Scope and Topics

 Since the inception of this conference in 2005 it has consistenly been the goal to provide a venue that enriches and rewards the preceptor's efforts. With this goal in mind the planning comittee always makes sure there is a segment provided for entertainment. Over the years we have enjoyed an african dance troupe, colorful skits, comedy and wonderful music.   

In keeping with our goal to reward and energize we will continue with what is now a conference staple. There will be services onsite to provide you with a relaxing chair massage during breaks and after the conference.

To truly provide a day that enriches, relaxes and rewards your efforts, careful attention is provided to the detail and quality of the lunch provided. The Oregon Zoo catering company has always outdone themselves and is one of the areas that are rated high on the conference evaluation. No need to bring your own food here… We will make sure you are cared for. That being said, if you have special dietary needs, please be sure you make those known on your registration form so we can be prepared to make your experience with us a special one.


2018 Conference Title:

Celebrating our Crucial Partnerships in Precepting

2018 Speaker:

Donna Wright, MS, RN

Professional Development Specialist/Consultant

Creative HealthCare Management

Minneapolis, MN

Ms. Wright is a professional development specialist with Creative Healthcare Management in Minneapolis, MN.  Donna has worked with many health care organizations to help them create meaningful, effective programs that support staff development and competency assessment for all departments.  She is the author of the book, The Ultimate Guide to Competency Assessment in Healthcare – which has been translated into Japanese, and is being used throughout Japan.  Her most recent publication is The Competency Assessment Field Guide.   She is also one of the co-authors of the national award winning book, Relationship-based care:  A model for transforming practice.

Donna received her Masters Degree in nursing education from the University of Minnesota.  She has worked in both staff and leadership roles.  Her experiences have taken her to a variety of health care settings including rural Africa.  Donna is a member and past president of the Association for Nursing Professional Development and is a recipient of their “Promoting Excellence in Consultation” award.  Donna is known for her energy and refreshing approach to education and learning.



























































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