Kansas City Clinical Faculty Academy

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A collaborative project of:
Collegiate Nurse Educators of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City Area Nurse Executives
The Health Alliance of MidAmerica, LLC

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and MHA Health Institute.
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Dates & Location

Thursday, Jan. 9, and Friday, Jan. 10

Saint Luke's Health System Offices
901 E 104th St.
Kansas City, Mo.

This seminar is complimentary. Register on or before Friday, Jan. 3.

Program materials and lunch are provided. Class size is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must attend the two-day academy in its entirety to receive a certificate of completion and 12.5 continuing nursing education contact hours (no partial credit will be awarded).


This academy is intended for bachelor’s-prepared nurses that are interested in serving as adjunct clinical faculty and currently are working on their master’s degree or soon will be working on their master’s degree. The Missouri State Board of Nursing offers Clinical Faculty Academy participants a waiver to teach clinical education in a baccalaureate nursing program if they are making progress toward a master’s degree in nursing and have attended the two-day Clinical Faculty Academy.


The Clinical Faculty Academy is a communitywide training program for registered nurses serving as adjunct clinical faculty at nursing schools in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Our mission is to develop qualified staff nurses for the role of clinical nurse educators to increase faculty workforce, and expand and sustain enrollments in schools of nursing.


Upon completion of each day’s curriculum, participants will be able to:

Day 1

  1. identify and use the context and processes necessary for program planning and curriculum development that meet accreditation and profession standards
  2. discuss the legal issues related to the education of students' in a clinical setting
  3. describe the predictors, barriers and best practices for effective student learning in clinical settings
  4. discuss the tools and processes needed to evaluate student clinical performance at various levels in the curriculum

Day 2

  1. explore challenges and strategies to effectively balance multiple roles as staff, adjunct clinical instructor, and other professional and/or life roles
  2. describe the purpose and approaches for clinical pre and post-conferences
  3. discuss issues and methods to deal with difficult students in a clinical setting
  4. integrate best practices of clinical teaching into the clinical adjunct role


Day 1

7:30 a.m. — Registration and Coffee

8 a.m. — Welcome and Introductions

8:30 a.m. — Why We Are Here – The Purpose of the Clinical Faculty Academy and the Importance of Curricular Design in Nursing Education
Nelda Godfrey, Ph.D., R.N., ACNS-BC, FAAN
Associate Dean, Innovative Partnerships and Practice, University of Kansas School of Nursing

9:45 a.m. — Break

10 a.m. — Legal Issues in Clinical Education
Joy Roberts, J.D., MSN, FNP-BC
University of Missouri-Kanas City School of Nursing

11:30 a.m. — Lunch (provided)

12:15 p.m. — Student Learning in the Clinical Setting
Melissa Timmons, MSN, R.N.-BC
Assistant Professor, William Jewell College

1:40 p.m. — Clinical Evaluation: Concepts and Processes
Karin Roberts, Ph.D., R.N., CNE
Consultant, Assessment Technologies Institute
Professor, Research College of Nursing/Rockhurst University

3 p.m. — Break

3:15 p.m. — Clinical Evaluation Tools
Susan Kasal-Chrisman, Ph.D., R.N.
Professor, Research College of Nursing/Rockhurst

Alisa Barker, MSN, R.N., CCRN
System Clinical Education Specialist, Saint Luke's Health System

4:30 p.m. — Summary and Adjournment

Day 2

8:15 a.m. — Opening and Announcements

8:30 a.m. — Panel Discussion: Multiple Roles – From Staff to Teacher
Rebecca Saxon, Ph.D., R.N., Moderator
Research College of Nursing/Rockhurst University
Jackie Kusek, MSN, R.N.
Saint Luke’s Health System
Holly Miles, MSN, R.N.
Research College of Nursing
Dena Oertle, MSN, R.N., CPN
Children’s Mercy Hospital

10 a.m. — Break

10:15 a.m. — Conducting Pre and Post-Clinical Conferences
Jennifer Ferguson, MSN, R.N.
Assistant Professor, MidAmerica Nazarene University

11:45 a.m. — Lunch (provided)

12:30 p.m. — Dealing with Difficult Students
Martha Blackman, MSN, R.N.
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Avila University

Lonna Boen, MSN, R.N.
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Avila University

2 p.m. — Break

2:15 p.m. — Creating a Positive Learning Environment
Sharon Little-Stoetzel, Ph.D., R.N.
Associate Dean Undergraduate Nursing/Professor of Nursing, Graceland University

3:30 p.m. — Summary and Adjournment

Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement
image001 In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the MHA Health Institute and AXIS Medical Education. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 12.5 contact hours.

Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Requirements for credit:

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 p.m. ET January 29, 2020. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation.
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.

AXIS Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact AXIS at info@axismeded.org.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

 Name of Faculty or Presenter  Reported Financial Relationship
 Nelda Godfrey, Ph.D., R.N., ACNS-BC, FAAN  Nothing to disclose
 Joy Roberts, J.D., MSN, FNP-BC
 Nothing to disclose
 Melissa Timmons, MSN, R.N.-BC
 Nothing to disclose
 Karin Roberts, Ph.D., R.N., CNE
 Nothing to disclose
 Susan Kasal-Chrisman, Ph.D., R.N.
 Nothing to disclose
 Alisa Barker, MSN, R.N., CCRN
 Nothing to disclose
 Rebecca Saxon, Ph.D., R.N., CNE
 Nothing to disclose
 Jennifer Ferguson, MSN, R.N.
 Nothing to disclose
 Jackie Kusek, MSN, R.N.
 Nothing to disclose
 Dena Oertle, MSN, R.N., CPN  Nothing to disclose
 Holly Miles, MSN, R.N.
 Nothing to disclose
 Martha Blackman, MSN, R.N.
 Nothing to disclose
 Lonna Boen, MSN, R.N.
 Nothing to disclose
 Sharon Little-Stoetzel, Ph.D., R.N.
 Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

 Name of Planner/Manager  Reported Financial Relationship
 Jean Klindt  Nothing to disclose
 Kathryn Nadlman, MBA  Nothing to disclose
 Dee Morgillo, M.Ed., CHCP  Nothing to disclose
 Sharon Little-Stoetzel, Ph.D., R.N.
 Nothing to disclose
 Nelda Godfrey, Ph.D ACNS-BC, FAAN
 Nothing to disclose

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Americans with Disabilities Act
In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact Jean Klindt, MHA, Manager of Workforce Programs at jklindt@mhanet.com before the meeting dates.