Promoting Safe Practice for Florida’s Nurses

2023 IPN/ FNA Annual Conference

Building Back to the Basics: A Refocus on Prioritizing Health and Nurse Safety

In an era of increasing challenges for public health, the theme for this year’s annual conference will explore topics that refocuses on nursing safety to include compliance monitoring, board disciplinary processes, workforce best practices and address the nurse workforce issues for the health of Florida. 

Date: June 23, 2023 Time: 8:30-1:45 pm Location:Virtual

Speakers

Shannon Opie

Shannon Opie, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, CARN-AP, Chief Executive Officer of Intervention Project for Nurses, has expertise in the areas of alcohol and substance use related conditions, forensic drug testing, primary care, and the assessment and treatment of impaired professionals. Dr. Opie received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2013 from University of Florida and is an American Nurses Credential Center, Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, and is also a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse in Advanced Practice. Dr. Opie is a member of the International Nurses Society on Addictions and served as a Director at Large on the Board of Directors from2018 to 2020. She was the recipient of IntNSA’s Peer Assistance Award in 2019. Dr. Opie is a member of the Florida Nurses Association (FNA), the American Nurses Association (ANA), the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (FNPN), and active in the Florida Quality and Unity in Nursing (QUIN).

Rayna Letourneau

Rayna Letourneau, Ph.D., RN, is the Executive Director of the Florida Center for Nursing, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, and the Founding Director of the USF College of Nursing’s Office of WIRES™. She has more than 20 years of nursing experience and more than thirteen years of teaching experience. Dr. Letourneau is a founding member of the Nursing Action Coalition of Florida. She is an appointee to the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Academic Task Force Advisory Board, serves as a member of the advisory board for the TruMont Apprenticeship Committee, and is a member of several professional organizations.

Jose D. Castillo, III

Jose D. Castillo III, Ph.D., MSNA, CRNA, APRN, currently serves as the Chair of the Florida Board of Nursing and is the past president of the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He is the recipient of the 2021 AANA IRA P. Gunn Outstanding Professional Advocacy Award. Dr. Castillo works as a full-time independent CRNA practitioner in Florida and is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Texas Wesleyan University.

Holly Borkowski

Rayna Letourneau, Ph.D., RN, is the Executive Director of the Florida Center for Nursing, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, and the Founding Director of the USF College of Nursing’s Office of WIRES™. She has more than 20 years of nursing experience and more than thirteen years of teaching experience. Dr. Letourneau is a founding member of the Nursing Action Coalition of Florida. She is an appointee to the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Academic Task Force Advisory Board, serves as a member of the advisory board for the TruMont Apprenticeship

Agenda

 

8:30-9:00 am

Log in for attendees’ / Sponsorship Slideshow

9:00-9:15 am

Opening Remarks

9:15- 10:15 am

Shannon Opie, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC

10:15-10:25 am

Break /Slideshow

10:25-11:25 am

Jose Castillo III, Ph.D., MSNA, CRNA, APRN

11:25-11:35 am

Break /Slideshow

11:35-12:35 pm

Reyna Letourneau, Ph.D, RN

12:35-12:45pm

Break/Slideshow

12:45-1:45 pm

Holly Borkowski, Ph.D., RN

1:45 pm

Closing Remarks