Nursing Research and Practice Symposium: Coping with the Challenges of Professional Nursing

Nursing Research and Practice Symposium: Coping with the Challenges of Professional Nursing
Date Thursday, April 23, 2015
5 - 9 p.m.
Location Benson Great Hall | RC Gym - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
Instructions for GuestsGet maps and directions to Bethel University. NOTE: there is contruction near Bethel on the County Road E bridge that may effect your route to campus, please refer to MnDOT for all details.
RegistrationRegistration is now closed.
SponsorsNursing Department

Event Description

Keynote Speaker | 5-6 p.m. | Benson Great Hall

Thriving as a Nurse in Today’s Healthcare Environment: Choosing the Path to Positivity
Jone Tiffany
, DNP, MA, RNC, CNE; Associate Professor of Nursing, Bethel University
Nurses in the 21st century face a number of challenges including increasing healthcare costs, a growing population of patients who are older and more acutely ill, a new model of healthcare delivery, and the need to stay current with rapid advances in medical knowledge and technology. To address these challenges, employers will pursue nurses who have knowledge, skills and attitudes that are aligned with the requirements of their practice environments, and who can work effectively in inter-professional teams across a variety of healthcare settings. Approaching the complex work of nursing with humor and a positive attitude can improve resilience and decrease burn out. In this presentation, there will be discussion of how a positive and Christ-like attitude can help nurses thrive, not just survive, in the current healthcare environment.

Interactive Poster Presentations | 6-7:30 p.m.

Healthcare agency and organization vendors. Beverages will be available.

Breakout Sessions | 7:40-8:30 p.m. | Concurrent – Attend One Session

Nursing From a Patient’s Perspective
Pamela J. Erwin, D.Min.; Associate Dean of Professional Programs, Bethel University

Men in Nursing: Joys and Challenges
Tim Bredow, Ph.D., CNP, RN; Professor of Nursing, Bethel University
David Cheesebrow, MAPA, MA, RN; Associate Professor of Nursing, Bethel University
Dave Muhovich, MS, MPH, RN; Associate Professor of Nursing, Bethel University

Cultural Competence and the Nursing Profession—The Liberian Experience in the Ebola Epidemic
Beatrice J. Wisseh, BSN, RN; Staff Nurse, North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale, MN

The Risks of Compassionate Caregiving: Empathic Distress
Judy Connolly, D.Min., Board-certified Chaplain, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Maintaining Compassionate, Healing Environments Through a Trauma-Informed Delivery of Care Approach
Sandra Traudt, LICSW; Associate Professor of Social Work, Bethel University

Working in a Diverse Nursing Environment: Challenges and Rewards
MODERATOR | Julie De Haan, MSN, RN; Assistant Professor of Nursing, Bethel University
PANEL | Michelle Davenport, BSN, PHN, FCN, RN; Clinical Care Supervisor, HCMC,
Ligogo Cesar Muholeza, BSN, RN; Public Health Nurse,
Bruce Nelson, RN; Clinical Supervisor, Allina Health Clinics,
Jessica Yang, Bethel University Nursing Student Class of 2015 

Creating a Pipeline of Future Nurses: An Examination of a Summer Institute as a Way to Recruit High School Students to the Profession of Nursing
Lynnea Myers, MSN, PHN, CPNP, RN; Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Gustavus Adolphus College
With Gustavus Nursing Students: Haley Kemper, Kaylee Maxon, Benjamin Williams and Kelsey Zimmer


This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your organization and connect directly with Bethel nursing students, both undergraduate and graduate. If you have not participated as a vendor please consider doing so this year! Vendor organizations register for booth space during the evening event. Because of incentives for Bethel nursing students to interact with all vendors, you can expect a high volume of participants visiting your booth.

We appreciate our ongoing partnership with many of you and are excited for new partners to join us as well! Our nursing students look forward to their required participation in the symposium and hearing more about your organization for potential employment.


Rita Haglund or 651.638.6110.