KLN Logo_edited.jpg

Creating and Cultivating Learning Environments that Thrive
18th Annual Nurse Educator Conference

May 19-20, 2022
Louisville, KY

The Kentucky League for Nursing invites you to participate in our Nurse Educator Conference focusing on current and future issues of interest to nurse educators. This year's conference will be held in-person at the Holiday Inn East Hurstbourne in Louisville, KY.

NLN Logo.png

NLN Declares 2022 the Year of the Nurse Educator

Celebrating the Unique Contributions of Nurse Educators to Public Health & Highlighting Careers in Nursing Education


The KLN Board of Directors invites you to join us an event that is packed full of content to assist participants to re-group, re-focus, re-energize, and laugh again. Nursing education during the pandemic has challenged us all.


May 19th we will spend a full day with Dr. Susan Luparell discussing fostering healthy learning environments, civility, and integrity in our nursing programs. The Kentucky Board of Nursing will be available for a panel discussion to address all those burning questions. There will be multiple vendors present with all the latest gadgets to make your job much easier!


On May 20th, the day is packed with speakers:  Jason Schwartz from NCSBN; Eli Brand, a nurse humorist; concurrent sessions; and poster presentations that meet your individual needs. The vendors will again be available.


We are excited to see you and offer a fun and informative conference this year.


At the conclusion of the conference the participant will:

  1.    demonstrate application of Professional Identity as a framework for cultivating civility.

  2.    employ two strategies for providing student feedback that gets results.

  3.    appropriately document problematic behavior that gets positive results.

  4.    engage faculty in developing a culture of civility with students and peers.

  5.    employ strategies to create team commitment.

  6.    discuss strategies for resolving team conflict.

  7.    develop 2 strategies to strengthen team fabric.

  8.    discuss current trends and issues in Nursing Education Practice.

  9.    identify 3 regulatory issues affecting nursing practice.

  10.    consider 3 issues affecting student success in nursing programs.

  11.    discuss metrics and validity of the NextGen NCLEX Examination and relationships to students success.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This conference is designed for all nurses with an interest in the future of nursing education.


Susan Luparell, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF holds a doctorate in Administration, Curriculum, and Instruction with a focus in Educational Leadership and Higher Education. A Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education, she is a nationally-recognized speaker on how to foster healthy learning environments for students, faculty, and staff within nursing education. Her scholarship focuses on the ethical implications of incivility, including how it affects others and how it can be managed in academic and clinical settings. 


Jason A. Schwartz, MS, offers 25 years of experience in high-stakes testing and a reputation for innovation, leadership, and trust. Jason is the Director of Outreach at NCSBN where one of his primary roles is the sharing of accurate and useful information with stakeholders regarding NCSBN examinations, services, and other offerings. Prior to joining NCSBN in 2019, Jason spent 10 years with Pearson VUE supporting the NCLEX and other NCSBN programs in various roles at the executive level. His background also includes 12 years developing educational assessments in the areas of mathematics and science, numerous conference presentations and publications, and a Toastmaster of the Year award. Jason holds degrees in mathematics from the University of Oregon and the University of California, Berkeley.


Eli Brand, BSN, RN recently graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Honors College, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and distinction of Magna Cum Laude. Prior to attending USM, Brand received his AA degree from Meridian Community College. During his tenure at USM, he was a member of the Honors College Leadership Council, Honors College Ambassadors Program, Honors College Mentor Program, and was granted membership into numerous academic organizations. Additionally, he was an active member of the arts, having performed in the USM Concert Choir, Spirit of Southern men’s acapella ensemble, and performed lead roles in the university’s productions of “Phantom of the Opera” and “The Drowsy Chaperone.” After being accepted into USM’s BSN program, Eli was awarded the Oneita Dongieux Award for Excellence from the Mississippi Board of Nursing. Following graduation, Eli accepted employment as a member of the Surgical ICU team at Duke University Medical Center. Outside of the nursing field, Eli is a life-long actor, currently represented by Barefoot Models & Talent.



8:00–8:30 am                 Registration/Breakfast/Vendors

8:30–8:45 am                 Welcome 

8:45–10:15 am               Dr. Susan Luparell, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

10:15–10:30 am             Break/Vendors

10:30–11:30 am             Dr. Susan Luparell, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

11:30 am-12:00 pm       KBN Panel Discussion

12:00–1:00 pm               Lunch/Business Meeting/Vendors

1:00–3:00 pm                 Dr. Susan Luparell, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

3:00–3:10 pm                 Break/Vendors

3:10–4:30 pm                 Dr. Susan Luparell, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

4:30–5:00 pm                 Vendors


8:00–9:00 am                   Breakfast/Vendors           

9:00–10:00 am                 Eli Brand, BSN, RN 

10:00–11:00 am               Posters

11:00 am–12:00 pm        Concurrent Session

12:00–1:00 pm                 Lunch/Vendors

1:00–2:30 pm                   Jason Schwartz, MS - NCBSN                         

2:30–2:45 pm                   Break

2:10–3:10 pm                   Program Presentation

2:45–3:45 pm                   Concurrent Session

3:45–4:15 pm                   Evaluations/Silent Auction/Closing


​Before 4/1/22

  • KLN Member: $250

  • Non-Member: $290 (Includes Membership Fee)

  • Prelicensure Students: $125 (Includes Membership Fee)

  • Graduate Students: $250 (Includes Membership Fee)

After 4/1/22

  • KLN Member: $275

  • Non-Member: $315 (Includes Membership Fee)

  • Prelicensure Students: $125 (Includes Membership Fee)

  • Graduate Students: $250 (Includes Membership Fee)

Presentation materials will be available on the KLN website. Printed materials may be requested at the time of registration for an additional fee of $25.


Refund Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellations prior to April 15, 2022, subject to a $25 administrative fee. Substitutions for paid registrants will be accepted at the door.

KLN reserves the right to cancel or alter the program if unanticipated circumstances necessitate change.

Holiday Inn Room.png



All sessions will be held in the Conference Center at the Holiday Inn East Hurstbourne, 1325 S Hurstbourne Pkwy and I-64, Louisville, Kentucky 40222.


A block of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at a special rate of $109 per night. This  special rate ends April 18, 2022. Use Code # N3K. There is no charge for vehicle parking.


For reservations, call the Holiday Inn at 502-426-2600.

KLN Conference Photo.png
Holiday Inn Hurstbourne.png
Continuing Education Contact Hours

14.2 Contact Hours

Attendance Requirement

Participants must stay for the entire program and complete the written evaluation to be awarded KBN Contact Hours.

Madisonville Community College.png

KBN Approval: Madisonville Community and Technical College, the Division of Nursing, has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN). Provider #3-0039-12-23-001. Expiration Date: December 31, 2023. Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education program does not constitute endorsement of program content.