Randall Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS,APRN- CNP/CNS, FRE, FAANP,NEA-BC will be giving an update on the Idaho Strategic Plan during the LEAP conference. Randy is an Idaho native and in 2016 celebrated 40 years as a RN. He graduated from ISU with a BSN and has a master’s from Syracuse University in New York, a PhD from New York University and a Nurse Practitioner PMC from the University of Arizona. His primary jobs for the past 25 years have been in senior nursing administration. He served 10 years as the Director of Patient Services and Professional Practice at Saint Alphonsus and was the Chief Clinical and Nursing Officer for Cleveland Clinic International for five years. He served 8 years as the APRN on the Idaho Board of Nursing and is a past board chairman. He is a fellow in both the American Institute of Regulatory Excellence (FRE) and the AANP (FAANP). He is a well published author with more than 100 peer reviewed publications and in 2009 he co-authored Charting Idaho Nursing History. Since 2015 he has worked with Margaret Henbest as a co-lead of the Idaho Nursing Action Coalition managing the RWJ/AARP and BON grant on academic progression in the nursing workforce.
Randy will be giving an update on Nursing Workforce Data.
Keynote Speaker: Keith Rischer, MA, RN, CEN, CCRN is an author, blogger, nurse educator, and staff nurse who has practiced for thirty-five years in a wide variety of clinical settings. Keith is the author of the student text THINK like a Nurse! Practical Preparation for Professional Practice to help students clinically reason and transition to real-world clinical practice. He is also the author of TEACH Students to THINK Like a Nurse to empower educators to implement practical strategies that emphasize clinical reasoning in the class and clinical settings.
Defined by his passion for nursing and excellence in education, he is a recognized authority on clinical reasoning and its relevance to nursing practice. His innovative work on clinical reasoning has been published in the literature as well as the current edition of Kozier & Erbs Fundamentals of Nursing textbook. He has presented his insights to nursing students and nurse educators at conferences and workshops across the country. His blog and creative tools to develop nurse thinking are available on his website, www.KeithRN.com.
Karen Breitkreuz, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE is cultural intelligence certified, is an Assistant Professor at Boise State University, School of Nursing. Karen earned a Doctorate in Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, Executive Program for Nurses in 2009. Her Master’s Specialization was International Cross-Cultural Community Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has traveled to Africa, India, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Croatia, and Bolivia serving the underserved populations. In February of 2009, Karen successfully defended her phenomenological dissertation entitled, “The Experience of Nursing Students from a developing nation using the internet as an educational resource”. In addition to teaching extensively in the simulation lab in the school of nursing, Dr. Breitkreuz currently co-teaches the interdisciplinary, cross-listed Global Citizenship and Social Responsibility Class at Boise State University. This International service learning class immerses students in another culture through strength-based teaming and community collaboration. Her population focus is mothers and children. Her professional research interests include international nursing, cultural intelligence, global citizenship, and patient safety through the use of technology in nursing education.
Karen’s presentation title is “Boise State University Global Citizenship and Social Responsibility Class as an Interdisciplinary Teaming Exemplar”.
Patricia Pence, EdD, MSN, RN has been a nursing professor at Illinois Valley Community College, in Oglesby, IL for 17 years. Her clinical nursing practice spanned over 28 years as a staff nurse in constant care, medical-surgical, home health, extended-care, and as a director of nursing in long-term care facilities. Dr. Pence was awarded the Innovations in Teaching Award in 2004 and the Faculty Excellence Award in 2016 at Illinois Valley Community College. In 2010, she received the Illinois Board of Higher Education Nurse Educator Fellowship Award.
She is a reviewer for Nurse Educator and Teaching and Learning in Nursing Journal. Her research interests have been on nursing student retention and motivation, emotional intelligence, plagiarism, geriatric clinical experience, and active learning strategies.
Her presentation will be titled Active Learning Strategies in the Classroom.
Kelly Connor, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE moved to Boise in 2006 and began working as a faculty member at Boise State University. Her primary teaching responsibilities have been in maternity nursing, skills, health assessment, and informatics. Connor currently teaches in the healthcare simulation certificate program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the bachelor of science in nursing program.
