expertise, as both an educator and as a practitioner.
Our concurrent sessions will provide a variety of information on topics pertinent to those in health occupations. Sessions will include, but are not limited to:
- trends faced by nurse practitioners in the field
- innovative teaching strategies for those providing education and training
- concepts for integrating technology into the classroom/training setting
- the keys to professional development, such as dealing with bullying and conflict in the workplace (or classroom)
Additionally, a yearly NATCEP update for nurse aide instructors will be provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (Sheri Weidman), as well as updates from Pearson VUE (Susan Durante) concerning the nurse aide competency examination.
Join us for our popular pampering session on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy good food, network with colleagues, or meet with representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Education at a roundtable discussion, where they will respond to questions, comments, or suggestions. And you can relax with a seated massage or indulge in a manicure!
Exhibitors will be available to discuss their latest resource materials and textbooks.