3rd Annual Nurses Leading the Way Conference with Dr. Cynda Rushton

May 12, 2023

Event Overview

This event will include three sessions. 

Session 1: 8:30am - 10:00am
Transforming Moral Suffering by Harnessing your Moral Resilience

Session 2: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Shifting Our Mindset to Restore Trust in Ourselves and Others

Session 3: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Finding Your Way Back Home: Being the Nurse You are Meant to Be

Target Audience

Registered nurses and other healthcare professionals from UCHealth, Children's Hospital Colorado, and University of Colorado College of Nursing. 

Learner Outcome

After taking part in this event, participants will report increased knowledge on strategies to develop moral resilience and increase trust. Participants will report at least one change they will implement to transform themselves and their clinical practice in ways that more authentically reflect their character, intentions, and values.

Completion Criteria

Registration, attendance, sign-in, and submission of the evaluation are required for successful completion and receipt of the certificate of attendance. 


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Additional Information

Course Contact: 
Continuing Education at Children's Hospital Colorado: ce@childrenscolorado.org
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 Attendance
  • 4.50 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/12/2023 - 8:30am MDT
Event ends: 
05/12/2023 - 2:30pm MDT

The Nurses Leading the Way planning committee would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Mary Krugman, PhD, RN, FAAN, for supporting this event through an endowed lectureship


Children's Hospital Colorado, College of Nursing, or UCHealth

This event, sponsored by Children's Hospital Colorado, CU College of Nursing, and UCHealth, encourages in-person attendance, as the presentations are designed primarily for in-person participation. A variety of in-person sites will be available to facilitate maximum engagement. See participation options in the "Register" tab. In-person rooms have capacity limits so register early! 

***The North Region (UCHealth) location has reached capacity. Please select a different location. 

Cynda Hylton Rushton is the Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and School of Nursing, and co-chairs Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Ethics Committee and Consultation Service. In 2016, she co-led a national collaborative State of the Science Initiative: Transforming Moral Distress into Moral Resilience in Nursing and co-chaired the American Nurses Association professional issues panel that created A Call to Action: Exploring Moral Resilience Toward a Culture of Ethical Practice. She was a member of the National Academies of Medicine, Science and Engineering Committee that produced the report Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-being. She is a member of the American Nurses Association Center for Ethics & Human Rights Ethics Advisory Board and American Nurses Foundation Well-Being Initiative Advisory Board. She is the editor and author of Moral Resilience: Transforming Moral Suffering in Healthcare. Dr. Rushton is a Hastings Center fellow and chair of the Hastings Center Fellows Council and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 4.5 nursing contact hour(s) is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado. Claim hours commensurate with participation. 

A certificate of attendance will be provided to others. 

Available Credit

  • 4.50 Attendance
  • 4.50 NCPD


Please login or register to take this course.
Please choose one of the attendance options listed on the next page. In-person attendance is encouraged, as the presentations are designed primarily for in-person participation. 
***The North Region (UCHealth) location has reached capacity. Please select a different location.