female looking to share lodging @ DDNA conference in Columbus

  1. This is my first post. I am registered to attend my first DDNA conference. The agency I work for is paying for the seminars, but I have to buy my own airfare and lodging. I want to stay at the Hyatt on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. Since I won't know a damn soul in Columbus, and I am still paying off those damn student loans, I thought maybe it would be nice to split the cost of a room with another female. I am fairly new to nursing (10 months). I took a job at a secure residential facility for severe and persistent mentally ill adults. I loved that job in terms of the population, but I started feeling worried about ignoring the advice of so many about how I would lose my "medical" skills. So, I switched to per diem with that agency. Now, I am the agency nurse for a non-profit organization that serves MRDD adults in 24 hour residential care. I used to be a caregiver, a manager of several group homes, the quality assurance assistant, and various other roles with this agency, so I know the population and structure very well. Other than feeling wholly unqualified to distinguish one type of rash from another, I feel like I am settling in this month. Well, if anyone else out there in cyber-space would like to meet up in Columbus and pal around with a 35 yr old silly Oregonian, email me or reply here!
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  3. by   Nurse Ratched
    I feel silly asking, but Columbus in which state? (Every state has one, it seems! I could copy your post to the state forum that's applicable to increase your chances of hearing from someone.
  4. by   kimdd&psychRN
    Quote from Nurse Ratched
    I feel silly asking, but Columbus in which state? (Every state has one, it seems! I could copy your post to the state forum that's applicable to increase your chances of hearing from someone.
    Oh, I guess I should have said which state, uh? I thought that the DDNA only has one conference a year...this year in Columbus, Ohio. I've heard great things about them. There is a description of the panels/seminars their hosting this year @ their web site : ddna.bluestep.net/ or ddna.org ...

    Thanks for the reply.

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