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Pre-Conference Workshops

Saturday, Oct 16

8am - 11:30am
CE: 2.50

Workshop 1. Editor’s Workshop

  • Leslie H.Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
    Maine Desk LLC - Professional Editorial Services Editor in Chief, CIN
    Computers, Informatics, Nursing - Editor, Nurse Author & Editor

  • Separate registration fee: $195 Members; $215 Non-Members


Nurse leaders in practice, administration, and education have exciting ideas and innovations that would be beneficial to share with others. However, many are not familiar with the writing and publishing process and thus sharing through the professional literature, a traditional communication channel, can be a daunting task. In this workshop, Dr. Leslie Nicoll will use “Manuscript Success” as a method to demystify the publishing process and provide practical evidence-based strategies for achieving publication goals. Using presentation, audience participation, questions, and discussion, participants will gain knowledge and confidence in how to write manuscripts that will be favorably received by editors and reviewers. Identifying and overcoming pitfalls, ethical issues, and effective use of resources will also be discussed.

Learner Objectives:

  • State the five steps in the Manuscript Success process.
  • Describe two strategies authors can use that enhance manuscript acceptance. 
  • Identify one ethical issue related to authorship.
  • Create a realistic timeline for developing a scholarly portfolio.

Workshop 2. Evidence Based Practice

  • Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, NE-BC, DPFNAP, FAAN
    Senior Director of the Helene Fuld National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare at the Ohio State University. Her work is dedicated to research, education, and consultation focused on the development, integration, and sustainability of evidence-based practice in both academic and clinical settings.

  • Penelope F. Gorsuch, DNP, ,RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, ,USAF Col (ret)
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice, The Ohio State University College of Nursing, and assistant Director of the Clinical Core, Fuld Institute for EBP. Penelope assists with the design and execution of an evidence-based practice (EBP) five-day immersion virtual, in-person and modular program, two-day leadership course virtual and in-person, and implementation strategies modular program.
  • Separate registration fee: $185 Members; $200 Non-Members


Healthcare organizations in the future must be evidence-based. This preconference will enable you to build your competence (knowledge, skills and attitude) to lead these enterprises or to teach future leaders to do so. Topics for both leaders and educators will include; the foundational case that underpins the necessity for EBP in meeting the Quadruple Aim/achieving High Reliability, the steps of EBP methodology, the difference and synergies of research/EBP/QI/innovation, assessment of organizational and  personal readiness for EBP,  and the specific work required of leaders, to build and sustain an evidence-based enterprise.  

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify the connections between EBP, achieving High Reliability, and meeting the Quadruple Aim.
  2. Discuss the critical need for EBP as the standard approach to problem solving.
  3. Describe the 7-steps of the EBP methodology.
  4. Discriminate the differences and synergies of: research/EBP/QI/innovation.
  5. Synthesize multiple assessments to identify personal and organizational EBP leadership strengths and weaknesses.
  6. Create a personalized EBP action statement and timeline as a leader or as an educator.
8am - 11:30am
CE: 2.50

Registration and Signup

  1. These pre-conference workshops require a separate registration fee (separate from the regular conference).
  2. Each workshop requires a minimum attendance. If minimum attendance is not met, the workshop will be canceled and payment will be refunded.
  3. Sign up for either workshop using the Conference Registration Form (see button below).
  4. Select the appropriate conference registration type (or select "Workshop Only"), then select the appropriate workshop on the conference options pages that follow.

ALSN is closely monitoring CDC guidelines as well as the guidelines for the state of North Carolina.  We will provide a safe, healthy environment in accordance with CDC and state mandates.

ALSN is moving forward with an in person pre conference and conference. Should situations change, we are prepared to host an alternative virtual option.

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