Event Details

The ONL NJ Mission statement supports improving care through a shared vision for advancing knowledge through innovative research, quality improvement endeavors and life-long learning. ONL NJ believes that innovation is to bring forward positive change for a population of people who are affected by a pervasive unmet need. In nursing and healthcare, new innovations must address how to advance quality outcomes. These advancements can be through one or more of the six domains of quality (e. g., safe, efficient, effective, equitable, timely, and patient-centered). Nursing history is rich with innovation efforts to advance the profession. Nursing has recently experienced a new resurgence of focus on innovation through academics, practice, research, and scholarship. Nursing must continue to evolve and meet the contemporary needs of our peers and the people which we serve. Embracing the power of innovation as a profession can help us address the many pervasive unmet nursing and healthcare needs across the globe.


Please join ONL NJ in exploring how nurse leaders can Advance Nursing Science Through Innovative Research fostering nurses to pioneer initiatives and processes to improve patient care and experience giving nurses opportunities and confidence to learn, create, and launch advances in excellent patient and family care.


Learning Outcome: At the conclusion of this program, participants will recognize the importance of Advancing Nursing Science Through Innovative Research and will self-report confidence in initiating a nursing research project within 60 days of returning to their practice.

Eighty percent of the learners will report that they have confidence in initiating some form of nursing research that will advance research, scholar, and practice within their practice setting.

Successful completion of the program is defined as attendance for 100 percent of the learning session and a completed course evaluation.


Continuing Nursing Education Credits: This activity has been submitted to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for approval to award contact hours. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nursing Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Agenda

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in and Poster Presentations
Participants check-in, enjoy breakfast and visit with poster presenters.
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome & Opening Comments
ONL NJ president, Mary Jo Loughlin will open the conference with a welcome. Lora Bognar, chair of the ONL NJ Research Committee will layout the plans for the day.
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Keynote Session
The Art and Science of Hope: One Researcher's Journey
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Poster Session
Participants visit poster presentations.
10:15 AM - 10:25 AM
ONL NJ Political Action Committee Message
A brief introduction of the ONL NJ Political Action Committee, it's origins and purpose.
10:25 AM - 10:45 AM
Podium Presentation
A selected presentation from the abstracts submitted for the conference of a research study, evidence-based practice, or performance improvement project with outcomes that resulted in a chan...
A selected presentation from the abstracts submitted for the conference of a research study, evidence-based practice, or performance improvement project with outcomes that resulted in a change in practice.
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10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Tips to Select the Correct Statistics for Your Research Question
Presentation Objectives:At the completion of the session, attendees will be able to identify one statistical method used to compare variables.At the completion of the session, attendees will...
Presentation Objectives:

At the completion of the session, attendees will be able to identify one statistical method used to compare variables.
At the completion of the session, attendees will recognize data patterns and state and how patterns influence statistics.
At the completion of the session, attendees will value the importance of early collaboration in research planning to strengthen study outcomes.
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11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Announce Poster Awards
The first, second and third place award winners will be announced.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Networking Luncheon
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
A Statewide Study of Nurses' Perception of the Work Environment at Hospitals in New Jersey
The primary investigators present the latest research on the Nursing Workplace Environment and Staffing Council (NWESC) initiative. The discussion will cover the findings from the pre-NWESC ...
The primary investigators present the latest research on the Nursing Workplace Environment and Staffing Council (NWESC) initiative. The discussion will cover the findings from the pre-NWESC Qualitative Study measuring the Healthy Work Environment standards over a three-year period and will provide an overview of the outcomes from the recent study. The most recent study examined nurses' perception of the healthy work environment at hospitals across New Jersey.
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1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Podium Presentation
A selected presentation from the abstracts submitted for the conference of a research study, evidence-based practice, or performance improvement project with outcomes that resulted in a chan...
A selected presentation from the abstracts submitted for the conference of a research study, evidence-based practice, or performance improvement project with outcomes that resulted in a change in practice.
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1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Podium Presentation
A selected presentation from the abstracts submitted for the conference of a research study, evidence-based practice, or performance improvement project with outcomes that resulted in a chan...
A selected presentation from the abstracts submitted for the conference of a research study, evidence-based practice, or performance improvement project with outcomes that resulted in a change in practice.
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2:10 PM - 2:20 PM
Wrap Up and Closing
2:20 PM - 2:35 PM
Program Evaluations & Adjournment
Participants will complete the electronic program evaluation. The conference is adjourned.

