Nursing Education and Research Symposium

April 19, 2024

Incorporation of artificial intelligence, technology, and collaboration in nursing practice, education, and research is an imperative at Baptist Health. Join us to discuss initiatives and explore current projects.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess how artificial intelligence and technology are utilized and implemented in nursing practice, education, and research throughout the organization.    
  • Implement strategies for collaborative, interdisciplinary research within healthcare.

Who Should Attend

Nurses, allied health professionals, students, administrators, biostatisticians, and other healthcare professionals interested in participating.

Additional information


Berşe, S., Akça, K., Dirgar, E., & Kaplan Serin, E. (2023). The role and potential contributions of the artificial intelligence language model chatGPT. Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

Cho, I., Jin, I. S., Park, H., & Dykes, P. C. (2021). Clinical impact of an analytic tool for predicting the fall risk in inpatients: Controlled interrupted time series. JMIR Medical Informatics, 9(11), Article e26456.

Douthit, B.J., Shaw, R.J., Lytle, K.S., Richesson, R.L., & Cary, M.P. (2022). Artificial intelligence in nursing. American Nurse Journal.

Florence, C. S. , Bergen, G. , Atherly, A. , Burns, E. , Stevens, J. , & Drake, C. (2018). Medical costs of fatal and nonfatal falls in older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66(4), 693–698.

Mohammad, Z., Anwary, A. R., Mridha, M. F., Shovon, M. S. H., & Vassallo, M. (2023). An enhanced ensemble deep neural network approach for elderly fall detection system based on wearable sensors. Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), 23(10), Article 4774.

Pailaha A. D. (2023). The impact and issues of artificial intelligence in nursing science and healthcare settings. SAGE Open Nursing, 9.

Ronquillo, C. E., Peltonen, L. M., Pruinelli, L., Chu, C. H., Bakken, S., Beduschi, A., Cato, K., Hardiker, N., Junger, A., Michalowski, M., Nyrup, R., Rahimi, S., Reed, D. N., Salakoski, T., Salanterä, S., Walton, N., Weber, P., Wiegand, T., & Topaz, M. (2021). Artificial intelligence in nursing: Priorities and opportunities from an international invitational think-tank of the nursing and artificial intelligence leadership collaborative. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 77(9), 3707–3717.

Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/19/2024 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
04/19/2024 - 2:00pm EDT

12 noon

Opening Remarks
Zuanel Diaz, Ph.D.
AVP, Interprofessional Education

12:05 p.m.

Nohemi Sadule-Rios, Ph.D., APRN
Manager, Nursing & Health Sciences Research

“Housekeeping” Information
Natalie Bermudez, Ph.D., R.N., EBP-C
Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research

12:20 p.m.

Artificial Intelligence and its Role in Fall Prevention in an Acute Care Setting
Harold Girado, MSN, R.N., NE-BC
VP/CNO Nursing, Baptist Hospital of Miami

12:50 p.m.

Embracing Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Education
Michelle Odai, PhD, LAT, ATC
Clinical Associate Professor/Program Director, Athletic Training Program
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Florida International University

1:05 p.m.

Collaborative Research Study​: Retrospectively Exploring Differences, Relationships and Predictors associated with the BMAT, AMPAC, and Patient Outcomes ​
Sandra Torres, BSN, RN | Registered Nurse (3 South)
Angela Ramirez, PT, DPT, AIB-VR | Physical Therapist
Nicole Boswell, PT, DPT | Physical Therapist 
Sigrid Somarriba, MS, OT/L | Occupational Therapist
West Kendall Baptist Hospital

1:20 p.m.

Leveraging Technology in Education​: Electronic Delivery of Education & Competencies​Jose Irizarry, MSN-Ed, RN, P-PC | Clinical Nurse Educator
Karina Sanchez, BSN, RN, CMSRN | Clinical Nurse Educator
Miami Cancer Institute

1:35 p.m.

Clinical Application of Artificial Intelligence: AI-Powered Care Coordination Tool Supports A Nurse-Driven Stroke Alert Process
Ashley L. Bolling, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, SCRN | Nurse Practitioner
Nina Cruz, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, SCRN | Nurse Practitioner
Miami Neuroscience Institute

1:50 p.m.

Judy Bowling, Ph.D., R.N., NPD-C
Nurse Scientist, Nursing & Health Sciences Research

United States

Harold Girado, MSN, R.N., NE-BC
VP/CNO Nursing, Baptist Hospital of Miami 

Michelle L. Odai, Ph.D., LAT, ATC
Chair, Department of Athletic Training, Florida International University

Sandra Torres, BSN, R.N.
Registered nurse, West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Angela Ramirez, P.T., DPT, AIB-VR
Registered nurse, West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Jose Irizarry, MSN-Ed, R.N., P-PC
Clinical Nurse Educators, Miami Cancer Institute

Karina Sanchez, BSN, CMSRN, R.N.
Clinical Nurse Educators, Miami Cancer Institute

Ashley L. Bolling, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, SCRN
Manager Stroke Program, Baptist Hospital of Miami

Stroke Program Coordinator, Baptist Hospital of Miami

Ashley Bolling, Nicole Boswell, Nina Cruz, Harold Girado, Jose Irrizary, Michelle Odai, Angela Ramirez, Karina Sanchez, Sigrid Somarriba and Sandra Torres, faculty of this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentations or discussions will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*

*Ineligible companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 2 credit hours, CE Broker Course #20-1178672, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has been approved for 2 contact hours, CE Broker Course #20-1178672, by Florida State Board of Nursing, Dietary, Respiratory and Pharmacy. Baptist Health South Florida. CE Broker Provider #50-182.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts CEs accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


Baptist Health South Florida presents this CME activity for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Opinions, perspectives and information presented by the faculty represent their ideas and views, and participants should carefully consider all available scientific data before acting on knowledge gained through this activity. Additionally, participants should consult the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approved uses prior to prescribing medications or utilizing medical devices discussed in this activity.

While Baptist Health makes reasonable efforts to ensure that accurate information is presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. Participants should rely on their own clinical judgment, knowledge and experience before applying information acquired to their professional use.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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