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APRN "Boot Camp" free with paid registration to Conference Day 1

Dive in and get need-to-know information! The perfect in-person course for brand new APRNs, practitioners anxious to open and run their own practice, NPs who are changing jobs or experienced APRNs who want to know recent policy, reg and law updates.



Relevant and vital information to aid to your success

Learn what to expect and the best way to go about getting started in practice including credentialing, getting your NPI and DEA number and securing state drug control approval.


Get veteran APRN advice on smart ways to keep track and up to date on your continuing education.


Discover the power and importance of Professional Advocacy, why belonging to professional organizations is key to practitioner success and the many benefits of precepting and mentoring to your growth as a practitioner.


Find out the best ways to go about your job search, build a successful CV and perform well in interviews.


Learn how to be your own best advocate in contract negotiations and get prepared for transition into practice.


Understand how certifying organizations define scope of practice and specific ways to approach scope of practice decisions.


Review state laws governing prescribing and discuss recommendations for safe prescribing.


APRN Coalition Conference 2023 -- DAY 1 Schedule

Tuesday, April 25


Please be aware that some sessions run concurrently -- they will occur at the same time as other sessions.


* Objectives, CE and pharmacology count for each session can be viewed and/or downloaded here


9:00 - 11:00 am

SESSION IS FULL. 98 Nexplanon Certification (No CE credit)

SESSION IS FULL. 99 IUD Placement Certification (No CE credit)

(Placement training for single handed IUS loader for Mirena and Kyleena)

12:00 - 1:30 pm

100 Clinical Assessment and Data in Opioid Use Disorder: How to Manage Relevant Findings

* This session meets the KBN 1.5 contact hour for the CAPA-CS dual requirement.

• Wendy Fletcher, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

2:00 – 3:30 pm

110 Get With the Guidelines: Updates and Recommendations for Hepatitis C and the Path to Elimination

• Allison Hobbs MSN, APRN, FNP-C

• Tracy Gowan, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

2:00 – 3:30 pm 111 Exploring Disequilibrium in the Gut Microbiota and its Effect on Overall Health

• Collan Darnall, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ENP-C

2:00 – 3:30 pm 112 Nurse Suicide Prevention: One is Too Many

* This session meets the KBN one- time specific suicide prevention 1.0 contact hour requirement.

• Julie A. Marfell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

2:00 – 3:30 pm 113 Is it Viral? Infectious Illnesses in Children in the Primary Care Setting

• Susan R. Noel, DNP, APRN

2:00 – 3:30 pm 114 Intrapartum Complications Update

• Dolores (Dee) Polito, DNP, APRN, CNM, FACM

• Cathy Cook, DNP, APRN, CNM, FACNM

2:00 – 3:30 pm 115 The Hidden Cerebrovascular Accident

• Elizabeth Wise APRN, FNP-BC, ANVP-BC

2:00 – 3:30 pm 116 Caring for Individuals with Eating Disorders: The Nurse Practitioner Role

• Sarah Schirmer, DNP, M Ed., APRN, PMHNP-BC

2:00 - 5:30 pm | Workshops

117 X-Ray Initial Evaluation Workshop

• Delwin B. Jacoby, APRN, DNP, PNP-C, FNP-C, AGN-C

2:00 - 5:30 pm | Workshops 118 APRN Boot Camp (3.0 CE contact hours)

• Judi Kuric DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C

• Elizabeth Partin DNP, APRN FAANP

• Julianne Z. Ewen DNP, FNP- BC, FAANP

• Julie Ossege PhD, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP

4:00 - 5:30 pm | Breakout Sessions 120 Nephrology and Hypertension for the Family Nurse Practitioner

• Ashutosh Lohe, MD

4:00 - 5:30 pm | Breakout Sessions 121 What Does A.P.R.N. Really Mean? Are You an Advocate in Politics Representing Nursing?

• Dolores (Dee) Polito, DNP, APRN, CNM, FACNM

4:00 - 5:30 pm | Breakout Sessions 122 Healthy People 2030 and Primary Care Implications

• Lucy Mays, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

4:00 - 5:30 pm | Breakout Sessions 123 The Victorian Roots of the Anti-Vaccine Debate

• Michael Kuduk, MD

4:00 - 5:30 pm | Breakout Sessions 124 To Pap or Not to Pap: That is the Question!

• Ta’Neka C. Lindsay, DNP, APRN, WH-AGPC, NP-BC

4:00 - 5:30 pm | Breakout Sessions 125 Acute COVID 19: Consequences and Considerations for Future Management

• Kathy Noyes, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC

4:00 - 5:30 pm | Breakout Sessions 126 Screening for Non-Pharmacological Addictions

• McKena Campbell, M.Ed, LPCC

5:30 - 6:30 pm |

Dinner Break

6:30 - 8:00 pm

130 Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Update on the Evidence

• Kathleen M. Chard, PhD

Join your APRN Colleagues in Lexington this spring

Coalition Conference packs a lot of information into four days. This is the thirty-fifth year for the event that has grown to be a favorite of both attendees and presenters. KANPNM is pleased to be among the first events to enjoy the newly renovated Central Bank Center in downtown Lexington, Ky. , home to Rupp Arena. The Center is truly the "center" of activity for the city and within an easy stroll to numerous shops, restaurants and bars.


Coalition Conference Goals and Objectives


The purpose of the conference is to offer professional presentations and practical workshops that promote clinical excellence and improve the quality of care provided by

the healthcare practitioner. By attending this conference and participating in the educational sessions, the attendee will be able to:


1. Consult with experts in primary and acute care specialties.

2. Discuss issues related to Primary Care/Adult Health, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Acute Care, Midwifery, and Psychiatric practice.

3. Develop assessment and clinical management skills.

4. Evaluate current and new treatment methods and pharmacologic therapies.

5. Identify issues that affect advanced practice including reimbursement, malpractice, clinical practice guidelines and new technologies.

6. Increase advanced practice skills to provide expanded services.


Review the entire APRN Coalition Conference Schedule here.


Ready to register for Day 1 or the entire conference? Click here.









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