2023 Nursing Leadership Summit

March 13-14, 2023 * Bellagio Las Vegas * Las Vegas, NV

2023 Nursing Leadership Summit








About the Conference:

The leadership and direction of the clinical enterprise of any hospital or health system either excels or fails through the nursing staff and its leadership. Nurse leaders have a demanding, complex role that commands accountability in leading the nursing profession and achieving quality patient outcomes. They have consistently gone through significant challenges. Through these challenges, nursing leaders are tasked with providing quality care, reducing costs while improving patient experiences– a challenge that requires strong leaders at the helm of their organizations.

This conference brings together senior nursing executives—including Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Nursing Executives and Chief Operating Officers—and leadership from hospitals and health systems to strategize, collaborate and share best practices on patient safety, patient satisfaction, clinical transformation, readmissions, care coordination, quality and key new drivers shaping the healthcare industry.

Who Should Attend?

From Hospitals/Health Systems/Long-Term Care Facilities

Chief Nursing Officers
Chief Nursing Executive
Chief Operating Officer
Patient Care
Patient Services
Nursing Directors
Nursing Administration
Clinical Operations
Patient Experience
Patient Engagement
Chief Nursing Information Officer
Telehealth Director
Operations Director
Nurse Leaders
Nurse Manager
Medical Directors
Chief of Staff
ICU Nurse
Clinical Care

Also of Interest to Vendors/Consultants/Staffing Agencies

Conference Agenda

Day One - Monday, March 13, 2023

7:15am – 8:00am

Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast


8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks


8:15am – 9:00am

The Future of Nurse Leadership

Strong leadership is critical if the vision of a transformed health care system is to be realized. Yet not all nurses begin their career with thoughts of becoming a leader. The nursing profession must produce leaders throughout the health care system, from the bedside to the boardroom, who can serve as full partners with other health professionals and be accountable for their own contributions to delivering high-quality care while working collaboratively with leaders from other health professions. This session will explore the need for nurse leaders to be prepared to partner with those inside and outside of healthcare to create innovative, interprofessional care delivery models; advocate for advancements in technology to address healthcare access shortages; and lead new areas of research that can drive policy change to support nurse leaders in long-term care and the essential role of the nurse manager in creating optimal practice environments for quality outcomes.


9:00am – 9:45am

How Nurse Leaders Can Make a Difference in Mental Health

Mental health – or the lack of it – is one of the most serious challenges facing the healthcare system. The scope of the problem is staggering. In the face of this, is there an opportunity for nurse leaders to make a difference? Are there areas in which nurses can have a unique impact? This session will identify areas in which there is an opportunity for nurses to provide leadership: nursing practice, continuity of care, technology and innovation, stigma and patient partnerships. Gain insights and perspectives on why these areas are particularly important and the opportunities for nurses to make a difference in mental health.


9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break


10:15am – 11:00am

Leadership Strategies to Improve Nurse Retention

The nursing shortage and high turnover rates are a problem in the healthcare industry. Nurse leadership has the most significant influence when it comes to nurse retention and keeping nursing staff satisfied. Predicting nurse turnover is essential for nursing leaders to avoid expensive costs and an increase in staff loss. Multiple issues can impact nurse turnover rates. Turnover can stem from nurse managers' treatment, leadership styles, potential biases they may show, or benefits given to specific staff and not others. Amid an increasing nursing shortage, nurse leaders must find the best way to recruit and retain staff. This session will explore leadership strategies that hospital senior nurse managers use to improve nurse retention.


11:00am – 11:45am

Patient Safety Culture: The Nursing Leader’s Role

Discussions about a culture of patient safety abound, yet nurse leaders continue to struggle to achieve such a culture in today’s complex and fast-paced healthcare environment. This session will examine the concept of a patient safety culture, including leadership, evidence-based practices, teamwork, communication, and a patient-centered culture. Nurse managers will learn practical examples illustrating how they can help their teams establish a culture that offers patients quality care in a safe environment.


