The Center Hosts Successful Fall CNO Academy

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The Center Hosts Successful Fall CNO Academy

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CNO Academy Fun Fact: 48 Nurse Directors who have attended our previous CNO Academy events have been promoted into to nurse executive roles.

The Center's most recent CNO Academy was held in Boston in September, and we shared some amazing moments with 47 nurse executives and directors. Our prime location next to Fenway Park in the official hotel of the Boston Red Sox provided the perfect setting for learning, growing together, and of course, having fun! These nurse leaders from across the nation are faced with immensely difficult challenges, and the Academy provides a safe place for them to address their concerns and receive guidance and support from our expert faculty and each other.

A few of the health systems represented were Novant Health (North Carolina), Tufts Medical Center (Massachusetts), Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center (Illinois), Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (California), Texas Institute for Surgery (Texas), and The Children’s Hospital at Providence Alaska Medical Center (Alaska).

During the Academy, Gail Schuetz, Director of Nursing at University of Kansas Hospital, shared an impactful presentation about her role as the Functional Leader for SmartSquare (an Avantas Solution) and the impressive results her facility has experienced since implementation in 2014:

  • 65% reduction in last-minute work requests
  • 63% decrease in core staff floating
  • $2 million annual savings!

The group appreciated hearing concrete solutions from one of their colleagues, while learning other valuable strategies from our esteemed faculty members pictured below:

Learn more about upcoming CNO Academy events here.


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