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2017 Versant Client Conference

Fundamentally Transforming Healthcare: Competency, Performance, and Outcomes


Versant is pleased to host the 2017 Client Conference in support of its mission to fundamentally improve patient safety by developing and sustaining professional nursing organizations...One Nurse at a Time®. National health care leaders will offer their perspectives on Versant’s thought-provoking conference theme of Fundamentally Transforming Healthcare: Competency, Performance, and Outcomes. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend educational sessions, share best practices, network with colleagues, engage with national health care leaders, and gain new insight on topics relevant to today’s health care climate.


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Preconference Welcome Lunch (prior registration required)

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
A Data Roundup! From Concept to Publication (prior registration required)

Jean Shinners, PhD, RN-BC
Executive Director, Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing®

Patty Deasy, MSN, RN, FNP
Assistant Vice President, Versant

Heather Durham
Associate, Business Analytics, Communications, and Research, Versant

The Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing® (Vcan®) preconference will provide participants with an overview of Versant’s® assessments, metrics, and evaluations along with strategies for using the data, and dissemination in the form of abstracts for posters, presentations, and peer-reviewed publication. The Workshop will also provide participants with strategies for networking within an organization to form a writing group to publish clinical projects. Residency stakeholders, researchers, current graduate or doctoral students, CNOs/Executive Sponsors, and anyone interested in writing for peer-reviewed publication will benefit from this 3 1/2-hour workshop. Speakers include Dr. Jean Shinners, Executive Director, Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing®; Patty Deasy, Assistant Vice Present, Versant; and, Heather Durham, Associate, Versant.

Contact Jean Shinners at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.


The 2017 Versant Client Conference includes a welcome reception, continental breakfast each morning, conference sessions, and networking luncheons. A separate registration is required for the half-day Preconference Writing Workshop which includes a welcome luncheon. Participants must register individually, by September 8th, 2017, for the Preconference Writing Workshop and the Client Conference.

Click here to register for the 2017 Versant Client Conference.

Click here to register for the 2017 Vcan Preconference Writing Workshop.


Click below to donwload the 2017 Versant Client Conference Brochure. Please note that additional speakers will be announced at a later time.




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Versant's focus is to fundamentally transform healthcare through an integrated competency-based system that defines, implements, and validates start of the art practices to achieve positive patient outcomes.