New York State Nurses Association Convention

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    the new york state nurses association annual convention will be at the conference & event center niagara falls and the sheraton at the falls in niagara falls, new york, september 22-25, 2011. “healthcare: powered by nurses,” is our theme for registered nurses who will find innovative ways to take advantage of new opportunities for themselves and their profession.

    please visit our website at www.nysna.org or call 518-782-9400, ext. 303 for more information.

    this year’s convention offers a wide variety of events. the highlighted speakers include:

    ¯ robert kodzis – work life: finding the intersection between success and happiness - this session will provide you with tools to help recognize the signs of burn-out and ways to create a better balance between work and home.
    ¯ past nysna presidents – reflections and revelations: nysna past presidents share their knowledge– see unique perspectives on the association’s challenges and victories, as well as hopes for the future of nursing.
    ¯ linda aiken, phd, rn, faan – institute of medicine future of nursing report and more– learn the significance of this report for nursing.

    other educational topics will include therapeutic hypothermia, violence, legislative issues, evidence-based practice in nursing, safe injection practices, health care reform, cardiac surgery warranty, muslim patients, transforming healthcare, 21st century nursing challenges, and nurse’s legal duty.

    other activities include a fun run/walk, an exhibit hall featuring health-related vendors, an awards banquet, niagara falls tour, social event, networking luncheon, and a dinner honoring the nurse researcher of the year. the convention also features “labor day,” with activities for nurses represented for collective bargaining, a unique session designed for nursing students, as well as countless opportunities to discuss and shape the future of nursing in new york and beyond.
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