Dr. Diana M.L. Newman, E.D. RN President, NACN-USA

Dr. Diana M.L. Newman, E.D. RN
President, NACN-USA

***Register Now for Conference***






JUNE 24-26, 2016


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***NEW*** Final Conference Program

Deadline for Conference Registration WITH Meals & Lodging-June 1, 2016; Deadline with Meals ONLY-June 6, 2016; Onsite Registration available (No Meals or Lodging Included)

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As with the conference the planning committee, has created a program that will explore the emerging trends and the moral challenges inherent in healthcare today, specifically for Catholic Nurses. We hope you discover many magical opportunities to learn, collaborate, network and have fun at this year’s conference

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1. Explore the challenges to family health across the lifespan from the
perspective of the Catholic faith.

2. Discuss the role of the nurse in promoting Catholic faith based coping
strategies for family health challenges.

3. Analyze nursing interventions to address the health challenges of families across the lie span that are consistent with the Catholic faith.


This activity has been submitted to the Missouri Nurses Association for
approval to award 6 Nursing contact hours. The Missouri Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


McCormack lounge, in Coffey Hall
Loyola University, Lake Shore Campus
1000 W. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60660

Lake Shore Campus is conveniently located 7 miles north of downtown
Chicago and within steps of public transportation.


• Deadline: June 6, 2016.
• Full Refunds less a $75 processing fee if cancelled by June 6, 2016
• *Meals & Banquet paid separately
• *Cafeteria meals may also be paid on your own or paid through NACN
$300 NACN members
$350 Non-Members
$350 Includes one year membership
$125 Student rate whole conference
$175 1 day NACN member
$200 1 day Non member
$30/day Meals (B-L-D)*
$30 Banquet

Fees below includes conference fees, banquet, meals, housing in Regis Hall on Loyola Campus, — Regis Hall, 6340 N. Winthrop, Chicago Illinois 60660 is within walking distance to the Coffey Hall on Lake Shore Campus.Regis Hall
Double (do) & single occupancy (so) is available.

• Deadline for Registration WITH lodging: June 1, 2016
• Full Refunds less a $75 processing fee if cancelled by May 2, 2016
• No refunds will be made after May 2, 2016


$710 4 nights (do) $802 4 nights (so)
$615 3 nights (do) $684 3 nights (so)
$520 2 nights (do) $566 2 nights (so)
$425 1 night (do) $448 1 night (so)


$760 4 nights (do) $852 4 nights (so)
$665 3 nights (do) $734 3 nights (so)
$570 2 nights (do) $616 2 nights (so)
$475 1 night (do) $498 1 night (so)


(Needs School ID)
$585 4 nights (do) $677 4 nights (so)
$490 3 nights (do) $559 3 nights (so)
$395 2 nights (do) $414 2 nights (so)
$300 1 night (do) $323 1 night (so

$175 Pre-Conference Fee

Nursing and Natural Family Planning: The State of the Science, Mary Lee Barron, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, Assoicate Professor, School of Nursing, Southern Illinois Universiyt Edwardsville, Founder & Director of Marquette Fertility Education


is available at campus for $7.00/day. Purchase parking passes at Regis Hall upon check-in.

Hotel accommodations for those who do not want to stay in Regis Hall:

Deadline for Registration WITH lodging: May 2, 2016
Full Refunds less a $75 processing fee if cancelled by May 2, 2016
No refunds will be made after May 2, 2016

To register by mail: Please download PDF form HERE.
Or Register online


Your registration will be confirmed by email. Confirmation will include your payment information and serve as your receipt. If you don’t receive your
confirmation by email, please contact us at catholicnurses@nacn-usa.org


• By email: catholicnurses@nacn-usa.org
• By phone: 518-462-0899

Housing Questions:

Call Loyola @773-508-8090. On campus housing check-in at Regis Hall, 6340 N. Winthrop, Chicago Illinois 60660. The reception desk is manned 24 hours.