Speakers

  • Mary Jo Loughlin (CNO Senior VP Patient Care Services at Hunterdon Health)

    Mary Jo Loughlin

    CNO Senior VP Patient Care Services at Hunterdon Health

    Mary Jo Loughlin, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
    After graduating high school, Mary Jo Loughlin attended and Graduated from Somerset Technical Institute as an LPN and began working at Hunterdon Medical Center. She immediately enrolled in an accelerated program at Raritan Valley Community College and obtained her RN degree. She continued to work as a staff RN at Hunterdon Medical Center and developed her leadership skills. She obtained her BSN from Gwynedd-Mercy College, her Master’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her DNP from Thomas Edison State University.
    Mary Jo has held multiple nursing leadership positions in the organization and is currently the Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at Hunterdon Healthcare. She is actively involved in the Magnet process as a Magnet Steering Committee member and has been a document writer for the past three designations, including the current designation.
    In addition, she has held several leadership positions in professional organizations that include, Co-Chair Nurse Manager Advisory Committee for NJHA; Co-Chair Organization of Nurse Leaders (ONL) NJ Mentorship Committee and is currently a board member for ONL NJ. Dr. Loughlin will serve as president of ONL NJ for the 2024-2025 term.

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  • Lora Bognar (Director of The Valley Hospital)

    Lora Bognar

    Director of The Valley Hospital

    Lora Bognar, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, NE-BC is director of the NPD/Simulation Center at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. Lora is the chair of the ONL NJ Research Committee.

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  • Susan Fowler (Contributing Faculty at Walden University)

    Susan Fowler

    Contributing Faculty at Walden University

    Susan Fowler, PhD, RN, CRRN, NE-BC, FCNS
    45 years as a registered nurse, former critical care and neuroscience clinical nurse specialist, nurse scientist/clinical nurse researcher, former Director evidence based practice, patient safety, quality, research, education, Magnet. Chief Nurse for Research at a VA healthcare system.

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  • Mildred Kowalski (Nurse Manager at Morristown Medical Center - Atlantic Health System)

    Mildred Kowalski

    Nurse Manager at Morristown Medical Center - Atlantic Health System

    Mildred Kowalski, PhD, RN, NE-BC, CCRP, is the Nurse Research Manager at Atlantic Health System.

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  • Stephanie Chiu (Statistical Scientist at Atlantic Health System)

    Stephanie Chiu

    Statistical Scientist at Atlantic Health System

    Stephanie Chiu, MS, MPH, Statistical Scientist, Atlantic Health System

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  • Kari Mastro (Director of Penn Medicine)

    Kari Mastro

    Director of Penn Medicine

    Kari A. Mastro PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN is the Director of Practice, Innovation and Research, Penn Medicine Princeton Health

    Dr. Mastro is responsible for practice, innovation and research across Penn Medicine Princeton Health. She also serves as faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. As a national leader and scientist, Dr. Mastro contributions at state-international levels span executive leadership, care delivery, and health policy. She has focused her career on ensuring the care provided to women and children is of supreme quality regardless of where care is provided and who is providing that care. Her research and leadership in patient- and family-centered care delivery models has transformed and bridged the gap in care while addressing modern issues confronting children’s health. As an advocate for nursing and children's healthcare, Dr. Mastro leads local, regional, and national board initiatives maximizing care and minimizing childhood morbidity and mortality. She has received many awards for her work, is well published in the fields of nursing leadership, children’s healthcare, and patient- and family-centered care and speaks nationally and internationally on these topics.
    Dr. Mastro received her BSN from The Catholic University of America, her MSN from Seton Hall University, and her Ph.D. in Nursing at the University of Colorado.

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  • Susan Weaver (Nurse Scientist at Hackensack Meridian Health)

    Susan Weaver

    Nurse Scientist at Hackensack Meridian Health

    Susan H. Weaver, PhD, RN, CRNI, NEA-BC

    Susan Heidenwolf Weaver is a nurse scientist at the Ann May Center for Nursing at Hackensack Meridian Health and the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, the state nursing workforce center. As a nurse scientist, Weaver’s program of research is on the nursing workforce, particularly underrepresented groups such as administrative supervisors, licensed practical nurses, and nurses working the night shift.

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Tickets

Early Bird Member

Member ticket purchased by May 7.

Member Early Bird Price $125
Member

Admit one ONL NJ member.

Member Price $150
Non-member

Admit one non-member.

Standard Price $200
Group of Three

Three attendees at $175 each

Standard Price $525
Group of Four

Four attendees at $175 each.

Standard Price $700
Group of Five

Five attendees at $175 each.

Standard Price $875
Group of Six

Six attendees at $175 each.

Standard Price $1,050
Podium or Poster Presenter

This ticket is for the presenters who were selected for podium or poster presentations.

Standard Price $125

Venue

New Jersey State Hospital Association

760 Alexander Road
Princeton, New Jersey

If you have any questions please contact Susan Cholewka

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