Wisconsin Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (WIACNS)

Annual WIACNS Conference - The CNS: Navigating the Road to Nursing Excellence

Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main Street
Village of Pewaukee, WI 53072

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:30am CT - 4:30pm CT

Waukesha County Technical College
800 Main Street
Village of Pewaukee, WI 53072


CE Credits

This event offers 6.25 contact hours to attendees (1.0 Pharma credit) .
CE accredited by Ascension Health - WNA.

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Additional Information

Conference Co-Chairs:

Conference Committee

  • Amy Driscoll
  • Jay Gottschalk
  • Kathleen Kochanski
  • Gwen Pennington
  • Anne Putzer
  • Michelle Uttke

***Please note, online attendee registration will end on March 22, 2019.  Walk-in registration will be accepted on the day of the conference at 7:30am for $120***

Registration Refund and Cancellation Policy

Attendee Registration:  A cancellation fee of $5 of registration costs will be applied for cancellations received between 10/1/18-2/28/19 before the annual conference. No refund will be issued for cancellations received after 2/28/19.  A replacement attendee may be sent in place.

Exhibitor Registration:  No refund will be issued for cancellations.

Event Agenda

Annual WIACNS Conference - The CNS: Navigating the Road to Nursing Excellence

Event Agenda

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:30am CT - 4:30pm CT

All times listed in Central Time (US & Canada).
Download event agenda (PDF)

Friday, April 5, 2019

  • 7:30am - 8:30am

    Registration, Vendors, Continental Breakfast

  • 8:30am - 8:45am


  • 8:45am - 10:00am

    Keynote: A View of the CNS Role from the Executive Lens: Vision, Voice, Value

    Joe Don Cavender, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC; Vice-President & Associate Chief Nurse Officer, Children’s Health System of Texas, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX
    1.25 CE Credits

  • 10:00am - 10:45am

    Networking and Vendors

  • 10:45am - 11:30am

    Understanding the Multigenerational Workforce for Process Improvement

    Sarah R. Martinez, MA, Value Stream Manager, Performance Excellence, Ascension Healthcare
    0.75 CE Credits

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Sepsis Management

    Patty Haugh, RN, MSN, CCRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ascension/Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee
    1.0 CE Credit

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Lunch, Legislative Update, Vendors

    0.5 CE Credits

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    Pharmacology: Antibiotic Stewardship

    Sara Revolinski, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor, Director of Experiential Education, School of Pharmacy, Medical College of WI
    1.0 CE Credit

  • 2:30pm - 3:15pm

    CNS Practice/PI Work Panel

    0.75 CE Credits

  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    Closing Speaker: Building Resilience in Yourself, Staff, and Leadership

    Jay R. Gottschalk, MS, MSN, APNP, RN, AGCNS-BC, CHPN, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Solid Tumor Service Line, Clinical Cancer Center at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
    1.0 CE Credit

  • 4:15pm - 4:30pm


Exhibitor Registration

The Wisconsin Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (tax ID # 26-0369599) is celebrating our 10th Annual Conference this year.

NEW this year, we will ONLY have FIVE vendor tables in the ATRIUM, first-come-first-serve.  We invite you to exhibit at our all day educational conference. This conference will be held April 5, 2019 at the Waukesha County Technical College Conference Center in Waukesha, WI. 

Corporate Exhibitor

Includes an eight foot exhibit table, conference registration, logo in conference brochure, 150 minutes set aside specifically for attendees to visit vendors, annd breakfast+lunch for two representatives from your company. The $750.00 is used to fund our current and future CNS conferences for WIACNS.  Tables will be located in the atrium outside the conference rooms.  Vendors should set up between 7:00 am - 7:30 am for maximum exposure to our attendees.  Take down will be after 3:00 pm.


Registration will be opening soon!

Registration for this event opens

Monday, October 1, 2018 at 1:00am CT.