• NACN-USA reserves the right to cancel or postpone any or all conference activities due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event the conference must be canceled or postponed, registration fees will be refunded. All other cancellations are subject to the policy as stated.
• Refunds are not made for no-shows.
• Refunds for canceled registrations are processed within 4 to 6 weeks after the conference closes.

***NEW*** Final Conference Program


8:00-9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Preconference Check in & same day registration
McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall

9:00 – 10:30 AM PRE-CONFERENCE
“Nursing and Natural Family Planning: The State of the SCIENCE”
Mary Lee Barron, PHD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Associate Professor, School of Nursing,
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Founder & Director of Marquette Fertility Education
NACN-USA Mid-West Regional Representative (2015-2017)

10:30-10:45 AM Break

10:45 – 12:00 PM Preconference continued

12:00-12:45 PM Lunch – Damen Dining Hall, Damen Student Center

12:45-2:00 PM Preconference continued
Preconference Summary & Evaluation

3:30-6:30 PM NACN-USA Board Directors Meeting
Annual Business Meeting
Installation of New BOD officers
McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall

5:00 PM Dinner, Damen Dining Hall, Damen Student Center


8:00-9:00 AM Continental Breakfast, McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall
**Conference Check-in, same day registration all sessions will be held at McCormick Lunge in Coffey Hall unless otherwise specified.

9:00- 9:30 AM Opening Remarks, Coffey Hall
Dr. Diana M.L. Newman, EdD, RN, President, NACN-USA (2014-2016)

9:30-9:55 AM Key Note Address
“What does the Encyclical of Pope Francis Laudato Si tell Us About Family Health?”
Dr. Vickie Keough, PHD FAAN
Dean, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University

10:00-10:50 AM
“The Nurse in the Service to the Family: Ethical Challenges & Opportunities”
Rev. Thomas A. Naim, OFM, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Ethics, CHA,
Ecclesiastical Advisor CICIAMS

10:50-11:10 AM Coffee Break

11:10 AM – 12:00 PM
“Threats to Nursing Practice: When Legal Equals Ethical”
Dr. Marie T. Hilliard, MS, MA, JCL, PhD., RN
Director of Bioethics and Public Policy
The National Catholic Bioethics Center
NACN-USA Recording Secretary (2016-2018)

12:00 –2:00 PM Lunch, Damen Dining Hall, Damen Student Center
Poster Viewing, Silent Auction Lobby, Coffey Hall

2:00 –3:45 PM
The Effect of Education on Nurse Knowledge of Safe Haven Laws
Lindsey Themke Gordon, DNP(c), RN
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

4:00-5:00 PM Mass at St. Ignatius Church, 6559 N. Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL

6:00-10:00 PM Banquet, Palm Court, 4th Floor, Mundelein Center

7:30-8:30 AM Continental Breakfast, Coffey Hall
*Check in & onsite registration and all sessions McCormick Lounge unless otherwise specified

8:30-9:20 AM
Nursing as a Moral Practice
Beverly Whelton, PhD, MSN, RN
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Wheeling University
Wheeling, West VA

9:20-9:35 AM Coffee Break

9:35-10:15 AM
Felician Sisters Mission in Jacmel Haiti Address the Needs of an Impoverished & Underserved Population
Sr. Victoria Marie Indyk, PhD, RN
Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Health
Madonna University, Livonia, MI

1015-11:00 AM
National Health Insurance (NHIS)-An antidote to Family Health Care Challenges in SW Nigeria: A Catholic Nurses’ Perspective
Adebisi Omolora Olaniyan, BSC, MSC, RB, RM, CNO
Health Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, IFE, IFE
Osun State, Nigeria

11:00-11:45 AM Panel Presentation
United Nations Post 2015
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) and Family Nursing

Maria Arvonio, BSN, MA, (HCE) RN
Medical Center Coordinator, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Willingboro, NJ
*NACN-USA North East Regional Representative (2016-2018)

Marian Nowak, MPH, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Rowan University
Glasboror, NJ
*NACN-USA Newsletter Editor

Patricia Sayers, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
*NACN-USA Corresponding Secretary (2015-2017)

