Nurse LeadershipNurse and APN Leadership Track

Top-of-License Practice • Cross-Functional Collaboration • Population Health

As the single largest group of human capital, nurses have a tremendous impact on the quality and day-to-day cost of US health care and are potentially the most critical workforce in the shift to value-based care. As such, health care organizations must maximize their contributions.

The 3rd Annual Nurse and APN Leadership Track convenes leaders to discuss how provider organizations increasingly leverage these workforces for a more effective, efficient health care system. There is an imperative to remove barriers to top-of-license practice, and faculty share their solutions to improve management structures, culture, compensation issues, care delivery, and costs. In addition, explore AP and nurse potential to advance and foster a shared value of health between providers, health consumers, and the community.



Featured Session:


Enable Top of License Practice and Optimize Use of APs to Succeed in a Value-Based World


Dennis A. Taylor, MEd, MBA, DNP, ACNP-BC, FCCM
Dennis A. Taylor, MEd, MBA, DNP, ACNP-BC, FCCM
Assistant Vice President, Center for Advanced Practice
Carolinas HealthCare System
Chair, North Carolina Commission for Advanced Practice Nursing

James S. Agnew, MBA, RN
James S. Agnew, MBA, RN
Vice President
Delivery, Banner Health

Distinguished Speakers Include:



Featured Pre-Conference Workshop:


Workshop B: Enhance the Patient Experience: Foster Emotional Intelligence in Nurses and Front Line Leaders

Nurses have a profound impact on a patient’s health care experience through day-to-day personal interactions and the clinical expertise they provide. This interactive workshop focuses on the emotional intelligence of the nurse and delineates how nurses can positively impact each patient encounter.

Attendees engage in dialogue and discussion pertaining to key organizational development essentials: Emotional Intelligence; Implicit Bias (IB); and the concepts of “position power” and “personal power” and what effects they have on direct reports, colleagues, and patients.

In this Workshop:

  • Foster a greater understanding of how one’s workplace behavior positively and negatively impacts colleagues and patients
  • Adopt best-practices in communications and teamwork to instill positive attitudes and behaviors that create a caring and respectful organizational culture
  • Apply customer services strategies to positively impact the patient experience
  • Understand the elements of the HCAPS Survey and how reimbursement dollars for your facility are tied to HCAP results
  • Review a Team Performance Model and understand how to keep communication channels open

Workshop Leader:

Marcia B. Proto
Marcia B. Proto
Executive Director
CT League for Nursing & CT Center for Nursing Workforce