Annual ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) Symposium

Create, Cultivate, Celebrate: Transition-to-Practice Programs

Wednesday, October 9
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Why Come?

Do you want to learn about world-class transition-to-practice (TTP) programs? Join other program directors and nursing professional development (NPD) practitioners as they present best practices from a variety of TTP programs. Engage with experts and your peers to cultivate new ideas. Celebrate the success of ANCC PTAP-accredited programs. You will leave the symposium with new ideas, implementation tools, and a network of colleagues from across the globe.

Who Should Come?

  • NPD practitioners
  • TTP program directors
  • Nurses, faculty, or students with a focus on NPD
  • Nursing leaders (managers, directors, CNOs)
  • Magnet® program directors


  • Learn from mentoring expert Louise Jakubik on how to implement mentoring in your transition-to-practice program
  • Hear from more than 15 experts in the field of nurse residency and APRN fellowship program during PTAP power sessions
  • Become better informed through our best practices poster session
  • Hear from nursing experts on the workforce landscape and how residency and fellowships will shape the future
  • Take home best practice tools from each presentation
  • Network with TTP experts

Continental breakfast and lunch are included in registration.


8:00 a.m.—8:15 a.m. WELCOME
8:15 a.m.—9:45 a.m. KEYNOTE
What’s Next? Transitioning From RN Residency To Mentoring:  Strategies For Success
Louise Jakubik PhD, RB-BC, CSPâ
9:45 a.m.—10:00 a.m. BREAK
Networking and Posters
10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. PTAP POWER SESSION
Engaging And Growing Nursing Excellence: Start Here
•    Dynamic Duo: Program Director And Resident Champion Alliance
Jennifer Spahn MSN, RN, NEA-BC & Daniel Castro BSN, RN
•    Professional Development And Professional Behavioral Observation Of New Advance Practice Providers
Courtney Kresge MS, AGACNP-BC, CCRN
•    Growing Nurse Leaders: The Organizational Impact Of Mentoring The New Graduate Nurse
Charissa Altobar BSN, RN, NE-BC
•    Career Planning To Support And Retain Novice Nurses
Marie Leist MSN, RNC-OB
11:00 a.m.—11:15 a.m. BREAK
Networking and Posters
11:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m. PTAP POWER SESSION
Creating an Infrastructure for Success in Transition to Practice
•    Creating Best Practice: Infusing Ohio Nurse Competency Model Into A Staff Nurse Job Description and a Transition to Practice Program
Nancy Mosca PhD, RN-BC, PNP-BC, PHCNS-BC & Christine Young MSN, MBA,
•    Making Magic In The Classroom Using Micro Learning Strategies
Brittney O’Neale MSN APRN, ACCNS-AG & Lynn D’Angelo DNP, RN, NEA-BC
•    Preceptor Leadership Academy: The Butterfly Effect On NRP
Roxann Hurkamp BSN, RN, CCRN
•    Do You See What I See? An Innovative Model For Nurse Residency And Preceptor Evaluation
Cynthia Crockett MSN, RN-BC & Catherine Drewelow MSN, RN
12:15 p.m.—1:15 p.m. LUNCH
Networking and Posters
1:15 p.m.—2:15 p.m. PTAP POWER SESSION
Successful Strategies Change a Residents/Fellows Learning Experience
•   The Use Of Alexa In Simulation
Lynda Sanchez DNP, RN-BC & Aline Fuselier BSN, RN
•   The Peer Buddy Approach
Seema Pillai MBA, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC
•   When Group EBP Is Unrealistic, Go To PARIHS
Shanel Martens BSN, RN-BC
•   Thrive Personally And Professionally—Financial Wellness And Work/Life Integration
Jacqueline Puppe MSN, RN-BC
2:15 p.m.—2:30 p.m. BREAK
Networking and Posters
2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m. PTAP POWER SESSION
Striving To Raise The Bar: Collaborating With The Interprofessional Team And Outcomes
•   The Value Of Social Work Leadership In PTAP
Katherine Czyewski MSW, LCSW, SEP & Gina Reid Tinio PhD, MS, MPH, RB-BC
•   Building Interprofessional Collaboration Using Simulation
Cindy Byrd DNP, ACNP-BC
•   Measuring Quality Outcomes In A Large System Nurse Residency Program
Jessica Oliveira BSN, RN-BC, CPN
3:30 p.m.—3:45 p.m. PTAP CELEBRATION
3:45 p.m.—4:45 p.m. END NOTE PANEL
Maximizing Your Future Workforce: A Leadership Perspective
Christine Young MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Melinda Cooling DNP, MBA, APRN, NEA-BC & Candice Vaughn Griffin MS, BSN, RN
4:45 p.m.—5:00 p.m. CLOSING
Taking What You Learned And Applying It

Continuing Education:

Contact hours may be earned by learners who successfully complete this nursing education activity.
The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANCC Provider Number 0023.
ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178.