11:45am – 12:30pm

Nursing Leadership and Population Health

Nursing has been the most trusted profession in America. Known for their honesty and high ethical standards, nurses have worked hard to gain public trust, and they are increasingly asked to help modernize the nation’s approach to population health. This renewed urgency for public health reform comes amid a global pandemic and many other challenges still looming, like improving primary and preventive care access and managing a growing and diverse patient population with high levels of chronic illness. For decades, nurses have formed the backbone of public health initiatives. Their cumulative knowledge should be mobilized to guide new policies, improve patient engagement, and enhance the health of individuals and communities. This session will explore all this and why nurses should spearhead population health initiatives.


12:30pm – 1:30pm



1:30pm – 2:15pm

Nurse Leadership During a Crisis: Ideas to Support You and Your Team

Crisis leadership requires communication, a clear vision and values, and caring relationships. During a crisis – such as the current coronavirus pandemic – these are essential parts of nurse leaders’ roles. This session will examine the existing evidence about each of these themes and suggest ways in which nurse leaders can support themselves and their teams. We’ll also discuss the implications for training and the future opportunities that arise as a result of a crisis.


2:15pm – 3:15pm


Patient Experience: A Call to Action for Nurse Leadership

Healthcare organizations recognize that it is difficult to achieve consistent excellence in patient experience. Nursing leaders cannot underestimate the importance of the role they play in efforts to improve the patient experience. This session will explore actions for nurse leaders to consider reframing the patient experience as a focal point for the entire organization's strategic approach and tactics. This involves facilitating a dialogue about the organization's patient experience definition; building a strong, positive organization culture; creating processes to ensure the engagement of all voices; ensuring a focus across the continuum of care; and addressing the key drivers of patient experience excellence.


3:15pm – 3:45pm

Networking & Refreshments Break


3:45pm – 4:30pm

The Nurse Manager Role in Recruiting Staff

The costs of high staff turnover in healthcare can be considerable. Not only are there direct financial costs of replacing staff, but other repercussions such as the loss of key skills, knowledge and experience, and the negative effect on workforce morale, just to name a few. In addition, high turnover represents a substantial burden both on human resources and nurse leaders, as they're constantly recruiting and training new staff. With today's nursing shortage as rampant as it is, these incidents are more widespread than we'd like to admit. This session will explore successful recruitment strategies.


4:30pm – 5:15pm

Ways Nursing Leadership Improves Patient Outcomes

Nurses have traditionally been underrepresented in leadership roles because the doctors, specialists and even administrators responsible for making decisions about patient care viewed them not as partners, but as “functional doers.” That’s changing, however, as a growing body of evidence demonstrates that applying the principles of nursing leadership in clinical settings has a direct impact on patient safety, quality of care delivery, and patient outcomes. Effective leadership in nursing correlates with reduced length of stay and lower rates of medication errors, patient falls, urinary tract infections, and pneumonia. Studies even suggest that nurse leaders can have a positive impact on patient mortality. This session will explore ways nursing leadership can positively influence patient outcomes, including:

- Advocating for appropriate staff levels

- Creating a culture of safety

- Supporting collaborations

- Promoting nurse engagement

- Mitigating issues that lead to burnout

- Implementing value-based care strategies



End of Day One

Day Two – Tuesday, March 14, 2023

7:15am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast


8:00am – 8:15am

Chairperson’s Remarks


8:15am – 9:00am

The Looming Nurse Leadership Shortage: Are You Prepared?

The combination of an aging nursing population and not enough new nurses coming in to fill those roles plays a large part in today’s nursing shortage. According to the American Nursing Association, registered nurses who are less than 30 years old represent only 10 percent of the total working nurse population. With this nursing shortage there will come a shortage of nurse leaders. The roles served by nurse leaders are critical to the health of the enterprise and ultimately, in driving positive outcomes for the patients receiving care. Given the continuing need for future nurse leaders, it is essential to develop the next wave of RNs to be well-prepared to assume leadership roles. This session will examine competencies that are vital to shaping future nurse leaders.


