NSNA Convention: What am I going to DO there?

  1. So I'm going to convention with two other students, and one of them is bringing his wife. I reviewed the schedule, and honestly, I am wondering why I am going. No offense but I don't give a rat's patootie about candidates and their speeches, and it seems that the better part of a day is taken up with that stuff. I assume that a "focus session" is an educational seminar type thing? I will look forward to those, and the exhibitors, but aside from that, WHAT ELSE IS THERE? I feel like there is a lot of time that we will be on our own.

    I know they have the NCLEX review, but this is my first semester of nursing school, so I didn't sign up for it. I didn't feel like I knew enough to make a review worth it at this point.
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  3. by   Soon2BNurse3
    I'm going too and I have no idea what I'm gonna do either!!! I figure it's kind of a free vacation (flight/hotel/food are all covered for us).
    I'm sure you'll have a good time!
    Last edit by Soon2BNurse3 on Apr 13, '09
  4. by   That Guy
    Yep my trip is paid too! I figured our group is playing it as it comes at us. Oh and the girls all want to go shopping so I am sure I will be getting drug along to do that.
  5. by   Soon2BNurse3
    Haha....that's funny....what school do you go to?
  6. by   cursedandblessed
    is it too late to decide to go?? it would almost be worth the drive, the hotel bill and the late registration fees just to get away.
  7. by   redhead_NURSE98!
    I wouldn't think so. It just costs a little more to register.

  8. by   UVA Grad Nursing
    There are also a lot of seminars and talks (not all candidate things). For example, I am speaking on two panel about preparing for the next stage of schooling (RN-BSN, MSN, doctoral programs) and how to find money for this. I've been speaking at NSNA conventions for several years (both midyear and annual).

    There are also talks about various specialites (midwifery, flight nursing, critical carem parish nursing, etc). NSNA is also a great opportunity to network with other nursing students from around the country.

    Enjoy the convention. I am also exhibiting, and we have been told that they are 3100 registrants already.
  9. by   cursedandblessed
    i think i'll wait until next year. cardio test on monday. a trip to orlando a month before graduation might be a really great thing. you guys all have a great trip!!