23rd Annual Midwest Regional Nursing Educators Conference

  • Nov. 13, 2019 - Nov. 15, 2019
  • Peachtree Catering and Banquet Center Ballroom
    120 E. Nifong
    Suite D
    Columbia, MO 65205 directions to this event


In its 23rd year, the primary goal of this annual event is to strengthen linkages between practice-based and academic nursing educators. Jointly developed by practicing academic faculty and seasoned hospital-based educators, the content is both evidence-based and practically useful.

This 2 ½ day event opens on the evening of November 13 with a preconference workshop. The first full day, November 14, primarily targets practice-based educators. However content will be of interest to all nursing educators. The final day, November 15, is co-sponsored by the Missouri Association for Colleges of Nursing and offers sessions primarily related to the academic arena. However, in order to promote meaningful dialogue between practice-based and academic educators, the general sessions on both Nov. 14 and 15 are designed to attract both target audiences.

Target audience: Although Day One primarily targets Practice-Based Educators and Day Two Academic Educators, this event is intentionally planned for both audiences and includes sessions of common interest each day. For this reason, about half the participants attend both days.


Glenda Dahlstrom, PhD, RN
Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City; Vice President of Nursing Services

Candy Campbell, DNP, RN, CNL, CEP, LNC, FNAP
Nursing professor emerita, international speaker, award winning actor, filmmaker, and author

Lori Tebbe, MHA, RN, NE-BC, ACM
University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia; Director, Care Coordination

Heather Turner, MBA, OTR/L
University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia; Manager, Care Coordination

Sheila Boul, BSN, RNSSM
Health St. Mary’s Hospital St. Louis; Clinical Educator, Medical Surgical Service Line

Kristin Carlson, DNP, RN, OCN, CNML, CMSRN
Saint Luke’s Health System, Kansas City; Manager, System Education Department

Laura Klenke-Borgmann, MSN, RN, CEN
University of Kansas School of Nursing, Kansas City

Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
The O’Neil Center at GetWellNetwork ® Inc., Bethesda, MD; Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical and Nursing Officer

Natasha Parker, BSN, RN, CPN
Women’s & Children’s Hospital, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia; Service Line Clinical Educator

Lea Wood, DNP, RNMU
Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia; Assistant Teaching Professor

Heidi Monroe, DNP, RN, CCRN, BSN
Columbia College, Columbia; Coordinator, Assistant Professor

Lacey Petersen, MSN, RN
Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Quincy, IL; Assistant Professor

Kristin Lee, PhD (c), RN, CNE
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies; Clinical Assistant Professor, Interim Associate Dean for Academics

Linda Claycomb, EdD, MSN, RN
State Technical College of Missouri, Linn; Division Chair of Health Sciences; Director and Department Chair, Associate Degree Nursing Program

Kim Oeth, MSN, RN, CNE
Central Methodist University, Fayette; Assistant Professor of Nursing

Katie Merrill, MBA, RN, CCRN
MU Health Care, Columbia; Clinical Manager, Surgical Specialties Service Line

Sherri Ulbrich PhD, RN, CCRN, CNE
MU Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia; Associate Teaching Professor & Undergraduate Program Director

Shirley J. Farrah, PhD, RN-BC
MU Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia; Teaching Professor and Assistant Dean, Nursing Outreach

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