2023 Fourth Annual Inova Neuroscience Nursing Conference: Ignite Your Neurons!

Advance your neuroscience nursing expertise and explore the latest in best practices for stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders, spine surgery, neurobehavioral health, and more!

Friday, November 3, 2023
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LIVE CEU Conference ( In-Person only)

Distinctions in Neuroscience Nursing Practice

Inova’s annual Neuroscience Nursing Conference is created for nurses in or interested in neuroscience nursing to be able to convene, present and learn about standards of care, evidence-based practice, education and research in the neurosciences in order to improve patient outcomes and have the ability to convene in dialogue. Dynamic presentations and break out sessions are scheduled in addition to a kickoff speaker.  Onsite registrants will be provided breakfast and lunch.

Two-Day Event (Register for one or both days)

Thursday, November 2, 2023
Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) Review Course
Check-In & Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Review Course: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Physicians Conference Center, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
Parking validation can be provided
3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042
Printable Directions Here
Printable Flyer Here
(in-person only)*
Review Course Agenda
* The Thursday course, Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) Review Course, is offered in-person only.
Friday, November 3, 2023
4th Annual Inova Neuroscience Nursing Conference
Check-In & Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Conference: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m
Marriott Fairview Park - Falls Church, VA
3111 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church, VA 22042
* The Friday Neuroscience Nursing Conference, is offered in-person only.*
Cost & CEUs
  • Inova Nurses: Free
  • Non-Inova Nurses: $40 for one day; $60 for both days
  • Earn Continuing Education Units through CNRN review course
    attendance (Thursday)
  • Earn Continuing Education Units through
    conference attendance (Friday)
Register Online
Inova Nursing Professional Development is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Criteria for successful completion includes attendance at the entire event and completion of an evaluation. There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those with the ability to control the content of this activity.
Attendees will learn how neuroscience nurses:
  • Engage in evidence-based practice and quality improvement to transform patient care and outcomes
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive care of patients with epilepsy, spine disorders, stroke, and other neurological conditions.
  • Convene in quality standard working groups, evidence based and research projects and in leadership development
Event Chair
Fadia Feghali, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Vice President, Nursing, Inova Neurosciences

Fadia Feghali is an accomplished healthcare nursing executive with more than two decades of experience in nursing leadership in a hospital setting. In Inova Neurosciences she holds responsibility for nursing functions across the entirety of the service line: neurology, neurosurgery, neuroscience nursing, and neurological research and education while also overseeing a Neuroscience Shared Governance Nursing Council across the health system. She is a dedicated leader and is pioneering nursing education advancement and career pathways for Inova Neurosciences within the Inova Health System.

Kickoff Speaker
Alquietta L. Brown, PhD, MSHA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President, Nursing, Behavioral Health SL & Chief Nursing Officer Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Dr. Alquietta Brown is not just an experienced nursing executive, but an inspiring figure whose unique narrative takes you through the diverse spheres of the healthcare industry, military service, and academia. Currently leading as the Senior Nursing Executive at Inova, she is the driving force behind their behavioral health service line, a testament to her wide-ranging proficiency in academic medical sectors. Her journey includes a noteworthy tenure as the Assistant Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services Division at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (MNRH). Here, she expertly helmed a plethora of departments, shaping the future of healthcare and serving as an inspiration for many. Her story is one of continuous evolution, from the clinical floors of Howard University Hospital to Operation Desert Storm, where as a Battalion Adjutant in the United States Army, she earned the Army Accommodation and the National Defense Service Metal. Dr. Brown’s academic accolades reflect her passion for learning - a doctorate from Walden University, a master’s from Strayer University, and a bachelor's degree from Howard University, all in the field of health services. As a kickoff speaker, Dr. Brown delivers an empowering message, interspersing professional insights with personal experiences, leaving her audience informed, inspired, and eager to make their own mark in the world.

Review Course Instructor
Cynthia Bautista, PhD, APRN, FNCS
Nursing Brains, LLC

Dr. Cynthia Bautista is a nursing entrepreneur who created her own company, Nursing Brains, LLC. She is an Associate Professor at Egan School at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. Cindy also works as a Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Specialist at Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital in New Haven,CT

Photos from 2022 Conference


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