Leadership, Excellence and Innovation During a Global Health Crisis Virtual Conference

Sponsored by the APN Council at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Join us in celebrating APN Week with a virtual conference, as Saint Barnabas Medical Center's APNs present various topics surrounding the global pandemic.

Monday, November 9; 11:00 am
The New Normal - A Nurses Journey with COVID-19 Past, Present and Future by Dawn Howard-Mistry, DNP
Outcome: By the end of the program the learner will demonstrate understanding of signs and symptoms of stress and anxiety and identify ways to prep for a future COVID-19 pandemic by successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100%.

Tuesday, November 10; 12:00 pm
Empowering Patients to Manage Their Pain Utilizing Technology by Karen Kiefer, APN
Outcome: By the end of the program the learner will demonstrate understanding of different types of healthcare technologies used in pain management by completing the post-test questions with a score of 100%.

Wednesday, November 11; 1:00 pm
Cardiovascular Complications of COVID-19 by Claudia Irmiere, APN
Outcome: By the end of the program the learner will demonstrate understanding of different COVID-19 related complications by completing post-test questions with a score of 100%.

Thursday, November 12; 12:00 pm
Hematological Complications of COVID-19 by Jessie Borer, APN; Ana Sjoberg, NP-C; Wayne Chowaniec, ANP-BC, AOCNP
Outcome: By the end of the program the learner will demonstrate understanding of pathophysiology and pharmacological management of hematological complications in COVID-19 patients by passing the post-test with 100%.

Friday, November 13; 12:00 pm
Drug Therapy for COVID-19: Moving Beyond the Kitchen Sink Approach by Steven Smoke, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Outcome: By the end of the program the learner will demonstrate understanding of various COVID-19 treatment and vaccine therapies by completing the post-test with a score of 100%.

A WebEx link will be sent out prior to the event. 

RN and APNs should register online using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/58V8QCX

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission On Accreditation. Provider # 151-12/17-20

1.0 contact hour per activity will be provided to RNs and APNs in attendance

Requirements for successful completion:

  • Sign attendance sheet
  • Stay for the full program
  • Successful completion of a post-test with at least 100%
  • Complete and submit evaluation form


Accredited status does not imply endorsement by SBMC Department of Nursing Education & Research, NJSNA, or ANCC Commission on Accreditation of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this program. There is no commercial or non-commercial support provided for this program. All speakers and planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose. Speakers are required to present balanced and unbiased presentations