16th Annual Evidence-Based Practice: How To Magnetize Your EBP Journey

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Friday, March 27, 2015
16th Annual Evidence-Based Practice: How To Magnetize Your EBP Journey
Friday, March 27, 2015 7:15 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Kensington Court
610 Hilton Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
United States

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Featured Speakers

Elizabeth Murphy, BScN, MSBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE


Elizabeth brings over 30 years of nursing leadership experience.  She currently serves as VP and Chief Nursing Officer for Mercy Health Saint Mary's and Mercy Health Physician Partners Grand Rapids. Prior experience in health care consulting, and in various leadership roles from Unit Based Clinical Manager to Corporate leader for 8 hospital health care system for Clinical Improvement, Accreditation, and Safety. Solid understanding of statistical measurements and how to use data and information to improve outcomes. Mercy Health Saint Mary's was the 1st in Michigan to implement the new master's prepared Clinical Nurse Leader role. This new role was created to focus on outcomes and system improvement at the microsystem or point of care. There are currently 14 CNLs deployed across our system of care and current recruitment for additional ones.

 Cathy Campbell, MSN, RN

Tricia Thomas, PhD, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, ACNS-BC, CNL


Tricia Thomas is currently Vice President Clinical Quality & Transformation/Chief Nursing Officer at Trinity Home Health Services.

She also serves as a Magnet Appraiser for the ANA/ANCC.  Her previous role was Director of Nursing Practice and Research for Trinity Health in which she was responsible for assisting the CNOs in the Ministry Organizations as they guide their organizations through the Magnet designation process. Tricia has been a nursing leader in a variety of operational and academic positions for the last 25 years.

Associate Professor and program coordinator for Clinical Nurse Leader Program UDM.

Mary Lou Wesley, MSN

Ms. Wesley started her career as a medical-surgical nurse at St. Joseph Mercy Hospita in Pontiac, Michigan after graduating with her BSN from Mercy College of Detroit.  She completed her MSN in Adult Health and Administration from Madonna University.  During the twenty four years she spent at St. Joseph, she held a variety of positions: Assistant to the CNO for Special Projects, Director of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Director of Medical-Surgical and Critical Care Nursing, Associate VP of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer.  While at St. Joseph Mercy, she also taught for four and a half years and Oakland University in Undergraduate and Graduate programs.  In 2010 she left Michigan to become the Chief Nurse Executive for WellStar Health System, based in Marietta Georgia.

Mary Lou Wesley joined Sparrow Health System in December of 2014.  Sparrow has achieved Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing services, placing the hospital among the top 6% in the nation.  Sparrow has earned Magnet Hospital Designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  This is the nation's most prestigious honor for nursing achievement and excellence, a measure of quality earned by about six percent of U.S. hospitals.  Magnet designation is national verification of the excellence of their nurses.

Target Audience:
Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses and nursing students will benefit from attending this conference. 

What you will gain by attending this conference:
  • Learn best practices of successful Magnet organizations in becoming a magnet designated hospital
  • Recognition of the power of evidence to change practice
  • Examples of clinicians using evidence to transform practice in multiple settings
  • Insight into the history, successful strategies and future projection of evidence based practice
  • Opportunities to interact with other nursing professional

Jointly Provided:
This program is co-provided by Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and the University of Michigan Health System.

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

6.5 Contact hours for nursing will be provided.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau-Eta Rho
Sigma Theta Tau-Rho


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Registration Fees:
    Standard Registration = $130
    Students and Retirees = $80
    Groups ≥ 3 = $110/per person

    Fees include continental breakfast, breaks, lunch and educational materials.  There is a $25 service fee for refunds requested before March 1, 2015.  No refunds will be made after March 1, 2015; however substitutions will be accepted.

    Confirmation of your registration will be by email.  If you do not or cannot receive the confirmation, or if you have special needs, contact the registrar at (734) 764-5315 or by email at nurs-pde-ConferenceReg@med.umich.edu

    Method of Payments:

    If paying by check please make payable to

    Mail to:
    300 N. Ingalls, Ste. 6B12
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5436

    Credit Card Policy: Credit card payments cannot be accepted by US mail, fax, email, phone call or at the conference.  Credit card payments can only be accepted by using the registration website: www.regonline.com/EBP15.

    UMHS Shortocde is accepted.

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