Pre-Conference Workshops

2020 Pre-Conference Workshop


MNRS is proud to offer additional educational opportunities to the MNRS members and conference attendees.  We encourage you to explore adding one or more pre-conference workshops to your conference experience.  Please note that workshops will be help on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  Workshop participation requires registration and an additional fee.

Conference attendees can join either the full day conference or both half day conferences for an additional $330.00.
Conference attendees can join either of the half day conferences for an additional $230.00


Half-Day Workshop:
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Advancing and Sustaining EBP and Clinician Well-being in Healthcare Systems to Achieve Healthcare’s Quadruple Aim 

Workshop Speakers:
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN
Lynn Gallagher-Ford

Although findings from multiple studies have supported that evidence-based practice (EBP) and clinician well-being improves the quality and safety of healthcare and decreases costs, they are not consistently practiced and supported in clinical settings across the United States. Further, nurses across the nation report a lack of competency in EBP and sub-optimal health outcomes. This workshop will identify the current barriers and facilitators of EBP and clinician well-being. It will also identify evidence-based tactics to enhance EBP and nurse well-being in healthcare settings to improve healthcare quality, safety, costs and patient outcomes. Research-based models to advance EBP and nurse well-being will be highlighted along with key leadership strategies necessary to sustain evidence-based care and promote the highest level of wellness in nurses and clinicians.
Half-Day Workshop:
Wednesday, April 1, 202

Patient and Community Engagement Efforts to Support an Equitable Precision Health Future

Workshop Speakers:
Jill Peltzer, PhD, APRN-CNS
Luz Huntington Moskos, PhD, RN, CPN
Barbara Polivka, PhD, RN, FAAN
Vicki Hines-Martin, PhD, PMHCNS, FAAN

The aim of this workshop is to provide learners with an overview of engagement activities that serve to bridge individual patient, community and academic endeavors to improve health outcomes and introduce learners to the continuum of engagement activities ranging from patient engagement to community-engaged research to citizen science. The workshop is organized into four primary segments including 1) Patient engagement, 2) Community engagement, 3) Structure and implementation of advisory boards, and 4) Continuum of engagement from CBPR to citizen-science and participant-led research. We will address theoretical frameworks to understand the components of engagement and the varying levels of partnership. 

During the workshop, learners will discuss ways to engage individuals as partners in research and participate in small group exercises to identify appropriate stakeholders for an advisory board and draft an agenda for the first advisory board meeting. Agendas will include integrating stakeholder introductions, board mission, duration/frequency of meetings and research questions of interest. Discussion will follow with a lessons-learned format involving workshop facilitators. In groups, we will discuss realistic expectations and involvement from community stakeholders, messaging considerations, concerns regarding shared funding and authorship, and innovative approaches to citizen science initiatives. By the end of the workshop, learners will have compared differing levels of engagement, purpose and structure of Advisory Boards, and possible barriers to developing partnerships. The workshop will be facilitated by research and community engagement experts who have active or completed engagement components in their research projects including patient advocacy groups, Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), advisory boards and efforts towards citizen science.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1) Describe patient engagement for promoting person-centered research.

2) Explain community engagement to optimize population health research.
3) Examine the roles, structures, and process of advisory boards in patient and community engaged research.

4) Compare various levels of community engagement to include community-based participatory research, citizen science and participant-led research. 

Full-Day Workshop:
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Clinical Data Science for Beginners

Workshop Speakers:
Joachim Voss, PhD, RN, ACRN
Nicholas Schiltz, PhD
Andrew Reimer, PhD, RN
Scott Moore, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

This full day workshop offers a four-part intensive introduction to Clinical Data Science for nurses interested in analyzing electronic health record data (EHR). Over the course of the workshop the faculty will introduce the concepts and practices central to designing, executing, and presenting projects using EHR data. Participants will learn to define problems, conceptualize them as possible measures, and identify relevant variables in EHR data. We will describe key processes of working with EHR data table files to prepare the dataset for analysis. The workshop will also provide a review of current and emerging statistical and machine learning methodologies used in clinical data science, and then key concepts and practices in clinical data visualization to make the case for research findings.Through hands-on learning with R-statistical language and a synthetic, real-world-like clinical data set, participants will engage in a class-wide exercise to build statistical models and visualize data and outcomes.