9:00am – 9:45am

Improving Nursing Staff Workplace Satisfaction

Ask any nurse about workplace satisfaction and the response will likely be the same: Nursing is a demanding profession but is also very fulfilling. Some of the most rewarding parts of a nursing career include making a difference in people’s lives and positive relationships with patients. Dissatisfaction in the workplace is linked to lower-quality patient care, productivity and staff engagement, among other things. Nurse leaders have an opportunity to make the job even more rewarding by increasing workplace satisfaction and reducing staff stress. This session will explore steps for nurse leaders to increase workplace satisfaction.


9:45am – 10:15am

Networking & Refreshments Break


10:15am – 11:00am

Developing Nurse Leaders

Nurse leaders are essential to the advancement of healthcare because of their ability to bridge the gap of knowledge between clinical practice and the business of healthcare. Developing nurse managers is imperative to the future of nursing given their influential role in healthcare. This session will examine the importance of effective leadership for nurses, as well as how nurse leaders can develop their skills.


11:00am – 11:45am

Nurses’ Role in the Opioid Epidemic

Nurses are often the first point of contact for patients seeking support for substance use disorders, which are often the result of prescription medications for pain or surgery. Their skill in navigating the healthcare system, combined with their ability to serve as compassionate patient advocates, makes nurses critical in addressing the opioid crisis. Nurses have always been their patients’ most important advocates. As the healthcare professionals who spend the most time with patients, they have a unique opportunity to help prevent opioid abuse and addiction. This session will explore what nurses can do to ease the opioid epidemic.


11:45am – 12:30pm

Transforming Leadership for Patient Satisfaction

In the modern healthcare landscape where value-driven performance is a key to reimbursement, hospitals must make the most of every opportunity to obtain high scores on performance measures. Multiple studies show a link between work environment and patient outcomes. Nurse leadership plays a pivotal role in creating a positive work environment on the nursing unit. It is critical for nurse leaders to collaborate with others as mutually respected partners; a leadership style which partners with employees for mutual goals is associated with better patient outcomes, fewer medical errors, and reduced staff turnover. Ensuring that nurse leaders have the proper training and exposure to the concept of transformational leadership is crucial to organizational success. This session will explore the relationship between nurse leadership and patient satisfaction.



Conference Concludes

Workshop - Tuesday, March 14, 2023

12:45pm – 2:45pm


Leading a Multigenerational Nursing Workforce: Issues, Challenges and Strategies

Today’s nursing workforce is made up of staff and nursing leaders from four different generational cohorts. Generational diversity, including workforce differences in attitudes, beliefs, work habits, and expectations, has proven challenging for nursing leaders. The session will assist nursing leaders to reframe perceptions about generational differences and to view these differences in attitudes and behaviors as potential strengths. Developing the skill to view generational differences through a different lens will allow the leader to flex their leadership style, enhance quality and productivity, reduce conflict, and maximize the contributions of all staff. We’ll provide an overview of the generational cohorts and presents strategies which nursing leaders can use to coach and motivate, communication with, and reduce conflict for each generational cohort of nurses.




Bellagio Las Vegas
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 89109


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Are there group discounts available?

  • Yes – Register a group of 3 or more at the same time and receive an additional 10% off the registration fee

Are there discounts for Non-Profit/Government Organizations?

  • Yes – please call us at 800-743-8490 for special pricing

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations received 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $225. Cancellation received less than 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a credit to a future event valid for one year.

Can the registration be transferred to a colleague?

  • Yes – please email us in writing at info@brinetwork.com with the colleague’s name and title

Where can I find information on the venue/accommodations?

  • Along with your registration receipt you will receive information on how to make your hotel reservations. You can also visit individual event page for specific hotel information. The conference fee does not include the cost of accommodations.

What is the suggested dress code?

  • Business casual. Meeting rooms can sometimes be cold so we recommend a sweater or light jacket
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