I started in PCU as a new grad this Jan2013. I want to learn more and hopefully earn my pccn soon rather than later. I heard about the aacn's pccn upcoming conference and want to attend.
I work for hca. How can I approach my employer about them sending me/ offsetting the costs related to attending? Any helpful hints?
Jun 5, '13
I wouldn't get my hopes up. Not trying to be a Debbie Downer, but with budgets the way they are, it is unlikely they will send a newbie to a conference. The way to get sent in the future is to become 'valuable' to your hospital. Do a research or performance improvement project, get together a journal club or study group - something YOU do on your own that brings value to the organization.
Jun 21, '13
Perhaps they will contribute towards part of the cost rather than the whole thing? Can't hurt to ask! And I agree with Meanmaryjean that it's probably unlikely but you'll never get anywhere by not proposing the idea. Good luck! NTI is amazing. Free stuff, too.