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Agenda for the Conference

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Thursday, May 1, 1997
8:00 p.m.--9:00 p.m. Welcoming Reception

Friday, May 2, 1997

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome
Barbara Donaho
8:40 a.m. Overview
Marjorie Beyers
Future scenarios, trends, issues to be discussed, outcomes of the conference
9:00 a.m. Scopes of Practice
Background--Winifred Carson
Policy Options:
ANA Scopes of Practice--Joanne Disch
Interdisciplinary Models--Mary Joan Ladden
Roles & Activities Across the Continuum--Ann Marie Brooks
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Legal Issues of Delegation/Accountability
Leonard Smith
Policy Options:
NCSBN Policies--Victoria Sheets
Consumer Driven Care--Leonard J. Smith
JCAHO/Health Care Systems--TBA
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Articulation of Education and Practice
Background-- Myrna Francis
Policy Options:
BSN--Mary Walker
Diversity in Meeting Community Needs--Mary Rapon
Foreign Graduates and Educational Requirements--Aileen Kishi
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Consensus Development
Facilitator--Barbara Nichols
5:00 p.m. Conclude for the day--
Dinner on your own

Saturday, May 3, 1997

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Assuring Continuing Competence--State of the Science
Background Paper--Dorothy del Bueno
Policy Options-- Marcia Stanhope
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Regulatory Systems-- Evolving Models
Background Paper-- Angela Antonelli
Policy Options:
Ontario Model--Joan Edwards
States Rights--Bruce Douglas
Crossing Borders--Carolyn Hutchenson
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Roles and Responsibilities of Professional Associations and Licensure Bodies
The Public Good versus Professional Self Interest
Policy Options:
State Board--Donna Mooney
State Nurses Association--Betty Dickson
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Consensus Development
Facilitator-- Barbara Nichols
5:00 p.m. Summary-- Where We Go from Here
Cecilia Mulvey
Barbara Donaho
6:30 p.m. Dinner
"Celebrating the Coalition on Nursing Futures"

Sunday, May 4, 1997

8:30 a.m.--1:30 p.m. Planning Committee, Coalition on Nursing Futures and Regulation
Map out assignment of issues that need further analysis--assignments
Web site materials.

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