ana biennial convention coming to philadelphia
area nurses and nursing students encouraged to take active role in event
the pennsylvania city of brotherly love, philadelphia, will host the 2002 american nurses association biennial convention june 28 - july 2 at the philadelphia convention center. highlights of the 2002 convention include over 100 educational sessions covering a variety of timely topics; three plenary sessions featuring nationally known speakers; ground rounds poster session; an exhibit hall chock full of valuable products and much more.
as the hosting constituent member association, the pennsylvania state nurse association (psna) will play an integral role in the success of the convention. one of the largest areas in which psna is responsible for is volunteers; nearly 200 are needed to assist in a variety of ways. volunteer activities include:
assembling registration packets (will take place the two days prior to the convention)
working as a monitor for continuing education sessions
assisting with the house of delegates sessions (this is a great activity for nursing students)
providing support at the convention registration table
helping ana staff in various ways as needs arise
this is an exciting opportunity for new or long-time members, students, or non-member nurses who are interested in learning more about ana and would like to network with other nursing professionals. incentives for volunteers will be offered based on the number of hours worked. incentives might include rebates on convention registration, goodies bags, free gifts and more. you will have fun, we promise!
to lend a hand or for more information, contact lori anne artz in the psna communications program at 1-888-707-7762, ext. 208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
dear nursing supporters:
please consider volunteering your time for this event. you do not have to be an ana member to participate. this is a once in a lifetime happening. come rub shoulders with nursing leaders from across the us and abroad. conventions are such invigorating events. see first hand nursing live as the house of delegates debates policy, procedure and directions for the ana to take over the next two years. ceu sessions are also available.
i've been to three national conventions and left enthused about nursing again each time. i'll will be there as on bod of delaware county nursing assoc. next door neighbor in philadelphia suburbs. promise a philly soft pretzel and cheese steak from the reading terminal market (next door to the convention site) to any one of my contacts who assists along with a guided tour of philly if interested and time allows!
karen o' hara rn, bsn