One of the key benefits of NurseTRUST is participation in our virtual conversations, which we call TRUSTed Conversations. They offer a great opportunity to expand knowledge while connecting with a network of accomplished nurse leaders in every sector of nursing practice! TRUSTed Conversations are open to members and non-members unless otherwise noted. 

JUNE 25, 2024 - 4:00PM EDT

Providing an Empathetic Learning Experience for Nurses
No fee to participate - open to all; register here to receive Zoom connection information.

This presentation will emphasize the importance of inclusivity in the nursing classroom. It will discuss design thinking and empathetic instructional design and the role empathy plays in course design. The presentation will share methods for embedding inclusivity and promoting critical awareness in the nursing educational environment while remaining empathetic to student needs.

Nancy Bellucci, PhD, MSN-Ed, MS, RN, CNE, CNOR
Academic Program Director - Columbia Southern University

Dr. Bellucci received her Ph.D. in nursing education from Capella University, is also a Certified Nurse Educator, and holds a Master’s degree in online learning design and technology. She has held multiple clinical nursing and academic nursing faculty and leadership positions. She has taught and created courses spanning the undergraduate to graduate nursing levels, served as a primary author for over 50 courses in the online setting, served as the primary author of a study guide for nurses, and volunteers in service of the nursing profession through her work as an author, peer-reviewer, and an accreditation site reviewer and team leader for CNEA. She is the founding Academic Program Director for new nursing programs being developed at Columbia Southern University, where she serves as the principal course developer and curriculum designer who possesses a high level of proficiency in a student-centered approach to curriculum development, design, building, and delivery.


May 2024
Invisible to Visible
John Lowe, RN, PhD, FAAN, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas and Rose M. Wimbish-Tompkins (Cirilo), PhD, University of Texas at Austin – Steve Hicks School of Social Work 
Description: This presentation will share the historical and sociocultural impact on the health of marginalized and invisible Native American tribes. Many tribal communities that have remained invisible are beginning the journey to becoming visible. The Health Survey Project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is an example of approaches to bring visibility to the health needs of marginalized tribes.

March 2024
Leading from Within: Applying Wisdom in Everyday Moments
Speaker: Cynda Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Clinical Ethics at John’s Hopkins University School of Nursing
Description: It's tempting for leaders to look externally for the answers to the complex questions they face. Leland Kaiser, a healthcare futurist, proposed 108 Wisdom Principles to ground service in the world.  Join us to explore how these wisdom principles can ground leaders in their choices and actions.

 February 2024
1200 WE-I Profiles & Their EQ Impact on Teams
Speakers: Jeannine Acantilado, MSN, MBA, Elan Consulting Services & June Altaras, RN, MN, Multicare Health System 
Description: Jeannine and June will share insights and observations with how a nursing educator's/leader's internal emotional landscape can impact nursing education and onboarding, healthcare quality, patient outcomes, psychological safety, wellness and resilience and staff satisfaction.

January 2024
Nursing Leadership in National Policy: Updates on the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council
Speaker: Casey Shillam, PhD, RN, FAAN, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs for Southern Oregon University
Description: Casey shared her experience as Co-Chair of the Raise Family Caregiving Advisory Council followed by small group breakouts for a discussion on how you support others or receive support in contributing to national policy.