This session examines the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Patient Care Technician (PCT) role in current practice models. Their contributions to patient care are acknowledged and lead to further questions: Is there a rationale for continuing their roles in acute care post-pandemic?
AONL Member and Nonmember Price: Complimentary
Deborah Laughon, Director of Professional Development, Advent Health, Fla.
She is also a faculty for the University of Phoenix, in their Master's of Nursing, Healthcare Science and Business programs in Online and for the Orlando, Florida campus. She is also faculty for Texas A & M, Master of Science in Nursing program. She teaches courses such as Health Care Finance, Economics, Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Health Policy and Ethics, and Organizational Learning.
Deborah has been very involved in the American Association of Critical Care Nursing, holding a number of positions, locally, nationally and currently is a member of AONE, STTI, and FNA. She is also active in the community and serves as a Board member on the Osceola Education Foundation, as well as community advisor for Keiser, OTech, and Adventist University.
She received her Bachelors in Nursing from Florida Southern College, her Masters in Health Sciences from Central Michigan University, her Masters in Nursing Education from University of Phoenix, and her Doctorate in Business from Nova Southeastern University. She holds a certification in Critical Care Nursing and Executive Nursing Practice.
Erin Van Kirk, Renown Health Director of Professional Practice, Reno, Nev.
Erin Van Kirk is a Director of Professional Practice and Clinical Education in her hometown of Reno, Nevada. She has been a nurse for 13 years at the same hospital she began her career as a Nurse Apprentice working with the geriatric and neuroscience patient populations. Since childhood she has always loved to teach and thus has found the best of both her passions in nursing education working with new graduate nurses and advocating for the practice of nursing in the hospital. Erin lives with her husband, their two kids and two dogs and enjoys camping and fishing in Reno-Tahoe.
SUPPORTED BY AN UNRESTRICTED GRANT FROM THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON FOUNDATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON CENTER FOR HEALTH WORKER INNOVATION
The program offers attendees the opportunity to earn up to 1.0 education contact hours.