2018 Annual Nursing Leadership Conference; Creating a Culture of Excellence


We are at an exciting time in health care. Technology, demographic trends and care delivery models are all changing rapidly – impacting how we deliver health care today and what models we're building for the future. And nurses, as the largest care provider group, are uniquely positioned to help lead and shape this transformation.

I am pleased to invite you to the 2018 Nursing Leadership Conference: Creating a Culture of Excellence. Now in its 9th year, this popular conference is designed to inspire, educate and empower KP nurses in creating the future of health care and how the professional practice of nursing influences our future in so many ways.

Over two days in Anaheim, California, you will learn about best practices, innovation success stories and nursing achievements across our regions. You'll grow your practice and skills in valuable sessions on transformational leadership, research, innovation, outcomes-driven care and more. You will also learn about our new nursing strategy and its critical role in helping drive Kaiser Permanente's work in health care transformation.

Join us for key note presentations by:

Gregory A. Adams, Executive Vice President and Group President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals

Michael Bleich, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer at NursDynamics, LLC

Susan Finlayson, RN, DNP, NE-BC and Senior Vice President of Operations, Mercy Medical Center; Fundamentals of Magnet® Instructor and co-author of "Fundamentals of Magnet Toolkit"

Janette Moreno, DNP, CCRN-L, NEA-BC, Director of Professional Development and Clinical Education, Stanford Children's Health

Tim Porter-O'Grady, DM, EdD, APRN, FAAN, FAACWS, Senior Partner, Health Systems, TPOG Associates, Inc.; Clinical Professor, SON, Emory University; and author of 26 books

Karen Gabel Speroni, PhD, RN, BSN, MHSA, Nursing Research Consultant, Leesburg, Virginia

No matter what your professional nursing role is at Kaiser Permanente, you'll come away with tools and resources, a deeper appreciation and understanding of your professional practice and leadership skills, as well as insights, tips and guidance from nursing and industry leaders.

I hope to see you May 22-23! Please register soon, as space is limited. As always, thank you for all you do every day for our members, patients and communities.

Yours in nursing,

Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

Conference Purpose Statement

Today's health care environment is one marked by rapid change and a need for increasing innovation and systemic shifts. Thriving in this landscape requires organizations and health care teams to cultivate transformational leadership and strong organizational structures that foster nursing professional practice, inter-professional collaboration and outcomes-driven care. Nurses are ideally positioned to lead in this environment, given their key role within the care teams that surround every Kaiser Permanente patient, member, and family. Nursing is critical to the compassionate, high-quality, and evidence-based care of our members, and in helping those members achieve their health and wellness goals. The foundation for the registered nurse's role is based on the Kaiser Permanente nursing vision, values, and professional practice model.  This two day conference is designed to build upon that knowledge and highlight the elements necessary to lead organizational transformation.

Conference Objectives

As a result of attending this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Leverage Kaiser Permanente's organizational priorities and nursing strategy to optimize performance in the areas of quality, patient safety, patient-centered care, prevention, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Standardize and elevate nursing practice through the enculturation of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice, the ANA Code of Ethics, and the Kaiser Permanente professional practice model.
  • Explore how all nurses in all settings can contribute to the prevention of adverse outcomes and promotion of positive healthcare outcomes through data driven professional practice.
  • Distinguish components of transformational leadership and how they create a high-performing and outcomes-driven culture.
  • Describe how evidenced-based practice, nursing research, quality improvement/performance, and innovation can be integrated to support extraordinary professional practice, new knowledge, and improved patient outcomes.