Nursing in Nebraska

Nursing in Nebraska
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Nursing practice is constantly evolving and knowledge about the current trends in the area is necessary. Nursing in Nebraska will provide healthcare professionals ways to identify current and emerging trends impacting nursing care and describe appropriate strategies and nursing response.

Designed for

Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and Other Interested Health Care Providers

Jointly Provided By

Creighton University School of Medicine
Creighton University Office of Continuing Education
CHI Health


To provide current information related to nursing practice and evidence-based practice recommendations to improve patient outcomes for healthcare professionals


  • Identify two strategies to enhance recognition of a sudden change in patient condition
  • Identify two priority interventions for the primary nurse to initiate to promote positive outcomes when a patient has a sudden change in condition
  • Discover antibiotics which can be used for resistance organisms
  • Review the emerging pathogen Candida auris
  • Identify and reduce barriers to care and safety risks
  • Identify resources to empower older adults to live life to the fullest as they age
  • Examine human trafficking and how it looks realistically in Nebraska
  • List tools for when you suspect trafficking
  • Recognize workplace violence in its many forms and how to respond
  • Determine what can be done to promote resiliency and recovery for victims of WPV
  • Identify current and emerging drug trends
  • Summarize drug-trafficking in Nebraska and law enforcement’s response


8 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:35 a.m.
Early Recognition of Patient Condition Change: Case Scenarios


9:35 a.m.
Emerging Infectious Diseases

Renuga Vivekanandan, MD
David Quimby, MD

10:35 a.m.

10:50 a.m.
Nursing: The Safety Net of Our Geriatric Community

Alice Tvrdik, APRN, NP

11:50 a.m.

12:35 p.m.
SAFE-T (Salvation Army’s Fight to End Trafficking)

Teshawna Sawyer

1:35 p.m.

1:50 p.m.
Workplace Violence: Recognition, Response, Resiliency, and Recovery

Erick Hill, PhD, MLS

2:50 p.m.
Current Drug Trends

Brandon Kirkley

3:50 p.m.
Closing Remarks, Evaluation and Adjournment

Heartland Events Center Bosselman Conference Center
700 East Stolley Park Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
United States