During her tenure, Connor has developed courses in simulation education, informatics, and maternity nursing. In 2011, she received the Provost’s Excellence in Academic Advising Award at Boise State University. In 2012, Connor was a March of Dimes Idaho Nursing Excellence nominee.
Currently, Connor is a student at the University of Kansas working on her doctor of philosophy in nursing. She is working on her dissertation focusing on patient experiences with the electronic health record. Her research interests include simulation, educational gaming, inter-professional education, and informatics.
Kelly will be co-speaking on Quality Simulation in Academics and Clinical Settings.
Rosemary Macy, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Boise State University. Macy came to the Boise State University’s School of Nursing in 1999. Macy has a Bachelor of Science degree and Masters degree from Idaho State University with a focus on nursing education. Macy earned her doctoral degree in education from the University of Idaho.
Macy has national recognition for her work as a Simulation Faculty Expert and has developed the Standardized Patient Program for the Simulation Center as well as facilitated the National League for Nursing/Boise State workshop “Beyond the Basics: Innovative Simulation Topics for Health Care Educators.” She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning.
Current Teaching Emphasis and Programs
Macy’s areas of interest include fundamentals in nursing, health assessment across the lifespan and simulation methodologies and research. Macy enjoys mentoring nursing faculty in the use simulation in their nursing courses and the development of simulation scenarios for the Simulation Center in the School of Nursing.
Rosemary will be co-presenting on Quality Simulation in Academics and Clinical Settings.
Tracy Flynn, PhD, APRN, CNE, NP-C is a Professor of Nursing at Lewis Clark State College. She will be part of the LEAP “Rapid-Fire” panel.
Krista L. Harwick, DNP, APRN, NP-C, is an Associate Professor of Nursing and BSN Program Coordinator. She will participate on the LEAP “Rapid-Fire” panel.
Rod Sanders, MSN, BSN is currently the Nursing Department Chair at Brigham Young University-Idaho. He graduated from the University of Portland with a BSN and obtained his master’s from University of Wyoming. Rod has over 20 years of experience in the military and currently serves as a reserve Deputy Commander for a training brigade that validates Combat Support Hospitals. He has been deployed to Afghanistan as an Army Medic Combat Instructor to train Afghan soldiers. Rod has been a nurse educator for over 10 years.
Lesa Becker, PhD, MS, RN will be presenting on professional development coaching and understanding emotional intelligence.
Michelle Critchfield PhD, BSN, RNC-NIC is a current clinical instructor in registered nursing program with five years experience. She completed 23 credits at Idaho State University in Master’s of Nursing Education Program writing one published article and several topic papers on nursing education strategies. Her PhD was completed at Idaho State University and she published one article and wrote several topic papers on nursing education strategies. She has completed doctoral research comparing student nurse learning outcomes on night shift clinicals vs. day shift clinicals.
Dr. Michelle Critchfield is an Idaho native and has been a registered nurse in Newborn ICU and Peds ICU for 16 years. Michelle is currently an Assistant Professor in the Registered Nursing Program at The College of Southern Idaho teaching Maternal-Newborn Nursing. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Brigham Young University and her PhD in Nursing from Idaho State University. Her passion is blending her love of nursing with her love of teaching with her newfound love of research; defending that the training of new nurses is an important part of nursing science. When she is not working she loves to spend time with her three beautiful babies: Asher, Ava,& Truman and her husband Mike. Michelle tries to try to find a little time to watch Home Garden Television, ride her dirt bike, and play a round or two of golf.
Dr. Teresa Serratt is an Associate Professor with Boise State University in the School of Nursing. Dr. Serratt teaches in the Doctorate in Nursing Practice program and is an expert in translating evidence into practice. She teaches DNP students how to utilize search strategies to identify practice issues in the clinical, organizational or population settings and then how to look to the evidence for potential solutions. She has given a number of scholarly presentations at national meetings and is sought after as a national speaker at professional meetings.
Dr. Serratt will be presenting at the September 20 Evidence-Based Workshop at Boise State.