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LocationCrowne Plaza Lansing West
Address 925 S Creyts Rd
Lansing, MI 48917
SponsorJoint Provided Event by HCAM & MI-NADONA/LTC
Dates 3/28/2018 to 3/29/2018
Time All Day

PART A: MARCH 28-29, 2018  |  PART B: MAY 3-4, 2018

The Michigan Chapter NADONA/LTC, in exclusive partnership with the Health Care Association of Michigan (HCAM), is proud to present this year’s RN Boot Camp. This leadership program will be intense, clinically-focused and rigorously informative. You won’t want to miss this opportunity!

This nursing leadership intensive will provide Directors of Nursing and Nurse Managers in the post-acute care environment with education on how to prioritize, delegate, and promote critical thinking and effective decision making as a nurse leader. Nurse participants will have the opportunity to analyze reports and consider case studies to identify areas for improvement and develop strategic plans to assure quality and improvements for optimal resident outcomes. Nurse participants will be empowered with the tools and resources needed to be successful nursing leaders and managers and will come away with an increased confidence and improved job performance and personal satisfaction.

This program is designed for long-term care Directors of Nursing, Assistant Directors of Nursing, Nurse Managers, RNs and LPNs with beginning to intermediate levels of expertise or for advanced nurses who may need a "refresher."

This year’s two part program will provide participants the opportunity to earn up to 21.5 nurse contact hours. Additionally, participants may also earn up to 1 hour of "pain education."

HCAM is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program will be held at Crowne Plaza Lansing West located at 925 S Creyts Rd, Lansing, MI 48917. If you require overnight accommodations, please contact the Crowne Plaza directly at (877) 322-5544 or online at Please be sure to reference our group code H03 for Part A and H04 for Part B at the time of reservation, to receive the HCAM discounted rate of $133 per night plus taxes. The discounted rates expire on February 25 for Part A and April 2 for Part B.
Rooms are limited, not guaranteed or included in your HCAM registration fee.

NEW THIS YEAR! Discounted rate when registering a second nurse from the same facility!

MARCH 28 | DAY ONE | 9:00 AM - 4:50 PM

Role of the Director of Nursing: (Parts 1 & 2) | Bonnie Beulla, President of MI-NADONA/LTC
Learn how to look at the role of the Director of Nursing (DON) with more than a nursing eye! Participants will be able to bring forward suggestions to their management team to help promote their facilities and the programs within their facilities to ensure optimal resident care.

Pain Management | Bonnie Beulla, President of MI-NADONA/LTC
The key to good pain management in your facility is developing and implementing a successful pain management program. Participants will learn about the benefits of having a pain management program, how to initiate the program and how to identify potential clinical team members. This presentation received national recognition by the Joint Commission; you won’t want to miss this informative session.

Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI): The Nurse Manager’s Perspective | Vickie Burlew, Lebenbom & Rothman, P.C.
An effective quality improvement / quality assurance (QI/QA) committee is much more than the nursing management team of your facility. The process involves the entire interdisciplinary team. This presentation will examine current practices within the facility and how to improve your facility’s positive outcomes. The components of root cause analysis will be explored as it relates to your understanding of problems that are faced by facilities. As a nurse manager, you play a key role to ensure the QI/QA process is effective and successful in your facility.

Abuse & Complaint Process | Vickie Burlew, Lebenbom & Rothman, P.C.
This session addresses the Complaint Survey - what triggers these and how to prepare for them. We will review what facilities are expected to self-report to the state and the relationship between this reporting requirement and those of the Elder Justice Act. We end with active discussion of the internal process required to be in place for complaints and facility-reported incidents with an emphasis on elements of a successful investigation.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Overview | Bill Vaughan, Remedi SeniorCare
This presentation will provide nurses with a comprehensive overview on the importance of antimichrobial stewardship. Prevention, strategies for implementation and recommendations will be shared.

MARCH 29 | DAY TWO | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Recruitment, Retention & Team Building [Parts 1 & 2] | Susan LaGrange, Pathway Health
This presentation is designed to assist Directors of Nursing and Nurse Managers in identifying successful recruitment strategies. Helpful methods to retain staff will also be shared. Finally, participants will learn how to design a method for team building within their own facilities to promote a long-term and committed team.

Delegation, Empowerment & Discharge | Susan LaGrange, Pathway Health
This presentation will focus on the components of effective delegation in an environment that will promote critical thinking and effective decision making. This presentation will also cover the assessment of staff in determining if, when and what types of intervention may be indicated in their work performance.

Survey, Plan of Corrections & IDR Process [Parts 1&2] | Vickie Burlew, Lebenbom & Rothman, P.C.
These sessions follow the enforcement of the annual licensure and certification surveys describing what is expected from the entrance conference through the revisit in which the home returns to compliance. All seven tasks of the survey process will be identified and those that have changed recently, as well as upcoming anticipated changes. Lastly, the Informal Dispute Resolution processes will be discussed as well.

MAY 3 | DAY THREE | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Surrogate Medical Decision Making | Margaret Chamberlain, Rolf Law
End of life decisions are some of the most important decisions a resident can make. It is vital that this confusing area of law is understood so that residents are given the opportunity to make end of life decisions and that these are carried out. It is also important for facilities to understand who has the authority to make medical treatment decisions as improper decision making can lead to survey citations as well as civil and criminal consequences. This presentation will cover new law regarding guardians and DNR’s.