Patricia Staley, RN

11:45 AM-1:00 PM Lunch, Poster Viewing, Silent Auction
Damen Dining Hall – Damen Student Center

1:00-1:40 PM Advancing Family Health in Yorubaland: The Role of a Catholic Nurse
Nora Nnachi Anyanwu, RN, RPN, BSNC
Senior Nursing Officer, Obafemi Awolowo University, IFE, IFE
Osun State, Nigeria

1:40-2:20 PM Moral Distress as Experienced by Nurses When Caring for an Organ Donor Patient and their Family
Judith Boyle, MSN, RN
Nursing Instructor, Community College of Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD
NACN-USA South Easter Regional Representative (2015-2017)

2:20-2:35 PM Break

2:35-3:10PM Identifying Pneumonia Early Keeping Families Whole
Dr. Nancy Jackawok Cresse, RNP, RN, APRN, ANP-BC
Clinical Instructor, College of Nursing Rutgers University
Camden, NJ

3:10-3:50 PM A Catholic Nursing Intervention for Patients with Chronic Pain
Maria Arvonio, MA, BSN, (HCE), RN
Medical Center Coordinator, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
Willingboro, NJ
*NACN-USA North East Regional Representative (2016-2018)

3:50-4:30 PM “Offer it up” Redemptive Suffering Alleviating Suffering & Helping Individuals & Families Use Suffering
Margaret (Peg) Olson, RN, BSN, CHhTP, CHN
Illinois Center for Therapeutic Healing Touch & Holistic Nursing
NACN-USA North Central Regional Representative (2015-2017)

Reverend Edward Cronin, Pastor/Rector
St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church, Chicago, IL

Sr. Maria-Paulina Sterling
St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church, Chicago, IL

Dr. Thomas Zabiega, MD
Board Certified Neurologist
Chicago, IL

5:00 PM Dinner, Damen Dining Hall, Damen Student Center

7:30-8:00AM Continental Breakfast & Check In, McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall

8:00-9:00 AM Intergenerational Catholic Faith Practices: Making Our Faith Stronger
Marci Stout, DNP, DNP-C, Director of Simulation & Faculty
Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL

Reverend Diane Dardon, DePaul Christian Ministries
DePaul University, Chicago

Ann Munana, MSN, MJ, RN
Manager, Simcare Center, Chamberlain College of Nursing
Downers Grove, IL

9:00-10:00 AM – Achieving Fertility Literacy through Enhanced Sex Education
Suzanne Spence, BA, RN
Center for Immersion and Simulation based Learning
Stanford University, School of Medicine, CA
Nurse Manager for Guadalupe Hope Society Women’s Center, CA
NACN-USA North West Regional Representaive (2015-2017)

10:30 AM – Mass, Madonna Del Strada Chapel, Loyola Campus

11:30 AM-12:15 PM Lunch, Damen Dining Hall, Damen Student Center

12:20-1:00 PM The Lord’s Prayer: Guide and Compass for a Community Case Manager
Ingrid Teglman, RN, MSN
Case Manager, University of Colorado, North Health Center
Northern Colorado, CO

1:00-1:45 PM
Panel: The Future of Catholic Nursing

Jane Cardea, Ph.D., RN
New Braunfels, Texas
NACN-USA President (2016-2018)

Diana M.L. Newman, EdD, RN
Nursing Faculty, College of Nursing
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Fartmouth, MA
NACN-USA President (2014-2016; 2000-2002)

Alma Abuelouf, BSN, RN
Director, Department of Pastoral Life Ministries
Catholic Diocese of Memphis in West TN, Memphis, TN
NACN-USA President (2012-2014)

1:45-2:00 PM Silent Auction Winners
Closing prayer, Evaluations & Departure


By Air: Either O’ Hare or Midway airport
Shuttle or Taxi fare- $25.00 per person one way to Loyola University
Regis Hall, 6340 N. Winthrop, Chicago Illinois 60660
Regis is located on the south side of the Lake Shore Campus.

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