10th Annual PDC - Nurses as Innovators

May 17, 2021

In celebration of Nurses Week and being led by REACH: Children’s Nursing Professional Practice Model, nurses will be presented with ideas to include, innovate, and inspire in an exciting, multi modal interactive experience.


Tim Raderstorf, DNP, RN, Chief Innovation Officer, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University

Dr. Tim Raderstorf is the Chief Innovation Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, The Head of Academic Entrepreneurship at the Erdős Institute and the Chief Operating Officer of the non-profit NursesEverywhere. From TED talks to textbooks, Tim uses every platform he can find to empower those at the frontlines to change healthcare.

As the first nurse to hold the Chief Innovation Officer title in academia, he takes pride in educating the world on the role of the nurse as an innovator. He is the founder of the Innovation Studio, a makerspace that democratizes innovation, providing every interprofessional team that pitches their innovation with the funding, tools, and mentorship needed to turn ideas into actions. In addition to this work, Tim is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice in the Masters of Healthcare Innovation program at Ohio State.

Throughout his career, Tim has founded multiple businesses and has been the first employee for a profitable healthcare startup. His new textbook co-authored with Bern Melnyk, Evidence-Based Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Success, was a #1 new release on Amazon and the American Journal of Nursing’s Management & Leadership Book of the Year. Some of Tim’s recognitions include the Early Career Innovator of the Year and Distinguished Recent Alumni at the Ohio State University, the Innovation Studio being named Non-Profit of the year by Columbus Business First in 2019, and he was most recently inducted into the 2020 Class of 40 under 40 by Columbus Business First.

Target Audience

Registered Nurses

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course/class/activity, the learner will (be able to):
  1. Discuss how to learn from the past to create a future for nurse innovators.
  2. Discuss the importance of storytelling to gain buy-in for your ideas.
  3. Discover opportunities for innovation.
  4. Utilize the skills built from previous presentations to navigate the digital escape room.
Course outcomes

Nurses will increase competence in knowledge, skills, and abilities to discover opportunities for innovation.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ANCC
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/17/2021 - 10:00am CDT
Event ends: 
05/17/2021 - 2:00pm CDT

May 17, 2021 - Day 2 Nurses as Innovators




10:00 a.m.



10:05 a.m.

Nurses as Innovators

Tim Raderstorf DNP, RN

10:50 a.m.



11:00 a.m.

Pitch Perfect

Tim Raderstorf DNP, RN

11:50 a.m.



12:10 p.m.

Taking Your First Steps

Tim Raderstorf DNP, RN

1:00 p.m.



1:10 p.m.

Digital Escape Room

Tim Raderstorf DNP, RN

2:00 p.m.



Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Children’s Minnesota is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement:


Children's Minnesota designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 3.0 ANCC nursing contact hour(s). Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 ANCC


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Registration Instructions

If you'd like to register for both days of this event, please return to the parent course and from the list check the box next to the "10th Annual Nursing Professional Development Conference: REACH for Inclusion, Innovation, and Inspiration". If you'd like to join for just one of the two days, please check the box next to the applicable day's title. 

Pricing Information
 Children's MN RegistrantsExternal Registrants
Register for both days$110.00$130.00
Register for one day$75.00$90.00

$20 cancellation fee after May 4, 2021

Children's MNA Nurses

If you are a Children's MNA RN and would like to use your contracted education dollars to pay for this event, enter the Coupon Code "CONTRACT DOLLARS" during checkout. 

Required Hardware/software

Access to virtual meeting platform - a link will be sent via email prior to the event date.