Wheat State Summit

2016 Wheat State Summit

The Wheat State Summit is a continuing education program that is geared toward advanced practice nurses. The Wheat State Summit is held every two years and is broken down into two separate events; The Western Kansas Advanced Nursing Practice Symposium which reaches advanced practice nurses on the western side of Kansas, and the Eastern Kansas Advanced Nursing Practice Symposium which reaches advanced practice nurses on the eastern side of Kansas. Locations of each of the symposiums may change from previous years.

2016 Wheat State Summit

The Wheat State Summit will be held again in 2016. The Western Kansas Advanced Nursing Practice Symposium will be held October 21-22, 2016 at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, 3000 Sternberg Dr., Hays, Kan. The Eastern Kansas Advanced Nursing Practice Symposium For Advanced Practice Nurses will be held December 9-10, 2016 on the campus of Pittsburg State University, 1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, Kan.; Day 1 will be in the Jack Overman Student Center and Day 2 will be in McPherson Hall.

Click here to download the 2016 Wheat State Summit brochure!

Program Overview

This symposium is designed to enhance the skills needed by the Advanced Practice Nurse to improve the overall quality of patient care.

Objectives

At the completion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Describe current and new treatment strategies to optimize clinical outcomes in select conditions.
  • Demonstrate enhanced clinical skills through hands-on sessions.
  • Explore current legislative updates affecting APRNs.

Target Audience

Advanced Practice Nurses

Hotel Accommodations

A limited block of rooms has been secured at the following hotels (Mention "APRN Conference" when making reservation):

Western Kansas Advanced Nursing Practice Symposium

Days Inn - 3205 Vine Street, Hays, Kan.
$65 - Single (Book by October 7, 2016)
Phone: (785) 628-8261

Fairfield Inn - 377 Mopar Drive, Hays, Kan.
$99 - Single (Book by September 29, 2016)
Phone: (785) 625-3344

Eastern Kansas Advanced Nursing Practice Symposium

Comfort Inn - 4009 Parkview Dr., Pittsburg, Kan.
$89.99 - Double Queen (Book by November 8, 2016)
Phone: (620) 231-8800

Credit

APRN: The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Centers, as an approved provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing, presents this offering for a maximum of 19 contact hours (Day 1 - 10 hours; Day 2 - 9 hours) credit applicable for relicensure of APRNs. Kansas Provider Number LT0056-0749, East; LT0086-1149, West.

Continuing education credit will be prorated according to documented attendance.

Pharmacology hours will be determined by presentation content.

Registration/Cancellation

Participants will have the opportunity to attend the full symposium or only one day. 

Click here to register online for the Western Kansas Advanced Nursing Practice Symposium!

Click here to register online for the Eastern Kansas Advanced Nursing Practice Symposium!

Registration fees are:

Full Symposium:
Early Bird Discount - $290 ($190 for students) if postmarked by: Sept. 30, 2016 (West) or Nov. 11, 2016 (East)
Registration - $340 ($240 for students) if postmarked by: Oct. 12, 2016 (West) or Nov. 30, 2016 (East)
Late Registration - $350 ($250 for students) if postmarked after Oct. 12, 2016 (West) or Nov. 30, 2016 (East)

Single-Day:
Early Bird Discount - $170 ($100 for students) if postmarked by: Sept. 30, 2016 (West) or Nov. 11, 2016 (East)
Registration - $210 ($115 for students) if postmarked by: Oct. 12, 2016 (West) or Nov. 30, 2016 (East)
Late Registration - $220 ($125 for students) if postmarked after Oct. 12, 2016 (West) or Nov. 30, 2016 (East)
* Must be currently enrolled in post-baccalaureate program to be

Registrations will not be processed until payment is received. Purchase orders from organizations will be accepted.

A $15 charge will be assessed for cancellations on or before October 12, 2016 (Western); November 30, 2016 (Eastern). No refunds will be made after this date. The sponsors of this program reserve the right to cancel all programs and return all fees. The liability of the sponsors is limited to the course fees. The sponsors will not be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants, including but not limited to airline cancellation charges or hotel deposits.

Agenda

Day 1: Western - October 21, 2016; Eastern - December 9, 2016

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

 

Registration

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Full Practice Authority - Nebraska's Story
LeAnn Holmes, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP; and LaDonna Hart, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45 - 11:45 a.m.

HPV ... The Little Virus that COULD ... Be Eradicated!
Mary Ryan, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

11:45 - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch: 2016 Legislative Issues 
Western - Michelle Hull Knowles, APRN, MSN,FNP-BC
Eastern - Ronda Eagleson, MN, RN, FNP-BC

12:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Pain Management: Pharmacological Options and Avoiding Opioid Abuse
Jennifer Surprise, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, AP-PMN

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Medication Update & Lab Values (Western)
Todd Meier, Pharm.D., BCPS

Infective Disease Topics: Antibiotic Guidelines and Dosing (Eastern)
Jeffery Thompson, Pharm.D.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Alternative and Complementary Therapies
Ceena Owens, BGS, RN, BCTMB

5:30 p.m.

Evaluations

Day 2: Western - October 22, 2016; Eastern - December 10, 2016

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Registration

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Kansas Heart & Stroke Collaborative - A RuralClinically Integrated Network Model
Robert P. Moser, Jr. M.D.  

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

KISS Bootcamp
Craig Shipley, APRN, FNP-BC, CNRN  

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 - 12:15 p.m.

Sports Injuries: Yes, You Can Treat This
Western - Polly Wimer, RN, MSN, CPNP; and Denise Brewster, RN, CPNP, DNP
Eastern - Amy Hite, DPN, APRN, FNP-BC 

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch: Student Poster Presentations
Western - Fort Hays State University FNP Student Project Presentations
Eastern - Pittsburg State University, School of Nursing DNP Student Poster Presentations

1:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

 

Ortho: Casting/Splinting
Western - Polly Wimer, RN, MSN, CPNP; and Denise Brewster, RN, CPNP, DNP
Eastern - To be determined

Update on Hearing Evaluations, Hearing Disorders, and Hearing Aids
Western - C. Frederick Britten, Ph.D.,CCC-A; and Dennis Ries, Ph.D., CCC-A
Eastern - To be determined

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

 

Break

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

 

Ortho: Casting/Splinting
Western - Polly Wimer, RN, MSN, CPNP; and Denise Brewster, RN, CPNP, DNP
Eastern - To be determined

Update on Hearing Evaluations, Hearing Disorders, and Hearing Aids
Western - C. Frederick Britten, Ph.D.,CCC-A; and Dennis Ries, Ph.D., CCC-A
Eastern - To be determined

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Wrap up/Evaluation

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