Professional Development for Alumni

Regis University is excited to welcome all Rueckert-Hartman alumni to its third annual Summit for Healthcare Professionals. The event will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015 on the University’s Northwest Denver Campus, formerly known as Lowell campus. This year we welcome John F. Nichols, MSM, CLU, who will share his inspiring story of healing and empowerment following a potentially devastating, but ultimately life-changing accident.

Through John’s personal story telling attendees will learn how to live a life of empowered relationships from the inside-out. This highly energized presentation will capture your heart, open your mind and touch your soul while inspiring you as a healthcare professional to improve your practice and live the life to achieve your dreams and goals. 


3rd Annual Summit for Healthcare Professionals

Hosted by Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions and the Office for Alumni Engagement

In 2015, Regis University’s Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions (RHCHP) is proudly celebrating 27 years of providing outstanding healthcare programs. RHCHP serves more than 3,000 undergraduate, masters and doctorate students every year. 

This event is made possible because of the generous donors dedicated to the future of the University, the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions and this generation’s healthcare professionals.

When

Saturday, October 17, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where

St. Peter Claver, S.J. Hall

Keynote Presentation

John F. Nichols, MSM, CLU

Summit Schedule

8:30 a.m. Registration, coffee and networking
9 a.m. Keynote Presentation
10:30 a.m. Unit Specific Breakout Session 1*
11:45 a.m. Unit Specific Breakout Session 2*
12:45 p.m. Lunch and networking
2 p.m. Interprofessional Workshop
“Health and Wellness Coaching: Elevating your practice while caring for the whole person”

*Please check back for details regarding the unit specific breakout sessions. Continuing education credits (CEU's) will be available for selected sessions.

Breakout Sessions

Department of Counseling and Family Therapy 

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Session One: Go With Your Gut: A Depth Exploration of Body Wisdom in the Counseling Room 
Presenter: Rachel Smith, MA, NCC, LPC, CAC II

Session Two: Internal Family Systems (IFS) - Ancient New Beginnings for a Troubled World
Presenter: Donia Henderson, MA, LMT 

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Session Three: How to work with Autoimmune illness: The Power of an Integrative Approach
Presenter: Katie Mason, MA, NCC, LPC 

Session Four: Who's Nibbling at My House: Exploring How Hansel and Gretel Reflect the Changing Face of Mental Health and The Digital Dilemma
Presenters: Margaret Bell, MA, NCC, Registered Psychotherapist, Allison Gomer, MA, Registered Psychotherapist 


Division of Health Services Education and Department of Health Care Ethics 

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Session One: Workforce Development for the Healthcare Models of Today and Tomorrow
Presenter: Melissa A. Bosworth, Regis University, MS-HSA Alumna. Regis University, Division of Health Services Education, Affiliate Faculty, Director of Workforce and Outreach, Colorado Rural Health Center 


Loretto Heights School of Nursing 

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Session One: Opportunities for Expanding Nursing Practice in the Changing Healthcare Environment 
Presenters:
Nurse Practitioners' Scope of Practice Enhancement, Patsy Cullen, Ph.D., CPNP-PC
Care of the Aging Population, Cheryl Kruschke, Ed.D., MS, RN, CNE
Collaborative Faculty Practice, Courtney Duggan, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Evidence-Based Practice: Improving Care for the MI Patient in Rural Colorado, Julie Benz, DNP, RN, CNS-BC 

By the end of this presentation participants will be able to: 
Describe opportunities for expanding nursing practice
Cite specific expanded roles
Understand that evidence is foundational for successful expanded nursing practice 

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 
Session Two: Big Data and the Future of Nursing Practice 
Presenter: Alma Jackson, Ph.D., RN, COHN-S

By the end of this presentation the participants will discover the benefits of "Big Data" and how it can be used to lead the way in their own healthcare organization. 


School of Pharmacy 

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Session One: How Immunizations Work and Results From a Statewide Immunization Coverage Analysis
Presenters: 
Stephanie James, MBA, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Regis University School of Pharmacy

Robert C. Haight, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice 
Regis University School of Pharmacy

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 
Session Two: Diabetes Self-Management: Updates on Current Guidelines and Counseling Pearls
Presenter: Brianna K. Sanelli, PharmD, Regis University School of Pharmacy, Class of 2014


School of Physical Therapy 

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 
Session One: Improving Sports Performance in Physical Therapy Practice
Presenter: Bryan Briggs, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC 

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 
Session Two: One Long Bike Ride: Supporting Riders in the Race Across America 
Presenter: Lauren Kealy, PT, DPT


About Our Speaker

John F. NicholsJohn F. Nichols, MSM, CLU, is a nationally recognized speaker at an array of national meetings, including MDRT Main Platform in 2012, a session speaker in 2004 and 2010, NAIFA National and over 500 state and local NAIFA programs.

In 1993, John had a near death experience from a water skiing accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down to his toes. (C-5, C-6 quadriplegic) Through six years of rehabilitation, John has reached a level of recovery that less than 1% of all spinal cord injuries experience. Overcoming the adversity, John has chronicled his story and created a life model for living the life that is truly life – The Six Steps to Daily Victories.

Nichols serves as president of Disability Resource Group, Inc., a national insurance agency that he founded in 1999.

As a life and qualifying MDRT member, John has two Court of the Table and five Top of the Table qualifications. Additionally, he is a platinum knight level contributor to the MDRT foundation.

In 2010, John was LIFE’s Industry Spokesperson for Disability Insurance Awareness Month.

John was elected NAIFA President-Elect in 2012. Prior to being elected, he served as a national board trustee from 2007- 2011. In 2007, NAIFA Chicago Region recognized John with their Leadership in Life Award. He is in the top 40 of lifetime contributors for IFAPAC.

John received his Masters of Science Management with an emphasis on Leadership in 2011 from The American College. Additionally, he is a member of the Presidents Circle for gift contributions.

For more information:  http://www.johnfnichols.com/


Event History

In 2015, Regis University is proudly celebrating 27 years of providing outstanding healthcare programs. The Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions serves more than 3,000 undergraduate, masters and doctorate students every year.

In 2013, the university created the Summit for Healthcare Professionals as a way for alumni to return to Regis for further learning and professional development. The first two Summit events not only allowed alumni to reconnect to Regis, they also demonstrated that ongoing education continues to be a key value held in the Regis community.

This event is made possible because of the generous donors dedicated to the future of the university, the Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions and this generation’s healthcare professionals.