2020 Year of the nurse - Auburn University School of Nursing

Nursing CE Online Conference – July 24, 2020

The Nursing CE Online Conference is designed to aid the professional development of nursing staff, faculty, and nursing students seeking continuing education credit hours. Breakout interactive online sessions for clinical and non-clinical topics are designed for nurses who are seeking educational hours for the first time and for experienced nurses desiring refresher training. 6 CPE credit accreditation hours.

Topics include:

  • COVID-19
  • cardiovascular disease
  • HIV issues
  • sexual assault and human trafficking
  • JUUL and asthma education
  • pharmacologic treatment of urinary tract infections
  • mental health issues, self-care optimization
  • bias training exercises

All conference instructors are qualified in their fields of study who have current information regarding these topics. All sessions are live webinar interactive sessions for exchange of questions and answers from the instructors.

This conference is a collaborative effort between:

Contact Us
To learn more about Auburn University Nursing CE Conference Online, contact Claire Twardy at (334) 844-5100 or by email at claire.twardy@auburn.edu


Friday, July 24, 2020

8:15 – 8:30 A.M. Check-in with Zoom access link provided by OPCE
8:30 – 9:00 A.M. Opening Speaker & Welcome, Dean Newschwander & Dr. Caralise Hunt with COVID-19 Update - transition to Virtual Tour of Nursing School
9:00 – 9:55 A.M. Break-Out Session: Jan McAlister, DNP, APRN, CLS, Cardiovascular Disease & High Cholesterol
Break-Out Session: Pharmacology - Dr. Gary Mount, HIV Lecture
9:55 – 10:05 A.M. BREAK
10:05 – 11:00 A.M. Break-Out Session: Dr. Ann Lambert and Chapple Watkins: Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking (The Well House)
Break Out Session: Dr. Linda Gibson-Young – JUUL and Asthma education
11:00 – 11:10 A.M. BREAK
11:10 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. Break-Out Session: Dr. Spencer Durham – Pharmacologic Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections
12:05 – 12:35 P.M. Lunch Break
12:35 – 1:30 P.M. Break-Out Session: Dr. Erica Kierce – Advocate for Mental Health Issues
Break-Out Session: - Self Care Optimization - Dr. Ford Dyke and Reita Clanton, AU School of Kinesiology
1:30 – 1:40 P.M. BREAK
1:40 – 2:35 P.M. Break-Out Session: Bias Training – Garry Morgan, AU Inclusion and Diversity
2:35 – 2:45 P.M. Q&A with Poll and Wrap up

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Registration Now Open

  • Date: July 24, 2020
  • Time: 8:15 A.M. – 2:45 P.M.
  • Early Registration Fee: $125 through July 15, 2020
  • Regular Conference Fee: $150 after July 15, 2020

Register Now

Getting Started

If you're new to using Zoom, we have a quick start guide here: https://aub.ie/zoomquickstart

Tips and Etiquette

Internet Connection:
  • If possible, plug directly into router at home for an ethernet connection.
  • If using WiFi (majority of users), limit the number of connected devices to WiFi during the Zoom meeting time.
Prep for the Meeting:
  • Plan for a quiet space.
  • Use a headset, if you have one, to provide improved audio quality.
  • Have your computer ready and close all unnecessary applications on device.
  • When using a computer, silence mobile devices to prevent interruption.
Joining the Meeting
  • Access ZOOM meeting by clicking on link provided in email invitation.
  • In popup window, click “Join with computer audio” button.
  • Once entering the meeting, you will need to manage your audio and video.
Managing Audio
  • If not using headset, make sure you are in a quiet location.
  • Computers have multiple audio devices. To select the correct microphone or speaker, click the up arrow next to the microphone icon. If in doubt, choose “Same as System”.
  • If you are using an iOS or Android device, you may need to tap on the screen for the controls to appear at the bottom.
Managing Video
  • Turn ON your video, unless your appearance or background is very.
  • Video is crucial in building trust and engagement in virtual communications.
  • Uncover your camera privacy screen (if you have one).
Using Chat
  • Use chat to communicate with the facilitator/moderator of the meeting and/or other participants.
  • Messages sent to default go to “everyone”. To send a private chat, you must select the name of the recipient.
  • If you want to speak, but not interrupt the current speaker, click “Raise Hand” to signal to the facilitator/moderator that you have a comment.
  • Keep microphone muted when you are not speaking.
  • Become familiar with muting and unmuting your mic.
  • Keep background noises to a minimum, such as typing, shuffling papers, turning pages, pets, and side conversations. Background noises will be picked up and amplified by Zoom as well as cut off the presenter.
  • They can’t hear me – You could be muted or could be having issues with the meeting.
  • I can’t hear anyone – Your computer system volume can be low or muted.
  • I can’t see myself on video in the meeting – Make sure your video camera isn’t covered. Check the video icon at the bottom of ZOOM meeting window. If it is off, it will read ‘Start Video’ with a red slash through it. Click the icon to start your video feed. Make sure to select “show thumbnail video” in the ZOOM meeting window.
  • I can’t see the shared screen presentation – The meeting host might not have a presentation to share yet. If you are concerned you are not seeing shared content, then check in verbally with your facilitator/moderator.
  • I don’t see anyone in the meeting. Am I in the right meeting? – Check to make sure you are using the correct Zoom meeting link. Check ‘participants’ icon to see if other participants have joined. You may just be early.

*Disclosure: Adapted from the Auburn University Human Resources handout, Zoom Etiquette for HRD Online Classes

Last Updated: June 8, 2020