Welcome to the 2022 Indiana Nursing Summit Virtual Podium Presentations

We hope you enjoy watching and learning about eight nurse-led projects and research throughout Indiana.  

Virtual Podium Presentation viewing instructions:

  • Click on the play icon at the bottom left of the image to view the presentations.
  • To contact the primary podium presenter, please click on the button, and that author will answer at their convenience.

Thank you to all of our virtual podium presenters!


Social Determinants of Health: Capturing Z-Codes for Healthier Communities

Karen Bartrom, MSN, RN, CCM 
Director of Clinical Integration and Documentation             

 Cameron Memorial Community Hospital – Angola                            


Human Skills:  The Key to Unlocking a New Approach to Nursing Practice

Kayla Dunagen, MSN, RN
Nursing Professional Development Practitioner
Rachel Kelter, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K,  CPC
Nursing Professional Development Director
Lindsay Edwards, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist

 Indiana University Health  – Indianapolis


Increasing BSN Student Exposure to Primary Care Nursing

Tia Bell, DNP, RN-BC, CNE
 Assistant Dean 
Toni Morris, DNP, RN, CNE
 Assistant Professor   
Karen Elsea, EdD, MSN, RN   
Undergraduate Program Director,  Assistant Professor     
Julie Blazek, MSN, RN 

University of Indianapolis, School of Nursing – Indianapolis 


The Impact of support groups on nurse well-being

Stephanie Hirons, DNP, RN, LMCH, PMH-BC
Clinical Operations Supervisor             

 Deaconess Health System – Evansville


Breaking Down  System Silos: A pathway for integrated Care

Laura Archer, MBA, BSN, RN, VHA-CM
Midwest Consortium CC&ICM Field Consultant             

 Veterans Health Administration- Indianapolis  



neEDS2b:  The nursing education, engagement,  and diversity statewide program

Connie Swenty, DNP, RN, CWOCN
Interim Dean
Cherri Johnson
USI Student
 Keeli  Rhea
USI Student          

University of Southern Indiana, College of Nursing and Health Professions – Evansville  


virtual nursing: moving beyond pilot to implementation – a 2 year experience

Jennifer Cohn, MSN, RN
Senior Director of Virtual Nursing Services             

 Ascension Health – Indianapolis   


Preventing Workplace violence in a safety-net healthcare system

Lee Ann Blue, MSN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer & Executive Vice President
Crissy Lough, DNP, MHA, BSN, RN, LSSBB
Chief Risk, Regulatory and Patient Safety Officer             

 Eskenazi Health – Indianapolis 

CNE Contact Hours 

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

5.4 contact hours will be awarded for viewing the entire event (keynote presentation, virtual podium presentations, and online posters) and submission of an evaluation form.

Thank you!
This conference is made possible through a generous grant from the Indiana Organization for Nursing Leadership (IONL) License Plate Fund