Partners in Quality Conference

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Each year the Beta Delta at-Large Chapter partners with OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Health Care Systems, and the University of Oklahoma Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing for the Partners in Quality Conference held in Oklahoma City.

The 2020 Partners in Quality Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in the Nicholson Tower Conference Center at 940 NE 13th St., 5th floor, Oklahoma City, OK 73117.

The topic of the 2020 conference is "Interdisciplinary Quality Care at the Bedside." 

Submissions can be in the form of a Literature Review, Quality Improvement Project, Evidence-Based Practice Project, or Research Project. Healthcare providers, faculty, and students (graduate and undergraduate) are invited to submit an abstract.  Presentations may take place in the form of a poster or 5-10 minute oral presentation. 

There is a $15 conference fee.  Primary authors are expected to register for and attend the conference.  Registration Link: Partners in Quality Conference 2020

Awards will be given for the top 3 presentation abstracts and top 3 posters.

The abstract submission portal is now closed.

See attached flyer for more information or Contact Dr. Susan Bedwell at Susan.Bedwell@oumedicine.com.​​
Cole Edmonson

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Cole Edmondson

DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, FAAN


"Dr. Edmonson is an exemplary nursing leader, tremendously well-respected from the bedside to the boardroom in the healthcare industry," said Susan Salka, President and CEO of AMN Healthcare. "His appointment as an inaugural AONE Fellow reflects his long commitment to nursing leadership practice. We celebrate him and this tremendous honor." AONE Fellows demonstrate exemplary leadership practice with impact at the regional, national and even global levels. They have achieved success in the field, demonstrating expert leadership practice, peer engagement and mentorship, and contributions to AONE at the regional and national levels. AONE will announce the fellow credential at its Annual Meeting in April in San Diego. Dr. Edmonson joined AMN in January from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, a Magnet hospital with a highly respected and decorated nursing staff, where he was Chief Nursing Officer since 2010. He held the same position at other hospitals since 1998. In addition to nurse leadership, he is deeply involved in research, professional organizations, health policy development, and community service. He is well known for his success in elevating the nursing leadership role and creating collaborative teams across the clinical delivery continuum. Throughout his tenure as a nurse leader, he has initiated and led innovative programs to advance clinical quality, education, professional practice, patient experience and safety, and clinician safety.

Congratulations to the winners of the Partners in Quality presentation and poster sessions!


1st place presentation

Robyn Reynolds Miller, MS, RN, CCRN, CBE
What is the Experience of Babywearing a NICU Graduate?

2nd place presentation

Vanessa McGuire, BSN, RN
Decreasing avoidable NICU admissions through the use of hypoglycemia algorithm

3rd place presentation

Ingrid Dixon, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Promoting Responsive Infant Feeding through Maternal Understanding of Newborn Behavior

1st place poster

Maureen Mannas, MD
A Real Pain In The Neck: Combatting Delays In Cervical Spine Imaging Clearance

2nd place poster

Lauren Dankwa RN, BSN, APRN-CNS Student
Clinical Nurse Specialists in Telehealth: Bridging the Gaps in Rural Healthcare

3rd place poster

Michelle Pope, MSN, RN, CNP, CNE
Mitigating Electrical Risk in Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Areas