The Sallie Tucker Allen Institute and Conference

"Honoring a Living Legend through Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching, and Achievement in Healthcare"

June 5 - 8, 2019

Conrad Chicago Hotel

Conference At-A-glance


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

8:00 – 10:00 – Pre-conference Registration


     Facilitators: Drs. Loretta & John Jemmott: Collaboration with former Penn SON Summer Institute Fellows

3:45 – 4:30 - Conference Registration

4:30 – 6:00 - Board of Director’s Meeting

6:30 – 8:00 - Welcome Reception

Thursday, June 6, 2019

7:30 – 8:00 - Conference Registration & Breakfast

8:15 – 9:30 - Opening Session 

     Facilitator: Dr. Audwin Fletcher | President, ABNF

     Facilitator: Dr. Sallie Tucker-Allen | Founder, ABNF

     Speaker: Dr. Sandra M. Underwood | Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

9:45 – 11:45 - Education Sessions 1-4

12:00 – 1:15 - Lunch / Poster presentations

1:30 – 3:30 - Effective Teaching Strategies:  Enhancing Successful NCLEX-RN Outcomes for Diverse Students

      Speaker: Faye Postell, MSN-Ed, RN | Faculty, Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing

      Speaker: Kyndall Pritchard, MSN, RN | Faculty, Florida Atlantic University College of  Nursing

      Speaker: Dr. Karen E. Alexander | Assistant Professor, University of Houston Clear Lake

Friday, June 7, 2019

7:30 – 8:00 - Conference Registration & Breakfast

8:15 – 9:30 Education Sessions 5-7

9:45 – 10:45 - Leadership Institute

     Speaker: Dr. Barbara Broome | Dean, Kent State University College of Nursing

10:15 – 11:45 - Education Sessions 8-10

12:30 – 2:30 Honoring a Living Legend: The Sallie Allen Tucker Awards Banquet

     Speaker:  Dr. Wrenetha A. Julion | Professor, Department of Women, Rush University 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

7:30 – 8:00 - Conference Registration & Breakfast

8:00 - 5:00 - HESI Live NCLEX-RN Review (Location: Conference Chicago)

8:15 – 10:45 - Education Sessions 11-15

11:15 – 12:30 - General Membership & Committee Meetings

1:30 - 3:30 -  Elsevier Faculty NCLEX Training

NCLEX-RN Review at the Conference Chicago at University Center, 525 S. State St., June 8th - 8am-5pm
NCLEX-RN Review at the Conference Chicago at University Center, 525 S. State St., June 8th - 8am-5pm

Conference speakers


Barbara Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Dean and Professor at Kent State University College of Nursing. She previously was Associate Dean and Chair of Community Mental Health at University of South Alabama in Mobile. Dr. Broome started her nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She received her Baccalaureate and Master’s degree in Nursing from Kent State and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Broome is a researcher in continence therapy and has developed several practice sites. She is the developer of the Broome Pelvic Muscle Self-efficacy Scale © which has been used in national and international studies and translated in several languages.   Dr. Broome has been secured more than 2.7 million dollars in funding and has an extensive record of publications and national and international presentations. 

Dr. Broome is a co-editor for the Journal of Cultural Diversity and on the editorial board for several journals. She is also a reviewer for several journals and is active in many national nursing organizations. Dr. Broome is the research chair for the Society of Urologic Nursing and past president and board member for the Association of Black Nursing Faculty. Awards and honors include the Association of Black Nursing Faculty Young Publisher’s Award, University of South Alabama College of Nursing Faculty Scholarship Award, Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Fellow of the NIH Summer Training Institute, Ohio Board of Regent Fellow and a member of the Labrae Hall of Fame. 

Wrenetha A. Julion, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, is a dynamic advocate for meaningful societal change that ch

Wrenetha A. Julion, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, is a Professor at Rush University School of Nursing.  Dr. Julion is a dynamic advocate for meaningful societal change that challenges health disparities, health inequity and social injustice. During the past 35 years, Dr. Julion focused her clinical practice on the care of women, children, families and critically ill neonates, before transitioning to research and academia. She is also a resolute activist for greater diversity and cultural competency among health care professionals.

Dr. Julion is co-author of the Chicago Parent Program, a nationally recognized parent-training program for at-risk families living in low-income, ethnic minority communities. In 2009, Julion received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an intervention called Building Bridges to Fatherhood, modeled after the Chicago Parent Program.

Currently, Dr. Julion is Principal Investigator for a National Institutes of Health RO1 grant aimed at supporting paternal involvement in African American non-resident fathers. She was a 2012 Macy Faculty Scholar, a member of the Leadership America Class of 2015, and is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections program.


Sandra Millon Underwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is a founding member of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty (ABNF). She has engaged in funded research projects that have addressed disparities in cancer education; cancer prevention and control; type 2 diabetes education and prevention; and hereditary cancer risk, genetics and genomics. These projects have targeted at-risk, underserved and disparate populations within and beyond the contiguous United States. Included among the agencies providing funding to support this body of research has been the National Cancer Institute, Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure, American Cancer Society, Sigma Theta Tau International, UWM Center on Race and Ethnicity, the UWM Urban Research Center, and the Wisconsin Genomics Institute. These efforts have been disseminated in the scientific and clinical literature and have expanded the understanding of the health care experiences, concerns and needs of diverse groups of medically-underserved populations and contributed understanding of the impact of targeted and tailored, patient and population-based interventions and programing.


Kyndall Pritchard, MSN, RN, is a fa​culty member of the Christine E. Lynne College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University.  Pritchard has over 23 years of nursing experience, and has worked in clinical education and as faculty in entry-level nursing programs.  Pritchard is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University's BSN and MSN in Nursing Education programs.  Pritchard is matriculating through the PhD in Nursing program at Barry University, Miami, Florida.