2015 Roundtables

 roundtablesThe New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Grand Finale Summit hosted a series of concurrent breakfast roundtable discussions that allowed participants to self-select a topic of interest focused on their lived experience with the NCIN program. These discussions are designed to provide an opportunity for conference participants to engage in dialogue with colleagues. These discussions were one of the most important aspects of the conference and are summarized below. 
Full summary of each topic is available: PDF





SUSTAINING LEADERSHIP 
Discussion Leaders: Cory Boyd, EdD, RN and Mary Ann Glendon, PhD, RN 

Session Overview: 
1. Discuss successes and challenges of implementing leadership development activities with NCIN scholars. 
2. Identify best practices to support and enhance future leadership development programs. 

Session Objectives: 
1. Positive aspects of leadership development programs that resulted in accomplishing program goals. 
2. Pitfalls encountered and lessons learned from implementing leadership development programs. 
3. Best practices to sustain and enhance future leadership programs. 
SUSTAINING MENTORING: MARKETING FOR MENTORS, MENTORING BEYOND THE COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT 
Discussion Leaders: Shirley Farr, MSN, CNS, RNC and Pamela Galehouse, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNL 
 
Session Overview: 
Describe approaches to fostering mentoring programs for accelerated nursing students. 
 
Session Objectives: 
1. Discuss the need for mentors. 
2. Mentoring approaches used by NCIN grantees. 
3. Alternative approaches to foster mentoring (such as technology). 
4. Opportunities to collaborate and develop mentoring program among NCIN grantees. 
NCLEX STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP AND EFFECT CHANGE 
Discussion Leader: Julia Ward, PhD, RN and Patricia A Tabloski, PhD, GNP-BC, FGSA, 
FAAN 
 
Session Overview: 
Determine NCLEX-RN strategies to effect change in NCIN grantees’ program outcomes. 
 
Session Objectives: 
1. Rationale for developing effective NCLEX-RN strategies. 
2. NCLEX-RN strategies that can be used in various nursing programs. 
3. Additional NCLEX-RN strategies that have been used in NCIN grantees’ programs. 
GENERATIONAL LEARNERS (TRENDS AND TREND BREAKERS) 
Discussion Leaders: Yvonne Weideman, DNP, MBA, RN and Barbara Blozen, EdD 

Session Overview: 
Explore strategies for teaching to a range of generations all within the same classroom. 
 
Session Objectives: 
1. Learning needs of different generations. 
2. Strategies for teaching based on generational learners. 
3. Learning strategies for youthful learners. 
4. Teaching strategies to use when dealing with a range of generations within the classroom. 
 
LEGAL 
Discussion Leaders: Denise Tate, EdD, APRN-BC and Patricia Cowan, PhD, RN 

Session Overview: 
Examine innovative strategies to provide essential educational content by implementing reasonable 
accommodations for students with disabilities. 
 
Session Objectives: 
1. Barriers that participants have encountered in modifying required course/clinical coursework in 
order to afford students with disabilities an equal educational opportunity. 
2. NCIN grantee experiences in providing students with reasonable accommodations. 
3. Key issues in building a comprehensive diversity and inclusion plan for the recruitment and retention 
of underrepresented groups, including students with disabilities. 
SUSTAINING EFFORTS IN DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION 
Discussion Leaders: Sarah Shealy, RN, MSN, CNM, IBCLC and Cecil Holland, EdD, PhD 
 
Session Overview: 
Explore strategies and best practices related to sustainability of diversity and inclusion efforts in 
nursing education and practice. 
 
Session Objectives: 
1. Effective strategies to sustain and/or increase diversity and inclusion in nursing education/practice. 
2. Institutional practices that support increasing diversity in nursing education/practice. 
MARKETING STRATEGIES OR CAMPAIGNS FOR DIVERSE STUDENTS 
Discussion Leaders: Maria Rosario-Sims, EdD, RNC-OB, PNP-BC and 
Lisa Rosenberg, PhD, MSN, RN 
 
Session Overview: 
Describe the successes, challenges, and sustainability efforts experienced by NCIN grantees in their 
marketing and campaign strategies to attract students from underrepresented groups in nursing. 
 
Session Objectives: 
1. Marketing and campaign strategies taken by NCIN grantees to attract students from 
underrepresented groups in nursing. 
2. Compare successful strategies of BSN vs. MSN accelerated programs. 
3. Opportunities for collaborative projects. 
 
DIVERSITY RECRUITMENT 
Discussion Leaders: Jane Trainor, MS, RN and Bernadette Banda, MSN, BSN 
 
Session Overview: 
Identify best practices NCIN schools can use to increase the recruitment, enrollment, and success of a 
diverse student body. 
 
Session Objectives: 
1. Ways NCIN schools can best collaborate with campus admission/recruitment professionals to reach a 
more diverse pool of potential students. 
2. Cultural, attitudinal, and policy changes needed by NCIN schools/faculty to signal acceptance of 
different student backgrounds and ways of learning. 
3. Underserved populations in NCIN grantees’ specific communities. 
4. Local associations and organizations willing to support nursing students with financial aid and 
future employment. 
5. Academic, social, and financial resources needed to be in place to promote success for all students. 
 
Discussion Summary (coming soon)

EVALUATION OF THE OUTCOMES OF THE NCIN PROGRAM: METRICS USED 
Discussion Leaders: Ann Marie Mauro, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE and Lori Escallier, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC 
 
Session Overview: 
The learner will be able to identify the most important evaluation outcomes of the NCIN program at his 
or her own school. 
 
Session Objectives: 
1. How did you evaluate the NCIN program outcomes at your school? What metrics did you use? 
2. What was the single most important outcome that demonstrated the success of your NCIN program? 
3. What was the greatest challenge or barrier to your program’s success? 
4. What are some of the most important lessons you have learned in evaluating your NCIN program? 
5. In a few words, what is the key takeaway message you would like to share with others about the 
success of your NCIN program? 
 
 

Outcomes from the 2015 Roundtables: PDF