17th Annual Nursing Research & Practice Symposium: Nursing Leadership

Date Thursday, April 20, 2017
5 - 9 p.m.
Location Bethel University - View maps and directions
Instructions for GuestsGuests can park in the West Lot when they arrive on campus and enter the Lundquist Community Life Center (CLC) where the Benson Great Hall is located.
RegistrationRegistration is now closed.

Event Description

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

“But we’ve always done it this way!” Making Innovative Change Happen
Sue Sendelbach, PhD, APRN CNS, FAHA, FAAN, Director of Nursing Research Allina Health

Interactive Poster Session | 6-7:30 p.m. | RC Gym

Healthcare agency and organization vendors. Beverages will be available.

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

Nurses are successful at the state capitol
Brielle Stoyke APRN, CNM, IBCLC

Leaders in Nursing Education: A Panel Discussion
Panel members, Diane Dahl PhD, RN; Karen Drake PhD, RN; and Krista Hoekstra MA, RN

Building and Leading a High-performing Critical Care Team
Karen Schulz RN, MSN; Pamela Sandberg RN, MSN; Pamela Madrid RN, MSN; Lynn Nelson RN, BSN

A Holistic approach to Labor and Birth
Karen Sonnenburg APRN, CNM

Successful Inter-professional Teams to Advance Research and Change Practice
Kristin Sandau PhD, RN, CNE, FAHA and Sue Sendelbach PhD, APRN CNS, FAHA, FAAN

A Journey into Nursing Leadership
Michelle Davenport MSN, PHN, FCN, RN

Minnesota Nurse Leaders: Opening Doors and Removing Barriers
Wendy Thompson DNP, MPH, PHN and Elizabeth Sether MHA, RN, LNHA

Poster Awards and Drawings for Vendor Prizes | 8:40-9 p.m. | RC Gym


Three (3) continuing education units (CEUs) are available at no cost for RN attendees if they attend the keynote, concurrent, and interactive poster presentation sessions. Register below.


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.

Vendor unload and parking: You can unload at the side entrance of the RC gym, and park in the East Lot nearest to the RC building.


Rita Haglund or 651.638.6110.