29th Annual Nebraska Nurse Practitioners Virtual Conference: Re-Focusing for the Future

Friday, February 19, 2021, 8:00am-6:45pm &/or  Saturday, February 20, 2022, 8:00am-5:00pm.


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Please Read-Important Conference Details:


  • Although the conference will be virtual this year, we will still be offering an engaging and interactive experience for all attendees. We will be using the event app, Whova. Whova allows attendees to live stream speaker sessions, post questions, network online with other attendees, virtually visit exhibitors, chat, post comments and ideas on Community Boards, and more! Download the app now and keep your eye out for emails with more information. We look forward to 'seeing' you at the conference!
  • All sessions will be recorded and available to watch for up to 14 days after the live conference dates. In order to award the correct amount of continuing education, we will run reports 14 days post-program, which will tell us which sessions you attended, and then evaluations will be sent based on your attended sessions. Again, this will not be done until 14 days after the live sessions.
  • The first 300 registrants who register prior to February 4th, 2021 will receive a “survival kit” in the mail. Please register with the address you wish this kit to be sent to. 


Value: $400.00

  • NNP member $300
  • Non-member $400 (includes a one-year NNP membership)
  • Students $30


We welcome all nurse practitioners, nurses, nursing students, and healthcare providers interested in updates on best practices in clinical care.


The Nebraska Nurse Practitioners Conference is an annual conference directed at educating advanced practice nurses about best practices in clinical care.


Program Objectives:

  • Identify the role of the Nurse Practitioner as a leader in the field
  • Implement evidenced-based practice recommendations in clinical care
  • Establish practices that support patient safety
  • Develop professional networks


In order to receive continuing education hours for this event you must have: paid in full, completed and submitted an evaluation that will be emailed to you, and attested attendance at individual sessions in their entirety.


Friday, February 19th, 2021:


Time Agenda
7:45am Log on to Virtual platform
7:55am Welcome, Housekeeping Items, and Announcements
8:00-9:00am Wellness & Lifestyle: Caring for the Patient & Yourself-Deborah Kiley, DNP, ANP, FAANP
9:15-10:15am Patient Engagement: Using the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing-Deborah Kiley, DNP, ANP, FAANP
10:15-11:00am Break and Exhibitors
11:00-12:00pm Breakout Sessions
1) To Vape, or Not to Vape-Lisa Fuchs, EdD, MHA, RRT, CTTS, CHWC
2) Parkinson's vs PSP Progressive Supranuclear Palsy-Dr. Stephen Bonasera, MD, PhD
12:00-1:00pm Lunch with Speaker: COVID-19-Mark Rupp, MD
1:15-2:15pm Breakout Sessions
1) A Study Investigating Critical Safety Behaviors for N95 Use in Healthcare-Elizabeth Beam, PhD, RN
2) Low Dose Naltrexone-Tim Redline, PharmD (No Contact Hours Awarded)
2:15-3:00pm Break and Exhibitors
3:15-4:15pm Breakout Sessions
1) Starting a House Call Business-Jenni Gallagher, MSN, APRN-NP
2) Heart Failure Management in 2021-Teri Diederich, MSN, APRN-NP
4:30-5:30pm Breakout Sessions
1) Pediatric Ocular Emergencies: How to Manage in 5 Minutes- Donny Suh, MD
2) Dental Emergencies in Primary Care- Jay D. Hansen, DDS
5:45-6:45pm Breakout Sessions
1) The Use of Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics in Practice-Steven Stoner, PharmD, BCPP (1.0 Pharm hour)
2) When You're Out of Options: Compounding as a Therapeutic Alternative-Tim Redline, PharmD (No Contact Hours Awarded)



Saturday, February 20, 2021:


Time Agenda
7:45am Log on to Virtual Platform
7:55am Welcome, Housekeeping Items, and Announcements
8:00-9:00am See the Power of Humor-Nancy Norton, RN
9:15-10:15am Breakout Sessions
1) Concussions: Current Recommendations and Practices-Natalie Ronshaugen, MD, FAAP
2) ADHD Update-Steven Stoner, PharmD, BCPP
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30am Breakout Sessions
1) Autism Spectrum-Lisa Logsden, Psy. D
2) Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: 2019 Guideline Review-Heidi Kile, APRN
11:45-1:00pm NNPs Business Meeting and Awards (No Contact Hours Awarded)
1:15-2:15pm Practicing Playful Presence...the Future is Now!-Nancy Norton, RN
2:30-3:30pm General Session: CARES Act Update-Terry Thomas, MA MSN, APRN, FNP-BC & Miranda Kliment, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
3:45-4:45pm Breakout Sessions
1) Women's Health Pelvic Floor Restructuring-Not Just Kegels-Lori Thomsen, PT, MPT, PRC
2) Sepsis in Rural Health Care-Diane Jackson, APRN-FNP
4:45-5:00pm Conference Wrap-up


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This activity is being jointly provided by Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development and Nebraska Nurse Practitioners.

Continuing Education

Nurses: 21.0 contact hours awarded.* MW MSD Provider Approval #: 1022-1

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Pharmacotherapeutic contact hours are pending.


*Up to 21.0 contact hours will be awarded for this conference. Each individual will be awarded contact hours based on the number of sessions they choose to attend and complete in entirety.


Virtual Only. Details will be emailed to you shortly after you register.


Friday Presenters:

Deborah Kiley, DNP, ANP, FAANP

Tim Redline, PharmD

Jenni Gallagher, MSN, APRN-NP

Lisa Fuchs, EdD, MHA, RRT, CTTS, CHWC

Elizabeth Beam, PhD, RN

Donny Suh, MD

Mark Rupp, MD

Teri Diederich, MSN, APRN-NP

Jay D. Hansen, DDS

Steven Bonasera, MD, PhD

Steven Stoner, PharmD, BCPP


Saturday Presenters:

Steven Stoner, PharmD, BCPP

Nancy Norton, RN

Lisa Logsden, Psy. D.

Natalie Ronshaugen, MD, FAAP

Diane Jackson, APRN-FNP

Lori Thomsen, PT, MPT, PRC

Terry Thomas, MA, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Miranda Kliment, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Heidi Kile, APRN


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Course Materials

Handouts will be available here when we receive them from the presenters.

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Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development

720 N. 87th Street

Omaha, NE 68114


For questions about this course, contact tara.millerdonohue@methodistcollege.edu.


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