Academic journal article Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

The Biennial Convention

Academic journal article Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

The Biennial Convention

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The subject of leadership will be the focus of the NLN 24th Biennial Convention scheduled for June 6-9 in Miami -- leadership needed in general in today's society and leadership needed by nursing education and practice. The overall theme of the biennial -- the Nursing Renaissance: New Ways of Being, Learning, and Leading -- will be introduced by keynote speaker Judy Woodruff (left), senior correspondent for CNN. Ms. Woodruff anchors "Inside Politics," the nation's only daily television program devoted exclusively to politics. She will speak on leadership challenges arising from changes she has witnessed in such areas as political and social structure, technology, and gender and race relations.

Two plenary sessions on Tuesday, June 8, will focus more closely on leadership in nursing as it pertains directly to education and practice. Maryann Fralic, DrPH, RN, FAAN, of the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, will address the traits that characterize the successful leader and how effective leadership can be taught. Patricia Benner, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the University of California at San Francisco, will focus on the seminal role of nursing practice as the basis for leadership; what must be preserved and extended as old systems and old ways are decimated; and how we can communicate to broad constituencies the value and meaning of nursing practice. Dr. Benner is co-author of the new book Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Critical Care: A Thinking-in-Action Approach, published by W. B. Saunders.

In the ensuing days, attendees will have the opportunity to synthesize what they have learned in a series of forums planned and moderated by NLN education and practice councils. Each forum will have a specific focus and will be open on a first come, first served basis. Nursing students will have the opportunity to attend a forum hosted by the National Student Nurses Association that is specifically directed to their needs and concerns.

A number of exciting and relevant programs are planned that will be open to all attendees.

* The Second National Faculty Meeting, led by Nancy Langston, NLN president-elect. The first such meeting took place in Chicago in September 1998 at NLN's first education summit, Refocusing the Lens: Education for the New Millennium, where the goal was to begin active dialogue and scholarly debate about education and practice issues. …

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