Inspiring Safety Culture

May 16 & 17, 2018

Skamania Lodge
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson, Washington

CE's provided by Legacy Health Clinical Practice Support, provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 8749. Contact hours tbd. Must complete the course to receive a CE certificate.


PRE Conference (free to attend) - Tuesday, May 15th

Time Event
2 - 4 pm Advisory Council Inaugural Meeting
5 - 6:30 pm Board of Directors Meeting
6:30 - 8 pm CNO Mix & Mingle


DAY ONE - Wednesday, May 16th

Time Event/Track
1 2
7:30 - 9:00 am Check-in & Breakfast in the Vendor Hall
9:00 - 11:00 Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Safety - Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN
11:15 - 12:00 pm Restoring Work-Life Balance with the "Power of the Pod" - Katie Beam, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CWS Engaging Caregivers in High Reliability: Turning Reluctant Laggards into Early Adopters - Marci Vanderbosch, RHIT, CHTS-PW
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch in the Vendor Hall
1:00 - 1:50 A World of Quality Measurement and a Path to Success - Joan Ching, DNP, RN, CPHQ Preventing and Addressing Incivility - Steve Kreps, MSN, BSN, RN
2:00 - 2:50 The Demand for Nursing Professionals in Washington and Oregon - Survey Results & Panel Jana Bitton, MPA, Rick Allgeyer, and Sofia Aragon, JD, BSN, RN
3:00 - 3:50 Dauntless Nurse: A Communications Confidence Builder - Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN
12:00 - 1:00 Vendor Hall - Poster Session
5:00 - 6:30 Social Hour in the Vendor Hall
6:30 - 9:00 NWone Awards Dinner with Nurse Humorist Deb Gauldin, RN, CHP, PMS


DAY TWO - Thursday, May 17

Time Event/Track
1 2
7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast in Vendor Hall CNO Breakfast Breakout Session
8:30 - 9:50 Meeting of the Membership*

Board Member Introduction
     Wine Raffle Drawing
     Commission and Committee Reports
     Advisory Council Reports
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee Break
10:20 - 11:20 Nevertheless They Persisted: Creating Sustainable Culture Change through Nursing Leadership - Jennifer Graves
11:30 - 12:20 Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Washington - Kathy Lofy & Charissa Fotinos Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Oregon - Sarah Wickenhagen
12:30 - 1:00 pm Washington Legislative Update - Ian Corbridge Oregon Legislative Update - Andi Easton

Registration Deadline

Registrations must be received at the NWone office no later than 4:00pm, Friday, April 13, 2018 to qualify for the "before April 13" rates.

Cancellation Fee:

A $50 handling fee per person will be charged for cancellations received through April 13, 2018. Refunds will not be made after this date. Substitutions will be accepted.

Registration Fees*:

BEFORE 04/13/18 AFTER 04/13/18
Individual NWone Member $520 $595
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Non-Member $600 $675
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Student $500 $575
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* Get a team together for a discount! Save $20 each for teams of three, $30 each for teams of five, and $40 each for teams of ten or more. Contact Marcy Holmes for a team coupon code at

CNO Breakfast only
(included in conference registration)
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Awards Dinner only
(included in conference registration)
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The Meeting of the Membership is Thursday, May 17th, 8:00-10:00 am and can be attended without charge.

Table Sponsorship

Sponsor a table at the awards dinner for $1500 - Add to cart
Seat your team of up to 10 together and have a sign at the table recognizing your contribution.

Hotel Reservations

Please note: The conference registration fee does not cover the cost of your hotel room. You must make your own room reservations. We recommend you book early.

The event is taking place at:
Skamania Lodge
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way
Stevenson, WA 98648

They are offering their Superior Single King/Double rooms at $179/night plus tax & resort fee. You can book using this link or use code 1Y3732 when calling (844-432-4748). Rooms must be reserved by 4/14/18 to secure the group rate.

• Complimentary on-site parking is included.


Resort fee includes: unlimited free local calls, wireless high-speed internet in guestrooms, Gorge Room, Cascade Dining Room and River Rock Lounge, access to three scenic hiking trails, health club, pool and outdoor hot tub, tennis and basketball court time, bike rentals, free parking, fresh hot coffee and access to the Press Reader app.


Special Thanks to our Sponsors. Without their support, we could not continue to offer high caliber programming for our membership.