Nursing Conventions

  1. Just got back from my state nursing convention (MNA), and was wondering how other state conventions went?
    Ours was quite good (except for our numbers being lower than usual- anybody else see this too?). We covered topics ranging from finances to terrorism to safe staffing to multi state licensure to the strike to mentoring.
    Just being there is revitalizing- networking with other nurses across the state really helps keep me focused and on top of what is happening even in the rural areas.
    And finding out the number of people with family members and friends killed in the Sept.11th tragedy is still a shock.
    So how were your conventions all of you other ANA members?
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    PSNA 's Annual Summit held Sept 27th and 28th saw almost 200 nurses attending, only two weeks after our national tragedy. However, I was the YOUNGEST person, at age 46, in attendance.
    THAT IS ALARMING.

    Many nurses came to hear Elizabeth Norman PHD, RN's keynote presentation "We Band of Angels", based on her nationally recognized book, which tells the untold and true story of American military nurses trapped in the Philippines by the Japanese during World War II. It was certainly inspirational, and I was able to bring 7 autographed copies home for the nurses with whom I work.

    Linda Stierle,CEO + Executive Director of ANA along with Rep. Mary Ann Dailey DSC, RN presented on the Nursing Shortage--legislative and national perspectives.

    Who is going to help lead and strengthen our profession after 2020 when our current leaders are retired?? I ALWAYS come back from conferences and conventions re-energized.

    For all the nurses who are frustrated, tired , feel like their drowning.........
    Attend a regional or national conference. Let it be a gift to yourself to remind you of your roots and help invigorate your career. You might decided that, yes, I need to change my job; all the bull.... isn't woth it; or gee, I have it good.... or I'm ready to rumble aand institute this new treatment/ procedure/ policy!
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    PSNA 's 98th Annual Summit held Sept. 28th and 29th saw almost 200 nurses attending, only two weeks after our national tragedy. However, I was the YOUNGEST person, at age 46, in attendance.
    THAT IS ALARMING.

    Many nurses came to hear Elizabeth Norman PHD, RN's keynote presentation "We Band of Angels", based on her nationally recognized book, which tells the untold and true story of American military nurses trapped in the Philippines by the Japanese during World War II. It was certainly inspirational, and I was able to bring 7 autographed copies home for the nurses with whom I work.

    Linda Stierle MSN,RN, CEO + Executive Director of ANA along with Rep. Mary Ann Dailey DSC, RN presented on the Nursing Shortage--legislative and national perspectives.

    Who is going to help lead and strengthen our profession after 2020 when our current leaders are retired?? I ALWAYS come back from conferences and conventions re-energized.

    For all the nurses who are frustrated, tired , feel like their drowning.........
    Attend a regional or national conference. Let it be a gift to yourself to remind you of your roots and help invigorate your career. You might decided that, yes, I need to change my job; all the bull.... isn't woth it; or gee, I have it good.... or I'm ready to rumble and institute this new treatment/ procedure/ policy!

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