As an ASC nurse leader, your operational responsibilities are diverse. This program* will focus on the areas where you can grow as a leader, improve your processes and efficiency, maintain compliance in an ever-changing and highly regulated environment, and better support your team.

Our best program yet, with 2 powerhouse keynote speakers and 9 total dynamic sessions, we guarantee the highest quality of education, practical advice, and motivation specific to your unique role as an ASC nurse leader.

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*This program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 17841 for 10.5 CE Contact Hours. This program is pending approval for 10.5 hours of AEU credit and 1.5 hour of IPCH credit by BASC Provider #1016. Certificates of completion will be provided for all eligible attendees.

April 24, 2024 :
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Early Check In

April 25, 2024 :
7:00am - 7:50am

Check In & Breakfast

Check in for the conference and mingle with peers over breakfast.

7:50am - 8:00am

Conference Kickoff

  • Regina Boore  

Welcome to the 2024 ASC Nurse Leadership Conference!

8:00am - 9:30am

KEYNOTE | Being a More Effective Leader for a Happier Healthcare Workplace

  • Mary Kelly  

Join us for an inspiring and informative conference designed for nurses seeking to enhance their leadership skills and create a happier, more productive healthcare environment. In an ever-evolving healthcare landscape, effective leadership is crucial for ensuring both patient well-being and staff satisfaction. This program equips nurses with the knowledge, strategies, and tools needed to become more effective leaders, fostering a culture of positivity and fulfillment within their healthcare teams. Understand the 6 stages of a challenge, change, or choice, and propel yourself and your team forward using Mary’s unique leadership assessment, the 12-Month Success Planner, and the 5-minute solutions that make your life easier.

9:30am - 9:45am


9:45am - 10:45am

Conflict Resolution | Skills Every Leader Needs

  • Amanda Penrod  

Are you struggling with conflict management? You are not alone. Conflict is a normal part of the workplace, but conflict resolution does not come naturally for most people. Research shows that conflict resolution is one of the most common development needs of leaders and managers. We will deep dive into understanding dynamics of conflict, learn conflict resolution skills, and understand why embracing conflict is a tool for increasing individual resilience.

10:45am - 11:15am

Round Table / Break

Break or option to participate in themed and facilitated round tables discussions.

11:15am - 12:15pm

How to Win the Staffing Battle

  • Debra Stinchcomb   Vanessa Sindell  

The challenge to adequately staff your ASC has reached crisis level. While we cannot solve the nurse shortage in 1 hour, we will focus on what you can do to optimize your staffing strategy, including successful interviewing principles, staffing alternatives, and nurse extenders. Most importantly and crucial for these times, we will discuss best practices for orientation and onboarding for optimal retention.

12:15pm - 1:30pm


Mingle with peers over lunch.

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Show Me the Money!

  • Regina Boore   Nancy Stephens  

Effective nurse leaders understand this: the ASC is a business and profitability is essential. To run a business, you must monitor, analyze and report on the financial growth regularly. This session will explore how to interpret ASC financial statements and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor financial performance. Learn how to apply the KPI data to create your own bonus incentive plan.

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Round Table / Break

Break or option to participate in themed and facilitated round tables discussions.

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Managing Up: Getting the Most from Your Relationships with Owners, Operators, and Boards

  • Heather Lambert  

A positive relationship with your leaders will improve your work life and effectiveness. How you interact with your leadership differs from how you work with your team members. To be successful, you need to learn how to manage up effectively. In this workshop, we will distinguish between managing up and managing down and discuss the essential skills of managing up. These include communication and work styles, aligning priorities, modeling feedback, and timing.

4:30pm - 7:00pm

Vendor Networking Reception

Relax after a long day of sessions with an open bar, appetizers, conversation with peers and faculty, and prizes.

April 26, 2024 :
7:00am - 8:00am


Fuel up with breakfast before another full day of sessions!

8:00am - 9:45am

KEYNOTE | The Self-Care Mindset® - Unlocking an Agile Culture Of Care® from the Inside Out.

  • Jeanette Bronée  

The demands on us are increasing, and change is stressful, but how can we navigate daily challenges with intent and care instead of just continuing to push through and work harder? Instead of allowing uncertainty to freeze us up or burn us out, how can we grow through adversity and harness change? And how do we do our best when time is limited and we’re exhausted? The world has changed, work has changed, and we have changed, but our relationship with self-care—the very foundation of performance—has remained the same. Not only that, what if we have self-care all wrong? What if self-care is not what we do after work to recover but rather a mindset we have with us all day long? What if self-care is how we support ourselves in spending time better? The self-care mindset intersects emotional intelligence, mental agility, and our humanity to guide us. It’s the foundation for positive change and growth. It’s how we harness well-being and reclaim work-life quality so we can reach our goals without burning out. The power of this kind of care is at the core of high-performing teams and a culture where people belong, engage, connect, and work better together. In an inspiring keynote, certified mindfulness coach, workplace performance, and culture strategist Jeanette Bronée shares easy-to-use tools and strategies that can immediately be applied to unlock and harness the most essential resource we possess: our humanity.

9:45am - 10:30am

Round Table / Break

Break or option to participate in themed and facilitated round tables discussions.

10:30am - 11:30am

Session - TBA

11:30am - 12:00pm

State Associations and You

12:00pm - 1:15pm


Enjoy a final lunch with peers and faculty.

1:15pm - 2:30pm

Walking and Talking the QAPI Way

  • Crissy Benze   Apryl McElheny  

With a such a diverse role and seemingly endless list of responsibilities as an ASC nurse leader, you often have limited time to focus on Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) and Infection Control (IC) activities. In this session, you will learn how to alleviate the burden by incorporating QAPI and IC into your daily routine.

2:30pm - 3:15pm

Round Table / Conclusion

3:15pm -