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Register for the Inspire 2023 Nursing Symposium to lock in your spot, learn the latest in compassionate caring, and earn CEUs.


Get Inspired at Inspire 2023!

Join us for the first annual Inspire Nursing Symposium! Our nationally-recognized keynote speaker and highly experienced session speakers drive Inspire 2023 with a focus on putting the care back in health care:

  • Dr. Nate Regier | The Compassion Mindset: Re-Imaging the Heart & Science of Care
  • Dr. Heather Porter | Returning to Carative Nursing
  • Emily Newhouse | MegaTrends in Nursing
  • Kara Ouellette | Transitions of Care
Earn 4 CEUs at the FREE Inspire 2023 Nursing Symposium as you keep up to date on the latest in providing exceptional nursing care and learn what it takes to provide care at a 5-Star award winning healthcare facility.

Who's Invited?

The Inspire 2023 Nursing Symposium is open to all RNs and LPNs looking to further their careers, win prizes, and earn valuable CEUs as they learn about the latest techniques in compassionate care.

If this sounds like you, Inspire 2023 was made for you!

Registration closes on June 3, but seats may fill up before then. Don’t wait to register or you may miss out!

Inspire 2023 Schedule - June 10th

7:30 | Check-in and Free Breakfast Buffet

Check-in is at 7:30, where you’ll have access to a free continental breakfast to help start your morning off with a bang! Don’t forget to bring your Nursing License or License Number if you don’t provide it when you register online.

8:00 | The Compassion Mindset: Re-Imagining the Heart and Science of Caring

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nate Regier

Based on the principles in Dr. Regier’s highly acclaimed book, Compassionate Accountability, this uplifting presentation will give you a simple but surprisingly powerful new framework for regaining your passion and purpose. Explore the transformative impact on treating yourself and others as unconditionally valuable, capable of contribution, and responsible for our behaviors. Leave with more hope and energy along with practical tools to help you lean in instead of checking out.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the research on the positive impact of compassion in healthcare
  • Outline how compassion and accountability are complimentary
  • Describe 5 common myths that hold people back from greater connection and impact
  • Describe the 3 switches of The Compassion Mindset and how to turn them on
9:30 | MegaTrends in Nursing

Speaker: Emily Newhouse

As we emerge from the pandemic and the look forward to the rapidly changing healthcare environment we will discuss some of the mega trends can we expect in the near future for the nursing profession.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the common trends in the nursing workforce currently
  • Discuss the impacts that these trends have on the nursing workforce
  • Discuss the impacts that these trends have on healthcare facilities
10:15 | Break & Raffel Drawing
10:30 | Transitions of Care

Speaker: Kara Ouellette

Failures in transitions of care lead to poor patient outcomes and result in hospital readmissions. A structured approach to transitions in care close gaps and breakdowns in communication that contribute to avoidable hospital days and rehospitalization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify patients at risk for poor transition of care
  • Implement the necessary processes and approaches to ensure seamless transitions
  • impact patients outcomes and contribute to the reduction in costs of care related to services and avoidable days
11:15 | Returning to Carative Nursing

Speaker: Dr. Heather Porter

The last three years have served as a catalyst for challenging the already strained nursing workforce. Nurses today can utilize Nursing as Caring and Theory of Human Caring to refresh their passion for the nursing profession.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe key components of Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring
  • Identify Nursing as a Caring Framework
  • Choose two caritive factors that can enhance individual nursing practice

Meet the Inspire 2023 Nursing Symposium Speakers

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nate Regier, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Next Element Consulting

Nate Regier, PhD, is the CEO and founder of Next Element Consulting, a global leadership consulting and training firm helping build cultures of compassionate accountability.

Dr. Nate is an expert in social-emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication, conflict skills, and leadership. Recognized as a Top 100 keynote speaker, Dr. Nate is the author of four books: Beyond Drama; Conflict without Casualties; Seeing People Through; and his newest book, Compassionate Accountability.

He also hosts a podcast called “On Compassion with Dr. Nate,” and writes a weekly blog.

Emily Newhouse, BSN, RN

Associate Chief Nursing Officer, NMC Health

Emily Newhouse grew up in the Newton community. With a servant’s heart, she always knew she’d be caring for others as a career; but her interest in nursing was sparked by taking a CNA class in high school. Emily began her journey at NMC Health in 2007 as a CNA in the Inpatient Rehab Unit. She graduated with honors from Wichita State University with her Bachelors degree in Nursing.

Her experiences include long term care, home health and hospice care, acute care and emergency planning. As Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Emily provides support to acute care nursing and respiratory therapy services. She also serves as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at NMC Health.

Emily is passionate about maintaining an environment where relationships are fostered and strengthened through support and growth; giving others the resources they need to provide excellent patient care. 

Kara Ouellette, MSN, RN

Executive Director, Clinical Outcomes, NMC Health

Kara Ouellette is the Executive Director of Clinical Outcomes at NMC Heath. Kara dreamt of becoming a pediatric oncologist, but after a few summers as a counselor at a pediatric oncology camp, Kara’s interests turned to nursing as she desired a role working more closely with patients.

Kara graduated from the University of Alabama with her bachelor’s degree in nursing and began her career as an emergency room nurse in Mobile, Alabama.

In 2015, with a passion for serving others and a desire to learn from and serve many communities, Kara began her journey throughout the United States as a travel nurse.  

After obtaining her Masters of Science in nursing from Grand Canyon University, Kara joined NMC Health as an integral part of the Quality and Case Management team.  With her experiences in providing care in different hospital systems and communities, and her passion for improving healthcare across the continuum, Kara has a unique insight into the patient experience, improving transitions of care and quality measures.

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Dr. Heather Porter, DNP, ACM-RN, NE-BC

Chief Clinical Officer, NMC Health

Heather Porter is NMC Health’s Chief Clinical and Chief Nursing Officer.  Heather graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has a Master’s of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Health Care Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Central Florida. 

Heather began her career at NMC Health in 1998, as a nurse the Critical Care and medical environments. She transitioned as a Director of Nursing in long term care; inspiring a collaborative team of health care workers to zero deficiency nursing surveys for 2 consecutive years.

With her knowledge of the needs of the acute care patient, Heather transitioned to case management at NMC Health. With her oversight and experience, Heather was integral in the development of many hospital based and community-based programs to improve transitions in care and reduce readmissions to the hospital. As Chief Clinical and Chief Nursing officer, Heather ensures a collaborative approach to the delivery of healthcare throughout the continuum.   

In addition to her hospital leadership, Heather is also a community leader serving on several boards and community-based committees ensuring the vision and mission of NMC Health is upheld.

Join Us at the Inspire 2023 Nursing Symposium!

Ready to get 4 free CEUs, complimentary breakfast, hear important nursing topics and take your nursing career to the next level? Join us the morning of June 10th!

Registration is open now!

Registration closes on June 3 but seats may be gone sooner, so don’t miss out and register today. We hope to see you there!

Note: You must attend all sessions to earn CEUs for this event. NMC Health is approved as a provider of CNE by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 4.0 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: #LT0209-0916.

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