Documentation: Sword & Shield | Margaret Chamberlain, Rolf Law
Nurse participants will learn about the risks, pitfalls and strategies for ensuring sufficient documentation. Documentation can help providers improve care for residents but it can also be used against them with civil, criminal and regulatory repercussions. Real life examples will help nurse participants learn how to tailor their documentation so that it serves its intended purpose without putting them or the facility at risk.

MDS 3.0: Highlights & the Impact on Facilities [Parts 1 & 2] | Brenda Sowash, Trinity Senior Living Communities
Nurse Managers, do you understand the MDS 3.0 tool and how it affects nursing operations? This two-part presentation is designed to review the most current version of MDS 3.0 and detail key sections that could impact resident care planning, survey and reimbursement. This two-part presentation will also discuss what metrics should be monitored and how to react to the MDS coding.

Case Study of a Sexual Harassment Complaint | Karen Berkery, The Kitch Firm
Participants will have the opportunity to walk through an actual case study of a sexual harassment complaint from a legal point of view. This interactive presentation will provide participants with the knowledge of how to conduct a proper investigation of a sexual harassment complaint in order to limit liability and how to evaluate the proper level of disciplinary action.

MAY 4 | DAY FOUR | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Nutrition & Hydration in the Older Adult: Key Nursing Practices to Ensure Optimal Care | TBD
Care of the residents of the long-term care facilities require extensive management of nutritional status. The purpose of this educational opportunity is to advance the knowledge of the caregivers. Assessment tools and interventions available to the long-term care facility will be discussed. Risk factors for weight loss to include changes in the client’s status and disease processes will be reviewed. Review of the OBRA regulations will be discussed to support the caregivers in providing the highest quality care.

Behavior Management in Long-term Care | Jamie Garcia, Metron Integrated Health Systems
This presentation will take participants through the process of identifying residents with problem behaviors. It will also provide steps to develop a comprehensive behavior management program, which will comply with both the current state and federal guidelines. Strategies for staff development will also be addressed.

Update on Phase 3 Requirements of Participation | Betty Brunner, Pro Ed Continuum, LLC
This session will provide nurses with an update on Phase 3 and an interpretation of what may be on the horizon. Lessons learned so far and best practices will be shared. Resources will be shared as well.

Pharmacy Services: What You Need to Know | Betty Brunner, Pro Ed Continuum, LLC
Participants will discuss the roles and responsibilities of the pharmacy, as well as the facility. The presentation will walk through a pharmacy bill and then describe what the Director of Nursing should be looking at, verifying and addressing with the interdisciplinary team and nursing department. This presentation will help the Director of Nursing to zero in on costs that may not be necessary.

Budgets, Supplies & PPDs | Betty Brunner, Pro Ed Continuum, LLC
This presentation will take participants into the numbers within the nursing department. It will answer questions such as: What is a PPD? How do I calculate my PPD? What is my responsibility for the nursing budget? This informative presentation will show the Director of Nursing and Nurse Manager how to use spend down sheets and be responsible for a budget.


To register now, please complete this form and submit with payment by fax to (517) 627-3016 or by mail to: HCAM 7413 Westshire Dr., Lansing, MI 48917

$549 per Person
$349 Second Person from the Same Facility
New! Register a second nurse from your facility for the discounted rate of $349! (second nurse MUST be from the same facility only.)

Rate includes 4 days of education, electronic program materials, and lunch & refreshments each day only. Lodging is NOT included.

Please utilize this form to register for the 2018 MI-NADONA/LTC RN Boot Camp. Completed forms should be mailed or faxed to the address listed above.
Event Confirmation
After your registration form has been processed, an event confirmation will be emailed to your attention. Please be sure to include a current email addresss on this form. If you do not receive a confirmation within 14 business days of submitting your registration form to our office, please contact Kisti Boatright via e-mail at
Payment & Applicable Rate
All registration fees are due at the time of registration. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. We will also accept a check or money order payable to HCAM. Incorrect rates will be adjusted to reflect the correct applicable rate and automatically charged accordingly. Should you have questions in regard to your applicable rate, please contact Meggen Galbreath, Finance Specialist, by phone at (517) 622-6188.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
All refund requests must be made in writing by e-mail to the attention of Kisti Boatright at Telephone cancellations will NOT be accepted. Individual registration fees, less a 25% processing fee, will be refunded for cancellations received in writing prior to March 2. Cancellations received after March 2 and no-show registrants, will not receive a refund nor a credit to a future program.
Individuals registered to attend this program, but unable to attend, may send an alternate in their place. Please contact Kisti Boatright via e-mail at with the first and last name, title and facility/company of both you and your substitute to process this request.
Dietary Restrictions/Special Accommodations
Individuals with special dietary restrictions or who require special accommodations to fully participate in this program, should contact HCAM in writing by e-mail to no later than March 2, detailing their need.
Consent to Use of Photographic Images
Registration and attendance at, or participating in, HCAM and MCAL events and/or activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to HCAM and MCAL’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.
Should you have questions, please contact Kisti Boatright, Education & Partnerships Assistant, by phone at (517) 622-6194 or by e-mail at

Available Spaces
RN Credits21.5
RN Approval Num.
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